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Student Affairs News & Announcements

  • Blackburn Institute 2015 Annual Symposium

    Posted By: Blackburn Institute, July 07, 2015
    The Blackburn Institute Annual Symposium will be held August 28 and 29 in the Ferguson Center on The University of Alabama campus. We are looking forward to an exciting weekend with Blackburn Students, Fellows, and Advisory Board members, along with some great speakers and sessions. This symposium will revolve around the theme of "Courage in Alabama" and we are excited to be discussing this theme as it relates to topics including prison reform, education, and economic development.

    The weekend will begin Friday night with an evening devoted to the Blackburn Institute network. This will include a formal dinner program, focused discussions related to our symposium theme, and our traditional late night. Friday night will also feature the return of a Blackburn favorite; Pass The Mic!

    Consistent with this theme, we are pleased to announce native Alabamian and gender equity advocate Lilly Ledbetter will be the Frank A. Nix Memorial Lecture speaker. She will be taking questions at a private lunch and closing symposium with a public lecture.

    PRIORITY REGISTRATION will extend through August 1 at a rate of $50 per Fellow, Advisory Board member, and guest.

    Standard Registration will be open from August 1 - August 8 at a rate of $60 per Fellow, Advisory Board Member, and guest. As always, current Blackburn Students will attend free of charge, but still must register for the event.
    • PLEASE be sure to indicate any dietary considerations of which we should be aware in the proper field through the registration portal.
    • Students that have not yet been pinned, please select the "student" option. All others will select Fellow or Advisory Board according to your classification.
    • Currently enrolled full-time (9+ hours) graduate and professional students, submit an electronic copy of your fall 2015 course registration to to recieve fee waivers.
    • Please choose the sessions you will and will not be attending to the best of your ability. This greatly assists the office in planning!
    • Register online using the following link:
  • Fall 2015 Bama Dining Jobs

    Posted By: Veteran and Military Affairs, July 01, 2015
    Looking for a Fall job, apply for Bama Dining TODAY!
  • Scholarship for Fall 2015!

    Posted By: Veteran and Military Affairs, July 01, 2015
    Goedeker’s Appliances Public Service Scholarship, available due July 31st! :
  • Now Accepting Applications for the Siegal Endowed Scholarship

    Posted By: Blackburn Institute, June 19, 2015
    The Blackburn Institute is now accepting applications for The Don and Bobbie Siegal Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded in honor of Dr. John L. Blackburn and Dr. Robert Witt and in memory of Dr. James Hood and Vivian Malone-Jones. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated an interest in and a concern for the promotion of cultural understanding while maintaining an active participation in the Blackburn Institute and showing a devotion to the Institute's purpose.

    The completed application packet must be received by the Blackburn office no later than NOON on Friday, July 31, 2015 in order to be considered.

    Application Link: