As part of the institution-wide launch of UAB’s new creed – the “Blazer Way” – the University will host its first Creed Week March 23-30, 2019. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and stakeholders are invited to attend a weeklong celebration packed with events and programs that highlight the five tenets of the Blazer Way:

  • Honor and Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Service
  • Scholarship

So, what is the Blazer Way and how did it evolve?

In December 2017, a committee of students, faculty, staff and alumni – from areas spanning from Student Affairs to School of Medicine to Athletics – were commissioned to develop a guiding statement of belief for the University of Alabama at Birmingham; a unified language to describe the exceptional UAB Blazer culture. After thoroughly researching other university models, as well as the oaths and mission statements of all UAB units and professional schools, the official University Creed and accompanying tenets were born.

 

Everyone is invited to participate in these events and celebrate what it means to be a Blazer. The 2019 Creed Week schedule is as follows: 

Saturday, March 23

Into the Streets | Tenet: Service
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | HSC Amphitheater
Join UAB Student Involvement & Leadership and the Leadership and Service Council as they connect with the Birmingham community through a day of service. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are also encouraged to bring supply donations in support of Blazer Kitchen.


Monday, March 25

Tabling with Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Tenet: Innovation and Scholarship
10 a.m.-12 p.m. | HSC 140, Off-Campus Student Lounge
The UAB Student Accelerator is a free, non-credit bearing program provided by the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offering workshops, lectures, panel discussions, networking events and structured multi-week accelerator cohort programs.
Women in Entrepreneurship is a highly-anticipated new program at UAB. Are you interested in learning more about these innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities? Stop by the information table and grab more details!

Cookies & Blazer Way Banner Signing Kick-Off | Tenet: Honor & Integrity
12:30-3:30 p.m. | HSC Lower Dining Area
Sign the Blazer Way Banner to show your dedication to the University and its core beliefs. Participants will receive a free Creed Week T-shirt, decal or cookie! (Visit the Blazer Way website for a full list of banner signing opportunities throughout the week!)*


Tuesday, March 26

Backpacks to Briefcases | Tenet: Scholarship
6-7:15 p.m. | Alumni House
Join the National Alumni Society and hear Birmingham School of Etiquette representative Kathie Martin talk all things etiquette as students prepare to enter the workforce.

Magic of a Minor | Tenet: Scholarship
6-7:15 p.m. | Alumni House
Academic minors enable you to expand your knowledge, enhance your major, and make you more marketable to job applicants. Join the discussion to create a path to your minor.


Wednesday, March 27

Coffee & Donuts with UABPD | Tenet: Honor & Integrity
8:30 -10:30 a.m. | HSC Off-Campus Student Lounge
Come meet members of the UAB Police Department, learn about the various services they offer, and take a moment to thank them for all they do to keep our community safe.

Hacksaw Ridge & Veteran’s Panel | Tenet: Honor & Integrity
5-8 p.m. | HSC Alumni Theater
Join Veteran’s Services and UAB ROTC to hear a panel of veterans speak about their journeys of sacrifice and loyalty to the country. Following the panel, attendees will view a showing of the film “Hacksaw Ridge.”


Thursday, March 28

Donation Drive for Lee County Tornado Relief | Tenet: Service
9 a.m.-5 p.m. | HSC
Bring much-needed supplies and join us for a donation drive in support of communities impacted by the March 3rd Lee County tornadoes.

Productive Team Time | Tenet: Scholarship
11 a.m.-Noon | Education Building, Room 241 C
Are you effectively utilizing your time during study groups? Learn implementation strategies that could contribute to your productivity during team meetings and earn the grade you want on your exam. This interactive conversation will keep you on track!

Off-Campus Housing Fair | Tenet: Honor & Integrity
10 a.m.-2 p.m. | HSC Ballrooms
While discovering where you’ll be living next, don’t forget to signing the Blazer Way Creed. Because no matter where you live, you’ll always be a part of the Blazer community.

Stand Up, Speak Out Documentary & March Quilts | Tenet: Honor & Integrity and Diversity
4-7 p.m. | HSC Room 316 and Alumni Theater
In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us for the documentary “Stand Up, Speak Out.” The film depicts one of the first female lawyers in Alabama who fought tirelessly for equal rights in the 1930s and beyond. Prior to the film, attendees can also take part in the creation of March Quilts, a project to honor Alabama’s Unsung Heroines in partnership with Woodlawn’s Bib and Tucker Sew-Op.


Friday, March 29

Blazer Pulse | Tenet: Service
Noon-1 p.m. | HSC
What is Blazer Pulse? Are you utilizing all this new resource has to offer? Join us for an information session on how to best incorporate UAB's new community engagement platform into your daily routine. From volunteer projects to service-learning, community-based research to outreach, BlazerPulse can help you identify, organize, promote and quantify the depth and breadth of your engagement efforts. Learn the do’s and don’ts of this new platform, ask questions and win cool prizes!

Tabling with Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Tenet: Innovation and Scholarship
10 a.m.-12 p.m. | HSC 140, Off-Campus Student Lounge
The UAB Student Accelerator is a free, non-credit bearing program provided by the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offering workshops, lectures, panel discussions, networking events and structured multi-week accelerator cohort programs.
Women in Entrepreneurship is a highly-anticipated new program at UAB. Are you interested in learning more about these innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities? Stop by the information table and grab more details!


Saturday, March 30

International Festival | Tenet: Diversity
11 a.m.-5 p.m. | HSC
The signature UAB International Festival is an immersive celebration of food, music, art, film and cultural traditions from across the globe. Prepare to travel around the world in a day!

 

 

*For background info on The Blazer Way and full description of UAB Creed Week events, visit uab.edu/blazerway.

For disability accommodations, contact Meredith Kahl at 205.975.0684| mkahl@uab.edu.