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AUM Weekly 9-29-15: Warhawk Spotlight: MLA students; Jack and Ruth Lee Scholarship

AUM Weekly 9-29-15: Warhawk Spotlight: MLA students; Jack and Ruth Lee Scholarship

Students: Jack and Ruth Lee Scholarship applications available

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. Eligibility requirements include a minimum GPA of 2.5, full-time enrollment, demonstrated financial need (will be verified by Scholarships Office and FAFSA), and eligibility to receive assistance from the AUM Center for Disability Services. Applications are available in the Scholarships Office (in Admissions, first floor of Taylor Center) and The Center for Disability Services. The deadline is Nov. 10, 2015.

Rice thankful to further his education at AUM

Tyler Rice moved from Montgomery to Birmingham as a child, later attending high school in the Birmingham area as well.

Yet the recent MLA scholarship winner was destined to return to Montgomery for his education.

“One of the reasons I got out of the military was to get an education and better myself as a citizen,” Rice said. “At the same time, the disciplines and principles I learned in the military have been very beneficial throughout my college career.”

Today Rice, who served two tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, is studying history at AUM in pursuit of a Master of Liberal Arts degree. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from AUM earlier this year.

“Blown away by the level of education and hands-on experience” he received in the History Department as an undergraduate, Rice also is thankful for the recognition of professors in the MLA program and feels perfectly at home at AUM.

“I just really like the community,” he said. “I was born in Montgomery and grew up playing baseball in AUM’s youth league. So I have fond memories of this place, and it has been really special coming back.”

Warhawk Spotlight: MLA students receive Martha Bedwell Scholarship

Promotion of lifelong learning: Master of Liberal Arts students Chloe Brown and Tyler Rice recently received the Martha B. Bedwell Memorial Scholarship for MLA students, founded by the MLA graduate’s husband to honor her memory. The scholarships will help both students continue their studies at AUM.

Cross-country assignment brings Brown east from Mississippi

Chloe Brown might not have come to AUM had she not taken an offer to help coach running.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in arts from Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss., earlier this year, Brown accepted a position as a graduate assistant with the men’s and women’s cross-country teams at AUM.

Now that she’s at AUM, she’s excited to assist cross-country head coach Dr. Michael Gross while she studies art history in AUM’s Master of Liberal Arts program.

“The scholarship will help me to focus on my studies and on continuing to create art, and it’s also going to help me become a deeper learner,” Brown said.

Brown has always enjoyed art and is inspired by the work of post-Impressionist Paul Cézanne, photographic pioneer Eadweard Muybridge, and contemporary artist Janine Antoni, who uses her body, such as her hair, to create art.

She hopes to remain close to art throughout her life.

“I would like to work in an art museum, to be around art all the time and learn all about its history — why people made it, what’s interesting about it, the culture and time periods behind works of art – or be a professor and teach everything I’ve learned in art history to other people,” Brown said. “I really do like seeing people grow and learn, so teaching art would be an ideal profession.”

by Caitlin Forrest | Sep 29, 2015

(Editor’s note: The Warhawk Spotlight features news about people, projects and programs at AUM that illustrate our Core Values. Need a refresher on our Core Values?)

UCF professor to speak at mathematics colloquium

Dr. Qiyu Sun, professor of mathematics and graduate coordinator in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Central Florida, will speak at an upcoming mathematics colloquium titled “Greater Montgomery Area Mathematics Colloquium — Wiener’s Lemma for Matrices and its Applications to Sampling.” Sun will discuss Wiener’s lemma-to-noncommutative matrices as well as recent advances in localization-preserved operations and their applications to sampling theory. Sun, who also is working on applied harmonic analysis, sampling theory and signal processing, has published one monograph and more than 100 papers in various journals. He has made more than 60 invited presentations of various types, including keynote talks, invited talks, colloquia and lecture series. Sun’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, and he is also an editor of several journals.

The lecture is supported by the AUM Lecturer’s Program.

Friday | Oct. 2 | 2–3 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 202 | Refreshments and drinks provided at 1:30 p.m.

Long serves as panelist, AUM students attend AU Hispanic Heritage Month event

Dr. Pamela Long, an associate professor in the Department of History and WorldLanguages and Cultures, served as a panelist during a Hispanic Heritage Month event at Auburn University entitled “Pathway to Success: The Hispanic Journey,” hosted by the Auburn Association of Latino Students and sponsored by the Auburn University Multicultural Center. The purpose of the Sept. 23 event was to foster dialogue between panelists and audience on what it means to be Hispanic in America. As a panelist, Long discussed HB56 and her role as a plaintiff against the anti-immigrant law. Five AUM Latino students — Pedro Munguía, Jessy Munguía, Karla Olmos, Luis Vázquez and Omar Brito — attended the event with Long in order to meet Auburn Latino students and learn how to organize a Latino student organization at AUM.

Whitby speaks about hazing; AUM community lends hand against hazing

Seventy-five AUM fraternity and sorority members attended the educational session “Gravity is Broken: The Real Impact of Talking About Hazing” during National Hazing Prevention Week (Sept. 21–25), sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, guest speaker Steve Whitby encouraged students to challenge and change current chapter practices by building each other up instead of tearing each other down. The lecture encouraged everyone to identify personal stances on hazing and to have a discussion with friends and group members.


Also, students, faculty, and staff helped lend a hand against hazing by putting handprints on the National Hazing Prevention Banner last week as part of National Hazing Prevention Week, sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs. More than 75 AUM community members participated in the activity during lunch hour Wednesday, Sept. 23, and the banner will hang outside Taylor Center during this week.

Farrow discusses book in Nebraska, Colorado

Dr. Lee A. Farrow, professor of history and director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, recently presented and signed copies of her new book, “Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke’s Tour, 1871-1872, in North Platte, Neb., and Denver, Colo. Each year in North Platte for the last 12 years, a group of dedicated history lovers has converged and commemorated the Grand Duke Alexis Buffalo Hunt in an event called the Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous. After Farrow spoke about her book and signed copies of it at the Nebraska gathering, she traveled to Denver, where she signed copies of her book and gave a presentation at The Book Bar.

Hundreds attend Study Abroad Fair

The Study Abroad Fair was held Sept. 23 and attended by about 300 guests who were eager to learn about the 2016 study-abroad opportunities. If interested in finding out about how you could earn scholarships up to $1,500 to study abroad, contact the Study Abroad office at [email protected].

CELT collecting variety of foods for AUM Food Pantry

In October, CELT will be collecting breakfast bars, granola bars, and pop tarts for the AUM Food Pantry. Please bring your donation to a CELT session or to the CELT office (800 Library Tower).

UNIV Legacy Committee Bake Sale to support Warhawk Wings

The UNIV Legacy Committee is sponsoring several events this semester in order to raise money for children whose parents receive assistance through the Salvation Army. The first event is a bake sale, which will take place in the breezeway of Goodwyn Hall two days this week. A variety of goodies will be available as well Warhawk Wings, which can be purchased for $1. Supporters can write their name on the wings, which will be displayed around campus for the duration of the semester. Come be a part of this event while enjoying some treats and the good feeling of knowing you can help to make a difference in the life of those in need.

Also, 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.

Bake sale: Wednesday, Sept. 30; Thursday, Sept. 31 | 8 a.m.–3 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall breezeway

International Coffee Hour to feature Korean culture, refreshments

International Student Involvement will host International Coffee Hour. Korean refreshments will be provided, and the hour will highlight Korean culture.

Thursday, Oct. 1 | 3–5 p.m. | Global Education Center (Taylor Center 219–220) | Open to AUM students, faculty and staff

7th Annual African American Alumni Reception at Capital City Club

Enjoy live music, fellowship, and hors d’oeuvres with friends and fellow alumni.

Thursday, Oct. 8 | 6–8 p.m. | Capital City Club (RSA Tower, downtown) | RSVP by Oct. 1 to [email protected] or 334-244-3369

UNIV mid-term presentations on majors, SMART goals upcoming

UNIV students will complete a mid-term project by preparing a poster board that highlights the connection between current majors and SMART career goals. The presentations will take place Oct. 5–9 during the following class periods:

1: 8–9:15 a.m.

2: 9:25–10:40 a.m.

4: 12:45–2 p.m.

6: 3:35–4:50 p.m.

7: 5–6:15 p.m.

8: 6:20–7:35 p.m.

9: 7:40-8:55 p.m.

All AUM students, faculty, and staff are invited to see what the UNIV students are planning to do with their degrees and to applaud their hard work!

Monday–Friday | Oct. 5–9 | WASC (Library Tower, 2nd floor)

‘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: 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

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

The Roost is hosting an All-You-Care-To-Eat Buffet at The Chinese Express Buffet event for $9.99 (tax and drink included).

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

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].

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.

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.

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. 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

Confucius Institute, ASF to present Guangzhou Dance Troupe

The AUM Confucius Institute and Alabama Shakespeare Festival will present the Guangzhou Dance Troupe, an introduction to Chinese culture through a magical celebration of Chinese dance. Reserve tickets now for this one-time performance at or 800-841-4273.

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

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 Services

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.

Roost’s Extended Fall Dining Hours

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.


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.

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