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AUM Weekly 4-26-2016: AWC students to share leadership experiences; Denim Day supports sexual assault victims

AUM Weekly 4-26-2016: AWC students to share leadership experiences; Denim Day supports sexual assault victims

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Check out the latest news listed below. To be added to AUM’s press release distribution list, contact Marla Vickers.

by Caitlin Forrest | Apr 26, 2016


Warhawk Spotlight: Community Engagement/Continuous Learning
Air War College students share leadership experiences with AUM, community

Auburn University at Montgomery will host four Air War College students this evening, April 26, who will speak on “Leading and Serving in Changing Times.” The experiences of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Adam Stone, Royal Australian Air Force Wing Commander Pete Thompson, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Beth Behn, U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Denise Mullstretch back more than 20 years and have taken the officers across the world, into the air, and onto the battlefield.

Read the full story on the Air War College students’ experiences.

Students: Wear denim Wednesday to support sexual assault victims; Denim Day program in GEC

Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, AUM’s third annual observance of Denim Day will be held Wednesday. Students are encouraged to wear denim and show their support of sexual assault victims.

For 17 years, Denim Day has been recognized on a Wednesday in April to stand against misconceptions toward sexual assault. The observance originated in Italy in the 1990s when an 18-year old girl was raped by her 45-year old driving instructor.

The instructor was convicted of rape, but on appeal, the Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction. The chief judge of the Italia Supreme Court reasoned that, because the victim wore very tight jeans, she had to help the assailant remove them, and, by removing the jeans, it was consensual sex, not rape.

Women in the Italian Parliament were outraged and wore jeans to work to express their disapproval. The protest spread worldwide, and the first Denim Day was held in Los Angeles in 1999.

Denim Day at AUM is sponsored by AUM ROTC, AUM Orientation and the AUM Transfer Student Association.

Wednesday, April 27 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Global Education Center (Taylor Center 219–220)

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Chon publishes research article on residential burglary victimization

A research article by Dr. Don Chon, assistant professor in the Department of Justice and Public Safety, recently was accepted for publication in the International Review of Victimology.

The article, of which Chon is the sole author, is titled “Residential burglary victimization: Household- and country-level mixed modeling.”

AUM goes tobacco free June 1

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.


AUM celebrates Arbor Day — Flies Tree Campus USA flags

In recognition of Arbor Day, April 29, the following events will take place throughout the week:

Arbor Day Scavenger Hunt
Today, April 26 | 12–1 p.m. | The Quad

Arbor Day Observance: Presentation by Dale Dickens, Urban Forestry Committee
Thursday, April 28 | 12–1 p.m. | Global Education Center (Taylor Center 219–220)

Also, remember AUM is recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA university, so Instagram or Facebook a selfie with the Tree Campus USA flag flying in the background this week and next, and use #MyAUM in your post. (The flag is located outside the Library Tower).

Administrative Professionals’ Day Reception

AUM’s Staff Council, Office of Human Resources, and Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host an Administrative Professionals’ Day Reception today.

Today, April 26 | 2:30–4 p.m. | Library Tower,10th floor West | RSVP at [email protected] or 334-244-3525

Campus invited to bid Peele farewell

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites the campus community to attend the retirement reception for Dr. Rhodes Peele, associate professor of Math.

Thursday, April 28 | 2–4 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 204

Shadow Montgomery introduces students to employers, career opportunities

The AUM Career Development Center and S.O.A.R. are sponsoring Shadow Montgomery, a job shadowing and exploration event for all AUM students, on April 29. Students can learn more about careers and industries as well as how to stand out as a job or internship candidate.

Students will tour and network with professionals at the following employer organizations in Montgomery:

  • Alabama Department of Economic and Community Development (ADECA)
  • Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa
  • Baptist Medical Center East

Upon return to campus about 12:30 p.m., lunch will be provided while students reflect on and discuss the event.

Friday, April 29 | Departure: Bus will load 8:45 a.m. and leave at 9 a.m. from the Taylor Center parking lot | Space limited, register today through Warhawk Careers on MyAUM

Warhawk Choice Awards to honor student athletes

The AUM Department of Athletics will host its second annual Warhawk Choice Awards on May 2.

Athletics will recognize student-athletes in the areas of academic achievement, community service, and commitment to academic excellence.

Monday, May 2 | 6 p.m. | AUM Athletics Complex

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Professors ‘N’ Pajamas a chance to study for exams with professors, enjoy bottomless buffet, get prizes

It’s that time again!

Housing and Residence Life will close out the year with a bang with its annual Professors ‘N’ Pajamas event! Professors ‘N’ Pajamas will include a DJ and provide a designated space for students to study with professors before exams. And students can enjoy a bottomless breakfast buffet and take home great prizes.

Wednesday, May 4 | 8 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223, 230 | Food provided

CELT offers learning opportunities this week

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

Student Success through Solution-Focused Advising — Belinda Marable, Advisor Development Institute
Wednesday, April 27 | 12:30–1:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East | Recommended for Advisors

Demystify Your Syllabus — Lee Farrow, CELT and History
Thursday, April 28 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

What Else Should We Be Asking? — Belinda Marable, Advisor Development Institute
Thursday, April 28 | 2:15–3:15 p.m. | Taylor Center 230 | Recommended for Advisors

Cultural Intelligence: Authority — HR Session
Tuesday, May 24 | 11:45–1 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West


Diversity and Multicultural Affairs presents Diversity Dayz 2016

President’s Remarks to Cuba: A viewing discussion of the president
Today, April 26 | 12–1 p.m. | Global Education Center (Taylor Center 219–220)

“Africa: Facts, Fiction & Fears”
Wednesday, April 27 | 12–1 p.m. | Global Education Center 

Diversity 101: Building an Inclusive Community
Thursday, April 28 | 12–1 p.m. | Global Education Center 

Study Abroad Conference focuses on faculty-led programs, increasing student awareness

For the first hour of the Study Abroad Conference on April 26, attendees can learn how to build a faculty-led program. During the second hour, a student-led Q&A will help fellow students better understand how study abroad can change their perspective of the world!

For information, contact Dr. Achala Rockwell at [email protected] or 334-244-3544.

Today, April 26 | 1:30–3:30 p.m. | Taylor Center 222

AUM Cheerleading tryouts

AUM Cheerleading is holding tryouts for male and female cheerleaders for the 2016–17 season. The tryouts are open to all currently enrolled AUM students and all incoming freshmen already accepted into AUM for the fall semester.

For information, contact [email protected]

April 26 and 27 | 6–8:30 p.m. | AUM Athletics Complex

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.

Tuesday, June 14–Wednesday, June 15 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Career Development Center, Taylor 323 | $50 registration; register by June 1 | contact Dr. Peter Zachar at 334-244-3311 or [email protected]

End of term textbook buyback and rental return

The Warhawk Shop is offering cash for books and accepting rental returns.

Through May 12 | Hours | Warhawk Shop, Taylor Center | AUM student ID required

Promenade Concerts at AUM — Pianist Anna Petrova

The Promenade Concerts continue at AUM this evening, April 27, with pianist Anna Petrova playing music by Chopin, Haydn, Albiniz, and Rachmaninov. Following intermission, Petrova will play Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in e minor, accompanied by a string quartet.

The concerts are sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and through a gift from Eunice Henig.

Wednesday, April 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall | Free, open to the public

Student Alumni Association hosts end-of-year party

All students are invited to join the Student Alumni Association for an end-of-year party with knockerball, food and FUN!

Wednesday, April 27 | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | Behind the Library Tower

National Walk@Lunch Day

Human Resources and the Wellness Center are sponsoring National Walk@Lunch Day and invite faculty, staff and students for a walk around the outdoor track on April 27.

Walkers can pre-purchase a healthy lunch (hummus wrap, fruit, nuts, cheese and bottled water) to enjoy after the walk for $5 (Lunch pre-purchase deadline: 9 a.m. April 22).

Wednesday, April 27 | 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. | Walk around 1-mile outside track begins at Wellness Center | Register for the walk

Administrative Professionals Conference 2016

The Administrative Professionals Conference is a one-day course that will provide administrative professionals with training to enhance expertise, boost productivity, and position themselves as valuable resources for their businesses.

Thursday, April 28 | 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Wynlakes Golf & Country Club | $125 for individuals, $99/person when registering three or more | Register online or call 334-244-3804

Call for nominations for 2016 Excellence in Faculty Outreach Award

Nominations are being accepted for AUM’s 2016 Excellence in Faculty Outreach Award, which includes a $5,000 honorarium that will be presented to one AUM faculty member at the 2016 Convocation for distinguished outreach contributions that exceed expectations for the person’s career stage and job responsibilities.

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprised of former recipients of this award, other Auburn University at Montgomery faculty, and individuals from the Office of Business & Community Initiatives. Selection recommendations will be made by the Excellence in Faculty Outreach Award Committee. Questions about the process should be submitted to [email protected].

Nomination deadline: Friday, April 29 | 1 p.m. | Complete nomination information

Call for applications for 2016 Outreach Grant Award

The Vice Chancellor for Business & Community Initiatives announces the availability of up to $20,000 to be awarded through one or more grants to Auburn University at Montgomery faculty and staff. The funds have been set aside to encourage the faculty and staff of Auburn University at Montgomery to develop and implement programs of “outreach” to persons in the community.

Awards will be announced at Auburn University at Montgomery’s 2016 Convocation. Questions about the process should be submitted to [email protected].

Application deadline: Friday, April 29 | 1 p.m. | Complete application information

Wellness Wednesdays

Does life leave you feeling overwhelmed? Join the staff from the Counseling Center every Wednesday in Warhawk Alley’s SGA/CAB office to learn fun and interesting ways to improve and maintain personal well-being.

For more information, contact Audrey Shaw at 334-244-3553 or [email protected].

Wednesdays | 12–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 126

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.

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