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AUM Weekly 3-8-16: Theatre AUM family inspires Blakely; Accounting student Lindsay Miller earns trip to D.C.

AUM Weekly 3-8-16: Theatre AUM family inspires Blakely; Accounting student Lindsay Miller earns trip to D.C.

by Caitlin Forrest | Mar 08, 2016


Warhawk Spotlight: Students First Theatre AUM family inspires Blakely

For AUM senior theatre major Samantha Blakely, who recently advanced to the regional-level Southeastern Theatre Conference professional acting auditions, theatre is forever linked with inspirational mentors, including faculty at AUM, who put her first.

Read the full story on Blakely.


Warhawk Spotlight: Excellence
Accounting student Lindsay Miller earns elite leadership training

AUM accounting student Lindsay Miller was one of just 10 college students nationwide selected recently to attend AGA’s National Leadership Training (NLT) in Washington, D.C., and network with government financial management officials from across the country.

Read the full story on Miller.

Zhou paper receives Outstanding Research Award

Dr. Wenying (Wendy) Zhou’s article, “Chinese Language Teachers’ Expectations and Perceptions of U.S. Students’ Behavior: A Cultural Difference Perspective on Classroom Management,” recently received the Carol Weinstein Outstanding Research Award from the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Classroom Management Special Interest Group.

Zhou, whose article was unanimously selected by all three members of her review committee, is currently a clinical associate professor in the Department of Counselor, Leadership, and Special Education.​


AUM students, employees joined record-breaking crowd at 2016 Higher Ed Day

More than 80 AUM students, faculty and staff attended the Feb. 25 Higher Education Rally that took place Feb. 25 at the state Capitol in downtown Montgomery. The Higher Education Partnership said this year’s rally was the biggest turnout in the event’s history.

Higher Education Day provided a perfect opportunity to remind Alabama’s political leaders of the need to improve university appropriations.

The Higher Education Day Rally is Montgomery’s largest annual advocacy rally. The large number of attendees at the rally informed legislators that universities are not only concerned about the funding of higher education but also reminded lawmakers that universities represent a large and involved voting block.


Warhawk Shop to close for spring break

The Warhawk Shop will be closed the week of spring break. Individuals needing an ID replacement during that week should visit the Wellness Center.

The Warhawk Shop will resume regular operating hours on Monday, March 21.

Students may check store hours at


Midterm Madness begins today; student wellness initiative in the works

The WASC is once again sponsoring Midterm Madness all day Tuesday, March 8, and Wednesday, March 9. Stop by the 2nd floor of the Library Tower and enjoy free coffee and doughnuts, receive free test-taking supplies, and get some study tips and support to help you with your midterms.

Also, the UNIV Legacy Committee, with Chairperson Cornelia Brown leading the way, is working on a student wellness initiative that will include two exciting events later this semester. For more information about the events or to get involved, email [email protected]like the UNIV Legacy Committee on Facebook and visit at Twitter and Instagram @univ_legacy.

Midterm Madness | Tuesday, March 8; Wednesday, March 9 | All-day event | Library Tower, 2nd floor 


ShamROCK the House and enjoy games, food, trivia

Top of the mornin’ to ya!

St. Patrick’s Day falls over Spring Break this year, but that won’t stop Housing and Residence Life and Student Involvement from joining forces to throw an all-green St. Patrick’s Day bash. Meet up in the Landing for games, food and trivia!

For more information, contact Christin LeJeune at [email protected] or 334-244-3683.

Tuesday, March 8 | 6:30 p.m. | The Landing in The Nest


Political Film Series features ‘Vanishing Borders’ for International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, the Political Film Series is featuring Vanishing Borders (2014), the story of four immigrant women living in New York City. Dr. Silvia Giagnoni, associate professor in the Department of Communication and Theatre, will introduce the documentary.

The screening, co-sponsored by the College of Public Policy and Justice and the College of Arts and Sciences, is free, open to the public, and made possible thanks to a grant from the Ida Belle Young Special Projects Fund.

Tuesday, March 8 | 7 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West | For information, contact Dr. Pia Knigge at [email protected] or 334-244-3834.


Spring Break Safe Break Campaign

Join the Counseling Center on Wednesday for the Pre-Spring Break “Safe Break” Campaign, where students will learn how to party with a purpose during Spring Break 2016!

Activities during this event include:

  • Obstacle course challenges — Compete with other students and student organizations
  • Alcohol and drug awareness in the spirit of Spring Break
  • Alcohol screenings
  • A “shot” of information (Noda-Coladas & Mocktails)
  • Other activities and freebies

Wednesday, March 9 | 12–1:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Breezeway and the Quad


Girls’ Night In

AUM students are invited to join the Campus Activities Board at its first “Girls’ Night In” event. We’ll play games and discuss hot topics in a safe space. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, March 9 | 7–9 p.m. | Warhawk Alley


Roost hosts karaoke and buffet

The Roost is hosting its Spring All-You-Care-To-Eat (AYCTE) with karaoke on March 22. The AYCTE menu was chosen by our AUMazing student body and resulted in a “Southern Style” buffet!

Come and enjoy some Southern cooking and singing!

Tuesday, March 22 | 5 p.m. | The Roost


Planning and budget meeting set for April 13

Financial and Administrative Services will host a planning and budget meeting along with a brown bag lunch at noon April 13. The budget meeting set for April 8 has been cancelled. 

Wednesday, April 13 | 12–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 222


CELT offers learning opportunities

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will offer a number of sessions this week. Read about each session in detail here.


Faculty, staff discounts on summer youth camps

AUM faculty and staff can receive $20 off all camps for children and grandchildren. Employees who register by April 1 also can take advantage of an Early Bird discount and receive an additional $20 off all camps.

For more information, contact Rebecca Williams at 334-244-3339 or [email protected].


Advancement Ambassador Student Recruitment is under way!

Applications for Advancement Ambassadors are now available!

As official hostesses and hosts of the AUM Office of Advancement, the Advancement Ambassadors promote pride in the University and serve with dedication and responsibility. Advancement Ambassadors represent the student body, administration, faculty and staff to persons both inside and outside the University at special events including luncheons, dinners, alumni gatherings and receptions. They receive valuable training, and have the opportunity to meet not only University leadership, but community leaders as well.

For additional information, contact the Office of Advancement at [email protected].


CELT launches new graduate teaching certification program

In January, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) launched a new program to assist AUM graduate students in developing teaching skills for current and future teaching requirements.

If interested, contact Dr. Lee Farrow, director of CELT, at [email protected].


Jack and Ruth Lee Scholarship available

The 2016 Jack and Ruth Lee Scholarship application is now available.

Applications are available in the Scholarships Office (located in Admissions on the first floor of the Taylor Center) and in the Center for Disability Services. The deadline to apply is March 15.

The scholarship totals $500 toward books and supplies for the fall 2016 term. Eligibility requirements include a minimum 2.5 GPA, full-time enrollment, demonstrated financial need (will be verified by Scholarships Office and FAFSA), and eligibility to receive services from the AUM Center for Disability Services.

For more information, contact Kate Bartlett at [email protected] or 334-244-3078.


Hot Topic Café: Asking For It

Parties, alcohol and sex often go hand in hand, but should they really? At what point does alcohol intervene with valid consent? Join Housing and Residence Life and the Counseling Center for a candid conversation about dating, sex and consent.

Wednesday, March 23 | 6:30 p.m. | The Landing | Food will be served.


Cobb to speak on ‘Hope for Humility’

Dr. Aaron Cobb, assistant professor in the Department of English and Philosophy, will present a lecture, “Hope for Humility: Regulative Epistemology and the Cultivation of Intellectual Virtue.”

Thursday, March 24 | 12:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor South 


Pie in the Face for the Human Race

Admit it — you’ve always wanted to pie someone in the face. Well, now you have your chance! Housing and Residence Life is dedicated to making a real difference in the community, and AUM students now have a chance to pie the AUM Housing staff in the face … for charity!

All proceeds will be donated to the United Way of Montgomery. Join us on the lawn by Plum Place and take part in this unique and fun way to give back to the community.

Friday, March 25 | 3:30 p.m. | The Lawn by Plum Place


Annual undergraduate research symposium — April 1

The AUM College of Arts & Sciences will host its annual undergraduate research symposium on April 1. All undergraduates currently or previously taking part in research projects at AUM are eligible to present. Visit the Undergraduate Research webpage for more information, including presentation criteria and awards.

Friday, April 1 | 8:30 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor Submit abstract by Feb. 26


Political Film Series features ‘Plastic Paradise’

The final Political Film Series showing of the spring is dedicated to Earth Day.

Plastic Paradise (2014) will take you on a journey to Midway Atoll, one of the most remote places on Earth, to reveal the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Dr. Karen Stine will introduce the documentary.

The screening, co-sponsored by the College of Public Policy & Justice and the College of Arts & Sciences,  is free, open to the public, and made possible thanks to a grant from the Ida Belle Young Special Projects Fund.

Thursday, April 21 | 7 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West | For information, contact Dr. Pia Knigge at [email protected] or 334-244-3834.


AUM Mini-College connects community with Arts and Sciences faculty, scholars

AUM Mini-College, set for June 14–15, is a chance for local residents to spend two days on campus engaging with professors and scholars.

For more information, contact Dr. Peter Zachar at 334-244-3311 or [email protected].

Tuesday, June 14–Wednesday, June 15 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Career Development Center, Taylor 323 | Registration: $50; Deadline to register, May 1.


AUM launches Student Alumni Association

The AUM Student Alumni Association aims to generate pride and advance the traditions of Auburn University at Montgomery while fostering loyalty, commitment, lifelong relationships, involvement and communication among students and alumni.

Membership is open to all students. For information, contact Valerie Rankin at 334-244-3557 or [email protected].


Students: Travel the world this summer with Study Abroad

Did you know you can study in other countries this summer and earn AUM credits at the same time — with up to $1,500 in scholarship assistance?

Choose a country below and contact Study Abroad at 244-3544 for more information.

· Manabi, Ecuador

· Mexico City, Mexico

· Shiga, Japan

· Ulsan, South Korea

· Hubei, China

· Lincoln, United Kingdom

· Kandy, Sri Lanka

· South Africa


New campus tobacco policy

AUM takes Warhawk wellness seriously. Effective June 1, 2016, AUM will join more than 1,000 other colleges and universities by becoming a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus. AUM is committed to providing a healthier and cleaner campus community for our students, employees and visitors. A smoke-free campus will further promote the health, safety, and well-being of the AUM Family by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke on campus and at university-owned and -leased properties. For specifics, read the policy online.

If you would like help stopping smoking or tobacco use, there are many resources available to AUM students, faculty and staff. To quit smoking or using tobacco is a life-changing decision and can seem daunting or even impossible, but with the help of others who care and a solid plan of action, success can be attained.

Two great tobacco cessation resources are listed below:

The Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy offers pharmaceutical care to individuals in our community who wish to quit smoking. The “Pack It Up” Cessation Program involves personal, face-to-face evaluations and planning sessions with pharmacists. Pharmacotherapy is also an available option for those who need it to facilitate their cessation process.

Appointments with Auburn pharmacists can be made by phone or email:

334-844-4099, [email protected]

Also, the state of Alabama offers an educational and counseling service over the phone and the Internet. Alabama QUITNOW offers FREE counseling from qualified professionals, a personalized quit plan made just for you, and FREE nicotine patches for four weeks if enrolled in the counseling program. Counseling and planning are available toll free by phone or by Internet chat, and registering is easy.

You can access the QUITNOW services:

(1-800-QUITNOW) or (1-800-784-8669)

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


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.


Campus Calendar

AUM Athletics Calendar

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