Tuesday, February 5, 2008



Feb. 5
Professional School Workshop, 4-5 p.m., 205 Gorgas
Alabama Insurance Society Meeting, 6 p.m., Alston Hall Parlor
Short and Sweet Resume Critique, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Career Center's Jones Center

Feb. 6
Short and Sweet Resume Critique, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Career Center's Jones Center

Feb. 9
ACSS Spring Festival, 5:30 p.m., Ferguson Ballroom

Feb. 11
SEC applications due
Strategies for Graduating on Time Workshop, 4-5 p.m., 205 Gorgas

Feb. 12
UA Leadership Series, 7-8 p.m., 205 Gorgas
"The Mystery of Irma Vep" opens 7:30 p.m., Allen Bales Theatre

Throughout February
African-American Heritage Month Events


Apply now for UA Overseas Summer Programs - Deadline extended. Capstone International Programs has extended the deadline for applying for UA overseas summer programs to Feb. 15. Programs are available in Austria, Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, Ghana, India, Ireland, Istanbul, Italy, Japan, Oxford, Spain, Sweden, Prague, London and Dublin. More information: 348-5256.

Short and Sweet Resume Critiques will be offered Feb. 5 & 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come to the Career Center's Jones Center (third floor of Ferguson right by the elevators) for a five to 10- minute resume critique and sweet treats. More information: Tiffany Goodin.

Alabama Insurance Society Meeting and Dinner will be Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in Alston Hall Parlor. Network and socialize with other like-minded students and employers. More information: Dr. William Rabel.

The Association of Chinese Students and Scholars (ACSS) will celebrate its 2008 Spring Festival Saturday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Ferguson Ballroom. The celebration includes a platform show and karaoke. A buffet will be supplied. More information: Ben Ma at 205-886-0060.

Visit the University Writing Center in MR 125 for a professional writing consultation. The service is free; all students are welcome. Spring semester hours through May 2: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m. Appointments are preferred: go to www.rich16.com/ua. More information: Luke Niiler.

GY 444/544 Field Studies in Africa is enrolling students for the summer 2008 trip to Ghana. This two-week, six credit hour program is open to all majors. If you're interested, contact Dr. Seth Appiah-Opoku at 348-2731.

The UA Leadership Series continues on Feb. 12 from 7-8 p.m. in 205 Gorgas. This month's topic: Goal-Setting and Networking at UA. Just in time for student leadership/organization interviews. Workshops are offered monthly and are open to all students. More information: Corrie Harris at 348-5036.

Student Executive Council applications are due Feb. 11 at 297-PH. More information: Shelby Chandler at 348-8597.

"The Mystery of Irma Vep" runs Feb. 12-17 in the Allen Bales Theatre. Performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets: $6 for all performances and may be purchased at www.crimsonartstickets.com.

Project Health will sponsor an inaugural "Kissing Booth" on Feb. 13 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. on the second floor of Ferguson Center. Participants will receive not only a "kiss" but also a message on healthy relationships and sexual responsibility, in light of the Healthy Relationships and Sexual Responsibility national college health awareness week and Valentine's Day.


Applying for Professional School Workshop will be held Feb. 5 from 4-5 p.m. in 205 Gorgas. This seminar is designed for any student who plans to continue his or her education beyond an undergraduate degree and has questions about the application process. Topics include: applications and deadlines, essays and personal statements, letters of recommendation, interviews, and choosing where to apply.

Strategies for Graduating on Time: Advice for sophomores, juniors and seniors will be given Feb. 11 from 4-5 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library. This workshop will assist students in planning their remaining semesters and will answer questions such as do I have to have a minor; how can I improve my GPA; what is a degree audit; how soon can I graduate; when and where do I apply for graduation.

Finding a Major and Minor that Fits Workshop will be held Feb. 19 from 4-5 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library. This workshop is aimed at students who are still exploring their majors and minors. Topics will include: advising, changing divisions, the declaration process, resources, and career information. More information: Wendy McMillian.

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.

The Tide Navigator has been added to the Student tab of your myBama account. It allows you to keep track of your completed and uncompleted classes, allowing you to make sure you are on time for graduation.

The National Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2008 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards. All full-time faculty are eligible. Nominations are due Feb. 15. The nomination form is available at http://alumni.ua.edu/octaform.pdf. More information: Robin Elmore at 348-1545.

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

Submit your news at www.uanews.ua.edu/student/submit.html.

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