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Warhawk Weekly 10–18: Student career opportunities; Shriek Week 2016 is coming!

Warhawk Weekly 10–18: Student career opportunities; Shriek Week 2016 is coming!

Student Career Opportunities

The AUM Career Development Center has multiple career events upcoming for students to gain more information on the employment process.

State of Alabama employment workshop

A representative from the State of Alabama Personnel Department will facilitate a workshop for navigating the State of Alabama employment process. Students will gain insight into the State of Alabama’s hiring practices for its divisions and agencies and learn the steps for submitting candidacy information.

Space is limited; please register through WarhawkCareers on MyAUM.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 | 11:30 a.m. –1 p.m. | Global Education Center

Cupcakes and Careers

Grab a free cupcake and test your knowledge of careers and the workplace in the Career Facts game. Students will leave with valuable insight into the career development process, and some will leave with a prize!

Thursday, Oct. 20 | Noon–1 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Breezeway

Career Bus to AU

The AUM Career Development Center is pleased once again to invite students to catch the Career Bus to AU.

Students will have the opportunity to network with employer representatives at the Auburn University All-Majors Career Expo. All AUM students are welcome to attend: students must have their Warhawk Access card for admittance into the expo and professional dress is required.

The bus will depart from the front entrance of the Taylor Center (outside Admissions) at 1:30 p.m. and arrive back to campus at approximately 5 p.m.

Space is limited. Please register through WarhawkCareers on MyAUM. The Career Development is here to assist students with resume critique and/or networking preparation prior to the event. To make an appointment, contact Edna Vincent at 334-244-3344 or

Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 1:30–5 p.m. | Outside Taylor Center

Shriek Week 2016 is coming!

It’s time to celebrate our school colors, Orange and Black, during Shriek Week 2016. Campus Activities Board (CAB) has been planning this week since June and cannot wait for AUM students to enjoy all the spooky events.

Student IDs are required to attend all events and to receive shirts:

T-Shirt Pick-up
Monday, Oct. 24 | Noon–1 p.m. and 3–4 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Breezeway

Pumpkin Painting, sponsored by International Student Involvement
Monday, Oct. 24 | 3–4:30 p.m. | Taylor Center Courtyard

Master Hypnotist: Thomas Bresadola
Monday, Oct. 24 | 6 p.m. | Taylor Center 222-223

Spooks and Traditions, sponsored by AUMazing Educators
Monday, Oct. 24 | 8 p.m. | Goodwyn Lobby

Scary Movie Day: “Mama”
Tuesday, Oct. 25 | Noon–2 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. | Taylor Center 222-223

Haunted House
Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 7–9 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor

Library Haunted Open House
Thursday, Oct. 27 | Noon–2 p.m. | Library Tower

Costume Party, co-sponsored with AUM SGA
Thursday, Oct. 27 | 8 p.m.–Midnight | Taylor Center 222-223

Honors Masquerade Ball, sponsored by the University Honors Program
Friday, Oct. 28 | 7 p.m. | Taylor Center 222-223

Government Career Fair success

The Career Development Center recently partnered with the Colleges of Business and Public Policy and Justice to host the first Government Career Fair on the AUM campus. 20 employer organizations from a wide variety of public sector industries were on hand to recruit and network with more than 100 students from the two colleges.

Many of the organizations have multiple job openings. Please login to WarhawkCareers or visit the Career Development Center in Taylor Center 314 to find more information about vacancies or instructions for applying.

Kinesiology department assesses body composition

The Physiology of Exercise Laboratory course is conducting a study for student research. The goal is to examine the day-to-day noise in various measures of body composition used in our lab. There are a number of methods to assess body composition. Each varies in cost and complexity. It is our goal to examine the differences between four commonly used methods and identify which one may be optimal and has the lowest amount of day-to-day noise.

You are eligible to participate if you are between 18-50 years of age and in good health. Women must not be pregnant. You will need to come to the lab twice within a two week period for about 75 minutes each visit.

You will be fasted overnight and will provide a urine sample to make sure you are hydrated and to screen for pregnancy (women). You will then complete four body composition assessments in order: BodPod, DEXA, BIA, and underwater weighing. The BodPod and underwater weighing require tight-fitting spandex shorts or briefs.

After you have completed both visits, you will be emailed a detailed body composition analysis sheet. If interested, contact Matt Schubert at for more information.

Staff Council Spotlight: October 2016

Louis Thornton, Wellness Center

Read about Louis.

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Walkers take to AUM to fight suicide

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk was a success. The AUM Counseling Center hosted the fundraising walk on October 8 to help support the American Foundation for Suicide Preventions’ (AFSP) local and national education and advocacy programs.

This year, there were 254 walkers, and more than $12,000 was raised for suicide prevention efforts. The Counseling Center would like to thank the AUM staff, faculty and students who gave their time, energy and donations to help with the walk. This event would not have been successful without the AUM community.

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in this country, and it touches one in five American families. For more information about the AFSP, visit their website. If you or someone you know is in crisis and thinking about ending their life, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-237-TALK.

Time management app at Tech Tuesday

To keep AUM students informed with regard to technology, the Center for Disability Services is encouraging you to attend this event, which will demonstrate a time management app with an attitude.

Qwenshana King, the Information Systems Club President, will be speaking on Carrot: an app for iOS.

Today, Oct. 18 | Noon–1 p.m­. | Taylor Center 147

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Hoops Madness

Let’s get ready for basketball! Join us as we get excited about the 2016-2017 AUM Basketball season.

Hoops Madness will include player introductions, mini-games with crowd participants, a dunk competition, and one lucky student will win a $400 Best Buy gift card. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the first 300 students will receive a shirt.

Thursday, Oct. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | AUM Athletics Complex

NPR’s Liasson, RSA’s Bronner to speak at Forum economic summit

Mara Liasson, a National Public Radio political correspondent, and Dr. David Bronner, chief executive officer of Retirement Systems of Alabama, will speak at The Forum, AUM and Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s 34th Annual Economic Summit.

William Canary, president and chief executive officer of the Business Council of Alabama, and Anika Khan, managing director and senior economist with Wells Fargo Securities, will also be speaking at the summit. To view the full agenda, go to

Registration is required, and the cost is $195 per person or $1,560 for a table of eight. The ticket price includes lunch and materials. You can register online at or call 334-244-3804.

Online registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 | 8 a.m.–1 p.m. | Wynlakes Golf and Country Club, Montgomery, Al. | Registration required (7:30 a.m.)

Special CELT sessions

CELT will be hosting a guest speaker, Dr. Heather Thiessen Reily, who will give two presentations on teaching.

The first, entitled “Blogging the Revolution: Connecting the Past to the Present,” will discuss what worked and what didn’t in Thiessen Reily’s own experience with this teaching technique. This session is for faculty in any discipline who has little to no experience in blogging, but who may be intrigued with its potential for interactive learning.

The second presentation, entitled “Beyond the Written Text: Classrooms without Walls,” will discuss experiential learning, specifically how getting your students outside of the classroom can result in greater creative and critical thinking.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 | 9:30–10:30 a.m. and 2–3 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

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Watch ‘The Soloist’

The Warhawk Disability Alliance, Center for Disability Services, Counseling Center, and National Alliance on Mental Illness are co-sponsoring a screening of The Soloist on Wednesday.

Based on a true story, Jamie Foxx portrays Nathanial Ayers, a cello prodigy who developed schizophrenia and became homeless. Robert Downey Jr. plays Steve Lopez, a Los Angeles Times columnist who discovers Ayers and writes about him in the newspaper.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 | 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. | Taylor Center 230 | Pizza and refreshments

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AUMazing Workshop Series continues

The Warhawk Academic Success Center, Learning Center, Career Development Center and the library are sponsoring the AUMazing Workshop Series.

These free student workshops will introduce attendees to library and academic support resources that will help them on their academic journey.

All workshops will be held in the Library Computer Lab on the 2nd floor of the AUM Library Tower. While registration isn’t required, it is encouraged, as seating is limited! You can register electronically via the AUM Library calendar or choose from the times listed below!

Refreshments will be provided at all workshops, and attendees will have the opportunity to win AUM goodies, iTunes gift cards, and Amazon gift cards!

Learn how you can become an AUMazing student! For more information, contact Jessica Hayes!

October 19 – “Mid-Terms Are Done? Now what?!”: Making Sense of Your Mid-Term Grades

12–12:45 p.m.
5:15–6 p.m.

October 20 – “Mid-Terms Are Done? Now what?!”: Making Sense of Your Mid-Term Grades

12–12:45 p.m.
6:20–7:05 p.m.

Voter registration drive

If you are not yet registered to vote this November, or if your registration isn’t current (you moved recently or haven’t voted since the last presidential election), then please stop by the Voter Registration Drive.

There will be forms and plenty of Register to Vote buttons and stickers. Also, don’t forget to participate in the SPLC on Campus “I’m Voting because…” campaign. Fill out your individual “I’m voting because…” card and get your photo taken.

Voter registration forms and voting pledges are also available at the evening event on the same day.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 | Noon–1 p.m­. | Goodwyn Hall Breezeway

Black Lives Matter Movement lecture

A lively lecture on the Black Lives Matter Movement will be presented by Ms. Lecia Brooks, Outreach Director with the SPLC Office in Montgomery.

If you think the BLM movement started just recently, in 2013, think again. The roots of the movement are much longer and some are also here in Alabama.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 | 6:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 111

TED Talk Thursdays

You are invited to attend our second TED Talk in the Center for Disability Services. Our speaker will be Dr. Paul Hard, and we will view a TED video presentation featuring Panti Bliss.

Bliss is a drag queen and gay rights activist from Ballinrobe, Ireland. Following the presentation will be a discussion period and some light refreshments.

Thursday, Oct. 20 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 147



Come celebrate the National Day of Writing and the AUM Writing Across the Curriculum Program’s seventh birthday with the Learning Center, ISL, Library, WASC, and WAC. LC Writing Consultants, librarians and WAC interns will be on hand (no appointment needed). In addition to writing and research help for students, there will be games, grub and giveaways.

At AUM, writing is important. Our words matter. We will celebrate all the professional and creative ways that AUM students write every day: the papers, class notes, formulas, codes, case studies, presentations, emails, texts, social media posts, and so on.

Thursday, Oct. 20 | Noon–2 p.m. and 5–7 p.m. | Library Tower, 2nd Floor WASC


‘Taming Religion in Turkey and Mexico’ – CAS Lecture series

On Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Tower South Room, Timothy Henderson of the Department of History will give his lecture, “Taming Religion in Turkey and Mexico, 1920–1940.” Dr. Henderson has provided the following abstract for his lecture: Beginning in the 1920s, leaders in Turkey and Mexico—leaders who are frequently described as enlightened despots or authoritarian populists—undertook remarkably similar reform campaigns aimed at rapidly modernizing their war-torn countries. Mustafa Kemal in Turkey, later better known as Ataturkland Plutarco Elas Calles in Mexico, both identified religion as the single most important obstacle to progress, and both mounted multi-pronged efforts to eradicate it from the public sphere. Both projects sought to eliminate vestiges of the past and to substitute nationalist sentiment for religious faith. Both projects engendered resistance, though resistance was far more pervasive and violent in Mexico. Both projects helped lay the groundwork for the emergence of dictatorial single-party states.

For more information, contact John Havard at or 334-244-3427.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. | Library Tower 10th Floor, South Room

‘Fed Up’ – Political Science Film series

Get ready for another semester of exciting films in the Political Film Series sponsored by the Department of Political Science & Public Administration and the College of Public Policy & Justice. All films start at 7 p.m. with an introduction to the film subject and context. Audience discussion follows the screening.

Fed Up (2014; PG)
October 24 | Goodwyn Hall 112

Fed Up tackles the question of how food affects our health, and how to address the obesity epidemic, especially among children. Natilee McGruder, River Region Food Policy Council, will give an introduction. This film showing is co-sponsored by the University Honors Program.

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ELC Halloween Parade

The AUM Early Learning Center preschool students will be dressed in costumes and will be going to each building in the quad to “trick-or-treat.”

Faculty at each building is encouraged to hand out goodies such as candy, stickers, pencils, pens, notepads and balloons.

Monday, Oct. 31 | 10 a.m. | The AUM Quad: Taylor Center, Goodwyn Hall, Clement Hall, Physical Ed Complex, and Education Building

CELT sessions this week

Lunch and Learn: Using Survey Analysis via Visual Exploration
* Elective for online teaching certification
Today, Oct. 18 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 222

FDI: Blackboard: Communication with Students
* Required for online teaching certification
Wednesday, Oct. 19 | 9 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111

FDI: Blackboard: Assignments, Groups and Grade Center
* Required for online teaching certification
Thursday, Oct. 20 | 9 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111

The National Day of Writing and AUM WAC Program’s 7th Birthday
Purposeful Peer Review
* Recommended for UNIV instructors and WAC recertification
Thursday, Oct. 20 | 9:30–10:30 a.m. | Taylor Center 223
* Recommended for UNIV instructors
Thursday, Oct. 20 | Noon–2 p.m. and 5–7 p.m. | Library Tower, 2nd Floor WASC

Effective Use of Peer Review: A Better Strategy to Promote Better Writing
* Recommended for WAC recertification
Thursday, Oct. 20 | 5–6 p.m. | Taylor Center 223

Tenure and Promotion Information Session
Friday, Oct. 21 | 1­–3 p.m. | Taylor Center 222

For upcoming CELT events, check out the AUM Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching page.

The Syrian Civil War and the Growth of Da’esh

Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, is pleased to host a presentation entitled, “The Syrian Civil War and the Growth of the Da’esh (ISIS),” by Dr. David S. Sorenson, Professor of International Security Studies at the U.S. Air War College.

Sorenson has published seven books, including “Syria in Ruins: the Dynamics of the Syrian Civil War” (2016), “An Introduction to the Modern Middle East” (2nd edition, 2014), and “Global Security Watch: Lebanon” (2010). He has also published several articles and book chapters on Middle East politics, defense budget politics, and national security affairs. Sorenson has consulted on Middle East policy for several U.S. government agencies.

His lecture will explain the reasons for the Syrian civil war, analyze why it has become so violent and prolonged, how it helped Da’esh to power, and how it might end. The talk will conclude with projections for post-war Syria.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 6–7 p.m.| Goodwyn Hall 109

How Did We Get Here? Trump vs. Clinton and What Business Leaders Need to Know

The AUM Business Breakfast Series will kick-off on Oct. 28 with David Wasserman, election analyst with the Cook Political Report.

Join David Wasserman as he analyzes how we arrived at our chaotic political predicament. Wasserman will lay out the powerful, long-term forces that have led us to this milestone in presidential politics and structurally shaken Congress: a cultural self-sorting of the electorate, the decentralization of news, a decline in the power of political parties (independent voters are now 43 percent of the electorate), economic bifurcation and the global rise of nationalism. Come hear Wasserman’s take on the future of American politics and his prognosis of what we can expect in the 2016 presidential and congressional elections.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and the deadline to register is Oct. 26.

  • Individual tickets, $35
  • Table of 8 tickets, $350
  • AUM employee discount tickets, $30
  • AUM groups, $250

The Business Breakfast series runs from October through March, with a different speaker each month. AUM faculty and staff can attend at a discounted rate. Visit the AUM Outreach page to see the full line-up of speakers and to register.

Friday, Oct. 28 | 7:30–9 a.m. | The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill, Prattville, AL

Get ghoulish for Halloween decorating contest

AUM Staff Council presents our annual Halloween decorating contest. The theme for this year’s decorating contest is “animation.” Judging will commence on Monday, October 31, 2016 and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Make donation, get 20 percent off on AUM insignia items

If you bring any canned food or non-perishable food item to the Warhawk Shop during the month of October, you will receive 20% off on any AUM insignia item. All food items will be donated to the AUM Campus Food Bank.

Don’t make a boo-boo with your career

Are you on track to begin your career out of college? Are you learning pertinent knowledge that will help you be successful at your new job? Come join Medical and Clinical Lab Sciences as we show you a great career choice. We will be giving out free information and free Band-Aids!

Tuesday, Nov. 8 | 11:30 a.m. | AUMazing Bean

Feedback better, mobile, eco-friendly with online course evals

No more paper! AUM’s new online course evaluation system, Curtiss Course Critiques, will help you…

  • Improve your learning experience by giving feedback to instructors in your major
  • Complete evaluations quickly and easily on any mobile device
  • Ensure responses will remain confidential and evaluation results will not be available to instructors until after they’ve submitted final grades

Keep an eye out for an email from the Office of the Provost with information about how to access Curtiss Course Critiques and complete your evaluations.

Curtiss Course Critiques Schedule for Fall 2016:

Open Date Close Date
2nd Half and Full Terms 11/15/2016 11/29/2016


How does social marketing work in the business world? We’ve got the answer from the experts! OutReach at Auburn University at Montgomery invites you to attend #AUMSoCon.

Each year at #AUMSoCon, we try to build on past content and include new and emerging topics in marketing! This one-day conference will provide professionals an opportunity to hear from field experts who will be addressing an array of critical and relevant topics. #AUMSoCon will help you to: expand your network, learn new skills and tools, break out of your comfort zone, and expand your resources.

Visit the conference site for up to date information on speakers and topics! Tickets are $129. Call 334-244-3804 to register at the $99 student rate!

Pre-registration is required. The deadline is November 15 but there is limited space.

Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | AUM Taylor Center

Political Film Series schedule

Get ready for another semester of exciting films in the Political Film Series sponsored by the Department of Political Science & Public Administration and the College of Public Policy & Justice. All films start at 7 p.m. with an introduction to the film subject and context. Audience discussion follows the screening.

We Were Soldiers (2002; R)
November 10 | Goodwyn Hall 111

We Were Soldiers is a fact-based tale of men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to, and love for, one another during one of the most savage military battles during the Vietnam War. Dr. Ben Severance of the History department will give an introduction. This film showing is co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences

The Political Film Series is made possible thanks to a grant from the Ida Belle Young Special Projects Fund. The event is free and open to the public; popcorn and soda are complimentary. For further information, or to receive e-mail updates, please contact Dr. Pia Knigge at or 334-244-3834.

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