AUM Weekly 4-12-16: Community college president speaks on 'diversity for leadership'; Rain this week – Library's got you covered

by Caitlin Forrest | Apr 12, 2016

 

HEADLINES

  • Warhawk Spotlight: Diversity and Inclusiveness
    UNIV students, faculty and staff gain ‘different perspective on diversity for leadership’
  • Library offers umbrellas on rainy days
  • Woodworth to speak at Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library
  • AUM goes tobacco free June 1
  • Deal talks municipal bankruptcy with financial managers
  • Farrow to discuss Alaska Purchase book in Moscow
  • 2016–17 UNIV instructors prepare to teach, guide students
  • Refill and Refresh encourages hydration

EVENTS

  • Tech Tuesdays: Apps for Apple and Android devices
  • Resident Appreciation Day
  • Planning and budget meeting set for April 13
  • Not On My Campus Sexual Assault Awareness campaign
  • AU to host workshop on small business proposal preparation
  • ASF offers discount for ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’
  • Film highlights challenges of living with disabilities
  • Warhawk Wellness Day features music, obstacle course with focus on encouraging healthy lifestyles
  • Pop-Up at The Auburn Montgomery Café gives students chance to socialize, kick feet up
  • Study Abroad Conference focuses on faculty-led programs, increasing student awareness
  • National Walk@Lunch Day
  • CELT offers learning opportunities

REMINDERS

  • Auburn and AUM students to showcase research April 13
  • 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series College Program
  • Theatre AUM closes season with ‘The Inspector General’
  • Hot Topic Café: Rock the Vote
  • Political Film Series features ‘Plastic Paradise’
  • Alumni Night at Theatre AUM
  • AUM Cheerleading tryouts
  • Call for nominations for 2016 Excellence in Faculty Outreach Award
  • Call for applications for 2016 Outreach Grant Award
  • AUM Mini-College connects community with Arts and Sciences faculty, scholars
  • Wellness Wednesdays
  • See who you know in Campus Life

OTHER EVENTS

 

Warhawk Spotlight: Diversity and Inclusiveness
UNIV students, faculty and staff gain ‘different perspective on diversity for leadership’

Riedel and attendees

Students in Amy Ingram’s UNIV 1000 class, as well as AUM students, faculty and staff, attended a presentation April 6 by Dr. Herbert Riedel, president of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, on “A Different Perspective on Diversity for Leadership.”

Read the full story on Riedel’s presentation.

 

Library offers umbrellas on rainy days

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Forgot your umbrella? No worries — The AUM Library has got you covered. Check out one of the Library’s "We've Got You Covered" umbrellas at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.

It’s also National Library Week! Stop in and give your Library some love (and pick up some snacks — or your umbrella). Check out the Library’s Facebook page for this week’s activities.

 

Woodworth to speak at Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library

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Dr. Elizabeth Woodworth, associate professor of English and director of composition, has been invited to speak May 6 at Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library. 

Woodworth’s lecture, “Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Stung by the Splendor of Italy,” will take place during the university’s Browning Day 2016 festivities.

Woodworth is excited about the invitation.

“They are an extraordinary institution,” she said. “They funded two fellowships for me to research there for my dissertation. They've also welcomed me whenever I wanted or needed to do research since 1995. The ABL has been like a literary home to me.”

 

AUM goes tobacco free June 1 
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AUM takes Warhawk wellness seriously. Effective June 1, 2016, AUM will join more than 1,000 other colleges and universities by becoming a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus. AUM is committed to providing a healthier and cleaner campus community for our students, employees and visitors. 

A smoke-free campus will further promote the health, safety, and well-being of the AUM Family by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke on campus and at university-owned and -leased properties. For specifics, read the policy online.

 

Deal talks municipal bankruptcy with financial managers

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Dr. Keren H. Deal, a professor of accounting with the AUM College of Business School of Accountancy, presented research on municipal bankruptcy to local, state and federal government financial managers at the March 25 Charleston AGA meeting in Charleston, S.C. Attendees represented the State of South Carolina, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Corps of Engineers.

“I was honored to be asked by the U.S. and state government financial managers in the Charleston area to share my research on municipal bankruptcy in the United States,” said Deal. “It was a great meeting, and they were all very receptive to the research I presented.”

The AUM College of Business is the only school in the Montgomery area to receive accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB) for both its undergraduate and graduate business programs as well as the discipline-specific accreditation in accounting, putting it in the top one percent of business schools internationally.

 

Farrow to discuss Alaska Purchase book in Moscow

Dr. Lee A. Farrow, distinguished teaching professor of History and director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, is participating in a conference April 13–14 on Russian America (Alaska). The conference, in Moscow, is hosted by the Russian Institute of World History. 

Farrow was invited and is funded by the Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C., to  present material from her forthcoming book on the Alaska Purchase. Conference guests will include American and Russian scholars as well as the American ambassador to Russia. 

 

2016–17 UNIV instructors prepare to teach, guide students

Student Success and Retention held its annual UNIV Instructor Professional Development Workshop on April 1 in The Nest and Landing in Warhawk Hall.

About 50 AUM faculty and staff members interested in teaching UNIV for the 2016–17 academic year took part in an engaging and energizing day. 

Topics covered included:

  • The history of UNIV at AUM
  • UNIV theories and philosophies
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Academic support systems
  • Learning activities and experiences
  • Helping students connect with AUM, each other and local/global communities
  • The UNIV common syllabus
  • Grading and using rubrics
  • Working with international students
  • Using Blackboard

Currently, 42 sections of UNIV are scheduled for fall semester, including four UNIV 1003 (Auburn Guarantee) courses, seven UNIV 1007 (Bridge) courses, and one UNIV 1007 (Honors) class.

UNIV provides new AUM students with opportunities to successfully transition into college, both academically and personally. UNIV also supports students by fostering real connections with AUM and fellow students as well as faculty and staff. UNIV also provides students the skills they need to engage with their curriculum in ways that promote academic advancement and persistence toward graduation.

Those interested in being a part of UNIV, as an instructor or supplemental instruction presenter, can contact UNIV Program Manager Amy Ingram (Library Tower 229) at amay4@aum.edu or 334-244-3153. 

 

Refill and Refresh encourages hydration

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The AUM Sustainability Committee has launched the “Refill and Refresh” campaign to promote wellness of the body through the use of hydration stations across campus.

Students are encouraged to participate in the campaign by taking a photo while using one of the hydration stations across campus and sending the photo to the AUM Student Affairs Facebook page.

 

EVENTS

Tech Tuesdays: Apps for Apple and Android devices

Tech_Tuesday

This technology demonstration will allow students with both Apple and Android devices a chance to try apps that assist individuals with disabilities, including an app that allows the user to simulate a variety of visual impairments.

Tuesday, April 12 | 12:15–1:30 p.m. | Taylor Center 220 (Global Education Center)

 

Resident Appreciation Day

Housing is closing out the Kill-a-Watt Challenge with a bang! Join us at the grilling stations for a hamburger or hot dog, snacks and activities to celebrate a great Kill-a-Watt Challenge and an AUMazing school year!

Monday, April 18 | 4–6 p.m. | Grilling Stations

 

Planning and budget meeting set for April 13

Financial and Administrative Services will host a planning and budget meeting and brown bag lunch at noon April 13. 

Wednesday, April 13 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 222

 

Not On My Campus Sexual Assault Awareness campaign

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Not On My Campus (NOMC) Pledge Campaign
Join the Not On My Campus movement — sign the NOMC pledge, take a photo with “Not On My Campus” on your hand, make this your profile picture with #NOMCAUM. Curtiss may even join in your photo with you!
April 11–15 | NOMC Online Pledge

Banner Day
Sign the NOMC banner and stamp your hand to support the NOMC campaign signifying unity and commitment to sexual safety.
Tuesday, April 12 | 12–2 p.m. | Taylor Center, across from the AUMazing Bean

Mobile Campaign
Sign a NOMC pledge card, take a photo with Not On My Campus written on your hand, and make this your profile picture. #NOMCAUM Curtiss may even join in your photo with you!!
Wednesday, April 13

Got Consent?
An open conversation about sexual assault, this seminar is a part of NOMC series that empowers students to create a campus community of student culture where sexual assault and violence do not occur.
Thursday, April 14 | Noon–1:30 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

 

AU to host workshop on small business proposal preparation

A full day workshop on DOD SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation (Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer) will cover the application process and how to structure a competitive proposal, and includes a free application review by a professional consultant. This workshop is provided with support from Alabama Launchpad.

For more information and to register, go to the website. For questions, contact Troy Brady at troy.brady@auburn.edu at the Office of Innovation Advancement and Commercialization.

Thursday, April 14 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. | Student Center at Auburn University, Room 2107 | Registration required; lunch provided

 

ASF offers discount for ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

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The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is offering a special to college students for it’s April 15 performance of “Midsummer Night’s Dream” during the theatre’s recognition of Shakespeare 400, the 400thanniversary of Shakespeare’s death, April 23.

AUM students can enjoy the performance for $10 by using the code COLLEGE online when making ticket orders.

Friday, April 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Alabama Shakespeare Festival

 

Film highlights challenges of living with disabilities

During Diversity Week, the Warhawk Disability Alliance, the Center for Disability Services (CDS), the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the AUM Student Government Association are proud to present the 2005 film The Ringer, starring Johnny Knoxville. 

The Ringer offers a rare chance to understand how difficult life with a disability can be. The film revolves around a plot to fix the Special Olympics, with the assumption that a “normal” person should have no trouble at all winning a competition against challenged individuals. As the movie progresses, Steve Barker (Johnny Knoxville) comes to realize that while the other competitors may be challenged, they are in no way lesser athletes. 

While he loses the competition in the end, he gains a deeper understanding — and respect — for individuals who are disabled.

Wednesday, April 20 | 11:45 a.m.–3 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

 

Warhawk Wellness Day features music, obstacle course with focus on encouraging healthy lifestyles

UNIV Legacy Committee is sponsoring Warhawk Wellness Day on April 21. Students, faculty, and staff can come out and enjoy music, an obstacle course, and refreshments as well as discover tips on ways to live a healthy lifestyle. Remember: Move your body to strengthen your mind!

Thursday, April 21 | 2–4 p.m. | Wellness Center

 

Pop-Up at The Auburn Montgomery Café gives students chance to socialize, kick feet up

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The Roost is partnering with a local entertainment group, Northside Productions, to create a show for students to relate, relax and release as the semester ends. The event is similar to an open mic show, where artists perform poetry, song and more.

The goal of Pop-Up at Auburn Montgomery Café is to transform The Roost into a relaxing poetry lounge where student’s minds are NOT on finals.

Students can participate in the event by signing up with one of the Roost’s AUMazing cashiers.

Thursday, April 21 | 7–10 p.m. | The Roost

 

Study Abroad Conference focuses on faculty-led programs, increasing student awareness

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For the first hour of the Study Abroad Conference on April 26, attendees can learn how to build a faculty-led program. During the second hour, a student-led Q&A will help fellow students better understand how study abroad can change their perspective of the world!

For information, contact Dr. Achala Rockwell at arockwel@aum.edu or 334-244-3544.

Tuesday, April 26 | 1:30–3:30 p.m. | Taylor Center 222

 

National Walk@Lunch Day

Human Resources and the Wellness Center are sponsoring National Walk@Lunch Day and invite faculty, staff and students for a walk around the outdoor track on April 27.

Walkers can pre-purchase a healthy lunch (hummus wrap, fruit, nuts, cheese and bottled water) to enjoy after the walk for $5 (Lunch pre-purchase deadline: 9 a.m. April 22). 

Wednesday, April 27 | 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. | Walk around 1-mile outside track begins at Wellness Center | Register for the walk

 

CELT offers learning opportunities

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will offer a number of sessions this week. Read about each session in detail here.

Blackboard and Collaborate — Jared Peregoy, Instructional Designer
Tuesday, April 12 | 9 a.m.–Noon | Clement Hall 111 | This course is an elective for the online teaching certificate

Cultural Intelligence: Identity — HR Session
Tuesday, April 12 | 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Academic Advising Approaches — Belinda Marable, Advisor Development Institute
Tuesday, April 12 | 12:30–1:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West | Recommended for Advisors

AUM Online Course Quality Standards — Jared Peregoy, Instructional Designer
Wednesday, April 13 | 9 a.m.–Noon | Clement Hall 111 | This course is an elective for the online teaching certificate

Great Assignments, Great Expectations — N.D. Seibel, Communication and Dramatic Arts; Seth Reno, English and Philosophy; Heidi Lingamfelter Almosara, Former Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Wednesday, April 13 | 11 a.m.–Noon | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Academic Advising Approaches — Belinda Marable, Advisor Development Institute
Wednesday, April 13 | 2:15–3:15 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East | Recommended for Advisors

Working toward the Same Goal: Supporting Our Student Athletes — Jessie Rosa and Andree Houston, Athletics
Thursday, April 14 | 12:30–1:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109 | Recommended for UNIV Instructors

Lunch and Learn: Undergoing a Quality Matters Review: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly — Cam Hamilton, Debbie Faulk, and Donna Beuk, Nursing
Tuesday, April 19 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 222 | This course is an elective for the online teaching certificate

 

REMINDERS

Auburn and AUM students to showcase research April 13

Auburn University will hold its “This is Research: Student Symposium 2016” on April 13 in the Auburn University Student Center, giving Auburn and Auburn Montgomery students an opportunity to share their research university-wide. More information about the symposiums is available on the website at www.auburn.edu/thisisresearch or the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/231933427142262/

For more information, contact Jennifer Kerpelman, chair of the This is Research Symposia Committee, at kerpejl@auburn.edu.

 

2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series College Program

“Evolving Issues in National Security and Policymaking: Engaging the Public,” will be the theme for this year’s 2016 Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series: College Program of the U.S. Army War College, which is being hosted by the College of Public Policy and Justice’s Department of Political Science & Public Administration.

For information, contact Dr. Kalu N. Kalu, 334-244-3695 or kkalu@aum.edu,or Shannon Richardson, 334-244-3698 or sricha17@aum.edu.

Wednesday, April 13 | 6:30–9:30 p.m. | Taylor Center 230 | Free and open to the public; refreshments and snacks will be served

 

Theatre AUM closes season with ‘The Inspector General’

Theatre AUM will present the final show of the 2015–16 season, The Inspector General by Nikolai Gogol.

Show dates are April 14–16, April 21–23, and April 24 | Contact Katie Pearson at 334-244-3632 or kpearso2@aum.edu

 

Hot Topic Café: Rock the Vote

The election is just around the corner, and its time AUM students had a chance to voice their opinions about it. Let’s get together for a safe and honest discussion about the candidates, the issues, and the future of the country. Snacks will be served.

Wednesday, April 20 | 6:30 p.m. | The Landing

 

Political Film Series features ‘Plastic Paradise’

The final Political Film Series screening of the spring on April 21 is dedicated to Earth Day. 

Plastic Paradise (2014) will take you on a journey to Midway Atoll, one of the most remote places on Earth, to reveal the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Dr. Karen Stine will introduce the documentary.

This screening is co-sponsored by the College of Public Policy and Justice and the College of Arts and Sciences. The film is free, open to the public, and made possible thanks to a grant from the Ida Belle Young Special Projects Fund.

Thursday, April 21 | 7 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West | For more info: Dr. Pia Knigge at pknigge@aum.edu, 334-244-3834

 

Alumni Night at Theatre AUM

Alumni and guests are invited for a free Theatre AUM production of The Inspector General on April 21. The Alumni Association will host a reception with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 pm in the Global Education Center (Taylor Center 219–220). The show will begin promptly at 7:30 pm.

Reservations must be made in advance at alumni@aum.edu or 334-244-3369. For other shows and ticket prices, visit Theatre AUM. AUM Alumni Association members receive complimentary admission to all Theatre AUM productions.

Thursday, April 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Global Education Center (Taylor Center 219–220) and Theatre AUM)

 

AUM Cheerleading tryouts

AUM Cheerleading is holding tryouts for male and female cheerleaders for the 2016–17 season. The tryouts are open to all currently enrolled AUM students and all incoming freshmen already accepted into AUM for the fall semester. 

For information, contact jhughe15@aum.edu

April 25, 26, and 27 | 6–8:30 p.m. | AUM Athletics Complex

 

Call for nominations for 2016 Excellence in Faculty Outreach Award

Nominations are being accepted for AUM’s 2016 Excellence in Faculty Outreach Award, which includes a $5,000 honorarium that will be presented to one AUM faculty member at the 2016 Convocation for distinguished outreach contributions that exceed expectations for the person’s career stage and job responsibilities. 

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprised of former recipients of this award, other Auburn Montgomery faculty, and individuals from the Office of Business & Community Initiatives. Selection recommendations will be made by the Excellence in Faculty Outreach Award Committee. Questions about the process should be submitted to faculty.award@outreach.aum.edu

Nomination deadline: Friday, April 29 | 1 p.m. | Complete nomination information

 

Call for applications for 2016 Outreach Grant Award

The Vice Chancellor for Business & Community Initiatives announces the availability of up to $20,000 to be awarded through one or more grants to Auburn Montgomery faculty and staff. The funds have been set aside to encourage the faculty and staff of Auburn Montgomery to develop and implement programs of “outreach” to persons in the community. 

Awards will be announced at Auburn Montgomery’s 2016 Convocation. Questions about the process should be submitted to grant.awards@outreach.aum.edu.

Application deadline: Friday, April 29 | 1 p.m. | Complete application information

 

AUM Mini-College connects community with Arts and Sciences faculty, scholars

AUM Mini-College, set for June 14–15, is a chance for local residents to spend two days on campus engaging with professors and scholars. 

For more information, contact Dr. Peter Zachar at 334-244-3311 or pzachar@aum.edu

Tuesday, June 14–Wednesday, June 15 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Career Development Center, Taylor 323 | Registration: $50; Deadline to register, May 1.

 

Wellness Wednesdays

Does life leave you feeling overwhelmed? Join the staff from the Counseling Center every Wednesday in Warhawk Alley’s SGA/CAB office to learn fun and interesting ways to improve and maintain personal well-being.

For more information, contact Audrey Shaw at 334-244-3553 or ashaw7@aum.edu

Wednesdays | 12–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 126

 

See who you know in Campus Life

AUM’s Campus Life page is frequently updated to show photographs of people, events and life around campus. See who you know — or see yourself — in the Campus Life photo album and in this month’s photo slideshow.

OTHER EVENTS

Campus Calendar         

AUM Athletics Calendar