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UA Student News for Dec. 8, 2015

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SOURCE collaborative grant applications, Dec. 12
Sitters for Service applications, Jan. 15


Final examinations, Dec. 8-11
Winter Commencement, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Coleman Coliseum


The University of Alabama will hold winter commencement Saturday, Dec. 12, at Coleman Coliseum. Students from the Culverhouse College of Commerce, College of Communication and Information Sciences, College of Engineering and School of Social Work will participate in the 9 a.m. ceremony. Students from the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Human Environmental Sciences and Capstone College of Nursing will participate in the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.

The Office of Information Technology will soon replace the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in the data center because of a manufacturer’s fault that could cause a sudden UPS failure. The failure would result in a loss of power to the data center. Beginning at 9 p.m. on Dec. 19, all Internet-network access, services and applications will be unavailable until Dec. 20 at noon. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the IT Service Desk at or 348-5555.

The northbound driving lane of Hackberry Lane by the biology building will be closed Dec. 21 because of construction. Flagmen will be located in the area to provide assistance. Contact Joe Cobb at 205-523-2160 or for more information.

Until mid-January, the sidewalk on the south side of Bryant Drive, from Tutwiler Hall to Eighth Avenue, will be closed for underground utility work on the west side of Tutwiler Hall in connection with the construction of a new retail center. Pedestrians should access the sidewalk on the opposite side of Bryant Drive by crossing at lighted intersections and legal crosswalks.


Alice, a new fashion and lifestyle magazine, has debuted at The University of Alabama. The magazine is produced by and for college-aged women interested in fashion, fitness, beauty, food, entertainment and lifestyle. Alice is published by UA’s Office of Student Media and includes a companion website at The print issue is available for purchase at the University Supply Store locations at the Ferguson Student Center and Tutwiler Hall and off campus at Barnes and Noble in Midtown Village. It can also be purchased online at


Sitters for Service seeks baby sitters. Students can earn community service hours in exchange for baby-sitting for student parents. The deadline to submit applications is Jan. 15, 2016.


The University Supply Store continues its sale through Dec. 13. University students and employees with valid UA IDs can receive a range of discounts off the purchase of select merchandise. Complimentary gift-wrapping is also available. In addition, the store’s technology department will host a one-day sale on Friday, Dec. 11.

Check the Events Calendar daily for an extensive list of campus events, including club meetings, arts and entertainment.

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The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.