Warhawk Weekly 4-13: Theatre AUM; Grad Preview; Vaccinations


Theatre AUM presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Despite challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, Theatre AUM students continue to offer outstanding performances for our campus community.

Theatre AUM, the university’s award-winning theatre program, will continue to open its run of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare with performances set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Performances will be held in The Grove, located between AUM Housing and the Taylor Center.

This is a great opportunity to come see why our Theatre AUM students and faculty continue to earn honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival every year.

Performances are free, and attendees must wear face masks.

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Learn about our graduate programs

If you’re considering pursuit of a master’s degree after graduation, there’s still time to learn about what AUM offers.

Register for tonight’s Virtual Grad Studies Preview, which will be held at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about accelerated degree programs, admissions requirements and more.

Register here.

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AUM hosts second COVID-19 vaccination clinic

AUM is continuing to do its part to vaccinate AUM students and employees, as well as members of the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

From April 8-9, AUM hosted a vaccination clinic on campus to administer COVID-19 vaccines by appointment. The university provided nearly 2,000 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to AUM students and employees, as well as River Region community members, including Montgomery Public Schools and Alabama Department of Transportation employees.

AUM faculty, staff, and students provided valuable assistance as volunteers during our Thursday and Friday clinics.

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AUM faculty members contribute to ‘Art for Our Future’

AUM Fine Arts lecturers Marguerite Gilbertson and Tony Veronese will discuss their contributions to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts’ Community Togetherness Project “Art for Our Future,” which explores different facets of art during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gilbertson and Veronese will be among the participants in a Facebook Live event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. Their proposal for an interactive sculpture addresses disconnection experienced during the pandemic and challenges participants to connect, at a distance, and reflect on the new normal.

Learn more from WSFA.

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Students to present Honors thesis defenses

AUM Honors students will participate in a public defense of their dissertations beginning April 20. All presentations will be held via Zoom.

AUM Honors students Joanna Summer, Margaret Dean, Rosse Patel and Kasey Badger will share the results of their dissertation research with dissertation committee and audience members. The students’ thesis defenses have been set for:

Joanna Summer, computer science
Tuesday, April 20 | 1:30 p.m.
“Safe Shop: A Hardware and Software Solution for Workshop Management in School and Community Workshops”
Zoom link: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/85133324642

Margaret Dean, psychology
Wednesday, April 21 | 11 a.m.
“Ageism & Collective Threat Among Adolescents: A Correlational Study Among College Students and Adults”
Zoom link: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/82287522566

Rosse Patel, biology
Wednesday, April 21 | 1 p.m.
“Disruption of C. elegans Genes Required for Fertility Using CRISPR Technology”
Zoom link: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/86109042574

Kasey Badger, political science
Wednesday, April 21 | 3:30 p.m.
“War Crimes: A Case of Bad Apples and Bad Barrels? A Study of My Lai and Abu Ghraib”
Zoom link: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/84118988409

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Students: Get a jump on the job market

Students from all majors will have an opportunity to connect with potential employers through the upcoming Spring Career Fair hosted by the Career Development Center through Thursday. The event will take place virtually from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day via the Handshake career management platform, which is accessible through the MyAUM portal.

When students enter the virtual career fair, they will have an opportunity to visit different employers represented through audio, video and chat features.

Sign up for Handshake.

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Curtiss Course Critiques

What did you enjoy most about your spring semester courses?

What could use improvement?

Your feedback matters. Submit a Curtiss Course Critique. It’s paperless and confidential. Evaluations for half-term courses will be open through April 25, while the evaluation window for full-term courses will be open until April 28.

Keep an eye on your email for more details.

Learn more about CCC.

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Get event updates from Curtiss

Keep up with campus activities via text message. Enroll in AUM365 and get the 4-1-1 from Curtiss The Warhawk himself. Text curti$$ to 334-398-6025 to receive reminders about all of our can’t-miss campus events.

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COVID-19 dashboard reporting

AUM will continue to provide weekly reporting on its COVID-19 dashboard with results of testing conducted through Warhawk Health Services and the Sentinel Testing program, as well as self-reported positive test results by students and employees to Student Affairs and Human Resources. Reporting will be updated each Monday.

In addition to wearing face masks on campus and observing social distancing, students and employees are encouraged to utilize the AUM Healthcheck symptom monitoring tool.

View the dashboard.

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