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Warhawk Weekly 2–13: Continuing Merit Scholarship; Course Evaluations

NEWS

EVENTS

REMINDERS

HOME GAMES @ AUM

  • Baseball vs. Tuskegee University | Fri., Feb. 16 | 4 p.m.
  • Baseball vs. Tuskegee University | Sat., Feb. 17 | 2 p.m.
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Christian Brothers University | Sat., Feb. 17 | 2 p.m.
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Christian Brothers University | Sat., Feb. 17 | 4 p.m.

NEWS

2018-19 Continuing Merit Scholarship available

Currently enrolled AUM students who are in good standing and have completed 12 or more hours of undergraduate or 9 or more hours of graduate coursework may submit an application for the Continuing Merit Scholarships.

By submitting an application, you are applying for a variety of general scholarships as well as scholarship endowments, need-based scholarships, and departmental scholarships. Each of these scholarships varies in amounts as well as in requirements per the donors’ discretion.

Please have an updated FAFSA on record. Also, note that some schools/colleges and departments may require a separate application. Be sure to check with your academic major to explore all opportunities.

The Continuing Merit Scholarships are limited and competitive. The scholarships will be awarded to the most qualified candidates who apply by March 1 and will be notified in late spring.

For more information, contact Jennifer Gardner at 334-244-3078.

First half term course evaluations are open

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#AUMDayofGiving is here!

day_of_giving.jpgAuburn University of Montgomery will host #AUMDayofGiving, as a special 24-hour fundraising initiative, on Feb. 14.

On this day, AUM will highlight many projects and programs from the colleges and departments seeking private support. A social media based initiative, AUM has ambassadors from all areas of the campus that will be utilizing their personal social media accounts, as well as the official AUM Facebook pages, Twitter and Instagram accounts to promote the AUM projects.

Current residents – Housing application open

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EVENTS

Political Film Series features Marshall

The Political Film Series is back for another semester of exciting, educational films and intelligent discussion!

pfs_marshall.jpgThe legal thriller “Marshall” is set during the 1940s when a young NAACP attorney from New York City and future Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, is called to Bridgeport, Connecticut to defend a black man, Joseph Spell. A moving, sometimes funny, story filled with plenty of suspense about power, racial, religious and gender discrimination, “Marshall” will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Goodwyn Hall 109. The film will be introduced by special guest, Circuit Clerk Tiffany B. McCord, in dedication to Black History Month.

The Political Film Series is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and is made possible thanks to a grant from the Ida Belle Young Special Projects Fund. All showings are free and open to the public; popcorn and soda are complimentary. For further information or to receive email updates, please contact Dr. Pia Knigge at 334-244-3834.

Promenade Concert lecture, performance

The Promenade Concerts at AUM and the AUM Lectures Committee present pianist Vadim Serebryany in a pre-concert talk. Serebryany will discuss the piano music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Liszt, whose music he will perform at the Promenade Concert at 7:30 p.m.

Thu., Feb. 15 | 6 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

Theatre AUM presents Weightless

Theatre AUM is putting on a production of Weightless. This new and original work by Meghan Reimers presents a story in a world where magic exists and a mother races to find a cure for her daughter’s lack of gravity before she floats away forever. Weightless is directed by Neil David Seibel.

Thu.–Sat., Feb. 15–17 | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre AUM
Thu.–Sat., Feb. 22–24, Sun., Feb. 25 | 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. | Theatre AUM

flash.jpgFaculty, Staff Flash Talks!

This year, we are combining the annual FDI Technology Speed Dating with the Staff Council’s Tech Mixer into one grand event: Flash Talks! The principle is the same: hear how faculty and staff are using technology in teaching, learning and the work environment in short visual presentations.

This technology event is organized into faculty and staff exhibits around the room, whereby faculty and staff can browse and talk with their peers about the impact of technology in the classroom and in the work environment.

The event is free and open to all AUM faculty and staff. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information, please contact Carolyn Rawl at 334-224-3934.

Wed., Feb. 21 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

Finding an Internship with Curricular Practical Training

ispi.jpgThe Auburn University at Montgomery International Student Professionalism Initiative will be presenting a workshop on Finding an Internship with Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

The workshop, facilitated by Judy Whitlock, International Student Services Coordinator, is designed to help international students attending AUM on an F-1 Student Visa understand the procedures and resources available when searching for an internship opportunity through CPT.

Registration is limited, so please visit Warhawk Careers on MyAUM to register. For more information, contact Brad Robbins at 334-244-3345.

Wed., Feb. 21 | 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Global Education Center

Internship opportunities with national museum

The Career Development Center is pleased to welcome Anjali Lalani, Smith Funds Interns and Fellows Program Administrator with the National Museum of African American History & Culture, a Smithsonian Institution.

Lalani will present information about paid internship opportunities at the museum, designed to offer hands-on experience in the digital preservation of African American history and culture.

Registration is not required; professional dress is encouraged. For more information, contact Edna Vincent at 334-244-3342.

Wed., Feb. 21 | 2–4 p.m. | Taylor Center 221

Monthly Community Service: The Montgomery Zoo

housing_animals.jpgHousing and Residence Life believes in community service, and our community’s animal friends need help! Join Housing as they venture to the Montgomery Zoo to work and serve in a beloved landmark for the city.

Please arrive at The Nest promptly by 9:30 a.m. to load the bus. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes with closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty! Lunch will be served to volunteers after the service.

Fri., Feb. 23 | 9:30 a.m. | The Nest

career.jpgCareer Roadshow

Career specialists within the Career Development Center will be available on-demand to assist students with all career development services, including career advising and planning, job/internship search assistance, resume/cover letter writing, interview preparation and more. Students who attend can register to win prizes provided by local employer partners.

Wed., Feb. 28 | 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. | The Landing

Hot Topics Café: Black in America

htc_black.jpgAs Black History Month draws to a close, the Hot Topics Café is bringing back its most popular topic: how race, privilege, and power intersect in the lives of African Americans all over the country. Join Housing and Residence Life for a lively, honest conversation about what it is to be black in America.

Wed., Feb. 28 | 7 p.m. | The Landing

REMINDERS

Join Intramurals!

Interested in competing with your friends? Register and join your teams for intramurals! For more information visit the AUM IMLeagues homepage, or contact 334-315-3211.

Soccer Season | Jan. 21–Mar. 4

Water Polo Season | Jan. 29–Feb. 28

Pickleball Registration | Feb. 5–Feb. 22
Pickleball Season | Feb. 26–Mar. 29

Tennis Registration | Feb. 26–Mar. 19
Tennis Season | Mar. 20–Apr. 19

Softball Registration | Mar. 5–Mar. 22
Softball Season | Mar. 25–Apr. 29

Sand Volleyball Registration | Mar. 5–Mar. 26
Sand Volleyball Season | Mar. 27–Apr. 19

Faculty – AUM Athletics needs you!

The AUM Department of Athletics and the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee have partnered to create the AUM College Competition, a competition between campus colleges and departments to increase attendance of faculty and staff at home sporting events.

Make sure to sign-in when you arrive at the games so that the points are counted for your respective college!

The women’s basketball games all begin at 6 p.m. With the men’s basketball team following at 8 p.m. for the following games:

  • Thu., Feb. 22 | vs. University of West Georgia

Admission is free to all faculty and staff and children under 12. Family members of faculty and staff are $3.

Business Breakfast series continues

OutReach at Auburn University at Montgomery’s Business Breakfast series begins Oct. 3. Each breakfast lecture is $30 for AUM students and employees or $35 for general admission. Tables of 8 can be reserved at a discounted rate for AUM departments.

Registration is required.

feb.-business.jpgPeggy Brockman, Author, inspirational speaker and business coach

Tue., Feb. 27 | 7:30–9 a.m. | The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill

William Espey, Branding Visionary for Chipotle Mexican Grill

Tue., Mar. 20 | 7:30–9 a.m. | Wynlakes Golf & Country Club

Grad students – Apply for scholarships today!

The Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Association is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Graduate Study Merit Scholarships through March 1.

To be eligible for the scholarships, students must:

  • Be fully admitted to an AUM graduate program
  • Have completed at least 9 hours of graduate study
  • Have a current GPA of 3.4 or higher

A completed application will include, among other things, two letters of support (preferably from AUM faculty or staff), a 250-word essay on career objectives and a current resume. Applicants will be notified of their award status by mail.

Interested students can email alumni@aum.edu for an application or print off an application to fill out.

AUM offers Diversity Opportunities

“Women in the Arts” art exhibition, curated by Dr. Laura Whatley | Fri., Mar. 2 | Contact the Department of Fine Arts for information

International Women’s Day luncheon | Thu., Mar. 8 | Contact the Office of International Student Involvement for information

Diversity Week | Mon.–Thu., Apr. 9–12

Holocaust Remembrance Day | Thu., Apr. 12

International Fest  | Thu., Apr. 12 | Contact the Office of International Student Involvement for information
extracted.jpg“Extracted,” Annie B. Campbell solo exhibition
Goodwyn Gallery and the Department of Fine Arts is pleased to present “Extracted,” a solo exhibition of the work of Annie B. Campbell, which will be on view March 23.

Campbell serves as an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Auburn University and is the visiting artist for Auburn University at Montgomery’s annual Southern Studies Conference. As a component of the Southern Studies Conference program, Campbell will give an Artist Talk on Friday, February 9th at 4:45 pm in Goodwyn Hall 109, followed by a Gallery Reception at 5:45 pm.

Scaleback Alabama continues

Make 2018 the year of YOU! The Wellness Center will help you get started and keep you motivated through the 9 weeks of Scaleback Alabama.

In order to participate you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Live in Alabama or work for an Alabama-based company
  • Be on a team of 2 individuals
  • Register online or visit an official weigh-in site

Scale Back Alabama.jpgThe Wellness Center will be a private weigh-in site for AUM students and employees. Your team must weigh out between Apr. 2–6 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. in the AUM Wellness Center. You do not have to be a member of the Wellness Center to gain access to weigh-in; however, with a signed membership agreement and guess pass you will be allowed 9 weeks of access as a non-AUM Wellness Center member employee.

The Wellness Center is offering an AUMazing prize of its own…a one-year membership will be given to the team selected in a random drawing if both team members each lose 10 pounds. Your team may be composed of individuals outside of campus, but they will only be eligible for prizes awarded by Scaleback Alabama.

Visit Scaleback Alabama for further information and guidelines, and don’t forget to check out the AUM Wellness Center fitness schedule for classes to help you lose those 10 pounds!

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