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Warhawk Weekly 11–12: Catch An AUM Athletics Doubleheader; Celebrate Veterans; Student Employee Appreciation

NEWS

Two teams, one Super Tuesday of Gulf South Conference tournament action.

Cheer on Auburn University at Montgomery’s men’s soccer team as it hosts Alabama-Huntsville for its first-ever Gulf Shore Conference tournament match on campus at 3 p.m. Stick around (and warm up) for the volleyball team’s home match against GSC opponent West Georgia at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and AUM students with ID will receive Chick-fil-A sandwiches.

WSFA-TV Meteorologist Josh Johnson and U.S. National Weather Service-Birmingham Meteorologist-in-Charge Chris Darden recently visited campus to share weather preparation tips with faculty, staff and pre-schoolers from the Early Learning Center. Are you prepared for severe weather?

Celebrate military veterans and enjoy some laughs in the process during “Rolling Out the R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed)” tonight at 6:30 in Taylor Center 230. The event, a highlight of AUM’s Veterans Appreciation Week, features music and stand-up comedy.

AUM graduate and soldier Jody Fuller, who has acquired a worldwide fan base as the “Stuttering Comic,” will perform along with local musician Ben Norris and “Voice of AUM” winner Sarah Katherine Barnes.

Space is limited, so reserve your seat for the event now.

There are approximately 187 million professionals of Indian origin working worldwide. Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Prit Kaur recently earned recognition from the government of India for her professional excellence. Kaur, whose research and scholarship focuses on policing, cybercrime and issues pertaining to professionals of Indian origin, recently earned the “Glory of India” award. The award honors global professionals of Indian origin for outstanding professional accomplishments. Dr. Kaur has also been nominated for the American Society of Criminology’s Saltzman Award, which recognizes international criminologists whose work increases the quality of justice and level of safety for women and girls and makes an international and cross-cultural impact.

Auburn University at Montgomery’s College of Business provided 126 Autauga County Technology Center (ACTC) students with a crash course in what it takes to pursue a future career path in business at AUM Friday, Nov. 8.

The group of ACTC students — representing Prattville, Autaugaville, Billingsley and Marbury high schools in Autauga County — toured AUM’s campus, learned about AUM degree programs and college admission, and attended an on-campus career fair to network with area industry and business professionals. Students also had the opportunity to engage with AUM’s Chancellor Carl A. Stockton, Prattville city leaders and Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr., and College of Business Dean Ross Dickens.

The recruitment and networking event was sponsored by AUM’s College of Business and School of Accountancy. Friday’s event marked the third visit for ACTC students to AUM’s campus to learn about the university’s business degree programs and careers in business, finance and accountancy.

Learn more about the networking event.

AUM is proud to acknowledge the hard work and value that student employees contribute to the university during Student Employee Appreciation Week on Mon.-Thurs. November 18-22.

To celebrate student employees, the Career Development Center will host two separate programs. All throughout the week, student employees are invited to visit Career Development in Taylor Center 323 for a different tasty treat and a token of the university’s appreciation for their service.

Additionally, the windows outside the Global Education Center on the 2nd floor of Taylor Center will feature a Kudos Wall. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to write a small message of appreciation for a student employee that has positively impacted their experience at AUM.

We encourage all supervisors to conduct celebrations for the student employees within their departments and units during the week as well. For suggestions regarding the week, please contact Brad Robbins in the Career Development Center at 334-244-3345.

Curtiss Course Critiques for Second Half-Term and Full Term course evaluations are now open. Second Half Term evaluations will be open through Dec. 1. Full Term evaluations will be open through Dec. 4. For more information, please visit www.aum.edu/ccc.

Considering this is the time of year where people give the most, the Department of Athletics wants to make sure that no one ends up on the NCAA’s naughty list for trying to do something nice. Here are a few friendly reminders.

Extra Benefits: According to NCAA rules, an extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee, or a representative of the institution’s athletics interests, to provide a student-athlete, or a prospective student-athlete, or their friend or family member, a benefit not also available to the general student population, or a particular segment of the student body.

  • Holiday presents/gifts
  • Money, loans, bonds, or co-signing of loans
  • Free transportation (use of a car, boat, airline tickets, bus tickets, etc.)
  • Free storage
  • Free merchandise (clothes, video games, etc.)
  • Free entertainment (sporting events, movies, concerts, nightclubs, etc.)
  • Free lodging (hotel rooms, staying at apartment/house, etc.)
  • Free meals
  • Discounted merchandise because of status
  • Free use of a credit card, calling card, etc.

Holiday Gifts: It is impermissible to provide holiday gifts to student-athletes or their relatives. Please remember that holidays are not exempt from the NCAA’s extra-benefit bylaws.

Occasional Meals: Occasional meal rules apply to team holiday parties, as well as any AUM faculty and staff member or parents who wishes to provide a student-athlete, or an entire team, with a holiday meal. Be sure to complete an Occasional Meal Form, submit it to the Athletics Compliance Office and get approval before any such meal occurs.

EVENTS

Catch the final installment of the 2019 Fall Political Film Series Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in Goodwyn Hall 109. The series, which is free and open to the public, will feature “Good Bye Lenin.” Set in 1989 East Germany, the film follows the story of a young man whose mother has a heart attack and falls into a coma after she witnesses his arrest. Months later, she awakens to a world in which the German Democratic Republic she knew no longer exists.

Wed., Nov. 13 | 7 p.m. ­| Goodwyn Hall 109

Filibuster, AUM’s student literary and arts magazine, will be hosting a Poetica dedicated to readings of poetry and prose from its previous issues. All AUM students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend! Food and drink will be available as well as complimentary copies of our previous issues.

If you’re a former contributor to the magazine and would like to read at the event, please email Erin Terrell. Funding for this event is provided in part by the AUM Student Activities Fee and the Student Government Association.

Thurs., Nov. 14 | 5 p.m. ­| Goodwyn Hall 112

Submissions for Filibuster 2020 issue

Any student currently enrolled at AUM may submit his or her work as an attached file (.txt, .doc. or .docx) to filibuster@aum.edu. Students should title their file using the following pattern: Last Name_Title of Story_Genre. Written work should be in Times New Roman, 12-point font and double-spaced. Files containing photographs or scanned artwork (.png, .jpeg. or .bmp) should be at least 300 PPI.

There is no limit on the number of submissions per student. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31. For further information, please email the editor for the 2020 issue Erin Terrell.

Come out and support Theatre AUM students in “The Seagull,” a major work by playwright Anton Chekhov’s. Set in the Russian countryside at the end of the 19th century, students will portray a cast of characters searching for meaning – some seek love, others success, but happiness is elusive, remaining just out of reach.

“The Seagull” runs through Nov. 17 with performances on Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16 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.

As a part of the International Education Week, the Office of Global Initiatives and the Office of Collaborative Partnership and Distance Education are excited to host Art Around the World. Acrylic paintings and sketches will be featured, and henna tattoos will be available.

For everyone that registers, pizza will be included for lunch in Taylor Center 230 at 12:30 p.m. Judging will take place from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. and prizes will be awarded. Register for Art Around the World online.

Mon., Nov. 18 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ­| The Quad

Global Initiatives will be hosting a Study Abroad Fair to give students the chance to speak with Study Abroad alumni, look into career services and financial aid resources, discuss faculty-led programs and exchange programs, and complete passport services.

Mon., Nov. 18 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m. ­| Taylor Center 230