Event Type Lecture Upcoming Events

Africana Studies Lecture Series - Ms. Earnestine Robinson

Thu, Feb 21, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
RBD Library

Join us for the Spring 2019 Africana Lecture Series featuring a lecture by Ms. Earnestine Robinson titled "Gospel and Negro Spiritual." The lecture will be held in the RBD Library Auditorium on Thursday, Thursday, February 21 at noon. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Viviane Koua at vzk0006@auurn.edu.

The public is invited to “When Cowards Shrink and Brave Men Die: Cowardice and Combat in the Confederate Army,” a talk by Dr. Lesley Gordon, the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History at the University of Alabama.

While recent scholarship in the field of the American Civil War Era has increasingly explored significant social and cultural dimensions of the conflict, surprisingly little has been done in terms of illuminating one of the key moral concepts used to evaluate battlefield action and character: cowardice. For those charged with faltering on the battlefield, be it an individual soldier or an entire regiment, the impact could be devastating, extending well past the end of the war. Even blood sacrifice, usually the ultimate test of courage, was not always effective in silencing such a charge. Dr. Gordon’s talk focuses on a single Confederate unit, the 2nd Texas Infantry Regiment, charged with cowardice at Shiloh, and the ways in which this label affected their subsequent service.

Dr. Lesley Gordon has taught at the University of Akron in Ohio, Murray State University in Kentucky, and is currently the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History at the University of Alabama, where she has served as a professor for the past two years. Over the last three decades Dr. Gordon has published numerous works about the Civil War, covering topics that range from the narratives of individual soldiers to broader themes, such as cowardice.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

Economics Friday Seminar Series

Fri, Feb 22, 2019
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Miller Hall 230

The Department of Economics will host its Friday Seminar Series. This week's speaker is Roozbeh Hosseini (Univeristy of Georgia) speaking on "Inequality, Redistribution and Optimal Trade Policy: A Public Finance Approach." Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tannista Banerjee at tzb0018@auburn.edu or (334) 844-2903.

Reading by Marlin Barton

Thu, Feb 28, 2019
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Join the Lee County Literacy Coalition and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities for a reading by Marlin Barton, author of Pasture Art.

Pasture Art is a collection of stories set in nearby towns in the Alabama Black Belt, and explores the history, culture, and human spirit of the people who live there, and those that came before them and were shaped by the same rich and corrupted geography.

Marlin Barton has published two collections of short stories, The Dry Well and Dancing by the River, and two novels, A Broken Thing and The Cross Garden. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Shenandoah, The Southern Review, The Sewanee Review, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and The Best American Short Stories. Barton is the 2016 winner of the Truman Capote Prize for short fiction by an Alabama writer.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn. For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah. 

For more information about the Lee County Literacy Coalition, a volunteer, non-profit, United Way agency, visit www.leecountyliteracy.org.

Art Café

Thu, Feb 28, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Featuring Instructor and Visiting Artist Jonathan Durham. Join us for conversation, cocktails and culture at Art Café, the Jule Collins Smith Museum's ongoing series of artist and curator talks that put a spin on hte traditional lecture format. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at (334) 844-1484. Free and open to the public.

Economics Friday Seminar Series

Fri, Mar 1, 2019
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Miller Hall 230

The Department of Economics will host its Friday Seminar Series. This week's speaker is Sarada (Univeristy of Wisconsin Madison). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tannista Banerjee at tzb0018@auburn.edu or (334) 844-2903.

WMST Works in Progress Lecture Series

Tue, Mar 5, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Pebble Hill

WMST Works in Progress Lecture Series featuring Hargis Associate Professor of American Literature Dr. Sunny Stalter-Pace presenting her research on “imitation Modernism” centered on Gertrude Hoffman, a turn-of-the-20th-century vaudevillian. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Arianne Gaetano at amg0028@auburn.edu.

Art Café

Thu, Mar 7, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Featuring Associate Professor Chuck Hemard. Join us for conversation, cocktails and culture at Art Café, the Jule Collins Smith Museum's ongoing series of artist and curator talks that put a spin on hte traditional lecture format. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at (334) 844-1484. Free and open to the public.

Economics Friday Seminar Series

Fri, Mar 8, 2019
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Miller Hall 230

The Department of Economics will host its Friday Seminar Series. This week's speaker is Hyunseung Oh (Vanderbilt Univeristy). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tannista Banerjee at tzb0018@auburn.edu or (334) 844-2903.

Africana Studies Lecture Series - Dr. Kelly Kennington

Thu, Mar 21, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
RBD Library

Join us for the Spring 2019 Africana Lecture Series featuring a lecture by Dr. Kelly Kennington titled "Suing for Freedom in Antebellum St. Louis." The lecture will be held in the RBD Library Auditorium on Thursday, March 21 at noon. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Viviane Koua at vzk0006@auurn.edu.

101 Biggin Hall
March 25 - April 5, 2019
Opening Reception and Juror's Lecture March 25, 2019, 5 p.m.
Juror: Maddy Rosenberg

Biggin Gallery’s annual Juried Fine Art Student Exhibition features selected works by current art students with an awards presentation featuring Dean Joseph Aistrup and a distinguished visiting juror. Included works are eligible for numerous awards, including the Joyce & Roger Lethander Purchase Award and Merit Awards in Art, the Dean’s Choice Purchase Award, the Davis-Frye Annual Award in Art, Art Department Merit Awards, and the James E. Furr Award for Excellence in Innovation. The exhibition opens on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 5 p.m. with the presentation of the juror Maddy Rosenberg, the award ceremony, and gallery reception. The exhibition runs through April 5, 2019. 
 

WMST Works in Progress Lecture Series

Thu, Apr 4, 2019
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Haley Center 3227

WMST Works in Progress Lecture Series featuring Dr. Silvia l. Vilches and Dr. Lauren Ruhlmann, presenting their research on “Sex Trafficking.” Refreshments provided. For more information, contact Arianne Gaetano at amg0028@auburn.edu.

Art Café

Thu, Apr 4, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Featuring Assistant Professor Noah Breuer. Join us for conversation, cocktails and culture at Art Café, the Jule Collins Smith Museum's ongoing series of artist and curator talks that put a spin on hte traditional lecture format. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at (334) 844-1484. Free and open to the public.

Africana Studies Lecture Series - Dr. Matt McDaniel

Thu, Apr 11, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
RBD Library

Join us for the Spring 2019 Africana Lecture Series featuring a lecture by Dr. Matt McDaniel titled "Liberia: An American-African Legacy." The lecture will be held in the RBD Library Auditorium on Thursday, April 11 at noon. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Viviane Koua at vzk0006@auurn.edu.