OLLI at Auburn to host Dr. James Birdson April 24 for ‘Wisdom Wednesdays’ lecture series


Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University (OLLI at Auburn) will host its lecture series Wisdom Wednesdays April 10 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art located at 901 S. College St. in Auburn.
OLLI members, guests and friends are all invited to learn more about OLLI at Auburn course offerings, social engagements and initiatives. The guest speaker will be James Birdsong.
Birdsong will present Auburn Aviation: Flying Into the Future. A career Air Force officer, Birdsong served as a command C-130 pilot, headquarters staff officer, academic instructor, and squadron operations officer.  He has held various positions in finance, operations, safety, systems acquisition, and strategic planning, and has extensive international aviation experience.
Birdsong is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Auburn University and has served in higher education for more than 10 years.  
As program coordinator, Birdsong is responsible for all facets of Auburn Aviation, to include teaching, research, and outreach. He is Auburn’s principal investigator for the FAA’s Technical Training and Human Performance Center of Excellence (TTHP COE), and serves as a member of the TTHP COE executive leadership committee.
OLLI at Auburn is a program of the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach at Auburn University. OLLI administrative offices and select classes are located at the historic Sunny Slope property located at 1031 S. College St. in Auburn.
For more information regarding this event or if you would like to assist the organization as a volunteer faculty member, volunteer service assistant, or sponsor, contact the OLLI Director at 334-844-3105, sending email to olli@auburn.edu, or visiting www.olliatauburn.org.


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