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Warhawk Weekly 4–2: Holocaust Memorial; Nursing students connect

Warhawk Weekly 4–2: Holocaust Memorial; Nursing students connect

NEWS

  • Holocaust Memorial Program set for April 11
  • Nursing students connect with Wounded Warriors
  • Payment Plans for Summer Semester opening soon
  • Rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities –– faculty and staff training
  • Regional Summer Academy –– STEM for high schoolers
  • Graduating this Summer?
  • Cheerleading tryouts set for April 12–13
  • Seeking candidates to become Curtiss

EVENTS

  • Spring Career Fair
  • Mindfulness
  • Higher Education Day
  • Opening Thursday: Theatre AUM’s Arcadia
  • Political Film Series: Woman in Gold
  • 2019 Honors Day
  • Art Around the World
  • Yoga on the Quad

NEWS

Holocaust Memorial Program set for April 11

AUM’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a Holocaust Memorial Program on Thurs., April 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the AUM Athletics Complex. The event is free and open to students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the general public. The program will feature stories from Holocaust survivors Max Herzl and Riva Hirsch, as well as an audience Q&A. Attendees will receive a Tolerance wristband.

Attendees are asked to submit an online RSVP at www.aum.edu/Holocaust.

Nursing students connect with Wounded Warriors

Several AUM nursing students received valuable professional development over spring break through Project SERVE, a one-of-its-kind partnership with Walter Reed Military Medical Center that offers insights into caring for military veterans and Wounded Warriors. Nursing students David Campbell, Salena Bateman, Laura Summerford, Danielle Erickson, Margaret Ang, Amy Smith Barwick, Jorden Simpson, Lori Duck, and faculty members Courtney Cochran and Marilyn Rhodes participated in the trip. Read more about their experiences.

Payment Plans for Summer Semester opening soon

Payment plans make paying for classes easier by breaking the cost into smaller payments. Summer 2019 payment plan options open April 16.

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.

Rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities — faculty and staff training

To help AUM faculty and staff remain in compliance with Section 504, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title IX, the Center for Disability Services (CDS), the Office of Human Resources and the Office of the Provost are encouraging faculty and staff to attend a training regarding the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities.

This training will provided information about students seeking reasonable accommodation(s) and the duties and roles of faculty and staff providing accommodation(s) to students with disabilities. The training will also explain the university’s overall obligations under Section 504, ADA, and Title IX.

Mon., April 8 | Registration 9:30 a.m., Training 10–11, Q&A 11–11:30 a.m. | Taylor Center 222-223 | Pre-register online today!

Regional Summer Academy — STEM for high schoolers

The Greater Alabama Black Belt Regional Louis Stokes Alliance Minority STEM Summer Academy is an exciting 5-day overnight summer academy that helps rising 11th and 12th graders get ahead, experience, and learn STEM influenced English, Mathematics, and Physical Science. This academy is a great way to prep for the ACT, as well as, get valuable time management, study skills, financial aid, and library resources.

There are only 20 slots available so apply today! The academy is free for qualifying students, with the exception of transportation to campus and home. Housing and all meals are included.

For more information and to apply for the academy, please visit www.aum.edu/regionalsummeracademy. If you have questions, please email Dr. Matt Ragland or call 334-244-3138.

Graduating this summer?

If you plan to graduate this summer, please apply online through the MyAUM portal from March 29 to June14.

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

Cheerleading tryouts set for April 12-13

AUM’s cheerleading team will host tryouts for the 2019-2020 squad on Fri., April 12 and Sat., April 13 in the AUM Wellness Center. Friday’s tryout session will begin at 5 p.m., with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s session will feature interviews at 10 a.m. (interview times will be assigned Friday evening) with final tryouts to begin at 2 p.m.

Students interested in trying out for a spot on the team must complete the Warhawk Cheerleading Tryout Application. Interested participants will need a current physical (completed within the last six months), a copy of their insurance card and a letter of recommendation. For additional questions, contact coach Samantha Rose at cheerleading@aum.edu.

Seeking candidates to become Curtiss

Are you good at working a crowd? You might have what it takes to fill the beak – and orange and white sneakers – of Curtiss the Warhawk. If you’re a student with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and the maximum amount of AUM spirit, you might be a candidate for the coolest job on campus. Tryouts for the role of Curtiss will be held Sat., April 13, at 3 p.m. in the Wellness Center. Interested in learning more? Get the details by emailing curtissthewarhawk@aum.edu.

EVENTS

Spring Career Fair

The AUM Career Development Center will be hosting the 2019 Spring Career Fair. Company recruiters from various industries will be available to meet and network with students and alumni seeking career opportunities locally, as well as nationally.

For more information, please email Edna Vincent or call 334-244-3342.

Wed., April 3 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Taylor Center 230

Mindfulness

Counseling and Health Promotion Services will offer tips on how to live a more “mindful” life on Wednesdays in Goodwyn Hall 110. The sessions build awareness of mental processes and offer guidance on how to avoid feeling overwhelmed. The Mindfulness series will continue April 10, 17 and 24.

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

Higher Education Day

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend Higher Education Day. However, the maximum number this year is the first 50 attendees. Please email Christina M. Ganus to register.

Higher Education Day is an opportunity to remind political leaders that funding the state’s universities, AUM included, is necessary to continue to offer and to expand the programs students will need to be competitive when they complete their education at AUM.

Students with class or campus work assignments during this time should check with professors, instructors, and/or supervisors to see if the absence will be excused. If you need to ride the student bus, please be ready to load at the AUM Duck Pond parking lot at 8:30 a.m., and the bus will return between 2-2:30 p.m.

Thurs., April 4 | 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | Alabama State House, downtown Montgomery | T-shirts, free lunch provided to first 50 attendees

Opening Thursday: Theatre AUM’s Arcadia

Theatre AUM’s production of Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard, opens Thurs., April 4, and runs through Sun., April 14.

This comedy moves between 1809 and the present and explores the nature of truth and time, certainty and uncertainty, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments and the influence of sex.

General admission is $10; $5 for senior citizens, military, and students; AUM students, faculty and staff are free with AUM ID. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. April 4-6 and 11-13, with a matinee showing of 2 p.m. on Sun., April 14.

Thurs.–Sat., April 4-6, 11-13, Sun., April 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre AUM

Political Film Series: Woman in Gold

Auburn University at Montgomery’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will feature a biographical drama about a Jewish woman who attempts to reclaim her possessions that were seized by the Nazis as the next feature in its 2019 Political Film Series. The screening of “Woman in Gold” on Thurs., April 11 at 7 p.m. in Goodwyn 109 is free and open to the public. Complimentary popcorn and sodas will be available for attendees. The film series schedule can be found at www.aum.edu/politicalfilms.

2019 Honors Day

The 2019 Honors Day Program will be Fri., April 12. The university 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., April 12 | 2–4 p.m. | Taylor Center 222-223 | Reception to follow in Taylor Center 230

Art Around the World

World Art Day is Mon., April 15, and AUM is hosting a program to celebrate the fine arts! There will be three sessions, each of which will include writing a short paragraph on what the art piece you create means to you. Judges will decide on the art winners and there will be prizes awarded! The winning artwork will also be posted on social media.

Space is limited. Lunch will be provided to all registered participants between Session 1 and 2. More information on the event can be found at www.aum.edu/art-around-world.

Session 1: Acrylic Painting | 9–11 a.m.
Session 2: Sketching | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Session 3: Acrylic Painting | 2–4 p.m.

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

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