Warhawk Weekly 11–21: Account Holds, Registration Cancellation policies change







TV (please note: footage is only available for 30 days)

  • Nyah Whittlesey signs with AUM (WTVM – ABC)



  • Women’s Basketball vs. Tuskegee University | Tue., Nov. 21 | 6 p.m.
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Tuskegee University | Tue., Nov. 21 | 8 p.m.




Account Holds, Registration Cancellation policies change

The Office of Student Accounts is implementing changes to the Student Account Holds Policy and the Registration Cancellation Policy.

Students with account balances of $500 or less will no longer be blocked from registration. However, a hold will be placed on the release of the transcript until the balance is paid in full. If you have a balance of greater than $500, you can either pay it down to the minimum limit of $500 or submit a Request for Finance Clearance Form.

Additionally, only students with a balance greater than $3,000 as of the registration cancellation deadline will have their classes cancelled. However, it is important to note, students whose balance is $3,000 or less are still financially obligated to pay even if they do not attend. If you choose not to attend for a term, you must withdraw online or through the Registrars Office to clear the financial obligation.


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Computer Science students stand out at programming competition

acm.jpgAUM’s programming competition team has participated in the regionals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) — Division II on Nov. 11 at Kennesaw State University. The ACM-ICPC is an annual multi-tiered competitive programming competition among universities all over the world. It is operated in autonomous regions on six continents under the auspices of the Association for Computing Machinery.

This year, the AUM team — Code Sharks — formed with Manal Abdalia, senior Computer Science major and Mathematics minor; Shae Williamson, senior Computer Science major; and Patrick Smith, senior Computer Science major, got 14th place out of 73 competing teams from the entire U.S. Southeast region. This is a major achievement for AUM’s Computer Science students.

The programming competition team is mentored by Dr. Luis Cueva-Parra and was formed with the coordination of the AUM’s ACM Student Chapter (formerly AUM’s Computer Science Club). For information on participating in the AUM’s programming competition team, contact Dr. Cueva-Parra at lcuevapa@aum.edu or 334-244-3321. Learn more about ACM, ACM-ICPC, or view the 2017 score board online.


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AUM-SPLC on Campus Club visits detention center

detention.jpgEarlier this month, the AUM-SPLC on Campus Club sponsored a visit to the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., the largest detention center in the Southeast. It contains approximately 2,000 male detainees and a staff of 300.

The fieldtrip complements the focus area of immigrant rights, which the club chose for the 2017-18 academic year.

Students first met with the staff of El Refugio Ministry, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving detained immigrants and their families and friends. There, AUM students connected with another student group from Emory University. Together they received a briefing about the history of the detention center, current conditions, and the needs of detainees and their loved ones. At the detention center, every student met with a designated detainee, someone who has not received any visitors for some time. Every detainee is only entitled to a one-hour visit each week.

For more information, contact Dr. Pia Knigge at pknigge@aum.edu or visit the club’s Facebook page, AUM Chapter – SPLC on Campus.


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Spring 2018 payment plans open



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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:

  • Tue., Nov. 21 | vs. Tuskegee University
  • Mon., Jan. 15 | vs. University of North Alabama
  • 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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Food Truck Mash-Up

There will be several food trucks from the surrounding area coming to the Riverwalk Stadium and plenty of activities for the whole family!

food_truck.jpgMusic, inflatables, hot air balloon rides, autograph signings, and prize drawings are just some of the exciting activities at the event. Free t-shirts and photo opportunities will also be available, along with a voting session for your favorite food truck. Don’t forget to wear your team jersey for the tailgate party!

Tickets are available online for $5. Use the promo code AUMASHUP to download up to 4 FREE tickets.

FREE admission for children under 5 and active duty military, retirees and their families with a military ID. No pets allowed.

Fri., Nov. 24 | 3–8 p.m. | Riverwalk Stadium


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AUM-SPLC on Campus Club meeting

The AUM-SPLC on Campus Delegation that visited Stewart would like to share their somber but, nonetheless, important and informative impressions from the field trip with other club members and any interested AUM students, faculty and staff at their upcoming meeting. The meeting will also serve as an opportunity to discuss how AUM students may support the mission of El Refugio and the SPLC field office serving the detained immigrants.

Tue., Nov. 28 | 5 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 218


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professors.jpgProfessors -N- Pajamas

It’s that time again! Professors -N- Pajamas is back and so are the prizes and bottomless breakfast. Housing and Residence Life’s flagship event provides all students a chance to relax with friends, study with professors, and of course, eat lots of food before hitting their final exams out of the park. We’ll see you there!

Wed., Nov. 29 | 8 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223, 230


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AUMCappella, AUM Chorus Fall Concert

aumcappella.jpgAUMCappella and AUM Chorus will host its 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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Final AUM Connected events

A staged reading of Dracula will be performed by Theatre AUM

Dec. 1–3 | Theatre AUM

For more information, contact Danitra Tolbert at 334-244-3525 or dtolber5@aum.edu.  


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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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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.

Phil 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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tv.jpgTV Tuesdays: The Good Doctor

Join the Warhawk Disability Alliance for TV Tuesdays. The featured TV show for the semester is The Good Doctor, starring Freddie Highmore as a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome that is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: Can he adapt to his environment and debunk others’ expectations of him in order to save the lives of his patients?

Tuesdays | 11 a.m.–Noon | Global Education Center, Taylor Center 219


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