AUM Weekly 12-8-15: Chon presents at conference; Book edited by Evans recognized
by Caitlin Forrest | Dec 08, 2015
Chon presents at American Society of Criminology conference
Dr. Don Chon, assistant professor in the Department of Justice and Public Safety, recently presented a paper, “Religiosity and regional variation of lethal violence: Integrated model,” at the annual conference of The American Society of Criminology.
The conference was themed “The Many Colors of Crime & Justice” and was held Nov. 18–21 in Washington, D.C.
Also, while at the conference, Chon was named president of the Korean Society of Criminology in America, which consists of about 70 Korean-American professors and graduate students in the area of criminology.
Book edited by Evans earns top-75 status in ‘Choice Magazine’
LGBTQ Literature, a book edited by Dr. Bob Evans, professor in the Department of English and Philosophy, has been selected as one of the top 75 books for December for community college libraries by Choice Magazine.
The book contains many essays, including work by Evans himself as well as by Dr. John Havard, assistant professor in the Department of English and Philosophy; Sarah Fredericks, graduate of the AUM Master of Liberal Arts program; and Deric Sallas, a student in the MLA program.
Alumni Association membership rates to increase in January
The Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Association is continually expanding its efforts to engage alumni and friends of AUM through campus events and programming. Alumni Association membership not only provides great benefits to our members but also supports alumni association activities as well as scholarships and faculty awards.
Effective January 1, 2016, annual alumni and annual friend membership categories will increase by $10. All other categories, including life and new graduate membership categories, will remain at the same rates. This will be the first membership rate increase in more than a decade.
Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Association membership fees effective January 1, 2016:
Annual Alumni: Individual $45 | Joint $60
Annual Friend: Individual $60 | Joint $85
New Graduate: Individual $15 | Joint $30
Life: $500 or 5 annual installments of $100*
*Life memberships are available only to graduates or those that completed academic courses at AUM.
Membership supports AUM and its programs but also benefits alumni by providing discounted rates at the AUM Wellness Center, home and auto insurance discounts, and much more. For a complete list of benefits, visit alumni.aum.edu.
For more information about your Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Association membership, contact Valerie Rankin at [email protected] or 334-244-3557.
Holiday reminder: ‘Occasional meals’ for student-athletes require approval
As the holiday season approaches with its spirit of giving, the Department of Athletics would like to share a new guideline that relates to extra benefits and student-athletes known as an “occasional meal.”
AUM faculty and staff members are permitted to provide an occasional meal to a student-athlete on an infrequent basis or for a special occasion within the locale of the institution (at their home, on campus, or in the community) with prior approval.
If any AUM faculty or staff member is planning to invite a student-athlete and/or a team to their home this holiday for a meal, please be aware that student-athletes must receive prior approval to attend. To receive approval, the faculty/staff member must contact the head coach, complete a request form and attendee list, and then submit the form and list for approval.
NCAA Awards and Benefits legislation requires AUM to monitor occasional meals and to comply with NCAA legislation.
For information, contact Andree Houston at [email protected] or 334-244-3152.
‘Filibuster’ accepts submissions for 2016 issue
AUM’s Filibuster, the school’s literary magazine, is accepting poetry, prose, photographs, and art for its 2016 issue. Any student currently enrolled at AUM may submit work. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2015.
For information, students can visit http://liberalarts.aum.edu/departments/english-philosophy/filibuster or contact Jacob Lambert, editor for the 2016 issue, at [email protected]; Dr. Robert Klevay, assistant professor in the Department of English and Philosophy, at 334-244-3524; or [email protected].
Proposed policy open for comment
A proposed policy to amend the maximum time limit for mandatory tenure and promotion consideration is available online for comment and review through December 18, 2015. After consideration of the comments, the proposed policy will be sent to the Chancellor for approval or returned to the appropriate party for further consideration.
Students, employees: Sign up for AUM Alert
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for AUM Alert, the university’s system for immediately making students and employees aware of emergencies.
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 in this month’s photo slideshow.
Curtiss calendars on sale now
Calendars, on sale through the remainder of the semester, are $10 and can be purchased in the Office of Orientation and Transitions, Taylor Center 308. Cash and checks made out to AUM Cheerleading will be accepted, and all proceeds go to the Curtiss the Warhawk Mascot Program to assist with scholarships, team travel to national championships, and more.
Roost Dining Hours
To see a full list of the Roost’s dining hours and options, see the “Where to Eat?” page.