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Warhawk Weekly 9–10: AUM ranked in U.S. News & World Report; Actor Evan Parke speaking on campus

Warhawk Weekly 9–10: AUM ranked in U.S. News & World Report; Actor Evan Parke speaking on campus

NEWS

  • AUM rises in U.S. News & World Report rankings
  • Actor Evan Parke speaking on campus tonight
  • Get ‘BUZZed’ with your best girlfriend (or ally)
  • AUM Police offers active shooter training
  • Help us honor standout faculty and staff
  • Health and Wellness Fair set for October 15
  • Career Development Center offers portable expertise
  • Submit nominations for AUM Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Ride with AUM Pride
  • Sign up for AUM texts!

EVENTS

  • Support AUM Athletics!
  • AKA Swipe them Visa’s or Not
  • NAACP General Body Meeting
  • Mark Twain’s Literary Resources
  • Dance Break BINGO
  • Girl Talk with Sigma Gamma Rho
  • HR Training
  • Voter Registration
  • AUM Early Alert Warhawk Check-In
  • Behind the Filter
  • AUM Institutional Compliance Committee Meeting
  • Student-Athlete / Faculty-Staff Meet & Greet
  • Beyond Bureaucracy: Case Studies of Success in Annual Assessment
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED Pre-Health Honor Society) Meeting
  • DEADLINE: Sign-up for World of Coke & CNN Trip
  • Phi Kappa Sigma Chapter Meeting
  • AUM Spectrum Meeting
  • Alpha Gamma Delta Chapter Meeting
  • Zeta Tau Alpha Chapter Meeting
  • National Panhellenic Council (NPC): Recruitment Weekend
  • RLA Lead and Learn: Branding Yourself
  • Join us for the last Blue Jean Ball
  • SHRM Training
  • Grad Chapter Meeting
  • Splish Splash! Makin’ Waves
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Blood Drive
  • Discuss your Lincoln account
  • SGA Senate Meeting
  • Campus Activities Board Meetings
  • Political Film Series – Entre Nos
  • Constitution Day 2019
  • Employer Spotlight
  • Transitioning Away from Lectures: How to Adapt a More Active Approach to Teaching and Learning
  • Strike up the fun at Young Alumni Mixer

NEWS

AUM rises in U.S. News & World Report rankings

For the third consecutive year, Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) earned recognition from U.S. News & World Report in its annual assessment of the nation’s top educational institutions and undergraduate programs.

In the 2020 Best Colleges survey released Monday, AUM was:

  • 13th among regional universities in the South for campus diversity
  • 33rd among regional public universities in the South for overall quality
  • 73rd for “social mobility,” which describes the effectiveness of universities in enrolling and graduating “economically disadvantaged students”
  • 79th among all regional universities in the South for overall quality
  • 88th nationally in the category of “First-Year Experiences,” which evaluates seminars and similar programs that regularly bring small groups of students together with faculty or staff

“We are proud to be ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s top universities in the region for the third consecutive year,” Auburn University at Montgomery Chancellor Carl A. Stockton said. “This recognition underscores the commitment our faculty and staff display on a daily basis in putting the needs of our students first and delivering a high-quality educational experience. I am especially pleased to see AUM jump 16 spots in the rankings due to our increase in graduation and retention rates.”

AUM’s graduation rate improved by 6 percent over 2019, while its freshman retention rate also rose. Among the factors in Auburn University at Montgomery’s rankings improvement were small class sizes, with nearly half of all courses having 20 or fewer students, and a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Learn more about the 2020 Best Colleges rankings.

Actor Evan Parke speaking tonight on campus

Actor, entertainer, and businessman Evan Parke, whose film and TV credits include “King Kong,” “Blue Bloods,” “Alias,” “The Blacklist,” “NCIS New Orleans” and “Django Unchained,” will speak tonight at 7 p.m. in Education Building room 112.

Parke will be the special guest at The Warhawk Bible Forum, a student organization dedicated to providing students with opportunities to build community, study, question items of religion and faith and connect with faculty members to discuss concerns and have questions answered about college life. The event is free and open to students, faculty and staff.

The Warhawk Bible Forum meets each Tuesday, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Education 112. Questions about “The Forum?” Email Warhawkbibleforum2019@gmail.com.

Get ‘BUZZed’ with your best girlfriend (or ally)

AUM students, faculty and staff can get $15 tickets for the world premiere of BUZZ at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. BUZZ is a funny and heartbreaking story of a woman’s struggle for agency in a man’s world. This new play by Susan Ferrara follows the all-too-short career of Buzz Goodbody, who, as the first woman director at London’s Royal Shakespeare Festival, revolutionized theatre with her innovative production of Hamlet (which catapulted a then little-known Ben Kingsley to fame).

Director Kerry Preston, an ASF alumna best known for her roles on True Blood, The Good Fight, and now CLAWS, takes audiences where they’ve never been before — literally. This original production is intimately staged in the ASF scene shop.

Like its namesake, this show is brilliant and will be gone before you know it. Grab your best girlfriend (or ally) and get your $15 ticket to BUZZ today with code STUDENTRUSH.

STUDENTRUSH pricing is also available to AUM students, faculty and staff for ASF’s productions of Hamlet and Saint Joan.

The world premiere of BUZZ | Alabama Shakespeare Festival | Sept. 10–15 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Discount code STUDENTRUSH

University offers active shooter training

The AUM Police Department will offer an active shooter training session on Fri., Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Taylor Center 222. The session is open to all students, faculty and staff and will provide training on actions that can be taken if individuals find themselves in a dangerous or threatening situation, as well as training on making split-second decisions that can save lives and prevent injury.

Help recognize top faculty and staff

Know of an Auburn University at Montgomery faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond in serving our students or in building community engagement? Help us recognize them by nominating them for the 2019-2020 Warhawk Spirit Awards.

The awards honor members of the Warhawk family who exemplify the university’s core values. Please send your nominations to chancellor@aum.edu by the close of business on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Your nomination should include the nominee’s name, title and department, and should describe how the nominee exemplifies the Warhawk Spirit.

AUMazing Health & Wellness Fair set for Oct. 15

The AUMazing Health & Wellness Fair, set for Tues., Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Taylor Center, will equip students, faculty and staff with a variety of information and resources focused on encouraging habits of wellness, increasing factors and resources contributing to well-being and inspiring individuals to take responsibility for their health.

Career Development Center offers portable expertise

The Career Development Center is willing to bring its expertise on job searches, interview preparation, resume development and other topics to classrooms, student organizations and alumni groups. All you have to do is ask.

The center has created a new Presentation Request form that students, faculty, staff, alumni can use to request career development presentations from Career Development Center staff and employer partners. Simply complete the online request form, and the Career Development Center team will contact you to arrange a date and time that are convenient for you.

Submit nominations for AUM Athletics Hall of Fame

AUM’s Department of Athletics seeks nominations for its Hall of Fame class for 2019.

The Hall of Fame is open to former student-athletes, coaches and other individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of AUM Athletics. The nomination deadline is Friday, Oct. 4. Nominations may be submitted by completing an online form. Contact Assistant Director of Athletics for External Relations Tim Lutz will questions.

Learn more about the selection criteria for Hall of Fame inclusion.

Ride with AUM Pride

Students, faculty and staff can ride with AUM pride while supporting student scholarships by purchasing a new Auburn University at Montgomery license plate. Faculty and staff will only pay a $5 administrative fee for reserved parking if they purchase or have purchased an AUM license plate. Faculty and staff who have never registered for a reserved parking hangtag will receive their first at no charge when presenting a copy of their AUM license plate tag receipt.

During each successive decal registration period, faculty and staff members who renew their AUM license plate will continue to only pay the $5 administrative fee.

Sign up for AUM texts!

You’re a busy Warhawk –– we know! Now you can get info on campus events, important dates and deadlines and more texted right to your phone.

AUM texts

Sign up now for AUM Texts!

EVENTS

Support AUM Athletics!

Women’s Volleyball vs. Erskine College
Tues., Sept. 10 | 4 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Huntingdon College
Tues., Sept. 10 | 6 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Albany State University
Thurs., Sept. 12 | 5 p.m.

AKA Swipe them Visa’s or Not

Tues., Sept. 10 | 5 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 112

NAACP General Body Meeting

Tues., Sept. 10 | 5 p.m. | Taylor Center 223

Mark Twain’s Literary Resources

Join one of the world’s foremost Mark Twain scholars for a discussion of how the legendary humorist interpreted literature and developed his perspective as an author. Auburn University at Montgomery Emeritus Professor Alan Gribben will discuss his book, “Mark Twain’s Literary Resources,” Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the North Room on the 10th floor of the Library Tower.

Tues., Sept. 10 | 5:30 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor

Dance Break BINGO

If you like dancing, music, BINGO, and winning awesome prizes, Dance Break BINGO is the event for you! At Dance Break, all students can play BINGO but those who are willing to show off their best dance moves get additional chances to win. Join Housing and Residence Life for food, prizes and tons of fun!

Tues., Sept. 10 | 7 p.m. | Lawn next to Plum Place

Girl Talk with Sigma Gamma Rho

Tues., Sept. 10 | 7 p.m. | The Landing in the Nest

HR Training

Wed., Sept. 11 | 9 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor West

Voter Registration

Wed., Sept. 11 | 10 a.m. | Goodwyn Breezeway
Tues., Sept. 17 | 10 a.m. | Goodwyn Breezeway

AUM Early Alert Warhawk Check-In

This is a course in the FDI Fall 2019 training. Presented by Van Orum.

Wed., Sept. 11 | Noon | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Behind the Filter

Body image is influenced by many factors. With Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media sites, it is easy to be misled, which can affect how you view and treat your body. At “Behind the Filter,” you will learn how to improve your body image, set intentions to treat your body well, and obtain resources on how to take a holistic approach to your body image. Stop by for your interactive activities and to join our social media campaign! #behindthefilter

Wed., Sept. 11 | 2–4 p.m. | Taylor Center 219
Thurs., Sept. 12 | Noon–2 p.m. | Taylor Center 219

AUM Institutional Compliance Committee Meeting

Committee members only.

Wed., Sept. 11 | 2 p.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor South

Student-Athlete / Faculty-Staff Meet & Greet

All faculty and staff are invited to meet SAAC members from each sport, coaches and athletics staff members. Coffee and light breakfast items will be available.

Thurs., Sept. 12 | 8 a.m. | Hospitality Room in the Athletics Complex

Beyond Bureaucracy: Case Studies of Success in Annual Assessment

This is a course in the FDI Fall 2019 training. Presented by Phil Brodeur.

Thurs., Sept. 12 | Noon | Library Tower, 10th floor East

 

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED Pre-Health Honor Society) Meeting

Thurs., Sept. 12 | 12:06 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 112

DEADLINE: Sign-up for World of Coke & CNN Trip

English as a Second Language (ESL) is inviting all AUM students to join them on a field trip to World of Coca-Cola and CNN Studios. The trip will be Sept. 20 from 6:30 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Students can sign up for this trip by speaking with Kelly or Stephen in the ESL Office, located on the 7th floor of the Library Tower. Anyone interested in this trip MUST sign-up no later than Thurs., Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. Reservations are needed so late sign-ups will not be permitted.

Tickets for the trip are $40 and includes transportation. Each student will need to purchase their own lunch.

Thurs., Sept. 12 | 3 p.m. | Library Tower, 7th floor

Phi Kappa Sigma Chapter Meeting

Thurs., Sept. 12 | 5 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 222

AUM Spectrum Meeting

Thurs., Sept. 12 | 6:30 p.m. | Clement Hall 202

Alpha Gamma Delta Chapter Meeting

Thurs., Sept. 12 | 8 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 111

Zeta Tau Alpha Chapter Meeting

Thurs., Sept. 12 | 8:05 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 112

National Panhellenic Council (NPC): Recruitment Weekend

Specific event details can be found in the AUM Events Calendar.

Fri., Sept. 13 – Sun., Sept. 15

RLA Lead and Learn: Branding Yourself

Fri., Sept. 13 | 10 a.m. | The Landing in the Nest

Join us for the last Blue Jean Ball

This will be the final Blue Jean Ball and your last chance to attend at Pat Dye’s Crooked Oaks Lodge. Bruce Pearl and Pat Dye will emcee our live auction. Proceeds will benefit AUM and AU Schools of Nursing students. You can purchase tickets or a table online today!

The event will be held Fri., Sept. 13, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please email Marie Harrington or call 334-244-3596.

SHRM Training

Sat., Sept. 14 | 9 a.m. | Clement Hall 104

 

Fri., Sept. 13 | 6–10 p.m. | Crooked Oaks Hunting Lodge

Grad Chapter Meeting

Sat., Sept. 14 | 10 a.m. | Clement Hall 216

Splish Splash! Makin’ Waves

This is the first event in the Workplace/Warhawk Wellness Challenge.

Slip and Slide your way into a fun-filled Fall Semester on a 24-ft waterslide while also enjoying some games of Intramural Flag Football! Grab your swimsuits and your fellow Warhawks and get ready to make a SPLASH!

Food, fun, and music will be provided!

Sun., Sept. 15 | 3 p.m. | AUM Intramural Fields

Alpha Epsilon Delta Blood Drive

AED-Pre Health Honor Society partnered with LifeSouth Blood Centers for a blood drive.

Mon., Sept. 16 | 8:30 a.m. | Goodwyn Hall Lobby

 

Discuss your Lincoln account

Our representative, Carey Beaven, will be on campus to speak with anybody who needs to discuss their Lincoln account.

Mon., Sept. 16 | 8:30–11 a.m. | Library Tower 915

SGA Senate Meeting

Mon., Sept. 16 | 3:35 p.m. | Taylor Center 221

Campus Activities Board Meetings

Executive Officers Meeting | 6 p.m.
New Members Meeting | 7 p.m.

Mon., Sept. 16 | Warhawk Alley

Political Film Series ­– Entre Nos

“Entre Nos” – (Between Us; 2009; NR) – Hispanic Heritage Month feature

Introduction by Dr. Pamela Long (World Languages & Cultures)

“A story based on facts which offers a fresh take on the issue of new immigrants in the United States. Mariana totes her two children from Colombia to reunite with her husband in Queens, New York. Her life is devastatingly turned around when her husband abandons the family. The woman and her kids have to fend for themselves in a foreign country. Mariana desperately searches for work. In the end, she resourcefully navigates a surprising avenue for making some money, the city’s recycling.” – Warsaw Film Festival.

Mon., Sept. 16 | 7 p.m. | Goodwyn Hall 109

Tues., Sept. 17 | 8 a.m. | Library Tower, 10th floor East

Employer Spotlight

Tues., Sept. 17 | 9 a.m. | Taylor Center 223

 

Strike up the fun at Young Alumni Mixer

Strike up some fun with AUM’s Young Alumni. Roll on over, there’s no time to spare. We’re going bowling, with food and drinks to share!

For more information, please email Serra Bilgili or call 334-244-3567.

Thurs., Sept. 19 | 6–8 p.m. | Bowlero Montgomery

Transitioning Away from Lectures: How to Adapt a More Active Approach to Teaching and Learning

This is a course in the FDI Fall 2019 training. Presented by webinar.

Tues., Sept. 17 | Noon | Taylor Center 221

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