Warhawk Weekly 12–18: Campus closed, holiday hoursPosted on December 17, 2018 by OUMWordPressDev Warhawk Weekly 12–18: Campus closed, holiday hours NEWS Campus holiday schedule Cotton inspires Fall 2018 graduates to grow through challenges Warhawk Academic Success Center names new director Congrats to new Army officers NCAA Rules: Holiday Reminders Filibuster accepting submissions Reserve your seat for the MLK Legacy Breakfast Scaleback Alabama is here! Apply for Spring Graduation Campus holiday schedule Wed., Dec. 19 is the last day of operations. All offices will remain open and operating until 4:45 p.m. Offices will re-open Thu., Jan. 3, 2019 at 7:45 a.m. The AUMazing Bean will be open Dec. 17–19 from 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and will be serving hot lunches. The Warhawk C-Store in the Nest will be open Dec. 17–19 from 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Dec. 20–23 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Dec. 26–31 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., and Jan. 2 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Cotton inspires Fall 2018 graduates to grow through challenges U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, the president and commander of Air University, challenged Auburn University at Montgomery’s Fall 2018 to use adversity to their advantage. For new college graduates entering the workforce, Cotton said it’s natural to feel “pressure to perform” but that opportunity also accompanies adversity. “Those who are never challenged never grow,” Cotton said. Read the full story on Cotton’s commencement speech in the AUM Pressroom. Warhawk Academic Success Center names new director Dr. Paul Fox, a clinical assistant professor in history, will now serve as director of the Warhawk Academic Success Center. In addition to the change in leadership, the WASC will also integrate the Learning Center and Instructional Support Lab as new components. Previous elements of the WASC – the UNIV Program and Learning Communities – will now report to Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies Joy Clark. Read the full story on the new WASC director in the AUM Pressroom. Congrats to new Army officers AUM Army ROTC would like to introduce its newest Army officers, 2nd LT Blair Gornto, 2nd LT Brandi Timmons and 2nd LT Chauntel Whaley. 2LT’s Gornto, Timmons and Whaley were commissioned on Dec. 14. AUM and AUM Army ROTC wishes them the best and knows they will do great things for the U.S. Army and our nation. NCAA Rules: Holiday Reminders Considering this is the time of year where people give the most, the Department of Athletics would like to make sure that no one winds up on the NCAA’s naughty list for trying to do something nice. So, 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. This may include: 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) Free meals Discounted merchandise because of status Free use of 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 extra-benefit bylaws. Occasional Meals: Occasional meal rules apply to team holiday parties, 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. For more information or clarification, please email Andreé Houston or call at 334-318-9343 Happy Holidays and Go Warhawks! Filibuster accepting submissions AUM’s Filibuster, the school’s literary magazine, is accepting poetry, prose, photographs, and art for its 2019 issue! Any student currently enrolled at AUM may submit his or her work as an attached file (.txt, .doc, or .docx) to email@example.com. Students should title their file using the following pattern: Last Name_Title of Work_Genre. Written work should be in Times New Roman 12 pt. 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 more information, please email the editor for the 2019 issue, Michelle Aitken. Reserve your seat for the MLK Legacy Breakfast Civil rights leader and activist Xernona Clayton will be the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Breakfast on Tues., Jan. 22 at 9 a.m. in Taylor Center 221–223. Registration for the event opens Sat., Dec. 15. Reserve your seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is free and open to the public. Clayton, who worked closely with King at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, is a former Turner Broadcasting executive who founded the Trumpet Awards, which highlight the achievements of African-American men and women. Read more about Clayton in the AUM Pressroom. Reserve your seat for the MLK Legacy Breakfast Civil rights leader and activist Xernona Clayton will be the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Breakfast on Tues., Jan. 22 at 9 a.m. in Taylor Center 221–223. Registration for the event opens Sat., Dec. 15. Reserve your seat by emailing email@example.com. The event is free and open to the public. Clayton, who worked closely with King at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, is a former Turner Broadcasting executive who founded the Trumpet Awards, which highlight the achievements of African-American men and women. Read more about Clayton in the AUM Pressroom. Scaleback Alabama is here! Attention AUM faculty, staff, and students: Scaleback 2019 is on its way! Weigh-ins will begin Jan. 21–25 in the Wellness Center every day from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Teams of 2 (no more; no less) are allowed, so grab a friend or co-worker and get ready to shed those 10 pounds each to start of the year of YOU! Stay tuned for more information.