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Warhawk Weekly 5-17-2016: Kinesiology students earn recognition; More than 300 attend Outreach conference

Warhawk Weekly 5-17-2016: Kinesiology students earn recognition; More than 300 attend Outreach conference

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Check out the latest news listed below. To be added to AUM’s press release distribution list, contact Marla Vickers.

by Neil Probst | May 16, 2016


Warhawk Spotlight: Excellence/Citizenship and Community
Kinesiology students recognized for academic excellence, community service

Two students from the Department of Kinesiology were recently recognized for outstanding achievements as well as service to the community.

Read the full story on Kinesiology’s honorees.

Ellen Arthur, Josephine Oniyama standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera

More than 300 attend Outreach Admin Professionals Conference

Outreach at Auburn University at Montgomery recently hosted an Administrative Professionals Conference, and 325 administrative professionals from across the state — including 25 attendees from AUM — attended the one-day event at Wynlakes Golf and Country Club.

Speakers included Jaime Andress, AUM Human Resources; Dr. Venessa Funches, AUM College of Business; Neal Kelley, SummaSource Training Solutions; and Trudy Cathy White, daughter of Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy White.

Reno publishes book on ‘Wordsworth and the Green Romantics,’ earns research grant

Dr. Seth Reno, assistant professor of English, recently published a book, Wordsworth and the Green Romantics: Affect and Ecology in the Nineteenth Century (University of New Hampshire Press), which he co-edited with Lisa Ottum of Xavier University.

The collection includes essays on ecocriticism, affect studies, and Romantic studies, all of which draw from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and science as well as from contemporary theories of ecology and emotion.

Reno also has been awarded an AUM Summer Research Grant to fund work on his current book project, Representing Climate Change, 1784–2015, a transatlantic and transnational study of the literature and art of the Anthropocene. At the heart of the book is the conviction that literary and artistic representations of climate have played an important role in shaping the discourses of climate change and global warming in science, politics, and popular culture.

The book opens in 1784, the year James Watt invented the steam engine, and ends with 2015, the year that the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere rose above 400 parts per million.

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AUM goes tobacco free June 1

AUM takes Warhawk wellness seriously. Effective June 1, 2016, AUM will join more than 1,000 other colleges and universities by becoming a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus. AUM is committed to providing a healthier and cleaner campus community for our students, employees and visitors.

A smoke-free campus will further promote the health, safety, and well-being of the AUM Family by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke on campus and at university-owned and -leased properties. For specifics, read the policy online.

Farrow presents at Trenholm State Community College

Dr. Lee A. Farrow, Distinguished Teaching Professor in History and Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, recently gave two presentations on creating positive interactions with students at Trenholm State Community College’s 2016 Staff and Faculty Retreat.

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‘Between the Lines: Making Sense of Abstraction’

“Between the Line: Making Sense of Abstraction,” a student-curated exhibition sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts, will run through Aug. 15 in the Goodwyn Gallery.

“Between the Lines” includes artworks by Italian, Dutch, American, Japanese, Spanish, and Greek modern printmakers. Each uses the language of abstraction to express a particular artistic vision.

From minimalist compositions that explore color, to optical art, or simplified arrangements of forms, the exhibit teases out the many meanings of abstraction globally from 1967–1977.

The exhibit also includes child-friendly gallery interactives.

For information, contact [email protected] or 334-244-3986.


Information session on Alumni travel to China on Thursday

An information session for alumni interested in traveling to China will be held Thursday.

AUM graduates can make memories with fellow AUM alumni from around the world on a once in lifetime adventure to the cities of Beijing, Wuhan and Yichang in China Nov. 9–18!

The trip includes a cable car ride up the Great Wall of China, exploration of Tiananmen Square, a tour of Three Gorges Dam and a visit to AUM’s partner university, Hubei University of Economics. The highlight of the trip will be an Auburn University at Montgomery alumni reception in Wuhan, where travelers will have the opportunity to visit with local alumni.

Visit the AUM Alumni page for more information, or contact Valerie Rankin at [email protected] or 334-244-3557

Travel information session | Thursday, May 19 | 5:30 p.m. | AUM Office of Advancement, 7515 Halcyon Summit Drive, Suite 102, Montgomery, AL 36117 | RSVP to [email protected] or 334-244-3557

Alumni invited to tour Hyundai plant, enjoy free lunch at AUM

Alumni are invited for a private AUM alumni tour of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama that includes the opportunity to observe the building of more than 1,500 Hyundai cars each day. A tour guide will drive attendees though the manufacturing plant in an open-air tram and explain the many steps and innovative technologies involved in making a car.

The tour begins at noon and will last about one hour. The tour group will meet in Taylor Center 222 before boarding the Warhawk transit, departing campus promptly at 11:15 am.

Friday, June 3 | Noon (Depart campus at 11:15 a.m.) | Free, lunch served at AUM upon return | Space is limited; make a reservation at [email protected] or 334-244-3369.


Outreach to host third Educational Leaders Conference

Outreach at Auburn University at Montgomery on June 7 will host the third annual Educational Leaders Conference for educational leaders from across the state.

The conference provides K-12 principals and assistant principals with resources, expertise and tools that can be implemented in schools for great results. Also, the networking lunch provides principals and local business leaders the opportunity to collaborate.

The keynote on 21st century learning will be delivered by Stephan Turnipseed, an educational thought leader, strategist and hands-on learning proponent who is passionate about inspiring children through education.

Breakout topics will include team building, community involvement and support, ensuring teacher effectiveness, project-based learning, expectations from EDTPA, and neuromotor connections to education.

Tuesday, June 7 | 8 a.m.–4 p.m. | Register for the conference

Planning and budget meeting moved to June 15

The planning and budget meeting and brown bag lunch hosted by Financial and Administrative Services has been moved to Wednesday, June 15.

Wednesday, June 15 | Noon–1:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

Orientation and Transitions announces summer sessions

Orientation season starts soon, and the Office of Orientation and Transitions couldn’t be more excited. With help from the SWOT Team, we will welcome many new students into Warhawk Nation. Throughout summer, orientation sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 25 (summer classes only)
  • Friday, June 10
  • Friday, June 17 (AU Guarantee)
  • Friday, June 24 (Transfer, Non-Traditional, and Veteran)
  • Friday, July 8
  • Wednesday, July 20 (AU Guarantee and First Time Freshmen)
  • Saturday, July 30
  • August 10–12 (International Orientation)
  • Friday, August 12 (Last Call Orientation)

Departments, clubs, or organizations that would like to take part in orientation should contact Serena McCovery at [email protected].

Roost summer break, summer semester hours

Summer break 

May 13 | The Roost (Papa Johns, Take 5, and Talon Grill) and The AUMazing Bean close at 2 p.m.

May 14–31 | The AUMazing Bean will serve breakfast and lunch 7 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday–Friday.

Summer semester (beginning June 1)

The Roost (Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.)

The AUMazing Bean (Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.).

Operations are closed on weekends and Memorial Day (May 30)

CELT offers learning opportunities this month

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will offer two more sessions this month. Read about each session in detail here.

Cultural Intelligence: Authority — HR Session
Tuesday, May 24 | 11:45–1 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

Motivational Interviewing in Advising: Addressing the Individual Experience **Recommended for advisors**
Wednesday, May 25 | 10:30–11:30 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

AUM Mini-College connects community with Arts and Sciences faculty, scholars

AUM Mini-College, set for June 14–15, is a chance for local residents to spend two days on campus engaging with professors and scholars.

Tuesday, June 14–Wednesday, June 15 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Career Development Center, Taylor 323 | $50 registration; register by June 1 | contact Dr. Peter Zachar at 334-244-3311 or [email protected]

See who you know in Campus Life

AUM’s Campus Life page is frequently updated to show photographs of people, events and life around campus. See who you know — or see yourself — in the Campus Life photo album and in this month’s photo slideshow.

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