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Warhawk Weekly 3–26: Honors Director named; Regional Summer Academy

Warhawk Weekly 3–26: Honors Director named; Regional Summer Academy

­NEWS

  • Stallings introduced as Honors Program director
  • SGA welcomes new officers
  • Holocaust Memorial Program set for April 11
  • Regional Summer Academy
  • Graduating this Summer?
  • Tenure and Promotion Celebration
  • Cheerleading tryout dates set
  • Seeking candidates to become Curtiss
  • Students: 15 minutes could win you a $50 Amazon gift card
  • New self-service password reset on MyAUM

EVENTS

  • Check out our Diversity & Inclusion events!
  • Celebrate Holi at the Festival of Colors Party
  • Adams Foundation Clinical Laboratory Sciences Symposium
  • Smart City Project presentation
  • Spring Career Fair
  • Higher Education Day
  • Theatre AUM presents Yom Stoppard’s Arcadia
  • Political Film Series : Woman in Gold
  • 2019 Honors Day

Stallings introduced as Honors Program director

Auburn University at Montgomery’s efforts to grow its University Honors Program will be guided by a new director. Lynn Stallings, the director of Kennesaw State University’s Honors Program, will join the AUM staff on July 1. Auburn University at Montgomery Provost and Vice Chancellor Mrinal Varma said Stallings’ hiring will enable the university to develop “a more robust and integrated” honors program that offers students service learning, community engagement opportunities and leadership development opportunities.

“Dr. Stallings’ impressive credentials, extensive experience and familiarity with Auburn University at Montgomery make her the ideal choice to help us take our honors program to the next level,” Varma said. “Growing our honors program and enhancing its offerings represents a strategic priority for the university and will help us attract talented students from the River Region and beyond.”

A native of Montgomery, Stallings earned a master’s degree in secondary education with an emphasis on mathematics from AUM. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physical education from Auburn University and a doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Georgia. At Kennesaw State, Stallings has served in a variety of administrative roles, ranging from chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to interim associate dean of graduate studies in the Bagwell College of Education, chair of the Department of Secondary & Middle Grades Education and interim dean of University College. Learn more at: http://www.aum.edu/auburn-university-montgomery-selects-stallings-next-university-honors-program-director.

SGA welcomes new officers

AUM’s Student Government Association swore in several new officers and senators at a Tuesday afternoon ceremony, including President Ciara Freeman, Vice President Niya Kimbell, Chief Justice Keenan Carter and the following senators: Raven Tolbert (College of Business), Michael Campbell (College of Education), Savannah Satcher (College of Education), Ashwin Cataram Vinod (Graduate Senator At-Large), Maya Freed (Wellness Center Senator At-Large), A’Maya Wiffen (Housing Senator At-Large) and Ebonee Jones (Dining Senator At-Large).

Holocaust Memorial Program set for April 11

AUM’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a Holocaust Memorial Program on Thurs., April 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the AUM Athletics Complex. The event is free and open to students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the general public. The program will feature stories from Holocaust survivors Max Herzl and Riva Hirsch, as well as an audience Q&A. Attendees will receive a Tolerance wristband.

Attendees are asked to submit an online RSVP at: http://www.aum.edu/Holocaust.

Regional Summer Academy

The Greater Alabama Black Belt Regional Louis Stokes Alliance Minority STEM Summer Academy is an exciting 5-day summer academy, including housing, to get ahead, experience, and learn STEM influenced English, Mathematics, and Physical Science. This academy is a great way to prep for the ACT, as well as, get valuable time management, study skills, financial aid, and library resources.

There are only 20 slots available so apply today! The academy is free for qualifying students, with the exception of transportation to campus and home. All meals are included.

For more information and to apply for the academy, please visit www.aum.edu/regionalsummeracademy. If you have questions, please email Dr. Matt Ragland or call 334-244-3138.

Graduating this Summer?

If you plan to graduate this summer, please apply online through the MyAUM portal from March 29 to June14.

If you have any questions, please email records@aum.edu or visit www.aum.edu/Graduation.

Tenure and Promotion Celebration

The Office of the Provost will be holding a Tenure and Promotion Celebration in recognition of the achievements of our faculty on Mon., April 1 from 1-3 p.m. in Taylor Center 221-222.

The following faculty members will be recognized:

Elizabeth Burrows
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
English and Philosophy
Awarded promotion to Senior Lecturer

Gilbert Duenas
College of Education
Curriculum, Instruction and Technology
Awarded promotion to Professor

Katherine Howard
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
English and Philosophy
Awarded promotion to Associate Professor with tenure

Phill Johnson
Library
Awarded tenure

Mary Kiker
College of Business
Business Administration
Awarded promotion to Professor

Jongheon Kim
College of Business
Information Systems
Awarded promotion to Associate Professor with tenure

Tim Kroft
College of Sciences
Biology and Environmental Science
Awarded promotion to Associate Professor with tenure

Amy Locklear
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
English and Philosophy
Awarded promotion to Senior Lecturer

Pamela Long
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work
Awarded promotion to Professor

Samantha McNeilly
Library
Awarded promotion to Librarian II with tenure

Laura Whatley
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Fine Arts
Awarded promotion to Associate Professor with tenure

Cheerleading tryouts set for April 12-13

AUM’s cheerleading team will host tryouts for the 2019-2020 squad on Fri., April 12 and Sat., April 13 in the AUM Wellness Center. Friday’s tryout session will begin at 5 p.m., with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s session will feature interviews at 10 a.m. (interview times will be assigned Friday evening) with final tryouts to begin at 2 p.m.

Students interested in trying out for a spot on the team must complete the Warhawk Cheerleading Tryout Application. Interested participants will need a current physical (completed within the last six months), a copy of their insurance card and a letter of recommendation. For additional questions, contact coach Samantha Rose at cheerleading@aum.edu.

Seeking candidates to become Curtiss

Are you good at working a crowd? You might have what it takes to fill the beak – and orange and white sneakers – of Curtiss the Warhawk. If you’re a student with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and the maximum amount of AUM spirit, you might be a candidate for the coolest job on campus. Tryouts for the role of Curtiss will be held April 13. Interested in learning more? Get the details by emailing curtissthewarhawk@aum.edu.

Students: 15 minutes could win you a $50 Amazon gift card

The Princeton Review wants to know about your experience at Auburn University at Montgomery. And you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card when you take 15 minutes to provide your insights on academics, fellow students, student engagement, athletics, clubs and organizations, school traditions, professor/student interaction, residence halls, and food. Your information about AUM will provide invaluable guidance for future college bound students searching for their best-fit schools.

Take The Princeton Review’s online student opinion survey now. 

New self-service password reset on MyAUM

Auburn University at Montgomery’s Office of Information Technology Services implemented a new self-service password reset tool for the MyAUM portal on March 8.

Students, faculty and staff visiting the MyAUM portal will be prompted to set up their individual self-service password settings. At a minimum, users must set up five new security questions in order to access the portal. Users will have the option of setting up additional reset methods.

Implementation of this new tool will enhance security and enable users to reset a forgotten password at any time.

Users who experience difficulties may contact the ITS Help Desk for assistance at 334-244-3500 or helpdesk@aum.edu..

Check out our Diversity & Inclusion events

Diversity Book Club Chat
Tues., March 26 | 12:15–1 p.m. | Global Education Center

Art Exhibition: Women in the Arts (private tours available upon request)
Tues., March 26 – Fri., March 29 | Global Education Center | Co-sponsored by AUM’s Department of Fine Arts

Political Film Series: Woman in Gold (2015), film introduction by Dr. Eric Sterling and Dr. Naomi Slipp
Thurs., April 11 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109 | Co-sponsored by AUM’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Celebrate Holi at the Festival of Colors Party

Join the Indian Student Organization, along with the Muslim Student Association and Association of Latino American Students, as they celebrate Holi!

There will be outdoor games, dance performances, and colorful festivities! Food and colored powder will be provided.

Thurs., March 28 | 4:30–7:30 p.m. | Behind AUM Library Tower

Adams Foundation Clinical Laboratory Sciences Symposium

The 2019 Robert & Jean Adams Foundation Clinical Laboratory Sciences Symposium will feature keynote speaker Dr. Don Siegel, Professor of Pathology, University of Pennsylvania, and three sessions with Dr. Kathryn Rizzo, Piedmont Hospital; Dr. Andrew Young, Quest Diagnostics; and Mr. George Fritsma, Fritsma Factor.

The symposium is free for laboratory personnel who want continuing education credit; however, registration is required. Please RSVP by March 26 to Brittaney Jenkins or call 334-244-3790.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.A schedule for the symposium can be found here.

Fri., March 29 | 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223

 

Smart City Project presentation

Savio Dias, IT manager for the City of Montgomery, will give a presentation about Montgomery’s Smart City Project. The event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and members of the general public. Dias will be the guest of AUM’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

“Beginning with a ‘smart’ corridor from the capital to the riverfront, we are building a smart city from the ground up–using fiber and connectivity to seamlessly integrate into the existing environment, while providing a platform for the deployment of any number of smart city solutions,” said Willie Durham, Chairman of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce.

Todd Strange, Mayor of Montgomery, said, “This is all about partnerships and leveraging resources to provide a sustainable, prosperous, equitable and inclusive future for all Montgomery residents. We are seeking to build a fabric of connectivity that can support a multitude of applications and services by utilizing the same communications platforms, thus creating efficiencies, saving costs, and ultimately delivering more for those living in and visiting Montgomery.”

For more information, please email Yi Wang or call 334-244-3318.

Fri., March 29 | 1–2 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 201

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., April. 3 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

Higher Education Day

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend Higher Education Day. However, the maximum number this year is the first 50 attendees. Please email Christina M. Ganus to register.

Higher Education Day is an opportunity to remind political leaders that funding the state’s universities, AUM included, is necessary to continue to offer and to expand the programs students will need to be competitive when they complete their education at AUM.

Students with class or campus work assignments during this time should check with professors, instructors, and/or supervisors to see if the absence will be excused. If you need to ride the student bus, please be ready to load at the AUM Duck Pond parking lot at 8:30 a.m., and the bus will return between 2-2:30 p.m.

Thurs., April 4 | 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | Alabama State House, downtown Montgomery | T-shirts, free lunch provided to first 50 attendees

Theatre AUM presents Yom Stoppard’s Arcadia

Theatre AUM’s production of Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard, opens Thurs., April 4 and runs through Sun., April 14.

This comedy moves between 1809 and the present and explores the nature of truth and time, certainty and uncertainty, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments and the influence of sex.

General admission is $10; $5 for senior citizens, military, and students; AUM students, faculty and staff are free with AUM ID.

Thurs.-Sat., April 4-6, 11-13, Sun., April 14  | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre AUM

Political Film Series: Woman in Gold

Auburn University at Montgomery’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will feature a biographical drama about a Jewish woman who attempts to reclaim her possessions that were seized by the Nazis as the next feature in its 2019 Political Film Series. The screening of “Woman in Gold” on Thurs., April 11 at 7 p.m. in Goodwyn 109 is 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.

2019 Honors Day

The 2019 Honors Day Program will be Fri., April 12. The university will honor and recognize distinguished undergraduates from all disciplines as well as outstanding members of the various honor societies.

Please join us to recognize our high achievers and celebrate their academic excellence.

Fri., April 12 | 2–4 p.m. | Taylor Center 222-223 | Reception to follow in Taylor Center 230

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