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Warhawk Weekly 4–16: Congrats to Honors Day students; Welcome Eve Rhea

Warhawk Weekly 4–30: Grad Preview Night; Briddell to speak at commencement

NEWS

  • AUM celebrates student achievement on Honors Day
  • Eve Rhea joins AUM as new executive director of development
  • Art Around the World draws more than 60 participants
  • Student satisfaction survey
  • Alumni Night at Shakespeare Festival
  • Computer science student earns award
  • Curtiss Course Critiques for spring semester
  • Payment Plans for Summer Semester open next week
  • Regional Summer Academy –– STEM for high schoolers
  • Apply for Summer Graduation!

EVENTS

  • Criminal Justice & Public Safety Career Fair
  • De-Stress Fest
  • Audubon Conservation Meeting
  • Yoga on the Quad
  • Mindfulness
  • Filibuster Release Party
  • AUM Lecture Series: Environmental Justice
  • Living My Best Life
  • Earth Day @ AUM

AUM celebrates top students on Honors Day

Students Teva Stinson, Haley Toler, Rachel M. Pate, Abbey Fisher and Emily Cosgrove earned the highest honor presented by Auburn University at Montgomery during its 2019 Honors Day celebration on April 12.

The five students were recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Chancellor’s Scholar Awards, which represent the highest level of distinction conferred to students on the basis of scholarship and service, are voted on by committees made up of deans and department heads from each of AUM’s colleges.

Learn more about AUM’s top Scholar Athletes and Outstanding Student Award winners in the AUM Pressroom.

Eve Rhea joins AUM as new executive director of development

Rhea, who had served in a variety of development leadership positions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be joining the AUM staff on May 1.

“With Auburn University at Montgomery preparing to implement an updated strategic plan, the timing for Eve’s arrival couldn’t be any better,” said AUM Chancellor Carl A. Stockton. “Her combination of experience and enthusiasm will play a vital role in helping AUM engage alumni, build partnerships and secure investments that will ultimately benefit our students.”

For more on Eve Rhea’s experience, please visit the AUM Pressroom.

Art Around the World draws more than 60 participants

The “Art Around the World” competition hosted by the Office of Global Initiatives drew more than 60 student, faculty and staff participants who took part in painting or sketching. The entries represented more than 13 countries, including Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Nigeria, Kenya, Jordan, Zimbabwe, South Korea, Japan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the U.S. The winning artwork is on display in the Office of Global Initiatives, located in room 109 of the administration building. Art Around the World winners included:

Session 1 – Painting
First place: Duyen Nguyen
Second place: Jasmine Patterson
Third place: Ngoc Tran
Honorable mention: Sheryl Bettina Sudakar, Luis Santos and Ambria Davis

Session 2 – Sketching
First place: Duyen Nguyen
Second place: Alyssa Lamb
Third place: Rose Smith
Honorable mention: Courtney Ellis, San Vo, Zakiya Peak

Session 3 – Painting
First place: Rosse Patel
Second place: Shilpa Reddy Sangala
Third place: Andrea Morgan
Honorable mention: Alexondra MacGuire, Abigail Mukomberanwa, Tara Lynn Crowe

Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is conducting a campus-wide survey. The Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey will be emailed to all students. The survey will be open from April 8 through May 14.

If you have any questions, please email John Glasscock or call 334-244-3919.

Alumni Night at Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Alumni Night at ASF will feature Steel Magnolias, a hilarious and heartwarming story of six Southern women who gather and gossip at the local beauty parlor. With wit, warmth, and intelligence, they rise to meet whatever challenges life sends their way.

The production will feature a live music pre-show performance.

Tickets for Alumni Association members are $15 and $30 for non-members. There is a limit of 2 tickets per order. Tickets can be purchased online. For more information, please email Serra Bilgili or call 334-244-3369.

Student places in competition

AUM Computer Science student Christopher Smith placed third in the 2019 Alabama Science and Technology Open House Poster presentation. His poster, “A Dynamic Programming based Outlier Rejection Algorithm for Image Mosaicing Problem,” was showcased at the 2019 CPU2AL Science and Technology Open House.

The goal of the STOH is showcasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities across Alabama. The meeting features numerous posters from graduate and undergraduate students across the state of Alabama to showcase their research and provide a platform for networking.

Curtiss Course Critiques for spring semester

The Spring 2019 Curtiss Course Critiques for Second Half Term are open from April 8–23. The Full Term critiques will be open April 10–25.

Please keep on you AUM email for reminders!

Payment Plans for Summer Semester open next week

Payment plans make paying for classes easier by breaking the cost into smaller payments. Summer 2019 payment plan options open today.

3-Month Plan: 1st installment is 35% of actual charges; plan enrollment is April 16–May 13.
2-Month Plan: 1st installment is 50% of actual charges; plan enrollment is May 14–June 3.

For more information, please visit www.aum.edu/PaymentPlans or call 334-244-3286.

Apply for Summer Graduation!

If you plan to graduate this summer, please apply online through the MyAUM portal until June 14.

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

Justice & Public Safety Career Fair

Interested in a career in law enforcement? Get your resume ready and prepare to impress representatives from the FBI, DEA, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshals and a variety of other local, state and federal agencies.

Wed., April 17 | 10 a.m. | Taylor Center

De-Stress Fest

The Campus Activities Board will help students unwind in advance of final exams with De-Stress Fest. The event will feature masseuses, popcorn, cotton candy and do-it-yourself Mason jars.

Wed., April 17 | 1–3 p.m. | Warhawk Alley

Audubon Conservation Society meeting

Are you an avid bird watcher? Do you care about conservation and spending time in the great outdoors? There’s a new student organization to satisfy your interests. Get involved in the newly approved Warhawk Audubon Student Conservation Association. It’s the first campus chapter in the state to be certified by the National Audubon Society and one of the first in the nation. It’s open to any AUM student, faculty or staff member.

Wed., April 17 | 12:10p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 111

Yoga on the Quad

Join Curtiss for Yoga on the Quad! Take some time out of your busy day to slow down and de-stress.

Yoga instructors from the AUM Wellness Center will guide you through a series of yoga postures with a focus on linking breath with movement. All experience levels are welcome! Mats and water will be available.

Wed., April 17 | 2–4 p.m. | AUM Quad

Mindfulness

Your mind has a big responsibility in your holistic health and well-being. Breaking down the processes of your mind and learning how you are the way you are helps you to take an active role in your well-being. Mindfulness teaches you how to increase your awareness of your mental processes and reduces the feeling of being overwhelmed by life.

Wed., April 17 | 3:30 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 110

Filibuster release party

A Filibuster release party will be held with copies of the 2019 issue available and readings of some of the new submissions. Food and drink will be provided along with the new Filibuster T-shirts for all of the contributors.

The event is open to all AUM students, faculty and staff. Please email Robert Klevay if you have any questions.

Wed., April 17 | 5–6 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 112

AUM Lecture Series: Environmental Justice

The AUM Lecture Series will host Catherine Coleman Flowers on Thurs., April 18 at 7 p.m. in Goodwyn Hall 112 for a discussion of public health and environmental justice issues facing economically disadvantaged, minority citizens in Alabama’s rural communities. Her lecture is entitled “Environmental Justice–What Are We Leaving Our Children?”

The event is free and open to the public. Flowers has testified before the U.S. Congress and the United Nations about environmental justice. She is also the founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise (ACRE). There will be a meet and greet in the Goodwyn Hall lobby before the event. This event is co-sponsored by the Montgomery Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Thurs., April 18 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 112

Living My Best Life

Life can become overwhelming. Our self-esteem, identity, and mental health all take a beating. Join Counseling and Health Promotion Services each Friday from 10:00–11:30 a.m. in the Perch to discuss and strengthen your self-esteem, self-confidence, identity development, and mindfulness.

Fri., April 19 | 10 a.m. | The Perch in The Landing

Earth Day @ AUM

Miss Alabama Callie Walker will visit AUM on Monday to “talk trash” as part of Earth Day @ AUM. Walker’s platform — “Let’s Talk Trash” — focuses on building awareness of the three Rs — reduction, reuse and recycling — as a means of reducing environmental impact. The program, sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences AUM SAGE Club, AUM E.C.O., the AUM Honors Program and AUM Tri-Beta, will also include free lunch for attendees.

Mon., April 22 | 10 a.m. | The Quad

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