Tuesday, March 4, 2008

UA STUDENT NEWS - March 4, 2008


March 4, 2008


March 4
SGA ELECTIONS: Vote from 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

March 5
SGA ELECTIONS: Vote from 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
“March to the Schoolhouse Doors,” 6 p.m., steps of Gorgas Library
Association of Child Life Informational Meeting, 6 p.m., Child Development Center

March 6
Higher Education Day, 11 a.m., Alabama State House in Montgomery

Throughout March: National Nutrition Month


Higher Education Day is March 6. The annual Higher Education Day rally at the Alabama State House will be March 6 beginning at 11 a.m. A barbecue lunch will be served. Free tickets can be printed off the Web site at www.higheredpartners.org. A bus will leave the Moody Music parking lot at 7 a.m. and will return at 5 p.m. that day. To reserve a seat on the bus, e-mail Carolyn Benton at cbenton@uasystem.ua.edu. More information: 334-230-2161.

“March to the Schoolhouse Doors” in honor of civil rights leaders on the UA campus will be March 5 at 6 p.m. on the steps of Gorgas Library. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. invites all students to come out to march from Gorgas Library to Foster Auditorium in celebration of the life of Vivian Malone Jones and the Civil Rights Era. More information: India Williams, 239-7204

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 on March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Ferguson Theater. Free admission and open to the general public.

Elijah, Felix Mendelssohn’s epic oratorio, will be performed March 9 at 2 p.m. in Moody Concert Hall. Tickets and information: www.tsoonline.org, 752-5515, tso@tsoonline.org

Joint sophomore piano recital featuring Nathan Smith and Jennifer Lee. Given by two piano performance majors, this event will be held March 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Moody Music Building. Free admission. More information: Jennifer Lee, 256-683-1169

LUNAFEST, a national film festival by, for and about women, will be March 13 at the Bama Theatre. A catered reception by The Globe and a silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. Films begin at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the National Breast Cancer Fund and the Women’s Resource Center. More information: Kristen Payne

Deadline for Capstone Creed Week calendar is March 10. The third annual Capstone Creed Week celebration will take place March 31-April 4. Student organizations may submit events for the week’s calendar by March 10 to tubbs017@sa.ua.edu. More information: Corrie Harris, 348-6114.

Crossroads Campus discussion is March 7 – Crossroads Community Center will host a Campus Discussion March 7 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., third floor rotunda of Carmichael Hall. Box lunches will be served; please call Crossroads at 348-6930 to order lunch. More information: Dr. Beverly Hawk or Brice Miller.


SGA elections. Vote March 4–5 from 9 a.m.–7 p.m. at the Recreation Center, Ferguson Center and Reese Phifer. For candidate profiles, visit http://vote.ua.edu/candidates.htm.

Register for your parking permit when you register for classes. Visit www.bamaparking.ua.edu for details.

Student Health Center offers MedFusion. This new software will allow you to make appointments online, fill out health forms, communicate with healthcare providers, and request refills. Register through myBama or www.shc.ua.edu and look for the MedFusion icon. More information: David Wilkins, RPh, MBA, 348-0101

Join the Association of Child Life. Attend the meeting on March 5 at 6 p.m. at the Child Development Resource Center to find out about volunteer opportunities available for the month. Send an e-mail stating your interest to AofChildLife@hotmail.com. Also, for more information about organ donation, visit the information table on March 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ferguson Center.

The BamaBike Program has officially launched. All students interested in registering for this campuswide bicycle rental initiative should log onto http://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

Corolla Yearbook Pictures and Sales. The Corolla yearbook staff will be in front of Gordon Palmer on March 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. selling books and taking individual yearbook photos. Books are $70 and can be charged to your student account or credit card. More information: www.corolla.ua.edu.

Want to help children? If so, stop by the tables in the Ferguson Center on March 5 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and find out different ways you can volunteer this spring to help children around the globe or here in Tuscaloosa. More information: Megan Carroll or stop by the Community Service Center.

Seniors and freshmen: Complete a survey about your college experience. The information will be used to improve UA programs and services.

Want to learn more about off-campus housing? Attend one of these informational sessions: March 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Burke Hall and 7:30 p.m. at Tutwiler, or March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Paty Hall and 7:30 p.m. at Rose Towers. More information: Julie Elmore, 348-6676.

Want to learn more about healthy eating? Visit your dietitian at the SHC or take this quiz in honor of National Nutrition Month. More information: Lori Greene, MS, RD., 348-0205.

If you have community service or volunteer hours you may be eligible for recognition at the Profiles in Service Awards banquet. Click the “Profiles in Service” link to apply at www.volunteer.ua.edu/index.html. More information: Hannah Finley, 348-2865.


Teaching internship application meeting will be held March 12 at 4 p.m. in 118 Graves Hall. All College of Education students who are planning to complete their teaching leadership (student teaching) during the fall 2008 semester should attend this meeting. More information: Yolandia Eubanks, 348-1153.

Applications are now being accepted for student justices to serve on Academic Honor Councils. Applications are due March 10. More information: Dr. Mark Nelson’s office, 348-4893.

Learn, live and have fun this summer in the interim program. For details click here.

Summer/fall registration just four weeks away. For details click here.

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

For athletic events, go to www.rolltide.com.

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