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Thursday, November 8, 2012 


Character Trait Nomination Form


The Bulldog Pride Customer Service Committee recognizes individuals who exhibit a particular character trait each month. The character trait for November 2012 is trustworthiness. Trustworthy is being able to be trusted or dependable; someone you can put your trust in.

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 trustworthiness that the individual has exhibited. Deadline for nomination is November 30, 2012 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 5, 2012.

To complete the survey online, simply click Here



Last Day to Drop Classes or to Withdraw from the Fall 2012 Semester


This is a reminder that the last day to drop classes or withdraw from the University for the Fall 2012 semester is Friday, November 9, 2012. Students who wish to withdraw from the University (drop to zero hours) must obtain a withdrawal form from the Registrar’s Office, Room 204 Patton Hall. Students can not withdraw from the University through Banner Self-service.


If there is a balance on the student account, the student will not be able to drop courses through Banner Self-service, but will have to present a drop form signed by the advisor to the Registrar’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2012.


All students are encouraged to review their class schedule prior to Friday, November 9, 2012. Forms will not be accepted after this date.   



Understanding Social Media


Social media is a new and exciting way to communicate with friends, family members, clients, potential clients, vendors and media outlets. It can also be used to advertise and educate people about your brand, your business or just let your opinion be heard.  


The Office of Extended Studies (Adult and Continuing Education) will offer “Understanding Social Media” on November 27 & 29, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 


This class is for those who are new to social media or those who want to learn how to make social media work for them. Participants in this class will not only be introduced to social media and social media tools, but will also create social media accounts and learn how to use the tools and applications these tools offer. Whether you are promoting your company, your personal business, your next career move or a local event, it pays to understand the value of online social networking sites.   


For more information and to register, see the attached flier or contact the Office Extended Studies at 256-372-5753 or


Cost of this class is $65.00. Registration deadline is November 16, 2012. Class size is limited.  


November Gerontology-Related Continuing Education Classes


The third and final series of Gerontology-related continuing education classes will take place on Friday, November 16th.

"Death, Dying and Bereavement" will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., with "Estate Planning/Legal Aspects of Aging" following from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. These courses will introduce and examine the broad range of multidisciplinary perspectives on death, dying and bereavement across various cultures, within diverse ethnic, racial and religious groups. Participants will also be provided with key information required for effective estate planning and legal issues faced by the elderly and the aging.


These classes are for those employed or those seeking to be employed in the social, medical, or health field, allied health students who will be working with this population, and anyone seeking to gain or enhance their knowledge of the aging process.


The cost of each class is $70.00, which includes materials and a certificate of completion. Each class is awarded 3 contact hours.


For additional information or to register, note the attached flier or contact the Office of Extended Studies at (256) 372-5753 or