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Warhawk Weekly 9-7: AUM named in Princeton Review; Vaccination Prize Drawing

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AUM named to “Best Colleges in the Southeast” list by The Princeton Review

For the third consecutive year, Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) has been recognized as one of the “Best Colleges in the Southeast” by The Princeton Review.

AUM is listed among 143 of the best universities in the southeast by The Princeton Review and showcased in its web feature, “2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” The website feature salutes a total of 655 “academically outstanding” colleges that The Princeton Review recommends over five regions: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International. Collectively, the colleges recognized on the “regional best” lists for 2022 make up about 24 percent of the nation’s 2,700 four-year colleges.

“We are honored to receive this accolade because it serves as a testament that AUM’s people — its faculty, staff and students — make our university a great place to study and learn,” said AUM Chancellor Carl A. Stockton. “It also represents our dedication to ensuring that our more than 5,000 students have access to cutting-edge learning and world-renowned faculty to prepare them as future leaders.”

The Princeton Review recommends schools for its web feature based on academic quality and institutional data for admissions selectivity, quality of life, green rating, safety, and students’ satisfaction with faculty and access to financial aid.

Students were asked by The Princeton Review to rate their colleges on dozens of issues and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. AUM students surveyed commented that, AUM feels like “a huge melting pot” with “many religions, cultures, [and] races” and described the university as “one of the gems of the South in that it is much more diverse than many other places in the area.”

Students also praised the academic experience at AUM, noting that the coursework professors assign is “rigorous and challenging,” but students find it all “makes for a good learning environment.”

Learn more in AUM News.

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COVID-19 vaccination prize drawing via Facebook Live

The first Vaccination Incentive Program scholarship and prize winners will be announced today at 3 p.m. AUM Chancellor Carl A. Stockton will announce the first 15 prize winners for the Vaccination Incentive Program live via the university’s Facebook page for the following:

  • $1,000 scholarship
  • $200 Bookstore scholarship
  • $200 Dining credit
  • 3 free parking passes
  • 8 priority registrations
  • 1 scholarship for free housing in Spring and Fall 2022

Don’t miss out! Get your $200 grant for being fully vaccinated students! Plus, students have an opportunity to win valuable prizes and scholarships through random drawings. More prizes will be drawn soon so make sure to complete the information at and verify your vaccination status!

Fully vaccinated students who have verified their vaccination status with the university are automatically selected and entered in prize drawings. If you have not verified your full-vaccination status or would like to participate in future drawings, complete the following steps:

  • Receive a full COVID-19 vaccination. Keep a look out for vaccine clinics offered by Warhawk Health Services. At clinics, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is offered for unvaccinated students, and verification of vaccination cards and student IDs for previously vaccinated students.
  • Submit your vaccination information to AUM. Students should register their vaccination status at or bring your vaccination card along with your Student ID to the verification table in the lobby of Taylor Center across from the Bookstore. The desk is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. through October 1, 2021.

Once students have completed the verification step, they will be in the pool for all future prize drawings.

Since August, more than 2,500 students have participated in AUM’s Vaccination Incentive Program. Working together by getting vaccinated, we can continue to provide a healthy campus environment and safeguard the well-being of our classmates, colleagues, professors, and family members.

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Call for Honors course proposals

AUM faculty considering submitting a proposal for teaching Honors courses in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 may submit proposals to [email protected] by October 29, 2021. Honors Committee members will review all course proposals.

For more information, visit the UHP faculty information site or email Honors Director Lynn Stallings with questions.

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Participate in AUM’s Blood Drive

AUM has partnered with the American Red Cross to host a campus blood drive in September.

The drive will be held 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. September 21 in the Taylor Center, room 230. As part of the drive, there will be testing for COVID-19 antibodies from each pint of blood donated.

AUM community members can help others by making an appointment to participate in the upcoming blood drive. Appointments can be made at with the code AUM or using your zip code. You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to set an appointment.

Donors must bring your driver’s license or other form of ID. You can save 15 minutes off the process time by completing a Red Cross Rapid Pass before you come.

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COVID-19 dashboard available

In an effort to help students, faculty, staff and parents understand public health conditions relative to the campus community during the pandemic, AUM will continue to offer an online COVID-19 dashboard.

The dashboard will provide weekly updates on testing conducted by Warhawk Health Services, as well as test results from personal healthcare providers reported by students and employees to Student Affairs and Human Resources, respectively.

Learn more about the dashboard.

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Get event updates from Curtiss

 Stay in-the-know about can’t-miss campus events via text message. Enroll in AUM365 and get the 4-1-1 from Curtiss The Warhawk himself. Text curti$$ to 334-398-6025 to receive reminders about upcoming happenings.

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