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July 2018

Summer Networking Event – Nashville, TN

July 9, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Valentino’s Ristorante, 1907 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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Description: Dinner for Blackburn Advisory Board members, Fellows, and Students. Attire: Attire is business casual. RSVP: http://2018summernetworkingnashville.eventbrite.com Deadline: 5:00pm (CDT) on Wednesday, July 4

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Summer Networking Event – Huntsville, AL

July 10, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1892 East, 720 Pratt Avenue NE
Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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Description: Dinner for Blackburn Advisory Board members, Fellows, and Students. Attire: Attire is business casual. RSVP: http://2018summernetworkinghuntsville.eventbrite.com Deadline: 5:00pm (CDT) on Wednesday, July 4

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Summer Networking Event – Mobile, AL

July 23, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Felix’s Fish Camp, 1530 Battleship Parkway
Spanish Fort, AL 36527 United States
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Description: Dinner for Blackburn Advisory Board members, Fellows, and Students. Attire: Attire is business casual. RSVP: http://2018summernetworkingmobile.eventbrite.com Deadline: 5:00pm (CDT) on Wednesday, July 18 This day will also feature the opportunity to join other members of the Blackburn community for a visit to the Africatown community of Mobile. The group will gather at 10:00am for a community walking tour, 12:00pm for lunch, 1:30pm for a panel discussion, and 3:00pm for a second panel discussion. More details will be sent by…

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Siegal Scholarship Application Deadline

July 26

https://blackburninstitute.sa.ua.edu/siegal-scholarship/

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August 2018

Fall Kick-Off

August 22, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackburn students and staff gather for dinner to reconnect after Summer Break, prepare for the Annual Symposium and preview the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

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2018 Annual Symposium – Friday

August 24, 5:30 pm - August 25, 10:00 pm
Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Parkway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States
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2018 Annual Symposium Open to Blackburn Community - Students, Fellows, and Advisory Board Members Considered the heart of the Blackburn experience, this annual, two-day symposium brings students, fellows, advisory board members, as well as respected community and state leaders together to hear speakers, participate in round-table discussions, and determine plans of action. The ​theme ​of ​the ​Blackburn ​Institute's ​2018 ​Annual ​Symposium, ​"Navigating ​Change: ​Governing, ​Leading, ​and ​Advocating," ​will highlight ​the ​challenges ​of ​making ​a ​positive ​impact ​during ​times ​of ​tumultuous…

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2018 Annual Symposium – Saturday

August 25, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fergson Student Center, 7th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States
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2018 Annual Symposium Open to Blackburn Community - Students, Fellows, and Advisory Board Members Considered the heart of the Blackburn experience, this annual, two-day symposium brings students, fellows, advisory board members, as well as respected community and state leaders together to hear speakers, participate in round-table discussions, and determine plans of action. The ​theme ​of ​the ​Blackburn ​Institute's ​2018 ​Annual ​Symposium, ​"Navigating ​Change: ​Governing, ​Leading, ​and ​Advocating," ​will highlight ​the ​challenges ​of ​making ​a ​positive ​impact ​during ​times ​of ​tumultuous…

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2018 Gloria and John L. Blackburn Academic Symposium – Mr. George F. Will

August 25, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ferguson 3301 (Ballroom), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Mr. George F. Will Keynote Speaker - Gloria and John L. Blackburn Academic Symposium Free and Open to Public George ​F. ​Will ​is ​today's ​most ​widely ​read ​columnist. ​His ​newspaper ​column ​has ​been ​syndicated ​by ​The ​Washington ​Post ​since ​1974. ​Today, ​it ​appears ​twice ​weekly ​in ​approximately ​500 ​newspapers ​in ​the ​United ​States ​and ​in ​Europe. ​In ​addition, ​he ​currently ​serves ​as ​a ​contributor ​for ​MSNBC ​and ​NBC ​News. ​In ​1976, ​he ​became ​a ​regular ​contributing ​editor ​of ​Newsweek ​magazine,…

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September 2018

September Small Group Meeting

September 6, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 12, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on September 18, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on September 24, 2018 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Free

Blackburn new students gather in their monthly small groups to explore "Facilitating a Diversity of Opinion" the first of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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September Small Group Meeting

September 12, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 12, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on September 18, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on September 24, 2018 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Free

Blackburn new students gather in their monthly small groups to explore "Facilitating a Diversity of Opinion" the first of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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September Small Group Meeting

September 18, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 12, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on September 18, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on September 24, 2018 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Free

Blackburn new students gather in their monthly small groups to explore "Facilitating a Diversity of Opinion" the first of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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September Small Group Meeting

September 24, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 12, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on September 18, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on September 24, 2018 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Free

Blackburn new students gather in their monthly small groups to explore "Facilitating a Diversity of Opinion" the first of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Pre-Trip Preparation Meeting

September 30, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Blackburn Students will meet in preparation for the Burt Jones Rural Travel Experience. Students will receive itineraries, relevant literature and understand expectations for the tri-county excursion. Ice cream will be served.

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October 2018

October Small Group Meeting

October 4, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 10, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on October 16, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on October 22, 2018 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Blackburn new students assemble in their monthly small group to explore "Networking Through the Generations," second of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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October Small Group Meeting

October 10, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 10, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on October 16, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on October 22, 2018 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Blackburn new students assemble in their monthly small group to explore "Networking Through the Generations," second of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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October Small Group Meeting

October 16, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 10, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on October 16, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on October 22, 2018 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Blackburn new students assemble in their monthly small group to explore "Networking Through the Generations," second of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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October Small Group Meeting

October 22, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 10, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on October 16, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on October 22, 2018 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Blackburn new students assemble in their monthly small group to explore "Networking Through the Generations," second of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Burt Jones Rural Travel Experience

October 24, 12:00 pm - October 27, 11:00 pm
Free

Blackburn students will travel across the state to interact with local leaders and explore the unique culture of rural Southwest Alabama.

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November 2018

November Small Group Meeting

November 1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on November 19, 2018 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Free

Blackburn new students come together in their monthly small groups to explore "Being Called to Action" the third of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Post-Trip Debriefing

November 4, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Blackburn Students will reflect on the people, places and ideas they encountered during recent Burt Jones Rural Travel Experience. Ice cream will be served.

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November Small Group Meeting

November 7, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on November 19, 2018 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Free

Blackburn new students come together in their monthly small groups to explore "Being Called to Action" the third of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Daniel Community Scholars Poster Presentations and Reception

November 12, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackburn New Students will present their group projects proposals to the Blackburn Community as the culmination of the Daniel Community Scholars Competition. Hors D'oeuvres will be served; this event is open to the public.

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November Small Group Meeting

November 13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on November 19, 2018 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Free

Blackburn new students come together in their monthly small groups to explore "Being Called to Action" the third of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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November Small Group Meeting

November 19, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on November 19, 2018 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Free

Blackburn new students come together in their monthly small groups to explore "Being Called to Action" the third of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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December 2018

End of Semester Social

December 3, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Blackburn students and staff wrap-up the Fall 2018 semester with dinner and discussion.

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January 2019

Pre-Trip Preparation Meeting

January 13, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Blackburn students will meet in preparation for the Protective Life Government Experience. Students will receive final itineraries, relevant literature and understand expectations for our annual visit to the state capital. Ice cream will be served.

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Protective Life Montgomery Experience

January 17, 2019, 3:00 pm - January 18, 2019, 11:00 pm
Various Locations Montgomery, AL United States + Google Map

Blackburn students travel to Montgomery to interact with state leaders and explore current issues and challenges facing Alabama.

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Post-Trip Debriefing / Daniel Community Scholars Presentation of Project

January 27, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Blackburn Students will reflect on the people, places and ideas they encountered during recent Protective Life Government Experience. Additionally, the selected group for the Daniel Community Scholars Competition will present assignments for project implementation to the 2018 New Student Class. Ice cream will be served.

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February 2019

February Small Group Meeting

February 7, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 13, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on February 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on February 25, 2019 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Blackburn new students meet for their final monthly small group to explore "Instilling a Lifetime Commitment," the fourth of the institute's overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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February Small Group Meeting

February 13, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 13, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on February 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on February 25, 2019 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Blackburn new students meet for their final monthly small group to explore "Instilling a Lifetime Commitment," the fourth of the institute's overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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February Small Group Meeting

February 19, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 13, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on February 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on February 25, 2019 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Blackburn new students meet for their final monthly small group to explore "Instilling a Lifetime Commitment," the fourth of the institute's overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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February Small Group Meeting

February 25, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 13, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on February 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on February 25, 2019 at 5:00pm

Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Blackburn new students meet for their final monthly small group to explore "Instilling a Lifetime Commitment," the fourth of the institute's overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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New Class Announcement

February 26, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Returning Students are invited for the unveiling of the 2019 New Student Class! Dinner will be served.

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April 2019

Spring 2019 Advisory Board Meeting

April 15, 2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Advisory Board Members RSVP TBD

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Spring Networking Dinner Sponsored by Vulcan Materials Company Foundation

April 15, 2019, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The entire Blackburn Community (students, Fellows and Advisory Board Members) comes together to welcome our new student class and pin our graduating students to signify their transition from students to Fellows. 4:30pm – Depart Campus 5:30pm – Reception 6:30pm – Dinner 10:00pm – Return to Campus Advisory Board Members RSVP TBD All others RSVP TBD

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End of Semester Social

April 23, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blackburn students and staff wrap-up the 2018-2019 academic year with dinner and discussion.

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