UA 2006 Honors Week to be Held April 3-7

  • March 31st, 2006

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama will honor the scholarship and leadership of students and faculty with 2006 Honors Week activities on campus April 3-7.

The Tapping on the Mound ceremony, a tradition since the early 1900s, will be held Friday, April 7 at 2 p.m. on the Mound at the west side of the UA Quad (rain location will be Moody Music Concert Hall). University-wide honoraries Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Blue Key National Honor Society and Anderson Society will induct new members at this time.

ODK’s membership is restricted to students of junior standing or above who are in the top 35 percent of their class scholastically and who exhibit leadership. Mortar Board membership, one of the highest honors granted to college seniors, is based on leadership, scholarship and service. Blue Key National Honor Society recognizes seniors who represent high scholastic ideals, leadership and diversity of background. The Anderson Society recognizes UA students who have made significant contributions to the University or the Tuscaloosa community.

The 2006 UA Honors Week schedule includes the following activities:

Monday, April 3

  • 11:30 a.m. — Frances S. Summersell Award Luncheon, University Club
  • 4 p.m. — A&S Graduate Honors Convocation, Moody Music Recital Hall
  • 7 p.m. — CCSO Awarding Excellence Banquet, Ferguson Center Ballroom

Tuesday, April 4

  • 10 a.m. — Women Involved in Learning and Leading (WILL) Reception, Anderson Room
  • 5 p.m. — Student Government Association Officer Installation, Gorgas House
  • 6:30 p.m.– Student Government Association Awards Banquet, Sheraton Four Points Hotel

Wednesday, April 5

  • Noon — Randall Research Recognition Luncheon, The University Club
  • 2 p.m. – Black Scholars Award Program, Ferguson Center Ballroom
  • 3 p.m. — ROTC Awards Ceremony, Ferguson Center
  • 4 p.m. — Penny Allen Award Reception, Anderson Room
  • 5 p.m. — Prestige Scholarships and Awards Reception, 269 Nott Hall
  • 6 p.m.– College of Engineering Honors Reception, Bryant Center, Sellers Auditorium

Thursday, April 6

  • 3 p.m. — Department of Political Science Honors Reception, Summersell Room, 251 ten Hoor Hall
  • 4:30 p.m. – Department of English Honors Reception, 103 Morgan Hall
  • 5 p.m. — Elliot Society New Member Induction, UA Mound
  • 6:30 p.m. — Alpha Epsilon Lambda Induction Dinner, Indian Hills Country Club

Friday, April 7

  • 8:30 a.m. – C&BA Operations Management and Applied Statistics Department Recognition of Honors Students, 10 Alston
  • 9 a.m. – C&BA Marketing Department Awards Ceremony, 30 Alston
  • 9 a.m. — School of Library and Information Sciences Reception, Gorgas Library fifth floor
  • 9:45 a.m. – C&BA Economics, Finance and Legal Studies Department Awards Ceremony, 10 Alston
  • 10 a.m.– School of Social Work Convocation, 223 Little Hall
  • 10 a.m. — College of Communication and Information Sciences Awards Ceremony, 216 Reese Phifer Hall
  • 10 a.m. — A&S Undergraduate Honors Convocation, Moody Music Concert Hall, followed by Department of Religious Studies Honors Reception, Manly Hall
  • 10:30 a.m. – C&BA Management Department Honors Ceremony, 30 Alston
  • 10:30 a.m. – College of Education Honors Day Awards Convocation, Ferguson Ballroom
  • 11 a.m. — College of Human Environmental Sciences Convocation, Sheraton
  • 11:30a.m. – College of Continuing Studies Honors Program/Pinnacle Induction, Bryant Center Rast Room
  • 11:30a.m. – Computer-Based Honors Program Convocation, 173 Nott Hall
  • 11:45 a.m. — Culverhouse College of Business Awards Ceremony, 10 Alston
  • Noon — Capstone College of Nursing Luncheon, Sheraton Hotel
  • Noon – History Department Honors Program, 251 ten Hoor Hall, Summersell Room
  • 1 p.m. — Parents Association Honors Day Reception, UA Quad/near the Mound
  • 1 p.m. — Department of Geological Sciences Reception, 101 Bevill Building
  • 1:30 p.m. — Department of Art Awards and Scholarships, Sarah Moody Art Gallery
  • 2 p.m. — Honors Day Tapping, UA Quad/Mound (rain location Moody Music Concert Hall)
  • 2 p.m. – Department of Chemistry Honors Day Convocation, 107 Shelby Hall, Shelby Courtyard/Rotunda
  • 3 p.m. – New College Honors Convocation and Reception, on the Quad
  • 3 p.m. – C&BA Department of Management Information Systems Recognition of Honors Students, 10 Alston
  • 3:15 p.m. – Delta Phi Alpha Reception and Awards, 200 B.B. Comer
  • 4 p.m. – Department of Physics and Astronomy Recognition Picnic, Snow Hinton Park
  • 4 p.m. – ODK Initiation, Canterbury Chapel


Jonathan Adams, graduate assistant for honors and premier awards, UA Office of the Dean of Students, 205/348-6114,


Michael Polke or Linda Hill, UA Media Relations, 205/348-8325,

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.