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UA Student News for Jan. 26, 2016

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DEADLINES

Capstone Men and Women applications, Jan. 29, noon, 284 Rose Administration Building
SGA applications for executive and senate positions, Feb. 4, 6 p.m.
Peer Leader applications, Feb. 5, 5 p.m.
A-Team applications, Feb. 15, 2 p.m.
University Stewards applications, Feb. 24
UA Away scholarship applications, March 1, 11:59 p.m.
Buford Peace Award nominations, March 21. Contact: Liz Dykes at eadykes@sw.ua.edu or 348-5384.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out the new UA.edu. The site uses responsive Web-design technology to provide an optimal browsing experience across a wide range of devices regardless of screen size. The layout and content of the site automatically adjusts and adapts to all screen sizes, including large monitors, small monitors, tablets and phones, in order to provide users with a rich and rewarding browsing experience.

Open enrollment for the University-sponsored health insurance plan for students has been extended to Feb. 10. All graduate students taking 3 or more credit hours and undergraduate students taking 6 or more credit hours are eligible to participate. Enroll at https://www.uhcsr.com/ua. More information: http://shc.ua.edu/insurance.

As part of the process for crafting the University’s strategic plan, all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to share their suggestions for moving the University forward. Complete the UA Strategic Plan Survey, submit ideas to the Strategic Planning Council using the online form, or send a private email to stratplan@ua.edu. For more information on the strategic plan initiative, go to https://ua.edu/strategicplan. You can also view a video from President Stuart R. Bell concerning the University’s strategic planning process.

Students may nominate a faculty member for the Buford Peace Award. March 21 is the deadline to submit a nomination form. More information: Liz Dykes at 348-5384 or eadykes@sw.ua.edu.

All locations of the University Supply Store will be closed Feb. 7 for system updates. The stores will reopen Feb. 8 at 8 a.m.

APPLICATIONS

Applications for Capstone Men and Women are due Jan. 29 by noon in 284 Rose Administration Building. A mandatory convocation will be held on Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in 120 Farrah Hall to discuss the selection process. More information and application: http://cmw.ua.edu/#try-out.

Students seeking a Student Government Association executive position or senate seat for Spring Semester 2016 can access the link to the Statement of Candidacy and Intent at http://vote.ua.edu under the Forms tab. The deadline for applications is Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.

Applications for Peer Leaders are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 5. Peer Leaders mentor to first-year students and help facilitate courses alongside faculty. More information: fye@ua.edu or 348-8404.

Applications for the A-Team are due Feb. 15 by 2 p.m. The A-Team is a group of student leaders who serve UA by supporting new students during Camp 1831. More information: Office of First Year Experience and Parent Programs at 348-8404.

The University Stewards is accepting applications for new membership. University Stewards help UA admissions counselors recruit top students from around the nation by creating personal relationships with prospective students and their families. Applications are due Feb. 24. Access the application through the SOURCE login. More information: uastewards@gmail.com

Applications for UA Away scholarships are available online and due March 1 by 11:59 p.m. Students interested in studying, working or serving away from the UA campus in the summer or fall of 2016 are encouraged to apply. More information: https://sa.ua.edu/resources/student-scholarships-awards.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Career fairs will be held in February and March. Stop by the Career Center at 3400 Ferguson Student Center on Feb. 10 or Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for a quick review of your résumé and enjoy a sweet treat at the same time. No appointment necessary. More information: amy.bramlett@ua.edu.

ESPN/SEC Network summer internships are posted now on espncareers.com, disneyinterns.com and disneycareers.com.

FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE

Sigma Delta Tau will begin spring recruitment today at 6:30 p.m. at 420 Smithwoods Circle House C. More information: rushsigdelt@gmail.com.

Alpha Delta Chi will hold rush Feb. 2-5. Informational meetings will be held in 3111 Ferguson Student Center today at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. More information: adxtaurecruitment@gmail.com.

EVENTS

The Student Government Association Lobby Board is sponsoring the following two events to encourage students to become active in the political process:

  • Voter registration drive, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Student Recreation Center
  • Letter-writing drive to legislators, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lloyd Hall lobby

Greek points will be offered for both events. More information: iveybest@gmail.com.

Students can explore available study-abroad options at the Study Abroad Fair on Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Ferguson Student Center. More information: Chad Berry at chad.berry@ua.edu or 348-5256.

Career fairs will be held Feb. 17 and Feb. 18. Stop by the Career Center at 3400 Ferguson Student Center on Feb. 10 or Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for a quick review of your résumé and enjoy a sweet treat at the same time. More information: amy.bramlett@ua.edu.

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

For athletics events, go to http://www.rolltide.com.

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.