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Warhawk Weekly 11–19: Celebrate International Education Week

NEWS

While Thanksgiving as a holiday has a unique place in the hearts of Americans, many other cultures around the world have feasts, holidays and celebrations that offer thanks for the things that mean the most in life.

Join us in Taylor Center 221-223 and 230 tonight at 6 to learn about some of those cultures and dive into some of our favorite treats from around the world. Thanks Giving Around the World highlights AUM’s International Education Week, which features a variety of events celebrating the cultural diversity of its campus.

Today’s calendar also includes the International tea and Coffee Hour in Warhawk Alley, which concludes at 1 p.m. Wednesday’s events include the International Breakfast of Pancakes from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Taylor Center 230, Marketing Global Skills to Employers in Taylor Center 221-223 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Global Trivia with the AUM Library in Taylor Center 230 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Keep up with other International Week events at http://www.aum.edu/internationaleducation.

Rolling Out the R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed), which provided a night of music and comedy featuring Army veteran and Auburn University at Montgomery graduate Jody Fuller, highlighted the university’s Veterans Appreciation Week. Fuller, known as the “Stuttering Comic,” kept the audience laughing after musical performances by Voice of AUM winner Sarah Katherine Barnes and local musician Ben Norris.

Enjoy a doubleheader with the AUM women’s and men’s basketball teams Wednesday. The women will host Miles College at 5:30 p.m., while the men will tackle the Golden Bears at 7:30. Stick around this weekend as the Warhawks host Lee University Saturday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

AUM is proud to acknowledge the hard work and value that student employees contribute to the university during Student Employee Appreciation Week through Thursday, Nov. 22.

To celebrate student employees, the Career Development Center will host two separate programs. All week, student employees are invited to visit Career Development in Taylor Center 323 for a different tasty treat and a token of the university’s appreciation for their service.

Additionally, the windows outside the Global Education Center on the second floor of Taylor Center will feature a Kudos Wall. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to write a small message of appreciation for a student employee who has made a difference during their time at AUM.

We encourage all supervisors to conduct celebrations for the student employees within their departments and units during the week as well. For suggestions regarding the week, please contact Brad Robbins in the Career Development Center at 334-244-3345.

Curtiss Course Critiques for Second Half-Term and Full Term course evaluations are now open. Second Half Term evaluations will be open through December 1. Full Term evaluations will be open through December 4. For more information, please visit www.aum.edu/ccc.

Considering this is the time of year where people give the most, the Department of Athletics wants to make sure that no one ends up on the NCAA’s naughty list for trying to do something nice. Here are a few friendly reminders.

Extra Benefits: According to NCAA rules, an extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee, or a representative of the institution’s athletics interests, to provide a student-athlete, or a prospective student-athlete, or their friend or family member, a benefit not also available to the general student population, or a particular segment of the student body.

  • Holiday presents/gifts
  • Money, loans, bonds, or co-signing of loans
  • Free transportation (use of a car, boat, airline tickets, bus tickets, etc.)
  • Free storage
  • Free merchandise (clothes, video games, etc.)
  • Free entertainment (sporting events, movies, concerts, nightclubs, etc.)
  • Free lodging (hotel rooms, staying at apartment/house, etc.)
  • Free meals
  • Discounted merchandise because of status
  • Free use of a credit card, calling card, etc.

Holiday Gifts: It is impermissible to provide holiday gifts to student-athletes or their relatives. Please remember that holidays are not exempt from the NCAA’s extra-benefit bylaws.

Occasional Meals: Occasional meal rules apply to team holiday parties, as well as any AUM faculty and staff member or parents who wishes to provide a student-athlete, or an entire team, with a holiday meal. Be sure to complete an Occasional Meal Form, submit it to the Athletics Compliance Office and get approval before any such meal occurs.

EVENTS

Tom Turkey is hiding in the Library to avoid becoming Thanksgiving dinner. Find him and bring him to the Reference Desk on the second floor to receive a prize. You may work in groups of up to three people, but only one will win the main prize. Snap a photo for the AUM Library Facebook page with Tom to help spread the word, using the hashtag #AUMGreatTurkeyHunt2019.

Wed., Nov. 20 l 9 a.m. l Library Tower

What are some of the ways you can make your life easier? Trade your best tips during Hot Topics Café, hosted by Housing & Residence Life.

Wed., Nov. 20 l 7 p.m. l The Landing

The Thanksgiving holiday is November 25-29. During this time there will be no classes. Additionally, campus will be closed Nov. 27-29.

Any student currently enrolled at AUM may submit his or her work as an attached file (.txt, .doc. or .docx) to filibuster@aum.edu. Students should title their file using the following pattern: Last Name_Title of Story_Genre. Written work should be in Times New Roman, 12-point 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 December 31. For more information, please email the editor for the 2020 issue, Erin Terrell.