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Warhawk Weekly 7–31: AUM Voted best university; Zachar’s book published in Japanese

Warhawk Weekly 7–31: AUM Voted best university; Zachar’s book published in Japanese


  • AUM Voted best university by Autauga, Elmore and Montgomery Counties
  • Japanese translation of Zachar’s book published
  • Story Time with the Early Learning Center
  • Bio Boot Camp — prep for BIOL 1010/1011
  • Calling All Move-In Volunteers!
  • Faculty Staff information: New Student Convocation
  • Faculty: Send in Study Abroad proposals
  • Nominations now open for Faculty Service Award
  • Internship available with Common Bond Brewers for Fermentation minors
  • Faculty, Staff: UNIV has open teaching positions
  • Enroll in Fall Payment Plans


  • Housing Kickback
  • 2019 Orientation Dates

AUM Voted best university by Autauga, Elmore and Montgomery Counties

Residents of Autauga, Elmore and Montgomery Counties chose Auburn University at Montgomery the Best of the Best Universities in a Montgomery Advertiser online poll. The results were announced at a ceremony on July 27, 2018, and published in the newspaper’s July 29 print edition.

Read the full press release in AUM’s Pressroom.

Japanese translation of Zachar’s book published

The publishing house Gakuju Shoin has just published a Japanese translation of Peter Zachar’s book A Metaphysics of Psychopathology (2014, MIT Press). Toshiya Murai, Kenjiro Fukao, Hiroshi Yamagishi and Senkei Ueno prepared the translation.

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Story Time with the Early Learning Center

Throughout the summer, on Fridays from 2:30­–3 p.m., the Library hosted Early Learning Center Story Time. While eating popcorn, the ELC children eagerly listened to volunteers read fun and engaging books. Story time is a great way to encourage reading and a love of libraries.

The Library would like to invite anyone interested in reading to the ELC Story Time. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Library Dean’s office at 334-244-3200 for more information.

Bio Boot Camp – prep for BIOL 1010/1011

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. (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.


Calling All Move-In Volunteers!

It’s that time again! Summer has flown by, and it’s time to start thinking about the fall semester. Housing is excited to welcome their new and returning residents, but in order to do so they need your help! Housing is calling for all organization or individual volunteers that would like to assist residents as they move their belongings into the residence halls.

The returning students will be flying back into their nests on Fri., Aug. 17, and new students will be landing for the first time on Sat., Aug. 18. Residents will be allowed to move-in between 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on both days.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet new students, connect with potential members for your club or organization, and make a positive impact on the AUM community. This year, volunteers will be encouraged to wear shirts or logos with their AUM organization or department branding in order to better show our residents all of the exciting opportunities AUM has to offer.

Volunteers will receive a free lunch and a gift identifying them as an AUM Housing volunteer. If you or your organization is interested in participating, please register using the appropriate link below. If you have any questions, please email Housing and Residence Life or call 334-244-3296.

I’m Flying Solo, But Excited (Individual Volunteers)

I’m Bringing My Whole Flock (Group Volunteers)

Faculty, Staff information: New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation is scheduled for Fri., Aug. 24 at 10:30 a.m. Faculty and staff, please plan to welcome the AUM Class of 2022! A timeline of the event is below.

Students and faculty marshals are requested to meet in the Taylor Center at 9 a.m. for preparation; light refreshments will be provided and students will have the opportunity to meet and engage with their peers.

Faculty and staff are asked to convene in the Athletics Complex lobby at 10 a.m. Faculty, please arrive in your regalia. As in years past, faculty and staff are asked to line the hallway surrounding the gym so that they can welcome the new students in the AUM spirit tunnel.

New Student Convocation committee members will assemble in the lobby of the Athletics Complex in order to provide direction and guidance.

See the full schedule on the New Student Convocation page.


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.

Nominations now open for Faculty Service Award

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.

Internship available with Common Bond Brewers for Fermentation minors

As part of AUM’s new minor in Beer, Wine, and Food Fermentation, the Departments of Biology and Environmental Science and Kinesiology are proud to announce a partnership with Common Bond Brewers in downtown Montgomery.

The partnership is part of a 20-credit hour minor that includes courses in biology, marketing and management. Students in the minor participate in an internship at a local brewery or winery. Common Bond Brewers is the first to offer an internship for this fall semester. Students will learn and assist in all areas of the commercial brewing process onsite at the brewery.

Applicants can be from any major but must be at least 21 years old to be considered for the internship portion of the Fermentation minor. Interested applicants can send a resume to either Dr. Chelsea Ward or Dr. George Schaefer. Applications will be reviewed the first week of August.

Faculty, Staff: 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

Four payment plans are available for the Fall 2018 semester.

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

Housing Kickback

The school year is kicking off and Housing and Residence Life is kicking back! After a long day of settling into your new home, it’s time to relax and make some new friends. Join Housing in The Landing for a house party for the ages, complete with pizza, a DJ and dancing the night away!

Sat., Aug. 18 | 8 p.m. | The Landing (in the Nest)

2019 Orientation Dates

Be on the lookout for interested students on the following orientation dates in 2019!


  • Fri., Dec. 7


  • Thu., Jan. 3–Fri., Jan. 4 (possibly through Mon., Jan. 7)
  • Fri., Jan. 4
  • Fri., May 17
  • Tue., May 28–Thu., May 30
  • Thu., May 30
  • Fri., May 31
  • Fri., Jun. 14
  • Fri., Jun. 21
  • Sat., Jun. 22
  • Fri., Jul. 19
  • Fri., Aug. 2
  • Wed., Aug. 14–Fri., Aug. 16
  • Fri., Aug. 16


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