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Warhawk Weekly 8–11: Promoting health; AUM Healthcheck; Chen’s research


  • Promoting health and safety on campus
  • Getting to know AUM Healthcheck
  • Chen’s research provides insight on how to prevent cyberattacks
  • Vote to make AUM a 2020 MGM Impact Maker
  • Register your vehicle for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Find Warhawk on-campus jobs in Handshake
  • Warhawk Transit sets operating schedule
  • AUM Bookstore offers buyback days
  • A recipe for ‘bringing home the bacon’

Promoting health and safety on campus

As we prepare for the start of a new academic year, AUM students and employees will find that there have been a number of changes on campus. From mandatory face masks to new directional signage and modified facility layouts, we’ve been busy making adjustments to promote the health and wellness of our campus community.

Get an overview of what’s new, as well as the steps we can take to protect ourselves and each other.

Getting to know AUM Healthcheck

We’re encouraging all AUM students and employees to utilize AUM Healthcheck, a personal health self-screening tool, before coming to campus each day.

The platform prompts users to answer a few questions and evaluates potential COVID-19 risk factors. Individuals who identify as being at high-risk should stay home from campus until medically cleared by Warhawk Health Services or a personal healthcare provider.

Learn more:

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Chen’s research provides insight on how to prevent cyberattacks

When people become complacent with the information they share online, hackers take advantage of their false sense of security.

Scientific American, an online publication, recently highlighted the research of AUM faculty member Yan Chen and University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee faculty member Fatemeh Zahedi showing an effective approach to preventing such cyberattacks.

Chen and Zahedi’s research found that when people in China and the U.S. had greater fear that they might be susceptible to a serious cyberattack, they more frequently asked for professional help and took precautions to protect against security breaches.

Why? According to the article, social learning — where we view the good and bad outcomes others’ experience — is one of the most effective forms of education and prevention.

Aligning with this evidence, experts believe that to increase the fear and awareness of the dangers of cyberattacks, they should report shocking statistics about them and the stories of victims’ experiences, according to the article.

Learn more about Dr. Chen’s cybersecurity research.

Vote to make AUM a 2020 MGM Impact Maker

We’re proud to have been nominated for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce 2020 MGM Impact Makers award in the Large Business category.

For 50 years, AUM has prided itself on being a good neighbor and trusted community partner. Learn more about the awards and don’t forget to vote!

Register your vehicle for the 2020-2021 academic year

AUM students and employees can now register their vehicles online through the MyAUM/Webster portal before picking up their parking decals.

If you haven’t registered your vehicle online previously, you will be able to register it during one of the designated decal pickup times. Bring your vehicle’s information (tag number, year, make, model, and color) with you so AUM Police can register the vehicle.

Decal registration and pickup times Students, faculty and staff can pick up parking decals for the 2020-2021 academic year and receive assistance with vehicle registration at the AUM Café (Taylor Center), from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., on the following dates:

  • Monday, August 10
  • Wednesday, August 12
  • Friday, August 14
  • Tuesday, August 18
  • Wednesday August 19
  • Friday, August 21

Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, parking decals and hang tags can be picked up at the AUM Police office in Taylor Center 267.

Non-resident student parking permits: Payment is not required when you pick up your decal; the parking decal fee is charged to your student account. For questions about your student account, please contact the Student Accounts office.

Resident students: There will be no additional charge for residential parking permits. Resident Student parking permits are restricted to residential lots only and do not include general parking lots or the Wellness Center lot. If you wish to add a general parking pass that allows you to park on campus outside of Housing lots, you may register for the Housing/General permit. The additional fee will be charged to your student account. Any student who purchases an AUM License Plate will received their General Parking Permit for free. The fees will be adjusted when the permit is picked up.

Faculty/staff general permits: Parking for faculty and staff members who register for a General permit is restricted to white-lined parking spaces.

Faculty/staff reserved permits: Faculty/staff reserved parking spaces (orange-lined spaces) are available for $75 per academic year. Faculty/staff members who are re-registering an AUM License Plate will only pay a $5 administrative fee. Faculty/staff who register an AUM License plate for the first time will receive a reserved parking decal and hang tag at no charge. All fees will be adjusted when the parking permits are picked up.

Find Warhawk on-campus jobs in Handshake

Are you looking for work on campus? AUM’s Career Development Center is ready to assist students with finding work on campus using Handshake, the university’s online tool for connecting students with off-campus employers and on-campus job opportunities.

To begin your search and access Handshake, complete the following steps:

  • Go to MyAUM and select the Handshake link. You will be taken directly to the Handshake login page.
  • Register for an account in Handshake. Simply select Auburn University at Montgomery, complete a brief informational section, and you’re all set!

Within the job search, you can search specifically for on-campus positions. To do this, select Jobs from the top menu bar and this should take you directly to the job search page.

To find positions designated as on-campus jobs, click the on-campus filter. This will give you all of the jobs that have been specified as on-campus positions.

You will find details regarding the job responsibilities, campus location, hours, and pay range.

If you need additional assistance with creating resumes and cover letters or preparing for interviews, visit the Career Development Center in Taylor Center 323 or email mailto:[email protected] for more information.

Warhawk Transit sets operating schedule

Warhawk Transit has set its operating schedule for the Fall 2020 semester.

Operating hours will include:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Warhawk Transit has modified some of its requirements for riders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each bus will have a maximum capacity of six riders at a time. Each rider will be required to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times. Bus sanitation will occur regularly throughout the day.

Stop locations include Taylor Crossing and Saddleback Apartments, Auburn Credit Union, Chantilly Walmart, Chantilly Theatres, Eastdale Mall, Publix-Atlanta Highway, Mr. Chen’s, Cici’s Pizza, and multiple locations within The Shoppes at East Chase.

AUM Bookstore offers buyback days


Want to convert your textbooks into cash? The AUM Bookstore will offer book buyback days Wednesday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A recipe for ‘bringing home the bacon’

AUM Chemistry Professor Nick Thomas brings new meaning to the phrase “bring home the bacon.”

In his latest news column, Thomas discusses the origin and history of some of your favorite pork dishes and products.

“If you are fortunate to acquire a freshly barbecued Boston butt, your family will likely congratulate you for ‘bringing home the bacon,’” Thomas shares in his column. “The origin of this familiar expression is a little obscure, but possibly comes from the quaint 12th-century English custom of giving bacon to a young couple if they were still happy after a year of marriage.”

Learn more about Thomas’s pork recipes.

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