AUNTHISWEEK is the weekly electronic newsletter of the American University of Nigeria. It is published every Monday and contains event notices, news about and for the AUN Community, etc.


Community Service Inspires Alumna's NGO

Inspired by her first Community Service experience in 2011 as an interested student volunteer, alumna Khene Anani now meets with ambassadors, UN officials, and other dignitaries via her own nongovernmental organization. Another AUN Success Story, a fashion-focused e-Commerce platform launched in February 2014, is the success story of a company founded by alumni of the American University of Nigeria David Alenkhe and Babatunde Ogunleye-Johnson, and their colleague Tega Alenkhe.

AUN Mourns Dean Akpan

A mourning pall has descended on the university community since October 29th when the news broke that Dr. Idorenyin U. Akpan, Associate Professor of Advertising & Public Relations, died at an Abuja hospital after a short illness.

Community Relations Earns AUN High Marks from US Ambassador

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency James F. Entwistle addressed a press conference at AUN on October 9 at the end of a three-day visit. Accompanied by his wife, Dr. Pamela Schmoll, the Ambassador praised AUN’s academic excellence and development initiatives as a solution to Africa’smany development challenges.  

AUN Community Celebrates Nigeria at 54

The rich cultural diversity of the AUN community was on display as students, staff and faculty united in celebration of Nigeria, which turned 54 as an independent nation on October 1. The gathering at the Lamido Aliyu Musdafa Commencement Hall witnessed dances, speeches, and a fashion parade of colorful native attires.

Student Clubs in Leadership Training

A new program organized by the AUN Student Government Association (SGA) to educate club leaders about their leadership roles in their various clubs or organizations was held in Washington Hall.

Independence Day Eve: Missing Chibok Students Remembered At AUN

Students and the entire university community marched on the main campus for nearly one hour on the Independence Day anniversary eve (September 30) in solidarity with the kidnapped schoolgirls of Chibok, Borno State, who were taken captive in April.

AUN Academy Donates Learning Resources To IDPs

On September 27 President Ensign led the AUN community to distribute learning materials to internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in the Permanent NYSC orientation camp in Yola.

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