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Tuesday, January 15, 2019


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Registration for BHM Lecture Extended


Beyond Normal Flyer_BHM.jpgA few more registration days remain for persons interested in hearing the upcoming lecture by Dr. Bernice King, daughter of the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.  She will speak as part of Alabama A&M University’s Beyond Normal Lecture Series for the Black History Month program set for Tuesday, February 12, at 12:30 p.m.


Students, faculty, staff, elected officials and community supporters must now RSVP by January 22 to



Alumni Association Accepting Awards Nominations


The Alabama A&M University Alumni Association, Inc., is now accepting nominations for Association awards.


Nominations may be submitted by chapters and/or individuals in good financial standing with the Association.  All nominations must be e-mailed to by 12 a.m. (midnight) Saturday, March 9, 2019.


For more information, visit, e-mail or call (256) 656-4698.



Alums Cast in OWN’s “Love & Marriage Huntsville”


    The premier party in observance of the first airing of OWN’s Love & Marriage: Huntsville was held Saturday, January 12.  PHOTOS

    The banquet room at The Ledges in southeast Huntsville was packed with nearly 200 guests, who braved chilly wind and fog up the mountain to support a gracious cast made up of three successful Huntsville couples.  The trio included Martell and Melody Holt; Marsau and Latisha Scott; and Maurice and Kimmi Scott.

     Love & Marriage: Huntsville revolves around the experiences of three African-American couples and longtime friends who aim to maintain that friendship with the added burden of a joint real estate venture, referred to as the Comeback Group. 

      For more details, visit HERE




AAMU to Host “Be the Match” Night at AAMU-ASU Game in Birmingham


      The AAMU Be the Match Committee, led by First Lady Abbiegail Hugine, will host “Be the Match” Night at the AAMU-Alabama State basketball game on Saturday, January 19, in Birmingham, Ala., at the Bill Harris Arena in the Birmingham Crossplex (2337 Bessemer Rd, Birmingham, AL 35208).  The Be the Match activity is being sponsored by the Huntsville Area and Magic City Chapters of The LINKS, Inc.

AAMU Save the Date.jpg      The women will tip at 3 p.m., followed by the men immediately after.

      The game will mark the launching of friendly competition between the two institutions that will continue throughout the spring semester.  Tables will be set up and literature will be disseminated about the Be the Match program.  Also, during the halftimes, fans will hear words from a Huntsvillian in need of a transplant.

     Be The Match connects patients with blood cancers (e.g., leukemia and other diseases) with genetically matched donors who are willing to donate life-saving blood stem cells.  But, every three minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and 70% of those patients do not have a fully matched donor in their family. They need to find a stranger who can help. They are depending on Be The Match.  

       Patients are most likely to be a genetic match with a donor who shares their ethnic heritage. More donors with diverse ancestry are especially needed in that African Americans have a 23 percent chance of finding a donor on the Registry compared to Caucasians who have a 77 percent chance.

       Persons between 18 to 44 years old who are in general good health can help one of the 14,000 patients who search for a donor every year. The guidelines are different than giving blood – no travel restrictions, lived in Europe, etc.  Donation is safe, free and confidential.  

       Persons who sign up for the program at the basketball game in Birmingham will receive a t-shirt.  

        First Lady Hugine says other activities will be sponsored by Be the Match throughout the year.



 AAMU Students to Get Double Treat on The Quad: C-SPAN, ProterraC-Span Bus.png
      The entire Alabama A&M University campus community and beyond will have a brief window of opportunity to “double dutch” their way between the offerings of two exciting bus demonstrations scheduled Wednesday, January 23, on The Quad, beginning at 11 a.m.

       However, persons on The Quad will be able to tour the C-SPAN Bus, thanks to a partnership with Comcast. The bus will be parked on The Quad until 1 p.m. Also on The Quad will be the Proterra-built electric bus, solidifying AAMU’s distinction as the first college in the state to break the barrier into electric transportation.

      The C-SPAN Bus is an interactive, multimedia mobile classroom that travels the country to engage with community members and elected officials, showcasing C-SPAN’s public affairs programming and resources. The C-SPAN Bus is on an eight-week “Southern Swing” through Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.

      Although the public is invited, the visit of the C-SPAN Bus at AAMU should be of particular interest to political science, journalism, communications, education and public policy majors, as well as College Democrats, College Republicans and the student government.

ProterraBus.jpg      AAMU’s Bulldog Transit System (BTS) also will showcase the many features of the demo electric bus on The Quad during the same two-hour period. However, the electric bus’s availability will include campus access January 22-24, making test runs and participating in other campus transit-related activities, according to Marshall Chimwedzi, director of the campus transit system.

      Meanwhile, the C-SPAN Bus will depart from campus around 1 p.m. 



Lit Society to Hold Book Talk


Alabama A&M University's Top of the Hill Literary Society and the Department of English and Foreign Languages will hold the first Book Talk of spring 2019 on Tuesday, January 29.


Professor Johnnie Hargrove will moderate a one-hour book discussion on Mariama Ba's "So Long a Letter" in the LRC Multipurpose Room at 12:40 p.m.


The public is invited.



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All attendees and media must RSVP by January 22, 2019.



STEM Day 2019 Set


Organizers of the annual STEM Day are excited and looking forward to sharing student research with the campus and larger community. 


STEM Day 2019 will be held on Friday, April 12.  Mark your calendars.  Additional details will be provided at a later date by Dr. Armitra Jackson-Davis and other planners.



Travel Info Simplified!


     The Comptroller’s Office has compiled all travel information in one spot! Check out the University Travel website before your next trip for procedures, FAQs, forms, resources, and more!

     The website may be accessed by clicking the link below or following the easy steps below:

     1.  Go to

     2.  Type university travel in the search bar and click the magnifying glass.

     3.  Click the first search result that says University Travel.

     University Travel Link:

     Thank you and safe travels!



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