UA Student News for Oct. 16, 2012
October 16, 2012 - Filed under: UA Student News
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DEADLINES TO REMEMBER
Homecoming queen applications, Oct. 17, 9 p.m.
Dating and Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil, 6 p.m., Denny Chimes
Workshop for Culverhouse College Business Plan Competition, 7:30 p.m., 379 Bidgood Hall
THIS WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER
Academic Scavenger Hunt, today through Oct. 26
SGA voter registration drive, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson Center
Panel discussion on campaign finance and judicial elections, Oct. 17, noon-1 p.m., 172 Law Center
Nachos for Needy, Oct. 18, 11 p.m, Delta Zeta house
Women’s volleyball vs. Florida, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Women’s soccer vs. Florida, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Soccer Stadium
Women’s tennis USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championship, Oct. 19-22, Tennis Stadium
Circle K campout and book distribution, Oct. 19-20, Opelika, Ala.
“Faces of Violence” lecture by Reanae McNeal, Oct. 19, 2-3:30 p.m., 360 Ferguson Center
Homecoming week, Oct. 21-27
Women’s soccer vs. South Carolina, Oct. 21, 1 p.m., Soccer Stadium
Women’s volleyball vs. Georgia, Oct. 21, 1:30 p.m., Foster Auditorium
The University of Alabama’s smoking policy prohibits smoking in all campus buildings. In addition, smoking is not allowed within 30 feet of entrances to buildings. UA’s Office of Health Promotion and Wellness and the Student Health Center offer tobacco-cessation programs for faculty, staff and students. For more information on these programs, visit http://wellness.ua.edu or http://shc.ua.edu/health-promotion/tobacco.
UA’s mobile application has two new features designed specifically for UA students. Access courses through the Learn module and access class schedule, grades for every term and MyTickets through the Student module. Visit http://m.ua.edu/app to update or download today.
The Student Government Association and the Ferguson Center will provide free transportation for the first 100 students who have their own tickets for the Alabama vs. Tennessee football game in Knoxville, Tenn., on Oct. 20 and who donate three canned goods. Students who register will be notified about the specific time of departure via email. No student will be allowed to board one of the two Ride with the Tide charter buses without a ticket, a cellphone and three canned goods. Click here for complete information and to register.
Students can receive help with their research papers by using the “research rescue” service at Gorgas Library. Librarians are always available to help with developing research topics, finding resources and citing sources. Special hours for research rescue are available Monday-Thursday, 4-6 p.m., through Dec. 10 at the first-floor Information Desk at Gorgas Library. More information: Nancy Fawley at email@example.com or 348-1976.
Students can honor friends and loved ones who have been affected by breast cancer, or they can remember someone who has died from the disease, by creating ornaments for the Breast Cancer Honor and Remembrance Tree event sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center. Trees will be located at the following locations during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: the Ferguson Center, the Student Recreation Center, the Student Health Center and Capstone Village. More information: Tiara Dees at firstname.lastname@example.org or 348-5040.
The Dome, a creative online project preparing to break off from Creative Campus, is recruiting writers, managerial staff, public relations majors and anyone interested in cultivating a student-run, creative outlet. More information: email@example.com.
The Higher Education Act of 1965 requires institutions to make certain information available to the campus community and general public. The University has established a website, http://www.ua.edu/academic/hea, to compile and disclose in one location pertinent information related to the HEA’s requirements. Click here for more information.
The University of Alabama Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report and The University of Alabama Gadsden Center Annual Campus Security Report are now available. These reports are required by federal law and contain policy statements and crime statistics, and for UA, applicable fire safety policies and procedures. These reports also address policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security (e.g., policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses). Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. The UA and Gadsden Center reports are available online to view or print at http://safety.ua.edu. People may also request a paper copy of either report from the Office of Community Services at 205-348-8361, http://police.ua.edu or at Box 870180, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0180.
All UA students are invited to participate in the Culverhouse College Business Plan Competition. A workshop will be held today at 7:30 p.m. in 379 Bidgood Hall. Click here for times and locations of additional workshops. The competition will be held Dec. 7 and involves prizes totaling more than $50,000 that includes cash and in-kind support. The deadline to submit an Intent to Compete is Nov. 2 at 11:59 p.m., and the deadline to submit a completed plan is Nov. 26 at 11:59 p.m. More information:http://uabplan.com/wordpress/wordpress, http://twitter.com/UABusinessPlan and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Candlelight Vigil, an annual event that honors and remembers survivors of dating and domestic violence, will be held today at 6 p.m. at Denny Chimes. In case of rain, the event will move to Smith Hall. Various campus and community speakers will be present.
Join the UA chapter of the American Constitution Society for a panel discussion on campaign finance and judicial elections Wednesday, Oct. 17, noon-1 p.m., at the Law Center in room 172. Speakers include, Billy Corriher, associate director for research legal progress at the Center for American Progress; Sue Bell Cobb, former chief justice of Alabama; and R. Bernard Harwood Jr., former associate justice of Alabama. A question-and-answer session will follow the discussion. More information: Mariam Gillis at email@example.com.
Reanae McNeil will present a lecture that explores global violence against women worldwide, especially as it pertains to domestic violence. The lecture, co-sponsored by the UA Women’s Resource Center, will be presented Friday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. in 360 Ferguson Center (Forum room). More information: Tiara Dees at firstname.lastname@example.org or 348-5040.
UA will celebrate homecoming Oct. 21-27. This year’s theme is “Timeless Traditions.” The highlight of the week will be the Crimson Tide’s football game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Oct. 27 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. For more information about the week’s activities, click here or go online at http://homecoming.ua.edu.
The 19th annual Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive is underway and will continue through Nov. 16. Beat Auburn Beat Hunger is an annual food drive held during the weeks leading up to the Iron Bowl when students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members “fight” hunger and poverty in West Alabama by challenging Auburn University and the Food Bank of East Alabama to see who can collect more nonperishable food to help needy families. Click here for more information.
The Student Health Fair will be held Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ferguson Center Plaza. Students can receive free vaccinations and screenings, including flu shots and blood-pressure, glucose, cholesterol and anemia screenings. Free massages will also be available. UA organizations involved in the health and well-being of students and representatives of area nonprofit agencies will distribute information about their services. Free refreshments and snacks will be provided. Door prizes will be given away. Students will need to bring their ACT cards to participate in the health fair. More information: Kristy Sillay at email@example.com.
The Student Government Association’s Academic Scavenger Hunt continues today through Oct. 26. During this event, students complete academic passports, which are available from the SGA office at 231 Ferguson Center. Each participating student must perform the following activities in order to complete a passport: visit two separate professors during their office hours, attend an advising session, use an academic resource on campus (e.g., the Center for Teaching and Learning, engineering labs, the Writing Center) and complete an academic planner on DegreeWorks. Students return their passports to the SGA office upon completion, at which time they can enter a drawing for prizes. Prizes include a $1,000 scholarship, a $500 scholarship, an iPad and Ray-Ban sunglasses. More information: @uasga on Twitter or Meagan Bryant, SGA press secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta Zeta sorority and the 2012 pledge class will host Nachos for Needy on Oct. 18. The event begins at 11 p.m. and will feature an all-you-can-eat nacho buffet. Admission is $5, and tickets can be purchased at the door or from any Delta Zeta member. Proceeds from the event will go to the speech and hearing impaired and the Painted Turtle Camp. Each member of a sorority will receive one Panhellenic point for attending. More information: Claire Arlotto at email@example.com.
The Circle K organization at UA is sponsoring a campout to help put books in the hands of underprivileged children across the state of Alabama. Volunteers will camp out in Opelika, Ala., Friday night, Oct. 19, and then assist with a 5K run and book distribution Saturday morning, Oct. 20. For more information about the campout or joining Circle K, students can attend a weekly meeting on Tuesdays at 8:15 p.m. in 309 Ferguson Center, follow Circle K on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uacirclek, visit http://circlek.ua.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Air Force ROTC at UA is holding its first Pumpkin Carve Oct. 26 at the Bureau of Mines behind Gorgas Library. Money raised will be used to buy care packages for soldiers overseas. AFROTC will sell pumpkins to carve and set on display for judging. Winners will receive prizes. Music and games will be available. All students, parents and children are invited to participate. The event starts at 9 a.m. for participants from local elementary schools, day cares and retirement centers. Beginning at noon, the event will be open to the rest of the public. All carving materials will be provided. Cash and checks will be accepted. More information: Kyle Zimmerman at email@example.com.
UA will offer an additional course term to students during winter break. Winter Interim, a new term of the Interim program, presents an opportunity for students to participate in creative and innovative educational experiences through online and travel courses. Students may enroll for one course during Winter Interim, which is Dec. 17, 2012-Jan. 8, 2013. Classes will not meet on official UA holidays. More information: http://interim.ua.edu.
The SOURCE has launched its new website, thesource.ua.edu. Student organizations can find resources such as The Lasso, a collection of activities like icebreakers and team builders; Creative Consults, a branding and design team; and the Source Course, a tutorial video series outlining important campus logistics and innovative productivity tools. The new website also contains a directory of registered student organizations.
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, the Community Service Center will take volunteers to Temporary Emergency Services to assist with various projects, such as sorting donations, working in the thrift store and building food bags for clients. Volunteers will meet at the Community Service Center in 346 Ferguson Center; transportation will be provided. Students who are interested in this opportunity can register at http://SLPro.ua.edu. More information: Ben McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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