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Warhawk Weekly 11–5: View Transit of Mercury; Halloween Parade; Reserve your Seat

NEWS

Transits of Mercury between the sun and Earth only happen about 13 or 14 times per century. On Monday, Nov. 11 science lovers can view the rare solar event of Mercury passing directly in front of the sun. A group of students from AUM’s Math and Computer Science clubs have volunteered to operate telescopes equipped with appropriate solar filters so the AUM community can experience the rare planetary moment. Telescopes will be stationed near the entrance to the Library Tower from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For questions or additional information, contact Joanna Sumner, president of the Math Club, and Professor Randy Russell, who teaches astronomy and physics at AUM.

Students from AUM’s Early Learning Center captured hearts as well as candy during their annual Halloween Costume Parade last week. While the pre-schoolers enjoy receiving goodies passed out by students, faculty and staff, the annual event offers an educational component as well. Early Learning Center director Laura Wildman explains.

Auburn University at Montgomery will launch the new initiative: Rolling Out the R.E.D.: Remember Everyone Deployed as part of Veterans Appreciation Week, an AUM tradition held in November. As part of the week-long celebration, students, faculty and staff are asked to wear red on Thursdays in November in support of deployed service members.

Rolling out the R.E.D. also will include a special event on Tuesday, Nov. 12, featuring comedy and live music. 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.

Auburn University at Montgomery will host the 2019 Alabama Symposium on Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Studies Thursday and Friday. The symposium is an annual event involving literary scholars, historians, and graduate students from colleges and universities in Alabama and surrounding states. Each year, a different institution hosts the event, which is focused on a topic related to humanities. This free, one-day symposium includes a two-hour morning workshop/roundtable discussion on a shared set of readings and position papers (circulated in advance), followed by lunch and two talks in the afternoon. The theme for the 2019 symposium  is the Anthropocene.

More information about The Alabama Symposium 2019 can be found at http://www.aum.edu/alabamasymposium.

Curtiss Course Critiques for Second Half-Term and Full Term course evaluations open on Monday. 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.

EVENTS

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” 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.

AUM students can get acquainted with the AUM Library and its services through Thursday, Nov. 7.

Free workshops will be held to introduce students to the library and academic support and student success resources to help them throughout their academic journey at AUM. Students can register online  for workshops.  Reserve your spot online today!

The workshops are sponsored by the Warhawk Academic Success Center, the Learning Center, Career Development Center, Counseling and Health Promotion Services, and the AUM Library.

The Wild and Scenic Environmental Filmfest is the largest environmental filmfest in the country featuring short films about global issues and Southern Exposure films about Alabama’s environmental resources and issues.

Sun., Nov. 10 | 12 p.m. ­| Goodwyn Hall 112

Catch the final installment of the 2019 Fall Political Film Series. 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

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