UA Honors Week 2014 to Include Tapping on the Mound

The University of Alabama Tapping on the Mound Ceremony.
The University of Alabama Tapping on the Mound Ceremony.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama will recognize the achievements of outstanding students and faculty during Honors Week activities on campus from Monday, March 31, to Sunday, April 6.

The Tapping on the Mound ceremony, a tradition since the early 1900s, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, in room 125 of the Moody Music Building. University honoraries Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Blue Key National Honor Society and Anderson Society will induct members.

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 rising 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 includes:

Monday, March 31

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

Tuesday, April 1

— SGA Past Presidents’ Reception, 4 p.m., Gorgas House

— SGA Inauguration, 5 p.m., Gorgas House. Open to the public

— SGA Awards Banquet, 6 p.m., Cypress Inn Pavilion

Wednesday, April 2

— Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards Luncheon, noon, University Club

— Study Abroad on the Green, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., B.B. Comer Lawn. Information for prospective study abroad students

Friday, April 4

— Student Affairs Leadership Society Breakfast, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Smith Hall

— Tau Sigma Transfer Student Honor Society Induction, 9 a.m., Gorgas Library, room 205

— College of Communication Honors Day Ceremony: departments of communication studies and advertising and public relations, 9 a.m., Reese Phifer Hall, room 216

— Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies Honors Day Ceremony, 9 to 11 a.m., Alston Hall, room 10

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

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

— School of Social Work Honors Day Convocation , 10 a.m., 120 Farrah Hall

— Department of religious studies Honors reception, immediately following the A&S Undergraduate Convocation, Manly Hall, second floor veranda

— College of Communication and Information Sciences Honors Day Reception, 10 a.m., Reese Phifer Hall, rotunda

— Capstone College of Nursing Honor’s Day Reception, 10 a.m., Capstone College of Nursing

— College of Human Environmental Sciences Honors Convocation, 10 a.m., Morgan Auditorium

— College of Education Honors Convocation, 10:30 a.m., Graves Hall, Woodis-McDonald Auditorium

— College of Communication and Information Sciences Honors Day Ceremony: departments of journalism and telecommunication and film, 11 a.m., Reese Phifer Hall, room 216

— Departments of physics and astronomy, noon to 2 p.m., front lawn, Gallalee Hall

— Honors Day Convocation, 1 to 2 p.m., Shelby Hall Auditorium (1004)

— Honors Day Tapping on the Mound, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the Mound

— School of Library and Information Studies Awards Ceremony and Reception, 2 p.m., Gorgas Library, room 205

— Culverhouse College of Commerce management department Honors Day, 2:30 p.m., the Hotel Capstone Ballroom

— Iota Iota Iota Honors Day Ceremony, 4 p.m., Alumni Hall

Sunday, April 6

— Alpha Lambda Delta Initiation, 2 p.m., Morgan Auditorium

— Black Scholars Honors Day, 4:30 p.m., Bryant Conference Center


Richard LeComte, media relations,, 205/348-3782, 205/394-3040


Kirk D. Walter, assistant director, Office of Student Involvement, 205/348-5036,