top_header_logoextra_weekly


Global Education Center
Noon – 1 p.m.

September 17
Justin Burton on Keyboards
Justin is a third-year business major who’s also a gifted musician. He will sample several genres of music, including gospel, jazz, and rhythm & blues. He will also feature LaBrandon Tyre, a senior education and theatre major.

Global Education Center filling the fall calendar with cultural events

Day of the Dead table on display at AUM.AUM's Global Education Center has several events planned for September and October that will open your eyes to many different cultures from across the globe as well as right here in the U.S. AUM faculty experts will explain and facilitate discussions on many of these topics, and there will be some musical presentations as well. Learn more about the Global Education Center's fall lineup.








Political Film Series kicks off on Constitution Day with 'A More Perfect Union'

Fall2014PFS_Union_blastWhat better day than Constitution Day to learn about our Constitution, and what better way to kick off the fall 2014 Political Film Series? On Wednesday, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and the University Honors Program invite you to celebrate Constitution Day by viewing the first film in the series, "A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation." The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Goodwyn Hall 109. Dr. Keith Krawczynski from the Department of History and World Languages and Cultures will introduce the film, and the audience is encouraged to participate in discussion following the screening. Filmed on location, "A More Perfect Union" recreates the historic debates during the summer of 1787 that culminated in a document that can pride itself today as the oldest living constitution in the world. The beginnings of the American nation, however, were difficult and dramatic, as the documentary illustrates. The many brilliant men (such as James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington) who worked on the Constitution had long and heated political debates about the form of government and underlying principles for the new nation-state. How different was politics then compared to today? Watch this film and you shall see. And don’t forget to pick up a pocket-sized free copy of our Constitution at the screening. All showings in the Political Film Series are free and open to the public, and popcorn and sodas are complimentary. Learn more about the Political Film Series and see what other films are playing this fall.



Career Week Sept. 15-18 will help prepare you for the Fall Career Fair

Before you head to the Fall Career Fair on Sept. 25, don't miss any of the events of Career Week, brought to you this week by the Career Development Center. All events are scheduled for noon - 1:30 p.m. in Taylor Center 323. Here's the rundown:
  • Monday - Resume Building
  • Tuesday - Interview Skills and Techniques
  • Wednesday - Finding a Rewarding Internship
  • Thursday - Dress for Success





Comics and graphic novels the focus of this year's Banned Books Week

The American Library Association's annual Banned Books Week is Sept. 21-27, and the focus is on comics and graphic novels. Comic books have faced censorship challenges since the 1950s, and recently graphic novels have been challenged in schools and libraries. As part of Banned Books Week at AUM, Dr. Darren Harris-Fain, Professor and Chair in the Department of English and Philosophy, will present "Why Are Graphic Novels Banned? (And Should They Be?)" at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the West Room on the 10th floor of Young Tower. Harris-Fain will address the reasons behind school and library challenges of graphic novels and provide a historical context for this new phenomenon. An exhibit on graphic novels created by Harris-Fain and Tara Woods will be on display on the second floor of the Library. Much of Harris-Fain's research is focused on graphic novels, and he is teaching a class on the subject this fall.




Global Education Center
Noon – 1 p.m.

September 24

Phase III
Phase III is an AUM student organization that performs spoken word and choreographed movement, grounded in hip-hop delivery and filled with inspirational/motivational messages.

Global Education Center filling the fall calendar with cultural events

Day of the Dead table on display at AUM.AUM's Global Education Center has several events planned for September and October that will open your eyes to many different cultures from across the globe as well as right here in the U.S. AUM faculty experts will explain and facilitate discussions on many of these topics, and there will be some musical presentations as well. Learn more about the Global Education Center's fall lineup.






Study Abroad hosting fair for students on Sept. 24

The second annual Study Abroad Fair will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Taylor Center 230. Check it out and see what international opportunities are waiting for you! You can also follow Study Abroad on Facebook for all the latest news.




Explore your possible future at the Fall Career Fair on Sept. 25

The Career Development Center will host the 2014 Fall Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Taylor Center 221-223. All majors are welcome to stop by, and alumni are encouraged to visit as well. Employers that will be in attendance include:

  • 4 Wallz Real Estate Company
  • Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Environmental Management
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of Human Resources
  • Public Service Commission
  • State Department of Education
  • Birmingham Police Department
  • Blue Bell Creameries
  • Business Council of Alabama
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • FBI – Mobile Division
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • GEICO – Government Employees Insurance Company
 
  • Hancock Bank
  • Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama
  • MOBIS Alabama, LLC
  • Montgomery City – County Personnel
  • Montgomery Police Department
  • Montgomery Radiology Associates
  • PNC Bank
  • State of Alabama Personnel Department
  • To Your Health Sprouted Flour Company
  • TOYS R US
  • U.S. Army Health Care Recruiting
  • Waffle House
  • Walgreens
  • WSFA - TV 




Student Conservation Association on campus to discuss internships on Sept. 25

Student Conservation Association Recruiting Coordinator for Diversity Initiatives Alvi Seda will be on the Auburn Montgomery campus on Sept. 25. Connect with Alvi while he is here and learn more about SCA internships and diversity career programs with the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service. Come listen to Alvi present about SCA from 12:15 to 12:55 p.m. in Goodwyn Hall 112, or get information from the information table set up in the lobby of Goodwyn Hall.





Celebrate Confucius Institute Day at AUM on Sept. 26

ConfuciusDay_blastThe AUM Confucius Institute invites the community to Confucius Institute Day on Friday, Sept. 26, at noon in Taylor Center 221-223. A student art troupe from AUM's Chinese sister school, Hubei University of Economics, will present musical and dance performances, calligraphy, martial arts and other activities at the free public event honoring the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institutes.





Help new students by becoming a member of the S.W.O.T Team

The Office of Orientation and Transitions is looking for 40 enthusiastic students, with a 2.5 or higher GPA, to serve on the S.W.O.T. Team. S.W.O.T. stands for Successful Warhawk Orientation and Transitions Team. S.W.O.T. Team members are leaders on campus that help plan and execute new student orientation and ensure new students become acclimated to the university and campus life. All applications are due by Friday, Sept. 26. For more information, contact Serena McCovery at smccover@aum.edu.




Global Education Center
Noon – 1 p.m.

October 2

Identifying Personal Biases and Micro-Aggressions
Facilitator: Timothy Spraggins, Office of Diversity
This is a "Diversity 101" session that uses reflection to help participants identify unconscious biases, potential sources, and recall experiences with micro-aggressions (acts/expressions of prejudice/bias from self and others). The session ends with insights of managing biases, rather than allowing them to manage participants.

Global Education Center filling the fall calendar with cultural events

Day of the Dead table on display at AUM.AUM's Global Education Center has several events planned for September and October that will open your eyes to many different cultures from across the globe as well as right here in the U.S. AUM faculty experts will explain and facilitate discussions on many of these topics, and there will be some musical presentations as well. Learn more about the Global Education Center's fall lineup.






Liberal Arts lecture series to touch on D-Day, Russian Grand Duke in October

The School of Liberal Arts Lecture Series will host two lectures in October, touching on the topics of material remembrances of D-Day and a Russian Grand Duke's tour of America. Both lectures will take place in the South Room on the 10th floor of Young Tower and begin at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 2 - Dr. Kate Lemay, Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts, will present "Using Material Culture to Analyze Memory of D-Day in Normandy." Lemay will discuss the plaques, memorials and steles that emerged in Normandy as part of the collective French memory of the traumatic experience of D-Day. In tracing how these materials evolved from the immediate post-war period to the present, Lemay argues that while early post-war material culture frequently reflected repression of traumatic memories, more recent such material subversively acknowledges that trauma.
  • Thursday, Oct. 30 - Dr. Lee Farrow, Professor in the Department of History and World Languages and Cultures and Associate Dean in the School of Liberal Arts, will present "Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke's Tour, 1871-1872." In addition to providing a narrative of the first visit of a Russian royal to the United States, Farrow will examine the cultural underpinnings of that event. As she will discuss, the American response to the Duke's tour involved national self-reflection on political corruption, the emerging power of ethnic minorities, persistent racism, and continuing sectionalism between North and South. Farrow's presentation is based on her forthcoming book, which will be published by LSU Press in the fall.



Now hear this - free hearing screenings for all students and employees on Oct. 7


NowHearThis_blastIn recognition of National Audiology Awareness Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month, the AUM Speech and Hearing Clinic will provide free hearing screenings for all students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Taylor Center 221. All those who are screened will earn a chance to win a $100 American Express gift card. There will be other prizes, too!






 


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

Check out AUM Connected on Facebook





Global Education Center
Noon – 1 p.m.

October  9

Women and Minorities in India
Dr. Prit Kaur, Department of Justice and Public Safety
Dr. Kaur will explain contemporary and historical roles of women in Indian culture. She will then situate “women” as one example of several minor groups considered “minorities” and explain these groups’ status within modern Indian society.

Global Education Center filling the fall calendar with cultural events

Day of the Dead table on display at AUM.AUM's Global Education Center has several events planned for September and October that will open your eyes to many different cultures from across the globe as well as right here in the U.S. AUM faculty experts will explain and facilitate discussions on many of these topics, and there will be some musical presentations as well. Learn more about the Global Education Center's fall lineup.





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.



Global Education Center
Noon – 1 p.m.

October 16

The Rise of Hip-Hop Music and Culture
Dr. Denise Davis-Maye, Department of Sociology
Based on an AUM course she developed, Davis-Maye will trace the rise of hip-hop music — from the basements of Harlem and similar communities — before it became commercialized. She will discuss the culture that gave rise to the music and discuss how commercialization morphed the original music and its culture.

Global Education Center filling the fall calendar with cultural events

Day of the Dead table on display at AUM.AUM's Global Education Center has several events planned for September and October that will open your eyes to many different cultures from across the globe as well as right here in the U.S. AUM faculty experts will explain and facilitate discussions on many of these topics, and there will be some musical presentations as well. Learn more about the Global Education Center's fall lineup.




Filibuster literary magazine accepting submissions for 2015 issue

The Filibuster, AUM's literary magazine, is now accepting poetry, prose, photographs, and art for its 2015 issue. Any student currently enrolled at AUM may submit his or her work as an attached file (.txt, .doc, or .docx) to filibuster@aum.edu. Files containing photographs or scanned artwork (.png, .jpeg, or .bmp) should be at least 300 PPI. There is no limit on the number of submissions per student. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31. For more information, contact the editor for the 2015 issue, Richard Price, at rprice1@aum.edu.




Global Education Center
Noon – 1 p.m.

October 23

Diwali Panel Discussion/Celebration
Diwali is an ancient and major Hindu festival that celebrates light over darkness and good over evil. Students whose cultures celebrate this festival will explain its origins, practices, and objectives. They and the audience will then compare this holiday to American festivals.

Global Education Center filling the fall calendar with cultural events

Day of the Dead table on display at AUM.AUM's Global Education Center has several events planned for September and October that will open your eyes to many different cultures from across the globe as well as right here in the U.S. AUM faculty experts will explain and facilitate discussions on many of these topics, and there will be some musical presentations as well. Learn more about the Global Education Center's fall lineup.





Help Athletics get to '6K by May' during social media drive

6Kopener_blastThe Department of Athletics has started a "6K by May" social media campaign, striving to reach 6,000 supporters across its social media platforms. The department is currently present on each of the four major social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The followership goal would more than triple the combined users of the athletic department’s social media networks.




Global Education Center
Noon – 1 p.m.

October 30

Day of the Dead Lecture, Alters and Food
Dr. Pam Long, Department of History and World Languages and Cultures
Grounded in Mexican traditions, Day of the Dead is a tribute to family, friends, and cultural icons who have “passed on.” The community places images and possessions of deceased persons on an ornately constructed offrenda (altar or table). The hosts will prepare at least one offrenda for AUM faculty, staff, and students who have passed on (Oct. 26 – Nov. 2). The community can honor AUM-placed pictures or items that reflect people to be remembered. In
Mexican culture, these symbols invite the spirits back to spend time with family and community.

Global Education Center filling the fall calendar with cultural events

Day of the Dead table on display at AUM.AUM's Global Education Center has several events planned for September and October that will open your eyes to many different cultures from across the globe as well as right here in the U.S. AUM faculty experts will explain and facilitate discussions on many of these topics, and there will be some musical presentations as well. Learn more about the Global Education Center's fall lineup.