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Warhawk Weekly 8–8: Parking decal pickup; Nearly 900 enjoy youth camps

Warhawk Weekly 8–8: Parking decal pickup; Nearly 900 enjoy youth camps



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Campus parking decal pickup

Registration for campus parking permits for the 2017–18 academic year is now open, and parking decals are available for pickup.

Students, faculty and staff should register their vehicles through the MyAUM portal. In an effort to make the process run as smoothly as possible, we have set aside several dates for you to pick up your decals and to help with on-site registration.

Below are the dates, times, and locations where students, faculty and staff may pick up parking decals for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • Aug. 8, 2017 | 8 a.m.–7 p.m. | Taylor Center 223
  • Aug. 9, 2017 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Lobby
  • Aug.10, 2017 | 8 a.m.–7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Lobby
  • Aug. 11, 2017 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m. | Taylor Center Main Lobby (2nd floor)
  • Aug. 14, 2017 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m. | Taylor Center 223
  • Aug. 15, 2017 | 8 a.m.–7 p.m. | Taylor Center 223
  • Aug. 16, 2017 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m. | Taylor Center 223
  • Aug. 17, 2017 | 8 a.m.–7 p.m. | Taylor Center 223

Nearly 900 take part in summer youth programs

AUM Summer Youth Programs wrapped up another fantastic summer on July 28 with more than 50 camps held and 871 signups — an increase of 199 from last year!

Popular Camps included Cupcake Craze, American Girl Camp, Pokemon Go Camp, Hogwartz Academy, Robotics, and several STEM camps.

A.J. Lyerly, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Forest Hill Elementary School in Lake Oswego, Oregon, took part in Cupcake Craze. And Haley Hust and Chole Taylor, both rising fourth graders, participated in the American Girl Camp, which inspired them to create their own small business that sells doll clothes they learned to make. Hust and Taylor also provided a recommendation for a new camp called Bitty Babies Camp. Other campers learned to make baby food and baby blankets and learned babysitting tips and tricks.

As camps concluded, one camper yelled, “AUM is so much better than school — I don’t want it to end!”

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Youth camper: ‘AUM is so much better than school
— I don’t want it to end!’

Harris-Fain publishes ‘Revisionist Superheroes, Fantasy, and Science Fiction’

Dr. Darren Harris-Fain, professor of English, has published an essay titled “Revisionist Superheroes, Fantasy, and Science Fiction” in “The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel,” edited by Stephen E. Tabachnick and published by the Cambridge University Press.

In the essay, Harris-Fain explores how the longer length of the graphic novel as well as its more mature audiences granted comics creators the freedom to revise and challenge the genre conventions of superhero, fantasy, and science fiction comics. Among the works he discusses are Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman”; Frank Miller’s “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”; and Alan Moore’s “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Lost Girls, and Watchmen.”

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Faculty Service Award nominations close Friday

Nominations for the 2017 Faculty Service Award close Friday, Aug. 11.

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. Nominations by AUM faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends must be submitted or postmarked by Aug. 11, 2017.

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

Register clubs and organizations; reserve booths for Aug. fairs

At the beginning of each academic year, all clubs and organizations planning to be active in the 2017–18 academic year must register in order to begin hosting programs. Any unregistered group will not be allowed to host any programs. For information, contact DeLisa Joseph at [email protected] or 334-244-3655. Register your club or organization.

Also, the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is excited to host the Fall 2017 club and organization fairs, which will take place on two days, Aug. 22 and Aug. 30. Student organizations interested in having a table on both days of the fair can register here.

Tue., Aug. 22 | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

Wed., Aug. 30 | 5:30–7 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

Theatre AUM auditions

Theatre AUM will hold auditions for its first production of the 2017–18 season, a showcase with the theme liberty and justice, on Aug. 16.

To audition, prepare a monologue from a play that deals with American liberty, politics or civil rights (historical or current) or American justice (court cases, trial scenes). The monologue can be patriotic. If you would like to sing, prepare a song on one of these themes. There will be no accompanist, so bring a karaoke-type track on your phone or a CD.

For more information contact the Theatre office, 334-244-3632.

Wed., Aug. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre AUM (Taylor Center)

Theatre AUM presents ‘Tartuffe’ in Fall 2016.

New Student Convocation

New students are invited to join AUM as the university formally inaugurates them into the Auburn University at Montgomery family at AUM’s New Student Convocation.

Convocation provides new students with an opportunity to connect with other members of the Class of 2020, incoming transfer students, and AUM faculty and staff.

Fri., Aug. 18 | 10 a.m. | AUM Athletics Complex


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

All students: ‘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

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.

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 here

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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].

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AUM students study abroad in Spain with Dr. Jim Francisco, far right

Scholarship opportunity for marketing and veteran students

AUM students who are studying marketing or are veterans of the U.S. military are eligible to apply for $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded by the Harold and Murial Berkman Charitable Foundation. Scholarship applications are due Aug. 29. Applicants can apply online or print, fill out and mail a PDF version of the scholarship application.

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!

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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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 or email [email protected].

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