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UA Student News for Feb. 2, 2016

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SGA applications for executive and senate positions, Feb. 4, 6 p.m.
Peer Leader applications, Feb. 5, 5 p.m.
Honor Society applications, Feb. 12, 11:59 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 or 348-5384.
Outstanding student award applications, Feb. 12 and Feb. 19 (deadlines vary with award)
International Peer Advisory Council applications, Feb. 26 by 4:45 p.m.


The Magnolia Deck has been designated as a shelter for people with pets during severe weather. Pets must be in a carrier or cage or muzzled. No snakes or bugs will be allowed. Owners should bring their pet’s water and water dish. Campus tornado shelters at North Campus Storm Shelter, East Campus Storm Shelter, and the Magnolia Parking Deck BARA are available to students, faculty and staff who feel safer on campus than in their off-campus residences.  A map of the shelters is available at Tuscaloosa remains under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. The University strongly encourages each person to monitor weather updates from the National Weather Service and local media sources. Safety tips and weather information are posted at

On Feb. 8, UA will launch the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey. Students who participate in the survey can help shape UA’s future and make the UA experience a better one for all students. Soon, UA students will receive an invitation via email from SERU to participate in the survey, which will run throughout the spring semester.

Weather permitting, the University will test UA Alerts, the emergency public address system and digital signage at 11:55 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month. The test will last approximately 30 seconds and should not be disruptive. Immediately following at noon, the Tuscaloosa Emergency Management Agency will test the outdoor tornado sirens, weather permitting.

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

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 More information:

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

An unlimited amount of storage is now available to UA+Box users. More information:


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 under the Forms tab. The deadline for applications is Thursday, Feb. 4, by 6 p.m.

Applications for Peer Leaders are due Friday, Feb. 5, by 5 p.m. Peer Leaders mentor first-year students and help facilitate courses alongside faculty. More information: or 348-8404.

Applications for The University of Alabama’s premier honor societies are due Feb. 12 by 11:59 p.m. More information:

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:

Applications for the International Peer Advisory Council are due Feb. 26 by 4:45 p.m. IPAC members assist international students adjust to UA life.

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:

Applications and deadlines for outstanding freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, transfer and graduate students are available at


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:

ESPN/SEC Network summer internships are posted now on, and


Sigma Lambda Beta will hold an informational session today at 7 p.m. in 3519 Ferguson Student Center for male students interested in joining the fraternity. Questions:


Use your programming knowledge and earn Service Learning Pro hours at the same time by volunteering with Girls Who Code, a nationwide program to educate young women and men in computer science. Complete the survey if you have intermediate programming knowledge and time to commit. Questions:


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, Wednesday, 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:

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 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:

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.