Warhawk Weekly 2-9: Black History Month; Homecoming nominations

Theatre AUM earns top 2021 KCACTF awards

Theatre AUM students received top honors at the 2021 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region IV Awards. AUM served as the virtual host for the festival held the first week of February.

The annual event recognizes top performing students in college and university theatre programs across the nation. Theatre faculty members also are recognized for their contributions to productions.

Theatre AUM students and faculty received 2021 KCACTF awards in the following categories:

ASPIRE Leadership Fellows Program
Winner – Tony George
First Runner Up – Cheyenne Singleton
Top 5 Finalist – Emily Aveldanez
Top 5 Finalist – Karian Warrington


Irene Ryan Acting Recognitions
First Runner Up – Tony George
Top 16 Finalist – Kate Saylor


Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas Internship
Recipient – Cheyenne Singleton


Stage Management-Heart of the Art Award
Winner – Olivia Tippett


Broadway Stage Management Symposium
Registration Stipend – Olivia Tippett


Poster Design
First Place – Tikyra Caldwell


Region IV Inaugural Student Advisory Board
Elected – Mark Wilson


Ten Minute Play Festival
Performer – Tabitha Neyerlin
Performer – Karian Warrington
Stage Manager – Olivia Tippett


Region IV David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award
Winner – Kate Leslie, student Hollins University, for The Shadow of the Son
Produced by AUM and Directed by AUM’s Neil David Seibel

The David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award promotes the writing and production of new plays while honoring and perpetuating the memory of David Mark Cohen, professor of playwriting at the University of Texas-Austin. The award was established to foster the growth and development of playwrights (students, faculty or guest artists) through the public presentations of unpublished full-length plays or a collection of shorter works for the stage that have not received a professional production.


About KCACTF
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students annually from colleges and universities across the country. Since its inception, KCACTF has given more than 400,000 college theater students the opportunity to have their work critiqued, improve their dramatic skills, and receive national recognition for excellence.

Celebrate Black History Month

Auburn University at Montgomery’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion and other campus units are offering a full range of activities to celebrate Black History Month in February.

From literary exhibits honoring African-American authors to discussions of the Black family to Trivia Night events, members of the campus community will have a variety of educational and fun events in the coming weeks.

Visit AUM’s online Events Calendar.

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Submit your Homecoming Court nominations

It’s that time of year. Student organizations, residence halls, and athletic teams have the opportunity to submit nominations for the 2021 Homecoming Court.

To learn more about the nomination process, contact the Office of Student Involvement at studentinvolvement@aum.edu or 334.244.3829.

The office is located on the first floor of Taylor Center in Warhawk Alley. The deadline for nominations is noon on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Homecoming activities will run from February 22-27. The schedule of events will be announced soon.

Apply for a Continuing Merit Scholarship

Auburn University at Montgomery students who are in good standing and who have completed at least 9 hours of graduate or 12 hours of undergraduate coursework may be able to earn a Continuing Merit Scholarship. Applications are due by March 1.

Apply for a Continuing Merit Scholarship.

AUM Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship open to applicants

AUM graduate students who have completed at least nine credit hours and have a 3.4 grade point average or higher can apply for the Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Association Graduate Merit Scholarship.

Applicants must complete an application form and submit a resume, letters of support and a 250-word essay by March 15.

Learn more about Alumni Association Graduate Scholarships.

New Social Work program ready to welcome majors

AUM’s new bachelor’s in Social Work program is opening admissions for its first cohort of majors. Applications will be accepted from Monday, Feb. 15-June 30.

Complete the application.

Get ready for the Career Workshop Series

The Career Development Center is offering a Career Workshop Series during the Spring 2021 semester covering expectations for student employees, identification of workplace mentors, professionalism in a virtual workplace, effective cover letters, managing job search anxiety, and understanding work ethic.

The series will begin with the session “Expectations for Student Employees” on Wednesday, Feb. 10. More information on start times for each series event will be shared in the near future. Students can register for each event through the Handshake app.

The full calendar includes:

Wednesday, Feb. 10
Expectations for Student Employees        

What does it mean to be a student employee at AUM?  This workshop will examine some of the expectations the university has for its student employee workforce, and share best practices for how students can use this experience to prepare for their future careers.

Wednesday, Feb. 24
Finding a Workplace Mentor

Mentorships can be a great resource for navigating the workplace and growing professionally.  This workshop will discuss ways to discover and build relationships with workplace mentors.

Wednesday, March 3
Work Ethic: What Does it Mean?

Strong work ethic is something that is mentioned a lot, but can sometimes be a confusing subject.  This workshop will define work ethic, provide basic principles for ethical behavior in the workplace and some best practices for demonstrating your work ethic.

Wednesday, March 17
Professionalism in the Virtual Workplace

Remote working has changed the dynamic of the workplace, allowing some flexibility surrounding traditional office etiquette, while introducing new issues.  Understand the concepts central to virtual workplace professionalism and how to avoid missteps.

Wednesday, April 14
Cover Letters Made Simple

Sometimes a great cover letter can make all the difference in your job search.  This workshop will discuss simple ways to connect your value to employers in a way that enhances your knowledge and skills.

Wednesday, April 28
Coping with Job Search Anxiety

Even for confident people, searching for a job can be a stressful process.  This workshop will provide strategies for coping with the stress of the job search and overcoming personal obstacles along the way.

Coping with grief and loss

AUM Counseling and Health Promotion Services is offering an open counseling group for undergraduate and graduate students who have been coping with grief or loss.

The group will provide a comfort and encouragement as it explores coping strategies for healing, the process of grieving, and other topics pertaining to grief and loss. The free group will meet each Tuesday, from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., via Zoom. Weekly sessions will run through March 9.

To register for the group, contact Counseling and Health Promotion Services at counselingcenter@aum.edu

COVID-19 Dashboard update

AUM will continue to provide weekly reporting on its COVID-19 dashboard with results of testing conducted through Warhawk Health Services and the Sentinel Testing program, as well as self-reported positive test results by students and employees to Student Affairs and Human Resources. Reporting will be updated each Monday.

In addition to wearing face masks on campus and observing social distancing, students and employees are encouraged to utilize the AUM Healthcheck symptom monitoring tool.

View the dashboard.

Enroll in Sentinel Testing program

You can help “Protect Your Nest” by enrolling in the Sentinel Testing Program.

Open to all AUM students and employees, the random Sentinel Testing Program identifies potential asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 and provides an extra layer of protection for roommates, friends, professors, staff members, and family members with whom you may interact. Testing will take place twice a week.

Create an account through the Verily platform.

What you need to know before you cheer on the Warhawks

AUM Athletics has shared its COVID-19 protocols that will be in effect for spectators during Spring 2021 home games for baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and volleyball.

Learn more about first-come, first-serve socially distant seating, venue capacity, concessions and more.

View the Fan Guide at AUM Athletics.

Wellness Center open to students

Students can access the AUM Wellness Center. No reservations are required except for the basketball courts and pool (capacity limits are in place).

Get the details at IMLeagues.

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