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Warhawk Weekly 10–16: Theatre AUM presents Child’s Play; UNIV midterm success

Warhawk Weekly 10–16: Theatre AUM presents Child’s Play; UNIV midterm success

NEWS

  • Theatre AUM presents Child’s Play
  • UNIV 1000 midterm presentations successful
  • Service-learning projects focus on World Mental Health
  • Goodwyn Gallery hosts This Land: Landscapes and National Identity
  • Okeke to present at renewable energy conference
  • Athletics Hall of Fame accepting nominations

 

EVENTS

  • AUM 2nd annual Health Fair
  • Showtime at the Apollo
  • Wellness Center Color Run
  • From Our Community to Yours: ZooBoo
  • GIS Day

 

NEWS

Theatre AUM presents Child’s Play

Theatre AUM will be presenting Child’s Play by Kevin Ferguson Nov. 1–11. Child’s Play is directed by Neil David Seibel and is Theatre AUM’s entry into the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)

Child’s Play centers on a traumatized child who has stopped speaking. She is helped by a therapist who struggles to peel back layers of mistrust by entering the internal world of the little girl to help her confront the dragon that has stolen her voice and threatens to completely destroy her.

Nov. 1–11 | Theatre AUM in Taylor Center

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday thru Saturday and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. General admission is $10; $5 for senior citizens, students, and military. AUM students, faculty and staff are free with ID. For more information, please email Katie Pearson, call 334-244-3632 or visit www.aum.edu/TheatreAUM.

UNIV 1000 midterm presentations successful

The UNIV 1000 students presented their midterm projects this week in the WASC. In a conference-style presentation utilizing trifold boards, students revealed connections made between their SMART career goals and their majors. They also explored the costs associated with obtaining a degree and indicated the resources AUM offers that will help them achieve their goals. Additionally, students were required to review three of their peers’ presentations.

The UNIV midterm presentation process provides students with opportunities to engage with their instructors and fellow students as well as create a stronger connection to their major and college. Great job students!

UNIV 1000 midterm presentations successful
Service-learning projects focus on World Mental Health
Service-learning projects focus on World Mental Health

Service-learning projects focus on World Mental Health

Since Oct. 10 was World Mental Health Day, the theme this year for service-learning projects focused on the many changes experience by young adults and how stress and confusion affects their mental health.

Raising awareness of the importance of student mental health was the goal of UNIV 1004, AUM’s student success course for Bridge students, as they participated in midterm projects. Nine classes of students brainstormed, created, and implemented projects to put a smile on students’ faces and in their hearts and minds as well.

Students handed out notes with inspirational messages and stress-relieving techniques, created videos and PSAs for students regarding positive ways to deal with anxiety and depression, encouraged students to write words of encouragement on T-shirts, and placed mental health awareness posters around campus.

You can read more about World Mental Health Day online. Or, for more information on mental health, you can visit AUM’s Counseling and Health Promotion Services office or call 334-244-3469.

Goodwyn Gallery hosts This Land: Landscapes and National Identity

The Fine Arts Department is pleased to present This land: Landscapes and National Identity, an exhibition of works from the Fine Arts Department collection curated by AUM students Lee Buford, Victoria Kenyon, and Lindsay Sanders.

The exhibition seeks to expand visitors’ understandings of the many meanings of landscapes and will be on view in Goodwyn Gallery from Oct. 1–25.

Landscapes and National Identity

Okeke to present at renewable energy conference

Dr. Ben Okeke will be presenting at the International Conference on Renewable, Conventional Power and Green Technology on Oct. 29–31. For more information, please email Kay Shoneye or call 313-600-5200.

Athletics Hall of Fame accepting nominations

The Department of Athletics is accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The inductees will be formally inducted in a ceremony in the spring of 2019.

Athletes who made outstanding contributions in athletics as students at AUM, coaches of AUM’s intercollegiate teams, and other individuals who have made significant contributions to AUM Athletics are eligible for membership in the Hall of Fame.

In order to nominate a former student-athlete, he/she must have completed their athletic eligibility at AUM for the 2012-13 season. The nominee must have also graduated from a four-year institution. For coaches, he/she must have coached at AUM for at least five years.

To nominate, please complete the Hall of Fame nomination form online. If you have any questions, please email Tim LutzDeadlines for nominations are Oct. 31.

EVENTS

AUM 2nd annual Health Fair

The annual AUM Health Fair is a free event that showcases the valuable resources that are available to students both on and off campus. The health fair, which is hosted by the AUM Health Promotions Committee, will offer free screenings including weigh-ins, height measurements, BMI readings, sex education materials, and flu shots. Also available to the attendees will be blood glucose testing from Medical & Laboratory Sciences, blood pressure screenings from School of Nursing, and screenings for depression, anxiety, alcohol use, and eating disorders from Counseling & Health Promotion Services.

Tue., Oct. 16 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | The Landing in the Nest

Showtime at the Apollo

Do you have what it takes to perform on the Apollo stage? The top three winners will receive cash prizes!

Tue., Oct. 16 | 7 p.m. | The Landing in the Nest

Showtime at the Apollo

Wellness Center Color Run

Come dressed to run and leave covered in COLORS!

This event is part of the Warhawk/Workplace Challenge events and will be worth 25 points for those that participate.

Thu., Oct. 18 | 3:30–6 p.m. | Wellness Center

ZooBoo

From Our Community to Yours: ZooBoo

Halloween is finally here! Join Housing and Residence Life for a Halloween tradition –– volunteering at the Montgomery Zoo for their annual Halloween celebration. Sign up in the Housing office or by using the online link!

Transportation and costumes will be provided. Meet in the Nest at 5 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 26 | 5–10:30 p.m. | Meet in The Nest

GIS Day

Join the Department of Biology and Environmental Science as they co-host the 7th Annual GIS Day, “Navigating the GIS Minefield.” Whether you are a seasoned GIS professional or new to GIS, you will enjoy the matchless presentations covering a variety of topics and a lively roundtable discussion.

This opportunity for networking with other GIS professionals in segments of government, business, and industry is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited so registration is required.

For more information, please contact Terry Winemiller or call 334-244-3945 or visit the GIS Day webpage.

Wed., Nov. 14 | 8 a.m.–4 p.m. | ALDOT Southeast Region Montgomery Office

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