Warhawk Weekly 6–13: #WhyWeLearn: Supercomputing; Study Abroad proposals | AUM

Warhawk Weekly 6–13: #WhyWeLearn: Supercomputing; Study Abroad proposals







Adrian Rodriguez stands in front of the
Blue Waters supercomputer at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Supercomputing institute ‘surreal’ for Comp Sci major

At Auburn University at Montgomery, students experience careers and the work they involve while learning skills for success from AUM professors. Sophomore Computer Science major Adrian Rodriguez is returning from a two-week trip to a massive supercomputing institute he described as “surreal” and is now set for a summer-long internship with his professor.

Read more here.

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AUM Study Abroad accepting proposals for 2018

Faculty, do you want to turn your class into an unforgettable experience? Are you interested in creating and leading a Study Abroad course for spring or summer 2018? 

Think about aligning your course with a study abroad component. AUM Study Abroad is now accepting faculty-led program proposals for 2018. Faculty can find the 2018 Faculty-Led, Short-Term Study Abroad Handbook on AUM’s Study Abroad website.

The proposal deadline is Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, at 4 p.m.  For questions or information, contact Yiyun (YY) Liu, AUM Study Abroad manager, at 334-244-3544 or studyabroad@aum.edu

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Anderson publishes work in anthology, leads institute

Anderson-Nancy-Color_0.jpgNancy Grisham Anderson, distinguished OutReach fellow, has published “To Kill a Mockingbird and ‘A Good Woman’s Words’” in Alabama Women:  Their Lives and Times, an anthology recently released by the University of Georgia Press.  Edited by Susan Youngblood Ashmore (Oxford College of Emory University) and Lisa Lindquist Dorr (University of Alabama), the volume “celebrates women’s histories in the Yellowhammer State by highlighting the lives and contributions of women and enriching our understanding of the past and present.”

Anderson is also the lead scholar for Sense of Place: Stories of Alabama in History and Fiction, a teacher institute sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, scheduled for June 26–29, 2017. Other scholars participating are Cliff Browning, Foster Dickson, Wayne Flynt, Frye Gaillard, Steve Murray and Donald G. Nobles among others.

AUM will be the headquarters for the institute while teachers learn about history and literature as well as sources and sites in Montgomery that they can use to enhance their classes as they prepare their students for the celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial in 2019. The teachers will stay in an AUM dorm, in addition to eating some meals and meeting some classes on the campus.

One session of the institute is open to the public (there is an admission fee):  On Tue., June 27, the Cloverdale Playhouse on Cloverdale Road will present “Early Alabama Voices,” an evening of readings by Native Americans, explorers, settlers, slaves and writers in Alabama of the 18th and 19th centuries. (Contact Cloverdale Playhouse, 334-262-1530, for information and reservations.)

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Evans authors essay on Melville's 'Billy Budd'

Evans-Bob-Portrait_0.jpgDr. Bob Evans, professor in the Department of English and Philosophy, is the author of an invited, peer-reviewed essay on Herman Melville’s short novel “Billy Budd.” The essay appears in a newly published volume edited by Brian Yothers, a leading Melville scholar. The essay traces the ways Melville’s text was interpreted and even shaped by its early editors after the surprising rediscovery of the manuscript in the 1920s.

To learn more about the publication, purchase the book online.

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AUM fraternities, sororities achieve academic excellence

The Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) Community has achieved a community term GPA of 3.164 for the Spring 2017 semester. This surpasses the undergraduate campus average of 2.960.

The FSL community is comprised of 140 students that make up 8 chapters. Each chapter functions under their national mission statement to enhance and empower their students and their local community. The detailed breakdown of each chapter’s GPA is listed online.

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Arts and Sciences invites public to Mini-College

Auburn University at Montgomery’s Mini-College, hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences, allows adults interested in lifelong learning to spend two days on campus engaging with some of the university’s best teachers and leading scholars. Presentations and discussions will focus on topics across the arts and sciences spectrum, from history and literature to cosmology and psychology.

Tue., June 13–Wednesday, June 14 | Auburn University at Montgomery | Register

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Outlaws conference features free ‘Doc Holliday’ presentation

AUM is hosting the Eleventh Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies on June 16–17. The theme of this conference is “Southern Outlaws,” and presentations will focus on transgressive figures from North and South America, Europe and Australia.

The keynote presentation, which is free and open to the public thanks to a generous grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 10:30–11:30 a.m. in Taylor Center 230. Alton Russell’s keynote presentation is “Doc Holliday, Outlaw and Dentist from Georgia.”

For more information on the conference, contact Dr. Alexander L. Kaufman at akaufman@aum.edu or visit the conference website.

Keynote presentation: Sat., June 17 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Taylor Center 230

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Kickoff to Summer Cookout

It's officially summer, and Housing and Residence Life is ready to celebrate! Do you like burgers, hot dogs, and games? If so, join us in the shade for some tasty food and lots of fun! 

Tue., June 20 | 4 p.m. | Warhawk Hall grilling stations

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Faculty, staff: $20 off youth camps

Spots are filling up quickly for AUM OutReach’s summer educational enrichment activities. AUM faculty and staff receive $20 off all camps!

OutReach at AUM currently has almost 700 campers registered for its summer youth camps, beginning the week of June 5 until July 28. Some of the most popular camps are Vet Camp, Robotics, Cupcake Craze, Hogwarts Academy and American Girl Camp.

Sign up your children and share the camps with your friends and neighbors. Register online or call 334-244-3804.

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AUM Alumni Night at the Biscuits

Are you ready for some family fun and baseball?

Join us at the Riverwalk Stadium for a night of excitement and great Biscuits baseball action! Each Alumni Association member will receive $5 in Biscuit Bucks with their order. Go online to reserve tickets.

For more information, contact the AUM Alumni Association at 334-344-3557 or alumni@aum.edu.

Thu., June 22 | 7:05 p.m. | Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium

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Clubs and Orgs – Get Visibility

Each semester the Office of Orientation and Transitions puts on the Weeks of Welcome — better known as WOW. During these weeks, clubs and organizations have the opportunity to host an event on campus from sponsoring a business breakfast to putting on an activity for all of our Warhawks.

Weeks of Welcome will last throughout the first few weeks of the new semester. If you are interested in having an event at Fall 2017 WOW, please fill out the online application. Fall 2017 WOW events are due by July 1, 2017.

Additionally, this summer, the Club and Organization Fair will be held during WOW events rather than during Orientation and Transition sessions. The Club and Organization Fair will have two dates:

  • August 22 | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • August 30 | 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Register your club or organization online

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It’s HOT, but Housing is oh, so cool! AUM students, join us for a pool party at the Wellness Center to cool off, chill out and float away on the waves. There will be food and pool games! 

Tue., July 18 | 5 p.m. | Wellness Center Pool

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Gain certification as Project Wild educator

Join the College of Education for a morning of environmental education and receive your certification as a Project Wild educator. Project Wild curriculum is a wildlife-focused conservation education program designed for elementary educators.

All curriculum materials will be provide free of charge by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. See the curriculum at Project Wild’s website.

Space is limited, so sign up today by emailing nbourke@aum.edu.

Wed., July 26 | 8 a.m.–noon | AUM Reading Center (Liberal Arts 112)

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