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Global Education Center
Noon – 1 p.m.

October 2

Identifying Personal Biases and Micro-Aggressions
Facilitator: Timothy Spraggins, Office of Diversity
This is a "Diversity 101" session that uses reflection to help participants identify unconscious biases, potential sources, and recall experiences with micro-aggressions (acts/expressions of prejudice/bias from self and others). The session ends with insights of managing biases, rather than allowing them to manage participants.

Global Education Center filling the fall calendar with cultural events

Day of the Dead table on display at AUM.AUM's Global Education Center has several events planned for September and October that will open your eyes to many different cultures from across the globe as well as right here in the U.S. AUM faculty experts will explain and facilitate discussions on many of these topics, and there will be some musical presentations as well. Learn more about the Global Education Center's fall lineup.






Liberal Arts lecture series to touch on D-Day, Russian Grand Duke in October

The School of Liberal Arts Lecture Series will host two lectures in October, touching on the topics of material remembrances of D-Day and a Russian Grand Duke's tour of America. Both lectures will take place in the South Room on the 10th floor of Young Tower and begin at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 2 - Dr. Kate Lemay, Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts, will present "Using Material Culture to Analyze Memory of D-Day in Normandy." Lemay will discuss the plaques, memorials and steles that emerged in Normandy as part of the collective French memory of the traumatic experience of D-Day. In tracing how these materials evolved from the immediate post-war period to the present, Lemay argues that while early post-war material culture frequently reflected repression of traumatic memories, more recent such material subversively acknowledges that trauma.
  • Thursday, Oct. 30 - Dr. Lee Farrow, Professor in the Department of History and World Languages and Cultures and Associate Dean in the School of Liberal Arts, will present "Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke's Tour, 1871-1872." In addition to providing a narrative of the first visit of a Russian royal to the United States, Farrow will examine the cultural underpinnings of that event. As she will discuss, the American response to the Duke's tour involved national self-reflection on political corruption, the emerging power of ethnic minorities, persistent racism, and continuing sectionalism between North and South. Farrow's presentation is based on her forthcoming book, which will be published by LSU Press in the fall.



Library part of 'Archives Crawl' during month of October

Beginning Saturday, Oct. 4, and continuing through the month of October, archives in the Montgomery area will partner to host an Archives Crawl. This event is in conjunction with American Archives Month activities, highlighting the important service that archives and archivists provide the community by collecting and sharing records and artifacts that tell the stories of the past. During the crawl, visit the AUM Library, Archives, and Special Collections Department to see special exhibits and learn about historical collections while collecting Archives Crawl passport stamps. Other participating archives include the Alabama Department of Archives and History; Alabama Public Television Archives; Alabama State University Archives and Special Collections; and H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Library/Archives. Visitors who complete their passport by visiting all participating archives on Oct. 4 will be entered to win a full year’s subscription to ancestry.com and an ancestry.com DNA kit. Transportation between locations will be available on Oct. 4, departing from the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Visitors who visit all locations and complete their passports by Oct. 31 will be entered to win other exciting prizes provided by the participating institutions. Passports can be picked up at any of the participating archives or downloaded at www.archives.alabama.gov. Admission to the Archives Crawl and all locations is free. For more information, visit www.archives.alabama.gov or call 334-353-3312.




Now hear this - free hearing screenings for all students and employees on Oct. 7


NowHearThis_blastIn recognition of National Audiology Awareness Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month, the AUM Speech and Hearing Clinic will provide free hearing screenings for all students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Taylor Center 221. All those who are screened will earn a chance to win a $100 American Express gift card. There will be other prizes, too!










Fine Arts invites you to check out new photography lab at open house on Oct. 8

PhotoLabOpenHouse_blastThe Department of Fine Arts will host an open house to celebrate the grand opening of the new AUM Photography Lab on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 4:45 p.m. There will be a tour of the facility as well as light refreshments. Will Fenn, Assistant Professor of photography, and Department Head Dr. Mark Benson will be on hand to answers questions about the photography program. The lab is located at the Liberal Arts Annex on University Drive, just past the baseball fields as you head toward Oliver Drive. The event is open to the public.









Support Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, enjoy traditional tunes at Art in Concert

As a sponsor of the third annual Art in Concert, AUM encourages all Warhawks to get your tickets for the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Junior Executive Board's event on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. on the museum lawn. The Pine Hill Haints, known for traditional bluegrass, folk, honky tonk and country music, will perform at this year’s concert, along with The Owsley Brothers, a “psychedelic garage blues band,” from Freeport, Fla. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 the day of the show. You can get tickets at www.mmfa.org or call 334-240-4333. The concert will go on rain or shine, and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs. Remember - no coolers are allowed. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the museum’s acquisition, exhibition, and education programs.


 


AUM Connected hooking readers with Big Fish fall events

BigFishConnected_blastAUMConnectedLogo_blastYou think you stretch your fish tales a little? Pick up a copy of Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions and join AUM Connected, the campus Common Reading Program, in exploring the myths and legends of the extraordinary life of Edward Bloom as told to his son. AUM Connected will host several discussions and events this fall, including a book signing with Big Fish author Daniel Wallace, a treasure hunt, and showings of the Tim Burton film based on the book. There's still time to pick up a copy and read before the first event on Aug. 22!

Visit AUM Connected for a schedule of all the fall Big Fish events

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Global Education Center
Noon – 1 p.m.

October  9

Women and Minorities in India
Dr. Prit Kaur, Department of Justice and Public Safety
Dr. Kaur will explain contemporary and historical roles of women in Indian culture. She will then situate “women” as one example of several minor groups considered “minorities” and explain these groups’ status within modern Indian society.

Global Education Center filling the fall calendar with cultural events

Day of the Dead table on display at AUM.AUM's Global Education Center has several events planned for September and October that will open your eyes to many different cultures from across the globe as well as right here in the U.S. AUM faculty experts will explain and facilitate discussions on many of these topics, and there will be some musical presentations as well. Learn more about the Global Education Center's fall lineup.





Study Abroad hosting Japanese table, accepting calendar photo submissions

Learn basic conversational Japanese, simple origami, and perhaps how to make an "onigiri" rice ball and obento at Study Abroad's Japanese language table. Japanese exchange students at AUM will be at the table every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m on the first floor of Young Tower. This is a great way to make new friends, learn a new language, and perhaps prepare to participate in AUM's exchange program with the University of Shiga in Japan. Visit Study Abroad on Facebook for more details.



Global Education Center
Noon – 1 p.m.

October 16

The Rise of Hip-Hop Music and Culture
Dr. Denise Davis-Maye, Department of Sociology
Based on an AUM course she developed, Davis-Maye will trace the rise of hip-hop music — from the basements of Harlem and similar communities — before it became commercialized. She will discuss the culture that gave rise to the music and discuss how commercialization morphed the original music and its culture.

Global Education Center filling the fall calendar with cultural events

Day of the Dead table on display at AUM.AUM's Global Education Center has several events planned for September and October that will open your eyes to many different cultures from across the globe as well as right here in the U.S. AUM faculty experts will explain and facilitate discussions on many of these topics, and there will be some musical presentations as well. Learn more about the Global Education Center's fall lineup.





Political Film Series continues with 'Paths of Glory' on Oct. 16

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration and the Department of History and World Languages and Cultures invite you to the second film in the Political Film Series, "Paths of Glory," at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, in Goodwyn Hall 111. Dr. Ben Severance from the Department of History and World Languages and Cultures will introduce the film, and the audience is encouraged to participate in discussion following the screening. This year we commemorate the centennial of the beginning of World War I, a war that is also known as the Great War. Much of this war was fought in trenches, which also provide the scenery of Stanley Kubrick’s anti-war film. What happens when soldiers do not want to fight any longer? This is the problem with which French Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) is faced – the soldiers of his unit refuse to carry out General Menjou’s order, an attack which they most likely will not survive. Consequently, the soldiers are court-martialed for treason. Dax, disillusioned by war himself, tries to defend his men. Will anyone get glory in the end? Go find out by watching this World War I classic. All showings in the Political Film Series are free and open to the public, and popcorn and sodas are complimentary. Learn more about the Political Film Series and see what other films are playing this fall.





Filibuster literary magazine accepting submissions for 2015 issue

The Filibuster, AUM's literary magazine, is now accepting poetry, prose, photographs, and art for its 2015 issue. Any student currently enrolled at AUM may submit his or her work as an attached file (.txt, .doc, or .docx) to filibuster@aum.edu. Files containing photographs or scanned artwork (.png, .jpeg, or .bmp) should be at least 300 PPI. There is no limit on the number of submissions per student. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31. For more information, contact the editor for the 2015 issue, Richard Price, at rprice1@aum.edu.




Global Education Center
Noon – 1 p.m.

October 23

Diwali Panel Discussion/Celebration
Diwali is an ancient and major Hindu festival that celebrates light over darkness and good over evil. Students whose cultures celebrate this festival will explain its origins, practices, and objectives. They and the audience will then compare this holiday to American festivals.

Global Education Center filling the fall calendar with cultural events

Day of the Dead table on display at AUM.AUM's Global Education Center has several events planned for September and October that will open your eyes to many different cultures from across the globe as well as right here in the U.S. AUM faculty experts will explain and facilitate discussions on many of these topics, and there will be some musical presentations as well. Learn more about the Global Education Center's fall lineup.




Head to Birmingham on Oct. 26 to hear the Dalai Lama

The Religious Studies track in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts major is sponsoring a trip on Sunday, Oct. 26, to hear His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama give an address in conjunction with Human Rights Week in Birmingham, Ala. AUM will provide transportation and admission to the event. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch. Space is limited, so if you're interested contact Dr. David Feltmate at dfeltmat@aum.edu or Dr. Jan Bulman at jbulman1@aum.edu for more information or to reserve a spot as soon as possible.




Help Athletics get to '6K by May' during social media drive

6Kopener_blastThe Department of Athletics has started a "6K by May" social media campaign, striving to reach 6,000 supporters across its social media platforms. The department is currently present on each of the four major social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The followership goal would more than triple the combined users of the athletic department’s social media networks.




Global Education Center
Noon – 1 p.m.

October 30

Day of the Dead Lecture, Alters and Food
Dr. Pam Long, Department of History and World Languages and Cultures
Grounded in Mexican traditions, Day of the Dead is a tribute to family, friends, and cultural icons who have “passed on.” The community places images and possessions of deceased persons on an ornately constructed offrenda (altar or table). The hosts will prepare at least one offrenda for AUM faculty, staff, and students who have passed on (Oct. 26 – Nov. 2). The community can honor AUM-placed pictures or items that reflect people to be remembered. In
Mexican culture, these symbols invite the spirits back to spend time with family and community.

Global Education Center filling the fall calendar with cultural events

Day of the Dead table on display at AUM.AUM's Global Education Center has several events planned for September and October that will open your eyes to many different cultures from across the globe as well as right here in the U.S. AUM faculty experts will explain and facilitate discussions on many of these topics, and there will be some musical presentations as well. Learn more about the Global Education Center's fall lineup.