2017-2018 Events Calendar 

Spring 2018

Wednesday, January 10

Spring 2018 semester classes begin

Monday, January 15

M. L. King, Jr. Day

Thursday, January 18

Lecture by Greg Marinovich, "From Mandela to Marikana," and closing reception.
Biggin Gallery • 5 pm

Monday - Tuesday, February 5 - 6

Auburn University Diversity Best Practices Conference
Auburn Hotel and Conference Center •

Tuesday, February 6

CLA Diversity Committee Meeting
Tichenor 310 • 2pm

Friday, February 9

Deadline to apply for the CLA Diversity Symposium
Apply by the end of the day today for the FREE annual CLA diversity symposium, which will be March 1st at Pebble Hill. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty are all welcome to apply! 
For more information and registration details, please visit the CLA Diversity Symposium Registration Page.

Sunday, February 25

Free film screening and talk with Plemon T. El-Amin, Imam Emeritus of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam. 

"Prince Among Slaves"

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art • 1:00 pm film screening • 2:05 pm talk by Mr. Plemon El-Amin, followed by Q&A • 2:45 pm coffee reception in the museum cafe. 

Monday, February 26

Deadline to apply for the "Is it Just Food?" Symposium.
Apply by the end of the day today for the FREE No Impact Week food symposium, which will be Monday, March 26th at Pebble Hill. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty are all welcome to apply! 
For more information and registration details, please visit the "Is it Just Food?" Symposium Registration Page.

Tuesday, February 27

Office of International Programs Event
Year of the Middle East & North Africa: Peace and Pita - Lessons Learned from Abu Ghosh Restaurant.
Student Center Ballroom • 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 1

CLA Diversity Symposium and Luncheon
Faculty, Graduate, and Undergraduate students are all invited to join the annual CLA Diversity Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity for all to learn about the diversity research that is being conducted on campus. Papers, posters, and round table discussions welcome!
For more information and registration details, please visit the CLA Diversity Symposium registration page
Pebble Hill • 8am-1pm • FREE Lunch provided

Monday - Friday, March 12-16

Spring Break

Thursday, March 22

Career Fair Bootcamp
Join us for tips from a Career Center Representative on how to update your resume and cover letter, and the best ways to navigate the upcoming career fair on March 27.

Tichenor Hall 310 • 2:30pm-5pm

Sunday - Sunday, March 25-April 1

No Impact Week (NIW):

Please visit the full NIW events page

-SUNDAY, March 25: TRASH, recycle your bottles and cans in the appropriate bins around campus, visit the Waste Reduction and Recycling Department site.

-MONDAY, March 26: FOOD - Come to the free "Is it Just Food?" symposium at Pebble Hill about sustainable and healthy food practices. Visit the "Is it Just Food?" symposium registration page for more information and to register. 

-TUESDAY, March 27: CONSUMPTION, Swap Table on the Haley Concourse from 10-2, trade items for new ones. Drop donations off in Tichenor 302, the week of March 21st - 25th from 12:30pm-3pm.

-WEDNESDAY, March 28: TRANSPORTATION, Visit the NIW Table on the Haley Concourse! 

-THURSDAY, March 29: WATER, Water tasting table on the Haley Concourse from 10-2. Visit the CCE Club table, join the club, and see a demonstration about how to test water. Attend a documentary screening and panel discussion featuring Erik M. Conway, Historian of Science and Technology, in the Foy Hall Auditorium from 5 - 8 this evening!

-FRIDAY, March 30: ENERGY, Visit the NIW Table on the Haley Concourse! 

-SATURDAY, March 31: GIVING BACK, consider volunteering at a community organization!

-SUNDAY, April 1: ECO SABBATH, a day of rest, enjoy the day by visiting Kiesel Park or the campus Arboretum.

Tuesday, March 27

AU Career Fair
Student Center Ballroom • 2pm-6pm

Monday, April 2

CLA Diversity Committee Meeting
Tichenor 310 • 2pm

Monday - Friday, April 30 - May 4

Finals Week

Tuesday - Thursday, May 8-10

Academy for Civic Engagement
Pebble Hill. See the description below for more information and the registration link!

The Academy for Civic Engagement (ACE) is a 3-day workshop for faculty in the arts and humanities who are interested in incorporating civic engagement/service learning practices into their courses, outreach scholarship, and P & T documentation. Sessions at the ACE will explore and uncompact the topic of civic engagement, as well as ways to incorporate its tenets into research, teaching, and practice. Borrowing from the work of William Sullivan, one could define civic engagement as the intersection of formal knowledge, professional and ethical exploration/development, and working for the common good. Civic engagement is an emerging topic in liberal arts because it motivates inquiry into the relationship between academic disciplines and the public good as well as between intellectual pursuit, character formation, and vocational discernment / exploration.

Fall 2017

Thursday - Friday, August 10 - 11

Non-Violence Training Workshop by Dr. Bernard Lafayette
Pebble Hill • 8:30am-4pm

Thursday, August 17

Welcome International Students Meeting and Luncheon
Tichenor 310 • 11pm-2pm • Lunch provided

Monday, August 21

Fall 2017 semester classes begin

Tuesday, August 22

CCE Welcome Week

All students and faculty are invited to join CCE for a welcome week social where you can learn more about CCE and other CLA opportunities.

The Community and Civic Engagement Initiative will be serving pizza in Tichenor 310 for any students or faculty interested or already involved.

Tichenor 310 • 12:00 pm

Wednesday, August 23

Join us at the Sustainability Picnic where CCE will be promoting our events for the year and you can learn about the sustainability initiatives on the Auburn Campus and in the greater Auburn community. 
Donald E. Davis Arboretum • 4:30pm-6:30pm

Come to the Sustainability Picnic for FREE food, fun, door prizes, and music. Learn about sustainability at Auburn, and connect with student groups, programs, and opportunities that make a difference. You can also visit with the local farmers and producers that provide food for campus, in addition to representatives from the picnic sponsors: Office of Sustainability, Tiger Dining, the Donald E. Davis Arboretum, the Waste Reduction and Recycling Department, Academic Sustainability Programs, and the Natural Resources Management Major.

Friday, August 25

CLA Leadership Team Retreat
Pebble Hill • 8am-4:30pm

Monday, September 4

Labor Day

Wednesday, September 6

Women's Studies Program Annual Open House. Stop by the Women’s Studies office to have some lunch, learn about the program, and talk with WS affiliates, students, and supporters from across campus!
Women's Studies Program Office • Haley Center 3227 • 11am

Meet with program reps, apply for a passport, and learn about financial aid and scholarships!

Tuesday, September 12

CLA Diversity Committee Meeting
Tichenor 310 • 2pm-4pm

Wednesday, September 13

Peace Corps Information Session
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime! Join us at this information session to learn about volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.
For more information, contact the Auburn University representative at or 334-844-8291
Tichenor 310 • 12:30pm-1:30pm

Thursday, September 14 - Saturday, October 14

Fieldwork Projects - ROMA XVII: Una Mostra d'arte
Fieldwork Projects Gallery (420 South Gay Street).

Sunday - Wednesday, September 24 - 27

Engagement Scholarship Conference

The 18th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium will take place at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. "This is Engagement: Best Practices in Community-Engaged Scholarship."
Birmingham, AL • Pre-Conference Sept. 24 - 25, Conference Sept. 26 - 27. 

Monday, September 25 - Sunday, October 29

BraveHeart Photography Exhibit
BraveHeart Center for Place and Purpose (BCPP) will host a new photography exhibit promoting disability awareness and inclusion in the community. Photography will be displayed at the Auburn Public Library from Sept. 25 – Oct. 29. The kickoff for the exhibit will begin at 3 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library on Friday, Sept. 29, and Aubie will be in attendance.
BCPP is a comprehensive post high school health and wellness program that supports and enhances social skills, cognitive skills, self-esteem, creativity, and work skills for young adults with developmental disabilities facing moderate to severe life challenges. BCPP supports these young adults and their families. BCPP is designed to provide a daily structured routine that cultivates mind, body, and spirit through an inclusion focused partnership of university, faith, and general communities.
For more information about BCPP, please visit the Auburn BraveHeart webpage

Sunday, October 1

Arts and Humanities Month Opening Kickoff, Come enjoy the orchestra at Pebble Hill!

Arts and Humanities Month will kick off in Auburn with "Celebrate the Arts on the Hill" on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 3-5 p.m. at Pebble Hill. The event is presented by The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center and the Auburn Arts Association.

The celebration begins at 3 p.m. with art activities for children and tours of the historic 1847 Scott-Yarbrough house. A special performance celebrating the creative spirit by the Auburn University/Community Orchestra will begin at 4 p.m.

Those who attend the free, family-friendly community event can bring chairs or blankets for outdoor seating. Onsite parking is limited; street parking is available.

The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben St. in Auburn.
Pebble Hill • 3pm-5pm

Tuesday, October 3

Daughters of the Nile Book Panel and Keynote Speaker.

Join us for a panel discussion on Dr. Samia Spencer's new book, Daughters of the Nile. The book highlights 38 Egyptian women pioneers, groundbreakers and achievers in nearly all professions. Panelists include Rania Al-Mashat (Washington, DC), Mona Risk (Florida), Awatef Hamed (Ohio) and Maysaa Barakat (Florida). A reception will immediately follow the discussion. For more information contact Dr. Samia Spencer at
Auburn Alumni Center Atrium • 2pm • Free and open to the public!

Sunday, October 8

Opening Feature of the National Italian American Heritage Month Film Festival and Reception

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art • Opening Reception at 1:30pm • Film from 2:00pm-4:00pm • Free and open to the public!

Veloce come il vento, directed by Matteo Rovere. "Giulia is a young promise of GT racing. When her life falls apart, her only hope is her brother, a drug addict and former rally champion."

Thursday - Friday, October 12 - 13

Fall Break

Tuesday, October 17

Keynote Speaker Sonia Nazario, "Understanding Immigration and Life on Both Sides of the Border."
Sonia Nazario, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose book Enrique’s Journey became a New York Times bestseller, will be giving two talks at Auburn on October 17. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Education.
Morning Lecture: Mell Classroom Building, Room 2510 • 11:00 am
Evening Lecture: Shelby Center 1103 • 6:00 pm

Sunday, October 22

Second Feature of the National Italian American Heritage Month Film Festival and Reception
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art • Reception at 1:30pm • Film from 2:00pm-4:00pm • Free and open to the public!

Piuma, directed by Roan Johnson. "Piuma is the story of Ferro and Cate, your average couple. All of a sudden, an unexpected pregnancy turns their world upside down. Hesitant and tentative, the two main characters navigate the most exciting and complicated nine months of their lives, trying not to lose their purity and unique poetic air."

Thursday, October 26

The Women's Leadership Institute in the College of Liberal Arts and the Celebration of 125 Years of Auburn Women presents: "Auburn Women Leaders Past and Present." This event features the Honorable Kay Ivey, '67 Governor of Alabama. Auburn SGA Presidents Cindy Holland Torbert '80, Lauren Hayes Smith '09, and Jacquelin Keck will also be there. This event will be livestreamed via The Plainsman. Networking reception to follow event in the theater lobby.
Invited guests and ticketed guests are welcome to this FREE event. To reserve your ticket, please contact
Telfair B. Peet Theater • 4-6pm

Sunday, October 29

Closing Feature of the National Italian American Heritage Month Film Festival and Reception 
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art • Closing Reception at 1:30pm • Film from 2:00pm-4:00pm • Free and open to the public!

In guerra per amore, directed by Pif. "A tender love story intertwines with the allied conquer of Sicily during WWII, where the US Army had to find partners in the local society."

Tuesday, October 31

Study Abroad and International Involvement Fair
Student Center Ballroom • 9am-2pm

Thursday, November 2

Grant Writing, CV, and Résumé Workshop for Graduate Students and Local Professionals 

Graduate students and local professionals are cordially invited to attend the workshops described below to get tips on grant writing and/or creating the perfect résumé or CV.

Grant Writing Workshop: 12:30-3:00 pm, Tichenor Hall 310. Meet local professionals and work on grant proposals. Please bring any materials you would like to work on during this time. 

CV, Resume, and Cover Letter Workshop: 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Tichenor Hall 310. Meet with Career Center staff member Addye Buckley-Burnell, faculty, administrators, and peers to get feedback on your CV, resume, cover letter, or other job application materials. Please bring a copy of the materials you would like feedback on.

Lunch: 12:30, Tichenor Hall 310. Lunch will be served at 12:30 for participants from both workshops. If you only want to attend the CV workshop, you can come for lunch, and then come back at 3:00 for the CV workshop, or you are welcome to stay for the whole event. 

Enjoy some time having lunch with students, faculty, and local professionals. The workshops will include informal presentations by CLA faculty and staff about grant writing and how to prepare your résumé or CV and future career goals. There will also be time to work on edits of your own materials. Bring your current grant proposals, résumé, curriculum vitae, cover letter, or other materials to work on with your peers and the faculty available to help. Please help to spread the word to others by sharing about the event!

Tichenor 310  • 12:30 - 4:30 • Lunch will be served at 12:30. 

Friday, November 10

Keynote speaker Rosann Kent and Academy for Civic Engagment Reunion and Luncheon
Pebble Hill  • 11am - 2 pm

Wednesday, November 15

CLA Diversity Committee Meeting
Tichenor 310 • 2pm-4pm

Monday - Friday, November 20 - 24

Thanksgiving Break

Monday - Friday, December 11 - 15

Final Exams

Summer 2017

Thursday - Friday, June 15-16

Mediterranean Studies Symposium in France! Registration deadline is February 15th, 2017. Email Giovanna Summerfield at for more information!

Last Updated: February 21, 2018