Giving Tuesday offers opportunities to support university, community
Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement focused on transforming communities, will fall on Tuesday, Nov. 28.
Auburn University at Montgomery students, employees and alumni have an opportunity to make a difference in the River Region community – and create opportunities for current and future AUM students – in a variety of ways:
- 12’s Day of Giving: AUM is sponsoring WSFA-TV’s annual food and toy drive benefitting Toys for Tots, Heart of Alabama Food Bank and Hands On River Region’s Christmas Clearinghouse. Volunteers will collect donations of food, toys and money on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Renfroe’s Market on Eastchase Parkway.
- Giving to AUM: Support scholarship opportunities for AUM students, specific colleges and academic programs and other university initiatives by making a tax-deductible gift to AUM.
- River Region United Way: AUM’s employee campaign for River Region United Way will end on Friday, Dec. 8. Employees can return printed pledge forms to Paige Hines in Library 211 or make a gift onlineby visiting the River Region United Way website. Remember to designate Auburn University at Montgomery as your employer when making a gift.
- Mercy House: Mercy House and Ministry About People (MAP) are challenging students from area colleges to participate in a Giving Tuesday competition. Mercy House and MAP provide hot meals, housing assistance, educational resources and other services to young people in West Montgomery. The Giving Tuesday competition will end November 29. When making a gift, choose the “Auburn University Montgomery Social Media Competition” menu option.
Commencement ceremonies set for Dec. 9
AUM will celebrate the success of its Fall 2023 graduates with a pair of commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the AUM Athletics Complex.
Graduates of the Colleges of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences and Sciences will walk at 10 a.m. Commencement for graduates of the Colleges of Business and Education will begin at 2 p.m.
Men’s basketball breaks into Top 25
A 2-0 start with wins over quality opponents has launched the men’s basketball team into a Top 25 national ranking for the first time as an NCAA Division II member.
The Warhawks share the No. 20 spot in the College Sports Communicators Top 25 Media Poll. AUM opened the season with a 77-74 win over Saint Leo and followed it up with a 68-65 win over a Florida Southern team receiving votes in the NABC Top 25 poll.
AUM will return to action tonight at Spring Hill College, before traveling to West Georgia on Saturday. The Warhawks will play their home opener Monday, Nov. 27, against Alabama-Huntsville as part of a doubleheader. The women will tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30.
Enjoy ‘Broadway and Carols’
Enjoy a free performance by AUMcappella, an all-female a cappella group of AUM students, and local ensemble Madrigal Voices on Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. in Goodwyn Hall 109.
The groups will perform “Broadway and Carols” under the direction of Gene Davis.
AUMTeach webinar highlights new STEM program
AUMTeach will host an informational webinar, “Transforming the Future of Stem Education,” to introduce a new program for STEM majors at AUM from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30.
The webinar will provide information on how students in STEM majors can earn college credit, engage in experiential learning opportunities and more through the new program.
AUMTeach allows students to pursue an undergraduate degree in STEM focused degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and earn a minor in education that includes a teaching certification at the same time.
Recognize outstanding Library employees
The AUM Library is accepting nominations for the 2023 Betty J. Tims Friends of the AUM Library Faculty and Staff Service Awards.
The awards recognize library faculty and staff for their outstanding dedication to activities and functions, which lead to improvements in library services. Library faculty and staff also are honored for their dedication to providing or improving access to library holdings and efforts to offer quality recommendations that result in more efficient and/or more cost-effective library operations.
One AUMazing library faculty member and staff member will be selected for this year’s honor.
Submit your nomination online by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1.
Get updates on campus events
There’s an easy way to keep up with all of the fun events offered on our campus. Enroll in AUM365 and get the 4-1-1 from Curtiss The Warhawk himself. Text curti$$ to 334-398-6025 to receive reminders about upcoming happening.