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Warhawk Weekly 11–13: AUM ranked; Community Garden survey

Warhawk Weekly 11–13: AUM ranked; Community Garden survey


  • AUM ranked in Princeton Review
  • AUM Community Garden – Take our survey!
  • New fitness class offered
  • AUM Human Performance Lab conducts yoga study; local studio assists
  • Computer Science students attended competition
  • Survey: W.O.W. Feedback
  • Filibuster accepting submissions
  • Apply for Spring Graduation


  • Veterans Week
  • International Education Week
  • Graduate Studies Preview Night
  • Thanks Giving Around the World
  • Student Art Market
  • GIS Day
  • Filibuster Poetica
  • Hot Topics Café: Hot or Not?
  • Promenade Concert – Montevallo Chamber Musicians
  • Chocolate & Chill


AUM ranked in Princeton Review

Auburn University at Montgomery is one of 252 outstanding on-campus MBA program selected for the “Best Business Schools for 2019” list.

The college’s on-campus Master of Business Administration program earned honors based on such factors as student satisfaction, admissions selectivity, academic rigor, career outcomes and faculty credentials. The Princeton Review surveyed more than 18,000 students at 252 business schools in identifying the nation’s top on-campus MBA programs.

For the full story on AUM’s ranking, please visit the AUM Pressroom.

AUM Community Garden – Take our survey!

Did you know that AUM has a campus Community Garden? We do – and we want to hear your thoughts on sustaining it and if you’d like to be involved!

Take our AUM Community Garden survey now before it closes on Dec. 14.

New fitness class offered

The Wellness Center is excited to offer a new class! Queenax Training, “Train Motion, Not Just Muscles,” will be every Saturday morning from 8:05–8:50 a.m. If you have any questions, please call Melvenia Redding, Group Fit Coordinator at 334-244-3029.

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AUM Human Performance Lab conducts yoga study; local studio assists

Yoga is an increasingly popular form of exercise. In fact, participation in yoga reportedly increased from 20.4 million practitioners in 2012 to 30.6 million in 2016, with the greatest percentage of practitioners living in the Eastern South. With an increase in use, there is a need to better understand the benefits and health implications of practicing yoga. And “hot yoga” — practicing the yoga sequences in higher temperatures — is a popular type of yoga.

AUM’s Human Performance Lab is investigating the impact of heat on measurable health outcomes associated with practicing yoga.  Specifically, the aims of this project are: 1) To assess the effect of heat on energy expenditure and oxygen utilization and 2) Measure variables (if any) in flexibility related to heat. A third, sub-aim of this project, is to look at the affect of heat on perceived exertion in yoga.

A local yoga studio, Breezeville Yoga, assisted the AUM Human Performance Lab in the project. Frank Smith, owner and yoga instructor, worked with AUM Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Deanne Allegro to create a yoga sequence and record as a video for the yoga sessions of the AUM study so that all sessions have the same instruction and sequence.  There are two yoga sessions that each participant has to do — one at AUM’s Human Performance Lab and one that is done at Breezeville Yoga. Allegro says she is grateful for Smith and Breezeville’s help: “Basically, we would not be able to do it without him and he is not charging us for any of his work.” Breezeville has an AUM connection: Smith runs the studio with his partner, former AUM librarian Barbara Hightower. Breezeville is located in the Mulberry Business District.

Computer Science students attended competition

Two teams from AUM participated in the regionals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) – Division I on Nov. 3 at Kennesaw State University.

The ACM-ICPC is an annual multi-tiered competitive programming competition among universities all over the world. It is operated in autonomous regions on six continents under the auspices of the Association for Computing Machinery.

This year, the two AUM teams attended the Division I competition, which is an advanced level compared to Division II competition. AUM competed in Division II last year. In total, there were 42 teams from the entire U.S. Southeast region in attendance to compete.

The programming competition teams––comprised of Emily Cosgrove, Adam Rodriguez, Ali Yildirim, William Hudgens, and Ernesto Contreras––are mentored by Dr. Patrick Pape. For more information on participating in the AUM’s programming competition team, please email Patrick Pape or call 334-244-3314. Learn more about ACM, ACM-ICPC, or view the 2018 score board online.

Survey: W.O.W. Feedback

From Aug. 18 through Sep. 1, the Office of Orientation and Transitions with the help of other on-campus departments hosted Warhawk Weeks of Welcome activities. These activities were provided to welcome you to campus, assist you in becoming acclimated to your new surroundings, showcase our clubs and organizations, provide employment opportunities, and make new friends. It is our sincere desire that we accomplished these goals.

Please take a few minutes to answer a survey to tell us how we did and what you would like to see next semester.

Filibuster accepting submissions

AUM’s Filibuster, the school’s literary magazine, is accepting poetry, prose, photographs, and art for its 2019 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 Work_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 submissions per student. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31. For more information, please email the editor for the 2019 issue, Michelle Aitken.

Apply for Spring Graduation

Spring 2019 graduation application deadline is Jan. 25. Apply online in MyAUM. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

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Veterans Week

AUM’s Veterans Week will host a variety of events open to active duty military, reservists and veterans, as well as all AUM students, faculty and staff. For more information and to see details on specific events, please visit

Mon., Nov. 12–16

International Education Week

Celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide! For more information and to see details on specific events, please visit

Mon., Nov. 12–17

Graduate Studies Preview Night

Graduate Studies Preview Night gives individuals considering master’s and doctoral level degrees a chance to meet faculty and discuss their options. Open to all college junior and seniors, as well as recent graduates or established professionals seeking professional mobility or contemplating career changes.

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Please visit for more information.

Tue., Nov. 13 | 5–7 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor

Thanks Giving Around the World

Housing and Residence Life is ready to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with Thanks Giving around the World, the annual celebration of food, family, and gratitude!

While Thanksgiving as a holiday has a unique place in the heart of Americans, many cultures around the world have feasts, holidays, and celebrations which offer thanks for the things that mean the most in life. Join us in the Taylor Center to learn about some of those cultures and dive into some of our favorite treats from around the world!

Tue., Nov. 13 | 6 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223

Student Art Market

The Department of Fine Arts will be hosting an Art Market featuring works from students and alumni for sale. Cash and checks will be accepted. There will be cookies for anyone who makes a purchase.

Wed., Nov. 14 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall lobby


Join the Department of Biology and Environmental Science as they co-host the 7th Annual GIS Day, “Navigating the GIS Minefield.” Whether you are a seasoned GIS professional or new to GIS, you will enjoy the matchless presentations covering a variety of topics and a lively roundtable discussion.

This opportunity for networking with other GIS professionals in segments of government, business, and industry is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited so registration is required.

For more information, please contact Terry Winemiller or call 334-244-3945 or visit the GIS Day webpage.

Wed., Nov. 14 | 8 a.m.–4 p.m. | ALDOT Southeast Region Montgomery Office

Filibuster Poetica

The Filibuster, AUM’s literary and creative arts magazine, will be hosting a Poetica dedicated to readings of poetry and prose from its previous issues.

All AUM students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend; food and drink will be available along with complimentary copies of our previous issues. If you’re a former contributor to the magazine and would like to read at the event, please email Michelle Aitken.

Funding for this event is provided in part by the AUM Student Activities Fee and the Student Government Association.

Wed., Nov. 14 | 5–6 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 112

Hot Topics Café: Hot or Not?

Which do you prefer: Kylie Jenner or Kim Kardashian? Chris Pine or Chris Hemsworth? What makes someone “hot?” Who decides what hot is? Housing and Residence Life wants to hear from you! Join us in our final Hot Topics Café conversation for the fall semester and weigh in.

Refreshments will be served.

Wed., Nov. 14 | 7 p.m. | The Landing in the Nest

Promenade Concert – Montevallo Chamber Musicians

The Promenade Concerts at AUM will present a recital by four musicians from the University of Montevallo. The recital’s admission is free and open to the public.

The featured performers will be Lori Ardovino, clarinet and saxophone; Melanie Williams, voice; Laurie Middaugh, piano; and Patricia Pilon, cello. They will perform instrumental music by Johannes Brahms, and a variety of vocal music, including songs composed by Ms. Ardovino.

For more information, please email Mark Benson or call 334-244-3385.

Wed., Nov. 14 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn 109

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Chocolate & Chill

Do you have “end of semester burnout?” Join Counseling and Health Promotion Services for hot chocolate, games, and time management tips!

Wed., Nov. 28 – Thu., Nov. 29 | Noon– 1:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall lobby

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