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UA Student News for March 1, 2016

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UA Away scholarship applications, March 1, 11:59 p.m.
Undergraduate degree application, March 4
Honors College Medicine and Community applications, March 4
Center for Service and Leadership’s leadership team applications, March 9, 5 p.m.
UA’s Strategic Plan Survey, March 15
Buford Peace Award nominations, March 21
Source Board of Governors and Involvement Geniuses applications, March 22, 5 p.m.


The University of Alabama is conducting listening sessions to allow members of the campus community to provide input into the strategic planning process. The final two general sessions will be held Wednesday, March 2, at 1 p.m. in 30 Alston Hall and Friday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in 1004 Shelby Hall

Students can donate blood during the Housing and Residential Life blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, in the Burke Hall game room.

The Alabama Leads conference is accepting registrations from students, faculty and staff. The conference, which focuses on leadership and diversity, will be held April 1-2 at the Ferguson Student Center.


Effective March 1, students with outstanding balances will not be eligible to register for classes in future terms. Any Spring Semester 2016 or prior term balance must be paid before a student can register for summer or fall classes. Students with outstanding balances will have registration holds beginning March 25. Students should monitor their accounts frequently and take action to ensure balances are paid before the next registration period opens.

Questions should be directed to the Office of Student Receivables at 348-5350 or For further instructions, visit the following sites:

UA’s Strategic Plan Survey will close March 15. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to complete the UA Strategic Plan Survey and submit ideas via the online form or email to by March 15. For more information on the strategic plan initiative, go to You can also view a video from President Stuart R. Bell concerning the University’s strategic planning process.

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.

The Office of Student Receivables and the Office of Loans Receivable and Collection are consolidating their services to form Student Account Services. The new office will continue to be responsible for billing student charges and collecting payments and approving all revenue-generating activities for University departments. The office’s website is expected to be operational around the end of March.

The Office of Student Conduct has relocated to 173 Mary Burke East. The main contact number (348-8234) and phone numbers for all staff members remain the same.

University Libraries invites all students to complete an online survey that will help the libraries explore ways to support the University’s new strategic plan and the critical needs of library users.

University Libraries‘ Office of Library Technology now offers free 3-D printing services to the University community. Patrons can send their completed 3-D image STL files to The technology staff will print the designs and notify patrons when they can pick up the completed jobs at the Circulation Desk on the second floor of Gorgas Library. For questions or assistance, send an email to At present, the service is provided exclusively to UA students, faculty and staff.


Fund for the Public Interest is hiring graduating seniors. More information: Shannon Li at


Crimson Chaos is recruiting students with experience in marketing or graphic design. Send résumés to Questions: James Brewer at


Applications for the 2016-17 cycle of the Honors College service-learning course Medicine and Community are due Friday, March 4. All upcoming sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in medicine and have at least 3 hours of Honors Foundations credits may apply. In addition to this application link, students may log in to myBama and access the application via the “Honors Involvement Application” link in the Honors College banner under the Academics tab.

Applications for the Center for Service and Leadership’s leadership team are due March 9 by 5 p.m. More information:

The Office of Student Involvement is accepting applications for the Source Board of Governors and Involvement Geniuses. These leadership positions help students get involved with campus organizations and then provide those organizations with essential resources. Applications are due March 22 by 5 p.m. More information:

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger 2016 is accepting applications for new assistant team leaders and applications for committee members. More information: or 348-2865.

Students can apply for the UA in Belgium program that will take place July 10-Aug. 2. More information: Dr. Douglas Gibler at

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.