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UA Student News: August 19, 2008


This week
“My Football Ticket” tab available for test transactions from the Action Card Web site

Aug. 19
Capstone Convocation at 7 p.m. in Coleman Coliseum

Aug. 20
Classes Begin


Due to student tickets being released from members of the Million Dollar Band, the ticket office has a limited number of full student tickets for sale. These tickets will be issued based on a student lottery. Students who are eligible to enter into the lottery are upper classmen who have confirmed their 2008 fall schedule and have not purchased tickets for the 2008 football season. Eligible students must visit the ticket office inside of Coleman Coliseum between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 or Tuesday, Aug. 26 to enter the lottery to purchase student tickets. Information: or the ticket office at 348-BAMA.

Single game football tickets will be made available to UA students beginning Thursday, Aug. 21 starting at 8 a.m. Use this link and enter the promotion code BAMATIX to purchase. Games available are Tulane and Western Kentucky, limit of two. Tickets will be located in the upper deck, not the student section.

On Aug. 31, the new online “My Football Ticket” tab will be available from the Action Card Web site. This site will allow students with tickets who do not plan to attend a game, to either give their ticket to a specific student or give it to the ticket pool. Students who either attend all of the games and/or give their tickets to another student will be eligible for prize drawings. From Aug. 20-26, the tab will be open for test transactions only to give you an opportunity to review the site and ask questions. Click on the My Football Ticket box and you can access instructional videos and materials and the login page for the tab. If you have questions, please contact the Action Card office at 348-2288.

Special Welcome Back Hours at SUPe Store. The SUPe Store (Ferguson Center and Tutwiler Hall) locations are open special hours over the next two weeks to help you prepare for the fall semester. Check the site for special hours by location or to order online:

Freshmen are encouraged to participate in Safe@UA, an interactive guide designed to increase your ability to make decisions that enhance your security and well-being. Every incoming freshman who completes Safe@UA by Aug. 30 will be entered into a drawing for one of five new Apple iPods. Go to to complete the program.

Freshman students who are living off campus and want to participate in on-campus programs with other freshmen are encouraged to take part in Adopt-A-Dorm. More information: students living south of University Boulevard should contact Zach Chism, and students living north of University Boulevard should contact Ryan Hofman.

CBS iReport Film Festival: Campaign 2008. Submit your short films from the campaign trail to win an HD camera and a chance to travel to the presidential inauguration. Films can cover anything from a specific topic or candidate you are passionate about to a behind-the-scenes look at a campaign or grassroots political organization. The winner will be announced on “Anderson Cooper 360.” Submissions are due Oct. 12. More information: Karen Varga-Sinka.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, protects the privacy and confidentiality of personally identifiable information contained within your student education record. For a synopsis of your rights, please click here.


Capstone Convocation will be Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at Coleman Coliseum. This event for new students will feature entertainment and will be followed by a dessert reception. New students will receive a Class of 2012 tassel, coin and flash drive. Buses will begin taking students to the Coliseum at 6 p.m. Check out the announcements section of myBama for bus routes and schedules.

Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity is hosting its fall rush. Alpha Kappa Psi is co-ed and open to undergraduates in all majors. The Alpha Rho Chapter at UA invites you to learn about the organization and meet some of the members at rush informational sessions Sept. 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. More information: Brad Lee at 205-337-0900.

Alpha Delta Chi Christian sorority will hold informational meetings on Aug. 26 and Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Ferguson Center to discuss its organization and its rush that will be held Sept. 2-7. Come meet the sisters of ADX and join their lifelong sisterhood. More information: Perry Doss at 394-0227.

Phi Sigma Pi will host an information session on Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. in 305 Ferguson Center. Get involved on campus by joining this co-ed national honors fraternity. More information: Mary Nell Coleman.

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