Warhawk Weekly 10–3: Kemp elected state rep.; Moon Festival & Confucius Institute Day

 

 

 

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HOME GAMES @ AUM

  • Volleyball vs. University of Alabama in Huntsville | Fri., Oct. 6 | 4 p.m.
  • Volleyball vs. Spring Hill College | Fri., Oct. 6 | 6 p.m.
  • Volleyball vs. University of North Alabama | Sat., Oct. 7 | 3 p.m.

 

 

 

NEWS

Kemp elected state rep. for SWCA

Matthew Kemp, coordinator for the Learning Center, was elected as the Alabama state representative for the Southeastern Writing Center Association.

Kemp is an alumnus of Auburn University at Montgomery and has been serving as the coordinator for the Learning Center since 2015.

The Southeastern Writing Center Association was founded in 1981 to advance literacy; to further the theoretical, practical and political concerns of writing center professionals; and to serve as a forum for the writing concerns of students, faculty, staff and writing professionals from both academic and nonacademic communities in the southeastern region of the United Sates. A member of the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA), an NCTE Assembly, the SWCA includes in its designated region: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Puerto Rico, and the American Virgin Islands.

 

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EVENTS

confucius.jpgMoon Festival & Confucius Institute Day

The Moon Festival will celebrate the fourth annual worldwide Confucius Institute Day. The celebration, which will open with an interactive dragon dance, will include activities such as ethnic dance performances, cake and tea tastings, and games.

Please RSVP to Janice Yang at 334-244-5922 or yyang8@aum.edu.

Wed., Oct. 4 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | 10th floor, Library Tower

 

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Overwhelmed? Anxious? Learn how to relax!

Life can be overwhelming. Counseling and Health Promotion Services can help.

This series of workshops will expand your toolbox of techniques that you can use to relax when you are feeling stressed out. The events are open to all students, faculty and staff.

All workshops are located in the Global Education Center, Taylor Center 219.

Emotional Freedom Technique
Thurs., Oct. 5 | Noon–1 p.m.

relaxation.jpgProgressive Muscle Relaxation
Mon., Oct. 9 | 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 12 | Noon–1 p.m.

Laughter Wellness
Mon., Oct. 16 | 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 19 | Noon–1 p.m.

Focused Attention Meditation
Mon., Oct. 23 | 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 26 | Noon–1 p.m.

Coloring Relaxation
Mon., Oct. 30 | 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 2 | Noon–1 p.m.

 

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Business Breakfast series begins

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.

Bruce Pearl, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Auburn University
Tues., Oct. 3 | 7:30–9 a.m. | Wynlakes Golf & Country Club

J. Walker Smith, Exec. Chairman of Kantar Futures
Thurs., Nov. 9 | 7:30–9 a.m. | The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill

Phil Bush, Director of MavRen Marketing and Sales
Tues., Jan. 23 | 7:30–9 a.m. | Wynlakes Golf & Country Club

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

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

 

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study_abroad.jpgStudy Abroad Fair

The 5th Annual Study Abroad Fair will be held Oct. 5. During the fair, AUM students will be able to discover 2018 Study Abroad programs and available scholarships from Study Abroad faculty directors and ambassadors. Visitors also will have an opportunity to explore different languages and cultures.

Thu., Oct. 5 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

 

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AUM Promenade Concert

pianist.jpgThe Promenade Concerts at AUM present pianist Jeremy Samolesky in concert.

Samolesky, a native to Manitoba, Canada, currently serves as the associate professor of piano at Auburn University. Known for his passion for both solo and collaborative performances, Samolesky has appeared in concert as soloist and chamber pianist throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia, including a full recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., which was broadcast nationally on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.”

Thu., Oct. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

 

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zooboo.jpgZooBoo 2017

Halloween is here and that means it’s time for ZooBoo! Volunteering for ZooBoo is a Housing and Residence Life tradition, and this year, we want you to be a part of it. The Montgomery Zoo provides dinner and costumes, and we’ll provide transportation. You just come with your best scary faces and heart for your community!

Fri., Oct. 27 | 5 p.m. | Meet at the Nest

 

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AUMCappella, AUM Chorus Fall Concert

aumcappella.jpgAUMCappella and AUM Chorus will host it’s Fall Concert in November.

While primarily for the benefit of AUM students, members of the ensemble include faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the university as well. The literature performed represents a broad range of genres including classical, folk songs, spirituals, Broadway show tunes, and other popular styles.

Thu., Nov. 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

 

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REMINDERS

hot.jpgHot Topics Café: Culture or Costume?

America is a melting pot and that means exchanging and sharing cultures. But where is the line between appreciating a culture and appropriating it?

Join Housing and Residence Life for an honest, student-led discussion about blackface, clothes, culture, and everything in between.

Wed., Oct. 11 | 7 p.m. | The Landing in the Nest

 

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Immigration Forum

The University Honors Program and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are hosting an immigration forum. There will be a panel discussion featuring a diverse group of speakers. Each panelist will answer the prompt, “What I wish everyone understood about immigration” within a 5–7 minute time frame. The members of the audience will then have the opportunity to ask questions and panelists will be able to respond and debate each other.

Thurs., Oct. 12 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

 

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AUMazing Health and Wellness Fair

Departments across campus are joining together Oct. 17 to host the AUMazing Health and Wellness Fair, a health awareness event that will include information and screening booths represented by AUM departments and local businesses as well as a raffle of gifts.

The mission of AUMazing Health Wellness is to encourage habits of wellness; increase factors and resources contributing to well being; and inspire individuals to take responsibility for their own health.

Booths at the fair will include services such as health assessments, self-breast exam information, screenings for depression and eating disorders, blood glucose testing, body composition assessments, information on fruit and vegetable benefits, hearing tests, and information on accommodations for students with disabilities.

The fair is a collaboration of the School of Nursing, the Student Health Center, the Department of Kinesiology, The Wellness Center, Center for Disability Services, Counseling and Health Promotion Services, and the Departments of Communication Disorders and Medical and Clinical Laboratory Services.

For information, contact Hillary K. Porter, Student Health Center, at 334-244-3281 or hkervin@aum.edu

Tue., Oct. 17 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

 

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showtime.jpgShowtime at the Apollo

Are you an undiscovered celebrity? Got a talent that’s going to make you famous? Show it off at Housing and Residence Life’s “Showtime at the Apollo,” where AUM students can showcase their talents before a roaring, adoring crowd.

Snacks will be served. Contact housing@aum.edu for information about signing up to perform. Sign up online. Submissions due Oct. 12.

Tue., Oct. 17 | 7 p.m. | The North Commons Circle

 

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'Know Dope' film with WSFA's Josh Johnson

Prescription painkiller abuse and overdose are on the rise in Alabama. In an effort to combat this growing epidemic, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama will sponsor the showing of Know Dope, a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction. The film focuses on the dangers and effects of heroin addiction on the lives of two Alabama natives.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to view the film on Wed., Oct. 25. Special guest Josh Johnson, WSFA meteorologist, also will speak and share his personal story.

This event is a joint effort of Counseling and Health Promotion Services, the Department of Athletics, Student Involvement and Leadership, UNIV, and the Warhawk Academic Success Center to educate the AUM community about the heroin epidemic in Alabama.

Wed., Oct. 25 | Film viewing times: 9:30 a.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223

 

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Filibuster accepting submissions

The Filibuster, AUM’s literary magazine, is accepting poetry, prose, photographs and artwork for its 2018 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. Students should title their file using the following pattern: Last Name_Title of Story_Genre. Written work should be in Times New Roman, 12 pt.-font and double-spaced. Files containing photographs or scanned artwork (.png, .jpeg, or .bmp) should be at least 300 PPI.

There is no limit on the number of submission per student. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2017.

For more information, contact the 2018 issue editor, Caitlin Celka at ccelka@aum.edu.  

 

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Flu shots available through Student Health Services

Student Health Services now has flu shots available for $25. There is a $0 copay for those insured by BlueCross and BlueShield.

The clinic (Moore Hall 102) will be open Monday through Friday from 9­–11 a.m. and 1–4 p.m. to provide the vaccines, available to all faculty, staff, students, and dependents 3 years of age and up.

 

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More bang for your buck at the Roost

Meal plan options and Mighty Mondays

Each full time student taking at least 12-hours is automatically placed on one of the following meal plans:

  • Residential: 600 Dining Dollars = $600

  • Commuter: 100 Dining Dollars = $100

However, a student can add more dining dollars to their current plan with one of three options below; these are all voluntary plans that are added in addition to the current meal plan options.

  • 165 dining dollars for $150

  • 225 dining dollars for $200

  • 600 dining dollars for $525

In addition, AUM Dining Services will also be offering Mighty Mondays starting Mon., Aug. 28. On Mighty Monday, there will be All You Care to Eat specials for only $9.99 per person.

For more information, visit AUM Dining Services online or call 334-244-3578.

 

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