Warhawk Weekly 1–16: PPS Open Forum; Historical Review published

 

 

NEWS

EVENTS

REMINDERS

 

 

NEWS

Faculty, Staff: PPS Open Forum, mileage reimbursement update

TODAY | 2:00 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

Please join Procurement and Payment Services for their first open forum meeting. This is the time to let them know what you want to learn and how you want to learn it in upcoming training workshops. Please bring questions, concerns, ideas and thoughts!

Also, the IRS has published a new mileage reimbursement rate for the use of personal vehicles in conducting business purpose travel. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the standard mileage rate increased to 54.5 cents/mile. The travel forms have been updated and can be located on AUMnet under PPS. Remember to include your MapQuest sheets showing the address and mileage when seeking mileage reimbursement.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the PPS office at 334-244-3225.

 

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AUM Historical Review published

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The Department of History is proud to announce the publication of the AUM Historical Review #7. This journal, written, edited and designed by AUM students, contains articles on German colonialism in Africa, Mohandas Gandhi, British travelers, nineteenth century Alabama and more.

Copies are available from the Department of History in 348 Liberal Arts. Also available online!

 

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Scaleback Alabama is here

Make 2018 the year of YOU! The Wellness Center will help you get started and keep you motivated through the 9 weeks of Scaleback Alabama.

In order to participate you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Live in Alabama or work for an Alabama-based company
  • Be on a team of 2 individuals
  • Register online or visit an official weigh-in site

Scale Back Alabama.jpgThe Wellness Center will be a private weigh-in site for AUM students and employees. Your team must register and weigh in between Jan. 22–26 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and then weigh out between Apr. 2–6 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. in the AUM Wellness Center. You do not have to be a member of the Wellness Center to gain access to weigh-in; however, with a signed membership agreement and guess pass you will be allowed 9 weeks of access as a non-AUM Wellness Center member employee.

The Wellness Center is offering an AUMazing prize of its own…a one-year membership will be given to the team selected in a random drawing if both team members each lose 10 pounds. Your team may be composed of individuals outside of campus, but they will only be eligible for prizes awarded by Scaleback Alabama.

Visit www.scalebackalabama.com for further information and guidelines on Scaleback Alabama, and don't forget to check out the AUM Wellness Center fitness schedule for classes to help you lose those 10 pounds!

 

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Homecoming 2018 approaches

homecoming_0.jpgThe Homecoming 2018 schedule is now available. Keep up to date — and learn about the Chancellor's Cup competition and Homecoming Court — on the Homecoming 2018 webpage!

Friday, Jan. 26
Alumni Homecoming Celebration | 6:30–9 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223
Student Pep Rally and Bonfire | 7–9 p.m.
Fireworks | 9 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 27
Homecoming Day Tailgate | 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Women’s Basketball vs West Alabama | 2 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs West Alabama | 4 p.m.

 

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Don't Forget to Submit Your Art

The Confucius Institute is hosting the Chinese New Year Art Contest that celebrates the Year of the Dog. The contest is open to any elementary, middle or high school student, as well as any college student. Artwork must be submitted by Feb. 5, 2018, with judging and awards taking place at the AUM Confucius Institute's Chinese New Year Celebration on Feb. 16, 2018.

More information on the rules and submission is available online.

 

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#AUMDayofGiving is almost here

Auburn University of Montgomery will host #AUMDayofGiving, as a special 24-hour fundraising initiative, on Feb. 14.

day_of_giving.jpgOn this day, AUM will highlight many projects and programs from the colleges and departments seeking private support. A social media based initiative, AUM has ambassadors from all areas of the campus that will be utilizing their personal social media accounts, as well as the official AUM Facebook pages, Twitter and Instagram accounts to promote the AUM projects.

Please like and share with others so that we can share the news about all the amazing programs and projects happing on our campus!

 

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Wiley accepts Sahinoglu informatics paper

In November 2017, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs): Computational Statistics accepted the paper “CLOUD Computing Risk Management for i) Server-Farm Repair Rates, ii) Consumer Load Cycle, iii) Server-Farm Repair Crew Count, iv) Additional Servers,” by Dr. Mehmet Sahinoglu, Director of AUM's Informatics Institute. Interested students and colleagues can request a copy of the paper from Sahinoglu.

The paper is the culmination of peer reviewed contributed (international) and invited technical papers and a local colloquium, and published an Advanced Review journal article by WIREs (Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews), submitted a NSF grant and published three international books during the second half of 2017 in a chronological order as follow:

  1. M. Sahinoglu, (2017). “Market-Centric and Quantifiable Risk Management of CLOUD Computing by Operational Planning,” Invitational Seminar at Colorado State University, Computer Science Department, May 18, 2017. 
  2. M. Sahinoglu, R. Balasuriya and S. Capar, (2017). “Selecting Type-I and Type-II Error Probabilities in Hypothesis Testing with Game-Theory, “CPS 200 (Contributed Paper Session), Proceedings of the 61st ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC), Marrakech, Morocco, Proceedings Abstract Book, OR-B08 (Methods and Theory 08), p. 68, 16-21 July, 2017.
  3. M. Sahinoglu, (2017).  "Sahinoglu-Libby (SL) Probability Density Function,” AUM Mathematics Colloquium invited by the AUM Math Club and Engineering Club, Sept. 29, 2017.
  4. M. Sahinoglu, (2017). "CLOUD Computing Risk Assessment and Management in Modern Power Systems - Application to Microgrids," Invitational Seminar at Syracuse University's Department of Electrical Engineering  and Computer Science and CASE, Nov. 8, 2017.

Additionally, in Dec. 2017, Sahinoglu submitted an NSF-National Science Foundation grant proposal under the Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. The proposal was titled, "Development of Math-Statistical Algorithms to Estimate Type-I and Type-II Error Probabilities Using Game-Theory.” The grant request for $155,826 would cover  a three-year period. Results are expected to be announced by NSF in Spring 2018. The grant proposal will include a principal investigator and two AUM graduate students to work in the applied project if and when funded. 

Lastly, Dr. Sahinoglu's three peer-reviewed books were published by LAMBERT Academic Publishing of Germany during the latter part of 2017 as follow:

  1. How to Quantify Metrics to Assess & Manage Wireless Security Risk: An Automated Software Tool for an Enterprise to Assess and Manage Risk Quantitatively Based on Performance Data. With S. Morton, N. Gokul.
  2. Quantitative Metrics to Assess & Manage Mining Safety with Risk Meter: How to Minimize Mining Disasters Cost Effectively by a Practical in-House Check Point Tool using an Automated Software. With S. Morton, M. K. Ozfirat, P. Venkatram.
  3. CLOUD Risk Assessment & Management Survey Tool for Users and Providers. With S. Morton, C. Vadla, K. Medesani.

 

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EVENTS

Hot Topics Café: Broke AF

Hot Topics Cafe.jpgThe holidays are over and, admit it, your wallet is looking pretty sad. Being broke is no joke, and Housing and Residence Life is here for you. Join us for a candid conversation about money, capitalism, and how to make it as a college student in America.

Wed., Jan. 17 | 7 p.m. | The Landing (in the Nest)

 

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Business Breakfast series continues

OutReach at Auburn Montgomery’s Business Breakfast series begins Oct. 3. Each breakfast lecture is $30 for AUM students and employees or $35 for general admission. Tables of 8 can be reserved at a discounted rate for AUM departments.

Registration is required.

jan.-business_0.jpgPhil Bush, Director of MavRen Marketing and Sales
Tue., Jan. 23 | 7:30–9 a.m. | Wynlakes Golf & Country Club

Peggy Brockman, Author, inspirational speaker and business coach
Tue., Feb. 27 | 7:30–9 a.m. | The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill

William Espey, Branding Visionary for Chipotle Mexican Grill
Tue., Mar. 20 | 7:30–9 a.m. | Wynlakes Golf & Country Club

 

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Housing Game Show Network

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but if you don’t have a date yet, don’t worry! Housing and Residence Life is here to help!

Join us for the Housing Game Show Network, which uses dating-style TV shows — like The Dating Game — to help our lucky participants find the one they’ve been look for — or maybe just a nice Valentine’s Day date.

Tue., Jan. 23 | 7 p.m. | The Landing (in the Nest)

 

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nosferatu.jpgAUM Connected: Nosferatu showing

Are you reading Dracula? Then, don’t miss the 1922 unauthorized film adaptation Nosferatu with an introduction by Dr. Darren Harris-Fain from the English & Philosophy department.

Thu., Jan. 25 | 6 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

 

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Join Intramurals!

Interested in competing with your friends? Register and join your teams for intramurals! For more information visit the AUM IMLeagues homepage, or contact 334-315-3211.

Basketball Season | Jan. 17–Feb. 22

Soccer Season | Jan. 21–Mar. 4

Water Polo Registration | Dec. 13–Jan. 27
Water Polo Season | Jan. 29–Feb. 28

Pickleball Registration | Feb. 5–Feb. 22
Pickleball Season | Feb. 26–Mar. 29

Tennis Registration | Feb. 26–Mar. 19
Tennis Season | Mar. 20–Apr. 19

Softball Registration | Mar. 5–Mar. 22
Softball Season | Mar. 25–Apr. 29

Sand Volleyball Registration | Mar. 5–Mar. 26
Sand Volleyball Season | Mar. 27–Apr. 19
 

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REMINDERS

Keep up with class updates!

Check out the Academic Calendar to make sure you are up to date with any campus-wide class updates.

Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation | Fri., Jan. 19
Last Day for 50% Refund | Wed., Jan. 31

 

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Monthly Community Service: Family Sunshine Center

Family Sunshien Center.jpgA brand new year is a brand new opportunity to show some love to families in need in the River Region.

Join Housing and Residence Life as they volunteer at the Family Sunshine Center. Lunch and transportation is provided, you just need to provide your smile and service!

Fri., Jan. 26 | 9:30 a.m. | Meet in the Nest

 

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AUM Athletics needs you!

The AUM Department of Athletics and the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee have partnered to create the AUM College Competition, a competition between campus colleges and departments to increase attendance of faculty and staff at home sporting events.

college_0.jpgMake sure to sign-in when you arrive at the games so that the points are counted for your respective college!

The women’s basketball games all begin at 6 p.m with the men’s basketball team following at 8 p.m.for the following games:

  • Thu., Feb. 22 | vs. University of West Georgia

Admission is free to all faculty and staff and children under 12. Family members of faculty and staff are $3.

 

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Grad students – Apply for scholarships today!

The Auburn Montgomery Alumni Association is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Graduate Study Merit Scholarships through March 1.

To be eligible for the scholarships, students must:

  • Be fully admitted to an AUM graduate program
  • Have completed at least 9 hours of graduate study
  • Have a current GPA of 3.4 or higher

A completed application will include, among other things, two letters of support (preferably from AUM faculty or staff), a 250-word essay on career objectives and a current resume. Applicants will be notified of their award status by mail.

Interested students can email alumni@aum.edu for an application or find them here.

 

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