Warhawk Weekly 8–29: Meal plan options; Scholarship deadline

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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 the 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 also will 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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Marketing, veteran scholarship applications due today

AUM students who are studying marketing or are veterans of the U.S. military are eligible to apply for $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded by the Harold and Murial Berkman Charitable Foundation. Scholarship applications are due today. Applicants can apply online or print, fill out and mail a PDF version of the scholarship application.

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Submitting IT work orders just got easier

Computer having a bad day? Got another IT issue? Getting help is just a step away!

To get IT assistance, submit work orders here. The Track-IT/ITS Work Order link also can be found under IT Services at the Faculty and Staff page of www.aum.edu.

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Time for club and organization fair; make sure you’re registered

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is excited to host a second Fall 2017 club and organization fair, which will take place Wed., Aug. 30. Student organizations interested in having a table on both days of the fair can register here.

Wed., Aug. 30 | 5:30–7 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

Also, at the beginning of each academic year, all clubs and organizations planning to be active in the 2017–18 academic year must register in order to begin hosting programs. Any unregistered group will not be allowed to host any programs. For information, contact DeLisa Joseph at delisa.joseph@aum.edu or 334-244-3655. Register your club or organization.

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AUM students prepare to depart
on a faculty-led study abroad trip to Spain.

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, 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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Become a member of the Curtiss Committee

Curtiss the Warhawk is looking for members to be a part of the Curtiss Committee! This role will assist in making the coolest bird on campus look great and fly through the year. Responsibilities include: attending events with Curtiss, assisting in building up the program, and bringing a positive attitude to the Curtiss “family.”

If you are interested, please fill out the application online. Applications need to be completed by Sep. 3 at midnight. Interviews for the committee will follow at the end of that week: Sep. 7 and Sep. 8.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to email Curtissthewarhawk@aum.edu.

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Flu shots available through Student Health Services

Student Health Services now has flu shots available for $25. 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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EVENTS

Professors in Pubs talk indigo snakes and climate change

The College of Arts and Sciences is featuring presentations by professors who will speak at TASTE and The Tipping Point in East Montgomery. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Today, Aug. 29 | 6 p.m. | TASTE, 5251 Hampstead High Street, Unit 100 | Dr. David Steen, Auburn University Museum of Natural History, "Bringing the Indigo Snake Back to Alabama"

Wed., Sept. 6 | 7 p.m. | The Tipping Point5015 Hampstead High Street | Dr. Rosine Hall, Auburn University at Montgomery, “Climate Change”

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Sigma Alpha Omega interest meeting

Would you like to become a founding member of Sigma Alpha Omega Christian Sorority, Inc.? Sorority representatives will be present at the club and organization fair or you can join SAO at their interest meeting to learn more about their organization.

Wed., Aug. 30 | 7 p.m. | Clement Hall 208

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Dr. David Bronner will speak Sep. 6 at an afternoon EXTRA edition of OutReach at Auburn Montgomery's Business Breakfast Series on "How the World and D.C. Affect Alabama — and Where in the World is Alabama Headed?"

Bronner is CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, a public pension fund with assets in excess of $37 billion providing benefits for more than 339,000 public employees and retirees. RSA is ranked 107th among the top 300 private/public pension funds in the world with the top three being sovereign wealth funds.

Bronner earned a Ph.D. and law degree from the University of Alabama, where he taught in the graduate schools of Business and Education and served as assistant dean and lecturer in the School of Law before coming to the RSA. He has been featured in Time, Governing magazine, The Institutional Investor, The Money Manager, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes Magazine, and Pension & Investment Age for his investment strategies and financial market decisions. In 2003, PlanSponsor magazine named the RSA “Plan Sponsor of the Year.”

Wed., Sep. 6 | 2 p.m. | Taylor Center 222 | General admission, $30; Cost for AUM faculty, staff and students, $10; Register by phone (334-244-3804) for discount rate, or register online

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AUM-SPLC on Campus Club meeting

The AUM-SPLC on Campus Club will hold its first meeting of the 2017-18 academic year on Wed., Sep. 6.

AUM-SPLC on Campus promotes tolerance of diversity on campus grounded in the belief that students can make a difference in securing equal justice and opportunity. The club is part of the nationwide SPLC on Campus initiative, a nonprofit organization built on our nation's legacy of student activism.

SPLC on Campus challenges a wide array of intolerance, including racism, sexism and homophobia on college campuses, and speaks out against sexual assault. SPLC on Campus confronts policies that advantage some at the expense of others. Founded in August 2016, AUM SPLC on Campus is a student-led club but accepts AUM staff/faculty as ex-officio members.

At the Sep. 6 meeting, the AUM chapter will elect new officers, select a theme for the year, and discuss upcoming events. All members as well as any interested AUM students, staff or faculty members are invited. For information, contact Dr. Pia Knigge, the club's faculty advisor, at pknigge@aum.edu, or visit AUM Chapter — SPLC on Campus on Facebook.

Wed., Sep. 6 | 6:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 111

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Hot Topics Café: Can You Say It?

There are thousands of words in the English language, and we’re going to talk about some of the most controversial ones. Are there certain words only certain people can say? If so, why?

Our first Hot Topics Café event of the year is diving into real issues that affect real people, and we’re giving students an opportunity to weigh in and hear from others who may think differently than they do. Join the conversation and enjoy some café-style snacks. 

Wed., Sep. 13 | 7 p.m. | The Landing (in the Nest)

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Take a break at Dance Break BINGO

If you like dancing, music, BINGO, and winning awesome prizes, Dance Break BINGO is the event for you! At Dance Break, all students can play BINGO but those who are willing to show off their best dance moves get additional chances to win. Join Housing and Residence Life for food, prizes and tons of fun! 

Tue., Sep. 19 | 7 p.m. | Lawn beside Plum Place

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M.A.N.E. community service opportunity

Are you passionate about animals and serving others? Do you need community service hours? Join Housing and Residence Life for its monthly community service effort at Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians –– a charity which uses horses to assist children and adults with special needs. Transportation and lunch is provided in exchange for your service. 

Fri., Sep. 29 | 9:30 a.m. | The Nest

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REMINDERS

Day of Giving set for Feb. 14

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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River Region Forum

Join Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, for the River Region Forum, hosted by AUM. Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos, dean of the Air Force Cyber College, will speak on "The State of Cyber Conflict."

Thu., Sept. 7 | 8 a.m. | Taylor Center 230 | Free to attend; RSVP

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The Department of Fine Arts is presenting “Faith and Fantasy: the German Expressionist Woodblock Prints of Hans Grohs (1892–1981),” on view in Goodwyn Gallery, Mon., Aug. 21 –Fri., Sep. 29. The exhibition features 26 original woodblock prints by artist Hans Grohs, drawn from the department’s art collection. 

Mon., Aug. 21– Fri., Sep. 29 | Goodwyn Hall 101

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Warhawk WOW: Get the app, join the fun

AUM is aiming for the WOW factor when we kick off a new semester Wednesday, and Weeks of Welcome (WOW) gets the semester off to an exciting start. Warhawk WOW features three weeks of events, featuring food, giveaways, competitions and fun, arranged by offices and organizations across campus to welcome new students and familiar faces back to AUM.

All events are open to AUM students, faculty and staff unless otherwise noted. Download the app, using the instructions below and come out, bring a friend and enjoy Warhawk WOW

To download the app, click here, then:

  • Download the Auburn Montgomery Guides app to your device.
  • Search for Warhawk WOW.
  • Sign in using your existing account.

Can’t install the app? Check the Campus Events calendar for WOW activities and other opportunities to have fun, learn more and make new friends.

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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 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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'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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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, or schedule an appointment. 

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