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Warhawk Weekly 4–3: SGA president announced; SPLC students visit detention center

Warhawk Weekly 4–3: SGA president announced; SPLC students visit detention center

NEWS

  • Powell elected SGA president
  • SPLC on Campus students visit detention center
  • THAT Literary Review published
  • Faculty, staff encouraged to support admission events
  • Don’t forget to check for Family Campaign trivia
  • Keep up with class updates!

EVENTS

  • Diversity Week kicks off
  • 3rd Annual Scholastic Book Fair
  • Annual All Majors Career Expo
  • How-To Workshop: Grants
  • OJS applications now open
  • Student Technology Survey
  • Campus Police to offer Student Active Shooter Training
  • Grad School Preview Night
  • RAD – Self Defense for Women
  • Retirement reception for Dr. Scott Brown
  • Theatre AUM presents Measure for Measure
  • Honors Day 2018

REMINDERS

  • Join Intramurals!
  • Human Performance Lab Health, Fitness Assessments
  • Turn a working lunch into a walking lunch
  • LinkedIn 101
  • 2018 Eisenhower National Security Series
  • Auburn Author Awards
  • Montgomery County apprenticeships

HOME GAMES @ AUM

  • Men’s Tennis vs. University of Montevallo | Wed., Apr. 4 | 2 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Georgia Southwestern State University | Wed., Apr. 4 | 2 p.m.
  • Women’s Tennis vs. University of Montevallo | Wed., Apr. 4 | 2 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Georgia Southwestern State University | Wed., Apr. 4 | 4 p.m.
  • Baseball vs. Shorter University | Fri., Apr. 6 | 6 p.m.

 

  • Baseball vs. Shorter University | Sat., Apr. 7 | 1 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Shorter University | Sat., Apr. 7 | 1 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Shorter University | Sat., Apr. 7 | 3 p.m.
  • Baseball vs. Shorter University | Sat., Apr. 7 | 4 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Shorter University | Sun., Apr. 8 | 1 p.m.

 

Powell elected SGA president

AUM students elected Jasmine Powell of Georgiana, Ala., as president of the AUM Student Government Association. Keirsten Mattox, SGA secretary, certified Powell’s win on March 29. Powell is a senior majoring in education and is actively involved on campus, serving on the SWOT Team and Peer Advocates.

Powell said her presidency will focus on ensuring that AUM students are informed about opportunities to be involved with clubs and organizations and to see their activities highlighted. She also plans to work to promote and grow campus traditions at AUM. Powell also declared her intent to create transparency for students with regard to faculty and administration initiatives and goals.

SPLC on Campus students visit detention center

Five students from the AUM SPLC on Campus Club visited the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia late last year.

The experience of several of the students, including Jasmine Boutdy, Donna Sanford, and Sam Duff, is available on the Southern Poverty Law Center news page.

THAT Literary Review published

The third issue of THAT Literary Review has been published and a full PDF is available online.

The Pushcart Prize-nominated journal is the work of faculty and students of Auburn University at Montgomery and Huntingdon College and is supported by the AUM College of Arts and Sciences.

AUM creative writing students Michelle Aitken, Evy Barrett, Matthew Johnson, Kim Leifer, LyAnne Peacock, Deric Sallas, Matthew Shoemaker have assisted the editorial staff, including faculty Joyce Kelley, Seth Reno, emeritus Barbara Wiedemann, and W. B. Gerard, in selecting, editing, and publishing material submitted from around the world. Print copies are available though the website

Faculty, staff encouraged to support admission events

Admissions would like to encourage faculty and staff to support and participate in several upcoming admission events.

College Road Trips allow prospective students from our community college partners to experience AUM on their own campus. Faculty and staff are encouraged to come and help inform students about their colleges and about the features and benefits of AUM. Please be on the lookout for these visitors and give them a warm Warhawk welcome!

College Road Trip to LBWCC in Andalusia | Thu., Apr. 5 | 9–11 a.m.
College Road Trip to Southern Union in Opelika | Wed., Apr. 11 | 9–10:30 a.m.
College Road Trip to Trenholm State in Montgomery | Wed., Apr. 18 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

With the Kick off to College Tailgate, AUM celebrates newly accepted summer and fall students. Students and families are invited to join in games, eat barbeque, meet faculty and staff, and future classmates. Students can register for orientation and sign up for housing during the event as well. Faculty and staff are encouraged to come show support to new students and provide them with guidance through their college transition.

Kick off to College Tailgate | Sat., Apr. 21 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Don’t forget to check for Family Campaign trivia

It’s time for the 2018 Auburn University at Montgomery Family Campaign, the university’s internal fundraising drive, and we need your participation to reach our goal! The AUM family truly consists of AUMazing People. Together we can create AUMazing Possibilities for our students and our campus.

This year’s campaign co-chairs are Megan Hughes, Senior Manager for Marketing and Communications in the College of Business, and Tim Lutz, Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations.

Make sure to watch your inbox for your weekly Famous Families trivia questions!  Be the first to correctly answer the question and win a prize. You can also access the online and payroll deduction links as well as a detailed list of many of the giving opportunities available online.

If you have questions not covered by the materials provided, please email Marie Harrington or call 334-244-3596.

Remember, your gift is significant –– no matter the size!

Keep up with class updates!

Check out the Academic Calendar to make sure you are up to date with any campus-wide class updates!

Graduation Worksheets Due | Fri., Apr. 6
Classes End | Tue., Apr. 24
Study/Weather Make-up Day | Wed., Apr. 25
Finals | Apr. 26, 30, May 1, 2
Student Housing Move-Out | Thu., May 3
Grades for Graduating Seniors due by Noon | Thu., May 3
Spring Graduation | Sat., May 5
All Other Grades due by Noon | Mon., May 7

Diversity Week kicks off

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is committed to ensuring that the AUM campus community experiences diversity as a realized core value. Check out the events this week to promote diversity.

“Sweet” Diversity | Tue., Apr. 3 | Noon–1 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Breezeway
Come and sample sweet treats from around the world and learn about their cultures. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and AUM Athletics.

Dance Around the World | Wed., Apr. 4 | 6–8 p.m. | Warhawk Alley
Let’s dance! Tonight is all about dance demonstrations and learning their cultures. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

International Fest 2018 | Thu., Apr. 5 | 5–8 p.m. | Warhawk Alley Courtyard
Experience different cultures while sampling food from around the world. Sponsored by the International Student Association (ISA).

3rd Annual Scholastic Book Fair

Join the AUM Honor Society Kappa Delta Pi at the 3rd Annual Scholastic Book Fair on the main floor of the Taylor Center. If you can’t make it, you can shop online from Mar. 30 through Apr. 12 using the QR code provided or by visiting the Scholastic Book Fair homepage.

Wed.–Thu., Apr. 4–5 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. | Taylor Center

Annual All Majors Career Expo

The annual All Majors Career Expo is back! Meet with recruiters from corporate, non-profit, and government organizations to discuss a broad range of full-time and internship job opportunities. This expo is exclusively for AUM students and alumni.

Professional dress and Warhawk IDs are required for attendance. Registration is not required. Please bring updated copies of your resume.

If you need to schedule a career advising appointment prior to the expo, visit AdvisorTrac on MyAUM.

Wed., Apr. 4 | 10 a.m.–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223

How-to Workshop: Grants

Looking for grants for your nonprofit organization, professional activities or research? Foundation Directory Online Professional has a brand new interface, and the AUM Library is holding a free class to show you how to use it to identify grant prospects from over 140,000 non-governmental and federal grant makers. Use FDO Professional to learn about funders’ priorities, giving programs, recently awarded grants and recipients.

All are welcome; however, space is limited so please register in advance. For more information, please email Amanda Scott or call 334-244-3684.

Wed., Apr. 4 | 11 a.m.–Noon | Library Tower, 2nd floor Computer Lab

OJS applications now open

Members of the Orange Jacket Society serve as the official ambassadors of AUM. OJS Members welcome and oversee AUM’s most prestigious events such as graduation, welcoming Chancellor’s guests to various events and working in the community with AUM Outreach.

Selection to the Orange Jacket Society is highly competitive. OJS applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students, and they must have proven passion for AUM.

The application period to become a member of the OJS is open now. Interviews will take place April 5–7 and new members are inducted in May. If you would like to apply for the 2018-19 team, please fill out the available online application.

For more information, please email Carley Scanlan or call 334-244-3158.

ECAR Technology Survey for students

The ECAR Technology Survey explores how students view and use technology. Participation in the survey will help AUM understand how to improve the support we provide out students. The anonymous survey will be open through Apr. 7. A survey link will be emailed to all undergraduate students on Mar. 26.

Campus Police to offer Student Active Shooter Training

This training from AUM Campus Police will prepare attendees for active shooter response by providing a range of options available using Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. Each component is discussed in detail and demonstrations of techniques for lockdown, barricading and countering an attack are given.

Tue., Apr. 10 | noon–1 p.m. | Clement Hall 202 | Register for the course by contacting Campus Police at 334-244-3424

Grad School Preview Night

Join AUM for Grad School Preview Night and discover what your next phase is in education.

Tue., Apr. 10 | 5–7 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223 | Application fees waived for all attendees

RAD – Self Defense for Women

RAD is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The RAD system is a comprehensive, women-only course of instruction that begins with awareness, prevention, risk, and risk avoidance. It then progresses to teaching hands-on self-defense training, but it is not a martial arts program.

Note: Wear comfortable clothing.

Tue., Apr. 17 | 5–8 p.m. | Library Tower, 10thfloor West | Register for this course by contacting Campus Police at 334-244-3424 

Retirement reception for Dr. Scott Brown

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science would like to invite the campus to attend the retirement reception for Dr. Scott Brown.

Brown, Associate Professor of Mathematics, has served as a full-time faculty member in the department since 2003. Prior to that, he had served as a part-time faculty member since 1998.

“He will be greatly missed,” said Dr. Yi Wang, Department Chair.

Thu., Apr. 12 | 2–4 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 204 | Light refreshments will be served.

Honors Day 2018

The 2018 Honors Day program will honor and recognize distinguished undergraduates from all disciplines as well as outstanding members of the various honor societies. Please join us to recognize our high achievers and celebrate their academic excellence.

Fri., Apr. 13 | 2 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–222, reception to follow in Taylor Center 230

Theatre AUM presents Measure for Measure

“Vienna is beset with brothels and loose morality and it’s up to the Duke to provide some divine intervention.” Measure for Measure is considered one of Shakespeare’s problem plays due to its shift in mood. Is it a comedy or is it a tragedy? Come see and decide for yourself.

AUM students, faculty and staff are free with AUM ID. Senior citizen, student, and military tickets are $5. General admission is $10.

Thu.–Sat., Apr. 12–21, Sun., Apr. 22 | 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. | Theatre AUM

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.

Tennis Season | Mar. 20–Apr. 19

Softball Season | Mar. 25–Apr. 29

Sand Volleyball Season | Mar. 27–Apr. 19

Human Performance Lab Health, Fitness Assessments

The AUM Human Performance Lab (Wellness Center 115) offers health and fitness assessments on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

These assessments include a physician-reviewed 12-lead EKG stress test, resting and exercise blood pressure measures, blood chemistry profile, nutrition consultation, and tests of pulmonary function, body fat, flexibility, and muscular fitness.

The cost is $150 for the general public, $125 for AUM Faculty and Alumni, and $50 for current AUM students.

To make an appointment or for more information, please email the lab or call 334-244-3472.

Turn a working lunch into a walking lunch

Join the AUM Health Promotion Committee for a 30-minute walk during lunch and take the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle. It can be hard to find time in your busy schedule to participate in physical activity. However, taking a walk is one of the easiest and effective forms of exercise.

The National Walk @ Lunch Day is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. Registration is available through Alabama Blue. For more details about the walking lunch, please email Hillary Kervin Porter.

Remember to bring your walking shoes and meet us to begin a new, healthy part of your day!

Thu., Apr. 12 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Quad, walking trails

LinkedIn 101

Are you LinkedIn? What’s it all about?

Find you at the LinkedIn 101 Workshop, hosted by the Career Development Center. LinkedIn 101 will guide beginners through the process of developing a LinkedIn profile and discover strategies for networking and professional development through the platform.

Seating is limited. Student, please register through Warhawk Careers on MyAUM. Seating for faculty or staff may be available; please email Brad Robbins for more information.

Thu., Apr. 12 | 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Clement Hall 110

2018 Eisenhower National Security Series

Future Wars, Preparedness and Military Welfare will be at the forefront of the discussion panels during the 2018 Eisenhower National Security Series: College Program, which is presented by participants of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pa.

The Eisenhower Series College Program is an academic outreach program established by the Department of the Army to encourage dialogue on national security and other public policy issues between personnel and students of the U. S. Army War College and the civilian public, with emphasis on students and faculty at academic institutions throughout the United States.

5–6:15 p.m., Taylor Center 222
Meet with MPA/MPS Graduate Students

6:30–9:15 p.m., Taylor Center 230

  • Opening remarks with Dr. Keivan Deravi, Dean of the College of Public Policy & Justice
  • Panel presentations with Lt. Col. Jonathan Shine on Nuclear Deterrence, Lt. Col. Ryan Montanez on Post Traumatic Stress within Special Operations, and Col. Mark McPherson on Why Do Medical Care for the Enemy?
  • Q&A session following panels monitored by Col. Daniel J. Cormier, Ph. D, Professor in the Department of National Security and Strategy with the U.S. Army War College]

9:15 p.m., Taylor Center 230
Closing remarks with Dr. Andrew Cortell, Department Head of Political Science & Public Administration

For more information, please email Dr. Kalu N. Kalu or call 334-244-3695, or email Shannon Richardson or call 334-244-3698.

Thu., Apr. 12 | 5–9:30 p.m. | Taylor Center 222, 230 | Refreshments will be served

Montgomery County apprenticeships

The Montgomery County Commission is calling on all Montgomery County students, ages 16–22, to take part in the 2018 Student Apprenticeship Program.

The program lasts eight weeks, beginning Mon., Jun. 4 and ending Fri., Jul. 27. All eligible students are welcome to apply. The application and a letter of recommendation from a school guidance counselor or a Montgomery County Commissioner must be submitted by Fri., Apr. 20 at 5 p.m.

FAQs and more information on the apprenticeship is available at www.mc-ala.org.

Internships are also offered, but requirements and eligibility are different from the apprenticeships. For more information on an internship, please contact the Montgomery City-County Personnel Office at 334-625-2675.

Auburn Author Awards

In recognition of faculty contributions to research and scholarship, the Graduate School is pleased to continue the Auburn Author Awards in 2018. The Auburn Author Awards Program of the Graduate School, jointly sponsored with Auburn University Libraries, recognizes graduate faculty and library staff members who have published a book-length scholarly work during the 2017 calendar year. Award recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Draughon Library. Two books by Dr. Kalu N. Kalu, Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science & National Security Policy at Auburn University Montgomery, have been nominated for this honor.

The first book, Citizenship: Identity, Institutions, and the Postmodern Challenge, contrasts previous scholarship about citizenship as a construct. This groundbreaking book covers the full spectrum of literature on citizenship theory, including the state and structure of identity, the individual and the public, and the enduring issues of civic engagement and collective discourse.

The second book, Technology, Culture, and Public Policy: Critical Lessons from Finland, presents an energized and informative look at Finland’s cultural and developmental history, its political evolution as a state, the foundation and origins of its technology and innovation policy, and present developments in health care, education, and the pathway to sustainable economic development.

For more information about the Author Awards Program, please email Morgan Gregg.

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