Events coming up this February at AUM | Events
Southern Studies Conference
Feb. 8-9, Goodwyn Hall
Whether it’s “Hee Haw” or Zelda Fitzgerald, there is something to interest all audiences at Auburn University at Montgomery’s annual Southern Studies Conference. The program will offer a variety of perspectives on Southern culture, covering the areas of literature, history, art, journalism, popular culture, urban planning, gender studies, photography and more. For more information or to register, visit www.aum.edu/aumlac.
Deadline for Nominations for 2013 River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service Awards
Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 10 for the 2013 River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service Awards. Established in 2009, the program honors businesses, nonprofit organizations, public agencies andcommunity leaders that exemplify the highest ethical standards in Montgomery’s tri-county area. Nomination forms are available at www.riverregionethics.com. For more information, contact the Samaritan Counseling Center at 334-262-7787.
American Spiritual Ensemble
Feb. 11, 6 p.m., Goodwyn Hall 109
The American Spiritual Ensemble has performed around the world, delighting audiences with dynamic renditions of classic spirituals, jazz tunes and Broadway numbers that highlight the African-American experience. In honor of Black History Month, Auburn University at Montgomery’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will host the ensemble for a free public concert. Learn more at www.aum.edu/diversity.
“In the Heat of the Night” film screening
February 12, 7 p.m., Goodwyn Hall 109
In honor of Black History Month, the AUM Department of Political Science and Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will present a screening of this 1967 classic set in the Deep South. Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier stars as Virgil Tibbs, a Philadelphia detective arrested for murder during a trip to Mississippi. The film will be introduced by Brad Moody, an AUM associate professor of political science. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 334-244-3834.
“The Normal Heart”
February 14-24, Theatre AUM
Opening at Theatre AUM on Valentine’s Day, “The Normal Heart” is a Tony Award winning play written by Larry Kramer about the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York city in the early 1980s. Show dates are Feb. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 and 24, with show times at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free to AUM students, employees and alumni with Warhawk ID; $10 for general audiences and $5 for seniors, military and non-AUM students. For more information, call 334-244-3632 or visit www.aum.edu/theatreaum.
AUM Alumni Homecoming Reception
Feb. 15, 6:30-9 p.m., Ida Belle Young Library Tower, 10th floor
AUM alumni and friends are invited to the university’s annual alumni reception, to be held the evening before the Homecoming basketball games vs. University of Mobile. The event will feature live music, hors d'oeuvres, and a fireworks show. The event is free for members of the AUM Alumni Association, $20 for non-members. RSVP by Feb. 8 to 334-244-3369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 16, 2 p.m., AUM Physical Education Complex
Come cheer on the Warhawks at their Homecoming doubleheader against the University of Mobile. The women’s basketball team will tip off at 2 p.m., followed by the men’s team at 4 p.m. Homecoming festivities – including the crowning of homecoming king and queen – will take place between the two games.
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