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Warhawk Weekly 3–21: Army scholarship; COB earns recognition


Women’s Tennis

Wednesday, March 22 | 1 p.m. vs. University of West Alabama

Men’s Tennis

Wednesday, March 22 | 1 p.m. vs. University of West Alabama

Men’s Baseball

Friday, March 24 | 6 p.m. vs. Georgia Southwestern State University

Saturday, March 25| 1 p.m., 4 p.m. vs. Georgia Southwestern State University

Students: Army scholarship

Looking for excitement, a great career, willing to give 110 percent and possibly get a scholarship to help you pay for college?

Students enrolling for Fall 2017 as a freshman or sophomore, graduating in May 2017, or seeking a graduate degree (master’s) in Fall 2017 may qualify for an Army scholarship!

Students planning to seek a master’s degree should call now to get packets ready to attend a summer camp.

For more information, see the complete scholarship details.

‘U.S. News & World Report’ recognizes AUM College of Business

Last week, U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of top business schools across the nation and has recognized the Auburn University at Montgomery College of Business for its part-time Master of Business Administration program.

“It is an honor to be recognized among the top programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dr. Rhea Ingram, dean of the AUM College of Business. “It speaks volumes to the dedication of our faculty, staff and students. Our reputation for excellence comes from putting students first, with faculty who bring in real-world experiences and strong connections to the business community, both local and global.”

U.S. News & World Report evaluated programs for its rankings based on reputation data.

Kinesiology hits Trinidad and Tobago for recruits

In support of Auburn University at Montgomery’s strategic goal of increasing its global presence, Dr. Cornell Foo, assistant professor of Kinesiology, and Dr. George Schaefer, associate professor and head of the Department of Kinesiology, traveled to Trinidad and Tobago for the US Embassy’s annual college fair on Nov. 4–5, 2016.

See the Office of Global Initiatives for more information on Kinesiology’s recruitment effort.

Cobb, Sterling publish Hawthorne essay

Dr. Aaron Cobb, associate professor of Philosophy, and Dr. Eric Sterling, professor of English, published an essay entitled “Cautionary Hawthorne: Science, Ethics, and God in the Teaching of ‘The Birth-Mark’ and ‘Rappaccini’s Daughter.’” The essay was published in the book Nathaniel Hawthorne in the College Classroom, published by AMS Press, and concerns using ethics and the history and philosophy of science to teach two short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Farrow presents on Alaska Purchase

On February 17, 2017, Dr. Lee A. Farrow, distinguished teaching professor of History and director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, gave a presentation on the Alaska Purchase at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. This is the second time that Farrow has been invited to speak about her research at the Kennan Institute.

Faculty and staff: 2015–16 annual report

Auburn University at Montgomery’s 2015–16 annual report, featuring accomplishments and developments across AUM’s colleges and departments throughout the last academic year, has been published.

Three printed copies have been delivered to each department for review. You can also read and share the digital edition.

Questions or comments can be sent to AUM Strategic Communications and Marketing at

Actor Richard Herd coming to campus

Drawing on more than six decades of experience in the entertainment profession, actor Richard Herd will offer survival skills to help anyone building a career — no matter the field — land that first job.

With more than 500 radio, theater, film and TV roles to his credit, Herd is best known for portraying Mr. Wilhelm in the TV comedy Seinfeld. His most recent film appearance is in this year’s hit movie “Get Out,” filmed in Alabama. Herd has also appeared in “Star Trek Renegades” and “Star Trek Voyager” as Admiral Owen Paris.

In addition to acting and teaching college acting classes, Herd is a musician and singer, a jewelry maker, a poet and playwright, and an established artist with numerous exhibitions to his credit.

Following the presentation and Q&A session with the audience, Herd will be available to pose for photographs and sign photos.

Wednesday, March 22 | 6:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

Students: Learn about engineering careers

Mr. Daniel Soohoo, an electrical engineer at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, will speak on various engineering careers and how to find the right fit for students’ interests and career objectives.

Friday, March 24 | 1 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 201

Friends and family deciding on college? Invite them to Warhawk Welcome!

Friends and family ready to make college decisions can come explore AUM at this Saturday’s Warhawk Welcome. Warhawk Welcome gives prospective students an opportunity to tour the campus, learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and even get a decision on their college applications that day with Fast-Track Admissions.

Register for Warhawk Welcome before Thursday, March 23.

For Fast-Track Admissions, please complete your application by Thursday, March 23. Remember to bring your transcript and ACT or SAT scores.

Sat., March 25 | 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Taylor Center 222–223

Softball camp to benefit Make-A-Wish

Auburn University at Montgomery softball head coach Eric Newell will be hosting a softball camp for local youth on Sunday, March 26, with all proceeds from the camp being donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The camp will be for ages 7–12 and will be limited to 30 campers per session. Two sessions will be available, the first being from 1-3:15 p.m., followed by a session from 3:45-6 p.m. The cost will be $20 per camper. Check-in will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m. for the first session and 3:30 p.m. for session two.

In addition to one-on-one interact with members of the coaching staff, the camp will focus on offense, defense and base running.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, and NCAA Division II institutions have had a longstanding relationship. The Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which is the primary student-based group that contributes to policy-making for the division, established the Make-A-Wish partnership in 2003 and has since become one of the foundation’s largest and most consistent contributors.

Division II has raised more than $4 million toward granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. More than 500 “wishes” have been granted through Division II contributions. These wishes can serve as a game changer in children’s fights against their illnesses, helping them feel better, and in some cases even get better.

Register here. Once the form is completed, please return to assistant coach Scottie Wilkes at Confirmation, and any further instructions, will follow.

Sunday, March 26 | 1–3:15 p.m. and 3:45–6 p.m. | AUM Softball Field

Grants how-to workshop

Are you seeking grants for your campus unit, tax-exempt organization, or research project? To help you navigate the funding landscape, the AUM Library will host a free workshop demonstrating the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online Professional (FDO).

Attendees will learn to use FDO, which is available in the Library, to search for grant prospects using over 140,000 grantmaker profiles and records documenting over 6 million recently-awarded grants.

The Foundation Center recently expanded FDO’s scope to include information about federal grants, so it is more comprehensive than ever! All are welcome; however, space is limited, so advance registration is requested.

Wednesday, March 29 | 10 a.m. | Library Computer Lab | Register here.

Hot Topics Café: Coexist

There are 4,200 different organized religions in the world, and even as many young people appreciate and develop their faith, more young people than ever before consider themselves atheist or agnostic than ever before.

What does the role of faith mean in your life and the lives of those around you? Join Housing and Residence Life for an honest, open discussion about faith, one of the hallmarks of life.

Wednesday, March 29 | 7 p.m. | The Landing

Zika vaccine development to be featured at symposium

Development of a vaccine for the Zika virus will be the keynote topic at the upcoming Clinical and Laboratory Sciences Symposium on March 31. Dr. Armen Donobedian of U.S. Health and Human Services Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority will discuss progress on a vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has spread into the U.S. Get info on the full symposium program, sponsored by the Adams Foundation, at

RSVP by March 27 to

Friday, March 31 | 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223 | Free and open to the public

Service opportunity: Helping children

Love animals? Love children? This service event is for you!

Join Housing and Residence Life for its monthly community service effort! This month, the office is going to Montgomery Area Non-Traditional Equestrians to serve children with disabilities in the River Region.

Friday, March 31 | 9:30 a.m. | Arrive at The Nest promptly by 9:30 a.m. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Retirement celebration for Carolyn Thomas

You are invited for a retirement celebration in honor of Dr. Carolyn Thomas.

Monday, April 3 | 2 p.m. | Liberal Arts 112

Hap Arnold Lecture Program

The Hap Arnold Lecture Program is an annual event presented by Auburn University at Montgomery and the U.S. Air Force Air War College. A panel of Air War College students (senior military leaders) will share their personal and professional stories with the audience and answer questions in an open forum.

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Student leaders, Military Science/ROTC and students studying or who have an interest in political science and public administration may find this particularly interesting.

Wednesday, April 12 | 5:30 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–222 | Free and open to the public | Register here.

Dining in the Dark

AUM Connected and the Center for Disability Services invites students, faculty and staff to Dining in the Dark, a sensory experience where the diner is blindfolded and experiences what it’s like to be unable to see while eating a meal.

Without sight, tastes, smells, textures and sounds are heightened. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about vision loss and awaken your senses!

Register online. Limited to first 50 who register.

Wednesday, March 22 | 5–6:15 p.m. | Taylor Center 221

AUM-SPLC on Campus Club Civil Rights Memorial tour, book club

SPLC Civil Rights Memorial Center Tour

Students, faculty and staff also are invited to sign up for a free tour of the SPLC Civil Rights Memorial Center on March 24. The tour starts at noon, and we will meet 11:50 a.m. in front of the Center, located downtown, 400 Washington Ave. To sign up, email Dr. Pia Knigge, the Club’s faculty sponsor, at no later than March 21.

Friday, March 24 | Noon (Meet at Center at 11:50 a.m.) | Civil Rights Memorial Center, 400 Washington Ave.

Book Drive

The AUM-SPLC on Campus Club is sponsoring a book drive for incarcerated juveniles throughout March. Drop-off boxes can be found in the following locations:

Warhawk Alley;

Goodwyn Hall 209 (Department of Political Science and Public Administration);

Clement Hall 319 (College of Public Policy & Justice/Dr. Brackett’s Office);

Dr. Paul Hard’s Office (Education 305C);

Liberal Arts 223 (Dept. of Communication/Dr. Giagnoni’s Office); and

Student Affairs (Dr. Tyre’s Office, Taylor Center 319)

Donations also may be left with Dr. Annice Yarber-Allen (Sociology), Dr. Rolando Carol (Psychology), Dr. David Hughes (Political Science), Dr. John Havard (English), SPLC Club President Cornelia Brown, or SPLC Club Secretary (Tristan Bradley).

Informatics Institute Cybersecurity Seminar Series

Dr. Vir Phoha, a professor of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, will present a seminar titled “Continuous Authentication Using Wearable Devices and Its Performance Evaluation” on March 24.

Phoha’s presentation will elaborate on the building of spoof-resistant continuous authentication systems using the unique patterns obtained from tactile, physiological, and neurobiological sensory information from mobile and wearable devices, such as smart phones, smart watches and brain-computer interface devices like NeuroSky Mindwave.

Phoha’s current research addresses cyberspace defense and offense mechanisms, in particular net-centric authentication systems (biometrics, authentication in networks, monitoring, and attribution); machine learning (Bayesian, reinforcement, evolutionary); and data mining.

Friday, March 24 | 2:30–3:50 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

MLA graduate students host colloquium

Master of Liberal Arts graduate students will share insights in history and English at the Spring Liberal Arts Graduate Colloquium.

Nikki Headley, Master of Liberal Arts in English, “Lavinia and Feminism”

Barry Buford, Master of Liberal Arts in History, “McClellan and Lincoln, 1862”

Crystie Deuter, Master of Liberal Arts in English, “A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers: Thoreau’s Treatment of Nature in ‘Sunday’”

Wednesday, March 29 | 12:30–2 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

Piano professors battle

The College of Arts and Sciences presents a “battle” between Alabama and Auburn piano professors.

Edisher Savitski, University of Alabama

Wednesday, March 29 | 6:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

Jeremy Samolesky, Auburn University

Wednesday, April 12 | 6:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

For more information, visit the Promenade Concert Series webpage.

Alpha Gamma Delta hosts Lip Jam

Alpha Gamma Delta is gearing up for its 3rd annual Lip Jam. The lip sync and dance competition has a theme each year that assists participants with music selections, dances and outfits. This year’s theme is “Night at the Movies.”

Teams can be formed by any faculty, staff or student combination. A minimum of 5 is needed to form a team. To get registration fee and application information, please email

Friday, April 21 | 7–9 p.m. | AUM Athletics Complex

Orange Jacket Society accepting applications

Interested in furthering your professional skills on campus? The Orange Jacket Society (OJS) is an organization built on prestige, professionalism and ultimate school spirit.

OJS will help build your skill sets and develop relationships with others who share your passion for this University. OJS helps serve AUM in a multitude of events including on-campus and throughout the community.

OJS participates in trainings guided by faculty, professionals, and former members. OJS members are expected to present themselves in a dignified and professional manner at all times. The individual growth students gain from this experience is unparalleled to anything else on campus. With the opportunity to make connections in the community and on campus, OJS members receive an experience that will last a lifetime.

Students speak highly of their time in OJS, leaving with valuable knowledge to help propel them in the future. “OJS has helped me develop my leadership skills greatly by allowing me to network and make connections, present myself professionally at all times, and has made me more comfortable with socializing in professional settings,” Tiara Key, Legal Studies, says.

Students can apply now, and interviews for OJS are April 5 and April 7. Be sure to apply using the online application before March 24, 2017. For more information, contact Serena McCovery at or 334-531-9573.

Engage in random acts of kindness

As the new year and new semester begins, AUM Connected: Common Reading Program invites you to engage in random acts of kindness. Our book this year, The Dinner, features characters who lack kindness and empathy. Here at AUM, we expect better.

Please visit the bulletin board on the second floor of the library or the other smaller displays around campus to get ideas for random acts of kindness.

If possible, take a picture of your random act and email it to so we can include it on the AUM Connected Facebook page.

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