Thrive: Musings on Sustainability

Join Us for the Second Annual “Is it Just Food?” Symposium (2/23/2018) - Post contributed by Melani Landerfelt, M.A., Auburn University Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Candidate, Community and Civic Engagement Graduate Assistant As part of the Annual College of Liberal Arts No Impact Week celebration, faculty, undergraduate students, and graduate students are all invited to present on any formal or informal research they have done about food at the “Is
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Director’s Corner: The Power of Community Awaits Us (1/31/2018) - “The essential challenge is to transform the isolation and self-interest within our communities into connectedness and caring for the whole…. We begin by shifting our attention from the problems of community to the possibility of community.”  Peter Block Here we are in early 2018, and the fabric of our national community – from the national
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Want to Make a Difference? Apply Now to Intern with the Office of Sustainability (1/31/2018) - We’re offering unpaid student internship opportunities for the 2018-19 school year beginning with the Fall semester in August. Students interested in or passionate about sustainability, who want to make a difference by applying their talents, training, and skills in ways that will support Auburn University in its move toward sustainability, are encouraged to apply. Interns
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Building Community: One Bite at a Time (1/30/2018) - Post contributed by Dr. Virginia Koch, Auburn University Residence Life Director How do you build community? First, begin with the end in mind. Ask yourself, how do I want my community to look, feel, sound, and smell? Paint a picture of your ideal community. Does it look beautiful, well-maintained, or orderly?  Does it feel safe,
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Building Community Around a Common Purpose (1/30/2018) - Post contributed by Christopher T. Wyckoff, Ph.D., Assistant Director, First Year Experience I’ve always had an interest in and passion for the environment. One of my most vivid memories is from my childhood, on a chilly spring day in Chicago. I decided to button up my coat, jump on my Big Wheel, and race around
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Building Our Community with Auburn Parks and Recreation (1/29/2018) - Post contributed by Whitney Morris, Aquatics and Special Events Coordinator, City of Auburn Building communities is essential to our daily lives and the lives of those around us. Without a healthy, thriving community to live in, we would not be able to enjoy the basic pleasures that so many of us take for granted: public
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Campus Changemaker: Ken Thomas (1/29/2018) - Post contributed by Kenzley Defler, Office of Sustainability Intern Dr. Ken Thomas has worked at Auburn University for almost eight years, all of which he’s spent with the Honors College. In his years here, Ken has been very involved in the classroom, previously working as a teaching fellow and a lecturer for honors level classes.
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