Warhawk Weekly 8-23-16: Accounting Students help neighbors

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EVENTS

REMINDERS

OTHER EVENTS

NEWS

Warhawk Spotlight: Students First/Citizenship and Community:

Accounting students help Alabamians, gain real-world experience

While students prize AUM for small classrooms that create close working relationships with teachers, School of Accountancy students in AUM’s College of Business also are gaining real-world experience TaxPhotoCropped.jpgby preparing tax returns for some of Alabama most needy taxpayers.

Read the full story here.

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Welcome, New Warhawks!

More than 600 new AUM students gathered Friday, Aug. 19, for New Student Convocation, where they were officially inducted into Warhawk Nation and matriculated into the university environment. Screen shot 2016-08-22 at 6.09.52 PM.png

Chancellor Carl A. Stockton delivered the welcome address, reminding students that AUM faculty, staff and administration members are here to help them succeed. Stockton shared with students the value of their own unique perspectives and experiences and charged them to recognize and respect them in themselves and in others. He also encouraged students to connect with faculty and staff and to connect with and support each other as they work here at AUM to build the lives they choose. 

Dr. Elizabeth Woodworth, Director of Composition in the College of Arts and Sciences’s Department of English and Philosophy, Honors Associate Professor, and Distinguished Teaching Professor, was the day’s featured speaker. Woodworth delivered a rousing spoken-word performance, declaring herself “Open” — open to students, open to learning, open to growing. She urged students to open themselves to the experiences that AUM will provide — inside and outside the classroom — and to open themselves to each other. 

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Warhawk Transit available for Dragon Boat Race

Warhawk Transit will run a separate bus downtown on Saturday, Aug. 27, to and from the Montgomery Dragon Boat Race and Festival.

Times are listed below:

Warhawk Hall departure

  • 8 a.m.
  • 9:20 a.m.
  • 10:40 a.m.
  • Noon
  • 1:20 p.m.
  • 2:40 p.m.

Riverfront to AUM

  • 8:40 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • 11:20 a.m.
  • 12:40 p.m.
  • 2 p.m.
  • 3:20 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.

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Education master’s grads accept positions with NCAA athletic programs

Two graduates who earned M.Ed.’s at AUM recently accepted positions with NCAA athletic programs.

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Casey Page, a former graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Kinesiology, is the new director of ticketing and assistant business manager for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans. Her role includes managing day-to-day operations for the athletic ticket office, renewing previous years season ticket holders, and developing contacts and selling group tickets.

Cayla Morgan, a former graduate assistant with the Athletics Department, is the new coordinator of athletics marketing at the University of Pittsburgh. Cayla is responsible for the marketing, advertising, promotion and media distribution for assigned varsity sports.

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Sahinoglu conducts cyber risk workshop in Argentina

Dr. Mehmet Sahinoglu, director of AUM’s Informatics Institute since 2008, recently presented at a 4-day long winter workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina on “Cyber Risk Assessment and Management and Software Quality” at the invitation of the UNTREF (Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero).IMG_1594CROPPED.jpg

UTF is planning to launch a cybersecurity degree program at Buenos Aires, the first of its kind in Argentina.

The Argentinian presentations represented Sahinoglu's second cybersecurity-themed certification workshop in Latin America. Sahinoglu completed an identical program in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2014 at the  invitation of the PUPR (Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico).

In the August of 2013, Sahinoglu debuted his Cybersecurity-themed lecture series upon invitation from METU's Informatics Institute in Ankara, Turkey.

All three universities are seeking opportunities to exchange ideas with AUM to foster their cybersecurity degree program global initiatives.

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AU College of Liberal Arts, English Department co-sponsor ‘The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats’scriblerianSAVED.jpg

Auburn University, its College of Liberal Arts, and its English Department have agreed to co-sponsor the 50-year-old annual review journal, The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats, which also continues its long affiliation with AUM.

In addition to the office space and funding Auburn University provides, Donald R. Wehrs, Hargis Professor of English Literature, will be joining the Scriblerian team.

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EVENTS

Students: Part-time job fair Thursday

The Career Development Center is hosting a part-time job fair as part of Weeks of WOW. Local employers will be on campus to recruit and interview students for various part-time positions. Business casual clothing is recommended.

For more information, contact Edna Vincent in the Career Development Center at evincent@aum.edu or 334-244-3342.

Thursday, Aug. 25 | 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall lobby

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Kalu to speak Thursday on recently published books

Dr. Kalu Kalu, Distinguished Research Professor in AUM’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration, will speak Thursday on his two recently published books, Technology Culture & Public Policy: Critical Lessons from Finland and Citizenship: Identity Institutions & the Postmodern Challenge, at AU/AUM’s Brown Bag Lunch Series, sponsored by AUM’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration and the Auburn University/AUM Joint Ph.D. Program.

Thursday, Aug. 25 | Noon-1:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor South

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P-40 Place grand opening

Students, faculty and staff are invited to Housing and Residence Life’s grand opening celebration of AUM’s new residence hall, P-40 Place. Come and explore the innovative design and inspiring spaces.

Thursday, Aug. 25 | 1 p.m. | P-40 Place entrance

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International students: Library hosts ‘Welcome to America’

All international students are invited to a “Welcome to America” event hosted by the AUM Library, the AUM Learning Center and Instructional Support Lab, and other stakeholders.

The event will allow international students to learn about the structure, layout and resources of an American library while introducing them the AUM Library and its librarians.

For more information, contact Jessica Hayes at jhayes11@aum.edu or 334-244-3814 or Samantha McNeilly at smcneill@aum.edu or 334-244-3213.

Wednesday, Aug. 31 | 4–6 p.m. | AUM Library, 2nd floor computer lab | Refreshments provided

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Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Student Success candidate presentations Aug. 31, Sept. 8

Candidates for AUM's Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Student Success position will visit campus Aug. 31 and Sept. 8 to interview and make presentations.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the presentations and participate in the Q&A afterward. Dates, times and locations are listed below.

Click on the candidates' names to view their curriculum vitae.

Dr. Matt Moore
Wednesday, Aug. 31 | 2:30–3:15 p.m. | Taylor 223

Dr. Melissa Schaub
Thursday, Sept. 8 | 2:30–3:15 p.m. | Taylor 223

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CELT learning opportunities for faculty, staff 

Lunch and Learn — Using iClickers to Initiate In-Depth Discussions
*Elective for online teaching certification
Today, Aug. 23 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 221

FDI: Blackboard Basics
*Required course for online teaching certification
Wednesday, Aug. 24 | 9 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111

Support Our Student-Athletes: The Path to Graduation
*Recommended for UNIV instructors
Wednesday, Aug. 24 | 1–2 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

2017 Faculty-led Study Abroad Proposals
Wednesday, Aug. 24 | 2:30–3:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 111

Working with Troubled Students
*Recommended for UNIV instructors
Thursday, Aug. 25 | 2–3 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

Teaching Effective Online Research: Going Beyond Google! — Using and Teaching the Basics of Library Resources and Research Instruction
*Recommended for WAC Recertification
Thursday, Aug. 25 | 5–6 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

Teaching Squares Program
Friday, Aug. 26 | 9–10 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

University Honors Program Advising and More
Friday, Aug. 26 | 10–11 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

Self-Efficacy: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Incorporate It into Your Classes
*Recommended for UNIV instructors
Monday, Aug. 29 | 11 a.m.–noon | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

The New Course Evaluation Forms
*Recommended for UNIV instructors

Monday, Aug. 29 | 2–3 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

The New Course Evaluation Forms

*Recommended for UNIV instructors
Tuesday, Aug. 30 | 11 a.m.–noon | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

FDI: Blackboard: Communicating with Students
*Required course for online teaching certification
Tuesday, Aug. 30 | 9 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111

AUM Connected — Honors Students Speak about Food Insecurity
*Recommended for UNIV instructors

Wednesday, Aug. 31 | 12:15–1 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 112

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REMINDERS

‘Let’s Talk’ encourages dialogue between students, counselors

The AUM Counseling Center on Aug. 23 is beginning a campus outreach program open to all AUM students called “Let’s Talk.”

“Let’s Talk” is an informal, pre-counseling opportunity in which students can meet with a counselor without making an appointment. Students can talk about whatever is important to them, much as they might talk with a resident assistant or an academic advisor.

For more information, contact the AUM Counseling Center at 244-3469 or email counselingcenter@aum.edu.

Tuesdays | 1–2 p.m. | Taylor Center 126
Wednesdays | 1–2 p.m. | Clement Hall 109

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Submit your project proposal for #AUMDayofGiving

AUM’s Office of Advancement is accepting project proposals until Aug. 25 for its #AUMDayofGiving, a special 24-hour social media-driven fundraising initiative. AUM’s #AUMDayofGiving occurs in conjunction with the National Day of Giving movement known as #GivingTuesday.

To prepare for the #AUMDayofGiving on Nov. 29, we are looking for AUMazing projects to highlight! AUM has so many exciting programs, and we want to show the community how they can help us continue to provide our students and faculty with the resources they need to excel.

Those interested in taking part in #AUMDayofGiving can download a project proposal form. Forms are due by close of business Thursday, Aug. 25. Submit your form to Marie Harrington at mharring@aum.edu or, for questions, call 334-244-3596.

Acceptance messages will be sent to each project manager by Sept. 2.

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Text and chat with your AUM Library

Don’t forget: You can now text and chat directly with the AUM Library as well as browse frequently asked questions and submit questions through the Ask YOUR Library webpage.

For answers to questions about the new services, text the AUM Library at 334-384-1851 or chat with Library staff on the AUM Library homepage!

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Students: Tutoring Hours for Fall 2016

Learning Center–WASC
Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.–noon

The Nest
Wednesday, Thursday, 4–6 p.m.

Instructional Support Lab
Goodwyn Hall 203
Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

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Your ‘Dinner’ selfie could win a prize!

Screen shot 2016-08-22 at 6.03.12 PM.pngBetween now and Oct. 1, 2016, email a photo of yourself reading the AUM Connected common reading program book, The Dinner, to Dr. Lee Farrow at lfarrow@aum.edu, and it will be put on Facebook. The most "liked" photos will win prizes!

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‘Curtiss for President’ shirts, 2017 calendars available at Warhawk Shop

“Curtiss for President” shirts are now available at the Warhawk Shop.

Also, calendars for 2017 (available in academic or standard year format) have arrived. A wide selection of styles and sizes is available, and departments may direct charge to their FOAP or PCard.

For information, contact Jeffrey Vinzant at jvinzant@aum.edu or 334-244-3576.

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