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September 2017

Small Group IV Meeting

September 25,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students in Small Group IV meet once a month to explore one of the institute's four overarching values.

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Friday Forum Series

September 29,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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The Friday Forum Series is a weekly, drop-in event in the Blackburn Institute for Blackburn students, Fellows, and Advisory Board member. A simple lunch will be provided. Topic: Documentary on Freedom Riders (preparation for Fall Travel Experience)

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October 2017

Pre-Trip Preparation Meeting

October 1,8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ferguson 3104, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

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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Small Group I Meeting

October 5,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students in Small Group I meet once a month to explore one of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Friday Forum Series

October 6,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 1, 2017

Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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The Friday Forum Series is a weekly, drop-in event in the Blackburn Institute for Blackburn students, Fellows, and Advisory Board member. A simple lunch will be provided.

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Small Group II Meeting

October 11,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students in Small Group II meet once a month to explore one of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Friday Forum Series

October 13,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 1, 2017

Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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The Friday Forum Series is a weekly, drop-in event in the Blackburn Institute for Blackburn students, Fellows, and Advisory Board member. A simple lunch will be provided.

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Small Group III Meeting

October 17,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students in Small Group III meet once a month to explore one of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Friday Forum Series

October 20,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 1, 2017

Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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The Friday Forum Series is a weekly, drop-in event in the Blackburn Institute for Blackburn students, Fellows, and Advisory Board member. A simple lunch will be provided.

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Small Group IV Meeting

October 23,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students in Small Group IV meet once a month to explore one of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Burt Jones Rural Travel Experience

October 25,12:00 pm - October 28,11:00 pm
Free

Blackburn students will travel across the communities of Gadsden, Anniston, Talladega and Sylacauga to interact with local leaders and explore the unique culture of East Alabama.

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November 2017

Small Group I Meeting

November 2,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students in Small Group I meet once a month to explore one of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Friday Forum Series

November 3,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 1, 2017

Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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The Friday Forum Series is a weekly, drop-in event in the Blackburn Institute for Blackburn students, Fellows, and Advisory Board member. A simple lunch will be provided.

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Post-Trip Debriefing

November 5,8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ferguson 3104, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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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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SME Information Session (Fellows/Advisory Board Members)

November 7,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Learn more about the opportunities available as a mentor for a Summer Mentorship Experience project! Attend this information session on campus or participate online via GoToMeeting. More details to follow.

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SME Information Session (Students)

November 7,4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Learn more about the opportunities available to pursue a Summer Mentorship Experience project! Attend this information session on campus or participate online via GoToMeeting. More details to follow.

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Small Group II Meeting

November 8,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students in Small Group II meet once a month to explore one of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Friday Forum Series

November 10,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 1, 2017

Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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The Friday Forum Series is a weekly, drop-in event in the Blackburn Institute for Blackburn students, Fellows, and Advisory Board member. A simple lunch will be provided.

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New Student Nominations Open

November 13,9:00 am

Nominations are opened for the 2018 Blackburn Institute New Student Class. More Details to Follow.

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Daniel Community Scholars Poster Presentations and Reception

November 13,5:30 pm - 7:40 pm
Ferguson Great Hall, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, 35487 United States
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Free

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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Small Group III Meeting

November 14,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students in Small Group III meet once a month to explore one of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Friday Forum Series

November 17,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 1, 2017

Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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The Friday Forum Series is a weekly, drop-in event in the Blackburn Institute for Blackburn students, Fellows, and Advisory Board member. A simple lunch will be provided.

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Small Group IV Meeting

November 20,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students in Small Group I meet once a month to explore one of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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End of Semester Social

November 28,5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn students and staff wrap-up the Fall 2017 semester with dinner and discussion.

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December 2017

Friday Forum Series

December 1,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 1, 2017

Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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The Friday Forum Series is a weekly, drop-in event in the Blackburn Institute for Blackburn students, Fellows, and Advisory Board member. A simple lunch will be provided.

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January 2018

Pre-Trip Preparation Meeting

January 9, 2018,8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ferguson 3104, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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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 11, 2018,3:00 pm - January 12, 2018,11:00 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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New Student Information Session

January 16, 2018,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 3107, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Students nominated as well as those interested in applying for the 2018 class of the Blackburn Institute are invited to a New Student Interest Session to learn more about the application process, the work of the institute, and the community. 5:00-5:30pm - Ferguson Center Theater - Staff overview of institute and application process 5:30-7:00pm - Ferguson Center Great Hall - Student presentations

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New Student Nominations Close

January 18, 2018,11:55 pm

Nominations are closed for the 2018 Blackburn Institute New Student Class. More Details to Follow.

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Post-Trip Debriefing/DCS Presentation of Project

January 21, 2018,8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ferguson 3104, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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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 2017 New Students Class. Ice cream will be served.

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SME Information Session (Fellows/Advisory Board Members)

January 24, 2018,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Learn more about the opportunities available as a mentor for a Summer Mentorship Experience project! Attend this information session on campus or participate online via GoToMeeting. More details to follow.

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SME Information Session (Students)

January 24, 2018,4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Learn more about the opportunities available to pursue a Summer Mentorship Experience project! Attend this information session on campus or participate online via GoToMeeting. More details to follow.

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February 2018

Small Group I Meeting

February 1, 2018,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students in Small Group I meet once a month to explore one of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Small Group II Meeting

February 7, 2018,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students in Small Group II meet once a month to explore one of the institute's four overarching values.

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New Student Group Interviews

February 13, 2018,9:00 am - February 15, 2018,5:00 pm
Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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All applicants participate in a small-group interview with approximately 3-4 other applicants. The panel of observers for the group interviews typically consist of two Blackburn students, plus one additional member of the Blackburn community (staff, Fellow, or Advisory Board member).

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Small Group III Meeting

February 13, 2018,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students in Small Group III meet once a month to explore one of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Small Group IV Meeting

February 19, 2018,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students in Small Group I meet once a month to explore one of the institute's four overarching values. Dinner will be served.

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Individual Interviews

February 22, 2018,8:00 am - February 24, 2018,10:00 pm
Blackburn Office (2400 Ferguson Center), 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 United States
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Students selected will hold an personal interview with a review panel of advisory board members, staff, students, and fellows.

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New Class Announcement

February 26, 2018,5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Returning Students are invited for the unveiling of the 2018 New Student Class! Dinner will be served.

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SME Projects Posted for Review

February 28, 2018,5:00 pm

Mentor and student proposals are open for review. The deadline to request matches is Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 11:59. More details to follow.  

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March 2018

New Student Orientation

March 4, 2018,8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Free

Blackburn New Students will gather as a group for the first time and receive an introduction to the Blackburn community and a greater understanding of student expectations. Attendance is required.

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SME Deadline to Request Matches

March 18, 2018,11:55 pm

Mentors and students select matches for the Summer Mentorship Experience. Mentors will be consulted by Blackburn Staff: March 19 - 22, 2018 Mentors and students will be notified of matches: March 26, 2018 at 9:00 am

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D. Ray Pate New Student Retreat

March 23, 2018,3:00 pm - March 24, 2018,8:00 pm
Camp Boothe, 3111 Grey Hill Rd
West Blocton, AL 35184 United States
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The 2018 New Student Class of the Blackburn Institute will attend the D. Ray Pate New Student Retreat to bond together through a weekend of engaging group activities designed to prepare students to build a community of trust. 3:00pm, Friday, March 23rd - Depart Campus 8:00pm, Saturday, March 24th  - Return to Campus

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April 2018

Annual Networking Dinner Sponsored by Vulcan Materials Company Foundation

April 16, 2018,5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
B&A Warehouse, 1531 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233 United States
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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

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End of Semester Social

April 24, 2018,5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ferguson 2408, 751 Campus Drive West
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Blackburn students and staff wrap-up the 2017-2018 academic year with dinner and discussion.

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SME Deadline for Learning Objectives Agreement

April 27, 2018,5:00 pm

Mentors and students must submit completed Learning Objectives Agreement for 2018 Summer Mentorship Experiences to Blackburn Staff by 5:00pm.

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