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The University of Alabama

2013 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 from Monday, April 1, to Tuesday, April 9.

The Tapping on the Mound ceremony, a tradition since the early 1900s, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, on the Mound at the west side of the UA Quad (rain location will be Moody Music Building Concert Hall). University honoraries Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Blue Key National Honor Society and Anderson Society will induct 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:

Monday, April 1

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

Tuesday, April 2

  • 4 p.m. — Presentation of Spanish Honors and Awards, Spanish House.

Wednesday, April 3

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

Thursday, April 4

  • 7:30 a.m.: Lambda Pi Eta Breakfast and Induction Ceremony, Hotel Capstone Ballroom.
  • 5 p.m. — Academic Honor Council Induction Ceremony, Ferguson Center ballroom.
  • 5:30 p.m. — English Honors Reception, 354 Russell Hall.

Friday, April 5

  • 8:30 a.m. — Marketing Honors Day Program, 30 Alston Hall.
  • 9 a.m. — Department of Journalism and Advertising and Public Relations Ceremony, 216 Reese Phifer Hall.
  • 9.30 a.m. — College of Education Honor’s Day Reception, Graves Hall rotunda.
  • 10 a.m. — Convocation to Honor Outstanding Students, 215 Farrah Hall.
  • 10 a.m. — College of Communication and Information Sciences Reception, Reese Phifer rotunda.
  • 10 a.m. — College of Human Environmental Sciences Honors Convocation, Ferguson Center ballroom.
  • 10 a.m. — Honor’s Day Reception, Capstone College of Nursing.
  • 10 a.m. — Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Honors Convocation and Reception, Moody Music Building concert hall.
  • 10:30 a.m. — Management Honors Day Program, 30 Alston Hall.
  • 10:30 a.m. — College of Education Honors Day Convocation, Graves Hall auditorium.
  • 10:30 a.m. — Psi Chi Honors Day Event, 208 Gordon Palmer Hall.
  • 11 a.m. — Telecommunication and Film and Communication Studies Ceremony, 216 Reese Phifer Hall.
  • 11 a.m. — Tau Sigma Transfer Student Honor Society Induction, 300 Ferguson Center Mortar Board Room.
  • 11:30 a.m. — Phi Delta Phi French Honors Society Ceremony, French House.
  • 11:30 a.m. — Computer-Based Honors Program Honors Convocation, Lloyd Hall auditorium.
  • 11:45 a.m. — Psychology Honors Assembly, 208 Gordon Palmer Hall.
  • 11:45 a.m. — Honors Day Luncheon, 208 Gordon Palmer Hall.
  • Noon — Physics and Astronomy Recognition Picnic, Gallalee Hall front lawn.
  • Noon — Political Science Honors Reception, 346 ten Hoor Hall.
  • Noon — Department of Religious Studies Honors Reception, Manly Hall second floor veranda.
  • 1 p.m. — Chemistry Department Honors Convocation & Reception, Shelby Hall rotunda-courtyard.
  • 1:30 p.m. — Department of Art and Art History Presentation by the Windgate Research Fellows in Art History, Sella-Granata Art Gallery.
  • 1: 30 p.m. — Geological Sciences Honors Reception, 1000 Bevill Building.
  • 1:30 p.m. — History Honors Program, 251 ten Hoor Hall Summersell Room.
  • 2 p.m. — School of Library and Information Studies, 205 Gorgas Library.
  • 2 p.m. — Biological Sciences Departmental Honors Convocation and Reception, Biology Building auditorium.
  • 3 p.m. — Dobro Slovo Russian Honors Society Reception, 245B B.B. Comer Hall.
  • 3 p.m. — New College and New College LifeTrack Honors Convocation and Reception, Ferguson Theatre.
  • 3:15 p.m. — Delta Phi Alpha – National German Honors Society Ceremony and Scholarship Award Reception, 200E B.B. Comer Hall.
  • 4 p.m. — Iota Iota Iota Honors Day Induction Ceremony and Reception, Woods Quad near Manly Hall.
  • 5:30 p.m. — American Marketing Association Reception, Alston parlor.

Sunday, April 7

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

Monday, April 8

  • 4:30 p.m. — Phi Kappa Phi Induction, Ferguson Center Theatre.

Tuesday, April 9

  • 5:30 p.m. — Order of Omega Initiation and Awards Dinner, NorthRiver Yacht Club.


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.