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Warhawk Weekly 10–31: College of Nursing influences generations; Alum speaks to accounting students







  • Volleyball vs. University of West Florida | Fri., Nov. 3 | 6 p.m.
  • Volleyball vs. Valdosta State University | Sat., Nov. 4 | 2 p.m.
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Albany State University | Sat., Nov. 4 | 3 p.m.




Warhawk Spotlight: College of Nursing influences generations

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Miss Alabama USA contestant Rebekah Newton says that the Auburn University at Montgomery College of Nursing and Health Sciences is helping her pursue her passion for helping people. Newton said her nursing education at AUM prepared her for being a caretaker for her father and has influenced her in her pursuit to raise heart health awareness. AUM also prepared her dad for his career in Neonatology.

Read more about how the College of Nursing and Health Sciences has affected Newton.


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Alum Phyllis Ingram speaks to accounting students

ingram.jpgPhyllis Ingram, of Carr Riggs & Ingram –– a public accounting firm with locations across the southeast including seven in Alabama –– spoke with the AUM Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Club students on Oct. 24.

Ingram is a graduate of AUM with more than 30 years of experience providing accounting, auditing and taxation services to organizations across a variety of industries. She is also the partner in charge of CRI’s Montgomery office.

Ingram spoke to the students about her firm, public accounting, and her path to partner. She also shared advice on a career in public accounting. She encouraged students to choose the accounting path that they are passionate about. Ingram said that to make it to where you want to be in the accounting field, do what is expected and then some. She encouraged students to remember that in all aspects of their lives.


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CPPJ changes department name

The College of Public Policy and Justice is excited to announce the Department of Justice and Public Safety has been renamed and is now the Department of Criminal Justice.

Check online for more information about this degree and others offered by the College of Public Policy and Justice.


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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].


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Spring payment plans opening soon

Spring semester payment plans will be opening soon.

Interested in enrolling in a payment plan to pay your spring semester balance? AUM is pleased to offer three payment plan options as of Nov. 1

  • 5-month plan, 20% first installment; open Nov.1–30
  • 4-month plan, 25% first installment; open Dec. 1–31
  • 3-month plan, 50% first installment; open Jan. 1–10

All plans are subject to a $50 non-refundable set-up fee.

For more information, contact Student Accounts at 334-244-3286 or visit


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Preschoolers trick-or-treating in quad today

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


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shriek.jpgShriek Week 2017 comes to a close

Shriek Week 2017 came and went. Make sure you 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


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Career Development hosts annual Co-Op and Internship Fair

co-op.jpgThe Co-Op and Internship Fair is an informational resource for students to learn more about why experiential learning is important to their academic and professional growth and to connect students to organizations seeking interns/co-op students. Representatives from the Career Development Center, academic departments and employer organizations will be on-hand to help students research opportunities of all types, including local, national and global opportunities.

Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and be prepared to network with recruiters.

To meet with a career advisor, please visit Advisor Trac on MyAUM to schedule an appointment with the Career Center. For further questions, the Career Center is located in Taylor Center 320 or email them at [email protected].

Thu., Nov. 2 | 10 a.m.–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 230


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Overwhelmed? Anxious? Learn how to relax!

relaxation.jpgLife 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.

Coloring Relaxation
Thu., Nov. 2 | Noon–1 p.m.


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Theatre AUM presents Woyzeck

Sacrificed to powers larger than himself, Woyzeck is one of the theatre’s first anti-heroes. He serves a German captain and makes money by allowing a doctor to experiment on him, but his deeper morality leads him to a tragic end. A remarkable piece of theatre, Woyzeck is not bound by strictures of conventional space and time. It is a tiny play but an epic.

Woyzeck opens Nov. 2 and runs Thursday thru Saturday, Nov. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday thru Saturday and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 senior citizen, student and military. AUM students, faculty, staff and alumni are free with ID.

For more information, contact Katie Pearson at [email protected] or 334-244-3632.

Thu., Nov. 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre AUM


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Snider speaks on engineering, building design

Bob Snider, PE, CHC, LEED® AP BD+C, president of Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Inc. will be giving a presentation on how multiple engineering disciplines are involved in complex building designs.

There will be a Math Club, Engineering Club and Computer Science Club social gathering starting at 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Fri., Nov. 3 | 1 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 201


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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Alabama Rivers Alliance and the Montgomery Group of the Alabama Sierra Club is bringing the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Montgomery for the first time!

The program will feature short films and documentaries that highlight important issues that need to be addressed. There will also be experts in attendance to answer questions about how you can help!

Admission is free and snacks will be served. There will also be door prizes.

Fri., Nov. 3 | 1–4 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 112


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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


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Internship in Japan informational

The JET (Japanese Exchange & Teaching) Program is a Japanese government-supported internship program. Since 1986, more than 60 thousand JET Program participants from over 40 countries have lived and worked in cities, towns and villages throughout Japan. Through this program, students will have the opportunity to teach English in Japan and get paid. U.S. students with a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply.

AUM Professor Naomi Chiba invited the ambassadors from the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta, Ga. to come to AUM and give our students a comprehensive introduction about the JET Program. They will bring the traditional instruments and give our students a Japanese music festival as well.

This is not only a great job opportunity, but also a good chance to have a hands-on experience with Japanese culture.

Tue., Nov. 7 | Noon–3 p.m. | Taylor Center 223


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operation.jpgOperation Gratitude

The Peer Advocates would like to invite students, faculty and staff to Operation Gratitude: Saying, “Thank You” to all who serve.

Tue., Nov. 7–8 | Noon–2 p.m. | In front of AUMazing Bean


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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

Diabetes Awareness
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


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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


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salvation_0.jpgSalvation 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


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Political Film Series: When Trumpets Fade

The film revolves around the actions of Private David Manning, a soldier in the 28th Infantry Division who, in order to survive, does just enough to stay out of trouble, but not enough to actually make a difference. HBO’s When Trumpets Fade is one of the most underrated war movies; a movie that provides the audience with a close-up look at the brutal reality of combat and insights to what war does to a man.

The film will be introduced by Dr. Ben Severance, professor in the Department of History & World Languages & Cultures, and is co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Mon., Nov. 13 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 111


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trump_0.jpgHot 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)


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professors.jpgProfessors -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


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AUMCappella, AUM Chorus Fall Concert

aumcappella.jpgAUMCappella and AUM Chorus will host its 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


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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].


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TV Tuesdays: The Good Doctor

tv.jpgJoin the Warhawk Disability Alliance for TV Tuesdays. The featured TV show for the semester is The Good Doctor, starring Freddie Highmore as a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome that is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: Can he adapt to his environment and debunk others’ expectations of him in order to save the lives of his patients?

Tuesdays | 11 a.m.–Noon | Global Education Center, Taylor Center 219


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lgbtq_0.jpgLGBTQ Meet-Up

Counseling and Health Promotion Services is offering an LGBTQ meet-up to any LGBTQ student, identified or questioning, on Thursdays.

Topics to be covered include relationships, disclosure, esteem and body image, and coping with anxiety and depression. This informal group is meant to serve as a safe place to discuss thoughts and feelings related to one’s identity in an affirmative and empowering environment.

Thursdays | 4–5 p.m. | Taylor Center 158


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