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The University of Alabama

Honors Week Events at UA Highlight Scholarship, Leadership

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama will recognize the achievement of outstanding students and faculty during Honors Week activities on campus April 1-6.

The Tapping on the Mound ceremony, a tradition since the early 1900s, will be held Friday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. on the Mound at the west side of the UA Quad (rain location will be Moody Music Concert Hall). Campuswide honoraries Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Blue Key National Honor Society and Anderson Society will induct new members at this time.

ODK’s membership includes students of junior standing or above who are in the top 35 percent of their class scholastically and who exhibit leadership. Mortar Board membership, one of the highest honors granted to college seniors, is based on leadership, scholarship and service.  Blue Key National Honor Society recognizes seniors who represent high scholastic ideals, leadership and diversity of background. The Anderson Society recognizes UA students who have made significant contributions to the University or the Tuscaloosa community.

The schedule of honors events also includes:

Sunday, April 1:

  • 2 p.m. – Alpha Lambda Delta Initiation, Morgan Auditorium
  • 4 p.m. – Black Scholars Honors Day Program, Bryant Conference Center

Monday, April 2

  • 4 p.m. – College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Honors Convocation, Moody School of Music Recital Hall

Tuesday, April 3

  • 6 p.m. – Student Government Association Awards Banquet, Bryant Conference Center

Wednesday, April 4

  • Noon –  Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Luncheon, The University Club

Thursday, April 5

  • 5 p.m. – English Honors Reception, 301 Morgan Hall
  • 5 p.m. – Academic Honor Council Induction Ceremony, Ferguson Center Ballroom
  • 5:30 p.m. – EFLS Award Ceremony and Dinner, home of Billy P. Helms, department head
  • 5:30 p.m. – Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association Reception, Alston Parlor
  • 6 p.m. – University Recreation Staff Appreciation Gala, Bryant-Denney Stadium North Zone

Friday, April 6

  • 8:30 a.m. – Department of Marketing Recognition of Students, 30 Alston Hall
  • 9:30 a.m. – College of Education Honors Day Reception, Graves Hall Rotunda
  • 10 a.m. – College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Honors Convocation, Moody School of Music Concert Hall
  • 10 a.m. – Capstone College of Nursing Honors Day Reception, Capstone College of Nursing
  • 10 a.m. – College of Communication and Information Sciences Honors Day Program, 216 Reese Phifer Hall, reception to follow in Reese Phifer Rotunda
  • 10 a.m. — School of Social Work Convocation to Honor Outstanding Students, 223 Little Hall
  • 10 a.m. – College of Human Environmental Sciences Honors Day Convocation, Ferguson Center Ballroom
  • 10:30 a.m.– Department of Management Recognition of Students, 30 Alston Hall
  • 11:30 a.m. – Department of Psychology Honors Assembly, 208 Gordon Palmer Hall
  • 11:30 a.m.– Computer-Based Honors Program Honors Convocation, Lloyd Hall Auditorium
  • Noon – Department of Religious Studies Honors Reception, second floor veranda, Manly Hall
  • Noon – Management Information Systems Senior Luncheon, AIME Building
  • 1 p.m. – Department of Chemistry Convocation & Reception, Shelby Hall Convocation/Shelby Hall Rotunda
  • 1:30 p.m. – Department of Geological Sciences Honors Reception, 1000 Bevil Building
  • 1:30 p.m. – Presentation by the Windgate Research Fellows in Art History, presentation of awards and scholarships, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, reception to follow
  • 1:30 p.m. – Operations Management and Applied Statistics Awards, 10 Alston
  • 2 p.m. – Department of History Honors Program, Summersell Room, 251 ten Hoor Hall
  • 2 p.m. – Management Information Systems Awards, 30 Alston
  • 2:30 p.m. – Operations Management and Applied Statistics Reception, Alston Parlor
  • 3 p.m. – New College & New College LifeTrack Honors Reception, 205 Smith Hall

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The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

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