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UA Student News for April 13, 2010


April 16

Deadline for mailing back 2010 census forms

Day of Silence

iPad learning session, Apple Campus Store, 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

“Oh Horrors! It’s Murder!” 126 H.M. Comer Hall, 7 p.m.

April 17

A-Day concert, corner of University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, 11 a.m.

A-Day game, Bryant-Denny Stadium, 2 p.m.

April 18

“Oh Horrors! It’s Murder!” 126 H.M. Comer, 2 p.m.

April 19

Career Center Peer Advisor applications due, 330 Ferguson Student Center, 5 p.m.


April 16 is the final day for mailing back 2010 census forms. Students who send in their forms after Friday, April 16, may still get visited by census workers when they begin going door-to-door to obtain census information in May. Call the toll-free-help lines for assistance completing the form or if you did not receive a form.

The Student Government Association continues to work with the athletics department to develop the process that will be used for the sale of student football tickets for the 2010 season. Details and dates will be announced in UA Student News when plans are finalized.

Student Government Association director applications are available on the SGA Web site and due by April 21 at 5 p.m. More information: Katie Breaseale at 205-446-1567.

Parking registration for 2010-11 is open. Detailed information:

For information about the National Do Not Call Registry and placing your cell-phone number on the registry, visit According to information on the registry site, Federal Communications Commission regulations prohibit telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell-phone numbers. However, you may register your mobile phone either online or by calling 1-888-382-1222.

Information tables for the 30-Day Tobacco-Free Challenge will be at the Student Recreation Center on Friday, April 16, from noon to 2 p.m. and at the Ferguson Student Center on Monday, April 19, from noon to 2 p.m. In 30 days you could reduce your risk of cancer and heart and lung diseases by joining with the tobacco-free challenge. Come by the Ferguson Student Center for more information and to pick up your “How to Quit Kit.”

The Career Center is accepting applications for a 2010-11 peer advisor. Peer advisors educate and train undergraduate students on career-related topics so they can provide assistance to their peers. Applications are available from the Career Center at 330 Ferguson Student Center or online. The application, a cover letter and a résumé are due to the Career Center by 5 p.m. on April 19. More information: Tiffany Goodin at 348-5848.

What do you think about alcohol on UA’s campus? Dr. Lance Kinney, associate professor of advertising and public relations, is surveying UA students to see what they think about UA’s alcohol policies and other alcohol issues. There are no questions about personal alcohol use and everything is anonymous. Click here to respond to the survey.

The outdoor pool at the Student Recreation Center is open from noon to 7 p.m. each day. Students must have a valid Action Card to enter.

Summer housing applications are available on myBama. All students are eligible to live on campus during the summer as long as they are enrolled for the fall. Students do not need to be enrolled in summer classes to live on campus. More information: Housing and Residential Communities at 348-6676.

Registration for the fall Get On Board day has started. Departments can register via e-mail to Alex Karagas. Organizations can register via myBama at SOURCE, which can be accessed by clicking on the “Campus Life” tab. Under their profiles, organizations should click on “Tools” then “Forms.” Priority registration deadline is May 7 at 4:45 p.m., with cost being $15 per organization and $20 per department. The official deadline is Aug. 20 at 4:45 p.m., with cost being $20 per organization and $25 per department. Payment must be made at 355 Ferguson Student Center (Student Involvement and Leadership). Contact Karagas with questions.

Capstone International is accepting applications for the global studies certificate program, which requires 15 credit hours to complete. More information or to apply:

Remember to update your information on myBama for UA Alerts. To view and make changes to your information online, log in to your myBama account at For more information and to view a video of step-by-step instructions for updating your information on myBama, click here.

The Women’s Resource Center spring 2010 edition of the Our Voice newsletter is available at the WRC Web site under “Publications.”


The University will hold its annual A-Day Game to conclude spring football practice on Saturday, April 17, at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Admission is free. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. ESPN will broadcast the game. Gates open at 11 a.m. A legends-flag-football game starts at noon. Carter Hamric will present a free concert at 11 a.m. on the grass triangle area at the corner of University Boulevard and Stadium Drive. More A-Day information:

The Apple Campus Store in the Ferguson Center SUPE Store will host free iPad learning sessions April 16 at 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. More information: 348-7120.

The College of Engineering does Amateur Radical Theater presents “Oh Horrors! It’s Murder!” on April 16 at 7 p.m. and April 18 at 2 p.m. in 126 H.M. Comer Hall. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. More information: Elizabeth Junkin at 205-826-1164.

Students are invited to participate in the Day of Silence on Friday, April 16. Participants take a vow of silence to call attention to the silencing of people who are harassed because of their sexuality, gender expression or gender identity. Participants will distribute “speaking cards” to people that explain why they are not speaking. Cards can be obtained from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ferguson Student Center. A Breaking the Silence reception will be held at 6 p.m. in the Ferguson Student Center game room. More information:

The Intercultural Council will sponsor Crimson Culture Week, April 19-24. More information:

The Alabama Forensic Council will hold open auditions for new members on Thursday, April 22, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday, April 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in 226 Reese Phifer Hall. Students can register for an audition in 210-A Reese Phifer Hall by April 22. For the audition, students should be prepared to present a reading of literature or make a speech or presentation they have done in the past. More information: Dr. Frank Thompson at 348-8077.

The Relay for Life survivors’ luncheon will be April 24 at noon at the Student Recreation Center in the social activity room. The Relay for Life will follow at the Soccer Stadium, beginning with a survivor’s lap. All cancer survivors may bring a guest. More information: Andres Pena at 979-470-0280.

Candidates for master’s degrees in art will present their theses exhibitions on the following dates. More information: Rachel Dobson at 348-1893.

  • Raven Felice, Sella-Granata Art Gallery in Woods Hall, through April 16
  • Maria Muller, Ferguson Student Center Art Gallery, through April 30
  • April Terra Livingston, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, April 19-23; reception, April 22, 7-9 p.m.
  • Leigh Walker, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, April 26-30

The annual Bachelor of Fine Arts juried exhibition will be April 19–20 at the Harrison Galleries in downtown Tuscaloosa. More information: 205-464-0054.

A Wilderness First Responder course will be held at the Student Recreation Center May 17–27. Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities provides a definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, and search and rescue teams. The course will teach all of the essential skills required to assess and manage medical problems in the backcountry. More information: Lance Haynie at 348-4701.

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