Warhawk Weekly 8-30-16: Food for fines; Flu shots






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How Do I … Use MS Word Track Changes?

Warhawk Weekly has a new series — How Do I …?  — that answers questions and provides helpful tips to make your life at AUM easier and more productive. 

This week: How Do I Use MS Word Track Changes? Track changes allows you to make suggestions for editing documents and ask questions and comment on content quickly and accurately. It’s a great tool for group projects or projects that require multiple reviewers. We’ll share some great tips and tricks!


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Library accepting food for fines

Starting September 1, you may now pay overdue library fines by bringing non-perishable food items to the AUM Library Circulation Desk. One food item will pay for up to $1.50 in overdue fines, and all collected items will be donated to the AUM Food Pantry.

While this program will not be applicable to fines and fees on lost or damaged items or interlibrary loan (ILL) charges, the AUM Library encourages individuals with overdue library fines to take advantage of this new program.

More info at 334-244-3647


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Flu shots available

nursingstaff_edit.jpgStudent Health Services is now administering the yearly flu vaccine. Appointments are not necessary; however, they will only distributed while supplies last. The vaccine will be administered from 9–11 and 1–4 Monday through Friday for students, faculty and staff and dependents age 3 years and up. The cost is $25. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. No insurance will be filed.


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Gribben publishes Twain article

marktwain_edit.jpgDr. Alan Gribben, Professor of English, has published a comprehensive article, “Mark Twain’s Lifelong Reading,” in a book titled Mark Twain and Youth: Studies in his Life and Writings, a volume of essays issued by Bloomsbury Academic of London.

Dr. Gribben is in his twenty-sixth year of teaching at AUM. He has edited the “Mark Twain Journal: The Author and his Era” since 2009.


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Feltmate, Brackett talk sociology of religion

Drs. David Feltmate and Kim Brackett presented “I don’t know: Protestant Clergy, Family Ministry, and the Gap between Ideology and Practice” at the Association for the Sociology of Religions 78th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. The paper draws on interviews they conducted with pastors in the River Region.

Brackett is associate dean and professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Geography, and Feltmate is an associate professor in the department. Their ongoing research is funded by the Louisville Institute through the Project Grants for Researchers program.

While in Seattle, Brackett also participated in the Executive Board Meeting for the sociological honor society, Alpha Kappa Delta, where she serves as a Regional Representative.


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CELT sessions this week

The New Course Evaluation Forms Today, Aug. 30 | 11 a.m.–noon | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

FDI: Blackboard: Communicating with Students
 *Required course for online teaching certification
 Today, 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

Working Towards the Same Goal: NCAA Compliance Thursday, Sep. 1 | 11 a.m.–noon | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

Worried about a Student?: How to Report a Judicial Concern
 Thursday, Sep. 1 | 1­–2 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor West


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Appreciation breakfast for faculty, staff

The Roost would like to show appreciation to all AUM Faculty and Staff!

We truly appreciate you! Come in and dine with us during breakfast to receive a special discount on our Warhawk Breakfast at $2.99! Be sure to snap a selfie with your department and tag us on Facebook (@AUMDining) #TheRoostCares

For more information, contact Daishu McGriff at dmcgrif1@aum.edu or 334-244-3133.

Today, August 30 | 7–10 a.m. | The Roost


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Fill the UHP food pantry; learn about food insecurity

foodpantry_edit.jpgThe AUM Honors Program students will present information about the increasing problem of food insecurity in American and the AUM food pantry. Feel free to bring a non-perishable food item (no glass, please) to donate to the pantry!

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

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


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How to use the AUM Library

The Warhawk Academic Success Center, Learning Center, Career Development Center and the library are sponsoring the AUMazing Workshop Series. First up is “How to Use the AUM Library.”

These free student workshops will introduce attendees to library and academic support resources that will help them on their academic journey.

All workshops will be held in the Library Computer Lab on the 2nd Floor of the AUM Library Tower. While registration isn’t required, it is encouraged, as seating is limited! You can register electronically via the AUM Library calendar or choose from the times listed below!

Refreshments will be provided at all workshops, and attendees will have the opportunity to win AUM goodies, iTunes gift cards, and Amazon gift cards!

Learn how you can become an AUMazing student! For more information, contact Jessica Hayes!

Thursday, September 1 | How to Use the AUM Library

12 pm -12:45 pm
6:20 pm - 7:05 pm


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Library hosts Welcome to America event

All international students are invited to a Welcome to America event hosted by the AUM Library, the AUM Learning Center & Instructional Support Lab along with other stakeholders. This event will be held in the library and will allow international students to learn about the structure, layout, and resources of an American library while introducing them specifically to the AUM Library and 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, August 31 | 4–6 p.m. | AUM Library 2nd Floor Computer Lab | Refreshments provided


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‘Let’s Talk’ encourages student-counselor dialogue

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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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

The first day of fall semester tutoring is Wednesday, Aug. 17, and AUM staff members are available to help guide students toward a successful semester. Tutoring hours and locations are below:

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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‘Dinner’ selfie contest continues

thedinner_edit.jpgBetween now and Oct. 1, 2016, email your photo as you read The Dinner to Dr. Lee Farrow at lfarrow@aum.edu, and it will be put on Facebook. The most "liked" photos will win prizes!

AUM Connected, the common reading program, is planning a variety of great events for the 2016–17 academic year related to the book, The Dinner, so visit their page often.


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‘Curtiss for President’ shirts, 2017 calendars in the Warhawk Shop now!

“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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Upcoming CELT sessions

Demystify Your Syllabi Tuesday, Sep. 6 | 2–3 p.m. | Taylor Center 221

Getting Students to Come to Class Prepared *Recommended for UNIV instructors Wednesday, Sep. 6 | 9:30–10:30 a.m. | Taylor Center 222

Unskilled and Unaware: Students Usually Don’t Know What They Don’t Know
 Wednesday, Sep. 7 | 1–2 p.m. | Taylor Center 222

Office of Online and Digital Learning Open House *Recommended for UNIV instructors
 Thursday, Sep. 8 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 126

Self-Efficacy: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Incorporate It into Your Classes
 Thursday, Sep. 8 | 5–6 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

Writing a Teaching Philosophy
 Friday, Sep. 9 | 1–2 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East


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