Thursday, November 29, 2007

Honors College E-Newsletter #13, Fall 2007

  • This is your Honors College newsletter backlogged from the week of Thanksgiving Break. You'll receive another edition tomorrow, so be ready to enjoy a double-dose of opportunities this week!
  • The first item featured is a highly competitive fellowship program that will pique the interest of the many Honors students who have expressed an interest in foreign service, diplomacy, and a State Department career. Sophomores and seniors, pay special attention! Freshmen and juniors, read about the program and prepare to compete next year!
  • Mark your calendars now for the Honors College Open House, December 4, from 5:00-7:00 in Nott Hall.

  • Pickering Fellowships for students interested the U.S. State Department
  • The Earthquake Engineering Program
  • Alabama Action Student Leader Applications
  • Creative Writing Summer School
  • LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. SUMMER INSTITUTES
  • Environment, Society, and Culture of Ecuador


Pickering Fellowships for students interested the U.S. State Department
Is working for the U.S. State Department in International Affairs your dream career? The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship Program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Undergraduate and Graduate fellowships are available.

For undergraduates, the fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study, with reimbursement for books and for travel (one round trip per academic year, up to a set maximum amount). Fellows must commit to pursuing a graduate degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools participating in the program. Participating graduate schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need. Fellows meet annually in Washington, D.C., for a program orientation. The time to apply is during your sophomore year of college. Twenty Pickering Fellows were chosen from around the country last year. Read all the details at http://www.woodrow.org/public-policy/undergraduate.php. Deadline: February 2008.

For graduates, the fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees for the first year and second year of graduate study, with reimbursement for books and travel (one round trip per academic year, up to a set maximum amount). Graduate-level Fellows receive stipends during participation in one domestic summer internship between the first and second year of graduate school, and one summer overseas internship following the second year of graduate school, as well as other benefits. The time to apply is during your senior year of college. Twenty Pickering Fellows were chosen from around the country last year. Read all the details at http://www.woodrow.org/public-policy/graduate.php.

Freshmen and juniors who are interested in applying for these fellowships should study the requirements on the websites now, and seek advising from Dr. Sloan, Dr. Oneal, and/or your major advisor.

Sophomores and seniors who decide to apply, please inform both Dr. Gary Sloan (gsloan@bsc.as.ua.edu) and Dr. Fran Oneal (foneal@bama.ua.edu) of your intent.


The Earthquake Engineering program will provide participants with knowledge of earthquake engineering principles (physics, theory, engineering interpretation and design) and then take them to Istanbul where they will see these principles applied.

The program will be offered during the spring semester, with an international field trip to Istanbul from March 7-16, 2008. The $3000 program fee includes:
  • Tuition for the three-credit online spring semester course offered by Purdue University
  • Roundtrip international airfare between Chicago and Istanbul
  • Hotel accommodations, all breakfasts and lunches, transportation and cultural activities while in Istanbul
  • Visa fee
  • Medical insurance during the international portion.

Applicants should be students majoring in civil engineering, architectural engineering, geology, seismology or related studies with at least sophomore standing. U.S. citizenship is not required for the program. Application Deadline: Friday November 30.


Alabama Action Student Leader Application
Please use the attached application form if you would like to apply to be a student leader of Alabama Action for the summer of 2008.


Creative Writing Summer School
The University of Manchester's new Creative Writing Summer School is now open. Run by the Centre for New Writing, this academically rigorous, four-week summer school offers a unique opportunity to study British/Irish literature and creative writing at one of the UK's most popular universities.

Features include:
  • A gala event featuring world-famous novelist Martin Amis
  • Guided trips to literary sites in Dublin, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Moors
  • Regular readings and Q&A sessions with visiting novelists and poets
  • Creative writing workshops led by published writers
  • Lectures and seminars on a range of British and Irish literature
  • The chance to explore Manchester - England's second city renowned for its night life and music scene
  • Accommodation and meals in centrally located University buildings

The following courses will be offered:
  • Creative Writing - a workshop-based course in which students will have the opportunity to write, read and discuss short stories and poetry.
  • Literature and Place - students will explore the varied roles and meanings of place in the work of writers such as Wordsworth, the Brontës, Yeats, Joyce and Ted Hughes, through a mixture of lectures, seminars and field trips.

The summer school is open to undergraduates entering their Junior or Senior year, who have a GPA of 3.0 and above and an interest in literature and/or creative writing. It will take place 30 June - 24 July 2008; to find out more please visit www.manchester.ac.uk/arts/newwriting/events/summerschool/.


LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. SUMMER INSTITUTES
June 7 – August 2, 2008
Georgetown University Ÿ Washington, DC
www.dcinternships.org

**NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR EARLY DEADLINE OF NOVEMBER 30, 2007**
Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University, the Institutes combine substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by prominent policy experts. Students will be accepted in a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of February 25, 2008. Students applying by the Early Deadline of November 30, 2007 are given preference in admissions and scholarship decisions and will receive a 5% discount on their tuition balance.
  • Internships – Competitive placements with top sites in D.C.
  • Classes – Up to 9 transferable credits from Georgetown University· Housing – Furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of D.C.
  • Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top policy and industry experts
  • Site Briefings – At the White House Complex, State Department, U.S. House of Representatives, and Federal Reserve
  • Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
  • Networking – Interaction with hundreds of other student leaders from around of the world
  • Scholarships – Over half of all students receive full or partial funding based on merit and financial need

Four eight-week programs are offered in the following subject areas:
  • Politics, Public Policy and International Affairs
  • Journalism and Communications
  • Corporate Business and Government Affairs
  • Nonprofit and Community Service

For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.dcinternships.org


Environment, Society, and Culture of Ecuador
Study Abroad Summer 2008
Application review begins December 7, 2007
The Galapagos Islands Await YOU!

Eastern Illinois University is pleased to invite students, teachers, friends and adult family to enjoy the geography, earth science, culture and history of Ecuador July 22 to August 10, 2008. This sixth summer field studies in Ecuador earns 4 undergraduate or graduate credits. Meet local people and explore tropical ecological zones in the Andes Mountains, fertile mountain valleys, Amazon rainforest, and enchanted Galapagos Islands. Out of state students welcome and pay in state tuition rate. Registration includes 3 plane tickets (Chicago-Ecuador RT, Quito-jungle RT, Quito-Galapagos RT), Galapagos Islands first class cruise, land transportation, good lodging, most meals, tips and course materials. Contact experienced Faculty Director, Dr. Betty E. Smith besmith@eiu.edu or call office (217) 581-6340. Also http://www.eiu.edu/~geoscience/smith.html EIU website with details for Ecuador 2008 trip http://www.eiu.edu/~edabroad/programs/facultyled/smith.php

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

STAFF PARTY/DJ CHOICE!!!

Yo 90.7 PEEPS!

The party is next THURSDAY at 8:15 PM (NOT Tuesday) at the Mellow Mushroom mezzanine (within the restaurant - not the upstairs bar). We want to see EVERYONE who is involved with the station there.

Free beverages. If anyone wants to come and help us get things going, contact me.

And for the DJ CHOICE AWARDS - the shows are listed below. Choose your favorite that you listen to and enjoy, and sent it to me. Be SERIOUS. If I left anyone out, let me know - and I apologize. NO VOTING FOR YOURSELF! I MEAN IT!

The Risk Radio Show – Wes Day
The Goat Show - Adam "The Goat" Gowhari
Crimson Conversations - Corbin Martin
Jet Lag - Michael Bonnal
The Late Lunch – Steve Donaldson
The Jake and Yahweh Show – Yahweh Andrews, Jake Gordon
The Local Show - Paul Hanninen
Cougar Wile's Something Borrowed, Something Blues - Andrew Cook
Kitty Mow Mow’s Animal Expo – Martha Jean Schindler
The Jake and Steve Show – Jake Bennett, Stephe Cummings
The Gospel Flava - Anthony Floyd
Forgiven and Free - Thomas Garner
Rock and Roll Tide – Jenny Smith
Reeling - Ben Flanagan
The Country Show – Josh Mallory
The Big Chill – Maryella Matthews
Space One – Nadeem Akbar
Rock ‘N’ Jock – Ben Foster, Dave Adams, Daniel Furlong
Old and New Rockabilly Revue – Andrew Cook
Midnight Snack - Reed Watson
Esoteria - Jamison
My Evil Plan to Save the World - Jesse O'Reilly
The Lounge – Jermaine Pope
The Wide World of Hip Hop - Corey Dumas
Wakin' Up Hard with Celesta - Celesta Riner
Meditations of Jah - Tom Keenan
The Metal Zone - Dave "The Metal Guy" Standifer
The Kraut Power Double Hour - Tim Neunzig
Midday at Moody – Mika Carpenter
Left of the Dial – Reid McCreary
Indie Annex w/ Hans - Jason Lange
The Temptation Session - Corey Dumas
Guerilla Radio – Maryella Matthews
Deck Shatster’s Beach Party – Zach Travis
Coach’s Corner – Trey Brooks,
The Student Section – Will Berry, Hannah Harrison, Jacob Cohen
Capstone Nurses – Tim Neunzig
Hot Buttered Soul - Erick Forsythe


Ben Flanagan
Program Director
90.7 The Capstone WVUA-FM

BJCC Arena welcomes the Foo Fighters

BJCC All-Star Access
Presale: Starts Thursday Nov. 29th
h | 10:00am CST
Friday, Nov. 30th 10pm CST
Password is: PATIENCE

"Tickets Make Great Christmas Gifts!"

Check out what's new at bjcc.org

Join us tomorrow 11/29 in Gorgas 205 for an exciting afternoon with two amazing African American poets!

Thursday November 29, at 4:30 pm
in Gorgas Library room 205


Poets Randall Horton and Duriel Harris will read from their work.
Part of a day-long celebration of African American Poetry!

Randall Horton, originally from Birmingham, Alabama, resides in Albany, New York. He is a former editor of WarpLand: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas (Fall 2005) and co-editor of Fingernails Across the Chalkboard (Third World Press, 2006). He received his undergraduate education at both Howard University and The University of the District of Columbia (B.A. English). He has a MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry from Chicago State University. He is also a first year doctoral student at SUNY Albany. Randall received an Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Summer Scholarship to attend Fine Arts Workcenter at Provincetown in 2005. He is also a Cave Canem fellow. http://www.randallhorton.com/writings.htm

Duriel E. Harris -Heralded as one of three Chicago poets for the 21st century by WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, Duriel E. Harris is a co-founder of the Black Took Collective and a Poetry Editor for Obsidian III: Literature in the African Diaspora. Drag (Elixir Press, 2003), her first book, was hailed by Black Issues Book Review as one of the best poetry volumes of the year. She is currently at work on AMNESIAC, a media arts project (poetry volume, DVD, sound recording, web site) funded in part by the UCSB Center for Black Studies Race and Technology Initiative. AMNESIAC writings appear or are forthcoming in Beyond the Frontier, Warpland, nocturnes, The Encyclopedia Project, Mixed Blood and The Ringing Ear. A performing poet/sound artist, Harris is a Cave Canem fellow, recent resident at The MacDowell Colony, and member of the free jazz ensemble Douglas Ewart & Inventions. Recent appearances include featured performances at Millennium Park (Chicago), The UCSB Multicultural Center (Santa Barbara), the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and the Bowery Poetry Club (NYC) Her teaching and research interests include Modern and Contemporary American poetry, blues and funk aesthetics, oppositional/experimental poetics, trauma studies, and new media. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, an M.A. from the Graduate Creative Writing Program at NYU and a B.A. in Literature from Yale University.

Co-sponsored by New College, UA Libraries, and the Program in Creative Writing.

(Note at 7 pm in the Ferguson Theater, you can spend the evening with poet and activist Nikki Giovanni) For more information on that event visit upissuesandideas@sa.ua.edu)

STAFF PARTY!!!

To EVERYONE that is involved with 90.7!! --

We are having a dead week/end of the year/holiday party at the Mellow Mushroom NEXT Tuesday - during Dead Week. The party will be in the mezzanine within the restaurant - this is NOT the upstairs bar where we've had our benefits.

There will be free beverages and perhaps a little food. We'll also be playing a little Secret Santa. If you wish to get a gift, you must BRING a gift. Make a fun little $5 present - don't be like Michael Scott and drop an iPod in there for the person you want to be best friends with. Just talk to them, and get to know them.

Also, we need for DJs (ONLY) to vote on the DJ Choice Award for best specialty show of the fall semester. I'll be sending a list of the shows later today, so keep an eye out.

Stand by for further announcements.

You - all of you - are superbadass (one word).

BF

Ben Flanagan
Program Director
90.7 The Capstone WVUA-FM

Capstone Market is today!


Today is the Capstone Market and we invite you to attend. It is such an important event and it lasts all day until 7:00 at the Ferguson Ballroom. There are great holiday gifts, food, music, and silent auction items.

All the proceeds go to student scholarships and it would be great to see you there!! Again it is open after work and all that participate are helping students all across campus and get to enjoy a holiday shopping event!!!!

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you today!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Southern Research Fellows Program seeking undergraduate students

To learn more about the Southern Research Fellows Program, and to download application forms, please visit www.southern.org/research/fellowship.shtml. To learn more about Southern Growth, visit http://www.southern.org.

Southern Growth Seeks Student Applicants for Southern Research Fellows Program

Southern Growth Policies Board seeks student applicants for its Southern Research Fellows Program. The Southern Research Fellows Program promotes student research relating to economic development and quality of life in 13 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Eligible applicants include current undergraduate and graduate students aged 18 - 25 at colleges and universities in the 13 Southern Growth member states. Suggested majors/fields of study include, but are not limited to: public policy, journalism, political science, education, sociology, business, city & regional planning, public administration and social work.

The focus of the 2008 Southern Research Fellows Program is the engagement, development and leadership of youth aged 14 to 24. Fellows will prepare an original report on an approved topic that will be incorporated into Southern Growth's 2008 Report on the Future of the South and distributed at Southern Growth's annual conference. Fellows will also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Relevant report topics for 2008 include youth development, civic engagement and strategies for building policies and partnerships that foster youth leadership skills, workforce preparedness, volunteerism, entrepreneurship and the traits to become active, responsible citizens. The application deadline is January 11, 2008, with selections announced by February 1, 2008. The fellows' final report to Southern Growth Policies Board will be due March 31, 2008.

To learn more about the Southern Research Fellows Program, and to download application forms, please visit www.southern.org/research/fellowship.shtml. To learn more about Southern Growth, visit http://www.southern.org.

Christmas Swing Dance, Dec. 1


Hi Dance Friends,

We will be having the Christmas Swing Dance December 1st. Please bring a finger food. We will be giving out door prizes and hope that everybody will be able to attend the great dance. Please forward this to all your friends.The Gym will hold 125+ people. If you could help us to spread the word, we would greatly appreciate it. All information is below.

Christmas
Swing Dance

When: Saturday, December 1, 2007

Group Lesson for Beginner's 7:15-7:45pm
(Taught by Jennifer and Jimmy Kunz)

Dance: 8:00-11:00pm

Where: Forest Lake United Methodist Church
1171 4th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(Off of Hackberry Lane)

Directions: http://www.contradancers.org/directions.php#ForestLake

Music By: CD's
(Triple and Single Swing, Hustle, West Coast, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Waltz, Line Dances and More)!!

Suggested donations:
$5 for students, $7 general admission, $12 per couple

Sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Contradancers
http://www.contradancers.org

Please bring a finger food!

***Notice: Shoes are REQUIRED at all times!***

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Wharton Fellowships


The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, is accepting applications to its Ph.D. programs in Applied Economics. The program is designed to give students the tools and training required for careers in business schools, public policy programs, and “applied” positions in economics departments. Students take core courses in microeconomic theory and quantitative methods and take two major field concentrations in areas such as:
  • Economics of Risk Management
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Urban Economics and Real Estate
  • Public Economics and Political Economy
  • Industrial Economics and Business Regulation

More information about the new program and an application is available online at:

http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/doctoral/programs/economics

Applications to the program are due by December 15.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to play at BJCC

REMINDER:
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

Playing at the BJCC Concert Hall
Nov. 27-Dec 2, 2007
Tues-Fri: 8pm
Sat: 2pm & 8 pm
Sun: 2 pm & 7 pm
Purchase your tickets at window beginning
two hours before show time. Mention this ad
and purchase for $27 each.
First come, First Serve.
Offer available at Window only 2 hours before
performance.
For More information:
http://www.birminghambroadway.com
205.328.8222

Pre-Deadweek Diversion draws near


Student Media workers asked
to put date on calendars

WHAT: Free food, pizza, dessert contest and customized trivia game
WHERE: Office of Student Media
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
WHO: All students associated with Student Media
WHY: Because Student Media appreciates you

OFFICE OF STUDENT MEDIA — Student Media announced Friday it will host a Pre-Deadweek Diversion party for all students who have anything to do with Student Media.

Pre-Deadweek Diversion will feature a dessert contest that is not a typical dessert contest. Students are encouraged to bring baked goods judged by traditional standards such as flavor. Students are also encouraged to bring creative desserts judged on appearance, for example an Oreo cookie castle, officials said.

Pre-Deadweek Diversion has been said by Student Media alumni to be a “heckuva good time” because it involves no work and free food.

Participants who enter the dessert contest will be eligible for prizes. Desserts should be in the Student Media building by 11 a.m.

Planners said all students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Pre-Deadweek Diversion has been described as a fun event where you get to know other students and the Student Media professional staff.

Anonymous sources said there has been talk of a duet by Director Paul Wright and Associate Director Joel Mask. The source said the duet may not happen, but there was definitely a discussion on its possibility.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

RunLolaRun @ WeTalkDuringMovies.com Sunday 3:30 CST


Hey talkers,
Hope everyone had a good holiday. Just reminding you that we are watching a movie tomorrow at 3:30 CST, Run Lola Run. This is going to be our first subtitled movie, but it's an easy read. Go to WeTalkDuringMovies.com this Sunday 3:30 CST.

"A thrilling post-MTV roller-coaster ride, Run Lola Run is the internationally acclaimed sensation about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out for Lola (Franka Potente): She's just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend, Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who has lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. If Lola doesn't replace the money in 20 minutes, Manni will surely suffer severe consequences!"

Talk to you soon,
John Brooks Pounders

Old Crow Medicine Show reviewed by Melanie Armistead


If you’re in the mood for some traditional country music with a twist of Americana, then Old Crow Medicine Show is the group to see. The Nashville-based band made an appearance at the Jupiter Bar and Grill in Tuscaloosa on October 25th. The Jupiter was probably one of the best venues to host the group, because the atmosphere provided places for fans to talk and mingle while grabbing drinks, and there was still room to sing and sit in front of the stage. Professors, Tuscaloosa locals, and students came out to listen to music that combines an eclectic mix of styles including folk, blues, and bluegrass. While Old Crow Medicine Show gave a great performance, the favorite of the night was their famous piece, “Wagon Wheel”. Almost on cue, the entire audience began singing the lyrics, “Rock me, mama, like a wagon wheel”, as if they were performing it themselves. The atmosphere was relaxed, yet fun and the band sounded as good live as they do on their albums. The next time they travel through Tuscaloosa, they will surely draw another diverse crowd to experience a unique taste of the South.

Elliot Yamin, Josh Hoge, and The Last Goodnight reviewed by Melanie Armistead




Workplay Theater delivered a rocking, yet soulful concert featuring Josh Hoge, The Last Goodnight, and American Idol star Elliot Yamin on October 24th. Josh Hoge was the opening act for the evening, and he quickly won over the audience with his charismatic and interactive personality. Add his sensual and dynamic voice and he rocked the crowd like a pro. One of the favorite songs of the night (especially popular with the ladies) was “Try”, a piece he wrote for his girlfriend describing their relationship when he spends time on the road. Josh has a great vocal range and strong voice, which sounded smooth both with the help of the microphone and without. Following Josh, the rockers from Connecticut, also known as “The Last Goodnight”, took the stage and added even more energy to the venue. The group did a unique job of incorporating a blues tempo in their rock songs, which included “Return to Me” and their latest hit, “Pictures of You”. The group members had no problems interacting with the audience, sitting down on stage, and making the crowd feel part of the music. After two great performances, the most anticipated act of the night was Elliot Yamin. The star who got his start on American Idol was the biggest crowd pleaser of the evening. Audience members of all ages sang along to every song, which included, “Wait”, the song that has been taking over the airwaves since its debut in March.

A diverse group of fans gathered at Workplay for the concert, and all joined in singing and dancing to the music. The venue is a popular one in Alabama, with its modern and chic architecture. You can make your experience at Workplay an intimate one by sitting at the tables and booths, or you can squeeze in the pit in front of the stage and dance while trying to hi-five the artists. The upper level provides a nice overview of the stage, while the lower level has options for sitting or dancing in front of the performers. Get there early, though; when the seats fill up, it is awkward to stand and watch the show if you do not want to be part of the younger fans in the dance area. While the concert was well-attended, it was almost too crowded for the location. Although a few hundred people made the night somewhat uncomfortable for those who had to stand, it still provided for a festive atmosphere. It was easy to see why Workplay Theater is growing in popularity. Overall, the concert was a success, and one can expect great things from all the performers who showed Birmingham some rock with plenty of soul.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

News from 90.7 The Capstone, WVUA FM

Your news from 90.7 The Capstone
The Voice of the University of Alabama



I. Thanks for making Autmnber Fest a major success!
II. 90.7 The Capstone's Streaming Radio
III. Need Something Else To Do On the Web? Check Out Our Blog!
IV. Want Even MORE To Do On the Web? Check Out These Other Sites Affiliated With 90.7 The Capstone!
V. Christmas Song Contest! YAY!
VI. Calling All Current and Potential DJs!
VII. Credits


I. Thanks for making Autmnber Fest a major success!
Thank you to everyone who worked at and enjoyed last Friday's benefit concert at Mellow Mushroom. Thanks to you, we made $2700 that will go toward improvements at 90.7 The Capstone. Thanks for supporting the station that supports YOU!

Thank-you video from Tim Neunzing, Station Manager


II. 90.7 The Capstone's Streaming Radio

Now you can listen to 90.7 FM wherever you can connect to the internet! Our online streaming radio is up and running again. Just go to http://www.thecapstone.ua.edu/, enter the site, and click on "Listen Live Online" on the top of the right side of the page. Then sit back and enjoy your favorite student-run station, live and in real time!


III. Need Something Else To Do On the Web? Check Out Our Blog!

Now 90.7 The Capstone will keep you updated with campus and regional events, concerts, concert reviews, and more with our totally KEWL blog, at www.thecapstone.blogspot.com. Check it out for the latest info on what's going on in your world!


IV. Want Even MORE To Do On the Web? Check Out These Other Sites Affiliated With 90.7 The Capstone!

Left of the Dial - Hosted by Reid McCreary
The Music Staff's Blog -Overseen by Jenny Smith, Music Director
The Lounge - Hosted by Jermaine Pope
The Jake and Steve Show - Hosted by Jake Bennet and Steve Cummings
Kitty Mowmow's Animal Expo - Hosted by Martha Jean Schindler


V. Christmas Song Contest! YAY!
Have you ever wanted to write a Christmas song and ask 90.7 The Capstone to perform it? Of course you have! Finally, here's your big chance! We're looking for an original Christmas song from our listeners and staff, to be recorded in our studios and given to all our listeners in this year's Christmas card from the station. Just submit your idea for a silly, serious, or whatever-you-want song (as long as it relates to Christmas) to wvuapromo@sa.ua.edu


VI. Calling All Current and Potential DJs!
We have room for some more DJs at the station. For more info, check out this blog post or email Ben Flanagan at
wvuapd@sa.ua.edu.


VII. Credits

This Newsletter is brought to you by 90.7 The Capstone and our Promotions Staff:
Nadeem Akbar
Arthur Bosarge
Andrew Cook
Stacey Cornett
Wes Day
Heath Fogg
Wade Gardner
Adam Gowhari
Blake Hardy
Colleen Lawley
Maryella Matthews
Laine Spencer
Janie Sutcliffe
Justin Wood
James Wright

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Announcing the opening of International Issues in Istanbul (GBA 491) : Alabama in Istanbul


Announcing the opening of International Issues in Istanbul (GBA 491): Alabama in Istanbul

This course is a course in international marketing and business taught by marketing professor Dr. Glenn Richey http://cba.ua.edu/personnel/GlennRichey.html from May 15th to 30th. Istanbul provides a perfect setting for all majors in the discussion of inter-organizational trade issues today and throughout history. The region is at the crossroads of nearly every historic empire, displays fantastic Roman and Byzantine infrastructure, and shifts from the strength of Ottoman trade to the evolution of Ataturk's business power. As such, the course will center on international business-to-business relationships, including but not limited to components of economics, politics, culture, demography, geography/nature, and technology. As for uniqueness, today Turkey boasts one of the worlds leading emerging economies despite being excluded from the EU for many years. The country also offers students a safe and unique opportunity to experience a culture where capitalism and Islam mix successfully. In brief, where else can a student spend the day in both Europe and Asia without leaving the host city? The course will offer a truly unique international experience and bolster nearly any student’s academic experience and resume.

SITE VISITS AND EXCURSIONS

Site visits and excursions are an integral part of the Alabama in Istanbul program. Site visits and excursions are planned (subject to change at director's discretion) to the following:
· Ankara Castle & Ataturk's Mausoleum
· Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome & Constantine's Column
· Blue Mosque & Haghia Sophia
· Bosphorus Dinner Cruise
· Cappadocia, Silk Road & Underground City
· Çemberlitas Baths & Topkapi and Dolmabahce Palace
· Izmir, Ephesus, Pergamon, Gallipoli & Troy
· The Grand, Spice & Egyptian Bazaars
· And more…

For more information or to sign-up… please contact Dr. Richey.

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available through Capstone International Academic Programs

Monday, November 19, 2007

Langerado Music Festival - early bird special!

Tickets to the 2008 Langerado Music Festival are on sale now at a special early bird rate of $169.50. A limited number of tickets are available at this price; as those sell out, the price increases.

The 2008 Langerado Music Festival will be held March 6 - 9 on the Big Cypress Indian Reservation in the South Florida Everglades. Performers include REM, The Beastie Boys, Phil Lesh & Friends, 311, Matisyahu, The Roots, Gov't Mule, Thievery Corporation, and many more, with even more artists to be announced in the coming weeks.

Langerado Media Player!

Elvis, strobe-lights and bumpin’ beats…Bouncers is a recipe for fun!

British playwright John Godber serves up a sweet-and-sour mix of late night fun and morning-after reality in the boisterous comedy, Bouncers. Inside the club, a DJ plays a thumping beat, drinks pour freely from the tap, and tigers are on the prowl for the best pair of legs in the tightest pair of jeans. It’s a recipe for absolute pleasure or absolute pain – and the men in black stand guard, ready to ensure that both are viable options. Bouncers cleverly interweaves four actors in a variety of roles, from the venomous vixen to the liquored-up lounge lizard. Directed by second-year M.F.A. student Marian Mantovani who, like the playwright, hails from Yorkshire, England, Bouncers promises a night you’ll never forget.

Bouncers runs in the Allen Bales Theatre Tuesday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Dec. 2. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Following the Saturday matinee is a Talk Back, in which audience members can ask questions of the cast and crew. All tickets are just $6. (Price includes a $1 service fee.) Tickets can be purchased at the box office in Rowand-Johnson Hall Monday though Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. (205-348-3400) or anytime online at www.crimsonartstickets.com.

UA News and Events

ALCOHOL, SPEED, WEATHER A LETHAL COMBINATION FOR HOLIDAY DRIVING A recent study conducted by UA's CARE Research & Development Laboratory comparing the traffic patterns of the past two Thanksgiving holidays has shown that the basic problems remain alcohol, speed and weather conditions. The CRDL researches crash statistics for the state and found some interesting results related to holiday travel. "Alcohol, speed and bad weather are a lethal combination," said Dr. Allen Parrish, professor of computer science and director of the CRDL at The University of Alabama. For more information, contact Dr. Allen Parrish, director of the CRDL, at 205/348-3749 or parrish@cs.ua.edu, or Mary Wymer, engineering public relations, at 205/348-6444 or mwymer@eng.ua.edu. See the complete news release at http://uanews.ua.edu/anews2007/nov07/holidaydrive110907.htm



SONG OF HOPE SPRINGS FROM ENTERPRISE TRAGEDY -- The powerful feeling that music can provide is the impetus behind a new, commissioned piece of music from UA to honor and remember victims of the devastating tornado that slammed through Enterprise on March 1. Eight students -- all teenagers -- were killed at Enterprise High School when the F4 storm hit early in the afternoon and a hallway roof collapsed. The tragedy has been described as the worst disaster in Enterprise history. The commissioned music is simply named "Enterprise," says Ken Ozzello, UA director of bands, who initiated the project. Ozzello and others behind the music hope that it will provide healing and hope for those directly affected in the Enterprise community and others across the state. UA students in the Alabama Wind Ensemble and in the University Singers will start rehearsing "Enterprise" after Thanksgiving break. Contact Dr. Ken Ozzello, 205/348-8242, 348-6068, kozzello@music.ua.edu or Linda Hill in media relations, 205/348-8325, lhill@ur.ua.edu; online go to http://www.ua.edu/features/enterprise.html



CURRENT COMMENT

'TIS THE SEASON - On-line Christmas shopping is expected to be up over last year, and gift cards are once again expected to be the easy solution for what to get Aunt Millie. For a closer look at the Christmas shopping outlook, contact Dr. Kristy Reynolds, Bruno Associate Professor of Marketing, 205/348-0050, kreynold@cba.ua.edu. Reynolds can discuss retail loyalty, shopping motivations and behavior, customer-salesperson relationships, online shopping, and impulse buying. For more information, contact Bill Gerdes, media relations, 205/348-8318, bgerdes@cba.ua.edu.



EVENTS


PRESIDENT AND CEO OF INFINITY SECURITY SOLUTIONS TO SPEAK WITH UA STUDENTS - Woodrow "Woody" Cannon, chief executive officer and president of Infinity Security Solutions, will speak with UA students on Monday, Nov. 19. Cannon's presentation is part of the College of Engineering's Dean's Leadership Series, which brings prominent business leaders to speak with students at UA. Cannon's lecture begins at 3 p.m. in Shelby Hall, room 150. It is open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Wymer, engineering public relations, at 205/348-6444 or mwymer@eng.ua.edu.



'BACKSTAGE' SCREENING AT BAMA THEATRE NOV. 19 - "Backstage," a one-hour documentary from CPT&R's Production House, will screen at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa Monday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Produced and directed by Andy Grace, a UA Center for Public Television producer, "Backstage" <http://www.thelivingsouth.org/backstage> follows a small community theater in north Alabama as they prepare an adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird." With a cast of characters who defy expectation, the documentary captures the struggles and triumphs, the humor and irony, of a decidedly Southern community theater. The screening <http://tinyurl.com/ytz7q8> is free. Contact: Deidre Stalnaker, dstalnaker@ur.ua.edu, 205/348-6416



COE DOES ART PERFORMS DELICIOUSLY FUNNY "ROMEO AND HARRIET" -Shakespeare will be deliciously funny with the help of a group of quarreling chorus members-Oregano, Antipasto, Pesto and Romano. The College of Engineering does Amateur Radical Theatre, known as COE does ART, will host their second dinner and a show with "Romeo and Harriet," a comedic spin-off of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." "Romeo and Harriet" will be Nov. 30- Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in 126 H.M. Comer. The cost of attending is $8, and tickets can be purchased at the Ferguson Center box office the week before opening day and at the door. Dinner will consist of fried chicken, a choice of various sides, a roll and dessert. The production lasts two hours and includes an interactive intermission between the cast and guests. It is open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Wymer, engineering public relations, at 205/348-6444 or mwymer@eng.ua.edu.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Sum of all Fears this week on WeTalkDuringMovies.com @ 3:30 CST Sunday



Hey talkers,

This week we are talking during "The Sum of All Fears", just bring your DVD or netflix account this week @ 3:30 CST this Sunday. It's been a fun first month and hope that everyone keeps coming back! If you haven't made it yet you should come this week...it's a lot of fun.

"Why are three missing Russian nuclear scientists holed up in the Ukraine, communicating with neo-Nazis? CIA agent Jack Ryan (Ben Affleck) digs up more information than the U.S. government is willing to accept. As bombs kill thousands in Chechnya and the United States, Ryan races against time to prevent all-out nuclear war. Based on the novel by Tom Clancy, this high-intensity technothriller co-stars Morgan Freeman."

Hope to see you there,

John Brooks Pounders

Nickel Creek reviewed by Josh Mallory


Nickel Creek has played Birmingham many times before and seemed to be grateful for all the support as their farewell tour rolled through the Magic City. The “new grass” trio, comprised of Sarah Watkins, Chris Thile and Sean Watkins, is calling it quits, at least for now.

They kicked off the night at the Alabama Theatre with the instrumental “Ode to a Butterfly” and then performed crowd favorites. As usual, they played extremely well and their quirky stage banter delivered some laughs.

The highlights of the show were the songs that showed off their tight harmonies, such as “Reasons Why” “Somebody More like You” and “Helena.” Few acts can harmonize so tightly over and over.

Further underscoring their humor was the bands performance of “Anthony” around an old-timey microphone with Sarah Watkins playing the ukulele. The song centers around a woman bound to win over a resistant lover, and the band played it for laughs well.

The band did have a few surprises, most notable a cover of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” sung by Sarah, suddenly without her fiddle. The crowd responded enthusiastically.

The band received one of the loudest applauses I’ve heard at the Alabama Theatre, which lead to a long encore.

The band performed a hilarious version of “Toxic,” complete with Chris Thile giving his interpretation of Spears’ sexy dances. They played “Eveline,” an interpretation of a James Joyce story, in response to a request saying it was the first time the song had ever been requested.

It was a bittersweet show. Nickel Creek has such a strong fan base in Birmingham, and this was a goodbye. The band was great, which only made saying goodbye harder at the end of the night.

Insurance Scholarships available

To students interested in an Insurance scholarship:

If you are an undergraduate student who has a GPA of 3.0 or better, you may be eligible for an Insurance scholarship. Scholarships are generous, paying as much as $1,000 per semester for each semester after you qualify.

Students who are selected for Insurance scholarships must meet the following standards and comply with established procedures:

1. Maintain an overall “B” average (3.00)

2. Enroll in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration

3. Pursue a degree in Finance or Economics with an emphasis in Insurance

4. Take at least two insurance classes prior to graduation

5. Full-time students (minimum of 12 semester hours per academic term)

6. Sign and return acceptance form to Sheila Eady

7. Write personal thank-you note to donor

The amount of each scholarship award is determined by judgment and reflects several factors including:

1. Demonstrated academic aptitude of the student

2. Financial need

3. Membership in the Alabama Insurance Society

Applications for all CBA scholarships are available online at www.scholarships.ua.edu. Applications should be returned to the CBA Student Services Office in 10 Bidgood since students can also be considered for any other College-wide scholarships that they may be qualified for. Students should mark on the application that they are interested in the Finance or Insurance area.

If you believe that you qualify for a scholarship but would like to know more before applying, please contact Dr. William H. Rabel, John & Mary Louise Loftis Endowed Teaching Professor in Insurance & Financial Services, wrabel@cba.ua.edu.

The deadline for applying for scholarships is December 1, so it is important to move quickly.

Insurance Scholarships

at the

Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration

University of Alabama

Five endowed funds have been establish to provide scholarships for students in the Culverhouse School of Commerce and Business Administration who agree to select a “concentration” in insurance.

* Alabama Association of Health Underwriters Scholarship – Richard K. Beecham Memorial Endowed Scholarship, established April 18, 2003
* Alabama Chapter of RIMS Maxie Glen Jackson Memorial Endowed Scholarship, established November 2, 1989
* Jack L. McKewen Scholarship Fund, established August 23, 1978
* Jarvis W. Palmer Scholarship Fund, established December 18, 1979
* Jack O. Tomlinson Endowed Scholarship, established May 7, 1999



Students who are selected for Insurance scholarships must meet the following standards and comply with established procedures:

1. Maintain an overall “B” average (3.00)
2. Enroll in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration
3. Pursue a degree in Finance or Economics with an emphasis in Insurance
4. Take at least two insurance classes prior to graduation
5. Full-time students (minimum of 12 semester hours per academic term)
6. Sign and return acceptance form to Sheila Eady
7. Write personal thank-you note to donor

The amount of each scholarship award is determined by judgment and reflects several factors including:

1. Demonstrated academic aptitude of the student
2. Financial need
3. Membership in the Alabama Insurance Society

If you believe that you qualify for a scholarship, please contact Dr. William H. Rabel, John & Mary Louise Loftis Endowed Teaching Professor in Insurance & Financial Services, wrabel@cba.ua.edu

Pre-Deadweek Diversion draws near


Student Media workers asked to put date on calendars

WHAT: Free food, pizza, dessert contest and customized trivia game
WHERE: Office of Student Media
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
WHO: All students associated with Student Media
WHY: Because Student Media appreciates you

OFFICE OF STUDENT MEDIA — Student Media announced Friday it will host a Pre-Deadweek Diversion party for all students who have anything to do with Student Media.

Pre-Deadweek Diversion will feature a dessert contest that is not a typical dessert contest. Students are encouraged to bring baked goods judged by traditional standards such as flavor. Students are also encouraged to bring creative desserts judged on appearance, for example an Oreo cookie castle, officials said.

Pre-Deadweek Diversion has been said by Student Media alumni to be a “heckuva good time” because it involves no work and free food.

Participants who enter the dessert contest will be eligible for prizes. Desserts should be in the Student Media building by 11 a.m.

Planners said all students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Pre-Deadweek Diversion has been described as a fun event where you get to know other students and the Student Media professional staff.

Anonymous sources said there has been talk of a duet by Director Paul Wright and Associate Director Joel Mask. The source said the duet may not happen, but there was definitely a discussion on its possibility.

Please mark your calendars for three great UA Libraries events - a lecture, readings, and a lecture/film!

There are three great events coming up in UA Libraries after the thanksgiving break! Please be sure to mark your calendars! Visit the Libraries events page at www.lib.ua.edu/events for more information .

Tuesday November 27 at 4:30 pm, at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, 2nd floor, Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Micki McElya, Assistant Professor of American Studies, The University of Alabama will talk about her new book,
Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century America (Harvard University Press, 2007)
Download the flier at: http://www.lib.ua.edu/events/documents/mcelya_flier_001.pdf or read about the talk on the Cool@Hoole blog: http://coolathoole.blogspot.com/

McElya’s powerful and beautifully written book examines the far-reaching image of the nurturing, faithful enslaved woman and her hold on the American imagination. McElya exposes the power of the myth of ‘mammy’, an omnipresent figure in popular culture -- from film, song and literature, to advertising and our grocery store shelves, as well as in national monument proposals, child custody cases, white women’s minstrelsy, activism, anti-lynching campaigns and the Civil Rights movement . These images have existed and persisted from the era of the Civil War to today. It is through her carefully researched and thought provoking narrative that McElya argues, “if we are to reckon with the continuing legacy of slavery in the United States, we must confront the depths of our desire for mammy and recognize its full racial implications.”

Thursday November 29, in Gorgas Library room 205

Poets Randall Horton and Duriel Harris will read from their work.

Download the flier at: http://www.lib.ua.edu/events/documents/horton_harris_3.pdf

Part of a day-long celebration of African American Poetry! ***Note at 7 pm in the Ferguson Theater, you can spend the evening with poet and activist Nikki Giovanni) For more information on that event visit upissuesandideas@sa.ua.edu

Randall Horton, originally from Birmingham, Alabama, resides in Albany, New York. He is a former editor of WarpLand: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas (Fall 2005) and co-editor of Fingernails Across the Chalkboard (Third World Press, 2006). He received his undergraduate education at both Howard University and The University of the District of Columbia (B.A. English). He has a MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry from Chicago State University. He is also a first year doctoral student at SUNY Albany. Randall received an Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Summer Scholarship to attend Fine Arts Workcenter at Provincetown in 2005. He is also a Cave Canem fellow. http://www.randallhorton.com/writings.htm

Duriel E. Harris -Heralded as one of three Chicago poets for the 21st century by WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, Duriel E. Harris is a co-founder of the Black Took Collective and a Poetry Editor for Obsidian III: Literature in the African Diaspora. Drag (Elixir Press, 2003), her first book, was hailed by Black Issues Book Review as one of the best poetry volumes of the year. She is currently at work on AMNESIAC, a media arts project (poetry volume, DVD, sound recording, web site) funded in part by the UCSB Center for Black Studies Race and Technology Initiative. AMNESIAC writings appear or are forthcoming in Beyond the Frontier, Warpland, nocturnes, The Encyclopedia Project, Mixed Blood and The Ringing Ear. A performing poet/sound artist, Harris is a Cave Canem fellow, recent resident at The MacDowell Colony, and member of the free jazz ensemble Douglas Ewart & Inventions. Recent appearances include featured performances at Millennium Park (Chicago), The UCSB Multicultural Center (Santa Barbara), the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and the Bowery Poetry Club (NYC) Her teaching and research interests include Modern and Contemporary American poetry, blues and funk aesthetics, oppositional/experimental poetics, trauma studies, and new media. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, an M.A. from the Graduate Creative Writing Program at NYU and a B.A. in Literature from Yale University.

Tuesday, December 4 at 7 pm in Gorgas Library room 205

Jeff Weddle, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies will talk about his new book, and screen a documentary film
–Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press (University of Mississippi Press, 2007)
Download the flier at: http://www.lib.ua.edu/events/documents/weddle_flier.pdf

In 1960, Jon Edgar and Louise "Gypsy Lou" Webb founded Loujon Press on Royal Street in New Orleans's French Quarter. The small publishing house quickly became a giant. Heralded by the Village Voice and the New York Times as one of the best of its day, the Outsider, the press's literary review, featured, among others, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Creeley, Denise Levertov, and Walter Lowenfels. Loujon published books by Henry Miller and two early poetry collections by Bukowski. Bohemian New Orleans traces the development of this courageous imprint and examines its place within the small press revolution of the 1960s. Drawing on correspondence from many who were published in the Outsider, back issues of the Outsider, contemporary reviews, promotional materials, and interviews, Jeff Weddle shows how the press's mandarin insistence on production quality and its eclectic editorial taste made its work nonpareil among peers in the underground. Throughout, Bohemian New Orleans reveals the messy, complex, and vagabond spirit of a lost literary age.

Wayne Ewing's documentary (Jeff Weddle helped produce this!), The Outsiders of New Orleans: Loujon Press, premiers at the Denver Film Festival on Nov. 11. Please follow the link to the Denver Film Society's webpage about the film. http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/detail.aspx?id=21582


What’s Cool@Hoole? Find out at http://coolathoole.blogspot.com/

News from 90.7 The Capstone's Manager, Tim Neunzig

Jawohl,

Greetings ALL! Two BIG News:

1. New Sales Director TEAM! Congratulations Joe Pritchard and Jason Lange who will step up to coordinate our sales department. Joe Makach, News Assistant, will most likely replace Joe Pritchard in the New Deapartment, Joe P. will help out with the transition.
- Sales TEAM will start work after thanksgiving.

2. BENEFIT was more than a success $$$$$$$$$$$2700 OMG! THANK YOU ALL WHO CAME AND HELPED OUT AND WORKED DILLIGENTLY. This would not have been possible without you.

Video of THANKS!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bVFCP5Fv4Y


Back to me again: Our benefit concert, Autumnber Fest 2007, was fantastic this year. On behalf of the station, I want to thank Baak Gwai, The Ackleys, The Necronomikids, Skullduggery, Mellow Mushroom, and everyone who came out last night. All the money will go toward improvements at the station (we're a nonprofit org, so we're always pretty poor and in need of improvements). I also want to especially thank everyone in my Promotions Staff, because without you guys, I would have had a nervous breakdown. :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Christmas Events Throughout Alabama!

Christmas at Arlington

Birmingham; Dec. 1
Celebrate with Arlington's staff as they commemorate the mansion's 52nd anniversary as Birmingham's historic house museum. See local floral designers transform the interior into replications of Christmas past.

Candlelight Christmas at Oakleigh
Mobile; Dec. 1-2
Step back into a festive 19th-century holiday celebration at Oakleigh Historic Complex. Daily activities, 10-4, will feature seasonal music, horse-drawn carriage rides, guided tours, Victorian Santa, exhibitors and refreshments. Tours by candlelight are 6:30-8:00. Day admission $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Evening admission $7 members, $12 nonmembers, $5 children.

American Streamlined Designs: The World of Tomorrow
Montgomery; Dec. 1-Mar. 2
A fresh appraisal of the aesthetic of streamlined design, placing the achievements of its best-known exponents — among them Norman Bel Geddes, Henry Dreyfuss, Raymond Loewy and Walter Dorwin Teague — squarely alongside the contributions of other lesser-known but significant designers such as Lurelle Guild, Clifford Brooks Stevens and Harold Van Doren.

West Alabama Christmas Parade
Tuscaloosa; Dec. 3
The 32nd West Alabama Christmas Parde is Alabama's largest Christmas parade with more than 200 entrants spreading holiday cheer. The 2007 Grand Marshals are Harry Lee and Doug Phillips.

Dickens Downtown Celebration
Northport; Dec. 4
The streets and shops of historic downtown Northport will come alive with Victorian music, crafts and family activities. Visitors can enjoy the sounds of the holidays with live music, a visit with Father Christmas, carolers, a winter wonderland and much more. The shops and galleries of downtown Northport will be open and decorated for the holidays, and merchants will be in traditional Victorian costume.

Holiday Gallery Tour
Huntsville; Dec. 6
Meridian Arts, along with other local galleries and the Huntsville Museum of Art, offers a holiday open house. This informal event showcases artists whose talents include painting, pottery, glass, sculpture, jewelry, photography and woodworking.

Governor's Mansion Candlelight Open House
Montgomery; Dec. 7-21
Tour the public rooms of the state's executive residence while it's decorated in all its holiday grandeur. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be aglow with lights and filled with the spirit of the season.

Victorian Christmas
Dothan; Dec. 9
Warm up to some holiday hospitality during an afternoon centered on the pleasures of Christmases past. Visitors are invited to sample turn-of-the-century desserts and sip hot chocolate or mulled cider while children try their hand at making traditional Christmas decorations. A circuit-riding preacher will arrive by horse and carriage to deliver a Christmas message at the church.

Holiday Music Extravaganza
Fort Payne; Dec. 30
Wind up the holiday season with this concert featuring the local talent of Steven Kean, FAA Quartet from Plainview School, Naomi ("NIB") McKinney and The George Boys.

City of Fairhope New Year's Eve Celebration
Fairhope; Dec. 31
Residents and visitors are invited to bring their family and friends downtown and ring in the New Year dancing in the streets to live entertainment. The band will begin playing at 8:30 p.m. at the corner of Section Street and Church Street. Other entertainment includes karaoke, face painting, magic shows, fireworks at midnight, free party favors and a ball drop at midnight.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

TIDE TAXI


The SGA is pleased to announce a new service, "Tide Taxi", that will be available for UA students beginning Monday, November 5th. Students can access Tide Taxi 24 hours a day by calling one number: 348-CAB9 (348-2229).

The Tide Taxi will transport students anywhere in the Tide Taxi zone (Helen Keller Boulevard on the east to Greensboro Avenue on the west, 15th Street on the south and Jack Warner Parkway on the north). The charge will be a flat $7 rate for a single rider or $5 each for multiple riders to the same destination (cash or checks only). For more information, please contact the SGA office at 348-2742.


WHAT: TIDE TAXI

WHEN: Beginning Monday, November 5; available 24 hours a day

NUMBER: 348-CAB9 or 348-2229

WHERE: Helen Keller Boulevard on the east to Greensboro Avenue on the west, 15th Street on the south and Jack Warner Parkway on the north

COST: $7 flat fee for single; $5 each for multiple riders

QUESTIONS: SGA office at 348-2742


What is the difference between the Tide Taxi and 348-RIDE?
348-RIDE is a free service that can be used by students to transport them from one residential location to another residential location in the established zone. 348-RIDE is available during hours when Crimson Ride is not in service (2:30 a..m.-7:00 a.m. weekdays and 9 p.m.-9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday).

The Tide Taxi is a flat rate service ($7 for a single rider or $5 each for multiple riders to the same destination) that is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Tide Taxi goes to and from areas just off-campus (Helen Keller Boulevard on the east to Greensboro Avenue on the west, 15th Street on the south and Jack Warner Parkway on the north), as well as on-campus.


Who runs the Tide Taxi service?
The service utilizes two local cab companies who contracted out to provide this service at the request of the SGA. Phone calls to 348-CAB9 (2229) are dispatched on campus and routed to the cab companies. The dispatcher will then call the student rider back to verify the location and let them know what taxi will pick them up.


How many cabs are available with the Tide Taxi service?
Approximately 8 cabs will be available for dispatch with the Tide Taxi.


How will the Tide Taxi be identified?
The Tide Taxi will have magnetic signs with the Tide taxi logo on it.


What forms of payment will the Tide Taxi accept?
At this point, the only forms of payment that the Tide Taxi driver will accept is cash or checks.


Are tips included in the Tide Taxi fee?
No, tips are not included in the $7 rate for one rider or $5 rate for multiple riders to the same location.


Thank You,

Office of Student Development

UA is now hiring RA's


Dear UA Students,

Do you see yourself as a leader? Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved on campus? To meet lots of new people? Help students get adjusted to college life?

STOP LOOKING! The Resident Advisor position might be for you! Housing and Residential Communities is looking for Resident Advisors for the Fall 2008-Spring 2009 academic year.

To apply, submit your resume to Crimson Careers (http://www.career.ua.edu/crimsoncareers.html) and complete the application packet (http://housing.ua.edu/staff/staffapps.htm) by DECEMBER 14th, 2007 at 5pm! Application packets are also available at Community Area desks.

U R UA! Apply to be an RA!

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Wallace at awallace@sa.ua.edu or Barbra K. Green at burre008@sa.ua.edu.

Pi Sigma Epsilon Meeting

Pi Sigma Epsilon

What: Speaker from Federated Insurance
When: Monday November 19 2007
Time: 6:30PM
Where: BD 225

All majors invited!
See You There!

More Information: tbgallant@bama.ua.edu

Jacqueline Malone
VP of Marketing, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Business Fraternity
Marketing and Sales Ambassador

ARDT reviewed by Suzanne Flanagan

ARDT Fall Concert pleasantly refreshing
By Suzanne Flanagan

Dancers practiced their last pirouettes and leaps on stage before Wednesday night’s performance of ARDT as the audience watched their feet move below the swishing curtain. The Alabama Reparatory Dance Theatre’s Fall Concert is a show filled with diverse choreography by the UA Dance Department faculty and staff. There are eight pieces in the program which feature various styles and forms of movement.

The show opened with a classical piece from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. The dancers wore sherbet-colored tutus as they floated across the stage. Tara Fasshauer, who staged the piece, closely followed the precise arrangement of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa.

One of the crowd favorites was “Spiritual Suite,” a modern, uplifting piece choreographed by UA’s Director of Dance, Cornelius Carter. Carter’s ensemble included four men and five women whose athleticism and energy lit up the stage. Dancer, Ryan Arnold, was precise in his delivery of the quick and intense choreography, meanwhile expressing the emotion and passion that made the piece so exceptional.

Carter’s other piece, “Ladies Sing the Blues” featured soulful ballads by female vocalists Dinah Washington, Etta James and Nancy Wilson. The six soloists danced through the strong voices and captivated the audience with their powerful presence. Lindsay Sockler brought a quality of “old Hollywood” to her solo with her delicate expressions and sensual movements.

After intermission, faculty member Sarah Barry presented the audience with an intriguing piece called “One Last Look Around.” The dancers’ experimented with hinging, swinging movements. Also, Barry’s choreography incorporated an interesting syncopation with the music’s bells and whistles, creating an Indian, tribal mood.

Another piece that captured the spirit of ARDT’s originality was John Virciglio’s “Fun for Me.” This piece was a production of spicy visuals and stimulating movement. Virciglio’s dancers portrayed doll-like characters with outrageous hair and elaborate makeup. The lighting and stage direction created the image of dolls coming to life in the night.

Overall, the ARDT Fall Concert was enjoyable and inspiring. Each choreographer seemed to utilize the talents of the dancers in the company. There is an impressive range of originality and imagination within the UA Dance Department. Performances continue Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Morgan Auditorium.

Reception and Executive Panel tomorrow evening @ AIME

Hello! We look forward to seeing you at tomorrow evening’s reception and Executive Panel, hosted by the Enterprise Consulting and MIS Programs. The events will take place in the AIME building (on McCorvey Drive, opposite Paty Hall). We recommend business attire.

Event

Start Time

Notes

Reception

6:00 pm

Network with executives (see the list of attendees below). Poster presentations of current Capstone projects.

Executive Panel

7:30 pm

Forum members will answer your questions – about careers, industry trends, business environment, etc.

Social

9:00 – 9:30

Wilhagan’s

See you all there!

MIS/EC MIS Forum Attendees

Scott Hartley, Partner, Accenture

Yutta Shelton, Partner, Accenture

Jim Wood, Vice President, AT&T

Rich Reynolds, Senior Director, Alvarez & Marshal

Cheri Martin, Director, Information Services Division, AL DHR

Dan Staley, Director, BearingPoint

George Tarbox, Principal, CGI

Steven Meany, Vice President, Cisco Systems

Ray Thornton, Chief Information Officer, Colonial Properties

David Gray, President and CEO, DAXKO

Kim Ligon, Chief Info Officer, DCH Health Systems

Lynn Lovelady, Vice President, Energen

Bernie Wedge, Partner, Ernst & Young

Brannon McDaniel, Vice President – Development, HealthSouth

Ron Griffin, Senior Vice President, Hewlett Packard

Dwain Mangold, Director, International Paper

Joe Griffin, Managing Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Dianne Tarvardian, Director, Procter & Gamble

David Johnson, Vice President, Protective Life Corporation

Rich Flanagan, Vice President, Rohm and Haas

Kianta Prince-Bryant, Asst. CIO, Southern Company

Jim Burns, Chief Information Officer, State of Alabama

Sam Moses, Director, Wal-Mart