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UA Student News for Jan. 12, 2016

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Al’s Pals applications, Jan. 15
Sitters for Service applications, Jan. 15


Classes begin, Jan. 13
Legacy Banquet, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m., Embassy Suites Hotel
Realizing the Dream Concert, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building concert hall
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, UA holiday (classes dismissed), Jan. 18
Get on Board Day, Jan. 19, 5-8 p.m., Ferguson Student Center
Women in STEM Experience Symposium, Jan. 22-23, Bryant Conference Center


As part of the process for crafting the University’s strategic plan, all students are encouraged to share their suggestions for moving the University forward. You can view a video from President Stuart R. Bell concerning the University’s strategic planning process. Use the online form to submit ideas to the Strategic Planning Council or send an email to For more information on the strategic plan initiative, go to

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. march, sponsored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and co-sponsored by the UA Black Faculty and Staff Association, is expected to affect pedestrian and vehicular traffic on Monday, Jan. 18. The rally begins at 11 a.m. at Malone Hood Plaza. Tentative plans have the walk beginning at 11:30 a.m., moving from the plaza toward downtown Tuscaloosa, culminating at Tuscaloosa City Hall. Both westbound and eastbound lanes along the parade route will be subject to opening and closing, depending on the crowd and roadway conditions at any given time. Pedestrians and drivers are urged to exercise caution if traveling in the area at the time.


Al’s Pals is accepting applications through Friday, Jan. 15, for the spring term. Interviews will be held Jan. 13-22 in the Career Center at the Ferguson Student Center. Students in Al’s Pals mentor students in local elementary schools. Visit 1100 Ferguson Center or Al’s Pals for more information and applications.


The XXXI and UA AAUW will host a leadership workshop for female UA students on Jan. 25, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. in Russell Hall. Participants will learn about professional etiquette, networking, internships, campus leadership and more. Contact for more information.

Transfer students at UA are invited to breakfast at 3400 Ferguson Student Center on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Career Center staff will provide assistance with résumé preparation, job applications and interviews. More information:

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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.