Warhawk Weekly 2–19: Theatre AUM students earn honors; Curtiss Critiques openPosted on February 15, 2019 by OUMWordPressDev Warhawk Weekly 2–19: Theatre AUM students earn honors; Curtiss Critiques open NEWS Theatre AUM students earn honors College of Education programs earn national acclaim First half term evaluations open SGA applications open Continuing Merit Scholarship available Apply for a Graduate Study Merit Scholarship AUM softball hosts alumni tailgate AUM baseball to play at Riverwalk Stadium EVENTS Self-defense course offered for students, faculty and staff Spectrum hosts legislative town hall Create your own vision board Hot Topics Café: Black in America Check out our Diversity & Inclusion events! Theatre AUM presents Matt and Ben From Our Community to Yours: Library for the Blind Study Abroad Fair AUM hosts blood drive for LifeSouth LGBTQ+ support group to hold meetings Make your own stress ball Mindfulness Group Green Fest Save the Date: Spring Career Fair Political Film Series schedule set NEWSEVENTSNEWS Theatre AUM students earn honors Several Theatre AUM students took center stage recently at the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Greenville, S.C. While AUM has been a participant in the regional event since 1982, this year marked its most historic in terms of recognition. AUM’s theatre program recorded a pair of firsts, with Marcus Godbee earning finalist honors in the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society’s director category, and Kodi Robertson and partner Brittany Vallely earning finalist recognition in the Irene Ryan Acting award category. Olivia Tippett and Karen Licari earned first and second place regional honors for costume design, while Kate Saylor earned national honorable mention. Read more about the Theatre AUM students experience in the AUM Pressroom. College of Education programs earn national acclaim Five programs in the College of Education recently earned national recognition for their quality from discipline-specific organizations and accreditation bodies. The college’s alternative master’s degree in early childhood education, clinical mental health counseling master’s program, school counseling master’s program, instructional technology master’s program and physical education undergraduate and alternative master’s program each earned honors. Read more about these programs in the AUM Pressroom. First half term evaluations open The Curtiss Course Critiques are now open for the first half term. SGA applications open The Student Government Association is accepting application for the 2019–2020 academic year. The application closes Friday, Feb. 22. Please apply online. Continuing Merit Scholarship available The Continuing Merit Scholarship application is now available online! The deadline for applications is March 1. Merit scholarships open for graduate students AUM’s Alumni Association is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Graduate Study Merit Scholarships through Friday, March 15. In order to qualify, students must be fully admitted to an AUM graduate program, have completed at least nine hours of graduate study and have a current grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Interested students may email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or obtain an application form at www.aum.edu/sites/default/files/Alumni_Scholarship_Guide_Application.pdf. Applications must include two letters of support (preferably from AUM faculty or staff), a 250-word essay on career objectives and a current resume. AUM softball to host tailgate party Auburn University at Montgomery’s Alumni Association and athletic department will host an Alumni Tailgate on Saturday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at the AUM Softball Complex. The event is free to alumni. Lunch will be provided and there will be activities for children. Learn more and RSVP at www.aumathletics.com/tailgate. AUM baseball to play at Riverwalk Stadium Join us at Riverwalk Stadium on Sunday, March 3 as the AUM baseball team hosts Montevallo in a 1 p.m. series finale. Tickets are available for $5 and can be purchased at www.aumathletics.com/aumriverwalk or by calling the Riverwalk Stadium Ticket Office at 334-323-2255 or AUM Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations Tim Lutz at 334-244-3832. EVENTS Self-defense course offered for students, faculty and staff AUM Campus Police will sponsor a self-defense class. The free event is open to AUM students, faculty and staff. The class will be taught by members of the Auburn University Rape Aggression Defense, or R.A.D., program. Participants are encouraged to wear clothing and shoes suitable for exercise. Tue., Feb. 19 | 6–8 p.m. | The Landing in The Nest AUM Spectrum hosts town hall meeting AUM Spectrum, in conjunction with HRC Alabama and Equality Alabama, will host a legislative town hall to discuss potential legislation affecting members of the LGBTQ+ community. Tues., Feb. 19 l 6 p.m. l Goodwyn Hall 112 AUM Spectrum hosts town hall meeting AUM Spectrum, in conjunction with HRC Alabama and Equality Alabama, will host a legislative town hall to discuss potential legislation affecting members of the LGBTQ+ community. Tues., Feb. 19 l 6 p.m. l Goodwyn Hall 112 Create your own vision board Vision boards are empowering! They are a creative tool that can help you in reaching your personal goals and overcoming any obstacles. Join Counseling and Health Promotion Services and the Career Development Center in creating your very own vision board for success! They can help you create the life you want by crafting this visual reminder. You will be able to choose our images, which will enable you to clarify your goals, think about what is important in your life, and inspire yourself to keep moving forward. If you have any questions, please call Counseling and Health Promotion Services at 334-244-3469. Wed., Feb. 20 | Noon–3 p.m. | Taylor Center 221 Hot Topics Café: Black in America It’s Black History Month and time for Hot Topics Café: Black in America. Join Housing and Residence Life for a lively, honest conversation about this popular topic! Pastries and beverages will be served. Wed., Feb. 20 | 7 p.m. | The Landing in The Nest Check out our Diversity & Inclusion events Night at the Movies: Green Book Thu., Feb. 21 | 7 p.m. | Taylor Center 230 | Co-sponsored by CAB, SGA, and NAACP Diversity Book Club Chat Tue., Feb. 26 | 12:15–1 p.m. | Global Education Center Microaggression: Implications of every day conversations Wed., Feb. 27 | Noon–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 221 Theatre AUM presents Matt and Ben Theatre AUM’s production of Matt and Ben opens Feb. 14. In 1997, boyhood friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck won an Oscar for their screenplay Good Will Hunting. The success of the film had a remarkable impact on the careers of the young actors, turning Matt and Ben into household names. This delightful comedy by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers, tells the story of Hollywood’s golden boys, before anyone knew who they were, when the screenplay for Good Will Hunting mysteriously drops from the heavens. Matt and Ben runs Feb. 14–16, 21–24. Show times are 7:30 pm. Thursday through Saturday with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission. Senior citizens, students, and military tickets are $5. AUM students, faculty and staff are free with AUM ID. Fri., Feb. 21–24 | 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. | Theatre AUM From Our Community to Yours: Library for the Blind Housing and Residence Life will be volunteering at the Library for the Blind this month. Join them as they give back to the River Region. If you would like to volunteer, please sign-up in the Housing and Residence Life office in the Nest. Transportation and lunch will be provided. For more information, please email Nia Minor or call 334-394-5221. Fri., Feb. 22 | 9:30 a.m. | The Nest Study Abroad Fair The Study Abroad Fair will be providing information on the faculty-led trip to Mexico with Dr. Long and the faculty-led trip to South Africa with Dr. Bourke and Dr. Ward. Additionally, there will be representatives from the University of Shiga Prefecture, Financial Aid, the Confucius Institute, and Career Services to give information on more exciting opportunities. Snacks and a raffle will be provided. Mon., Feb. 25 | 2–5 p.m. | Taylor Center 222 AUM Blood Drive Be a hero and give the gift of life by participating in the Life South Community Blood Center blood drive co-sponsored by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and AUM Athletics on February 25 and 26. Mon., Feb. 25 l 9 a.m.-3 p.m. l AUM Gym Tues., Feb. 26 l 9 a.m.-3 p.m. l Taylor Center 223 Find your rainbow Finding Your Rainbow, a support group for members of the LGBTQ+ community, will meet every Thursday, beginning February 28, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Goodwyn 116. The group is sponsored by AUM’s Counseling and Health Promotion Services office. For more information, call 334-244-3469 or email email@example.com. Make your own stress ball Feeling stressed this semester? Need a stress-relief tool? Make your own stress ball with Counseling and Health Promotion Services. When we are stressed, our bodies become tense and we are in a state of high alert. Squeezing and releasing a stress ball can provide you with a place for the stress to go. Wed., Feb. 27 | 2–4 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Lobby Green Fest Spring has finally sprung and with it comes Housing and Residence Life’s annual Kill-A-Watt Challenge! Every year, Housing and Residence Life encourages residents to embrace the newly warm weather to do something good for the planet, and this year is no exception! Turn off your lights, unplug your electronics, and step out into Green Fest. There will be lots of eco-friendly activities and games, as well as lots of tasty food! Tue., Mar. 19 | Noon | The lawn next to Plum Place Mindfulness Group Your mind has a big responsibility in your holistic health and well being. Breaking down the processes of your mind and learning how you are the way you are helps you to take an active role in your well being. Mindfulness teaches you how to increase your awareness of your mental processes and reduces the feeling of being overwhelmed by life. Learn to live a Mindful Life by joining Counseling & Health Promotion Services on Wednesdays. Contact CHPS to learn more about this weekly event at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wed., Feb. 27–Apr. 4 | 3:30–4:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 110 Save the Date: Spring Career Fair The AUM Career Development Center will be hosting the 2019 Spring Career Fair. Company recruiters from various industries will be available to meet and network with students and alumni seeking career opportunities locally, as well as nationally. For more information, please email Edna Vincent or call 334-244-3342. Wed., Apr. 3 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Taylor Center 230 Political Film Series schedule set Auburn University at Montgomery’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will feature a pair of World War II-focused movies, as well as a documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in its 2019 Political Film Series. The screenings are free and open to the public. Complimentary popcorn and sodas will be available for attendees. The film series schedule can be found at www.aum.edu/politicalfilms.