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Warhawk Weekly 5-21: Softball bounces back; Spring Fling honors

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Softball bounces back at NCAA Championships

a baseball player holding a batAfter a heart-breaking, 1-0 extra-inning loss in its NCAA Division II Softball Championship opener, top-seeded AUM displayed its resilience and incredible depth of talent during a Tuesday morning elimination game.

The Warhawks (47-13) scored early and often to blow out fifth-seeded Charleston (W.Va.) 17-4 at Soldier’s Creek Park in Longwood, Florida. AUM advanced to play sixth-seeded Western Washington in a Tuesday afternoon elimination game set for 3 p.m. CT. Watch the live stream and follow the score in real time through the NCAA Championship website.

AUM struggled to put runners on base in its 1-0 opening loss to Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), but quickly found its groove against Charleston (51-8). Molly Cobb led a 19-hit attack, going 4-for-4 with a double, a homer, two runs and six RBI. Chloe Baynes (3-for-4), Gia Martin (1-for-4) and Lexie Bullock (1-for-1) each drove in a pair of runs, while Haley Ann Frank, Kat Fallen and Rebecca Komers each had two hits.

Brinkley Yevak earned the win in the pitcher’s circle.

Top employees honored at Spring Fling

AUM recently recognized several employees for outstanding service during the Staff Council Spring Fling.

Our award-winners are:

  • Excellence in Leadership Award – Benjamin Lee
  • Excellence in Campus Services Award – Timothy Sweezey
  • Excellence in Administrative Support Award – Lin Young
  • Rising Warhawk Award – Ar’Shundra Hampton
  • Student Choice Award – Joshua Gosa
  • Service Award – Debra Tomblin
  • Going the Extra Mile Award – Jason Crutchfield

Staff Council officers honored for outstanding service during 2023-2024 terms included Member-at-Large Rachael Mann, Secretary-Treasurer Brooke Nonnenmann, Member-at-Large Christina Buntyn and President Stephen Bray.

Baseball team takes important step in NCAA regional

a group of baseball players standing on top of a fieldAfter earning its first-ever NCAA regional berth as a Division II member, AUM’s baseball program took another significant step before bowing out of the double-elimination South 1 Region tournament.

After losing to Lee University in the tournament opener last Thursday, the Warhawks earned their first NCAA postseason win by outlasting Savannah State, 9-8, in 10 innings on Friday. Zach Dew delivered a walk-off, run-scoring single to help the Warhawks remain alive in the tournament.

AUM eventually fell to 20th-ranked Lee University, 8-7, in a Saturday elimination game. The Warhawks set a new program standard for wins as a Division II program (32) and conference wins (20).

Read more in the AUM Athletics Newsroom.

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 (, 334-244-3121).

Register for the week-long camp.

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!

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.

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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