UA Student News for Sept. 18, 2012
September 18, 2012 - Filed under: UA Student News
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DEADLINES TO REMEMBER
Application for Nonprofit Protégé Program, Sept. 21, 5 p.m., 346 Ferguson Center
Crimson Outreach interest meeting, 5:30 p.m., 217 Bidgood Hall
THIS WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER
Hispanic Heritage Month
General Interest and Business Career Fair, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bryant Conference Center
House of Marley campus van tour, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ferguson Center Plaza
Technical and Engineering Career Fair, Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bryant Conference Center
“Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre,” Sept. 20, 7 p.m., French House
Family Weekend 2012, Sept. 21-23
Dr. Katherine Newman’s lecture, Sept. 21, 2 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
Cookout for Alabama Greek Missions, Sept. 21, 4-8 p.m., Kappa Alpha house
Women’s soccer vs. Georgia, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Soccer Stadium
Softball team national championship celebration, Sept. 21, 8 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Alabama football vs. Florida Atlantic, Sept. 22, 4 p.m., Bryant-Denny Stadium
Day of Service, Sept. 23, noon, Tuscaloosa Area Volunteer Reception Center
Women’s soccer vs. Ole Miss, Sept. 23, 1 p.m., Soccer Stadium
Dog Splash, Sept. 23, 1-5 p.m., Student Recreation Center outdoor pool complex
Interest meeting for volunteering with Relay for Life committee and board, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., 204-A Ferguson Center
National Alliance for Mental Illness meeting, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., 351 Gordon Palmer Hall
Students who want to build a stronger, more prosperous and just society can register for the 2012 National Outreach Scholarship Conference, which will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Bryant Conference Center. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students who are engaged in service-learning activities or who are studying the impact of service-learning and community engagement are encouraged to attend. The conference includes sessions specifically for students and also includes student presenters. To view a video, get more information and register, go to http://www.nosc2012.ua.edu. Student groups who want to register should complete this form or contact Becky Reamey at email@example.com for more information.
The Graduate Student Assembly invites all UA graduate students participating in research to submit their abstracts for the Graduate Student Association Research Conference, which will be held Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Shelby Hall. Abstracts should be 250-300 words each and are due Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. Submitted posters should be 36 inches by 48 inches. Talks will be approximately 15 minutes with time allowed for follow-up questions and answers. Register at http://sa.tix.com. More information: Joseph Meany at firstname.lastname@example.org. The goal of the conference is to enhance student awareness and involvement in research around the UA campus and to provide an opportunity for students to showcase their work and promote understanding and communication between interdepartmental fields.
The UA Crossroads Community Center has organized a variety of campus events open to the community for national Hispanic Heritage Month, which is currently in progress and will continue through Oct. 15. Activities and events will range from health forums and guest speakers to films and women’s soccer. A complete listing of events is at http://crossroads.ua.edu.
The General Interest and Business Career Fair will be held Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Technical and Engineering Career Fair will be held Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bryant Conference Center. All majors are welcome. Full-time, part-time and internship opportunities will be available. Students must bring their Action Cards and résumés. Required dress is business professional — no flip-flops, jeans, shorts, T-shirts or party wear. All student parking will remain unchanged for the career fair. Students who park in a restricted area or zone not covered by their existing parking permits risk receiving tickets and being fined. Visit http://www.career.ua.edu for a full list of participating employers.
Family Weekend 2012 will be held Sept. 21-23. During the weekend, UA families will connect with one another, become more familiar with campus and spend time with their students. The First Year Experience and Parent Programs sponsor Family Weekend. Event activities include a poolside party, barbecue tailgate, jazz brunch and free giveaways. More information and a complete schedule of events: http://parentorientation.ua.edu/familyWeekend.cfm.
The Community Service Center invites students to attend Keeping up with the Kids, an awareness symposium addressing illiteracy and lack of art education in school systems. The event will be Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in 309 Ferguson Center. A three-person panel will discuss issues faced by local school. Panel experts will be Patience Melius, an employee of the Brewer-Porch Children’s Center; Ernestine Tucker, a Tuscaloosa educator; and Lois Palecek, director of Community Service Programs of West Alabama and the Head Start program. Each panelist will offer insight on the challenge of increasing illiteracy awareness and promoting arts in schools. More information: Phillip Sullivan at email@example.com.
Join the University Supply Store in welcoming the House of Marley as they stop at UA during their campus tour. The Marley VW bus will display Marley brand in-ear, on-ear and over-hear headphones. The Marley crew will answer any questions. The event will be Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ferguson Center Plaza. More information: 348-0668 or http://blog.thehouseofmarley.com/tag/livemarley.
“Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre,” the first movie in the Fall Semester 2012 French Movies Series, will be shown Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the French House. The house is located in Unit D of the Smith Woods complex near the Crimson Ride transit hub and the Biology Building. The fall program will focus on history through film. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Katherine Newman will lecture on the effects of tax policy on the working poor Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library. Newman is the dean of arts and sciences at Johns Hopkins University, a renowned scholar and the author of “Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged.” More information: Megan Knauss at email@example.com.
A cookout will be held at the Kappa Alpha House Sept. 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in support of Alabama Greek Missions, specifically to raise money for a mission trip to Nicaragua in December. Cost of admission is $5. Jambalaya will be served, and The Doctors and The Lawyers will provide music. Sponsors are Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Theta Chi, Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Alpha. More information: Myreete Wolford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-724-1002.
The MBA Association will host a scholarship golf tournament on Sept. 28 at the Capstone Club. More information about participating in or sponsoring the event: email@example.com.
The 6th Annual Dog Splash will be held Sept. 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center’s outdoor pool complex. Cost is $5 per dog; free admission for those without dogs. More information: Shane Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are being accepted through 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. More information: email@example.com.
Students interested in joining UA’s chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness are invited to attend the organization’s first meeting of the semester Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in 351 Gordon Palmer Hall. NAMI-UA seeks to advocate for, educate about and support students with mental illnesses on campus. More information: Jaime Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-380-2841.
The Student Government Association in conjunction with the Community Service Center has planned a day of service for Sept. 23 in which students can assist with relief efforts in the areas of Tuscaloosa that remain devastated from the April 27, 2011, tornado. Volunteers will arrive at the Tuscaloosa Area Volunteer Reception Center at noon. Those interested may sign up on http://SLPro.ua.edu. More information: Lisa Bochey at email@example.com.
UA’s Community Service Center and the Career Center announce the second Nonprofit Protégé Program. The Nonprofit Protégé Program is an eight-week experience that allows UA students to work alongside the director of a nonprofit organization. A limited number of students will be selected. Students will be required to participate in an orientation session, communicate with the nonprofit mentor to create a weekly schedule at the agency, sign a confidentiality document and develop an initiative to increase UA’s volunteer contributions to the nonprofit. Each student selected must be at least a sophomore with a minimum 2.5 GPA. An application is due no later than Sept. 21 by 5 p.m. to the Community Service Center at 346 Ferguson Center. Candidates will interview for a position on Oct. 3, and all applicants will be notified by Oct. 4 of their status in the program. More information: http://www.volunteer.ua.edu or Kim Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students can earn community-service hours through the Sitters for Service program at UA. Visit http://www.gps.ua.edu and click on the Sitters tab to apply online. The deadline to apply is Sept. 14. More information: Cori Perdue at email@example.com.
The Up ’til Dawn program at UA is accepting applications for its executive board. Up ’til Dawn is a student-led program dedicated to supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crimson Outreach is a student organization that works with the United Way of West Alabama. Students interested in volunteer work can learn more about Crimson Outreach by attending a meeting today 5:30 p.m. in 217 Bidgood Hall. More information: Molly Lisenby at Mdlisenby@crimson.ua.edu.
Volunteers are needed to be a part of the UA Collegiate Executive Board and Committee for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life that will be held at UA in spring 2013. An interest meeting will be held Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in 204-A Ferguson Center. The meeting will address the planning process for the relay. The Collegiate Executive Board and Committee will meet monthly to plan logistics, entertainment, marketing, team recruitment and more. More information: Anna Lisa Sexton at 205-342-2009 or email@example.com.
Members of the UA women’s softball team will receive their 2012 NCAA national championship rings during a presentation at Rhoads Stadium Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. In addition to welcoming back the 2012 national championship team, fans can participate in the celebration with a crowd photo and autograph session.
The Crimson Tide football team will play Florida Atlantic Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Students can visit the following websites for information, including the way student tickets are handled, how to enter the stadium (Gate 31 only) and how parking near the stadium affects students: Action Card Office (click on My Tickets UA) or http://uagameday.com.
Women’s soccer vs. Georgia, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Soccer Stadium
Women’s soccer vs. Ole Miss, Sept. 23, 1 p.m., Soccer Stadium
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