UA Student News for Nov. 11, 2009
November 11, 2009 - Filed under: UA Student News
DATES TO REMEMBER
Patriotic music, Denny Chimes, noon and 4 p.m
Financial Peace for the Next Generation, 321 Lloyd Hall, noon
Washington Experience information session, 360 Ferguson Student Center, 7 p.m.
H1N1 FluMist vaccine, Burke Hall (Crimson Source), 6:30-8 p.m.
“What can I do with a history degree?” 205 Gorgas Library, 3 p.m.
“In Africa’s Forest and Jungle” book launch, Nott Hall lounge, 4:30-6 p.m.
“The Accidental Billionaires” common book experience, Ferguson Student Center game room, 7:30 p.m.
RHA’s president election on myBama
Lunch discussion with provost and vice provost, 204-A Ferguson Center, noon
Christmas Toy Ball tickets and toy drop off, Ferguson Student Center
Off-campus housing information, Burke Hall West, 6:30 p.m.; Tutwiler Hall, 8 p.m.
National Weather Service weather-safety class, 11:15 a.m., and storm-spotter class, 1:30 p.m., Ferguson Student Center Theater
Off-campus housing information, Rose Towers, 6:30 p.m.; Paty Hall, 8 p.m.
UA is launching a new student leadership initiative called Leadership UA. Modeled after Leadership Tuscaloosa and similar community-based organizations, Leadership UA will accept approximately 30 promising student leaders each year. Sophomores and juniors with interest in campus leadership are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be selected based on campus involvement, GPA and creative ideas for making improvements to the UA community with a team of their peers. Program components include monthly meetings with UA administrators throughout the spring semester, followed by a community-based project during the fall semester. Applications are available at http://leadership.ua.edu and are due to the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership by noon on Friday, Nov. 20. Finalists will participate in interviews during the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4. More information: Chris Kennedy at 393-2257.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham will be on campus Nov. 17 to make two presentations. The first is a weather-safety class from 11:15 a.m. to noon. The second is a storm-spotter class from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Both classes will be held in the Ferguson Student Center Theater and are open to students, faculty and staff. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. More information: Donald Keith at 348-4386.
Make your donation to Beat Auburn Beat Hunger today. Donations can be made online or at one of the Beat Auburn Beat Hunger collection sites through Nov. 19. Contact the Community Service Center for more information about collection sites and other ways to help. Also, persons who bring 10 canned goods or $5 to Alumni Hall or to the Student Alumni Association table at the Ferguson Student Center will receive a “Beat Auburn … Again” T-shirt while supplies last. More information: email@example.com.
The UA Chapter of the NAACP and Omega Psi Phi fraternity are now accepting monetary or unwrapped toy donations for their annual Christmas Toy Ball. The ball is a benefit that allows attendees to make donations and give toys to needy children in the city of Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas. Tickets go on sale Nov. 16. Tables will be in the Ferguson Student Center on Nov. 16-20 and Nov. 23-24 for ticket sales and toy drop off. More information: Amber Parker.
The Our Voice Newsletter is the official newsletter of the Women’s Resource Center at UA. The newsletter contains information about WRC events and programs, as well as information about women’s issues. Visit the Women’s Resource Center Web site to view the current issue and to learn more about the WRC.
The Honors College announces the 2009 EBSCO Industries Scholarship Program for Honors College students. The scholarship awards range in value from $1,000 to $5,000 per year. The awards are offered for a maximum of eight semesters. To be eligible, a student must be a member in good standing in the Honors College. The criteria for selection are financial need, GPA, involvement, achievement, effort (such as employment) and a short essay. Application forms are available in Nott Hall and must be submitted to 289 Nott Hall by Dec. 1. Decisions will be sent to applicants by mid-January 2010. More information: Fran Oneal at 348-5554.
Information sessions for students considering moving off campus next year will be held Nov. 16 and Nov. 17. Students will learn what they need to know before signing a lease. Session will be held Nov. 16 at Burke Hall West at 6:30 p.m. and Tutwiler Hall at 8 p.m., and Nov. 17 at Rose Towers at 6:30 p.m. and Paty Hall at 8 p.m. Programs are open to all students living in any on-campus residence hall. More information: 348-9647.
Literacy is the Edge, a student-advocacy group for literacy at UA, is recruiting volunteers. LITE needs volunteers to tutor children and tutor adults and to serve as leaders in LITE. Information and registration tables will be at the Ferguson Student Center on Tuesdays through Thursdays the first three weeks of November from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. More information: Louise Crow at 348-7692 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live off campus, stay up to date with the off-campus student newsletter, which is published monthly.
Elections for the Resident Hall Association president will be open for all on-campus residents on Nov. 13 on myBama. This year’s candidates are Mary Harvey and Andrew Stone. More information: Heather Goodlett.
EVENTS, ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Veterans Appreciation Week continues through Nov. 11. Hosted by the SGA and Campus Veterans, these three days of events will enable students to show their appreciation to UA’s veterans. More information: http://www.sga.ua.edu/vet.cfm.
Denny Chimes will play patriotic music on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at noon and again at 4 p.m. in celebration of Veterans Day. “America the Beautiful” and “America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee)” will be among the selections.
A segment of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace for the Next Generation is being offered free to UA students on Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 at noon in 321 Lloyd Hall. All students are invited to attend and learn ways to manage finances and prepare for a healthy financial future. More information: Michelle Harcrow at 348-3878.
The Student Health Center is offering the H1N1 FluMist vaccine at the clinic during normal hours of operation by either walk-in or appointment (call 348-2778). The H1N1 flu vaccine is offered at no cost to UA students. The H1N1 FluMist is also available to UA students at the Student Recreation Center every Thursday, 4-8 p.m. The vaccine will also be available at the following locations from 6:30-8 p.m. on the dates indicated: Burke Hall (Crimson Source), Nov. 11; Rose Towers, Nov. 18; and Tutwiler Hall, Dec. 2. For more information on swine flu, visit http://prepare.ua.edu. To read more about the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine, visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-laiv-h1n1.pdf. More information: Student Health Center Flu Hotline at 348-9184.
Provost Judy Bonner and Vice Provost Mark Nelson invite faculty, staff and students to bring their lunches and join them for an open-ended discussion to get a “pulse check” of the University environment. The informal meeting will be held in 204-A Ferguson Student Center at noon on Nov. 13.
An information session for the Washington Experience program will be held Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in 360 Ferguson Student Center. Dr. Michael New will discuss opportunities available in Washington, D.C., and answer questions about housing, transportation and academic credit. All majors and classifications are welcome. More information: http://thewashingtonexperience.com/.
Phi Alpha Theta is hosting an event on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library on answering the question, “What can I do with a history degree?” Free food and drink provided. For more information: Bryan Bofill.
The Honors College will host the book launch for instructor Betty Florey’s book “In Africa’s Forest and Jungle” on Nov. 12 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Nott Hall lounge. More information: UA Honors College at 348-5574.
The University Union will offer a common book experience on “The Accidental Billionaires” on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Student Center game room. Judith Halli will lead the discussion. Refreshments will be provided. The books are free to students and can be picked up in 356 Ferguson Center. Participants must preregister at ferguson.ua.edu.
A Freedom in Creation special presentation and gallery of children’s artwork will be held Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in 30 tenHoor. FIC is a program that helps war-affected children in northern Uganda become integrated into their community through care, counseling and recreation projects. The children’s artwork is used to raise awareness of their plight, funds for the program and funds for freshwater wells. More information: Apwonjo or Freedom in Creation.
The Bling Tree, a fundraiser selling vintage and gently used jewelry, will be held Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the Doster Hall lobby and Alumni Room. Anything not sold that night will be available for sale the following day. More information: Lauren Holman.
The third annual Kings of the Court Basketball Tournament will be Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center. Registration is open until Nov. 16. Click here to register. Winners of the tournament will be sponsored for the upcoming intramural basketball season, including the registration fee. Spectators are welcome to attend this event, and there will be a raffle for a chance to win a free gift card. More information: Justin Floyd.
The Canterbury Episcopal Student Forum will host a barbecue before the Alabama vs. UT-Chattanooga football game to raise money for the Deacon’s Deli, which provides groceries weekly to needy families in the Tuscaloosa area. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students. More information and to order: 345-9590 or email@example.com.
The Alabama YMCA Collegiate Legislature will be March 4–6, 2010, in Montgomery, Ala. Collegiate Legislature is an annual conference where college students from universities across Alabama participate in a model legislative session in the state capitol. This is a great opportunity to be actively involved with debate about important state issues and have the chance to meet elected officials. Early registration is due Nov. 28. More information: www.cleg.org.
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