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Auburn University in Brief for Dec. 16

Auburn University in Brief for Dec. 16

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Radio Flyer Theatre to be featured on Troy University Public Radio

The Auburn University Radio Flyer Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts will be featured on Troy University Public Radio throughout the month of December. The group's production of O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" will air on Community Focus Tuesday at noon. Troy University Public Radio also will air a special one-hour broadcast of five more stories from the group's repertoire including Hans Christian Andersen's "The Elves and the Shoemaker," "The Little Match Girl" and "The Emperor's New Clothes" along with O. Henry's "A Service of Love" and "The Green Door," on Saturday at 9 p.m. and Dec. 24 at noon.


Wilson named Appalachian Teaching Fellow

The Appalachian Regional Commission has designated Mark Wilson, director of Civic Living Initiatives in the College of Liberal Arts, an ARC Appalachian Teaching Fellow for the 2012-2013 academic year. He is responsible for teaching and administering the Appalachian Teaching Project on campus. Wilson oversaw the ATP students as they focused on research and the development of resources to assist the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center with the development of educational resources related to the life and work of Isaac Scott Hathaway. Hathaway was a renowned African-American artist and founder of ceramics departments at several universities, including Tuskegee Institute, and achieved fame as the first African-American to design a U.S. coin.


Haley Center roof replacement affects handicap parking

Handicap parking spaces are affected by the Haley Center roof replacement that is underway. Four handicap parking spaces to the south of the pedestrian crossing will be unavailable intermittently from now to Feb. 18. Also, four handicap parking spaces to the north of the pedestrian crossing will be re-located intermittently from now to Feb. 18. A covered walkway/ADA ramp will be accessible for the duration of the project. Flagmen and barricades will be used for trucks entering and exiting the laydown area. For questions or concerns, contact Roger Schwerin at (334) 707-1721 or Wendy Peacock at (344) 844-9465.


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