AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - In its eighth year, Auburn University's Family Friday Speaker Series will take place on home football weekends during the 2019 season.
Nine speakers will be featured at six events so fans can learn more about Auburn people, programs and research.
Each speaker will begin at 3 p.m., and all but one of the events will be held in the Auburn Alumni Center. Chris Heacox, executive director of the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center, will speak in the performing arts center. Attendees will be able to take tours of the performing arts center.
"We are looking forward to bringing together a fantastic group of people who will discuss a range of interesting topics," said Mike Clardy, assistant vice president in Auburn's Office of Communications and Marketing. "The speaker series gives us a chance to showcase those who have a connection to the university and have a great story to tell."
The full schedule is as follows:
Sept. 6: Auburn Wheelchair Basketball: We Believe in Work, Hard Work with Robb Taylor, head coach for Auburn’s wheelchair basketball team
Sept. 13 (Homecoming and Fall Family Weekend): Behind the Scenes at the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center with Chris Heacox, executive director of the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center
Sept. 27 (Black Alumni Weekend): Remember Henry Harris with Sam Heys, author of the book, "Remember Henry Harris: Lost Icon of a Revolution"
Nov. 1 (Military Appreciation): Mobilizing Family Science Research to Support Military Families with Mallory Lucier-Greer, associate professor, Human Development and Family Studies in Auburn’s College of Human Sciences, and principal investigator for the Military REACH program
Nov. 15: Rural Studio: Educating the Citizen Architect with Rusty Smith, associate director of the Rural Studio, Auburn University’s internationally recognized design-build program for the underserved community of Newbern, Alabama
Nov. 22: Battling the Opioid Crisis in Alabama with rent Fox, associate professor and director of Student Affairs, Harrison School of Pharmacy; Haley Phillippe, associate clinical professor, Harrison School of Pharmacy and clinical assistant professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Huntsville campus; and Karen Marlowe, assistant dean, Harrison School of Pharmacy-Mobile campus and associate department head, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Harrison School of Pharmacy