Community Resources

Community Resources

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences serves the on-campus community and the River Region at large. Whether a concert program for K-12 schools or a speaker for your community group, you’ll probably find something here to interest, entertain, or inspire you.

CLASS Advisory Board:  The Advisory Council of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is made up of community members who put their expertise and good sense at the service of the College, in particular as it carries out its mission to serve the community.  The Council knows the community well and so is well positioned to give us this guidance.  We are grateful to these members.

Alabama History Day Like a science fair for middle and high school history students.  And winners compete nationally!

Arts and Sciences Lecture Series: A series of presentations by College faculty—and the occasional guest star.  Free and open to the public, and some later broadcast on television.

Athena Society Our growth requires your support. Friends and alumni shape our College, and as members of the Athena Society, you can make a difference. Our members shape the College by increasing the opportunities available to students and faculty to develop and to serve the community. Your contribution enables us to continue our pursuit of excellence and is a vote of confidence in our mission.

AUM Chorus: Our students, our faculty, our staff, and members of the community sing together.

Bridging the Gap With Citizen Science: A program supported by the State Department of Education to teach K-12 teachers to teach students how build their own research projects close to home:  their own environment.

Cason McDermott Art Gallery: The Cason McDermott Art Gallery on the AUM campus exists to engage the university and wider Montgomery community. It is an integral part of the programs and curricula of the Department of Fine Arts and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and features works by regionally and nationally recognized visiting artists, the Fine Arts Department faculty and students, and more.

Mini-College: Adults come and sample a range of presentations.  Some of the best parts of college, without the homework!

Professors in Pubs: Come hear our professors give a variety of casual talks in the casual atmosphere of one of Montgomery’s fine drinking establishments. A great way to relax!

Promenade Concert Series:  Mostly classical performances by visiting artists.  Free and open to the public.

Scholars to Go:  Our faculty will come to your civic group or high school and give a presentation, performance, or workshop.  This is a free service for the community.

Southern Studies Conference an interdisciplinary international conference on all aspects of the American South, with scholars typically drawn from more than a dozen states and several countries.

Theatre AUM:  At forty years, Theatre AUM has a tradition of producing prize-winning student performances.  By nurturing the art of live theatre, the mission of Theatre AUM is to provide access for comprehensive training in all areas of theatre artistry and to develop a well-rounded, engaged ensemble of emerging arts by developing skills in the classroom and offering an annual season of diverse classical and contemporary productions.

Weil Fellowship Program:  Supported by the Weil endowment, Weil Fellows are distinguished practitioners in the arts and humanities recruited nationally to share their talents with the River Region.  Events are free and open to the public.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal arts education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

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