Warhawk Weekly 4–11: Theatre AUM competes; Seigenthaler named Thirty Under 30
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Theatre AUM travels to SETC
Theatre AUM students, faculty and alumni recently traveled to Lexington, Ky., to compete in the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC).
Seigenthaler named to WBCA Thirty Under 30 for 2017
Auburn University at Montgomery assistant women’s basketball coach Kris Seigenthaler was selected as a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 honoree for the 2016-17 season.
Alumni Night at Opening of Theatre AUM’s The Flick
Bring a friend and enjoy a Theatre AUM performance of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning play The Flick, which opens Thursday night!
Alumni are invited to a reception with light refreshments before the show at 6:30 p.m. in Taylor Center 220. Admission to the reception and performance are complimentary to AUM alumni and their guests. Children under 6 are not admitted.
Set in a run-down movie theater that still operates a 35-millimeter film projector, The Flick follows the lives of three underpaid employees and their everyday struggles and heartaches. Sharp, witty and insightful, The Flick is a “heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.”
The Flick opens April 13 and runs Thursday thru Saturday, April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and Sunday, April 23. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee.
Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 senior citizen, student and military. AUM students, faculty, staff and alumni are free with ID.
Thursday, April 13 | Alumni Reception: 6:30 pm (Taylor Center 220) | Showtime: 7:30 p.m. (Theatre AUM) | RSVP to [email protected] or 334-244-3369.
Advancement Ambassador applications due Friday
As official hostesses and hosts of the AUM Office of Advancement, the Advancement Ambassadors promote pride in the University and serve with dedication and responsibility. Advancement Ambassadors represent the student body, administration, faculty and staff to persons both inside and outside the University at special events including luncheons, dinners, alumni gatherings, and receptions. They receive valuable training, and have the opportunity to meet not only University leadership, but community leaders as well.
Apply for Staff Council scholarships by Apr. 14
In keeping with the AUM Staff Council’s commitment to provide opportunities for personal and professional development of AUM staff, the council has established five (5) $100 scholarships for full-time AUM staff employees who are enrolled as students at Auburn University at Montgomery.
Applicants must be AUM employees who have been employed on a full-time basis at Auburn University at Montgomery for a minimum of one year prior to application.
Applicants also must be enrolled in a degree program at AUM and are required to have successfully completed 12 semester hours of coursework as an undergraduate student or 6 hours as a graduate student and have maintained a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Scholarship awards are not automatically renewed, and applications must be submitted annually.
The completed application is due Friday, Apr. 14, 2017.
AUM employees have access to the university’s Employee Education Benefit. Full-time employees can take up to 5 credit hours of university courses per academic term and receive a waiver for some or all of the fees associated with that attendance. In addition, dependents and spouses of full-time regular employees are also eligible for a 50 percent remission of undergraduate tuition for courses offered at Auburn University or Auburn University at Montgomery.
Employees can apply through Self Service Banner. For more information, contact Lindsay Diefenderfer at [email protected].
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.”
Any faculty, staff or student combination can form teams. A minimum of 5 is needed to form a team. To get registration fee and application information, please email [email protected].
Tickets cost $5 for students and $8 for non-students pre-event and $8 at the door the day of the event. Cash and cards will be accepted for both pre-sale and day of tickets. For advance tickets, email [email protected].
Friday, April 21 | 7–9 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) | AUM Athletics Complex
Resident Appreciation Day
Housing and Residence Life loves its residents! As we bring another academic year to a close, residents are invited to get together to celebrate, dance and eat burgers off the grill with your Residence Life family!
Today, April 11 | 4 p.m. | Warhawk Hall grilling station | Resident students only
‘Harvest’ cookbook: Talk and signing
The Auburn University at Montgomery Library will host Stacy Lyn Harris, AUM alumna and author, as she talks about her cookbook “Harvest.” Harris will sign copies of her cookbook, which will be available for purchase, and visitors can enjoy refreshments. For information, contact the AUM Library Dean’s office at 334-244-3200 or email [email protected].
Today, April 11 | 6–7:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East
Hap Arnold Lecture Series
The Hap Arnold Lecture Series 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.
Piano professors battle continues
The College of Arts and Sciences presents a “battle” between Alabama and Auburn piano professors.
Jeremy Samolesky, Auburn University
Wednesday, April 12 | 6:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109 (EVENT CANCELED)
See the Promenade Concert Series webpage for information on a new event — River Region Jazz — on Apr. 12.
The Alaska Purchase: Celebrating 150 Years
Did you know that the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia 150 years ago? No? Want to learn more about the complicated relationship between the U.S. and Russia? Yes? Join Dr. Lee Farrow for a National Library Week discussion of her new book Seward’s Folly: A New Look at the Alaska Purchase.
Thursday, April 13 | Noon–1 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East
2017 Honor’s Day
The Provost’s Office will recognize and honor distinguished undergraduates from all disciplines as well as outstanding members of various honor societies for academic, athletic and leadership excellence.
Friday, April 14 | 2–4 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223
Reading by local poets, including Barbara Wiedemann. If you are interested in reading your poetry, contact Dr. Michel Aaij at [email protected].
7 p.m. | April 17 | KRUonMtMeigs
Poetry reading by Gary Dop
Gary Dop – poet, performer, and playwright – lives in Virginia, where he teaches at Randolph College. Dop’s poems, according to the North American Review, “effortlessly share the space of authentic humor and seriousness.” He writes about people, family, and humanity’s bumbling effort to connect with others. His poems are regularly published in magazines throughout the country, including Prairie Schooner, Rattle, Blackbird, New Letters, and North American Review.
7 p.m. | April 24 | Library Tower, 10th floor West
For information, contact Dr. Aaij at [email protected].
‘Dinner with 12 Warhawks’ with Ben McNeill
The Student Alumni Association will sponsor “Dinner with 12 Warhawks” on Tuesday, April 18.
Through Dinner with 12 Warhawks, AUM alumni host students for small dinner gatherings in a warm, friendly environment with good food, conversation and camaraderie. Each event offers students the opportunity to network with AUM alumni, ask questions about life after college, and interact with their peers beyond the classroom.
Ben McNeill, a 1976 graduate of AUM’s College of Business and owner and operator of United Food & Fuel, will host this semester’s event.
Registration is now open, and seating is very limited. Remember, first-come, first-served! There is no cost to attend, and carpools will be available.
To register* for this event, contact Valerie Rankin at 334-244-3557 or [email protected].
*Priority registration will be available for members of the Student Alumni Association.
Tuesday, April 18 | 6 p.m. | Capital City Club
Workforce for the Future forum
The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Geography in AUM’s College of Public Policy and Justice is partnering with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), and the Alabama Department of Mental Health to host a Workforce for the Future Forum to encourage college students to enter into the addiction and mental health workforce.
Monday, April 17 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor | Lunch and refreshments will be served
Kiara Boone: ‘Injustices in the Juvenile Justice System’
The AUM-SPLC on Campus Club invites the AUM community to a lecture on “Injustices in the Juvenile Justice System” from Kiara Boone on April 18.
Boone’s talk focuses on the thousands of children, some as young as eight years old, who have been sentenced as adults and sent to adult prisons. Children are five times more likely to be sexually assaulted in adult prisons than in juvenile facilities and face an increased risk of suicide. Organizations like the Equal Justice Initiative and the Southern Poverty Law Center believe confinement of children with adults in jails and prisons is cruel and unusual and should be banned.
Boone holds a degree in Political Science from Davidson College and a nonprofit management executive certificate from Georgetown University. Before she joined the Montgomery office of the Equal Justice Initiative, she worked with the National Coalition for the Homeless in Washington, D.C.
For information, or for anyone interested in becoming involved in the AUM SPLC-on Campus Club, please contact the club’s faculty advisor, Dr. Pia Knigge, at [email protected], or visit the club’s Facebook Page, “AUM Chapter-SPLC on Campus.”
Tuesday, April 18 | 6:15 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 111
Best-selling author to speak at library convention
The Alabama Library Association is pleased to present New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Steve Berry as the opening speaker of the 2017 ALLA Convention.
Immediately after his talk on April 19, Berry will sign books. Attendees can bring their personal copies or purchase copies of Berry’s books at the Books-A-Million table that will be set up in the ballroom for this event.
For information, contact Jessica Hayes at [email protected] or 334-244-3814.
Wednesday, April 19 | 10 a.m.-Noon | Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa, Alabama AB Ballroom | Free and open to the public | Register here
Hot Topics Café: Legalize It
Marijuana. Prostitution. Heroin. They’re all illegal, but why, and should they be? Housing and Residence Life wants to hear from you. Come be part of a real, hot discussion about things that are illegal, at least for now.
Wednesday, April 19 | 7 p.m. | The Landing
Retirement reception for Susan Barganier
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a retirement celebration in honor of Susan Barganier, director of the Learning Center.
Thursday, April 20 | 3–5 p.m. | Learning Center
Political Film Series: ‘Deepwater Horizon’
Deepwater Horizon (2016; PG-13), AUM’s Earth Day feature, is a dramatization of the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident killed 11 workers, injured 17, and stands today as the worst ecological incident in our country’s history. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell and will be introduced by Dr. Rosine Hall (Biology); the film is co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences.
The Political Film Series is made possible thanks to a grant from the Ida Belle Young Special Projects Fund. The event is free and open to the public; popcorn and soda are complimentary. For further information or to receive email updates, please contact Dr. Pia Knigge at [email protected] or 334-244-3834.
Thursday, April 20 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 111
4th annual Army ROTC Denim Day
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Help Army ROTC bring awareness by wearing denim on April 26, National Denim Day. ROTC will have a table with information about the origins of Denim Day and pledge cards to sign to help prevent sexual assaults and harassment! We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, April 26 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | 2nd floor hallway of the Taylor Center, next to the Amazing Bean
Staff Council reminders and events
- Don’t Forget: Administrative Professionals Day | Apr. 26
- Spring Fling | Apr. 28 | Noon–2 p.m.
2017 Admin Professionals Conference
OutReach at Auburn University at Montgomery will host the 2017 Administrative Professionals Conference on April 25 at Saint James United Methodist Church. This one-day conference will provide administrative professionals training to enhance expertise, boost productivity, and position themselves as valuable resources for their businesses.
AUM staff can register to attend for the discounted rate of $109. This conference typically sells out quick, so call 244-3804 and register now!
Tuesday, April 25 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Saint James United Methodist Church | Register here
Student Alumni End of Year Party
The Student Alumni Association will host its annual End of Year Party on April 19! All students are invited to take a study break and join the fun at a cookout and knocker ball game!
Wednesday, April 19 | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | Behind the Library Tower