Warhawk Weekly 3–3: Homecoming Week recap; Warhawks face Lee; Cheer on Special Olympics


  • Meet the 2020 AUM Homecoming Court
  • When Homecoming and Mardi Gras converge
  • Indian Student Organization claims $1,000 prize
  • People of AUM: Dr. Paul Fox
  • Warhawks face Lee in GSC tournament opener
  • Cheer on Special Olympics teams
  • Edwards explores Southern Culture
  • Reminder: Filibuster seeks editor, designer


  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Manage stress with Pups & Cups
  • Tips and Tricks for Students
  • Self-Defense with RAD
  • Montgomery Brassworks Concert
  • Political Film Series feature
  • Tour Hyundai Manufacturing

More upcoming AUM events

Meet the 2020 AUM Homecoming Court

Raven Tolbert, a senior from Dadeville, Ala., was crowned Auburn University at Montgomery’s 2020 Homecoming queen last weekend.

Tolbert was one of seven candidates for the honor, which was voted on by AUM students. Other members of the homecoming court with Tolbert included Mya Harris Jones, Keturah Stone, Elizabeth Londell, Kareem Cook, Jeniffer Davis, Elizabeth Meads, Courtney McDonald, Jada Parker and Sarah Katherine Barnes.

When Homecoming and Mardi Gras converge

The timing of AUM’s 2020 Homecoming festivities offered a rare opportunity to celebrate Mardi Gras in the same week. AUM’s Student Government Association resurrected the Mardi Gras Parade, which had been a popular campus event in the 1990s, for the 2020 Homecoming Week.

More than 25 university offices and student organizations tossed moon pies, beads and other items to students, faculty and staff lining the parade route.

Indian Student Organization claims $1,000 prize

The Indian Student Organization emerged from a field of 13 challengers to win the $1,000 Chancellor’s Cup grand prize during Homecoming Week.

During the week-long competition, teams earned points through their participation and order of finish in a variety of activities, including a LifeSouth Blood Drive, the AUMazing Race, a poster competition and a service project that challenged teams to create homecoming-themed bird houses.

People of AUM: Dr. Paul Fox

College is difficult, but we have a support system in place for any students who may need assistance sharpening their study skills, identifying the right major or mastering course material. Warhawk Academic Success Center Director Paul Fox discusses the resources available to students on our campus.

Men’s basketball team opens postseason play

The men’s basketball team will face Lee University on the road tonight at 7 on “Super Tuesday,” the quarterfinal round of the 2020 Gulf South Conference Championship. The seventh-seeded Warhawks will carry a 15-13 record into the matchup against No. 2 Lee (21-6), which finishes 16-4 in conference play. Watch the action live!

Cheer on Special Olympics tournament teams

Let the games begin! Auburn University at Montgomery Athletics will host the 2020 Alabama Special Olympics Alabama State Basketball Tournament.

Every year, Special Olympics Alabama hosts tournaments for children and adults with intellectual disabilities from across the state to compete in games to encourage and empower them as athletes and help them reach their full potential.

AUM students, faculty and staff are invited to watch games, cheer on athletes and help fill the stands to provide a welcoming environment for teams competing in this year’s tournament. AUM student-athletes also will be on hand to help support and cheer on teams.

The tournament is set for Fri., March 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AUM Athletics Complex. Games are free and open to the AUM community and general public.

Edwards explores Southern culture through art

Since earning an art education degree from AUM, Lynthia Edwards has poured her spirit and energy onto canvases. Her artistic persona — “Black G.R.I.T.S.” — expresses her background as a woman of color raised in rural Alabama and represents the lens through which she explores Southern culture. Learn more about her work in Alabama NewsCenter’s “Alabama Maker” series.

Black G.R.I.T.S. is an Alabama Maker that’s decidedly Southern from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

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

Filibuster, AUM’s student-run literary and arts magazine, seeks 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.

Mindfulness Meditation

Please join Counseling and Health Promotion Services as Nikhil Ghodke leads a mindful meditation session. This secular meditation practice is not associated with any faith. Instead, it is an opportunity to become more present and to alleviate the pressures of daily life. Mindfulness meditation will take place on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the Spring semester. The sessions will last for 25–30 minutes.

Wed., Mar. 4 | 4 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 110

Pups & Cups

The AUM COMM 3843 Public Relations students, in partnership with Counseling and Health Promotion Services and the Center for Disability Services, invite you to enjoy cupcakes while you pet some pups! Come learn how to manage the stress of college.

Mon., Mar. 9 | 11 a.m. | The Quad

Curtiss Connections

Modeled after “Flash Talks,” the WASC is launching a new event with presenters stationed around to provide students with quick tips and how-to information as well as resources that will position them for success at AUM.

Mon., Mar. 9 | 11 a.m. | Taylor Center 230

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

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

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