UA Student News for March 20, 2012
March 20, 2012 - Filed under: UA Student News
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DEADLINES TO REMEMBER
DATES TO REMEMBER
APO Guerilla Theatre Extravaganza, March 20, 7-10 p.m., The Park at Manderson Landing
Majors Fair, March 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ferguson Center
Girl Scouts Cookies sale, March 21, 5-6 p.m., Kappa Delta house on Sorority Row
Bone-marrow-registration drive and blood drive, March 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ferguson Center Ballroom
Live visual art creation, March 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., corner of University Boulevard and Campus Drive
Video résumé workshop, March 22, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ferguson Center Plaza
Poetry march, March 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., beginning at corner of Hackberry Lane and University Boulevard
Apple Campus Store grand reopening, March 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., University Supply Store, Ferguson Center
Druid City Arts Festival Music Crawl, March 23, 10:30 p.m.-until, various venues in downtown Tuscaloosa
Druid City Arts Festival, March 24, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa
First Amendment Free Food Festival, March 28, 11:30 a.m., southwest corner of the Quad across from Reese Phifer Hall
Third annual PixelCon, March 31, Ferguson Center
Recyclemania, through April 6
Women’s softball vs. Tennessee, March 21, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Women’s tennis vs. Vanderbilt, March 23, 3 p.m., Tennis Stadium
Women’s softball vs. DePaul, March 23, 6 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Men’s baseball vs. Ole Miss, March 23, 6:30 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Women’s softball vs. DePaul (1:30 p.m.), Longwood (4 p.m.), March 24, Rhoads Stadium
Men’s baseball vs. Ole Miss, March 24 (2 p.m.) and March 25 (1 p.m.), Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Women’s softball vs. Longwood, March 25, 12:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Men’s tennis vs. Kentucky, March 25, 1 p.m., Tennis Stadium
A runoff for the position of SGA vice president for external affairs will be held March 22 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. UA students can vote online via http://mybama.ua.edu. Candidates are Jimmy Taylor and Kyle Zimmerman; their profiles are located on the Student Government Association website. More information: Kelli Knox-Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 348-3250.
The University of Alabama will host “UA Remembers: A Day of Service” on April 21 to commemorate the lives of the six students and one employee who died as a result of the tornadoes of April 27, 2011. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members will be invited to participate in projects that are being planned throughout the city of Tuscaloosa. Information on registration and projects will be shared in the coming weeks. UA departments and organizations planning commemorative activities should contact Deborah Lane, assistant to the president and assistant vice president for University Relations, at email@example.com.
The Community Service Center is accepting nominations for the Volunteer of the Year award and the Outstanding Service Project of the Year award. The awards recognize students, groups and organizations that have shown devotion and dedication to providing service throughout the community. Visit http://volunteer.ua.edu/profiles.cfm for forms to nominate a student for the Volunteer of the Year award or a project for the Outstanding Service Project. Completed forms should be submitted in person to the Community Service Center in 346 Ferguson Center or vial email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on March 26. Contact Caroline Dorning at email@example.com with any questions. The awards will be presented on April 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom.
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.
Any student who is unable to attend the ceremony scheduled for his or her college may request to be accommodated at another ceremony.
The president’s reception for all graduates will be from 3 p.m. to 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 205-348-2587, or visit http://registrar.ua.edu/degrees/commencement.
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.
People 19 years or older who were students at UA last year are invited to participate in a thesis-research study about their use of Twitter during the tornado on April 27, 2011. The survey is found online at http://bit.ly/xOMyXJ and will take 10-15 minutes. More information: Elizabeth Maxwell at email@example.com or 205-563-1459.
The First Year Council is sponsoring a joint bone-marrow-registration drive with DKMS Americas and a blood drive with the American Red Cross in the Ferguson Center Ballroom March 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment to donate blood, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code BAMA. Participants can enter their names in a raffle for a football autographed by Nick Saban. More information: Rebecca Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A team of seven students in the UA advertising and public relations senior campaigns class will host a video résumé workshop March 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Plaza. The event will help raise awareness of WolfSmart, an online job-board site that offers a different approach to job searching that incorporates next-generation technology. WolfSmart allows students to post video résumés online in addition to submitting traditional paper résumés. Participants will learn how to create video résumés and will also have the opportunity to upload video résumés onto the website. Free food and ink pens will be provided. More information: Ashley Hogan at email@example.com.
The campus community is invited to the grand reopening of the remodeled Apple Campus Store in the Ferguson Center location of the University Supply Store March 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can register to win prizes that include an iPad2, an Apple TV, a $50 iTunes gift card, Skullcandy, Street headphones from 50 Cent and headphones from Urban Ears. No purchase is necessary to register for the prizes. Guests will also enjoy free pizza, T-shirts and Bama buttons from FLIP while supplies last. Free photos with Big Al will also be available. The store is also featuring specials on MacBook Pro all week and a special free three-in-one HP printer with purchase of any Mac. The new iPad3 will also be available to test.
UA’s student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will hold a First Amendment Free Food Festival March 28 at 11:30 a.m. on the southwest corner of the Quad across from Phifer Hall. The first 500 students who sign a passport to enter the “Glorious Kingdom of Roll Tidelberg” will be offered free lunches in exchange for relinquishing First Amendment rights. News media will be banned from inside the Kingdom. A goon squad will enforce any laws the dictator fancies. The First Amendment Free Food Festival, which has been held on more than 20 campuses nationwide since 2006, reinforces the importance of First Amendment freedoms and shows the dangers of taking these rights for granted. This is the first time the event has been held on the UA campus. Co-sponsors include the Student Government Association, the Academic Honor Council and the Corolla yearbook.
Students can help UA win a national championship in recycling during Recyclemania, which is in progress and will end 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.
Girl Scouts will sell cookies March 21 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in front of the Kappa Delta house on Sorority Row.
STUDENT INVOLVEMENT/COMMUNITY SERVICE
Bama Blitz is a new initiative to rebuild Tuscaloosa through the efforts of the UA community, alumni and friends. More information: http://www.habitattuscaloosa.org/BamaBlitz.
Students can volunteer to assist with the Mike Bissell run, which will be held March 23-24 at the Athlete’s Foot in Midtown Village. Bissell, a teacher at Tuscaloosa Magnet Elementary School, will run 100 miles on a treadmill in 24 hours to raise funds for a Tuscaloosa summer camp for children with diabetes. Visit http://slpro.ua.edu or email email@example.com to volunteer and to receive information on activities and time slots.
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