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Warhawk Weekly 3–13: Montgomery County apprenticeships; Special Education Leaders on Campus

Warhawk Weekly 3–13: Montgomery County apprenticeships; Special Education Leaders on Campus

NEWS

  • Montgomery County apprenticeships
  • Special Education leaders on campus
  • Keep up with class updates!

EVENTS

  • Hap Arnold Lecture
  • Career Roadshow
  • Career Boot Camp
  • Mock Interview Workshops
  • Annual All Majors Career Expo
  • LinkedIn 101

REMINDERS

  • Join Intramurals!
  • Business Breakfast series continues
  • Green Fest with Housing
  • Hot Topics Café: #MeToo
  • “Extracted,” Annie B. Campbell solo exhibition
  • Interested in becoming a UNIV teacher?
  • Undergraduate research kicks off
  • 5th Annual Robert & Jean Adams Clinical Laboratory Sciences Symposium
  • Scaleback Alabama continues
  • OJS applications now open
  • 2018 Eisenhower National Security Series

HOME GAMES @ AUM

  • Baseball vs. Georgia Southwestern State University | Wed., Mar. 14 | 4 p.m.
  • Baseball vs. Valdosta State University | Fri., Mar. 16 | 6 p.m.
  • Baseball vs. Valdosta State University | Sat., Mar. 17 | 1 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Valdosta State University | Sat., Mar. 17 | 1 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Valdosta State University | Sat., Mar. 17 | 3 p.m.
  • Baseball vs. Valdosta State University | Sat., Mar. 17 | 4 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Valdosta State University | Sun., Mar. 17 | 1 p.m.

Montgomery County apprenticeships

The Montgomery County Commission is calling on all Montgomery County students, ages 16–22, to take part in the 2018 Student Apprenticeship Program.

The program lasts eight weeks, beginning Mon., Jun. 4 and ending Fri., Jul. 27. All eligible students are welcome to apply. The application and a letter of recommendation from a school guidance counselor or a Montgomery County Commissioner must be submitted by Fri., Apr. 20 at 5 p.m.

FAQs and more information on the apprenticeship is available at www.mc-ala.org.

Internships are also offered, but requirements and eligibility are different from the apprenticeships. For more information on an internship, please contact the Montgomery City-County Personnel Office at 334-625-2675.

Special Education leaders on campus

The Special Education Program area held their annual Special Education Advisory Committee (SPEAC) meeting on Thurs., Mar. 1, with special educators and administrators from all over the state of Alabama attending.

SPEAC members were able to spend some time in the Virtual Avatar Laboratory (VAL) working with parents and middle school children. Pike Road Superintendent Dr. Chuck Ledbetter successfully worked through a parent teacher conference. The committee brainstormed different ways to integrate the VAL into the Special Education program area.

Keep up with class updates!

Check out the Academic Calendar to make sure you are up to date with any campus-wide class updates!

Last Day to Drop | Wed., Mar. 21
Graduation Worksheets Due | Fri., Apr. 6
Classes End | Tue., Apr. 24
Study/Weather Make-up Day | Wed., Apr. 25
Finals | Apr. 26, 30, May 1, 2
Student Housing Move-Out | Thu., May 3
Grades for Graduating Seniors due by Noon | Thu., May 3
Spring Graduation | Sat., May 5
All Other Grades due by Noon | Mon., May 7

Hap Arnold Lecture

The Hap Arnold Lecture Program is an annual event jointly sponsored by the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base and Auburn University at Montgomery. The theme for this year’s panel is Leading and Serving in Changing Times. Four Air War College students will share their personal and professional stories with the audience and answer questions in an open forum.

The lecture is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register through AUM Outreach or by calling 334-244-3804.

Tue., Mar. 20 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | Taylor Center, Room 230

Career Roadshow

The Career Development Center’s Career Roadshow is making its second stop this semester! Career specialists will be available ondemand to assist with all career development services, including career advising and planning, job/internship search assistance, resume/cover letter writing, interview preparation and more. Students in attendance can register to win prizes provided by local employer partners.

Wed., Mar. 21 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Library Tower Lobby

Career Boot Camp

The Career Development Center in partnership with the College of Business and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is presenting a half-day “boot camp” session to give Warhawks transitioning from college to the professional workplace the opportunity to participate in career management workshops covering a variety of topics, including professionalism, networking, job search strategies, resume/CV/cover letter writing, interview preparation and performance, and more. Students will also have the opportunity to meet employer representatives during a networking lunch.

Students need to check-in at the registration table in Goodwyn Hall lobby starting at 8:30 a.m. Business casual dress, and Warhawk IDs are required for attendance. Please register for the boot camp through Warhawk Careers on MyAUM.

Fri., Mar. 23 | 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall

Mock Interview Workshops

The Career Development Center is hosting two days of mock interview workshops, designed to put students in an interview setting, receiving constructive feedback from employment experts on how to improve their interviewing skills.

Students who register through Warhawk Careers on MyAUM will receive a 30-minute interview session time and must check-in 15 minutes prior to their session.

The International Student Professional Initiative (ISPI) will host the first day of interviews–specifically designed for international students and conducted by interviewers skilled in recruiting international students. The second day is open to all students.

Tue., Mar. 27 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | 10th floor, Library Tower
Wed., Mar. 28 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | 10th floor, Library Tower

Annual All Majors Career Expo

The annual All Majors Career Expo is back! Meet with recruiters from corporate, nonprofit, and government organizations to discuss a broad range of full-time and internship job opportunities. This expo is exclusively for AUM students and alumni.

Professional dress and Warhawk IDs are required for attendance. Registration is not required. Please bring updated copies of your resume.

If you need to schedule a career advising appointment prior to the expo, visit AdvisorTrac on MyAUM.

Wed., Apr. 4 | 10 a.m.–1 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223

LinkedIn 101

Are you LinkedIn? What’s it all about?

Find you at the LinkedIn 101 Workshop, hosted by the Career Development Center. LinkedIn 101 will guide beginners through the process of developing a LinkedIn profile and discover strategies for networking and professional development through the platform.

Seating is limited. Student, please register through Warhawk Careers on MyAUM. Seating for faculty or staff may be available; please email Brad Robbins for more information.

Thu., Apr. 12 | 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Clement Hall 110

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.

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

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 Cafe: #MeToo

March 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

“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.

Interested in becoming a UNIV teacher?

Are you interested in teaching first-year students and helping them succeed at AUM?

UNIV is a commitment to AUM’s mission to exemplify excellence through education, as well as the institution’s emphasis on increasing retention, persistence, and graduation rates. UNIV provides opportunities for students to successfully transition into college, both academically and personally.

We designed UNIV to help students foster a connection of belonging at AUM and provide the skills needed to engage with their classes in a way that promotes academic advancement and persistence through graduation. Specifically, the course orients students to AUM’s academic expectations; introduces them to AUM services in place to support their academic success; guides them through professional, academic, and personal goal-setting processes; and provides a peer cohort with whom they experience their first semester.

In addition to providing professional development, resources, supplies, and support, we create the course syllabus and build the course in Blackboard for you. UNIV instructor applications for the 2018-19 academic year will be accepted through March 23, 2018.

For an application packet or more information, please email UNIV Program Manager Amy Ingram or call 334-244-3153.

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

Undergraduate research kicks off

The AUM College of Arts & Sciences will host its annual undergraduate research symposium on Fri., Apr. 13, in the lobby of Goodwyn Hall.

All undergraduates currently or previously taking part in research projects at AUM are eligible to present. Graduate student participation is limited to groups in which the graduate student directly mentored one or more undergraduates.

Abstracts should be electronically submitted to John Hutchison with a CC to Shannon Howard no later than March 23 using the available submission form. The email abstract submission should have a subject line containing: “2018 UGR Symposium Abstract Submission.” Please submit only one abstract per email. If your abstract requires formatting not supported by the PDF form then you are welcome to attach a Word document with the abstract formatting exactly as you would want it to be displayed in the program.

For more information, including presentation criteria and awards, visit the College of Arts and Sciences research symposium homepage.

Submit abstract by March 23, 2018.

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!

2018 Eisenhower National Security Series

Future Wars, Preparedness and Military Welfare will be at the forefront of the discussion panels during the 2018 Eisenhower National Security Series: College Program, which is presented by participants of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pa.

The Eisenhower Series College Program is an academic outreach program established by the Department of the Army to encourage dialogue on national security and other public policy issues between personnel and students of the U. S. Army War College and the civilian public, with emphasis on students and faculty at academic institutions throughout the United States.

5–6:15 p.m., Taylor Center 222
Meet with MPA/MPS Graduate Students

6:30–9:15 p.m., Taylor Center 230

  • Opening remarks with Dr. Keivan Deravi, Dean of the College of Public Policy & Justice
  • Panel presentations with Lt. Col. Jonathan Shine on Nuclear Deterrence, Lt. Col. Ryan Montanez on Post Traumatic Stress within Special Operations, and Col. Mark McPherson on Why Do Medical Care for the Enemy?
  • Q&A session following panels monitored by Col. Daniel J. Cormier, Ph. D, Professor in the Department of National Security and Strategy with the U.S. Army War College]

9:15 p.m., Taylor Center 230
Closing remarks with Dr. Andrew Cortell, Department Head of Political Science & Public Administration

For more information, please email Dr. Kalu N. Kalu or call 334-244-3695, or email Shannon Richardson or call 334-244-3698.

Thu., Apr. 12 | 5–9:30 p.m. | Taylor Center 222, 230 | Refreshments will be served

OJS applications now open

Members of the Orange Jacket Society serve as the official ambassadors of AUM. OJS Members welcome and oversee AUM’s most prestigious events such as graduation, welcoming Chancellor’s guests to various events and working in the community with AUM Outreach.

Selection to the Orange Jacket Society is highly competitive. OJS applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students, and they must have proven passion for AUM.

The application period to become a member of the OJS is open now. Interviews will take place April 5–7 and new members are inducted in May. If you would like to apply for the 2018-19 team, please fill out the available online application.

For more information, please email Carley Scanlan or call 334-244-3158.

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