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Warhawk Weekly 4–10: Summer Payment Plans; Dr. Cornel West to deliver Durr Lecture

Warhawk Weekly 4–10: Summer Payment Plans; Dr. Cornel West to deliver Durr Lecture

NEWS

  • Summer 2018 Payment Plans opening
  • Film on Civil Rights Activists: The Durrs of Montgomery
  • Harvard’s Dr. Cornel West to deliver 27th Durr Lecture
  • AUM’s Hayes to lead state library association
  • Employee discount on Outreach camps
  • Office of the Provost to hold Tenure Celebration
  • Faculty, staff encouraged to support admission events
  • Don’t forget to check for Family Campaign trivia
  • Keep up with class updates!

EVENTS

  • Campus Police to offer Student Active Shooter Training
  • Tonight! Grad School Preview Night
  • Career Fair for Justice, Public Safety
  • Turn a working lunch into a walking lunch
  • LinkedIn 101
  • Retirement reception for Dr. Scott Brown
  • 2018 Eisenhower National Security Series
  • Theatre AUM presents Measure for Measure
  • Honors Day 2018
  • Career Roadshow
  • Political Film Series features An Inconvenient Sequel

REMINDERS

  • Join Intramurals!
  • Human Performance Lab Health, Fitness Assessments
  • RAD — Self Defense for Women
  • Auburn Author Awards
  • Montgomery County apprenticeships

HOME GAMES @ AUM

  • Baseball vs. Albany State University | Wed., Apr. 11 | 3 p.m.
  • Men’s Tennis vs. Mississippi College | Sun., Apr. 15 | Noon
  • Women’s Tennis vs. Mississippi College | Sun., Apr. 15 | Noon

Summer 2018 Payment Plans opening

For the Summer 2018 semester, AUM will be offering two payment plans: 3-month and 2-month.

Film on Civil Activists: The Durrs of Montgomery

This documentary film covers the life and work of Civil Rights activists and Alabama natives, Clifford and Virginia Durr.

Fri., Apr. 13 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

Harvard’s Dr. Cornel West to deliver 27th Durr Lecture

The theme of the 2018 Durr Lecture is the lasting legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Our lecturer is Dr. Cornel West. The lecture is free and open to the public, and you can register to watch online.

Sat., Apr. 14 | 6 p.m. | King Memorial Baptist Church

AUM’s Hayes to lead state library association

Congratulations to Jessica Hayes for being elected as the new President of the Alabama Library Association for 2018-19.

Hayes holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Samford University. She has worked in the library profession for over a decade with six years in academic library administration.

Employee discount on Outreach camps

OutReach at Auburn University at Montgomery’s has provided summer educa­tional enrichment camps for K-12 students for nearly 30 years. Our mission is simple: Instill the joy of learning without the pressure of grades or tests in an envi­ronment in which students learn by doing. We all learn best and retain the most when we are having fun. We create experiences where students have FUN! Our campers build and program rockets and robots; they create video games, jewelry, movies, stories, poems and visual works of art; they get their hands dirty learning to become scien­tists; and they explore new ways to improve their reading and math skills. This method of learning truly motivates students to become lifelong learners.

We have a number of academic enrichment camps to choose from, and AUM faculty and staff can receive $20 off all camps they register for. Call Brittany at 334-244-3804 today to register and receive your faculty staff discount!

Office of the Provost to hold Tenure Celebration

The Office of the Provost will be holding a celebration in recognition of the achievements of our faculty.

Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Rolando Carol, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology
Tarek El-Badaway, College of Business, Management
Cornell Foo, College of Education, Kinesiology
Julie Freeman, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Nursing
Christine Harrington, College of Business, Finance
Xiaoyun He, College of Arts and Sciences, Information Systems
John Hutchison, College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry
Prit Kaur, College of Public Policy & Justice, Criminal Justice
Stacy Parenteau, College of Arts and Science, Psychology
Kimberly Pyszka, College of Public Policy & Justice, Sociology, Anthropology & Geography
Seth Reno, College of Arts and Sciences, English and Philosophy
Luke Smith, College of Education, Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology

Promotion to Professor

Ralph Ioimo, College of Public Policy & Justice, Criminal Justice
George Schaefer, College of Education, Kinesiology
Allison Terry, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Nursing
Annice Yarber-Allen, College of Public Policy & Justice, Sociology, Anthropology & Geography

Mon., Apr. 16 | 2 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

Faculty, staff encouraged to support admission events

Admissions would like to encourage faculty and staff to support and participate in several upcoming admission events.

College Road Trips allow prospective students from our community college partners to experience AUM on their own campus. Faculty and staff are encouraged to come and help inform students about their colleges and about the features and benefits of AUM. All faculty and staff (as well as current students) can play a valuable role simply by providing a warm Warhawk welcome to any and all visitors to campus.

College Road Trip to Southern Union in Opelika | Wed., Apr. 11 | 9–10:30 a.m.
College Road Trip to Trenholm State in Montgomery | Wed., Apr. 18 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

With the Kick off to College Tailgate, AUM celebrates newly accepted summer and fall students. Students and families are invited to join in games, eat barbeque, meet faculty and staff, and future classmates. Students can register for orientation and sign up for housing during the event as well. Faculty and staff are encouraged to come show support to new students and provide them with guidance through their college transition.

Kick off to College Tailgate | Sat., Apr. 21 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 

Don’t forget to check for Family Campaign trivia

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.

Make sure to 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!

Keep up with class updates!

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

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

Campus Police to offer Student Active Shooter Training

This training from AUM Campus Police will prepare attendees for active shooter response by providing a range of options available using Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. Each component is discussed in detail and demonstrations of techniques for lockdown, barricading and countering an attack are given.

Tue., Apr. 10 | Noon–1 p.m. | Clement Hall 202 | Register for the course by contacting Campus Police at 334-244-3424

Tonight! Grad School Preview Night

Join AUM for Grad School Preview Night and discover what your next phase is in education. AUM will waive all application fees for students in attendance.

Tue., Apr. 10 | 5–7 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–223

Career Fair for Justice, Public Safety

Representatives from Justice and Public Safety agencies, such as the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, US Marshals, ATF, State Troopers, State Bureau of Investigation, ALEA, Georgia State Patrol, Huntsville Police, Montgomery Police, Birmingham Police, Federal Probation, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, will be on campus for a career fair.

Wed., Apr. 11 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Taylor Center

Turn a working lunch into a walking lunch

Join the AUM Health Promotion Committee for a 30-minute walk during lunch and take the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle. It can be hard to find time in your busy schedule to participate in physical activity. However, taking a walk is one of the easiest and effective forms of exercise.

The National Walk @ Lunch Day is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. Registration is available through Alabama Blue. For more details about the walking lunch, please email Hillary Kervin Porter.

Remember to bring your walking shoes and meet us to begin a new, healthy part of your day!

Thu., Apr. 12 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Quad, walking trails

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

Retirement reception for Dr. Scott Brown

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science would like to invite the campus to attend the retirement reception for Dr. Scott Brown.

Brown, Associate Professor of Mathematics, has served as a full-time faculty member in the department since 2003. Prior to that, he had served as a part-time faculty member since 1998.

“He will be greatly missed,” said Dr. Yi Wang, Department Chair.

Thu., Apr. 12 | 2–4 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 204 | Light refreshments will be served.

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

Theatre AUM presents Measure for Measure

“Vienna is beset with brothels and loose morality and it’s up to the Duke to provide some divine intervention.” Measure for Measure is considered one of Shakespeare’s problem plays due to its shift in mood. Is it a comedy or is it a tragedy? Come see and decide for yourself.

AUM students, faculty and staff are free with AUM ID. Senior citizen, student, and military tickets are $5. General admission is $10.

Thu.–Sat., Apr. 12–21, Sun., Apr. 22 | 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. | Theatre AUM

Honors Day 2018

The 2018 Honors Day program 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., Apr. 13 | 2 p.m. | Taylor Center 221–222, reception to follow in Taylor Center 230

Career Roadshow

The Career Development Center’s Career Roadshow makes its final stop for the spring semester.

Career specialists will be available on-demand to assist with all career development services, including career advising and planning, job and internship search assistance, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and more.

Students in attendance can register to win prizes provided by local employer partners as well.

Wed., Apr. 18 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall Lobby | No registration required

Political Film Series features An Inconvenient Sequel

The Political Film Series is back for another semester of exciting, educational films and intelligent discussion!

“An Inconvenient Sequel” is the award-winning sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth,” which raised awareness on climate change. This film will show how close we are to an energy revolution. Following former Vice-President Al Gore, the documentary shows efforts to invest in renewable energy leading up to the Paris Climate Agreement. But, with President Trump withdrawing from the agreement, what does this mean for the environment?

With an introduction from Dr. Rosine Hall, questions will be addressed following the screening.

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.

Mon., Apr. 23 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 112

Human Performance Lab Health, Fitness Assessments

The AUM Human Performance Lab (Wellness Center 115) offers health and fitness assessments on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

These assessments include a physician-reviewed 12-lead EKG stress test, resting and exercise blood pressure measures, blood chemistry profile, nutrition consultation, and tests of pulmonary function, body fat, flexibility, and muscular fitness.

The cost is $150 for the general public, $125 for AUM Faculty and Alumni, and $50 for current AUM students.

To make an appointment or for more information, please email the lab or call 334-244-3472.

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.

Tennis Season | Mar. 20–Apr. 19

Softball Season | Mar. 25–Apr. 29

Sand Volleyball Season | Mar. 27–Apr. 19

RAD — Self Defense for Women

RAD is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The RAD system is a comprehensive, women-only course of instruction that begins with awareness, prevention, risk, and risk avoidance. It then progresses to teaching hands-on self-defense training, but it is not a martial arts program.

Note: Wear comfortable clothing.

Tue., Apr. 17 | 5–8 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West | Register for this course by contacting Campus Police at 334-244-3424

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 are 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.

Auburn Author Awards

In recognition of faculty contributions to research and scholarship, the Graduate School is pleased to continue the Auburn Author Awards in 2018. The Auburn Author Awards Program of the Graduate School, jointly sponsored with Auburn University Libraries, recognizes graduate faculty and library staff members who have published a book-length scholarly work during the 2017 calendar year. Award recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Draughon Library. Two books by Dr. Kalu N. Kalu, Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science & National Security Policy at Auburn University Montgomery, have been nominated for this honor.

The first book, Citizenship: Identity, Institutions, and the Postmodern Challenge, contrasts previous scholarship about citizenship as a construct. This groundbreaking book covers the full spectrum of literature on citizenship theory, including the state and structure of identity, the individual and the public, and the enduring issues of civic engagement and collective discourse.

The second book, Technology, Culture, and Public Policy: Critical Lessons from Finland, presents an energized and informative look at Finland’s cultural and developmental history, its political evolution as a state, the foundation and origins of its technology and innovation policy, and present developments in health care, education, and the pathway to sustainable economic development.

For more information about the Author Awards Program, please email Morgan Gregg.

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