AUM parking decals now available

GeneralParkingDecal2014_blastYour AUM parking decals have arrived! Pick one up today and put it on your vehicle to show your Warhawk pride, and to show that your vehicle belongs on campus. General parking decals are free for all students, faculty and staff, and no vehicle registration is required. The general parking decals can be picked up at Warhawk Alley, the Cashier Office, Financial Aid, Records, and the AUM Bookstore. Faculty and staff reserved parking hangtags and stickers are available at Campus Police. Residential permits are available in the Housing and Residence Life offices.

Exhibit shows that families dealing with mental illness have 'Nothing to Hide'

Nothin2HideEncinas_blastAn exhibition of NOTHING TO HIDE: Mental Illness In The Family, a touring photo-text display created by Family Diversity Projects of Amherst, Mass., is scheduled to be featured at AUM through Sept. 29 in the Global Education Center. A reception will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. NOTHING TO HIDE provides people coping with mental illness and their families an opportunity to come out of the shadows and into the public eye. The stories of children, siblings, parents, grandparents and extended family members demonstrate strength, courage, integrity, and accomplishment in the face of adversity and stigma. Created by Family Diversity Projects Inc., a nonprofit organization, the exhibit travels nationwide to mental health centers, hospitals, high schools, colleges, universities, corporations, libraries, and faith houses in an effort to help dispel harmful stereotypes, myths and misconceptions about mental illness.

Fall history movie series starts Aug. 28 with 'Phenix City Story'

The Phi Alpha Theta history honor society will host a movie series featuring historical greats from the big screen, beginning Thursday, Aug. 28, with "Phenix City Story" at 7:30 p.m. in Goodwyn Hall 111. The event will begin with an introduction by Dr. Keith Krawczynski, Professor in the Department of History and World Languages and Cultures. "Phenix City Story" is a 1955 film noir that dramatically depicts the true story of organized crime, terrorism, murder, vice, and politics in a small Alabama town during the early 1950s. Other films in the series will include "Invictus" on Sept. 25 and "The Last Supper" on Oct. 8. The Phi Alpha Theta history movie series is free and open to the public.

School of Sciences to take on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 28

Challenge accepted! On Thursday, Aug. 28, the School of Sciences will participate in the challenge that is sweeping the Internet and possibly turn the Quad into one big splash pad. Yes, it's Sciences' version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, where Sciences faculty will be doused by Sciences students. The ice-watering will begin at 12:15 p.m., and the faculty is likely to "challenge" those in the audience to participate as well. Donations will be accepted at the event, with all proceeds going directly to the ALS Association. The event also will showcase the School of Sciences' clubs, organizations, honor societies, etc., so come out and learn a little more about Sciences. Oh, one more thing - free ICEEs for all!

Study Abroad hosting Japanese table, accepting calendar photo submissions

Learn basic conversational Japanese, simple origami, and perhaps how to make an "onigiri" rice ball and obento at Study Abroad's Japanese language table. Japanese exchange students at AUM will be at the table every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m on the first floor of Young Tower. This is a great way to make new friends, learn a new language, and perhaps prepare to participate in AUM's exchange program with the University of Shiga in Japan. Visit Study Abroad on Facebook for more details.

Facebook is also where the entries will be posted for Study Abroad's 2015 calendar photo contest, and where the votes will be tallied to help select the 12 best for the calendar. The winning entries also will be displayed during the 2014 Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 24 and other marketing and recruiting events for the Office of global Initiatives. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, Aug. 30. If you have any questions, contact Study Abroad at

Rally in the Alley set to kick off United Way campaign on Sept. 4

RIA_logo2014_blastCurtissGetRallied_blastIf you're going to rally, you might as well do it in the Alley! For the third year, Auburn Montgomery is proud to sponsor the Rally in the Alley, the annual campaign kickoff and volunteer drive for the River Region United Way. The Rally will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Alley in downtown Montgomery. Representatives from United Way affiliate agencies will be on hand with information about their organizations and how YOU can get involved. Come out and sample food from Alley establishments and enjoy live entertainment. This community event, organized by EMERGE Montgomery and the River Region United Way, is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to bring a donation of classroom supplies, which will be collected at the event and distributed to schools in the Montgomery area. Much needed classroom supplies include paper towels, facial tissues, hand soap (pump), hand sanitizer, reams of copy paper, #2 pencils and ink pens. Those who donate classroom supplies will receive a Rally in the Alley T-shirt (while they last). For more on the Rally in the Alley, visit the River Region United Way online.


AUM Connected hooking readers with Big Fish fall events

BigFishConnected_blastAUMConnectedLogo_blastYou think you stretch your fish tales a little? Pick up a copy of Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions and join AUM Connected, the campus Common Reading Program, in exploring the myths and legends of the extraordinary life of Edward Bloom as told to his son. AUM Connected will host several discussions and events this fall, including a book signing with Big Fish author Daniel Wallace, a treasure hunt, and showings of the Tim Burton film based on the book. There's still time to pick up a copy and read before the first event on Aug. 22!

Visit AUM Connected for a schedule of all the fall Big Fish events

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