Warhawk Weekly 3–10: Warhawks play at Riverwalk; People of AUM; Being Muslim in Alabama


  • Warhawks play UAH at Riverwalk
  • People of AUM: Dustin Hatfield
  • Being Muslim in Alabama
  • College of Education faculty receive training grant
  • Reminder: Filibuster seeks editor, designer


  • Coronavirus information session
  • R.A.D. teaches self-defense
  • Montgomery Brassworks hosts concert
  • Phi Alpha Theta discusses financial politics
  • Political Film Series feature
  • Tour Hyundai Manufacturing

More upcoming AUM events

Watch the Warhawks at Riverwalk

A partnership between Auburn University at Montgomery Athletics and the Montgomery Biscuits has created an opportunity for the Warhawks to host Gulf South Conference rival Alabama-Huntsville at Riverwalk Stadium on Sun., March 15.

First pitch for the game is set for 1 p.m. All tickets for the game will be $5, with proceeds going to AUM Athletic’s Make-a-Wish campaign. 125 free tickets were given to AUM students with ID who attended Monday’s baseball and softball home doubleheaders.

The Sunday matchup will cap off a three-game series between the teams. The first two games will be played on Sat., March 14 at Q.V. Lowe Field, beginning at 3 p.m.

You can pre-purchase your tickets online to support the Warhawks!

People of AUM: Dustin Hatfield

Auburn University at Montgomery’s economics program helped position 2018 graduate Dustin Hatfield for a fantastic opportunity as a wealth strategy associate with UBS Financial Services. His professional interests include stocks, investments and portfolio management. Check out his AUM story:

AUM alumna to discuss experience as Muslim in Alabama

AUM alumna Aya Zaied will share her perspective on “Being Muslim in Alabama” during a brown bag lunch event hosted by AUM SPLC on Campus Thurs., March 12 from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Goodwyn Hall 109.

Zaied earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from AUM as a member of its Honors Program and is also a graduate of Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones Law School. Zaeid has been actively engaged in the Montgomery community through interfaith education initiatives and is the city’s representative on the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, please contact Dr. Pia Knigge or AUM SPLC on Campus President Dottie Durango. Read more about Aya Zaied and her experiences in the AUM Pressroom.

College of Education faculty receive training grant

The Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) has identified four faculty in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology as recipients of the Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Training Grant. AUM has received $3000 from the Alabama State Department of Education for each faculty member, totaling in $12,000, to participate in training.

According to the grant notice, “This comprehensive training will provide faculty with a deeper understanding of the science of reading and evidence-based strategies necessary to support students who experience reading challenges. This initiative is a component of a larger initiative by Governor Kay Ivey’s office, ALSDE, ACHE, and ALDECE to improve the reading proficiency of Alabama’s students.”

The training requires a two-year commitment from faculty, who began their training in 2019. Congratulations to participating faculty Dr. Tami Shelley, Dr. Jan Hogan, Dr. Kelli Smith and adjunct Mrs. Pam Higgins.

Reminder: Filibuster seeks new Editor-in-Chief and Graphic Designer

Filibuster, AUM’s student-run literary and arts magazine, is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief and Graphic Designer for its 2021 issue. The positions begin in the Summer 2020 term and continue into the Spring 2021 term. Students will receive a small scholarship as part of their position that begins in Fall 2020.

To apply, potential candidates will need to submit both a one-page “Letter of Intent” that describes their vision for the magazine and a one-page “Resume” that describes their qualifications for serving in the position.

Experience with Adobe In-Design is required for the Graphic Design position. Experience with this program is also preferred, but not required, for the Editor position. All candidates must be enrolled as either a full or part-time student during the year to serve in the position, and he or she must maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Applicants should also have completed ENGL1010 and ENGL1020.

Candidates can send their “Letter of Intent” and “Resume” as attached Microsoft Word documents to Filibuster’s Academic Advisor, Dr. Robert Klevay. The deadline to apply for the position is Sun., March 15. Any questions about the position should also be directed to Dr. Klevay.

Coronavirus information session

AUM Student Health Services will host a coronavirus (COVID-19) information session today. The session will include an overview of travel precautions, prevention methods, and how to identify the difference between the flue and COVID-19. A Q&A session will follow. The session is free and open to all students, faculty, staff and student organization leaders.

Tues., Mar. 10 | 5 p.m. | Taylor Center 221

Self-Defense Training

Members of Auburn University’s Rape Aggression Defense, or R.A.D., program will conduct self-defense training. Attendees are advised to wear comfortable clothing. For more information, please contact AUM Campus Police at 334-244-3424.

Tues., Mar. 10 | 6 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

Montgomery Brassworks Concert

There will be a concert featuring Montgomery Brassworks, a quintet of professional brass players who play a variety of styles of music.

Tues., Mar. 10 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

Phi Alpha Theta presentation

Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, presents, “The Golden Web: Financial Politics in the 1890s” with Dr. Wyatt Wells.

Wed., Mar. 11 | 12:15 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 111

Political Film Series presents “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”

Get ready for another semester of exciting films in the Political Film Series, sponsored by the AUM College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. Audience discussion follows the screening. The events are all free and open to the public; free popcorn and soda will be served.

March 12Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019; PG-13) – Women’s History Month feature with introduction by Dr. Shirely Toland-Dix (English)

This intimate portrayal of the late Toni Morrison provides the audience with deep insights into her career as a writer and as an editor and the personal experiences that shaped her career, starting with her childhood in a working class neighborhood in Lorain, Ohio. In 1993, she won the Nobel Prize for literature, an honor that has never been bestowed on an African American writer. “’Pieces’ is not a traditional biography, but instead tracks an evolution: from literary iconoclast to stateswoman,” according to the Washington PostWatch the trailer here.

See the full Political Film Series in the AUM Pressroom.

Thurs., Mar. 12 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

Hyundai Manufacturing Plant tour

The Office of Global Initiatives will be taking 30 students to tour the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Plant. Please register online by Monday, Mar. 9. The bus will leave by 1:30 p.m. in front of Taylor Center.

Fri., Mar. 13 | 1:30 p.m. | Meet in front of Taylor Center