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UA Student News for March 8, 2016

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DEADLINES

Center for Service and Leadership’s leadership team applications, March 9, 5 p.m.
Honors College Medicine and Community applications, March 9
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.
Project Health Peer applications, April 1
Gamma Greek Peer applications, April 1

ANNOUNCEMENTS

As of March 1, students with outstanding balances are not 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 receivables@fa.ua.edu. 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 stratplan@ua.edu by March 15. 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.

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.

Several upcoming utility shutdowns and road closures will affect the Peter Bryce Campus and Moody Music Building at various times between March 9 and April 3. View this calendar on the Construction Administration website for complete information.

University Libraries invites 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 offers free 3-D printing services to the University community. Patrons can send their completed 3-D image STL files to 3dlib@ua.edu. 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 3dlib@ua.edu. At present, the service is provided exclusively to UA students, faculty and staff.

SPRING BREAK

UA’s spring holiday begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11. Classes and normal operations will resume March 21.

  • Crimson Ride and 348-RIDE SchedulesCrimson Ride closes at the end of business hours on March 11 and will resume normal hours at 6:50 a.m. on March 21. The 348-RIDE service closes at 7 a.m. on March 12 and will resume operations at 10 p.m. on March 21.
  • Deck Elevators — The elevators in the North ten Hoor and Stadium Drive (South ten Hoor) parking decks will be inaccessible March 14-16.

APPLICATIONS

Applications for the Center for Service and Leadership’s leadership team are due Wednesday, March 9, by 5 p.m. More information: http://volunteer.ua.edu.

The application deadline for the 2016-17 cycle of the Honors College service-learning course Medicine and Community has been extended to Wednesday, March 9. 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 access the application via myBama (“Academics” tab, “Colleges” box, “Honors” link, “Programs” tab, “Medicine & Community” link). Questions: Gabrielle Lindley at gklindley@crimson.ua.edu.

Applications for Project Health Peer Educators and Gamma Greek Peer Educators are due April 1. Project Health and Gamma interns create and distribute health information to students on campus. Applications are available at http://projecthealth.ua.edu/apply and http://gamma.ua.edu/apply. Questions: projecthealthrecruitment@gmail.com.

STUDENT AFFAIRS

Crimson Chaos is recruiting students with experience in marketing or graphic design. Send résumés to crimsonchaosua@gmail.com. Questions: James Brewer at jbrewer1@crimson.ua.edu.

EVENTS

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.

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.