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UA Student News for April 20, 2010


April 20
Crimson Culture Week, continues through April 24
Take Back the Night march and rally, Crimson Promenade, 6 p.m.

April 21
Student Government Association director applications due, 5 p.m.

April 22
Alabama Forensic Council open auditions, 226 Reese Phifer Hall, 1:30-5 p.m.
Sigma Delta Tau event, Five Guys, 5-9 p.m.

April 23
Alabama Forensic Council open auditions, 226 Reese Phifer Hall, 1-3 p.m.
Slash Poetry Festival

April 24
Relay for Life survivors luncheon, Student Recreation Center social activity room, noon
Society of Physics Students chess tournament, Gallalee Hall, 11 a.m.
Slash Poetry Festival

April 26-27
Sigma Delta Tau pinwheel sale, Ferguson Student Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 27
Documenting Justice Film Screening, Bama Theatre, 7 p.m.


Now is your last chance to complete a census form. You may fill out a form by telephone. Never provide your Social Security number or any bank and financial information to anyone. The U.S. Census Bureau will not charge a fee to complete or process a form by telephone or to apply for a job. For questions or concerns, call the local census office at 535-3511. To complete a form by telephone, call one of the following toll-free numbers:

English: 866-872-6868
Spanish: 866-928-2010
Chinese: 866-935-2010
Korean: 866-955-2010
Russian: 866-965-2010
Vietnamese: 866-945-2010
TDD (Telephone Display Device for the hearing impaired): 866-783-2010

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

Beginning this semester, paper-course evaluations will no longer be collected in class, marking the final stage of the transition to a new, online Student Opinions of Instruction system that began during Fall Semester 2008. Students are invited to complete questionnaires via the online system between now and May 2. Reports for faculty and administrators will be available after May 11. Students, faculty and administrators may access the system by logging into myBama and clicking on the Student Opinions of Instruction box on either the student, faculty or employee tabs. More information:

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.

Veteran Center readjustment counseling services are now available on campus every Friday. Alisha Stanton, LGSW, readjustment counselor from Birmingham, will provide counseling and readjustment to UA student veterans. If you have served in combat or have experienced sexual harassment or sexual trauma while on active duty in the military, you are eligible for services. Veterans do not have to be service-connected or to have an honorable discharge. More information or an appointment: Alisha Stanton at 205-212-3122.

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.

The University Union wants to know what kind of music you enjoy and whom you would like to see in concert in Tuscaloosa. Click here to respond to a 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.

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


The Women’s Resource Center will host the annual Take Back the Night march and rally April 20 at 6 p.m. at the Crimson Promenade to support the end of violence against women. Click here for more information.

Sigma Delta Tau has two upcoming events. On April 22 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., members will distribute fliers outside of Five Guys at Midtown Village. On April 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., members will sell pinwheels for $1 each. The pinwheels will be displayed in a case in the Ferguson Student Center. More information: Lindsey Weiner or Carly Taffet.

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 annual BFA Juried Exhibition in UA’s department of art and art history is open through April 30. The public is also invited to a reception for the exhibitors on April 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Harrison Galleries, 2315 University Blvd., downtown Tuscaloosa. Exhibitors are UA art students Ginger Baker, Catalina Bonet-López, Jeremy Davis, Patricia Davis, Haley Finlay, Brook Howell, Amber Jones, Ethan Murray, Patrick O’Sullivan, Harrison Prince, Meredith Randall and Molly Brooke Threadgill. More information: Rachel Dobson at 348-1893.

The UA American Society of Civil Engineers concrete-canoe team has qualified to participate in the 2010 National Concrete Canoe Competition in California and is conducting a fundraiser to fund a portion of the trip. Members will accept donations for a chance to win an Apple iPad until April 23 at the Ferguson Student Center near the TV lounge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. More information: Kiran Patel.

The Slash Pine Poetry Festival will be April 23-24. Events will take place at the Kentuck Arts Center courtyard, UA’s Woods Quad, Little Willie’s, the historic Northport Depot and the Bama Theatre. The festival includes national, regional and local writers. More information: Natalie Latta.

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.

The Society of Physics Students will host a chess tournament on April 24 outside Gallalee Hall on the side facing the Quad. Free play will start at 10 a.m., and the tournament will begin at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is $5. Registration on the day of the event is $10. There will be a full bracket with a $50 prize for the first-place winner. More information and to register:

The Documenting Justice Film Screening will be held April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The film screening is the culmination of a year’s work by non-film students. The films focus on stories of justice and injustice in Alabama. More information: Heather Christenen at 348-6495.

Candidates for master’s degrees in art will present their theses exhibitions on the following dates:

  • Maria Muller, Ferguson Student Center Art Gallery, through April 30
  • April Terra Livingston, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, through April 23
  • Leigh Walker, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, April 26-30

More information: Rachel Dobson at 348-1893.

The Excel Leadership Conference will be held in Black Mountain, N.C., July 30-Aug. 2. The conference is dedicated to the exploration of leadership, values, and ethics and their application in the real world. E-mail Charlotte Brown by May 1 to register.

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