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Warhawk Weekly 1-12: MLK Reflections Breakfast; Welcome Week

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Lafayette to serve as MLK Reflections keynote speaker

Civil Rights Movement activist, minister and education Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. will serve as the keynote speaker for Auburn University at Montgomery’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Reflections Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

The event, which begins at 9 a.m., is open to community members as well as AUM students and employees. In the interest of safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the program will be delivered virtually via Zoom. Attendees can submit online RSVPs in order to access the event.

AUM students and employees are invited to pick up a grab-and-go breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. on the morning of the event in Taylor Center 221-223.

Lafayette, who serves as Chairman of the Board for the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation, is an expert on the strategy of nonviolent social change. During the 1960s, he led the Nashville and Selma Movements and risked his safety as a participant in the Freedom Rides alongside fellow civil rights icons, including the late John Lewis. He directed the Alabama Voter Registration Project in 1962 and served as the National Program Administrator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and was appointed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to serve as national coordinator of the Poor Peoples’ campaign in 1968.

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Welcome back, Warhawks

Warhawk Welcome Week offers opportunities for students to bond and reconnect with each other by interacting with student organizations and campus-wide services. 

The fun begins later this week as students begin to move into campus housing in preparation for Spring classes. Upcoming events include the men’s basketball games against Shorter College Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m., women’s basketball against Montevallo Tuesday night at 6, various grab-and-go breakfasts, informational sessions, and more.

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COVID-19 testing requirements for new, returning resident students

AUM is requiring COVID-19 testing for all new and returning campus housing residents and international students before their arrival for the Spring 2021 semester.

Tests must have been obtained by January 15 in order to be accepted. Test results will be shared with Warhawk Health Services and the Dean of Students.

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Students may schedule a test through Warhawk Health Services or provide results from a personal healthcare provider. For specific requirements for resident and international students, visit our Student FAQ page.

Enroll in Sentinel Testing program

You can help “Protect Your Nest” by enrolling in the Sentinel Testing Program.

Open to all AUM students and employees, the random Sentinel Testing Program identifies potential asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 and provides an extra layer of protection for roommates, friends, professors, staff members, and family members with whom you may interact. Testing will take place twice a week.

Create an account through the Verily platform.

COVID-19 Dashboard update

AUM will continue to provide weekly reporting on its COVID-19 dashboard with results of testing conducted through Warhawk Health Services and the Sentinel Testing program, as well as self-reported positive test results by students and employees to Student Affairs and Human Resources. Reporting will be updated each Monday.

In addition to wearing face masks on campus and observing social distancing, students and employees are encouraged to utilize the AUM Healthcheck symptom monitoring tool.

View the dashboard:

Pick up your campus parking permit

AUM parking decals can be picked up at the Campus Police office Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students and employees who do not already have a parking permit can register online or receive assistance at the Campus Police office.

Register your vehicle and reserve your permit:

AUM Wellness offering virtual and live group fit classes

If any of your New Year’s resolutions are fitness-related, the AUM Wellness Center has you covered with a variety of group fitness class offerings in January.

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Classes held January 4-15 will be held virtually through Zoom. In-person classes will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19. “Live” classes are only available for students.

Masks and social distancing will be observed in all in-person classes. Register for in-person classes through the IM Leagues website. Space is limited.

The full schedule of January classes is below. Classes that will only be offered in-person beginning on January 19 are denoted with an asterisk:


10 a.m. – Low Down Take Down with Erin
12:35 p.m. – Midday Yoga with Lisa
5:30 p.m. – Dynamic Yoga with Velvet*
5:45 p.m. – Aqua Zumba with Leigh Anne*
6:30 p.m. – Kettleballs AMPD & Grind with Angel*



10 a.m. – Bike, Box, Strength Training with Leigh Anne*
11 a.m. – Stretch, Strength & Stability with Mel
3 p.m. – Zumba Toning & Zumba with Monette
5:30 p.m. – Queenax Bootcamp with Rachel*
5:45 p.m. – Belly Dance Fitness & Pilates with Velvet*
6:30 p.m. – Jungle Body Konga with Angel*



10 a.m. – Arms & Abs with Brenda
11 a.m. – Yoga with Rebecca
12:30 p.m. – Body Barre with Angel
5:45 p.m. – Pilates with Sonya*
6:05 p.m. – Zumba with Leigh Anne*



10 a.m. – Bike, Box, Strength Training with Leigh Anne*
11 a.m. – Stretch, Strength & Stability with Mel
3 p.m. – Zumba with Monette
4 p.m. – Active Yoga with Angel*
5:30 p.m. – Meta Fit with Teresa*
5:45 p.m. – Aqua Fitness with Susan*



11 a.m. – Jungle Body & Kettleballs AMPD with Angel
12:30 p.m. – Pilates with Angel

Get ready for the Career Workshop Series

The Career Development Center will offer a Career Workshop Series during the Spring 2021 semester that will cover a variety of topics, including expectations for student employees, identifying workplace mentors, professionalism in a virtual workplace, effective cover letters, managing job search anxiety, and understanding work ethic.

The series will begin with the session “Expectations for Student Employees” on Wednesday, Feb. 10. More information on start times for each series event will be shared in the near future. Students can register for each event through the Handshake app.

The full calendar includes:

Wednesday, Feb. 10
Expectations for Student Employees

What does it mean to be a student employee at AUM?  This workshop will examine some of the expectations the university has for its student employee workforce, and share best practices for how students can use this experience to prepare for their future careers.

Wednesday, Feb. 24
Finding a Workplace Mentor

Mentorships can be a great resource for navigating the workplace and growing professionally.  This workshop will discuss ways to discover and build relationships with workplace mentors. 

Wednesday, March 3
Work Ethic: What Does it Mean?

Strong work ethic is something that is mentioned a lot, but can sometimes be a confusing subject.  This workshop will define work ethic, provide basic principles for ethical behavior in the workplace and some best practices for demonstrating your work ethic.

Wednesday, March 17
Professionalism in the Virtual Workplace

Remote working has changed the dynamic of the workplace, allowing some flexibility surrounding traditional office etiquette, while introducing new issues.  Understand the concepts central to virtual workplace professionalism and how to avoid missteps. 

Wednesday, April 14
Cover Letters Made Simple

Sometimes a great cover letter can make all the difference in your job search.  This workshop will discuss simple ways to connect your value to employers in a way that enhances your knowledge and skills. 

Wednesday, April 28
Coping with Job Search Anxiety

Even for confident people, searching for a job can be a stressful process.  This workshop will provide strategies for coping with the stress of the job search and overcoming personal obstacles along the way.

Beat the lines with online shopping

Beat the lines. Get your books and other supplies for the Spring 2021 semester without worrying about standing in line.

The AUM Bookstore has simplified your shopping process. Place your orders online at:

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