UA Student News for March 6, 2012
March 6, 2012 - Filed under: UA Student News
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Online voting for the Student Government Association election will end at 7 p.m. today. Students can vote online at mybama.ua.edu. Visit the SGA election website for complete information, including candidate profiles.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Graduation celebration, March 7-8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ferguson Center Plaza
School of Law graduation celebration, March 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Law Center University Supply Store
Hunger Banquet, March 7, 6 p.m., Heritage Room at Ferguson Center
Start Smart workshop, March 8, 5 p.m., 300 Ferguson Center
Spring break, March 9-18
Forum on Alabama immigration law, March 19, 7-8:30 p.m., Ferguson Center Theater
Majors Fair, March 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ferguson Center
Bone-marrow-registration drive and blood drive, March 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ferguson Center Ballroom
Third annual PixelCon, March 31, Ferguson Center
Recyclemania, through April 6
Women’s softball vs. Samford, March 7, 6 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Men’s tennis vs. LSU, March 9, 2 p.m., Tennis Stadium
Women’s gymnastics vs. Missouri, March 9, 7:30 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
Men’s baseball vs. East Carolina, (March 9, 6:05 p.m.), Louisville (March 10, 4:05 p.m.), Oral Roberts (March 11, 2:05 p.m.), Southern Mississippi (March 13, 6:05 p.m.), Samford (March 14, 6:05 p.m.), Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Men’s tennis vs. Arkansas, March 11, noon, Tennis Stadium
Women’s softball vs. Ole Miss (March 16, 6:30 p.m.), Ole Miss (March 17, 5 p.m.), Ole Miss (March 18, 1:30 p.m.), Tennessee (March 21, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.)
Women’s gymnastics vs. North Carolina, March 16, 7:30 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
Women’s tennis vs. TCU, March 18, noon, Tennis Stadium
Crimson Ride will suspend operations at 6 p.m. on March 9 for spring break. Normal operations will resume on March 19 at 7 a.m. The 348-RIDE service will run from 6 p.m. until midnight on March 9; normal operations will resume on March 19 at 10 p.m. The Sunday shopping shuttle will operate as normal during spring break.
The sidewalks in front of Little Hall and Moore Hall will close beginning March 10. Construction fencing will be placed around the grass “miniquad.” All faculty, staff and students will need to access Little Hall from the perimeter sidewalk running along Sixth Avenue, University Boulevard and Elm Drive (map). The grass area will be under construction until June, when new sidewalks, lighting and landscaping will be installed. For questions, contact Trippe Gray at 348-2928 or 229-9849.
The following power outages will occur as noted and will not affect the Office of Information Technology or the computer center.
March 13, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
For questions: Trippe Gray at 348-2928 or 229-2849.
March 11, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
March 13, 7-11 a.m.
For questions: Joe Cobb at 348-5112 or 361-6151
March 12, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
For questions: Joe Cobb at 348-5112 or 361-6151
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.
A graduation celebration will be held March 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Ferguson Center Plaza. Students can order their caps and gowns, announcements, class rings, diploma frames and receive free résumé critiques. A photographer will be on site to take cap and gown photographs. Free refreshments and door prizes will be available. More information: Peter Pierre at email@example.com.
A School of Law graduation celebration will be held March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Supply Store’s location at the Law Center. Law students can order announcements, rings, and caps and gowns. More information: Peter Pierre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Service Center and Bama Dining will host 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.
A Start Smart workshop will be held on March 8, in 300 Ferguson Center beginning at 5 p.m. The workshop is 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.
Members from two student-political organizations on campus, the UA College Democrats and the Young Americans for Liberty, will meet on stage to discuss the Alabama immigration law. The forum will be held on March 19 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Theater. The floor will be open for audience participation. More information: John Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 on 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 for more information.
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