AUM Weekly 4-19-16: Golden presents on branch campus fundraising; Kalu publishes two books

by Caitlin Forrest | Apr 19, 2016
 

HEADLINES

  • Golden presents on fundraising at branch campus administrators conference
  • Kalu publishes two highly acclaimed books
  • Veres accepts national 2015 Altus Trophy on behalf of River Region
  • Leadership opportunity available for AUM women
  • AUM goes tobacco free June 1 

EVENTS

  • Promenade Concerts at AUM kick off tonight
  • AUM celebrates Earth Week, Arbor Day — Flies Tree Campus USA flags
  • Refill and Refresh encourages hydration
  • Students can have Fun in the Sun before Finals
  • End of term textbook buyback and rental return
  • Diversity and Multicultural Affairs presents Diversity Dayz 2016
  • International Fest 2016
  • ASVAB military entrance test offered at AUM
  • Student Alumni Association hosts end-of-year party
  • Administrative Professionals Conference 2016
  • CELT offers learning opportunities
  • Special events at Theatre AUM

REMINDERS

  • AUM Mini-College connects community with Arts and Sciences faculty, scholars
  • Hot Topic Café: Rock the Vote
  • 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
  • AUM Cheerleading tryouts
  • Study Abroad Conference focuses on faculty-led programs, increasing student awareness
  • National Walk@Lunch Day
  • Call for nominations for 2016 Excellence in Faculty Outreach Award
  • Call for applications for 2016 Outreach Grant Award
  • Wellness Wednesdays
  • See who you know in Campus Life

OTHER EVENTS

 

Golden presents on fundraising at branch campus administrators conference

Carolyn Golden

Carolyn Campbell-Golden, vice chancellor for Advancement, recently presented on the “Dynamics of Branch Campus Fundraising” at the annual National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA) conference in Wilmington, Del.

The conference focused on fundraising, academic program implementation, campus safety, maintenance, student success initiatives and commencement celebrations.

NABCA is a professional organization committed to supporting the mission and goals of higher education professionals who work at a location that is separate from the parent campus. NABCA aims to equip public and private, national and international, 2- and 4-year colleges and universities, and other higher education partners.
 

 

Kalu publishes two highly acclaimed books

Kalu Kalu

Dr. Kalu N. Kalu, distinguished research professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the College of Public Policy and Justice, has published two path-breaking books —Technology, Culture, and Public Policy: Critical Lessons From Finland, the culmination and final study/research from Professor Kalu’s 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar Award to Finland, and Citizenship: Identity, Institutions, and the Postmodern Challenge, which covers the full spectrum of literature on citizenship theory, including the state and structure of identity, the individual and the public, and the challenges of civic engagement and collective discourse. 

The two books published consecutively by Routledge have earned rave reviews throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. A book presentation will be forthcoming.

 

Veres accepts national 2015 Altus Trophy on behalf of River Region

Dr. Veres Altus Trophy

Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), recently presented the 2015 Altus Trophy to Dr. John Veres, chancellor of Auburn University in Montgomery, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The Altus Trophy, which Veres accepted on behalf of the entire River Region, is given to the community judged to have shown the most outstanding support to an AETC base.

Read the full story on Montgomery’s Altus Trophy recognition

 

Leadership opportunity available for AUM women

Interested in a professional leadership development and preparation opportunity? Check out the AUM Women Lead Society (#AUMWLS)! Apply for the AUM Women Lead Society online or visit Taylor Center 157. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 30.

Requirements:

  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Currently enrolled and in good standing at AUM
  • Sophomore by Aug. 15

 

AUM goes tobacco free June 1 

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.
 

EVENTS

Promenade Concerts at AUM kick off tonight

The Promenade Concerts open at AUM this evening, April 19, with music by violinist Delyana Lazarova and pianist Vadim Serebryany, featuring the work of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

On April 27, pianist Anna Petrova will play music by Chopin, Haydn, Albiniz, and Rachmaninov. Following intermission, Petrova will play Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in e minor, accompanied by a string quartet.

The concerts are sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and through a gift from Eunice Henig.

Performances

Delyana Lazarova, violin, and Vadim Serebryany, piano
Tuesday, April 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall | Free, open to the public

Pianist Anna Petrova
Wednesday, April 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall | Free, open to the public

 

AUM celebrates Earth Week, Arbor Day — Flies Tree Campus USA flags

Tree Campus USA

In recognition of Earth Week, April 18–22, the following events will take place throughout the week:

Planting and Growing Around the World
Tuesday, April 19 | 12–1 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Breezeway

Movie viewing: Plastic Paradise
Thursday, April 19 | 7 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

Service Learning: Reading at Garrett Elementary
Friday, April 22 | 9–10:30 a.m. | Collaboration of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs, Athletics (Bus begins loading at 8:30 a.m. from the Athletics parking lot)

Arbor Day | Friday, April 29 | Watch for activity announcements

Also, remember AUM is recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA university, so Instagram or Facebook a selfie with the Tree Campus USA flag flying in the background this week and next, and use #MyAUM in your post. (The flag is located outside the Library Tower). 

 

Refill and Refresh encourages hydration

Refill_Refresh

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.

 

Students can have Fun in the Sun before Finals

The UNIV Legacy Committee is sponsoring Fun in the Sun, a wellness event for students and raising money for the American Cancer Association. Come out between classes to enjoy some fun in the sun as we head into finals. There will be plenty of games, food and music! 

Thursday, April 21 | 2–4 p.m. | Tents by the Wellness Center | Free; donations welcome | Contact Cornelia Brown at cbrown43@aum.edu

 

End of term textbook buyback and rental return

Textbook buyback

The Warhawk Shop is offering cash for books and accepting rental returns.

April 22–May 12 | Hours | Warhawk Shop, Taylor Center | AUM student ID required

 

Diversity and Multicultural Affairs presents Diversity Dayz 2016

Diversity Dayz 2016

Religious Diversity at AUM and Beyond
Today, April 19 | 12–1 p.m. | Global Education Center

“Race and Racism at AUM: Students’ Perspectives”
Today, April 19 | 6 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

The Ringer: Movie and Talk
Wednesday, April 20 | 11:45 a.m. | Taylor Center 230

“Dance Around the World and Back!”
Wednesday, April 20 | 6 p.m. | Taylor Center 223

“Transcending the Traditional: Transgender, Non-Binary, and other points in Between”
Thursday, April 21 | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

International Festival
Thursday, April 21 | 6 p.m. | The Grove

A Taste of China
Friday, April 22 | 12–1:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

The Last Emperor
Friday, April 22 | 1:30 p.m. | Global Education Center

Relationships & Realities for Women of Color
Monday, April 25 | 6 p.m. | The Perch

President’s Remarks to Cuba: A viewing discussion of the president
Tuesday, April 26 | 12–1 p.m. | Global Education Center

“Africa: Facts, Fiction & Fears”
Wednesday, April 27 | 12–1 p.m. | Global Education Center

Diversity 101: Building an Inclusive Community
Thursday, April 28 | 12–1 p.m. | Global Education Center

 

International Fest 2016

Intl Fest Flyer

Learn about cultures around the world and enjoy free food, giveaways, music, and more!

For more information, please contact Amanda Rodriguez at arodrig1@aum.edu or 334-244-3903.

Thursday, April 21 | 6–9 p.m. | The Grove

 

ASVAB military entrance test offered at AUM

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test will be offered at AUM on April 22. The ASVAB test is for individuals interested in enlisting in the United States military. Testers should bring a state-issued driver’s license or an identification card.

The test will start promptly at 8 a.m. Note: Late arrivals will not be able to take the test.

Friday, April 22 | 8–11 a.m. | Taylor Center 230 | RSVP to SFC Marren Ellis at marren.r.ellis.mil@mail.mil or 334-799-1152

 

Student Alumni Association hosts end-of-year party

All students are invited to join the Student Alumni Association for an end-of-year party with knockerball, food and FUN!

Wednesday, April 27 | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | Behind the Library Tower

 

Administrative Professionals Conference 2016

The Administrative Professionals Conference is a one-day course that will provide administrative professionals with training to enhance expertise, boost productivity, and position themselves as valuable resources for their businesses.

Thursday, April 28 | 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Wynlakes Golf & Country Club | $125 for individuals, $99/person when registering three or more | Register online or call 334-244-3804

 

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.

Self-Guided Peer Review Workshop Using Quality Matters
Today, April 19 | 9 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111 | Course is an elective for the online teaching certificate

Intrusive Advising — Belinda Marable, Advisor Development Institute
Today, April 19 | 2:15–3:15 p.m. | Taylor Center 222 | Recommended for advisors

Curriculum Mapping — Kelly Birchfield, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Wednesday, April 20 | 9:30–11 a.m. | Taylor Center 223

Using Kaltura with Blackboard — Jared Peregoy, Instructional Designer
Thursday, April 21 | 9 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111 | Course is an elective for online teaching certificate

Making Training Work for You: Supervisors — HR Session
Thursday, April 21 | 9–11 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Creating a Culture of Motivation — Ginny Langham, Nursing
Monday, April 25 | 12:30–1:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

Embracing Change — HR Session
Tuesday, April 26 | 9–11 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

 

Special events at Theatre AUM

This Thursday is 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.

Before this Saturday’s performance (April 23) Dr. Lee Farrow will present “The Genius and Wit of Nikolai Gogol.” Farrow is a distinguished teaching professor in the Department of History and the director of AUM’s Center for Learning and Teaching. Her book, “Alexis in America,” was recently published.

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

Pre-show presentation: Saturday, April 23 | 6:30-7:00 p.m. | free pre-show presentation: “The Genius and Wit of Nikolai Gogol​” by Dr. Lee Farrow | Contact Katie Pearson at 334-244-3632 or kpearso2@aum.edu
 

 

REMINDERS

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.

 Tuesday, June 14–Wednesday, June 15 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Career Development Center, Taylor 323 | $50 registration; register by June 1 | contact Dr. Peter Zachar at 334-244-3311 or pzachar@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

 

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.

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

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

 

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 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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