Tuesday, February 19, 2008

UA STUDENT NEWS - Feb. 19, 2008


Feb. 19, 2008


Feb. 19

Moody Music Lot will be closed

Hunger and Homelessness Week underway

Dance Alabama! opens

Feb. 22

College of Arts and Sciences Ambassadors applications due at 4 p.m.

Feb. 25

Presentation on Wallace Rayfield, Alabama’s pioneer black architect

Throughout February

African American Heritage Month Events


· Moody Music Lot to be closed Feb. 19-20. The Moody Music lot will be reserved for a large event taking place at the Bryant Conference Center Feb. 20. The lot will be closed to southeast commuters from 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 until 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Please use either the Coleman Coliseum lot or the soccer lot for your parking needs during this time. The lot will reopen for southeast commuters use at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20. More information: Chris D’Esposito, 348-5473.

· Support regarding the NIU shooting. Students affected by the NIU tragedy may contact the Counseling Center at 348-3863, or visit the center if they are in crisis. Supportive information also is available at http://www.apahelpcenter.org/articles/article.php?id=173.

· The BamaBike Program has officially launched. All students interested in registering for this campus-wide bicycle rental initiative should log onto www.bamabikes.ua.edu and click the “Sign Up” button located at the top of the browser.

· The Community Service Center will host Hunger and Homelessness Week 2008 Feb. 18-22. The week will feature several events and activities including the “Grate” American Sleep Out on the Quad (Feb. 20), and opportunities to volunteer at several agencies around Tuscaloosa. More information: Regina Pena, Community Service Center, 231 Ferguson Center.

· Capstone International Academic Programs is accepting applications for summer 2008 Overseas Study Programs. Programs are available in Austria, Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, Ghana, India, Istanbul, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Prague, and Peru. Internship programs in London and Dublin also are available. Information: 348-5256, http://overseas-study.ua.edu, 135 B.B. Comer Hall.

· This event focuses on Alabama’s pioneer black architect. On Feb. 25, a presentation on Alabama’s pioneer black architect, Wallace Rayfield, will be held at 1:30 p.m. in 205 Gorgas. More information: Shana Rivers, 348-9534.

· SGA SPIRIT Scholarship applications are now available at www.spirit.ua.edu or by stopping by the SGA office in the Ferguson Center. Applications are due March 26 at 4:45 p.m. More information: Alicia King, 348-9316.

· The College of Arts and Sciences Ambassadors are now accepting applications for the 2008-2009 school year. Applications can be obtained by contacting Kristin McDonald or Caroline Ball. Everyone in the College of Arts and Sciences is encouraged to apply. Applications will be due on Friday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. They should be submitted to the first floor receptionist desk in Clark Hall.

· Eating Disorders Awareness Week will be Feb. 22–March 1. Try the Scale of Fortune and learn about healthy eating at the Rec Center on Feb. 25 and 26 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and the Ferguson Center on Feb. 27 and 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. You also can donate your jeans in bins around campus; be on the lookout for life-size models. More information: Lori Greene, MS, RD.

· The Counseling Center is offering a class on improving sleep. This is not a therapy group. The class will begin the week of Feb. 18 and run for three consecutive weeks. Interested students may call Greg at 348-3863 to sign up. Students also may sign up by stopping by the Center at 225 Russell Hall.

· “Puedo Hablar? May I Speak?” is a new documentary offering a portrait of a Venezuelan society at a crossroads after seven years of a Hugo Chavez presidency. It will be shown in Ferguson Theater on March 6 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the general public.

· Social Work Career Fair is open to all majors. The Career Center will host a social work career fair Monday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ferguson Center Ballroom. All majors are welcome to attend. Full-time and internship opportunities will be available. Students should bring a resume and student ID. Dress is business attire. More information: Angela Kelley at 348-5848.

· Capstone Coffee Hour is Friday – Capstone International Center will host coffee hour Friday, Feb. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 121 B.B. Comer Hall. The event is open to everyone. This week’s event is sponsored by the Saudi Student Association. More information: Sheila Malone at 348-5402.


· The summer/fall 2008 registration timetable and schedule of classes are now available on the Web at http://registrar.ua.edu/registration/.

· Preparing for Advising: Summer/Fall 2008 Pre-Advising Workshop will be held Feb. 25 from 4-5 p.m. in 205 Gorgas. Come and find answers to your questions about upcoming semesters. Topics will include: finding your adviser, attending summer school somewhere else, where to make your advising appointment, general education requirements, resources, and a registration timetable. More information: Wendy McMillian.

· Kaplan to offer free practice tests for graduate school. On March 2, Kaplan Test Prep will offer a campuswide opportunity for UA students to take a free practice GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT administered under simulated testing conditions at 3 p.m. in Bidgood Hall. To take advantage of this free event and start preparing for grad school, enroll by calling 1-800-KAPTEST or online at www.KAPTEST.com/practice.


· Dance Alabama! opens Feb. 19. Dance Alabama! showcases the best works of UA’s undergraduate choreographers. Dance Alabama! will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, through Thursday, Feb. 21, and at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 in Morgan Auditorium. Tickets are available at www.crimsonartstickets.com, at the box office, or by calling 348-3400 from noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tickets are $9 for students. More information: Kristi Wiley at 348-3844.

Always remember to check the Crimson Calendar for all the week’s events.

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