UA Student News for April 10, 2012
April 10, 2012 - Filed under: UA Student News
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DEADLINES TO REMEMBER
Opt-in to purchase home football-game tickets, April 11, 5 p.m.
Health Hut applications, April 11, 5 p.m.
Applications for SGA director and standing committee positions, April 17
UA Day of Service volunteer registration, April 17
Applications for Nonprofit Protégé Program, April 20, 5 p.m.
THIS WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER
Leadership UA food drive, through April 20
Gamma Week 2012, through April 12
A-Day, April 14
Dating coach Adam LoDolce, 11:30 a.m.-noon at Ferguson Center Plaza and 8 p.m. at Ferguson Center Theater
“Narrating Women’s Lives” lecture featuring Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster, April 12, 4:30-6 p.m., 233 Lloyd Hall
Coaching Character Initiative featuring coach Nick Saban and John Croyle, April 12, 6:30 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
Homegrown Alabama farmers market, April 12, 3-6 p.m., Canterbury Episcopal Chapel lawn
Summer Camp Expo, April 13, 4-6 p.m., band practice field
Technology, Education and Research Conference, April 14, 9:30 a.m., Bibb Graves Hall
“Love in Our Kitchen” cookbook-release party, April 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Phi Mu sorority house
Outage of external network connectivity, April 15, 8 a.m.-noon
MBA Association and Business Honors Program 5K walk-run, April 15, 8 a.m., Student Recreation Center
“Cookout for the Cause,” April 15, 4-6:30 p.m., Sigma Chi fraternity house
The annual A-Day football game will be held Saturday, April 14, at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Gates open at 11 a.m. The game begins at 2 p.m. and will be televised on CSS. At 12:15 p.m., the Walk of Fame Ceremony will be held at Denny Chimes. Click here for complete A-Day information, including how to register for prizes by “liking” the UA Gameday Facebook page. In addition to the football scrimmage, sporting events this weekend include the following games:
Women’s softball vs. South Carolina, April 13, 6:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Women’s softball vs. South Carolina, April 14 (4:30 p.m.) and April 15 (1:30 p.m.), Rhoads Stadium
Men’s tennis vs. Auburn, April 14, 5 p.m., Tennis Stadium
Students and others who are interested in participating in the UA Day of Service on Saturday, April 21 can register as a volunteer by visiting http://www.ua.edu/features/service/dayofservice.html. UA Remembers: A Day of Service will be held April 21, as a time to remember the first anniversary of the April 27, 2011, tornado by bringing UA and the community together to serve others. Volunteers will meet on campus the morning of April 21 and be transported to one of three work sites located along the path of the tornado. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will clean and beautify tornado-damaged areas. Afterwards, volunteers will return to UA for a brief program and lunch. The UA Day of Service begins a week of events and remembrances that will culminate in the city of Tuscaloosa’s memorial service on April 27. For more information on volunteering or making a donation, visit dayofservice.ua.edu. Questions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to sign up for the UA Day of Service is April 17.
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.
Details and dates for the sale of student football tickets for the 2012 season have been finalized. For UA students who will return in the fall, the sale will occur during five days based on each student’s credit hours as of Fall Semester 2011. These are UA hours and do not include transfer or AP hours. Note the following important dates:
Home Game Tickets
Opt-in: now through April 11
Purchase: April 16-20
Road Game Tickets
Opt-in: April 23-24
Purchase: April 26-27
Following is a timeline that explains what each student needs to do to participate in the ticket sale.
Now through April 11
All currently enrolled students should go to the home tab on https://mybama.ua.edu and click on “Opt in to Purchase Student Football Tickets” in the upper left-hand corner. Students must opt in to be eligible to purchase student football tickets for the 2012 season. This is not first-come, first-served, so students can complete the opt-in process anytime through. 5 p.m. CDT on April 11.
Students who complete the opt-in process will receive an email informing them which date they can go online to purchase tickets. Sale days will be assigned based on total credit hours earned at UA.
Each student’s credit hours determine which day a student will have the opportunity to participate. The University will allocate tickets for each sales day based on the percentage that each group represents in the total group of students who have completed the opt-in process. For example, if 27 percent of students who have opted in have between 31 and 60 hours, 27 percent of the tickets will be allocated for sale on that day. Following is the breakdown for each sales day:
Monday, April 16: graduate and professional students
Tuesday, April 17: 91 or more credit hours
Wednesday, April 18: 61-90 credit hours
Thursday, April 19: 31-60 credit hours
Friday, April 20: 0-30 credit hours
Student packages will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis each sales day, with a limit of one package per student. Tickets are nonrefundable. Contact the Alabama Ticket Office at 348-2262 with questions.
Students graduating in Spring Semester 2012 must be admitted to the Graduate School or School of Law before the end of the day on April 2 to be included in the returning-student sale. New campus-based students (freshmen, transfers, graduates, others) and students who receive undergraduate degrees from UA in Spring Semester 2012 and who are admitted to a graduate program after April 2 will be included in the new-student sale that begins June 4.
UA students enrolled during Spring Semester 2012 who wish to purchase tickets to away football games must place their names on a waiting list by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. Tickets will be allocated to students on the waiting list based on UA credit hours earned as of Fall Semester 2011. Requesting a ticket does not guarantee a purchase. Requests will be sorted by credit hours earned at UA (highest to lowest) and filled until the student inventory for each game is exhausted. This is not a first-come, first-served ticket sale. Students will go to http://www.rolltide.com and log in to the Athletics Ticket Office’s Paciolan system to request tickets.
On April 25, an email will be sent to students notifying them of the UA earned credit-hour cutoff for each game, and the information will be posted on http://www.rolltide.com and in Coleman Coliseum at the Athletics Ticket Office. Payment for tickets will take place April 26 at 8 a.m. through April 27 at 5 p.m. On those dates, students may log in to their Athletics Ticket Office’s Paciolan account through http://www.rolltide.com, view the online application and submit credit-card information for payment or pay at the Ticket Office window in Coleman Coliseum. Tickets are nonrefundable. The Athletics Ticket Office will send more information and details to students’ official UA Crimson email accounts. For more information, contact the UA Ticket Office at 348-6113.
An outage of all external network connectivity will start at 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 15, and last four hours. The outage is necessary to perform network routing changes in support of the Office of Information Technology’s Continuity of Operations Plan. No one will have access to the public Internet from the UA campus during the outage, which will not affect UA internal network. An off-campus backup Web server will handle all external requests to http://www.ua.edu during the outage; only limited information will be available. For more information, contact the IT Service Desk at 348-5555.
The Health Hut is accepting applications for internships from students of all majors who have a passion for promoting healthy lifestyles. The Health Hut is a daily health education outreach program run by the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness in UA’s Student Health Center. For more information and applications, visit http://cchs.ua.edu/healthhut. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. Questions can be sent to HealthHut@cchs.ua.edu.
Applications for director positions with the Student Government Association are available online through April 17. Standing committee applications are also available. Students can apply for both; however, director applications will take priority. An individual who is selected for a director position will no longer be eligible for a standing committee position. More information: Brennan Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT INVOLVEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Students can apply to be a part of the Nonprofit Protégé Program, an eight-week experience that allows UA students to walk in the shoes of a nonprofit administrator or CEO in the state of Alabama. Approximate dates for the program will be May 15 to July 1 and June 15 to Aug. 1. A limited number of students will be selected and matched to work with leaders from agencies in various cities across the state. Applications are available in the Community Service Center office in 346 Ferguson Center and are due no later than Friday, April 20, by 5 p.m. More information: http://volunteer.ua.edu/nonprofitprotege.cfm.
The Community Service Center and several student organizations on campus will host a “Hands on Tuscaloosa” service day Friday, April 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center pool-parking lot. Transportation will be provided to and from all service locations. Ice cream sundaes will be provided after the event from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. More information: Wahnee Sherman at email@example.com.
The Good Samaritan Clinic at 3880 Watermelon Road in Northport, Ala., is looking for volunteers for a community fundraiser that will be held on April 21. The clinic provides free health care to low-income families and those who do not have health insurance. More information: Brittney Knox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Re:Generation will host a talent show at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Northport, Ala., Monday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Students who would like to perform at the talent show or volunteer can contact Carly Evans at email@example.com. Talent-show winners will receive prizes. Students can register their community-service hours on Service Learning Pro.
The 30-Day-Tobacco-Free Challenge will be held throughout April to help University students, faculty and staff give up tobacco. The Health Hut will feature smoking as its topic now through April 20. Students can stop by any Health Hut location to receive resources and tips on smoking cessation. The Health Hut will also have information tables at the Ferguson Center now through Wednesday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Student Recreation Center on Tuesday, April 17, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Student Health Center’s Department of Health Promotion and Wellness at 348-3878 and follow the Health Hut on Twitter at #Time2Quit.
Dating coach Adam LoDolce will be on campus Wednesday, April 11. LoDolce will answer dating and relationship questions from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Health Hut on the Ferguson Center Plaza. At 8 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Theater, he will present “Being Alone Sucks.” Click here for more information or contact Jessica Vickery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership UA is sponsoring an on-campus food drive through Friday, April 20, in partnership with the West Alabama Food Bank. Nonperishable foods can be placed in designated containers at Bidgood Hall, ten Hoor Hall, Morgan Hall, Shelby Hall and the Office of Judicial Affairs at 107 Mary Burke Hall West. Sorority members are eligible to receive Panhellenic points for donating. Individuals wishing to donate large amounts of food may contact Cole Napoleon at 407-754-4478 to arrange a drop-off.
Gamma Week 2012, a series of cultural and educational events hosted by the Tau Gamma chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc., continues through Saturday, April 14. More information: http://www.bamagammas.com.
The Homegrown Alabama farmers market opens April 12, for its fifth year of operation. The market will be held each Thursday through October from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the lawn of Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, which is located across from Mary Burke Hall on Hackberry Lane. The market offers fresh produce, goat cheese, grass-fed beef and pork, cut flowers, baked goods and more. The first market will feature chef demonstrations, childrens’ crafts and music. Bama Cash and EBT are accepted.
Head football coach Nick Saban and John Croyle, founder of the Big Oak Ranch, will speak to UA students in Coleman Coliseum about character development, making good choices and creating a more positive atmosphere around campus. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 12. The event starts at 6:30 pm. Action Cards will be required for entry. Attendees will have the opportunity to tweet questions that will be answered during a short question-and-answer session with both men at the conclusion of the event. More information: Joe Hart at email@example.com.
Graduate students who have children are invited to the free Summer Camp Expo April 13 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the band practice field between Moody Music Building and Arby’s. Representatives from a number of local summer camps will be present. Children will be able to participate in games and other fun activities. After the event, Graduate Parent Support families are invited to enjoy free food and a UA softball game. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Technology, Education and Research Conference will be held Saturday, April 14. This year’s theme is “Exploring Horizons: Technology, Education and Research.” Registration opens at 9:30 a.m., and the conference will be held in Bibb Graves Hall. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas R. Bice, superintendent of Alabama’s K-12 schools. More information: Shirley Farrell at email@example.com, Natasha Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky Odom-Bartel at email@example.com.
A “Love in Our Kitchen” cookbook-release party will be held April 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the front lawn of the Phi Mu sorority house. Food and live music will be available. All proceeds from the sale of the cookbooks will benefit Project Team Up and tornado relief. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sigma Chi fraternity and Phi Mu sorority will host “Cookout for the Cause” Sunday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Sigma Chi house. All proceeds benefit the Ashley Harrison Memorial Scholarship Fund. More information: email@example.com.
The UA MBA Association and the Business Honors Program will host their first A-Day 5K Walk-Run Sunday, April 15. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the Student Recreation Center, and the race begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $20 per person and the proceeds benefit the Dr. Jim Cashman Business Honors Award Fund. More information and a registration form: UAMBAA@gmail.com.
Click here to purchase tickets for the “Crimson Caravan” tour that kicks off Tuesday, April 17, in Huntsville, Ala. UA football head coach Nick Saban will be the featured speaker at each event, which includes a banquet dinner. More information: Brian Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 348-3698.
The UA chapter of Alabama Arise will host a panel discussion on the Alabama immigration law April 17 at 7 p.m. in 309 Ferguson Center. Speakers will be Dan Lemley, immigration attorney; Gwen Ferreti, co-founder of Somos Tuskaloosa; Tomas Lopez, attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project; and Dr. Michael Innis-Jiménez, UA assistant professor of American studies. More information: email@example.com.
A free workshop that focuses on transitioning from military life to student life will be held Thursday, April 19, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 300 Ferguson Center. All veterans, service members, dependents and survivors are invited to the workshop, which includes dinner. Reservations required at http://sga.tix.com. The deadline to register is Monday, April 16. More information: Jennifer Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health Monologues will be presented Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in 38 Lloyd Hall. Refreshments and conversation will follow the show. Mental Health Monologues is a project that collects anonymous essay submissions from students on campus about their personal struggles with mental illness. The submissions are then used as monologues performed by actors during a staged performance as a means to erase the stigma surrounding the discussion and treatment of mental illness.
Adam Hill and Brooke Howell will showcase their sculpture, ceramics and graphic design artwork April 30-May 11 at Harrison Galleries in downtown Tuscaloosa. The two seniors will graduate in May with bachelor’s degrees in studio art. The opening reception for “Connect” will be held May 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Harrison Galleries, 2315 University Blvd. More information: Brooke Howell at email@example.com.
A paintball event will be held Saturday, April 21, at 1550 Avalon Drive in Cottondale, Ala. Cost is $25 per person and includes gun, mask, air, field entry, 500 count paintballs and optional chest protector. Two time slots are available: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2-5:30 p.m. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.facebook.com/pages/UA-Paintball/379671675379286.
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