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June 2023 Volume 2, Issue 9*

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Thank you for a successful

2023 Global Community Day Festival

Participants walk in the Parade of Flags
Drs. Royrickers Cook and Elizabeth Quansah give opening remarks on stage.
Festival participants pose with Auburn Plainsmen and War Eagle Girls.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our second annual Global Community Day Festival on April 15, 2023 at the AU Intramural fields. We had over 600 people in attendance throughout the day and many corners of the world represented!


The day was filled with joy and festivity, and it brought the community together in celebration of our rich and diverse cultures. People of all ages and backgrounds came together to enjoy the food, music, dance and fashion from different parts of the world. The positive impact of the day was evident in the smiling faces of those who attended. Children were running around, laughing and playing, and adults were chatting and sharing stories about their cultures. It was truly inspiring to see so many people come together in celebration of our shared humanity. 


Through your presence and participation, you helped to promote understanding, acceptance and unity. We hope that you had a wonderful time at the festival and that you left feeling a sense of connection to our community. We value your involvement and look forward to seeing you all at next year’s festival!


Thank you and War Eagle!

– The Office of Outreach Global

Art Immersion Experience for YPiT - Young Professionals in Training

Young Professionals in Training (YPiT)

– Exploring the Arts and the Careers that Surround Them!


June 12-16, 2023

10am-1pm each day

Register students at this link:

Sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach & Engagement in collaboration with: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts, Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for Arts & Humanities and Auburn University Department of Theatre and Dance.

OLLI Summer Term Offerings

Information about OLLI’s summer term offerings will be available online

and in the OLLI digest

Youth Program

Auburn Youth Programs:

The Countdown to Camp is on!


If your teen hasn’t made plans for summer yet, you're in luck! There just might be a spot in one of our week-long summer programs. Featured camps include ACT BootcampWorld Affairs Youth SeminarIndustrial DesignEmergency Medical ResponderSenior E.A.G.L.E.Paper and Bioresource Engineering, Creative WritingMusical Theatre, and more! Camp participants have the unique opportunity to explore a major or a field of study and experience campus life at Auburn University while learning from renowned university faculty members. Visit the Auburn Youth Programs website to view a complete list of camps and dates. Whatever you do, you might want to hurry – our favorite camps are filling fast. 

Now Recruiting Americorps VISTAs

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America)

The Office of Public Service in University Outreach has four 1-year positions and five 9-week summer associates positions available immediately. If you are looking for a great service opportunity or looking for something to do while taking a GAP year, this is a great opportunity.

The following positions are available:

Summer Associates

The summer associates will work in the areas of Rural Health, k-12 initiatives, and food insecurity. The SA will help provide direct service for these programs by working with these projects hands-on. For the Rural Health project, the SA will be in Chambers County, AL. The other SA positions will be in Auburn, AL. Please visit to apply for these positions. 

Rural Health

University Outreach is addressing significant health disparities across rural Alabama in partnership with Pharmacy, Nursing, Human Sciences, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. This accessible and innovative healthcare option combines the state-of-the art OnMed® telehealth station with hands-on wellness care provided through university faculty and students in health-related fields. The telehealth station provides users with a an affordable, private, and efficient experience by facilitating a real-time patient encounter with an Alabama licensed clinician in a virtual setting through the use of diagnostic tools available for practitioner-guided self-use.

The Auburn University team members have worked closely with leaders from the City of Lafayette, Alabama and the Chambers County Commission to develop and launch this project. This collaboration resulted in identifying a vacated health clinic as the ideal location for the Chambers County Community Health and Wellness Center. For more information about this program, please visit To apply for this position, please visit

Campus Kitchen/AuburnServes

In every community, there are people who need nourishing meals, and every college campus has unserved food in its dining halls and people who need this food. Students on campus volunteer to pick up the unserved food from the dining halls, re-package and store the food, and distribute the food to students, faculty, staff, post-doc students and the community through Auburn Family Meals or through other community programs. Auburn University has a mission of Outreach – engaging the community to improve the quality of life for our citizens.

Auburn University Outreach encourages students to take an active role in fulfilling our mission by volunteering and getting involved with local organizations through our AuburnServes Network. The university offers innovative ways for students to engage in a variety of service learning and experiential education activities locally, regionally, and even internationally. These opportunities support learning by application and reflection in course-based service, field experience, directed study and other engagement experiences. For more information about these programs, please visit To apply for this position, please visit

Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement

Auburn University’s commitment to public engagement includes a strategic goal to partner with units within University Outreach, school districts, government and non-profit organizations to provide initiatives specifically designed to prepare underserved K-12 students in the state of Alabama for college and or the workforce. In tapping into the human and intellectual resources of Auburn University and other partnerships, the Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement (CEOE) will provide academic, social, and cultural experiences to these students with the intention of leveraging their opportunities for success in college and society at-large.

Additionally, CEOE is mindful of 21st Century skills that students will need as global citizens. Hence, CEOE will develop and implement programs and experiences that enhances international exchange and expands the global capabilities of students. Existing Programs in CEOE are as follows: Young Professionals in Training (YPiT), a mentoring and tutoring program for students in 5th–12th grades. The goal of the program is to empower participants and offer a pathway to Auburn University through a curriculum that encompasses academic, social and emotional support. The program is a collaboration between Auburn University Outreach, Truman Pierce Institute (TPI) and the Curtis House, a local non-profit agency; Learning Spaces Saturday School is designed to provide hands-on activities for students on Saturdays.

The program provides hands-on activities for students including local field trips, sessions on character building, wellness, art, natural sciences, history, STEM, global awareness and other interesting topics; and Outreach Student Ambassadors includes students who are dedicated to assisting Auburn University Outreach in developing, promoting, and supporting university programs that serve the broader community. For more information about this program, please visit To apply for this position, please visit


Chambers County Community Health & Wellness Center


Dr. Hollie Cost and Rachel Snoddy, discuss the Auburn University Outreach and Alabama Extension Services partnership to bring a new innovative virtual care station offered by OnMed® to the Chambers County Community Health and Wellness Center (starts at minute 24:10).

Join us in making a difference!

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When school is out, camp is in! Auburn Youth Program summer camp registration is underway. Visit for a complete list of camps.

July 27| AU Leadership Series

August 28| Web Design: Courses begin (registration now open)

August 28| Graphic Design: Courses begin (registration now open)

Tell your story and engage with University Outreach!

Campus and community friends are invited to use these interactive platforms to share their opportunities, projects and programs.

Outreach Programs and Projects Network

Through this database, Auburn University faculty can share information about their Outreach programs and projects to facilitate further engagement, promotion and partnerships.

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