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
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
AAMU Team Attends MBA Conference
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.
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.
'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.
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
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 purpose 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.
AAMU Student Honored by Local Station
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
The 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 “For Goodness Sake” award of $319 to support the continuation of the pantry. 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.
NOTICE: MAGIC CITY CLASSIC/LEGION FIELD BAG & ITEM POLICY
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:
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.
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletics “Think Pink”
To 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
AAMU’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
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!
AAMU Releases New Normal Index Magazine
The long-awaited Fall 2016 issue of the AAMU's Normal Index magazine has
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.
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
To complete the survey online, simply CLICK HERE (Link): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7hOOXhcK5K9B85CUAzcEFSRkl3eOnwGJVupOndvFozs-Z-w/viewform
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.
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.