Monday, March 10, 2014
VOTE FOR AAMU IN HOME DEPOT'S "RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL"
Dancing with the President and First Lady 2014
TRiO Statewide Conference 2014
AAMUEA General Meeting Set
The Alabama A&M University Education Association will meet Thursday, March 20, at 12:30 p.m. in the LRC Multipurpose Room. Officer Elections will be held nominations should be sent to email@example.com by COB on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
AAMU Annual Fennessee Symposium Scheduled
Alabama A&M University will hold its 6th annual Dr. William Fennessee Symposium Friday, April 11, at the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center on the AAMU campus from 12-3 p.m. This year’s theme is “Critical Thinking to Address Employment Trends in Rehabilitation Counseling.”
The Symposium is named in honor of the late Dr. William T. Fennessee, a severely disabled educator and once amateur athlete who served as coordinator of the rehabilitation counselor education program at AAMU for 13 years prior to his untimely death in 2008.
As part of a 20th anniversary observance of the rehabilitation counseling program, event organizers will also honor Alyce Earl-Jenkins, a 1957 AAMU alumnus who wrote the grant that resulted in the establishment of the rehabilitation counseling two decades ago. Earl-Jenkins later established a scholarship, which is given out at the Symposium every other year.
The keynote speaker will be Janet LaBreck, who was appointed Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind. Although Commissioner LaBreck
lost her vision by the age of 10, she held on to her dreams. In 2007, after more than 20 years as an advocate for the blind community, LaBreck was appointed to her current post by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. As an ambassador for more than 30,000 legally blind residents, LaBreck has organized campaigns that have effectively increased employment opportunities for the blind.
Commissioner LaBreck has received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the New England College of Optometry, a Master of Education degree from Springfield College, and the Bachelor of Arts in human services from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
In August 2013, the United States Senate confirmed Commissioner LaBreck as Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the United States Department of Education. In 2013, the Urban League of Springfield selected Commissioner LaBreck as their Urban League 2013 Community Builder Award Recipient, as a result of her exemplary leadership and commitment to build strong and vibrant communities.
In 2013, President Barack Obama announced some key administration posts, including his intent to nominate Janet L. LaBreck as Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the United States Department of Education.
For additional information and registration, call (256) 372-4039.
The Alabama A&M University National Alumni Association, Inc.
- Cordially Invites You to Attend the -
Annual Legislative Reception
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Capitol City Club
201 Monroe Street - 22nd Floor
A&M STEM Day Scheduled
Alabama A&M University (AAMU) will hold its eight annual STEM Day on Friday, April 11, to celebrate student academic projects in science and engineering.
AAMU’s STEM (i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the plenary session. Dr. Noreen (“The Tox Doc”) Khan-Mayberry will be the keynote speaker (http://www.doctornoreen.com/). The 2014 theme is “Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Innovators.”
Viewing and judging of the STEM projects will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dr. Malinda Gilmore, Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Chemistry, will serve as the Chair of STEM Day. Dr. Joshua Herring, associate professor of food and animal science, serves as co-chair.
The event is free and open to the public.
Spring Career Fair 2014 - SCENES
Slavery By Another Name - PHOTOS
Councill Federal Credit Union Annual Meeting - PHOTOS
Engineering Dean's Speaker Series - SCENES
Metro Atlanta Chapter Scarf Fundraiser Info:
AAMU Civil Engineering Grad Featured in Arsenal Publication - HERE
Gate Access Card Update
The AAMU Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the ID Center, is in the process of updating the Gate-Access Card database. In preparation for this, All Faculty and Staff that have not obtained a new Faculty/Staff ID card, must go to the ID Center to secure a card. The ID Center is located in Patton Hall, Room 105. Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
March 7, 2014 – If you have not purchased a 2013-2014 Reserved or Non-Reserved Parking Decal your gate access card will be deactivated.
March 8-15, 2014 – Your old gate access cards will be transitioned to the new Faculty/Staff ID Card. During this time please continue to carry both the old gate access card and the new Faculty/Staff ID card. Once your new Faculty/Staff ID card is activated, you will no longer be able to use the old gate access card.
March 17, 2014 – Everyone that has paid for a 2013-2014 Reserved or Non-Reserved Parking Decal and has obtained a Faculty/Staff ID can begin using it for gate access.
March 31, 2014 – All old gate access cards will be deactivated.
If you have any questions, contact extension 7433.
Small Farms Research Center Quarterly Newsletter
It is with great pleasure that we send you our News Update Newsletter for this quarter. Please be advised of deadlines, announcements and program updates. The Center prioritizes to keep you updated with our programs/services but also USDA FSA, NRCS, and RD updates.
The Small Farms Research Center has a new updated Facebook page that includes news releases, updates and local and travel events. Find us at the following hyperlink: http://www.facebook.com/smallfarmsresearchcenter; "Like" our page and stay updated. We are working on the logistics for the second quarter of the NBFR Program. We will keep you posted with the forthcoming events.
Students, faculty and staff …
Would you, your team, office or group like to participate in the making of AAMU’s QEP video?
We need your voices! Dress to show your school spirit or wear your club shirts, Greek paraphernalia or any other custom-designed spirit attire … and we will do the rest! Let’s get critical!
For information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28.
Ag Alum Honored by SRSA
AAMU alumnus (2000-2007) Buddhi Raj Gyawali was recently recognized with
the Excellence in Research Award by Southern Rural Sociological Association (SRSA) for his contribution to sociology of natural resources research during the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS) annual conference in Dallas, Texas, on February 3, 2014.
Dr. Gyawali is currently assistant professor in the Colllege of Agriculture, Food Science and Sustainable Systems (CAFSSS) at Kentucky State University. Much of the research for which he was recognized was conducted during his tenure as an AAMU faculty member from 2008-2011.
Miss AAMU Wins Competition
Miss Alabama A&M University 2013-14 won the Miss Madison County Pageant. As the county pageant winner, Miss Jessica Swindle will compete in the Miss Alabama pageant.
Swindle is a native of Clanton, Ala., and she has had the honor of holding various pageant titles, including 2010 Chilton County Miss Peach (1st African American recipient), 2011 Miss Sophomore, and 2012 Miss Black and Gold. Swindle is a senior majoring in communication arts with a concentration in performance and a minor in English.
She has been involved in various organizations while at AAMU, including AAMU Great Debaters, Film Club, Spanish Club, Bulldog Pride Committee, and the Gamma Mu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. In addition to her involvements, she has also maintained a 3.6 grade point average. After graduation, Miss AAMU plans to attend graduate school to receive a master's degree in broadcast meteorology.
AAMU Professor Honored by National Association
A member of the Alabama A&M University faculty has been recognized for her contributions to clinical practice by a national organization.
Dr. Hope Reed, an associate professor in AAMU’s Communicative Sciences and Disorders Program, was recognized at the recent American Speech-Language-
Hearing Foundation’s Annual Founders Breakfast at the Association’s convention in Chicago. Reed was a nominee for the coveted Louis M. DiCarlo Award, stemming from her previous distinction as the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama’s (SHAA’s) Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award last year for her work in orofacial myology.
Dr. Reed remains the only certified orofacial myologist (C.O.M.) in Alabama and holds the distinction of operating the world’s first university-based orofacial myology clinic. She voluntarily consults and assists other universities in opening their own, similar clinics.
Moreover, Reed has published in the International Journal of Orofacial Myology (IJOM) and is presently serving as an associate editor for the publication. She serves on the International Association of Orofacial Myology’s (IAOM’s) Research Committee and also assisted in drafting the organization’s telepractice guidelines. The IAOM has graciously recognized Dr. Reed for her service on numerous occasions.
She is often an invited presenter for dental societies as well as state, regional, national, and international speech-language pathology organizations, where she speaks about diagnostics and treatment relating to orofacial myofunctional disorders.
AAMU Launches 2014 "Retool Your School" Campaign
Huntsville, Ala. ---- Alabama A&M University (#aamuTHDRYS) is opening its 2014 Home Depot RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL vote and social media campaign aimed at winning funds to channel toward needed campus improvements to its fine arts facility (Morrison Building), as well as ensuring ADA compliance.
The Home Depot endeavor is designed to reinvigorate historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), so AAMU and other select schools are competing for more than $200K in grants for on-campus improvements and are now asking their communities and the public to help them win.
From February 17, 2013 to April 14, 2014, supporters can visit www.retoolyourschool.com/vote-now/# to vote for their favorite school and
sustainable campus improvement project. One $50,000 Tier 1 major grant, thirteen Tier 2 $10,000 minor grants and three $25,000 Campus Pride for the school receiving the most online votes and social media activity, as assessed by The Home Depot, will be awarded. The Home Depot® will announce the winners in May 2014.
AAMU and its supporters are no strangers to the “Retool Your School” effort. The University was awarded $25,000 to install irrigation and landscape common areas. To apply for the Retool Your School grants, HBCUs were required to submit Letters of Intent that include brief descriptions of their potential projects via the “Retool Your School” website. Applicants that provided their Phase 1 proposals by the deadline were able to continue and submit full proposals for Tier I, Tier II and Campus Pride campus improvement grants.
During the online voting period, which is currently underway, consumers are able to view descriptions of project proposals and can cast one vote per day for their favorite HBCU. Following the online vote, a panel of distinguished judges will also evaluate each school’s proposal.
Tier I and Tier II projects will be judged based on the number of votes posted to the website, as well as the judges’ evaluation of the relevance to the proposal requirements as listed on the website and application. Entrants must highlight how each project will make a lasting, positive impact on their campus. Special attention will be given to schools that pitch eco-friendly plans. The winning schools will be determined based on a combination of online votes and the judges’ evaluations. The awarding of the Campus Pride grant will be based on the number of votes and social media activity the winning school receives.
AAMU will not only face stiff competition from finalist schools in Alabama, but also from HBCU institutions in Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Therefore, AAMU supporters should log on and vote at www.retoolyourschool.com/vote-now/# to ensure that the Bulldogs bring home the grand prize.
Some of the previous improvement projects entered by the HBCU finalists include projects that will affect the campus and community as a whole, such as installing eco-friendly bathrooms, adding wheelchair ramps and automatic access doors, creating sustainable landscaping projects, replacing windows with Energy Star rated fixtures, installing solar energy systems and motion sensors to reduce electric consumption in classrooms, starting community gardens and campus greenhouses to encourage healthy eating, and creating nature trails accessible to the surrounding community as a fit living initiative. Each of the proposed improvement projects will enhance campus life for current students and generations to come.
For more information and updates on The Home Depot “Retool Your School” grant program or to vote online visit www.retoolyourschool.com/vote-now/# .
Online voting began February 17, 2014, and will end on April 14, 2014, at 11:59 pm EST.
Alabama A&M University is a fully accredited, nearly 140-year-old land-grant institution. Each year, the doctorate-granting entity serves as the host site for numerous professional associations and organizations. With more than 5,000 students, AAMU is a state, regional, national and international resource impacting thousands globally.
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with more than 2,000 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.
Spring 2014 Continuing Education Classes
For additional information and updates on Spring 2014 class offerings from the Center for Extended Studies (Adult and Continuing Education), please call Kris Reed at (256) 372-5753, e-mail email@example.com, or click HERE.
DCI North Alabama Info
Alabama A&M University is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for DCI North Alabama, which will be held at Louis Crews Stadium on the campus of Alabama A&M University. The competition takes place on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 6:30 pm. Twelve drum corps will be in competition, to include two-time DCI World Champion, Madison Scouts, of Madison, Wisconsin.
Drum Corps International (DCI) is the world leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers. Founded in 1972, Drum Corps International has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth organization with far- reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. The DCI Tour is Drum Corps International’s series of more than 100 live competitive events over seven weeks from June through August.
Events take place in a variety of football stadiums including major venues across the U.S., such as the Georgia Dome and INVESCO Field at Mile High. The Drum Corps International World Championships are the pinnacle of the DCI Tour. This is the second year that Alabama A&M University is hosting this prestigious event.
DCI Ticket Site: DCI North Alabama Tickets
AAMU Releases 2014 Football Schedule
by Brandon Willis, Athletic Communications & Media Relations
The Maroon & White football team has released their schedule for the 2014 campaign.
First-year Head Coach James Spady will begin his tenure taking on non-conference foes, North Carolina A&T, Tuskegee University, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Bulldog fans will have the opportunity to see the 104th edition of football on “The Hill” four times in Louis Crews stadium.
The first action for the 2014 Bulldogs will be in the 10th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge versus the Aggies of North Carolina A&T University on August 31. After facing the Aggies, A&M will make a stop in Tuskegee, Ala. to take on the Golden Tigers. The September 6 meeting will be a rematch of last year’s contest, when Tigers captured a 23-7 victory in Huntsville. Lastly, for non-conference action, the Bulldogs will head south to Birmingham, Ala., to take on the Blazers of the University of Alabama at Birmingham on September 13.
After completing the non-conference portion of the 2014 campaign, the Spady-led Bulldogs will open Southwestern Athletic Conference play in Houston, Tex., against Texas Southern University on September 20. After facing the Tigers, A&M will face the Delta Devils of Mississippi Valley State in Itta Bena, Miss., on September 27.
Spending five straight weeks on the road, the Maroon & White will spend the next two weeks in front of the home crowd, beginning with their home opener on October 4. The home opener will see the Bulldogs host Grambling State University for Homecoming 2014 and the fifth annual Louis Crews Classic contest. After the annual celebration, the Bulldogs will then host the Jaguars of Southern University. This October 11 game will be the Hall of Fame Game in which the Athletic Department will introduce the newest induction class.
The Bulldogs will then take a week off to prepare for the 73rd annual Magic City Classic that will take place on October 25 at the legendary Legion Field.
The second half of the season will see the Bulldogs split their last four games between home and the road. In between the two road trips, November 1 will see the Bulldogs at Jackson State and November 22 at Arkansas-Pine Bluff; they then will play their final home games of the season. Up first A&M will host the Braves of Alcorn State on November 8. Lastly, they will finish their home season hosting Prairie View A&M University on November 15.
SOAR Help Wanted
Student Orientation And Registration are looking for excellent students to serve as Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs) for the 2014 New Student Orientation Program! If you would like to help welcome new students, lead discussion groups, share your AAMU experience and grow as a leader then APPLY today!
-Jasmine H. Buxton, MS, Director,
Student Activities and Leadership Development
Dokhanian Scholarship Established
The College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences (CETPS) will be awarding a memorial scholarship each year in honor of the Dr. Mostafa Dokhanian, AAMU alumnus and former professor of physics. The funds will be provided by the CETPS Endowment. Persons interested in contributing toward the scholarship fund should do so through the University Foundation, earmarking the CETPS Endowment Fund.
AAMU Accepting Applications for Online M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership
The Department of Educational Leadership and Secondary Education is now accepting admission applications for the Online M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership program. This program is designed for teachers who are aspiring to be future k-12 administrators.
Applications are being accepted for the summer 2014 as well as the fall 2014 cohorts. The deadline for submitting applications and other required documents for the summer 2014 cohort is April 1, 2014. The deadline for submitting applications and other required documents for the fall 2014 cohort is July 1, 2014.
Further, an information session has been set for for March 17 for students interested in the summer cohort and May 5 for students interested in the fall cohort. Applications will be received for either cohort at this time. Interested persons should contact Dr. Derrick Davis, chair, Educational Leadership and Secondary Education, at (256) 372-4047.
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) theme song (below), sung to the tune of Olivia Newton John’s “Let’s Get Physical,” received “rave reviews” at the mid-year faculty-staff conference held in Alabama A&M University’s Wellness Center. The QEP Committee urges all faculty, staff and students to become knowledgeable about the QEP focus to enhance students’ learning in the area of critical thinking.
AAMU Biodiesel Efforts Included in Toyota Report
AAMU's biodiesel activities with Toyota were capsulized in a video. That video,
"Partnerships: Creating a Closed-Loop System for Biodiesel," was included in Toyota's 2013 Environmental Report. The coordinator of the AAMU biodiesel program is Dr. Ernst Cebert, research associate professor (plant breeding/genetics) for the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. A link to the written and video portions follows:
Class Reunion 2014
Alabama A&M University will celebrate Class Reunion activities honoring year’s ending in ‘4s and ‘9s (e.g., 1964 and 1999) during Founder’s Weekend. All events begin Thursday, May 1, and conclude Sunday, May 4. For more information about Class Reunion, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs (256) 372-5287.
AAMU Alums Create “SelfGoOdd”
Two dynamic AAMU alums have joined forces to launch a new motivational organization.
Alabama A&M University Alumni Justin Adu ’09, who earned a B.S. degree in graphic design while minoring in marketing, along with 2007 alum Robert Williams (B.S., management; 2010 MBA), recently brought together their creative minds to form “SelfGoOdd.”
Once college classmates, the men realized after they graduated that they wanted to continue to give back to youths as they progressed in their respective and
individual careers. With Adu serving as a college professor and artist, and Williams as a manager of one of the nation’s top retailers, they were able “to blend the perfect mix of creativity, business, and education” in an effort to provide youths with the knowledge for success.
Among the duo’s initiatives are personal one-on-one motivational conversations, public speaking events, and their extremely entertaining and informative online radio show, “GoOdd Radio,” which they host every Sunday at 3 p.m. CST. With a goal to build individuals holistically through “Odd” motivational endeavors, Adu and Robert have already helped individuals figure out ways to reach their goals.
For more information about SelfGoOdd, visit their website at www.selfgoodd.org or follow Adu and Williams on their social media accounts @selfgoodd.
Office Safety Tips from the Department of Public Safety
· Lock your office whenever you leave, even if you will only be gone for a minute. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW SECONDS FOR A THEFT TO OCCUR!
· Keep your purse, wallet and other valuables in a secure location such as a locked desk or filing cabinet.
· Do not bring excessive amounts of cash to work.
· Protect your property by marking your valuables with your drivers license number or Banner ID number.
· If you are entrusted with keys to secure areas, never lend your keys to anyone. File a report immediately if your keys are missing or stolen.
· Report any suspicious person or suspicious/criminal activity to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) immediately.
· Assign a Building Emergency Coordinator to serve as a contact person with DPS in your building or work area in the event of an emergency.
· Print and review a copy of the AAMMU Emergency Procedures Handbook available on the DPS webpage.
· Report the loss or theft of keys, equipment, or valuables immediately to DPS.
A&M's Looking for a Match? Gifts, That Is
Many companies offer matching gifts programs to their employees. Such programs allow employees to double their donation to their charity or non-profit of choice.
In an effort to boost our Capital Campaign initiative, we are asking you to please inquire with your spouse or family member’s employer about a matching gifts program. Your personal donation, along with a company matching gift, will greatly impact our campaign goal of $16.25M. All funds will be dispersed among five major projects: scholarships, faculty enhancements, technology, athletics, and facilities.
Your contribution will deeply impact our students and the legacy of Alabama A&M University. Please contact Reba Jasmin at (256) 372-7141 or firstname.lastname@example.org for literature to present to your spouse or family member’s employer.
2013 Security and Fire Report
AAMU Releases Safety Guidelines for Athletic Facilities
Alabama A&M University has released a comprehensive set of guidelines aimed at further promoting safety at its athletic facilities during events. The rules and procedures, officials say, will help “to ensure the safety and enjoyment” of events patrons, and the guidelines could mean that Bulldog supporters might have to make modest adjustments in their own best interest.
The key element implicit in the guidelines is the screening of all guests and guests’ bags prior to entering facilities. Any person or property deemed to have an adverse impact on the safety of occupants and/or property will be denied entry into AAMU athletic facilities. To accommodate this procedure, gates will open at least two hours prior to the start of every home game, and guests are urged to arrive at least one hour to avoid delays.
Additionally, the rules and procedures are applicable to faculty, staff, visitors (invited or uninvited), contractors, and guests at any University facility or event. Moreover, re-entry to the athletic facility is not permitted once a guest leaves the facility. A complete list of prohibited items are immediately available through links from the main website www.aamu.edu or www.aamusports.com.
Print and Copy Services (Bulldog Central)
In accordance with the university’s transition to a new print and copy service provider, the procedure for obtaining services at Bulldog Central-Print/Mail will require the reservation of funds for print/copy jobs prior to service. If this procedure is not followed, print and copy service at the Bulldog Central will not be available. The following outlines the process:
1. Each unit must submit a request via the General Encumbrance form FGAENCB for the amount of print/copy service needed. It is recommended that the amount submitted be sufficient to cover a minimum projected six-month usage.
a. The Account Code must be 74201 – Printing, Duplication, & Binding
2. Upon approval of the Encumbrance, an accountant in the Comptroller’s Office will submit to the Bulldog Central (Copy/Print Center) a report providing the Encumbrance number, Fund Code, Org Code, Prog Code and Encumbrance Amount.
3. This data will be used to establish a declining balance for the department for print copy services.
4. When a job is submitted by the department, it should include/reference the Fund Code, Org Code, Encumbrance number and any other information required by the Center.
5. When jobs are processed, the account balance will decrease accordingly for each job processed.
6. On a monthly basis the total charges will be submitted to the Comptroller’s Office. The charges will be posted and the corresponding amount of the encumbrance will be liquidated.
7. A department’s Copy/Print Services balance at Bulldog Central should be monitored and replenished when the balance gets low to avoid a disruption in service.
8. Should a department’s account balance be insufficient to accommodate a service request, the unit will be notified by Bulldog Central and a new encumbrance must be processed before services can be rendered. Services will not be provided if a department’s account is insufficient to cover the job.
Questions related to the status of an approved encumbrance, or Bulldog Central charges posted to the account, should be addressed to Ms. Anice Love in the Comptroller’s Office.
To read more about the new print/mail services visit: www.aamu.edu/bulldogcentral.
UPDATED CAMPUS POSTING POLICY
The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development has made a few changes to the campus posting policy. Please contact our office for any questions or further clarification.
Campus Posting Policy
The campus posting policy is intended to promote the fair and frank exchange of ideas-especially those that are controversial-to protect the rights of campus organizations and individuals, preserve University property, maintain an attractive campus appearance, and promote the safety and security of the campus and campus community. Signs posted in contradiction to this policy may be removed and individuals or organizations may be held responsible for charges associated with removal.
All postings by student organizations, individual students, or individuals and organizations not affiliated with the University must be approved by the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development, located in the 209 Ralph Lee University Center. The approval will consist of an approved stamp PRIOR to duplication of the postings. Persons or organizations duplicating prior to approval risk non-approval and wasting copies already made. All postings without this approval will be removed by campus personnel.
Students and organizations seeking approval for postings should plan ahead as approval for postings may not be immediate and signs may require changes or additions to be approved.
Content of Postings
All notices and signs must clearly state the individual's name or the official name of the sponsoring organization(s).
In accordance with the University's alcohol policy, the marketing, advertising or promotion of alcoholic beverages or referring to alcohol or other illicit drug use, abuse, sale or distribution is prohibited.
Organizations are allowed to use the bulldog, official University colors (maroon & white) and other University images. The use of these images is regulated by the Alabama A & M University Image Guidelines, which are available in the Office of Marketing Communications, and Advancement, Sports Information and at http://www.aamu.edu/administrativeoffices/marketing-communications-advancement/mpr/pages/default.aspx. Organizations seeking to use the University seal must request and receive permission for use from the Office of Office of Marketing Communications, and Advancement.
Signs must represent a student organization or individual student in a positive way, as they are a reflection of the University, the individual or group as a whole. The postings must reflect the values of the University as embodied in the Student Code of Conduct. No signs may be derogatory towards any person (regardless of affiliation) group, university department or entity on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, ethnic background or sexual orientation. The signs must not contain any profane, vulgar, or inappropriate content.
Avoid posting advertisements with permanent or destructive materials (glue, duct tape, staple guns, etc.)
Literature may be distributed on University properties or at official University functions subject to the following provisions:
1. Literature should be posted in designated posting areas. Trees, vehicles and glass surfaces (doorways) is prohibited!
2. **Inappropriate literature (i.e. literature that is lewd, vulgar, profane in nature or advertising alcohol/drink specials) may not be posted or distributed.**
3. Verbiage on signs must be grammatically correct and free of misspellings.
4. Literature must be stamped and approved in the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development. The staff of Residential Life must approve distribution within the residence halls.
5. **It is the responsibility of the sponsoring party to remove all advertisement 48 hours after the event has occurred. Failure to remove advertisement may result in University restrictions on the sponsoring party.**
6. Banners and other hangings are prohibited on the exterior of campus (Meridian St.) with the exception of SGA elections.
All policies are subject to change without prior notice. Questions concerning specific issues should be directed to the appropriate office.
CONTACT: Jasmine H. Buxton, MS | Director, Student Activities and Leadership Development, Alabama A&M University, 209 Ralph Lee Student Center| P.O.Box 337| Normal, AL 35762 - Office: (256) 372-5615|
About Bulldog BottomLine/Submission
An institution with more than 5,000 students and some 1,000 faculty and staff members can generate a great deal of information that needs to be communicated on a daily basis. Not only has electronic mail become a mainstay in how we communicate with one another, but it is also a source of great challenge as numerous messages from various sources and constituencies must be dealt with almost hourly.
To help minimize this often needed flow of information, as well as the energy it takes to constantly monitor and send out these messages, the Office of Marketing and Public Relations is re-introducing the Bulldog BottomLine to capture and disseminate information to the University family under one umbrella and on a consistent basis not likely to exceed daily.
“Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University reflects the uniqueness of the traditional land-grant institution combining teaching, research, service, liberal arts, and vocational fields. The University offers baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral level degrees that are compatible with the times to all qualified and capable individuals who are interested in further developing their technical, scientific, professional, and scholastic skills and competencies. The University operates in the three-fold function of teaching, research, extension and other public service. Alabama A&M University, a center of excellence, provides an educational environment for the emergence of scholars, scientists, leaders, critical thinkers, and other contributors to a global society.”
Alabama A&M University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.