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AUM Weekly 9-22-15: Federal Reserve leader to speak at museum; AUM brings together MPS principals, business leaders

AUM Weekly 9-22-15: Federal Reserve leader to speak at museum; AUM brings together MPS principals, business leaders

by Caitlin Forrest | Sep 22, 2015

Atlanta Federal Reserve president to speak in Montgomery today

Dennis Lockhart, the President of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, will speak to the Alabama World Affairs Council (AWAC) at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts this evening. Lockhart will speak about the world economy and the Federal Reserve’s recent decision not to raise the interest rate. The Federal Reserve’s decision, announced on September 17, had been the subject of intense speculation in financial circles and in the media.

Tuesday | Sept. 22 | 5:30 p.m. | Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Registration: Open to the public with reservations at the cost of $20; AWAC members free with reservations. Reservations can be made at

AUM brings together MPS principals, business leaders

Dr. Erin Reilly, professor in AUM’s Department of Kinesiology, and Tiffany Higginbotham of Body Logic Physical Therapy and Wellness, will present solutions Friday to Montgomery Public Schools principals and their Boardroom to Classrooms (B2C) partners that will help maximize student readiness to learn through evidence-based neuromotor exercises and a pilot study called Brain Pump.

AUM matches all MPS principals with a local business leader who will serve as an ambassador to the school and support the principal in making business connections. During Friday’s event, sponsored by AUM Outreach, the principals and business leaders will plan how often, when and where they will meet and communicate, as well as what they will partner on this school year.

Don’t forget your parking permit

Campus Police will begin issuing tickets on Sept. 28, so don’t forget to register for your AUM parking permit. See the step-by-step instructions at

UNIV Legacy project to aid children helped by Salvation Army

The second UNIV Legacy meeting was a success, and the committee has decided to conduct a service project to aid the Salvation Army. Similar to the Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree,” the committee’s effort is called “Warhawk Wings.” The plan is to create tags in the shape of Warhawk wings and sell them for $1. Proceeds will help children who receive assistance from the Salvation Army.

UNIV Legacy meetings are currently scheduled for Fridays at 11 a.m. in the WASC (Library Tower, 2nd floor), and refreshments are served. If you are interested in being a part of this committee, come to the meeting or contact Amy Ingram at [email protected] or 334-244-3153.

‘It Takes a Campus’ series aims to lead 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: Recruitment with a College

Wednesday | Sept. 23 | Noon | Goodwyn Hall 109

Thursday | Sept. 24 | 12:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

It Takes a Campus: Advising

Tuesday | Oct. 6 | Noon | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Wednesday | Oct. 7 | Noon | Library Tower, 10th floor East

It Take a Campus: Retention

Thursday | Oct. 22 | 11 a.m.–5 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

It Takes a Campus: Financial Aid

Wednesday | Oct. 28 | 10 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Thursday | Oct. 29 | 10 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

It Takes a Campus: Scholarships 

Wednesday | Nov. 11 | Noon | Goodwyn Hall 109

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

Self-defense training for women

In partnership with AUM Campus Safety and Auburn University Dept. of Campus Safety,the Counseling Center will be providing female AUM students, faculty and staff with Rape Assault Defense (RAD) training. The RAD system is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. It is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, and risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a martial arts program. The final class will include an attack simulation. You will practice the defense techniques you learned against a suited RAD demonstrator.

For safety reasons, participants are required to attend the first three sessions to take part in the final simulation and are encouraged to registerfor the classes.

Sept. 28 | 4–7 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Oct. 1 | 4–7 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Oct. 5 | 4–7 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

Oct. 8 | 4–7 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

To sign up, call the Counseling Center at 244-3469 or email [email protected].


Confucius Institute ‘East Meets West’ events this week

The Auburn University at Montgomery Confucius Institute is hosting “East Meets West” events this week. Chinese tea and other refreshments will be served.

Making Sense of the Rise of China

Dr. Qiang Zhai, distinguished research professor in AUM’s Department of History and World Languages and Cultures, will review social and economic transformations in China since Deng Xiaoping launched his reform and opening programs four decades ago.

Tuesday | Sept. 22 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

Health Benefits of Taoist Tai Chi

Lecturer Robert Varley will take attendees into the Tai Chi realm of yin-yang, softness and hardness, movement and stillness, and emptiness and solidness.

Wednesday | Sept. 23 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 222 | Co-sponsored by Taoist Tai Chi Society Montgomery Branch

Humor as a Path to Understanding in Modern China

Dr. Kristin Stapleton, professor of history at the University of Buffalo and editor of the journal Twentieth-Century China, will speak on the history of Chinese humor, a phenomenon little known outside China.

Thursday | Sept. 24 | 1 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

AUM hosting National Hazing Prevention Week

AUM will celebrate National Hazing Prevention Week this week, and this year’s theme is “These hands don’t haze.” Events will include an Anti-Hazing Pledge Signing (daily on the Quad during the lunch hours), a social media contest, a poster-making contest, and an educational speaker. On Wednesday a banner will be made using finger paint, signifying that “these hands don’t haze.” Let’s band together and show the community that Warhawk Nation takes a stand against hazing.

Through Friday | Sept. 21–25 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | The Quad | Sponsored by Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs

Initiation alternatives at Hazing Prevention Week event

Steve Whitby, a professional with more than 20 years of experience working withcollege students, leaders, and athletes, will speak about how he attacks the plague of hazing through conversations about its impact while offering hope that there are other options students can champion together.

Tuesday | Sept. 22 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 112 | Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs

Carol to speak on human memory

Dr. Rolando Carol, a professor in the Department of Psychology, will speak on human memory and how it can help students improve learning in the classroom.

Wednesday, Sept. 23 | Thursday, Sept. 24 | 3:35–4:50 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

K–12 girls, teachers invited to Math and Computer Science’s Kovalevsky Day

Dr. Kristen Abernathy, assistant professor of mathematics at Winthrop University, will be the keynote speaker at Sonia Kovalevsky Day, sponsored by the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. School teachers throughout Alabama are invited to bring their female students to participate in SK Day, designed to encourage middle and high school-aged women to consider careers in mathematics and the sciences. During the event, participants will examine mathematics through hands-on workshops, explore the endless possibilities of a career involving mathematics, and engage with an all-female panel of successful professionals who use mathematics every day. For information, visit the Sonia Kovalevsky Day page.

Saturday | Sep. 26 | 8 a.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109 | Contact Dr. Jerome Goddard, assistant professor and director of mathematical studies, at 334-244-3023 or [email protected]

AUM to host Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and Confucius Institute Day Celebration

Auburn University at Montgomery’s Confucius Institute and AUM’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs are hosting the university’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and Confucius Institute Day Celebration. There will be lots of fun and refreshments for faculty, staff and students, as well as their families. The celebration will include dancing, mask-making for kids, and fireworks.

Saturday | Sep. 26 | 5–8 p.m. | AUM Confucius Garden | Free and open to the public

CELT presentation focuses on ceasing summer learning loss

Victoria Campbell, extended learning director at the Montgomery Education Foundation (MEF), will be giving a presentation hosted by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). The presentation will be on the MEF’s project, called Brain Forest Summer Learning Academy, which seeks to stop summer learning loss in its participants. Research shows that all young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months, an especially devastating reality for low-income and at-risk students. MEF, in partnership with other community organizations, is hosting the five-week, full-day academic enrichment program for rising fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students enrolled in Montgomery Public Schools. In its third pilot year, the academy saw, on average, three- to four-month gains for students across all three grade levels in reading and math.

Monday | Sept. 28 | 2–3 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

Chinese Express All-You-Care-To-Eat Buffet

Voting is over and the theme that was chosen for the All-You-Care-To-Eat Buffet is The Chinese Express Buffet. The Roost will be hosting this event for $9.99 (tax and drink included). Be sure to stop by for dinner to fill up; there will be plenty of Chinese food.

Tuesday | Sept. 29 | 5-8 p.m. | The Roost

Fall concerts

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

Duo R2

Flutist Rachel Nozny and guitarist Robert Gibson formed Duo R2 in the spring of 2014. In addition to performing the standard flute and guitar repertoire, Duo R2 also specializes in contemporary literature and enjoys working with living composers on the creation of new works. The mission of Duo R2 is to be a versatile and creative ensemble that brings a high level of artistry and musicianship to many styles of music. Rachel Nozny and Robert Gibson are both faculty members in the John M. Long School of Music at Troy University and each enjoy active careers as educators and performers.

Thursday | Oct. 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Auditorium

Anthony Pattin

Dr. Anthony Pattin holds degrees in piano performance from Toledo University, University of Michigan, and the University of Alabama. He was Professor of Music at the University of Montevallo from 1987-2011.  While at Montevallo he was named Distinguished Professor (2001) and University Scholar (2002).  After his retirement in 2011, the university set up the Dr. Anthony Pattin Steinway Endowment Fund, and plans to permanently name the class piano lab in Pattin’s honor.  Pattin lives in Birmingham, Ala., and is active as a pianist in solo, orchestral, and chamber music performances, as well as an adjudicator and music scholar.

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

Confucius Institute, ASF present Guangzhou Dance Troupe

The AUM Confucius Institute and Alabama Shakespeare Festival present the Guangzhou Dance Troupe, an introduction to Chinese culture through a magical celebration of Chinese dance. The Guangzhou Dance Troupe is mainland China’s first professional modern dance company, internationally renowned for its exquisite and captivating performances. Reserve tickets now for this one-time performance at or 800-841-4273.

Monday | Oct. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | AUM Students/Faculty $10 with AUM ID | All others $20–$35


Young Alumni Mixer at Railyard

Enjoy free food, drinks, fun and the company of your fellow young Auburn University at Montgomery alumni! RSVP today to [email protected] or 334-244-3369.

Tuesday | Sept. 22 | 6–8 p.m. | Railyard Brewing Co. | 12 West Jefferson St. | Montgomery, AL, 36104

Students invited to dialogue on race

Housing and Residence Life and Diversity and Multicultural Affairs are sponsoring a safe but honest discussion about race in America, called the Hot Topics Café: Black in America.

Wednesday | Sept. 23 | 6:30 p.m. | The Landing

Library to share information on Foundation Directory Online

The Library will provide news and tips on using The Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online to identify grant prospects using more than 140,000 profiles for private foundations and grant-making public charities. To register, contact Amanda Scott at [email protected] or 334-244-3684.

Thursday | Sept. 24 | 2–3 p.m. | Library Computer Lab (2nd floor)

Study Abroad Fair

Come and discover the 2016 Study Abroad opportunities and how to claim up to $1,500 to study abroad in 2016.

Wednesday | Sept. 23 | 10 a.m.–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

Humane shelter work opportunity for students

Students will have the opportunity to give back to the community and work with some furry friends at the Humane Society of Elmore County. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Friday | Sept. 25 | 9 a.m. | Meet at The Nest

Theatre AUM celebrates 40 seasons

Theatre AUM’s 2015–16 season opener, a retrospective of the theater’s past 40 seasons, featuring scenes, monologues and musical numbers performed by students and alumni, will continue through Sept. 27. On Saturday, Sept. 26, Theatre AUM will host a gala event, open to students, faculty, and the public, at 7:30 p.m.; tickets for the Sept. 26 performance and gala are $40, which includes a reception following the performance.

For information and admission prices, visit Theatre AUM’s web page or contact Katie Pearson at [email protected] or at 334-244-3632.

AU symposium set for Sept. 30

Auburn University will launch its new “This is Research: Faculty Symposium 2015” on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

For information, contact Jennifer Kerpelman at [email protected].

CELT plans discussion of Make It Stick

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is hosting a campus-wide discussion of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.

Friday | Oct. 9 | 1-2 p.m. | Taylor Center 223

Health and fitness appraisals available throughout fall semester

The Kinesiology Department’s Human Performance Lab is offering health and fitness appraisals through Warhawk Fit. Those interested can make an appointment with the Kinesiology throughout fall semester. The package costs $125, and, during fall semester, the student cost is reduced to $75.

To make an appointment, call 334-244-3472.

Flu vaccines available at Student Health Center

Student Health Services has a limited number of flu vaccines available for students, faculty and staff, and dependents ages 3 and up on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost is $25 and can be paid by cash, check, or debit or credit cards. No insurance will be accepted for payment. The vaccine will be administered while supplies last.

Monday–Friday | 9–11 a.m. and 1–4 p.m. | Moore Hall 102

Study Abroad in U.K. opportunity available

AUM’s newest exchange program is with the University of Lincoln, England. Students also may be eligible for Study Abroad’s $1,500 scholarship. For information, contact Study Abroad at [email protected] or 244-3544.

Student Warhawk Wellness Challenge

Come out and play! It’s that time of year again for the Student Warhawk Wellness Challenge. Get active with fun Friday challenges, Wellness Center classes and your own daily workout activities. You can win prizes, train your body and develop relationships with others in this six-week challenge. For information, contact Wendy Franklin at [email protected] or 334-244-3029.

Roost’s Extended Fall Dining Hours


Monday–Thursday: 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Friday: 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Sunday: 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

Wild Greens

Monday–Thursday: 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

Friday: 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

The AUMazing Bean

Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–8 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

Warhawk C-Store

Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–11 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday: 3 p.m.–11 p.m.

Take 5 | Papa John’s

Monday–Thursday: 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

Talon Grill

Monday–Thursday: 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Friday, Saturday: 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

Chef Corner

Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Sunday: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Olo Sushi

Monday–Thursday: 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

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