Warhawk Weekly 2–27: Cast your vote for Common Reading; Congrats to scholarship recipientsPosted on February 26, 2018 by OUMWordPressDev NEWS Cast your vote for 2018-19 Common Reading Congrats to scholarship recipients Alumni, faculty support AUM students with scholarships Students depart for South Korea Thank you for supporting #AUMDayofGiving Keep up with class updates! EVENTS Midterm Madness Career Roadshow Hot Topics Café: Black in America Pizza pie + pi Faculty, staff – Get to know AUM’s proposed QEP Political Film Series features Suffragette 19th Annual Enlisted Heritage 5k Business Breakfast series continues Green Fest with Housing Hot Topics Café: #MeToo 5th Annual Robert & Jean Adams Clinical Laboratory Sciences Symposium REMINDERS Join Intramurals! 2018-19 Continuing Merit Scholarship available Grad students – Apply for scholarship today! CHPS launches Orange Folder Initiative “Extracted,” Annie B. Campbell solo exhibition Scaleback Alabama continues HOME GAMES @ AUM Softball vs. Clark Atlanta University | Thu., Mar. 1 | 1 p.m. Softball vs. Clark Atlanta University | Thu., Mar. 1 | 3 p.m. Men’s Tennis vs. University of North Alabama | Fri., Mar. 2 | 2 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. University of North Alabama | Fri., Mar. 2 | 2 p.m. Softball vs. Blue Mountain College | Mon., Mar. 5 | 2 p.m. Softball vs. Blue Mountain College | Mon., Mar. 5 | 4 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Clark Atlanta University | Tue., Mar. 6 | 3 p.m. NEWS Cast your vote for 2018-19 Common Reading It’s time to vote for the 2018-19 AUM Connected Common Reading book. The AUM Connected committee has narrowed the list down to three books: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick Saving Capitalism by Robert Reich The voting is open online for students, faculty and staff. Everyone gets one vote so be sure to cast it by 11:59 p.m. on Fri., Mar. 2. Students can vote here. Faculty and staff can vote here. Congrats to scholarship recipients Four students were recently named scholarship recipients by the Harold & Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation. Congratulations to Chauncey Greene, a senior majoring in Accounting; Tryon McLaney, a senior majoring in Accounting; Tytiyonna McQueen, a sophomore majoring in Management; and John Scott, a junior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies. The foundation received more than 800 applications and awarded scholarships based on two criteria categories. The first category awarded U.S. Veterans with a special emphasis on candidates holding a Combat Infantryman Badge, those receiving a serious would in combat, or those in branches other than the army recognized for combat action. The second category recognized candidates with an enthusiasm for advancing the discipline of marketing through pursuit of a degree in marketing or in business with an emphasis on marketing-related pursuits. Alumni, faculty support AUM students with scholarshipsRobin Barca R.N., M. S., has established an annual scholarship for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). The scholarship is named the Spirit of Caring Annual Scholarship. Barca has served as Chief Operating Officer for Baptist Health since 2002. Troy Burrus (’88) and Mary Burrus (’87 and ’90) have established the Robert H. and Helen E. Meuller Endowed Scholarship at Auburn University at Montgomery in memory of Troy Burrus’s grandparents. This scholarship is for students enrolled in any program at AUM who have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Adam Finesilver and his wife Paige Finesilver, both members of the Auburn University at Montgomery Class of 2006, have established an annual scholarship for students enrolled in the Auburn University at Montgomery College of Business. The scholarship is named the Susan K. Finesilver and Michael D. Garoutte Annual Scholarship in honor of his parents’ memory. Dr. Paul F. Hard, Associate Professor of Counselor Education, has established an endowed graduate award for students enrolled in Counselor Education at Auburn University at Montgomery. The endowment is named the David Fancher Hard Endowed Graduate Award in memory of Dr. Hard’s late husband. Students depart for South Korea The first 2018 Study Abroad group is heading to South Korea! Foreign Languages and Cultures students Kamyryn Bertsch and Tara Crowe are participating in the 2018 AUM Study Abroad Exchange Program and will spend one semester studying at the University of Ulsan. Please keep these students in your thoughts and wish them a safe trip and wonderful experience! Thank you for supporting #AUMDayofGivingThe third annual AUM Day of Giving was a success! The initiative received over 100 gifts in support of the following projects: Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community University Honors Program Sciences Research Facility Student Veterans Operation Green Zone Study Abroad The Library A special thanks to the Day of Giving ambassadors from all over campus who actively promoted their projects via social media, email and face to face communication. If you didn’t get a chance to donate, it’s not too late to give! You can still find out more about the projects and donate online until Feb. 28!Proposals for next year’s projects will be requested soon, so start thinking about a compelling project for your department. If you have questions, please email Marie Harrington or call 334-244-3596. Keep up with class updates! Check out the Academic Calendar to make sure you are up to date with any campus-wide class updates! Mid-Semester Grades Due | Fri., Mar. 2 Spring Break | Mar. 12–16 Last Day to Drop | Wed., Mar. 21 EVENTS Midterm Madness Worried about midterm grades? Come to Midterm Madness sponsored by the Warhawk Academic Success Center, the Learning Center, and the Library Tower. Meet your success advisors and de-stress with popcorn, therapy pets, and Nancy’s Italian Ice! Additionally, we will be highlighting and sharing information about AUM’s new QEP: Mathematics Pathways Success Initiative. Tue., Feb. 27–Wed., Feb. 28 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m. | WASC, 2nd floor, Library Tower Career Roadshow Career specialists within the Career Development Center will be available on demand to assist students with all career development services, including carFeer 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 As 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. < Pizza pie + piJoin the AUM Faculty Senate in the Goodwyn Hall breezeway this Thursday to learn how AUM’s proposed new quality enhancement plan — AUM Mathematics Pathways Success Initiative: Helping Students Succeed in Math Courses — can help you move into and succeed in required math courses for your desired major. Learn more at www.aum.edu/QEP. Thu., Mar. 1 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Breezeway | Free pizza Faculty, Staff – Get to know AUM’s proposed QEP Associate Provost Matt Ragland will lead an information session this Thursday on AUM’s proposed quality enhancement plan (QEP). AUM Mathematics Pathways Success Initiative: Helping Students Succeed in Math Courses is designed to better target and deliver AUM’s mathematics remediation program to more effectively help students move into and succeed in required math courses for their desired majors. Learn more at www.aum.edu/QEP. Thu., Mar. 1 | 1:30 p.m. | 10th floor West, Library Tower | Light refreshments provided Political Film Series features Suffragette The Political Film Series is back for another semester of exciting, educational films and intelligent discussion! “Suffragette” is a thrilling historical drama tracking the courageous story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement in England. The final turns of the tale are rather suspenseful, but “also stirring and clear-eyed – the best kind of history less” as the New York Times writes. Dr. Elizabeth Woodworth will introduce the film in dedication of International Women’s Day. 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 email Dr. Pia Knigge or call 334-244-3834. Thu., Mar. 8 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109 19th Annual Enlisted Heritage 5k AUM is proudly sponsoring the 19th Annual Enlisted Heritage 5k run, held by the USAF Enlisted Heritage Hall (EHH). Registration is open onlineand tickets cost $35 for the general public. Sat., Mar. 10 | 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | Riverfront Park 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. William Espey, Branding Visionary for Chipotle Mexican Grill Tue., Mar. 20 | 7:30–9 a.m. | Wynlakes Golf & Country Club Green Fest with Housing 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. 20 | 11 a.m. | AUM Housing Pedway Hot Topics Café: #MeTooMarch is Women’s History Month, and right now, Hollywood women have risen to the forefront of the movement confronting sexual harassment. Is this response a natural pushback in women’s struggles to be defined by their work, or have things gone too far? Join us for an open and honest conversation about what it means to be female (or male) in America today. Wed., Mar. 21 | 7 p.m. | The Landing 5th Annual Robert & Jean Adams Clinical Laboratory Sciences Symposium Fri., Mar. 30 | Taylor Center 221–223 | RSVP by March 26 to Kyle Lesinger at 334-244-3790 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 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 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, email Jennifer Gardner or call 334-244-3078. Deadline: March 1 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 email@example.com for an application or print off an application to fill out. CHPS launches Orange Folder Initiative Counseling and Health Promotion Services is pleased to bring you the Orange Folder Initiative. Under this initiative, faculty and staff have access to an “Orange Folder,” which contains a quick mental health and behavioral reference. Orange Folder information identifies common signs of concerning behavior and provides guidance to faculty/staff on how to respond and whom to contact — such as Accountability and Advocacy, Campus Police, WASC, Student Health Services — in the event you encounter a student in distress. To launch this initiative, we are providing informative training sessions for faculty and staff who work directly with students — either in or out of the classroom. The Recognizing and Helping Students in Crisis: How to use the Orange Folder course is led by the AUM Counseling Center’s Associate Director of Clinical Services at AUM’s Counseling Center Greta Chambless and AUM Title IX Coordinator Leslie Meadows. Attendees will gain critical insight into concerns that our students may encounter. You will learn about tools and approaches that you can use to respond effectively to best support our students who may be facing a crisis or safety concern. Participants will leave the session with an Orange Folder, a valuable resource that will be useful in recognizing and responding to students in crisis. The session can be provided on demand at your next staff meeting. For information about on-demand training, please email Leslie Meadowsor call her at 334-244-3755, or email Counseling and Health Promotion Services or call them at 334-244-3469. Fri., Mar. 9 | 10–11 a.m. | Goodwyn Hall 112 “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. 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 The 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!