Tuesday, February 26, 2008

UA STUDENT NEWS - Feb. 26, 2008


Feb. 26, 2008


Feb. 25-March 1
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Faculty/Student Week

Feb. 27
A Candid Conversation with Derica Rice,” 7 p.m., Smith Hall

Feb. 28
Faculty/Student Week Reception, 5-6:15 p.m., Heritage Room

Feb. 29
CCSO applications due
Commuter West and Northeast Parking Permit Sale/Exchange, 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m., 103 Student Services Center

March 1
Irish Mini-Fest, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., front of Rowand-Johnson Hall
Research and Creative Activity Conference applications due
Last day to recontract on-campus housing for fall 2008

March 2
Kaplan Test Prep, 3 p.m., Bidgood Hall

March 3
SHARP Self-defense Class, 6–10 p.m., Rec Center


Faculty/Student Week encourages students to get to know their professors. Students will receive a discount when they accompany their professors at certain Bama Dining locations. A reception will be held Feb. 28, 5–6:15 p.m., Heritage Room, third floor of Ferguson Center. More information: Student Government Association, 348-2742.

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

The Career Center will host “A Candid Conversation with Mr. Derica Rice,” in celebration of UA’s African-American Heritage Month theme of “Creating History Everyday.” As senior vice president and chief financial officer, Rice is the highest-ranking African-American executive at Eli Lilly and Company. This event will be Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Smith Hall. RSVP: gradassist1@sa.ua.edu. More information: Tasha Smith, 348-2667.

An Irish Mini-Fest, sponsored by the department of theatre and dance, will be held March 1, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., front of Rowand-Johnson Hall. Join in traditional Irish entertainment before the matinee performance of The Playboy of the Western World. More information: Kristi Jacobs, 348-3844.

UA’s inaugural Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work with the chance to receive prizes. Abstracts must be turned in by March 1 to the research coordinator in the college of your major. The event will be April 21 from 2–6 p.m. at the Ferguson Center. More information: http://graduate.ua.edu, or contact David Francko.

The SHARP self-defense class will be held March 3 and 5 from 6–10 p.m. at the Rec Center. Learn the basic skills of self-defense. This eight-hour course, sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, is free to UA women. Preregistration: Women’s Resource Center, 348-5040.

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 March 6, 6:30 p.m., Ferguson Theater. Admission is free.

UA's student-run radio station, 90.7 The Capstone, will host the final SGA debate, 7-9 p.m., Bryant Conference Center. It will be conducted similar to the YouTube debates. Anyone may submit a question by calling the hotline at 409-4973, and recording a question as a voicemail. Questions: consult the Facebook group at http://ua.facebook.com/event.php?eid=12578870780.


Do you have trouble receiving cell phone service in the Ferguson Center? With your input, the SGA can help. Complete our survey and look for changes in the future.

Current campus residents who wish to return to campus housing in fall 2008 must recontract online before March 1. More information about recontracting is available from Housing and Residential Communities at http://housing.ua.edu.

The Coordinating Council for Student Organizations is now accepting applications for the 2008-2009 executive board. Available positions: president, vice president of programming, vice president of organizational resources, office manager, and communication director. Applications are available in the CCSO office (341 Ferguson Center) and must be returned to the CCSO office by Feb. 29. More information: Britany Binkowski.

Transportation Services will have additional Commuter West and Northeast permits for sale or exchange. This is a one-day sale/exchange only and will be held on Friday, Feb. 29. Transportation Services, 103 Student Services Center, will be open 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please visit www.bamaparking.ua.edu for additional information.

Capstone International Academic Programs is still 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. Apply now and go abroad with the Tide this summer. More information: 348-5256, http://overseas-study.ua.edu/, or 135 B.B. Comer Hall.

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

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

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.

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

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