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Warhawk Weekly 3–6: Undergrad research; Family Campaign kicks off

Warhawk Weekly 3–6: Undergrad research; Family Campaign kicks off

NEWS

  • Undergrad research kicks off
  • Family Campaign kicks off
  • CHPS launches Orange Folder Initiative
  • Interested in becoming a UNIV teacher?
  • OJS applications now open
  • Si publishes article
  • Keep up with class updates!

EVENTS

  • Political Film Series features Suffragette
  • 19th Annual Enlisted Heritage 5k
  • 2018 Eisenhower National Security Series

REMINDERS

  • Join Intramurals!
  • Business Breakfast series continues
  • Green Fest with Housing
  • Hot Topics Café: #MeToo
  • “Extracted,” Annie B. Campbell solo exhibition
  • 5th Annual Robert & Jean Adams Clinical Laboratory Sciences Symposium
  • Scaleback Alabama continues

HOME GAMES @ AUM

  • Women’s Tennis vs. Clark Atlanta University | Tue., Mar. 6 | 3 p.m.
  • Baseball vs. University of West Alabama | Fri., Mar. 9 | 6 p.m.
  • Softball vs. University of West Alabama | Sat., Mar. 10 | 12 p.m.
  • Baseball vs. University of West Alabama | Sat., Mar. 10 | 2 p.m.
  • Softball vs. University of West Alabama | Sat., Mar. 10 | 2 p.m.
  • Baseball vs. University of West Alabama | Sat., Mar. 10 | 5 p.m.
  • Softball vs. University of West Alabama | Sun., Mar. 11 | 1 p.m.

NEWS

Undergrad 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.

Family Campaign kicks off

It’s time for the 2018 Auburn University at Montgomery Family Campaign, the university’s internal fundraising drive, and we need your participation to reach our goal! The AUM family truly consists of AUMazing People. Together we can create AUMazing Possibilities for our students and our campus.

This year’s campaign co-chairs are Megan Hughes, Senior Manager for Marketing and Communications in the College of Business, and Tim Lutz, Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations.

Watch your inbox for your weekly Famous Families trivia questions!  Be the first to correctly answer the question and win a prize. You can also access the online and payroll deduction links as well as a detailed list of many of the giving opportunities available online.

If you have questions not covered by the materials provided, please email Marie Harrington or call 334-244-3596.

Remember, your gift is significant––no matter the size!

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 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 Meadows or 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

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.

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.

Si publishes article

Dr. Lin (Emma) Si recently published an article entitled Recent Advances in Atmospheric Chemistry of Mercury. The article appeared in Atmosphere 2018, 9(2), 76, as an invited paper for Special Issue: Atmospheric Metal Pollution.

Si’s article discusses recent advances in (i) the dominant atmospheric oxidant of elemental mercury, (ii) the mercury oxidation reactions by halogen atoms and by nitrate radical, (iii) the aqueous reduction of oxidized mercury compounds and (iv) the heterogeneous reactions of mercury on atmospheric-relevant surfaces such as atmospheric aerosols. Future research needed to improve understanding of the fate and transformation of mercury in the atmosphere, is also discussed.

Keep up with class updates!

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

Spring Break | Mar. 12–16
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

 

EVENTS

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 online and tickets cost $35 for the general public.

Sat., Mar. 10 | 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | Riverfront Park

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

 

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.

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.

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

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!

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