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. http://www.aum.edu/content/curtiss-course-critiques
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 (www.ashesi.org) and the Kwame Nkruma University of Science and Technology (KNUST) (www.knust.edu.gh). 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.
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: 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
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!
September 29 – How to Avoid Plagiarism & Correctly Use Citations!
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: https://aum.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cA8PVoCU3Dfab7n.
‘Dinner’ selfie contest continues
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
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