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AUM Weekly 10-20-15: Outreach trains 85 Certified Public Managers; Students: privacy information

AUM Weekly 10-20-15: Outreach trains 85 Certified Public Managers; Students: privacy information

by Caitlin Forrest | Oct 20, 2015

85 managers participate in AUM’s Certified Public Manager training

Eighty-five managers from state and local government agencies in Alabama recently participated in Auburn University at Montgomery Outreach Training Solutions’ Certified Public Manager (CPM) training program, and 45 managers completed the requirements for receiving national certification.

Outreach Training Solutions’ CPM program has been providing comprehensive management training to thousands of leaders across Alabama for nearly 30 years. The dynamic and engaging training program utilizes projects and course material that inspire new ways of thinking and innovative approaches to solving problems. Students participate in critical thinking as they explore methods to achieve efficiency gains or cost savings in their agencies and for the state of Alabama.

Courses include leadership, project management, interpersonal communication, performance coaching, building and leading teams, managing public organizations, and building partnerships.

Students: Know your privacy rights on educational records

Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), which explains rights to review education records, seek to amend inaccurate and misleading information, and also to ask the University not to disclose directory information.

Download FERPA information.

AUM Outreach assists with 2015 MPS Leadership Academy presentations

On Oct. 9, the AUM Outreach Training Solutions team worked with Montgomery Public Schools’ principals and aspiring principals during the 2015 MPS Leadership Academy. Each Leadership Academy is focused on strengthening leadership and uniting individuals to achieve positive results. The academy is a yearlong process of training sessions and classes.

During the academy, current and aspiring principals offered solutions for the future of MPS in a meeting with the school districts’ top leaders. The educators discussed issues that included social media in schools, bullying, gang activity, and trust building.

The MPS Leadership Academy is a comprehensive leadership development program designed specifically by AUM Outreach Training Solutions for Montgomery Public Schools’ instructional leaders currently serving in that role and those aspiring to serve. The program curriculum focuses on new developments and best practices in education; innovation in applying new ideas and approaches to instructional leadership; and leadership skill development through program activities, field experiences, and project laboratories.

Help find the next AUM Quality Enhancement Program

AUM is required by SACSCOC to select and implement a new Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) for our next SACSCOC reaffirmation. Our last QEP was Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), which became a permanent part of AUM’s curriculum and has been very successful. Now, it is time to designate a new QEP. Through this online survey, which will be open until Oct. 26your ideas about the next QEP will be gathered and evaluated along with those that are being collected at face-to-face meetings taking place on campus. In December, a short list of ideas will be put out for campus vote.

For information, contact Danitra Tolbert at dtolber5@aum.edu or 334-244-3525.

Farrow signs ‘Alexis in America’ book in Savannah

On Oct. 10, Dr. Lee A. Farrow, distinguished teaching professor of history and director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, signed copies of her book Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke’s Tour, 1871-1872 recently at the Barnes & Noble store in Savannah, Ga.

UNIV midterm projects a success

UNIV midterm projects were held Oct. 4–7 in the Warhawk Academic Success Center and were a huge success, thanks to the leadership and guidance from AUM instructors and the tenacity and effort displayed by UNIV students! Thanks to faculty and staff who stopped by to show their support.

A time for support

We are saddened to report the passing of James Veres, the brother of Chancellor John Veres. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Easter Seals Camp ASCCA. To read more about James, view his obituary page.

Please join us in our support for Dr. Veres and his family by keeping them in your thoughts at this difficult time.

SGA collecting books for literacy initiative

AUM’s Student Government Association (SGA) is supporting the Book Drive for Literacy initiative started by the Alabama University Student Presidents Council (USPC) for the 2015-2016 academic school year through a book collection. All books collected will be donated to HERO, an organization dedicated to improving lives in Hale County, Ala. The goals of this year’s service project are to increase access to books and encourage reading by Alabamians of all ages.

The SGA will be collecting books of all kinds (children’s books to old textbooks) through Nov. 6.  Boxes are located in various locations around campus. To have a book picked up from a classroom or office, email sgapresident@aum.edu.

QEP is focus of town hall meeting

Student Government Association and Dr. Lee Farrow, director of the Center for Excellence and Learning in Teaching, will be hosting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 21, to discuss the Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) and institutional improvement.

For information contact Victoria Byrne at sgapresident@aum.edu or 334-244-3655.

Wednesday | Oct. 21 | 5 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

Kelley to speak on concert pianist’s travel narrative of world tours

Dr. Joyce Kelley, associate professor in the Department of English and Philosophy, will present a lecture, “Black and White and Read all Over: Racial Identity, Travel, and Music in Philippa Duke Schuyler’s Adventures in Black and White,” on Thursday, Nov. 19. Kelley will discuss concert pianist Philippa Duke Schuyler’s travel narrative of her world tours, Adventures in Black and White (1960).

The child of a white mother and black father, Schuyler was a child prodigy who achieved fame early in life. However, when she tired of being categorized as a “Negro artist” according to restrictive United States’ racial codes, she continued her career abroad.

Kelley explains that the narrative recounts how travel empowered Schuyler to create an international identity and to imagine experiences of inclusion that were denied to her in the U.S.

For information, contact Dr. John Havard, assistant professor in the Department of English and Philosophy, at jhavard@aum.edu or 334-244-3427.

Thursday | Nov. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Library Tower, Tenth floor South

Faculty: Apply for CELT conference funding aid

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is accepting applications from faculty interested in receiving funds to help defray the cost of attending the Teaching Professor Conference in Washington, D.C., next June. Please see the CELT website for the fillable PDF form.

Submission deadline: Dec. 1, 2015 | recipients notified on or before Jan. 15.

Students: Jack and Ruth Lee Scholarship applications available

Applications for The Jack and Ruth Lee Scholarship, which provides $500 to be put toward books and supplies for the spring 2016 term, are now available in the Scholarships Office (in Admissions, first floor of Taylor Center) and The Center for Disability Services (Taylor Center 147). The deadline is Nov. 10, 2015.

Free fall concerts in Goodwyn Hall

AUM will host a series of fall concerts — all of which are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. — in Goodwyn Hall Auditorium.

Anthony Pattin

Dr. Anthony Pattin holds degrees in piano performance from Toledo University, University of Michigan, and the University of Alabama. Pattin lives in Birmingham, Ala., and is active as a pianist in solo, orchestral, and chamber music performances.

Tuesday | Nov. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Auditorium

AUM Chorus, directed by Lavone DuBose

Thursday | Nov. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Auditorium

Geospatial Research Institute invites all to first-ever roundtable

The Auburn University Montgomery Geospatial Research Institute invites all current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, administration, and other interested parties to attend its first annual roundtable. For information, contact Tanya Burton at tjackso7@aum.edu or 334-244-3209.

Monday | Nov. 9 | 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (with lunch break) | Library Tower, Tenth floor North and East | Free, open to public

Speech and Hearing Clinic to offer free screenings for awareness month

To recognize National Hearing Conservation Awareness Month, the AUM Speech and Hearing Clinic will provide free hearing screenings for all students, faculty and staff. All those who are screened will be entered for a chance to win gift cards and other prizes.

Thursday | Oct. 29 | 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Taylor Center 221

UNIV Legacy project to aid children

The UNIV Legacy Committee is selling Warhawk Wings for $1 to help children through the Salvation Army. The Wings may be purchased from the Warhawk Academic Success Center (Library Tower, 2nd floor). Write your name on a wing and show your support. The wings will be displayed around campus. All who purchase a set of wings may put their name in a hat for a chance to win a pair of Auburn vs. Ole Miss football tickets for the Halloween game!

Drawing: Wednesday, Oct. 28

Hot Topics Café: Haunts, Spooks and Superstitions

Believe in aliens? Ever seen a ghost? Come be a part of the discussion sponsored by Housing and Residence Life. Snacks and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Christin LeJeune at clejeune@aum.eduor 334-244-3683

Wednesday | Oct. 28 | 6:30 p.m. | The Landing

Diversity Conference set to take place at North Alabama

For information about the Comprehensive Diversity Conference at the University of North Alabama in Florence, contact Timothy Spraggins, chief diversity officer in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, at 334-244-3904 or tspraggi@aum.edu.

Thursday–Friday | Oct. 22–23 | The University of North Alabama, Florence, Ala.

‘It Takes a Campus’ series focuses on recruiting students to AUM

Everyone at AUM can help us attract the best students to our campus. See the “It Takes a Campus” schedule below for opportunities to learn more about how to recruit students to AUM.

It Take a Campus: Retention

Thursday | Oct. 22 | 11 a.m.–5 p.m. | Library Tower, Tenth floor West

It Takes a Campus: Financial Aid

Wednesday | Oct. 28 | 10 a.m. | Library Tower, Tenth floor East

Thursday | Oct. 29 | 10 a.m. | Library Tower, Tenth floor East

It Takes a Campus: Scholarships 

Wednesday | Nov. 11 | Noon | Goodwyn Hall 109

Thursday | Nov. 12 | 12:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

Midterm meltdown? Housing and Residence Life has the cure

Midterms are tough, so join the Housing and Residence Life staff for a night off! There will be games, activities, free food, and, of course, great prizes. All you have to do is show up, hang out with friends, and relax your tired mind.

Tuesday | Oct. 20 | 6:30 p.m. | The Landing

AUM panel to discuss Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’

The AUM Library is hosting an upcoming discussion of Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman, featuring three AUM faculty members: Ms. Nancy Anderson, associate professor emerita of English, Dr. Robert C. Evans, professor in AUM’s Department of English and Philosophy, and Dr. Darren Harris-Fain, professor of English and chair of AUM’s Department of English and Philosophy, as panelists.

Tuesday | Oct. 20 | Noon | Library Tower, Tenth floor West

CELT collecting breakfast foods for AUM Food Pantry

Throughout October, CELT is collecting breakfast bars, granola bars, and Pop Tarts for the AUM Food Pantry. Please bring your donation to a CELT session or to the CELT office (800 Library Tower).

Students: Parking decals will not be mailed; visit Campus Police for decals

To help ensure students receive the correct parking decal for which they registered, they must visit Campus Police in person. The decals will not be mailed. Campus Police is located in Taylor Center 267. For information or to ask questions, call the department at 334-244-3424.

Health and fitness appraisals available throughout fall semester

The Kinesiology Department’s Human Performance Lab is offering health and fitness appraisals through Warhawk Fit. Those interested can make an appointment with the Kinesiology Department throughout the fall semester. The package costs $125, and, during fall semester, the student cost is reduced to $75.

To make an appointment, call 334-244-3472.

Flu vaccines available at Student Health Services

Student Health Services has a limited number of flu vaccines available for students, faculty and staff, and dependents ages 3 and up on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost is $25 and can be paid by cash, check, or debit or credit cards. No insurance will be accepted for payment. The vaccine will be administered while supplies last.

Monday–Friday | 9–11 a.m. and 1–4 p.m. | Moore Hall 102

Study Abroad in the U.K.

AUM’s newest exchange program is with the University of Lincoln, England. Students also may be eligible for Study Abroad’s $1,500 scholarship. For information, contact Study Abroad at aumstudyabroad@aum.edu or 244-3544.

Roost Dining Hours

To see a full list of the Roost’s dining hours and options, see the “Where to Eat?” page.

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