UA Student News for Feb. 28, 2012
February 28, 2012 - Filed under: UA Student News
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DEADLINES TO REMEMBER
UA Away scholarship applications, March 1, 5 p.m., 254 Rose Administration Building
UA Student Recruitment Team applications, March 2, noon, 203 Student Services Building
LeaderShape applications, March 2, 5 p.m., 356 Ferguson Center
Nominations for Autherine Lucy Foster Award, March 5
Nominations for Capstone Inspiring Educator Award, March 5
Application for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference, March 9
DATES TO REMEMBER
Mandatory convocation for UA Student Recruitment Team applicants, Feb. 29, 8 p.m., 20 Alston Hall
Higher Education Day, March 1, Montgomery, Ala.
Recyclemania, March 1-April 6
Turtle Tug, March 2, 3-6 p.m., Kappa Alpha fraternity house
Adviser Appreciation Week, March 5-9
Start Smart workshops, March 5, 3 p.m., 119 Bidgood Hall; March 8, 5 p.m., 300 Ferguson Center
Student Government Association election, March 6, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Hunger Banquet, March 7, 6 p.m., Heritage Room at Ferguson Center
Big Al tryout information sessions, March 7 and 26, 6 p.m., Coleman Coliseum (C.M. Newton Room)
Majors Fair, March 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ferguson Center
Third annual PixelCon, March 31, Ferguson Center
Men’s baseball vs. South Alabama, Feb. 28, 6:05 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Men’s basketball vs. Auburn, Feb. 29, 7 p.m., Coleman Coliseum; students can receive free Bama buttons while they last at the University Supply Store table and have pictures made with Flip prior to the game
Women’s tennis vs. Mississippi State, March 2, 3 p.m., Tennis Stadium
Women’s softball vs. Maryland, March 2, 6:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Women’s softball, March 3, vs. Massachusetts at 1:30 p.m. and Maryland at 4 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Women’s tennis vs. Ole Miss, March 4, 1 p.m., Tennis Stadium
Women’s softball vs. UAB, March 4, 1:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
The University of Alabama will add a Friday night ceremony to commencement exercises this May to better accommodate more than 3,700 graduates and their families. Commencement exercises for students in the colleges of Communication and Information Sciences, Education, Human Environmental Sciences and Nursing will be at 6 p.m., Friday, May 4. Two ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 5, with students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Social Work receiving their degrees at 9 a.m. and students in the colleges of Commerce and Business Administration and Engineering receiving their degrees at 1:30 p.m. In addition, the School of Law will hold its commencement exercises at 5:30 p.m., May 5. All ceremonies will be in Coleman Coliseum. To view the schedule and other information concerning commencement, click here.
Any student who is unable to attend the ceremony scheduled for his or her college may request to be accommodated at another ceremony.
UA President Robert E. Witt will host a reception for all graduates from 3-4:30 p.m., Friday, May 4 at the President’s Mansion.
Students who have questions about the commencement schedule should contact Michael George, University registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 348-2587, or visit http://registrar.ua.edu/degrees/commencement/.
An outage of all external network connectivity will begin on Sunday, March 4, at 7 a.m. and last four hours. No one will have access to the public Internet from the UA campus during the outage. UA internal network operations will not be affected by this outage. All external requests to http://www.ua.edu will be handled by an off-campus backup Web server; only limited information will be available. For more information, contact the Office of Information Technology.
Students interested in joining the UA Student Recruitment Team 2012 must attend a convocation to discuss the selection process on Feb. 29 at 8 p.m. in 20 Alston Hall. Failure to attend will result in the automatic disqualification of an applicant. Team members serve as hosts to prospective students and student-athletes through tours, lunches, informational sessions and game-day activities. Team members provide guidance and offer insight to students and their families regarding campus life, student involvement, athletics and enrollment. Membership applications are due on March 2 at noon in 203 Student Services Building. More information and to download the application: http://gobama.ua.edu/uastudentrecruitmentteam.
The Autherine Lucy Foster Award recognizes one student and one faculty member who have made significant contributions to The University of Alabama through their leadership and service to the minority community. The Black Student Union and the Black Faculty and Staff Association present this award annually. Award recipients will be recognized during Honors Weeks. Applications for students can be found at http://BSU.ua.edu. Nomination deadline is March 5.
Each UA graduating senior (candidate for undergraduate degree) can nominate a teacher from his or her high school for the Capstone Inspiring Educator Award by going to http://inspiringteacher.ua.edu. March 5 is the deadline to submit nominations. The award recognizes 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 during spring commencement on May 5. More information: the Office for Academic Affairs, 348-4890, or email, email@example.com.
Students can make a difference in the community and earn 3 hours of honors credit through Plan First, a service-learning course in which students will focus on the various facets of the Tuscaloosa planning department. Plan First students will spend an initial six weeks learning about the city of Tuscaloosa, general planning principles, cooperation and conflict communication, and the rebuilding process. Students will spend the following six weeks serving and shadowing city of Tuscaloosa planning staff. The course is open to UA students of any major who are in good standing with the Honors College and have an interest in some aspect of city planning. More information: Madalyn Vaughn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full-time students interested in trying out for Big Al for the 2012-13 academic year must attend one of the information sessions on March 7 or March 26 at 6 p.m. in the C.M. Newton Room in Coleman Coliseum. Applications will be distributed at each session. Students who have conflicts with the dates and time of the sessions should contact Big Al assistant Butch Hallmark at email@example.com.
Undergraduate students of all majors are invited to enter UA’s annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference scheduled for April 9 at the Bryant Conference Center. Students can compete for cash prizes and earn practical experience in defending or performing their research or artistic projects before judges. An undergraduate student must register his or her project by submitting an application form and abstract describing the project by March 9. The online application is posted at http://www.osp.ua.edu/UndergradResearch.html. Students can also follow the conference on Twitter at @URCAConference. More information: Michelle Estes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 348-5152.
The Downtown Express, an initiative of the Student Government Association, uses Crimson Ride buses to take students to and from campus and downtown Tuscaloosa locations on Thursdays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Fridays from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Click here to view a map of the routes.
Students can apply for a paid internship with The Odyssey, a weekly newspaper delivered directly to Greek houses. Apply at http://theodysseyonline.com/recruitment/home.asp.
Students interested in working, serving or studying abroad this summer or fall can apply for the UA Away scholarship. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 1 in 254 Rose Administration Building. More information and applications: http://sa.ua.edu/uaaway.cfm.
On March 1, UA students, administrators, faculty and staff will travel to Montgomery, Ala., to advocate for funding for higher education. Buses will leave at 7 a.m. from the parking lot at the Student Recreation Center. Students will participate in a parade, receive a barbecue lunch and participate in a meet-and-greet session with various political leaders from across the state. Higher Education Day is a free event, and community service hours will be awarded through Service Learning Pro. To register, click here to access a form from the Student Government Association website.
LeaderShape applications are available for students to attend a summer leadership institute in Atlanta, Ga. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 2 in 356 Ferguson Center. The institute will be held July 29-Aug. 3. The LeaderShape Institute is an interactive leadership-development experience where students will be inspired to learn new skills, gain new knowledge and discover how to make exceptional improvements in an organization. The University of Alabama will provide funds for tuition and travel. Applications can be found at http://www.sa.ua.edu. More information: Heather Roberts at 348-8232 or email@example.com.
STUDENT INVOLVEMENT/COMMUNITY SERVICE
All UA students can volunteer through the Community Service Center to work at the Caring Days adult day care center every Monday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers will do arts and other activities with adults with memory disorders. Students can sign up at http://slpro.ua.edu. More information: Alexandria Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are needed at Temporary Emergency Services on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will sort and distribute donated items and assist with a food pantry. Students can sign up at http://slpro.ua.edu. More information: Julia Harris at email@example.com.
The Student Government Association election will be held Tuesday, March 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Students can vote online at mybama.ua.edu. Visit the SGA election website for complete information, including candidate profiles.
Students can help UA win a national championship in recycling during Recyclemania, March 1-April 6. Recyclemania is a recycling competition between universities in the United States and Canada held to raise awareness about recycling. Items can be placed in any of the numerous blue bins on campus. More information: Jennifer Palm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta Zeta is hosting its annual Turtle Tug at the Kappa Alpha fraternity house on March 2 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Food will be provided. Proceeds from the event will go to the Painted Turtle Camp, which provides life-changing experiences for seriously ill children. Contact Brooke Williamson at Philanthropy@uadeltazeta.com to create a team or to purchase tickets.
Start Smart workshops will be held on March 5 in 119 Bidgood Hall beginning at 3 p.m. and on March 8 in 300 Ferguson Center beginning at 5 p.m. The workshops are designed for women but open to everyone. Participants learn what employers are paying recent graduates and how to negotiate a starting salary. Preregistration is required through the Women’s Resource Center’s website at http://wrc.ua.edu. Under the “Learn More” tab on the right side of the page, click on “Links to More Information.” More information: Latrisa Pugh at email@example.com or 348-5837.
The Community Service Center and Bama Dining are sponsoring a Hunger Banquet on March 7 at 6 p.m. in the Heritage Room at the Ferguson Center. Attendees will get a first-hand look at food inequality worldwide. Reservations are required through http://volunteer.ua.edu/hungerb.cfm. Groups must register each person individually.
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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.