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Warhawk Weekly 1–22: Sarmiento earns scholarship; Scaleback weigh-ins begin

NEWS

Robots, and all of the factors involved in getting them to perform precise functions, captured Luis Sarmiento’s imagination during his time as a high school student. Sarmiento immersed himself in the language of machines, the snippets of code that help determine whether it makes a right or left turn, the speed with which it moves and more.

“I entered a robotics program and I automatically knew I wanted to do something along the lines of programming or [information technology],” said Sarmiento, a senior information systems management major.

An interest in constructing and troubleshooting systems led Sarmiento to Auburn University at Montgomery and, in turn, AUM will direct him into a career in the banking or big data sectors after graduation in Spring 2019.

Read more about Sarmiento’s accomplishment in the AUM Pressroom.

Attention AUM faculty, staff, and students: Scaleback 2019 is on its way! Weigh-ins will begin Jan. 21–25 in the Wellness Center every day from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Teams of 2 (no more; no less) are allowed, so grab a friend or co-worker and get ready to shed those 10 pounds each to start of the year of YOU!

Stay tuned for more information.

$15 Student Rush tickets for Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Four Little Girls will be available beginning one hour prior to the start of the performance.

In order to qualify, students must visit the ASF Box Office and purchase tickets in person within one hour prior to show time. A current valid student ID (or proof of enrollment) is required to receive up to two $20 rush tickets per student. The $15 price is special only for the ASF production of Four Little Girls. Student Rush tickets are subject to availability and are not available in advance.

For more information on how to get Student Rush tickets, please visit asf.net/tickets/student-rush/.

If you have any questions regarding ticket availability, please email the ASF Box Office or call 1-800-841-4273 Monday through Sunday between noon and 5 p.m.

Spring 2019 graduation application deadline is Jan. 25. Apply online in MyAUM. If you have any questions, please email records@aum.edu.

It’s important to maintain our mental health and seek help when we need it.

Contact Counseling and Health Promotion Services (CHPS) if you would like to make an appointment by calling 334-244-3469 or emailing counselingcenter@aum.edu. Visit CHPS in Taylor Center 316 Mon.–Fri. 8:00 a.m.–5 p.m. or visit www.aum.edu/counselingservices for more information.

AUM license plates are now available through the Alabama Department of Revenue. Both numbered and personalized tags are available for purchase. The cost for first-time purchasers is $55 (in addition to your vehicle registration fee), with sale proceeds funding scholarships for AUM students.

The new AUM license plate may be purchased at any time and counts as a charitable contribution. A reserved number series (1AUM – 100AUM) has been set aside for Auburn University at Montgomery students, alumni, faculty and staff and friends.

Reserve your plate online today!

Meet Handshake, the easy-to-use mobile app that will help you find amazing jobs and internships and keep up with the Career Development Center’s events.

Handshake represents the primary recruiting platform for more than 300,000 employers of all shapes and sizes, including every Fortune 500 Company. You can tap into a network of large companies, start-ups and non-profits that spans all 50 states and 165 countries.

What can you do with this app? Pretty much anything.

  • Find potential jobs and internships through Handshake’s search tool. More than 700,000 internship and job opportunities were shared in the last year.
  • Market yourself to employers by creating a professional profile that will help you stand out.
  • Receive personalized career recommendations based on your interests and network to identify new opportunities.

The Continuing Merit Scholarship application is now available online! The deadline for applications is March 1.

EVENTS

Homecoming is Jan. 26! Make sure you get your Homecoming Court and Chancellor’s Cup info today!

Visit www.aum.edu/homecoming for the most updated schedule and information.

Join our Counseling & Health Promotion Services crew on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 12 p.m. in Taylor Center 219 for Orange Table Talk, where Auburn University at Montgomery students are free to share their perspectives on a variety of topics. The theme of this session will be “Women Finding Forgiveness.” Other sessions this semester will cover such topics as relationship dynamics and living your “best life.”

Interested in learning more? Contact Counseling and Health Promotions Services at counselingcenter@aum.edu or 334-244-3469.

Tue., Jan. 29 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 219

2019 is in full swing and Housing and Residence Life is ready to kick the semester into high gear! Join us for the Housing Game Show Network, a life-size Housing version of your favorite TV game shows, including Family Feud, in this hilarious night of fun.

Snacks will be served. For more information, please email Chasity Sanders.

Tue., Jan. 29 | 7 p.m. | The Landing (in the Nest)

Tony Ventimiglia, Acting Executive Director of Research Administration Services, from Auburn University will be presenting a workshop entitled “Developing Strong Proposals: The Basics.”

A light breakfast will be provided. The workshop is free to attend but a RSVP to Debbie Tomblin is required.

Fri., Feb. 1 | 9 a.m.–Noon | Library, 10th floor East

The Southern Studies Conference is hosted at AUM February 1–2 and features twenty-two interdisciplinary panels, two distinguished keynotes by Wayne Flynt and Jeffrey Melton, and a lecture and exhibition by Marcia Weber.

While you must register for the conference in order to attend, the scholarly panels and the three keynote events are open to the public, free of charge.

Fri., Feb. 1 | 2–3 p.m.
Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Auburn University
“Pulitzers and Politics: The Best and Worst of the ‘Southern Way of Life’”

Fri., Feb. 1 | 5–6 p.m.
Marcia Weber, Owner, Marcia Weber Art Objects, Original Self Taught, Contemporary Folk, Outsider Art
“Visions of the South: Self-taught, visionary, and outsider art”

Sat., Feb. 2 | 12:45–1:45 p.m.
Dr. Jeffrey Melton, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Alabama
“Southern Roads and the Landscapes of Desire”

The AUM Career Development Center will be hosting the 2019 Spring Career Fair. Company recruiters from various industries will be available to meet and network with students and alumni seeking career opportunities locally, as well as nationally.

For more information, please email Edna Vincent or call 334-244-3342.

Wed., Apr. 3 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

Auburn University at Montgomery’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will feature a pair of World War II-focused movies, as well as a documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in its 2019 Political Film Series. The screenings are free and open to the public. Complimentary popcorn and sodas will be available for attendees. The film series schedule can be found at www.aum.edu/politicalfilms.

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