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Warhawk Weekly 7–18: AUM visits Trenholm; Spain Study Abroad



Trenholm students apply to AUM following visit

AUM staff members recently visited Trenholm State Community College to advise students at the school’s Air Base Boulevard and Patterson campuses, and thanks to the team effort, AUM received nearly 60 inquiries and 10 applications from students at the school.

The collaboration with Trenholm State is part of AUM’s effort to recruit students from SPAN partner community colleges (Lurleen B. Wallace, Southern Union State, Trenholm State and Wallace–Selma). SPAN builds formal relationships with community colleges to help students make a seamless transition from their associate degree to a bachelor’s degree.

Staff members from the Warhawk Academic Success Center, Student Involvement and Leadership, Scholarships, Financial Aid, Information Technology Services and Admissions took part in the recruitment effort at Trenholm State.

Next stops

  • Southern Union State Community College at Opelika | Wed., July 19 | 9–10.30 a.m.
  • Wallace Community College Selma | Thu., July 20 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Lurleen B. Wallace at Andalusia | Tue., July 25 | 10 a.m.–noon
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Adonis Bozeman, an AUM Admissions counselor,
speaks to the parent of a Trenholm State
student who has applied to be a Warhawk this fall

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Trenholm students receive
information about AUM.

Francisco leads students to Spain

Dr. Jim Francisco, assistant professor of economics in the College of Public Policy and Justice, recently led a group of AUM students to study abroad in Spain in the cities of Barcelona, Madrid and Bilbao. On July 10, the students presented their research on Spanish banks, economy, tourism, health care, the alcohol industry and the Catalonia region to faculty and staff in the Department of Economics and Study Abroad Manager Yiyun Liu. The AUM Study Abroad group not only enjoyed an international educational tour but also built a friendship bridge between the U.S. and Spain.

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 From left to right: Patricia Ward,
Mary-gray Chambers, Dr. Jim Francisco,
Keiada Lewis, Deirvin Davis, Adam Usry,
Stephanie Baldwin, Ian White,
Christal Cochran and Brian Thornton

Faculty: AUM Study Abroad accepting proposals for 2018

Faculty, do you want to turn your class into an unforgettable experience? Are you interested in creating and leading a Study Abroad course for spring or summer 2018?

Think about aligning your course with a study abroad component. AUM Study Abroad is now accepting faculty-led program proposals for 2018. Faculty can find the 2018 Faculty-Led, Short-Term Study Abroad Handbook on AUM’s Study Abroad website.

The proposal deadline is Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, at 4 p.m.  For questions or information, contact Yiyun (YY) Liu, AUM Study Abroad manager, at 334-244-3544 or [email protected].

AUM Dragon Boat Team seeks faculty/staff paddlers

If you are an AUM faculty or staff member and interested in paddling in the Montgomery Dragon Boat Race on Sat., Aug. 26, contact Amanda Rodriguez at [email protected] to find out how to join the team!

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Day of Giving set for Feb. 14

Mark your Calendar for Feb. 14, 2018. AUM Day of Giving is back! AUM’s Office of Advancement is looking for projects that are compelling, unique, specific to AUM, and will appeal to potential donors. Start brainstorming ideas for a project for your department/unit/program!

The official call for proposals will be sent on Sept. 1. If you have questions or would like to discuss ideas, call Marie Harrington at 244-3596.

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Housing Pool Party

Hitting the Housing Pool Party? Send us your fun selfies and ussies of you and your friends enjoying the cool water, food and games. Email [email protected].

Today | 5 p.m. | Wellness Center Pool

Certified Public Manager trainee presentations

SummaSource at Auburn University at Montgomery’s nationally accredited Certified Public Manager program employs a state-of-the-art approach to enhance the professional and managerial skills of local, state and federal employees for stronger leadership. During the second year of the program, participants devote considerable time researching and forming solutions to critical issues facing Alabama.

On Aug. 23, they will present their findings during the Solutions Alabama Presentation at the State Capitol Auditorium. They will address bullying, suicide and teen pregnancy in Alabama, as well as other issues.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this important presentation to learn from our state’s leaders how you can advocate for continual improvement in these critical areas.

Wed., Aug. 23 | 10–11 a.m. | State Capitol auditorium | Free to attend; RSVP

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Alumni Travel at Home — Tuskegee

Join the Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Association for a tour of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and The Oaks, Booker T. Washington’s former home. The tour group will depart from AUM at 9:15 a.m. on Fri., July 21. Transportation to Tuskegee and lunch will be provided. RSVP to [email protected] or 334-244-3369.

Fri., July 21 | Departure from AUM: 9:15 a.m. | Tuskegee, Ala.

Housing Move-in

Welcome, new Warhawks! Housing Move In is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 11-12, with returning Warhawks flying in Aug. 11 and brand-new Warhawks landing Aug. 12. The Housing and Residence Life staff will be on hand and ready to help! We’ll see you there!

Fri., Aug. 11–Sat., Aug. 12 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m. | Housing communities

Call for volunteers — Move-In Weekend

Housing and Residence Life is excited to welcome our new and returning residents, but to do so, we need your help! We rely on motivated volunteers to help us make the Move-In Weekend process easy, efficient, and exciting for our students. We would love to have you and/or your office volunteer to assist our students as they move their belongings into the residence halls.

Our returning students will be flying back into their nests on Friday, Aug. 11. Our new students will be landing for the first time on Saturday, Aug. 12. Residents will be allowed to move in between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on both days.

‘Kickback’ with Residence Life

It’s hot outside, but Housing is so cool! All students are invited to join Housing and Residence Life in The Nest for a building-wide party, complete with pizza and a DJ, as well as games and dancing!

Sat., Aug. 12 | 5 p.m. | The Nest

Jack and Ruth Lee Scholarship available to students

The 2017-2018 Jack and Ruth Lee Scholarship application is now available to current and incoming students.

Applications are available in the Scholarships Office (located in Admissions on the first floor of the Taylor Center) and in the Center for Disability Services. The deadline to apply is Aug. 1, 2017.

The scholarship totals $1,000 ($500 per semester) toward approved books and supplies to be purchased in the AUM Warhawk Shop. Eligibility requirements include a minimum 2.5 GPA, full-time enrollment, demonstrated financial need (will be verified by Scholarships Office and FAFSA), and eligibility to receive services from the AUM Center for Disability Services.

For information, contact Jennifer Gardner at [email protected] or 334-244-3078.

Student success advisors ready to help

Students, having problems with a class, worried about grades, unsure whether to drop a class or not? Let the student success advisors in the Warhawk Academic Success Center help. Walk-ins are welcome. For information, call Van Orum at 334-244-3338.

Nominations open for AUM Alumni Board

Are you passionate about AUM? Do you want to make a difference? Are you willing to be a leader in the AUM Alumni Association? We invite you to apply for a position on the AUM Alumni Board of Directors.

The Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Board meets three times per year on the AUM campus, and board members serve a term of two years. AUM Alumni Board members must be members of the AUM Alumni Association.

Nominations are due Aug. 1: 2017 Alumni Association Nomination Form

Project Wild educator certification

Elementary and middle school teachers, including pre-service teachers, are invited to join the College of Education for a morning of environmental education and receive your certification as a Project Wild educator.

Project Wild curriculum is a wildlife-focused conservation education program designed for elementary educators.

All curriculum materials will be provide free of charge by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. See the curriculum at Project Wild’s website.

Space is limited, so sign up today by emailing [email protected]. Anyone interested in environmental education can register.

Wed., July 26 | 8 a.m.–noon | AUM Reading Center (Liberal Arts 112)

Faculty Service Award nominations are open

The AUM Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Faculty Service Award.

The Alumni Association sponsors the Faculty Service Award to recognize outstanding Auburn University at Montgomery faculty. To be eligible for this honor, faculty must have five or more years of full-time service at AUM. The award will be conferred during the fall semester convocation and the recipient will receive a $1,000 check from the Alumni Association.

To nominate a faculty member, see the full instructions.

For more information, contact Valerie Rankin at [email protected].

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