Warhawk Weekly 8-31: Election Day Kiosk; Vaccine Incentives

 

Kiosk will help AUM students prepare for Election Day

Auburn University at Montgomery students will soon be able to register to vote with ease.

A voter registration kiosk will be coming to campus soon as part of a new voter registration initiative recently introduced by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Montgomery County Probate Judge JC Love.

AUM will be one of six colleges and universities in Alabama’s River Region to feature a campus-based voter registration kiosk. Love said in a recent interview with WSFA-TV that the kiosks will help head off difficulties that many young voters encountered last November. Merrill added that some of the election day issues stemmed from voters registering through social media platforms and third-party groups, only to find out that they weren’t actually registered when they went to their intended polling location.

“If you use a third-party group they may take that information and use it for another purpose independent of the purpose that was intended, which is to become a register voter or to change their registered voter information,” Merrill told WSFA.

Other institutions participating in the initiative include Alabama State University, Faulkner University, Huntingdon College, Trenholm State and Troy University at Montgomery.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program reminder

Fall 2021 students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – or who plan to be soon – can receive $200 and be entered into random drawings for much larger prizes.

Students who have already received their COVID-19 vaccines can present proof today and Wednesday, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in Taylor Center next to AUMazing Bean. Students should bring their AUM ID and vaccination card. Once confirmed, they will be eligible to receive a $200 reward and be entered into a random drawing for a $2,500 scholarship, multiple $1,000 scholarships, housing scholarships, iPads and other prizes.

AUM has administered Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to more than 4,000 students, employees and community members. AUM students and employees are required to wear face coverings (securely covering the mouth and nose) while in classrooms and other shared indoor spaces on campus, as well as while using university transportation.

Register for the Vaccination Incentive Program online.

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Resources offered for First Generation college students

Are you the first member of your family to attend college? You’re not alone.

The Warhawk Academic Success Center has a variety of resources to help First Generation Warhawks. Join the WASC Wednesday, from 12:15-12:45 p.m. on the second floor of the Library Tower.

Enjoy free BurgerFi while supplies last, grab a T-shirt and learn study hacks that will position you for success in college.

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Call for Honors course proposals

AUM faculty considering submitting a proposal for teaching Honors courses in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 may submit proposals to honors@aum.edu by October 29, 2021. Honors Committee members will review all course proposals.

For more information, visit the UHP faculty information site or email Honors Director Lynn Stallings with questions.

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Participate in AUM’s Blood Drive

AUM has partnered with the American Red Cross to host a campus blood drive in September.

The drive will be held 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. September 21 in the Taylor Center, room 230. As part of the drive, there will be testing for COVID-19 antibodies from each pint of blood donated.

AUM community members can help others by making an appointment to participate in the upcoming blood drive. Appointments can be made at redcrossblood.org with the code AUM or using your zip code. You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to set an appointment.

Donors must bring your driver’s license or other form of ID. You can save 15 minutes off the process time by completing a Red Cross Rapid Pass before you come.

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Online mental health screening offered for students

Counseling & Health Promotion Services is offering free online mental health screening for students.

Mental health is a key part of our overall well-being. If you have a concern about your mental health, you can connect with a counselor in Counseling and Health Promotion Services or take a free, anonymous online mental health screening that will:

  • Assess the most common psychological problems college students experience
  • Help students perform their own mental health check-in
  • Offer immediate results on several areas of mental health including depression, anxiety, academic distress, eating concerns, frustration level, family stress, and alcohol use

Take your free Mental Health Screening online.

For questions or concerns about the results, contact Counseling and Health Promotion Services at 334-244-3469 or counselingcenter@aum.edu.

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Get event updates from Curtiss

 Stay in-the-know about can’t-miss campus events 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 upcoming happenings.

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