The University of Alabama

UA Student News for April 27, 2010

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 27
Documenting Justice film screening, Bama Theatre, 7 p.m.

April 27-30
Opt-in for purchasing student football tickets for the 2010 season
BFA juried exhibition, Harrison Galleries, 2315 University Blvd., 5-8 p.m.

April 28
Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, Student Recreation Center, 6:30 p.m.

April 28-30
Maria Muller thesis exhibition, Ferguson Student Center Art Gallery
Leigh Walker thesis exhibition, Sella-Granata Art Gallery

May 1
Deadline to register for Excel Leadership Conference

May 2
Deadline to submit online questionnaires for course evaluations

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Details and dates for the sale of student football tickets for the 2010 season have been finalized. The sale will be broken up into five days based on each student’s credit hours. These are UA hours and do not include transfer or AP hours. Following is a timeline that explains what each student needs to do in order to participate in the online sale. Additional information.

  • April 27-30
    All currently enrolled students should go to http://mybama.ua.edu and click on the Student tab. Students must opt-in in order to be eligible for the student sale. Students can do this anytime through 4:30 p.m. CDT on April 30.
  • May 24-28
    Students who indicated they were interested in tickets during the opt-in period will receive an e-mail letting them know their sale dates. Sale days will be based on total credit hours.
  • June 14-18
    Each student’s credit hours determine which day a student will participate. For each day, the University will allocate tickets based on the percentage that each group represents in the total group of students. For example, if 27 percent of interested students fall between 31 and 60 hours, 27 percent of the tickets will be allocated for that day. Following is the breakdown for each sales day:                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Monday, June 14: 0-30 credit hours
    Tuesday, June 15: 31-60 credit hours
    Wednesday, June 16: 61-90 credit hours
    Thursday, June 17: 91 or more credit hours
    Friday, June 18: graduate students

Student packages will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis each day, with a limit of one package per student. If you have questions on the returning-student sale, contact the Alabama Ticket Office at 205-348-2262.

Incoming freshman students and transfer students will participate in a separate sale on June 1.

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

Parking registration for 2010-11 is open. Detailed information: http://www.bamaparking.ua.edu/pages/permit-reg.htm.

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: https://studentopinions.ua.edu/news.

From now until May 12 you can register at any SUPe Store buyback location for prizes that include gift cards, Apple iPads, and an Apple iPod Shuffle and iTunes gift card. No purchase necessary to register. For details and buyback locations and to check your book’s buyback value, visit http://thesupestore.com.

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 https://www.donotcall.gov/faq/faqdefault.aspx. 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.

EVENTS, ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Three-time Tour de France champion and fitness expert Greg LeMond will speak at the Student Recreation Center on April 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center. He will talk about his cycling career, offer fitness tips and answer questions from the audience. This event is free. Information about LeMond: http://www.greglemond.com.

A meeting for volunteers interested in helping with a summer 5K run will be held April 29 at 4:30 p.m. in 322 Russell Hall. Volunteers are needed for the day of the event only, which will be June 12. More information: Kristin Robinson.

The annual BFA juried exhibition in UA’s department of art and art history is open through April 30 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.

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
  • Leigh Walker, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, April 27-30

More information: Rachel Dobson at 348-1893.

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.

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.

Always remember to check the Crimson Calendar for all the week’s events.

For athletic events, go to http://www.rolltide.com.

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The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.