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Warhawk Weekly 8-9-16: Text, chat with YOUR Library; New Student Convocation

Warhawk Weekly 8-9-16: Text, chat with YOUR Library; New Student Convocation

Text and chat with your AUM Library

The AUM Library is launching a new service this fall to better assist the AUM community.

Starting Aug. 15, users can text and chat directly with the AUM Library as well as browse frequently asked questions and submit questions through the Ask YOUR Library webpage.

For answers to questions about the new services, text the AUM Library at 334-384-1851 or chat with Library staff on the AUM Library homepage!

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Faculty, staff and students: Register vehicles by Aug. 15

All vehicles that are parked on campus must be registered before the start of Fall 2016 classes on Aug. 15, 2016.

Resident Students may apply for General parking permits (in addition to their residential permits) if they wish to park in campus lots not designated for residents.

Information and instructions about parking registration and AUM’s parking policy is available at

After registration and payment are complete, registrants may pick up decals or hang tags on the dates and at the locations listed below:

August 9 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Taylor Center 222
August 10 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Taylor Center 222
August 12 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Taylor Center Lobby
August 15 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Taylor Center 222
August 16 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Taylor Center 222
August 18 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Taylor Center 222

After August 18, registrants must visit Campus Police headquarters in Taylor Center to receive decals or hang tags.

If you have additional questions, please contact Campus Police at 334-244-3424 or email your question to [email protected].

Sahinoglu publishes book on ‘Cyber-Risk Informatics’

Dr. Mehmet Sahinoglu, founder of AUM’s NSA-certified, SACS-accredited Cybersystems and Information Security (CSIS) graduate program and the director of the Informatics Institute since 2008, recently published a sequel to his 2007 book, Trustworthy Computing.

The new textbook, Cyber-Risk Informatics: Engineering Evaluation with Data Science, which took three years to complete, is a uniquely quantitative approach for global cybersecurity education.

For more information, visit the publisher’s website.

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Alumni wanted for Dragon Boat Race

Alumni interested in paddling in the Montgomery Dragon Boat Race on Aug. 27 can contact Valerie Rankin at [email protected] or 334-244-3557 to find out how to join the AUM Alumni OARhawks!

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Students: Tutoring Hours for Fall 2016

The first day of Fall semester tutoring is Wednesday, Aug. 17, and AUM staff members are available to help guide students toward a successful semester. Tutoring hours and locations are below:

Learning Center-WASC
Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.–noon

The Nest
Wednesday, Thursday, 4–6 p.m.

Instructional Support Lab
Goodwyn Hall 203
Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

CDC offers Hardee’s breakfast, info to faculty, staff

AUM’s Career Development Center (CDC) and Counseling Center are hosting an open house for faculty and staff Thursday.

Faculty and staff can enjoy breakfast from Hardee’s at this come-and-go event, and the CDC and Counseling Center also will provide important information about events, programs, resources and services for students.

Thursday, Aug. 11 | 9–10:30 a.m. | Career Development Center and Counseling Center (Taylor Center, 3rd floor)

New Students: Connect with peers, faculty and staff at 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.New Student Convocation 2015_forWeb.jpg

Convocation provides new students with an opportunity to connect with other members of the Class of 2019, incoming transfer students, and AUM faculty and staff.

We look forward to officially welcoming all new students at Warhawk Nation!

Friday, Aug. 19 | 10 a.m. | AUM Athletics Complex

CELT offers August learning opportunities

Adjunct Professional Development
Tuesday, Aug. 9 | 6–8:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

New Faculty Orientation
Wednesday, Aug. 10–Thursday, Aug. 11 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. |
Library Tower, 10th Floor

Demystify Your Syllabi — Lee Farrow, CELT and History
Friday, Aug. 12 | 10–11 a.m. | Clement Hall 204

Syllabus Swap
Friday, Aug. 12 | 1–2:30 p.m. | CELT Conference Room

AUM Connected Zombie Bash
Tuesday, Aug. 16 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

Priming the Pump: Warm-Ups That Work — Lee Farrow, CELT and History
Wednesday, Aug. 17 | 10–11 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

Theories of Advising — Bradley Elwood, WASC
Monday, Aug. 22 | 11 a.m.–noon | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

Crime and Punishment: Strategies to Prevent Plagiarism and Cheating and the Process for Reporting Academic Misconduct
Monday, Aug. 22 | 2–3 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

Lunch and Learn — Using iClickers to Initiate In-Depth Discussions
*Elective for online teaching certification
Tuesday, Aug. 23 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 221</stron CELT.pngg>

FDI: Blackboard Basics
*Required course for online teaching certification
Wednesday, Aug. 24 | 9 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111

Support Our Student-Athletes: The Path to Graduation
*Recommended for UNIV instructors
Wednesday, Aug. 24 | 1–2 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

2017 Faculty-led Study Abroad Proposals
Wednesday, Aug. 24 | 2:30–3:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 111

Working with Troubled Students
*Recommended for UNIV instructors
Thursday, Aug. 25 | 2–3 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

Teaching Effective Online Research: Going Beyond Google! — Using and Teaching the Basics of Library Resources and Research Instruction
*Recommended for WAC Recertification
Thursday, Aug. 25 | 5–6 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

Teaching Squares Program
Friday, Aug. 26 | 9–10 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

University Honors Program Advising and More
Friday, Aug. 26 | 10–11 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

Self-Efficacy: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Incorporate It into Your Classes
*Recommended for UNIV instructors
Monday, Aug. 29 | 11 a.m.–noon | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

The New Course Evaluation Forms
*Recommended for UNIV instructors
Monday, Aug. 29 | 2–3 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

The New Course Evaluation Forms
*Recommended for UNIV instructors
Tuesday, Aug. 30 | 11 a.m.–noon | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

FDI: Blackboard: Communicating with Students
*Required course for online teaching certification
Tuesday, Aug. 30 | 9 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111

AUM Connected — Honors Students Speak about Food Insecurity
*Recommended for UNIV instructors
Wednesday, Aug. 31 | 12:15–1 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 112


Find your friends in Campus Life

AUM’s Campus Life page is frequently updated to show photographs of people, events and life around campus. See who you know — or see yourself — in the Campus Life photo album and in this month’s photo slideshow.

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Meadows to lead 2016 CPM Solutions Alabama presentation

Leslie Meadows, interim executive director of Training Solutions at SummaSource at Auburn University at Montgomery, will lead the 2016 CPM (Certified Public Manager) Solutions Alabama presentation on Aug. 10.

Discover the concerns state and local government managers identified when analyzing issues of homelessness, human trafficking and literacy in Alabama.

Wednesday, Aug. 10 | 10­–11 a.m. | State Capitol auditorium, 600 Dexter Ave., Montgomery

‘Professors in Pubs’ features presentations on variety of topics

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Scholars to Go program is featuring presentations by AUM professors, who will speak on the 2nd floor of the Irish Bred Pub, 78 Dexter Ave., in downtown Montgomery and at The Tipping Point, 5015 Hampstead High St., off Taylor Road in Montgomery.

All presentations are free and open to the public.

Seating at the Tipping Point is limited, so visit The Tipping Point’s Facebook page to reserve your space.

For information, contact Dr. Matt Jordan at [email protected] or 334-244-3634.

The Tipping Point:

Wednesday, Aug. 10 | 7 p.m. | Dr. Mark Benson, “The Music of John Cage”

Irish Bred Pub:

Monday, Aug. 29 | 7 p.m. | Dr. Elizabeth Woodworth, “Sex, Drugs, and the Victorians”

Orientation and Transitions announces summer sessions

Throughout summer, orientation sessions will be held on the following dates:

Aug. 10–12 (International Orientation)

Friday, Aug. 12 (Last Call Orientation)

Departments, clubs, or organizations that would like to take part in orientation should contact Serena McCovery at [email protected].

Study Abroad shares info on budgeting for trips, gaining grant funds

Visit the Study Abroad table to find out how to budget a trip with smart financial planning and qualify for free grant money from the Department of State.

Tuesday, Aug. 16 | 12:30­–1:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall breezeway

Study Abroad proposal period: AUM’s 2017 Study Abroad proposal period is open until Sept. 2. AUM faculty and staff who are interested in submitting a proposal can contact AUM Study Abroad at [email protected].

A look to the future: BTW student art show

The AUM Fine Arts Department will open its first exhibition of the fall semester in August in the Goodwyn Gallery.BTW-Poster-3Saved.jpg

The exhibition features student artwork from Booker T. Washington Magnet High School in Montgomery and is a collaboration between the Fine Arts Department and BTW teachers.

A reception will be held Aug.17. AUM Fine Arts looks forward to welcoming the young artists, teachers and families to AUM.

Reception: Wednesday, August 17 | 4­–5:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Gallery
Exhibit: Aug. 15–Sept. 15

‘Between the Lines: Making Sense of Abstraction’

“Between the Lines: Making Sense of Abstraction,” a student-curated exhibition sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts, will run through Aug. 15 in the Goodwyn Gallery.

For information, contact [email protected] or 334-244-3986.

Submit your project proposal for #AUMDayofGiving

AUM’s Office of Advancement is accepting project proposals until Aug. 25 for its #AUMDayofGiving, a special 24-hour social media-driven fundraising initiative. AUM’s #AUMDayofGiving occurs in conjunction with the National Day of Giving movement known as #GivingTuesday.

To prepare for the #AUMDayofGiving on Nov. 29, we are looking for AUMazing projects to highlight! AUM has so many exciting programs, and we want to show the community how they can help us continue to provide our students and faculty with the resources they need to excel.

Those interested in taking part in #AUMDayofGiving, can visit the #AUMDayofGiving page and download a project proposal form. Forms are due by close of business Thursday, Aug. 25. Submit your form to Marie Harrington at [email protected] or, for questions, call 334-244-3596.

Acceptance messages will be sent to each project manager by Sept. 2.

Volunteers sought for Kinesiology studies

Strength study

Department of Kinesiology researchers are conducting a study on the effects of blood flow-restricted training on strength in trained versus untrained individuals.

Participation is voluntary and will require eight visits of 15 to 45 minutes each for three weeks.

To be eligible to take part, participants must be in generally good health; between the ages of 18 to 40; and not have any conditions that would prevent exercise. Both male and females are encouraged to participate.

All testing will occur in the Human Performance Labs and gym located in the AUM Wellness Center. A free body composition assessment is included.

For information, contact Bruce Bentley at [email protected].

Metabolism study

Can three minutes of sprint exercise per week increase metabolism? Does the exercise help one to burn more calories at rest?

Researchers in the Department of Kinesiology are seeking participants for a study to examine if interval training influences resting metabolism.

The study will require participants to continue their existing activity, perform sprint intervals three days a week for four weeks (10 to 20 minutes), or perform slightly longer intervals three days a week for four weeks (15 to 25 minutes).

To be eligible, participants must be healthy, active, and between 18–50 years old. All training and testing will be done in the Human Performance Lab in the AUM Wellness center.

If interested, contact Dr. Matt Schubert at [email protected].

Want to get involved on campus? Join the WOW Crew!

The WOW Crew (Weeks of Welcome) is recruiting new members for Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017. The WOW Crew welcomes students and helps execute events during the Weeks of Welcome at the start of each semester, and it assists with SPARK Camp in the fall.

The Weeks of Welcome is a time for clubs, organizations or offices around campus to welcome AUM students to the new semester through programming.
The WOW Crew has been a staple the last few years on campus and always brings an air of excitement to the WOW.

Crew members will be expected to support events throughout WOW by offering to help with any part of the events. The Crew is also expected to be ready to answer questions that new AUM students may have about campus.

In addition, mandatory half-day trainings will be held before each semester. And in the fall semester, WOW Crew members will assist with SPARK Camp, AUM’s extended orientation.

The current dates for WOW are Aug. 13–Sept. 2, 2016, and Jan. 9–13, 2017.

To apply, fill out the WOW Crew application. Applications are open to all students and will be accepted throughout the year.

For questions, email Serena McCovery at [email protected].

Students, faculty, and staff: Most popular ‘Dinner’ selfies to win prizes

AUM Connected, the common reading program, is planning a variety of great events for the 2016–17 academic year related to the book, The Dinner.Phill Johnson Reads Dinner.png

Between now and Oct. 1, 2016, email your photo as you read The Dinner to Dr. Lee Farrow at [email protected], and it will be put on Facebook. The most “liked” photos will win prizes!

‘Curtiss for President’ shirts, 2017 calendars available at Warhawk Shop

“Curtiss for President” shirts are now available at the Warhawk Shop.

Also, calendars for 2017 in (available in academic or standard year format) have arrived. A wide selection of styles and sizes is available, and departments may direct charge to their FOAP or PCard.

For information, contact Jeffrey Vinzant at [email protected] or 334-244-3576.

Roost summer semester hours

Summer semester

The Roost (Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.)
The AUMazing Bean (Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.)

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