UA Student News for Aug. 28, 2012
August 28, 2012 - Filed under: UA Student News
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DEADLINES TO REMEMBER
Alpha Kappa Psi information session, 6:30 p.m., 210 Bidgood Hall
THIS WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER
Week of Welcome, Aug. 28-30
Alpha Kappa Psi information session, Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m., 20 Alston Hall
Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market, Aug. 30, 3-6 p.m., Canterbury Episcopal Chapel’s lawn at the corner of Hackberry Lane and Ninth Street
Get on Board Day, Aug. 30, 5-10 p.m., Ferguson Center Plaza
Women’s volleyball vs. Alabama A&M, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Crimson Tide Cross-Country Kickoff, Sept. 1, 8:30 a.m., Harry Pritchett Running Park, Tuscaloosa
Women’s soccer vs. Mercer, Sept. 2, 1 p.m., Soccer Stadium
Dr. Judy Bonner and the Office of Academic Affairs are pleased to announce the start of a new tradition for the UA family: the launch of Celebrating Achievement. This new song is designed to publicly recognize and celebrate students, faculty and staff who achieve national recognition, awards and honors.
This week and next, the Denny Chimes will play the new celebratory song at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. to help the campus community become familiar with the melody and to recognize and honor students who are past recipients of national-level awards. This includes 15 Rhodes Scholars, 37 Goldwater Scholars, eight Truman Scholars, 19 Hollings Scholars, two Javits Fellows, one Udall Scholar and one Portz Scholar. The song will also play in honor of faculty and staff who have achieved national recognition.
When you hear Celebrating Achievement played on the Chimes in the coming months, please stop for a moment to celebrate success and then look for an email announcing the award recipient’s name and honor.
The UA Ticket Office has a limited number of football-split-ticket packages for sale to students who had an opportunity to purchase a season ticket but were not successful during the earlier sales. These packages will be available for purchase beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, and the sale will run as long as tickets are still available. The student-ticket order will be available only online on the home tab at https://mybama.ua.edu. Packages are limited to one per student and are subject to availability.
An email with online ordering instructions and a description of available packages will be sent to students who are eligible to purchase tickets. For more information, call the UA Ticket Office at 348-6113.
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 will end Oct. 1. To vote and for more information, visit http://www.southernliving.com/tailgate or UA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
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.
A valid UA Action Card is needed to access exterior doors at Gorgas, Rodgers, and Bruno libraries each day from 10 p.m. until closing. All exterior doors will be locked at 10 p.m. Patrons should use the Capstone Drive entrance to Gorgas Library, the main entrance to Rodgers Library and either entrance to Bruno Library.
The Sanford Media Center in 205-B Gorgas Library now has a GoPro, a Lensbaby kit, a boom mic kit, a green screen, and additional lighting options for checkout, as well as stock video, compositing footage and Final Cut Pro X. The SMC offers multimedia project support for UA students. Visit http://www.lib.ua.edu/smc to learn more or call 348-4651.
Week of Welcome continues through Aug. 30. WOW is a two-week series of more than 50 events and activities designed to help first-year and transfer students acclimate to academic and student life at UA. For more information 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.
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 will provide students with an opportunity to see what UA’s more than 450 organizations have to offer and will feature entertainment, free food and giveaways.
The Alpha Kappa Psi coeducational business organization is hosting its fall rush. Information sessions will be held Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in 210 Bidgood Hall and Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in 20 Alston Hall. Potential new members can meet current members at a fundraiser Sept. 3 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Sweet CeCe’s on University Boulevard. More information: email@example.com.
A pre-occupational therapy society is trying to launch at UA. Students interested in pursuing a career in occupational therapy can email Bethany Colquitt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Applications will be accepted Sept. 7-Oct. 1 for membership in Avanti and Parent Ambassadors. Members serve as official ambassadors for the University during Bama Bound and recruitment events. Students who are interested should complete the online application at http://parents.ua.edu/pamApply.cfm. Information sessions will be held in 205 Gorgas Library on the following dates: Sept. 4, noon and 6 p.m.; Sept. 5, noon; Sept. 11, noon and 6 p.m.; Sept. 12, noon and 6 p.m. More information: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 348-5217.
Registration for intramural flag football begins Sept. 4 and ends Sept. 11, and registration for intramural volleyball and dodge ball begins Sept. 18 and ends Sept. 25. Visit http://urec.sa.ua.edu for a full list of intramural sports and registration dates.
The University of Alabama Community Service Center is hosting the 2012 Volunteer Expo on Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ferguson Center for all students. Representatives from area nonprofit agencies will be on hand to provide information about their organizations and their specific volunteer needs. The CSC works with local nonprofit agencies throughout the year by connecting them with service-minded students.
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.
Project Health is looking for health ambassadors for the Fall Semester 2012 to provide peer health education to UA students. Health ambassadors develop health programs for student organizations and residence halls, promote and participate in health-awareness months and weeks, participate in community outreach, and more. Visit http://projecthealth.ua.edu for more information and an application. Applications are due Sept. 7 by 5 p.m. An information meeting will be held Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. in 316 Adams Hall.
Always remember to check the Events Calendar for all the week’s events.
For athletic events, go to http://www.rolltide.com.
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