I was playing bunco last week (yes, we have bunco here, too) and one of the ladies mentioned how much our university had been in the news and in particular, she was impressed with everything happening. I was encouraged by the compliment and thought I would pass along all of the cool stuff to you, too.
Recently we've had:
Senator George Mitchell - The Senator, a former US Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, reflected on his time in the Middle East and spoke about his peace negotiations in Northern Ireland.
Qunicy Jones - Mr. Jones spoke on his experience in the music industry. He left us with this quote, “The best advice I ever received was no matter where you go in the world, eat the food the people eat, listen to the music they listen to and always learn 30-40 words from the language. This was advice I received when I was 18 and it allows me to feel at home anywhere in the world.”
Act of Congress concert - This is a great acoustic band (from Alabama!) that was touring the regional Embassies and Consulates. With the government shutdown, most of those concerts were canceled but we still got to hear them at AUS. They were awesome and we are looking forward to their Christmas album. You can check out their sound on their webpage.