Warhawk Weekly 7–25: NSF funds Logan Project research; Staff Council Get-Together

NEWS

EVENTS

AUM IN THE NEWS

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TV (Please note: Footage is only available for 30 days from the time of the broadcast)

REMINDERS

NEWS

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NSF funds AUM-Rice research for Logan Project

AUM’s The Logan Project illustrates the university’s commitment to its core values of Diversity and Inclusion and Collaboration. The project also highlights one of the reasons students, faculty and staff choose AUM: access to innovative programs that present opportunities to learn at every level. 

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Parking registration opens Aug. 1

Registration for campus parking permits opens Aug. 1 for the 2017–18 academic year. 

Students, faculty and staff should register their vehicles through the MyAUM portal. In an effort to make the process run as smoothly as possible, we have set aside several dates for you to pick up your decals and to help with on-site registration. 

Details are available at www.aum.edu/Parking.

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EVENTS

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Faculty and staff, join your colleagues and friends for the first Staff Council Get-Together of the 2017–18 academic year with guest speaker Scott Parsons, vice chancellor of Financial and Administrative Services.

Today | 2–3 p.m. | Taylor Center 222

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Certified Public Manager trainee presentations

SummaSource at Auburn Montgomery’s nationally accredited Certified Public Manager program employs a state-of-the-art approach to enhance the professional and managerial skills of local, state and federal employees for stronger leadership. During the second year of the program, participants devote considerable time researching and forming solutions to critical issues facing Alabama.

On Aug. 23, they will present their findings during the Solutions Alabama Presentation at the State Capitol Auditorium. They will address bullying, suicide and teen pregnancy in Alabama, as well as other issues.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this important presentation to learn from our state’s leaders how you can advocate for continual improvement in these critical areas.

Wed., Aug. 23 | 10–11 a.m. | State Capitol auditorium | Free to attend, RSVP here

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REMINDERS

Housing Move-in

Welcome, new Warhawks! Housing Move In is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 11-12, with returning Warhawks flying in Aug. 11 and brand-new Warhawks landing Aug. 12. The Housing and Residence Life staff will be on hand and ready to help! We’ll see you there!

Fri., Aug. 11–Sat., Aug. 12 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m. | Housing communities

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All students: 'Kickback' with Residence Life

It’s hot outside, but Housing is so cool! All students are invited to join Housing and Residence Life in The Nest for a building-wide party, complete with pizza and a DJ, as well as games and dancing!

Sat., Aug. 12 | 5 p.m. | The Nest

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Faculty: 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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AUM Dragon Boat Team seeks faculty/staff paddlers

If you are an AUM faculty or staff member and interested in paddling in the Montgomery Dragon Boat Race on Sat., Aug. 26, contact Amanda Rodriguez at arodrig1@aum.edu to find out how to join the team!

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Mark your Calendar for Feb. 14, 2018. AUM Day of Giving is back! AUM’s Office of Advancement is looking for projects that are compelling, unique, specific to AUM, and will appeal to potential donors. Start brainstorming ideas for a project for your department/unit/program!

The official call for proposals will be sent on Sept. 1. If you have questions or would like to discuss ideas, call Marie Harrington at 244-3596.

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Jack and Ruth Lee scholarship available to students

The 2017-2018 Jack and Ruth Lee Scholarship application is now available to current and incoming students.

Applications are available in the Scholarships Office (located in Admissions on the first floor of the Taylor Center) and in the Center for Disability Services. The deadline to apply is Aug. 1, 2017.

The scholarship totals $1,000 ($500 per semester) toward approved books and supplies to be purchased in the AUM Warhawk Shop. Eligibility requirements include a minimum 2.5 GPA, full-time enrollment, demonstrated financial need (will be verified by Scholarships Office and FAFSA), and eligibility to receive services from the AUM Center for Disability Services.

For information, contact Jennifer Gardner at jgardn12@aum.edu or 334-244-3078.

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Call for volunteers — Move-In Weekend

Housing and Residence Life is excited to welcome our new and returning residents, but to do so, we need your help! We rely on motivated volunteers to help us make the Move-In Weekend process easy, efficient, and exciting for our students. We would love to have you and/or your office volunteer to assist our students as they move their belongings into the residence halls.

Our returning students will be flying back into their nests on Friday, Aug. 11. Our new students will be landing for the first time on Saturday, Aug. 12. Residents will be allowed to move in between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on both days.

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Student success advisors ready to help

Students, having problems with a class, worried about grades, unsure whether to drop a class or not? Let the student success advisors in the Warhawk Academic Success Center help. Walk-ins are welcome. For information, call Van Orum at 334-244-3338 or email vorum2@aum.edu.

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Nominations open for AUM Alumni Board

Are you passionate about AUM? Do you want to make a difference? Are you willing to be a leader in the AUM Alumni Association? We invite you to apply for a position on the AUM Alumni Board of Directors.

The Auburn Montgomery Alumni Board meets three times per year on the AUM campus, and board members serve a term of two years. AUM Alumni Board members must be members of the AUM Alumni Association.

Nominations are due Aug. 1: 2017 Alumni Association Nomination Form

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Faculty Service Award nominations are open

The AUM Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Faculty Service Award.

The Alumni Association sponsors the Faculty Service Award to recognize outstanding Auburn Montgomery faculty. To be eligible for this honor, faculty must have five or more years of full-time service at AUM. The award will be conferred during the fall semester convocation and the recipient will receive a $1,000 check from the Alumni Association.  

To nominate a faculty member, see the full instructions.

For more information, contact Valerie Rankin at vrankin@aum.edu.

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