The University of Alabama will recognize the achievement of outstanding students and faculty during Honors Week activities on campus from Monday, March 30, to Sunday, April 5. The Tapping on the Mound ceremony, a tradition since the early 1900s, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, 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.
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The University of Alabama’s Gorgas House Museum will display a new exhibit on the Gorgas family and their experiences during the Civil War beginning on April 3, the day before the 150th anniversary of the burning of UA’s campus by Union forces.
A series of lectures about the Civil War — the 19th annual J.C.C. Sanders Lecture Series — will be held Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Gallery of the Alabama Museum of Natural History on The University of Alabama campus.
The University Medical Center, which is operated by The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, will expand its evening hours beginning next month in an effort to increase access to health care for West Alabama residents.
The celebration honors The University of Alabama organization’s namesake, the late public relations pioneer Betsy Plank.
Wendi Strong will give the 2015 Koten Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by The University of Alabama’s Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations.
The College of Communication and Information Sciences will recognize three outstanding students in the areas of media writing, public speaking and screenwriting with newly created annual awards.
The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce/Manderson Graduate School of Business MBA program rose 16 spots from last year, landing at number 58 in the 2016 U.S. News rankings.
Elliot Spillers, a junior from Pelham majoring in business management, was elected president of The University of Alabama Student Government Association for the 2015-2016 term.
The University of Alabama Graduate School recently announced the recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student awards.