Warhawk Weekly 2–20: Course evaluations open; Thanks for supporting #AUMDayofGivingPosted on February 19, 2018 by OUMWordPressDev NEWS First half term course evaluations are open Thank you for supporting #AUMDayofGiving 15 days in China – AUM Study Abroad CHPS launches Orange Folder Initiative AUM staff member needs your vote! Keep up with class updates! EVENTS Be a Stigma-Free Warhawk AUMazing Workshops Faculty, Staff Flash Talks! Finding an Internship with Curricular Practical Training AUM offers Diversity Opportunities Internship opportunities with national museum Faculty – AUM Athletics needs you! Theatre AUM presents Weightless Monthly Community Service: The Montgomery Zoo Share life, Give blood Budget Advisory Committee Business Breakfast series continues Career Roadshow Hot Topics Café: Black in America REMINDERS Join Intramurals! 2018-19 Continuing Merit Scholarship available Grad students – Apply for scholarship today! “Extracted,” Annie B. Campbell solo exhibition Scaleback Alabama continues HOME GAMES @ AUM Men’s Tennis vs. Shorter University | Wed., Feb. 21 | 1 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Shorter University | Wed., Feb. 21 | 1 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. University of West Georgia | Thu., Feb. 22 | 6 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. University of West Georgia | Thu., Feb. 22 | 8 p.m. Baseball vs. University of Alabama in Huntsville | Fri., Feb. 23 | 6 p.m. Baseball vs. University of Alabama in Huntsville | Sat., Feb. 24 | 1 p.m. Softball vs. University of Alabama in Huntsville | Sat., Feb. 24 | 1 p.m. Softball vs. University of Alabama in Huntsville | Sat., Feb. 24 | 3 p.m. Baseball vs. University of Alabama in Huntsville | Sat., Feb. 24 | 4 p.m. Softball vs. University of Alabama in Huntsville | Sun., Feb. 25 | 1 p.m. NEWS First half term course evaluations are open Thank you for supporting #AUMDayofGiving The third annual AUM Day of Giving was a success! The initiative received over 100 gifts in support of the following projects: Entrepreneurship Live Learning Community University Honors Program Sciences Research Facility Student Veterans Operation Green Zone Study Abroad The Library A special thanks to the Day of Giving ambassadors from all over campus who actively promoted their projects via social media, email and face to face communication. If you didn’t get a chance to donate, it’s not too late to give! You can still find out more about the projects and donate online until Feb. 28! Proposals for next year’s projects will be requested soon, so start thinking about a compelling project for your department. If you have questions, please contact Marie Harrington at 334-244-3596. 15 days in China – AUM Study Abroad Grab your spot for a 15-day study abroad trip to China. AUM Study Abroad is scheduling the trip for late May through early June 2018. Students will pay for airfare, passport/visa and personal expenses. Trip-related in-country costs such as lodging, transportation, food and admission fees will be covered. You don’t need to speak any Chinese to participate. If you have a sense of adventure, a desire to make the most of your college experience or an interest in encountering other cultures, apply today! The application deadline is Fri., Feb. 23. The first deposit is due Mar. 2. Contact Study Abroad at 334-244-3544 or visit Administration 109B CHPS launches Orange Folder Initiative Counseling and Health Promotion Services is pleased to bring you the Orange Folder Initiative. Under this initiative, faculty and staff have access to an “Orange Folder” to serve as a quick mental health and behavioral reference. These folders identify common signs of student concern and provide guidance to faculty/staff on how to respond in addition to whom to contact in the event of encountering a student in distress, such as Accountability and Advocacy, Campus Police, WASC, Student Health Services, etc. To launch this initiative, we are providing informative training sessions for faculty and staff who work directly with students––either in or out of the classroom. The Recognizing and Helping Students in Crisis: How to use the Orange Folder course is led by Greta Chambless, Associate Director of Clinical Services at AUM’s Counseling Center and Leslie Meadows, AUM’s Title IX Coordinator. Attendees will gain critical insight into concerns that our students may encounter. You will learn about tools and approaches that you can use to respond effectively to best support our students who may be facing a crisis or safety concern. Participants will leave the session with an Orange Folder, a valuable resource that will be useful in recognizing and responding to students in crisis. The session will be offered twice to allow for scheduling a time best suited for you. Additionally, we can provide this training on demand at your next staff meeting. Fri., Feb. 16 | 10–11 a.m. | Goodwyn Hall 111 Fri., Mar. 9 | 10–11 a.m. | Goodwyn Hall 112 For more information about on-demand training, please contact Leslie Meadows at 334-244-3755 or Counseling and Health Promotion Services at 334-244-3469. AUM staff member needs your vote! Kyle Lesinger, AUM alumnus and staff member, has been selected as one of the top 10 finalists for the Phi Kappa Phi 2017 Graduate Photo contest with Auburn University at Montgomery. If you are willing and able, please vote for him to show the nation how much Warhawk spirit we have! Please note that you are limited to 1 vote per IP address. Keep up with class updates! Check out the Academic Calendar to make sure you are up to date with any campus-wide class updates! Mid-Semester Grades Due | Fri., Mar. 2 Spring Break | Mar. 12–16 Last Day to Drop | Wed., Mar. 21 EVENTS Be a Stigma-Free Warhawk The Stigma Free Campaign is an effort to end stigma, create hope and acceptance for those affected by a mental illness or a physical disability. Counseling and Health Promotion Services, NAMI On Campus, and the Warhawk Disability Alliance are dedicated to raising awareness of these issues in order to create a supportive culture on campus. Join us and take a pledge to be stigma free, learn more about physical and mental disabilities, and engage with students. Tue., Feb. 20 | Noon–1 p.m. | In front of AUMazing Bean AUMazing Workshops The Library is offering workshops this week for both students and faculty. Registration is not required but is recommended. All sessions are in the 2nd floor Library computer lab. Understanding and Embracing Diversity Diversity is what makes the United States, and our own AUM community beautiful. It is important for all members of society to know the ways we are different, but also the many ways in which we are the same. This workshop will discuss how embracing diversity is more than just tolerance or not stereotyping; but instead is a celebration of all the things that make our country, and our university unique. Tue., Feb. 20 Noon–12:30 p.m. 6:20–6:50 p.m. Wed., Feb. 21 Noon–12:30 p.m. 5:15–5:45 p.m. College Writing It can be difficult to know what exactly your professors are expecting from your written assignments. This workshop will explain what the common writing expectations are for college or university students. It will provide you some tips, tricks, and techniques to guide you through this frustrating topic. Thu., Feb. 22 Noon–12:30 p.m. 5:15–5:45 p.m. Faculty, Staff Flash Talks! This year, we are combining the annual FDI Technology Speed Dating with the Staff Council’s Tech Mixer into one grand event: Flash Talks! The principle is the same: hear how faculty and staff are using technology in teaching, learning and the work environment in short visual presentations. This technology event is organized into faculty and staff exhibits around the room, whereby faculty and staff can browse and talk with their peers about the impact of technology in the classroom and in the work environment. The event is free and open to all AUM faculty and staff. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information, please contact Carolyn Rawl at 334-224-3934. Wed., Feb. 21 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 230 Finding an Internship with Curricular Practical Training The Auburn University at Montgomery International Student Professionalism Initiative will be presenting a workshop on Finding an Internship with Curricular Practical Training (CPT). The workshop, facilitated by Judy Whitlock, International Student Services Coordinator, is designed to help international students attending AUM on an F-1 Student Visa understand the procedures and resources available when searching for an internship opportunity through CPT. Registration is limited, so please visit Warhawk Careers on MyAUM to register. For more information, contact Brad Robbins at 334-244-3345. Wed., Feb. 21 | 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Global Education Center AUM offers Diversity Opportunities Cultural Intelligence Webinar & Discussion | Wed., Feb. 21 | 1–2:30 p.m. | Taylor Center 222 Panel Discussion: Social Justice in America | Wed., Feb. 28 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 222–223 “Women in the Arts” art exhibition, curated by Dr. Laura Whatley | Mar. 2–Apr. 6 | Global Education Center International Women’s Day luncheon | Thu., Mar. 8 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 230 Diversity Week | Apr. 9–12 Holocaust Remembrance Day | Thu., Apr. 12 International Fest | Thu., Apr. 12 | Warhawk Alley Courtyard Internship opportunities with national museum The Career Development Center is pleased to welcome Anjali Lalani, Smith Funds Interns and Fellows Program Administrator with the National Museum of African American History & Culture, a Smithsonian Institution. Lalani will present information about paid internship opportunities at the museum, designed to offer hands-on experience in the digital preservation of African American history and culture. Registration is not required; professional dress is encouraged. For more information, contact Edna Vincent at 334-244-3342. Wed., Feb. 21 | 2–4 p.m. | Taylor Center 221 Faculty – AUM Athletics needs you! The AUM Department of Athletics and the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee have partnered to create the AUM College Competition, a competition between campus colleges and departments to increase attendance of faculty and staff at home sporting events. Make sure to sign-in when you arrive at the games so that the points are counted for your respective college! The women’s basketball games all begin at 6 p.m. With the men’s basketball team following at 8 p.m. for the following games: Thu., Feb. 22 | vs. University of West Georgia Admission is free to all faculty and staff and children under 12. Family members of faculty and staff are $3. Theatre AUM presents Weightless Theatre AUM is putting on a production of Weightless. This new and original work by Meghan Reimers presents a story in a world where magic exists and a mother races to find a cure for her daughter’s lack of gravity before she floats away forever. Weightless is directed by Neil David Seibel. Thu.–Sat., Feb. 22–24, Sun., Feb. 25 | 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. | Theatre AUM Monthly Community Service: The Montgomery Zoo Housing and Residence Life believes in community service, and our community’s animal friends need help! Join Housing as they venture to the Montgomery Zoo to work and serve in a beloved landmark for the city. Please arrive at The Nest promptly by 9:30 a.m. to load the bus. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes with closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty! Lunch will be served to volunteers after the service. Fri., Feb. 23 | 9:30 a.m. | The Nest Share life, Give blood Hosted by AUM Athletics and the Collge of Nursing & Health Sciences, AUM will be having a blood drive. All donors will receive a recognition item and cholesterol screening. Donors must be 17 or older; 16 with written parental consent, weigh 110 lbs. or more, and show photo ID. Mon., Feb. 26 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m. | In the Taylor Center Tue., Feb. 27 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m. | By the Gym, in the bloodmobile Budget Advisory Committee The Budget Advisory Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every month. Meetings are open to all current AUM faculty, staff and students to attend. Thu., Feb. 22 | 2 p.m. | 10th floor, Library Tower Business Breakfast series continues 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. 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 Career Roadshow Career specialists within the Career Development Center will be available on-demand to assist students with all career development services, including career advising and planning, job/internship search assistance, resume/cover letter writing, interview preparation and more. Students who attend can register to win prizes provided by local employer partners. Wed., Feb. 28 | 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. | The Landing Hot Topics Café: Black in America As Black History Month draws to a close, the Hot Topics Café is bringing back its most popular topic: how race, privilege, and power intersect in the lives of African Americans all over the country. Join Housing and Residence Life for a lively, honest conversation about what it is to be black in America. Wed., Feb. 28 | 7 p.m. | The Landing REMINDERS Join Intramurals! Interested in competing with your friends? Register and join your teams for intramurals! For more information visit the AUM IMLeagues homepage, or contact 334-315-3211. Soccer Season | Jan. 21–Mar. 4 Water Polo Season | Jan. 29–Feb. 28 Pickleball Season | Feb. 26–Mar. 29 Tennis Registration | Feb. 26–Mar. 19 Tennis Season | Mar. 20–Apr. 19 Softball Registration | Mar. 5–Mar. 22 Softball Season | Mar. 25–Apr. 29 Sand Volleyball Registration | Mar. 5–Mar. 26 Sand Volleyball Season | Mar. 27–Apr. 19 2018-19 Continuing Merit Scholarship available Currently enrolled AUM students who are in good standing and have completed 12 or more hours of undergraduate or 9 or more hours of graduate coursework may submit an application for the Continuing Merit Scholarships. By submitting an application, you are applying for a variety of general scholarships as well as scholarship endowments, need-based scholarships, and departmental scholarships. Each of these scholarships varies in amounts as well as in requirements per the donors’ discretion. Please have an updated FAFSA on record. Also, note that some schools/colleges and departments may require a separate application. Be sure to check with your academic major to explore all opportunities. The Continuing Merit Scholarships are limited and competitive. The scholarships will be awarded to the most qualified candidates who apply by March 1 and will be notified in late spring. For more information, contact Jennifer Gardner at 334-244-3078. Grad students – Apply for scholarships today! The Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Association is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Graduate Study Merit Scholarships through March 1. To be eligible for the scholarships, students must: Be fully admitted to an AUM graduate program Have completed at least 9 hours of graduate study Have a current GPA of 3.4 or higher A completed application will include, among other things, two letters of support (preferably from AUM faculty or staff), a 250-word essay on career objectives and a current resume. Applicants will be notified of their award status by mail. Interested students can email email@example.com for an application or print off an application to fill out. “Extracted,” Annie B. Campbell solo exhibition Goodwyn Gallery and the Department of Fine Arts is pleased to present “Extracted,” a solo exhibition of the work of Annie B. Campbell, which will be on view March 23. Campbell serves as an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Auburn University. Scaleback Alabama continues Make 2018 the year of YOU! The Wellness Center will help you get started and keep you motivated through the 9 weeks of Scaleback Alabama. In order to participate you must: Be at least 18 years of age Live in Alabama or work for an Alabama-based company Be on a team of 2 individuals Register online or visit an official weigh-in site The Wellness Center will be a private weigh-in site for AUM students and employees. Your team must weigh out between Apr. 2–6 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. in the AUM Wellness Center. You do not have to be a member of the Wellness Center to gain access to weigh-in; however, with a signed membership agreement and guess pass you will be allowed 9 weeks of access as a non-AUM Wellness Center member employee. The Wellness Center is offering an AUMazing prize of its own…a one-year membership will be given to the team selected in a random drawing if both team members each lose 10 pounds. Your team may be composed of individuals outside of campus, but they will only be eligible for prizes awarded by Scaleback Alabama. Visit Scaleback Alabama for further information and guidelines, and don’t forget to check out the AUM Wellness Center fitness schedule for classes to help you lose those 10 pounds!