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June 9-15, 2014

2014SummerSongWeek_blast  Employees - enjoy this week's Summer Song of the Week, "You Dropped A Bomb On Me‬" by The Gap Band, submitted by Matthew Jordan in English and Philosophy. Head to the Human Resources page on AUMnet throughout the summer for the whole list (and last year's, too)! 

In this issue:


Academic reorganization proposal submitted to Provost

The faculty-led Academic Reorganization Committee has reviewed the current organization of AUM’s academic units, considered input and suggestions from their peers, and provided recommendations to the AUM Provost for making those units more effective. Provost Joe King said he initiated the first academic reorganization in the university’s history because of the connection he sees between academic structure and student enrollment and retention, perception of the university, and efficiencies of operation and potential for collaboration among the academic units. The committee was charged with looking at an organizational structure that would promote future growth and align with AUM’s new Strategic Plan. The Provost is currently reviewing the proposal and will take the committee's findings into consideration when making his final recommendations to the Chancellor. The full committee report is published in the “Announcements” section on the Academic Affairs tab of AUMnet.

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Inaugural convocation for new AUM students set for Aug. 22

Auburn Montgomery will host its first-ever new student convocation on Friday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. in the Athletic Complex for all first-year, transfer, and international students that begin studies at AUM in the fall. All faculty are encouraged to attend and participate in the procession (without regalia) to symbolize the importance of the AUM academic experience. Additionally, all offices that are able to close should plan to do so in order to attend. More information will be sent in the coming months. If you have any immediate questions, contact Tyler Peterson at

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Employees - head out "On the Town" with your coworkers June 19

OnTheTown_blastCalling all faculty! Calling all staff! AUM is headed out "On the Town." Human Resources invites you for a relaxed time for dinner and conversation with coworkers. This family-friendly, come-and-go event means no shopping, no cooking and no cleaning. Come join the fun on Thursday, June 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Eastside Grille, 6667 Atlanta Highway. Reserve your seat today by visiting the Training Calendar on AUMnet. For more information, contact Jaime Andress at 244-3257 or

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School of Education to offer Summer Enrichment Camp in July

Looking to stimulate your child’s learning this summer? Auburn Montgomery’s Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Reading Education is offering a two-week Summer Enrichment Camp on July 14-25, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Education Building. Open to children ages 5-12, the program will offer exciting activities in literacy, mathematics and science. Attendance is expected for the entire two weeks and limited to 75 children. Tuition is $125 for all instruction and materials. A $15 discount is available to AUM students and employees. To register, call 334-244-3415 or 334-244-3399.

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For Students@AUM

Nine Warhawk tennis stars earn NAIA All-America honors

Congratulations to Nicolas Pinones-Haltenhoff, Zinelabidine Jouini, Vincent Dubosclard, Miguel Grifol and Othmane Lalamithe of the men's tennis team, and Jade Curtis, Chanel Cunningham, Paula Diaz and Celine Lenertz of the women's tennis team for being named to the NAIA All-American teams. GO WARHAWKS!

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People at AUM

Nancy Anderson
Nancy Anderson, Associate Professor in the Department of English and Philosophy, is the lead scholar of one of the Alabama Humanities Foundation's School and University Partners for Educational Renewal (SUPER) Teacher Program's summer sessions - "Mockingbird Moments: To Kill a Mockingbird (Novel and Film) in Harper Lee’s Hometown, Monroeville, Alabama" - on July 14-17 in Monroeville. Harper Lee has described To Kill a Mockingbird as a "love story" of small-town life, a way of life now rapidly disappearing in our country. "Mockingbird Moments" will provide teachers the opportunity to experience small-town life in the author’s hometown, where they will discuss the novel as literature, study the history of the 1930s and the 1960s, visit the museum and archives devoted to the novel and the town of its origin, meet residents who shared early years with the author, watch the film in the courtroom recreated in the film, and listen to music inspired by the novel. Teachers will gain a more in-depth understanding of the novel and film and their significance in our culture through their studies and their immersion in small-town life.

Dr. Jan Bulman
Dr. Jan Bulman, Associate Professor in the Department of History and World Languages and Cultures, attended the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies in May at Western Michigan University, where she chaired the panel on "Matters of Jurisdiction in Northern Europe" and presented her paper "Forming a Defense in a Fourteenth-Century Sorcery Trial: . . . qualiter fecit ymaginem operantem mortem etiam amorem cordialem" in another panel.

Cassie Daniels
Katie Spain
Hayden Hillyer
Bryan Young

Softball juniors Cassie Daniels and Katie Spain, baseball senior Hayden Hillyer, and baseball junior Bryan Young were recently voted to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District Teams for their accomplishments in the classroom and on the field. The teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). To be eligible for recognition, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve on their team, have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.30 and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution.

Dr. Timothy

Dr. Timothy Henderson, Professor and Chair in the Department of History and World Languages and Cultures, has had his essay "Rural Unrest and Political Control: The Destruction of the Central Campesina Independiente, 1962-1967" published in The Latin Americanist: Journal of the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies for March 2014.

Trevor Sprowl
Junior second baseman Trevor Sprowl was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 26th round, pick number 793, of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft. Sprowl became the first Warhawk drafted since Cory McGinnis was chosen in the 22nd round of the 2012 Draft by the Chicago White Sox.

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This week at AUM

Tuesday, June 10
  • Ice cream social: 3-5 p.m., AUM Bookstore lobby.
Thursday, June 12

Friday, June 13


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