Warhawk Weekly 10-27: Shriek Week; Paid research; ROTC seniors

Shriek Week offers a frightfully good time

Experience the thrills and chills of one of Auburn University at Montgomery’s favorite traditions during Shriek Week.

Between today and Friday, Student Affairs, Campus Activities Board, the AUM Library, Housing & Residence Life and other units will offer a variety of Halloween-themed activities.

Join in on the “Carnevil” on the Quad, featuring food and games, today until 3 p.m.

On Wednesday, drop by the AUM Library for awesome Halloween decorations and snacks and join in via Zoom) from 7-9 p.m. or work up a sweat during the Halloween Fitness Dance Party, from 6-8 p.m., at the Wellness Center.

Learn more about these and other events in the AUM Events Calendar.

Army ROTC seniors recognized among top cadets nationwide

Kasey Badger, a senior in Auburn University at Montgomery’s Army ROTC Mustang Battalion, looks forward to soon serving her country as an active duty officer.

When Badger graduates in Spring 2021, she will be one of four AUM seniors selected by the U.S. Army for entry into active duty upon graduation. Joining her are AUM Army ROTC Mustang Battalion members Michael Jones, a fine arts major; Noah Reeves, a criminal justice major; and Hannah Nichols, an international business major.

This year’s selection for active duty officers among university ROTC programs was extremely competitive with only 3,500 students being selected out of all Army ROTC cadets nationwide, said Lt. Col. Paul Carlock, professor of military science for AUM’s Army ROTC program.

Read more in the AUM Newsroom.

Nominations accepted for Warhawk Spirit Awards

The annual Fall Chancellor’s Convocation for AUM faculty and staff offers an opportunity to recognize the good work of employees.

AUM faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate exemplary colleagues (self-nominations are also accepted) for the Warhawk Spirit Awards, which recognize faculty and staff who go above and beyond in serving the needs of students, building community engagement, and exemplifying AUM’s core values.

Submit nominations to rforeste@aum.edu. Award recipients will be recognized during the virtual convocation event on Friday, Nov. 6.

Explore Social Work Student Association chapter

Interested in exploring a career in social work? Make plans to participate in the upcoming Social Work Student Association interest meeting set for Friday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m.

Join in via Zoom! Questions? Call 334-244-3402 for more details.

Protect Your Nest through Sentinel Testing

If safeguarding your classmates and colleagues wasn’t enough reason for you to participate in the random Sentinel Testing Program, there’s another incentive: a Starbucks gift card that can be used at participating locations.

The Sentinel Testing Program, which helps identify asymptomatic cases of COVID-19, is quick, convenient and non-invasive.

In order to participate in the program and receive notifications to schedule tests, AUM students and employees must create an account on the Verily platform.

To create your account, use your AUM email address and answer a few basic questions in order to receive a verification email that will enable you to be contacted for future testing.

Students and employees selected at random will begin receiving emails from Healthy@Verily.com asking them to schedule a testing appointment. All testing will take place at the Library Tower. Those who complete testing will receive a gift card while supplies last.

To view updated data on COVID-19 cases within the campus community, visit our informational dashboard.

Sign up for $5 fitness testing

Curious about where you stand health-wise? Take advantage of $5 fitness testing offered through the Warhawk Fit program.

Get to know the College of Business’ clubs

AUM’s College of Business has nine different clubs that can help students build leadership abilities and other skills. Drop by Taylor Center and Clement Hall on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 to learn more about these organizations and meet College of Business faculty.

Get more details on this event in the AUM Events Calendar.

What’s the future of connected devices?

To close out Cybersecurity Awareness Month, experts from AUM’s Center for Cyber Security and Information Technology Services team will provide a final training opportunity for employees that explores the future of connected devices.

Friday’s webinar – scheduled from 10-11 a.m. – will focus more specifically on how technological innovations, including 5G, might impact consumers’ and business’ online experiences (faster speeds and data transmission, larger “attack surface” for hackers) and how users can exercise caution in this changing environment.

Register for Friday’s session and future events through AUM’s Training Calendar.

Looking for a campus job?

If you’re a student interested in a campus job, AUM’s Career Development Center is ready to help you.

To begin your search and access the Handshake employment app, complete the following steps:

  • Go to MyAUM and select the Handshake link. You will be taken directly to the Handshake login page.
  • Register for an account in Handshake. Simply select Auburn University at Montgomery, complete a brief informational section, and you’re all set!

Within the job search, you can search specifically for on-campus positions. To do this, select Jobs from the top menu bar and this should take you directly to the job search page.

To find positions designated as on-campus jobs, click the on-campus filter. This will give you all of the jobs that have been specified as on-campus positions.

You will find details regarding the job responsibilities, campus location, hours, and pay range.

If you need additional assistance with creating resumes and cover letters or preparing for interviews, visit the Career Development Center in Taylor Center 323 or email career-dev@aum.edu for more information.