UA Student News for April 3, 2012
April 3, 2012 - Filed under: UA Student News
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DEADLINES TO REMEMBER
Sealed bids for bicycle sale, April 4 before 10 a.m., Property and Inventory Management office at 1115 14th St.
University Stewards applications, April 4, 4 p.m., 203 Student Services
SOURCE Board of Governors applications, April 4, 11:59 p.m.
Health Hut applications, April 11, 5 p.m.
Poetry reading and book signing, 7 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
THIS WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER
Bicycle sale, April 4, 10 a.m., Property and Inventory Management office, 1115 14th St.
Women’s empowerment program, April 4, 6:30 p.m., 226 Lloyd Hall
Recyclemania, through April 6
GSA Assembly, April 6, 7 p.m., 1004 Shelby Hall
Men’s baseball vs. Auburn, April 6 (7 p.m.), April 7 (3 p.m.) and April 8 (1 p.m.), Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Men’s baseball vs. UAB, April 10, 6 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Men’s tennis vs. Memphis, April 4, 4 p.m., Tennis Stadium
Men’s tennis vs. Georgia, April 6, 3 p.m., Tennis Stadium
Men’s tennis vs. Tennessee, April 8, 1 p.m., Tennis Stadium
Women’s softball vs. LSU, April 6 (7 p.m.), April 7 (1:30 p.m.) and April 8 (1 p.m.), Rhoads Stadium
The following buildings will experience a gas and water shutdown April 6 from 6 a.m. to noon: U.S. Bureau of Mines, Hardaway Hall and annex, Smith Hall and Woods Hall. More information: UA project manager Wes Hokanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 348-2133.
UA Remembers: A Day of Service will be held on Saturday, 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 the UA 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., we will work together to clean up and beautify tornado-damaged areas. Afterwards, we will return to the UA campus for a brief program, followed by lunch for all volunteers. 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, 2012. For more information on volunteering or making a donation, visit dayofservice.ua.edu beginning April 4. Questions should be submitted to email@example.com.
UA departments and organizations planning commemorative activities should contact Deborah Lane, assistant to the president and assistant vice president for University Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: April 9-11
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.
All currently enrolled students should go to the home tab on http://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 between 8 a.m. CDT on April 9 and 5 p.m. 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 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 looking for interns of all majors who are enthusiastic, creative, dedicated, responsible and reliable leaders 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 at 5 p.m. on April 11. Questions can be sent to HealthHut@cchs.ua.edu.
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.
Poets Abraham Smith and Jeanie Thompson, 2012 Alabama State Council on the Arts Literature Fellows, will read from their latest works today at 7 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The event is free and open to the public.
UA will recognize the achievement of outstanding students and faculty during Honors Week, which began April 1 and will continue through April 6. Click here for more information.
UA’s Logistics and Support Services office is accepting closed bids for the public sale of 100 bicycles. The sale is open to individuals 19 years older or older. All sealed bids must be received via mail or in person at the Property and Inventory Management office at 1115 14th Street. The closed bids will be opened on April 4, at 10 a.m.; all bids must be received before this time to be considered. Visit the Surplus Property Office website at http://surplus.ua.edu/current.html for complete information about the sale and to view the bicycles. Individuals with questions can call Surplus Property at 348-7501.
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 April 4-11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Student Recreation Center on April 10 and 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.
Black Reflections will host a women’s empowerment program April 4 at 6:30 p.m. in 226 Lloyd Hall. The program is open to all female students at UA and is expected to be an annual event. More information: Tierra Gleason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate Student Association will hold a GSA Assembly April 6 at 7 p.m. in 1004 Shelby Hall. The Assembly is open to all UA graduate students and is expected to be an annual event. More information: Becky Odom-Bartel at email@example.com.
The Tau Gamma chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. will host Gamma Week 2012, a series of cultural and educational events, April 9-14. Events include a luau April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverside Community pool and a forum on breast-cancer awareness Aril 10 at 6:30 p.m. in 375 Bidgood Hall. More information: http://www.bamagammas.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The annual Technology, Education and Research Conference will be held 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. 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.
The UA MBA Association and the Business Honors Program will host their first A-Day 5K Walk-Run 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.
Mental Health Monologues will be presented 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 to 9 p.m. at Harrison Galleries, 2315 University Blvd. More information: Brooke Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A paintball event will be held 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: email@example.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/UA-Paintball/379671675379286.
The University Stewards are accepting applications for membership for the 2012-13 school year. Qualified candidates will have at least a 3.0 GPA, a welcoming personality and a passion for the University. Applications are available at http://bama.ua.edu/~uastewards and must be turned into the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in 203 Student Services on April 4 by 4 p.m.
The SOURCE is accepting applications for the 2012-13 SOURCE Board of Governors. The SBOG comprises four leaders who work together to provide resources and services to UA student organizations. The positions are director of organizational outreach, director of communications, director of organizational leadership, and director of partnership development and finance. Visit http://thesource.ua.edu to apply and for more information. The application deadline is April 4 at 11:59 p.m.
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.
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