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Warhawk Weekly 1–7: MLK Jr. Legacy Breakfast; Business Breakfast series; Submit Homecoming Designs

NEWS

Auburn University at Montgomery will welcome Cyntoia Brown-Long, motivational speaker and author of “Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System,” as keynote speaker for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Reflections Breakfast. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 8 a.m. in Taylor Center 221-223.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP here for the MLK Reflections Breakfast by January 15.

Brown-Long was sentenced to life in prison at age 16 before being granted clemency by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam in 2019. Brown-Long, who said she was a victim of sex trafficking and domestic violence, received national media attention during her quest for clemency. While incarcerated, Brown-Long earned her GED and eventually graduated from Lipscomb University with a 4.0 grade point average.

Trying to navigate the shark-infested waters of the business world? Why not learn from an original shark?

AUM’s 2020 Chancellor’s Business Breakfast Series will open on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 8 a.m. at Wynlakes Golf and Country Club with a visit from entrepreneur and angel investor Kevin Harrington, one of the first panelists on the hit TV show “Shark Tank.” Harrington launched the successful “As Seen on TV” product line and is widely credited as the inventor of the infomercial.

Tickets are $35 for general admission, but $30 for AUM students and employees. You can register online today!

Tables of 8 can be sponsored for a single breakfast event or for the annual series of breakfasts. For more sponsorship details, reference http://www.aum.edu/chancellor-business-breakfast.

For more information, or questions, please contact Sherry Stearns-Boles at sherry.boles@aum.edu or 334-244-3018.

We need YOU! Your creativity. Your vision. Your imprint. Your design.

In honor of Auburn University at Montgomery’s 50 years of serving students, we are asking our students to leave their mark on our homecoming T-shirt design. That’s right; not only will you choose this year’s shirt, we want you to submit your own artwork or design for it.

This year’s theme is “50 Years of Serving Students,” and we would love to see what AUM means to you. The top three designs will be selected by campus organization leaders, such as SGA and CAB, and from there, students will have the chance to vote on their favorite through My AUM.

Winners will receive a gift, in addition to their design being used as the shirt design for AUM’s golden anniversary, and will be recognized at the time capsule burial on Feb. 27, as well as halftime of the men’s homecoming game on Feb. 29. A t-shirt with the design will also be added to the capsule for future generations to see.

Are you interested? You can submit your artwork to pr@aum.edu by January 20, 2020, with your name, year, AUM ID number, and major. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Students attending AUM in spring 2020 can start paying toward their spring semester balance by enrolling in a payment plan. Payment plans for the Spring 2020 semester are now open. For more information, visit Student Accounts.

EVENTS

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will be holding their Spring Convocation on Thursday, Jan. 9.

Thurs., Jan. 9 | 8 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Faculty and staff are invited to Carol Stewart’s retirement reception. We will be celebrating her 22 years of service at AUM as the Director of Student Health Services.

Fri­­­., Jan. 17 | 1–3 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Internship Showcase Week is January 27–31. There will be different employers in the Taylor Center Breezeway in front of the AUMazing Bean to speak with students interested in internship opportunities from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

Additionally, Networking Night will be Tues., Jan. 28 from 6–8 p.m. in Taylor Center 230. Employers will have the opportunity to network with students of all majors in a formal setting and may have the chance to be hired on the spot. Students are encouraged to dress professionally for this event and should bring copies of their resume.

Jan. 27–31 | 8 a.m. | Taylor Center 221–223

Save the date! Alumni, join us for a memorable night of dinner, drinks, live music by Tim Tyler, and our annual tradition of a fireworks show.

Fri., Feb. 28 | 6:30–9 p.m. | AUM Library Tower, 10th floor