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Warhawk Weekly 5-14: Super Regional today; NCAA tournament debut

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Warhawks open NCAA softball Super Regional today

AUM’s quest for a first-ever NCAA Division II national championship in softball continues today with the opening of Super Regional play at the AUM Softball Complex.

The first pitch in the best-of-three series against Mississippi College is set for noon at the AUM Softball Complex. The series will continue Wednesday at noon, with a deciding third game to follow at 2:30 p.m. if necessary.

The winner will earn a berth in the eight-team, double-elimination championship tournament set for May 19-25 at Boombah-Soldiers Creek Park in Longwood, Florida.

Tickets for the NCAA South Super Regional are $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID and for children ages 2-12. Children 2 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. All-session tournament passes are $25 for adults and $12 for students and children 2-12.

Tickets will be available for purchase by debit and credit card only.

After splitting their first two NCAA South Region Tournament games, the Warhawks (44-12) won three consecutive games to advance to Super Regional play. Top-seeded AUM swept Nova Southeastern 2-0 and 4-0 on Saturday. Chloe Baynes, Kat Fallen, Alanna Goble and Gia Martin were all named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-South Region Team.

Read more in the AUM Athletics Newsroom.

AUM baseball making NCAA tournament debut

a group of baseball players standing on top of a fieldAUM’s baseball team earned its first NCAA tournament bid as a member of Division II on Sunday, earning the fifth seed in the South 1 Region.

The Warhawks departed campus Tuesday morning for Tampa, Florida, where they will open play Thursday against fellow Gulf South Conference member Lee University. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. (CT). Top-seeded Tampa and Savannah State will open the regional at noon.

The Warhawks set a school record for conference wins this season with a 20-10 mark in GSC play and earned their highest win total as an NCAA Division II program. AUM is ranked No. 26 in the most recent American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) national poll.

An update to Warhawk Health Services co-pays

Beginning Saturday, June 1, there will be an adjustment in Warhawk Health Services copay amounts for faculty, staff and their dependents. The amount will increase from $15 to $30 per visit for individuals in these groups.

The copay amount for students will remain $5.

The increase for employees and dependents aligns with the co-pay that is charged by insurance companies and will allow Warhawk Health Services to continue to offer the array of care it currently provides.

Learn more about the increase in co-pay.

Volleyball program lands experienced, proven head coach

a man holding a signAUM Director of Athletics Erik Maas has announced the hiring of Craig Case as the school’s new head volleyball coach.

“We are excited to welcome Craig Case to AUM as our next volleyball coach,” said Mass. “Craig built the Texas A&M-Commerce program into an all-around winner on the court, in the classroom, and in the community. We are eager for Craig to continue our upward trend in the GSC and on the national landscape.”

Case comes to Montgomery after winning 216 games during a 13-year stint at Texas A&M Commerce. Case’s teams earned a conference tournament championship, a divisional championship, and three trips to the NCAA Tournament from 2017-2019. The NCAA postseason trips were the first for the program since 1988.

Learn more from the AUM Athletics Newsroom.

Green Zone training available for faculty, staff

AUM’s Veteran & Military Resource Center will offer Green Zone training for faculty and staff on Friday, May 17, from 9-11 a.m. in Goodwyn 116.

The training focuses on increasing awareness of the backgrounds and needs of military-affiliated students. Participants will receive a certificate and a Green Zone sticker for their office.

Register now in the AUM Training Calendar.

Deadline nears for Family Campaign

Wangari Maathai, Paul Hard standing in front of a cakeMore than 32 departments across the AUM campus enjoyed sweet celebrations for achieving 100 percent employee participation in the Family Campaign. You can still help the university fully reach the 100 percent mark by giving to the FAM CAM before June 1.

Make a gift today!

College of Sciences offers summer camp for technology enthusiasts

AUM will offer a week-long summer camp for middle and high school students who are interested in technology and computing.

Led by AUM College of Sciences faculty, the immersive “Coding and 3D Modeling Week,” will be held June 10-14, with sessions from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Students will learn the fundamentals of embedded programming, a skill used in creating interactive devices and robots, as well as the basics of 3D modeling software that will enable them to design and build virtual creations.

The cost of the camp is $200, and registration can be completed online.

On the final day of the camp, participants will have the opportunity to present their creations to family and friends.

For more information, contact Xiaoke “Alice” Jia in AUM’s Office of Collaborative Partnerships (jxiaoke@aum.edu, 334-244-3121).

Register for the week-long camp.

Summer workshops allow high school students to exercise creativity

a group of people in a roomA grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts has enabled AUM’s Department of Fine Arts and Department of Communication & Theatre to run three free summer workshops for high school students. Each camp is limited to 20 high school students.

The schedule includes:

  • Digital Illustration: June 3-7
  • Audio/Visual Storytelling: June 10-14
  • Photography & Botany: July 22-26

Register today for summer workshops!

Tennis team falls in NCAA Regional

After a successful regular season that included a Gulf South Conference championship, the 12th-ranked AUM women’s tennis team fell to No. 4-ranked Lynn University, 4-0, in NCAA South Region Tournament play last week in Boca Raton, Florida.

The Warhawks finished the season with a 19-6 record after entering NCAA postseason play as a No. 7 seed.

Read more in the AUM Athletics Newsroom.

Keep up with campus events

a group of people sitting in a chairThere’s an easy way to keep up with all of the fun events offered on our campus. Enroll in AUM365 and get the 4-1-1 from Curtiss The Warhawk himself. Text curti$$ to 334-398-6025 to receive reminders about upcoming happening.

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