Warhawk Weekly 7-5: Service-learning; Summer camps

UNIV students participate in service-learning

Auburn University at Montgomery’s University Success Program (UNIV) students invested their time and talent in service of elderly community members last week.

As part of the UNIV curriculum this semester, students participated in a service learning trip to the Montgomery Area Council on Aging (MACOA), which included Meals on Wheels deliveries to community members.

While last Friday’s service learning project enabled AUM students to make connections with elderly citizens in neighborhoods around Montgomery, it also solidified the UNIV program’s connection with a longstanding local non-profit. The MACOA’s Meals on Wheels efforts deliver 400 meals per day to local residents and resulted in more than 130,000 meal deliveries in 2021. MACOA is now in its 50th year of serving the Montgomery community.

To learn more about the UNIV program’s service-learning partner, visit https://www.macoa.org/.

Summer camp focuses on debate fundamentals

The Office of Collaborative Partnerships will host “Speak Up & Speak Out,” a week-long debate intensive summer camp for rising eighth – 12th graders.

The camp, which will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11-15, will offer students the opportunity to acquire and practice the fundamentals of debate by honing their research, writing and speaking skills with a community of learners. Students will participate in daily practice rounds, culminating in an exhibition round-robin style tournament on the last day.

The camp is $175, which covers supplies, snacks and lunches. Register online by July 8.

If you have questions, email [email protected].

COVID-19 booster shots, tests available

Jean Leuner and COVID19 vaccine

As the Alabama Department of Public Health tracks expected increases in COVID-19 cases in the region, Auburn University at Montgomery encourages students and employees to be proactive in monitoring their health and utilizing resources offered by Warhawk Health Services.

Warhawk Health Services will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccines, booster shots and rapid testing.

Warhawk Health Services will offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots Monday-Friday, from 8:30a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  on a walk-in basis. Vaccines administered by Warhawk Health Services are free, and no insurance is required.

COVID-19 PCR testing and rapid testing is available through Warhawk Health Services Monday – Friday by appointment only during regular business hours. PCR and rapid tests administered by Warhawk Health Services require an office visit copay of $5 for students and $15 for faculty, staff and their dependents. Appointments can be made by phone at 334-244-3281.

Employees also can utilize at-home testing. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a third round of free at-home tests by ordering at https://www.covid.gov/tests.

Offering vaccines and taking a COVID-19 test represent several steps that AUM is taking to ensure the health and well-being of the campus community. AUM also continues to follow CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 exposure.

AUM encourages members of the campus community to also continue to practice safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID and to stay informed by:

We all have a part to play in taking care of ourselves and each other. If you are sick, stay at home. Employees who need to miss work due to illness, should contact their supervisor and [email protected] and students who need to miss class due to illness should notify their professor and [email protected].

If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a “Fact vs. Myth” page. Students are also welcome to contact Warhawk Health Services or their personal healthcare provider.

Youth basketball camp opens July 25

Got a young basketball player in your family?

They can sharpen their skills during the Coach Cheaney Basketball Summer Camps July 25-28.

Open to boys entering third grade through 11th grade, the registration fee is $125.

Contact Assistant Coach Bailey McEwen 334-244-3093, [email protected] for details.

Register online.

Recognize outstanding AUM faculty

The Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Association has opened nominations for the Alumni Professorship to recognize outstanding AUM faculty. To be eligible for the honor, faculty must have 10 or more years of full-time service at AUM.

AUM faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends can submit nominations for the 2022-2025 Alumni Professorship. Nominations must be submitted or postmarked no later than August 1, 2022. Nomination letters should be no more than two pages in length, and should emphasize teaching excellence as well as a strong record of publication and research. A vita may be attached, if available.

Send nomination letters to: Awards Committee, Auburn University at Montgomery Alumni Association, P.O. Box 244023, Montgomery, AL  36124-4023, or email them to [email protected]  If you have questions, call 244-3369 or email [email protected].

Ordering books for Fall semester

The AUM Bookstore will not offer in-store ordering for books as we approach the Fall 2022 semester. To purchase your books, visit the AUM Bookstore website and pay by credit card or with financial aid.

The AUM Bookstore offers shipping and in-store pickup for all orders.

Keep up with campus events

There’s an easy way to keep up with campus happenings. Enroll in AUM365 and get the 4-1-1 from Curtiss The Warhawk himself. Text curti$$ to 334-398-6025 to receive reminders about upcoming happenings.