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Warhawk Weekly 4–17: Meads elected Student At-Large; Filibuster has open positions

Warhawk Weekly 4–17: Meads elected Student At-Large; Filibuster has open positions

NEWS

  • Meads elected Student At-Large member
  • Filibuster seeking editor and designer
  • Continue participating in Family Campaign
  • Faculty, staff encouraged to support admission events
  • Summer 2018 Payment Plans opening
  • Keep up with class updates!

EVENTS

  • Theatre AUM presents Measure for Measure
  • RAD — Self Defense for Women
  • Career Roadshow
  • Auburn Author Awards
  • Pizza & Paint
  • Filibuster Release Party
  • Staff Council Spring Fling
  • Southern Regional Algebra Conference
  • Political Film Series features An Inconvenient Sequel

REMINDERS

  • Support Intramurals!
  • Human Performance Lab Health, Fitness Assessments
  • Montgomery County apprenticeships

HOME GAMES @ AUM

  • Baseball vs. Columbus State University | Wed., Apr. 18 | 5 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Christian Brothers University | Sat., Apr. 21 | 1 p.m.
  • Baseball vs. Christian Brothers University | Sat., Apr. 21 | 2 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Christian Brothers University | Sat., Apr. 21 | 3 p.m.
  • Baseball vs. Christian Brothers University | Sat., Apr. 21 | 5 p.m.
  • Baseball vs. Christian Brothers University | Sun., Apr. 22 | 1 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Christian Brothers University | Sun., Apr. 22 | 1 p.m.

Meads elected Student At-Large member

A group of Auburn University at Montgomery honors students traveled to Washington, D.C., April 4–8 for the annual meeting of the Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC). SRHC is the professional society linking honors programs and colleges from across our ten-state region.

More than 600 students, faculty and staff were in attendance. At the meeting, sophomore history major Elizabeth Meads was elected to a one-year term as a Student At-Large member of the SRHC Executive Committee. As a member of the Executive Committee, Meads is charged with providing a student perspective on SRHC business. She will represent Auburn University at Montgomery and the SRHC at the National Collegiate Honors Council meeting in Boston this November and will assist with planning the 2019 SRHC meeting to be held next spring.

Filibuster seeking editor and designer

The Filibuster, AUM’s student-run literary and arts magazine, is looking for a new editor-in-chief and graphic designer for its 2019 issue. The positions begin in the Fall 2018 semester and will continue into the Spring 2019 term.

Experience with Adobe InDesign is required for the graphic design position. Experience with InDesign is also preferred for the Editor position but not required. All candidates must be enrolled as either a full- or part-time student during the year to serve in the position. He or she must maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Applicants should also have completed ENGL1010 and ENGL1020.

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.

Candidates can send their letter of intent and resume as attached Microsoft Word documents to the Filibuster’s academic advisor, Dr. Robert Klevay.

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2018.

Continue Participating in Family Campaign

The co-chairs of the 2018 AUM Family Campaign, Megan Hughes and Tim Lutz, want to encourage participation and thank those that have already participated!

Contributions to the AUM Family Campaign are a vital demonstration of your support for AUM as well as any part of the university that is especially important to you. The contribution can go to the General Fund or you can earmark the money for a certain department, such as the Employee Assistance Fund – which helps AUM employees in times of need and emergencies, such as hospitalization, a death in the family, a house fire, etc. – the library, the theatre, student scholarships, the Honors Program, etc.

You may also designate a gift in memory of a departed friend or loved one as well as designate a contribution in honor of a special friend or colleague, such as a retiring colleague.

Please give what you can. All contributions – large and small – are welcome and appreciated. Keep in mind, contributions to the AUM Family Campaign are also tax deductible.

You can give securely online today! Thank you for your help!

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 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.

Summer 2018 Payment Plans opening

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Pizza & Paint

Pizza & Paint is a guided painting experience. Sensory experiences, like painting, have been used as a therapeutic experience for those coping with stress and anxiety.

Pizza and drinks will be provided during the event while following along with an instructional painting video.

You can register by scanning the QR code or registering online.

Wed., Apr. 18 | 5–7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 102

Filibuster Release Party

There will be a release party for the upcoming issue of the Filibuster, AUM’s Art and Literary magazine. Copies of the new 2018 issue and readings of some of the new submissions will be available.

The event is open to all AUM students, faculty and staff. Food and drink will be provided.

Thu., Apr. 19 | Noon–1 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

Staff Council Spring Fling

AUM employees, join Staff Council for the 2018 Spring Fling! There will be service and scholarship awards handed out, along with a trivia competition!

Fri., Apr. 20 | Noon–1:30 p.m. | The Quad | Lunch will be provided

Southern Regional Algebra Conference

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is hosting a regional research conference: Southern Regional Algebra Conference. This conference is an important indication that AUM and the math faculty have a strong reputation in the region. The conference has scheduled 35 speakers, who are researchers/professors in the southeastern regions and a few internationals.

Fri., Apr. 20–Sun., Apr. 22 | Goodwyn Hall 307 and 318

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

Support Intramurals!

Come out, support and watch your friends and favorite teams compete in intramural sports! For more information on game times visit 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

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.

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.

Deadline to apply: April 20, 2018.

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