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President Ensign on AUN-API Peace-building Model: We’ll Help Make Real Change

President Ensign assured delegates to the second Regional Peace Conference at AUN on November 28 of the University’s resolve to partner with them to make positive change in their communities. The assurance was contained in her keynote speech at the start of the conference, where she explained the AUN-API peace-building model.

Valedictorian’s Book on Sale on Amazon

Alumna and valedictorian for the Class of 2012, Maryam Awaisu, has published a book through Amazon. Burning Bright, her first published novel, centers on the problems arising from sickle cell anemia.

Good Health Maintenance Reduces Stress, says AUN Psychologist

The Director of Counselling & Psychological Services, Dr Denise Wright, has emphasized the need to maintain one’s health. At a stress relief management seminar organized by the Human Resources and Planning Department, and which is part of the ongoing Employee Wellness Program, Dr Wright stated that health maintenance is one of the major factors of stress reduction.

Dean Akpan Buried At Country Home

The remains of late Professor Idorenyin Udoesen Akpan, Chair of the Communications and Multimedia Design program and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences until his death on October 29, were buried on Saturday, December 13, in his home town, Obotme, Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.  

Founder’s Day Speaker, Prof Bertrand, Advocates Girl Child Education for Better Health

Tulane University Professor and Deputy Chair of AUN board, Dr. William Bertrand, has advocated a boost to girl-child education in Nigeria. In a keynote lecture at the 9thFounder’s Day and 10th anniversary celebrations of the University held on November 15, Professor Bertrand argued that educating the young has a positive correlation to development in the health of the general population.

AUN Will Continue to Provide the Finest University Education in Nigeria – President Ensign

President Ensign introduced the Founder at the well-attended Founder’s Day in the Commencement Hall, capturing his vision: “Having grown up here, our Founder looked at this empty field and dreamed of a great University rising in it, a University that would train the future leaders of Africa, a university to lead the way to a more peaceful, prosperous and just Nigeria, a university at the cutting edge of development, not only for this region of Africa but for the whole continent.

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