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Warhawk Weekly 9–13: Mentor shows student future in science

Warhawk Weekly 9–13: Mentor shows student future in science

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Mentor shows student future in science

Senior Biology major Paul Yeo didn’t come to AUM with plans for a career in science, but that changed when his professor became his mentor.

Read the full story on Paul Yeo.

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AUM Women Lead Society inducts 7 students

The AUM Women Lead Society held its inaugural meeting Aug. 19 and inducted seven AUM students.

After a rigorous application process, the inductees for 2016–17 and their majors are Hydenia Boswell, Biology; Sidnie Boswell, Information Systems; Brittany Bridgewater, Business; Selina Johnson, Communications; Emilea Moultrie, Chemistry/Health Sciences; Kambria Richardson, Secondary English Education; and Teva Stinson, Undeclared.

The women will participate in monthly development activities and an annual community service project. Upon completion of their year of mentorship, a new cohort of women will be inducted, and the previous class will mentor the new group. Women helping women is a primary feature of the program.

With support from the Office of the Provost, the Division of Student Affairs, and the College of Business and the College of Public Policy and Justice, the interdisciplinary society offers a residential learning community dedicated to developing the skills necessary for women students to successfully complete an undergraduate degree and compete in the job marketplace.

By focusing on academic skills development, professional and personal development, and community and global engagement, AUM Women Lead advances the common good in our AUM community.

The faculty/staff mentors and organizing committee include Megan G. Hughes, College of Business; Dr. Rhea Ingram, College of Business; Dr. Kimberly Johnson, College of Business; Dr. Denise Davis-Maye, College of Public Policy and Justice; Amanda Rodriguez, Office of International Student Involvement; Dr. Nichole Thompson, Office of Accountability and Advocacy; Dr. Annice Yarber-Allen, College of Public Policy and Justice; and Dr. Janice Lyn, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Information or questions on the application process can be emailed to Applications for 2017–18 will be available Feb. 1.

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Gokul first grad student to complete teaching certification program

Naranjan Gokul, a graduate student in AUM’s Cybersystems and Information Security program, is the first graduate student to complete the Graduate Student Teaching Certification program through the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

The program, which began in January, aims to assist graduate students in obtaining some of the necessary skills and information for effective teaching, and requires that participants attend eight CELT sessions and a syllabus peer review session.

Graduate students in any field are welcome and can sign up by contacting Dr. Lee A. Farrow, director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, at

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Diaz to intern with CNN

Paula Diaz, an AUM junior from Venezuela who is majoring in Communications with a Journalism concentration, will intern at CNN in Atlanta this December.

Diaz was able to complete an internship with WSFA 12 News over the summer through AUM, which she says helped her to feel ready to answer interview questions for CNN.

After the interview process, Diaz received a call informing her that she had been selected for the internship.

The internship will involve learning everything it takes to work at a news station, such as editing, producing, tech work, and anchoring. Diaz will be required to shadow all areas, including the web team of CNN.

“My goal is to become an anchor at some point in my life, so I am really looking forward to learning new tips to become a better storyteller in front of the camera,” Diaz said.

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Cast your vote for AUM Connected’s 2017–18 common reading book

The AUM Connected: Common Reading Program is accepting nominations for the 2017–18 common reading book. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to nominate a book.

The book should be a reasonable length (under 350 pages), available in paperback (and possibly electronic formats), and appeal to a multidisciplinary audience of students and faculty/staff. The book should also contain themes that can provoke thoughtful discussions and can facilitate a series of lectures, movie, or other events throughout the year.

Please keep these guidelines in mind as you make your suggestion.

Nominate your book now through Sept. 30.

Career Development Center holds part-time job fair

The AUM Career Development Center recently held a part-time job fair on campus as part of Weeks of WOW.

More than 300 students met with local employers accepting applications for part-time positions within their organizations. Response from employers was extremely positive, with many students completing applications and scheduling interviews that day.

Several of the participating employers are still seeking qualified applicants for their part-time positions. Students can visit the Warhawk Careers online job platform on MyAUM for more information.

Anyone seeking assistance with Warhawk Careers or career services can contact the Career Development Center at 334-244-3345 or email

If you see something, say something

New software is now online to support students, faculty and staff with reporting concerns and judicial complaints to the Office of Accountability and Advocacy.

To see the types of incidents and concerns that can be reported through the system:

  • Go to
  • Click on ‘Current Students’ at top of page.
  • Scroll down to ‘Student Conduct Information.’
  • Click on ‘Report a Concern or Judicial Complaint’ (You’ll be prompted to log into MyAUM.)

If you need to file a report, follow the steps above and then choose a report, fill it out, and submit it online. The report will automatically be submitted to the Office of Accountability and Advocacy for review.

There will be additional training and a demonstration of the new reporting software at a CELT session at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20 in the Library Tower.

For more information, contact the Office of Accountability and Advocacy at or 334-244-3106.

Author, AU Foundation Chair Gossom Jr. to speak

Thom Gossom Jr., the first black athlete to graduate from Auburn University in 1975 and a native of Birmingham, Ala., will speak Sept. 14 at AUM.

Wednesday, Sept. 14 | Noon | Library Tower, 10th floor West | Open to the public

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SPLC team to talk careers in Civil Rights law; share employment, internship opportunities

A Southern Poverty Law Center attorney and other SPLC employees will share employment and internship opportunities with students July 27.

Ebony Howard, SPLC managing attorney, will present “The Journey to Becoming a Civil Rights Attorney,” and SPLC employees also will discuss the organization’s history and culture.

Space is limited; register through WarhawkCareers on MyAUM.

Assistance from the CDC

Students seeking assistance with résumé preparation or networking skills are encouraged to contact the Career Development Center; email or call 244-3345 to schedule an appointment.

SPLC presentation: Wednesday, Sept. 14 | Noon–1:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109 | Hosted by the Career Development Center

‘How to use the AUM Library’ workshops

The Warhawk Academic Success Center, Learning Center, Career Development Center and the library are sponsoring the AUMazing Workshop Series. First up is “How to Use the AUM Library.”

These free student workshops will introduce attendees to library and academic support resources that will help them on their academic journey.

All workshops will be held in the Library Computer Lab on the 2nd Floor of the AUM Library Tower. While registration isn’t required, it is encouraged, as seating is limited! You can register electronically via the AUM Library calendar or choose from the times listed below!

Refreshments will be provided at all workshops, and attendees will have the opportunity to win AUM goodies, iTunes gift cards, and Amazon gift cards!

Learn how you can become an AUMazing student!

Sept. 14 — Developing Excellent Study Skills!

Noon–12:45 p.m.
5:15–6 p.m.

Sept. 15 — Developing Excellent Study Skills!

Noon–12:45 p.m.
6:20–7:05 p.m.

Information: Jessica Hayes, or 334-244-3814

TED Talk discussion on ‘My Year of Saying Yes to Everything’

The Center for Disability Services is hosting a TED Talk on Thursday. Matthew Kemp will lead a viewing and discussion of a Ted Talk featuring TV producer and writer Shonda Rhimes, “My Year of Saying Yes to Everything.”

Thursday, Sept. 15 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 147 | Light refreshments provided

Young Alumni Mixer

Enjoy free food, drinks, fun and the good company of fellow young Auburn University at Montgomery alumni at the Young Alumni Mixer, sponsored by the AUM Alumni Association!

Please RSVP to 334-244-3369,, or at
Thursday, Sept. 15 | 6 p.m. | The Exchange at the Renaissance Hotel | All alumni 40 and welcome

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College of Arts and Sciences hosts lecture on seasonal affective disorder

Dr. Steven LoBello of the Department of Psychology will give a lecture Sept. 22 on “Reason for Skepticism regarding Seasonal Affective Disorder?”

LoBello’s research seeks to determine if the prevalence of depression is related to seasonal changes, latitude of residence, or amount of sunlight exposure.

Thursday, Sept. 22 | 12:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor North | Information: John Havard, or 334-244-3427

CELT sessions this week

What Employers Want: Connecting Higher Education with the World of Work
Today, Sept. 13 | 2–3 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

FDI: PowerPoint Basics
*This is an elective course for online teaching certification.
Wednesday, Sept. 14 | 9 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111

Graduation Worksheets: What to Put on Them and What to Leave Off
Wednesday, Sept. 14 | 9:30–10:30 a.m. | Taylor Center 222

It Takes a Village: How the Learning Center and Instructional Support Lab Supports the AUM Community
Wednesday, Sept. 14 | 2–3 p.m. | Taylor Center 222

Webster and Degree Works for Faculty
Thursday, Sept. 15 | 10–11 a.m. | Clement Hall 110

Demystify Your Syllabi
Thursday, Sept. 15 | 5–6 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor South

AUM Connected: Pig Out with a Professor
*Recommended for UNIV instructors
Friday, Sept. 16 | 12:30–2 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Teaching and Working with Our Military Students
Monday, Sept. 19 | 11 a.m.–noon | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Interpreting the New Course Evaluation Forms
*For Deans and Department Heads
Monday, Sept. 19 | 2–3 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Clemson professor to speak at math colloquium

Dr. James Coykenall, Professor of Mathematics at Clemson University, will speak on “Factorization in Commutative Rings: An Example-Oriented Introduction” at the Montgomery Area Mathematics Colloquium Screen shot 2016-09-12 at 4.25.49 PM.pngSept. 23, sponsored by AUM’s Department of Mathematics and supported by the AUM Lecturer’s Program.

Friday, Sept. 23 | 1:30–3 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 202 | Refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Library accepting food for fines

Starting Sept. 1, you may now pay overdue library fines by bringing non-perishable food items to the AUM Library Circulation Desk. One food item will pay for up to $1.50 in overdue fines, and all collected items will be donated to the AUM Food Pantry.

While this program will not be applicable to fines and fees on lost or damaged items or interlibrary loan (ILL) charges, the AUM Library encourages individuals with overdue library fines to take advantage of this new program.

Information: 334-244-3647

Students: Be aware of your rights

According to The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), students have a number of rights, including rights to review educational records, seek amendment of inaccurate and misleading information, provide written consent before disclosure of information, and more.

Read more about your FERPA rights.

Flu shots available

Student Health Services is administering the yearly flu vaccine. Appointments are not necessary.

The vaccine will be administered from 9–11 a.m. and 1–4 p.m. Monday through Friday for students, faculty and staff, and dependents age 3 years and up. The cost is $25. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted, and no insurance will be filed.

‘Let’s Talk’ encourages student-counselor dialogue

The AUM Counseling Center on Aug. 23 is beginning a campus outreach program open to all AUM students called “Let’s Talk.”

“Let’s Talk” is an informal, pre-counseling opportunity in which students can meet with a counselor without making an appointment. Students can talk about whatever is important to them, much as they might talk with a resident assistant or an academic advisor.

For more information, contact the AUM Counseling Center at 244-3469 or email

Tuesdays | 1–2 p.m. | Taylor Center 126
Wednesdays | 1–2 p.m. | Clement Hall 109

Text and chat with your AUM Library

Don’t forget: You can now 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!

Students: Tutoring Hours for Fall 2016

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.

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Between now and Oct. 1, 2016, email your photo as you read The Dinner to Dr. Lee Farrow at, and it will be put on Facebook. The most “liked” photos will 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, so visit their page often.

‘Curtiss for President’ shirts, 2017 calendars in the Warhawk Shop now!

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

Also, calendars for 2017 (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 or 334-244-3576.

Upcoming CELT Sessions

Worried about a Student?: How to Report a Judicial Concern
Tuesday, Sept. 20 | 9:30–10:30 a.m. | Taylor Center 222

FDI: Excel for Faculty
Tuesday, Sept. 20 | 10 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111

Building Qualtrics Surveys
*Elective course for online teaching certification
Tuesday, Sept. 20 | 1–3 p.m. | Clement Hall 111

FDI: Blackboard: Assignments, Groups and Grade Center
Wednesday, Sept. 21 | 9 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111

Lunch and Learn: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Create Online Discussion Questions
Wednesday, Sept. 21 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 223

Making Memory Work In Your Class: How Understanding Memory Processes Can Help You Help Your Students
*Recommended for UNIV instructors
Thursday, Sept. 22 | 2:30–3:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

AUM Connected: showing of the film “The Last Supper”
Thursday, Sept. 22 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

The Role of Advising in Student Success
Friday, Sept. 23 | 1–2 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

The 3 R’s of Disability Support Services: Rights, Responsibilities, and Recommendations
*Recommended for UNIV instructors
Monday, Sept. 26 | 11 a.m.–noon | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Lib-Guides and Your: How to Maximize and Individualize Web Space for Class Instruction
Monday, Sept. 26 | 1–2 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

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