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Warhawk Weekly 7–3: Gish writes new book; Join Dragon Boat team

Warhawk Weekly 7–3: Gish writes new book; Join Dragon Boat team


  • Vote for AUM: Montgomery Advertiser Best of the Best 2018
  • Gish writes about Amy Biehl for new book
  • Join the AUM Dragon Boat team!
  • Nominations now open for Faculty Service Award
  • AUM grad receives scholarship
  • Bio Boot Camp
  • Be a part of the Unmasked Fashion Experience
  • UNIV has open teaching positions
  • Enroll in Fall Payment Plans
  • Faculty: Send in Study Abroad proposals


  • Alumni Night at ASF
  • From Our Community to Yours: Family Sunshine Center
  • Cool Strokes


Vote for AUM: Montgomery Advertiser Best of the Best 2018

Cast your vote for AUM as the best college/university in Montgomery and Autauga/Elmore. You can vote once a day until July 8.

Vote AUM the Best College/University Montgomery!

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Go Warhawks!

Gish writes about Amy Biehl for new book

Dr. Steven Gish, Distinguished Research Professor of History, recently wrote “Amy Biehl’s Last Home: A Bright Life, a Tragic Death, and a Journey of Reconciliation in South Africa” (University of Ohio Press, 2018).

Biehl, a Fulbright scholar in 1992-93, was the only American killed in South Africa’s political violence during the last decade of apartheid. Biehl’s parents ultimately forgave the young men who killed their daughter and became icons of reconciliation in a still racially divided nation.

Read more about Gish’s book.

Join the AUM Dragon Boat team!

AUM faculty, staff or alum interested in paddling for the Montgomery Dragon Boat Race on Aug. 25 should email Alice Jia or call 334-244-3121 by July 13 to find out how to join!

Nominations now open for Faculty Service Award

The AUM Alumni Association sponsors an alumni 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. This honor will be conferred during the fall semester convocation and the recipient will receive a $1000 check from the Alumni Association.

Nominations by AUM faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends must be submitted or postmarked by Aug. 31. Nomination letters should be no more than two pages in length and should emphasize teaching excellence as well as a strong record of service to the university and community. A vita may be attached, if available.

Please send all nomination letters to: Awards Committee, Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Association, P.O. Box 244023, Montgomery, AL 36124-4023, or email them to [email protected]. If you have any further questions, please email Valerie Rankin or call 334-244-3557.

AUM grad receives scholarship

Cerina Splunge, a recent AUM Childhood Education graduate, was awarded the Harold D. Drummond Scholarship from Kappa Delta Pi. Dr. Tami Shelley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology nominated Splunge for this award. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in elementary education. The scholarship is to be used for education expenses, including tuition, textbooks or teaching resources in the classroom. Splunge’s essay topic was on the life experiences that led her to study education and how those experiences will influence her role as an educator.

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Bio Boot Camp

Biology and Environmental Science is hosting Bio Boot Camp for all students to get ready to take BIOL 1010/1011. The camp will be the week before fall classes begin (Aug. 13–17) from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and lunch is provided. There is a $10 attendance fee, and students must sign up for the camp by registering for BIOL 0006 for fall term.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please email Chelsea Ward or call 334-244-3317.


Be part of the Unmasked Fashion Experience

Sharp Love Productions is hosting a fashion show on AUM’s campus and is looking for student models and volunteers to help put on the show. There is no cost to tryout or sign up to help. The show will be Sun., Sep. 23 at 6 p.m.

Anyone interested in modeling, helping with production, or working as a stagehand needs to email Kayla Nettles or call 423-362-6823 or 985-640-5862 by July 20.

UNIV has open teaching positions

Are you interested in teaching first-year students and helping them succeed at AUM? Then, consider teaching a UNIV course in the fall!

UNIV is committed to AUM’s mission to exemplify excellence through education, as well as the institution’s emphasis on increasing retention, persistence and graduation rates. UNIV provides opportunities for students to successfully transition into college, both academically and personally. Specifically, it orients students to AUM’s academic expectations, introduces them to services that support their academic success, guides them through professional, academic and personal goal-setting processes, and provides a peer cohort with whom they experience their first semester.

In addition to providing professional development, resources, supplies, and support, the UNIV Program creates the course syllabus and builds the course in Blackboard for you.

For an application packet or more information, please email UNIV Program Manager Amy Ingram or call 334-244-3153.

Enroll in Fall Payment Plans

There will be four payment plans available for the fall.

For more information, visit AUM Student Accounts online or call 334-244-3286.

Faculty: Send in Study Abroad proposals

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 2019?

Study Abroad is now accepting faculty-led program proposals for 2019! Faculty can find the 2019 Faculty-Led, Short-Term Study Abroad Handbook on AUM’s Study Abroad website.

For more information, please email Yiyun (YY) Liu or call 334-244-3544.

Deadline: Thu., Aug. 30 by 4 p.m.


Alumni Night at ASF

Please join us for a night out featuring the Alabama Shakespeare Festival production of Annie. A limited number of tickets are available to AUM alumni and their guests.

No one can resist the optimism of Annie, a little orphan girl who refuses to give up hope. The delightful cast of this feel-good musical will get toes tapping with memorable song-and-dance numbers, such as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” and “Tomorrow.”

If you have other questions, please email the Office of Alumni Affairs or call 334-244-3557.

Thu., Jul. 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Alabama Shakespeare Festival

From Our Community to Yours: Family Sunshine Center

Summer is in full swing, and Housing is ready to give back to the community! Join Housing and Residence Life for their community service effort with the Family Sunshine Center, a shelter for battered women and children in the River Region. Lunch and transportation is provided; sign up in the Housing office.

Fri., Jul. 13 | 9:30 a.m. | Meet in The Nest

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Cool Strokes

Summer has gotten extremely hot, but Housing and Residence Life wants to keep things cool! With exams around the corner, Housing is ready to help you relax and chill out with some frozen treats and creativity. Join Housing under the tent on the lawn next to Plum Place for painting art and some cool snacks!

Tue., Jul. 17 | 7 p.m. | The lawn next to Plum Place

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