UA Student News for Aug. 21, 2012
August 21, 2012 - Filed under: UA Student News
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Convocation for new students, 6 p.m., Foster Auditorium
THIS WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER
Week of Welcome, Aug. 21-30
Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market, Aug. 23, 3-6 p.m., Canterbury Episcopal Chapel’s lawn at corner of Hackberry Lane and Ninth Street
IFC informal rush meet and greet, Aug. 23, 5-7 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
Special University Supply store hours, Aug. 23-26
B.B. King and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
As a reminder, the deadline to submit announcements and events to UA Student News is Wednesdays at noon. UASN is mailed to students each Tuesday evening during the fall and spring semesters. To submit an item, use the online submission form at http://uanews.ua.edu/submit-student. Items should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event or announcement.
The University of Alabama has been selected as one of the top 20 schools for “The South’s Best Tailgate” by Southern Living magazine. The magazine is letting fans ultimately choose the winner in a contest that is currently underway and will end Oct. 1. The winner will be crowned at a home game by Nov. 10. To vote and for more information, visit http://www.southernliving.com/tailgate or UA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Division of Student Affairs invites UA students to participate in the annual Week of Welcome, which is currently in progress and continues through Aug. 30. WOW is a two-week series of more than 50 events and activities, each designed to help first-year and transfer students acclimate to academic and student life at UA. For more information, including a full schedule of events, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit http://wow.ua.edu or become a fan of UAWOW on Facebook. A Guidebook app may be downloaded at http://guidebook.com/g/uawow12, and daily updates may also be obtained by following @UAWOW on Twitter.
The dusk edition of Get on Board Day will be held Aug. 30 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Plaza. Get on Board Day is a festival-like atmosphere that provides students with an opportunity to see what UA’s more than 450 organizations have to offer. This year’s event will feature entertainment, free food from area vendors and giveaways from numerous businesses and organizations.
The Student Government Association in conjunction with the city of Tuscaloosa is offering the following deal for UA students: $15 tickets to see B.B. King and the Tedeschi Trucks Band live in concert Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Students must present a valid student ID at the amphitheater’s box office to take advantage of the offer. Tickets are limited.
The Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market will be held every Thursday, 3-6 p.m., through October on the Canterbury Episcopal Chapel’s lawn at the corner of Hackberry Lane and Ninth Street. Fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, goat cheese, handmade soaps, pork and beef are among the offerings, along with live music, kids’ activities, prepared cold drinks and baked goods. Patrons may spend cash or checks or redeem EBT/SNAP benefits, Bama Cash, debit cards or credit cards.
The Druid City Garden Project invites students to the inaugural Garden Party, which will be held Sept. 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the L&N Station in downtown Tuscaloosa. Local chefs will be paired with local farmers to prepare a variety of food. The Red Mountain White Trash string band will provide entertainment. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to view the documentary “Eating Alabama” by UA professor Andrew Grace. The Druid City Garden Project is a community-based nonprofit that works to improve access to and knowledge of sustainable local produce. The group operates gardens at two local elementary schools; the original of the two gardens is a service-learning site for UA students. More information: http://www.druidcitygardenproject.org/events.
Students can apply to be a part of the UA’s GPS/UPS Babysitter Network in order to get connected with UA student-parents looking for a baby sitter. Apply at http://hr.ua.edu/employment/student-employment/index.html. More information: Cori Perdue at email@example.com or 348-5217.
The Sigma Delta Tau sorority will have an information table about upcoming recruitment events in the Ferguson Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day through Aug. 24. Stop by the table or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
All male UA students interested in joining one of the campus fraternities are invited to attend an informational session Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library. All fraternity presidents and rush chairmen will be present.
SAFETY AND WELL-BEING
To keep students informed if severe weather or an emergency occurs on campus, the University uses UA Alerts to send notifications via email, telephone and SMS text messaging to contact information on file in student records. Students should make sure their contact information on myBama is updated. Students can update their records by logging on to myBama and making changes in the Student Self-Service area. More information: http://prepare.ua.edu.
One of the University’s highest priorities is the safety and well-being of its students. One way students can stay safe is to avoid traveling alone at night and to confine walking to well-lit, regular-traveled walks and pathways. Students can refer to the Safer Living Guide for safety precautions to take on and off campus.
Al’s Pals is recruiting mentors. Al’s Pals is a weekly one-on-one mentoring program, serving Tuscaloosa students grades K-5. UA students serve as mentors and help with schoolwork. Volunteers will work at either Oakdale Elementary School or McKenzie Court Community Center. Apply at http://volunteer.ua.edu/specialProjects.cfm by Sept. 4. More information: Star Bloom at email@example.com.
Always remember to check the Crimson Calendar for all the week’s events.
For athletic events, go to http://www.rolltide.com.
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