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AUN Advances To Regional Finals Of Fifth Annual Hult Prize

AUN has advanced to the regional finals of the Fifth annual Hult Prize. The winners will receive US$1,000,000. The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition for social good. This year there were more than 4,000 applications from which the AUN team emerged among the best 400 and were offered a place to compete.

SITC Open House Showcases AUN Technology Tools

The School of Information Technology & Computing (SITC) on February 16 hosted academics, professionals, and businesses from the Yola community to an Open House. The event showcased the various technological platforms that are available at AUN for teaching and learning.

Career DESKthisWEEK

How To Use Your USPs

Unique selling points (USPs) are traits that make “YOU”. They set you apart from a crowd, as well as above the competition. Therefore, it is crucial that you are able to identify, understand, and market your unique selling points, thus helping you get one step closer to landing your dream job.

NYSC Officials Visit AUN

Mobilizing for the next service year, officials of the National Youth Service Corps visited the University on February 7. In his presentation, the Adamawa Coordinator, Aliyu Hudu Taura, called on prospective corps members to always seek information about their place of posting before journeying there. He specifically advised them to learn the geography of the place.

Cameroonian Varsity Proposes AUN Partnership

Three faculty members from Maruwa University of Cameroon have expressed interest in collaborating with AUN during a courtesy visit to the Office of the President on February 20.

Hult Prize Competition: Team AUN Hopeful

Blessing Douglas, an International & Comparative Politics major who leads two other students on a social business challenge in Dubai this month, has expressed joy in participating in the Hult prize competition. The AUN team advanced to the regional finals of this year’s Hult Prize competition and will be in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on March 6 for the next stage of the contest.

AUN Kicks Off Fall 2014 Recruitment Campaign

The fall 2014 recruitment campaign has commenced in earnest with the hosting on Saturday, February 22, of 33 students from Ahmadu Ribadu College and Abti International Secondary School, both in Yola, for a facility tour. The tour is part of the recruitment drive by the Admissions Department and is designed to attract the best to AUN, and to further awareness about the unique education at AUN.

AUN Faculty Strategizes To Tap Grant Opportunities

The first Research Proposal Writing & Grant Sourcing Training for faculty members was held on February 21, 2014. The workshop, organized by the University Research Council (URC), is borne out of the need to sensitize faculty members toward research and grant opportunities that will aid their scholarly endeavors. It kicked off immediately following the Senate meeting at AUN Club, providing an opportunity for faculty to share experiences and learn useful tips on how to fine-tune proposals in the pursuit of grant sourcing and improved proposal writing.

BOT Announces Key Posts

The Board of Trustees, meeting in Johannesburg for the first time, last weekend announced appointments into four key university positions. They are BOT Chair, Vice Chair, Provost, and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.

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