WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME EXEC TO SPEAK AT AUBURN
AUBURN, Ala. -- James T. Morris, executive director of the World Food Programme, will present a lecture titled "Auburn University, Institutions of Higher Learning and the Fight Against Global Hunger" on Sept. 21 at the College of Agriculture at Auburn University.
The event, under the sponsorship of the E.T. York Lecture Series, will begin with a reception at 5:45 p.m. in Ballroom A at The Hotel at Auburn University. The reception will be followed by Morris' lecture in the Dixon Conference Center Auditorium.
According to Dr. Bill Hardy, associate dean for resident instruction in the College of Agriculture, the visit serves as a "compliment to the work Auburn University students and faculty have been leading for the past two years to increase worldwide awareness of the extensive hunger that still exists in our world."
The Committee of 19, Auburn University's student-led program against hunger, has been adopted and implemented by more than 35 additional colleges and universities across the country. The program got its name from the 19 students who represent AU's 12 schools, colleges and major campus organizations. The name is symbolic of the 19 cents a day it takes the World Food Programme to feed a hungry child in a developing Third World country. The committee is divided into subcommittees of 19 students that serve as a source of guidance and support for the Committee of 19. The College of Agriculture's subcommittee is one such group.
A national launch of an expanded program, Universities Fighting Hunger, will be initiated by Auburn students and faculty at a press conference in Washington, D.C. on World Food Day, Oct. 16.
For more information, contact Hardy at College of Agriculture, 107 Comer Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849, phone (334) 844-2345 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.