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AUM Weekly 11-10-15: AUM Day of Giving; Outreach Day of Service

AUM Weekly 11-10-15: AUM Day of Giving; Outreach Day of Service

by Caitlin Forrest | Nov 10, 2015

Like, share to support #AUMDayofGiving

Auburn University at Montgomery will host #AUMDayofGiving, a special 24-hour fundraising initiative, on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

#AUMDayofGiving is part of Giving Tuesday, a national day of philanthropy movement held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It began in 2012 as a counterpoint to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On this day, AUM will highlight many projects and programs of AUM colleges and departments seeking private support.

#AUMDayofGiving is a social media-based initiative, and AUM has ambassadors across campus who will use their personal social media accounts, as well as the official AUM Facebook pages, Twitter and Instagram accounts to promote AUM.

Like and share with others, so that we can share the news about all the amazing programs and projects happening on our campus!


Outreach helps ready home for Montgomery family

The AUM Outreach staff spent the day lending skills to House to House, a mentoring ministry in Washington Park, an under-resourced neighborhood on the west side of the city.

The team of consultants and facilitators set aside their computers and stepped out of the boardroom to help bring a local family closer to moving into their own home. The Outreach volunteers spent the day painting, installing trim work, cleaning, and making other repairs to a home that will soon provide a safe haven to a Montgomery family.

“It is always a wonderful experience to give something back to the community, but it is even more so when you can share in that experience with your team of colleagues,” said Dr. Katherine Jackson, vice chancellor of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives. “We had a great time working on this house together and are so pleased that we played even a small part in bringing it one step closer to making it a home.”

Through the help of hundreds of volunteers and several qualified investors, House to House has purchased and renovated a number of abandoned homes in the area. The organization is driven to “restoring hope to people, so that they can be transformed just as these houses are brought back to life,” said Mike Bunce, House to House’s executive director.

“AUM Outreach believes in giving back,” said Leslie Meadows, associate director of Training Solutions at AUM and chair of the Outreach Day of Service work group. “We feel a tremendous sense of civic responsibility to the people we live and work with in the River Region.  We constantly seek ways we can help to improve the lives of those who share our community.”

Free pancakes: Roost seeks responses to surveys

The Roost will be offering free pancakes during breakfast at Chef’s Corner in exchange for survey participation. Surveys are available in The Roost at anytime, but the promotion is only for breakfast. For help or information, ask any associate or manager. Please help support The Roost.

Text DVWK to 99299 to take the survey.


Evans editor of book on famous Kesey novel

Dr. Robert Evans, professor in the Department of English and Philosophy, is the editor of a new book, “Critical Insights: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” published by Salem Press. The book, which focuses on Ken Kesey’s famous novel from the early 1960s, includes essays by various noted Kesey scholars and even a close friend of Kesey. AUM also is represented in the book through contributions by Dr. Darren Harris-Fain, professor and chair of the Department of English and Philosophy, Kelley Jeans, a student in the Master of Liberal Arts program, and Christina Garner and Jeff Moody, both graduates of the MLA program.

Students: Jack and Ruth Lee Scholarship deadline today

Applications for The Jack and Ruth Lee Scholarship, which provides $500 to be put toward books and supplies for the spring 2016 term, are now available in the Scholarships Office (in Admissions, first floor of Taylor Center) and The Center for Disability Services (Taylor Center 147). The deadline is Nov. 10, 2015.


Garden of Hope food drive provides aid to AIDS Outreach families, clients

AUM and the Medical AIDS Outreach of Alabama (MAO) are sponsoring a campus-wide food drive. All donations will feed families/clients who rely on MAO’s Food Pantry for monthly “food boxes.” Look for boxes with the AUM and MAO logos across the campus and consider donating at least one non-perishable item toward this cause. The last day to donate is Nov. 11, 2015.


Human Resources hosts Benefits Fair

AUM Human Resources will host a benefits fair Thursday. Representatives from several AUM benefits vendors will be present and available to answer questions.

Thursday | Nov. 12 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Taylor Center 222–223

Warhawk Alley 3rd birthday party

Warhawk Alley is turning three years old, and you’re invited to the birthday party. Join us for light refreshments.

Thursday | Nov. 12 | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Warhawk Alley, Taylor Center 126


AUM student Tara Crowe to present ‘Language of Music’

Tara Crowe, an AUM freshman, will demonstrate how music connects every culture as she performs in and lectures on variety of languages, including American Sign Language, English and Latin.

Thursday | Nov. 19 | 12:15–1 p.m. | Global Education Center (Taylor Center 219)

International Education Week

The Office of International Student Involvement is sponsoring International Education Week events Nov. 10–12. For information, see the schedule below.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Saudi Exhibit

9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Global Education Center

International Student Professional Initiative (ISPI) Table

12–1 p.m. | Taylor Center, front of bookstore

Wednesday, Nov. 11

International Game Day

Billiards & Ping Pong Tournament

10:15–12:15 p.m. | Warhawk Alley

Pickle-Ball & Badminton

2:15–4:15 p.m. | Wellness Center

Saudi Exhibit

9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Global Education Center

Global Awareness and Study Abroad Table

11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Goodwyn Breezeway

Journey to International Success Panel

Lunch will be provided

12–1 p.m. | Global Education Center

International Student Professional Initiative (ISPI) Table

12–1 p.m. | Taylor Center, Front of the Bookstore

Chinese Corner

3–5 p.m. | Library Tower, first floor

Thursday, Nov. 12

Saudi Exhibit

9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Global Education Center

The True South Asia

With Dr. Achala Rockwell

Lunch will be provided

12–1 p.m. | Global Education Center

International Student Professional Initiative (ISPI) Table

12–1 p.m. | Taylor Center, Front of the Bookstore

Chinese Corner

3–5 p.m. | Library Tower, first floor

Unwind at DeStress Fest

As fall finals approach and students get buried under the weight of studies, the Counseling Center invites students to relax and refresh at the DeStress Fest on Nov. 10. Music, table games, a relaxation station, creative therapy, a photo booth, arts and crafts, video games, and a cupcake walk will help take the edge off fall semester’s last weeks. The Fest also will provide candy, drinks and more!

Tuesday | Nov. 10 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 230 and the Global Education Center (Taylor Center 219-220)


Free fall concerts in Goodwyn Hall

AUM will host a series of fall concerts — all of which are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. — in Goodwyn Hall Auditorium.

Anthony Pattin

Dr. Anthony Pattin holds degrees in piano performance from Toledo University, University of Michigan, and the University of Alabama. Pattin lives in Birmingham, Ala., and is active as a pianist in solo, orchestral, and chamber music performances.

Tuesday | Nov. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Auditorium

AUM Chorus, directed by Lavone DuBose

Thursday | Nov. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Auditorium


‘It Takes a Campus’ series focuses on recruiting students to AUM

Everyone at AUM can help us attract the best students to our campus. See the “It Takes a Campus” schedule below for opportunities to learn more about how to recruit students to AUM.

It Takes a Campus: Scholarships 

Wednesday | Nov. 11 | Noon | Goodwyn Hall 109

Thursday | Nov. 12 | 12:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109


Hot Topics Café: Millennial Madness

Millennials are often painted as narcissistic, lazy, entitled brats who won’t pay their dues. Is this a fair assessment? Sound off at Housing and Residence Life’s “Hot Topics Café.” For information, contact Christin LeJeune at [email protected] or 334-244-3683.

Thursday | Nov. 12 | 6:30 p.m. | The Landing | Snacks and refreshments will be served

Theatre AUM presenting ‘Helvetica’

Theatre AUM is presenting an original work, Helvetica. Admission to regular performances is free (with AUM ID) for students, faculty and staff. General admission is $10; admission for students from other schools, senior citizens, and military is $5. The playwright will be on hand for a post-show discussion following the Nov. 14 show.

For information, contact Katie Pearson at [email protected] or at 334-244-3632.

Remaining performances | Nov. 12, 13, 14 and 15

Show times | 7:30 p.m. Thursday–Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15


International conference on public policy to take place at AUM

The International Winter Chaos Conference, co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and the College of Public Policy and Justice, will take place Nov. 12–15.

For information, visit the conference website or contact Linda Dennard at [email protected] or 334-244-3698.

Thursday–Sunday | Nov. 12–15 | Taylor Center | Open to public; free to AUM faculty and students (including workshop); for all others, conference fee is $50 and participation in the workshop is $75 


Pre-social work students assist Days for Girls with “Go to Sew” event

After a successful “Grab and Go” event where donated fabric was sorted, cut and organized, AUM’s pre-social work students will once again assist Team Montgomery of Days for Girls International with “Go to Sew,” which helps provide feminine hygiene supplies for young women who may lose school time without them.

For information, contact Denise Davis-Maye at [email protected] or 334-244-3390.

Friday | Nov. 13 | 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | Liberal Arts 144C


Gallery 213, AUM’s downtown studio, presents Kirana’s ‘Cycle’

Gallery 213, Auburn University at Montgomery’s downtown Montgomery art studio, will present Chintia Kirana’s “Cycle” from Oct. 19 through Dec. 4. The opening reception will be Friday, Nov. 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For information, contact Naomi Slipp at [email protected] or 334-244-3112.

Opening reception | Friday | Nov. 13 | 5–7 p.m. | 213 Commerce St. Montgomery, AL 36104

‘Out of the Darkness’ Walk to fight suicide

Auburn University at Montgomery is hosting the Montgomery area American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) “Out of the Darkness” Community Walk. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate. Register as a teamusing the link below, and wear your college and/or team-logoed t-shirt during the walk. For those who raise at least $150, AFSP will provide “Out of the Darkness” t-shirts. For information, contact Jennifer Bradley at [email protected] or 334-244-3554.

Saturday | Nov. 14 | 10–11:30 a.m. | Check-In/Registration begins at 9 a.m. | AUM Walking Trail | Register as a team here


Kelley to speak on concert pianist’s travel narrative of world tours

Dr. Joyce Kelley, associate professor in the Department of English and Philosophy, will present a lecture, “Black and White and Read all Over: Racial Identity, Travel, and Music in Philippa Duke Schuyler’s Adventures in Black and White.”

Thursday | Nov. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Library Tower, Tenth floor South


Faculty: Apply for CELT conference funding aid

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is accepting applications from faculty interested in receiving funds to help defray the cost of attending the Teaching Professor Conference in Washington, D.C., next June. Please see the CELT website for the fillable PDF form.

Submission deadline: Dec. 1, 2015 | recipients notified on or before Jan. 15.


See who you know in Campus Life

AUM’s Campus Life page is frequently updated to show photographs of people, events and life around campus. See who you know — or see yourself — in the Campus Life photo album and slideshow.

Curtiss calendars on sale now

The calendars are $10 and can be purchased in the Office of Orientation and Transitions, Taylor Center 308. They will be on sale throughout the remainder of the semester. Cash and checks made out to AUM Cheerleading will be accepted. All proceeds will go to the Curtiss the Warhawk Mascot Program to assist with scholarships, team travel to national championships, registration and props for competitions and mascot camp.

For information, contact Serena McCovery at [email protected] or [email protected] or 334-531-9573.


Roost Dining Hours

To see a full list of the Roost’s dining hours and options, see the “Where to Eat?” page.



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