Alabama State University To Host First Ever, Fun-Filled “Sting Week”

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Alabama State University will host its first-ever “Spring Sting-2016” starting today through Saturday (April 2), which is free and open to the public.  The week long series of events offers an opportunity for people to  “ring in spring” by celebrating campus and community life through educational, social, cultural, spiritual and health and wellness activities.

“Spring Sting” includes a public event hosted by nationally acclaimed three-time Grammy Award winning gospel singer Donnie McClurkin; a “Chat and Chew” with music and reality TV personality (Housewives of Atlanta star) Kandi Buruss, and a gospel concert featuring nationally renowned singer Deitrick Haddon. The celebration will culminate on Saturday, April 2, when the Hornet football team kicks off a spring practice at The New ASU Stadium. All of the events are free and open to the public.

“Spring Sting” is sponsored by The Division of ASU Student Affairs, The Office of President Gwendolyn E. Boyd, The Office of Student Life, Campus Activities Board, Campus Programming Board, National Pan-Hellenic Council, The Office of Housing and Residence Life, Dr. William Ashbourne and the Music Industry students, The ASU Board of Trustees and Hot 105.7 radio station.

See schedule of events below:

 Monday, March 28

“Spring…Black & Gold Style” Residence Hall Lobby Decorating Contest

Decorating starts at 8 a.m., and must be complete by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. Recognition and prizes will be awarded to the best decorated male and female residence halls.

“Spring Sting Talent Show!”

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.

Start: 7:00 p.m.

Abernathy Auditorium

Tuesday, March 29

“ASU Chat and Chew!” with TV’s Atlanta House Wives’s star Kandi Burruss

Doors Open: 10:45 am

Start: 11 a.m.

Abernathy Auditorium

“A Campus and Community Spiritual Lecture” Grammy-Award winning singer Pastor Donnie McClurkin, senior pastor of Perfecting Faith Church.

Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.

Start: 6 p.m.

Dunn-Oliver Acadome (lower section)

Wednesday, March 30

“Noontime Health and Wellness Walk with ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd”

Start: Noon

Meet in Front of Council Hall, 915 South Jackson St.

Please join President Gwendolyn E. Boyd, and other faculty, staff and students, as she walks the campus at noon to promote health and wellness.

“All-Greek Stroll Off!”

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.

Start: 7 p.m.

Dunn-Oliver Acadome


Thursday, March 31

“ASU Academic Fair!”

Start: 11 a.m.

ASU Hardy Student Center (Ballrooms B&C)

“ASU Turn Up!” D.J. Envy, radio personality from the nationally-syndicated radio morning show, The Breakfast Club

Start: 7 p.m.

Dunn-Oliver Acadome

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