UA Honors Week Set for April 10-14

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama will honor scholarship and leadership among students and faculty with annual Honors Week activities on campus April 10-14.

The “Tapping on the Mound” ceremony, a tradition since the early 1900s, will be held Friday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. on the Mound at the west side of the UA Quad. University-wide honoraries Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), Mortar Board, Blue Key National Honor Society, and Anderson Society will induct new members at this time.

ODK’s membership is restricted to 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 2000 UA Honors Week schedule includes:

Monday, April 10

4 p.m., College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Convocation, Recital Hall, Moody Music Building

5 p.m., SGA Installation, Woods Quad

Tuesday, April 11

6 p.m., SGA Awards Banquet, Bryant Conference Center

Wednesday, April 12

1 p.m., Penny Allen Award Ceremony, Anderson Room, Ferguson Center

4:30 p.m., Black Scholars Awards Program, Ferguson Center Theater

Thursday, April 13

Noon, Randall Undergraduate Research Awards Luncheon, University Club

3:30-5 p.m., English Department Honors Reception, 301 Morgan Hall

4 p.m., Political Science Department Reception for Scholarship Recipients sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, Anderson Room, Ferguson Center

Friday, April 14

9 a.m., College of Communication & Information Sciences Reception, Reese Phifer Hall Rotunda

9:30 a.m., College of Education Honors Day Reception, Graves Hall Rotunda

9:30 a.m., College of Human Environmental Sciences Coffee and College Tour, 107 Doster Hall

9:45 -10:50 a.m., Department of Management Science and Statistics Recognition of Students, 10 Alston Hall

10-11 a.m., Recognition of Honors Students in Marketing, 30 Alston Hall

10 a.m., School of Social Work Convocation to Honor Outstanding Students, 223 Little Hall. Featured speaker will be Dr. Fredrick W. Seidl, dean emeritus of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Social Work and visiting professor at Florida State University

10 a.m., College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Honors Convocation, Concert Hall, Moody Music Building

10 a.m., College of Communication & Information Sciences Awards Ceremony, 216 Reese Phifer Hall

10 a.m.- noon, School of Library & Information Studies Reception and Recognition of Honor Students, fifth floor, Gorgas Library

10:30 a.m., College of Education Honors Day Convocation, 122 Graves Hall

10:30 a.m., Capstone College of Nursing Honors Day Ceremony, Ferguson Theater

11 a.m., Computer-Based Honors Program Convocation, Maxwell Hall

11 a.m.-noon, Department of Management Recognition of Honors Students, 30 Alston Hall

11 a.m.-noon, Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies Recognition of Honor Students, 10 Alston Hall

11 a.m.-noon, Department of Management Science and Statistics Reception, Alston Hall parlor

11 a.m.-1 p.m., College of Continuing Studies Scholarship Awards Luncheon, Bryant Conference Center Rast Room A

11:30 a.m., College of Human Environmental Sciences Convocation for Parents and Students, Sheraton Four Points Hotel Ballroom

11:30 a.m., History Department Honors Program, Summersell Room, 251 ten Hoor Hall

12:15-1:15 p.m., C&BA College-wide Honors Reception, 10 Alston Hall

1 p.m., Geology Department Honors Reception, 101 Bevill Building

1:30 p.m., Honors Day Mound Tapping and Award Presentations, UA Quad, on the Mound

1:30 p.m., Art Department Presentation of Awards and Scholarships, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art

3 p.m., New College Honors Convocation, Dome Room in Carmichael Hall

4 p.m., Reception for New College, 109 Carmichael Hall

6 p.m., College of Engineering Awards Banquet, Sellers Auditorium, Bryant Conference Center

Additional activities include:

April 10-21

10 a.m.-4 p.m., College of Human Environmental Sciences 2000 CTD Student Design Show, Ferguson Center Art Gallery

Tuesday, April 18

5 p.m., Order of Omega Initiation, NorthRiver Yacht Club

7 p.m., Order of Omega Greek Awards Banquet, NorthRiver Yacht Club

Thursday, April 20

6 p.m., Culverhouse School of Accountancy Recognition of Honor Students, Scholarship Recipients and Donors, Ferguson Center Ballroom

Friday, April 28

5 p.m., Department of Theatre and Dance Presentation of 1999-2000 Awards, Marian Gallaway Theatre.

For more information on Honors Week, contact Carl Bacon or Lamar McWaine in the UA Office of Student Life at 205/348-6114.


Linda Hill, Office of Media Relations, 205/348-8325