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UA Student News for Jan. 2, 2013

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National Championship Service Project, Jan. 6, 2013, noon check-in, Miami, Fla.
National Championship Service Project, Jan. 7, 2013, 8:30 a.m. check-in, Ferguson Center Plaza
Discover BCS National Championship football game, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m., Miami, Fla.


Students can register to participate in two projects that will have a positive impact on both the communities of Miami, Fla., and Tuscaloosa prior to the Discover BCS National Championship football game between UA and Notre Dame. Students and alumni from the two universities will work together with Roots in the City on an urban gardening project aimed at promoting community development and beautification in inner-city areas of Miami.The service project will be Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with check-in and lunch beginning at noon.

In addition, UA students who will be in Tuscaloosa on Monday, Jan. 7, can participate in a local National Championship Service Project from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Check-in will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Ferguson Center Plaza. Volunteers will work with Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority and the Tuscaloosa Volunteer Reception Center. For more information, contact Wahnee Sherman, UA Community Service Center, at 348-5722 or To register, click here.


The Alabama Crimson Tide plays the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in the Discover BCS National Championship. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN and will be held in Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

Students who are eligible to receive tickets will receive an email from the UA Athletic Ticket Office with information concerning where and when to pick up tickets. Please remember to take your Action Card and another form of photo ID to obtain your ticket.

The Florida Department of Transportation encourages travelers heading to the game to use the 511 traveler-information system before hitting the road to stay up to date on crashes, congestion, construction and more. The 511 system provides information on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways, including those near the stadium such as Interstate 75, Interstate 95, Interstate 595 and the Florida Turnpike.

For traffic updates, travelers can call 511 toll free, visit, download the 511 application on iTunes or follow 511 on Twitter.

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