UA Student News for Oct. 30, 2012
October 30, 2012 - Filed under: UA Student News
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DEADLINES TO REMEMBER
Alternative Break scholarships, Nov. 1, 5 p.m., 346 Ferguson Center
Intent to Compete applications for Culverhouse College Business Plan Competition, Nov. 2, 11:59 p.m.
Applications for Health Hut interns, Nov. 12, 5 p.m.
Applications for Project Health ambassadors and GAMMA delegates, Nov. 12, 5 p.m.
THIS WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER
Beat Auburn Beat Hunger, daily through Nov. 16
Résumé reviews, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 336 Ferguson Center
Bone-marrow-donor-registry drive, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Reese Phifer Hall and Ferguson Center
Beat Auburn Beat Hunger blood drive, Oct. 30-31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Ferguson Center ballroom
French Film Series: “Les Enfants Du Siécle,” Nov. 1, 7-9 p.m., French House
Zach Weinersmith lecture and book signing, Nov. 2, 5 p.m., Lloyd Hall auditorium
Campus Veterans Association 5K run and walk, Nov. 3, 9 a.m., Student Recreation Center
University Recreation intramural battleship competition, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m., Student Recreation Center indoor pool
Sigma Delta Tau stem-cell swab drive , Nov. 5, noon-4 p.m., Bloom Hillel Student Center
Workshop for Culverhouse College Business Plan Competition, Nov. 6, 7:30-9 p.m., 379 Bidgood Hall
Blackboard Learn will replace the current e-Learning system on Dec. 31 and will be the only learning-management system used. Students should save any needed materials out of e-Learning by following the guide found here. To learn more about how to use Blackboard Learn, visit http://ondemand.blackboard.com. For more information about UA’s transition to Blackboard Learn, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, Blackboard Learn is now available in UA’s suite of mobile applications.
The Office for Academic Affairs encourages students to familiarize themselves with the benefits of DegreeWorks, the University’s software program that provides Web-based academic advising and degree audit tools. Administered by the Office of the University Registrar, DegreeWorks helps students finish in eight semesters by enhancing their ability to plan schedules, track progress in degree completion and calculate GPA. For more information on DegreeWorks, visit http://finishinfour.ua.edu, the landing page for the program.
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.
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.
SAS Education Analytic Suite is now available to academic departments, faculty, staff and students on personal and University-owned machines for teaching and research purposes at no charge to the end user, according to the Office of Information Technology. Users can log in to the download site, accept the terms and conditions, and download the software to their machines. Click here for more information, including a link to the download site.
DewPoint, Sigma Tau Delta‘s literary magazine, is accepting creative and critical submissions for the 2013 edition. DewPoint accepts original prose, poetry and critical papers from UA undergraduates of any major. Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 1, 2013, at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information: Shea Stripling at email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. More information: http://wellness.ua.edu or http://shc.ua.edu/health-promotion/tobacco.
All students are invited to hear a panel of experts provide information about living in off-campus rentals. This Rental Life 101 meeting will be held today at 6 p.m. in 309 Ferguson Center. Door prizes will be provided. More information: Julie Elmore at email@example.com or 348-9647
Dr. Frank Jackson will lecture on “The Problem of Consciousness Revisited” today at 7:30 p.m. in 205 Smith Hall. The free public lecture is part of the UA philosophy department’s Philosophy Today series. Jackson is the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Australian National University and a regular visiting professor at Princeton University.
Students can receive 10-minute résumé reviews at the Sylvester Jones Leadership and Career Resource Center (336 Ferguson Center) on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is required. Snacks will be provided. More information: Amy Bramlett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Beat Auburn Beat Hunger blood drive will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ferguson Center. To make an appointment to donate, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code BAMA. For each pint collected, Sam’s Club Tuscaloosa will donate a nonperishable food item to Beat Auburn Beat Hunger. More information: email@example.com.
All UA students are invited to participate in the Culverhouse College Business Plan Competition.Click here for times and locations of 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.
RAGE tickets for the Nov. 8th B.o.B. concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater are on sale and can be purchased through myBama by clicking on the Campus Life tab. Each student can purchase a ticket for $25 and up to two guest tickets for $30 each. Students can only log in once to buy their desired number of tickets.
Zach Weinersmith, creator of the popular online “Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal,” will lecture on his new book, “Trial of the Clone,” Friday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. in the Lloyd Hall auditorium. A book signing will follow the talk. For more information, click here. More information: Lin Wang at email@example.com.
The Campus Veterans Association will host a 5K run and walk Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. at the Student Recreation Center. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each age group. Visit http://sa.tix.com to register and for more information.
Sigma Delta Tau sorority will hold a stem-cell swab drive to find compatible donors for a person in need of a stem-cell transplant. The event will be held Nov. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Bloom Hillel Student Center at 380 Ninth St. Monetary donations will also be accepted. One Panhellenic point will be offered for members of sororities who volunteer to get swabbed. More information: Chelsea Pennington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Service Center will host the Hunger Banquet Nov. 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Ferguson Center ballroom. Participants in this interactive event sit and eat a meal determined by the luck of the draw, just as in real life some are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty. The banquet will allow many to gain a new perspective on the root causes of hunger and poverty in the world. Dress for the banquet is casual, and one Panhellenic point will be awarded for sorority members who attend. Visit http://volunteer.ua.edu/hungerb.cfm to register for the banquet. More information: Lisa Bochey at email@example.com.
Students seeking part-time work as babysitters or tutors can apply to be a part of the new Babysitting Network and Tutoring Network. More information: Victoria Corley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 348-6045.
The Community Service Center Alternative Break scholarship deadline has been changed to Thursday, Nov. 1, and will include all 2012 and 2013 trips. Students who want to take trips during Winter Break, the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Spring Break and May Interim will are required to submit applications by 5 p.m. on Nov. 1 to the Community Service Center in 346 Ferguson Center. To download the application, click here.
This year, the CSC is offering domestic trips within Alabama to Greensboro and Lee County, as well as trips to New Orleans, La., and Memphis, Tenn. International trips are also available to Belize and the Dominican Republic.
Students can volunteer to work shifts to register individuals who want to donate bone marrow. The drive will be held Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Reese Phifer Hall and in the Ferguson Center. Students can also join the bone-marrow registry at this time. Students interested in volunteering for a shift should contact Katie Sanders at email@example.com. For more information about the drive, click here. To read about a member of the UA community who will undergo a bone-marrow transplant, click here.
Project Health is seeking students for positions as health ambassadors, Health Hut interns and GAMMA delegates. For more information about each position and to obtain an application, visit http://healthhut.ua.edu (interns) and http://projecthealth.ua.edu (ambassadors and delegates). Applications are due Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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