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UA Student News for March 1, 2011

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March 1-3
Pay Equity Awareness Week

March 2
In the Red Day
Brown Bag lecture, noon-1:30 p.m., 102 Manly Hall
Men’s baseball vs. Southern Miss, 6:05 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium

March 3
“$tart $mart Pay Negotiation” workshop, 2-4 p.m., 309 Ferguson Student Center
“Ask the Sexperts,” 6:30 p.m., 10 Alston Hall

March 4
Women’s tennis vs. Tennessee, 3 p.m., Tennis Stadium
Men’s baseball, 6:05 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium

March 5
Holiday Hustle 5K race, 9 a.m., Student Recreation Center
Alpha Omicron Pi sorority 5K “Run for Roses” benefit, 11 a.m., AOII house
Men’s basketball vs. Georgia, 12:30 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
Men’s baseball vs. Northwestern State, 2:05 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Delta Zeta and Zeta Beta Tau cookout, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., ZBT sorority house

March 6
Men’s baseball vs. Northwestern State, 1:05 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium

March 7
Apwonjo bake sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson Student Center lobby
Afro-American Gospel Choir bake sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ferguson Student Center

March 8
Student Government Association elections, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Afro-American Gospel Choir bake sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ferguson Student Center
Men’s baseball vs. Troy, 6:05 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium


Forms for Student Government Association elections are now online at Voting will be online at on March 8, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. To view the 2011 elections manual, click here.

Housing and Residential Communities is hiring summer employees. Positions include orientation manager, orientation assistants, conference manager, conference assistants, summer assistant community directors and summer resident advisers. Positions are open to students enrolled in both spring and fall 2011 terms. Applications are due by midnight on March 7. More information:

The SOURCE board of governors is taking applications for directors and team positions. The director positions are paid positions through the SOURCE and include the director of communications, director of organization leadership, director of organization outreach and director of fiscal affairs. Applications can be found at Director applications are due March 11 at 4:45 p.m., to 355 Ferguson Student Center. Team applications are due March 30 at 4:45 p.m. to 355 Ferguson Student Center. More information: 348-6114 or

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Committee chair applications are due March 9. Students can apply for the following positions: campus partners, community partners, food bank logistics, fundraising and publicity. Applications are available at 346 Ferguson Student Center. More information:

Nominations for the 2011 Capstone Heroes award must be submitted to the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership at 355 Ferguson Student Center or e-mailed to Josh Burford at by 4 p.m. on March 7. UA faculty, staff, students, friends and community members are invited to submit nominations for individuals or groups who inspire and challenge the UA community to exhibit the principles of integrity within the Capstone Creed. Nomination forms are available at The Division of Student Affairs will present the awards in March as part of the sixth annual celebration of the Capstone Creed.

Students are invited to submit nominations for the Penny Allen Award. The nomination deadline is March 11. The award recognizes one UA student and one UA faculty or staff member who have made a significant contribution to student life at the University. Criteria, in order of importance, include service and dedication to students, leadership activities, professional and other activities, and lack of past recognition. Student nominees must also be incoming juniors or seniors and have GPAs of at least 3.0. Nomination forms are available at The School of Social Work and the Alabama Union Board of Governors established the award in honor of the late Sara Bell Penrod “Penny” Allen, a former chair of the School of Social Work undergraduate program.

The 2012 Campus Master Plan Update process is underway. The University community is invited to participate in the planning process, beginning with an online survey. Deadline for completing the survey is March 11. Click here for more information and to access the survey. Be sure to return to the site occasionally to check on the results of the survey and to review progress toward what will become the 2012 Campus Master Plan Update. For comments or suggestions: Dan Wolfe, University planner and designer.

Devotie Drive will be closed March 12, beginning at 6 a.m., until March 20 for utility work. Questions or concerns: Bill Parker, project manager, 348-7574.

Applications are now available for the 2011-12 class of Documenting Justice, a nationally unique, two-semester course in documentary filmmaking. The course gives UA students of all majors opportunities to explore social justice issues in Alabama or around the world through the creation of original, nonfiction films. Applications are due March 11, but early submittal is recommended. While the course is designed for non-film majors, those with production experience are also encouraged to apply. Undergraduate credit for Documenting Justice is available through telecommunication and film, anthropology, New College and Honors College. Graduate credit is available for law students and through telecommunication and film. Applications are available at and the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility, located on the first floor of Temple Tutwiler Hall.

UA undergraduate students graduating in May are invited to nominate a teacher from their high schools for the Capstone Inspiring Educator Award. The award recognizes U.S. high school teachers who have inspired UA students to achieve their academic and career goals through outstanding teaching, mentoring and support. Winners will be recognized each year during UA Commencement in spring. Nominations are due by April 1; applications can be found at More information: Janet Griffith at 348-8314.

The Student Government Association and Intercollegiate Athletics have joined together to offer a unique opportunity for UA students who join the Crimson Tide Rewards program. Students who are in the top 15 percent in points and who have attended a minimum of 30 events will be eligible to purchase 2011 football tickets without going through the student ticket sale in the summer. Intercollegiate Athletics will tally student points after the baseball game on May 8 and notify those students who are eligible to purchase the tickets. Students can visit to register. Their cards will be available at the next home athletic event.

The Honors College Assembly encourages students with ideas about fostering change, improving the campus or improving the community to connect with “Make It Happen.” Make it Happen seeks to aid emerging student leaders in implementing ideas through various resources and potential funding allocations. More information:

The National Alumni Association has travel opportunities available for students about to graduate, young graduates and professionals. Information about these fun and educational trips is available online at or by contacting Jennifer DeFrance at 348-1553.

Lock it up. Personal safety starts with you. Protect yourself and your property by becoming informed and using good judgment. Always lock up valuable items. Lock your dorm or apartment door, even when you are home. Lock your car. Lock your bike. Use a locker and lock at the Student Recreation Center. If you work in a University office, lock your purse and other valuables in a cabinet or drawer. It takes practically no time to lock up, even if you are just leaving for a moment. University Police recommend that during school breaks you take computers, stereos and other valuables home with you. For more information on preventing theft, refer to the UA Safer Living Guide.

University Recreation is offering a spring break personal training special to help students in their efforts to pursue healthier lifestyles. Students can sign up for 12 sessions plus one free nutritional consultation session or an extra personal training session for $245. Students can sign up for the special through March 11 at the Student Recreation Center. Individuals interested in doing the program with a partner can save even more, with 12 sessions costing $160 per person. More information: Matthew Brown.

The Business Honors Program is working to reduce waste and emissions through the reduction of the printed course catalogs. Students are invited to participate in this survey. More information: Leslie Parrish.

The Up ’til Dawn executive board is recruiting students for the 2011-12 academic year. Students who serve on the executive board will work to unite the campus in raising funds to fight childhood cancer. To request an application, send an e-mail to


Eta Sigma Gamma and Delta Sigma Phi present “Ask the Sexperts” on March 3 at 6:30 p.m. in 10 Alston Hall. Professionals will be available to answer questions about sexual health. Free refreshments will be provided. More information: James Rodgers.

Delta Zeta and Zeta Beta Tau will sponsor a cookout to raise money for muscular dystrophy research on March 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the ZBT sorority house. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information: Megan Kaple.

Students can register to participate in the Holiday Hustle 5K race every day from noon to 2 p.m. up until the day of the event on March 5. UA Sport Clubs and Housing and Residential Communities will have registration tables at the Ferguson Student Center and the Student Recreation Center during those times. Participants will receive free T-shirts and race bags.

In celebration of African-Heritage History Month, items from the “Black Americana” collection, a part of the “A.S. Williams III Americana Collection,” are on display in Gorgas Library in the Pearce Foyer and the Williams Room (301 Gorgas). Portraits by African-American artist Edwin Augustus Harleston (1882-1931) are also on display in the Williams Room. More information: Dr. Nancy DuPree.

Throughout April, the UA Women’s Resource Center will display the “Healing the Wounded Heart” art exhibit in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Students affected by violence, both directly and indirectly, are invited to create a “heART” piece for the exhibit. Through the wounded heart program, survivors and those who work with survivors have an opportunity to use art as a therapeutic device to express the influence of violence and the strength gained through healing. Each participant will receive a wooden heart as a canvas for expression. The Women’s Resource Center will begin distributing the hearts on March 1. The finished pieces will be collected on March 30 for display. Participants can get a heart from the Women’s Resource Center. To participate, contact Maria Perez-Fisher at 348-5040.

Local student artists may play their original music during a 12-hour music festival, Tuscapalooza, on WVUA-FM 90.7 on April 3 from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Artists will receive a time slot between 30 minutes to one hour. Applications are due on March 7 at 5 p.m. at 288 Reese Phifer Hall or via e-mail to People can also apply online at Submitting an application does not guarantee involvement in Tuscapalooza. All proceeds will go to WVUA-FM 90.7 The Capstone. More information: Claire Brucker.

The Student Alumni Association and the Beta Delta chapter of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity will host the annual RISE and Shine Charity Golf Tournament on April 15. Proceeds will benefit UA’s RISE School for exceptional children and their typically developing peers. A small portion of the proceeds will also fund two student-leadership scholarships awarded annually by the SAA. More information: or Questions: Alex McNair.

Creative Campus is seeking participants for its Artistry on Wheels show to be held on April 9. The show celebrates the intersection of art and machinery and features a competition between students from The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Shelton State Community College and Stillman College. Artistry on Wheels is also seeking exhibitors to participate beyond the competition. Register online at More information:

The final viewing of “War Don Don” will be held March 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Ferguson Student Center Theater. The film chronicles the trial of an accused war criminal in the International Criminal Court in Sierra Leone and is part of Apwonjo’s African film series. More information: Caitlin Trotter.

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