Warhawk Weekly 10–25: Call for Submissions; 20 percent off AUM gear

 

 

NEWS

EVENTS

REMINDERS

 

 

 

NEWS

Call for Submissions — AUM Lecture Series Program

The AUM Lecture Series Program Committee is calling for submissions to the AUM Lecture Series Program for the fiscal year 2016-2017. The submission deadline is 3 p.m. on November 18.

Please submit the Lecture Speaker proposal and all supporting documents to gduenas@aum.edu or send 10 copies of the completed form to Dr. Gilbert Duenas, College of Education, Room 319.

 

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20 percent off AUM gear with food donation

If you bring any canned food or non-perishable food item to the Warhawk Shop during the month of October, you will receive 20 percent off on any AUM insignia item. All food items will be donated to the AUM Campus Food Bank.

 

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Roost open late on Fridays

The Roost has extended the hours of operation at Chef’s Corner to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday. If you have any additional feedback, email Daishu McGriff at dmcgrif1@aum.edu or stop by the dining hall.

 

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Shriek Week 2016: Haunted house, scary movies, masquerade ball

shriekweek_0.jpgIt’s time to celebrate our school colors, Orange and Black, during Shriek Week 2016. Campus Activities Board (CAB) has been planning this week since June and cannot wait for AUM students to enjoy all the spooky events.

Student IDs are required to attend all events and to receive shirts.

Scary Movie Day: “Mama”
Today, Oct. 25 | Noon–2 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. | Taylor Center 222-223

Haunted House
Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 7–9 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor

Library Haunted Open House
Thursday, Oct. 27 | Noon–2 p.m. | Library Tower

Costume Party, co-sponsored with AUM SGA
Thursday, Oct. 27 | 8 p.m.–midnight | Taylor Center 222-223

Honors Masquerade Ball, sponsored by the University Honors Program
Friday, Oct. 28 | 7 p.m. | Taylor Center 222-223

 

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EVENTS

NPR’s Liasson, RSA’s Bronner to speak at Forum economic summit

Mara Liasson, a National Public Radio political correspondent, and Dr. David Bronner, chief executive officer of Retirement Systems of Alabama, will speak at The Forum, AUM and Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s 34th Annual Economic Summit.

William Canary, president and chief executive officer of the Business Council of Alabama, and Anika Khan, managing director and senior economist with Wells Fargo Securities, will also be speaking at the summit. To view the full agenda, go to www.aum.edu/forum.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 | 8 a.m.–1 p.m. | Wynlakes Golf and Country Club, Montgomery, Ala. | Registration required (7:30 a.m.)

 

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'Hannibal' at AUM Connected movie night

hannibal_0.jpgHannibal (2001) is a thriller starring Sir Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, a cannibalistic serial killer with a taste for fine things. Gary Oldman, Julianna Moore and Ray Liotta round out the cast.

Thursday, Oct. 27 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Liberal Arts TW 110

 

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How Did We Get Here? Trump vs. Clinton and What Business Leaders Need to Know

The AUM Business Breakfast Series will kick-off on Oct. 28 with David Wasserman, election analyst with the Cook Political Report.

Join David Wasserman as he analyzes how we arrived at our chaotic political predicament. Wasserman will lay out the powerful, long-term forces that have led us to this milestone in presidential politics and structurally shaken Congress: a cultural self-sorting of the electorate, the decentralization of news, a decline in the power of political parties (independent voters are now 43 percent of the electorate), economic bifurcation and the global rise of nationalism. Come hear Wasserman’s take on the future of American politics and his prognosis of what we can expect in the 2016 presidential and congressional elections.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and the deadline to register is Oct. 26.

  • Individual tickets, $35

  • Table of 8 tickets, $350

  • AUM employee discount tickets, $30

  • AUM groups, $250

The Business Breakfast series runs from October through March, with a different speaker each month. AUM faculty and staff can attend at a discounted rate. Visit the AUM Outreach page to see the full line-up of speakers and to register.

Friday, Oct. 28 | 7:30–9 a.m. | The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill, Prattville, Ala.

 

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Career Bus to AU

The AUM Career Development Center is pleased once again to invite students to catch the Career Bus to AU.

Students will have the opportunity to network with employer representatives at the Auburn University All-Majors Career Expo. All AUM students are welcome to attend: students must have their Warhawk Access card for admittance into the expo and professional dress is required.

The bus will depart from the front entrance of the Taylor Center (outside Admissions) at 1:30 p.m. and arrive back to campus at approximately 5 p.m.

Space is limited. Please register through WarhawkCareers on MyAUM. The Career Development Center is here to assist students with resume critique and/or networking preparation prior to the event. To make an appointment, contact Edna Vincent at 334-244-3344 or evincent@aum.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 1:30–5 p.m. | Outside Taylor Center

 

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'The Syrian Civil War and the Growth of Da’esh'

Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, is pleased to host a presentation entitled, “The Syrian Civil War and the Growth of the Da’esh (ISIS),” by Dr. David S. Sorenson, Professor of International Security Studies at the U.S. Air War College.

Sorenson has published seven books, including “Syria in Ruins: the Dynamics of the Syrian Civil War” (2016), “An Introduction to the Modern Middle East” (2nd edition, 2014), and “Global Security Watch: Lebanon” (2010). He has also published several articles and book chapters on Middle East politics, defense budget politics, and national security affairs. Sorenson has consulted on Middle East policy for several U.S. government agencies.

His lecture will explain the reasons for the Syrian civil war, analyze why it has become so violent and prolonged, how it helped Da’esh to power, and how it might end. The talk will conclude with projections for post-war Syria.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 6–7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

 

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'Get ghoulish for Halloween' decorating contest

AUM Staff Council presents our annual Halloween decorating contest. The theme for this year's decorating contest is “animation.” Judging will commence on Monday, October 31, 2016, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

 

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ELC Halloween Parade

The AUM Early Learning Center preschool students will be dressed in costumes and will be going to each building in the quad to “trick-or-treat.”

Faculty at each building is encouraged to hand out goodies such as candy, stickers, pencils, pens, notepads and balloons.

Monday, Oct. 31 | 10 a.m. | The AUM Quad: Taylor Center, Goodwyn Hall, Clement Hall, Athletics Complex, and Education Building

 

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Foundation Center workshop

Are you seeking grants for your campus unit, tax-exempt organization, or research project? To help you navigate the funding landscape, the AUM library is hosting a free workshop demonstrating the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online.

Attendees will learn to use Foundation Directory Online, which is available in the library, to search for grant prospects using more than 140,000 non-governmental grantmaker profiles and more than 5 million recently-awarded grants.

All are welcome; however, space is limited so advance registration is requested. To register, please visit the AUM Library’s site.

Tuesday, Nov. 1 | 2–3 p.m. | Library Tower, 2nd floor Instruction Lab

 

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CELT sessions this week

Team Teaching: Strategies and Suggestions for Making It Work
* Recommended for UNIV instructors
Tuesday, Oct. 25 | 9:30–10:30 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

FDI: Qualtrics Survey
* Elective for online teaching certification
Tuesday, Oct. 25 | 1–3 p.m. | Clement Hall 111

Webster and Degree Works
* Elective for online teaching certification
Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 10–11 a.m. | Clement Hall 111

Teaching Underprepared Students
* Recommended for UNIV instructors
Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 1–2 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

Battling Our Biases
* Recommended for UNIV instructors
Thursday, Oct. 27 | 11 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 208

AUM Connected: showing of the film “Hannibal”
Thursday, Oct. 27 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Liberal Arts 110TW

For upcoming CELT events, visit the AUM Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching homepage.

 

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REMINDERS

Kinesiology department assesses body composition

The Physiology of Exercise Laboratory course is conducting a study for student research. The goal is to examine the day-to-day noise in various measures of body composition used in our lab. There are a number of methods to assess body composition. Each varies in cost and complexity. It is our goal to examine the differences between four commonly used methods and identify which one may be optimal and has the lowest amount of day-to-day noise.

You are eligible to participate if you are between 18-50 years of age and in good health. Women must not be pregnant. You will need to come to the lab twice within a two week period for about 75 minutes each visit.

You will be fasted overnight and will provide a urine sample to make sure you are hydrated and to screen for pregnancy (women). You will then complete four body composition assessments in order: BodPod, DEXA, BIA, and underwater weighing. The BodPod and underwater weighing require tight-fitting spandex shorts or briefs.

After you have completed both visits, you will be emailed a detailed body composition analysis sheet. If interested, contact Matt Schubert at mschuber@aum.edu for more information.

 

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Don’t make a boo-boo with your career

Are you on track to begin your career out of college? Are you learning pertinent knowledge that will help you be successful at your new job? Come join Medical and Clinical Lab Sciences as we show you a great career choice. We will be giving out free information and free Band-Aids!

Tuesday, Nov. 8 | 11:30 a.m. | AUMazing Bean

 

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Political Film Series schedule

Get ready for another semester of exciting films in the Political Film Series sponsored by the Department of Political Science & Public Administration and the College of Public Policy & Justice. All films start at 7 p.m. with an introduction to the film subject and context. Audience discussion follows the screening.

Political2_0.jpgWe Were Soldiers (2002; R)
November 10 | Goodwyn Hall 111

We Were Soldiers is a fact-based tale of men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to, and love for, one another during one of the most savage military battles during the Vietnam War. Dr. Ben Severance of the History department will give an introduction. This film showing is co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences

The Political Film Series is made possible thanks to a grant from the Ida Belle Young Special Projects Fund. The event is free and open to the public; popcorn and soda are complimentary. For further information, or to receive e-mail updates, please contact Dr. Pia Knigge at pknigge@aum.edu or 334-244-3834.

 

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#AUMSoCon

How does social marketing work in the business world? We’ve got the answer from the experts! OutReach at Auburn Montgomery invites you to attend #AUMSoCon.

Each year at #AUMSoCon, we try to build on past content and include new and emerging topics in marketing! This one-day conference will provide professionals an opportunity to hear from field experts who will be addressing an array of critical and relevant topics. #AUMSoCon will help you to: expand your network, learn new skills and tools, break out of your comfort zone, and expand your resources.

Visit the conference site for up to date information on speakers and topics! Tickets are $129. Call 334-244-3804 to register at the $99 student rate!

Pre-registration is required. The deadline is November 15 but there is limited space.

Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | AUM Taylor Center

 

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Feedback better, mobile, eco-friendly with online course evals

critique.jpgNo more paper! AUM's new online course evaluation system, Curtiss Course Critiques, will help you…

  • Improve your learning experience by giving feedback to instructors in your major

  • Complete evaluations quickly and easily on any mobile device

  • Ensure responses will remain confidential and evaluation results will not be available to instructors until after they’ve submitted final grades

Keep an eye out for an email from the Office of the Provost with information about how to access Curtiss Course Critiques and complete your evaluations.

Curtiss Course Critiques Schedule for Fall 2016:

 

Open Date

Close Date

2nd Half and Full Terms

11/7/2016

11/29/2016

 

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