Thursday, December 5, 2013
Photos of Recent AAMU Events Available
Photos of recent AAMU-related events are available through the Office of Marketing and Public Relations. New collections include the Student Holiday Celebration on December 4, the Christmas Tree Lighting Program (December 3), the Angels program by Miss AAMU (December 3), and Dr. Glenda Gill's "Christmas: A Ray of Hope" (November 30). To assess these and previous events, click HERE.
Trustees Meeting Cancelled
Notice is hereby given that the Alabama A&M University Board of Trustees meeting scheduled Thursday, December 12, 2013, has been cancelled until further notice.
LRC Final Exam Hours
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 through Friday, December 13, 2013, the library will be OPEN 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
With the following exceptions:
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Yearbook Photos Scheduled
Greetings Bulldog Family! It’s that time of the year again … Yearbook Photos! Yearbook Photos will be December 4-6. December graduates will take their photos on December 4, starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. Photo sessions will also take place on December 5 and December 6 starting at 1:20 p.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m.
Organization Photos will be December 5 and December 6 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Organization photos will be in 20-minute intervals. Contact the organization president for the time. For additional information, contact the Yearbook Editor at email@example.com
AAMU Art Students to Exhibit Dual Show
Edna Mensah & Zenabu Musah will exhibit “Efie/Home, The End of An Amazing Journey” at Alabama A&M University as a dual art exhibition in the Visual, Performing & Communication Art Gallery of the R.D. Morrison Fine Arts Building, Normal, AL. Beautiful images depicting themes from their native land of Accra, Ghana, will showcase more than 30 works to include handcrafted wood carvings, sculpture, relief prints & an earring series using mix media and various techniques.
Regarding their art, Mensah & Musah house the love for art and their native homeland and state that “Art is the beauty of life.” Both students received a scholarship from Alabama A&M to study and play soccer.
The opening date and reception was Tuesday, December 3. The exhibit will run through January 10, 2014.
The Visual, Performing and Communication Art Gallery is open for more art events to showcase visual artists in the future from Huntsville, surrounding areas and abroad. The Art Gallery is located in the R.D. Morrison Fine Arts Building at Alabama A&M University. The Art Gallery is open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call (256) 372-4800 for more details.
AAMU Family Deaths Occuring During the Thanksgiving Holiday
Funeral services were held Friday, November 29, for Martha Jean Tipton McGuire, former staff member, Registrar’s Office.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 27, for Dr. Constance Y. Dees, former professor and interim dean, School of Business.
FCS Sponsoring Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
The FCS Ambassadors and the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) are hosting the 8th Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza--“Christmas Comes to Carver Complex.” The event will be held Thursday, December 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Carver Complex B-Hobson Wing. This activity is an opportunity to introduce the Huntsville community to a unique shopping experience and to introduce AAMU students to merchants in the retail, health, and culinary arts professions.
Interested persons are also invited to participate in this exciting event as an exhibitor. The Extravaganza will feature such merchandising categories as: Fashion and Accessories, Arts and Crafts, Cosmetics, Jewelry, Specialty Boutiques, Seasonal Gifts, and much more…
Creative exhibits will only enhance this event and allow others to discover great holiday gift finds. Interested? Ensure a space by responding by COB Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
Exhibitors pay an advance fee of $35 (includes a delicious holiday lunch) that helps provide deserving students with scholarships in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. All checks should be made payable to FCS Hospitality. Fees paid on the day of the event will be assessed an additional $5.00 ($40).
For additional information, contact Patricia Henderson at (256) 372-4101 or Sharon Moore at 256-372-5419.
Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Exhibitor Registration Application
Name of Person Attending: ___________________________________________
Name of Business: __________________________________________________
Phone: ___________________________ email: __________________________
Type of Exhibit:
Number of persons attending: _________
(Add $10.00 to the Exhibitor fee for each additional person at exhibit table)
Please make all checks payable to: FCS Hospitality
And mail to: Mrs. Patricia Henderson, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Box 639, Normal, AL 35762. Phone: (256) 372-4101.
For additional information, contact Patricia S. Henderson at (256) 372-4101 or Sharon Moore at (256) 372-5419.
AAMU Officer Proud of Cherokee Lineage
An Alabama A&M University officer is extremely proud of his Cherokee heritage and is an avid supporter of activities designed to promote awareness to the contributions of Native Americans.
Dean Jackson also serves on the Council of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast
Alabama, representing with distinction the Nauvoo District. That large district serves Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties.
Last month, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley recognized the 13th anniversary of American Indian Heritage Day (October 14) in the state. The Friday after Thanksgiving has been designated Native American Heritage Day, but Jackson notes that the entire month of November is National American Indian Heritage Month.
Jackson also urges the AAMU family and others to take the necessary steps toward documenting Cherokee lineage.
For additional information on joining the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama (CTNEAL), click HERE. Additionally, please complete the Application for Tribal Citizenship.
- Jerome Saintjones
Professor Honored by Regional IFT
An associate professor of food chemistry/meat and muscle biology was recently honored as the chair of the Southeastern Section Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), 2012-2013. Dr. Josh Herring is an active member both at the regional and the national levels.
Herring has made outstanding contributions as a Member-at-Large (elected position) in IFT’s Muscle Foods Division (2009-2011), Undergraduate Competition Judge for IFT’s Muscle Foods Division (2008-2011), Treasurer for the IFT
Southeastern Section (2008-2011), Chair-Elect for the IFT Southeastern Section (2011-2012), Chair for the IFT Southeastern Section (2012-2013), IFT Foundation Fun Run Committee (2008-2013), IFT Student Scholarship Jury (2008-2012), IFT William V. Cruess Award Jury (2011-2013) and numerous others.
Herring serves as senior faculty advisor to the Food Science Club and is the Faculty Representative of the Phi Tau Sigma, The Food Science Honor Society, of which he is a Lifetime Member.
He has authored/co-authored numerous refereed publications in the Journal of Food Science, Meat Science, the Journal of Food Quality, Renewable Energy and the Journal of Animal Science, two book chapters and has authored/co-authored scientific peer-reviewed abstracts and made presentations at nationally recognized scientific meetings, such as the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), American Meat Science Association (AMSA), American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and others.
His expertise and dedication to the field of food science can be seen as he has served as the Panel Manager to the USDA Small Business Innovative Research Program and interviewed by local news stations for food science stories as well as by trade publications for topic specific articles on meat and meat safety.
CAPTION: Dr Herring (left) with current SES IFT Chair, Sande Cropsey (CEO and COO Pyrazine Specialties, Inc. & CTC Organics)
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 November 2013 is aspiring. Aspiring is the ability to motivate or help others to reach their goals.
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 how the person aspire people. Deadline for nomination is December 2, 2013 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 December 3, 2013. To complete the survey online, simply click Here
TAN Seeking Tutors, SIs
The Alabama A&M University Tutorial Assistance Network (TAN) is currently seeking tutors and Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders for the Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 semesters. TAN faculty partners are asked to refer at least two students for every course they teach or have taught. This assistance will help TAN to ensure that all of our tutors and SI leaders are the best in their subject areas.
Prospective tutors and SI leaders are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.00, be recommended by the instructors of the courses for which they intend to provide tutorial or Supplemental Instruction (SI) support, and submit a completed application packet to the TAN office (223 Thomas Hall) before November 25, 2013.
Call (256) 372-5487 to receive a TAN Employment Application packet, Faculty Recommendation form, and a listing of courses. Or, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if there are additional questions.
New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Program Starts
The New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Program will soon officially begin. Pre-registration begins now. See remaining date below:
· December 4, 2013-Land Acquisition & Tenure
For more information about the New and Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Program, please feel free to contact the Small Farms Research Center at (256) 372-4424 (JaMarkus Crowell) or (256) 372-4958 (E’licia Chaverest). Registration form below.
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 email@example.com for literature to present to your spouse or family member’s employer.
2013 Security and Fire Report
Let’s Go Shopping!
The Bulldog Transit will provide transportation to Super Wal-Mart, Target (University Drive) and Madison Square Mall every Friday at:
*2:00 pm—6:00 pm
The bus will depart from the Patton Hall parking lot. Select the link below to reserve your space, or you can pick up a ticket from 315 Patton Hall. We must have at least 20 people to make the trip, so reserve your spot today! Please call (256) 372-RIDE (7433) if you have any questions.
FALL 2013 STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC HOURS
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Thursday - 8:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.
Friday - 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
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.