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September 2017 - No. 3

 
 
Trustee Placed Among Distinguished Alabama Women
 
Alabama A&M University Trustee Ginger Harper will be among the honorees for the 2017 Women Who Shape the State.
 
Harper serves as Senior Vice President, Private Banking & Retail Market Manager for IBERIABANK in Huntsville, Alabama. In her role, she is responsible for lending, investment strategies, trust and financial planning for the Huntsville G_Harper-IBERIA-Small-Latest.jpg
market. With over 16 years of experience, Ginger focuses on providing comprehensive financial solutions and offers unparalleled service to high net worth clients as well as leading the Bank’s retail franchise in Huntsville.
 
"Trustee Harper provides, not only invaluable service to Alabama A&M University as a member of the Board, but she is actively involved in a number of community service organizations and initiatives," said Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., AAMU president.  "On behalf of the University, we extend congratulations to Trustee Harper on this well-deserved recognition."
 
On the AAMU Board, Harper chairs the Athletics Committee.
 
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AAMU Alum Makes The Root 100 List
 
AAMU alumnus and Alabama State Representative and Minority Leader Anthony Daniels has made one of the nation's most prominent lists for African Americans.
 
DanielsAnthonyRoot100.jpgThe Root 100 is an annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45. Formed by TheRoot.com, the list honors innovators, leaders, public figures and game changers whose work from the past year is breaking down barriers and paving the way for the next generation.
 
According to the site, the 2017 list of honorees are "a reminder of the beauty and brilliance of blackness, at a time when the political and cultural landscape has grown even more hostile to the idea of black achievement."
 
Less than three years after being elected to the state's House of Representatives in 2014, the AAMU alumnus was chosen to lead his caucus as the minority leader in 2017, making him the youngest, and first African American, to do so.
 
Rep. Daniels jons a list that includes such notables as Beyonce, "Get Out" director Jordan Peele, Colin Kaepernick and many others.
 
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AAMU Student Athletes Give Big:  The AAMU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held a healthy competition between athletic teams to collect donations for Hurricane victims in Florida. Students collected water, non-perishable goods, toiletries and more! Victory World Outreach, a church in Huntsville, will drive to Miami to deliver the donations later this week. (Photo and Text by Debra Daniel)
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CALNS Plans Ag Week
 
The College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences (CALNS) is celebrating is annual “AG Week” from September 19-22.
 
Schedule of Activities
 
September 19—Tuesday@ 9:30 a.m., Motivational Lecture
Dawson Building Auditorium
 
September 20—Wednesday@ 9:00 a.m., Student Research Presentations
Dawson Auditorium
 
September 21—Thursday@ 6:30 p.m., Semi-Formal Banquet
Ernest Knight Reception Center
Tickets: Adults- $35 / Students - $15
 
September 22—Friday@ 11:00—2:00 p.m., Quad Exhibit
AAMU Quad (Dawson Building – rain location)
 
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Professor Receives Travel Grant 
 
Dr. Jacob Oluwoye of Alabama A&M University's Department of Community and Regional Planning will attend the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, thanks to a grant from the American Society for Microbiology.
 
The conference will be held November 1-4 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. As an award recipient, Oluwoye will participate in all conference activities and complete judging duties assigned to him.
 
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Habitat Kickoff Sept. 19
 
The kickoff program for campus Habitat for Humanity efforts will be Tuesday, September 19, on The Quad at 12 p.m.
 
AAMU invites you to the Quad at noon tomorrow, September 19, as students kickoff a campaign with Habitat for Humanity.
 
Students will hold fundraising events throughout the year. Raising $30,000 will allow them to build a home for a local family!
There will be a DJ and plenty of fun! AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., and SGA President Julian Griffith-Battle will also speak.
 
For additional information, contact Monica Clarke, service and learning coordinator, Freshman Academy, at (256) 372-4710.
 
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AAMU Homecoming Parade Deadline Nears
 
     NOTICE:  Registration for the 2017 is open until 27 September 2017. Registration for the 2017 Homecoming Parade is available online on the AAMU web site.  Organizations interested in participating in this year’s Parade, can register online at www.aamu.edu, click on Homecoming Parade, email the application to homecoming.parade@aamu.edu , or fax to (256) 372-5637. The Deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 27.  Additional information concerning the parade, i.e. Line-up Location, Parade Route and Parade Guidelines can also be found on AAMU website.
     The Theme for the 2017 Homecoming is: “24 KARAT GOLD ON THE HILL” 
     The 2017 Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 30. The Parade will be held Downtown Huntsville. The line-up area is LOT-K, located on the corner of Woodson Street and Clinton Avenue.   Line-up for the parade begins at 7 a.m.   The Parade will begin at 9 a.m.  Please review Guidelines and Instructions located on AAMU webpage.
     The Campus Parade will be held on Friday, September 29.  Line-up is 10 a.m. the Parade starts at 11 a.m. Line-up location is the Morrison Building Parking Lot.  No registration is required for the campus parade.    All campus organizations are encouraged to participate.   Please review Guidelines and Instructions on AAMU website.
 
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AAMU Family Urged to Join St. Jude Walk/Run
 
The entire AAMU community is being invited to take part in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.  The event is scheduled Saturday, September 23, at Mount Zion Baptist Church on 228 Mt. Zion Road in Madison, Ala., from 8 a.m.-12 noon.   Complete FORM
 
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and students, faculty, staff and organizations from “The Hill” are encouraged to form teams and to sign up for the fundraiser.   The campus participation goal is a minimum of 250 persons, says coordinator Monica Clarke.  
 
Clarke adds that all campus teams should begin with “AAMU” to allow organizers to track the University’s participation.  For instance, cheerleaders would sign up as “AAMUCheerleaders” and the Family and Consumer Sciences Club could sign up as “AAMUFCS.”
 
The activity at Mt. Zion is just one of several across the nation that are being formed to raise funds and awareness.  The funds raised also help to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Because of its ongoing widespread support, the hospital provides children needed treatment and offers housing and food to family members throughout their child’s hospitalization—all without cost.
 
To coordinate AAMU’s participation, prospective team captains and other interested individuals should contact monica.clarke@aamu.edu or deitra.bone@aamu.edu to start the process.  For more information, call (256) 372-4710.  Click to complete FORM.
 
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Hampton-Wells Scholarship for Space Camp
 
Retired AAMU professor and pyschologist Annie M. Wells is coordinating the (Lionel) Hampton-Wells Scholarship of Alabama A&M University for Space Camp. 
 
Interested students should complete an application (beginning October 15) at www.spacecamp.com/scholarships and return the application to:
 
Space Camp Committee
c/o Annie M. Wells, Ph.D.
919 Corley Drive, SE
Huntsville, AL  35802-3700
 
Potential applicants may include Alabama applicants who are students in grades 4-12.  Awards are based on (1) financial need; (2) leadership; (3) academic achievement; and (4) special needs.
 
For additional information, call (256) 881-4753.
 
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Wellness Center Offering Fall Classes
 
The Student Health & Wellness Center offers FREE swim lessons for all AAMU students – sign up for the next session today! 
 
Check out Group Fitness classes at the Wellness Center – Zumba, Water Aerobics, Yoga, Butts & Guts, Boxing, and Dance Aerobics!
 
The Wellness Center also offers group swim lessons for ages 3 and up! Call or come inside for details! (256) 372-7000.
 
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Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Holding Interest Meeting
 
There will be another Open Study for the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge 
(HCASC). HCASC is the ultimate HBCU quiz bowl competition. Alabama A&M University has advanced to the national competition in California for the past 22 years. Let's make it 23! 
 
Interested? Come out and participate in a mock quiz bowl competition and various map games. We are looking for possible contenders to vie for a spot on the national team. Bring your brain and a buddy! 

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) Interest Meeting
Alabama A&M University
Library Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Light refreshments provided
 
E-mail the HCASC Coordinator/Coach, Mrs. Carla Draper Holloway at carla.holloway@aamu.edu or call (256) 372-5385 for further information. ​​​​​​
    
 
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Sorority’s Toiletry Drive for Houston Victims to Run Through September
 
The Delta Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is providing assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey through a toiletry drive scheduled to run throughout September. All items will be donated directly to organizations assembled for the disaster relief.  The drop-off point is the Ralph Lee Student Center from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  For additional information, contact jclark26@bulldogs.aamu.edu.
 
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HR Announces Holiday Schedules
 
The holiday schedule has been updated to display the entire 2017 year of holidays.  Please be advised that there is no fall break this year.  For the Thanksgiving recess, the University will be closed from November 20 to November 24, 2017 (one week).  
 
The Holiday recess for faculty will begin on December 13 and conclude on January 1, 2018.  The Holiday recess for staff will begin on December 18 and conclude on January 1, 2018.  All employees will report to work on January 2, 2018.  Please plan accordingly.
 
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Homecoming 2017 Schedule

 
 
 
Saturday, September 23
 
Homecoming Kick-off Party
Wear Your Maroon and White
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. | Quad
Admission: Free
 
 
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Sunday, September 24
 
Gospel Explosion
Featuring The Walls Group and Local Gospel Choirs
6 p.m. | Elmore Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Monday, September 25
BE THE MATCH Awareness Walk/Run
Legacy Lake - 6 a.m.
 
All White Day Party
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Quad
Admission: Free
 
Fashion Show
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Elmore Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Tuesday, September 26
BE THE MATCH Registration
Sponsors:  AAMU, The Links
AAMU Wellness Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
AAMU CARES Series
"Race, Social Justice and the Industry"
Featuring:
Entrepreneur Susan Taylor (Former Editor of Essence Magazine)
Author Terri McMillan ("Waiting to Exhale") 
Actress Tasha Smith ("For Better or Worse")
Knight Center, 12-2 p.m.
Admission: Free
 
Talent Show
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Elmore Gym
Admission: Free
 
Bulldog Birthday Bash
10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. | Elmore Gym
Admission: Free (For AAMU Students Only)
 
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Wednesday, September 27
Bulldog Apprectiation Day
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Quad
Admission: Free
 
BE THE MATCH/Bone Marrow Drive
The Quad - 12-2:30 p.m.
 
Rave (Glow in the Dark Party)
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. | Elmore Gym  
Admission: Free
Maroon divider
 
Thursday, September 28
Educational Series
[ Speaker TBA ]
[ Time and Location TBA ]
Admission: Free
 
 
Mason's Wreath-Laying Ceremony
11:00 a.m. | The Block
Admission: Free
 
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Masons Will Conduct Ceremony to Honor AAMU’s Founder
 
Over 60 Prince Hall Masons, many alumni of Alabama A&M University, will participate in an 11 a.m. Wreath Laying Ceremony on Thursday, September 28, on “The Block” to commemorate Dr. William Hooper Councill, the founder of the University.  The solemn ceremony will include a short march to Councill’s gravesite, followed by prayer, a reading by the Grand Historian and Public Grand Honors to include the Laying of the Wreath.  
 
The entire University Family, community as well as all area Prince Hall Masons are invited to attend the ceremony.  Members also are expected to present a $5,000 scholarship check to Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., president of Alabama A&M University.
  
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Door Decor Contest Judging
All Day 
Admission: N/A
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Friday, September 29

 
Alumni Golf Tournament
8:00 am | Colonial Golf Course
Contact: Taylor Byrd, Jr. 256-565-0212
 
On-Campus Parade
11:00 am
 
Homecoming Pep Rally
12:00 p.m. | Quad
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Throw-Back Concert
Lalah Hathaway
4:00 p.m. | Quad
Admission: Free
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Alumni Throwback Party
Admission: Advance Tickets $30 | $35 At the Door
Marriott Space & Rocket Center
5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL
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NPHC Step Show
7:00 p.m. | Elmore Gym
Admission: Free
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Saturday, September 30

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Off-Campus Parade
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Downtown Huntsville
 
Alumni Association “Big Tent Tailgate”
12:00 p.m. | Front of Louis Crew Stadium
Contact: Erica McClain 256-679-5634
Admission: $10 (Free for paid Alumni members)
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2017 Homecoming Game
Game Time 2:00 p.m. | AAMU vs UAPB
 
 

Student Concert
Gucci Mane
7:00 p.m. | Von Braun Civic Center
Admission: Students $10 with AAMU student ID
General Admission: $35
Tickets available through Ticketmaster
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*In case of rain, all campus events will be held in Elmore Gym
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Season Tickets
 
ALABAMA A&M FOOTBALL 2017 HOME SCHEDULE | Games played at Louis Crews Stadium 
SEPTEMBER 23 vs. Texas Southern (Louis Crews Football Classic | 6pm
SEPTEMBER 30 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff (Homecoming) | 2pm
OCTOBER 14 l vs. Mississippi Valley State | 1pm
NOVEMBER 11 vs. Jackson State | 1pm
NOVEMBER 18 vs. Kentucky State | 1pm
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AAMU Offers Professional Development Opportunities
 
Welcome back Bulldog family.  CETL has planned a semester full of  Professional Development opportunities for faculty and staff. This semester CETL will offer 3 easy ways to receive Professional Development. It is as easy as ABC.
-        A different 20 minute session available every week to view online
-        A Registration also available through the AAMU Calendar
-        Available anytime, anywhere you have access to a variety of topics to view at your desktop, laptop, and any other electronic device.
- Go2Knowledge meets the professional development needs of busy and distracted educators. The trainings provide a customized, straight-forward, and easy way for our college faculty and staff to find webinars of importance to them. The Go2Knowledge trainings allow us to schedule professional development opportunities at the convenience of our faculty and staff.”
- Printable Certificate of Completion for every training
- A live webinar is an interactive online training. Participants can communicate with the presenter(s) during the event via a live chat feature.
      We will also host a “Book Tasting this semester. You will receive an invite to come over and check out CETL’s newly acquired books and additional resources available for you to check out and use. Once again welcome back and remember to take advantage of the professional development opportunities offered to you by CETL under the division of Academic Affairs.                 
Ø  Get a daily teaching tip delivered to your smart phone or tablet with the new Teaching Professor Tips app. Brief and to the point, each tip provides a nugget of wisdom regarding assignment strategies, student engagement, classroom management, instructional vitality, and much more.
 ·   CETL Commercial:  http://youtu.be/Ns1nuo6pc1Y
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September 2017 - No. 2

 
Chinese Art Work on Display
 
CI4.jpgThe Alabama A&M University Family and the general public are invited to "Chinese Calligraphy and Painting: A Window to Know China" at the AAMU Art Gallery, located in the R.D. Morrison Fine Arts Building, September 11-16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
The teaching and exhibition of Chinese calligraphy and painting by Chinese artists Daiping Xiong and Jin Wei is being sponsored by the Confucius Institute at AAMU. 
 
An opening reception has been set for TUESDAY, September 12, at 5:30 p.m. 
 
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Professor Receives Travel Grant 
 
Dr. Jacob Oluwoye of Alabama A&M University's Department of Community and Regional Planning will attend the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, thanks to a grant from the American Society for Microbiology.
 
The conference will be held November 1-4 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. As an award recipient, Oluwoye will participate in all conference activities and complete judging duties assigned to him.
 
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MISS AAMU 2017:  The Coronation for Miss Aliyah S. Riley, Miss Alabama A&M University 2017-18, was held Friday, September 8, in the T.M. Elmore Building, replete with song, dance and gifts in tribute to the queen.  See PHOTOS (J. Saintjones)
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Sigma Gamma Rho!  Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc. Southeastern Region held an Alabama area meeting on the campus of Alabama A&M University in the Clyde Foster Auditorium on Saturday, September 9.  The women were greeted by First Lady Abbiegail Hugine and ably hosted by local chapters.  For more, click SIGMA GAMMA RHO (by J. Saintjones).
 
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INSIDE HUNTSVILLE:  First Lady Abbiegail Hugine was interviewed by the City of Huntsville's Brenda Martin as part of the "Inside Huntsville" broadcast.  The program is a communication tool sponsored by the City of Huntsville.  The interview took place at the campus' Legacy Lake on Monday, September 11.  For more photos, click FIRST LADY (by J. Saintjones)
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BASEBALL TEAM VOLUNTEERISM:  The AAMU Baseball Team, led by Coach Manuel Lora, played an active role in the Alzheimer's Walk held at the Huntsville Botanical Garden Saturday, September 9.  Click ALZHEIMERS (Contributed by Morgan Saintjones)
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Habitat Kickoff Sept. 19
 
The kickoff program for campus Habitat for Humanity efforts will be Tuesday, September 19, on The Quad at 12:30 p.m.
 
For additional information, contact Monica Clarke, service and learning coordinator, Freshman Academy, at (256) 372-4710.
 
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HONORABLE:  Members of the AAMU Honors Program, facilitated Saturday by Carla Holloway, participated in a campus clean-up day held September 9.  The group was only one organization among several volunteering to uphold campus beauification efforts coordinated by the Bulldog Pride Committee via alumnus Langdon Conaway.  PHOTOS
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AAMU Family Urged to Join St. Jude Walk/Run
 
The entire AAMU community is being invited to take part in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.  The event is scheduled Saturday, September 23, at Mount Zion Baptist Church on 228 Mt. Zion Road in Madison, Ala., from 8 a.m.-12 noon.   Complete FORM
 
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and students, faculty, staff and organizations from “The Hill” are encouraged to form teams and to sign up for the fundraiser.   The campus participation goal is a minimum of 250 persons, says coordinator Monica Clarke.  
 
Clarke adds that all campus teams should begin with “AAMU” to allow organizers to track the University’s participation.  For instance, cheerleaders would sign up as “AAMUCheerleaders” and the Family and Consumer Sciences Club could sign up as “AAMUFCS.”
 
The activity at Mt. Zion is just one of several across the nation that are being formed to raise funds and awareness.  The funds raised also help to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Because of its ongoing widespread support, the hospital provides children needed treatment and offers housing and food to family members throughout their child’s hospitalization—all without cost.
 
To coordinate AAMU’s participation, prospective team captains and other interested individuals should contact monica.clarke@aamu.edu or deitra.bone@aamu.edu to start the process.  For more information, call (256) 372-4710.  Click to complete FORM.
 
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OIPRE Offering Cartridges
 
The Office of Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness (OIPRE) has printing cartridges available for anyone who has printers compatible for use. Please see list below with description of printing cartridges.
 
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Please contact the OIPRE office at (256) 372-8173 for additional information.
 
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AAMU-EA Meeting Set
 
The general meeting of the AAMU Education Association will be held on Thursday, September 14, in 240 Dawson Building from 12-1:30 p.m.
 
Among the topics will be the new AEA-sponsored medical benefit and local Association service opportunities.  New AAMU faculty and staff who want to learn more about AEA are invited.  Lunch will be served.  RSVP now by completing the short Google Form at https://goo.gl/forms/VaBht4GDFc4cbgj02  by 5 p.m. Monday, September 11.
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Wellness Center Offering Fall Classes
 
The Student Health & Wellness Center offers FREE swim lessons for all AAMU students – sign up for the next session today! 
 
Check out Group Fitness classes at the Wellness Center – Zumba, Water Aerobics, Yoga, Butts & Guts, Boxing, and Dance Aerobics!
 
The Wellness Center also offers group swim lessons for ages 3 and up! Call or come inside for details! (256) 372-7000.
 
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Professor’s New Books Delve into Several Societal Issues
 
Chama.jpgA social work professor at Alabama A&M University has authored to books of key interest to the profession on an international scale.
 
Dr. Samson Chama of AAMU and a colleague from California State University, have published Social Justice: A Look at Issues Confronting the 21st Century (Cognella Academic Publishing, San Diego, CA - 2017).
 
Social Justice Book - Chama 2.jpgThe book deals with such key topics as oppression of women; economic justice: a human rights issue; terrorism and its effects on immigration policy; veterans challenges and the way forward; and injustice, police, and gun violence, just to name a few.  It has been released as a preliminary version, and the first edition will be released next spring. 
 
Navigating.jpgChama also published Navigating the Storms of Life: Critical Lessons for Christian and Non-Christian Social Workers a few months ago by Nova Science Publishers (New York).  This publications focuses on spirituality, suffering, challenges, storms, social problems, etc., that people face in their daily lives.  These concepts are couched in a Christian religious perspective. The text further highlights implications for Christian and non-Christian social work practice. 
 
 
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CALNS Plans Ag Week
 
The College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences (CALNS) is celebrating is annual “AG Week” from September 19-22.
 
Schedule of Activities
September 19—Tuesday@ 9:30 a.m., Motivational Lecture
Dawson Building Auditorium
 
September 20—Wednesday@ 9:00 a.m., Student Research Presentations
Dawson Auditorium
 
September 21—Thursday@ 6:30 p.m., Semi-Formal Banquet
Ernest Knight Reception Center
Tickets: Adults- $35 / Students - $15
 
September 22—Friday@ 11:00—2:00 p.m., Quad Exhibit
AAMU Quad (Dawson Building – rain location)
 
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Sorority’s Toiletry Drive for Houston Victims to Run Through September
 
The Delta Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is providing assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey through a toiletry drive scheduled to run throughout September. All items will be donated directly to organizations assembled for the disaster relief.  The drop-off point is the Ralph Lee Student Center from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  For additional information, contact jclark26@bulldogs.aamu.edu.
 
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HR Announces Holiday Schedules
 
The holiday schedule has been updated to display the entire 2017 year of holidays.  Please be advised that there is no fall break this year.  For the Thanksgiving recess, the University will be closed from November 20 to November 24, 2017 (one week).  
 
The Holiday recess for faculty will begin on December 13 and conclude on January 1, 2018.  The Holiday recess for staff will begin on December 18 and conclude on January 1, 2018.  All employees will report to work on January 2, 2018.  Please plan accordingly.
 
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Health Screening Sept. 12
 
PEEHIP WORK-SITE HEALTH SCREENING
(Free to all employees, spouses and retirees who are covered under the PEEHIP health insurance plan)
 
General Information: The Alabama Department of Public Health will facilitate voluntary wellness screenings in the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center on September 12, 2017.
 
Dates:  September 12, 2017
Location: AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center
The screening includes:
1.      Health Risk History Screening Form (form completed by participant)
2.      Finger Stick for:   Lipid Profile-Tests fat in the blood, total cholesterol, HDL-good cholesterol, LDL-bad cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose-blood sugar
3.      Blood pressure
4.      Body Mass Index (BMI)
5.      Height and Weight
6.      Counseling on assessment of RISKS based on results obtained. Referrals may be made based on results. 
Testing Time: Total testing time approximately 15 minutes.
How to reserve your time slot for your health screening:
Please reserve your time slot here​​.​
Walk-ins will be serviced upon availability only.  
What you must bring to the screening:
You must bring your PEEHIP card!  To ensure you have your health insurance card and coverage information with you at all times, download, the Alabama Blue Mobile App.  (See online instructions here). 
Additional Information:  For additional information regarding wellness requirements, please go to  www.rsa-al.gov/index.php/members/peehip/health-wellness/earn-the-wellness-premium-waiver/.
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Bulldog Pride Day Bulletin Competition
 
The Bulldog Pride Adopt-A-Building Subcommittee has announced a Homecoming Bulletin Board/Display Competition September 25-30.  The 2017 Homecoming Theme is:  "24K Magic on The Hill."  Interested AAMU persons and organizations should complete a FORM mass-emailed on Thursday, September 7, or contact johna.benson@aamu.edu by September 12.
 
Bulletin boards or displays should be available for judging by 9 a.m. Thursday, September 28.  Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, who will appear in the Bulldog BottomLine.
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Cynthia M. Smith, chair, at (256) 372-4172, or Mary Hurt, co-chair, at (256) 694-1884.
 
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Homecoming 2017 Schedule

 
   
​Friday, September 8
Miss AAMU Coronation
7:00 p.m. | Elmore Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Saturday, September 23
 
Homecoming Kick-off Party
Wear Your Maroon and White
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. | Quad
Admission: Free

Maroon divider
 
Sunday, September 24
 
Gospel Explosion
Featuring The Walls Group and Local Gospel Choirs
6 p.m. | Elmore Gym
Admission: Free
 
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Monday, September 25
BE THE MATCH Awareness Walk/Run
Legacy Lake - 6 a.m.
 
All White Day Party
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Quad
Admission: Free
 
Fashion Show
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Elmore Gym
Admission: Free
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Tuesday, September 26
BE THE MATCH Registration
Sponsors:  AAMU, The Links
AAMU Wellness Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
Educational Series
[ Speaker TBA ]
[ Time and Location TBA ]
Admission: Free
 
Talent Show
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Elmore Gym
Admission: Free
 
Bulldog Birthday Bash
10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. | Elmore Gym
Admission: Free (For AAMU Students Only)
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Wednesday, September 27
Bulldog Apprectiation Day
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Quad
Admission: Free
 
BE THE MATCH/Bone Marrow Drive
The Quad - 12-2:30 p.m.
 
Rave (Glow in the Dark Party)
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. | Elmore Gym  
Admission: Free
 
Maroon divider
 
Thursday, September 28
Educational Series
[ Speaker TBA ]
[ Time and Location TBA ]
Admission: Free
 
 
Mason's Wreath-Laying Ceremony
11:00 a.m. | The Block
Admission: Free
 
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Masons Will Conduct Ceremony to Honor AAMU’s Founder
 
Over 60 Prince Hall Masons, many alumni of Alabama A&M University, will participate in an 11 a.m. Wreath Laying Ceremony on Thursday, September 28, on “The Block” to commemorate Dr. William Hooper Councill, the founder of the University.  The solemn ceremony will include a short march to Councill’s gravesite, followed by prayer, a reading by the Grand Historian and Public Grand Honors to include the Laying of the Wreath.  
 
The entire University Family, community as well as all area Prince Hall Masons are invited to attend the ceremony.  Members also are expected to present a $5,000 scholarship check to Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., president of Alabama A&M University.
 
 
Comedy Show
[ Acts TBA ]
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Elmore Gym
Admission: $10
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Door Decor Contest Judging
All Day 
Admission: N/A
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Friday, September 29

 
Alumni Golf Tournament
8:00 am | Colonial Golf Course
Contact: Taylor Byrd, Jr. 256-565-0212
 
On-Campus Parade
11:00 am
 
Homecoming Pep Rally
12:00 p.m. | Quad
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Throw-Back Concert
Lalah Hathaway
4:00 p.m. | Quad
Admission: Free
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Alumni Throwback Party
Admission: Advance Tickets $30 | $35 At the Door
Marriott Space & Rocket Center
5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL
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NPHC Step Show
7:00 p.m. | Elmore Gym
Admission: Free
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Saturday, September 30

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Off-Campus Parade
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Downtown Huntsville
 
Alumni Association “Big Tent Tailgate”
12:00 p.m. | Front of Louis Crew Stadium
Contact: Erica McClain 256-679-5634
Admission: $10 (Free for paid Alumni members)
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2017 Homecoming Game
Game Time 2:00 p.m. | AAMU vs UAPB
 
 

Student Concert
Gucci Mane
7:00 p.m. | Von Braun Civic Center
Admission: Students $10 with AAMU student ID
General Admission: $35
Tickets available through Ticketmaster
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*In case of rain, all campus events will be held in Elmore Gym
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TMCF/Apple Announce Scholars Program; Deadline Nearing
 
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to announce the application for the 2018-19 class for the Apple HBCU Scholars Program is now open to outstanding students with a minimum 3.3 GPA who will be graduating between December 2018 and May 2019.  
 
Selected Scholars will participate in a 12-week internship during the summer before their senior year, and will receive up to $25,000 in scholarship funding based on individual financial needs that will be applied to their final year of study.  These scholars will have the opportunity to:
 
Participate in an Apple HBCU Immersion experience in Cupertino, California in early 2018
Participate in a 12-week internship with Apple in Cupertino, California during the summer of 2018
Be awarded a need-based scholarship to help defray the costs (e.g., tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, books and supplies) of their senior year of study
Participate in various development activities to help prepare for post-graduation careers
Receive on-going coaching and guidance from an experienced Apple employee
Serve as Ambassadors on their HBCU or PBI (Predominately Black Institution) campuses to build awareness for the Apple and TMCF HBCU Initiative
PROGRAM CRITERIA:
Enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited HBCU or PBI (Predominately Black Institution)
Currently in the second-to-last year of study, graduating in Fall 2018 or Spring of 2019. (e.g., juniors or seniors pursuing a fifth year of study.)
Prior internship experience is preferred
HOW TO APPLY:
Please see the attached flyer that includes the overview of the program. 
For more information, you can click here or contact Bernée E. Long, Director, Distinguished Scholars Programs, at bernee.long@tmcf.org.
The application deadline for the program is 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, September 17, 2017.
 
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 AAMU Homecoming Parade Registration Now Open
 
     NOTICE:  Registration for the 2017 is open until 27 September 2017. Registration for the 2017 Homecoming Parade is available online on the AAMU web site.  Organizations interested in participating in this year’s Parade, can register online at www.aamu.edu, click on Homecoming Parade, email the application to homecoming.parade@aamu.edu , or fax to (256) 372-5637. The Deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 27.  Additional information concerning the parade, i.e. Line-up Location, Parade Route and Parade Guidelines can also be found on AAMU website.
     The Theme for the 2017 Homecoming is: “24 KARAT GOLD ON THE HILL” 
     The 2017 Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 30. The Parade will be held Downtown Huntsville. The line-up area is LOT-K, located on the corner of Woodson Street and Clinton Avenue.   Line-up for the parade begins at 7 a.m.   The Parade will begin at 9 a.m.  Please review Guidelines and Instructions located on AAMU webpage.
     The Campus Parade will be held on Friday, September 29.  Line-up is 10 a.m. the Parade starts at 11 a.m. Line-up location is the Morrison Building Parking Lot.  No registration is required for the campus parade.    All campus organizations are encouraged to participate.   Please review Guidelines and Instructions on AAMU website.
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Season Tickets
 
ALABAMA A&M FOOTBALL 2017 HOME SCHEDULE | Games played at Louis Crews Stadium 
SEPTEMBER 23 vs. Texas Southern (Louis Crews Football Classic | 6pm
SEPTEMBER 30 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff (Homecoming) | 2pm
OCTOBER 14 l vs. Mississippi Valley State | 1pm
NOVEMBER 11 vs. Jackson State | 1pm
NOVEMBER 18 vs. Kentucky State | 1pm
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AAMU Offers Professional Development Opportunities
 
Welcome back Bulldog family.  CETL has planned a semester full of  Professional Development opportunities for faculty and staff. This semester CETL will offer 3 easy ways to receive Professional Development. It is as easy as ABC.
-        A different 20 minute session available every week to view online
-        A Registration also available through the AAMU Calendar
-        Available anytime, anywhere you have access to a variety of topics to view at your desktop, laptop, and any other electronic device.
- Go2Knowledge meets the professional development needs of busy and distracted educators. The trainings provide a customized, straight-forward, and easy way for our college faculty and staff to find webinars of importance to them. The Go2Knowledge trainings allow us to schedule professional development opportunities at the convenience of our faculty and staff.”
- Printable Certificate of Completion for every training
- A live webinar is an interactive online training. Participants can communicate with the presenter(s) during the event via a live chat feature.
      We will also host a “Book Tasting this semester. You will receive an invite to come over and check out CETL’s newly acquired books and additional resources available for you to check out and use. Once again welcome back and remember to take advantage of the professional development opportunities offered to you by CETL under the division of Academic Affairs.                 
Ø  Get a daily teaching tip delivered to your smart phone or tablet with the new Teaching Professor Tips app. Brief and to the point, each tip provides a nugget of wisdom regarding assignment strategies, student engagement, classroom management, instructional vitality, and much more.
 ·   CETL Commercial:  http://youtu.be/Ns1nuo6pc1Y
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Professor’s New Books Delve into Several Societal Issues
 
Chama.jpgA social work professor at Alabama A&M University has authored to books of key interest to the profession on an international scale.
 
Dr. Samson Chama of AAMU and a colleague from California State University, have published Social Justice: A Look at Issues Confronting the 21st Century (Cognella Academic Publishing, San Diego, CA - 2017).
 
Social Justice Book - Chama 2.jpgThe book deals with such key topics as oppression of women; economic justice: a human rights issue; terrorism and its effects on immigration policy; veterans challenges and the way forward; and injustice, police, and gun violence, just to name a few.  It has been released as a preliminary version, and the first edition will be released next spring. 
 
Navigating.jpgChama also published Navigating the Storms of Life: Critical Lessons for Christian and Non-Christian Social Workers a few months ago by Nova Science Publishers (New York).  This publications focuses on spirituality, suffering, challenges, storms, social problems, etc., that people face in their daily lives.  These concepts are couched in a Christian religious perspective. The text further highlights implications for Christian and non-Christian social work practice. 
 
 
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Residential Life Sponsors ‘Luau’
 
The staff of Residential Life and Housing did not let a little rain deter them from having “The Not So Normal Luau” at the Student Health and Wellness Center on Wednesday, August 30.  
 
Held in the facility’s pool area, the event included a DJ, games, fun and useful information from the sponsoring units:  Residential Life and Housing, the Student Government Association, the Wellness Center and the Department of Public Safety.
 
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CALNS Plans Ag Week
 
The College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences (CALNS) is celebrating is annual “AG Week” from September 19-22.
 
Schedule of Activities
September 19—Tuesday@ 9:30 a.m., Motivational Lecture
Dawson Building Auditorium
 
September 20—Wednesday@ 9:00 a.m., Student Research Presentations
Dawson Auditorium
 
September 21—Thursday@ 6:30 p.m., Semi-Formal Banquet
Ernest Knight Reception Center
Tickets: Adults- $35 / Students - $15
 
September 22—Friday@ 11:00—2:00 p.m., Quad Exhibit
AAMU Quad (Dawson Building – rain location)
 
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New Vendors for AAMU Products and Apparel
 
by Debra Daniel
 
Alabama A&M University has awarded new contracts to vendors to create promotional items on behalf of AAMU.
 
On Friday, September 1, the Purchasing Department held an expo in the Clyde Foster auditorium to allow campus departments to meet the vendors and see what they offer. Geiger Bros. and J.R. Enterprises won the bids to create promotional products. Currie Systems, 4imprint and BSN Sports won the bids for screen printed and embroidered apparel. Elite Event Planning and Mullins Special Occasions won the bids to provide rentals for campus events. 
 
Currie Systems and Dreamworkx Graphics and Signs will provide AAMU’s graphic designs. The vendor contracts cover the next five years, with the exceptions of BSN Sports and Mullins Special Occasions, which have one-year contracts.
 
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Sorority’s Toiletry Drive for Houston Victims to Run Through September
 
The Delta Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is providing assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey through a toiletry drive scheduled to run throughout September. All items will be donated directly to organizations assembled for the disaster relief.  The drop-off point is the Ralph Lee Student Center from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  For additional information, contact jclark26@bulldogs.aamu.edu.
 
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HR Announces Holiday Schedules
 
The holiday schedule has been updated to display the entire 2017 year of holidays.  Please be advised that there is no fall break this year.  For the Thanksgiving recess, the University will be closed from November 20 to November 24, 2017 (one week).  
 
The Holiday recess for faculty will begin on December 13 and conclude on January 1, 2018.  The Holiday recess for staff will begin on December 18 and conclude on January 1, 2018.  All employees will report to work on January 2, 2018.  Please plan accordingly.
 
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Health Screening Sept. 12
 
PEEHIP WORK-SITE HEALTH SCREENING
(Free to all employees, spouses and retirees who are covered under the PEEHIP health insurance plan)
 
General Information: The Alabama Department of Public Health will facilitate voluntary wellness screenings in the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center on September 12, 2017.
 
Dates:  September 12, 2017
Location: AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center
The screening includes:
1.      Health Risk History Screening Form (form completed by participant)
2.      Finger Stick for:   Lipid Profile-Tests fat in the blood, total cholesterol, HDL-good cholesterol, LDL-bad cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose-blood sugar
3.      Blood pressure
4.      Body Mass Index (BMI)
5.      Height and Weight
6.      Counseling on assessment of RISKS based on results obtained. Referrals may be made based on results. 
Testing Time: Total testing time approximately 15 minutes.
How to reserve your time slot for your health screening:
Please reserve your time slot here​​.​
Walk-ins will be serviced upon availability only.  
What you must bring to the screening:
You must bring your PEEHIP card!  To ensure you have your health insurance card and coverage information with you at all times, download, the Alabama Blue Mobile App.  (See online instructions here). 
Additional Information:  For additional information regarding wellness requirements, please go to  www.rsa-al.gov/index.php/members/peehip/health-wellness/earn-the-wellness-premium-waiver/.
 
Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (256) 372-5835.   
 
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AAMU Education Association General Meeting
 
The AAMU/EA general meeting will be held Thursday, September 14, in 240 Dawson Building at 12 noon.  During the 90-minute session, new AEA-sponsored medical benefit will be discussed, along with local association service opportunities. 
 
All members are encouraged to attend. New AAMU faculty and staff interested in learning more about AEA are invited. Lunch will be served, so please RSVP by completing the short Google Form at https://goo.gl/forms/VaBht4GDFc4cbgj02  by 5 p.m. Monday, September 11.  Door prizes available.
 
For additional information, contact Tyesha L. Farmer, at (256) 372-4916 or e-mail tyesha.farmer@aamu.edu.
 
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Masons Will Conduct Ceremony to Honor AAMU’s Founder
 
Over 60 Prince Hall Masons, many alumni of Alabama A&M University, will participate in an 11 a.m. Wreath Laying Ceremony on Thursday, September 28, on “The Block” to commemorate Dr. William Hooper Councill, the founder of the University.  The solemn ceremony will include a short march to Councill’s gravesite, followed by prayer, a reading by the Grand Historian and Public Grand Honors to include the Laying of the Wreath.  
 
The entire University Family, community as well as all area Prince Hall Masons are invited to attend the ceremony.  Members also are expected to present a $5,000 scholarship check to Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., president of Alabama A&M University.
 
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TMCF/Apple Announce Scholars Program; Deadline Nearing
 
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to announce the application for the 2018-19 class for the Apple HBCU Scholars Program is now open to outstanding students with a minimum 3.3 GPA who will be graduating between December 2018 and May 2019.  
 
Selected Scholars will participate in a 12-week internship during the summer before their senior year, and will receive up to $25,000 in scholarship funding based on individual financial needs that will be applied to their final year of study.  These scholars will have the opportunity to:
 
Participate in an Apple HBCU Immersion experience in Cupertino, California in early 2018
Participate in a 12-week internship with Apple in Cupertino, California during the summer of 2018
Be awarded a need-based scholarship to help defray the costs (e.g., tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, books and supplies) of their senior year of study
Participate in various development activities to help prepare for post-graduation careers
Receive on-going coaching and guidance from an experienced Apple employee
Serve as Ambassadors on their HBCU or PBI (Predominately Black Institution) campuses to build awareness for the Apple and TMCF HBCU Initiative
PROGRAM CRITERIA:
Enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited HBCU or PBI (Predominately Black Institution)
Currently in the second-to-last year of study, graduating in Fall 2018 or Spring of 2019. (e.g., juniors or seniors pursuing a fifth year of study.)
Prior internship experience is preferred
HOW TO APPLY:
Please see the attached flyer that includes the overview of the program. 
For more information, you can click here or contact Bernée E. Long, Director, Distinguished Scholars Programs, at bernee.long@tmcf.org.
The application deadline for the program is 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, September 17, 2017.
 
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Consolidated Health Plans Waivers Deadline 
 
The deadline for all domestic students to waive their Consolidated Health Plan insurance for the 2017-2018 school year is September 8 at 5 p.m.  Students who desire to waive this insurance plan must complete the Insurance Waiver form located at the John & Ella Byrd McCain Health and Counseling Services and show proof of active health insurance. 
 
Students who choose to sign this waiver form understand that the services received from the Student health center are to the discretion of the provider on duty and limited to:
     Counseling Services
 Annual Physicals
 TB Skin Testing
 Drug Screens
 Triage of medical services
 Referrals to a local Outpatient Clinic or Emergency Room
 STI/Pregnancy Testing 
 
For additional information, call (256) 372-5800
 
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AAMU Activates ‘Hope for Tomorrow’ Emergency Fund for Students from Houston Area
 
     In the last days of August 2017, thousands of families throughout southeastern Texas were negatively affected by the epic impact of Hurricane Harvey, its tumultuous winds and once-in-a-lifetime flooding episodes.  Many families have lost everything and are facing perhaps months or years of rebuilding.  Moreover, some members of the Alabama A&M University Family are native to or have significant ties to the greater Houston metropolitan area.    Similar to earlier responses to such tragedies, AAMU is activating its “Hope for Tomorrow” Relief Fund through its AAMU Foundation.  The Fund will collect tax-deductible donations to assist faculty, staff and students whose families and loved one are severely impacted by this grave natural disaster, particularly those Houston-area families who have students attending Alabama A&M and who might not be able to assist with the general expenses related to their college matriculation.   
     To best help these members with their immediate needs, we are asking for financial contributions only at this time.   Since we plan to disburse funds collected as soon as possible, it is imperative that you get your donations in as soon as possible.  Our goal is to begin disbursement from this fund by September 1 , 2017.  During this fundraising effort, a "Hope for Tomorrow" Relief Fund committee, established by the President, will receive and review information from impacted individuals.  
     Contributions may be made online at www.aamu.edu.  Donations made directly to the AAMU Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.   While this University project does not prohibit persons from making donations directly to individuals, making a donation through the AAMU Foundation will permit claims as a tax-deductible gift.  Those who would prefer to contribute by check may do so by mailing a check payable to:  AAMU Foundation, with "Hope for Tomorrow Relief Fund" in the memo line.  Mail to:  AAMU Foundation, P.O. Box 1057, Normal, AL 35762.
     All employee and student cases will be presented to the AAMU Hope for Tomorrow Relief Fund committee for consideration.  Decisions regarding the distribution of funds will be made by a committee of AAMU employees and student representatives appointed by the President.  To submit requests for assistance, please send an e-mail to foundation@aamu.edu.
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 AAMU Homecoming Parade Registration Now Open
 
     NOTICE:  Registration for the 2017 is open until 27 September 2017. Registration for the 2017 Homecoming Parade is available online on the AAMU web site.  Organizations interested in participating in this year’s Parade, can register online at www.aamu.edu, click on Homecoming Parade, email the application to homecoming.parade@aamu.edu , or fax to (256) 372-5637. The Deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 27.  Additional information concerning the parade, i.e. Line-up Location, Parade Route and Parade Guidelines can also be found on AAMU website.
     The Theme for the 2017 Homecoming is: “24 KARAT GOLD ON THE HILL” 
     The 2017 Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 30. The Parade will be held Downtown Huntsville. The line-up area is LOT-K, located on the corner of Woodson Street and Clinton Avenue.   Line-up for the parade begins at 7 a.m.   The Parade will begin at 9 a.m.  Please review Guidelines and Instructions located on AAMU webpage.
     The Campus Parade will be held on Friday, September 29.  Line-up is 10 a.m. the Parade starts at 11 a.m. Line-up location is the Morrison Building Parking Lot.  No registration is required for the campus parade.    All campus organizations are encouraged to participate.   Please review Guidelines and Instructions on AAMU website.
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Season Tickets
 
ALABAMA A&M FOOTBALL 2017 HOME SCHEDULE | Games played at Louis Crews Stadium 
SEPTEMBER 23 vs. Texas Southern (Louis Crews Football Classic | 6pm
SEPTEMBER 30 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff (Homecoming) | 2pm
OCTOBER 14 l vs. Mississippi Valley State | 1pm
NOVEMBER 11 vs. Jackson State | 1pm
NOVEMBER 18 vs. Kentucky State | 1pm
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AAMU Offers Professional Development Opportunities
 
Welcome back Bulldog family.  CETL has planned a semester full of  Professional Development opportunities for faculty and staff. This semester CETL will offer 3 easy ways to receive Professional Development. It is as easy as ABC.
-        A different 20 minute session available every week to view online
-        A Registration also available through the AAMU Calendar
-        Available anytime, anywhere you have access to a variety of topics to view at your desktop, laptop, and any other electronic device.
- Go2Knowledge meets the professional development needs of busy and distracted educators. The trainings provide a customized, straight-forward, and easy way for our college faculty and staff to find webinars of importance to them. The Go2Knowledge trainings allow us to schedule professional development opportunities at the convenience of our faculty and staff.”
- Printable Certificate of Completion for every training
- A live webinar is an interactive online training. Participants can communicate with the presenter(s) during the event via a live chat feature.
      We will also host a “Book Tasting this semester. You will receive an invite to come over and check out CETL’s newly acquired books and additional resources available for you to check out and use. Once again welcome back and remember to take advantage of the professional development opportunities offered to you by CETL under the division of Academic Affairs.                 
Ø  Get a daily teaching tip delivered to your smart phone or tablet with the new Teaching Professor Tips app. Brief and to the point, each tip provides a nugget of wisdom regarding assignment strategies, student engagement, classroom management, instructional vitality, and much more.
 ·   CETL Commercial:  http://youtu.be/Ns1nuo6pc1Y
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Baptist Campus Ministries Shares Celebration
The Baptist Campus Ministries organization has announced its three-day schedule of back-to-school celebration activities for new and returning students at Alabama A&M University September 5-7.
 
Using New Birth Missionary Baptist Church (just one block north of campus on Meridian Street) as its host church, BCM will provide spiritual enhancement, as well as door prizes from local businesses each night, according to Willie Alexander, campus minister.
 
Activities begin Tuesday, September 5, with a celebration lead by House of Hope and Restoration (Pastor Leatherwood).  Wednesday’s celebration, September 6, will be led by New Beginning Christian Church (Pastors Errol and Jennifer Davis).
 
The final night on Thursday, September 7, will feature a celebration by First Missionary Baptist Church, led by Associate Minister Carolyn Laundry.
 
“Join Baptist Campus Ministries and celebrate the goodness of our God and pray for the school year,” urges Rev. Alexander.  “If you hang out on The Hill, we expect to see you there at 7 p.m. each night.”
 
For more information, call (256) 520-0675.
 
  
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AAMU Activates ‘Hope for Tomorrow’ Emergency Fund for Students from Houston Area
 
     In the last days of August 2017, thousands of families throughout southeastern Texas were negatively affected by the epic impact of Hurricane Harvey, its tumultuous winds and once-in-a-lifetime flooding episodes.  Many families have lost everything and are facing perhaps months or years of rebuilding.  Moreover, some members of the Alabama A&M University Family are native to or have significant ties to the greater Houston metropolitan area.    Similar to earlier responses to such tragedies, AAMU is activating its “Hope for Tomorrow” Relief Fund through its AAMU Foundation.  The Fund will collect tax-deductible donations to assist faculty, staff and students whose families and loved one are severely impacted by this grave natural disaster, particularly those Houston-area families who have students attending Alabama A&M and who might not be able to assist with the general expenses related to their college matriculation.   
     To best help these members with their immediate needs, we are asking for financial contributions only at this time.   Since we plan to disburse funds collected as soon as possible, it is imperative that you get your donations in as soon as possible.  Our goal is to begin disbursement from this fund by September 1 , 2017.  During this fundraising effort, a "Hope for Tomorrow" Relief Fund committee, established by the President, will receive and review information from impacted individuals.  
     Contributions may be made online at www.aamu.edu.  Donations made directly to the AAMU Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.   While this University project does not prohibit persons from making donations directly to individuals, making a donation through the AAMU Foundation will permit claims as a tax-deductible gift.  Those who would prefer to contribute by check may do so by mailing a check payable to:  AAMU Foundation, with "Hope for Tomorrow Relief Fund" in the memo line.  Mail to:  AAMU Foundation, P.O. Box 1057, Normal, AL 35762.
     All employee and student cases will be presented to the AAMU Hope for Tomorrow Relief Fund committee for consideration.  Decisions regarding the distribution of funds will be made by a committee of AAMU employees and student representatives appointed by the President.  To submit requests for assistance, please send an e-mail to foundation@aamu.edu.
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CTSAA, VCLLI Commit to Future:  During a more than 500-person reunion of the Councill Training School Alumni Association, the organization committed to raising $1 million toward the renovations/upgrade of the facility in cooperation with the Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute (VCLLI).  Pictured at the signing before a background ot CTS alums are (l-r) Dr. Virginia Caples, former 1890 administator and retired educator; Dr. Allen P. Vital, executive director of the AAMU Foundation; and Betty Thompson, AAMU retiree and CTS alumna.  (PHOTOS by J. Saintjones)
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Student’s Panda Gimmick Drawing Attention
by Debra Daniel
     You see him on campus and at AAMU events like the Eclipse Party and Freshmen Talent Show.  He’s the student wearing the giant panda head.  He goes by ChangeTheRapper.
     The AAMU student, from Aliceville, Ala., says some students may know him from his YouTube videos.  In one he jumps into Legacy Lake Pond on campus. Another of his pranks has almost 500,000 social media views.  He says he got the panda head for a video and decided to keep wearing it. 
    “People ask me if it’s hot?  Not really. And people also want to take pictures with me,” he says. The gimmick seems to be working because he’s getting plenty of attention. You can follow him at #Changetherapper to see what he’s up to next.   
     He says he’ll be at Legion Field for AAMU’s football home opener against UAB this Saturday.
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 Masons Will Conduct Ceremony to Honor AAMU’s Founder
 
    Over 60 Prince Hall Masons, many alumni of Alabama A&M University, will participate in an 11 a.m. Wreath Laying Ceremony on Thursday, September 28, Masons.jpg

on “The Block” to commemorate Dr. William Hooper Councill, the founder of the University.  The solemn ceremony will include a short march to Councill’s gravesite, followed by prayer, a reading by the Grand Historian and Public Grand Honors to include the Laying of the Wreath.  
    The entire University Family, community as well as all area Prince Hall Masons are invited to attend the ceremony.  Members also are expected to present a $5,000 scholarship check to Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., president of Alabama A&M University.
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 AAMU Homecoming Parade Registration Now Open
 
     NOTICE:  Registration for the 2017 is open until 27 September 2017. Registration for the 2017 Homecoming Parade is available online on the AAMU web site.  Organizations interested in participating in this year’s Parade, can register online at www.aamu.edu, click on Homecoming Parade, email the application to homecoming.parade@aamu.edu , or fax to (256) 372-5637. The Deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 27.  Additional information concerning the parade, i.e. Line-up Location, Parade Route and Parade Guidelines can also be found on AAMU website.
     The Theme for the 2017 Homecoming is: “24 KARAT GOLD ON THE HILL” 
     The 2017 Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 30. The Parade will be held Downtown Huntsville. The line-up area is LOT-K, located on the corner of Woodson Street and Clinton Avenue.   Line-up for the parade begins at 7 a.m.   The Parade will begin at 9 a.m.  Please review Guidelines and Instructions located on AAMU webpage.
     The Campus Parade will be held on Friday, September 29.  Line-up is 10 a.m. the Parade starts at 11 a.m. Line-up location is the Morrison Building Parking Lot.  No registration is required for the campus parade.    All campus organizations are encouraged to participate.   Please review Guidelines and Instructions on AAMU website.
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ECM Meeting:  The staff of Electronic Communications Media (Telecommunications Center), under the auspices of the Vice President for Marketing, Communications and Advancement, participated in a professional development workshop recently that included its radio announcers, technicians and administrative personnel.  The activity was coordinated by Elvin Jenkins, director.
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Approved Vendors to Display AAMU Products
 
On Friday, September 1, from 10 a.m.-12 noon, the Purchasing Department will host an expo in Clyde Foster auditorium to allow awarded to showcase the products and services they offer.  The AAMU Family is invited.
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ALABAMA A&M FOOTBALL 2017 HOME SCHEDULE | Games played at Louis Crews Stadium 
SEPTEMBER 23 vs. Texas Southern (Louis Crews Football Classic | 6pm
SEPTEMBER 30 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff (Homecoming) | 2pm
OCTOBER 14 l vs. Mississippi Valley State | 1pm
NOVEMBER 11 vs. Jackson State | 1pm
NOVEMBER 18 vs. Kentucky State | 1pm
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AAMU Offers Professional Development Opportunities
 
This is a follow up to Dr. Arrington’s recent letter dated August 15, 2017, found in the Director’s forum, of the CETL Conversation. Welcome back Bulldog family. I hope you enjoyed your Summer break and have come back recharged and ready to have a great Fall semester. CETL has planned a semester full of  Professional Development opportunities for faculty and staff. This semester CETL will offer 3 easy ways to receive Professional Development. It is as easy as ABC.
-        A different 20 minute session available every week to view online
-        A Registration also available through the AAMU Calendar
-        Available anytime, anywhere you have access to a variety of topics to view at your desktop, laptop, and any other electronic device.
- Go2Knowledge meets the professional development needs of busy and distracted educators. The trainings provide a customized, straight-forward, and easy way for our college faculty and staff to find webinars of importance to them. The Go2Knowledge trainings allow us to schedule professional development opportunities at the convenience of our faculty and staff.”
- Printable Certificate of Completion for every training
- A live webinar is an interactive online training. Participants can communicate with the presenter(s) during the event via a live chat feature.
      We will also host a “Book Tasting this semester. You will receive an invite to come over and check out CETL’s newly acquired books and additional resources available for you to check out and use. Once again welcome back and remember to take advantage of the professional development opportunities offered to you by CETL under the division of Academic Affairs.                 
Ø  Get a daily teaching tip delivered to your smart phone or tablet with the new Teaching Professor Tips app. Brief and to the point, each tip provides a nugget of wisdom regarding assignment strategies, student engagement, classroom management, instructional vitality, and much more.
 ·   CETL Commercial:  http://youtu.be/Ns1nuo6pc1Y
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NEIGHBORS:  One of the hobbyists with the helicopter group that is set up on the northern part of the AAMU campus poses for a rare photo.  The team has been using the grounds to launch miniature helicopters for more than 20 years.
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Baptist Campus Ministries Shares Celebration
 
 
 
 
 
The Baptist Campus Ministries organization has announced its three-day schedule of back-to-school celebration activities for new and returning students at Alabama A&M University September 5-7.
 
Using New Birth Missionary Baptist Church (just one block north of campus on Meridian Street) as its host church, BCM will provide spiritual enhancement, as well as door prizes from local businesses each night, according to Willie Alexander, campus minister.
 
Activities begin Tuesday, September 5, with a celebration lead by House of Hope and Restoration (Pastor Leatherwood).  Wednesday’s celebration, September 6, will be led by New Beginning Christian Church (Pastors Errol and Jennifer Davis).
 
The final night on Thursday, September 7, will feature a celebration by First Missionary Baptist Church, led by Associate Minister Carolyn Laundry.
 
“Join Baptist Campus Ministries and celebrate the goodness of our God and pray for the school year,” urges Rev. Alexander.  “If you hang out on The Hill, we expect to see you there at 7 p.m. each night.”
 
For more information, call (256) 520-0675.
 
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Workshop Will "Take Pentagon to the People"
 
 
On August 30-31, DoD will host a "Taking the Pentagon to the People" program at Oakwood University to discuss critical White House initiatives and DoD’s continued support of Presidential Executive Order 13532 "… to advance the development of the Nation’s full potential and to advance equal opportunity in higher education."
 
DoD will focus on the participation by HBCU/MSIs in federally-sponsored programs; provide advice to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness on how to increase the DoD’s role in strengthening HBCUs, with particular emphasis on enhancing institutional infrastructure and facilitating planning, development, and the use of new technologies to ensure the goal of long-term viability and enhancement of these institutions as a major resource for the DoD mission.
  
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August 2017 - III

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Solar Eclipse Watch Party Set for The Quad Monday
 
AAMU is but one of numerous locations across the Tennessee Valley and the nation preparing for the August 21 solar eclipse.   While some cities will experience a total eclipse, Huntsville will experience 97% coverage.  Eclipse.jpgAAMU's Eclipse Watch Party will be held on The Quad at noon Monday, August 21, with DJ Immaculate.

Nonetheless, it is strongly recommended that all persons use caution while viewing the eclipse, as damage to the eyes can happen in a matter of seconds when looking directly at the sun.  
 
Toward this end, the Office of Student Affairs, located in 205 Patton Hall, has received a limited number of compliant solar eclipse glasses and will distribute one pair per student (first-come, first-served) on Monday, August 21, beginning at 9 a.m.   A valid student ID is required.
 
“Eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers must be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard.Regular sunglasses, telescopes and cameras will not protect eyes.   
 
Interested persons should click the following link for information from NASA on how to make a pinhole projector to view the eclipse: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/how-make-pinhole-projector-view-solar-eclipse
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AAMU Theatre-Goers See Documentary Featuring Fellow Student
 
STEP (1).jpgBusloads of Alabama A&M University students received an opportunity to see the new movie/documentary “STEP” at the AMC Theatre on Old Monrovia Road in Huntsville Saturday, August 19.  The film features AAMU community and regional planning sophomore Tayla Solomon and shows the impact of a step team on the lives of students at an all-girls school in Baltimore, Md.
 
STEP (57).jpgThe AAMU students were joined by President Andrew and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, student affairs personnel, alumni and interested persons from the community.
 
Step1.pngThe film, directed by Amy Lipitz, opened at select theatres in major cities August 4 before greatly expanding to other venues, including Huntsville, Ala.
 
Tayla fielded questions from veteran former news anchor Debra Daniel during an informative and entertaining Q&A before a small group of AAMU students, faculty and staff on Friday.  For more scenes from Q&A and theatre event, click HERE.
  
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Bulldogs Enjoy Athletics Fun Day
by Bud McLaughlin
Sports Information Director
 
The annual Alabama A&M Department of Athletics Fan Day was held Saturday, August 19, at Louis Crews Stadium, beginning at 11 a.m. and culminating with a scrimmage football game at 2 p.m.

The event served as an opportunity for Bulldog fans to meet the student-athletes, cheerleaders, coaches and to generally socialize while enjoying lots of food and fun.  The Marching Maroon & White Band  performed, and attendees participated in activities for young and old, including videogames, a dunking booth, water balloons and autographs.
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Work-Site PEEHIP Health Screening Tuesday
 
(The screening is free to all employees, spouses and retirees who are covered under the PEEHIP health insurance plan)
 
General Information: The Alabama Department of Public Health will facilitate voluntary wellness screenings in the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m..
 
The screening includes:
1)  Health Risk History Screening Form (form completed by participant)
2)  Finger Stick for:   Lipid Profile-Tests fat in the blood, total cholesterol, HDL-good cholesterol, LDL-bad cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose-blood sugar
3)   Blood pressure
4)  Body Mass Index (BMI)
5)  Height and Weight
6)  Counseling on assessment of RISKS based on results obtained. Referrals may be made based on results.
 
Testing Time:   Total testing time approximately 15 minutes.
Reservation slots filled; walk-ins will be serviced upon availability only.  
 
What you must bring to the screening:  You must bring your PEEHIP card!  To ensure you have your health insurance card and coverage information with you at all times, download, the Alabama Blue Mobile App.  (See online instructions here).
 
Additional Information:
For additional information regarding wellness requirements, please go to  www.rsa-al.gov/index.php/members/peehip/health-wellness/earn-the-wellness-premium-waiver/.
 
Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (256) 372-5835.
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Former SGA Prez Inspires Class of 2021
 
Atty. Freddie Stokes, former AAMU SGA president, addressed the 2017 Freshman Convocation and Torch Lighting Ceremony in the T.M. Elmore Building, conveying a powerful message about the impact of key people along life’s journey, as well as the importance of personal conviction.   PHOTOS
 
Stokes.jpgAfter his AAMU years, Stokes went on to graduate from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2012. Following law school, he joined Teach for America, a national program that places high-achieving college graduates and professionals in low income and rural communities to teach for a minimum of two years. He taught 7th Grade Social Studies at Westlawn Middle School in Huntsville, Ala.
 
Stokes is currently an assistant district attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama. As a state prosecutor, he is responsible for prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony offenses in Mobile County. He recently received the 2017 TRiO Achievers Award and is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
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SISS, Retiree Program Recognizes Service
 
The Eighth Annual “Service Is Sovereignty” Society (SISS) Dinner Celebration was held Tuesday, August 15, to honor 2016-17 retirees and employees with 30 years or more of continuous service at Alabama A&M University.    (PHOTOS by J. Saintjones)
 
The program was coordinated by the Office of Human Resources and included among the program participants AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., founder of SISS in 2010; Dr. Malinda W. Gilmore, special assistant to the president for strategic planning and initiatives; Dr. Deloris Price, who delivered the retiree’s response; and Dr. Rami Bomareddi, who delivered the response on behalf of SISS members.
 
Seventeen individuals retired during the period from October 1, 2016, through August 1.  These include (alphabetically):  Elizabeth Carbin, Information Technology Services; Dr. Tommy Coleman, College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences (CALNS); Arnold Corbin, Learning Resources Center (LRC); Jeanette Dancy, Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES);  Marion Draper, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; Cara Dwyer, ACES; Dr. SISS.jpg
Helen Gabre, College of Business and Public Affairs; Dr. Teshome Gabre, CALNS; Dr. Harold Hawley, College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CEHBS); Karol Hersey, Student Affairs; Denise Heubach, ACES; Diane Okwukwu, Office of Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness; Dr. Deloris Price, CEBHS; Dr. Khairyeldine Soliman, CALNS; Dr. Juarine Stewart, Academic Affairs; Eugene Tasie, LRC; and Dr. Thelma Townsend, CEHBS.
 
Four individuals were inducted into SISS: Dr. Rami Bomareddi, professor, College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences; Ricardo Harvey, warehouse supervisor, property management; T. Peter Lott, assistant professor, CEHBS; Dr. Nahid Sistani, professor, CALNS; and Dr. Thelma Townsend.
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Professor Becomes TAFFS Fellow
 
An assistant professor and graduate studies coordinator in AAMU’s Department of Visual, Performing and Communication Arts was selected by Television Academy members to join a nationwide group of 25 educators for a coveted distinction.
 
WilliamsMelvinOfficial[1].jpgDr. Melvin L. Williams has been selected as a Television Academy Foundation Faculty Seminar Fellow.  The fellows will be immersed in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, Calif., for a week-long seminar to learn from the industry’s top professionals beginning November 6.  Among the topics are the functions of producers, writers and directors; sources and development of ideas and network pitching; network/cable decision-making; latest information in digital entertainment and new media; and new technology.
 
There was only one historically black college/university (HBCU) represented in the 2016 class.
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AAMU Running Back Added to 2017 Must-Watch List
 
Alabama A&M running back Jordan Bentley has been named to the 2017 Watch List for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award.

The announcement was made recently by the Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF).

The award is presented annually to the most outstanding football player from a Historically Black College/ University (HBCU).  Former North Carolina A&T and current Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Award in 2016.

Bentley, a sophomore from Guntersville, Ala., was the 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and was named to the 2017 preseason All-SWAC team.
 
The winner of the 2017 Black College Football Player of the Year Award will be honored with the Deacon Jones Trophy during the Black College Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Feb. 10, 2018 in Atlanta. Four finalists will be unveiled on December 12.
 
"This is a way to recognize the tremendous talent in HBCU football today," said Super Bowl MVP quarterback Doug Williams, a BCFHOF co-founder and 2011 inductee. "Through this Award, the Black College Football Hall of Fame is proud to showcase outstanding student-athletes."
 
by Bud McLaughlin
 
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MOVINGVolunteers from throughout the Tennessee Valley and beyond gathered on The Hill for assignments aimed at assisting freshmen on Move-In Day.  The first stop for the housing component was in the Elmore Building, where students received room assignments and other pertinent information over a two-day period.   See photos for DAY 1 and DAY 2.   (J. Saintjones)
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Baptist Campus Ministries Shares Celebration
 
The Baptist Campus Ministries organization has announced its three-day schedule of back-to-school celebration activities for new and returning students at Alabama A&M University September 5-7.
 
Using New Birth Missionary Baptist Church (just one block north of campus on Meridian Street) as its host church, BCM will provide spiritual enhancement, as well as door prizes from local businesses each night, according to Willie Alexander, campus minister.
 
Activities begin Tuesday, September 5, with a celebration lead by House of Hope and Restoration (Pastor Leatherwood).  Wednesday’s celebration, September 6, will be led by New Beginning Christian Church (Pastors Errol and Jennifer Davis).
 
The final night on Thursday, September 7, will feature a celebration by First Missionary Baptist Church, led by Associate Minister Carolyn Laundry.
 
“Join Baptist Campus Ministries and celebrate the goodness of our God and pray for the school year,” urges Rev. Alexander.  “If you hang out on The Hill, we expect to see you there at 7 p.m. each night.”
 
For more information, call (256) 520-0675.
 
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AAMU Physicist Publishes Another Book
 
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A prolific scholar, author and accomplished researcher and physicist at Alabama A&M University has published his most recent monograph, Power Harvesting via Smart Materials.
 
Dr. A.K. Batra, part of the material science group of AAMU’s Physics Department, published the 308-page book with Dr. A. A. Alomari, one of his recent graduate students.    The work is published by SPIE, an internationally recognized published of scholarly publications from throughout the world.
 
Alomari.jpgAccording to Batra, the subject of energy harvesting remains pertinent in academic and industrial settings because it offers an autonomous power supply for low-duty-cycle electronics.  The new book provides the most recent review of such energy harvesting via piezoelectric, ferroelectric and pyroelectric materials—referred to as ‘smart materials.’
 
EnergyHarvesting.JPGBatra says the publication gives both the novice and advanced reader all they need to know to understand energy-harvesting techniques.  It also contains case studies and examples of experimental validation of novel energy-harvesting techniques and will be used in a new three-credit hour course (Ambient Energy Harvesting) at AAMU this fall semester.
 
Batra acknowledges the support of Department Head Mohan Aggarwal and Dean Chance Glenn in the endeavor. 
 
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Lab Instructor to Present in Tampa 
 
An Alabama A&M University lab instructor’s work on solar panel efficiency will be among research showcased at the 2017 Defense Innovation Technology Challenge scheduled October 3-5 in Tampa, Fla.
 
RoseKyle (1).JPGKyle Rose, Sr.’s project on “Application of Phase Change Material to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency” has been approved for oral and showcase opportunity at the conference, where the DOD is looking for innovators aligned with its strategic needs.
 
Rose is a graduate researcher in AAMU’s Applied Physics Doctoral Program under the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences.
 
Rose’s project has been selected for a Showcase Table Display and a six-minute presentation, followed by four minutes of questions.  For more information, contact (256) 372-8283.
 
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Workshop Will "Take Pentagon to the People"
 
 
On August 30-31, DoD will host a "Taking the Pentagon to the People" program at Oakwood University to discuss critical White House initiatives and DoD’s continued support of Presidential Executive Order 13532 "… to advance the development of the Nation’s full potential and to advance equal opportunity in higher education."
 
DoD will focus on the participation by HBCU/MSIs in federally-sponsored programs; provide advice to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness on how to increase the DoD’s role in strengthening HBCUs, with particular emphasis on enhancing institutional infrastructure and facilitating planning, development, and the use of new technologies to ensure the goal of long-term viability and enhancement of these institutions as a major resource for the DoD mission.
  

 

 

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Funeral services were scheduled for Friday, August 18, 2017, for Mrs. Christine Slaughter Stewart, mother of recent Office of Institutional Planning Research and Effectiveness retiree Dianne Okwukwu.  Services were set for 12 noon at Lowe's Chapel U.M. Church, 460 Sanderson Road, Huntsville, Ala.  The wake was slated for Thursday, August 17, at Valhalla Funeral Home, 698 Winchester Road, Huntsville, at 6 p.m.
 
Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday, August 17, at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 3738 Meridian Street N, Huntsville, Ala., for Ms. Cynthia Davis, a former AAMU Title III employee.
 
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MOVINGVolunteers from throughout the Tennessee Valley and beyond gathered on The Hill for assignments aimed at assisting freshmen on Move-In Day.  The first stop for the housing component was in the Elmore Building, where students received room assignments and other pertinent information over a two-day period.   See photos for DAY 1 and DAY 2.   (J. Saintjones)
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Baptist Campus Ministries Shares Celebration
 
The Baptist Campus Ministries organization has announced its three-day schedule of back-to-school celebration activities for new and returning students at Alabama A&M University September 5-7.
 
Using New Birth Missionary Baptist Church (just one block north of campus on Meridian Street) as its host church, BCM will provide spiritual enhancement, as well as door prizes from local businesses each night, according to Willie Alexander, campus minister.
 
Activities begin Tuesday, September 5, with a celebration lead by House of Hope and Restoration (Pastor Leatherwood).  Wednesday’s celebration, September 6, will be led by New Beginning Christian Church (Pastors Errol and Jennifer Davis).
 
The final night on Thursday, September 7, will feature a celebration by First Missionary Baptist Church, led by Associate Minister Carolyn Laundry.
 
“Join Baptist Campus Ministries and celebrate the goodness of our God and pray for the school year,” urges Rev. Alexander.  “If you hang out on The Hill, we expect to see you there at 7 p.m. each night.”
 
For more information, call (256) 520-0675.
 
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AAMU Physicist Publishes Another Book
 
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A prolific scholar, author and accomplished researcher and physicist at Alabama A&M University has published his most recent monograph, Power Harvesting via Smart Materials.
 
Dr. A.K. Batra, part of the material science group of AAMU’s Physics Department, published the 308-page book with Dr. A. A. Alomari, one of his recent graduate students.    The work is published by SPIE, an internationally recognized published of scholarly publications from throughout the world.
 
Alomari.jpgAccording to Batra, the subject of energy harvesting remains pertinent in academic and industrial settings because it offers an autonomous power supply for low-duty-cycle electronics.  The new book provides the most recent review of such energy harvesting via piezoelectric, ferroelectric and pyroelectric materials—referred to as ‘smart materials.’
 
EnergyHarvesting.JPGBatra says the publication gives both the novice and advanced reader all they need to know to understand energy-harvesting techniques.  It also contains case studies and examples of experimental validation of novel energy-harvesting techniques and will be used in a new three-credit hour course (Ambient Energy Harvesting) at AAMU this fall semester.
 
Batra acknowledges the support of Department Head Mohan Aggarwal and Dean Chance Glenn in the endeavor. 
 
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Lab Instructor to Present in Tampa 
 
An Alabama A&M University lab instructor’s work on solar panel efficiency will be among research showcased at the 2017 Defense Innovation Technology Challenge scheduled October 3-5 in Tampa, Fla.
 
RoseKyle (1).JPGKyle Rose, Sr.’s project on “Application of Phase Change Material to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency” has been approved for oral and showcase opportunity at the conference, where the DOD is looking for innovators aligned with its strategic needs.
 
Rose is a graduate researcher in AAMU’s Applied Physics Doctoral Program under the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences.
 
Rose’s project has been selected for a Showcase Table Display and a six-minute presentation, followed by four minutes of questions.  For more information, contact (256) 372-8283.
 
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Important Info from Financial Aid
 
Welcome to the Fall 2017 semester. Here are a few details for New and Returning Students regarding the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.  
 
   Beginning on Monday, August 14, the counseling staff will be relocated to the LRC (library) multipurpose room (129-A). Please visit there should you need assistance.
   On Monday, August 14, we will only assist NEW students/parents. We will begin to assist RETURNING students on Tuesday, August 15.
   Due to capacity constraints, students will only be allowed to sign in up to 4 PM each day. You will be provided with additional options should you not be able to sign in by 4 PM.
   Please also note the following information regarding the registration process:
 
NO NEED TO STAND IN THE REGISTRATION LINE …
 
If you are seeking WORK-STUDY
 
If you are inquiring about a possible work-study award, please check with us after October 1st to see whether we have any remaining work-study funding.
 
If you need to pick up a work-study packet; please proceed to Patton Hall Room 302. You may pick up and return packets daily between 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 2:30-4:30 p.m.
 
If you already have a FINANCIAL AID AWARD
 
If you have already been awarded.
 
If you are requesting additional aid to cover remaining balances.
ü It will be after October 1st before we can fully determine if we will have additional funding to assist with remaining balances. There will be no negative consequences to your dorm assignment, meal card, etc,. as long as you have some type of funding already memoed to your account.
 
If you are expecting an ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP.  Please see your coach if your scholarship is not on your account.
 
If you are expecting a PRESIDENTIAL OR MERIT SCHOLARSHIP.  Please see the Financial Aid staff member at the sign-in desk for assistance.
 
If it has been less than 72 HOURS SINCE YOU COMPLETED OR MADE A CORRECTION TO THE FAFSA.  Keep in mind that it takes 3-5 business days for us to receive the FAFSA.
 
If it has been less than 48 HOURS SINCE YOU SUBMITTED A FINANCIAL AID APPEAL.  Please allow 48 hours to receive an appeal decision. All appeal decisions are updated in Banner. Check your Banner Self-Serve account to view.
 
If you are seeking to CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION.  Please visit The Registrar’s Office located in Patton Hall, Room 204.
 
If you are inquiring about REFUND CHECKS & PAYMENT PLANS.  Please visit The Office of Student Accounts located in Patton Hall, Room 203.
 
If you have HOUSING/ RESIDENCE HALL CONCERNS.  Please visit The Office of Housing & Residential Life located in the Knight Center.
 
Thank You!
 
Faculty-Staff Conference Tuesday
  
The Fall 2017 Faculty and Staff Conference will be held at the Alabama A&M University Wellness Center on Tuesday, August 15.  Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 9 a.m.  Exhibits/vendor tables will be set up for browsing, and a continental breakfast will be served between registration and program start time.  Transportation to and from the Wellness Center will be provided. 
 
BTS Logo.JPG.jpgBTS pick-up and drop-off locations include Elmore Gym, Patton Hall, Engineering Building, Dawson Building, College of Business and Public Affairs, Student Center and the Transfer Station. PLEASE BRING ID BADGE FOR REGISTRATION!!!  Persons without an ID should visit the ID Center on the 1st floor of Patton Hall.  Parking will not be permitted at the Wellness Center, unless a VIP Parking Pass is presented.
 
Excuses should be formally communicated to the employee’s respective Dean, Department Chair, and/or Supervisor.
 
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ALL THE BUZZ!  President Andrew Hugine, Jr., visited the room of Tamia Barnes.  The room, located in the Foster complex, was featured on Buzzfeed.com for its immaculate decoration and other unique features.
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Alabama Model Farm Series Field Day
 
by Debra Daniel
 
Join AAMU for a comprehensive event featuring relevant agriculture practices on Friday, August 18, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Bridgeforth Farms - 17049 Bridgeforth Road, Tanner, AL 35671.
 
The Model Farm Series highlights several facets of production agriculture, including conservation, biotechnology, precision agriculture, grain storage and farm financing. Examples of GPS utilization, UAV technology, integrated usage of USDA programs and agricultural technology will be demonstrated.  Lunch will be provided.
 
For more information, contact Bill Bridgeforth at (256) 777-3627 or e-mail billbridge@aol.com; Kyle Bridgeforth at (256) 497-3589; or Leigh Allen at (202) 997-6680.
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Alabama Extension Attends Youth Futures Conference in Missouri
 
A group representing Alabama Cooperative Extension System attended a Missouri conference offering better knowledge of the processes students must undergo for college entry.
 
Attending the recent four-day “4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach Conference” in Columbia, Mo., were two ACES professionals and four participant mentees.  These included Dr. Jennifer Wells-Marshall, state leader for program evaluation, and volunteerism specialist Kimberly Burgess Neloms, as well as mentees Maria Colvin and Willajia Battle (both of Tuscaloosa County), and Azariyea Fuqua and Royuana Goodloe (both of Colbert County).
 
Students attending the Youth Futures conference learn about general college enrollment processes that include applying for financial aid, conducting college interviews, and choosing college majors. To assist them in realizing the value of a college education, the mentees also participated in Reality Check, a simulation program that helps students to manage monthly household expenses using salaries based on actual careers commensurate with educational levels.  
 
The youth completed the American College Testing (ACT) exam and networked with Jennifer Sirangelo, president and chief executive officer of the National 4-H Council, as well as faculty and administrators from the University of Missouri and Lincoln University.
 
The Alabama Extension Youth Futures: College Within Reach initiative at Alabama A&M University is a replication of the conference developed by University of Missouri Extension to target first-generation college students. The Initiative, which includes ongoing mentoring with college preparedness workshops and life skills activities, represents the only 1890 land-grant university program invited by the National 4H Council to join the national replication pilot.
 
Photo caption: Maria Colvin, Kimberly Burgess-Neloms, Dr. Jennifer Wells-Marshall, Jennifer Sirangelo, Willajia Battle, Azariyea Fuqua, Royuana Goodloe at University of Missouri.
 
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Faculty-Staff Survey Deadline Nears
 
 Please complete the survey linked below by Friday, August 11, 2017, by 5 p.m.
 
 
AAMU Service Excellence Assessment Survey (Copy and Paste)
 
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Film Featuring AAMU Student Hits Select Theaters
 
How do you overcome a series of adversities that could impact the rest of your life?

Step1.pngAlabama A&M University sophomore Tayla Solomon found the answer taking one bold step at a time. Solomon is among the young women featured in "Step," a documentary about the first graduating class of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, whose mission is to "transform Baltimore one young woman at a time." The documentary opened in select theatres in larger metropolitan areas around the country on Friday, August 4.  It is likely to open in the Huntsville market in the weeks ahead.
 
"Step" won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking at Sundance 2017. Solomon is an urban planning major at AAMU on an academic scholarship.
 
For more visit: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uVN4aVYA2eA 
or http://tickets.stepmovie.com/
(Pictures courtesy FOX Searchlight)
 
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AAMU Interns Part of Pathways Student Spotlight
 
by Debra Daniel
 
Albritton.jpgTwo AAMU students spent their summer working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama (NRCS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture. wo AAMU students spent their summer working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama (NRCS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture.
 
Penn.jpgLatriscia Albritton (above) is a junior civil engineering major who plans to start her career with NRCS and earn her doctorate degree. James Penn (left)  is a senior forestry major who also plans to work for NRCS upon graduation. For more: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/al/home/ (Pictures courtesy USDA/NRCS)
 
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AAMU Releases Housing Update to Students
 
Huntsville, Ala. ---- In preparation for Fall 2017, Alabama A&M University identified 1,175 spaces for upperclassmen/returning students, and 1,525 spaces for incoming freshmen. The criteria to apply for housing are as follows:
 
Complete Housing Application
 
 
2017-2018 FAFSA or valid payment method on file;
Registered for the Fall 2017 Semester (returning student);
Fully admitted to the University (incoming freshmen).
 
Upperclassmen/Returning Students
Residential Life and Housing has assigned all upperclassmen/returning students who fully met the criteria above by May 5, 2017, the priority deadline. As a reminder, if you desire housing but did not fully meet the above criteria before the priority deadline to receive a room assignment, you may add yourself to the Priority Consideration List through your Self-Service Banner account, clicking the housing link under the student tab. We cannot guarantee housing for students on the Priority Consideration List; however, as housing becomes available, assignments are made in consecutive orderbased on the date of your request.
 
Incoming Freshmen
There are a limited number of spaces available for incoming freshmen, and will be assigned to those who fully meet the criteria on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have not applied for housing, please e-mail Residential Life and Housing (housing@aamu.edu) your name, A-Number, and a contact number to confirm availability and receive approval for payment of fees.
While the University desires to provide students an opportunity to live on campus, assignments cannot be made in excess of the maximum beds available.
Unlike previous years, Alabama A&M University will not provide temporary/short-term accommodations for students who failed to meet the criteria noted above by the priority deadline. In the event of a situation in a residential facility beyond the University’s control, e.g., natural disaster, unforeseen maintenance/repair, or the like, the University will provide temporary/short-term accommodations for affected students who met the criteria and received an assignment, only.
 
 
 
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Workshop Will "Take Pentagon to the People"
 
 
On August 30-31, DoD will host a "Taking the Pentagon to the People" program at Oakwood University to discuss critical White House initiatives and DoD’s continued support of Presidential Executive Order 13532 "… to advance the development of the Nation’s full potential and to advance equal opportunity in higher education."
 
DoD will focus on the participation by HBCU/MSIs in federally-sponsored programs; provide advice to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness on how to increase the DoD’s role in strengthening HBCUs, with particular emphasis on enhancing institutional infrastructure and facilitating planning, development, and the use of new technologies to ensure the goal of long-term viability and enhancement of these institutions as a major resource for the DoD mission.
  
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DPS Promotions
 
Etta B. Freemen's 100th
 
CSD Pinning Ceremony
 
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July 31, 2017

 
 
 
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CENTURY:  Etta B. Freemen celebrated her 100 birthday at the Decatur (Ala.) senior center on Thursday, July 27.  The active senior received a key to the city from Tab Bowling, Decatur’s mayor; a presidential medallion from Alabama A&M University presented on behalf of President Andrew Hugine, Jr.; other gifts and well wishes.  VIDEO of Freemen dancing with the Zumba class received more than 330,000 hits on Facebook.  She is pictured (l-r) with Sandra S. Stubbs, AAMU alumni affairs director, and Decatur-area AAMU alumnus Taylor Byrd.   PHOTOS
 
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Women's Bowling Team Recognized by NCAA 
 
The AAMU women’s bowling team, coached by Franky Smith, has received a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA for being in the top 10 percent (academic progress rate) of all NCAA Division I squads in their respective sports in the 2015-16 academic year.
 
Coach Smith was praised for his “essential role in helping student-athletes achieve their academic and athletics goals.”
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AAMU, Land O’Lakes Partnership Nets Results
 
Alabama A&M University’s involvement with the Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security fellowship at Land O’Lakes in Minnesota has been a win-win for both university and corporation, according to Yvette Clayton, director of Career Development Services (CDS). 
 
The fellowship targets top sophomores at select universities and invites them to apply to a local, national, and international ag and food security fellowship that includes an 11-week internship at Land O’Lakes in the Twins Cities, Minn.  Since 2015, over 300 students have applied and 31 interns from six (6) universities have participated in the fellowship program.  During the summer of 2017, three AAMU interns from the first fellowship year returned to Land O’Lakes as full-time employees.  Similarly, five from the second year returned to complete traditional internships in supply chain, government affairs, and community relations. 
 
Faculty and staff also have the possibility of engaging in exciting activities: http://foodchallenge.landolakesinc.com/about-the-program/professors-and-mentors/
 
“With the success we’ve seen of the program, it was a natural progression to turn to Alabama A&M and offer this opportunity to members of the Class of 2020,” said Brandi DeVries, community relations manage at Land O. Lakes. 
 
Land O’Lakes is now looking for talented students from AAMU to expand the current partnership.  Applications will open on Aug. 24 and run through Oct. 30.  For more information, see The Emerging Leader.
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Ceremony Recognizes DPS New Hires, Promotions
 
AAMU welcomed a new captain and a new investigator at a noon promotions ceremony Wednesday, July 26, in the Ernest L. Knight Center.   PHOTOS
 
Chief Nardis E. Carlisle said Captain Demetrius Hightower was hired on July 1, 2017. Hightower comes to AAMU from the Decatur Police Department, where he was a detective specializing in property and financial crimes.  Investigator Montrez Payton was hired on June 19.  Montrez previously served the Decatur Police Department as a homicide investigator.
 
Sergeants Timothy Dawkins and Shawn Bird were promoted to Lieutenants; and police officers Lamar Tummings and Eddison Lucombe were promoted to Sergeants.
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Workshop Will "Take Pentagon to the People"
 
 
On August 30-31, DoD will host a "Taking the Pentagon to the People" program at Oakwood University to discuss critical White House initiatives and DoD’s continued support of Presidential Executive Order 13532 "… to advance the development of the Nation’s full potential and to advance equal opportunity in higher education."
 
DoD will focus on the participation by HBCU/MSIs in federally-sponsored programs; provide advice to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness on how to increase the DoD’s role in strengthening HBCUs, with particular emphasis on enhancing institutional infrastructure and facilitating planning, development, and the use of new technologies to ensure the goal of long-term viability and enhancement of these institutions as a major resource for the DoD mission.
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Professor Receives Seed Grant for Pilot Project
 
An Alabama A&M University associate professor of social work has received a grant to introduce students to the workings of the United Nations.
 
Chama.jpgDr. Samson Chama has been awarded a seed grant from the Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education (KAKI) to pilot test a project calling for student involvement with the United Nations.
 
The project, "Enhancing Minority Student Global Development Participation through Collaboration with the United Nations," entails taking students to the United Nation's headquarters in New York to enhance the students’ understanding of international development. 
 
The ultimate aim of the project, according to Chama, is to expand “to an international level,” thus allowing the social work students an opportunity to engage in projects around the world.
 
 
IT Staffer’s Drone Video a Hit on Social Media
 
Pond.JPGIT staffer Justin Vaughner worked on a drone video of the AAMU campus for several months, and his recent release of the footage via YouTube and other social media sites has been warmly received by Bulldog fans.
 
The aerial shots capture The Hill in new ways and underscores what WJAB-FM radio personality Ron McIntosh means when he refers to the “Beautiful Campus of Alabama A&M University.”  To see the video, click HERE.
 
 
 
Volunteers Needed for Move-In Day
 
MoveIn.jpgDid you know that we have over 2000 new and returning students that move into the Residence Halls at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) before school starts each year? That’s a lot of people that need assistance in unloading their vehicles, welcoming them to campus, and finding their new Residence Halls.
 
Can you help us out?
 
Move-In Day Volunteers:
As Move-In Day Volunteers, you will help unload cars, carry suitcases, boxes, meet new students, families, and enjoy the energy that comes with the first day of a new student’s experience. There are two Move-In Days that we need your help with for our incoming freshmen. You can sign up for shifts on one or both days!
    August 10: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
    August 11: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
 
If you would like to participate on this special day, but you cannot commit to the physical work of a Move-In Volunteer, sign-up to be a Check-In/Information Table Volunteer.
 
Student Volunteers Benefits:
Move into the Residence Hall early Wednesday, August 9 if you’re returning to live on campus. And, of course, a great opportunity to meet new friends, reunite with old ones and provide a warm, fun, and smooth move-in day experience for incoming AAMU residents and families.
Sound good? Sign up today!  We look forward to seeing you on Move-In Day 2017!
 
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NEXT S.O.A.R. Event - August 13-14!
 
Here are a couple of S.O.A.R. update links:
 
CLICK HERE for the S.O.A.R. Student & Parent Guidebook
CLICK HERE for the S.O.A.R. Schedule of Events
 
SOURCE:
The Office of Admissions | www.aamu.edu/admissions
The Office of Student Affairs: Integrity.Diversity. Collaboration.Service
Alabama A&M University
100 Patton Hall | p:256-372-5250 | f:256-372-5249
 
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DPS Promotions
 
Etta B. Freemen's 100th
 
CSD Pinning Ceremony
 
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Funeral Services Held for AAMU Business Office Staffer
 
BarbaraBrewton.jpgFuneral services were held for AAMU retiree Barbara Jean Phipps Brewton on Wednesday, August 2, at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
 
During her professional career, she worked at Huntsville Hospital, the office of Dr. Benjamin Fails and Alabama A&M University (AAMU). While at AAMU, she served as the receptionist in the Office of the Comptroller.  An avid Bulldog fan,She enjoyed wearing the maroon and white and attending the athletic events on campus and off-campus. 
 

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Alabama A&M University has hired a new captain and new investigator in its Department of Public Safety.  AAMU will welcome the new officers during a one-hour promotions ceremony on Wednesday, July 26,  at 12 noon in the Ernest L. Knight Center.
 
Chief Nardis Carlisle says Captain Demetrius Hightower was hired on July 1, 2017. Hightower comes to AAMU from the Decatur Police Department, where he was a detective specializing in property and financial crimes.
 
Investigator Montrez Payton was hired on June 19, 2017.  Montrez also comes from the Decatur Police Department, where he spent devoted some years as a homicide investigator.
 
Chief Carlisle says current Sergeants Timothy Dawkins and Shawn Bird will be promoted to Lieutenants; and current police officers Lamar Tummings and Eddison Lucombe will be promoted to Sergeants.
 
 
Professor Receives Seed Grant for Pilot Project
 
An Alabama A&M University associate professor of social work has received a grant to introduce students to the workings of the United Nations.
 
Chama.jpgDr. Samson Chama has been awarded a seed grant from the Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education (KAKI) to pilot test a project calling for student involvement with the United Nations.
 
The project, "Enhancing Minority Student Global Development Participation through Collaboration with the United Nations," entails taking students to the United Nation's headquarters in New York to enhance the students’ understanding of international development. 
 
The ultimate aim of the project, according to Chama, is to expand “to an international level,” thus allowing the social work students an opportunity to engage in projects around the world.
 
 
IT Staffer’s Drone Video a Hit on Social Media
 
Pond.JPGIT staffer Justin Vaughner worked on a drone video of the AAMU campus for several months, and his recent release of the footage via YouTube and other social media sites has been warmly received by Bulldog fans.
 
The aerial shots capture The Hill in new ways and underscores what WJAB-FM radio personality Ron McIntosh means when he refers to the “Beautiful Campus of Alabama A&M University.”  To see the video, click HERE.
 
 
Football Starts New Tradition
by Bud McLaughlin
 
Football season is officially here.  The Alabama A&M football team reports Wednesday and Head Coach James Spady is starting a new tradition.
 
At 5 p.m. under the visitors stands at Louis Crews Stadium, the coaching staff will don aprons and serve the incoming players their first meal of the season. 
 
There will be a meet and greet with the players, their parents and the A&M coaches. The special event will kick off the 2017 edition of Alabama A&M Bulldog football.
 
 
Summer Work Schedule Concludes
 
The summer 2017 four-day/ten-hour work week schedule ends Friday, July 28.  The regular eight-hour work schedule will resume on Monday, July 31, 2017.  Contact the Office of Human Resources for any additional information at (256) 372-5835. 
 
 
 
Volunteers Needed for Move-In Day
 
MoveIn.jpgDid you know that we have over 2000 new and returning students that move into the Residence Halls at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) before school starts each year? That’s a lot of people that need assistance in unloading their vehicles, welcoming them to campus, and finding their new Residence Halls.
 
Can you help us out?
 
Move-In Day Volunteers:
As Move-In Day Volunteers, you will help unload cars, carry suitcases, boxes, meet new students, families, and enjoy the energy that comes with the first day of a new student’s experience. There are two Move-In Days that we need your help with for our incoming freshmen. You can sign up for shifts on one or both days!
    August 10: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
    August 11: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
 
If you would like to participate on this special day, but you cannot commit to the physical work of a Move-In Volunteer, sign-up to be a Check-In/Information Table Volunteer.
 
Student Volunteers Benefits:
Move into the Residence Hall early Wednesday, August 9 if you’re returning to live on campus. And, of course, a great opportunity to meet new friends, reunite with old ones and provide a warm, fun, and smooth move-in day experience for incoming AAMU residents and families.
Sound good? Sign up today!  We look forward to seeing you on Move-In Day 2017!
 
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CSD Pinning Set
 
The Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program will host its Graduate Pinning Ceremony Thursday, July 27, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Arthur J. Bond Hall (Engineering).
 
Chatman.jpgKandis Chatman, the first African-American president of the Speech & Hearing Association of Alabama, will be the guest speaker.   
 
For additional information about the CSD program or the ceremony, call (256) 372-5541
 
 
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Agribition Center Preps for Free July Jam and Bookpack Drive
 
The July Jam and Bookpack Drive will be held at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center on Saturday, July 29.  The Bookpack giveaways will run between 2-5 p.m. for elementary and middle school students, while the public is invited to enjoy live outdoor music on Agribition Center's quad area from 6-10:30 p.m.  Throughout the live music and entertainment, attendees will be able to participate in a silent auction and giveaways.
 
Admission is free to R&B and soul music, food trucks, various vendors and door prizes.
 
Spaces are available for VIP ($75 set-up fee/$25 door prize) and regular vendors ($50 set-up fee/$25 door prize).  For event and vendor information, contact Altonio Smith at (256) 859-5896 or altonio.smith@aamu.edu.
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NEXT S.O.A.R. Event - August 13-14!
 
Here are a couple of S.O.A.R. update links:
 
CLICK HERE for the S.O.A.R. Student & Parent Guidebook
CLICK HERE for the S.O.A.R. Schedule of Events
 
SOURCE:
The Office of Admissions | www.aamu.edu/admissions
The Office of Student Affairs: Integrity.Diversity. Collaboration.Service
Alabama A&M University
100 Patton Hall | p:256-372-5250 | f:256-372-5249
 
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In preparation for Fall 2017, Alabama A&M University implemented a new student housing management system.  Adirondack Solutions, an interactive, user friendly system, provides an opportunity for students to apply for housing, request a specific hall/room, request a roommate based on preferences such as sleep pattern, study habits, etc.,  and communicate directly with housing personnel. Also, Adirondack provides student housing personnel with real-time updates on housing availability. 
 
The University has identified 2700 beds for new and returning students.  Students requesting housing must meet the following criteria:
 
·         Payment of applicable housing fee(s) – $250 deposit and/or $100 application fee;
·         2017-2018 FAFSA or valid payment method on file; and
·         Registered for the Fall 2017 Semester
 
Although the University has allotted 1,525 beds for incoming freshmen, and 1,175 beds for upperclassmen, housing is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, says Karla Miller, interim director of housing at AAMU. The priority deadline for returning students to receive housing for Fall 2017 was May 5, 2017, and June 19, 2017 is the priority deadline for incoming freshmen.    While the University desires to provide students an opportunity to live on campus, assignments cannot be made in excess of the maximum beds available. 
 
Unlike previous years, Alabama A&M University will not provide temporary/short-term accommodations once maximum capacity has been reached.  When capacity is reached, students are asked to monitor Housing’s website for availability updates as vacancies will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
 
For additional information, call (256) 372-5797. 
 
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Professor to Present at ABP Convention
 
An assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Alabama A&M University will take part next month in a professional meeting, where he will introduce a theory to members.
 
Upchurch.jpgDr. Daniel Upchurch will be among the presenters at the Association of Black Psychologists 49th Convention scheduled in Houston, Tex., July 22.  During the event, Upchurch will discuss his “Help-Hurt Relationship Theory,” which further examines the different relationships within the black community and the imperative ‘psychological balance’ that must be maintained in relation to ‘crab mentality.’
 
Upchurch and colleague, Dr. Kristen Campbell, are developing a scale to quantitatively measure the levels of relationship among individuals in the black community.
 
 
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Huntsville Track Club Hold Race at AAMU
 
The Huntsville Track Club held  a race around the historic campus on Saturday, June 10, from 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. 
 
About 100 persons participated in the 5K cross country race.  The race began and ended at Frank Lewis Gym field.    Photo by Debra Daniel
 
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Extension Holds Family Fun Day
 
There was fun and enjoyment galore for both parents and children at the four-hour Family Fun Day event Saturday, June 10, at the AAMU Agribition Center, sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.   PHOTOS
 
In addition informative booth displays and vendors, the event featured carnival-style rides, moon bounces, slides and games inside and on the lawn of the Agribition Center.
 
Above:  Samuel Green, with family.
 
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AAMU Student Housing Update
 
In preparation for Fall 2017, Alabama A&M University implemented a new student housing management system.  Adirondack Solutions, an interactive, user friendly system, provides an opportunity for students to apply for housing, request a specific hall/room, request a roommate based on preferences such as sleep pattern, study habits, etc.,  and communicate directly with housing personnel. Also, Adirondack provides student housing personnel with real-time updates on housing availability. 
 
The University has identified 2700 beds for new and returning students.  Students requesting housing must meet the following criteria:
 
·         Payment of applicable housing fee(s) – $250 deposit and/or $100 application fee;
·         2017-2018 FAFSA or valid payment method on file; and
·         Registered for the Fall 2017 Semester
 
Although the University has allotted 1,525 beds for incoming freshmen, and 1,175 beds for upperclassmen, housing is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, says Karla Miller, interim director of housing at AAMU. The priority deadline for returning students to receive housing for Fall 2017 was May 5, 2017, and June 19, 2017 is the priority deadline for incoming freshmen.    While the University desires to provide students an opportunity to live on campus, assignments cannot be made in excess of the maximum beds available. 
 
Unlike previous years, Alabama A&M University will not provide temporary/short-term accommodations once maximum capacity has been reached.  When capacity is reached, students are asked to monitor Housing’s website for availability updates as vacancies will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
 
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Site Marks Councill’s Rise in Education
 
The Stevenson (Ala.) city council and community held a June 9 historic sign unveiling in commemoration of the Freedmen village (circa 1865), where Dr. William Hooper Councill, founder of Alabama A&M University, began his career in education, according to noted AAMU historian Eddie E. Davis, Jr., author of William Hooper Councill: The Greatest Negro the Race Ever ProducedPHOTOS
 
Loyal members of the Huntsville-Madison County Alumni Chapter make the trip to Stevenson, Ala., and are shown (above) around the historic marker.  (All Photos by Theromiles Flowers)
 
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AAMU Brings Another Classic to Birmingham
 
Birmingham has never had it so good.  Not only is the Magic City the host site for one of college football’s most long-for events, it is now home to a new, ambitious Master of Business Administration program, thanks to a collaboration between Alabama A&M University’s College of Business and Public Affairs and a local community college.
 
LSCC.jpgAAMU will hold its “MBA Information Session” at Lawson State Community College in the Alabama Center for Advanced Technology Training building, 3060 Wilson Road, SW, in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday, June 20, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 
 
Lawson State will serve as the AAMU MBA program’s off-site location.  The campus already houses AAMU@LSCC, the official off-site campus for other AAMU undergraduate and graduate programs currently offered on weekends and evenings.
 
Now, coming in Fall 2017, the MBA program will offer enterprising residents in the metropolitan Birmingham area an opportunity to achieve a career-boosting degree with the completion of only 11 comprehensive evening courses, all while conveniently attending campus at Lawson State.
 
Jain.jpg“Our supportive and inspirational group of graduate faculty is our biggest strength,” says Dr. Ajeet Jain, a finance professor who is both a graduate of AAMU’s MBA program and serves as its energetic coordinator.  Moreover, a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement can be carefully considered for those individuals verifying at least 10 years of mid- to upper-level management experience or undergraduate GPAs of 3.0 and above.
 
Further, Jain says his aim is to also ensure that current and prospective MBA program students at the Lawson State site have “exceptional customer service” so that they will evolve into “brand ambassadors” for the program.  The Lawson State program, Jain believes, is only the catalyst for a look into the feasibility, ultimately, of an executive and online MBA program.
 
To register for the MBA Information Session, call (256) 372-8731 or copy and paste:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeb2YGT3RxTgPHHAfqtTtzx8wIT7ktCO3I1-DrniCLPvWrZlg/viewform
 
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AAMU Achieves Bronze Level Distinction as Military Friendly School
 
For years, Alabama A&M University has been proud of its designation as a Military Friendly institution.  The distinction, accorded annually, shows that AAMU has proven itself “Military Friendly” through its consistent offering of key services to military personnel and their families.
 
In 2017 the University received a higher designation as a Military Friendly Bronze Level institution, one of only four colleges and universities in the state. It is also the only historically black college or university in Alabama to achieve the coveted distinction.
 
“We are appreciative for the work of our veteran affairs staff in achieving this landmark distinction,” commented President Andrew Hugine, Jr.  “Military personnel all over the world play a vital role in ensuring the freedoms we enjoy.  It is only fitting that we go the extra mile to assist them in achieving whatever academic goals they have set for themselves and their families.”
 
For more information on how to apply to Alabama A&M University, please contact one of the following offices:
 
Incoming Freshman
The Office of Admissions at 256.372.5245
 
Transfer Student
The Office of Community College Relations and Global Initiatives at 256.372.5418 or 256.372.7190
 
Graduate Student
School of Graduate Studies at 256.372.5266 or 256.372.5277
 
  
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Coach Honored at Hampton
 
Alabama A&M University’s intramurals coach Franky Smith was among a group of former players and coaches honored during a formal ceremony on June 3 in Virginia.
 
Smith was honored by Hampton University President William Harvey for his role in Hampton’s winning of CIAA championships in 1992, 1993 and 1994.  The event was sponsored by Hampton’s Athletic Department as part of a black-tie gala.
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AAMU-UNA Renewing Football Rivalry
by Bud McLaughlin
 
North Alabama’s two NCAA Division I athletic programs will renew their rivalry on the football field.
 
Alabama A&M of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and the University of North Alabama of the Atlantic Sun Conference will play each other in football in 2018 and 2019, the schools recently announced.
 
The two teams played annually (except 1991) from 1975-1997 when both were NCAA Division II programs.
 
“This is great news for fans of Alabama A&M University, the University of North Alabama and of college football in this area,” said Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks. “The close proximity of these two NCAA Division I athletic programs will bring a new excitement to the Tennessee Valley region.
“We welcome UNA to the family of NCAA Division I athletics and wish them well.”
 
“These games are going to create a lot of excitement for UNA fans, Alabama A&M fans and football fans across north Alabama,” UNA Athletic Director Mark Linder said. “It is renewing a great rivalry between two schools in close proximity that have great fan bases. These are the kind of games that we need to be playing and want to be playing.”
 
The Bulldogs will host UNA on Sept. 8, 2018, and the Lions will host Sept. 14, 2019.
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Professor’s Take on ‘Whiteness in Hip-Hop’ Appears in Huffington Post
 
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specialist program recently served as a guest blogger for Huffington Post.
 
Dr. Melvin L. Williams wrote a thought-provoking article on “Miley’s Wrecking Ball Takes a Whack Out of Hip Hop,” posted on May 29.  Williams has competently examined the intersections of race, gender and sexuality in Hip-Hop culture.  To read Williams’ piece, visit copy and paste http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mileys-wrecking-ball-takes-a-whack-out-of-hip-hop_us_592c4e9fe4b0a7b7b469cc56
 
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AAMU Ranks Second Among All HBCUs in Land Ownership
 
by Debra Daniel 
 
As the old saying goes: They aren’t making any more land.  Well, Alabama A&M University is definitely holding on to its share of land, so much so that it is the second ranked HBCU in the nation in terms of landownership, according to HBCUMoney.com.  In fact of the more than 3,000 institutions of higher learning, six HBCUs have made it among the Top 100 of all schools in terms of land.
 
Listed below, however, are the Top 6 HBCU landowners.  National ranking appears in parentheses.
 
  1. Tuskegee University  – 5,000 Acres (12)
  2. ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY – 2,300 Acres (28)
  3. Alcorn State University – 1,756 Acres (42)
  4. Prairie View A&M University – 1,502 (48)
  5. Kentucky State University – 915 Acres (92)
  6. Southern University – 884 Acres (96)
 
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AAMU Named a Top HBCU STEM School
 
The Hundred-Seven, an organization created to positively promote Historically Black Colleges and Universities, has announced the 'Top HBCUs for STEM,' and Alabama A&M University was included on the list for being a Top 50 producer of African-Americans with bachelor's degrees in four (4) or more STEM fields.
 
 
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Zetas Honor Two
 
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Psi Alpha Zeta Chapter, presented AAMU Family and Consumer Sciences faculty members with the honor of being Woman FCS.jpg
of the Year and Zeta of the Year.  The awards were presented at the Psi Alpha Zeta Inaugural Gala at the Research Park Holiday Inn.
 
Johna Joy Benson-Leslie, advisor to the Omega Tau undergraduate chapter, (left) was given the chapter's Zeta of the Year honors.  Dr. Cynthia Smith, chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, (right) was presented the chapter's Woman of the Year award.
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Bibb Graves Street Parking Temporarily Prohibited
 
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We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
 
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Construction Updates
 
For the latest in construction updates pertaining to the new residence hall facility on Meridian Street, check out the drone-captured image from staffer Justin Vaughner by copying and pasting the following link:   https://app.box.com/s/uqpmc5jg5ktb0odekt27qxkezzv6kzk8
 
A link to follow the construction progression over time is still available on the lower right-hand side of the main AAMU webpage at www.aamu.edu.
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OIPRE Has Toner Cartridges Available
 
The Office of Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness has limited cartridges available for other departments in need of toner for HP Invent 96A/C4191A; HP Laser Jet 126A/38A/42A and Xerox 106R0107.  For more information, call x8176 or visi 306 Patton Hall between 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
 
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CFCU Summer Schedule
 
Throughout the summer session, Councill Federal Credit Union will close each Friday at 2 p.m.  For further arrangements, contact Rufus Gilmore, III, manager, at (256) 372-5379.
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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
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The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
A group discount is available, and graduate students who present a poster, or an oral paper receive 90% off of the registration fee.  The deadline for submission of abstracts for graduate student competitions and early registration is March 15, 2017.  Visit www.acmap.org for more details.
 
Interested persons can also contact Dr. Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy, professor and program coordinator, Plant Biotechnology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762, or call ( 256) 372-4250 oAlt. email: srinivasa.mentreddy@aamu.edu
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 

 

 

Week of: May 15-21, 2017

 

 

 
View the most recent developments:    PHOTOS
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Family Literacy Focus of Extension’s Family Fun Day on June 10
 
by Wendi Williams 
 
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold the second Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program’s (PCREP) Family Day of Education and Fun on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University’s Agribition Center, 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville. Come and bring the entire family and neighborhood youth out for a day of fun, educational, and interactive activities, including exhibits, outdoor games, a water slide, petting zoo, food, music, and more.
 
“This year we will continue with the theme ‘Celebrating Family Literacy’ that focuses on activities and events showcasing the importance of family literacy programs and providing learning resources for families and communities,” said Ronnie Humphrey, event co-chair.
 
In celebration of family literacy, kids will have a chance to earn PCREP dollars (play money) from each activity they participate in on June 10 to purchase books at an on-site bookstore. Also, while in the bookstore, participants can get their faces painted by local volunteers.
 
The Family Day of Education & Fun is a PCREP activity that is designed to enhance reading among children ages 4 to 9 in grades K-4. This event is free and open to the public; however, vendors must pay a $30 set-up fee. Also, please be sure to bring proper attire for the water slide.
 
For general information, please contact Ronnie Humphrey at (256) 372-4969, Dr. Dorothy Brandon at (256) 372-5458, or visit www.aces.edu/urban. Potential vendors may contact Nancy McCrary at (256) 372-4937.
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Week of: May 15-21, 2017

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
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The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
A group discount is available, and graduate students who present a poster, or an oral paper receive 90% off of the registration fee.  The deadline for submission of abstracts for graduate student competitions and early registration is March 15, 2017.  Visit www.acmap.org for more details.
 
Interested persons can also contact Dr. Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy, professor and program coordinator, Plant Biotechnology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762, or call ( 256) 372-4250 oAlt. email: srinivasa.mentreddy@aamu.edu
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
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 The Bulldog BottomLine appears weekly on Mondays, coordinated by the Office of Marketing and Public Relations (Jerome Saintjones, Director), Alabama A&M University, 303 Patton Hall, Normal, AL  35762. Please submit items for consideration one week in advance of posting date to public.relations@aamu.edu or news@aamu.edu.  For more information, contact Shirley Alexander at (256) 372-5607.

 

 

Week of: May 8-13, 2017

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Agribition Center Preps for Huntsville Art Festival May 13
 
The Huntsville Art Festival will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 12-6 p.m. at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Agribition Center. The Agribition Center is located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville. 
 
Admission is free, and activities will include various live jazz, R&B and soul music, food trucks, mixed medium artists, various vendors and door prizes.
 
VIP vendors are asked to pay a $75 set-up fee and a door prize valued at $25. VIP vendors will be provided a prime location as well as 1 tent, 1 table, and 2 chairs.   Other vendors are asked to pay a $50 set-up fee and provide a $25 door prize. Regular vendors will receive 1 table and 2 chairs.
 
Contact Donna Gilbert at dhg0004@aces.edu to request a Vendor Registration form.  Registration fee is only refundable if space is no longer available for event. 
 
Make checks payable to: The Agribition Center and mail payment and form to: Donna Gilbert, AAMU Agribition Center, 4925 Moores Mill Road, Huntsville, AL 35811.
 
For general information, please contact Altonio Smith at (256) 859-5896 or altonio.smith@aamu.edu or Donna Gilbert at (256) 859-5896 or dhg0004@aces.edu.
 
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Scenes from Founder's Day/Commencement
 
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
 
Founder’s Day Breakfast
 
Founder’s Day Convocation
 
Spring Commencement 2017
 
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Extension Specialist Receives Award for Volunteering in Southeast Asia
 
Urban Regional Extension Specialist Robert Spencer recently received the bronze President’s Volunteer Service Award for more than 100 hours of service as an international volunteer in Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia.
 
In 2016, Spencer made his third trip to Myanmar where he taught women from the villages of Nyaung Shwe and Pauk Par Tung (central region) how to make value-added soap products using local ingredients such as seaweed, lotus blossoms and other flowers, herbs, and even vegetables like tomatoes and avocados.
 
This project was accomplished through the Myanmar Chapter of Winrock International in collaboration with the Avocado Cluster Group in the same region.
 
Spencer stated, “I will never forget the opportunity to help the local women increase their household incomes, and traveling on water back and forth to Pauk Par Tung during the three days of training.”
 
Winrock International strives to “empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources across the globe,” particularly in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
 
Since his visit to Myanmar, Spencer learned that the women are now making soap for the local tourist markets, hotels, conferences, and trade shows. They have also worked out a trade agreement with buyers in Japan.
 
Visit https://www.winrock.org/join-us/volunteer/ to learn more about the volunteer program and https://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/ to learn more about the Presidential Service Award.
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AAMU PR Course Pilots Professional Speakers Series
PR Pros Bolster Words Matter More Now than Ever Before
 
"I suppose we are truly in a new world order now, living in an era of half-truths, alternative facts, and obvious lies.  The Principles of Marketing/Public Relations class should really be interdisciplinary, because no one is immune.  We all need to know how to protect and defend a brand, whether it be for a company or for ourselves,” explained student Charlotte Canady-Slater.  “It seems we are confronted daily with a perpetual filtering of the facts, trying to separate the real from the unreal.  What I know for sure is that this struggle is real and it is exhausting.”
 
Dana Harris, instructor for Marketing 423, decided to offer another component to the course during the spring semester.  He thought a new twist would bring added value to the curriculum.  Thus, a Public Relations Professionals Speakers Series was born. 
 
Schrimsher.jpgWhitley.jpgCanady-Slater was tasked with developing topics for discussion and securing the speakers.  Kelly Schrimsher, director of communications for the City of Huntsville (left); Gary Whitley, public and governmental affairs liaison at Huntsville Utilities (right); and Jerome Saintjones, director of public relations at Alabama A&M University (below, right), addressed the marketing class.  The three discussed SaintjonesJ.jpgeverything from the tenants and fundamentals of marketing, to best practices, to damage control, to optimizing the use of social media platforms.
 
“We know we have to have the theory but having that direct access from a professional who imparts their wisdom is invaluable,” said Canady-Slater.  “They told us about the mistakes they made and the price they paid for them, and they also shared the rewards of the profession and how gratifying their work is.  I read somewhere that PR requires left and right brain thinking.  For me, Mr. Harris’ approach to this class and our visiting speakers confirms it.”  
 
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AAMU Announces 2017 Summer Programs
 
Coordinators of AAMU’s annual summer program listing have announced the activities set for summer 2017.   Click below:    
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Vernessa Edward at (256) 372-7122 or Jeff Robinson at (256) 372-8361.
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Admissions Launches Exciting New Recruitment Video
 
It’s a tour of Alabama A&M University like you’ve never seen before. The Office of Admissions It’s a tour of Alabama A&M University like you’ve never seen before. The Office of Admissions created a new recruiting video for 2017-18.  Click below:
"It literally takes you on a virtual tour of everything the University has to offer," says Venita Clisby King," assistant vice president of enrollment management and director of admissions. According to King, the video highlights the University’s colleges, majors, faculty, diversity, residence halls, campus life and extracurricular activities. Moreover, current students discuss why they chose AAMU. 
 
"One thing every student talked about is how AAMU welcomed them and that they feel like a part of our family. We wanted to incorporate that feeling," added King. The video is now on AAMU’s social media and the AAMU Admissions page on YouTube. King hopes it has at least 5,000 views by April 29.
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AAMU Volunteers Needed for MLK School Event

 
On Friday, May 12, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School will hold its annual field day from 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m.   MLK teachers and staff are in desperate need of volunteers.
Unfortunately, AAMU will not have students during that period, but it is requesting voluntary assistance from interested faculty, staff and administrators to take a few hours and serve future Bulldogs.  Lunch will be provided. 
 
Interested volunteers should contact Monica Clarke, service and learning coordinator for the Freshman Academy, at (256) 372-4710.
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Residence Hall Construction Timeline
 
AAMU Information Technology Services (ITS) staffer Justin Vaughner has captured the construction progress of the new residence hall facility under construction on Meridian Street using drone.  
 
View the most recent developments:    PHOTOS
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CBPA Teams Well-Awarded in TVA Competition
 
The College of Business and Public Affairs held a successful Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Case Competition April 6-8.  The competition featured eight student teams taking part in three days of role playing, team building, problem-solving, presentations, and networking with TVA representatives.
 
The competition concluded with dinner and a keynote presentation at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens.
 
The 1st place winning team, comprised of AAMU’s DeAndre Marks, Tere Calloway, Brittany Jenkins and Owen Stubberfield received $5,000.
 
The 2nd place winning team of Kenji Walker, La'Teasha Watkins, Kiaron Bailey and Kimberly Fields received $2,500.  The 3rd place winning team of Julian Clayton, Monique Ford and Bridget McWilliams received $1,500
 
Best presenter honors went to Rebecca Pierce, who received $250.
 
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Professor, Student Pen Paper on Groupthink and Dissonance
 
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and Counseling, published an article with Dr. Linda J.M. Holloway, assistant professor, in the EC-Psychology and Psychiatry Journal titled “A Chain is as Strong as Its Weakest Link: Investigation of Groupthink and Post-Decision Dissonance.”
 
The article was selected as the best article for Issue 2. Ms. April Berry is scheduled to graduate May 5th, 2017, with her Master’s in Counseling Psychology-Clinical Concentration. She has been accepted to the Ph.D. Combined-Integrated Counseling and Clinical Psychology Program at University of South Alabama, where she will attend Fall 2017.Throughout her tenure at Alabama A&M, Dr. Linda J.M. Holloway has served as her mentor, thesis advisor, and academic advisor.
 
  
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Family Literacy Focus of Extension’s Family Fun Day on June 10
 
by Wendi Williams 
 
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold the second Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program’s (PCREP) Family Day of Education and Fun on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University’s Agribition Center, 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville. Come and bring the entire family and neighborhood youth out for a day of fun, educational, and interactive activities, including exhibits, outdoor games, a water slide, petting zoo, food, music, and more.
 
“This year we will continue with the theme ‘Celebrating Family Literacy’ that focuses on activities and events showcasing the importance of family literacy programs and providing learning resources for families and communities,” said Ronnie Humphrey, event co-chair.
 
In celebration of family literacy, kids will have a chance to earn PCREP dollars (play money) from each activity they participate in on June 10 to purchase books at an on-site bookstore. Also, while in the bookstore, participants can get their faces painted by local volunteers.
 
The Family Day of Education & Fun is a PCREP activity that is designed to enhance reading among children ages 4 to 9 in grades K-4. This event is free and open to the public; however, vendors must pay a $30 set-up fee. Also, please be sure to bring proper attire for the water slide.
 
For general information, please contact Ronnie Humphrey at (256) 372-4969, Dr. Dorothy Brandon at (256) 372-5458, or visit www.aces.edu/urban. Potential vendors may contact Nancy McCrary at (256) 372-4937.
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Week of: May 1-7, 2017

 
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17th Annual Black Tie Scholarship Gala Caps Off $25M Campaign
 
In addition to providing an excellent affair for the recognition of individuals, business and organizations that have provided unparalleled support to Alabama A&M University over the past year, the 2017 Black Tie Scholarship Gala also was the event for the formalization of the completion of the $25 million capital campaign.
 
Among the catalysts for the drive were AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr.; Archie Tucker II, AAMU vice president for marketing, communications and advancement; and AAMU alumnus John O. Hudson III of Alabama Power; in addition to a team of administrators and advancement staffers.
 
SGA President Tara Crawford and Presidential Scholar Joshua Baker served as masters of ceremony.  Award presentations were made to the following:  Koinonia Award - St. John AME Church, Huntsville, Ala.; Diversity Award - City of Huntsville Office of Multicultural Affairs; Small Organization Award - Tec-Masters, Inc.; Large Organization Award, Coca-Cola United, Inc.; and Advocate of the Year Award - Dr. Ernest L. Knight.
 
The evening's entertainment was provided by Tuscaloosa-born R&B singer Alvin Garrett of Birmingham, Ala.  Garrett's stellar performance was preceded by student entertainment from Devron Ard, Carlos Salas and Nu Soul.
  
Black Tie (Unofficial) - Group 1 - Saintjones
 
Black Tie (Unofficial) Group 2 - Justin Vaughner
 
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AAMU Announces 2017 Summer Programs
 
Coordinators of AAMU’s annual summer program listing have announced the activities set for summer 2017.   Click below:    
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Vernessa Edward at (256) 372-7122 or Jeff Robinson at (256) 372-8361.
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Alum Founder's Day Speaker
The software acquisition manager for the Missile Defense Agency will be the speaker for the Founder's Day observance on Friday, May 5, in the T.M. Elmore Building at 11 a.m. 
 
McDonald-Small.jpgPamela Moore McDonald began her professional career in 1983 with United Space Booster, Incorporated. in Huntsville, Ala., after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology from Alabama A&M University. 
In 1987, after completing electrical engineering equivalent course work at the University of Alabama Huntsville, McDonald began her federal civil service career at the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMRDEC) .  She was assigned to the Research Engineering Development Center Software Engineering Directorate as an Electronics Engineer. 
 
McDonald currently serves as the Software Acquisition Manager for the Missile Defense Agency. She is the senior software acquisition management advisor to the MDA Director,  the Director for Engineering and the Program Executives.   She provides leadership and direction to the MDA, Director of Engineering Independent Assessment (DEA) Software Acquisition Management  (SAM) Office, ensuring a consistentstandardized  methodology  for  the acquisition of software troughout  the MDA.
 
McDonald also holds a Master of Science degree in management science from the Florida Institute of Technology, and she is a graduate of the Defense Management College. 
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Harley-Davidson Administrator-Alum to Address Commencement
 
The more than 500 persons scheduled to receive degrees at Alabama A&M University's spring commencement exercises will receive words from a woman who once sat among them on her eventual climb through the corporate world.
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After earning her degree in nursing from cross-town University of Alabama in Huntsville, Tchernavia Rocker received the Master of Business Administratiom degree from AAMU.  Now a certified senior professional in human resources, Rocker is vice president of human resources for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, where she supervises over 200 HR employees.
Rocker's extended role includes employee and labor relations, talent management, training, organizational development, performance management, diversity, safety, occupational health and other functions.  She has performed similar HR duties at Goodyear Dunlop North America Tire, Inc., in addition to securing experiences in healthcare and scientific research at other organizations.
 
The administrator previously served on the boards of the Urban Economic Development Association, Progressive Community Health Centers, the Crispus Attucks Center and the South George Street Community Partnership.  Her current affiliations include the Board of Directors for the Next Door Foundation; Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wis.; the Society for Human Resource Management; and the National Black MBA Association.
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Ushers for Spring 2017 Commencement
 
Volunteers are needed to serve as ushers during the Spring 2017 Commencement Exercises.  Commencement will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., at the Von Braun Civic Center.
 
Contact Ms. Nicole Jackson at nicole.jackson@aamu.edu or ext. 8747, or Ms. Janet Jones at janet.jones@aamu.edu or call ext. 8089.
 
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Admissions Launches Exciting New Recruitment Video
 
It’s a tour of Alabama A&M University like you’ve never seen before. The Office of Admissions It’s a tour of Alabama A&M University like you’ve never seen before. The Office of Admissions created a new recruiting video for 2017-18.  Click below:
"It literally takes you on a virtual tour of everything the University has to offer," says Venita Clisby King," assistant vice president of enrollment management and director of admissions. According to King, the video highlights the University’s colleges, majors, faculty, diversity, residence halls, campus life and extracurricular activities. Moreover, current students discuss why they chose AAMU. 
 
"One thing every student talked about is how AAMU welcomed them and that they feel like a part of our family. We wanted to incorporate that feeling," added King. The video is now on AAMU’s social media and the AAMU Admissions page on YouTube. King hopes it has at least 5,000 views by April 29.
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Agribition Center Preps for Huntsville Art Festival May 13
 
The Huntsville Art Festival will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 12-6 p.m. at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Agribition Center. The Agribition Center is located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville. 
 
Admission is free, and activities will include various live jazz, R&B and soul music, food trucks, mixed medium artists, various vendors and door prizes.
 
VIP vendors are asked to pay a $75 set-up fee and a door prize valued at $25. VIP vendors will be provided a prime location as well as 1 tent, 1 table, and 2 chairs.   Other vendors are asked to pay a $50 set-up fee and provide a $25 door prize. Regular vendors will receive 1 table and 2 chairs.
 
Contact Donna Gilbert at dhg0004@aces.edu to request a Vendor Registration form.  Registration fee is only refundable if space is no longer available for event. 
 
Make checks payable to: The Agribition Center and mail payment and form to: Donna Gilbert, AAMU Agribition Center, 4925 Moores Mill Road, Huntsville, AL 35811.
 
For general information, please contact Altonio Smith at (256) 859-5896 or altonio.smith@aamu.edu or Donna Gilbert at (256) 859-5896 or dhg0004@aces.edu.
 
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Grad Student Makes Japan Trip Resourceful
 
In addition to visiting churches, hospitals, high schools, universities and enthusiastic Japanese fans of gospel music, AAMU grad student Reginald Robinson (above, white shirt) also used his trip to the island nation to conduct some meaningful research for his master’s program in urban and regional planning.
 
It wasn’t his first visit, says Robinson, speaking about a recent Japan Mission Is Possible Tour where "130 souls were won to Christ." Tracing the footsteps of his mentor, Pastor Andre Reynolds of Thanksgiving Praise and Worship (TPW) International Ministries, who has traveled to Japan on 27 occasions, Robinson has visited the country five times.
 
Not only has Reynolds traveled across Japan, but he has a textbook on gospel music that is used for teaching in the Japanese school across the country, adds Robinson. In 2015, RVC, one of the largest recording companies in the world actually selected the pastor’s ministry as a subject for a documentary on black gospel music and black history.
 
"Gospel music is big in Japan," notes Robinson. "It is seen more of an art form than just religious expression."
 
While on his visit to Japan, Robinson conducted research the use of strategic planning within Japanese churches. He was not only interested in whether Japanese pastors in various cities were employing such methods, but whether those methods were working and leading toward church growth. He hopes to have his research work completed in the summer.
 
"Churches everywhere are anchors," said Robinson, a native of Mobile, Ala. "We want them to thrive for the sake of their communities."
 
Persons interested in traveling with or supporting TPW International, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, should visit TPWMinistries.org.
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AAMU Volunteers Needed for MLK School Event

 
On Friday, May 12, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School will hold its annual field day from 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m.   MLK teachers and staff are in desperate need of volunteers.
Unfortunately, AAMU will not have students during that period, but it is requesting voluntary assistance from interested faculty, staff and administrators to take a few hours and serve future Bulldogs.  Lunch will be provided. 
 
Interested volunteers should contact Monica Clarke, service and learning coordinator for the Freshman Academy, at (256) 372-4710.
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Letter from the Chairman of the Alabama A&M University Board of Trustees Nominating Committee
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Residence Hall Construction Timeline
 
AAMU Information Technology Services (ITS) staffer Justin Vaughner has captured the construction progress of the new residence hall facility under construction on Meridian Street using drone.  
 
View the most recent developments:    PHOTOS
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AAMU Declared “StormReady” Community
 
The Department of Public Safety recently received notification from the National Weather Center stating that the University is now recognized as a StormReady community.   
 
Being part of a Weather-Ready Nation is about preparing for your community's increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events. Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. You can make sure your community is StormReady®. Some 98 percent of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage. The StormReady program helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property--before, during and after the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.
 
StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.
 
StormReady uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle all types of severe weather—from tornadoes to tsunamis. The program encourages communities to take a new, proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations by providing emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve their hazardous weather operations. To be officially StormReady, a community must:
§  Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center
§  Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the
public
§  Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally
§  Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars
§  Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters
and holding emergency exercises.
 
Also, AAMU was selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to participate in the  Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative.  The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, AAMU has committed to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.
 
 
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CBPA Teams Well-Awarded in TVA Competition
 
The College of Business and Public Affairs held a successful Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Case Competition April 6-8.  The competition featured eight student teams taking part in three days of role playing, team building, problem-solving, presentations, and networking with TVA representatives.
 
The competition concluded with dinner and a keynote presentation at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens.
 
The 1st place winning team, comprised of AAMU’s DeAndre Marks, Tere Calloway, Brittany Jenkins and Owen Stubberfield received $5,000.
 
The 2nd place winning team of Kenji Walker, La'Teasha Watkins, Kiaron Bailey and Kimberly Fields received $2,500.  The 3rd place winning team of Julian Clayton, Monique Ford and Bridget McWilliams received $1,500
 
Best presenter honors went to Rebecca Pierce, who received $250.
 
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Professor, Student Pen Paper on Groupthink and Dissonance
 
April Berry, a graduate student in the Department of Social Work, Psychology, Berry.jpg
and Counseling, published an article with Dr. Linda J.M. Holloway, assistant professor, in the EC-Psychology and Psychiatry Journal titled “A Chain is as Strong as Its Weakest Link: Investigation of Groupthink and Post-Decision Dissonance.”
 
The article was selected as the best article for Issue 2. Ms. April Berry is scheduled to graduate May 5th, 2017, with her Master’s in Counseling Psychology-Clinical Concentration. She has been accepted to the Ph.D. Combined-Integrated Counseling and Clinical Psychology Program at University of South Alabama, where she will attend Fall 2017.Throughout her tenure at Alabama A&M, Dr. Linda J.M. Holloway has served as her mentor, thesis advisor, and academic advisor.
 
  
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Family Literacy Focus of Extension’s Family Fun Day on June 10
 
by Wendi Williams 
 
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold the second Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program’s (PCREP) Family Day of Education and Fun on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University’s Agribition Center, 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville. Come and bring the entire family and neighborhood youth out for a day of fun, educational, and interactive activities, including exhibits, outdoor games, a water slide, petting zoo, food, music, and more.
 
“This year we will continue with the theme ‘Celebrating Family Literacy’ that focuses on activities and events showcasing the importance of family literacy programs and providing learning resources for families and communities,” said Ronnie Humphrey, event co-chair.
 
In celebration of family literacy, kids will have a chance to earn PCREP dollars (play money) from each activity they participate in on June 10 to purchase books at an on-site bookstore. Also, while in the bookstore, participants can get their faces painted by local volunteers.
 
The Family Day of Education & Fun is a PCREP activity that is designed to enhance reading among children ages 4 to 9 in grades K-4. This event is free and open to the public; however, vendors must pay a $30 set-up fee. Also, please be sure to bring proper attire for the water slide.
 
For general information, please contact Ronnie Humphrey at (256) 372-4969, Dr. Dorothy Brandon at (256) 372-5458, or visit www.aces.edu/urban. Potential vendors may contact Nancy McCrary at (256) 372-4937.
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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
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The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
A group discount is available, and graduate students who present a poster, or an oral paper receive 90% off of the registration fee.  The deadline for submission of abstracts for graduate student competitions and early registration is March 15, 2017.  Visit www.acmap.org for more details.
 
Interested persons can also contact Dr. Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy, professor and program coordinator, Plant Biotechnology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762, or call ( 256) 372-4250 oAlt. email: srinivasa.mentreddy@aamu.edu
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
 
Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017

 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
 
 
 
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AAMU Holds Ribbon Cutting Programs for Three Facilities
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In an effort to celebrate long-awaited renovations to noted structures on the historic Alabama A&M University campus, President Andrew Hugine, Jr., held a series of ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Thursday, April 13.   PHOTOS
The brief programs began with a ceremony (above) at William H. Councill Hall, which reopened in 2016 following over $1 million in renovations and upgrades.  The changes allowed the former residence hall to become a student support center that houses the Office of Retention and Persistence, Testing Services, TRiO and the Confucius Institute.  The basement was renovated to include state-of-the-art technology to support the Tutorial Assistance Network (TAN).
 
Robert A.Carter Hall, the site of the second ceremony, has served as a science building since its erection in 1962.  Over $4.7 million was spent to renovate and upgrade the building to install a complete HVAC system, replace lab and classroom equipment, make ADA enhancement and window replacements.
 
An additional $1 million was used to renovate and upgrade the Ralph H. lee Student Center, which was built in 1958.  The building houses Student Activities, the campus bookstore, print shop, mailroom, Student Government Association offices, and a game room.
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Alum to Address MSU/COM Commencement
 
Dr. Mark E. Fleming, teaching faculty, Orthopaedic Trauma Service; deputy director, Navy Trauma Training Center; and adjunct clinical associate professor of orthopaedics, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, will be the commencement speaker for the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich., on May 4.
 
Fleming.jpgDr. Fleming received the Bachelor of Science degree in physics and computer science with honors from Alabama A&M University in 1989, and subsequently received a commission through the Navy’s Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Fla. He attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine through the Armed Forces Health Professional Scholarship Program, earning his Doctor of Osteopathic degree.
 
He is a member of numerous professional organizations, and he has received scores of awards and honors in recognition of his passion and compassionate care of wounded soldiers and the advancement of research in casualty care. In 2014, he received the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) prestigious Fellow Award.
 
Fleming is married to Kreslyon Valrie Fleming, a 1991 honor graduate and former Miss Alabama A&M University. They are the proud parents of three children.
 
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Admissions Team Readies for Birmingham Fair
 
The AAMU Birmingham College Fair and Reception scheduled for the Birmingham Crossplex is very near.  More than 15 departments have confirmed participation by completing the short form sent a month ago.   Please make note of the following logistics:
 
Location: 2331 Bessemer Rd, Birmingham, AL 35208
Phone: (205) 279-8900
Set-Up: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
College Fair 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Reception & Program 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
ATTENTION:  Those who have reserved a seat on the bus should adhere to the following:
The bus will depart from the north end of Patton Hall
The bus will be available for loading exhibit materials at 12 noon
The bus will depart for Birmingham at 1 p.m. sharp
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The Office of Marketing, Communication and Advancement (MCA) is preparing to host the 17th Annual Black Tie Scholarship Gala on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at the VBC. 
 
The Gala provides the University an opportunity to showcase its brightest scholarship recipients, while also recognizing avid AAMU supporters.
 
In an effort to heighten awareness and excitement for the event, MCA invites the AAMU Family to participate in "Black Tie Tuesday," an initiative calling for all University constituents to wear a Black Tie every Tuesday leading up to the Gala.
 
MCA requests the support from the University Family in this initiative. For more  information, visit www.aamu.edu/blacktie. or see articles below.
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Black Tie Gala 2017 Featuring Alvin Garrett
 
The Black Tie Scholarship Gala is Alabama A&M University’s premier annual fundraising event designed to close the financial gap of students aspiring toward higher education. This event was derived by members of the Collaborative University Business and Industry Cluster (CUBIC) in 2001 as a way to raise scholarship dollars and to build institutional awareness while bringing together students, faculty/staff and industry for a common cause. Now in its 17th year, the Gala has raised approximately $2 million dollars since its inception and has impacted the lives of hundreds of students.
 
Garrett2.jpgThe 17th Annual Black Tie Scholarship Gala will be held Friday, April 28, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s event is slated for the North Hall of Huntsville’s Von Braun Center. Each year, the Gala provides the University an opportunity to showcase its best and brightest scholarship recipients, while also recognizing individuals and organizations that are leaders in their respective fields and avid AAMU supporters. 
 
At the conclusion of the program, guests are invited to dance the night away to the performance by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Alvin Garrett. This is sure to be an evening to remember!
 
Both organizations and individuals can support AAMU and this event through a variety of sponsorship levels. Individual seats are $100. Table sponsorships begin at $1,000 and include eight (8) seats. Please click HERE to view all sponsorship packages.
 
For more information, contact (256) 372-8344 or blacktie@aamu.edu.
 
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Best-Selling Author Inspires Counseling Class
 
Dr. Linda J.M. Holloway (front row, second left), an associate professor in the Department of Social Work, Psychology and Counseling, launched a reading initiative in her counseling classes.
For Spring 2017, her occupational psychology class read "Abundance Now" by Lisa Nichols, an award-winning, best-selling author who battled her way from welfare to Wall Street. She is the CEO of her own company, Motivating the Masses, and is a highly requested international transformational speaker.
Holloway also reached out to Nichols, who provided the class a personalized message of inspiration shared in the video at: https://vimeo.com/209311644.
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Alum Founder's Day Speaker
The software acquisition manager for the Missile Defense Agency will be the speaker for the Founder's Day observance on Friday, May 5, in the T.M. Elmore Building at 11 a.m. 
 
McDonald-Small.jpgPamela Moore McDonald began her professional career in 1983 with United Space Booster, Incorporated. in Huntsville, Ala., after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology from Alabama A&M University. 
In 1987, after completing electrical engineering equivalent course work at the University of Alabama Huntsville, McDonald began her federal civil service career at the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMRDEC) .  She was assigned to the Research Engineering Development Center Software Engineering Directorate as an Electronics Engineer. 
 
McDonald currently serves as the Software Acquisition Manager for the Missile Defense Agency. She is the senior software acquisition management advisor to the MDA Director,  the Director for Engineering and the Program Executives.   She provides leadership and direction to the MDA, Director of Engineering Independent Assessment (DEA) Software Acquisition Management  (SAM) Office, ensuring a consistentstandardized  methodology  for  the acquisition of software troughout  the MDA.
 
McDonald also holds a Master of Science degree in management science from the Florida Institute of Technology, and she is a graduate of the Defense Management College. 
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Harley-Davidson Administrator-Alum to Address Commencement
 
The more than 500 persons scheduled to receive degrees at Alabama A&M University's spring commencement exercises will receive words from a woman who once sat among them on her eventual climb through the corporate world.
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After earning her degree in nursing from cross-town University of Alabama in Huntsville, Tchernavia Rocker received the Master of Business Administratiom degree from AAMU.  Now a certified senior professional in human resources, Rocker is vice president of human resources for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, where she supervises over 200 HR employees.
Rocker's extended role includes employee and labor relations, talent management, training, organizational development, performance management, diversity, safety, occupational health and other functions.  She has performed similar HR duties at Goodyear Dunlop North America Tire, Inc., in addition to securing experiences in healthcare and scientific research at other organizations.
 
The administrator previously served on the boards of the Urban Economic Development Association, Progressive Community Health Centers, the Cripus Attucks Center and the South George Street Community Partnership.  Her current affiliations include the Board of Directors for the Next Door Foundation; Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wis.; the Society for Human Resource Management; and the National Black MBA Association.
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Alum Among Teacher Hall of Fame Finalists
An AAMU alum has been selected as one of five state finalists in the middle school category for the Alabama Teacher Hall of Fame sponsored by Jacksonville State University.
 
Thomasena Garner will be interviewed in Birmingham by a selection committee, and results will be announced May 11.
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Former AAMU Education Professor New College President
 
The inauguration ceremony and investiture convocation to formally install Dr. W. Franklin Evans at president of Voorhees College took place on April 7.
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“I am honored to take on the prestigious title as president of a historical foundation such as Voorhees College. I will uphold the mission established by the founder, Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, as I work to make Voorhees the premiere institution of excellence,” Evans said.
Prior to being named the president of Voorhees College, which is affiliated with The Episcopal Church, Dr. Evans served as the interim president of South Carolina State University (SCSU). He also served as the provost and chief academic officer at SCSU.
During his tenure in higher education, he has been employed at Virginia Union University, Elizabeth City State University, Alabama A&M University, 
Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University and Athens State University.
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AAMU Plans Tech Transfer Program for Small Businesses
 
The Alabama A&M University College of Business and Public Affairs’ Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development (CEIED), in cooperation with the AAMU-Rise Foundation, announces the SBIR-STTR Conference on April 23 -25 on the AAMU campus. 
 
OrokTeresa.jpgProspective participants still have an opportunity to help shape a conference that meets their unique interest, according to Dr. Teresa M. Orok, CEIED executive director.  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research/research and development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.
 
Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
 
Additionally, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Key to this program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. However, the unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.
 
Funding for research and development is moving away from grants, says Orok. Instead, it is becoming essential for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as all Minority Serving Institutions, to start competing for government and private industry contracts.
 
The AAMU-RISE Foundation and the AAMU Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development are hosting this conference to bring together experts from government agencies, leading R&D companies, and academic institutions. They will be sharing their expertise, thus enabling HBCUs and MSIs to partner with the government and its contractors as they develop and commercialize innovative technologies.
 
For registration and other information, contact CEIED at (256) 372-5603 or e-mail teresa.orok@aamu.edu.
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Business School Co-Sponsoring Upcoming Symposium
 
AAMU’s College of Business and Public Affairs is among the visionary sponsors of an April 20 symposium focusing on the importance of cultivating diversity, talent and innovation within public and private organizations throughout the Tennessee Valley.
 
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Organizers says understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion enhances morale and provides organizations with a unique opportunity to attract and retain high-quality talent in Northern Alabama.
 
In addition to AAMU, event sponsors include the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, City of Huntsville, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, NASA/MSFC, Oakwood University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
 
The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.  For registration and additional information, visit www.futureandbeyondhsv.com
 
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Remaining Schedule for the Department of Visual, Performing and Communication Arts
 
 
Wed
April 19
Noon
 
Student Recital
Morrison Building 100 Choir Room
Sun
April 23
8 a.m.
 
 
 
5 p.m.
 
AAMU Choir in BIRMINGHAM
Spring Concert: Band and Choir
Bethel Bapt. Church
3200 28th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 3
 
Sixth  Ave Baptist
1101 Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
Birmingham, AL
Tues
April 25
7 p.m.
AAMU Wind Symphony & Concert Band Concert
TM Elmore Gymnasium
Tues
April 25
1 p.m.
AAMU Choir Concert
Lee High School
Huntsville, AL
Thurs
April 27
3-5 p.m.
Ceremony for Student Art Exhibition Closing Reception/Awards
 
MB Art Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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STEM Day April 20
 
AAMU will recognize the best and brightest in science-related disciplines at its 11th Annual STEM Day Thursday, April 20, in the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center.  
 
STEM is the widely-used acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  AAMU students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, along with their mentors/advisors, are encouraged to present posters on various research and senior design projects in STEM disciplines ranging from computer science and mechanical engineering to food and animal sciences and forestry.  Abstracts for poster submissions can be submitted at: http://www.aamu.edu/information/stemday/pages/default.aspx.  The deadline for abstract submission is 11:59 p.m. on March 24.
 
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Alabama Extension to Participate in Earth Day 2017 Activities
 
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit (Urban Affairs) will participate in two upcoming Earth Day events. 
 
The first event is the 47th Annual Earth Day Festival and Farmer’s Market that will be held at the Monte Sano State Park Picnic Area located at 5105 Nolen Avenue SE, Huntsville, AL on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 12-5 p.m. The Flint River Conservation Association is hosting more than 50 earth friendly exhibitors. There will also be a farmers market, a raptor bird show, a family mountain bike ride, music, food trucks, hands-on activities for kids, solar telescopes, geocaching, and much more.  For more information call 256-539-3747.
 
Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs also plans to participate in Operation Green Team’s 2017 Earth Day Festival at Hays Nature Preserve on Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. located at 7161 Hays Preserve Trail Southeast, Owens Cross Roads, Alabama. For the past three years Urban Affairs has been a sponsor of the butterfly release, one of the most anticipated Earth Day activities taking place at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 
 
More than 15,000 individuals attended Operation Green Team’s Earth Day Festival in 2016 and another record-breaking crowd is expected this year. This event is free and features more than 70 organizations and businesses with activities, animal exhibits, demonstrations, take-home crafts, giveaways, and information. Earth Day activities at Hays Preserve will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. 
 
Visit http://alabama.travel/upcoming-events/earth-day-at-hays-nature-preserve for 2016 Earth Day highlights featuring Extension Regional Specialist Robert Spencer. 
 
For general information regarding Extension activities, please contact Dr. Karnita Garner at (256) 372-8331 (kfg0003@aamu.edu) or Robert Spencer at (256) 372-4983 (rds0002@aces.edu). 
 
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Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon Set
 
President Andrew Hugine, Jr., has announced that the campus will observe 
Adminstrative Professionals Day during a luncheon scheduled at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 26, at the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center. 
 
Supervisors and the University share the expense of lunches for administrative personnel.  Payments must be submitted by personal or cashier's check made payable to "Aramark" and submitted by April 20 to Human Resources (Cheryl K. Johnson).  For additional information, call (256) 372-5515.
 
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Ushers for Spring 2017 Commencement
 
Volunteers are needed to serve as ushers during the Spring 2017 Commencement Exercises.  Commencement will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., at the Von Braun Civic Center.
 
Contact Ms. Nicole Jackson at nicole.jackson@aamu.edu or ext. 8747, or Ms. Janet Jones at janet.jones@aamu.edu or call ext. 8089.
 
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Residence Hall Construction Timeline
 
AAMU Information Technology Services (ITS) staffer Justin Vaughner has captured the construction progress of the new residence hall facility under construction on Meridian Street using drone.  
 
View the most recent developments HERE.
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 Week of: April 10-16, 2017

 
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HONORS DAY:   Sophomore Joshua Baker of Huntsville (r) receives Gold Presidential Medallion from President Andrew Hugine, Jr., during the annual Academic Honors Convocation, where he also made the Honor Roll and Dean's List.  The occasion for the best and brightest was captured by photographer Padraic Major.   PHOTOS
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Athletics to Celebrate The Best of The Best

The AAMU Department of Athletics will hold its Annual Athletic Banquet, otherwise known as The B.E.S.T Awards on Monday, April 10, in the East Hall of BestAwards.jpg
the Von Braun Center at 6:30 p.m.  The B.E.S.T. (Bulldogs Excellence in Sports & Teams) Awards celebrates student athletes in all areas of AAMU Bulldog athletics.

This promises to be an evening of excitement set aside to recognize and celebrate the academic and athletic achievement of student-athletes, states Bryan Hicks, director of athletics. 

Tickets ($35, individual; $10, students) can be purchased at the Louis Crews Football Stadium ticket office.  Sponsorship/table packages are also available and are a great way to keep the Athletic Department #BULLDOGSTRONG!   All proceeds from ticket, table and sponsorship sales are used solely to support AAMU student athletes as they strive to continue to be the BEST, say Hicks.

The following sponsorships/table packages are available:
Sponsorship/Table Packages
Maroon        $250.00    Table for 8 
White           $500.00    Table for 8/Program Recognition
Bulldog    $1,000.00    Table for 8/Program Recognition/B.E.S.T. Award     Plaque
Ad in Football Game Program Book
 
For additional information please call 256-372-8057.
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AAMU Plans Ribbon Cutting Events

Alabama A&M University is proud to announce the formal ribbon cuttings for two newly renovated buildings:  Robert A Carter Hall, the home of science and mathematics units, and The Ralph Lee Student Center.
 
The ribbon cuttings will be held on April 13, beginning at 11 a.m. for Carter Hall and at 12:30 p.m. for the Ralph Lee Student Center.  Refreshments will be served.
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SCHOLARSHIPS:  The First Lady's Scholarship Luncheon was held Saturday, April 1, in the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.  Pictured (l-r) are:  Isha Conteh, College of Business and Public Affairs; DeMariah Koger, College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences; First Lady Abbiegail Hugine; Aria Cauthen, College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences; and Quanisha Ford, College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences.  Not Shown:  Rida Khalid, College of Business and Public Affairs.  Through such initiatives, First Lady Hugine and volunteers have raised some $170,000 for an endowed scholarship fund.    PHOTOS
 
First Lady’s Luncheon Scholarship Program a Success
 
The First Lady’s Scholarship Luncheon, in addition to honoring the current First Lady (Abbiegail Hamilton Hugine) and the former first ladies of Alabama A&M University, awarded scholarships to five deserving students on Saturday, April 1, in the Ernest L. Knight Center.
 
SGA Executive President Tara Crawford served presided over an event that included vocal and musical talent, as well as tributes.  Meditation was provided by Rev. Joretha Wright, executive minister and First Lady of St. John A.M.E. Church, while grace was given by Dr. Andrea Cunningham.  Other program participants included Felicia Wilson (occasion); greetings by Dr. Jeanette Jones, president of the AAMU Faculty Senate, Miss AAMU Carmen Wright, and Staff Senate President Eugene Tasie; scholarship presentations by Dr. Jeanette Jones and Abbiegail Hugine; acknowledgements by Dr. Kimberley Marshall; and a special tribute to the late Elizabeth Sloan-Ragland by Dr. Barbara Cady.
 
KelseyWilsonClassic.jpgHighlights of the luncheon were the performances by musician Tommy Friend; vocalists Gloria Evans, Diedre Davis, Stefanie Davis and Brenda Davis; and AAMU graduate student and guest vocalist Kelsey "Songbird" Wilson (right).  Wilson is a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., who developed a love for opera and was inspired by the legendary Marian Anderson.  Aided by voice lessons and a love to perform, Wilson has delighted audiences gathered for a wide array of events.  She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in counseling psychology from AAMU and plans to pursue doctoral studies in the near future.
 
Over $25, 000 in scholarships, which are open for male and female applicants, have been awarded to students.   The 2017 scholarship recipients included:  Aria Cauthen, sophomore, College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, Communications Media, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Isha Conteh, graduate student, College of Business and Public Affairs, Master of Business Administration, Wrens, Ga.; Quanisha Ford, graduate student, College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, Elementary Education, Greenville, Miss.; Rida Khalid, freshman, College of Business and Public Affairs, Business Administration, Lahore, Pakistan; and DeMariah Koger, junior, College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences, Environmental Science, Clinton, Md.
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Freshman Academy Finalists Visits
 
​Three finalists will be interviewed for the position of Executive Director for the Freshman Academy.  Each candidate will present his plan to increase student retention and graduation rates at AAMU.
 
Mr. Anthony Ray
Monday, April 10, 2017
1:00 p.m. - Campus Forum
Dawson Auditorium
 
Dr. Mel Norwood
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
1:00 p.m. - Campus Forum
Dawson Auditorium
 
Dr. Sherman Green
Thursday, April 13, 2017
1:00 p.m. - Campus Forum
Dawson Auditorium
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APEX GIFT TO STATE:  The Alliance for Physics Excellence is comprised of physics teachers from throughout the state of Alabama who want to hone their knowledge and skills in physics with the support of the National Science Foundation.  The program presented equipment to the Alabama State Department of Education (ASDE) Alabama Science In Motion (ASIM) program valued at more than $200,000.   AAMU is the lead institution for the multi-year NSF-APEX project.  Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., seated, center, is joined by (l-r) Dr. Kemba K. Chambers of J.F. Drake Community and Technical College and Martha Anne Allison, Alabama State Department of Education.    PHOTOS
 
 
With the signing of an official Memorandum of Understanding, Alabama A&M University (APEX) officially transferred laboratory equipment valued at $213,475 to the Alabama State Department of Education Alabama Science In Motion (ASIM) program. ASIM is a high school science component of Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI). 
 
This event is a perfect example of collaboration between higher education and K12 leveraging resources to improve professional development and impact classroom instruction. High school physics teachers in the state of Alabama have an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of physics content, infused with technology while employing more effective instructional strategies based on physics education research.
 
Additionally, the APEX project targets policy makers to provide more professional development on the importance of physics in the high school curriculum. ASIM improves Specialists’ and teachers’ content and pedagogy by sequencing labs through the storyline training model.
 
The efforts of the APEX project will be sustained through ASIM’s future teacher trainings. The equipment purchased with APEX funding will be used by hundreds of teachers and impact students over the life of the ASIM program. Ultimately the equipment will be a cornerstone to help transform and sustain physics education in Alabama.
  

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AAMU Plans Tech Transfer Program for Small Businesses
 
The Alabama A&M University College of Business and Public Affairs’ Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development (CEIED), in cooperation with the AAMU-Rise Foundation, announces the SBIR-STTR Conference on April 23 -25 on the AAMU campus. 
 
Prospective participants still have an opportunity to help shape a conference that meets their unique interest, according to Dr. Teresa M. Orok, CEIED executive director.  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research/research and development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.
 
Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
 
Additionally, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Key to this program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. However, the unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.
 
Funding for research and development is moving away from grants, says Orok. Instead, it is becoming essential for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as all Minority Serving Institutions, to start competing for government and private industry contracts.
 
The AAMU-RISE Foundation and the AAMU Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development are hosting this conference to bring together experts from government agencies, leading R&D companies, and academic institutions. They will be sharing their expertise, thus enabling HBCUs and MSIs to partner with the government and its contractors as they develop and commercialize innovative technologies.
 
For registration and other information, contact CEIED at (256) 372-5603 or e-mail teresa.orok@aamu.edu.
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COBPA Luncheon Set
 
The College of Business and Public Affairs at AAMU will hold its 2nd Annual Senior Graduation Luncheon in the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center Tuesday, April 11, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
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SMARTPHONES:  Dr. Constance Jordan Wilson (above), retired professor, Community and Regional Planning, attends the "Smartphones for Seniors" workshop Monday, April 10, sponsored by the Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute (VCLLI) at Alabama A&M University in 240 Dawson Building.    PHOTOS (J. Sainjones)
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Extension Student Survey
 
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (www.aces.edu) is examining ways to reach its target audiences, particularly young adults. Please help us by completing this survey.
 
Your input is invaluable – thank you!
 
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Choral Director Honored by OUC
 
The Oakwood University Church and Singers, Musicians and Arts Conference  named an AAMU music professor as the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Mattie Moss Clark Award during a program held Friday, April 7.
 
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The program was held at the Oakwood University Church.  For additional information, contact P3mime@gmail.com.
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Physics Grad Student Bound for Europe
 
An AAMU graduate physics student will be a delegate at an important two-day energy conference in Germany next month.
 
RoseKyle4.jpgKyle Rose, a lab instructor/graduate researcher in AAMU’s applied physics doctoral program, under the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences, will take part in the Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe Conference May 10-11 in Berlin.
 
Earlier, Rose won the 2016 ECRS Poster Award
 
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Business School Co-Sponsoring Upcoming Symposium
 
AAMU’s College of Business and Public Affairs is among the visionary sponsors of an April 20 symposium focusing on the importance of cultivating diversity, talent and innovation within public and private organizations throughout the Tennessee Valley.
 
As a focal point, the symposium will provide strategies to build cultural awareness to enhance engagement and productivity in “Creating the Community” among Northern Alabama organizations. The main objective is to ensure organizations demonstrate a safe and inclusive environment for all employees.
 
Organizers says understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion enhances morale and provides organizations with a unique opportunity to attract and retain high-quality talent in Northern Alabama.
 
In addition to AAMU, event sponsors include the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, City of Huntsville, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, NASA/MSFC, Oakwood University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
 
The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.  For registration and additional information, visit www.futureandbeyondhsv.com
 
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STEM Day April 20
 
AAMU will recognize the best and brightest in science-related disciplines at its 11th Annual STEM Day Thursday, April 20, in the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center.  
 
STEM is the widely-used acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  AAMU students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, along with their mentors/advisors, are encouraged to present posters on various research and senior design projects in STEM disciplines ranging from computer science and mechanical engineering to food and animal sciences and forestry.  Abstracts for poster submissions can be submitted at: http://www.aamu.edu/information/stemday/pages/default.aspx.  The deadline for abstract submission is 11:59 p.m. on March 24.
 
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Ushers for Spring 2017 Commencement

Volunteers are needed to serve as ushers during the Spring 2017 Commencement Exercises.  Commencement will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., at the Von Braun Civic Center.

Contact Ms. Nicole Jackson at nicole.jackson@aamu.edu or ext. 8747, or Ms. Janet Jones at janet.jones@aamu.edu or call ext. 8089.
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Residence Hall Construction Timeline

AAMU Information Technology Services (ITS) staffer Justin Vaughner has captured the construction progress of the new residence hall facility under construction on Meridian Street using drone.  
 
View the most recent developments HERE.
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Time for "RETOOL" Again
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http://vote.retoolyourschool.com/
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Family Literacy Focus of Extension’s Family Fun Day on June 10
 
by Wendi Williams 
 
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold the second Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program’s (PCREP) Family Day of Education and Fun on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University’s Agribition Center, 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville. Come and bring the entire family and neighborhood youth out for a day of fun, educational, and interactive activities, including exhibits, outdoor games, a water slide, petting zoo, food, music, and more.
 
“This year we will continue with the theme ‘Celebrating Family Literacy’ that focuses on activities and events showcasing the importance of family literacy programs and providing learning resources for families and communities,” said Ronnie Humphrey, event co-chair.
 
In celebration of family literacy, kids will have a chance to earn PCREP dollars (play money) from each activity they participate in on June 10 to purchase books at an on-site bookstore. Also, while in the bookstore, participants can get their faces painted by local volunteers.
 
The Family Day of Education & Fun is a PCREP activity that is designed to enhance reading among children ages 4 to 9 in grades K-4. This event is free and open to the public; however, vendors must pay a $30 set-up fee. Also, please be sure to bring proper attire for the water slide.
 
For general information, please contact Ronnie Humphrey at (256) 372-4969, Dr. Dorothy Brandon at (256) 372-5458, or visit www.aces.edu/urban. Potential vendors may contact Nancy McCrary at (256) 372-4937.
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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
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The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
A group discount is available, and graduate students who present a poster, or an oral paper receive 90% off of the registration fee.  The deadline for submission of abstracts for graduate student competitions and early registration is March 15, 2017.  Visit www.acmap.org for more details.
 
Interested persons can also contact Dr. Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy, professor and program coordinator, Plant Biotechnology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762, or call ( 256) 372-4250 oAlt. email: srinivasa.mentreddy@aamu.edu
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
 
Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017

 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
 

 

 

 

Week of: April 3-9, 2017

  
 
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SERVING THE CITY:  Hundreds of young Bulldogs and team leaders met on The Quad Saturday, April 1, to spread out across the city to volunteer their services for several community projects.  Coordinated by Monica Clarke and numerous faculty and staff assistants, the event provided needed support for organizations ranging from the Manna House to the Downtown Rescue Mission.   See PHOTOS
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UW Wrap-up Luncheon Thanks Volunteers
 
AAMU volunteers participated in the 2016 United Way Wrap-up Luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Huntsville.  Hosted by President and First Lady Andrew Hugine, Jr., the volunteers included the “Red Feather Leadership” team and AAMU’s 2016 United Way steering committee.
 
Pictured above are (l-r):  Dr. Jeanette Jones, Angelia Washington, Dr. Barbara A.P. Jones, First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, Tarsha Lockhart, President Andrew Hugine, Jr., Dr. Delores Price, Dr. Terri Garrison, Ursula Brooks and Dr. Daniel Upchurch.  Members of the Red Feather Leadership Team include Washington, Dr. Chance Glenn (not pictured) and Drs.  Price, Garrison and Jones.
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SCHOLARSHIPS:  The First Lady's Scholarship Luncheon was held Saturday, April 1, in the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.  Pictured (l-r) are:  Isha Conteh, College of Business and Public Affairs; DeMariah Koger, College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences; First Lady Abbiegail Hugine; Aria Cauthen, College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences; and Quanisha Ford, College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences.  Not Shown:  Rida Khalid, College of Business and Public Affairs.  Through such initiatives, First Lady Hugine and volunteers have raised some $170,000 for an endowed scholarship fund.    PHOTOS
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COBPA Luncheon Set
 
The College of Business and Public Affairs at AAMU will hold its 2nd Annual Senior Graduation Luncheon in the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center Tuesday, April 11, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
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Extension Student Survey
 
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (www.aces.edu) is examining ways to reach its target audiences, particularly young adults. Please help us by completing this survey.
 
Your input is invaluable – thank you!
 
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YMTF Holds Opening Event
 
The Youth Motivation Task Force (YMTF) held the opening reception for its outreach program Sunday, April 2 at the Huntsville Country Club.
 
The YMTF professionals will form teams to visit various classrooms throughout the AAMU campus on Monday and Tuesday.
 
For additional information about 2017 YMTF activities and consultants, contact Career Development Services (CDS) at (256) 372-5690.
 
 
Choral Director to Be Honored by OUC
 
The Oakwood University Church and Singers, Musicians and Arts Conference have named the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Mattie Moss Clark Award for a program scheduled Friday, April 7.
 
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The program will be held at the Oakwood University Church at 8 p.m.  For additional information, contact P3mime@gmail.com.
 
 
Physics Grad Student Bound for Europe
 
An AAMU graduate physics student will be a delegate at an important two-day energy conference in Germany next month.
 
RoseKyle4.jpgKyle Rose, a lab instructor/graduate researcher in AAMU’s applied physics doctoral program, under the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences, will take part in the Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe Conference May 10-11 in Berlin.
 
Earlier, Rose won the 2016 ECRS Poster Award
 
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Athletics to Celebrate The Best of The Best

The AAMU Department of Athletics will hold its Annual Athletic Banquet, otherwise known as The B.E.S.T Awards on Monday, April 10, in the East Hall of BestAwards.jpg
the Von Braun Center at 6:30 p.m.  The B.E.S.T. (Bulldogs Excellence in Sports & Teams) Awards celebrates student athletes in all areas of AAMU Bulldog athletics.

This promises to be an evening of excitement set aside to recognize and celebrate the academic and athletic achievement of student-athletes, states Bryan Hicks, director of athletics. 

Tickets ($35, individual; $10, students) can be purchased at the Louis Crews Football Stadium ticket office.  Sponsorship/table packages are also available and are a great way to keep the Athletic Department #BULLDOGSTRONG!   All proceeds from ticket, table and sponsorship sales are used solely to support AAMU student athletes as they strive to continue to be the BEST, say Hicks.

The following sponsorships/table packages are available:
Sponsorship/Table Packages
Maroon        $250.00    Table for 8 
White           $500.00    Table for 8/Program Recognition
Bulldog    $1,000.00    Table for 8/Program Recognition/B.E.S.T. Award     Plaque
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For additional information please call 256-372-8057.
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AAMU Plans Ribbon Cutting Events

Alabama A&M University is proud to announce the formal ribbon cuttings for two newly renovated buildings:  Robert A Carter Hall, the home of science and mathematics units, and The Ralph Lee Student Center.
 
The ribbon cuttings will be held on April 13, beginning at 11 a.m. for Carter Hall and at 12:30 p.m. for the Ralph Lee Student Center.  Refreshments will be served.

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STEM Day April 20

AAMU will recognize the best and brightest in science-related disciplines at its 11th Annual STEM Day Thursday, April 20, in the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center.  

STEM is the widely-used acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  AAMU students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, along with their mentors/advisors, are encouraged to present posters on various research and senior design projects in STEM disciplines ranging from computer science and mechanical engineering to food and animal sciences and forestry.  Abstracts for poster submissions can be submitted at: http://www.aamu.edu/information/stemday/pages/default.aspx.  The deadline for abstract submission is 11:59 p.m. on March 24.
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Ushers for Spring 2017 Commencement

Volunteers are needed to serve as ushers during the Spring 2017 Commencement Exercises.  Commencement will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., at the Von Braun Civic Center.

Contact Ms. Nicole Jackson at nicole.jackson@aamu.edu or ext. 8747, or Ms. Janet Jones at janet.jones@aamu.edu or call ext. 8089.
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Residence Hall Construction Timeline

AAMU Information Technology Services (ITS) staffer Justin Vaughner has captured the construction progress of the new residence hall facility under construction on Meridian Street using drone.  
 
View the most recent developments HERE.
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Time for "RETOOL" Again
RetoolMarqueeSmall.jpgThe support of the entire AAMU Family is requested for the 2017 "Retool Your School" Competition.  To set in place your vote for AAMU, click (or copy and paste) the following link:

http://vote.retoolyourschool.com/
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Business School Co-Sponsoring Upcoming Symposium
 
 
AAMU’s College of Business and Public Affairs is among the visionary sponsors of an April 20 symposium focusing on the importance of cultivating diversity, talent and innovation within public and private organizations throughout the Tennessee Valley.
 
 
As a focal point, the symposium will provide strategies to build cultural awareness to enhance engagement and productivity in “Creating the Community” among Northern Alabama organizations. The main objective is to ensure organizations demonstrate a safe and inclusive environment for all employees.
 
 
Organizers says understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion enhances morale and provides organizations with a unique opportunity to attract and retain high-quality talent in Northern Alabama.
 
 
In addition to AAMU, event sponsors include the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, City of Huntsville, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, NASA/MSFC, Oakwood University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
 

The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.  For registration and additional information, visit www.futureandbeyondhsv.com
 

 
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AAMU Plans Tech Transfer Program for Small Businesses
 
 
The Alabama A&M University College of Business and Public Affairs’ Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development (CEIED), in cooperation with the AAMU-Rise Foundation, announces the SBIR-STTR Conference on April 23 -25 on the AAMU campus. 
 
 
Prospective participants still have an opportunity to help shape a conference that meets their unique interest, according to Dr. Teresa M. Orok, CEIED executive director.  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research/research and development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.
 
 
Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
 
 
Additionally, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Key to this program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. However, the unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.
 
 
Funding for research and development is moving away from grants, says Orok. Instead, it is becoming essential for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as all Minority Serving Institutions, to start competing for government and private industry contracts.
 
 
The AAMU-RISE Foundation and the AAMU Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development are hosting this conference to bring together experts from government agencies, leading R&D companies, and academic institutions. They will be sharing their expertise, thus enabling HBCUs and MSIs to partner with the government and its contractors as they develop and commercialize innovative technologies.
 
 
For registration and other information, contact CEIED at (256) 372-5603 or e-mail teresa.orok@aamu.edu.
 
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Family Literacy Focus of Extension’s Family Fun Day on June 10
 
by Wendi Williams 
 
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold the second Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program’s (PCREP) Family Day of Education and Fun on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University’s Agribition Center, 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville. Come and bring the entire family and neighborhood youth out for a day of fun, educational, and interactive activities, including exhibits, outdoor games, a water slide, petting zoo, food, music, and more.
 
“This year we will continue with the theme ‘Celebrating Family Literacy’ that focuses on activities and events showcasing the importance of family literacy programs and providing learning resources for families and communities,” said Ronnie Humphrey, event co-chair.
 
In celebration of family literacy, kids will have a chance to earn PCREP dollars (play money) from each activity they participate in on June 10 to purchase books at an on-site bookstore. Also, while in the bookstore, participants can get their faces painted by local volunteers.
 
The Family Day of Education & Fun is a PCREP activity that is designed to enhance reading among children ages 4 to 9 in grades K-4. This event is free and open to the public; however, vendors must pay a $30 set-up fee. Also, please be sure to bring proper attire for the water slide.
 
For general information, please contact Ronnie Humphrey at (256) 372-4969, Dr. Dorothy Brandon at (256) 372-5458, or visit www.aces.edu/urban. Potential vendors may contact Nancy McCrary at (256) 372-4937.
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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
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The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
A group discount is available, and graduate students who present a poster, or an oral paper receive 90% off of the registration fee.  The deadline for submission of abstracts for graduate student competitions and early registration is March 15, 2017.  Visit www.acmap.org for more details.
 
Interested persons can also contact Dr. Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy, professor and program coordinator, Plant Biotechnology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762, or call ( 256) 372-4250 oAlt. email: srinivasa.mentreddy@aamu.edu
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
 
Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017

 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
 
 
 

 

 

Week of: March 27-April 2, 2017

  
 
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First Lady's Scholarship Luncheon Scheduled
 

The Seventh Annual First Lady’s Scholarship Luncheon will be held Saturday, April 1, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Ernest Knight Center on the campus of historic Alabama A&M University.  This event will celebrate the life and legacy of the nine first ladies of Alabama A&M University during Women’s History month. 

The scholarship luncheon serves not only as an event to honor our first ladies, but it is also an effort to raise desperately needed funds for deserving students at Alabama A&M University who  exemplify the spirit of our founder, Dr. William Hooper Councill.

The cost of the luncheon tickets is $500 for a reserved table of 10; individual tickets are $40 per person for general seating.  Tickets may be purchased by calling (256) 372-5715.  The nine First Ladies of the University (Mrs. Councill, Mrs. Buchanan, Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Drake, Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. Covington, Mrs. Henson, Mrs. Gibson and Mrs. Hugine) are recognized during the luncheon.

The 2017 sponsors are:  ARAMARK Dining Services, ARAMARK Facilities and Alabama A&M University.
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AAMU Will Take Part in City-Wide Initiative                             
by Debra Daniel
 

More than 700 freshmen will put the Alabama A&M University “Service Is Sovereignty” motto into motion on Saturday, April 1, when AAMU joins First Baptist Church’s (Governors Drive) “Serving the City as One” initiative.
 
First Baptist (Governors) organized the event 13 years ago, bringing together over 2,000 Christians who represent more than 70 congregations and take on some 200 projects.  Area churches have served as the Southern, Central and Madison Hubs. This year, however, Alabama A&M will serve as the first hub for north Huntsville.  
 
AAMU freshmen, student organizations, faculty and staff will gather on campus at 7:30 a.m. for a university-wide send-off.  Campus buses will then drive them throughout the community to churches, organizations and neighborhoods that requested help.
 
Projects include:
 
·         Home Maintenance and Repair
·         Yard Work
·         AGENCY Opportunities: Hope Place, National Children’s Advocacy Center
          305 Eighth St., Manna House, Food Bank
·         Packing Goody Baskets
·         Lakewood School Projects
·         Sewing
·         Letter Writing
·         Empowered to Connect Conference
·         Prayer Walking the Neighborhood
 
“It’s a wonderful way for students to see the need first-hand and the impact just a few hours of their time can make,” says Monica Clarke, coordinator of AAMU’s Service and Learning Communities and Volunteerism program.
 
 
“This is just a fantastic opportunity to involve churches, organizations and Alabama A&M University to help meet the needs of our city,” said Mike Pearce, minister of missions at First Baptist (Governors). 
 
 
To volunteer or receive additional information, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D44AFA623A5FD0-aamu
 
 
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Extension Holds Disaster Prep Expo

A range of exhibitors and presenters greeted the public Saturday, March 25, at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, where hundreds visited the Urban Living Expo (ULE).  Sponsored by  Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit, the Expo focused on the 2017 theme:  “Plan, Prepare, Practice: Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard When Disasters Occur.”     PHOTOS

ULE provided interactive displays, as well as a variety of Extension important information about disasters to individuals, families, local businesses and organizations.  The activity also was attended by community leaders, first responders, educators, students, emergency and health officials, waste management authorities, and senior citizens.

For additional information on upcoming events, visit www.aces.edu/urban.   See PHOTOS
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Athletics to Celebrate The Best of The Best

The AAMU Department of Athletics will hold its Annual Athletic Banquet, otherwise known as The B.E.S.T Awards on Monday, April 10, in the East Hall of BestAwards.jpg
the Von Braun Center at 6:30 p.m.  The B.E.S.T. (Bulldogs Excellence in Sports & Teams) Awards celebrates student athletes in all areas of AAMU Bulldog athletics.

This promises to be an evening of excitement set aside to recognize and celebrate the academic and athletic achievement of student-athletes, states Bryan Hicks, director of athletics. 

Tickets ($35, individual; $10, students) can be purchased at the Louis Crews Football Stadium ticket office.  Sponsorship/table packages are also available and are a great way to keep the Athletic Department #BULLDOGSTRONG!   All proceeds from ticket, table and sponsorship sales are used solely to support AAMU student athletes as they strive to continue to be the BEST, say Hicks.

The following sponsorships/table packages are available:
Sponsorship/Table Packages
Maroon        $250.00    Table for 8 
White           $500.00    Table for 8/Program Recognition
Bulldog    $1,000.00    Table for 8/Program Recognition/B.E.S.T. Award     Plaque
Ad in Football Game Program Book
 
For additional information please call 256-372-8057.
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Alum, Youth Motivator Dies in Accident in West Virginia

HendersonObi.JPGAn energetic, innovative and beloved Alabama A&M University alumnus is being mourned by an entire community in Charleston, W. Va., following a car accident that claimed his 31-year-old life.

Chicago native Obi Henderson adopted the West Virginia town as his new home and settled in to make a positive impact on the lives of young men and women in the area.    MORE
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AAMU Joins Distinguished List of Public Library Supporters

Alabama A&M University has become a part of a list of prominent donors to a project designed to expand public library presence in Northwest Huntsville.  PHOTOS

President Andrew Hugine, Jr., and members of the University cabinet joined forces with Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Alabama to help move the Huntsville Public Library closer to its $4.5 million goal to enhance the Bessie K. Russell Branch Library. Above, left to right are District 1 city councilman Devyn Keith, Mayor Tommy Battle, Toyota Alabama President David Fernandes, AAMU First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, and AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr.

The Russell Branch has supported the northern Huntsville for over 40, but its mission effectiveness is diminished by aging and cramped facilities.  The current BKR library will be moved into the Berachah Center next door, which is getting a major upgrade and will serve as a town center for the North Huntsville area.

The police and fire training academy currently at the Berachah Center will move into the J.O. Johnson High School campus. The gymnasium at the Berachah building will remain for community use.  PHOTOS
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Volunteers Converge on ‘Habitat’ Offices, Sites

 Two groups of volunteers from Alabama A&M University shared morning and afternoon hours with Habitat for Humanity construction workers.  Both volunteer sessions were coordinated by Habitat officials and Monica Clarke, coordinator of TRiO-Student Support Services at AAMU.

Prior to visiting the actual construction site, volunteers received a brief history and orientation.   Above, AAMU volunteers are joined by President Andrew Hugine, Jr., (center).        PHOTOS

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AAMU Plans Ribbon Cutting Events

Alabama A&M University is proud to announce the formal ribbon cuttings for two newly renovated buildings:  Robert A Carter Hall, the home of science and mathematics units, and The Ralph Lee Student Center.
 
The ribbon cuttings will be held on April 13, beginning at 11 a.m. for Carter Hall and at 12:30 p.m. for the Ralph Lee Student Center.  Refreshments will be served.

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STEM Day April 20

AAMU will recognize the best and brightest in science-related disciplines at its 11th Annual STEM Day Thursday, April 20, in the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center.  

STEM is the widely-used acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  AAMU students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, along with their mentors/advisors, are encouraged to present posters on various research and senior design projects in STEM disciplines ranging from computer science and mechanical engineering to food and animal sciences and forestry.  Abstracts for poster submissions can be submitted at: http://www.aamu.edu/information/stemday/pages/default.aspx.  The deadline for abstract submission is 11:59 p.m. on March 24.
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Ushers for Spring 2017 Commencement

Volunteers are needed to serve as ushers during the Spring 2017 Commencement Exercises.  Commencement will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., at the Von Braun Civic Center.

Contact Ms. Nicole Jackson at nicole.jackson@aamu.edu or ext. 8747, or Ms. Janet Jones at janet.jones@aamu.edu or call ext. 8089.
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AAMU Posts Extensive Women's History Month Tribute

As part of its observance of Women’s History Month, Alabama A&M University has launched a new web page featuring some 70 women affiliated with the institution and who have made undeniable contributions to the 142-year-old campus and well beyond.   See TRIBUTE
 
“As we scan through the chronicles of time, we honor those brave and giving First Ladies, those committed staff members, the dedicated faculty members, and the countless alums who continue to give back,” commented AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., whose letter serves as a preface to the listing.
 
The featured women are divided among the major categories of Business/Corporate, Education, Law, Medicine, Military, Public Service and Sports/Entertainment.  They include innovative business women, national award-winning educators, lawyers focused on child welfare, a promising researcher specializing in early cancer detection, a rare U.S. Navy Captain, a former Chicago-area commissioner, one of the nation’s most successful volleyball coaches and an R&B notable.
 
To visit AAMU’s extensive tribute to Women’s History Month, look for the Women’s History Month banner at www.aamu.edu or see TRIBUTE
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Residence Hall Construction Timeline

AAMU Information Technology Services (ITS) staffer Justin Vaughner has captured the construction progress of the new residence hall facility under construction on Meridian Street using drone.  

View the most recent developments HERE.

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Student Input on Experiences Requested by March 27

Students – Let your voice be heard and be entered to win a Visa gift card!

Your voice matters and is an important source of information as AAMU strives to improve the student experience. This spring, AAMU students can participate in the Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) Student Satisfactory Inventory Survey (SSI).  

This survey gives you a powerful tool to improve the quality of student life and learning, here at Alabama A&M University.  It measures student satisfaction and priorities, showing AAMU how satisfied you are as well as what issues are important to you.

Check your e-mail for a survey reminder.
 
In appreciation for participating, we will enter all students who complete the survey by March 27, 2017 into a drawing for 1 of 2 $100 Visa gift card, 1 of 4 $50 Visa gift cards, 1 of 8 $25 Visa gift cards. 

Thanks in advance for your time in supporting this important, endeavor.  If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact Dianne Bozeman, survey administrator at dianne.bozeman@aamu.edu  or ext. 8644.
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Time for "RETOOL" Again

RetoolMarqueeSmall.jpgThe support of the entire AAMU Family is requested for the 2017 "Retool Your School" Competition.  To set in place your vote for AAMU, click (or copy and paste) the following link:

http://vote.retoolyourschool.com/

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Business School Co-Sponsoring Upcoming Symposium
 
 
AAMU’s College of Business and Public Affairs is among the visionary sponsors of an April 20 symposium focusing on the importance of cultivating diversity, talent and innovation within public and private organizations throughout the Tennessee Valley.
 
 
As a focal point, the symposium will provide strategies to build cultural awareness to enhance engagement and productivity in “Creating the Community” among Northern Alabama organizations. The main objective is to ensure organizations demonstrate a safe and inclusive environment for all employees.
 
 
Organizers says understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion enhances morale and provides organizations with a unique opportunity to attract and retain high-quality talent in Northern Alabama.
 
 
In addition to AAMU, event sponsors include the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, City of Huntsville, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, NASA/MSFC, Oakwood University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
 

The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.  For registration and additional information, visit www.futureandbeyondhsv.com
 

 
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AAMU Plans Tech Transfer Program for Small Businesses
 
 
The Alabama A&M University College of Business and Public Affairs’ Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development (CEIED), in cooperation with the AAMU-Rise Foundation, announces the SBIR-STTR Conference on April 23 -25 on the AAMU campus. 
 
 
Prospective participants still have an opportunity to help shape a conference that meets their unique interest, according to Dr. Teresa M. Orok, CEIED executive director.  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research/research and development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.
 
 
Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
 
 
Additionally, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Key to this program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. However, the unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.
 
 
Funding for research and development is moving away from grants, says Orok. Instead, it is becoming essential for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as all Minority Serving Institutions, to start competing for government and private industry contracts.
 
 
The AAMU-RISE Foundation and the AAMU Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development are hosting this conference to bring together experts from government agencies, leading R&D companies, and academic institutions. They will be sharing their expertise, thus enabling HBCUs and MSIs to partner with the government and its contractors as they develop and commercialize innovative technologies.
 
 
For registration and other information, contact CEIED at (256) 372-5603 or e-mail teresa.orok@aamu.edu.
 
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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
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The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
A group discount is available, and graduate students who present a poster, or an oral paper receive 90% off of the registration fee.  The deadline for submission of abstracts for graduate student competitions and early registration is March 15, 2017.  Visit www.acmap.org for more details.
 
Interested persons can also contact Dr. Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy, professor and program coordinator, Plant Biotechnology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762, or call ( 256) 372-4250 oAlt. email: srinivasa.mentreddy@aamu.edu
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
 
Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017

 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
 
 

 

 

Week of: March 20-26, 2017

  

 

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First Lady's Scholarship Luncheon Scheduled

 

 

 

The Seventh Annual First Lady’s Scholarship Luncheon will be held Saturday, April 1, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Ernest Knight Center on the campus of historic Alabama A&M University.  This event will celebrate the life and legacy of the nine first ladies of Alabama A&M University during Women’s History month. 

The scholarship luncheon serves not only as an event to honor our first ladies, but it is also an effort to raise desperately needed funds for deserving students at Alabama A&M University who  exemplify the spirit of our founder, Dr. William Hooper Councill.

The cost of the luncheon tickets is $500 for a reserved table of 10; individual tickets are $40 per person for general seating.  Tickets may be purchased by calling (256) 372-5715.  The nine First Ladies of the University (Mrs. Councill, Mrs. Buchanan, Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Drake, Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. Covington, Mrs. Henson, Mrs. Gibson and Mrs. Hugine) are recognized during the luncheon.

The 2017 sponsors are:  ARAMARK Dining Services, ARAMARK Facilities and Alabama A&M University.

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Campus Safety Enhancements Made

Following Spring Break, members of the AAMU Family will notice a few safety enhancements around The Quad, as well as upgrades to the light post banners, which now include university logos and motivational adages.

On the safety front, the enhancement include “Speed Cushions” and “Your Speed” radars at designated locations across campus.



Mid-Term Grades Due

All faculty members are required to submit their midterm grades online using Banner Self-Service. The grades are due online by 12 noon Wednesday, March 22.  
 
Faculty members should also be cognizant of students who have been attending your class(es), but are not listed on official rosters. Please direct such students to Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Each student whose name appears on the mid-term roster should receive a grade.  However, students not on the roster should not attend, remain or receive grades for the class.

Please announce to your students that Midterm Grades will be available for their review using Banner Self-Service after grades are processed.

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"DISASTER PREP" Theme of Urban Living Expo 2017

 
 
 
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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold its first Urban Living Expo (ULE) Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville, Ala.  The theme is "Plan, Prepare, Practice: Don't Get Caught Off-Guard When Disasters Occur."

 

 

 

The event aims to engage the public through a series of interactive displays and to provide a variety of Extension information about disasters to individuals, families, local businesses and organizations.

 

 

 

Organizers says the Expo will be of special importance to community leaders, first responders, educators, students, emergency and health officials, waste management authorities, senior citizens, as well as to public and private organizations and the general public.

 

 

 

While admission is free, planners are prepared to accept donations of non-perishable food items.  Registration is required for all participants and exhibitors.

 

 

 

For additional information, contact Dr. Karnita Garner at (256) 372-8331, Dr. Robert Spencer at (256) 372-4983 or visit www.aces.edu/urban.

 

 

 

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AAMU Plans Ribbon Cutting Events

Alabama A&M University is proud to announce the formal ribbon cuttings for two newly renovated buildings:  Robert A Carter Hall, the home of science and mathematics units, and The Ralph Lee Student Center.
 
The ribbon cuttings will be held on April 13, beginning at 11 a.m. for Carter Hall and at 12:30 p.m. for the Ralph Lee Student Center.  Refreshments will be served.


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AAMU Mourns Death of Longtime Staffer, Communicator


The Alabama A&M University Family mourns the recent death of Elizabeth Sloan-Ragland, a radio personality and longtime director of the AAMU Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9, now Electronic Media Communications.  Funeral services will be held Friday, March 24, at 12 noon at Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church.


Sloan-RaglandElizabethClassic.jpg“Liz” Sloan-Ragland was born in Oxmoor, Ala., in metropolitan Birmingham, Ala.  She attended Rosedale High School in Homewood, Ala., where she was both Senior Class President and Class Valedictorian.  She subsequently enrolled at Samford University in Birmingham in 1969. 


Sloan-Ragland once said that she majored in speech and drama at Samford because of the influence of her father, “who signed his name with an X but knew the value of an education.” She acknowledged, however, that she stood on the shoulders of others blacks who had sacrificed their lives to open the doors of opportunity for her.  She was escorted by her mother and aunt to become the first African American woman in the history of the school to live in a residence hall on campus.


Sloan-Ragland began her employment at Alabama A&M in 1973, following her graduation from Samford.  She went on to earn the Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree in 1977 at AAMU.


She served as director for AAMU’s Telecommunications and Distance Learning Center in addition to station manager at WJAB FM 90.9, a National Public Radio affiliate.  


Her extensive social and civic affiliations included the Huntsville Arts Council, NAACP, Toastmasters and many others.

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STEM Day April 20

AAMU will recognize the best and brightest in science-related disciplines at its 11th Annual STEM Day Thursday, April 20, in the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center.  

STEM is the widely-used acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  AAMU students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, along with their mentors/advisors, are encouraged to present posters on various research and senior design projects in STEM disciplines ranging from computer science and mechanical engineering to food and animal sciences and forestry.  Abstracts for poster submissions can be submitted at: http://www.aamu.edu/information/stemday/pages/default.aspx.  The deadline for abstract submission is 11:59 p.m. on March 24.

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Ushers for Spring 2017 Commencement

Volunteers are needed to serve as ushers during the Spring 2017 Commencement Exercises.  Commencement will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., at the Von Braun Civic Center.

Contact Ms. Nicole Jackson at nicole.jackson@aamu.edu or ext. 8747, or Ms. Janet Jones at janet.jones@aamu.edu or call ext. 8089.

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Alabama Women’s Commission 2017 Impact Luncheon

Alabama Women’s Commissioner, Dr. Delores Price (College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences), hosted a delegation of Alabama A&M Price.jpg
University employees, retirees and members of the Greater Huntsville Chapter, Links Inc., at the 2017 Impact Luncheon.  The event was held at the Capital City Grill in Montgomery, Ala.

Price was appointed to the commission, which studies women’s issue and makes recommendation for improvement to the legislature, in 2009 by Governor Bob Riley and was reappointed in 2012 by Governor Robert Bentley.

Featured in the photo, front left to right - Row 1:  Mrs. Abbigail Hugine, Commissioner Dr. Delores Price, and Jr. Commissioner Madelyn Jeneene Suttle; Row 2:  Dr. Barbara Cady, Mrs. Pat Johnson, Dr. Katy Byrd, and Mrs. Cynthia McCollum; Row 3:  Dr. Annie Payton, Dr. Kyla Pitcher, Ms. Tarsha Lockhart, and Ms. Ursula Brooks.

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AAMU Mourns Death of Retiree, Preservationist

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AAMU Posts Extensive Women's History Month Tribute


As part of its observance of Women’s History Month, Alabama A&M University has launched a new web page featuring some 70 women affiliated with the institution and who have made undeniable contributions to the 142-year-old campus and well beyond.   See TRIBUTE
 
“As we scan through the chronicles of time, we honor those brave and giving First Ladies, those committed staff members, the dedicated faculty members, and the countless alums who continue to give back,” commented AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., whose letter serves as a preface to the listing.
 
The featured women are divided among the major categories of Business/Corporate, Education, Law, Medicine, Military, Public Service and Sports/Entertainment.  They include innovative business women, national award-winning educators, lawyers focused on child welfare, a promising researcher specializing in early cancer detection, a rare U.S. Navy Captain, a former Chicago-area commissioner, one of the nation’s most successful volleyball coaches and an R&B notable.
 
To visit AAMU’s extensive tribute to Women’s History Month, look for the Women’s History Month banner at www.aamu.edu or see TRIBUTE

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Faculty Honored at RJF's "Honoring Our Elders" Event


RosettaJameslogo.pngA current and a retired AAMU professor were both honored during the 11th Annual Rosetta James Foundation "Honoring Our Elders Celebration on Saturday, March 11, at The Jackson Center.


HassanRazi (3).JPGDr. Razi Hassan, a chemistry professor whose career includes productive stints as a community organizers following his college years at Knoxville College, Princeton and New York University, was among the nine honorees who earned "Elder" status.


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Residence Hall Construction Timeline


AAMU Information Technology Services (ITS) staffer Justin Vaughner has captured the construction progress of the new residence hall facility under construction on Meridian Street using drone.  


View the most recent developments HERE.


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Student Input on Experiences Requested

Students – Let your voice be heard and be entered to win a Visa gift card!


Your voice matters and is an important source of information as AAMU strives to improve the student experience. This spring, AAMU students can participate in the Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) Student Satisfactory Inventory Survey (SSI).  


This survey gives you a powerful tool to improve the quality of student life and learning, here at Alabama A&M University.  It measures student satisfaction and priorities, showing AAMU how satisfied you are as well as what issues are important to you.


Check your e-mail for a survey reminder.
 
In appreciation for participating, we will enter all students who complete the survey by March 27, 2017 into a drawing for 1 of 2 $100 Visa gift card, 1 of 4 $50 Visa gift cards, 1 of 8 $25 Visa gift cards. 


Thanks in advance for your time in supporting this important, endeavor.  If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact Dianne Bozeman, survey administrator at dianne.bozeman@aamu.edu  or ext. 8644.

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Time for "RETOOL" Again


RetoolMarqueeSmall.jpgThe support of the entire AAMU Family is requested for the 2017 "Retool Your School" Competition.  To set in place your vote for AAMU, click (or copy and paste) the following link:


http://vote.retoolyourschool.com/


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AAMU Will Take Part in City-Wide Initiative                              by Debra Daniel

 

 

 

More than 700 freshmen will put the Alabama A&M University “Service Is Sovereignty” motto into motion on Saturday, April 1, when AAMU joins First Baptist Church’s (Governors Drive) “Serving the City as One” initiative.

 

 

 

First Baptist (Governors) organized the event 13 years ago, bringing together over 2,000 Christians who represent more than 70 congregations and take on some 200 projects.  Area churches have served as the Southern, Central and Madison Hubs. This year, however, Alabama A&M will serve as the first hub for north Huntsville.  

 

 

 

AAMU freshmen, student organizations, faculty and staff will gather on campus at 7:30 a.m. for a university-wide send-off.  Campus buses will then drive them throughout the community to churches, organizations and neighborhoods that requested help.

 

 

 

Projects include:

 

 

 

·         Home Maintenance and Repair

 

·         Yard Work

 

·         AGENCY Opportunities: Hope Place, National Children’s Advocacy Center

 

          305 Eighth St., Manna House, Food Bank

 

·         Packing Goody Baskets

 

·         Lakewood School Projects

 

·         Sewing

 

·         Letter Writing

 

·         Empowered to Connect Conference

 

·         Prayer Walking the Neighborhood

 

 

 

“It’s a wonderful way for students to see the need first-hand and the impact just a few hours of their time can make,” says Monica Clarke, coordinator of AAMU’s Service and Learning Communities and Volunteerism program.

 

 

 

“This is just a fantastic opportunity to involve churches, organizations and Alabama A&M University to help meet the needs of our city,” said Mike Pearce, minister of missions at First Baptist (Governors). 

 

 

 

To volunteer or receive additional information, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D44AFA623A5FD0-aamu

 

 

 

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Business School Co-Sponsoring Upcoming Symposium

 

 

 

AAMU’s College of Business and Public Affairs is among the visionary sponsors of an April 20 symposium focusing on the importance of cultivating diversity, talent and innovation within public and private organizations throughout the Tennessee Valley.

 

 

 

As a focal point, the symposium will provide strategies to build cultural awareness to enhance engagement and productivity in “Creating the Community” among Northern Alabama organizations. The main objective is to ensure organizations demonstrate a safe and inclusive environment for all employees.

 

 

 

Organizers says understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion enhances morale and provides organizations with a unique opportunity to attract and retain high-quality talent in Northern Alabama.

 

 

 

In addition to AAMU, event sponsors include the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, City of Huntsville, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, NASA/MSFC, Oakwood University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

 

 

 

The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.  For registration and additional information, visit www.futureandbeyondhsv.com

 

 

 

 

 

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AAMU Plans Tech Transfer Program for Small Businesses

 

 

 

The Alabama A&M University College of Business and Public Affairs’ Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development (CEIED), in cooperation with the AAMU-Rise Foundation, announces the SBIR-STTR Conference on April 23 -25 on the AAMU campus. 

 

 

 

Prospective participants still have an opportunity to help shape a conference that meets their unique interest, according to Dr. Teresa M. Orok, CEIED executive director.  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research/research and development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.

 

 

 

Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

 

 

 

Additionally, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Key to this program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. However, the unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.

 

 

 

Funding for research and development is moving away from grants, says Orok. Instead, it is becoming essential for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as all Minority Serving Institutions, to start competing for government and private industry contracts.

 

 

 

The AAMU-RISE Foundation and the AAMU Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development are hosting this conference to bring together experts from government agencies, leading R&D companies, and academic institutions. They will be sharing their expertise, thus enabling HBCUs and MSIs to partner with the government and its contractors as they develop and commercialize innovative technologies.

 

 

 

For registration and other information, contact CEIED at (256) 372-5603 or e-mail teresa.orok@aamu.edu.

 

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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 

 

The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.

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The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.

 

A group discount is available, and graduate students who present a poster, or an oral paper receive 90% off of the registration fee.  The deadline for submission of abstracts for graduate student competitions and early registration is March 15, 2017.  Visit www.acmap.org for more details.

 

Interested persons can also contact Dr. Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy, professor and program coordinator, Plant Biotechnology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762, or call ( 256) 372-4250 oAlt. email: srinivasa.mentreddy@aamu.edu

 

Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.

 

 

 

Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017

 

 
 

 

 
 

The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 

 

 

 

The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.

 

 

 

Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 

 

 

 

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Dancing with the President and First Lady

 

AAMU Board's Campus Tour


 
 

Grad Studies Open House

 

Diversity in Medicine

 

Clifford Gordon Exhibit: We Wear the Mask

 

President's Bus Tour Welcome Back

 

Future of the City Symposium

 

Bulldog Pride Adopt-a-Building Committee

 

Professor Terrell Strayhorn

 

Scott Smith Exhibit

 

 

College of Education Meeting

 
 

Big Picture Huntsville/LRC

 

Education Partners

 

LSAMP

 

 

 

 

Week of: March 13-19, 2017

  

 

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First Lady's Scholarship Luncheon Scheduled

 

 

 

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The First Lady's Scholarship Luncheon event, spearheaded by Alabama A&M University First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, will be held Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center on campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets are $40 each and a reserved table of 10 is $500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For additional information, contact Dr. Andrea Cunningham at (256) 372-5551 or Felicia Wilson at (256) 372-5715.



AAMU Mourns Death of Longtime Staffer, Communicator


The Alabama A&M University Family mourns the recent death of Elizabeth Sloan-Ragland, a radio personality and longtime director of the AAMU Telecommunications Center/WJAB-FM 90.9, now Electronic Media Communications.  Funeral services will be announced soon by Nelms Memorial Funeral Home.


Sloan-RaglandElizabethClassic.jpg“Liz” Sloan-Ragland was born in Oxmoor, Ala., in metropolitan Birmingham, Ala.  She attended Rosedale High School in Homewood, Ala., where she was both Senior Class President and Class Valedictorian.  She subsequently enrolled at Samford University in Birmingham in 1969. 


Sloan-Ragland once said that she majored in speech and drama at Samford because of the influence of her father, “who signed his name with an X but knew the value of an education.” She acknowledged, however, that she stood on the shoulders of others blacks who had sacrificed their lives to open the doors of opportunity for her.  She was escorted by her mother and aunt to become the first African American woman in the history of the school to live in a residence hall on campus.


Sloan-Ragland began her employment at Alabama A&M in 1973, following her graduation from Samford.  She went on to earn the Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree in 1977 at AAMU.


She served as director for AAMU’s Telecommunications and Distance Learning Center in addition to station manager at WJAB FM 90.9, a National Public Radio affiliate.  


Her extensive social and civic affiliations included the Huntsville Arts Council, NAACP, Toastmasters and many others.

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AAMU Posts Extensive Women's History Month Tribute


As part of its observance of Women’s History Month, Alabama A&M University has launched a new web page featuring some 70 women affiliated with the institution and who have made undeniable contributions to the 142-year-old campus and well beyond.   See TRIBUTE
 
“As we scan through the chronicles of time, we honor those brave and giving First Ladies, those committed staff members, the dedicated faculty members, and the countless alums who continue to give back,” commented AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., whose letter serves as a preface to the listing.
 
The featured women are divided among the major categories of Business/Corporate, Education, Law, Medicine, Military, Public Service and Sports/Entertainment.  They include innovative business women, national award-winning educators, lawyers focused on child welfare, a promising researcher specializing in early cancer detection, a rare U.S. Navy Captain, a former Chicago-area commissioner, one of the nation’s most successful volleyball coaches and an R&B notable.
 
To visit AAMU’s extensive tribute to Women’s History Month, look for the Women’s History Month banner at www.aamu.edu or see TRIBUTE

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Faculty Honored at RJF's "Honoring Our Elders" Event


RosettaJameslogo.pngA current and a retired AAMU professor were both honored during the 11th Annual Rosetta James Foundation "Honoring Our Elders Celebration on Saturday, March 11, at The Jackson Center.


HassanRazi (3).JPGDr. Razi Hassan, a chemistry professor whose career includes productive stints as a community organizers following his college years at Knoxville College, Princeton and New York University, was among the nine honorees who earned "Elder" status.


Born in Kimo, Ala., BrownMary1.jpegDr. Mary Sanford Brown is a retired professor and former chair of the Department of History and Political Science.  She also founded AAMU's Honors Program. She earned degree from AAMU, North Carolina A&T State University and The American University in Washington, D.C.

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CFCU Spring Break Hours


Counci

ll Federal Credit Union will be closed Thursday and Friday, March 16 and 17. 


Contact Manager Rufus Gilmore III for more information at (256) 372-5379.


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Residence Hall Construction Timeline


AAMU Information Technology Services (ITS) staffer Justin Vaughner has captured the construction progress of the new residence hall facility under construction on Meridian Street using drone.  


View the most recent developments HERE.


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Student Input on Experiences Requested

Students – Let your voice be heard and be entered to win a Visa gift card!


Your voice matters and is an important source of information as AAMU strives to improve the student experience. This spring, AAMU students can participate in the Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) Student Satisfactory Inventory Survey (SSI).  


This survey gives you a powerful tool to improve the quality of student life and learning, here at Alabama A&M University.  It measures student satisfaction and priorities, showing AAMU how satisfied you are as well as what issues are important to you.


Check your e-mail for a survey reminder.
 
In appreciation for participating, we will enter all students who complete the survey by March 27, 2017 into a drawing for 1 of 2 $100 Visa gift card, 1 of 4 $50 Visa gift cards, 1 of 8 $25 Visa gift cards. 


Thanks in advance for your time in supporting this important, endeavor.  If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact Dianne Bozeman, survey administrator at dianne.bozeman@aamu.edu  or ext. 8644.

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Time for "RETOOL" Again


RetoolMarqueeSmall.jpgThe support of the entire AAMU Family is requested for the 2017 "Retool Your School" Competition.  To set in place your vote for AAMU, click (or copy and paste) the following link:


http://vote.retoolyourschool.com/


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Professor Appointed NAAAS Ambassador

 

 

 

Huntsville, Ala. ---- An Alabama A&M University professor and transportation expert is the newly appointed Ambassador to the National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS).

 

 

 

Oluwoye6.jpgDr. Jacob Oluwoye recently received notification of his distinction and will attend required three-day training in August 2017 at NAAAS offices in Maine.  The Ambassador training session follows two major organization-sponsored events in South Africa and India scheduled in July.

 

 

 

NAAAS (and Affiliates) was founded in 1992 at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va., to serve as a resource for scholars who desire information and support for research related to the African and African American, Hispanic, Latino(a) and Chicano(a), Native American and Asian experiences.


He earned his Ph.D. in traffic and transport management from New South Wales University in Australia.  Oluwoye also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.


 

 

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Alabama A&M University to Hold Leadership Development Training Class

 

 

 

AAMU will hold a Professional and Leadership Development Training Class March 13-16.   This four day training activity will take place on the campus from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

 

 

 

Faculty from the College of Business and Public Affairs, along with other experts and practitioners, will provide participants personal insight, knowledge, and perspective to unlock professional potential and refine key leadership skills needed to achieve impactful, tangible results throughout their organizations. 

 

 

 

Team leaders, managers, or persons interested in developing, improving, or enhancing  their leadership skills are encouraged to attend.  The cost to attend this training is $1,275. 

 

 

 

Registration deadline is March 6.  For additional information or to register, please contact the Center for Extended Studies at (256) 372-5753 or send an email to odees@aamu.edu.

 

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"DISASTER PREP" Theme of Urban Living Expo 2017

 
 
 
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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold its first Urban Living Expo (ULE) Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville, Ala.  The theme is "Plan, Prepare, Practice: Don't Get Caught Off-Guard When Disasters Occur."

 

 

 

The event aims to engage the public through a series of interactive displays and to provide a variety of Extension information about disasters to individuals, families, local businesses and organizations.

 

 

 

Organizers says the Expo will be of special importance to community leaders, first responders, educators, students, emergency and health officials, waste management authorities, senior citizens, as well as to public and private organizations and the general public.

 

 

 

While admission is free, planners are prepared to accept donations of non-perishable food items.  Registration is required for all participants and exhibitors.

 

 

 

For additional information, contact Dr. Karnita Garner at (256) 372-8331, Dr. Robert Spencer at (256) 372-4983 or visit www.aces.edu/urban.

 

 

 

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AAMU Will Take Part in City-Wide Initiative                              by Debra Daniel

 
 

 

 

 

 

More than 700 freshmen will put the Alabama A&M University “Service Is Sovereignty” motto into motion on Saturday, April 1, when AAMU joins First Baptist Church’s “Serving the City as One” initiative.

 

 

 

First Baptist organized the event 13 years ago, bringing together over 2,000 Christians who represent more than 70 congregations and take on some 200 projects.  Area churches have served as the Southern, Central and Madison Hubs. This year, however, Alabama A&M will serve as the first hub for north Huntsville.  

 

 

 

AAMU freshmen, student organizations, faculty and staff will gather on campus at 7:30 a.m. for a university-wide send-off.  Campus buses will then drive them throughout the community to churches, organizations and neighborhoods that requested help.

 

 

 

Projects include:

 

 

 

·         Home Maintenance and Repair

 

·         Yard Work

 

·         AGENCY Opportunities: Hope Place, National Children’s Advocacy Center

 

          305 Eighth St., Manna House, Food Bank

 

·         Packing Goody Baskets

 

·         Lakewood School Projects

 

·         Sewing

 

·         Letter Writing

 

·         Empowered to Connect Conference

 

·         Prayer Walking the Neighborhood

 

 

 

“It’s a wonderful way for students to see the need first-hand and the impact just a few hours of their time can make,” says Monica Clarke, coordinator of AAMU’s Service and Learning Communities and Volunteerism program.

 

 

 

“This is just a fantastic opportunity to involve churches, organizations and Alabama A&M University to help meet the needs of our city,” said Mike Pearce, minister of missions at First Baptist Huntsville. 

 

 

 

To volunteer or receive additional information, visit www.servingthecity.org.

 

 

 

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Business School Co-Sponsoring Upcoming Symposium

 

 

 

AAMU’s College of Business and Public Affairs is among the visionary sponsors of an April 20 symposium focusing on the importance of cultivating diversity, talent and innovation within public and private organizations throughout the Tennessee Valley.

 

 

 

As a focal point, the symposium will provide strategies to build cultural awareness to enhance engagement and productivity in “Creating the Community” among Northern Alabama organizations. The main objective is to ensure organizations demonstrate a safe and inclusive environment for all employees.

 

 

 

Organizers says understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion enhances morale and provides organizations with a unique opportunity to attract and retain high-quality talent in Northern Alabama.

 

 

 

In addition to AAMU, event sponsors include the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, City of Huntsville, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, NASA/MSFC, Oakwood University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

 

 

 

The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.  For registration and additional information, visit www.futureandbeyondhsv.com

 
 

 

 

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AAMU Plans Tech Transfer Program for Small Businesses

 

 

 

The Alabama A&M University College of Business and Public Affairs’ Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development (CEIED), in cooperation with the AAMU-Rise Foundation, announces the SBIR-STTR Conference on April 23 -25 on the AAMU campus. 

 

 

 

Prospective participants still have an opportunity to help shape a conference that meets their unique interest, according to Dr. Teresa M. Orok, CEIED executive director.  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research/research and development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.

 

 

 

Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

 

 

 

Additionally, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Key to this program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. However, the unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.

 

 

 

Funding for research and development is moving away from grants, says Orok. Instead, it is becoming essential for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as all Minority Serving Institutions, to start competing for government and private industry contracts.

 

 

 

The AAMU-RISE Foundation and the AAMU Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development are hosting this conference to bring together experts from government agencies, leading R&D companies, and academic institutions. They will be sharing their expertise, thus enabling HBCUs and MSIs to partner with the government and its contractors as they develop and commercialize innovative technologies.

 

 

 

For registration and other information, contact CEIED at (256) 372-5603 or e-mail teresa.orok@aamu.edu.

 

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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 

 

The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.

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The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.

 

A group discount is available, and graduate students who present a poster, or an oral paper receive 90% off of the registration fee.  The deadline for submission of abstracts for graduate student competitions and early registration is March 15, 2017.  Visit www.acmap.org for more details.

 

Interested persons can also contact Dr. Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy, professor and program coordinator, Plant Biotechnology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762, or call ( 256) 372-4250 oAlt. email: srinivasa.mentreddy@aamu.edu

 

Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.

 

 

 

Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017

 

 

 

 

The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 

 

 

 

The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.

 

 

 

Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 

 

 

 

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Week of: March 6-12, 2017

  

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AAMU President Comments on Trump's Meeting with HBCU Heads

 

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Hugine (r) responds to local media about his participation in the HBCU Summitt in Washington, D.C., where HBCU presidents met with President Donald Trump.

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Alabama A&M University President Andrew Hugine, Jr., said the recent gathering in Washington of historically black college and university (HBCU) presidents provided unique opportunities.

 

Hugine added that the HBCU Summit with U.S. President Donald Trump allowed the college administrators a chance to advocate for their institutions, explaining their history, missions, as well as their many successes, particularly in the disciplines related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

 

Central among the elements of Trump's support for HBCUs is the move of the offices of the White House Initiative on HBCUs back to the White House from the U.S. Department of Education.  While some HBCU advocates have referred to the move as merely symbolic, Hugine and many other administrators believe it could better posture that advocacy unit to garner support from all federal agencies.

 

Hugine said he left the meeting feeling optimistic about increased support for AAMU and its sister HBCU institutions, but he admitted that his optimism hinges on avenues leading to tangible future financial support.  Such assistance, he said, could come in the form of increases to and the institution of year-round Pell funds; monies to address infrastructure and deferred maintenance, as well as increases in Title III funds.

 

"We understand the number of and the extent of the nation's priorities," said Hugine, "but education pays in the long run."

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Professor Appointed NAAAS Ambassador

 

Huntsville, Ala. ---- An Alabama A&M University professor and transportation expert is the newly appointed Ambassador to the National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS).

 

Oluwoye6.jpgDr. Jacob Oluwoye recently received notification of his distinction and will attend required three-day training in August 2017 at NAAAS offices in Maine.  The Ambassador training session follows two major organization-sponsored events in South Africa and India scheduled in July.

 

NAAAS (and Affiliates) was founded in 1992 at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va., to serve as a resource for scholars who desire information and support for research related to the African and African American, Hispanic, Latino(a) and Chicano(a), Native American and Asian experiences.

 

Oluwoye includes among his research interests traffic and transport management, city and regional planning, estate management, cartography/remote sensing, as well as research for marketing decisions.

 

Oluwoye earned his Ph.D. in traffic and transport management from New South Wales University in Australia.  Oluwoye also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.

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CAREER: Hundreds of AAMU students flocked to the Spring Career Fair sponsored by Career Development Services in the AAMU Wellness Center, where a ranged of companies, and public and private agencies sought to attract AAMU's best and brightest.   PHOTOS

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Health Screening Set for March

 

The Alabama Department of Public Health will facilitate free and voluntary wellness screenings in the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center on Thursday, March 9.  The 15-minute screening includes:

 

1)      Health Risk History Screening Form (form completed by participant)

2)      Finger Stick for:   Lipid Profile-Tests fat in the blood, total cholesterol, HDL-good cholesterol, LDL-bad cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose-blood sugar

3)      Blood pressure

4)      Body Mass Index (BMI)

5)      Height and Weight

6)      Counseling on assessment of RISKS based on results obtained. Referrals may be made based on results.

 

Please reserve your time slot here​.  Walk-ins will be serviced upon availability only.  Bring PEEHIP card to coverage the cost of the screening! To ensure health insurance card and coverage information, download the Alabama Blue Mobile App here.

 

For additional information regarding wellness requirements, please go to  www.rsa-al.gov/index.php/members/peehip/health-wellness/earn-the-wellness-premium-waiver/.

 

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (256) 372-5835.

  

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Alabama A&M University to Hold Leadership Development Training Class

 

AAMU will hold a Professional and Leadership Development Training Class March 13-16.   This four day training activity will take place on the campus from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

 

Faculty from the College of Business and Public Affairs, along with other experts and practitioners, will provide participants personal insight, knowledge, and perspective to unlock professional potential and refine key leadership skills needed to achieve impactful, tangible results throughout their organizations. 

 

Team leaders, managers, or persons interested in developing, improving, or enhancing  their leadership skills are encouraged to attend.  The cost to attend this training is $1,275. 

 

Registration deadline is March 6.  For additional information or to register, please contact the Center for Extended Studies at (256) 372-5753 or send an email to odees@aamu.edu.

   

 

 

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Hall Staff Prepare for Spring Break

 

The residence halls will be closed during spring break (March 13-17), and all students must check-out. 

 

Students should check-out of their Residence Hall by 5 p.m., on March 10, and check-in Sunday, March 19, by 5 p.m.

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"DISASTER PREP" Theme of Urban Living Expo 2017

 
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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold its first Urban Living Expo (ULE) Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville, Ala.  The theme is "Plan, Prepare, Practice: Don't Get Caught Off-Guard When Disasters Occur."

 

The event aims to engage the public through a series of interactive displays and to provide a variety of Extension information about disasters to individuals, families, local businesses and organizations.

 

Organizers says the Expo will be of special importance to community leaders, first responders, educators, students, emergency and health officials, waste management authorities, senior citizens, as well as to public and private organizations and the general public.

 

While admission is free, planners are prepared to accept donations of non-perishable food items.  Registration is required for all participants and exhibitors.

 

For additional information, contact Dr. Karnita Garner at (256) 372-8331, Dr. Robert Spencer at (256) 372-4983 or visit www.aces.edu/urban.

 

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First Lady's Scholarship Initiative Scheduled

 

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The First Lady's Scholarship Initiative event, spearheaded by Alabama A&M University First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, will be held Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at Legacy Lake on the campus.

 

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.

 

For additional information, contact Dr. Andrea Cunningham at (256) 372-5551.

 

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AAMU Will Take Part in City-Wide Initiative                              by Debra Daniel

 

 

More than 700 freshmen will put the Alabama A&M University “Service Is Sovereignty” motto into motion on Saturday, April 1, when AAMU joins First Baptist Church’s “Serving the City as One” initiative.

 

First Baptist organized the event 13 years ago, bringing together over 2,000 Christians who represent more than 70 congregations and take on some 200 projects.  Area churches have served as the Southern, Central and Madison Hubs. This year, however, Alabama A&M will serve as the first hub for north Huntsville.  

 

AAMU freshmen, student organizations, faculty and staff will gather on campus at 7:30 a.m. for a university-wide send-off.  Campus buses will then drive them throughout the community to churches, organizations and neighborhoods that requested help.

 

Projects include:

 

·         Home Maintenance and Repair

·         Yard Work

·         AGENCY Opportunities: Hope Place, National Children’s Advocacy Center

          305 Eighth St., Manna House, Food Bank

·         Packing Goody Baskets

·         Lakewood School Projects

·         Sewing

·         Letter Writing

·         Empowered to Connect Conference

·         Prayer Walking the Neighborhood

 

“It’s a wonderful way for students to see the need first-hand and the impact just a few hours of their time can make,” says Monica Clarke, coordinator of AAMU’s Service and Learning Communities and Volunteerism program.

 

“This is just a fantastic opportunity to involve churches, organizations and Alabama A&M University to help meet the needs of our city,” said Mike Pearce, minister of missions at First Baptist Huntsville. 

 

To volunteer or receive additional information, visit www.servingthecity.org.

 

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Business School Co-Sponsoring Upcoming Symposium

 

AAMU’s College of Business and Public Affairs is among the visionary sponsors of an April 20 symposium focusing on the importance of cultivating diversity, talent and innovation within public and private organizations throughout the Tennessee Valley.

 

As a focal point, the symposium will provide strategies to build cultural awareness to enhance engagement and productivity in “Creating the Community” among Northern Alabama organizations. The main objective is to ensure organizations demonstrate a safe and inclusive environment for all employees.

 

Organizers says understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion enhances morale and provides organizations with a unique opportunity to attract and retain high-quality talent in Northern Alabama.

 

In addition to AAMU, event sponsors include the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, City of Huntsville, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, NASA/MSFC, Oakwood University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

 

The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.  For registration and additional information, visit www.futureandbeyondhsv.com

 

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AAMU Plans Tech Transfer Program for Small Businesses

 

The Alabama A&M University College of Business and Public Affairs’ Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development (CEIED), in cooperation with the AAMU-Rise Foundation, announces the SBIR-STTR Conference on April 23 -25 on the AAMU campus. 

 

Prospective participants still have an opportunity to help shape a conference that meets their unique interest, according to Dr. Teresa M. Orok, CEIED executive director.  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research/research and development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.

 

Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

 

Additionally, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Key to this program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. However, the unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.

 

Funding for research and development is moving away from grants, says Orok. Instead, it is becoming essential for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as all Minority Serving Institutions, to start competing for government and private industry contracts.

 

The AAMU-RISE Foundation and the AAMU Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development are hosting this conference to bring together experts from government agencies, leading R&D companies, and academic institutions. They will be sharing their expertise, thus enabling HBCUs and MSIs to partner with the government and its contractors as they develop and commercialize innovative technologies.

 

For registration and other information, contact CEIED at (256) 372-5603 or e-mail teresa.orok@aamu.edu.

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 Support Miss AAMU for EBONY Feature

 

Normalites everywhere are urged to vote (up to three a day) for Carmen Wright, Miss AAMU 2016-17.  Please use the link below:

http://www.ebony.com/contestants/carmen-wright#axzz4SeIZ9Crx

 

 
 

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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 

 

The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.

 

MentreddyNew.jpgDr. Rao Mentreddy is president of the seven-year-old American Council for Medicinally Active Plants, whose conferences attract over 100 scientists from throughout the world at various venues, from the United States to Peru.

 

The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.

 

A group discount is available, and graduate students who present a poster, or an oral paper receive 90% off of the registration fee.  The deadline for submission of abstracts for graduate student competitions and early registration is March 15, 2017.  Visit www.acmap.org for more details.

 

Interested persons can also contact Dr. Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy, professor and program coordinator, Plant Biotechnology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762, or call ( 256) 372-4250 oAlt. email: srinivasa.mentreddy@aamu.edu

 

Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.

 

 

Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 

 

The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 

 

The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.

 

Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 


 

 

 

Week of: February 27-March 5, 2017

 

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AAMU Board Adds Concentrations, Modernizes Policies
 
Huntsville, Ala. --- The Alabama A&M University Board of Trustees held the first meeting of 2017 and the last one for President Pro Tempore Andre Taylor on Friday, February 24.
 
TaylorAndre.jpgAfter completing a six-year tenure on the board, Taylor said he would not apply for another term but would instead reflect on other milestones.  The former corporate communications official said he is optimistic about AAMU’s potential and pledged his support in the years ahead.
 
AAMU President Andrew Hugine Jr., and other university administrators, including Faculty Senate President Jeanette Jones, thanked Taylor for his service.
 
Hugine announced that he will join presidents of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for a meeting with White House officials on ways to strengthen support to the 100 institutions of higher learning.  President Donald Trump and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund will host the summit February 27-28.
 
Chinese3.JPGDuring his report to the board, President Hugine shared a video on the progress and events to date of the Confucius Institute at AAMU.
 
Trustees then went on to approve the addition of concentrations in urban planning and design, and transportation management; the addition of a wireless policy; the reduction of donor restrictions and requirements pertaining to naming opportunities for facilities; and the inclusion of nontraditional housing options.
 
As required by board bylaws, Trustees Velma Tribue and Jerome Williams were appointed by Taylor to serve on a presidential evaluation committee to coordinate Hugine’s four-year evaluation.  The committee will select a college president to serve on it, and Hugine will also be able to select a presidential peer to serve on the evaluation team.
 
Faculty Senate President Jeanette Jones lauded the efforts of Hugine with respect to finding ways to provide cost of living adjustments for faculty and staff.  The Faculty Senate will arrange meetings with state legislators on additional ways that state government can facilitate future adjustments to the salaries of state employees.  While Jones indicated that the Faculty Handbook is being reviewed, the Faculty Mentoring Program is well underway.
 
SGA President Tara Crawford said students have been involved in campus-wide beautification efforts, as well as community food and clothing drives.  She also expressed optimism in the development of future student leadership.
 
FIRST NOTICE of Next Meeting:  The Alabama A&M University Board of Trustees will meet again for its regular session on campus Friday, June 23, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Clyde Foster Auditorium of the College of Business and Public Affairs.
 
- D. Daniel and J. Saintjones contributed to this report.
 
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CHIEF:  AAMU President welcomes new Chief of Public Safety Nadis Carlisle, former interim Chief of Police for Decatur, Ala.   See Swearing-In PHOTOS
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Hall Staff Prepare for Spring Break
 
The residence halls will be closed during spring break (March 13-17), and all students must check-out. 
 
Students should check-out of their Residence Hall by 5 p.m., on March 10, and check-in Sunday, March 19, by 5 p.m.
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RE-ELECTED:  Arthur Henderson, Theresa McCants and Marian Ray were re-elected to the Board of Directors of Councill Federal Credit Union, while Cheryl Johnson (r) was re-elected to the Credit Committee.  The elections were held at the CFCU 63rd annual meeting at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center.  (Photo by J. Saintjones)    More PHOTOS
 
CFCU Holds Annual Meeting
 
The Councill Federal Credit Union held its 63rd annual meeting at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center conference room February 23.
 
CFCU members heard reports from various committees, elected officers, and enjoyed food, door prizes and fellowship.
 
Rufus Gilmore is manager, and Beverly Lucas serves as customer service representative. 
 
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Board Takes Campus Tour
 
The AAMU Board of Trustees visited CONNECT Centers in the university’s four distinct colleges and other sites with campus improvements as part of two-day meetings on campus beginning February 23.   See PHOTOS
 
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The centers included the following: The Center for Learning, Innovating, Networking and Questioning (LINQ), College of Business and Public Affairs; The Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM Knowledge Center), College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences; The Center for Academic Student Engagement and Success (CASES), College of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; and the Center for Learning, Academic Support and Success (CLASS), College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences.
 
Trustees were transported in a new Bulldog Transit System bus to view renovations and updates to Carter Hall Science Building; the Ralph Lee Student Center; William Hooper Councill Hall (home of the Tutorial Assistance Network and the Confucius Institute); and Normal Hill Student Apartments.
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“Dancing” Dazzles Knight Center Audience
 
The 2017 edition of Dancing with the President and First Lady once again amply supplied guests with an evening of entertainment.  The event helps fund the worthy cause of ongoing campus beautification efforts spearheaded by the Bulldog Pride Committee, led by First Lady Abbiegail Hugine.  PHOTOS
 
PeoplesChoice.jpgStudentWinners.jpgThe contestants included Michael and Yvette Clark – “R&B Funk”; Karla Miller and Dr. Gary Crosby (first place - above) – “Jazz”; Taliyah Oglesby and Lager Allen – “Foxtrot” (Student Winners); Troy Jones and Jazmine Robinson (2nd place) – “Salsa”; Brittany Holloman and Gerald Taylor – “Cha Cha”; and Rep. Anthony Daniels and Dr. Teneshia Daniels (People's Choice Award), left – “Salsa”. 
 
AAMU’s Monique Ryan served as choreographer.  The contestants were evaluated by judges Dana Austin, Janise Fowler and Matthew Hales.
 
Erica “Fox” Washington of WJAB-FM 90.9 served as mistress of ceremonies.  The evening featured special music (Tommy Friend and Alex Banks) and dance (Jaylin Caroline Martin), and President Andrew Hugine, Jr., and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine expressed their gratitude for the support from the campus and broader community.
 
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Professor to Address Local AAUW Chapter Luncheon
 
The Huntsville Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its Breaking Through Barriers Luncheon on Friday, March 3, at the Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Drive, NW, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
 
JonesJeanetteBB-2017.JPGDr. Jeanette Jones, a professor, botanist, microbiologist and researcher at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) will facilitate a luncheon conversation on “Measuring Success Through Perseverance,” providing useful information to local college women aspiring to various careers.
 
After receiving an undergraduate degree in biology from Fort Valley State University (Ga.), Jones earned the Ph.D. degree in medical mycology from The Ohio State University.  Jones pursued further study at the University of Nevada, the University of California Medical School (San Francisco), the National Centers for Disease Control-Atlanta, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge).  A long-time member of the Board of Stewards at St. John AME Church in Huntsville, she also has been appointed to the U.S. Army Science Board by the Secretary of the Army since 1994.  
 
Dr. Jones has served as president of the Alabama A&M University Faculty Senate, the Greater Huntsville Chapter of The Links, Inc., The Ivy Center Foundation, as well as coordinator of the Faculty Mentoring Program at AAMU.
 
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Tucker Heads MCA Unit
 
Alabama A&M University President Andrew Hugine, Jr., has announced the individual who will fill the cabinet post of Vice President for Marketing, Communications and Advancement, a key post that encompasses fundraising, alumni affairs, electronic media communications, public relations, and print/mail.
 
TuckerClassicSmall.jpgArchie Tucker, II, who has served in the role of interim vice president since 2014 will assume the position of vice president on Wednesday, March 1.
 
Prior to joining AAMU in 2011 as director of development and later as assistant vice president, Tucker served as the chief development officer at Mississippi Valley State University, his alma mater, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  He also held posts at Coahoma Community College and Delta State University, where he received an MBA.
 
Tucker is affiliated with various civic organizations from local to international, including but not limited to the following:  Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as a former District III board member and HBCU Taskforce Chair; Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as a former board member for the North Alabama Chapter and international chapter support committee; and Leadership Huntsville Focus Class 25 and Connect Class 15 graduate.  He was awarded AFP’s North Alabama Fundraiser of the Year in 2015.  Tucker holds the Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis.
 
Tucker is a native of Leland, Miss.  He and his wife Veronica are the parents of two sons, Jordan and Austin.
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Students, faculty and staff from the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences.

Grad Studies Holds Open House
 
AAMU’s School of Graduate Studies welcomed prospective master’s and doctoral students to a day of activities and information about opportunities, programs, and funding for graduate study on “The Hill.”   PHOTOS
 
Claflin, Lane, Rust, UNA, Voorhees were among the institutions represented at the open huse.
 
In addition to academic and general information sessions, attendees had an opportunity to participate in give-a-ways, a walking tour and an evening basketball game.
 
The College of Business and Public Affairs served as the host site.  For additional information about graduate study at AAMU, call (256) 372-5266.
 
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Business School Co-Sponsoring Upcoming Symposium
 
AAMU’s College of Business and Public Affairs is among the visionary sponsors of an April 20 symposium focusing on the importance of cultivating diversity, talent and innovation within public and private organizations throughout the Tennessee Valley.
 
As a focal point, the symposium will provide strategies to build cultural awareness to enhance engagement and productivity in “Creating the Community” among Northern Alabama organizations. The main objective is to ensure organizations demonstrate a safe and inclusive environment for all employees.
 
Organizers says understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion enhances morale and provides organizations with a unique opportunity to attract and retain high-quality talent in Northern Alabama.
 
In addition to AAMU, event sponsors include the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, City of Huntsville, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, NASA/MSFC, Oakwood University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
 
The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.  For registration and additional information, visit www.futureandbeyondhsv.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Active Shooter Training Sessions Hosted by AAMU
 
“Everybody has a plan for a fire, or a tornado; but when it comes to an active shooter, what’s the plan?”
Lt. Proncey Robertson, Public Information Officer for Decatur Police, says it’s a question that could save lives.  He and three other certified trainers spent Feb 21-22 at AAMU for Alabama’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT).
 
It’s the first time AAMU has hosted the training, with 23 officers coming from Tuskegee, Cullman, Montgomery and across the state.  Three members of AAMU’s Department of Public Safety also took part.
 
“This training is mandatory for every law enforcement officer in the state,” says Jeremy Williams, a parole officer and ALERRT instructor.  The program is designed to prepare first responders to isolate, distract and neutralize an active shooter.
 
Though most of the training involved classroom instruction at the ARC and Buchanan Hall, officers will train outdoors in SWAT gear Wednesday afternoon.
 
The Bulldog Alert System notified the entire campus so no one would be alarmed.
 
Governor Robert Bentley made ALERRT training mandatory for all law enforcement officers in 2013.
 
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency offers the free training to law enforcement agencies.  The training is also free to civilians, businesses and other agencies through the ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ program.
 
AAMU’s Department of Public Safety has officers certified to offer the free training.
 
For more, including the Run, Hide, Fight’ video, click HERE.
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Journalism Journey Speaker Series Continues
 
The Journalism Journey Speaker Series connects AAMU students with local media and mass communications professionals to provide them unique educational opportunities for pathways to their career goals.
 
Created by Daryka Reeves, assistant professor of communications, the series aligns students with mentors and provides access to real-world knowledge about requirements for employment after graduation. It also serves as a recruiting effort for future students.
 
Most recently, Mo Carter, sports director for WZDX (Huntsville’s FOX affiliate) spoke to 70 aspiring journalists from the AAMU communications department. Carter highlighted his journey from sports reporter to director.  He encouraged students to stay abreast of current events, strengthen their writing skills and be willing to learn all facets of the mass communications industry.  VIDEO
 
The Series began last semester with noted journalist and media expert Debra Daniel, who currently serves as a communications specialist in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations, followed by Demetria McClenton, anchor for WAAY-31 (Huntsville’s ABC affiliate).
 
The Series will continue throughout the semester with speakers scheduled twice a month. 
 
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Health Screening Set for March
 
The Alabama Department of Public Health will facilitate free and voluntary wellness screenings in the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center on Thursday, March 9.  The 15-minute screening includes:
 
1)      Health Risk History Screening Form (form completed by participant)
2)      Finger Stick for:   Lipid Profile-Tests fat in the blood, total cholesterol, HDL-good cholesterol, LDL-bad cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose-blood sugar
3)      Blood pressure
4)      Body Mass Index (BMI)
5)      Height and Weight
6)      Counseling on assessment of RISKS based on results obtained. Referrals may be made based on results.
 
Please reserve your time slot here​.  Walk-ins will be serviced upon availability only.  Bring PEEHIP card to coverage the cost of the screening! To ensure health insurance card and coverage information, download the Alabama Blue Mobile App here.
 
For additional information regarding wellness requirements, please go to  www.rsa-al.gov/index.php/members/peehip/health-wellness/earn-the-wellness-premium-waiver/.
 
Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (256) 372-5835.
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Alabama A&M University to Hold Leadership Development Training Class
 
AAMU will hold a Professional and Leadership Development Training Class March 13-16.   This four day training activity will take place on the campus from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 
 
Faculty from the College of Business and Public Affairs, along with other experts and practitioners, will provide participants personal insight, knowledge, and perspective to unlock professional potential and refine key leadership skills needed to achieve impactful, tangible results throughout their organizations. 
 
Team leaders, managers, or persons interested in developing, improving, or enhancing  their leadership skills are encouraged to attend.  The cost to attend this training is $1,275. 
 
Registration deadline is March 6.  For additional information or to register, please contact the Center for Extended Studies at (256) 372-5753 or send an email to odees@aamu.edu.
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Food Science Students Named Cargill and Kellogg’s Scholars
 
Five student scholars from AAMU’s Department of Food and Animal Sciences (FAS) received scholarships from industry partners Cargill and Kellogg’s. 
 
This year, the Cargill scholars ($1,000 each) were Dawn Nash, freshman; Breanna Hampton, sophomore; and Camara Blasingame, graduate student.  The Kellogg’s list of scholars ($2,000 each) include Loretta Grant, junior; and Sommer Thompson (senior).  The requirements for this award included not only a 3.00 GPA, but also leadership in the various departmental professional organizations.  
 
Dr. Martha Verghese serves a professor and chair of FAS.
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AAMU Plans Tech Transfer Program for Small Businesses
 
The Alabama A&M University College of Business and Public Affairs’ Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development (CEIED), in cooperation with the AAMU-Rise Foundation, announces the SBIR-STTR Conference on April 23 -25 on the AAMU campus. 
 
Prospective participants still have an opportunity to help shape a conference that meets their unique interest, according to Dr. Teresa M. Orok, CEIED executive director.  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research/research and development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.
 
Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
 
Additionally, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Key to this program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. However, the unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.
 
Funding for research and development is moving away from grants, says Orok. Instead, it is becoming essential for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as all Minority Serving Institutions, to start competing for government and private industry contracts.
 
The AAMU-RISE Foundation and the AAMU Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Economic Development are hosting this conference to bring together experts from government agencies, leading R&D companies, and academic institutions. They will be sharing their expertise, thus enabling HBCUs and MSIs to partner with the government and its contractors as they develop and commercialize innovative technologies.
 
For registration and other information, contact CEIED at (256) 372-5603 or e-mail teresa.orok@aamu.edu.
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AAMU Will Take Part in City-Wide Initiative  by Debra Daniel
 
More than 700 freshmen will put the Alabama A&M University “Service Is Sovereignty” motto into motion on Saturday, April 1, when AAMU joins First Baptist Church’s “Serving the City as One” initiative.
 
First Baptist organized the event 13 years ago, bringing together over 2,000 Christians who represent more than 70 congregations and take on some 200 projects.  Area churches have served as the Southern, Central and Madison Hubs. This year, however, Alabama A&M will serve as the first hub for north Huntsville.  
 
AAMU freshmen, student organizations, faculty and staff will gather on campus at 7:30 a.m. for a university-wide send-off.  Campus buses will then drive them throughout the community to churches, organizations and neighborhoods that requested help.
 
Projects include:
 
·         Home Maintenance and Repair
·         Yard Work
·         AGENCY Opportunities: Hope Place, National Children’s Advocacy Center
          305 Eighth St., Manna House, Food Bank
·         Packing Goody Baskets
·         Lakewood School Projects
·         Sewing
·         Letter Writing
·         Empowered to Connect Conference
·         Prayer Walking the Neighborhood
 
“It’s a wonderful way for students to see the need first-hand and the impact just a few hours of their time can make,” says Monica Clarke, coordinator of AAMU’s Service and Learning Communities and Volunteerism program.
 
“This is just a fantastic opportunity to involve churches, organizations and Alabama A&M University to help meet the needs of our city,” said Mike Pearce, minister of missions at First Baptist Huntsville. 
 
To volunteer or receive additional information, visit www.servingthecity.org.
 
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AAMU Band Aims for “HBCU Sports Band of the Year”
 
Support the Marching Maroon and White in becoming the HBCU Sports Band of the Year.  Vote today.  For more information, visit the link below:
 
 
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CETL Upcoming Events
 
       - March 1, 2017
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 Support Miss AAMU for EBONY Feature
 
Normalites everywhere are urged to vote (up to three a day) for Carmen Wright, Miss AAMU 2016-17.  Please use the link below:
 

 
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First Lady's Scholarship Initiative Scheduled
 
FirstLadyEmblem.jpg.jpgThe First Lady's Scholarship Initiative event, spearheaded by Alabama A&M University First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, will be held Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at Legacy Lake on the campus.
 
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Andrea Cunningham at (256) 372-5551.
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Urban Living Expo 2017 Announced
 
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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold its first Urban Living Expo (ULE) Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville, Ala.  The theme is "Plan, Prepare, Practice: Don't Get Caught Off-Guard When Disasters Occur."
 
The event aims to engage the public through a series of interactive displays and to provide a variety of Extension information about disasters to individuals, families, local businesses and organizations.
 
Organizers says the Expo will be of special importance to community leaders, first responders, educators, students, emergency and health officials, waste management authorities, senior citizens, as well as to public and private organizations and the general public.
 
While admission is free, planners are prepared to accept donations of non-perishable food items.  Registration is required for all participants and exhibitors.
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Karnita Garner at (256) 372-8331, Dr. Robert Spencer at (256) 372-4983 or visit www.aces.edu/urban.
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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
 
MentreddyNew.jpgDr. Rao Mentreddy is president of the seven-year-old American Council for Medicinally Active Plants, whose conferences attract over 100 scientists from throughout the world at various venues, from the United States to Peru.
 
The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
A group discount is available, and graduate students who present a poster, or an oral paper receive 90% off of the registration fee.  The deadline for submission of abstracts for graduate student competitions and early registration is March 15, 2017.  Visit www.acmap.org for more details.
 
Interested persons can also contact Dr. Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy, professor and program coordinator, Plant Biotechnology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762, or call ( 256) 372-4250 oAlt. email: srinivasa.mentreddy@aamu.edu
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 

 

 

 

 

Week of: February 20-26, 2017

  

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AAMU to Swear In New Chief Feb. 21

 

AAMU will hold a swearing-in ceremony for its new Chief of Public Safety on Tuesday, February 21, on the AAMU campus at 3 p.m.

 

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Carlisle served the Decatur (Ala.) Police Department for more than 25 years and was named interim police chief for the City of Decatur in early 2016.  Prior to his period at the helm of the department, Carlisle held the rank of captain and was commander of the criminal investigation division.

 

The public is invited to the ceremony.  (Photo: decaturalabamausa.com)

 

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BHM Presentation:  President Andrew Hugine, Jr., center, made a February 16 presentation in connection with the Arnold Air Force Base African American Heritage Committee's Black History Month observance in Tullahoma, Tenn.  Dr. Hugine is pictured with (l-r) Dr. Mark A. Mehalic and Artious Walker, Arnold Air Force Base.

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FACULTY MENTORING:  Eight participants in the AAMU Faculty Mentoring Program , coordinated by Professor Jeanette Jones, recently convened in the Office of the President.  Pictured (l-r) are:  Aaron Adams, Insu Kim, Samantha Strachan, Tyesha Farmer, Dr. Jeanette Jones (coordinator), AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., Johanna Massey, Xia ("Amy") Zhang, Armitra Jackson-Davis, and Sean Halverson.

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Exhibit Captures DuBois’ “Double Consciousness” Theme

 

The most recent work of talented artist Clifford L. Gordon of Columbia State Community College (Tenn.), “We Wear the Mask,” is on display in the Alabama A&M University Art Gallery through March 10. 

 

Masks3.jpgNamed for the Paul Laurence Dunbar poem of the same title, the “We Wear the Mask” exhibit is a visual exploration of the artist’s thoughts about identity and the “new physiognomy.”  Gordon calls the exhibit “a reconceptualization of African American racial identity” and a way to capture the notion of “being oneself with all the multiplicities, systems and contradictions of one’s own ways of being, doing and knowing.”

 

The Gallery is open for public viewing from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.    More PHOTOS

 

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Staff Senate Meeting Set

 

The Staff Senate will meet Tuesday, February 21, in Room 110 of Arthur J. Bond Hall (Engineering Building) from 12-1 p.m.

 

Staffer Sophya Johnson will address the group.  Lunch will be served. All staff members are invited.   

 

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Professor to Address Local AAUW Chapter Luncheon

 

The Huntsville Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its Breaking Through Barriers Luncheon on Friday, March 3, at the Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Drive, NW, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

JonesJeanetteBB-2017.JPGDr. Jeanette Jones, a professor, botanist, microbiologist and researcher at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) will facilitate a luncheon conversation on “Measuring Success Through Perseverance,” providing useful information to local college women aspiring to various careers.

 

After receiving an undergraduate degree in biology from Fort Valley State University (Ga.), Jones earned the Ph.D. degree in medical mycology from The Ohio State University.  Jones pursued further study at the University of Nevada, the University of California Medical School (San Francisco), the National Centers for Disease Control-Atlanta, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge).  A long-time member of the Board of Stewards at St. John AME Church in Huntsville, she also has been appointed to the U.S. Army Science Board by the Secretary of the Army since 1994.  

 

Dr. Jones has served as president of the Alabama A&M University Faculty Senate, the Greater Huntsville Chapter of The Links, Inc., The Ivy Center Foundation, as well as coordinator of the Faculty Mentoring Program at AAMU.

 

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Alum Hosting Gospel Concert

 

AAMU alumnus Jamel Strong is hosting “A Night of Faith” on Friday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Fellowship of Faith Church.

 

The event will feature new music release by Strong and special guests Maurette Brown-Clark and Melvin Williams.  For additional information and tickets, visit www.jamelstrong.org or call (256) 856-9665.

 

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Bulldog Central Has New Contact Info

 

 

The printshop's email address has changed to bulldogprintshop2@gmail.com.

 

Any emails/orders that were sent to bulldogprintshop@gmail.com after January 20, 2017 were not received. 

 

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BTS Requests Survey Participation

 

The AAMU Department of Transportation has requested the assistance of the AAMU Family in the completion of a survey pertaining to the Bulldog Transit System (BTS).

 

The department requests survey data at the start and toward the end of the semester.  To complete the survey, visit https://goo.gl/forms/FWs9aM8COGptKWhw1  or visit the BTS website at www.aamu.edu (Click on “Administrative Offices”; scroll down to click on “Bulldog Transportation Services”; and find the survey link on the right.

 

For additional information, contact Xantheia Watkins at (256) 372-8011 or e-mail xantheia.watkins@aamu.edu.

 

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Dose of Info:  AAMU students engage in intense listening during the Diversity in Medicine Tour held in the Dawson Building auditorium and coordinated by Career Development Services.  PHOTOS

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Journalism Journey Speaker Series Continues

 

The Journalism Journey Speaker Series connects AAMU students with local media and mass communications professionals to provide them unique educational opportunities for pathways to their career goals.

 

Created by Daryka Reeves, assistant professor of communications, the series aligns students with mentors and provides access to real-world knowledge about requirements for employment after graduation. It also serves as a recruiting effort for future students.

 

Most recently, Mo Carter, sports director for WZDX (Huntsville’s FOX affiliate) spoke to 70 aspiring journalists from the AAMU communications department. Carter highlighted his journey from sports reporter to director.  He encouraged students to stay abreast of current events, strengthen their writing skills and be willing to learn all facets of the mass communications industry.  VIDEO

 

The Series began last semester with noted journalist and media expert Debra Daniel, who currently serves as a communications specialist in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations, followed by Demetria McClenton, anchor for WAAY-31 (Huntsville’s ABC affiliate).

 

The Series will continue throughout the semester with speakers scheduled twice a month. 

 

 

Health Screening Set for March

 

The Alabama Department of Public Health will facilitate free and voluntary wellness screenings in the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center on Thursday, March 9.  The 15-minute screening includes:

 

1)      Health Risk History Screening Form (form completed by participant)

2)      Finger Stick for:   Lipid Profile-Tests fat in the blood, total cholesterol, HDL-good cholesterol, LDL-bad cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose-blood sugar

3)      Blood pressure

4)      Body Mass Index (BMI)

5)      Height and Weight

6)      Counseling on assessment of RISKS based on results obtained. Referrals may be made based on results.

 

Please reserve your time slot here​.  Walk-ins will be serviced upon availability only.  Bring PEEHIP card to coverage the cost of the screening! To ensure health insurance card and coverage information, download the Alabama Blue Mobile App here.

 

For additional information regarding wellness requirements, please go to  www.rsa-al.gov/index.php/members/peehip/health-wellness/earn-the-wellness-premium-waiver/.

 

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (256) 372-5835.

 

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AAMU Will Take Part in City-Wide Initiative  by Debra Daniel

 

More than 700 freshmen will put the Alabama A&M University “Service Is Sovereignty” motto into motion on Saturday, April 1, when AAMU joins First Baptist Church’s “Serving the City as One” initiative.

 

First Baptist organized the event 13 years ago, bringing together over 2,000 Christians who represent more than 70 congregations and take on some 200 projects.  Area churches have served as the Southern, Central and Madison Hubs. This year, however, Alabama A&M will serve as the first hub for north Huntsville.  

 

AAMU freshmen, student organizations, faculty and staff will gather on campus at 7:30 a.m. for a university-wide send-off.  Campus buses will then drive them throughout the community to churches, organizations and neighborhoods that requested help.

 

Projects include:

 

·         Home Maintenance and Repair

·         Yard Work

·         AGENCY Opportunities: Hope Place, National Children’s Advocacy Center

          305 Eighth St., Manna House, Food Bank

·         Packing Goody Baskets

·         Lakewood School Projects

·         Sewing

·         Letter Writing

·         Empowered to Connect Conference

·         Prayer Walking the Neighborhood

 

“It’s a wonderful way for students to see the need first-hand and the impact just a few hours of their time can make,” says Monica Clarke, coordinator of AAMU’s Service and Learning Communities and Volunteerism program.

 

“This is just a fantastic opportunity to involve churches, organizations and Alabama A&M University to help meet the needs of our city,” said Mike Pearce, minister of missions at First Baptist Huntsville. 

 

To volunteer or receive additional information, visit www.servingthecity.org.

 

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AAMU Band Aims for “HBCU Sports Band of the Year”

 

Support the Marching Maroon and White in becoming the HBCU Sports Band of the Year.  Vote today.  For more information, visit the link below:

 

http://hbcusports.com/2017/01/13/vote-now-for-the-2016-hbcu-sports-band-of-the-year/

 

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CETL Upcoming Events

 

· Pedagogy/ Teaching Strategies Workshop

       - February 23, 2017

 

·  CLASS: (Community of Learning for Administrative Support Staff)

       - Microsoft Office Training-  February 15, 2017

 

 · Revisiting Customer Service in Higher Education

       - March 1, 2017

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First Lady's Scholarship Initiative Scheduled
 
FirstLadyEmblem.jpg.jpgThe First Lady's Scholarship Initiative event, spearheaded by Alabama A&M University First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, will be held Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at Legacy Lake on the campus.
 
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Andrea Cunningham at (256) 372-5551.
 
 
Urban Living Expo 2017 Announced
 
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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold its first Urban Living Expo (ULE) Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville, Ala.  The theme is "Plan, Prepare, Practice: Don't Get Caught Off-Guard When Disasters Occur."
 
The event aims to engage the public through a series of interactive displays and to provide a variety of Extension information about disasters to individuals, families, local businesses and organizations.
 
Organizers says the Expo will be of special importance to community leaders, first responders, educators, students, emergency and health officials, waste management authorities, senior citizens, as well as to public and private organizations and the general public.
 
While admission is free, planners are prepared to accept donations of non-perishable food items.  Registration is required for all participants and exhibitors.
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Karnita Garner at (256) 372-8331, Dr. Robert Spencer at (256) 372-4983 or visit www.aces.edu/urban.
- J. Saintjones
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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
 
MentreddyNew.jpgDr. Rao Mentreddy is president of the seven-year-old American Council for Medicinally Active Plants, whose conferences attract over 100 scientists from throughout the world at various venues, from the United States to Peru.
 
The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
 
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February 6-13, 2016

 
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Former Physics Chair Dies (See "Deaths" Below)
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Chinese Art Troupe Meets with AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr.
 
The Art Troupe of the Sichuan Normal University (China) will be performing at Columbia High School in Huntsville, Ala., at 6 p.m., Monday, February 13, hosted by Alabama A&M University's Confucius Institute.  Tickets are available at AAMU at 114 Carver Complex South or call (256) 372-8460.
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AAMU Grad Becomes First Black, Youngest House Minority Leader
 
Alabama State Representative Anthony Daniels was recently elected Minority Leader by his colleagues in the Democratic House Caucus, making the 34-year-old the youngest and first African American to be named to the post in modern state history. Daniels also ranks among the youngest party leaders nationwide.
 
Daniels3.jpg“I am humbled by the faith, trust and support provided by my colleagues in Montgomery, and I’m looking forward to getting to work,” Daniels said. “Democrats are ready to roll up their sleeves to boost public education, to help businesses create good-paying jobs, and to restore public confidence in Montgomery among the hard-working families of Alabama.”
 
Rep. Daniels grew up in Midway, Ala., was first elected to the House in 2014, and has spent his career determined to boost jobs, public education, and college affordability. He has served as an educator, a fundraiser for Alabama A&M University and as a member of Huntsville’s Economic Sustainability Council, among other positions. He currently operates a small business in North Alabama.
 
AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., said Rep. Daniels’ influential role as Minority Leader “is an indication to current and future students that AAMU remains a vibrant force in the higher education community and beyond.”
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Annual Presidential Bus Tour Ends on The Quad
 
Alabama A&M University’s Fifth Presidential Community Engagement and Recruitment Tour ended with a ‘Welcome Back Celebration’ on the Quad on Friday, February 10.
 
Bus3.jpgIn his brief recap, President Andrew Hugine, Jr., told AAMU students, faculty and staff that the bus traveled to 44 high schools across the state, delivering more than $16 million in scholarships to 867 deserving students.  Last year, AAMU awarded scholarships to 757 students totaling over $14 million.
 
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delivering their scholarships in person during school assemblies.  It also encourages other high school students to strive for high academic achievement, while allowing current AAMU students to tell the university's story.
 
The bus tour began with a stop at John LeFlore High School and several others in Mobile, before heading to high schools in Montgomery, Selma, the Alabama Black Belt, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Anniston and Gadsden. The final stop was Friday afternoon at Jemison High School in Huntsville.
 
Hugine praised the efforts of the admissions staff, along with students, faculty and administrators who participated on various days of the tour.
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NFL Legend Among HBCU Hall of Famers Honored During Super Bowl LI
 
Stall2.jpgThousands of Alabama A&M University Bulldog fans received a special honor while watching Super Bowl LI, as AAMU’s own John Stallworth (r, with President Andrew Hugine, Jr.) received paid StallworthSuperBowl (1).JPGtribute for his contributions on the gridiron as part of the Pro Football Hall of Famers who attended historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). 
 
At the massive game in Houston, Tex., February 5, the National Football League (NFL) continued the tradition of recognizing the players, culminating with an on-field, pregame ceremony at NRG Stadium. 
 
StallworthSuperBowl (2).JPGThe NFL invited AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., to be present to witness the event and to share in Stallworth’s and the other players’ many accolades.  VIDEO
 
Ten percent of the players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame are from HBCUs, a fact Hugine calls “a great accomplishment,” given their overall percentage in the League.
 
Stall1.jpgStallworth has been an inspiration to thousands of Americans for decades.  He is revered as one who consistently leads by example; who thinks out-of-the-box; and who possesses a humble spirit despite having the world at his feet.  
 
Having secured his formal education in the public schools of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Stallworth (r, with First Lady Abbiegail Hugine) enrolled at Alabama A&M University, where he became one of its most beloved Bulldogs.  He then evolved into a formidable and unforgettable force among the Pittsburgh Steelers and later transformed himself in the business world as a respected entrepreneur.  
 
Stallworth no doubt continues to pass on the inspiration he once received from mentors like the legendary Louis Crews, a man who—despite limited means—left his mark on younger men throughout the United States.   See VIDEO
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Grad Named Program Director of the Year
 
At the recent closing of the annual OPEX Week 2017 Summit, Dr. Charles T. Brandon III was announced as the Program Director of the Year.  Brandon is the BrandonCharles.jpg
director of the Army Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) Program Office in the Office of the Under Secretary of the Army, Business Transformation Office.  The ARMY CPI Program was also recognized as the Program of the Year.
 
The Operational Process Excellence Award is a globally recognized, annual industry award, which honors and celebrates organizations, teams and individuals who have exceeded industry standards in their Operational Process Excellence initiatives delivering breakthrough and extraordinary results for their organization and the world.
 
This is the 18th year for the annual awards program and is the first time a Department of Defense organization has won either award.
 
The recognition of the Army’s CPI Program highlights the significant efforts made by over 1,500 Army Process improvement practitioners across 44 organizations working diligently toward being good stewards of the taxpayers’ trust, and providing commanders and service members with the best and most efficient support to enable effective mission accomplishment.
 
Brandon is a graduate of S.R. Butler High School and Alabama A&M University.  He holds advanced degrees from the American Intercontinental University, Northwestern University, and the National Graduate School of Quality Management, where he also serves as an adjunct professor.
 
He is based at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
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Business Team Competes in Culverhouse Competition
 
COPBATeam.jpgA team of three juniors (Jakyrah Warren, Kenji Walker and Raven New) from the College of Business and Public Affairs competed in the Culverhouse Leadership Diversity Conference Case Competition at the University of Alabama.     LINK  

Raven New (2nd, r) won Best Q&A in her division, while Kenji Walker won one of two social media challenges. Dr. Del Smith, the college’s dean, served as adviser.

COBPA Team (l-r):  Jakyrah Warren, Kenji Walker, Raven New and Dean Del Smith
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Student Delivers Sermon at Hopewell
 
An AAMU freshman delivered the Sunday message recently at a local Tennessee Valley area church.
 
Rev. Brandon Ferguson delivered the sermon on February 5 for the 10 a.m. worship services at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, located at 292 Cemetery Road in New Market, Ala., where Rev. Larry Davidson, Jr., serves as pastor.
 
Ferguson is a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering.
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Accounting Student Meets Billionaire Koch
 
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Alabama A&M University senior accounting major Carlos Salas (2nd, r) was among a small group of students to meet conservative billionaire Charles Koch through AAMU’s affiliation with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.  Koch’s charitable foundation announced in January that it would donate $26 million to TMCF.
 
TMCF CEO Johnny Taylor told CNBC he was impressed by Koch’s willingness to fly personally to TMCF headquarters in Washington, D.C, where he submitted himself to questions from the board and some of the students in the scholarship program.
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BTS Requests Survey Participation
 
The AAMU Department of Transportation has requested the assistance of the AAMU Family in the completion of a survey pertaining to the Bulldog Transit System (BTS).
 
The department requests survey data at the start and toward the end of the semester.  To complete the survey, visit https://goo.gl/forms/FWs9aM8COGptKWhw1  or visit the BTS website at www.aamu.edu (Click on “Administrative Offices”; scroll down to click on “Bulldog Transportation Services”; and find the survey link on the right.
 
For additional information, contact Xantheia Watkins at (256) 372-8011 or e-mail xantheia.watkins@aamu.edu.
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CI-AAMU Cultural Event Monday
 
CIAAMUEvent.jpgThe Confucius Institute at Alabama A&M University is organizing another cultural event at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017, at the auditorium of Columbia High School, located at 300 Explorer Boulevard in Huntsville, Ala. 
 
Performed by the art troupe of the Sichaun Normal University (China), the “Chinese Lantern Festival” event is free, but admission is based on tickets.  The tickets are first come, first served and are available at 114 Carver Complex South or (256) 372-8460.
 
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Health Screening Set for March
 
The Alabama Department of Public Health will facilitate free and voluntary wellness screenings in the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center on Thursday, March 9.  The 15-minute screening includes:
 
1)      Health Risk History Screening Form (form completed by participant)
2)      Finger Stick for:   Lipid Profile-Tests fat in the blood, total cholesterol, HDL-good cholesterol, LDL-bad cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose-blood sugar
3)      Blood pressure
4)      Body Mass Index (BMI)
5)      Height and Weight
6)      Counseling on assessment of RISKS based on results obtained. Referrals may be made based on results.
 
Please reserve your time slot here​.  Walk-ins will be serviced upon availability only.  Bring PEEHIP card to coverage the cost of the screening! To ensure health insurance card and coverage information, download the Alabama Blue Mobile App here.
 
For additional information regarding wellness requirements, please go to  www.rsa-al.gov/index.php/members/peehip/health-wellness/earn-the-wellness-premium-waiver/.
 
Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (256) 372-5835.
 
  
 
AAMU Posts Schedule for Black History Month 2017
 
Councill.pngA listing of activities and event series for Black History Month 2017 at Alabama A&M University has been compiled and is available for the public.  
 
To add or revise events, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at (256) 372-5607.   To view most recent BHM 2017 listings, visit HERE
 
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AAMU Will Take Part in City-Wide Initiative
 
 
by Debra Daniel
More than 700 freshmen will put the Alabama A&M University “Service Is Sovereignty” motto into motion on Saturday, April 1, when AAMU joins First Baptist Church’s “Serving the City as One” initiative.
 
First Baptist organized the event 13 years ago, bringing together over 2,000 Christians who represent more than 70 congregations and take on some 200 projects.  Area churches have served as the Southern, Central and Madison Hubs. This year, however, Alabama A&M will serve as the first hub for north Huntsville.  
 
AAMU freshmen, student organizations, faculty and staff will gather on campus at 7:30 a.m. for a university-wide send-off.  Campus buses will then drive them throughout the community to churches, organizations and neighborhoods that requested help.
 
Projects include:
 
·         Home Maintenance and Repair
·         Yard Work
·         AGENCY Opportunities: Hope Place, National Children’s Advocacy Center
          305 Eighth St., Manna House, Food Bank
·         Packing Goody Baskets
·         Lakewood School Projects
·         Sewing
·         Letter Writing
·         Empowered to Connect Conference
·         Prayer Walking the Neighborhood
 
“It’s a wonderful way for students to see the need first-hand and the impact just a few hours of their time can make,” says Monica Clarke, coordinator of AAMU’s Service and Learning Communities and Volunteerism program.
 
“This is just a fantastic opportunity to involve churches, organizations and Alabama A&M University to help meet the needs of our city,” said Mike Pearce, minister of missions at First Baptist Huntsville. 
 
To volunteer or receive additional information, visit www.servingthecity.org.

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AAMU Band Aims for “HBCU Sports Band of the Year”
 
Support the Marching Maroon and White in becoming the HBCU Sports Band of the Year.  Vote today.  For more information, visit the link below:
 
 
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CETL Upcoming Events
 
       - February 23, 2017
 
·  CLASS: (Community of Learning for Administrative Support Staff)
       - Microsoft Office Training-  February 15, 2017
 
       - March 1, 2017
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Board Nominating Committee Working to Fill Vacancies 
 
Chris Robinson, chair of the AAMU Board of Trustees Nominating Committee, has announced the Committee's recent efforts to fill two vacancies on the Board of Trustees for the Fifth and Seventh Congressional Districts.  For more information on the requirements and process, click HERE
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First Lady's Scholarship Initiative Scheduled
 
FirstLadyEmblem.jpg.jpgThe First Lady's Scholarship Initiative event, spearheaded by Alabama A&M University First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, will be held Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at Legacy Lake on the campus.
 
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Andrea Cunningham at (256) 372-5551.
 
 
Urban Living Expo 2017 Announced
 
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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold its first Urban Living Expo (ULE) Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville, Ala.  The theme is "Plan, Prepare, Practice: Don't Get Caught Off-Guard When Disasters Occur."
 
The event aims to engage the public through a series of interactive displays and to provide a variety of Extension information about disasters to individuals, families, local businesses and organizations.
 
Organizers says the Expo will be of special importance to community leaders, first responders, educators, students, emergency and health officials, waste management authorities, senior citizens, as well as to public and private organizations and the general public.
 
While admission is free, planners are prepared to accept donations of non-perishable food items.  Registration is required for all participants and exhibitors.
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Karnita Garner at (256) 372-8331, Dr. Robert Spencer at (256) 372-4983 or visit www.aces.edu/urban.
- J. Saintjones
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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
 
MentreddyNew.jpgDr. Rao Mentreddy is president of the seven-year-old American Council for Medicinally Active Plants, whose conferences attract over 100 scientists from throughout the world at various venues, from the United States to Peru.
 
The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
 
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Former Physics Chair Dies
 
GeorgeMC.jpgFuneral service was held in Memphis, Tenn., for Dr. Maemadathil Cherian “M.C.” George, former head of AAMU’s Department of Physics, on Saturday, February 11. 

Affectionately called “Appacha,” Dr. George was born on June 4, 1930, and departed February 9, preceded in death by his Rohini (2011). He is survived by his four children, Beena, Omana, Lalitha, Sam and their spouses and children.
He will always be remembered for his zest for life, passion to share wisdom, and his affection and hospitality to all who entered his home.
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Week of: February 6-12, 2017

 
 
Campus Invited to Bus Tour "Welcome Back" Friday 
 
After a week of awarding scholarships to students across the state, the 2017 AAMU Presidential Community Outreach Bus Tour returns to campus on Friday, February 10.
 
Student groups/organizations, faculty and staff are invited to join Dr. Andrew Hugine, First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, university administration and student leaders as they arrive on The Quad at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
 
AAMU Cheerleaders and band members/and a DJ will be on hand to welcome them back to “The Hill!”
 
Now in its fifth year, the week-long tour travels across the state, stopping at more than 30 schools, and awarding scholarships to deserving students.
 
 
 
AAMU Posts Schedule for Black History Month 2017
 
Councill.pngA listing of activities and event series for Black History Month 2017 at Alabama A&M University has been compiled and is available for the public.  
 
To add or revise events, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at (256) 372-5607.   To view most recent BHM 2017 listings, visit HERE
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OSU Professor Launches BHM on "The Hill"
 
An Ohio State University professor addressed “Black History Month and Student Success” at Alabama A&M University on Wednesday, February 1, launching the university's Black History Month activities.
 
StrayhornChoir.jpgDr. Terrell Strayhorn, professor and director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University, is a noted student success scholar, public speaker and writer.  Strayhorn (r, with AAMU Gospel Choir) has authored 10 books, over 60 book chapters, and more than 150 journal articles and conference papers, and many other scholarly publications.
 
Strayhorn (above with President Andrew and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine) received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia (UVA), a master’s degree in educational policy from the Curry School of Education at UVA, and the Ph.D. degree in higher education from Virginia Tech.
 
Prior to Ohio State, Strayhorn was Special Assistant to the Provost at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Research Associate at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) in Washington, DC.     PHOTOS
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SIGNING DAY:  Bulldog fans, alumni, and the campus community joined the Department of Athletics for its National Signing Day program on Wednesday, February 1, in the Clyde Foster Multipurpose Room of the College of Business and Public Affairs.   Photo by Julian Howell
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Print Shop Changes Contact Info
 
The Bulldog Print Shop has announced a change in its e-mail address.  The new e-mail address has been changed to:  bulldogprintshop2@gmail.com
 
In orders sent to the former e-mail address (bulldogprintshop@gmail.com) after January 20, 2017, were not received. 
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Knoxville Administrator Addresses Banquet, Symposium 
 
A representative from Emerald Youth Foundation in Knoxville, Tenn., was the keynote speaker for Alabama A&M University's Annual Benjamin Banneker Awards & Scholarship Banquet on February 2.
Banneker.pngIMG_4685.JPGKevin E. Dubose, left, director of church and community development at the Knoxville foundation, also spoke to several Department of Community and Regional Planning (DCRP) students, faculty, staff and alumni during the subsequent Future of the City Symposium on Friday, February 3.  Dubose was joined by fellow panelists Turkessa Coleman-Lacey, City of Huntsville, and Joseph A. Lee, retired DCRP faculty member.
 
The banquet honors the noted genius of Benjamin Banneker, a prominent African-American astronomer, inventor and planner who is credited for providing the layout and design of Washington, D.C.    SYMPOSIUM
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Hugine to Launch 2017 Presidential Bus Tour
 
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Dozens of high schools and prospective scholarship recipients throughout Alabama will be greeted by President Andrew Hugine  and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine as part of the 2017 Presidential Community Outreach Bus Tour, which began February 5 and will conclude Friday, February 10.
 
President Hugine on Sunday launched his bus tour across the state of Alabama on an enthusiastic, energetic recruitment and outreach effort during which numerous scholarships will be awarded along the way.
 
Similar to last year, President Hugine will start the bus tour in the historic port city of Mobile, Ala., the true birthplace of Mardi Gras, on Monday, February 6. The first leg of the tour will also cover Monroe County and its namesake high school.  The first high school visit, around 8:15 a.m., is John LeFlore High School (which will host Vigor High School).  Other Mobile-area visits will include a 9:15 a.m. visit to Murphy, which will host Davidson High School; 10:15 a.m. at Baker High; 11:15 a.m. at Blount High; and 1:15 p.m. at Monroe County High School (which will host J.F. Shields High School and Excel High School). The team will leave Mobile for Montgomery.
 
Day Two, Tuesday, February 7, will include visits to Montgomery and Selma-area high schools, including (1) Sidney Lanier, (8:45-9:45 a.m.) which will serve as a host school for students and Bulldog alums from Lee, Brewtech, Booker T. Washington, Bullock County, Booker T. Washington (Tuskegee) and Jefferson Davis; (2) Southside High School (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), which will host Keith High School; and (3) Selma High School at 1:15 p.m.
 
From the historic Civil Rights bookmark of Selma, Ala., the bus tour will work its way through the notorious Alabama Black Belt, culminating with a stop in Tuscaloosa (“T-Town”).   Thus, Day Three, Wednesday, February 8, starts out with a visit to R.C. Hatch High School (host to Greensboro, 8:15-9:15 a.m.); Demopolis High School (host to Linden and Greene County, 9:45-11 a.m.); Central High School in Tuscaloosa, 1-1:45 p.m., which was formerly alum and former Pittsburgh Steeler John Stallworth’s “Tuscaloosa High School,” and then close out with a visit to Bryant High School at 2:15 p.m.
 
On Thursday, February 9, it's on to Birmingham, where the bus tour will open Day Four about 8 a.m. at Holy Family Cristo High School.  From there, it’s on to Parker High School at 8:40 a.m. (with Wenonah and Carver High School).  At 9:30 a.m., the team will visit host Fairfield High School (with Restoration Academy); Jackson Olin at 10:30 a.m. (hosting Woodlawn); Ramsey High School at 11:30 a.m.; and host Huffman High School (with Pinson Valley and Tarrant).  The Magic City visit will conclude with a stop at Center Point High School at 2:15 p.m.
 
The final stretch of the tour on Friday, February 10, Day Five, will begin at Anniston High School, host to Oxford and Piedmont, at 8:15 a.m.  At 9:45 a.m., the group will visit Gadsden High School, which will serve as host to Etowah County High. Back in Huntsville, the trip will conclude at the new Mae Jemison High School at 1 p.m.  The participants on the bus tour will receive a “Welcome Back” on The Quad at 2:15 p.m.
 
The tour provides a venue for the various stakeholders of the university to expose the larger community to Alabama A&M, says bus tour coordinator Venita Clisby King, assistant vice president for enrollment management and director of admissions.  For more information on the bus tour, please call (256) 372-5245.
  
- Jerome Saintjones
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ADOPT-A-BUILDING:  A work session was held for members of the Buldog Pride's Adopt-A-Building subcommittee.  Chaired by Dr. Cynthia Smith and co-chaired by Mary W. Hurt, retired, the group was addressed by President Andrew and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine.   PHOTOS
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AAMU Will Take Part in City-Wide Initiative
 
by Debra Daniel
More than 700 freshmen will put the Alabama A&M University “Service Is Sovereignty” motto into motion on Saturday, April 1, when AAMU joins First Baptist Church’s “Serving the City as One” initiative.
 
First Baptist organized the event 13 years ago, bringing together over 2,000 Christians who represent more than 70 congregations and take on some 200 projects.  Area churches have served as the Southern, Central and Madison Hubs. This year, however, Alabama A&M will serve as the first hub for north Huntsville.  
 
AAMU freshmen, student organizations, faculty and staff will gather on campus at 7:30 a.m. for a university-wide send-off.  Campus buses will then drive them throughout the community to churches, organizations and neighborhoods that requested help.
 
Projects include:
 
·         Home Maintenance and Repair
·         Yard Work
·         AGENCY Opportunities: Hope Place, National Children’s Advocacy Center
          305 Eighth St., Manna House, Food Bank
·         Packing Goody Baskets
·         Lakewood School Projects
·         Sewing
·         Letter Writing
·         Empowered to Connect Conference
·         Prayer Walking the Neighborhood
 
“It’s a wonderful way for students to see the need first-hand and the impact just a few hours of their time can make,” says Monica Clarke, coordinator of AAMU’s Service and Learning Communities and Volunteerism program.
 
“This is just a fantastic opportunity to involve churches, organizations and Alabama A&M University to help meet the needs of our city,” said Mike Pearce, minister of missions at First Baptist Huntsville. 
 
To volunteer or receive additional information, visit www.servingthecity.org.

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AAMU Professor Accepted for Coveted Summer Institute
 
An assistant professor in AAMU's Department of Visual, Performing and Communication Arts, will take part in the 7th Biennial Rhetoric Society Association (RSA) Summer Institute in Bloomington, Ind., in May 2017.
 
MWilliamsHeadshot.jpgDr. Melvin L. Williams will join participants in a highly competitive institute that will host eight seminars and several workshops on a range of topics in rhetoric, including human rights, the racial contract and its implications for a global public sphere, and queer rhetoric.  Williams was selected from among a pool of more than 700 applicants, and he will participate in the Queer Archival Immersion seminar.
 
RSA.jpgIn connection with the achievement, Williams has recently released a published work entitled "I Don't Belong in Here! A Social Media Analysis of Digital Protest, Transgender Rights, and International Restroom Legislation."   He says the work "examines global transgender social activism through an analysis of online protest campaigns used by the transgender community to combat unjust international restroom legislation."
 
The chapter is featured in Social Media: Culture and Identity​, which was released in January 2017.
 
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AAMU Band Aims for “HBCU Sports Band of the Year”
 
Support the Marching Maroon and White in becoming the HBCU Sports Band of the Year.  Vote today.  For more information, visit the link below:
 
 
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Professor's Art on Display at Campus Gallery
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The work of AAMU artist/educator Scott Smith is on display at the AAMU Art Gallery through February 10.  Smith teaches courses in printmaking, art history and foundations.  While there's nothing like the real thing, for a virtual sampling of Smith's work, click HERE.
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CETL Upcoming Events
 
       - February 7, 2017
       - February 9, 2017
       - February 23, 2017
 
·  CLASS: (Community of Learning for Administrative Support Staff)
       - Microsoft Office Training-  February 15, 2017
 
       - March 1, 2017
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PEEHIP Work-Site Health Screening
 
The next PEEHIP work-site health screening is scheduled February 9 at the AAMU Wellness Center, facilitated by the Alabama Department of Public Health.  The sessions will be offered monthly through August 22, 2017.
 
The screening session includes a Health Risk History Screening Form, Cholesterol/Blood Sugar Screening, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), Height/Weight, and Counseling on Assessment of Risks.
 
Questions?  Contact the Office of Human Resources at (256) 372-5835.
  
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Board Nominating Committee Working to Fill Vacancies 
 
Chris Robinson, chair of the AAMU Board of Trustees Nominating Committee, has announced the Committee's recent efforts to fill two vacancies on the Board of Trustees for the Fifth and Seventh Congressional Districts.  For more information on the requirements and process, click HERE
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 Support Miss AAMU for EBONY Feature
 
Normalites everywhere are urged to vote (up to three a day) for Carmen Wright, Miss AAMU 2016-17.  Please use the link below:
 

 
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First Lady's Scholarship Initiative Scheduled
 
FirstLadyEmblem.jpg.jpgThe First Lady's Scholarship Initiative event, spearheaded by Alabama A&M University First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, will be held Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at Legacy Lake on the campus.
 
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Andrea Cunningham at (256) 372-5551.
 
 
Urban Living Expo 2017 Announced
 
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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold its first Urban Living Expo (ULE) Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville, Ala.  The theme is "Plan, Prepare, Practice: Don't Get Caught Off-Guard When Disasters Occur."
 
The event aims to engage the public through a series of interactive displays and to provide a variety of Extension information about disasters to individuals, families, local businesses and organizations.
 
Organizers says the Expo will be of special importance to community leaders, first responders, educators, students, emergency and health officials, waste management authorities, senior citizens, as well as to public and private organizations and the general public.
 
While admission is free, planners are prepared to accept donations of non-perishable food items.  Registration is required for all participants and exhibitors.
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Karnita Garner at (256) 372-8331, Dr. Robert Spencer at (256) 372-4983 or visit www.aces.edu/urban.
- J. Saintjones
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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
 
MentreddyNew.jpgDr. Rao Mentreddy is president of the seven-year-old American Council for Medicinally Active Plants, whose conferences attract over 100 scientists from throughout the world at various venues, from the United States to Peru.
 
The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
 
 
 
January 30-February 5, 2017 
 
AAMU Posts Schedule for Black History Month 2017
 
Councill.pngA listing of activities and event series for Black History Month 2017 at Alabama A&M University has been compiled and made available for the public.  The only caveat, however, is that online visitors are urged to return for updates and additions.
 
To add or revise events, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at (256) 372-5607.   To view most recent BHM 2017 listings, visit HERE
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OSU Professor Kicks off BHM
 
An Ohio State University professor will address “Black History Month and Student Success” at Alabama A&M University on Wednesday, February 1, the first scheduled event for AAMU’s Black History Month activities.
 
Chemistry.jpgDr. Terrell Strayhorn, professor and director of the Center for Higher Education
Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University, will address the campus community and public in the Knight Center at 11:30 a.m.  A noted student success scholar, public speaker and writer, Strayhorn has authored 10 books, over 60 book chapters, and more than 150 journal articles and conference papers, and many other scholarly publications.
 
Moreover, Strayhord has presented over 300 keynotes and invited lectures across the globe. Dr. Strayhorn maintains an active and highly visible research agenda focusing on major policy issues in education: student access and achievement; issues of race, equity and diversity; impact of college on students, and student learning and development.
 
Strayhorn received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia (UVA), a master’s degree in educational policy from the Curry School of Education at UVA, and the Ph.D. degree in higher education from Virginia Tech.
 
He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and a native of Virginia Beach, Va.   Known for using the hashtag #DoGoodWork on social media, Strayhorn was named one of the country’s top diversity scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in 2011, one of Business First’s “Top 40 under 40,” one of the “Top 20 to Know in Education,” and became the youngest full professor in Ohio State’s history in 2014.
 
Prior to Ohio State, Strayhorn was Special Assistant to the Provost at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Research Associate at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) in Washington, DC.
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Print Shop Changes Contact Info
 
The Bulldog Print Shop has announced a change in its e-mail address.  The new e-mail address has been changed to:  bulldogprintshop2@gmail.com
 
In orders sent to the former e-mail address (bulldogprintshop@gmail.com) after January 20, 2017, were not received. 
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Banneker Banquet to Feature Knoxville Director 
 
A representative from Emerald Youth Foundation in Knoxville, Tenn., will be the keynote speaker for Alabama A&M University's Annual Benjamin Banneker Awards & Scholarship Banquet scheduled Thursday, February 2, at 6 p.m. in the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.
 
Kevin E. Dubose, director of church and community development at the Knoxville foundation, will speak to several Community and Regional Planning students, faculty, staff and alumni during the banquet.
 
Banneker.pngThe banquet honors the noted genius of Benjamin Banneker, a prominent African-American astronomer, inventor and planner who is credited for providing the layout and design of Washington, D.C.
 
The department's Black History Month activities will conclude Friday, February February 3, with the popular three-hour "Symposium on the Future of the City" at 9 a.m. in the Dawson Building auditorium
 
Tickets are $40 each and available by calling (256) 372-4988.
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AAMU Agribition Center Site of Loomis Circus
 
Get ready for the beauty, the laughter, and the excitement, when for the first time ever, “Alabama’s Favorite Circus,” Loomis Bros. Circus, comes to Huntsville, Ala., Circus.jpg
on Thursday, February 2, with its 2017 “FUNtasticTour.”   Performances will take place at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road. Show times are 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
                     
Be inspired by a spectacular cast of some of the world’s finest circus stars in a three-ring extravaganza family will not want to miss!  Witness the hair-raising excitement of the treacherous “Motorcycle Globe of Death, a majestic herd of Asian and African elephants, High-Flying Acrobats on the electrifying “Russian Swing,” beautiful White Siberian and Royal Bengal tigers, an amazing live circus band, and more, all in an all-new 90-minute, family-friendly “FUNtastic” performance!
 
 
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Hugine to Launch 2017 Presidential Bus Tour
 
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Dozens of high schools and prospective scholarship recipients throughout Alabama will be greeted by President Andrew Hugine  and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine as part of the 2017 Presidential Community Outreach Bus Tour, beginning Sunday, February 5, and concluding Friday, February 10.
 
President Hugine will launch his bus tour across the state of Alabama on an enthusiastic, energetic recruitment and outreach effort during which numerous scholarships will be awarded along the way.
 
Similar to last year, President Hugine will start the bus tour in the historic port city of Mobile, Ala., the true birthplace of Mardi Gras, on Monday, February 6. The first leg of the tour will also cover Monroe County and its namesake high school.  The first high school visit, around 8:15 a.m., is John LeFlore High School (which will host Vigor High School).  Other Mobile-area visits will include a 9:15 a.m. visit to Murphy, which will host Davidson High School; 10:15 a.m. at Baker High; 11:15 a.m. at Blount High; and 1:15 p.m. at Monroe County High School (which will host J.F. Shields High School and Excel High School). The team will leave Mobile for Montgomery.
 
Day Two, Tuesday, February 7, will include visits to Montgomery and Selma-area high schools, including (1) Sidney Lanier, (8:45-9:45 a.m.) which will serve as a host school for students and Bulldog alums from Lee, Brewtech, Booker T. Washington, Bullock County, Booker T. Washington (Tuskegee) and Jefferson Davis; (2) Southside High School (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), which will host Keith High School; and (3) Selma High School at 1:15 p.m.
 
From the historic Civil Rights bookmark of Selma, Ala., the bus tour will work its way through the notorious Alabama Black Belt, culminating with a stop in Tuscaloosa (“T-Town”).   Thus, Day Three, Wednesday, February 8, starts out with a visit to R.C. Hatch High School (host to Greensboro, 8:15-9:15 a.m.); Demopolis High School (host to Linden and Greene County, 9:45-11 a.m.); Central High School in Tuscaloosa, 1-1:45 p.m., which was formerly alum and former Pittsburgh Steeler John Stallworth’s “Tuscaloosa High School,” and then close out with a visit to Bryant High School at 2:15 p.m.
 
On Thursday, February 9, it's on to Birmingham, where the bus tour will open Day Four about 8 a.m. at Holy Family Cristo High School.  From there, it’s on to Parker High School at 8:40 a.m. (with Wenonah and Carver High School).  At 9:30 a.m., the team will visit host Fairfield High School (with Restoration Academy); Jackson Olin at 10:30 a.m. (hosting Woodlawn); Ramsey High School at 11:30 a.m.; and host Huffman High School (with Pinson Valley and Tarrant).  The Magic City visit will conclude with a stop at Center Point High School at 2:15 p.m.
 
The final stretch of the tour on Friday, February 10, Day Five, will begin at Anniston High School, host to Oxford and Piedmont, at 8:15 a.m.  At 9:45 a.m., the group will visit Gadsden High School, which will serve as host to Etowah County High. Back in Huntsville, the trip will conclude at the new Mae Jemison High School at 1 p.m.  The participants on the bus tour will receive a “Welcome Back” on The Quad at 2:15 p.m.
 
The tour provides a venue for the various stakeholders of the university to expose the larger community to Alabama A&M, says bus tour coordinator Venita Clisby King, assistant vice president for enrollment management and director of admissions.  For more information on the bus tour, please call (256) 372-5245.
  
- Jerome Saintjones
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AAMU Professor Accepted for Coveted Summer Institute
 
An assistant professor in AAMU's Department of Visual, Performing and Communication Arts, will take part in the 7th Biennial Rhetoric Society Association (RSA) Summer Institute in Bloomington, Ind., in May 2017.
 
MWilliamsHeadshot.jpgDr. Melvin L. Williams will join participants in a highly competitive institute that will host eight seminars and several workshops on a range of topics in rhetoric, including human rights, the racial contract and its implications for a global public sphere, and queer rhetoric.  Williams was selected from among a pool of more than 700 applicants, and he will participate in the Queer Archival Immersion seminar.
 
RSA.jpgIn connection with the achievement, Williams has recently released a published work entitled "I Don't Belong in Here! A Social Media Analysis of Digital Protest, Transgender Rights, and International Restroom Legislation."   He says the work "examines global transgender social activism through an analysis of online protest campaigns used by the transgender community to combat unjust international restroom legislation."
 
The chapter is featured in Social Media: Culture and Identity​, which was released in January 2017.
 
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AAMU Band Aims for “HBCU Sports Band of the Year”
 
Support the Marching Maroon and White in becoming the HBCU Sports Band of the Year.  Vote today.  For more information, visit the link below:
 
 
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Professor's Art on Display at Campus Gallery
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The work of AAMU artist/educator Scott Smith is on display at the AAMU Art Gallery through February 10.  Smith teaches courses in printmaking, art history and foundations.  While there's nothing like the real thing, for a virtual sampling of Smith's work, click HERE.
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CETL Upcoming Events
 
       - February 7, 2017
       - February 9, 2017
       - February 23, 2017
 
·  CLASS: (Community of Learning for Administrative Support Staff)
       - Microsoft Office Training-  February 15, 2017
 
       - March 1, 2017
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PEEHIP Work-Site Health Screening
 
The next PEEHIP work-site health screening is scheduled February 9 at the AAMU Wellness Center, facilitated by the Alabama Department of Public Health.  The sessions will be offered monthly through August 22, 2017.
 
The screening session includes a Health Risk History Screening Form, Cholesterol/Blood Sugar Screening, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), Height/Weight, and Counseling on Assessment of Risks.
 
Questions?  Contact the Office of Human Resources at (256) 372-5835.
  
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Board Nominating Committee Working to Fill Vacancies 
 
Chris Robinson, chair of the AAMU Board of Trustees Nominating Committee, has announced the Committee's recent efforts to fill two vacancies on the Board of Trustees for the Fifth and Seventh Congressional Districts.  For more information on the requirements and process, click HERE
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 Support Miss AAMU for EBONY Feature
 
Normalites everywhere are urged to vote (up to three a day) for Carmen Wright, Miss AAMU 2016-17.  Please use the link below:

Full priced admission is $20 for adults and $8 for children ages 2-12. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at loomiscircus.com or with cash only at the circus box office on the day of show.  Seating is general admission and doors open one hour prior to each scheduled show time. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early for best seating. Optional pre-show activities begin when doors open and the pre-show performance begins approximately 20 minutes prior to each scheduled show time. Coupons for “Free Kids Tickets” are available at many merchants throughout Madison County. These coupons can also be found on the show's Facebook page located at facebook.com/loomiscircus.

 

Week of: January 23-29, 2017

  
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Chinese University Officials Seeking Collaborations with AAMU
 
Six university administrators from Henan University of Science & Technology in China visited Huntsville and AAMU on Friday, January 20.
 
Henan (1).JPGThe team’s AAMU visit was coordinated by Dr. Wing Chan, director of the Special Projects Laboratory in the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences (far right), and Dr. Zhengtao Deng (left).   The group met Dr. Chance Glenn, dean (seated left); discussed details and timelines for a collaborative agreement; looked at the student-built “Super Lucy” race car; and held additional meetings with engineering faculty.
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AAMU Seven Participate in AIB
 
Seven Alabama A&M University students were selected to participate in the four-day Alabama Intercollegiate Band in Montgomery, Ala., from January 18-21, 2017.    
 
According to Director of Bands Carlton Wright, this prestigious selection places the students “among the best college and university band students in Alabama.”  The event was held during the Alabama Music Educators Conference Winter In-service Development at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel. 
 
The AAMU participants were:  Alexius Oliver, Clarinet; Jamarcus Nixon, Clarinet; Alexus Gardener, Clarinet; Xavier Coates, Euphonium; Taylor Jeffery, Flute; Devron Ard, String Bass; and Kean Biggs, Trumpet.
 
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AAMU Band Aims for “HBCU Sports Band of the Year”
 
Support the Marching Maroon and White in becoming the HBCU Sports Band of the Year.  Vote today.  For more information, visit the link below:
 
 
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Talented Brothers to Begin Web Series
 
The multitalented Isabelle Brothers will launch their new web series “Messiah Wars” on January 29.
 
The three (Jurian, David and Jeremy) are natives of Huntsville, Ala.  Jurian is a graduate of Alabama State, while David and Jeremy are AAMU graduates.  Previous visual efforts have relied heavily on local talents, venues and even local music producers. 
 
The “Messiah Wars” web series features a group of individuals with spiritual gifts who “band together” to combat the forces of evil.
 
The brothers have been earnest in their quest to show others that “success does not mean you have to pack your bags and leave Huntsville … it can be achieved here in your own backyard without compromising your dreams.”
 
For more information, visit messiahwars.com; Instagram - @messiahwars; or Twitter @isabellebros. 
To see the exciting trailer, click HERE
 
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CETL Upcoming Events
 
       - February 7, 2017
       - February 9, 2017
       - February 23, 2017
 
·  CLASS: (Community of Learning for Administrative Support Staff)
       - Microsoft Office Training-  February 15, 2017
 
       - March 1, 2017
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Psych Students Focus on Influence of Eastern Philosophy
 
Alabama A&M University Clinical Counseling Psychology graduate students recently conducted a two-part project-based activity that addressed the growing trend of the integration of Eastern Philosophy in the field of counseling psychology.
 
The students delved into on how their practicum and internship experiences affected their minds, bodies, and souls. 
 
The events were sponsored by Thrive Alabama and its representatives Christina McClamore, program director; David Battle, program coordinator; Ricky Howard, linkage coordinator; and AAMU representatives Jetaun Bailey, clinical counseling psychology advisor; Dr. All’wyn Graham, interim director of health and counseling services; and Carlquista Slay, heath services counselor. 
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Photo 1:  Clinical Internship I and II graduate students, along with David Battle, program coordinator, (left) and Christina McClamore, program director (r, white sweater). 
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Photo 2:  Practicum Students, along with Dr. All’wyn Graham, interim director of Health and Counseling (far right), and (2nd, r) Carlquista Slay, health services counselor.
  
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AAMU Agribition Center Site of Loomis Circus
 
Get ready for the beauty, the laughter, and the excitement, when for the first time ever, “Alabama’s Favorite Circus,” Loomis Bros. Circus, comes to Huntsville, Ala., Circus.jpg
on Thursday, February 2, with its 2017 “FUNtasticTour.”   Performances will take place at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road. Show times are 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
                     
Be inspired by a spectacular cast of some of the world’s finest circus stars in a three-ring extravaganza family will not want to miss!  Witness the hair-raising excitement of the treacherous “Motorcycle Globe of Death, a majestic herd of Asian and African elephants, High-Flying Acrobats on the electrifying “Russian Swing,” beautiful White Siberian and Royal Bengal tigers, an amazing live circus band, and more, all in an all-new 90-minute, family-friendly “FUNtastic” performance!

Full priced admission is $20 for adults and $8 for children ages 2-12. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at loomiscircus.com or with cash only at the circus box office on the day of show.  Seating is general admission and doors open one hour prior to each scheduled show time. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early for best seating. Optional pre-show activities begin when doors open and the pre-show performance begins approximately 20 minutes prior to each scheduled show time.
 
Coupons for “Free Kids Tickets” are available at many merchants throughout Madison County. These coupons can also be found on the show's Facebook page located at facebook.com/loomiscircus.
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OSU Professor Kicks off BHM
 
An Ohio State University professor will address “Black History Month and Student Success” at Alabama A&M University on Wednesday, February 1, the first scheduled event for AAMU’s Black History Month activities.
 
Chemistry.jpgDr. Terrell Strayhorn, professor and director of the Center for Higher Education
Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University, will address the campus community and public in the Knight Center at 11:30 a.m.  A noted student success scholar, public speaker and writer, Strayhorn has authored 10 books, over 60 book chapters, and more than 150 journal articles and conference papers, and many other scholarly publications.
 
Moreover, Strayhord has presented over 300 keynotes and invited lectures across the globe. Dr. Strayhorn maintains an active and highly visible research agenda focusing on major policy issues in education: student access and achievement; issues of race, equity and diversity; impact of college on students, and student learning and development.
 
Strayhorn received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia (UVA), a master’s degree in educational policy from the Curry School of Education at UVA, and the Ph.D. degree in higher education from Virginia Tech.
 
He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and a native of Virginia Beach, Va.   Known for using the hashtag #DoGoodWork on social media, Strayhorn was named one of the country’s top diversity scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in 2011, one of Business First’s “Top 40 under 40,” one of the “Top 20 to Know in Education,” and became the youngest full professor in Ohio State’s history in 2014.
 
Prior to Ohio State, Strayhorn was Special Assistant to the Provost at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Research Associate at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) in Washington, DC.
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Hugine to Launch 2017 Presidential Bus Tour
 
Dozens of high schools and prospective scholarship recipients throughout Alabama will be greeted by President Andrew Hugine  and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine as part of the 2017 Presidential Community Outreach Bus Tour, beginning Sunday, February 5, and concluding Friday, February 10.
 
President Hugine will launch his bus tour across the state of Alabama on an enthusiastic, energetic recruitment and outreach effort during which numerous scholarships will be awarded along the way.
 
Similar to last year, President Hugine will start the bus tour in the historic port city of Mobile, Ala., the true birthplace of Mardi Gras, on Monday, February 6. The first leg of the tour will also cover Monroe County and its namesake high school.  The first high school visit, around 8:15 a.m., is John LeFlore High School (which will host Vigor High School).  Other Mobile-area visits will include a 9:15 a.m. visit to Murphy, which will host Davidson High School; 10:15 a.m. at Baker High; 11:15 a.m. at Blount High; and 1:15 p.m. at Monroe County High School (which will host J.F. Shields High School and Excel High School). The team will leave Mobile for Montgomery.
 
Day Two, Tuesday, February 7, will include visits to Montgomery and Selma-area high schools, including (1) Sidney Lanier, (8:45-9:45 a.m.) which will serve as a host school for students and Bulldog alums from Lee, Brewtech, Booker T. Washington, Bullock County, Booker T. Washington (Tuskegee) and Jefferson Davis; (2) Southside High School (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), which will host Keith High School; and (3) Selma High School at 1:15 p.m.
 
From the historic Civil Rights bookmark of Selma, Ala., the bus tour will work its way through the notorious Alabama Black Belt, culminating with a stop in Tuscaloosa (“T-Town”).   Thus, Day Three, Wednesday, February 8, starts out with a visit to R.C. Hatch High School (host to Greensboro, 8:15-9:15 a.m.); Demopolis High School (host to Linden and Greene County, 9:45-11 a.m.); Central High School in Tuscaloosa, 1-1:45 p.m., which was formerly alum and former Pittsburgh Steeler John Stallworth’s “Tuscaloosa High School,” and then close out with a visit to Bryant High School at 2:15 p.m.
 
On Thursday, February 9, it's on to Birmingham, where the bus tour will open Day Four about 8 a.m. at Holy Family Cristo High School.  From there, it’s on to Parker High School at 8:40 a.m. (with Wenonah and Carver High School).  At 9:30 a.m., the team will visit host Fairfield High School (with Restoration Academy); Jackson Olin at 10:30 a.m. (hosting Woodlawn); Ramsey High School at 11:30 a.m.; and host Huffman High School (with Pinson Valley and Tarrant).  The Magic City visit will conclude with a stop at Center Point High School at 2:15 p.m.
 
The final stretch of the tour on Friday, February 10, Day Five, will begin at Anniston High School, host to Oxford and Piedmont, at 8:15 a.m.  At 9:45 a.m., the group will visit Gadsden High School, which will serve as host to Etowah County High. Back in Huntsville, the trip will conclude at the new Mae Jemison High School at 1 p.m.  The participants on the bus tour will receive a “Welcome Back” on The Quad at 2:15 p.m.  
 
The tour provides a venue for the various stakeholders of the university to expose the larger community to Alabama A&M, says bus tour coordinator Venita Clisby King, assistant vice president for enrollment management and director of admissions.  For more information on the bus tour, please call (256) 372-5245.
 
 
- Jerome Saintjones
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PEEHIP Work-Site Health Screening
 
The next PEEHIP work-site health screening is scheduled February 9 at the AAMU Wellness Center, facilitated by the Alabama Department of Public Health.  The sessions will be offered monthly through August 22, 2017.
 
The screening session includes a Health Risk History Screening Form, Cholesterol/Blood Sugar Screening, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), Height/Weight, and Counseling on Assessment of Risks.
 
Questions?  Contact the Office of Human Resources at (256) 372-5835.
  
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Board Nominating Committee Working to Fill Vacancies 
Chris Robinson, chair of the AAMU Board of Trustees Nominating Committee, has announced the Committee's recent efforts to fill two vacancies on the Board of Trustees for the Fifth and Seventh Congressional Districts.  For more information on the requirements and process, click HERE
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 Support Miss AAMU for EBONY Feature
 
Normalites everywhere are urged to vote (up to three a day) for Carmen Wright, Miss AAMU 2016-17.  Please use the link below:
 
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First Lady's Scholarship Initiative Scheduled
 
FirstLadyEmblem.jpg.jpgThe First Lady's Scholarship Initiative event, spearheaded by Alabama A&M University First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, will be held Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at Legacy Lake on the campus.
 
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Andrea Cunningham at (256) 372-5551.
 
 
Urban Living Expo 2017 Announced
 
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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold its first Urban Living Expo (ULE) Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville, Ala.  The theme is "Plan, Prepare, Practice: Don't Get Caught Off-Guard When Disasters Occur."
 
The event aims to engage the public through a series of interactive displays and to provide a variety of Extension information about disasters to individuals, families, local businesses and organizations.
 
Organizers says the Expo will be of special importance to community leaders, first responders, educators, students, emergency and health officials, waste management authorities, senior citizens, as well as to public and private organizations and the general public.
 
While admission is free, planners are prepared to accept donations of non-perishable food items.  Registration is required for all participants and exhibitors.
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Karnita Garner at (256) 372-8331, Dr. Robert Spencer at (256) 372-4983 or visit www.aces.edu/urban.
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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
 
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The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
 
 
 

Week of: January 16-22, 2017

 
AAMU Band Aims for “HBCU Sports Band of the Year”
 
Support the Marching Maroon and White in becoming the HBCU Sports Band of the Year.  Vote today.  For more information, visit the link below:
 
 
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AAMU Hosting First I-Corps Summit
 
Curious whether one of your ideas can actually turn into a product?  Have dreams of starting your own company?  If so, the I-Corps program may be right for you!
 
The National Science Foundation (NSF) holds I-Corps Summits at universities across the country to provide real-world, hands-on, immersive learning about what it takes to successfully transfer ideas into products.  It has 36 national sites designated for this training, and Alabama A&M University wants to be the next.
 
AAMU will hold its first I-Corps Innovation Summit January 26-27 at 9 a.m. at the Arthur J. Bond Hall Engineering Building on campus.  The university aims to develop I-Corps teams of students, researchers and faculty and provide mentors to learn more about entrepreneurship and how to transition ideas and other intellectual activities into the marketplace.
 
AAMU’s I-Corps site will provide advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and moderate funding to explore your ideas.  The AAMU Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development; College of Business and Public Affairs and the RISE Foundation are hosting this event and working to form teams of 2 to 4 people.
 
If an idea can better society, the NSF provides grant money for research, or making the idea become a reality.  (For instance, last year it awarded Tuskegee University almost a million dollars to provide computer science education in Alabama’s Black Belt).
 
Representatives from Georgia Tech,  the NSF I-Corps lead university in the South, will be at AAMU Jan. 26-27 to meet with teams.
 
For more on the Summit, call Teresa Merriweather Orok, Ph.D., at 256-372-5603.
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New Van a Boost to Intramurals
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PICTUREDDr. Gary Crosby, vice president for student affairs; Franky Smith, director of intramurals program; AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr.; and Clayton Gibson, vice president for business and finance.
 
 
 
Things are a lot easier now for the more than 600 students who participate each year in various intramural and recreational activities at Alabama A&M University.
 
AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., presented intramurals director Franky Smith keys to a 15-passenger 2017 Ford Transit 350 XLT Van.
 
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Smith said the vehicle will enable the intramurals program to better transport students to such activities as hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing and any of the more than 15 outdoor recreational activities that have made the Wellness Center-based intramurals program so popular.
 
The vehicle comes equipped with a heavy duty touring package with reverse camera and hauling capabilities.  PHOTOS
 
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KING DAY: AAMU alum and Pastor John Jude was the featured presenter for Alabama A&M University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance last week.  Jude is the husband of Pam Jude, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.  PHOTOS
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AAMU Agribition Center Site of Loomis Circus
 
Get ready for the beauty, the laughter, and the excitement, when for the first time ever, “Alabama’s Favorite Circus,” Loomis Bros. Circus, comes to Huntsville, Ala., Circus.jpg
on Thursday, February 2, with its 2017 “FUNtasticTour.”   Performances will take place at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road. Show times are 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
                     
Be inspired by a spectacular cast of some of the world’s finest circus stars in a three-ring extravaganza family will not want to miss!  Witness the hair-raising excitement of the treacherous “Motorcycle Globe of Death, a majestic herd of Asian and African elephants, High-Flying Acrobats on the electrifying “Russian Swing,” beautiful White Siberian and Royal Bengal tigers, an amazing live circus band, and more, all in an all-new 90-minute, family-friendly “FUNtastic” performance!

Full priced admission is $20 for adults and $8 for children ages 2-12. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at loomiscircus.com or with cash only at the circus box office on the day of show.  Seating is general admission and doors open one hour prior to each scheduled show time. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early for best seating. Optional pre-show activities begin when doors open and the pre-show performance begins approximately 20 minutes prior to each scheduled show time.
 
Coupons for “Free Kids Tickets” are available at many merchants throughout Madison County. These coupons can also be found on the show's Facebook page located at facebook.com/loomiscircus.
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OSU Professor Kicks off BHM
 
An Ohio State University professor will address “Black History Month and Student Success” at Alabama A&M University on Wednesday, February 1, the first scheduled event for AAMU’s Black History Month activities.
 
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Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University, will address the campus community and public in the Knight Center at 11:30 a.m.  A noted student success scholar, public speaker and writer, Strayhorn has authored 10 books, over 60 book chapters, and more than 150 journal articles and conference papers, and many other scholarly publications.
 
Moreover, Strayhord has presented over 300 keynotes and invited lectures across the globe. Dr. Strayhorn maintains an active and highly visible research agenda focusing on major policy issues in education: student access and achievement; issues of race, equity and diversity; impact of college on students, and student learning and development.
 
Strayhorn received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia (UVA), a master’s degree in educational policy from the Curry School of Education at UVA, and the Ph.D. degree in higher education from Virginia Tech.
 
He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and a native of Virginia Beach, Va.   Known for using the hashtag #DoGoodWork on social media, Strayhorn was named one of the country’s top diversity scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in 2011, one of Business First’s “Top 40 under 40,” one of the “Top 20 to Know in Education,” and became the youngest full professor in Ohio State’s history in 2014.
 
Prior to Ohio State, Strayhorn was Special Assistant to the Provost at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Research Associate at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) in Washington, DC.
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BEE-HAVEN:   Students from the Horizon Elementary School Lego Robotics team constructed and "bee hotels," which they placed on several trees at the Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station ("The Farm"), in an effort partially coordinated by Drs. Anthony Overton, Ernst Cebert and parents.
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Hugine to Launch 2017 Presidential Bus Tour
 
Dozens of high schools and prospective scholarship recipients throughout Alabama will be greeted by President Andrew Hugine  and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine as part of the 2017 Presidential Community Outreach Bus Tour, beginning Sunday, February 5, and concluding Friday, February 10.
 
President Hugine will launch his bus tour across the state of Alabama on an enthusiastic, energetic recruitment and outreach effort during which numerous scholarships will be awarded along the way.
 
Similar to last year, President Hugine will start the bus tour in the historic port city of Mobile, Ala., the true birthplace of Mardi Gras, on Monday, February 6. The first leg of the tour will also cover Monroe County and its namesake high school.  The first high school visit, around 8:15 a.m., is John LeFlore High School (which will host Vigor High School).  Other Mobile-area visits will include a 9:15 a.m. visit to Murphy, which will host Davidson High School; 10:15 a.m. at Baker High; 11:15 a.m. at Blount High; and 1:15 p.m. at Monroe County High School (which will host J.F. Shields High School and Excel High School). The team will leave Mobile for Montgomery.
 
Day Two, Tuesday, February 7, will include visits to Montgomery and Selma-area high schools, including (1) Sidney Lanier, (8:45-9:45 a.m.) which will serve as a host school for students and Bulldog alums from Lee, Brewtech, Booker T. Washington, Bullock County, Booker T. Washington (Tuskegee) and Jefferson Davis; (2) Southside High School (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), which will host Keith High School; and (3) Selma High School at 1:15 p.m.
 
From the historic Civil Rights bookmark of Selma, Ala., the bus tour will work its way through the notorious Alabama Black Belt, culminating with a stop in Tuscaloosa (“T-Town”).   Thus, Day Three, Wednesday, February 8, starts out with a visit to R.C. Hatch High School (host to Greensboro, 8:15-9:15 a.m.); Demopolis High School (host to Linden and Greene County, 9:45-11 a.m.); Central High School in Tuscaloosa, 1-1:45 p.m., which was formerly alum and former Pittsburgh Steeler John Stallworth’s “Tuscaloosa High School,” and then close out with a visit to Bryant High School at 2:15 p.m.
 
On Thursday, February 9, it's on to Birmingham, where the bus tour will open Day Four about 8 a.m. at Holy Family Cristo High School.  From there, it’s on to Parker High School at 8:40 a.m. (with Wenonah and Carver High School).  At 9:30 a.m., the team will visit host Fairfield High School (with Restoration Academy); Jackson Olin at 10:30 a.m. (hosting Woodlawn); Ramsey High School at 11:30 a.m.; and host Huffman High School (with Pinson Valley and Tarrant).  The Magic City visit will conclude with a stop at Center Point High School at 2:15 p.m.
 
The final stretch of the tour on Friday, February 10, Day Five, will begin at Anniston High School, host to Oxford and Piedmont, at 8:15 a.m.  At 9:45 a.m., the group will visit Gadsden High School, which will serve as host to Etowah County High. Back in Huntsville, the trip will conclude at the new Mae Jemison High School at 1 p.m.  The participants on the bus tour will receive a “Welcome Back” on The Quad at 2:15 p.m.  
 
 
- Jerome Saintjones
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Board Nominating Committee Working to Fill Vacancies
 
 
 
 
Chris Robinson, chair of the AAMU Board of Trustees Nominating Committee, has announced the Committee's recent efforts to fill two vacancies on the Board of Trustees for the Fifth and Seventh Congressional Districts.  For more information on the requirements and process, click HERE
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 Support Miss AAMU for EBONY Feature
 
Normalites everywhere are urged to vote (up to three a day) for Carmen Wright, Miss AAMU 2016-17.  Please use the link below:
 
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First Lady's Scholarship Initiative Scheduled
 
FirstLadyEmblem.jpg.jpgThe First Lady's Scholarship Initiative event, spearheaded by Alabama A&M University First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, will be held Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at Legacy Lake on the campus.
 
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.
 
For additional information, contact Dr. Andrea Cunningham at (256) 372-5551.
 
                 
  
Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
 
MentreddyNew.jpgDr. Rao Mentreddy is president of the seven-year-old American Council for Medicinally Active Plants, whose conferences attract over 100 scientists from throughout the world at various venues, from the United States to Peru.
 
The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
 

The tour provides a venue for the various stakeholders of the university to expose the larger community to Alabama A&M, says bus tour coordinator Venita Clisby King, assistant vice president for enrollment management and director of admissions.  For more information on the bus tour, please call (256) 372-5245.

 
 
 
 

Week of: January 9-15, 2017

 

 

Food Pantry Coordinator to Make National TV Appearance
 
The enterprising college student and Mobile, Ala., native who coordinated a food pantry at a residence hall on the Alabama A&M University campus will be featured during a national television show on Friday, December 23.
 
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Justin Frank will appear on the “Rachael Ray Show” at 2 p.m. on WHNT-TV 19 in the Tennessee Valley area.  Times will differ by local markets.  For instance, other show times in Alabama include:  Birmingham, WBRC, 10 a.m.; Dothan, WRGX, 3 p.m.; and Mobile, WEAR, 9 a.m.
 
Local television station WHNT learned about Frank’s set up of a food pantry in the Foster Complex at AAMU, and anchor Clarissa McClain visited Frank, who discussed the project and how it works to benefit students. 
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Board Nominating Committee Working to Fill Vacancies
 
Chris Robinson, chair of the AAMU Board of Trustees Nominating Committee, has announced the Committee's recent efforts to fill two vacancies on the Board of Trustees for the Fifth and Seventh Congressional Districts.  For more information on the requirements and process, click HERE
 
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CFCU Holiday Schedule
 
December 19th – 22nd
Regular Hours
 
December 23rd 9 to 12 noon
December 26th Closed
 
December 27th – 29th
Regular Hours
 
December 30th 9 to 12 noon
January 2nd Closed 
 
 
AAMU Retirees’ Mix and Mingle
 
A wave of nostalgia swept the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center as numerous 
faculty and staff retirees returned to greet President Andrew Hugine, Jr., during the Retirees' Holiday Mix and Mingle.  To relive The Hill in days of yore, click HERE 
 
 
Support Miss AAMU for EBONY Feature
 
Normalites everywhere are urged to vote (up to three a day) for Carmen Wright, Miss AAMU 2016-17.  Please use the link below:
 
 
 
Wellness Center Holiday Hours
 
Thursday, December 22 - 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday, December 27-Friday, December 30 - 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
CLOSED: December 26 and January 2 
 
 
AAMU Team Takes Second in Flag Football
 
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The Alabama A&M University Intramural Football Squad took part in the 15th Annual NIRSA Championship Series Regional Flag Football Championships held at Western Kentucky University.
 
Led by Coach Franky Smith, the elite AAMU squad made yet another impressive appearance in the yearly “Battle of the Bluegrass” competition.  The team from “The Hill” came in second place in the contest.
 
For more information about the squad and intramural programs, contact Coach Smith, AAMU Intramural Recreation Sports, at (256) 372-4262. 
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GIFT WRAPPING:  Members of the Greater Huntsville Chapter of The Links, Inc., wrapped holiday gifts Saturday, December 10, at the Bob Harrison Senior Center. Donations benefited the Downtown Rescue Mission.   PHOTOS
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Business Dean's Office Seeking GA
 
The Office of the Dean, College of Business and Public Affairs, is seeking to hire a Graduate Assistant for Spring 2017. 
 
Interested students should submit resume and cover letter.

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Mid-Year Conference Scheduled
 
The Spring 2017 Faculty-Staff Conference will be held Wednesday, January 4, at the Wellness Center.  Registration (BRING ID BADGE) will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the program will start at 9 a.m.
 
Continental breakfast will be served, and transportation will be provided to and from the Wellness Center.  Points will include Elmore Gym, Patton Hall, Engineering Building, Dawson Building, College of Business and Public Affairs, Student Center and Transfer Station.
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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
 
MentreddyNew.jpgDr. Rao Mentreddy is president of the seven-year-old American Council for Medicinally Active Plants, whose conferences attract over 100 scientists from throughout the world at various venues, from the United States to Peru.
 
The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Week of: December 12-18, 2016

 
 
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FALL COMMENCEMENT:  Over 400 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees during the fall commencement program at the Von Braun Center Arena Friday, December 9.  The graduates were addressed by Andre Taylor, president pro tempore of the Alabama A&M University Board of Trustees.   PHOTOS
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Wellness Center Holiday Hours
 
Thursday, December 22 - 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday, December 27-Friday, December 30 - 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
CLOSED: December 26 and January 2 
 
 
AAMU Team Takes Second in Flag Football
 
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The Alabama A&M University Intramural Football Squad took part in the 15th Annual NIRSA Championship Series Regional Flag Football Championships held at Western Kentucky University.
 
Led by Coach Franky Smith, the elite AAMU squad made yet another impressive appearance in the yearly “Battle of the Bluegrass” competition.  The team from “The Hill” came in second place in the contest.
 
For more information about the squad and intramural programs, contact Coach Smith, AAMU Intramural Recreation Sports, at (256) 372-4262. 
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GIFT WRAPPING:  Members of the Greater Huntsville Chapter of The Links, Inc., wrapped holiday gifts Saturday, December 10, at the Bob Harrison Senior Center. Donations benefited the Downtown Rescue Mission.   PHOTOS
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NEW HPAC OFFICERS:  (l-r) Erskine Valrie, Brenda Mallard, Dr. Verlindsey Stewart, Mildred Blackshear, and Rev. Dr. Theodis Acklin.  Not Shown: Dr. Terrance Vickerstaff.    PHOTOS
 
HPAC Installs Officers 
The Huntsville Progressive Alumni Chapter of the Alabama A&M University Alumni Association, Inc., (HPAC) recently installed a new slate of officers for a two-year 2017-19 term.  The program was held in the VIP Room of the Ernest L. Knight Center on the AAMU campus Tuesday, December 6.
 
Immediate Past President Carla Clift presided over the program, introducing program participants and Huntsville Municipal Court Judge Sybil Cleveland, who conducted the oath of office.  Other program guests included Georgia S. Valrie, a chapter member and former president; Dr. Theodis Acklin, member and pastor of Briar Fork CPCA Church; along with Ann Erskine, chairperson of social committee and member Marvin Williams.
 
The new slate of officers include the following:  Dr. Verlindsey Stewart, president; Mildred Blackshear, vice president; Brenda Mallard, secretary; Erskine Valrie, treasurer; Rev. Theodis Acklin, parliamentarian; and Dr. Terrance Vickerstaff, chaplain.
 
“This is truly a moment to be honored and cherished,” said President Stewart.  “I accept this appointment with pride and will give my best efforts to make you proud.”
 
Stewart said her administration will focus on increasing membership, using technology to stay connected to members, and building generational diversity among the chapter’s membership roster. 
 
HPAC was chartered by the Alabama A&M University Alumni Association, Inc., on October 27, 2000, in Birmingham, Ala., with 46 chartered members. Currently, the chapter has over 60 active members.
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Business Dean's Office Seeking GA
 
The Office of the Dean, College of Business and Public Affairs, is seeking to hire a Graduate Assistant for Spring 2017. 
 
Interested students should submit resume and cover letter.

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Mid-Year Conference Scheduled
 
The Spring 2017 Faculty-Staff Conference will be held Wednesday, January 4, at the Wellness Center.  Registration (BRING ID BADGE) will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the program will start at 9 a.m.
 
Continental breakfast will be served, and transportation will be provided to and from the Wellness Center.  Points will include Elmore Gym, Patton Hall, Engineering Building, Dawson Building, College of Business and Public Affairs, Student Center and Transfer Station.
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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
 
MentreddyNew.jpgDr. Rao Mentreddy is president of the seven-year-old American Council for Medicinally Active Plants, whose conferences attract over 100 scientists from throughout the world at various venues, from the United States to Peru.
 
The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
 

 

 
 

Week of: December 5-11, 2016

  
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Board Pro Tempore Commencement Speaker
 
The  President Pro Tempore of Alabama A&M University's Board of Trustees will be the speaker for the fall commencement program scheduled Friday, December 9, at 1 p.m. at the Von Braun Center.   More than 450 undergraduate and graduate students are expected to received degrees at the ceremony, according to the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Graduate Studies.
 
Andre’ Taylor earned a B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 1973.  After graduation, he worked in radio and television around Alabama. Taylor joined the Alabama Gas Corporation in 1984 serving most recently as vice president of communications. In this capacity, he was the spokesperson for Alagasco and planned community affairs activities.
 
Taylor currently serves on the boards of The Lakeshore Foundation, The Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation, The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation, and the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations.
 
At The University of Alabama, he is a member of the Board of Visitors for the College of Communication and Information Services, a member of the President’s Cabinet, a Board Member of the Capstone Foundation, and is past President of the University of Alabama National Alumni Association.
 
In 1989, he was awarded the University of Alabama School of Communications’ Most Outstanding Alumni Award in Advertising and Public Relations. A Vietnam veteran, Taylor was awarded the Purple Heart for outstanding service to the country. He was also a feature personality in the inaugural edition of “Who’s Who in Black Birmingham”.  Currently, Taylor resides in Bessemer, Ala. He and his wife Vivian have five children.
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AAMU Team Takes Second in Flag Football
 
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The Alabama A&M University Intramural Football Squad took part in the 15th Annual NIRSA Championship Series Regional Flag Football Championships held at Western Kentucky University.
 
Led by Coach Franky Smith, the elite AAMU squad made yet another impressive appearance in the yearly “Battle of the Bluegrass” competition.  The team from “The Hill” came in second place in the contest.
 
For more information about the squad and intramural programs, contact Coach Smith, AAMU Intramural Recreation Sports, at (256) 372-4262. 
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ROTC Commissioning Scheduled
 
The Alabama A&M University Bulldog Battalion will commission five Cadets on Thursday, December 8, at 3:30 p.m. in the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.
 
The public is invited.
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HOLIDAY GET-TOGETHER:  First Lady Abbiegail Hugine (center), assisted by Provost Daniel Wims (not shown), welcomed AAMU faculty and staff to the annual meeting and observance, where attendees heard year-end reports.  (President Andrew Hugine, Jr., had an out-of-town obligation).  PHOTOS  
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AKM Holds Induction Ceremony
 
The Kappa Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society recently held its fall 2016 induction ceremony in the Bertha M. Jones Conference Center at Alabama A&M University.    PHOTOS
 
AlphaKappaMu.jpgThe organization brought in 26 new members, in addition to its existing 40 current and alumni members.  Dr. Dorothy Brandon, extension specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, presented congratulatory remarks, followed by District 1 city councilman Devyn Keith.
 
The 2016 inductees included: Alisha Bailey, Denise Bell, Kiara Brown, Schuyler Carter, Jasmin Clark, Bianca Drake, Shekira Francois, Lidia George, Mikayla Haywood, Kwyntero Kelso, Kayla Lang, LaTrinity Lewis, Lakeshia Martin, Brianna Miller-Kelley, Devin Mitchell, Ashlan Mixon, Raven Ciara New, Ebony Parker, Mary Pendleton, Derielle Pinckney, Taylor Simmons, Joshua Simmons, LaKesha Stewart, Michael Turner, Diamond Walker and Mariah Williams.  
 
The 2017-17 AKM officers are Bri'Anna Baber, president; Maya Shelton, vice president; Tiffany Jordan, secretary; and Jayla Carter, parliamentarian.  Dr. Cynthia M. Smith serves as advisor and Marilyn Saintjones as co-advisor of AKM.  PHOTOS
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STUDENT HOLIDAY:  AAMU administrators gathered at the Ernest Knight Center cafeteria to greet students and extend holiday wishes.  Above, students pose with Santa.   PHOTOS
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ROTC Commissioning Scheduled
 
The Alabama A&M University Bulldog Battalion will commission five Cadets on Thursday, December 8, at 3:30 p.m. in the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center. 
 
The public is invited.
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ORIGINS:  Dr. Jack Szotack, Nobel laureate, discussed "The Origin of Cellular Life" during the 19th Annual Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture at Alabama A&M University on Friday, December 2.   PHOTOS
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Student Publishes Book on Self-Discovery 
 
When Marquez McClinton was in the third grade at an elementary school in Memphis, Tenn., he recalls his teacher taking a special interest in his ability to express himself through writing and poetry.  His talents could not be attributed to some enviable parental environment nor a pristine community that would propel him ahead of his peers.
 
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Throughout the years, Marquez has continued to express himself creatively through writing and poetry, having made a vow to himself to never “sleep on” his talent.  This has meant the overcoming of procrastination, succumbing to direction and developing a budget for the project.
 
Becoming.jpgPersons with whom he interacted on social media were often impressed by his postings and urged him to consider writing a book.  With the completion of his 95-page book, “Becoming: The Process of Becoming You,” Marquez said he wanted to take his “gift” to the next level.  He provides much credit for the book’s success to the assistance he received from publisher Jessica D. Williams of Keen Vision Publishing. 
 
In the publication, Marquez said he pulled from the collective wisdom of such people as Hill Harper, Cornel West, T.D. Jakes and even Maya Angelou—mixing their various perspectives with his own everyday experiences, trials and successes as one of six children born into a poor family, and as the father of his four-month-old daughter Joi.
 
Marquez said his themes in the book “Becoming” center around defining self through purpose.  In addition to proud parents, the young minister in training at All Nations Christian Center said he has been especially moved by those persons relating how much the book has impacted them.
 
He plans to market the book at various venues around the Tennessee Valley and beyond.  For more information about the book, contact marquezmcclinton@gmail.com or visit amazon.com.
 
- Jerome Saintjones
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TREE LIGHTING:  The AAMU Family gathered on The Quad for the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree and to hear holiday music by the choir and band.  PHOTOS
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BOOKSIGNING:  Dr. Kendra Harris, associate professor of marketing, greets students, faculty, staff and friends at the booksigning for her new book, "Happily Never Married," held at the Hilton Garden Inn Friday, December 2.   PHOTOS
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Business Dean's Office Seeking GA
 
The Office of the Dean, College of Business and Public Affairs, is seeking to hire a Graduate Assistant for Spring 2017. 
 
Interested students should submit resume and cover letter.

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Freshmen Produce Video: "Everybody Eats"
 
Mannequin.JPGFreshmen, completing their service learning projects, have come up with a number of ways to make an impact on communities and to encourage engagement, notes an AAMU facilitator.
 
A case in point, according to service learning coordinate Monica Clarke, was a video that was produced by one group of freshmen as a final presentation.  The "Everybody Eats" video combines the Mannequin Challenge concept into a positive effort that captures the team effort required to defeat hunger.   VIDEO
 

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DEADLINE APPROACHING:  AKAs Announce Scholarship
 
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Rho Chi Omega Chapter
Dr. Olivia Harris Sanders Academic Scholarship for
Minority Students Achieving Academic Excellence
 
This scholarship is awarded to minority undergraduate students who are interested in continuing their college education.  The scholarship is in memory of Dr. Olivia H. Sanders, a retired professor and long-time educator.
  
Deadline:  December 12, 2016 (All items must be received by Date)
 
Instructions for Applying for the Dr. Sanders’ Scholarship
 
To be considered for this scholarship, a student must:
 
Be currently enrolled in one of the following schools:
 
·         Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU)
·         Athens State University
·         Calhoun Community College
·         J.F. Drake State Technical College
·         Oakwood University
·         The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)
 
·         Be a minority undergraduate (male or female) student.
·         Have completed one semester (12 hours) at the respective institution.
·         Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or above for the prior semester.
·         Complete the scholarship application in its entirety.
·         Submit an essay of 250 words, and no more than 350 words, on the following topic: Why should I be selected for a scholarship? Please describe any academic achievements, community service activities, examples of leadership or other personal characteristics that make you deserving of this scholarship.  The essay must be typed and double spaced. Include your name in a running header on all pages of the document.
·         Submit a recent academic transcript. Unofficial or official transcript will be accepted.
  
Completed Application Checklist
 
            ___ Completed application, signed, and dated
            ___ Essay
            ___ Transcript (Unofficial or Official)
 
The completed application packet (application, transcript, essay) must be mailed together as one complete packet.  The packet must be received by December 12, 2016 to be considered to the following mailing address:
  
Rho Chi Omega Chapter
c/o Mrs. Renita Brazelton, Scholarship Chairman
P. O. Box 611
Madison, AL 35758
 
Visit www.aka-rco.org for an electronic copy of the application packet.
 
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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 
 
The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.
 
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The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.
 
Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.
 
 
Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens.
 
 
WEEK OF:  November 28-December 4, 2016
 
 
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Dr. Virginia Caples (c) is joined by President Andrew Hugine, Jr. (center rear), husband Hundley Batts, family, friends and colleagues following APLU awards ceremony, where she received the coveted "Lifetime Achievement Award."
 
 
 
Administrator Receives Accolades
 
 
 
In addition to being a part of the distinguished list of “Women Who Shape the State” (recently sponsored by AL.com and the Birmingham News), Dr. Virginia Caples, retired 1890 Administrator and professor of family and consumer sciences, received yet another honor.
 
 
 
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and its Board on Human Sciences presented Caples with the “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
 
The Board on Human Sciences represents administrators of higher education units responsible for research/discovery, extension/outreach, and teaching/learning programs in the human sciences at institutions across the country.
 
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NEW INSTRUMENTS:  Prior to their scheduled rehearsal, band director Carlton Wright and members of the AAMU band gratefully show President Andrew Hugine, Jr., the instruments that now represent the completion of the order for entirely new band instruments.  Above, band members pose with new instruments at Legacy Lake.    PHOTOS
 
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AAMU to Release 2017 Alumni Calendar
 
 
 
The Office of Alumni Affairs soon will release its 2017 Alumni Calendar, a publication featuring more than 15 alumni who have demonstrated their love for AAMU and their respective communities and professions in a number of ways.
 
 
 
Among the alumni spotlights are Charlie and Gertha Roberts Barnes (January); Thomas and Ruby Burnette Jones (February); Miranda Bouldin Frost (March); Samuel L. Brewer (April); John and Lila Morgan Hackett, Jr., (June); Dr. Larry McDaniel, Sr. (July); Adolphus and Pamela McDonald (August); Michael and Robin Miller (September); Colonel (Ret.) Clarence C. Newby (October); Dr. Richard and Bettye Adams Showers (November); and Ebonee Walker (December).
 
 
 
Sandra S. Stubbs is director of the Office of Alumni Affairs.  For more information, contact alumni.affairs@bulldogs.aamu.edu or call (256) 372-5286.
 
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Business Dean's Office Seeking GA
 
 
 
The Office of the Dean, College of Business and Public Affairs, is seeking to hire a Graduate Assistant for Spring 2017. 

 

 

 

Interested students should submit resume and cover letter.

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Forums Scheduled for Grad Studies Head

 

 

 

The dates have been set for faculty forums for the finalists for the position of Associate Provost for Academic Affairs/Graduate Studies.  The finalists and dates follow below:

 

  

 

Dr. Derrek Dunn

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

 

11:30 a.m. – Faculty Forum

 

Arthur J. Bond (Engineering) Hall Auditorium, Room 233

 

 

 

Dr. Christopher Jefferies

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

 

11:30 a.m. – Faculty Forum

 

Clyde Foster Multi-purpose Room, College of Business & Public Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

Diocese Appoints Foundation Head to School Board

 

 

 

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Allen P. Vital has been appointed to the board of trustees of Saint John Paul II Catholic High School in Huntsville, Ala.  Vital was approved for the three-year term by The Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, S.T.D., Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama.

 

 

 

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Week of: November 21-27, 2016

 

AAMU to Release 2017 Alumni Calendar

  
The Office of Alumni Affairs soon will release its 2017 Alumni Calendar, a publication featuring more than 15 alumni who have demonstrated their love for AAMU and their respective communities and professions in a number of ways.
 
 
 
Among the alumni spotlights are Charlie and Gertha Roberts Barnes (January); Thomas and Ruby Burnette Jones (February); Miranda Bouldin Frost (March); Samuel L. Brewer (April); John and Lila Morgan Hackett, Jr., (June); Dr. Larry McDaniel, Sr. (July); Adolphus and Pamela McDonald (August); Michael and Robin Miller (September); Colonel (Ret.) Clarence C. Newby (October); Dr. Richard and Bettye Adams Showers (November); and Ebonee Walker (December).
 
 
 
Sandra S. Stubbs is director of the Office of Alumni Affairs.  For more information, contact alumni.affairs@bulldogs.aamu.edu or call (256) 372-5286.
 
 
 
 
 
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Business Dean's Office Seeking GA
 
 
 
The Office of the Dean, College of Business and Public Affairs, is seeking to hire a Graduate Assistant for Spring 2017. 
 
 
 
Interested students should submit resume and cover letter.
 
 
 
 
 
Faculty Forums Scheduled for Grad Studies Head
 
 
 
The dates have been set for faculty forums for the finalists for the position of Associate Provost for Academic Affairs/Graduate Studies.  The finalists and dates follow below:
 
  
 
Dr. Derrek Dunn
 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
 
11:30 a.m. – Faculty Forum
 
Arthur J. Bond (Engineering) Hall Auditorium, Room 233
 
 
 
Dr. Christopher Jefferies
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
 
11:30 a.m. – Faculty Forum
 
Clyde Foster Multi-purpose Room, College of Business & Public Affairs
 
 
 
 
 
Diocese Appoints Foundation Head to School Board

 

 

 

VitalAllen2Small.jpgThe Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama has appointed the executive director of the Alabama A&M University Foundation to the board of a local educational institution.

 

 

 

Allen P. Vital has been appointed to the board of trustees of Saint John Paul II Catholic High School in Huntsville, Ala.  Vital was approved for the three-year term by The Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, S.T.D., Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama.

 

 

 

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MANRRS Hosts Breakfast

 

 

 

The Alabama A&M University MANRRS Morrison Chapter hosted a three-hour pancake breakfast on Saturday, November 19, at Mama Annie’s Restaurant on Meridian Street.

 

 

 

For information on upcoming MANRRS events, contact Jealae Jackson at (703) 409-9489.

 

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Students, Neighbors Reap Harvest of Community Garden

 

 

 

More than 30 Alabama A&M University freshman service learning students gathered the first crops from their gardens in the nearby Edmonton Heights community’s James Crawford Park.

 

 

 

AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine (c) joined the students, whose fall harvest included carrots, radishes, turnips, rutabagas and other crops.  The activity was coordinated by service learning coordinator Monica Clarke, with assistance from Alabama Cooperative Extension System staffers, the AAMU Community Development Corporation, City of Huntsville, and the Edmonton Heights community.  PHOTOS

 

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Doctoral Student Makes Presentation in Honolulu

 

 

 

RoseKyle2.jpgPhysics doctoral student Kyle D. Rose, Sr., presented at the recent six-day Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

 

 

 

Rose presented on the "Application of Phase Change Material to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency" (with Physics Professor M.D. Aggarwal).  The research involved finding means to make solar panels more efficient by reducing the negative effects of too much heat on the power production process.

 

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Students Coordinate Health Professions Roundtable

 

 

 

AAMU students enrolled in the Introduction to Health Careers course taught by Dr. Jeanette Jones facilitated the recent Health Professions Roundtable held Thursday, November 17, that attracted four professionals from the University of Alabama Birmingham.

 

 

 

Professor Jones directs AAMU’s Center for Biomedical, Behavioral and Environmental Research, under the auspices of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.

 

 

 

The professionals served as panelists for students interested in the health professions, as well as career opportunities.  Representing UAB were (l-r): Dr. Brandon L. Wolfe (former AAMU staff members), director, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, UAB School of Medicine; Jacque Lavier, program manager, UAB School of Nursing; Dr. Tracee M. Synco, assistant dean for student recruitment, engagement and success/assistant professor, UAB School of Health Professions; and Peter Tofani, assistant dean of student affairs, UAB School of Nursing.

 

 

 

For more information about the roundtable or health careers, contact Dr. Jones at (256) 372-4924.

 

 

 

Nobel Laureate Lecture December 2

 

The 19th Annual Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture (The Nobel Laureate Lecture) will be held on Friday, December 2, in Dawson Building auditorium at 3 p.m.

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The featured Nobel Laureate for 2016 will be Dr. Jack Szostak of Harvard University.  Szostak is the 2009 Nobel Prize winner in physiology/medicine.  During the public lecture, he will discuss “The Origin of Cellular Life.” 

 

Attendees will be able to dialogue informally with the Nobel winner following the presentation during a reception in the Knight Center at 5 p.m.

 

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Professor Extols Singleness in New Book

An associate professor of marketing at Alabama A&M University has written a new book on the joys of being and remaining single.

 

NeverMarried.jpgHarrisKendra5.jpgDr. Kendra L. Harris is the author of Happily Never Married.  A book signing has been scheduled for December 2, from 7-9 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 301 Boulevard South SW, in Huntsville, Ala.  Registration is free but required to attend.  The deadline to register is November 28 at HappilyNeverMarried.Eventbrite.com/

 

A VIP reception ($20) will precede the event at 6 p.m. and will include a copy of the book, light refreshments and photo op.  VIP registration deadline is November 18.

 

Partial proceeds will benefit the AAMU College of Business and Public Affairs scholarship fund.

 

 

ROTC Commissioning Scheduled

 

The Alabama A&M University Bulldog Battalion will commission five Cadets on Thursday, December 8, at 3:30 p.m. in the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center. 

 

The public is invited.

 
 

 

Community Faith Partners, WJAB-FM Prep for World AIDS Day

by Wendi Williams 

 

World AIDS Day, which typically falls on December 1 each year, is an opportunity for the world to come together to raise greater awareness about HIV/AIDS. Community Faith Partners—individuals and organizations that work together to address HIV/AIDS in North Alabama—will do just that but on Friday, December 2,  with help from two highly sought after national HIV/AIDS speakers, Rev. John R. Faison, Sr., and the renowned Rev. Edwin C. Sanders II, both of Nashville, Tennessee.

 

On Friday morning, Community Faith Partners will hold its annual Red Ribbon Awards Breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Boone-Lacy Fellowship Hall at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 315 Winchester Road in Huntsville. While honoring HIV/AIDS activism, participants will have an opportunity to enjoy a hearty breakfast, inspirational music, and hear Rev. Faison, pastor of Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, and national NAACP HIV/AIDS ambassador. Armed with only wit and the Scriptures, Rev. Faison has the ability to deliver powerful messages that move people and communities to HIV/AIDS activism.

 

At 4 p.m., tune in to hear WJAB 90.9FM radio host Marcus Sims and special guests as they deliver the spoken word through poetry and music, and share life-saving information on HIV/AIDS.

 

World AIDS Day 2016 activities will close with “An Evening with Rev. Edwin Sanders,” senior servant of the Metropolitan Interdenominational Church and national HIV/AIDS speaker. The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Dr. Richard Showers Recreational Center, 4600 Blue Spring Road in Huntsville. Although targeted to millennials, this program is ideal for anyone age 12 and older.

 

Rev. Sander’s church is widely known for its outreach ministries in the areas of substance abuse, children’s advocacy, sexual violence, and harm reduction. Since 1984 it has provided services to persons infected with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS with the First Response Center.

 

The World AIDS Day 2016 events are free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to register at https://www.facebook.com/events/1796378270579209/ or to send e-mail to comfaithpartners@gmail.com.

 

Partners this year include Alabama State Representative Laura Hall; Center Grove United Methodist Church; DAVIDPERSONMEDIA, LLC; Diverse Educational Life Training Activities, Inc.; First Missionary Baptist Church; Huntsville-Madison County Branch of the Alabama NAACP; Huntsville-Madison County Rescue Squad, Inc.; Madison County Health Department; Thrive Alabama; Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church; and WJAB 90.9FM.

 

For more information, please contact Judy Edmond at (256) 509-4252, Wendi Williams at (256) 372-4953, or e-mail comfaithpartners@gmail.com.

 

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Pre-Bid Gathering Set for Residence Facility

 

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held November 29 at the University Services Building, Office of Facilities and Administrative Services Conference Room, at 10 a.m. for masonry repairs and cleaning to Palmer Hall.

 

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Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 

 

 

The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 

 

 

The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.

 

 

 

Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 

 

 

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Week of: November 14-20, 2016

 

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VETERANS DAY HONOREE:  President Andrew Hugine (c) and AAMU staff and friends and relatives pay tribute to 102-year-old alum and veteran Robert Coleman Adams during a recent veterans program at Tut Fann Veterans Home in Huntsville, Ala.    PHOTOS
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Philanthropy Day a Time to Leave “Paw Print”
 
On Tuesday, November 15, all Alabama A&M University Bulldogs are being called to “Leave a Paw Print“ in recognition of National Philanthropy Day!!
 
On Philanthropy Day thousands of people around the world celebrate giving and the impact of giving.  On “The Hill,” Philanthropy Day is a time for true Bulldogs to boost the alumni giving rate to an all-time high by simply donating $5 through November 15.  To participate:
 
Text: Text “Bulldog5” to 50155 and follow the corresponding responses
Check/Money Order:  Make check payable to AAMU Foundation – note “Bulldog5” in the memo section
Online:  https://secure.qgiv.com/for/aau/; select “Bulldog5” as your designation
 
All donations are 100% tax deductible and will go towards our general scholarship fund.  For additional information, call (256) 372-8344 or visit www.aamu.edu/.    Thanks for leaving your Paw Print!
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Diocese Appoints Foundation Head to School Board
 
VitalAllen2Small.jpgThe Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama has appointed the executive director of the Alabama A&M University Foundation to the board of a local educational institution.
 
Allen P. Vital has been appointed to the board of trustees of Saint John Paul II Catholic High School in Huntsville, Ala.  Vital was approved for the three-year term by The Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, S.T.D., Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama.
 
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SUMMIT:  AAMU was the site for the two-day HBCU Summit on Transition Programs for Intellectual and Developmental Students, which began Sunday, November 14.  The event was hosted by AAMU and the University of Memphis Institute on Disability.  Attendees prepared action plan reports for continued development of partnerships and advocacy at the state level.
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AAMU Competes in MBA Case Competition
 
A group of four MBA students from Alabama A&M University competed in Howard University’s MBAX Exclusive Competition on Friday, November 4.  This was AAMU’s first appearance in the case competition.
 
The team competed against several other schools, including the University of Pittsburgh, Oklahoma University, Ohio State, Howard and Florida A&M.
 
The team also attended the career fair on Thursday, November 3, and its members were able to interact and interview with such companies as UTC Aerospace, T-Mobile, LMI and Henry Schein. 
 
Pictured are (l-r): Demetrius Payne, Ambre Twitty, Armand Rhodes, and Stacey Williams.  Dr. Ajeet Jain also attended the event.
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Quality Time:  Officers from the Department of Public Safety and service learning/Freshman Academy staffers joined forces at Edmonton Height's Crawford Park to treat AAMU freshman orientation students to hot dogs and other refreshments on an unusually warm November day.  Members of the Huntsville Police Department dropped by.  The activity was coordinated by Monica Clarke. 
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Staff Senate to Meet Tuesday
 
An important Staff Senate Meeting will be held at 12 noon November 15, 2016, in the auditorium of the Engineering Building.   Lunch will be provided.
 
Mr. Wilbert Hamilton will be the speaker.  This session also will focus on plan review options for voluntary retirement plans 403(b) and 457(b) for AAMU employees.
 
Please direct questions or concerns to Staff Senate President Eugene Tasie at Eugene.tasie@aamu.edu or call (256) 372-4732.
 
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Dean’s Speaker Series to Feature NASA/MSFC Official
 
An associate director at NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center will address students, faculty and the public at the Dean’s Speaker Series for the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences on Thursday, November 17, at 12:30 p.m. in Bond Hall (Engineering Building).
 
Dr. Paul K. McConnaughey was named to his current in August 2015.  He provides expert technical advice and assistance to MSFC Director Todd May in support of the entire body of engineering, science and propulsion work conducted at Marshall.
 
McConnaughey earned his bachelor's degree from Oregon State University in Corvallis, and a master's degree and a doctorate from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
 
 
Pre-Bid Gathering Set for Residence Facility
 
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held November 29 at the University Services Building, Office of Facilities and Administrative Services Conference Room, at 10 a.m. for masonry repairs and cleaning to Palmer Hall.
 
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Nobel Laureate Lecture December 2
 
The 19th Annual Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture (The Nobel Laureate Lecture) will be held on Friday, December 2, in Dawson Building auditorium at 3 p.m.
 
Szostak.jpgThe featured Nobel Laureate for 2016 will be Dr. Jack Szostak of Harvard University.  Szostak is the 2009 Nobel Prize winner in physiology/medicine.  During the public lecture, he will discuss “The Origin of Cellular Life.” 
 
Attendees will be able to dialogue informally with the Nobel winner following the presentation during a reception in the Knight Center at 5 p.m.
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Professor Extols Singleness in New Book
 
An associate professor of marketing at Alabama A&M University has written a new book on the joys of being and remaining single.
 
NeverMarried.jpgHarrisKendra5.jpgDr. Kendra L. Harris is the author of Happily Never Married.  A book signing has been scheduled for December 2, from 7-9 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 301 Boulevard South SW, in Huntsville, Ala.  Registration is free but required to attend.  The deadline to register is November 28 at HappilyNeverMarried.Eventbrite.com/
 
A VIP reception ($20) will precede the event at 6 p.m. and will include a copy of the book, light refreshments and photo op.  VIP registration deadline is November 18.
 
Partial proceeds will benefit the AAMU College of Business and Public Affairs scholarship fund.

 
ROTC Commissioning Scheduled
 
The Alabama A&M University Bulldog Battalion will commission five Cadets on Thursday, December 8, at 3:30 p.m. in the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.
 
The public is invited.
 
 
Community Faith Partners, WJAB-FM Prep for World AIDS Day
by Wendi Williams
 
World AIDS Day, which typically falls on December 1 each year, is an opportunity for the world to come together to raise greater awareness about HIV/AIDS. Community Faith Partners—individuals and organizations that work together to address HIV/AIDS in North Alabama—will do just that but on Friday, December 2,  with help from two highly sought after national HIV/AIDS speakers, Rev. John R. Faison, Sr., and the renowned Rev. Edwin C. Sanders II, both of Nashville, Tennessee.
 
On Friday morning, Community Faith Partners will hold its annual Red Ribbon Awards Breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Boone-Lacy Fellowship Hall at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 315 Winchester Road in Huntsville. While honoring HIV/AIDS activism, participants will have an opportunity to enjoy a hearty breakfast, inspirational music, and hear Rev. Faison, pastor of Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, and national NAACP HIV/AIDS ambassador. Armed with only wit and the Scriptures, Rev. Faison has the ability to deliver powerful messages that move people and communities to HIV/AIDS activism.
 
At 4 p.m., tune in to hear WJAB 90.9FM radio host Marcus Sims and special guests as they deliver the spoken word through poetry and music, and share life-saving information on HIV/AIDS.
 
World AIDS Day 2016 activities will close with “An Evening with Rev. Edwin Sanders,” senior servant of the Metropolitan Interdenominational Church and national HIV/AIDS speaker. The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Dr. Richard Showers Recreational Center, 4600 Blue Spring Road in Huntsville. Although targeted to millennials, this program is ideal for anyone age 12 and older.
 
Rev. Sander’s church is widely known for its outreach ministries in the areas of substance abuse, children’s advocacy, sexual violence, and harm reduction. Since 1984 it has provided services to persons infected with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS with the First Response Center.
 
The World AIDS Day 2016 events are free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to register at https://www.facebook.com/events/1796378270579209/ or to send e-mail to comfaithpartners@gmail.com.
 
Partners this year include Alabama State Representative Laura Hall; Center Grove United Methodist Church; DAVIDPERSONMEDIA, LLC; Diverse Educational Life Training Activities, Inc.; First Missionary Baptist Church; Huntsville-Madison County Branch of the Alabama NAACP; Huntsville-Madison County Rescue Squad, Inc.; Madison County Health Department; Thrive Alabama; Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church; and WJAB 90.9FM.
 
For more information, please contact Judy Edmond at (256) 509-4252, Wendi Williams at (256) 372-4953, or e-mail comfaithpartners@gmail.com.
  
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Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
 
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Funeral services were held for Leroy Williams, father of Alfred Williams (Financial Aid), on Sunday, November 13, at the Leroy High School Auditorium in Leroy, Ala.  Arrangements were coordinated by Jackson Memorial Funeral Home in Jackson, Ala.
 
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Funeral services were scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, November 14, at First Missionary Baptist Church for Dr. Frederick Carodine, Sr.  Arrangements were coordinated by Nelms Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ala.
 
Born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dr. Carodine, Sr., was a 1951 mechanic arts (printing) graduate of Alabama A&M University. After a stint working in Nashville, Tenn., the veteran returned to AAMU, where President Joseph Fanning Drake urged him to continue his studies at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.
 
CarodineFred2.jpgCarodine also helped S.C. O’Neal open J.F. Drake State Technical College and worked at the school through the mid-1960s, in addition to operating his own printing shop.
 
His impressive career at Redstone Arsenal began when "someone else" filed an employment application for him for a job in data reduction and analysis. Carodine, a GS-7 who had to learn the job, conducted complex positioning space data and recorded statistics from the point of missile launch to target impact, along with data on pitch and altitude.
 
Over the years, Carodine would play a key role in the Knight-Sims higher education segregation lawsuit, the Alabama Democratic Conference, Masons and Rural Senior Services.
 
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Week of: November 7-13, 2016

 
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HSSD 2016:  The AAMU Family came together Saturday, November 7, the welcome prospective students and their parents to The Hill during High School Senior Day.  Future Bulldogs were entertained by the Marching Maroon and White, the cheerleading squad, the Baby Bulldog Cheerleaders and more.  They also visited several departmental displays.   PHOTOS
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Professor Extols Singleness in New Book
 
An associate professor of marketing at Alabama A&M University has written a new book on the joys of being and remaining single.
 
HarrisKendra1.jpgNeverMarried.jpgDr. Kendra L. Harris is the author of Happily Never Married.  A book signing has been scheduled for December 2, from 7-9 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 301 Boulevard South SW, in Huntsville, Ala.  Registration is free but required to attend.  The deadline to register is November 28 at HappilyNeverMarried.Eventbrite.com/
 
A VIP reception ($20) will precede the event at 6 p.m. and will include a copy of the book, light refreshments and photo op.  VIP registration deadline is November 18.
 
Partial proceeds will benefit the AAMU College of Business and Public Affairs scholarship fund.
 
 
AAMU Honoring Vets at Tut Fann
 
Alabama A&M University will take its annual observance of Veterans Day Tuesday, November 8, to a local site noted for providing services to those who have served their country.
 
AAMU will hold its 11th Annual Veterans Day Program at 1 p.m. at the Floyd E. “Tut” Fann State Veterans Home, located at 2701 Meridian Street.  The observance will take place in the G-Wing Courtyard.
 
Alfonso Thomas and Ashley Grenwood (Mr. & Miss Bulldog Vets) will preside over a program that will include greetings from President Andrew Hugine, Jr.; patriotic selections from the AAMU Band; performances by the Pershing Rifles; and a keynote address by Col. (Ret.) James O. Heyward, Sr.
 
HeywardJamesO.jpgHeyward is a native of Sumter, S.C., who retired from AAMU as director of admissions.  He was a career Army officer and retired from active service in 1983 with the rank of Colonel, having served in key command and staff positions in the United States and overseas.  He has a diverse background of extensive experience in planning, management and operations to include training, logistics, resource management, counseling and investigative work.  His last military assignment was Professor of Military Science at AAMU.  During his tenure, more than 250 officers received commissions in the U.S. Army.
 
The program is being coordinated by AAMU’s Veterans Affairs & Disability Services, directed by Sanoyia L. Williams.  For additional information, call (256) 372-4263.
 
  
Former AAMU Historian/Vet Tells Story to Chicago Tribune
 
Dr. James W. Johnson was not only a fixture in history and political science at AAMU, but the retired AAMU professor also served for several years as director of the State Black Archives.
 
JohnsonJamesO.jpgIn an effort to capture the living witnesses of the horrors and triumphs of war, the Chicago Tribune (Nov. 6, 2016) talked with the 81-year-old at the Montgomery Place Continuing Care Retirement Community in Chicago.
 
Dr. Johnson served in the U.S. Army for two years following the close of the Korean War, from 1957-59.  He was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone and was exposed to peripheral tension of Fidel Castro’s power in Cuba, as well as the subtle prejudice within the military.
 
Johnson told the Tribune that he served as a medic and X-ray technician and that his experiences in the military in the midst of the war zone and prejudice “changed his world view.”  His military service ended as the Civil Rights movement was escalating.  He used the GI bill to fund his graduate studies in African American history.  As a Fulbright Scholar, he taught in Nigeria and studied African culture and traditional religions in Senegal, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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Food Pantry Captures Attention of Food Management Site
 
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March of Dimes Names Its First African American President
 
StewartStacey.jpgAAMU honorary degree recipient Stacey D. Stewart has been named president of the March of Dimes.  Her transition into the role begins November 7, and she will assume full duties January 1.
 
Prior to the March of Dimes, Stewart has enjoyed leadership roles at United Way Worldwide, Fannie Mae and the Fannie Mae Foundation.
 
 
 
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Pre-Bid Gathering Set for Residence Facility
 
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held November 29 at the University Services Building, Office of Facilities and Administrative Services Conference Room, at 10 a.m. for masonry repairs and cleaning to Palmer Hall.
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Community Faith Partners, WJAB-FM Prep for World AIDS Day
by Wendi Williams
 
World AIDS Day, which typically falls on December 1 each year, is an opportunity for the world to come together to raise greater awareness about HIV/AIDS. Community Faith Partners—individuals and organizations that work together to address HIV/AIDS in North Alabama—will do just that but on Friday, December 2,  with help from two highly sought after national HIV/AIDS speakers, Rev. John R. Faison, Sr., and the renowned Rev. Edwin C. Sanders II, both of Nashville, Tennessee.
 
On Friday morning, Community Faith Partners will hold its annual Red Ribbon Awards Breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Boone-Lacy Fellowship Hall at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 315 Winchester Road in Huntsville. While honoring HIV/AIDS activism, participants will have an opportunity to enjoy a hearty breakfast, inspirational music, and hear Rev. Faison, pastor of Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, and national NAACP HIV/AIDS ambassador. Armed with only wit and the Scriptures, Rev. Faison has the ability to deliver powerful messages that move people and communities to HIV/AIDS activism.
 
At 4 p.m., tune in to hear WJAB 90.9FM radio host Marcus Sims and special guests as they deliver the spoken word through poetry and music, and share life-saving information on HIV/AIDS.
 
World AIDS Day 2016 activities will close with “An Evening with Rev. Edwin Sanders,” senior servant of the Metropolitan Interdenominational Church and national HIV/AIDS speaker. The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Dr. Richard Showers Recreational Center, 4600 Blue Spring Road in Huntsville. Although targeted to millennials, this program is ideal for anyone age 12 and older.
 
Rev. Sander’s church is widely known for its outreach ministries in the areas of substance abuse, children’s advocacy, sexual violence, and harm reduction. Since 1984 it has provided services to persons infected with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS with the First Response Center.
 
The World AIDS Day 2016 events are free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to register at https://www.facebook.com/events/1796378270579209/ or to send e-mail to comfaithpartners@gmail.com.
 
Partners this year include Alabama State Representative Laura Hall; Center Grove United Methodist Church; DAVIDPERSONMEDIA, LLC; Diverse Educational Life Training Activities, Inc.; First Missionary Baptist Church; Huntsville-Madison County Branch of the Alabama NAACP; Huntsville-Madison County Rescue Squad, Inc.; Madison County Health Department; Thrive Alabama; Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church; and WJAB 90.9FM.
 
For more information, please contact Judy Edmond at (256) 509-4252, Wendi Williams at (256) 372-4953, or e-mail comfaithpartners@gmail.com.
 
 
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Nobel Laureate Lecture December 2
 
The 19th Annual Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture (The Nobel Laureate Lecture) will be held on Friday, December 2, in Dawson Building auditorium at 3 p.m.
 
Szostak.jpgThe featured Nobel Laureate for 2016 will be Dr. Jack Szostak of Harvard University.  Szostak is the 2009 Nobel Prize winner in physiology/medicine.  During the public lecture, he will discuss “The Origin of Cellular Life.” 
 
Attendees will be able to dialogue informally with the Nobel winner following the presentation during a reception in the Knight Center at 5 p.m.
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DPS to Hold RAD Classes
 
RAD.jpgAAMU’s Department of Public Safety will be conducting rape, aggression and defense classes (RAD) thru November 8-10.  Class size is limited, and interested persons should contact DPS at (256) 372-5555.
 
Sgt. Timothy Dawkins, Dispatcher Sharon Dublin and Officer Lamar Tummings will serve as instructors for the RAD classes.
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Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
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Week of: October 31-November 6, 2016

 
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Community Faith Partners, WJAB-FM Prep for World AIDS Day
by Wendi Williams
 
World AIDS Day, which typically falls on December 1 each year, is an opportunity for the world to come together to raise greater awareness about HIV/AIDS. Community Faith Partners—individuals and organizations that work together to address HIV/AIDS in North Alabama—will do just that but on Friday, December 2,  with help from two highly sought after national HIV/AIDS speakers, Rev. John R. Faison, Sr., and the renowned Rev. Edwin C. Sanders II, both of Nashville, Tennessee.
 
On Friday morning, Community Faith Partners will hold its annual Red Ribbon Awards Breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Boone-Lacy Fellowship Hall at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 315 Winchester Road in Huntsville. While honoring HIV/AIDS activism, participants will have an opportunity to enjoy a hearty breakfast, inspirational music, and hear Rev. Faison, pastor of Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, and national NAACP HIV/AIDS ambassador. Armed with only wit and the Scriptures, Rev. Faison has the ability to deliver powerful messages that move people and communities to HIV/AIDS activism.
 
At 4 p.m., tune in to hear WJAB 90.9FM radio host Marcus Sims and special guests as they deliver the spoken word through poetry and music, and share life-saving information on HIV/AIDS.
 
World AIDS Day 2016 activities will close with “An Evening with Rev. Edwin Sanders,” senior servant of the Metropolitan Interdenominational Church and national HIV/AIDS speaker. The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Dr. Richard Showers Recreational Center, 4600 Blue Spring Road in Huntsville. Although targeted to millennials, this program is ideal for anyone age 12 and older.
 
Rev. Sander’s church is widely known for its outreach ministries in the areas of substance abuse, children’s advocacy, sexual violence, and harm reduction. Since 1984 it has provided services to persons infected with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS with the First Response Center.
 
The World AIDS Day 2016 events are free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to register at https://www.facebook.com/events/1796378270579209/ or to send e-mail to comfaithpartners@gmail.com.
 
Partners this year include Alabama State Representative Laura Hall; Center Grove United Methodist Church; DAVIDPERSONMEDIA, LLC; Diverse Educational Life Training Activities, Inc.; First Missionary Baptist Church; Huntsville-Madison County Branch of the Alabama NAACP; Huntsville-Madison County Rescue Squad, Inc.; Madison County Health Department; Thrive Alabama; Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church; and WJAB 90.9FM.
 
For more information, please contact Judy Edmond at (256) 509-4252, Wendi Williams at (256) 372-4953, or e-mail comfaithpartners@gmail.com.
 
 
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Nobel Laureate Lecture December 2
 
The 19th Annual Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture (The Nobel Laureate Lecture) will be held on Friday, December 2, in Dawson Building auditorium at 3 p.m.
 
Szostak.jpgThe featured Nobel Laureate for 2016 will be Dr. Jack Szostak of Harvard University.  Szostak is the 2009 Nobel Prize winner in physiology/medicine.  During the public lecture, he will discuss “The Origin of Cellular Life.” 
 
Attendees will be able to dialogue informally with the Nobel winner following the presentation during a reception in the Knight Center at 5 p.m.
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DPS to Hold RAD Classes
 
RAD.jpgAAMU’s Department of Public Safety will be conducting rape, aggression and defense classes (RAD) thru November 8-10.  Class size is limited, and interested persons should contact DPS at (256) 372-5555.
 
Sgt. Timothy Dawkins, Dispatcher Sharon Dublin and Officer Lamar Tummings will serve as instructors for the RAD classes.
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Vote for the Marching Maroon and White
HONDA BATTLE OF THE BANDS
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The Alabama A&M University Marching Maroon and White Band solicits your support!  We are asking that you please vote for our band’s selection and participation in the 2017 Honda Battle of the Bands, in Atlanta, Ga., on January 28, 2017!
 
To sign up, please go to www.hondabattleofthebands.com.  Once you have signed up, you can start voting for the Alabama A&M University Band several times daily.
 
Your support and the Band's participation will garner a sizeable donation from Honda for scholarships for AAMU's marching program.  Please vote today at www.hondabattleofthebands.com!
 
Thank you very much for your support!  GO, BULLDOGS!
 
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Caples “Women Who Shape the State” Honoree

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interim president of Alabama A&M University, has been selected among the 2016 list of 30 “Women Who Shape the State,” sponsored by AL.com and Von Maur.

In addition to a feature in the November issue of Birmingham magazine, Caples will be honored during an 11:30 a.m. awards program scheduled Thursday, November 3, at The Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel, Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala.
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Alabama Site of Master Gardeners in 2017 
 
The Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) will hold its 27th annual state conference in Huntsville, Ala., May 1-3, 2017. 
 
The 2107 conference is hosted by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama with assistance from Limestone, Morgan and Marshall County Master Gardeners.  The conference is expected to draw more than 400 gardeners from across the Southeast.  The conference program is already filling up with exciting lectures and demonstrations.
 
Alabama Master Gardeners take great pride in improving their communities by providing education and training to its citizens. 
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Staff Senate to Meet
 
The Staff Senate will meet Tuesday, October 25, in the auditorium of Arthur J. Bond Hall (Engineering Building) from 12-1:30 p.m.
 
Dr. Colmore Christian, interim associate provost and dean of graduate studies, will address the group.
 
Please direct concerns or issues to the Staff Senate president, Eugene Tasie, ext. 4732, or e-mail Eugene.tasie@aamu.edu.
 
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CELEBRATION:  Many friends and family members gathered Saturday, October 22, at The Palladium for the retirement celebration of Dr. Barbara A.P. Jones (2nd, r), long-time faculty member and former dean of the College of Business and Public Affairs.   PHOTOS  
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BOARDING:  President Andrew Hugine, Jr. (left) and members of his cabinet try out the seats on a new 40-seat TEMSA TS 35E, a mid-sized motorcoach that offers such amenities as personal electrical power outlets, USB ports, Internet connectivity, video screens, fire suppression system, front body kneeling system, driver air ride system and more.  More PHOTOS
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Professor Awarded McArthur Foundation Travel Grant 
 
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Dr. Melvin L. Williams, coordinator of the communications specialist program in AAMU’s Department of Visual, Performing and Communications Arts, will attend the MobileMe&You2 Conference in Chicago, Ill., October 27-29. 
 
Williams will be one of 10 HBCU journalism and communications professors attending the conference through this competitive grant.  The conference will focus on the best ways to use mobile media to gather news and distribute it, paying particular attention to youth, the audience of the future.
 
 
AAMU Team Attends MBA Conference
 
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A group of MBA students from Alabama A&M University attended the five-day, mid-October gathering of the National Black MBA Association.  This was the second time that a group from the college attended and participated in the case competition.
 
The team competed in the MBA Case against 34 other schools, including teams representing Rutgers, MIT, Cornell, Howard and Hampton.   
 
The team members also attended the career fair, where they were able to interact with companies such as Dell, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and TVA.
 
Team members (l-r) are: Jordan Bellaire, Uchechukwu Ajufo, Princess Pelmer and Camille Green.  Dean Del Smith (r) also attended the event.
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RADICAL!  Residential Life & Housing attended the 2016 Annual RADICAL Conference! The conference took place at the University of North Alabama on October 22.  The RAs and GAs had the opportunity to learn, network and have fun with other RAs across the state of Alabama!  This year, Alabama A&M University won “Most Spirited”. Fifty-one students and advisors attended. 
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Child Development Center Making ‘Treat' Rounds
 
The children of AAMU’s Child Development Center will ‘Trick or Treat’ on campus Thursday, October 27, from 9 a.m.–12 noon at various campus sites.
 
Scheduled buildings to be visited include the Carver Complex (CCN, CCB, CCS), Dawson Building, College of Business and Public Affairs, the President’s Office, Morrison Building and WJAB-FM, Patton Hall, Learning Resources Center (LRC) and the V.M. Chambers Building.
 
For additional information, contact Ms. Allen at ext. 5437 or Ms. Clay and/or Mrs. Preyer at ext. 5436. 
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'Hackathon' Team:  The second place team members of Black Enterprise magazine's 'Hackathon' competition in San Francisco are recognized by the President and College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences (CETPS) administrators.  Pictured (l-r) are:  Gerald Vines, CETPS; students James Burrell, Tsige Zergaw, Kristina Williams and Ivan Embden; AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr.; and Dr. Chance Glenn, dean, CETPS.
 
Talented Students Participate in Black Enterprise ‘Hackathon’
 
Four students from AAMU’s College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences (CETPS) participated in the second annual Black Enterprise Smart Hackathon 2016 in San Francisco, Calif., on October 8-11.
 
The students were charged with developing an infotainment in-vehicle iOS app within the Ionic Cloud framework. They were required to use a certain set of APIs (acronym for Application Program Interface), “a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications”), but they could add other APIs if needed.
 
They also provided concepts documents and storyboards before the Hackathon started.  This year, 10 teams met one-by-one with the judges and presented their app. The judges selected the top 3 teams to present.   
 
AAMU’s own BU11DOG5 (code language) was selected as one of the three finalists, and placed second.  The team members included James Burrell, senior, electrical engineering; Tsige Zergaw, senior, computer science; Kristina Williams, sophomore, computer science; and Ivan Embden, sophomore, electrical engineering.   (More PHOTOS)
 
Their placing in the competition reaffirmed that Alabama A&M University’s College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences has some of the brightest and hardest working students in the country, commented Dr. Chance Glenn, dean of CETPS.
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DEBATE WATCH!  Students and elected officials meet in the Ralph Lee Student Center to watch the third presidential debate. Local officials encouraged students to vote and to play some active role in the political process.  PHOTOS
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Board to Meet in Birmingham 
 
The Alabama A&M University Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled Board meeting on Friday, October 28, at 8:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, Forum A/B, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham, Ala.  The Birmingham.jpgpurpose of the meeting will be to receive information and consider all matters which may properly come before the Board at that time.
 
Notice is also given that meetings of committees of the Board of Trustees of Alabama A&M University are scheduled to occur on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 1-5 p.m. at The Westin Birmingham, Camelia Room, 2221 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203 and Thursday, October 27, from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, Forum A/B, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham, Ala.
 
The schedule for the committee meetings is as follows:
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Academic Affairs & Research .............................................. 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Audit & Investment .............................................................. 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Business & Finance .............................................................. 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Governance .......................................................................... 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Marketing, Development & Technology ............................... 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Student Affairs ................................................................... 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Athletics ............................................................................ 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 
Since the business to be addressed and discussed in the various committee sessions may affect the overall interests of the University, in addition to Trustees who are members of the individual committees, all members of the Board of Trustees of the University are invited to attend any or all of the committee meetings. Consequently, more than a quorum of the Board may be present from time to time during such sessions. However, no action will be taken by the Board itself during such sessions.
 
As always, the public is invited to attend and observe the proceedings of the meetings of the Board and the committees of the Board.
 
For Agenda, click HERE.
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Just In:  Local Television Recognizes AAMU Student for Food Pantry
 
Every month, WHNT-TV 19, Huntsville’s CBS affiliate recognizes individuals who are doing great things in the community.   PHOTOS
 
Frank2.jpgThe television station learned about Mobile native Justin Frank’s set up of a food pantry in the Foster Complex on the Alabama A&M University campus.  WHNT anchor Clarissa McClain (above, center) visited Frank (r), who discussed the project and how it works to benefit students. 
 
In the course of filming, McClain presented Frank with the “Pay It Forward” award of $319 to support the continuation of the pantry.  The segment airs weekly at 6:30 p.m. on WHNT-TV 19.  Frank and residence student staffers were joined by housing director Karla Miller (left) and Malcom Williams, hall director (2nd, left). 
 
The show was slated to air Monday, October 24.  Visit www.whnt.com.
 
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NOTICE: MAGIC CITY CLASSIC/LEGION FIELD BAG & ITEM POLICY
 
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Caps and Gowns Ordering Deadline Noted
 
The deadline for graduating students to order their caps and gowns for fall commencement is Thursday, October 27.
 
Students should use the link below to order online:
 
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Nobel Laureate Lecture December 2
 
The 19th Annual Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture (The Nobel Laureate Lecture) will be held on Friday, December 2, in Dawson Building auditorium at 3 p.m.
 
Szostak.jpgThe featured Nobel Laureate for 2016 will be Dr. Jack Szostak of Harvard University.  Szostak is the 2009 Nobel Prize winner in physiology/medicine.  During the public lecture, he will discuss “The Origin of Cellular Life.” 
 
Attendees will be able to dialogue informally with the Nobel winner following the presentation during a reception in the Knight Center at 5 p.m.
  
  
Athletics “Think Pink”
 
BreastCancerRibbon.pngTo offer unwavering support of AAMU soccer and volleyball teams, as well as for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Athletic staff wore pink shirts, ties and other apparel last Friday (October 21) and Saturday (October 22).  For the future game times and dates, please visit aamusports.com.
 
 
DPS to Hold RAD Classes
 
RAD.jpgAAMU’s Department of Public Safety will be conducting rape, aggression and defense classes (RAD) October 24-26 and November 8-10.  Class size is limited, and interested persons should contact DPS at (256) 372-5555.
 
Sgt. Timothy Dawkins, Dispatcher Sharon Dublin and Officer Lamar Tummings will serve as instructors for the RAD classes.
 
 
 
 
Vote for the Marching Maroon and White
HONDA BATTLE OF THE BANDS
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The Alabama A&M University Marching Maroon and White Band solicits your support!  We are asking that you please vote for our band’s selection and participation in the 2017 Honda Battle of the Bands, in Atlanta, Ga., on January 28, 2017!
 
To sign up, please go to www.hondabattleofthebands.com.  Once you have signed up, you can start voting for the Alabama A&M University Band several times daily.
 
Your support and the Band's participation will garner a sizeable donation from Honda for scholarships for AAMU's marching program.  Please vote today at www.hondabattleofthebands.com!
 
Thank you very much for your support!  GO, BULLDOGS!
 
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AAMU Releases New Normal Index Magazine
 
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The 40-page publication (edited by Jerome Saintjones, director, Office of Marketing and Public Relations, and designed by Susan Eason of the Office of Alumni Affairs) features a cover photo of Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, former Miss Alabama A&M University and current medical physicist at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga.
 
Other items include new campus developments, the President's Top 10, key 2016 Points of Pride, interesting research, as well as numerous stories on alumni constantly on the move.
 
To view magazine, click HERE.
 
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Character Trait Nomination Form
 
The Bulldog Pride Customer Service Committee would like to recognize individuals who exhibit a particular character trait each month. The character trait for October 2016 is Caring.  Caring is displaying kindness and concern for others.
 
Please nominate an administrator, a faculty, a staff or a student from the AAMU Family who exhibits this characteristic. A group of independent judges will read the responses and make a selection. Make sure to include in your narrative examples of the caring behavior that the individual has exhibited.   Deadline for nomination is November 1, 2016 by noon. The nomination box is located in the J.F. Drake Memorial Learning Resource Center or you may respond online.  Winners will be announced on November 7, 2016.
 
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or a smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
 
  
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UAH Invites AAMU Family to Diversity Conference
 
Nichelle Williams Nix, Alabama Director of the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA), will be the keynote speaker for the Alabama Association of Higher Education Diversity Officers Fifth Annual Comprehensive Diversity Conference, hosted on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), Oct. 27-28.
 
The two-day conference is sponsored by the UAH Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA). The Alabama Association of Higher Education Diversity Officers (ALAHEDO) is the professional association of diversity officers in higher education across the state of Alabama that advises its members on issues, policies and practices that impact diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. Also presenting at the conference will be Dr. Kathy Obear, internationally recognized diversity and inclusion consultant. For registration and additional information about ALAHEDO: https://www.alahedo.org/.
 
"We are pleased to host the ALAHEDO conference on the UAH campus," said Delois H. Smith, vice president for the UAH Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. "The state association of diversity officers serves the state’s colleges and universities on diversity issues, policies and practices inclusive of Title IX issues, equity concerns, affirmative action, gender concerns, and programmatic outreach to the campus and area  communities.  Smith is slated to serve as president of ALAHEDO for the 2016-17 term.
 
Nix was officially appointed director of GOMA last June by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. Alabama is only the second state in the nation to have such an office, but it is the only state to have an office that takes a comprehensive approach to focusing on women and minorities. Governor Bentley originally created GOMA on March 9, 2016, by Executive Order.
 
A native of Mobile, Nix previously served as an attorney at Maynard, Cooper and Gale in Birmingham, and Legislative Counsel to U.S. Representative Artur Davis (D) in Washington, D.C. Additionally, she served as Health Care Fellow at The Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice in Montgomery, and as Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America in Mobile. 
Nix earned a Political Science degree from Spelman College, a Master's of Public Health degree from Emory University and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Alabama.
 
Dr. Kathy Obear  is President of ALLIANCE FOR CHANGE, a training and organizational development consulting firm specializing in creating inclusion in the workplace, team and organizational effectiveness, and change management (www.drkathyobear.com). 
 
For additional information about the 2016 ALAHEDO conference, contact Brandie Roberts, administrative assistant to the UAH vice president for diversity and multicultural affairs, at (256) 824-4600 or blr0016@uah.edu.
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Caples “Women Who Shape the State” Honoree

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interim president of Alabama A&M University, has been selected among the 2016 list of 30 “Women Who Shape the State,” sponsored by AL.com and Von Maur.

In addition to a feature in the November issue of Birmingham magazine, Caples will be honored during an 11:30 a.m. awards program scheduled Thursday, November 3, at The Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel, Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala.
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Extension to Hold Oktoberfest Oct. 31

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold the first Oktoberfest on Monday, October 31, from 4-8 p.m. at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville.

Pumpkin.jpgCome and bring the entire family and neighborhood youth out for an evening of fun alternative Halloween activities.

Admission is free and activities will include trunk or treat, a hay ride, pumpkin carving, face painting, a costume contest, food, music, games, door prizes, and much more.

Vendors are asked to pay a $25 set-up fee or to provide a door prize of equal value.

For general information, please contact Altonio Smith or Donna Gilbert at (256) 859-5896. The public is invited to this family-oriented, fun Halloween alternative event.
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AAMU Releases New Normal Index Magazine
 
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been released!
 
The 40-page publication (edited by Jerome Saintjones, director, Office of Marketing and Public Relations, and designed by Susan Eason of the Office of Alumni Affairs) features a cover photo of Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, former Miss Alabama A&M University and current medical physicist at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga.
 
Other items include new campus developments, the President's Top 10, key 2016 Points of Pride, interesting research, as well as numerous stories on alumni constantly on the move.
 
To view magazine, click HERE.
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Art Gallery Features Work of Willette Battle
 
The AAMU Art Gallery, located in the Morrison Fine Arts Building, is currently featuring the works of Tennessee Valley artist Willette Battle through November 1.
 
Willette.jpgBattle holds degrees in computer science and fine art, and she has experience in studio arts, web design, computer graphics, fashion design, animation and desktop publishing.  Currently, the Howard University graduate and MFA is working on a future exhibit that will combine sculpture with paintings on canvas and fashions developed from “repurposed” men’s neckties and discarded materials.
 
“The work I produce is reflective of my life experiences and my effort to comprehend and examine human motives and the way we relate and respond to each other and our surroundings,” said Battle, who also operates a studio in Lowe Mill in Huntsville.
 
For additional information about upcoming exhibits, contact Joe Washington at (256) 372-4075.  The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  To see some of what you're missing, click HERE.
 
Caption:  Willette Battle’s “The Anointed”
 
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AAMU United Way Campaign Hits New Level
 
The recent AAMU United Way fundraising campaign set a new campus record.  The money collected during the brief drive will be used by the agency to provide a broad range of services throughout the area. 
 
Dr. Delores Price of the College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and team led an effort that raised $20,000 for the United Way. 
 
Claudia A. Bucher and Geoff Otieno of the United Way of Madison County thanked a group of supporters who had gathered for an October 14 celebration luncheon hosted by AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., in the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.     PHOTOS
 
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Energized:  USDOE's Chrisopher Smith (4th, l) meets with (l-r) Dr. Colmore Christian, Dr. Lloyd Walker, Dr. Malinda Gilmore, President Andrew Hugine, Jr., Yvette Clayton, Dr. Chance Glenn and Dr. Curtis Martin.
 
 
DOE Assistant Secretary Visits AAMU
 
Christopher Smith, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, visited the  Alabama A&M University campus Friday, October 14, to promote the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) in Arthur J. Bond Hall (Engineering Building) at 12:30 p.m. 
 
Prior to the meeting with AAMU students, Smith discussed DOE programs and assets available to AAMU and HBCUs with President Andrew Hugine, Jr., and the five deans.
 
Assistant Secretary Smith’s visit to AAMU focused on increasing awareness of this prestigious fellowship aimed at providing opportunities for students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math degrees to conduct research alongside senior Department of Energy Scientists and Engineers.   
 
Students selected for this fellowship will train under the mentorship of Department of Energy (DOE) scientists and engineers and will conduct research projects while gaining insight into how the government is working to meet the energy challenges of the future.
 
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Character Trait Nomination Form
 
The Bulldog Pride Customer Service Committee would like to recognize individuals who exhibit a particular character trait each month. The character trait for October 2016 is Caring.  Caring is displaying kindness and concern for others.
 
Please nominate an administrator, a faculty, a staff or a student from the AAMU Family who exhibits this characteristic. A group of independent judges will read the responses and make a selection. Make sure to include in your narrative examples of the caring behavior that the individual has exhibited.   Deadline for nomination is November 1, 2016 by noon. The nomination box is located in the J.F. Drake Memorial Learning Resource Center or you may respond online.  Winners will be announced on November 7, 2016.
 
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or a smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
 
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HBCU STRONG:  A team (Riley Wilson and Monica Berra) representing Firelight Media of New York City were on campus to collect materials and interviews for a PBS series on historically black colleges and universities.  The series is scheduled to air in fall 2017.
 
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Ceremonial and Special Events Committee to Meet
 
The Ceremonial and Special Events Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 20, in the Academic Affairs Conference Room to discuss preparations for Fall 2016 Commencement and other special events. 
 
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Annual Successful Aging Initiative Held
 
The Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute, established under the technical guidance of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), presented the 15th Successful Aging Initiative (SAI) in Madison County on Thursday, October 13, at the Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 315 Winchester Road in Huntsville, Ala.    PHOTOS
 
The 2016 theme was “The ABCs of Aging,” and Louis Colbert (left), vice president of operations at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, the fourth largest area agency on aging in the nation, was the guest speaker.  Workshops and general sessions  focused on legal, financial, health, social, and the emotional concerns of aging.
 
The Successful Aging Initiative is a free one-day event that is open to the public and designed to address issues impacting Alabama’s older adults. Participants obtain easy-to-understand information and resources that enable them to make informed decisions, to maintain independence, to play active roles in society, and to improve their quality of life. Older adults and family members, caregivers, and senior service providers are encouraged to attend.  SCENES
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Breast Cancer Awareness Program Planned
 
A Breast Cancer Awareness program will be held on The Quad at 12 noon on Thursday, October 20.
 
Coordinators will offer important information, dance, and other activities.  At the conclusion of the event, participants will form a human pink ribbon, symbolic of breast cancer awareness.
 
Organizers are also searching for breast cancer survivors who are willing to participate, offer advice and/or address the gathering.  For additional information, contact Thedis Bryant at (229) 942-9035 or x4724 (thedis.bryant@aamu.edu) or Jacquette Johnson at x5104.
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Wreath Laying:  Masons from far and near participated in a wreath laying ceremony in honor of AAMU founder William Hooper Councill.  The members also presented a $5,000 scholarship check to AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr.
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UAH Invites AAMU Family to Diversity Conference
 
Nichelle Williams Nix, Alabama Director of the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA), will be the keynote speaker for the Alabama Association of Higher Education Diversity Officers Fifth Annual Comprehensive Diversity Conference, hosted on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), Oct. 27-28.
 
The two-day conference is sponsored by the UAH Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA). The Alabama Association of Higher Education Diversity Officers (ALAHEDO) is the professional association of diversity officers in higher education across the state of Alabama that advises its members on issues, policies and practices that impact diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. Also presenting at the conference will be Dr. Kathy Obear, internationally recognized diversity and inclusion consultant. For registration and additional information about ALAHEDO: https://www.alahedo.org/.
 
"We are pleased to host the ALAHEDO conference on the UAH campus," said Delois H. Smith, vice president for the UAH Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. "The state association of diversity officers serves the state’s colleges and universities on diversity issues, policies and practices inclusive of Title IX issues, equity concerns, affirmative action, gender concerns, and programmatic outreach to the campus and area  communities.  Smith is slated to serve as president of ALAHEDO for the 2016-17 term.
 
Nix was officially appointed director of GOMA last June by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. Alabama is only the second state in the nation to have such an office, but it is the only state to have an office that takes a comprehensive approach to focusing on women and minorities. Governor Bentley originally created GOMA on March 9, 2016, by Executive Order.
 
A native of Mobile, Nix previously served as an attorney at Maynard, Cooper and Gale in Birmingham, and Legislative Counsel to U.S. Representative Artur Davis (D) in Washington, D.C. Additionally, she served as Health Care Fellow at The Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice in Montgomery, and as Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America in Mobile. 
Nix earned a Political Science degree from Spelman College, a Master's of Public Health degree from Emory University and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Alabama.
 
Dr. Kathy Obear  is President of ALLIANCE FOR CHANGE, a training and organizational development consulting firm specializing in creating inclusion in the workplace, team and organizational effectiveness, and change management (www.drkathyobear.com). 
 
For additional information about the 2016 ALAHEDO conference, contact Brandie Roberts, administrative assistant to the UAH vice president for diversity and multicultural affairs, at (256) 824-4600 or blr0016@uah.edu.
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Caples “Women Who Shape the State” Honoree

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interim president of Alabama A&M University, has been selected among the 2016 list of 30 “Women Who Shape the State,” sponsored by AL.com and Von Maur.

In addition to a feature in the November issue of Birmingham magazine, Caples will be honored during an 11:30 a.m. awards program scheduled Thursday, November 3, at The Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel, Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala.
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RAIN:  When called upon by a local television station, Dr. Monday Mbilia, professor of crop science, provided expert information on soil moisture and the impact of a lack of rain on the Tennessee Valley.
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AAMU Students Part of Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit
 
Four AAMU students are participating in the Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit in San Francisco. 
 
“We are connecting black talent to Silicon Valley,” said Earl Graves, Jr., CEO and president of Black Enterprise, in a breakfast welcome to students. “We’ve doubled the number of students and schools from last year to show tech recruiters that black talent is available for them to hire.”
 
Graves described how pervasive technology is, having entered just about every industry, and how these students are smart to take advantage of tech and networking opportunities like the BE Smart Hackathon.  Graves sat with AAMU students during the breakfast.
 
“I’m so glad I’m attending Alabama A&M,” Kristina Williams, a computer science major, told Graves. “My professors care about me. My classes are small. I was given a lot of financial aid.” Williams selected AAMU because of its financial, academic, and social support.
 
Graves also talked with James Burrell, a senior electrical engineering major; Tsige Zergaw, a native of Ethiopia who appreciates the campus landscape; and Richard Embden, and electrical engineering major who likes the University’s international faculty.
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Gettin' Grilled:  A social work team of faculty, staff and students offered passersby homemade grilled cheese sandwiches for the asking, filling the hallways of hillside Bibb Graves with a heavenly aroma. 
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Professor’s Research Funded
 
MentreddyClassicB.jpgDr. Srinivasa Mentreddy, professor of crop science in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, has received a two-year $25,000  from the NIFA-USDA Specialty Crops Block Grant program.
 
Mentreddy and team will screen mung bean plasm for potential production as a bean sprout crop in Alabama.
 
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PSS Grad Student Awarded USGIF Scholarship
 
A second-year master’s candidate working in the Geospatial Research and Education Center (GREC) and NGA/USGS Center for Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences (NGA/USGS CAE GS) has been awarded an academic scholarship from the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) for 2016-2017 (http://usgif.org/education/scholarships).
 
Bohlman.jpgAllison Bohlman was selected from a highly competitive field of geospatial graduate candidates from across the United States. The USGIF awards scholarships to further advance the geospatial studies of promising students in the fields of geospatial technologies, intelligence, and related fields.
 
Bohlman is a plant and soil science major with a 4.0 GPA. Her environmental science background includes wildlife biology, forestry, and hydrological research.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth, she works full-time, while supporting local geospatial research and educational programs in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. She trains and mentors Environmental Science undergraduates in GIS and remote sensing based research projects in the GREC laboratory.
 
For more about GREC and NGA/USGS CAE GS and its programs, contact Dr. Wubishet Tadesse at wubishet.tadesse@aamu.edu.
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AAMU Family Mourns Death of Professor, Administrator 

 

Redrick1B.jpgThe Alabama A&M University Family is mourning the Saturday, October 8, death of one of its foremost educators, administrators, historians and advocates.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 13, at First Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville for Dr. Phillip Redrick, retired AAMU administrator and former professor.  The family will receive guests from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, at the Royal Chapel of Memories.

 

Dr. Redrick was one of the rare individuals who served AAMU in nearly every capacity imaginable, dating back to his years as an active student on “The Hill,” where he excelled academically and as a student leader.  His death on AAMU’s Homecoming Day coincided with the extension of a celebration of his 50th class reunion.

 

After a four-year stint as a procurement analyst for the U.S. Army Missile Command (1966-70), Dr. Redrick returned to his Alma Mater and began productive service as AAMU’s first director of alumni affairs, setting precedencies within that office’s first five years of existence.

 

After completing graduate studies toward master’s and doctoral degrees, Redrick served six years at Morehouse College (1979-85) in the capacities of faculty member, dean of registration and records, and culminating his service as vice president for academic affairs.

 

He returned once more to Alabama A&M University in 1985 in the capacity of vice president for student affairs.  He went on in subsequent years to provide expertise as the interim director of institutional advancement and as a long-time professor of higher education administration and dean of the School of Education.

 

The Birmingham, Ala., native earned the B.S. degree in elementary education from AAMU in 1966.  He earned the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University in 1976 and 1979, respectively.  He was widely sought-after for his extensive background and experience as an insightful educator and academic administrator.  Moreover, Redrick worked tirelessly and effectively with faculty, students, institutional personnel, individuals, as well as professional and community groups external to AAMU to fulfill the legacy of the university’s founder.

 

He also was a long-serving force in the ongoing administration and governance of the Huntsville Housing Authority, and he took his service seriously and with integrity.  Redrick was a loyal member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and, above all, he dedicated much of his time to the fulfilment of his role as a husband, father, man of God and community advocate.

 

He will be sorely missed for his wise words, insight and passion for higher education and the needs and plight of everyday people.

 

Annual Aging Initiative Oct. 13

 

The Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute, established under the technical guidance of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), presents the 15th Successful Aging Initiative (SAI) in Madison County on Thursday, October 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 315 Winchester Road in Huntsville, Ala.

 

ColbertLouis.jpgThe 2016 theme is “The ABCs of Aging,” and Louis Colbert (left), vice president of operations at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, the fourth largest area agency on aging in the nation, will be the guest speaker.  Workshops and general sessions will focus on legal, financial, health, social, and the emotional concerns of aging.

 

The Successful Aging Initiative is a free one-day event that is open to the public and designed to address issues impacting Alabama’s older adults. Participants obtain easy-to-understand information and resources that enable them to make informed decisions, to maintain independence, to play active roles in society, and to improve their quality of life. Older adults and family members, caregivers, and senior service providers are encouraged to attend.

 

A lunch will be provided in addition to free health screenings, door prizes, and other giveaways.  Visit http://www.aces.edu/urban/sai/ to register by Friday, October 7.   No telephone registration will be accepted due to high attendance.

 

 

For general event information, contact Jackie Collier at (256) 372-4947 or Wendi Williams at (256) 372-4953.

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Public Safety Chief Finalist Visit Set

 

AAMU has identified another finalist for the position of Executive Director/Chief of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.    The finalist, Ryan L. Beauford, will visit the campus for interviews and meetings with selected stakeholders on October 14, 2016.  A campus-wide forum will be held in the Clyde Foster Multipurpose Room at 9:30 a.m.

 

About the Finalist:  Mr. Ryan L. Beauford, serves as commander for patrol operations, crime prevention, investigations and special events at Syracuse University.  He has over 20 years of highly progressive college/university campus law enforcement. He is experienced in the integration of public safety best practices and innovative approaches in urban campus setting.  He holds an Executive Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and is a member of National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

 

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DOE Official Will Visit The Hill to Promote Leland Fellowship

 

Christopher Smith, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, will visit the Alabama A&M University campus on Friday, October 14, to promote the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) in Arthur J. Bond Hall (Engineering Building) at 12:30 p.m. 

 

Smith.Chris.jpgAssistant Secretary Smith’s visit to AAMU will focus on increasing awareness of this prestigious fellowship aimed at providing opportunities for students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math degrees to conduct research alongside senior Department of Energy Scientists and Engineers.   

 

Students selected for this fellowship will train under the mentorship of Department of Energy (DOE) scientists and engineers and will conduct research projects while gaining insight into how the government is working to meet the energy challenges of the future. During the program, Fellows will receive a stipend and may be eligible to receive a housing and/or travel allowance for the duration of the program.  At the conclusion of the fellowship, Fellows will present their research at a technical forum before senior DOE officials

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Breast Cancer Awareness Program Planned

 

A Breast Cancer Awareness program will be held on The Quad at 12 noon on Thursday, October 20.

 

Coordinators will offer important information, dance, and other activities.  At the conclusion of the event, participants will form a human pink ribbon, symbolic of breast cancer awareness.

 

Organizers are also searching for breast cancer survivors who are willing to participate, offer advice and/or address the gathering.  For additional information, contact Thedis Bryant at (229) 942-9035 or x4724 (thedis.bryant@aamu.edu) or Jacquette Johnson at x5104.

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Funeral Services Held

 

Collier.jpgFuneral services were held on Monday, October 10, at Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church for Rev. Curtis Glenn Collier, Agribition Center technician and husband of Jacqueline Collier of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

 

Lashley.jpgFuneral services were held at Oakwood SDA Church Friday, October 7, for Jack D. Lashley, husband of Dr. Rose M. Yates, former interim vice president for research and development.

  

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Homecoming Photographic Recap

 

Homecoming PARADE
 
 
Homecoming GAME Scenes
 
 
AAMU Homecoming DAY PARTY
 
 
Homecoming FONZWORTH
 
 
Homecoming DAVID BANNER
 
 
Homecoming CORONATION

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Homecoming Moment:  President Hugine shares a moment during Homecoming activities with (l-r) Tara Crawford, executive president of the Student Government Association) and Miss Carmen Catrice Wright, Miss Alabama A&M University 2016-17.

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interim president of Alabama A&M University, has been selected among the 2016 list of 30 “Women Who Shape the State,” sponsored by AL.com and Von Maur.

In addition to a feature in the November issue of Birmingham magazine, Caples will be honored during an 11:30 a.m. awards program scheduled Thursday, November 3, at The Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel, Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala.

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RAIN:  When called upon by a local television station, Dr. Monday Mbilia, professor of crop science, provided expert information on soil moisture and the impact of a lack of rain on the Tennessee Valley.

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AAMU Students Part of Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit

 

Four AAMU students are participating in the Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit in San Francisco. 

 

“We are connecting black talent to Silicon Valley,” said Earl Graves, Jr., CEO and president of Black Enterprise, in a breakfast welcome to students. “We’ve doubled the number of students and schools from last year to show tech recruiters that black talent is available for them to hire.”

 

Graves described how pervasive technology is, having entered just about every industry, and how these students are smart to take advantage of tech and networking opportunities like the BE Smart Hackathon.  Graves sat with AAMU students during the breakfast.

 

“I’m so glad I’m attending Alabama A&M,” Kristina Williams, a computer science major, told Graves. “My professors care about me. My classes are small. I was given a lot of financial aid.” Williams selected AAMU because of its financial, academic, and social support.

 

Graves also talked with James Burrell, a senior electrical engineering major; Tsige Zergaw, a native of Ethiopia who appreciates the campus landscape; and Richard Embden, and electrical engineering major who likes the University’s international faculty.

 

 

Ceremonial and Special Events Committee to Meet

 

The Ceremonial and Special Events Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 20, in the Academic Affairs Conference Room to discuss preparations for Fall 2016 Commencement and other special events. 

 

 

Professor’s Research Funded

 

 

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Srinivasa Mentreddy, professor of crop science in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, has received a two-year $25,000  from the NIFA-USDA Specialty Crops Block Grant program.

 

 

Mentreddy and team will screen mung bean plasm for potential production as a bean sprout crop in Alabama.

 

 

PSS Grad Student Awarded USGIF Scholarship

 

A second-year master’s candidate working in the Geospatial Research and Education Center (GREC) and NGA/USGS Center for Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences (NGA/USGS CAE GS) has been awarded an academic scholarship from the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) for 2016-2017 (http://usgif.org/education/scholarships).

 

Bohlman.jpgAllison Bohlman was selected from a highly competitive field of geospatial graduate candidates from across the United States. The USGIF awards scholarships to further advance the geospatial studies of promising students in the fields of geospatial technologies, intelligence, and related fields.

 

 

Bohlman is a plant and soil science major with a 4.0 GPA. Her environmental science background includes wildlife biology, forestry, and hydrological research.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth, she works full-time, while supporting local geospatial research and educational programs in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. She trains and mentors Environmental Science undergraduates in GIS and remote sensing based research projects in the GREC laboratory.

 

For more about GREC and NGA/USGS CAE GS and its programs, contact Dr. Wubishet Tadesse at wubishet.tadesse@aamu.edu.

 

 

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Hill Project 2016

 

A group of active alumni gathered to solidify AAMU’s involvement in the college preparations of a class of students at the Mae Jemison High School.  The University’s partnership with the students is supported by school administrators, local administrators and teachers in the Huntsville City School System, as well as by alumni educators within the system.  The terms of the partnership are revisited and revitalized annually on the eve of the Louis Crews Classic.  AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., greets the students and presents a charge during their visit to the university.  Pictured are a team of supporters of The Hill Project.  (Photo courtesy of Angelia Seay)

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Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

 

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program to outstanding students with a minimum 3.25 GPA who will be graduating between December 2017 and May 2018. Selected Scholars will participate in a 12-week internship during the summer before their senior year, and will receive up to $25,000 in scholarship funding based on individual financial needs that will be applied to their final year of study. Each scholar will have an Apple mentor throughout their experience, receive an opportunity to develop key skills, enhance their resumes and help launch their careers through the hands-on experience gained at one of the top tech companies in the world.

These scholars will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in an Apple HBCU Immersion experience in Cupertino, California in early 2017

  • Participate in a 12-week internship with Apple in Cupertino, California during the summer of 2017

  • Be awarded a need-based scholarship to help defray the costs (e.g., tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, books and supplies) of their senior year of study

  • Participate in various development activities to help prepare for post-graduation careers

  • Receive on-going coaching and guidance from an experienced Apple employee

  • Serve as Ambassadors on their HBCU or PBI (Predominately Black Institution) campuses to build awareness for the Apple and TMCF HBCU Initiative

Program Criteria

  • Enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited HBCU or PBI (Predominately Black Institution)

  • Currently in the second-to-last year of study, graduating in Fall 2017 or Spring of 2018. (e.g., juniors or seniors pursuing a fifth year of study.)

  • Prior internship experience is preferred

 

Key Qualifications
This highly competitive program targets STEM students, but opportunities exist for students of all disciplines. The selection process aims to assess critical soft skills that enable success in our program, coupled with technical ability.

Application Deadline: October 16, 2016
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VOTE!  The Office of Student Activities has added among its abundant initiatives one that rightly encourages the campus community to make their votes count.  Banners, signs and fliers abound throughout the campus to urge students, faculty and staff to exercise their right to vote.

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Extension to Hold Oktoberfest Oct. 31

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold the first Oktoberfest on Monday, October 31, from 4-8 p.m. at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville.

Pumpkin.jpgCome and bring the entire family and neighborhood youth out for an evening of fun alternative Halloween activities.

Admission is free and activities will include trunk or treat, a hay ride, pumpkin carving, face painting, a costume contest, food, music, games, door prizes, and much more.

Vendors are asked to pay a $25 set-up fee or to provide a door prize of equal value.

For general information, please contact Altonio Smith or Donna Gilbert at (256) 859-5896. The public is invited to this family-oriented, fun Halloween alternative event.
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Workshop Will Assist Graduate Researchers

 

The School of Graduate Studies will presenting a continuation of the "Formatting Tips for  the Thesis, Dissertation and Master's Report Candidate" on October 11, in the J.F. Drake Learning Resources Center auditorium from 1-2:30 p.m.  Students should bring their lap tops and to practice all tips presented at the previous workshop.

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Male Alums Support Breast Cancer Awareness

 

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Led by artist and AAMU alumnus Dwight Pope (front, center), a group of men from the Tennessee Valley are making the annual push for breast cancer awareness through their support of the Kimberly Fails Jones Foundation.  The group’s ongoing efforts are capsulized in a billboard that displayed in northwest Huntsville October 1. 

 

Pope came up with the billboard design, while alumnus Richie Carter contributed the photography.

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Additional Finalist for AAMU Chief of Public Safety Position Announced
 
Alabama A&M University has identified another finalist for the position of Executive Director/Chief of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.    The finalist visited the campus for interviews and meetings with selected stakeholders on October 3, 2016.  A Campus-Wide Forum was held in the Clyde Foster Multipurpose Room at 9:30 a.m.
 
About the Finalist:
Mr. Nathaniel Clark, Deputy Chief, Investigations Bureau – Albany, GA
Served as Deputy Chief, Uniform Bureau/Gang Unit
Master of Arts in Public Administration – Honor Graduate
Attended Blackstone School of Law
Georgia P.O.S.T. Certified Law Enforcement Officer
Homeland Security Level III (Preparation and Response)
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DOWN TIME:  President Andrew and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine (r) have an off-stage conversation with Gospel artist William Murphy, who headlined the Homecoming Gospel Explosion Sunday, October 2.  (Photo by Julian Howell)
 
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MCA Launches Homecoming "Give Back" Initiative
 
The Office of Marketing, Communications and Advancement has launched a fundraising initiative that will run throughout Homecoming Week.
 
"Come Back, Give Back" makes a special appeal to AAMU alumni returning for numerous Homecoming festivities, as well as those Normalites celebrating in their respective hometowns who will not attend the 2016 events. 
 
Giving is simple, says Archie Tucker, interim vice president of MCA.  To support the Scholarship Fund, Bulldogs everywhere can TEXT "Homecoming" to 50155 to make a 100 percent tax deductible financial contribution.  #itscool2give
 
For more information, contact MCA staff at (256) 372-8344.
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AG WEEK FINALE:  Students take out time for fun and games during a Saturday morning (Oct. 1) get-together to wrap up week-long activities held in connection with College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences week.
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SAFETY RALLY: The Department of Public Safety and the Office of Student Affairs held a "Safety Rally" recently to provide increased emphasis on the importance of campus safety and prevention.  PHOTOS
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Homecoming Week Activities Extensive
 
The AAMU Homecoming Committee has come together to launch one of the most extensive and all-inclusive set of activities in recent history.  From the Miss AAMU Coronation on Friday, September 30, to the Homecoming Game against Alcorn State and the Cook-out on Saturday, October 8, the list is massive and full of Bulldog Spirit.
 
For a complete list of activities, click HOMECOMING
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SUPPORT: AAMU Athletics Director Bryan Hicks (left) accepts a $10,000 sponsorship check from Michael Maddox, regional sales manager/VP, Miller Coors. The funds will support all of AAMU's athletic programs.
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VOTE!  The Office of Student Activities has added among its abundant initiatives one that rightly encourages the campus community to make their votes count.  Banners, signs and fliers abound throughout the campus to urge students, faculty and staff to exercise their right to vote.
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Normalites Edit Book on Physics Phenomenon

A push to document the rush of progress in the area of triboluminescence led to the publication of a new textbook on the subject that will span an information void of nearly four decades.
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Two former AAMU researchers have teamed with two researchers affiliated with the Industrial and Manufacturing Department of the joint Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering to edit the 454-page book, "Triboluminescence: Theory, Synthesis and Application."

Ross S. Fontenot (above, center) and William A. Hollerman are both graduates of AAMU's Ph.D. program in physics.  During his student years,

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Thus, it goes without saying that Aggarwal and Bhat are proud of the accomplishments of their former students.  Fontenot and Hollerman share editorial responsibility for the book with Drs. David O. Olawale and Okenwa O.I. Okoli of FAMU/FSU College of Engineering.  The book is published by Springer International Publishing, an operation based in Switzerland.
Caption: Drs. Bhat and Aggarwal display new book edited by their former students.

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Extension to Hold Oktoberfest Oct. 31

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold the first Oktoberfest on Monday, October 31, from 4-8 p.m. at the Alabama A&M University Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville.

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Admission is free and activities will include trunk or treat, a hay ride, pumpkin carving, face painting, a costume contest, food, music, games, door prizes, and much more.

Vendors are asked to pay a $25 set-up fee or to provide a door prize of equal value.

For general information, please contact Altonio Smith or Donna Gilbert at (256) 859-5896. The public is invited to this family-oriented, fun Halloween alternative event.
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Caples “Women Who Shape the State” Honoree

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interim president of Alabama A&M University, has been selected among the 2016 list of 30 “Women Who Shape the State,” sponsored by AL.com and Von Maur.

In addition to a feature in the November issue of Birmingham magazine, Caples will be honored during an 11:30 a.m. awards program scheduled Thursday, November 3, at The Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel, Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala.
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Veggies for Our Senior Neighbors
 
It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood …

A group of AAMU students in Orientation 102 class helped to plant a community garden as a service learning project.  The students were ably aided by personnel from AAMU and Auburn Cooperative Extension offices.

The team planted turnip greens, collard greens, onions, radishes, and carrots to distribute to senior citizens who live the nearby Edmonton Heights community. The garden is located in the James C. Crawford Park, off Chase Road.

Marsha N. Clarke served as the Freshman Academy’s service learning coordinator throughout the project.   PHOTOS
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Brothers' New 2016 Homecoming Video Brings on Bulldog Spirit
 
The Isabelle Brothers' new AAMU Homecoming video is generating waves of excitement among Bulldog enthusiasts.
 
Read more about the brothers in the article on the "Dean's Speaker Series" below in the weekly Bulldog BottomLine.  To see the video, click HERE 
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Alabama A&M University began the eventful 2016 Homecoming festivities with the Miss AAMU Coronation Friday, September 30, when President Andrew Hugine, Jr., presented the scepter to Carmen Catrice Wright of Birmingham, Ala.
As a student at AAMU, she continues her community service goals by volunteering with the operations of the Marching Maroon and White Band program and the Lady Bulldogs Basketball team.  In May 2015, she was recognized for her hard work and dedication by being listed on the Dean’s List. During fall 2015, she became of member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Mu Chapter, following in the footsteps of her Godmother Katrina Gunn Hale.   PHOTOS
 
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Prize Claim:  QEP “Dare to Think!” Door Prizes
 
A big “thank you” to all who participated in the Critical Thinking exercise during the break at the 2016 Fall Faculty/Staff Conference. 
 
The winners of gift cards from Steak & Shake, Chick Fila, Walmart, Publix, Subway, Taco Bell, McDonald and Chilis were as follows (alphabetically): 
 
Paula Bar
nes
Dorothy Brandon
Michael Burns
Andrea Hawkins
Alicia Ingle
Niki Ivey
Norman Jones
Diane McArthur
Bud McLaughl
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Craig Patton
Guy Posey
Roderick Posey
Alene Richards
Jerome Saintjones
Adolph Scissum  
James Walke   
 
If you have not claimed your prize, please call Bonnie M. Banks at extension 4783 or visit the QEP office at 200 College of Business and Public Affairs. 
 
 
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Workshop Will Assist Graduate Researchers
 
The School of Graduate Studies will presenting a continuation of the "Formatting Tips for  the Thesis, Dissertation and Master's Report Candidate" on October 11, in the J.F. Drake Learning Resources Center auditorium from 1-2:30 p.m.  Students should bring their lap tops and to practice all tips presented at the previous workshop.
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Male Alums Support Breast Cancer Awareness
 
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Led by artist and AAMU alumnus Dwight Pope (front, center), a group of men from the Tennessee Valley are making the annual push for breast cancer awareness through their support of the Kimberly Fails Jones Foundation.  The group’s ongoing efforts are capsulized in a billboard that displayed in northwest Huntsville October 1. 
 
Pope came up with the billboard design, while alumnus Richie Carter contributed the photography.
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Annual Aging Initiative Oct. 13
 
The Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute, established under the technical guidance of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), presents the 15th Successful Aging Initiative (SAI) in Madison County on Thursday, October 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 315 Winchester Road in Huntsville, Ala.
 
ColbertLouis.jpgThe 2016 theme is “The ABCs of Aging,” and Louis Colbert (left), vice president of operations at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, the fourth largest area agency on aging in the nation, will be the guest speaker.  Workshops and general sessions will focus on legal, financial, health, social, and the emotional concerns of aging.
 
The Successful Aging Initiative is a free one-day event that is open to the public and designed to address issues impacting Alabama’s older adults. Participants obtain easy-to-understand information and resources that enable them to make informed decisions, to maintain independence, to play active roles in society, and to improve their quality of life. Older adults and family members, caregivers, and senior service providers are encouraged to attend.
 
A lunch will be provided in addition to free health screenings, door prizes, and other giveaways.  Visit http://www.aces.edu/urban/sai/ to register by Friday, October 7.   No telephone registration will be accepted due to high attendance.
 
For general event information, contact Jackie Collier at (256) 372-4947 or Wendi Williams at (256) 372-4953.
 
 
AEA Election Results 
 
AAMU AEA members elected the following 2016-18 officers during a meeting in mid-September.  The new slate of officers are: 
 
President:   Dr. Tyesha Farmer
Vice-President:  Mr. Lazarious Reeder
Secretary:    Mrs. Phyllis Campbell
Treasurer:   Ms. Sharon Steele
 
Membership cards for active members will be available for pickup Tuesday, September 27, and Thursday, September 29, in 313 Dawson Building between 12:30–1:30 p.m.   For an an alternate pick-up time, contact Phyllis Campbell at ext. 4200. 
 
 
Homecoming Door Decorating Rules
by Diann Greer
 
The Door Decorating Contest allows AAMU faculty and staff the opportunity to decorate their departmental doors based on the theme of Homecoming 2016—“Views from the Hill”—while also showcasing their artistic talent and school spirit.  The Door Decorating Contest is also a great way to get the faculty and staff excited for Homecoming Week!
 
Judging Criteria
(Participation 50 Points)
Bonus Points:
Use of Theme:                                  25 Points
Use of AAMU Spirit:                       25 Points
Creativity and Originality:             25 Points
Overall Appearance:                       75 Points
Total Points:                                      200 Points
 
- Rules for Decorating -
 
A.  Departments participating in this competition must decorate the main door of the department.  Only ONE door can be decorated to represent the entire department.
 
B.  Doors must be decorated to show AAMU spirit and incorporate the overall Homecoming theme.  Doors will be judged for use of Homecoming theme, AAMU spirit, overall appearance, creativity and originality. 
 
C.  Each participating department will receive 50 points for participation.  150 points is available at the discretion of the judges based on theme, AAMU Spirit, appearance and originality.  Any office could potentially receive 200 points.
 
D.  E-mail Diann Greer at diann.anderson@aamu.edu by 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 3, to notify Mrs. Greer that your door is decorated.  Please be sure to include your building name, room number, floor and department name.
 
E.  The door competition results will be announced on Friday, October 7, 2016, at the Day Party. 
 
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AAMU UNITED WAY TEAM:  AAMU is on its way toward another successful United Way fund drive through October 6, according to Dr. Delores Price, chair.  Last year, the team, led by Dr. Barbara A.P. Jones (retired), raised more than $17,000 for United Way.  The 2016 team includes (l-r) Tarsha Lockhart, Dawn Hewlett, Dr. Delores Price (chair), Ursula Brooks and Dr. Daniel Upchurch.
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Brothers' New 2016 Homecoming Video Brings on Bulldog Spirit

 

The Isabelle Brothers' new AAMU Homecoming video is generating waves of excitement among Bulldog enthusiasts.

 

Read more about the brothers in the article on the "Dean's Speaker Series" below in the weekly Bulldog BottomLine.  To see the video, click HERE 

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Homecoming Opens with Miss AAMU Coronation Sept. 30 

 

Alabama A&M University will kickoff its festive 2016 Homecoming Celebration with the Miss AAMU Coronation on Friday, September 30, at 7 p.m. in the T.M. Elmore Building at 7 p.m.

 

MissAAMU.jpgCarmen Catrice Wright is a graduate of Minor High School in the Jefferson County (Ala.) School System.  While attending Minor, Carmen received recognition for outstanding achievements in her fashion class, and she was involved in many activities, including the marching band (manager); concert band (secretary); yearbook staff; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc. (FCCLA); office assistant; and Corky Bell Dance Studio.

 

She was also a vice president and step master for Alpha Kappa Omega Hearts High School Sorority, which was established under the principles of service and sisterhood.  Carmen also participated with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Academy and Gems mentoring program with Birmingham Alumnae Chapter. During her senior year, she decided to continue in her parent footsteps by attending Alabama A&M University.   

 

During her freshman year at AAMU, Carmen received recognition for all of her accomplishments when she was nominated for the Foot Solider Award by the Birmingham Chapter of the NAACP.  As a student at AAMU, she continues her community service goals by volunteering with the operations of the Marching Maroon and White Band program and the Lady Bulldogs Basketball team.  In May 2015, she was again recognized for all of her hard work and dedication by being listed on the Dean’s List. During fall 2015, she became of member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Mu Chapter, following in the footsteps of her Godmother Katrina Gunn Hale.

 

Carmen is an active member of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where she participates in the Youth Choir and Liturgical Dance Team.  Strongly committed to serving her community, she has volunteered for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk, Sickle Cell Walk, Elks Lodge Thanksgiving Day Feed the Homeless Project, 16th Street Walk by Faith Marathon, 16th Street Feed the Homeless and Soup and Sock Drive, and Jessie’s Place.  During the summer, she volunteers with the Fairfield City Schools Summer Enrichment program as an assistant for the Exceptional Education Department. It was during this period that Carmen decided to become a social work major in order to provide a voice and advocacy for students with special needs.

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Homecoming Week Activities Extensive

 

The AAMU Homecoming Committee has come together to launch one of the most extensive and all-inclusive set of activities in recent history.  From the Miss AAMU Coronation on Friday, September 30, to the Homecoming Game against Alcorn State and the Cook-out on Saturday, October 8, the list is massive and full of Bulldog Spirit.

 

For a complete list of activities, click HOMECOMING

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LRC Recognizes Banned Books Week

 

Banned Books Week, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read by bringing together the entire community: librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types. We support the freedom to seek information and express ideas, including those ideas considered unorthodox and unpopular. LRC encourages the campus community to review some of the frequently challenged books here,

http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks, and explore other issues that surround book challenges and book banning.

 

The J.F. Drake Memorial Learning Resources Center is celebrating the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, once again, from Sunday, September 25th through Saturday, October 1st. We will be hosting two (2) Brown Bag Lunch viewings in the First Floor Multipurpose Room of Drake LRC: "’Hey, Boo’: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird", a documentary celebrating the life and work of famed Alabama novelist, Harper Lee, on Tuesday, September 27th at 12 p.m., and "James Baldwin: Witness", a documentary chronicling the life and work of a noted African American novelist and poet, James Baldwin, on Thursday, September 29th at 12 p.m.

 

Contact diane.mcarthur@aamu.edudiane.mcarthur@aamu.edu, for more inf

ormation regarding Banned Books Week.

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QEP “Dare to Think!” Door Prizes

 

A big “thank you” to all who participated in the Critical Thinking exercise during the break at the 2016 Fall Faculty/Staff Conference. 

 

The winners of gift cards from Steak & Shake, Chick Fila, Walmart, Publix, Subway, Taco Bell, McDonald and Chilis were as follows (alphabetically): 

 

Paula Bar

nes

Dorothy Brandon

Michael Burns

Andrea Hawkins

Alicia Ingle

Niki Ivey

Norman Jones

Diane McArthur

Bud McLaughl

in

Craig Patton

Guy Posey

Roderick Posey

Alene Richards

Jerome Saintjones

Adolph Scissum  

James Walke   

 

If you have not claimed your prize, please call Bonnie M. Banks at extension 4783 or visit the QEP office at 200 College of Business and Public Affairs. 

 

 

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Workshop Will Assist Graduate Researchers

 

The School of Graduate Studies will presenting a continuation of the "Formatting Tips for  the Thesis, Dissertation and Master's Report Candidate" on October 11, in the J.F. Drake Learning Resources Center auditorium from 1-2:30 p.m.  Students should bring their lap tops and to practice all tips presented at the previous workshop.

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Dean’s Speaker Series to Feature The Isabelle Brothers

 

The College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences (CETPS) Dean’s Speaker Series will be held Thursday, September 29, at 12:30 p.m. in Bond Hall Isabelle1.jpg
on the Alabama A&M University.  The event will feature The Isabelle Brothers, the creative team behind the film “The Last Disciples” and AAMU's 2016 Homecoming video.

 

The three brothers are native Huntsvillians and black college graduates who are making and impact in independent film making.  Jurian graduated from Alabama State University as a communications major in 2008; Jeremy
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“The Last Disciples,” their film debut, is currently making its way through film festival circuits. The Brothers' self-described trademark style of "ultra-realism" and conscious content is hard-hitting. Utilizing the influential medium of film making, The Isabelle Brothers aspire to provoke self-reflection and conversation in a time when verbal communication and understanding is diminishing.

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NASA, AAMU Partner in Transfer of Technology

 

Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in two entrepreneurship courses at Alabama A&M University are again this year partnering with the NASA ‘s Office of Technology Transfer to investigate and develop a proposal that will examine the potential alternative uses and  commercialization of NASA’s  employees inventions.

 

Robert E. Berry, Principal Investigator/AST, Aerospace Flight Systems of Marshall Flight Center, presented his invention,Fluid Structure Coupling: Controlling and Leveraging the Coupling of Fluids and Structures,” to the students at AAMU.  

 

Pictured above are some of the students (background) participating in this year’s program. Seated (l-r) are Dr. Larry McDaniel, Chair Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics, Gwen Jasper Liaison, Technology Transfer University Technology Transfer Office, Robert E. Berry, Principal Investigator/AST, Aerospace Flight Systems of Marshall Flight Center, and Dr. Eric Kinnamon, assistant professor of entrepreneurship/strategic management. 

 

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Male Alums Support Breast Cancer Awareness

 

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Led by artist and AAMU alumnus Dwight Pope (front, center), a group of men from the Tennessee Valley are making the annual push for breast cancer awareness through their support of the Kimberly Fails Jones Foundation.  The group’s ongoing efforts are capsulized in a billboard scheduled for display in northwest Huntsville beginning October 1. 

 

Pope came up with the billboard design, while alumnus Richie Carter contributed the photography.

 

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Annual Aging Initiative Oct. 13

 

The Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute, established under the technical guidance of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), presents the 15th Successful Aging Initiative (SAI) in Madison County on Thursday, October 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 315 Winchester Road in Huntsville, Ala.

 

ColbertLouis.jpgThe 2016 theme is “The ABCs of Aging,” and Louis Colbert (left), vice president of operations at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, the fourth largest area agency on aging in the nation, will be the guest speaker.  Workshops and general sessions will focus on legal, financial, health, social, and the emotional concerns of aging.

 

The Successful Aging Initiative is a free one-day event that is open to the public and designed to address issues impacting Alabama’s older adults. Participants obtain easy-to-understand information and resources that enable them to make informed decisions, to maintain independence, to play active roles in society, and to improve their quality of life. Older adults and family members, caregivers, and senior service providers are encouraged to attend.

 

A lunch will be provided in addition to free health screenings, door prizes, and other giveaways.  Visit http://www.aces.edu/urban/sai/ to register by Friday, October 7.   No telephone registration will be accepted due to high attendance.

 

For general event information, contact Jackie Collier at (256) 372-4947 or Wendi Williams at (256) 372-4953.

 

 

AEA Election Results 

 

AAMU AEA members elected the following 2016-18 officers during a meeting on Monday, September 19.  The new slate of officers are: 

 

President:   Dr. Tyesha Farmer

Vice-President:  Mr. Lazarious Reeder

Secretary:    Mrs. Phyllis Campbell

Treasurer:   Ms. Sharon Steele

 

Membership cards for active members will be available for pickup Tuesday, September 27, and Thursday, September 29, in 313 Dawson Building between 12:30–1:30 p.m.   For an an alternate pick-up time, contact Phyllis Campbell at ext. 4200. 

 

 

Homecoming Door Decorating Rules

by Diann Greer
 

The Door Decorating Contest allows AAMU faculty and staff the opportunity to decorate their departmental doors based on the theme of Homecoming 2016—“Views from the Hill”—while also showcasing their artistic talent and school spirit.  The Door Decorating Contest is also a great way to get the faculty and staff excited for Homecoming Week!

 

Judging Criteria

(Participation 50 Points)

Bonus Points:

Use of Theme:                                  25 Points

Use of AAMU Spirit:                       25 Points

Creativity and Originality:             25 Points

Overall Appearance:                       75 Points

Total Points:                                      200 Points

 

- Rules for Decorating -

 

A.  Departments participating in this competition must decorate the main door of the department.  Only ONE door can be decorated to represent the entire department.

 

B.  Doors must be decorated to show AAMU spirit and incorporate the overall Homecoming theme.  Doors will be judged for use of Homecoming theme, AAMU spirit, overall appearance, creativity and originality. 

 

C.  Each participating department will receive 50 points for participation.  150 points is available at the discretion of the judges based on theme, AAMU Spirit, appearance and originality.  Any office could potentially receive 200 points.

 

D.  E-mail Diann Greer at diann.anderson@aamu.edu by 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 3, to notify Mrs. Greer that your door is decorated.  Please be sure to include your building name, room number, floor and department name.

 

E.  The door competition results will be announced on Friday, October 7, 2016, at the Day Party. 

 

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AAMU UNITED WAY TEAM:  AAMU is on its way toward another successful United Way fund drive through October 6, according to Dr. Delores Price, chair.  Last year, the team, led by Dr. Barbara A.P. Jones (retired), raised more than $17,000 for United Way.  The 2016 team includes (l-r) Tarsha Lockhart, Dawn Hewlett, Dr. Delores Price (chair), Ursula Brooks and Dr. Daniel Upchurch.

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AAMU Student Researcher Finds an Answer to Serious Bat Disease

 

 

 

A colony of bats hardly conjures up pleasant images in the minds of most people, so what’s the big deal if thousands get knocked out by disease, right?

 

 

 

Bat7.jpgWell, that kind of thinking could be the reason other people believe there seem to be more mosquitos and other pesky insects than usual these days.  White-nose syndrome is a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats and is spreading throughout the country.  The fungus constantly interrupts their hibernation cycle, thus forcing them to burn up their fat reserves.

 

 

 

Kristina Burns, a master’s biology student at Alabama A&M University tried a wide range of substances in her efforts to come up with a Bat1.jpg
control agent that would retard the growth of the fungus, which has worked its way down from the Northeast into bat colonies within Alabama.  Her professor, Dr. William E. Stone, was the first to find the fungus when it arrived in Alabama in 2012.

 

 

 

Born in Korea and reared in Fayetteville, N.C., the single mother of two was the first person in the state to obtain a pure culture of the white-nose fungus for research into environmental conditions and control agents to stop growth of the Bat3.jpg
fungus.  Assisted by the guidance she received from wildlife biologist (William E.) Stone, mycologist Jeanette Jones and department chair Anthony Overton, Burns went on to try more than 10 different agents in her lab that produced minimal effect on the retardation or elimination of the fungus.  However, her persistence paid off.

 

 

 

Working from the mental mantra of ‘first, do no harm,’ Burns found a promising control agent.  There was something available that could stop the growth of the Bat6.jpg
fungus in its tracks, something to help the unappreciated eaters of mosquitoes and crop insects and other creatures.  And, it was all natural. 

 

 

 

“I came across and conducted experiments with 100 percent peppermint oil as a natural way to deal with the fungus in the lab cultures,” said Burns.  She will present the details of her findings at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society scheduled to be held in Raleigh, N.C., October 15-19.

 

 

 

Although more research into delivery methods will be necessary to save the bats, Burns finding is a promising first step. 

 

 

 

Burns says she is excited about the research and the confidence in her work she has received from her professors.

 

 

- Jerome Saintjones

 
 
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Huntsville, Ala. ---- The Confucius Institute at Alabama A&M University (CIAAMU) will hold an Anniversary and Chinese Autumn Festival on Wednesday, September 21, in the Concert Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., at 7 p.m.  Tickets (free) are required.

The massive and festive event is made possible owing to a partnership comprised of Nanjing Forestry University and Leshan Normal University (both of China), as well as the Huntsville Chinese Association.  AAMU is one of only 109 universities in the U.S. with Confucius Institutes.  These institutes promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally and facilitate cultural exchanges, in addition to offering useful information about contemporary China.

Students from Chinese universities and AAMU will serve as hosts when the program opens to the singing of the national anthems of the U.S. and China.  The evening includes a variety of lively songs and dances.

Dr. Yong Wang of AAMU is director of CIAAMU.    For tickets, call (256) 372-7165/7166 or e-mail liuf32063@gmail.com or yong.wang@aamu.edu.

 
 
 
 
 
 
- J. Saintjones
 
 
 

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AAMU Hosts Big Picture Huntsville Exhibit

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The exhibition will be available for viewing this week on the second floor of LRC.

After two years of planning, analysis, and community engagement, the BIG Picture has begun to shape the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Huntsville.  The exhibit offers a look at the principles that can guide growth, the challenges that the community will need to address, and the opportunities for the future of Huntsville.

For additional information on the exhibit, contact Dr. Annie M. Payton, director, Drake Learning Resources Center, at (256) 372-5007 or annie.payton@aamu.edu.
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AAMU UNITED WAY TEAM:  AAMU is on its way toward another successful United Way fund drive through October 6, according to Dr. Delores Price, chair.  Last year, the team, led by Dr. Barbara A.P. Jones (retired), raised more than $17,000 for United Way.  The 2016 team includes (l-r) Tarsha Lockhart, Dawn Hewlett, Dr. Delores Price (chair), Ursula Brooks and Dr. Daniel Upchurch.

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Several  Huntsvillians and visitors attended the Dr. Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard Dedication and Ribbon Cutting ceremony on September 14, 2016.


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Lowery and his three daughters, other family members and friends, along with members of the Lowery Foundation Board, were in Huntsville for the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting.   Councilman Richard Showers, Sr., who authored the resolution to name the street in Lowery’s honor, presided at the event.


Lowery, born in Huntsville in 1921, will celebrate his 95th birthday on October 6.  He attended middle school in Chicago while staying with relatives, but he returned to Huntsville, Ala., to complete William Hooper Councill High School.  He next attended the Knoxville College and (then) Alabama A&M College, before finishing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Paine College, in Augusta, Ga.  Lowery next entered the Paine Theological Seminary to become a Methodist minister.  Later on, he completed a doctorate of divinity degree at the Chicago Ecumenical Institute.


Following Rosa Parks’ arrest in 1955, he helped lead the Montgomery bus boycott.  He launched the Alabama Civic Affairs Association, an organization devoted to the desegregation of buses and public places.  In 1957, along with Martin Luther King Jr., Lowery founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and subsequently led the organization as its president from 1977 to 1997.

 (Photo Courtesy of The Valley Weekly)



AAMU Student Researcher Finds an Answer to Serious Bat Disease

 

 

 

A colony of bats hardly conjures up pleasant images in the minds of most people, so what’s the big deal if thousands get knocked out by disease, right?

 

 

 

Bat7.jpgWell, that kind of thinking could be the reason other people believe there seem to be more mosquitos and other pesky insects than usual these days.  White-nose syndrome is a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats and is spreading throughout the country.  The fungus constantly interrupts their hibernation cycle, thus forcing them to burn up their fat reserves.

 

 

 

Kristina Burns, a master’s biology student at Alabama A&M University tried a wide range of substances in her efforts to come up with a Bat1.jpg
control agent that would retard the growth of the fungus, which has worked its way down from the Northeast into bat colonies within Alabama.  Her professor, Dr. William E. Stone, was the first to find the fungus when it arrived in Alabama in 2012.

 

 

 

Born in Korea and reared in Fayetteville, N.C., the single mother of two was the first person in the state to obtain a pure culture of the white-nose fungus for research into environmental conditions and control agents to stop growth of the Bat3.jpg
fungus.  Assisted by the guidance she received from wildlife biologist (William E.) Stone, mycologist Jeanette Jones and department chair Anthony Overton, Burns went on to try more than 10 different agents in her lab that produced minimal effect on the retardation or elimination of the fungus.  However, her persistence paid off.

 

 

 

Working from the mental mantra of ‘first, do no harm,’ Burns found a promising control agent.  There was something available that could stop the growth of the Bat6.jpg
fungus in its tracks, something to help the unappreciated eaters of mosquitoes and crop insects and other creatures.  And, it was all natural. 

 

 

 

“I came across and conducted experiments with 100 percent peppermint oil as a natural way to deal with the fungus in the lab cultures,” said Burns.  She will present the details of her findings at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society scheduled to be held in Raleigh, N.C., October 15-19.

 

 

 

Although more research into delivery methods will be necessary to save the bats, Burns finding is a promising first step. 

 

 

 

Burns says she is excited about the research and the confidence in her work she has received from her professors.

 

 

- Jerome Saintjones

 
 
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CIAAMU to Observe Anniversary, Chinese Autumn Festival

Huntsville, Ala. ---- The Confucius Institute at Alabama A&M University (CIAAMU) will hold an Anniversary and Chinese Autumn Festival on Wednesday, September 21, in the Concert Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., at 7 p.m.  Tickets (free) are required.

The massive and festive event is made possible owing to a partnership comprised of Nanjing Forestry University and Leshan Normal University (both of China), as well as the Huntsville Chinese Association.  AAMU is one of only 109 universities in the U.S. with Confucius Institutes.  These institutes promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally and facilitate cultural exchanges, in addition to offering useful information about contemporary China.

Students from Chinese universities and AAMU will serve as hosts when the program opens to the singing of the national anthems of the U.S. and China.  The evening includes a variety of lively songs and dances.

Dr. Yong Wang of AAMU is director of CIAAMU.    For tickets, call (256) 372-7165/7166 or e-mail liuf32063@gmail.com or yong.wang@aamu.edu.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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AAMU Hosts Big Picture Huntsville Exhibit

Alabama A&M University’s Drake Learning Resources Center and AAMU’s Department of Community and Regional Planning, along with the City of Huntsville Planning Department, is hosting the Big Picture Huntsville Exhibition.

The exhibition will be available for viewing this week on the second floor of LRC.

After two years of planning, analysis, and community engagement, the BIG Picture has begun to shape the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Huntsville.  The exhibit offers a look at the principles that can guide growth, the challenges that the community will need to address, and the opportunities for the future of Huntsville.

For additional information on the exhibit, contact Dr. Annie M. Payton, director, Drake Learning Resources Center, at (256) 372-5007 or annie.payton@aamu.edu.
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AAMU UNITED WAY TEAM:  AAMU is on its way toward another successful United Way fund drive through October 6, according to Dr. Delores Price, chair.  Last year, the team, led by Dr. Barbara A.P. Jones (retired), raised more than $17,000 for United Way.  The 2016 team includes (l-r) Tarsha Lockhart, Dawn Hewlett, Dr. Delores Price (chair), Ursula Brooks and Dr. Daniel Upchurch.

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Street Named in Honor of Normalite, Civil Rights Icon


Several  Huntsvillians and visitors attended the Dr. Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard Dedication and Ribbon Cutting ceremony on September 14, 2016.


Lowery3.jpgJoseph E. Lowery Boulevard connects to Governors’ Drive at Harvard and runs into what is considered downtown Huntsville, Ala.Lowery4.jpg


Lowery and his three daughters, other family members and friends, along with members of the Lowery Foundation Board, were in Huntsville for the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting.   Councilman Richard Showers, Sr., who authored the resolution to name the street in Lowery’s honor, presided at the event.


Lowery, born in Huntsville in 1921, will celebrate his 95th birthday on October 6.  He attended middle school in Chicago while staying with relatives, but he returned to Huntsville, Ala., to complete William Hooper Councill High School.  He next attended the Knoxville College and (then) Alabama A&M College, before finishing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Paine College, in Augusta, Ga.  Lowery next entered the Paine Theological Seminary to become a Methodist minister.  Later on, he completed a doctorate of divinity degree at the Chicago Ecumenical Institute.


Following Rosa Parks’ arrest in 1955, he helped lead the Montgomery bus boycott.  He launched the Alabama Civic Affairs Association, an organization devoted to the desegregation of buses and public places.  In 1957, along with Martin Luther King Jr., Lowery founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and subsequently led the organization as its president from 1977 to 1997.

 (Photo Courtesy of The Valley Weekly)


 

Red Cross Continues Flood Appeals

 

 

 

The American Red Cross continues with a massive response to the devastating flooding in Louisiana.  Its staff and volunteers have provided food, shelter and relief supplies to thousands of people in the affected areas and have provided comfort to the 1,600 people who remain on site in 13 shelters.

 

Those members of the AAMU Family who wish to assist with relief efforts should contact (800) RED CROSS or Debra Daniel, Office of the President, at debra.daniel@aamu.edu.

 
 

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Physicist Credits A&M on Roland Martin Segment

 

 

 

Black physicist pioneer’s groundbreaking cancer treatment using lasers that leaves little or no side effects.  Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, medical physicist shared what inspired her research and what is needed to take it to the next level with Roland Martin on NewsOneNow.  LINK

 

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Students Participate in Five-Day Sessions on Race and Justice

 

 

 

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AAMU students are participating in the “Race, Justice and Hope Listening Sessions”, touted as one way for students to voice concerns and provide recommendations for dealing with police officers on campus and in the community. The activity, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of the General Counsel, runs September 6, 8, 9, 12 and 13.

 

 

 

Students must RSVP to studentaffairs@aamu.edu participate in the noon, 90-minute sessions.  Space is limited.

 

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New NSF Grant Recipients:  Dr. Xiang Zhao, Dr. Showkat Chowdhury (Principal Investigator), CETPS Dean Chance Glenn, Dr. Rhonda Moore-Jackson and Dr. Tamara Chowdhury.

 
 
 

 

 

CETPS Awarded $1 Million NSF Grant

 

 

 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a $1 million grant to a team of faculty members from Alabama A&M University’s College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences (CETPS) and the College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CEHBS).

 

 

 

The team consists of the Dr. Showkat Chowdhury (principal investigator), professor of mechanical engineering; and co-PIs, including Dr. Chance M. Glenn, CETPS dean; Dr. Xiang Zhao, professor of computer science; Dr. Tamara Chowdhury, assistant professor and coordinator, construction management program; and Dr. Rhonda Moore-Jackson, assistant professor, CEHBS

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Some 20 freshman and sophomore students in the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences will each receive approximately $6,000 per year for up to five years during the 2016–21 academic years. Students studying in the fields of mechanical engineering, computer science and construction management will be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

 

 

 

In addition to providing financial support, the program will offer academic support to the “NSF Scholars” in the form of supplemental tutoring, faculty mentoring, as well as various professional development opportunities.

 

 

 

“This project will definitely help in our recruitment, retention and successful graduation, and improve diversity by producing more minority engineers for our national workforce,” notes Chowdhury.

 

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Extension Administrator to Receive Statewide Honor

 

 

 

Dr. Virginia Caples, longtime professor and 1890 Administrator at AAMU, is among the group of women from across the state selected as an honoree for AL.com’s Women Who Shape The State!  Women Who Shape The State is a statewide recognition program for women who influence Alabama through their efforts in communities, businesses, service organizations and philanthropy.

 

 
 

As part of this special recognition, Birmingham magazine will feature Caples and her peers in the November issue.

 

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AAMU Physicist Co-Authors Book

 

An Alabama A&M University senior research professor in the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences has co-authored a 400-page publication that will serve as a useful guide to scientists and engineers.

Johnson.jpgDr. R. Barry Johnson co-authored “Blackbody Radiation: A History of Thermal Radiation Computational Aids and Numerical Methods,” recently published by CRC Press (Taylor and Francis) as part of a series on “Optical Sciences and Applications of Light.”  He co-authored the work with Dr. Sean M. Stewart, an Australian professor of engineering mathematics at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan.

In 1900, German theoretical physicist Max Planck formulated a correct mathematical description of blackbody radiation.  The resulting mathematical form of his law, however, made working with it a slow and tedious affair.  Today, unders