Welcome to AUM!

Willkommen, Hoş Geldiniz, Bienvenido, Bun venit, Foon ying, Ahlan wa Sahlan,
Welcome to AUM!
Whether you’re a returning student or a first term Freshman, the AUM Library wants to help you get the most out of your experience this semester. So be sure to check out our blog for helpful advice for the first weeks of school, and keep coming back throughout the semester for more tidbits and information.
Did you know?
AUM has over 50 clubs and student organizations on campus
AUM has several campus traditions: Welcome Week, AUMFest, Homecoming, Mardi Gras, Greek Week, Harvest Moon Festival, and SpringFest
AUM’s Campus Activity Board (CAB) sponsors campus events such as Drive-in Movies, Annual Comedy Night, BBQs, Game Shows, and Free Food!
AUM’s newspaper, the AUMNIBUS, is published on-line! Check it out at http://aumnews.squarespace.com/
AUM has a diverse student body. Students at AUM come from over 30 countries around the world!
AUM has programs of study in more than 90 areas, and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
AUM’s Library is a great place to study, we have a computer lab on the 2nd floor and individual and group study rooms throughout the tower.

Summertime reading continues at the AUM Library

Not ready for summer to come to an end? Check out these books from the AUM library to keep the summertime going.

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Roughing ItThe Innocents Abroad: or, The New Pilgrims' ProgressFollowing the Equator: A Journey Around the WorldA Tramp AbroadBand of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's NestOverlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

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Murder with Puffins
By Donna Andrews
Meg Langslow and her boyfriend Michael want to be alone, but fate’s conspired to make it all but impossible. Meg takes her aunt Phoebe up on an invitation to spend an Indian summer weekend at Phoebe’s supposedly empty cottage on the coast of Maine. Braving a hurricane and a horde of determined birdwatchers, they make the last ferry to Monhegan Island, only to find their plans to be alone dashed by the unexpected appearance of Meg’s entire family, including Aunt Phoebe. To make matters worse, a famous and slightly megalomaniacal sculptor, who may have been Meg’s mother’s lover years ago, has taken up residence on the island. When he’s killed in an accident that turns out to be murder, Meg’s sweet, slightly dotty father is fingered as the suspect. The elusive puffin, revered by bird lovers and captured in kitsch by an island artist named Rhapsody, is the leitmotif in this charming cozy, the second outing in author Donna Andrews’s series.
Source: http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Puffins-Meg-Langslow-Mysteries/dp/0312978863
This book can be found on the 2nd floor in the Browsing Collection
By James Patterson & Andrew Gross
Beach bum Ned Kelly, a part-time lifeguard, pool guy and errand runner in Palm Beach, Fla., has just scored with beautiful, rich Tess McAuliffe. Life sure is looking up, especially from his days back in chilly South Boston. He’s looking forward to another round with Tess, but first he has to help some smalltime hoodlum pals commit a $60-million art heist. It’s supposed to be an easy job, but everything goes to hell—the paintings they were after weren’t even there—and soon enough his pals are all dead, as is Tess. Ned goes on the run, accused of the murders and the heist as well. He flees back to Boston, but gets caught by cute-as-a-button FBI agent Ellie Shurtleff, assigned to investigate the case for the agency’s Art Theft and Fraud department. After some rough stuff, he takes her hostage and in short order they’ve bonded. Ellie can see that Ned’s a good guy who could never have committed the crimes he’s charged with, so the two of them join forces to bring down the actual thieves and killers.
Source: http://www.amazon.com/Lifeguard-James-Patterson/dp/0316057851
This book can be found on the 2nd floor in the Browsing Collection
A Coral Kiss
By Jayne Ann-Krentz
Successful author Amy Slater had a life in need of mending. And Jed Glaze proved to be the right man for the job after the pair hit it off as fabulously good friends. Then one day Jed shows up with a mysterious injury of his own — and suddenly dark, confounding, yet utterly irresistible Jed becomes a lot more than “just a friend”. Now it’s a time for not only mutual healing and delightfully sensuous nights but for sharing secrets that could prove a little dangerous for them both. On a jaunt to a Pacific island paradise, Amy and Jed will unearth the key to the unsolved murder that has haunted Amy’s nights — and discover how surprisingly and exquisitely fated two seemingly mismatched hearts can be.
Source: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/A-Coral-Kiss/Jayne-Ann-Krentz/e/9780446363495#TABS
This book can be found on the 2nd floor in the Browsing Collection
Fatal Tide
By Iris Johansen
Delicate but sensual Melis Menid lives in harmony with her two dolphin pals, Pete and Susie, on a remote, Eden-like tropical island. Her foster father, Philip Lontana, harbors many secrets, chief of which is the location of the fabled island of Marinth, an incredibly wealthy, hidden city that was lost beneath the sea aeons ago. Rich, hunky, ex-SEAL Jed Kelby crisscrosses the world’s oceans on his lavish yacht searching for treasure-laden shipwrecks. He also seeks the fabled Marinth. Malevolent arms dealer Archer is determined to acquire Phil’s research into an underwater sonic gun of immense destructive capabilities. While attempting to coerce Melis into telling him the location of Phil’s research, he kills her best friend, threatens the innocent dolphins and tortures Melis with details from her horrific past. Jed, now in love with Melis and determined to stop Archer, calls in his partner, half-Apache Nicholas Lyon-”a giant of a man”-for help. Johansen writes with all her category romance roots showing.
Source: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/product-description/055380247X/ref=dp_proddesc_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books
This book can be found on the 2nd floor in the Browsing Collection

Eat at Moe’s and support AUM Athletics & the Library

Eat lunch or dinner at Moe’s Southwest Grill Thursday, Aug. 5th and support AUM Athletics and the Library. Be sure to take an AUM/Moe’s flyer and AUM will receive 20 percent of your purchase receipt. Flyers must be given to the cashier in order for AUM to receive the profit. You can get flyers from the Athletic Dept or the Library’s circulation and reference desks. Thanks everyone!!!
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Joyeux Quatorze Juillet

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet! or for non-French speakers, Happy Bastille Day!
In honor of the beginning of the French Revolution the library is highlighting several works that focus on French history and culture. Be sure to check out these titles and more at the library!
The Night the Old Regime Ended: August 4, 1789, and the French Revolution
By Dr. Michael Fitzsimmons
This book is located on the 3rd floor
DC168.0804 .F57 2003
Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King
By Antonia Fraser
This book is located on the 3rd floor
DC129 .F73 2006
Is Paris Burning?
Directed by René Clément
This DVD is located on the 2nd floor in the Media Collection
PN1997 .I79 2003
Moulin Rouge
Directed by John Huston
This DVD is located on the 2nd floor in the Media Collection
PN1997 .M92 H96 2004

Mark Twain: Travel Writer?

Everyone is familiar with Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; but not everyone is aware of the fact that Twain was also a prolific travel writer! Dr. Jim Stovall from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee says of Twain, “One of American history’s major men of letters, Mark Twain, developed the genre of travel writing with best-selling books such as Innocents Abroad and A Tramp Abroad. Twain went beyond descriptions of the places that he saw and applied his unique brand of humor to the people and cultures that he visited.” http://www.jprof.com/magazines/05twain-travel.html
This week at the AUM Library, be sure to check out our “Summer Travels” selections that feature some of Mark Twain’s travel books.

AUM’s Bookshelf

A Tramp Abroad
Roughing It
The Innocents Abroad: or, The New Pilgrims' Progress
Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

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Hurricane Season!

The 2010 Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean began on June 1, 2010, and will end on November 30, 2010. Atlantic hurricanes affect the eastern and Gulf coasts of the U.S. and the Caribbean nations. Those with interests in hurricane-prone areas must heed federal and state advice on preparedness, the season in general, and each specific storm in the season.
The experts are predicting a busier-than-usual hurricane season for 2010. These early forecasts, however, will likely be modified depending on the evolving climactic conditions. If the early forecasts prove to be accurate, the 2010 hurricane season will stand in sharp contrast to the relatively mild 2009 season. Special concerns in 2010 are whether a hurricane will hit the already-devastated island of Haiti and how a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico would affect the giant oil slick created by the explosion on the BP offshore driling platform. Another question is whether a hurricane will come ashore in the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama coastal areas, some of which have not yet recovered from 2005′s Hurricane Katrina.
(source: http://www.mahalo.com/2010-hurricane-season-forecast)

Stay informed and be prepared!
You can also check out these titles and more from the AUM Library.
Category 5: The Story of Camille
By Ernest Zebrowski & Judith Howard
This book can be found on the 6th floor
QC945 .Z43 2005
Dark Wind: A Survivor’s Tale of Love and Loss
By Gordon Chaplin
This book can be found on the 4th floor
F1433.2 .C45 1999
Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones
By David Longshore
This book can be found on the 2nd Floor in the Reference Collection
QC944 .L66 2008

Library to offer presentation on Foundation Center resources

Joanne Kepics from the Foundation Center will demonstrate the Foundation Directory Online database of over 99,000 grantmakers and grants and other resources from the comprehensive Foundation Center website. The database is available to the public in the AUM Library, a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. The free demonstration is open to the public and will run from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, in the second floor classroom of the Library.
Anyone interested must register by contacting Barbara Hightower at 334-244-3994 bhighto1@aum.edu.

Honoring our Military Service members, past and present

This week marks the 66th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy by Allied troops in WWII. So in honor of all of our veterans, check out these titles and more from the library this week.

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The Sheen on the Silk: A NovelThe Last Time I Saw You: A NovelA River in the SkyAbraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterWrecked (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #16)Holly Blues

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