Warhawk Weekly 10–10: Farrow speaks at Smithsonian, Russia; Mina publishes chapter
Farrow speaks at Smithsonian and in Russia
Dr. Lee A. Farrow, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of History, World Languages & Cultures, gave a presentation on the history of the Alaska Purchase at the Ripley Center at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. on Sept. 16. Following that, Farrow was flown by the State Department of Russia, where she is speaking on the same topic in three cities, Kargopol, Arkhangelsk, and St. Petersburg.
These invitations are a result of Farrow’s latest book, Seward’s Folly: A New Look at the Alaska Purchase.
Mina publishes chapter on social media
Social media have been, for quite some time now, part of the fabric of our lives. But, as with many new technologies, it often takes a while for us to be able to step back, assess the tool’s impact and consider what’s next. The collection, Social Writing/Social Media: Publics, Presentations, and Pedagogies, offers one of the first sets of scholarly work in our field that responds to social media’s influence on both popular and extra-curricular writing as well as on scholarly communication. Too frequently, social media is dismissed as non-academic, unworthy of sustained attention by researchers. The authors featured here present compelling reasons why this oft-neglected form of writing deserves – and demands – continued academic response.
Lilian Mina contributed a chapter (14) to the edited collection, which can be found online in an open-access format, thanks to editors Dough M. Walls and Stephanie Vie. The book will also be available in print through a partnership with the University Press of Colorado.
Athletics accepting Hall of Fame nominations
The Auburn University at Montgomery Department of Athletics is accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The inductees, along with the Class of 2016, will be enshrined during a ceremony in May of 2018.
Athletes who made outstanding contributions in athletics as students at AUM, coaches of AUM’s intercollegiate teams and other individuals making 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 by the 2011-12 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.
The deadline for nominations for the Class of 2017 is Oct. 31. To nominate someone, please complete the Hall of Fame nomination form online.
A complete look at the AUM Athletics Hall of Fame can be found online.
For more information, please contact Assistant Director of Athletics for External Relations Tim Lutz at [email protected].
AUM Library wants YOUR feedback
The AUM Library wants to know how YOU feel about their customer service. Please take 5 minutes to fill out the online survey and give the library some feedback on how they can serve you better.
Alumna Blakely to share plans for Alabama’s 200th birthday
This Thursday, AUM alumna Samantha Blakely of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission will speak on “Alabama 200,” the work the commission is doing to organize events for the upcoming bicentennial. Ms. Blakely will discuss how Alabama 200 will engage residents and visitors in educational programs, community activities, and statewide initiatives that teach, inspire, and entertain. In particular, she will discuss how AUM faculty can contribute to this effort.
Thu., Oct. 12 | 12:15 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East
‘Still Life’ at Goodwyn Gallery
The Department of Fine Arts is presenting the special exhibition, ‘Still Life,’ featuring the work of Erin L. Palmer. Organized by Andrew Hairstans, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, the exhibition runs from Mon., Oct. 2–Fri., Oct. 27. Stop by and visit the exhibition before it closes!
To learn more about the exhibition, visit Goodwyn Gallery online.
Runs through Fri., Oct. 27 | Goodwyn Hall 101
Hot Topics Café: Culture or Costume?
America is a melting pot and that means exchanging and sharing cultures. But where is the line between appreciating a culture and appropriating it?
Join Housing and Residence Life for an honest, student-led discussion about blackface, clothes, culture, and everything in between.
Wed., Oct. 11 | 7 p.m. | The Landing in the Nest
The University Honors Program and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are hosting an immigration forum. There will be a panel discussion featuring a diverse group of speakers. Each panelist will answer the prompt, “What I wish everyone understood about immigration” within a 5–7 minute time frame. The members of the audience will then have the opportunity to ask questions and panelists will be able to respond and debate each other.
Thu., Oct. 12 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109
AUMazing Health and Wellness Fair
Departments across campus are joining together Oct. 17 to host the AUMazing Health and Wellness Fair, a health awareness event that will include information and screening booths represented by AUM departments and local businesses as well as a raffle of gifts.
The mission of AUMazing Health Wellness is to encourage habits of wellness; increase factors and resources contributing to well being; and inspire individuals to take responsibility for their own health.
Booths at the fair will include services such as health assessments, self-breast exam information, screenings for depression and eating disorders, blood glucose testing, body composition assessments, information on fruit and vegetable benefits, hearing tests, and information on accommodations for students with disabilities.
The fair is a collaboration of the School of Nursing, the Student Health Center, the Department of Kinesiology, The Wellness Center, Center for Disability Services, Counseling and Health Promotion Services, and the Departments of Communication Disorders and Medical and Clinical Laboratory Services.
For information, contact Hillary K. Porter, Student Health Center, at 334-244-3281 or [email protected].
Tue., Oct. 17 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Taylor Center 230
Showtime at the Apollo
Are you an undiscovered celebrity? Got a talent that’s going to make you famous? Show it off at Housing and Residence Life’s “Showtime at the Apollo,” where AUM students can showcase their talents before a roaring, adoring crowd.
Snacks will be served. Contact [email protected] for information about signing up to perform. Sign up online. Submissions due Oct. 12.
Tue., Oct. 17 | 7 p.m. | The North Commons Circle
The Department of Athletics and the AUM Student Government Association is hosting its third-annual Hoops Madness event to officially tip off the 2017-18 basketball season.
The event, which is free to the AUM and Montgomery community, will feature a skills challenge, 3-point challenge, dunk competition and promotional games.
Free pizza will also be available to AUM students, and a grand prize of a $400 VISA gift card will be given away to one lucky student.
Thu., Oct. 19 | 6 p.m. | AUM Gymnasium
Overwhelmed? Anxious? Learn how to relax!
Life can be overwhelming. Counseling and Health Promotion Services can help.
This series of workshops will expand your toolbox of techniques that you can use to relax when you are feeling stressed out. The events are open to all students, faculty and staff.
All workshops are located in the Global Education Center, Taylor Center 219.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Thu., Oct. 12 | Noon–1 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 16 | 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Thu., Oct. 19 | Noon–1 p.m.
Focused Attention Meditation
Mon., Oct. 23 | 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Thu., Oct. 26 | Noon–1 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 30 | 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 2 | Noon–1 p.m.
Shriek Week 2017 approaches
Come enjoy the comical yet magical tricks of the magician, Josh McVicar.
Mon., Oct. 23 | 7–9 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109
Movie on the lawn
Come and enjoy a fright fest movie on the lawn (in front of the Library Tower).
Tue., Oct. 24 | 7–9 p.m. | Taylor Center Concourse
Come and enjoy a terrifying haunted house that will scare your pants off.
Wed., Oct. 25 | 7–11 p.m. | Quad
Annual library haunted open house
Thu., Oct. 26 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Ida Bell Young Library Tower
Annual costume party
Come and enjoy the last day of Shriek Week at our Halloween Costume Party. Prizes awarded for best costume
Thu., Oct. 26 | 8 p.m.–12 a.m. | Taylor Center 230
Speak with any member of the University Honor’s Program to get ticket information
Fri., Oct. 27 | 7 p.m. | Taylor Center 230
Pick up a goodie bag at our Halloween table by filling out an evaluation of Shriek Week. Happy Halloween!
Tue., Oct. 31 | Noon–2 p.m. | In front of AUMazing Bean
Thanks Giving around the World
The holidays are upon us again and that means lots of fun, family, friends, and food! Join Housing and Residence Life for Thanks Giving around the World, a celebration representing your culture by bringing a dish or speaking at the event.
Please email Housing and Residence Life at [email protected] if you would like to participate.
Mon., Nov. 6 | 6 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223
CAB entertains in November
AUM Bowling Night
Enjoy a night of bowling at the Brunswick Lanes on College Night. Transportation provided.
Wed., Nov. 8 | 7–9 p.m. | Brunswick Lanes
Sex in the Dark: Safe Sex Forum
It is a common thing in college; it is always good to be informed.
Mon., Nov. 13 | 6–8 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109
November is National Diabetes Month. Stop by the table to get informed on the subject.
Thu., Nov. 16 | Noon–2 p.m. | In front of AUMazing Bean
Salvation Army community service opportunity
Housing and Residence Life has been serving all over the community this year! Join us for our final community service effort of the fall semester. We’ll be going to the Salvation Army to help the residents of Montgomery and just in time for the holidays! Lunch will be provided for those that serve.
Fri., Nov. 10 | 9:30 a.m. | Meet at the Nest
ELC hosts annual Halloween Parade
The preschoolers in the Early Learning Center will be dressed up to go around the sidewalk of the quad to show off their costumes, decorated jack-o-lanterns, and dance moves as they “trick or treat” to any faculty, staff or students that would like to participate.
Tue., Oct. 31 | 10 a.m. | The Quad
Hot Topics Café: Trump’s America
It’s been one year since President Donald Trump took office. Join us for an open, honest conversation about the previous year and what it means for us going forward. Snacks will be served.
Wed., Nov. 15 | 7 p.m. | The Landing (in the Nest)
Professors -N- Pajamas
It’s that time again! Professors -N- Pajamas is back and so are the prizes and bottomless breakfast. Housing and Residence Life’s flagship event provides all students a chance to relax with friends, study with professors, and of course, eat lots of food before hitting their final exams out of the park. We’ll see you there!
Wed., Nov. 29 | 8 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223, 230
Filibuster accepting submissions
The Filibuster, AUM’s literary magazine, is accepting poetry, prose, photographs and artwork for its 2018 issue.
Any student currently enrolled at AUM may submit his or her work as an attached file (.txt, .doc, or .docx) to [email protected]. Students should title their file using the following pattern: Last Name_Title of Story_Genre. Written work should be in Times New Roman, 12 pt.-font and double-spaced. Files containing photographs or scanned artwork (.png, .jpeg, or .bmp) should be at least 300 PPI.
There is no limit on the number of submission per student. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2017.
For more information, contact the 2018 issue editor, Caitlin Celka at [email protected].
Flu shots available through Student Health Services
Student Health Services now has flu shots available for $25. There is a $0 copay for those insured by BlueCross and BlueShield.
The clinic (Moore Hall 102) will be open Monday through Friday from 9–11 a.m. and 1–4 p.m. to provide the vaccines, available to all faculty, staff, students, and dependents 3 years of age and up.
More bang for your buck at the Roost
Meal plan options and Mighty Mondays
Each full time student taking at least 12-hours is automatically placed on one of the following meal plans:
- Residential: 600 Dining Dollars = $600
- Commuter: 100 Dining Dollars = $100
However, a student can add more dining dollars to their current plan with one of three options below; these are all voluntary plans that are added in addition to the current meal plan options.
- 165 dining dollars for $150
- 225 dining dollars for $200
- 600 dining dollars for $525
In addition, AUM Dining Services will also be offering Mighty Mondays starting Mon., Aug. 28. On Mighty Monday, there will be All You Care to Eat specials for only $9.99 per person.
For more information, visit AUM Dining Services online or call 334-244-3578.
AUMCappella, AUM Chorus Fall Concert
AUMCappella and AUM Chorus will host it’s Fall Concert in November.
While primarily for the benefit of AUM students, members of the ensemble include faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the university as well. The literature performed represents a broad range of genres including classical, folk songs, spirituals, Broadway show tunes, and other popular styles.
Thu., Nov. 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109
Halloween is here and that means it’s time for ZooBoo! Volunteering for ZooBoo is a Housing and Residence Life tradition, and this year, we want you to be a part of it. The Montgomery Zoo provides dinner and costumes, and we’ll provide transportation. You just come with your best scary faces and heart for your community!
Fri., Oct. 27 | 5 p.m. | Meet at the Nest
‘Know Dope’ film with WSFA’s Josh Johnson
Prescription painkiller abuse and overdose are on the rise in Alabama. In an effort to combat this growing epidemic, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama will sponsor the showing of Know Dope, a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction. The film focuses on the dangers and effects of heroin addiction on the lives of two Alabama natives.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to view the film on Wed., Oct. 25. Ben Baxley, Assistant United States Attorney, and Doug Howard, Law Enforcement Coordinator, will speak about the opioid epidemic’s effect on Alabama. Louis V. Franklin, Sr., U.S. Attorney for the middle district of Alabama, will speak during the first viewing. Special guest Josh Johnson, WSFA meteorologist, also will speak and share his personal story. In addition, a representative from the Counsel of Substance Abuse will be on hand to answer questions.
This event is a joint effort of Counseling and Health Promotion Services, the Department of Athletics, Student Involvement and Leadership, UNIV, and the Warhawk Academic Success Center to educate the AUM community about the heroin epidemic in Alabama.
Wed., Oct. 25 | Film viewing times: 9:30 a.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m. | Taylor Center 230
Business Breakfast series begins
OutReach at Auburn University at Montgomery’s Business Breakfast series begins Oct. 3. Each breakfast lecture is $30 for AUM students and employees or $35 for general admission. Tables of 8 can be reserved at a discounted rate for AUM departments.
Registration is required.
J. Walker Smith, Exec. Chairman of Kantar Futures
Thu., Nov. 9 | 7:30–9 a.m. | The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill
Phil Bush, Director of MavRen Marketing and Sales
Tue., Jan. 23 | 7:30–9 a.m. | Wynlakes Golf & Country Club
Peggy Brockman, Author, inspirational speaker and business coach
Tue., Feb. 27 | 7:30–9 a.m. | The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill
William Espey, Branding Visionary for Chipotle Mexican Grill
Tue., Mar. 20 | 7:30–9 a.m. | Wynlakes Golf & Country Club
AUM Promenade Concert
The Promenade Concerts at AUM present pianist Jeremy Samolesky in concert.
Samolesky, a native to Manitoba, Canada, currently serves as the associate professor of piano at Auburn University. Known for his passion for both solo and collaborative performances, Samolesky has appeared in concert as soloist and chamber pianist throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia, including a full recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., which was broadcast nationally on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.”
Thu., Oct. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109