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Student Affairs News & Announcements

  • Register Now for the 2014 Annual Blackburn Institute Symposium

    Posted By: Blackburn Institute, July 22, 2014
    Annual Symposium
    August 22 - August 23
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Deadline to register: August 7th

    Symposium is coming up fast! Formal invitations with abbreviated schedule and registration & booking info went out the week of July 15th, so if you believe your address needs updating, please do so here.

    We are thrilled to be hearing from one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, former US Congressman, and host of MSNBC's The Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough at the 2014 Annual Symposium.

    Symposium 2014 will feature many other "Alabama Voices" on topics directly related to you! These sessions will range from a front row seat looking back into Alabama's past to Alabama Voices in culture and even Alabama Voices in media.

    All attendees of the Blackburn Institute Annual Symposium must register for the event. You may do so online by clicking on the event located on the calendar page. Students that have not yet been pinned, please select the student option, all others will select Fellow or Advisory Board according to your classification. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate or professional program, please contact the Blackburn office for information regarding fee waivers.

    You will have the option to select the major Symposium events at which you will be in attendance, please try to complete the information to the best of your knowledge to ensure accurate planning. Also, make sure to include any dietary concerns in the specified field on the registration form.

    The Blackburn Institute has reserved a block of rooms at Hotel Capstone with a special rate of $115 for Symposium attendees. This rate is only available through July 31, and you must call the hotel and mention that you are with the Blackburn Institute. Rooms will fill up fast, so book now!

    The hotel is located on campus at 320 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa and their telephone number is (205) 752-3200.

    Other Area Hotels:
    Hampton Inn
    600 Harper Lee Drive
    Holiday Inn Express 1120 Veteran's Memorial Pkwy

    Hometown Suites 1650 Veteran's Memorial Pkwy
  • DOD/MOU and TA

    Posted By: Veteran and Military Affairs, July 15, 2014
    UA is still an approved school for TA since we signed the previous MOU. Students please submit your TA request as normal. Although we are not listed on the website at this point, we are listed with the DOD as a participating school. Once the latest version of the MOU is signed, we will be listed on the website-
  • Holds for Fall 2014

    Posted By: Veteran and Military Affairs, July 15, 2014
    as of July 18th at noon current students cannot add and drop classes or lift holds till August 21st-28th.

    Holds lifted during August 21st-28th require an Advising Worksheet before removal.
  • Updated Summer Group Exercise Schedule

    Posted By: UREC, July 14, 2014
    Please see the link for the updated summer group exercise schedule.

    Group Exercise
  • Changes to Saturday morning Yoga

    Posted By: UREC, July 14, 2014
    Due to amended SRC summer hours, Saturday morning Yoga has moved to 11:15am-12:15pm. For more information about hours, contact Whitney Spota at 348-5131 or email at:

    Group Ex Schedule
  • Amended Summer Hours

    Posted By: UREC, July 11, 2014
    Dear Patrons...please note the Student Recreation Center amended summer hours starting Friday, July 11, 2014:
    The SRC will CLOSE at 7:00pm on Fridays until August 15.
    The SRC will open at 11:00am on Saturdays until August 16.
    Regular hours will resume Sunday, August 17, with the SRC opening at noon and closing at midnight.

    For more information, visit:
    SRC Amended Summer Hours
  • Now Accepting 2014 Don and Barbara "Bobbie" Siegal Endowed Scholarship Applications

    Posted By: Blackburn Institute, July 10, 2014
    The Blackburn Institute is now accepting applications for the 2014 Don and Barbara “Bobbie” Siegal Endowed Scholarship.

    The Don and Barbara “Bobbie” Siegal Endowed Scholarship was established by advisory board members Don and Bobbie Siegal in honor of Dr. John L. Blackburn and Dr. Robert E. Witt. In 2014, the Seigals made an additional contribution in memory of Dr. James Hood and Vivian Malone-Jones in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The scholarship is designed to recognize Blackburn Institute Students and Graduate Fellows with a demonstrated interest in and a concern for the promotion of cultural understanding.

    According to the Siegals, the idea for the scholarship came from the inspiration Dr. John L. Blackburn provided during the peaceful integration of the University in 1963. The Siegals said, “We hope John L. Blackburn’s vision of a campus of caring individuals will last into perpetuity.” The scholarship exists to honor the legacy of Dr. John L. Blackburn and celebrate the efforts of Dr. Robert Witt in promoting values of diversity and inclusion on the Alabama campus. Mr. and Mrs. Siegal hope this scholarship will encourage Blackburn Students and Graduate Fellows to continue in helping make the campus a place where all students feel welcomed so they can pursue their education in an atmosphere of equality that is the ideal upon which our nation was founded.

    Applicants can be undergraduate or graduate students and are asked to write an essay demonstrating their actions in the promotion of cultural understanding. The applications will then be reviewed by a committee including various advisory board members. The Siegal family is proud to endow this scholarship but chooses to remain uninvolved in the selection process.

    Please submit the attached application and essay by noon on Friday, August 1, 2014. The recipient of the sixth annual scholarship will be announced at the 2014 Annual Blackburn Symposium to be held on August 22-23, 2014.