Warhawk Weekly 10–15: Laughter is the best medicine; Naturalistic Classrooms


Southern novelist and columnist Sean Dietrich captivated students, faculty, staff and campus visitors with his southern wit and experiences of living in the South during his visit to AUM Monday.

AUM Professor Shelly Bowden is using her years as an experienced elementary school teacher to instruct AUM education students on how to become good teachers and she is researching the concept of naturalistic classroom environments as a teaching model to pass along to her students.

Learn more about Bowden’s work at AUM in a Montgomery Independent article written by AUM Professor of Chemistry Nick Thomas.

Considered one of Anton Chekhov’s major works, “The Seagull” is set in the Russian countryside at the end of the 19th century. It portrays a cast of characters searching for meaning – some seek love, others success, but happiness is elusive, remaining just out of reach.

“The Seagull” opens Nov. 7 and runs through Nov. 17 with performances on Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9, 14 and 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a Sunday matinee on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for general admission. Student, senior citizen, and military admission is $5. AUM students, faculty, staff, and alumni are admitted free with ID.

For more information on Theatre AUM’s productions, please email Katie Pearson or call 334-244-3632.

Friday, Feb. 14 is AUM’s annual Day of Giving, which is a special 24-hour social media driving fundraising event for alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the university.

To prepare for this inspiring day, the Office of University Development is looking for AUMazing projects to highlight! This can be your favorite Warhawk cause, college, or program. If any department, unit, or organization is in need of funds to help enhance a project or program, please complete the proposal form. AUM has so many exciting programs, and this is an opportunity for the Warhawk community to show how they can help AUM continue to provide students and faculty with the resources they need to excel through the power of giving.

The deadline for submissions is close of business on Friday, Oct. 25. Project managers will be notified by Tuesday, Oct. 29 if their project is selected.

For questions about Day of Giving, please email Marie Harrington in University Development or call 334-244-3596 or 334-399-4850.


Housing and Residence Life’s “Showtime at the Apollo” is back by popular demand! We’re committed to showcasing the talents of AUM students, whether that be singing, rapping, dancing, juggling or anything else in this hilarious night under the stars!

Tues., Oct. 15 | 7 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

AUM’s Office of Global Initiatives invites you to an international festival celebrating community and tastes from around the world. Festivities will include games, food, and crafts.

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Wed., Oct. 16 | 3–5 p.m. | The Quad

Hoops Madness is an event that “kicks off” the start of basketball season. We are giving away 750 Chick-fil-a sandwiches and t-shirts to the first 400 students. There will be a DJ, a dunk contest among the men’s basketball team and a three-point shootout between men and women’s teams.

Wed., Oct. 16 | 7 p.m. | Athletics Complex

Learn about our master’s and doctoral programs at our annual Graduate Studies Preview Night. Application fees will be waived for attendees and on-site admissions decisions can be made for students who bring transcripts and test scores.

The event is for college juniors and seniors considering master’s programs, as well as recent graduates and season professionals seeking opportunities to boost their professional credentials. Learn more

Tues., Oct. 22 | 5–7 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223

Sponsored by the Warhawk Academic Success Center, Learning Center, Career Development Center, Counseling and Health Promotion Services, and YOUR AUM Library, these free student workshops will introduce you to library, academic support, and student success resources that will help on the academic journey.

The workshops run through Wed., Oct. 23. Make sure to register online today!