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Warhawk Weekly 9–20: Online course evaluations; Halloween decorating contest

Warhawk Weekly 9–20: Online course evaluations; Halloween decorating contest

Online course evaluations

No more paper! AUM’s new online course evaluation system, Curtiss Course Critiques, will help you…

  • Improve your learning experience by giving feedback to instructors in your major
  • Complete evaluations quickly and easily on any mobile device
  • Ensure responses will remain confidential and evaluation results will not be available to instructors until after they’ve submitted final grades

Keep an eye out for an email from the Office of the Provost with information about how to access Curtiss Course Critiques and complete your evaluations.

Curtiss Course Critiques Schedule for Fall 2016:

Open Date Close Date
1st Half Term 09/20/2016 10/04/2016
2nd Half and Full Terms 11/15/2016 11/29/2016

Halloween decorating contest

AUM Staff Council presents our annual Halloween office-decorating contest. The theme for this year’s decorating contest is “animation.” Judging will commence on Monday, October 31, 2016 and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

For departments wanting to participate please notify Kathryn Ashmore via email [email protected] no later than 5:00pm on Friday, October 7, 2016.

Stine has book recognized

At their 2016 book award ceremony last week, the British Medical Association recognized the 3rd edition of the textbook “Principles of Toxicology” by Dr. Karen Stine, Department of Biology, and her co-author Dr. Thomas Brown as a highly commended book in the category of Public Health. The BMA medical book awards take place annually to recognize outstanding contributions to medical literature.

Kaufman co-edits essays

Dr. Alexander L. Kaufman, Professor of English and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program, is the co-editor of a volume of essays in honor of Professor Emeritus Thomas H. Ohlgren of Purdue University. “Telling Tales and Crafting Books,” published by Medieval Institute Publications at Western Michigan University, focuses on the significance of form and content in the creation of medieval manuscripts and books. The volume contains thirteen chapters that represent a number of Ohlgren’s research and teaching interests, such as Anglo-Saxon art and iconography, medieval outlaws, and the Robin Hood tradition. In addition to co-editing the volume, Kaufman wrote the introduction and contributed a chapter.

Davis-Maye travels to Ghana

Dr. Denise Davis-Maye traveled to Ghana, West Africa this summer to establish relationships with Ashesi University ( and the Kwame Nkruma University of Science and Technology (KNUST) ( With the support of the Office of Global Initiatives and the College of Public Policy and Justice, she was able to pursue study abroad and civic engagement opportunities for AUM students and explore opportunities for Graduate education with interested Ghanaian students. Davis-Maye hopes to offer the first faculty-led study abroad program to Ghana during the summer of 2017.

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National Hazing Prevention Week

National Hazing Prevention Week will be observed by AUM on September 19-22nd. Each day during the week members from AUM’s fraternities and sororities will be passing out informational handouts, buttons, and wristbands. Mr. Rasheed Ali Cromwell Esq. will be coming to campus to speak to faulty, staff, and students about the “Invisible Side of Hazing.” These events are open to the public.

White Board Campaign: Come share why hazing should not be allowed in our community.

Today, September 19 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Goodwyn Breezeway

The Invisible Side of Hazing, Guest Speaker: Rasheed Ali Cromwell Esq.

Today, September 19 | 6:30 p.m. | 222-223 Taylor Center

#WarhawksDontHaze Come lend a hand as we take a stand against hazing

Wednesday, September 20 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Goodwyn Breezeway

Sign hazing prevention pledge and pick up your button/wristband

Thursday, September 21 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Goodwyn Breezeway


Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday: Apps for Visual Impairments. Refreshments provided. [PDF ATTACHED

Tuesday, September 20 | Noon–1 p.m. | 147 Taylor Center | Refreshments provided

Constitution Day celebration

Please join the Political Science and Public Administration departments and the Political Science Club as we celebrate Constitution Day. Political Science professors Dr. David Hughes and Dr. Nicholas Howard will discuss how the Constitution is relevant to current political issues and how the election could impact the role of the Constitution going forward. Following the presentations, the Political Science Club will hold elections for its officers for the 2016-17 academic year.

Tuesday, September 20 | 12:10–12:40 p.m. | 204 Goodwyn Hall

Study Abroad Fair

Come find out what travel opportunities are available for 2017 at the 4th Annual Study Abroad Fair!

Wednesday, September 21 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m. | 230 Taylor Center

Warhawk Disability Alliance meeting

The Warhawk Disability Alliance wants to get to know you! If you are someone who likes to be active on campus, attend fun events and promote equality for others then you should come check us out! This club has a place for everyone. You do not have to have a disability to be a member of this group. The whole purpose of this group is to shatter the lines between the disabled and the non-disabled! So, come join us and help break down the barrier!

Wednesday, September 21 | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | Global Education Center


AUM sponsors celebrity chef cooking demo

Chef Bryant Terry, James Beard Leadership Award-winning chef and author, is presenting in Montgomery at a free lunchtime lecture on September 30th at the Fairview Farmers Market as a part of the River Region Food Policy Council’s newest project called the ‘Food Turn Up.’

Mr. Terry is the current chef-in-residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, author of the critically acclaimed “Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy and Creative African-American Cuisine,” which was named one of the best vegan/vegetarian cookbooks of the last 25 years by Cooking Light Magazine. His newest book, “Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed,” is a celebration of music, culture and food that is both plant-based and nourishing to the soul.

Admission is free if you RSVP. All participants must register online by Thursday, Sep. 22 from 9 a.m–4 p.m.

Friday, September 30 | Noon–1 p.m. | Fairview Farmers Market, 60 W. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36105 | Free admission with RSVP

CAS hosts lecture series

Dr. Steven LoBello of the Department of Psychology will be giving his lecture, “Reason for Skepticism regarding Seasonal Affective Disorder.” LoBello’s research looks at large samples distributed across the U.S. to determine if the prevalence of depression is related to seasonal changes, latitude of residence, or amount of sunlight exposure.

For more information, contact John Havard at [email protected] or 334-244-3427.

Thursday, Sep. 22 | 12:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor North

AUM Connected shows ‘The Last Supper’

‘The Last Supper’ (1995) is a dark comedy (starring Cameron Diaz, Courtney B. Vance, Bill Paxton, and Ron Perlman) about five graduate students and their tradition of inviting a guest over for Sunday dinner to discuss social issues. When a guest threatens one of the students, he sets them on a radical path of social justice serial murder.

Light refreshments available.

Thursday, September 22 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

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Theatre AUM opens ‘No Holds Bard: A Shakespearean Celebration’

Theatre AUM’s Production of “No Holds Bard: A Shakespearean Celebration,” featuring scenes, songs and soliloquies, will open September 22. This is the first production of our 2016-17 season and will run Sep. 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30, Oct. 1 and 2. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. on the Sunday matinee. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 senior citizen, student and military. AUM students, faculty and staff are free admission with ID.

Thursday–Saturday, September 22–24; Thursday–Sunday, September 29–October 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre AUM

Clemson professor to speak at Montgomery area mathematics 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 Sept. 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.

AUMazing Workshop Series continues

The Warhawk Academic Success Center, Learning Center, Career Development Center and the library are sponsoring the AUMazing Workshop Series.

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! For more information, contact Jessica Hayes!

September 26 – How to Avoid Plagiarism & Correctly Use Citations!

12 pm – 12:45 pm
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

September 29 – How to Avoid Plagiarism & Correctly Use Citations!

12 pm – 12:45 pm
6:20 pm – 7:05 pm

CELT sessions this week

Worried about a Student?: How to Report a Judicial Concern

Tuesday, Sep. 20 | 9:30–10:30 a.m. | Taylor Center 222

FDI: Excel for Faculty

Tuesday, Sep. 20 | 10 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111

Building Qualtrics Surveys *This is an elective course for online teaching certification

Tuesday, Sep. 20 | 1–3 p.m. | Clement Hall 111

FDI: Blackboard: Assignments, Groups and Grade Center

Wednesday, Sep. 21 | 9 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111

Lunch and Learn: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Create Online Discussion Questions

Wednesday, Sep. 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, Sep. 22 | 2:30–3:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

AUM Connected: showing of the film “The Last Supper”

Thursday, Sep. 22 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

The Role of Advising in Student Success

Friday, Sep. 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, Sep. 26 | 11 a.m.–noon | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

Lib-Guides and You: How to Maximize and Individualize Web Space for Class Instruction

Monday, Sep. 26 | 1–2 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

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. The survey will be open until Sept. 30 and can be reached through this link:

‘Dinner’ selfie contest continues

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!

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 the AUM Connected page often.

Upcoming CELT Sessions

FDI: How to Capture Your Lectures Using Camtasia Relay

Tuesday, Sep. 27 | 9 a.m.–noon | Clement Hall 111

Writing Course Goals and Outcomes for Classes

Tuesday, Sep. 27 | 2–3 p.m. | Taylor Center 223

Lunch and Learn: How to Use Advanced Features in Turnitin Plagiarism Detection Software

Wednesday, Sep. 28 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 221

Warhawk Warning

Wednesday, Sep. 28 | 2:30–3:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor East

Making the Most of Office Hours

Thursday, Sep. 29 | 9:30–10:30 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

Stereotype Threat and Student Success

Thursday, Sep. 29 | 2:30–3:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

Battling Our Biases *Recommended for UNIV instructors

Thursday, Sep. 29 | 5–6 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th Floor West

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