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The Division of Student Affairs Calendar of Events

  • Women’s Resource Center to host Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities
    news | wrc The Women’s Resource Center at The University of Alabama is well underway in preparing for both Dating and Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
    Each year, the staff and volunteers at the Women’s Resource Center work diligently to plan several events for both of these awareness months. With an already full calendar of events planned for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Peer Education Coordinator Zoe Storey said, “We are so excited about everything we have coming up for DVAM. We’re hoping to get as many students involved as possible to let people know just how prevalent instances of dating and domestic violence are, and ways we can help reduce that number.”
    Throughout the month, the UA community is encouraged to wear a purple ribbon in support of dating and domestic violence awareness through the WRC’s purple ribbon campaign. Students and organizations can place ribbons on reserve by contacting the WRC at (205) 348-5040. Students and community members can also drop off used cell phones, whether working or not, to the WRC or the Dean of Students Office for the Verizon HopeLine. The donated items will be recycled and used to help those affected by dating and domestic violence. A full calendar of events can be found at wrc.ua.edu.
    In addition to DVAM, the WRC also hosts several programs in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As in previous years, honor and remembrance trees will be placed in various locations around campus as a way to recognize those affected by breast cancer. Pink ribbon ornaments can be customized and placed on the tree in honor of a breast cancer survivor or in memory of those who have passed away due to the disease. Locations include the Student Health Center, the Rec Center, the Ferguson Center and Capstone Retirement Village.
    The Women’s Resource Center has also partnered with Dr. Mary Ann Kelly to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on October 11 in Birmingham, Ala. Students are encouraged to contact Dr. Kelley at (205) 348-1031 if they wish to participate in the race. In addition to the race itself, the WRC is currently recruiting volunteers to work two fundraising events prior to and after the race day. The first is a spirit night at Chick-fil-A on Skyland Boulevard October 7, and the second is a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in University Mall on October 25. To find out more information about these events, or to sign up to volunteer, contact Eric Patterson at the WRC at (205) 348-5040.
    The University of Alabama Women’s Resource Center, through a focus on gender, fosters a community of social justice, safety, diversity, leadership, and education. This is accomplished by outreach, advocacy, collaboration, and support to individuals and communities of all identities.
  • Mississippi/Alabama 2014 Fitness Expo
    announcement | dave 2014 Fitness Expo November 15 & 16
    @ The University of Southern Mississippi.

    Pre Registration Begins October 1st.
  • Fall 2014 Personal Training Special
    announcement | dave Fall 2014 Personal Training Special

    10 individual sessions for $180
    10 partner sessions for $130 per partner
    5 AM2 small group sessions for $200

    Offer begins 9/1/2014
    Offer expires 9/30/2014

    *Partner sessions require that both partners purchase the same number of sessions
    at the same time.
    **Rates apply to full packages only.
    ***Prices apply to any type of membership

    Contact Jason Casey
    Phone: (205) 348-6261
    Email: jccasey@sa.ua.edu

    Follow us on:
    Twitter @URECFitness and on Facebook at: Alabama UREC Personal Training for current specials, program updates and health tips.

    Fall 2014 Personal Training Special
  • SRC Gameday Hours-CLOSED Sept. 6
    announcement | dave SRC GAMEDAY HOURS OF OPERATION – The SRC will follow a set formula of operating hours for home football games in 2014. If kickoff is 5pm or later the SRC will be open 9am-11am. If the kickoff is earlier than 5pm the SRC will be closed.
    · September 6: closed
    · September 13: 9am-11am
    · September 20: TBA following kickoff announcement
  • Vision Showcase
    announcement | khartley Please join us for the Vision Showcase! This event will be an open house with desserts and coffee for the UA community. Participants of The LeaderShape Institute will be sharing their visions through a poster fair in the Great Hall. Come learn about their exciting experience and passionate visions for how they plan to create a more just, caring and thriving world.
  • Tumbling Rock Caving
    announcement | dave A one day trip, (7am-8pm), try something new and get a way for the day to discover rock formation and unique landscapes hidden from the outside world in Jackson Co., Alabama. All gear included...however, food is NOT included on this trip. So bring money for snacks, pack a lunch and have some fun!
    2014 Fall Trips
  • IM Sports Registration
    announcement | dave Registration for Intramural Tennis (Singles/Doubles) and Sand Volleyball start tomorrow, Aug. 26 thru Thurs., September 4.
    Register your team HERE
  • IM Sports Job Info Session
    announcement | dave Intramural Sports will hold a job information session on Monday, August 25 and Tuesday, August 26 at 7:00pm at the SRC Multi Activity Room. For more information, click here:
    Intramural Jobs
  • Student Activity Center at Presidential Village open
    announcement | dave The Student Activity Center at Presidential Village is now open. Come on over and check out the new facility! Hours are listed on the following link:
    SACPV
  • Register Now for the 2014 Annual Blackburn Institute Symposium
    news | cpeters Annual Symposium
    August 22 - August 23
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Deadline to register: August 7th

    Symposium is coming up fast! Formal invitations with abbreviated schedule and registration & booking info went out the week of July 15th, so if you believe your address needs updating, please do so here.

    We are thrilled to be hearing from one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, former US Congressman, and host of MSNBC's The Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough at the 2014 Annual Symposium.

    Symposium 2014 will feature many other "Alabama Voices" on topics directly related to you! These sessions will range from a front row seat looking back into Alabama's past to Alabama Voices in culture and even Alabama Voices in media.

    Registration:
    All attendees of the Blackburn Institute Annual Symposium must register for the event. You may do so online by clicking on the event located on the calendar page. Students that have not yet been pinned, please select the student option, all others will select Fellow or Advisory Board according to your classification. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate or professional program, please contact the Blackburn office for information regarding fee waivers.

    You will have the option to select the major Symposium events at which you will be in attendance, please try to complete the information to the best of your knowledge to ensure accurate planning. Also, make sure to include any dietary concerns in the specified field on the registration form.

    Booking:
    The Blackburn Institute has reserved a block of rooms at Hotel Capstone with a special rate of $115 for Symposium attendees. This rate is only available through July 31, and you must call the hotel and mention that you are with the Blackburn Institute. Rooms will fill up fast, so book now!

    The hotel is located on campus at 320 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa and their telephone number is (205) 752-3200.

    Other Area Hotels:
    Hampton Inn
    600 Harper Lee Drive
    Holiday Inn Express 1120 Veteran's Memorial Pkwy

    Hometown Suites 1650 Veteran's Memorial Pkwy
  • DOD/MOU and TA
    news | karag001 UA is still an approved school for TA since we signed the previous MOU. Students please submit your TA request as normal. Although we are not listed on the website at this point, we are listed with the DOD as a participating school. Once the latest version of the MOU is signed, we will be listed on the website- www.dodmou.com.
  • Holds for Fall 2014
    news | karag001 as of July 18th at noon current students cannot add and drop classes or lift holds till August 21st-28th.

    Holds lifted during August 21st-28th require an Advising Worksheet before removal.
  • Updated Summer Group Exercise Schedule
    announcement | dave Please see the link for the updated summer group exercise schedule.

    Group Exercise
  • Now Accepting 2014 Don and Barbara "Bobbie" Siegal Endowed Scholarship Applications
    news | cpeters The Blackburn Institute is now accepting applications for the 2014 Don and Barbara “Bobbie” Siegal Endowed Scholarship.

    The Don and Barbara “Bobbie” Siegal Endowed Scholarship was established by advisory board members Don and Bobbie Siegal in honor of Dr. John L. Blackburn and Dr. Robert E. Witt. In 2014, the Seigals made an additional contribution in memory of Dr. James Hood and Vivian Malone-Jones in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The scholarship is designed to recognize Blackburn Institute Students and Graduate Fellows with a demonstrated interest in and a concern for the promotion of cultural understanding.

    According to the Siegals, the idea for the scholarship came from the inspiration Dr. John L. Blackburn provided during the peaceful integration of the University in 1963. The Siegals said, “We hope John L. Blackburn’s vision of a campus of caring individuals will last into perpetuity.” The scholarship exists to honor the legacy of Dr. John L. Blackburn and celebrate the efforts of Dr. Robert Witt in promoting values of diversity and inclusion on the Alabama campus. Mr. and Mrs. Siegal hope this scholarship will encourage Blackburn Students and Graduate Fellows to continue in helping make the campus a place where all students feel welcomed so they can pursue their education in an atmosphere of equality that is the ideal upon which our nation was founded.

    Applicants can be undergraduate or graduate students and are asked to write an essay demonstrating their actions in the promotion of cultural understanding. The applications will then be reviewed by a committee including various advisory board members. The Siegal family is proud to endow this scholarship but chooses to remain uninvolved in the selection process.

    Please submit the attached application and essay by noon on Friday, August 1, 2014. The recipient of the sixth annual scholarship will be announced at the 2014 Annual Blackburn Symposium to be held on August 22-23, 2014.

  • Highlighting Our Recent Graduates
    news | cpeters The Blackburn Institute is incredibly excited to highlight our recent graduates. These graduates were pinned at our annual D. Ray Pate Dinner at the B&A Warehouse in downtown Birmingham, Alabama on March 17, 2014. We are saddened to see these dedicated student leaders leave campus; however, we are incredibly excited to see them soar in their professional careers. They have spent their time on campus engaged with everything from recruitment and honors societies to greek life and student media. Collectively, they have studied all over the world, produced groundbreaking documentaries, built organizations from the ground up, sparked social movements, and left behind them an indelible mark on this campus for many years to come. The Institute is excited to further develop engagement with each and every one of these graduates as they transition into their roles as fellows and recognize their lifetime commitment.

    Hansen Babington: Graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree.

    Olivia Bensinger: Graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from New College with a depth study in Ecological Economics, as well as a second major in Spanish and a self-designed minor in Latin American Studies.

    Justin Bond: Graduated with a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering.

    John Brinkerhoff: Graduated with two degrees; a B.A. degree in geology and political science, and a B.A.C. degree in communication studies with a minor in Blount.

    Zack Freeman: Graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting.

    Marlan Golden: Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Spanish

    Ross Green: Graduated with a Bachelors in History and Economics

    Hayden Gunter: Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering

    Coleman Humphrey: Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in College of Commerce & Business Administration with a dual major in Accounting and Foreign Language and Literature with a Mathematics minor

    Katie Jackson: Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a minor in French

    Brennan Johnson: Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Political Science

    Koushik Kasanagottu: Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology

    Lauren Marsh: Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with minors in Chinese and New College with a depth study in Public Health.

    Ally Martin: Graduated with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Sociology (with a concentration in social science research.

    Edward O’Neal: Graduated with a Juris Doctor degree.

    Sarah Rosales: Graduated with a dual degree in Spanish, Marketing and Management

    Mary Sellers Shaw: Graduated with a dual degree in Communication Studies and Civic Engagement.

    Caroline Shook: Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and French with a minor in Public Relations

    Genie Smith: Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and English with a specialization in microeconomics and monetary, theory and policy

    Chelsea Southard: Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Biology.

    Paul Strickland: Graduated with a Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences with a focus on Rural Community Health

    Madalyn Vaughn: Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration, Accounting

    Chandler Wright: Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Public Relations.

  • Pool CLOSED today due to weather.
    announcement | dave Pool CLOSED today due to weather.
  • Ferguson Mail Center Resumes Normal Operations - May 26, 2014
    announcement | ferguson The Ferguson Mail Center will resume normal operations at noon on Monday, May 26, at the Ferguson Center. Due to continuing renovation of the Ferguson Center, all students, faculty and staff should access the mail center via the 24-hour entrance. All outbound services, including retail stamps sales, are available. The Ferguson Mail Center hours during the summer are 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Expansion to Tutoring Assistance
    news | karag001 New Expansions for Free Tutoring
  • VMA Summer Office Hours
    news | karag001 The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs will be open all summer Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-5:00PM. You may also call 205-348-0983 or email vma@bama.ua.edu.
  • Army TA Information
    news | karag001 Beginning Fall 2014 there has been changes to Army TA. For more information visit: http://uavets.wordpress.com/
  • Changes to Alabama GI Bill
    news | karag001 Changes to the Alabama GI Bill Eligibility. For More information see: http://uavets.wordpress.com/
  • Stress Free Daze Carnvial
    announcement | dave University Programs presents Stress Free Daze Carnival. Free Food, Inflatables and Games! Wednesday, April 23 at the Quad! 11:00am-3:00pm.
    Sponsored by: Counseling Center and University Programs.
    Stop by and see what's UP!
    UAwhatsUP
  • Outdoor Pool CLOSED for A-Day game
    announcement | dave The Outdoor Pool will be CLOSED on Saturday, April 19 due to the A-Day game. The pool will resume regular hours on Sunday, April 20.
  • Outdoor Pool CLOSED Friday, April 18
    announcement | dave Outdoor Pool CLOSED Friday, April 18 today due to weather.
  • Outdoor Pool CLOSED today
    announcement | dave CLOSED today, Monday, April 7, the Outdoor Pool Complex will resume regular operations on Tuesday, April 8 or as weather permits.
  • Intramural Sports: Game Cancellations and Rescheduling
    announcement | dave ***Attn Intramural Sports Participants***

    Because of recent cancellations due to weather the games for the 4v4 playoffs have been rescheduled. The following changes have been made:

    Games that were originally scheduled to play on Sunday (4/6) have been moved to Tuesday (4/8). Games that were originally scheduled to play on Monday (4/7) have been moved to Wednesday (4/9). Games that were originally scheduled to play on Wednesday (4/9) have been moved to Thursday (4/10). Make sure you check the updated bracket to be sure of your next game time.

    If you have class conflicts with the new times you have until 4:30 the day before the game to let us know in the Intramural Office.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

    Best
    IMLeagues team
  • VMA Leadership Positions Available
    announcement | karag001 Want a leadership position in VMA office? Apply for VMA Ambassadors today!

    The Veteran and Military Affairs Ambassador Program is a volunteer based program that gives continued support to military affiliated students throughout their collegiate experience. The program will be based around the opportunity to welcome and help new students transition to campus life and introduce them to not only the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs in BB Comer but also the campus as a whole.


    Apply at:

    http://bamaesprmc.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0HXWubWEkc1wcLj
  • SRC/Aquatic Center CLOSING at 6:00pm on Friday, April 11
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center and the Aquatic Center will be CLOSING at 6:00pm on Friday, April 11 for our annual UREC Staff Gala.
    Both facilities will resume normal hours on Saturday, April 12.
  • Advising Worksheets due 4/11!
    announcement | karag001 All CURRENT Students receiving federal GI Benefits must turn in an Advising Worksheet for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 by April 11th at 4:45PM.

    http://vets.ua.edu/forms.cfm
  • Outdoor Pool Cornhole Tournament!
    announcement | dave Come on out to the Outdoor Pool for a fun afternoon of competition, cornhole, swimming and music!

    "We wanted to have something fun at the Outdoor Pool for students to hang out and be social," said Laura Hines, one of the event coordinators.

    In addition to the cornhole competing, students can go down the water slide, get on an inner tube and float down the lazy river, or dance to music which will be provided by a DJ or live band.

    Registration to compete is open from April 8 to April 15. Teams will be composed of 2 people. Sign up on IMLeagues (see intramural page of our website). Teams will pay a $5 forfeit deposit that they will be refunded for upon sign-in at the tournament. The $5 is due by April $15 at the Aquatic Center.

    For more information, contact Laura Hines: 205-348-3911
  • 2014 Frank A. Nix Lecture with Michele Norris
    news | cpeters Award-winning National Public Radio journalist Michele Norris will deliver the 2014 Frank A. Nix Lecture, a program of The University of Alabama’s Blackburn Institute. The lecture will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Morgan Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

    Norris is a host and special correspondent for NPR. Previously, Norris served as co-host of NPR's newsmagazine “All Things Considered,” public radio's longest-running national program, with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block. Norris hosted the program from 2002 to 2012. While on sabbatical, Norris traveled the country and developed two successful initiatives: “The Race Card Project” and NPR’s “Backseat Book Club.” Her new role will allow her to continue this work while producing in-depth segments for all NPR programs.

    In 2010, Norris released her first book, “The Grace of Silence: A Memoir,” which focuses on how America talks about race in the wake of Barack Obama’s presidential election, and explores her own family's racial legacy. The Christian Science Monitor called it one of the best books of 2010. Using her memoir as a catalyst for conversation, Norris has addressed thousands of students through campus “One Book” programs, encouraging discussions about the history of race relations in the United States.

    Before coming to NPR, Norris was a correspondent for ABC News from 1993 - 2002. As a contributing correspondent for the “Closer Look” segments on “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings,” Norris reported on education, inner city issues, the nation's drug problem and poverty. Norris has also reported for the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times. Her Washington Post series about a 6-year-old who lived in a crack house was reprinted in the book “Ourselves Among Others,” along with essays by Václav Havel, Nelson Mandela, Annie Dillard and Gabriel García Márquez.

    Norris has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2010 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for her and co-host Steve Inskeep’s program, “The York Project: Race and the 2008 Vote”; the 2009 Journalist of the Year award from the National Association of Black Journalists; the National Association of Black Journalists' 2006 Salute to Excellence Award, for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina; the University of Minnesota's Outstanding Achievement Award; and the 1990 Livingston Award.

    In 2007, she was honored with Ebony Magazine's eighth Annual Outstanding Women in Marketing & Communications Award, and in 2009 was named one of Essence Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Black Americans.” Norris also earned both an Emmy Award and Peabody Award for her contribution to ABC News' coverage of 9/11. She is on the judging committee for both the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the Livingston Awards. Norris is also a frequent guest on “The Chris Matthews Show” on NBC News.

    Norris attended the University of Wisconsin, where she majored in electrical engineering, and graduated from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she studied journalism. She lives in Washington, DC, and is married to Broderick Johnson. She has two young children and a stepson who attends college in California.

    Focused on exploring ethical leadership in the national arena, the Frank A. Nix Lecture complements the Blackburn Institute’s mission of forming a network of ethical leaders who both understand contemporary issues and work toward progressive change in Alabama as well as the world. The lectures are named in honor of the late Frank A. Nix, a prominent Alabama business leader and member of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. The Nix series offers students, fellows, the University community, and the general public an opportunity to hear a speaker of national prominence. Past Nix lecturers include Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, and General Wesley Clark (US Army, Ret.) Former South African President F.W. de Klerk, and Dr. Benjamin Carson.

    To RSVP, please visit our calendar page, click on Blackburn Institute Frank A. Nix Lecture and follow the RSVP directions. For more information on the lecture, call the Blackburn Institute at 205/348-3277.
  • Aquatic Center Spring Break Hours
    announcement | dave Spring Break 2014

    Aquatic Center Weight Room
    Saturday, March 22: 9:00am-12:00pm
    Sunday, March 23: 2:00pm-5:00pm
    Monday, March 24 – Friday, March 28: 10:00am-7:00pm
    Saturday, March 29: 9:00am-12:00pm
    Sunday, March 30: 2:00pm-8:00pm (normal operation hours)

    Aquatic Center Pools
    Saturday, March 22: 9:00am-12:00pm
    Sunday, March 23: 2:00pm-5:00pm
    Monday, March 24 – Friday, March 28: 10:00am-1:00pm & 4:30pm-6:30pm
    Saturday, March 29: 9:00am-12:00pm
    Sunday, March 30: 2:00pm-7:30pm (normal operation hours)

    SRC Indoor Pool
    Saturday, March 22: 9:00pm-1:30pm
    Sunday, March 23: 12:00pm-5:30pm
    Monday, March 24 – Friday, March 28: 10:00am-6:30pm
    Saturday, March 29: 9:00am-1:30pm
    Sunday, March 30: 9:00am-9:00pm (normal operation hours)
  • SRC Spring Break Hours
    announcement | dave SRC SPRING BREAK HOURS OF OPERATION:

    Saturday, March 22: 9:00pm-2:00pm
    Sunday, March 23: Noon-6:00pm
    Monday, March 24 – Friday, March 28: 10:00am-7:00pm
    Saturday, March 29: 9:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday, March 30: 9:00am-Midnight (normal operation hours)
    MEMBERSHIP OFFICE HOURS: March 24-28, 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Kickball Intramurals
    announcement | dave It's Kickball time! Registration for Kickball intramurals will be open from April 8 to April 15.
  • Homerun Derby
    announcement | dave Registration for Homerun Derby will be open April 8 to April 15.
  • Sand Volleyball
    announcement | dave IM Sports presents: Sand Volleyball! Registration for this fun intramural sport will be open from April 1 to April 8.
  • Golf Scramble
    announcement | dave IM Sports presents: Golf Scramble! Registration will be open from April 1 to April 8!
  • Basketball Skills Challenge
    announcement | dave Registration for the IM Sports Basketball Skills Challenge will open March 31 and will close April 4. Sign up and show off your skills!
  • Apply for Leadership UA
    announcement | khartley Apply to be a part of Leadership UA!

    Applications are open for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to apply to be a part of Leadership UA. Leadership UA is a dynamic leadership initiative which strives to inspire and activate students to create change and lead others to make a positive difference in our campus, city, and global communities. The goal of the program is to develop effective and ethical leaders at The University of Alabama who are prepared to be global leaders in a variety of fields. Leadership UA will take place throughout the fall semester on Tuesdays from 4-6pm. Apply at leadership.ua.edu by April 4th, and contact Kaitlin Hartley for additional information at krhartley@sa.ua.edu.

  • University Programs is Hiring!! Apply Now!
    announcement | up University Programs is hiring graduate and undergraduate assistantships. We are exicited to have interested students to apply these positons. Applications are posted on studentjobs.ua.edu and will be available until Friday, March 21st at 5 p.m. Interviews will be held April 12-13, 2014. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly.
  • The Yell Crew - 2014 Applications
    announcement | fye Do you love UA football? Are you a student looking to get involved?

    The Yell Crew is a group of student leaders who lead the freshman student section at all home football games. They lead the freshmen in UA gameday traditions, while promoting a fun, loud, spirit-filled atmosphere. This allows them to be role models for a positive gameday environment...no matter the score!

    Applications for The Yell Crew can be found online at fye.ua.edu beginning March 10, 2014. The deadline to apply is April 8, 2014 at 2pm.
  • Want to work for UREC? Apply Now!
    announcement | dave Thank you for your interest in working within University Recreation. Please
    Apply Here
  • Experiences of LGBTQ Student-Athletes: Sue Rankin Keynote Address
    announcement | dave Dr. Sue Rankin, of Penn State and Rankin Consulting, will be giving a Keynote Address entitled "Out of the Shadows: Experiences of LGBTQ Student-Athletes." This event will be held February 28 in Gorgas 205 from 2:00-3:30.
  • It Pays to Visit!
    news | karag001 Like and follow our social media accounts for a chance to win prizes at our next benefit meetings Feb. 26th & 27th!

    Facebook:
    Facebook.com/Officeofveteranandmilitaryaffairs

    Twitter: @UAVets

    Instagram: uavma

    Blog: uavets.wordpress.com
  • Meet with a VA Medical Representative
    announcement | karag001 VA representatives will be available on Tuesday, February 18th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM to assist with answering your questions and provide on-site registration.

    Come to The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs to meet with a representative if you are thinking about or have filed a claim; questions often arise throughout the process.

    You can also find out if you might be eligible for NO COST combat-related VA Medical Care. Body armor, sand storms, miles in a vehicle- all can take a toll. Even if you feel fit, you should schedule a primary care appointment to ensure that your deployment will not have an adverse affect on your long-term health.

    Veterans sometimes report these symptoms: memory, concentration, irritability, or the feeling that something has changed since serving. This can run contrary to your educational goals. If you note any difficulties in these areas, we should talk about ways that the VA can help.
  • FYE Meet & Eat
    news | fye On February 25th, 2014 from 12:30pm to 2pm in Gorgas 205, First Year Experience will be hosting an engagement event for first-year students who are looking to get further involved on campus. This event will provide a place for these students to engage with other students and staff in an informal setting. Prizes will be given away, a scholarship will be awarded, and students will have the opportunity to hear from some students who are involved in different areas across campus. Our goals is to connect students with the resources and helpful information they need to get involved at UA. This is a great opportunity to mingle with students and staff!
  • SRC/Aquatic Center resume as scheduled
    news | dave Classes, activities and normal operations at The University of Alabama will resume as scheduled for today, Thursday, Feb. 13.

    However, students, faculty and staff should check weather conditions along the roadways they travel, and should travel to and from campus only when they can do so safely.

    Persons traveling outside the UA area should check the Alabama Department of Transportation website at http://alitsweb.dot.state.al.us/RoadConditions for road conditions to their destination.
  • SRC/Aquatic Center CLOSING at 6:30pm
    announcement | dave University is suspending normal operations at 5 p.m. The SRC and Aquatic Center will close at 6:30 p.m. All SRC and Aquatic Center programming will cease by 5 p.m.

    Snow is now predicted for the Tuscaloosa area between 6 pm and 9 pm tonight. UA will suspend classes, activities and normal operations for non-essential personnel as of 5 pm. UA will evaluate road conditions overnight and send an update on Thursday classes, activities and normal operations at 6 am Thursday.

    UA Weather Information

    Be Prepared
  • Student Veterans: Participate in a Survey
    announcement | karag001 Go to https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2f5oGY9uPim6Sj3 to take the survey!

    TRANSITION OF VETERANS INTO COLLEGE/ EDUCATIONAL BARRIERS SPECIFIC TO VETERAN POPULATIONS

    This questionnaire is being conducted in an attempt to specify existing issues that pose a threat to the transitions of veterans after combat service into higher education facilities. Given recent foreign conflicts and the activation and deployment of Active, Reserve, and National Guard components combined with educational funding from the military and Veteran’s Association, currently half a million veterans are enrolled within educational facilities. Close to 20% of these student-veterans are diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It has been reported by previous research that there is a lack of transitional support made by universities who enroll veterans, and the hope of this research to tailor fit transitional programs to allow successful transition of veterans on campus at The University of Alabama. This survey consists of multiple choice questions and a few short answer questions. The format will be submitted electronically, and all answers are completely anonymous. Participants are encouraged to be honest so that data collected is not biased in any manner. Participants will also be expected to sign a release to allow anonymous answers to be used in data synthesis.

    NOTE FROM RESEARCHER: As a veteran myself, I understand that some information may be considered sensitive. I understand that some questions presented may be difficult to answer, however this survey is anonymous. Answers will not reflect individuals who completed them. It is of upmost importance to our veteran community that this survey be administered efficiently so that services and programs can be altered to better serve our brothers and sisters.

    TARGET GROUP: Student-Veterans with or without PTSD
  • Group Exercise Continues as Schedule
    announcement | dave Group Exercise will continue as scheduled today 1:00pm.

    Group Exercise Schedule
  • March Madness Pick'em
    announcement | dave Registration for the 2014 March Madness Pick'em will start March 11 and end March 18.
    Click here to Register
  • Aquatic Center Closing at 9 p.m.
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center and Aquatic Center will be closed tonight as of 9 p.m. We will also be closed all of tomorrow.

    Intramural sports can play up until 9 p.m. tonight.

    UA Weather Information
  • SRC/Aquatic Center to OPEN at 1:00pm today
    announcement | dave The University of Alabama will resume classes, activities and normal operations at 1 pm today. Students and employees are encouraged to check road conditions along their travel routes. If your personal situation means that you cannot travel safely to campus, please contact your professors or supervisor.

    UA Weather Information

    Be Prepared
  • Apply for LeaderShape!
    announcement | khartley LeaderShape is an six-day intensive leadership development program with the goal of creating a more just, caring, and thriving world. Students come away from the experience with skills and understanding of their personal leadership identity, as well as a vision for their ideal world. UA will select 60 students to attend the 2014 session, which will occur May 4-9, 2014. Apply by February 15th online at http://leadership.ua.edu/apply.cfm.
  • Express Advising Sessions
    announcement | karag001 The College of Arts and Sciences will offer Express Advising sessions for their A&S students who need to have their registration PINS (advising holds) cleared in order to register for their 2014 summer and/or fall classes at UA. These are quick 5 minute advising sessions for A&S students who have a clear idea of the classes they want to take. If you would prefer to meet with an Arts and Sciences advisor for a longer amount of time to discuss major, career, study abroad opportunities, etc., you MUST make an advising appointment by going towww.as.ua.edu/appointment.

    When do I register? You can go to www.registrar.ua.edu to find out the EXACT day and time that you register –go to NEWS at the bottom of the home page and click on summer/fall 2014 registration information.

    Here are the available dates for the College of Arts and Sciences EXPRESS ADVISING:


    Express Advising:

    February 13(R) 1-3:00 Honors 205 Gorgas

    February 19(W) 3-5:00 Honors 205 Gorgas

    February 24(M) 2-4:00 All Groups 205 Gorgas

    March 4(T) 1-3:00 Health Professions 205 Gorgas

    March 10(M) 2-4:00 PMST/Pre-law/Health 205 Gorgas

    March 19(W) 2-4:00 All groups 205 Gorgas

    March 31 (M) 2-4:00 All Groups 205 Gorgas



    April EXPRESS ADVISING DATES AND TWO-A-DAYS

    April 2(W) 2-4:00 226 Lloyd Hall

    April 3 (R) 9-11:00 227 Lloyd Hall
    April 3 (R) 2-4:00 356 Russell Hall

    April 7 (M) 2-4:00 226 Lloyd Hall

    April 8 (T) 9-11:00 227 Lloyd Hall
    April 8 (T) 2-4:00 355 Russell Hall

    April 11 (F) 9-11:00 329 Lloyd Hall
    April 11 (F) 2-4:00 226 Lloyd Hall

    April 15 (T) 9-11:00 227 Lloyd Hall
    April 15 (T) 2-4:00 355 Russell Hall

    April 18 (F) 9-11:00 329 Lloyd Hall
    April 18 (F) 2-4:00 226 Lloyd Hall
  • Mandatory Benefits Meeting - Rescheduled Date
    announcement | karag001 All students receiving federal GI Bill benefits (NOT ALABAMA GI BILL) are required to attend one meeting on 2/26/14 or 2/27/14 at 7:00PM in the Ferguson East Dining Hall. All students are required to attend, even if you have attended a Benefits Meeting in the fall. This meeting will update you on policies, resources, and new procedures for the GI Bill. Not attending this meeting can result in a delay in your GI Bill paperwork.

    If you cannot make this meeting due to class or another conflict, please email vma@bama.ua.edu. With the change of date, no excuse will be accepted that was given prior to February 4th.

    Register to attend a meeting at gibillvma.eventbrite.com.
  • Apply for the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program @ UF
    announcement | karag001 Disabled veterans interested in improving their business skills and knowledge can now apply for the University of Florida's new Veteran Entrepreneurship Program. Visit the VMA Blog (uavets.wordpress.com) for more information, and go to warrington.ufl.edu/vep to apply!
  • Aquatic Center to CLOSE at 5:30pm
    announcement | dave The Aquatic Center will CLOSE at 5:30pm today, Feb. 6, 2014 due to winter weather conditions.

    UA Weather
  • SRC CLOSING at 5:00pm today
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center will CLOSE at 5:00pm today, Feb. 6, 2014 due to winter weather conditions.


    UA Weather
  • Intramural Softball Registration
    announcement | dave Registration for Intramural Softball started Tuesday, Feb. 4 and will go thru, Tuesday, Feb. 11 until 4:00pm. For more information, call the Intramural Office at 348-8055 or email: IMSports@bama.ua.edu
    Come on out and play!

    Click here to Register
  • SGA Spring 2014 Candidate Applications
    news | ferguson Applications for SGA Executive Office or Senate are due by Wednesday, February 12th at 5:00pm. Forms can be found at http://vote.ua.edu

    All completed applications should be emailed to sgaelections@sa.ua.edu
  • Meet with a VA Representative
    announcement | karag001 Need help with claims or questions about VA benefits? Disabled American Veterans Representative Bill Snodgrass will be at One B.B. Comer Tuesday, 2/11/14 at 1:00PM to assist with all VA benefits Claims. You can also contact him to meet with you anytime for all VA claims and Benefits related services by emailing vma@bama.ua.edu.
  • T-Town Pull Down 2014 was a Rocking Success
    news | dave The T-Town Pull Down was a success today at the University of Alabama Student Recreation Center!

    The Outdoor Rec hosted the climbing competition, and over 75 climbers and climbing enthusiasts came from all over the south to crowd inside the climbing room. Music and cheering rose to a joyful degree, as climbers took to the wall to pursue different problems.

    After three rounds of competition, six finalists competed: three men and three women. Then plenty of freebies from sponsors was given out, including tents, backpacks, jackets, and chalk and chalk bags.

    Sean Wilkinson came from Valdosta State University with 8 students to compete. Wilkinson is a graduate assistant at the Valdosta recreation center and he said his school is planning a competition in March. He wanted to learn tips from UA.

    “The energy in there was insane,” Wilkinson said. “This was my first competition and I was blown away – everything is running so smoothly.”

    Another competitor was Sydney O’Brien from the University of West Georgia.

    “I like the wall a lot and I like how many problems there are. It’s a lot of practice for me,” O’Brien said. “All the judges are really nice and supportive.”

    Clemson University had a large showing, with 20 students. One student made it in the finals. Clemson student Taylor Mason said he competes at climbing events regularly, and the T-Town Pull Down is his favorite.

    “I like that the wall is focused on climbing and training,” Mason said. “And the facility is really cool and there’s great prizes and support from the community.”

    Miles Atkinson from Clemson spoke about the “culture” of climbing.

    “Everybody is really kind and supportive, and not so competitive,” Atkinson said. “It’s a friendly atmosphere – very welcoming.”

    Check out the Rec Center Facebook page: 2014 T Town Pull Down Comp pics
  • 2014 SGA Homecoming Director Positions Applications
    announcement | karag001 This year, Samantha Walker will oversee Homecoming execution and manage close to 20 Associate Directors who oversee various homecoming events.

    Applications for the 20 Associate Director positions are now available.
    Though prior experience is encouraged, it is not necessary and we are particularly looking to provide opportunities to a broad cross-section of campus and to expand our homecoming offerings to new UA communities. The ideal candidate should be knowledgeable and have a willingness to improve the UA Homecoming Experience, as well as exhibit effective team & time management skills. These are imperative to success in the role.

    To apply, go to sga.ua.edu/sga-homecoming-director-applications.html

    Applications are due Monday, February 4, 2014.

    Interviews for Associate Director positions will tentatively be scheduled for February 6th/7th, and February 12th/13th. For more information on the positions, contact Homecoming Advisor Rosalind Moore at rlmoore@sa.ua.edu or current Executive Director Samantha Walker at HomecomingExecDirector@gmail.com.

    The Associate Director positions are as follows:

    Communications (1 Director)
    Finances (1 Director)
    Operations (1 Director & 1 Assistant Director)
    Service Project (1 Director)
    Parade Events (1 Director & 1 Assistant Director)
    Athletic Events (1 Director & 1 Assistant Director)
    Art Competition & Paint the Town Red (1 Director)
    Development (1 Director)
    Halftime Events & Receptions (1 Director)
    NPHC Events (1 Director)
    Rules & Regulations (1 Director)
    Campus Outreach (2 Directors)
    Pep Rally & Bonfire (1 Director)
    Lawn Decorations (1 Director)
    Choreography (1 Director)
    Roll Tide Run (1 Director)
  • Aquatic Center/Student Recreation Center CLOSED, Jan. 30
    news | dave The Aquatic Center and the Student Recreation Center will remain CLOSED for Thursday, January 30, 2014. Normal operations are to resume on Friday, January 31.

    UA Weather Information

    UA Weather Information
  • Aquatic Center/ Student Recreation Center CLOSED, Jan. 30
    announcement | dave The Aquatic Center and the Student Recreation Center will remain CLOSED for Thursday, January 30, 2014. Normal operations are to resume on Friday, January 31.

    UA Weather Information
  • Mandatory Meetings Cancelled
    news | karag001 Both Mandatory Meetings on January 28th and 29th are cancelled. More information to come via email.
  • The Aquatic Center to CLOSE at 2:00pm
    announcement | dave Due to weather conditions, the university is canceling classes at 11:00am. The Aquatic Center will CLOSE today at 2:00pm. All programs and classes will therefore be canceled.
  • SRC to CLOSE at 2:00pm
    announcement | dave Due to weather conditions, the university is canceling classes at 11:00am. The Student Recreation Center will CLOSE today at 2:00pm. All programs and classes will therefore be canceled.
  • UA Cited in Guide to Military Friendly Colleges, Universities
    news | karag001 The 2014 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities, part of the Military Advanced Education magazine, has named The University of Alabama one of its top schools.
  • White Ribbon Campaign: take a stand against dating/domestic violence
    announcement | dave This upcoming week is the White Ribbon Campaign Week. The university has two events next week to foster awareness about men taking the stand against dating /domestic violence.

    Monday 27 is ” Dress for Unity” in honor of those that have passed due to dating/domestic violence, we ask that you and your organization wear white in memory of those people.

    Tuesday 28th will be the White Ribbon forum at 7:30pm in Gorgas 205. This will be a panel discussion made up of Faculty and students to address the topic of men leading the charge against dating/domestic violence.

    We thank you in advance for your participation!
  • Attend a LeaderShape Info Session
    news | khartley Come learn more about LeaderShape-- a unique leadership development experience taking place May 4-9, 2014. Hear stories and information from past LeaderShape attendees and answer any questions you might have regarding the application process.
    Learn more at www.leadership.ua.edu/leadershape.cfm.
    There are two info sessions you can attend:
    Sunday, January 26th at 4pm in the Rec Activities Room
    Wednesday, January 29th at 5pm in the Ferg Forum (360).
  • Intramural Sports: Racquetball and Indoor Soccer!
    announcement | dave Registration for Racquetball and Indoor Soccer intramurals opens on Tuesday, January 21st and closes on the following Tuesday, January 28.

    Click here to Register
  • Basketball Intramurals! Register by Tuesday!
    announcement | dave AOA and 5v5 Basketball Intramural Registration is now open! Register now until 4 p.m. Tuesday the 21st. For more information on how to register, visit our Intramurals tab!

    Click here to Register
  • FYE Meet and Eat
    news | fye On January 28, 2014 from 12:30pm to 2pm in the Ferguson Center Forum, First Year Experience will be hosting an engagement event for first-year students who are looking to get further involved on campus. This event will provide a place for these students to engage with other students and staff in an informal setting. Lunch will be provided as well as giveaways, including a scholarship, and the opportunity to hear from some students who are involved in different areas across campus, receive helpful involvement information, and mingle with students and staff. Campus partners and student groups will be asked to help identify students who would benefit from this event and help to spread the word.
  • Register for UA LEADS
    announcement | khartley REGISTER NOW for the inaugural UA L.E.A.D.S.: Leadership, Education, Action & Diversity Summit on February 8, 2014. This one-day conference will allow students, faculty, and staff to unite for a day of educational sessions and dialogue. Attendees will hear from renowned leadership and diversity experts as well as participate in small-group discussions with their peers.
  • 'Realizing the Dream' event features John Legend
    announcement | up On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. uttered four words to a crowd of more than 250,000 people: “I have a dream.”
  • T-Town Pull Down Climbing Comp pics
    announcement | dave Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the University of Alabama Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall

    2014 T Town Pull Down Comp pics

    For more information, contact the Outdoor Recreation office at 205.348.2607 or email at: outdoor.recreation@ua.edu
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  • Massage Therapy Special!
    news | dave For the months of January and February 2014, all 1 hour massages will be $50.00. This rate applies to any massages offered by our massage therapist. Rates are applicable to students, faculty and staff! Schedule as many times as you like. However, a 24 hour cancellation notice is requested.

    Please call 205-348-5140 to schedule an appointment.

    The Massage Therapist office is located in the Student Recreation Center.

    HOURS OF SERVICE:
    Tuesday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
    Wednesday: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
    Thursday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
    Saturday: per request
  • Personal Training Special for the New Year!
    news | dave Welcome in 2014 with a dynamite special from Personal Training. You can receive 10 personal training sessions for $200 - that's $20 a session! Know a friend who also wants to get fit? Go in for 10 partner sessions and you'll each pay only $140.

    Offer expires January 31, 2014.

    Contact Jason Casey at 205-348-6261
    or by email: jccasey@sa.ua.edu
  • VMA Honor Walk 1/2 Price!
    news | karag001 The Veteran and Military Affairs (VMA)
    Honor Walk is a way for individuals to support scholarships for active duty,
    veterans, dependents, and spouses in
    all branches of the military. VMA Honor Walk is a way to cement your personal message, honorarium, memorial, or general support of the Capstone.

    All pavers are 1/2 price ($100) till January 31st!
  • Deadline for 2014 Blackburn Student Nominations is January 31st
    news | cpeters We are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Blackburn Students. Nominees must be current students who will be on campus during the entire 2014-2015 academic year. As a reminder, we accept students during all stages of their academic career at the University including students in graduate programs.

    Students are not required to be from the state of Alabama but rather have a passion for making Alabama a better place to live for all citizens.

    Please use the "2014 Blackburn Institute Nomination" link on the home page to submit your nominations. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2014

    If you have any questions, please contact Candace Peters at cpeters@sa.ua.edu or by calling 205.348.3277.
  • Aquatic Center Women’s Locker Room
    announcement | dave Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    Due to the unusual extreme cold, the Aquatic Center Women’s Locker Room is currently without adequate heat. While University Maintenance is working hard to resolve this issue, female patrons are welcome to visit the Student Recreation Center today for your swim and locker room use. Feel free to contact the Aquatic Center Member Services Office, 348-5244, for an update or check back at the website.

    We thank you for your patience!
  • New Year's Personal Training Special
    announcement | dave New Year’s
    Personal Training Special

    10 sessions for $200
    10 partner sessions for $145 per partner

    Offer begins 1/8/2014
    Offer expires 1/31/2014

    *Partner sessions require that both partners purchase the same number of sessions at the same time.
    **Rates apply to full packages only.
    ***Prices apply to any type of membership

    Contact Jason Casey
    Phone: (205) 348-6261
    Email: jccasey@sa.ua.edu

    Follow us on Twitter: @BamaTraining And on Facebook at:
    Alabama UREC Personal Training for current specials, program updates and health tips.

    For more information, please visit Fitness Services
  • Operation Veteran Sucess
    news | karag001 Officer of Operation Veteran Success, a national military veteran career fair and conference February 7th and 8th of next year at Texas A&M University. It is a two day event that includes a career fair, career, education and financial oriented workshops, keynote speakers, and many networking opportunities.

    Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, any veteran who is currently enrolled or recently graduated from any university or college can attend this conference for FREE. All expenses regarding the conference are covered including hotel, food, and other conference related costs. The only cost we do not cover is travel to and from College Station, Texas. Please visit our website: nvc.tamu.edu, to learn more about our event and to get your military veterans registered for this great opportunity. We are also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OperationVeteranSuccess.
  • Alabama Panhellenic Association Hosts Spring 2014 Continuous Opening Bidding (COB)
    news | krgillan This spring, the Alabama Panhellenic Association is excited to offer a Structured Continuous Open Bidding (COB) process January 8 - 23, 2014 with bid distribution on Friday, January 24. Chapters participating in Spring COB may host recruitment events for prospective members starting Wednesday, January 8, 2014 and Panhellenic will assist with the initial bid distribution process on Friday, January 24, 2014. Any women receiving bids will be contacted by the Alabama Panhellenic Association to pick-up their bid(s) in the Office of Greek Affairs, which is located in Room 230 of the Ferguson Student Center. Chapters under Chapter Total of 360 following the initial bid distribution on January 24th, may continue to COB through the end of the spring semester.

    There is no cost to participate in Spring Continuous Opening Bidding (COB), and interested women should create a Campus Director account and fill out the online COB registration form. Please note that completing an online registration form does not guarantee that a sorority will contact you or that you will receive a bid to membership. Furthermore, if you filled out a paper COB Interest Form in the fall semester, you will need to complete the new online form to be considered for the spring.

    For more information about the Spring Structured COB process and to register, please visit www.uapanhellenic.com. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the 2014 Spring COB or the online registration process, you can email alabamarecruitment@gmail.com or you can call the Office of Greek Affairs at (205) 348-2693.
  • Aquatic Center Steam Room Repaired
    announcement | dave Heat has been restored to the Aquatic Center Women’s Locker Room.
  • Group Ex Cancellations for Monday
    announcement | dave Due to weather conditions, the following morning group exercise classes for tomorrow, Monday, January 6 will be canceled:

    6:00am Indoor Cycle
    6:00am Boot Camp
    7:30am Water Fitness
    8:30am Mat Pilates

  • SRC CLOSING at 9:00pm Tonight
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center will close early tonight (Sunday, January 05, 2014) at 9pm.
  • Massage Therapy New Years Special!
    announcement | dave For the months of January and February 2014, all 1 hour massages will be $50.00. This rate applies to any massages offered by our massage therapist. Rates are applicable to students, faculty and staff! Schedule as many times as you like. However, a 24 hour cancellation notice is requested.
    Please call 205.348.5140 to schedule an appointment.

    The Massage Therapist office is located in the Student Recreation Center.

    HOURS OF SERVICE:
    Tuesday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
    Wednesday: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
    Thursday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
    Saturday: per request

    For more information, please visit Massage Therapy
  • Career Center Temporary Relocation
    news | ferguson The Career Center will relocate from its Ferguson Center location to the old Capstone Medical Building located at 700 University Blvd. for the Spring and Summer 2014 Semesters. The Career Center will begin its move Dec. 16 and start operating out of its temporary location Jan. 2, 2014. The Career Center will move back to its Ferguson Center location in time for Fall Semester 2014. For the latest information about the Career Center, visit http://career.ua.edu.
  • Career Center Temporary Relocation
    announcement | ferguson The Career Center will relocate from its Ferguson Center location to the old Capstone Medical Building located at 700 University Blvd. for the Spring and Summer 2014 Semesters. The Career Center will begin its move Dec. 16 and start operating out of its temporary location Jan. 2, 2014. The Career Center will move back to its Ferguson Center location in time for Fall Semester 2014. For the latest information about the Career Center, visit http://career.ua.edu.
  • Change to TA!
    news | karag001 Changes to TA: Deadline for Spring 2014 for UA, 12/20/13:

    On 1 January 2014 the Army’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Tuition Assistance (TA) program will change. These changes are supportive of the intent of the TA program – to provide financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education in support of Soldiers’ professional and personal self-development goals within a constrained budget environment.

    The new policy will allow Soldiers to use TA after the successful completion of their first year of service after graduating from either Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Officer Candidate School (OCS) or Basic Officer Leaders Course (BOLC). Soldiers are eligible for up to 16 semester hours of TA-funded courses per fiscal year and they can use TA for a second, higher-level post-bachelor’s degree after completing 10 years of service. The second degree time requirement applies to the movement from a bachelor’s to a master’s degree and not from an associate’s to a bachelor’s degree. Also, the 10-year policy only applies if Army TA was used to pay for any portion of the undergraduate coursework.

    Soldiers will continue to receive up to $250 per semester hour for up to 130 semester hours for completion of a bachelor’s degree and up to 39 semester hours for completion of a master’s degree. Soldiers cannot use TA for a second equivalent or lower degree, i.e., no second bachelor's or master's degree. All courses must be part of an approved degree plan. TA cannot be used for first-professional degrees, e.g., PhD, MD or JD.

    The Army will honor TA requests for payment for Soldiers with approved TA requests by 31 December 2013 whose eligibility for TA will be affected by these policy changes. However, no further TA-funded enrollments will be authorized until they meet the new eligibility requirements.
  • Registration Open for Spring Get on Board Day
    news | ferguson Registrations for Spring Get on Board Day 2014 are being accepted. The event will be held Jan. 15 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ferguson Center. Early registration is $10 per table per organization and can be made online at https://ua.collegiatelink.net/form/start/33265 or in person at 355 Ferguson Center. After Dec. 13, registration will be $15. More information: Kalyn Lee at kilee1@crimson.ua.edu.
  • Aquatic Center Winter Holiday Hours
    announcement | dave Aquatic Center
    Lap Swim
    Thursday, Jan. 2. – Friday, Jan 3: 6:00am-1:00pm, 4:30pm-7:30pm
    Saturday, Jan. 4: 9:00am-Noon
    Sunday, Jan. 5: 2:00pm-7:30pm
    Monday, Jan. 6: (reg. hours.) 6:00am-1:00pm, 4:30pm-8:30pm

    Aquatic Center Weight Room
    Weight Room
    Thursday, Jan. 2.-Friday, Jan. 3: 6:00am-7:30pm
    Saturday, Jan. 4: 9:00am-Noon
    Sunday, Jan. 5: 2:00pm-8:00pm
    Monday, Jan. 6: (reg. hours.) 6:00am-9:00pm

    SRC Indoor Pool
    Thursday, Jan. 2-Friday, Jan. 3: 6:00am-6:30pm
    Saturday, Jan. 4: 9:00am-8:30pm
    Sunday, Jan. 5: 9:00am-9:00pm
    Monday, Jan. 6: (regular hours.) 6:00am-9:00pm

  • SRC Winter Holiday Hours
    announcement | dave Winter Break Hours for the SRC begin on Saturday, December 14th. The SRC Resumes regular operating hours on Saturday, January 4th.

    Thursday, Jan. 2 & Friday, Jan. 3:
    5:30am-7:00pm

    Saturday, January 4
    9:00am-9:00pm (regular hours)

    Sunday, January 5
    9:00am-Midnight (regular hours)


  • Aquatic Center Thanksgiving Hours
    announcement | dave Aquatic Center Thanksgiving Hours of operation.

    Lap Swim Hours
    Wed., Nov. 27th
    25Y Pool: 6:00am-11:00am
    50M Pool:11:00am-1:00pm
    25Y Pool: 4:30pm-6:00pm
    Thurs., Nov. 28th: CLOSED
    Fri., Nov. 29th: CLOSED
    Sat., Nov. 30th: 9:00am-Noon
    Sun., Dec. 1st: 25Y Pool, 2:00pm-7:30pm

    Weight Room Hours
    Wed., Nov. 27th: 6:00am-6:00pm
    Thurs., Nov. 28th: CLOSED
    Fri., Nov. 29th: CLOSED
    Sat., Nov. 30th: 9:00am-Noon
    Sun., Dec. 1st: 2:00pm-8:00pm

    Student Recreation Center
    Indoor Pool Lap Swim Hours
    Wed., Nov. 27th: 6:00am-6:30pm
    Thurs., Nov. 28th: CLOSED
    Fri., Nov. 29th: 10:00am-5:30pm
    Sat., Nov. 30th: 9:00am-1:30pm
    Sun., Dec. 1st: 9:00am-9:00pm

  • SRC Thanksgiving Break Hours
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center Thanksgiving Break hours of operation are as follows:

    Wednesday, November 27
    5:30am-7:00pm

    Thursday, November 28, CLOSED
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Friday, November 29
    10:00am-6:00pm

    Saturday, November 30
    9:00am-2:00pm

    Sunday, December 1
    9:00am-Midnight (regular hours)
  • SRC Game Day Hours-Nov. 9
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center will be OPEN on Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 9:00am-11:00am.

    The Student Recreation Center (SRC) utilizes the following formula when determining hours of operation on Alabama home football game Saturdays.

    Kickoff time at or before 2:30 PM = SRC Closed
    Kickoff time after 2:30 PM = SRC Open 9:00am – 11:00am

    Please check rolltide.com for update football schedules.
    Thank you for your continued patronage and understanding.
  • Special Olympics Flag Football Game: LSU vs. UA!
    news | dave Come out to the Recreation Center this Saturday at 9:30 to watch the Special Olympics Flag Football Game! Special Olympics Unified Sports brings together those with and without intellectual disabilities to play on the same team. This Saturday, the teams will be made up of LSU and UA students, as well as Special Olympic athletes from Baton Rouge and Tuscaloosa. Learn more! http://uanews.ua.edu/2013/11/lsu-vs-alabama-special-olympics-unified-sports-flag-football-game-set-for-saturday/
  • Crimson Tide Student Tailgate
    announcement | dave "It Takes Less Than You Think" is having a tailgate!!! Come out from 2:00 til 5:00 for free food, music, and a gameday sticker! The location is right across from Carmichael Hall on the Quad. Hosted by the Ferguson Center and Health Promotion and Wellness.
  • Ignite UA accepting applications
    news | karag001 Ignite UA Accepting Nominations & Applications
  • Spring Semester hiring Interest Session
    announcement | dave Informal Recreation Employment-APPLY NOW!
    Click here to apply
  • SRC 2013 Fall Break Hours
    announcement | dave Fall Break hours are as follows:

    Thursday, October 31
    5:30am-9:00pm

    Friday, November 1
    5:30am-9:00pm

    Saturday, November 2
    9:00am-2:00pm

    Sunday, November 3
    9:00am-Midnight
  • Veterans Day Meal at Applebees
    announcement | karag001 Thank you meal at Applebees. see link for details
  • Head Start Halloween Carnival: Arts, Youth, and Education
    announcement | communityservice October is Head Start Awareness Month. AYE is spreading the word by having a carnival with games and prizes for the Head Start located in Tuscaloosa.
  • Tuscaloosa One Place Fall Festival: Arts, Youth, and Education Craft Table
    announcement | communityservice The Community Service Center's Arts, Youth, and Education focus area will be sponsoring a table at TOP's Fall Festival at Jaycee Park October 20th. The table will be filled with crafts for kids of all ages and volunteers are welcome.
  • SRC Game Day Hours, October 26
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center will be Saturday Saturday, October 11, 2013. Kick off for the Tennessee game is 2:30pm.
    The SRC will reopen on Sunday at Noon.
  • Aquatic Center Hours-October 11
    announcement | dave Amended Aquatic Center Facility Hours to Host: UA Swimming & Diving Meet:

    Friday 11 October, 4:00pm—8:30pm

    Hospitality Room, 50-Meter & 25-Yard Pools CLOSED

    Diving starts at 7:00pm vs. U of Miami

    Saturday 12 October, 6:00am—2:00pm

    Hospitality Room, 50-Meter & 25-Yard Pools CLOSED

    Meet starts at 11:00am vs. FSU

    Come Cheer on the Tide!
    FREE Admission
  • 3 Scholarships Available
    announcement | karag001 3 different scholarship opportunties now avaialble follow link for more information.
  • Welcome to Homecoming 2013
    news | ferguson Ferguson Center Hours for Saturday:
    7:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Starbucks: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Supe Store: 8:00 am - 11:00 am and re-open at 2:15 pm
  • Buddy Poppy Distribution Drive
    announcement | karag001 Want to help raise money for veterans? Voluteer and distribute budding poppies around campus
    follow the link for more information.
  • Aquatic Center CLOSED October 5
    announcement | dave The Aquatic Center will be CLOSED on Saturday, October 5 due to Homecoming.
  • Leadership UA Applications Open
    news | khartley Applications are open for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to apply to be a part of Leadership UA. Leadership UA is a dynamic leadership initiative which strives to inspire and activate students to create change and lead others to make a positive difference in our campus, city, and global communities.

    Apply at leadership.ua.edu by October 30th!

    Contact Kaitlin Hartley for additional information: krhartley@sa.ua.edu
  • A Day To Make A Difference: Camp Day Break
    news | communityservice Tuscaloosa, AL - The University of Alabama - Community Service Center takes part in A Day to Make A Difference: Camp Daybreak at Hospice of West Alabama on October 12 from 8 until Noon.

    From Hospice of West Alabama Website:
    “Losing someone you love is a difficult part of life. Regardless of age, socioeconomic background or ethnicity, the loss of a loved one – a parent, sibling, grandparent or close friend – is an inescapable experience for most people.

    Dealing with grief is essential. That’s because it is a normal, emotional and healthy process that occurs after a significant loss. However, everyone is equipped differently for that process, and unfortunately grief is an emotion that is not reserved only for adults. In fact, research indicates that children are currently the most under-served bereaved population.

    Consider the children you know, and how their lives could be or may have already been turned upside down by the death of someone close to them. That’s why Hospice of West Alabama (HOWA) offers Camp Daybreak, a one-day bereavement camp for children, ages six to 13, who have experienced the loss of someone close to them.

    Its purpose is to show children that there are adults who care about them and who want to help them get on with their lives. The camp has activities that are specifically designed to address the grieving process. Also during the day the participants interact with other children who share the same fates, showing them that they are not alone.”

    To register students should visit www.volunteer.ua.edu and search the Civic Engagement and Outreach Focus Area. SLpro registration is required. For more information: contact Hannah Zahedi at hmzahedi@crimson.ua.edu.

    The mission of the Community Service Center is to educate students for service advocacy and leadership, civic responsibility, and lifelong volunteerism by increasing awareness of community needs, resources and opportunities for social problem solving.

    Make a Difference. Change the World. Volunteer. The CSC is here to help.
  • The University Women's Club Scholarship
    announcement | karag001 The University Women’s Club is offering scholarships for sophomore – senior status women that are in financial need. They must have a 3.0 GPA to apply. The deadline is November 8th for applications
  • Internship with Still Serving Veterans
    announcement | karag001
  • Exception to Policy for TA Approval
    announcement | karag001
  • 7th Annual Dog Splash!
    announcement | dave The 7th Annual Dog Splash will be held this Sunday, the 22nd at the Outdoor Pool Complex at the Recreation Center. Humans are free; $5 a dog. This event is from 1-4. Woof, bark, and sniff your way to the Dog Splash this weekend for a splashing good time for you and your furry friends!
  • SRC Game Day Hours-October 5
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center will be CLOSED on Saturday, October 5, 2013, due to Homecoming.

    The Student Recreation Center (SRC) utilizes the following formula when determining hours of operation on Alabama home football game Saturdays.

    Kickoff time at or before 2:30 PM = SRC Closed
    Kickoff time after 2:30 PM = SRC Open 9AM – 11AM

    Please check rolltide.com for update football schedules.
    Thank you for your continued patronage and understanding.
  • Alabama Panhellenic Association Open COB Process
    news | rtgreer The Alabama Panhellenic Association (APA) is excited to announce that Chapter Total has been raised to 360, allowing all 18 sororities to participate immediately in the Continuous Open Bidding (COB) process.

    Continuous Open Bidding (COB) is the opportunity for any Panhellenic chapter that has not matched to quota in the formal recruitment process and/or is below Panhellenic total to pledge additional new members. All chapters are allowed during the regular school year (as defined by the academic calendar) to extend bids or offers of membership to unaffiliated women up to the designated Panhellenic Total number. COB enables the Panhellenic community to provide maximum opportunities for membership outside of the designated formal recruitment period and allows for system growth and parity.

    Women interested in being considered for COB, should fill out a COB Interest Form and submit the completed form to the Office of Greek Affairs, which is located in Room 230 of the Ferguson Student Center.
  • Texas A&M Viewing Party
    announcement | fye Join the Yell Crew in Ferguson Center Ballroom this Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:30 PM for a FREE Texas A&M Viewing Party! Doors will be open at 1:30 PM, and the game will start at 2:30 PM. It will be an exciting afternoon featuring a SUPeStore photoshoot with giveaways, and the Yell Crew will all be there leading a pep rally and cheers throughout the game. Any freshman that attends will receive a FREE “Class of 2017” gameday t-shirt at the event! There will be fun tailgate games, food, and of course, FOOTBALL!
  • Salsa Dancing: learn this popular Colombian dance style
    news | dave David Ortiz Osorio didn’t always want to dance salsa. He just liked the music.

    Growing up in Columbia, David listened to salsa music all the time. At parties and bars his friends would urge him to dance, but he was hesitant.

    Finally, during summer three years ago, he decided that during his free time, he’d learn to dance.

    He went to a Salsa Festival full of professionals and kept an observant eye on the dancers there. He eventually found the man he wanted to learn from.

    “He was an older guy, he had the style and elegance,” David remembers. “I thought since he is older he would have more experience – and he learned directly from the original generation of salsa dancers.”

    Salsa in Columbia, Cuba and Puerto Rico is different than mainstream American view it. Salsa is a part of life, not a purely competitive activity to do on ballroom dance floors.

    David says salsa dancing took off in the 80s and was embraced by the Columbian culture. Now, it is prevalent at parties, nightclubs, and bars and there are festivals for salsa.

    In his Salsa Dancing class at the Student Recreation Center, David will teach practical salsa. The end goals for the class are for students to know how to start, take different turns, and dance more than one basic step.

    Classic salsa, raggaeton, merengue, and bachata music will be played in class.

    David has been in Tuscaloosa for a few short months, and says he feels the difference in social dancing. He calls American popular dance sexual, but makes a clarification with salsa dancing.

    “Salsa is sexy, but not sexual,” David said.

    David describes salsa’s role in Columbian culture.

    “It’s very social, it’s to impress and have fun,” David explained. “Dance was created for engaging people.”

    The class will be on Thursdays from Sept. 19 - Oct. 10 from 7:45-8:45. This 4 week course is $40. For more information, contact David Ortiz Osorio, Salsa Instructor
    gdortizosorio@crimson.ua.edu
    or
    Whitney Spota, Coordinator of Group Exercise
    spota@sa.ua.edu
    205-348-5131
  • UA Sorority Pledges Announced
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  • Size doesn't matter: take down your opponent with pure skill in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    news | dave Jiu-Jitsu back for the Spring Semester!

    Do you want to learn how to take down an opponent, no matter how strong or big that opponent may be? UAchieve’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu course will teach you how to excel in this.

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that also functions as a combat sport and a self-defense system.

    Jiu-Jitsu promotes the idea that a smaller, weaker person using proper technique can successfully defend themselves against a larger, stronger assailant.

    Instructor Mike Shuttlesworth said he was addicted at his first lesson in 1997. He has been training others in the art and technique for years.

    Jiu-Jitsu focuses on grappling and ground fighting. The objective of the class is to gain the dominant position using joint locks and leverage holds, forcing your opponent to submit.

    Shuttlesworth says he love Jiu-Jitsu because of the emphasis on technique.

    “It’s like a physical chess game,” he said. “Each move can be your demise or victory.”

    By the end of the class, Shuttlesworth will make sure every student is proficient in three-deep counters, meaning that they will have three ways to get out of any situation.

    “Every action has a counter, every counter has a counter,” Shuttlesworth explained.

    This Jiu-Jitsu course is designed for students of any level, strength, flexibility or size. It is perfect for anyone who wants to train for competitions or just to know how to defend themselves and get out of potentially harmful or fatal situations.

    Shuttlesworth says there is a misconception about having to be strong to succeed in Jiu-Jitsu.

    “People think it’s about strength and stamina, but it’s really about technique,” he said.

    Every student will have practice partner who will help them. Partners will practice the techniques they have learned until one person is in a “tap-out” position. Students need to remember, though, that Jiu-Jitsu is not about winning every time.

    “Jiu-Jitsu teaches you self-control and how to conserve energy,” Shuttlesworth said. “It also teaches you humility and not to be a big shot.”

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30. The course lasts from January 28 until March 19 and the cost is $80, due on the first day of class to the instructor.

    To register or learn more information, contact

    Whitney Spota, Coordinator, Group Exercise 205-348-5131 spota@sa.ua.edu

    Mike Shuttlesworth, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor, 205-233-3911 mshuttle@bellsouth.net

    Click here for more information
  • Student Veteran Well Being Survey
    news | karag001 Dear Student Veteran,
    Please help a fellow student veteran graduate by completing the below online survey (35 to 50 minutes of your time).

    I am working with Dr. Renshaw, an Assistant Professor in the Psychology department at George Mason University, on an investigation of Student Veteran Well-Being as part of the requirements to complete my dissertation.

    You do not have to be a veteran of Iraq or Afghanistan to participate in the study. The only requirement to participate is that you are or were in the military.

    https://gmupsych.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1Zm9TkakXqGeNj7

    If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to contact me Jeff Bergmann at jeffreybergmann@gmail.com or my supervisor, Dr. Renshaw, at krenshaw@gmu.edu.


  • Campus Veterans Association
    news | karag001 The Campus Veterans Association will be creating new committees this semester and is looking for individuals interested in sitting as Committee Chairs. Duties for the positions will depend on the committees responsibilities. Candidates interested in being a Committee Chair please email uacva1@gmail.com for more information.
  • Cyclists unite! Crimson Classic is a mountain biking race this weekend
    news | dave This weekend, join Alabama Cycling at their 1st ever mountain bike racing competition!

    The Crimson Classic will be at Sokol Park and Lake Lurleen this weekend, and anyone is invited to participate.

    Register now to avoid a $2 registration fee the day of. Go to http://uacycling.org/crimson-classic/ to learn more about registering.

    On Saturday, there will be two races at Sokol Park: one in the morning that is a 5 mile winding trail race that will take about 30-40 minutes. Another in the afternoon is a shorter track with smaller loops that will take between 15 and 30 minutes. This one is great to invite friends and family to watch.

    On Sunday the event moves to Lake Lurleen for a 12 mile race around the lake.

    Depending on your skill, you can participate in either A, B, or C categories. A is the top level, while C is for beginners.

    Each race is $30 to participate in.

    Kinnucan’s Specialty Outfitters, Mission Athletic Care, Killer Buzz Energy Drinks, Road ID, and BelgiumBike will all have giveaways on the day of the races.

    Organizer Alexander Montoya said he created this event to get people interested in the Alabama Cycling team. Anyone interested can join the team the days of the races.

    “I wanted to incorporate mountain biking – I wanted to encourage that around campus,” Montoya said.

    Alabama Cycling is a group that hosts weekly bike rides, competes regionally in the SECCC conference of USA Cycling, promotes cycling within the community through events and projects, and helps raise money for different foundation by participating in state-wide events.

    Students and non-students alike can join Alabama Cycling.

    Go to Alabama Cycling’s website for more information at http://uacycling.org/.
  • Do you Dare to Dance? Hone your dancing technique and practice your passion with our Dare2Dance class!
    news | dave For once a week, you can lose yourself in the world in dance. Music, your favorite kind of music, floats in the air and you feel excited inside, motivated to keep learning and honing your technique. You are practicing what you love, whether it is a long-time passion or a newly realized interest. Do you dare to dance?

    Dare2Dance is a long-running and popular class at the Student Recreation Center. Kristen Stockdale Howard has been teaching Dare2Dance for almost 4 years now.

    During this 8-week course, students can expect to learn techniques from jazz and lyrical styles.

    Kristen says her main clientele with Dare2Dance are people who danced in high school and wanted to still actively dance and focus on their technique. Though the class is usually comprised of students who are intermediate level, or have had some training before, the class is not limited to them.

    “People are looking for an outlet,” Kristen said. “They want something that still lets them be able to dance.”

    Basically, she will help students reinforce any technique they learned in high school at a studio, or will help beginners learn the basics.

    Every two weeks, Kristen teaches her students choreographed combinations. At the end of the class, students will have learned four dance combos.

    Kristen said this class is perfect for students who still love dance but don’t have any other opportunity to do dance in a learning and productive environment.

    “Unless you majored in it, there weren’t a lot of places you could go to practice,” she said.

    As for the music, Kristen says she plays a little bit of everything: old jazz, old blues, popular current songs, Whitney Houston, country and more.

    “You never know what walk of life a student is coming from,” she explained. “I play whatever makes them feel more like dancing. You can always tell when a student shines a little bit more when you play their favorite kind of music.”

    Dare2Dance is an 8 week course offered through UAchieve. The cost is $80 for the whole course and is due when you register. The class will meet on Tuesdays from 8:00-9:30 from January 28 – March 18.

    For more information, contact
    Whitney Spota, Coordinator of Group Exercise
    spota@sa.ua.edu, 348-5131

    or

    Kristen Stockdale, Instructor
    kristen@dare2dancepks.com
  • Shake and shimmy into Belly Dancing - starts January 22!
    news | dave Check out Basma's website, Bamma Shimmies!

    Shake, shimmy and dance your way into this fall’s Belly Dancing class! A part of the UAchieve series at University Recreation, Belly Dancing is a six-week course that will help students improve their stamina, balance, posture, strength and grace.

    Instructor Basma has been dancing for most of her life. She started with a foundation in ballet, tap and jazz but moved away from these styles eventually. She found joy in Middle Eastern dance and now she is passionate about sharing belly dance with others. Her website (www.BasmaShimmies.com) describes her as “blessed with an energetic spirit and inviting presence.”

    Besides helping students improve physically, belly dance can empower students. Basma has a Master of Arts degree in Women’s Studies, and sees teaching dance as a way to improve women’s lives through female empowerment.

    “A lot of times women are told ‘you have to be a certain way or look a certain way to be desirable,” Basma explained. “What belly dance does in addition to exercise is that you have to take charge of your body, own it. You can’t shrink away when you’re shaking and covered in glitter and using thumb cymbals.”

    And, belly dancing will just improve your day.

    “It’s hard to be in a bad mood when you’re up dancing and having a good time.”

    But, Basma adds that the end goal of this five-week class is not for students to perform.

    “This is just an introduction; you can do what you want with it. This is a good foundation in the dance for newcomers.”

    During class, students should expect upbeat, Middle Eastern music and rhythms to dance to. Basma is certified in “Cabaribalusion,” which is a fusion of American Cabaret, Modern Egyptian, Tribal, Indian, African, Spanish and Gypsy styles.

    Students should wear loose pants and either a tank top or sports bra. Bare feet are preferable, but students can also use jazz or ballet shoes.

    Belly Dancing class at the Student Recreation Center will leave fortify students’ bodies and minds.

    “Middle Eastern dance is a rare art form that is not only mesmerizingly beautiful to watch; it also has the power to heal and nourish a woman's mind, body and soul,” according to Basma’s website.

    Belly Dancing is a six-week course that starts Wednesday January 22 and goes until February 26. It will be held on Mondays from 7:30-8:30 in Studio B of the Student Recreation Center. The cost for the course is $50, which is due the first night of class by cash or check.

    To register or learn more information, contact

    Whitney Spota, Coordinator, Group Exercise 205-348-5131 spota@sa.ua.edu
  • VMA Student Worker Positions Now Open!
    news | karag001 All student receiving federal GI Bill (Not Alabama GI Bill) benefits can apply at the link below to be a student worker in the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs.

    Job Responsibilities:General office duties such as answering the phone, filing, database management, and other duties as required. Must be able to work up to 15 hours a week Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-5:00PM.

    There are limited positions in the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs. This application is due on August 26th at 5:00PM with an interview to follow on the 28th.

  • The Aquatic Center CLOSED Sunday, Aug. 18
    announcement | dave The Aquatic Center and the Outdoor Pool Complex will be CLOSED Sunday, August 18 for student staff training. The Aquatic Center will reopen with regular fall hours on Monday, August 19.
  • Student Recreation Center CLOSED until 6pm
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center will be CLOSED until 6:00pm on Sunday, August 18 for student staff training. The SRC will reopen at 6:00pm and close at midnight.
  • Living the Creed
    announcement | dave The University of Alabama's Week of Welcome (WOW) is a large series of programs hosted by the university to help first year and transfer students in their transition to academic and student life at the Capstone.

    The theme for the 2013 Week of Welcome is “Living the Creed.” To familiarize new students with the University of Alabama’s statement of values, each event will support an aspect of the Capstone Creed:

    “As a member of the University of Alabama community, I will pursue knowledge; act with fairness, honesty, and respect; foster individual and civic responsibility; and strive for excellence.”
  • SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR BLACKBURN STUDENTS AND GRADUATE FELLOWS
    announcement | cpeters Now accepting applications for the 2013 Don and Barbara “Bobbie” Siegal Endowed Scholarship.

    The Don and Barbara “Bobbie” Siegal Endowed Scholarship was established by advisory board members Don and Bobbie Siegal in honor of Dr. John L. Blackburn and Dr. Robert E. Witt. The scholarship is designed to recognize Blackburn Institute Students and Graduate Fellows with a demonstrated interest in and a concern for the promotion of cultural understanding.

    The Siegals said the idea for the scholarship came from the inspiration Dr. John L. Blackburn provided during the peaceful integration of the University in 1963. The Siegal’s said, “We hope John L. Blackburn’s vision of a campus of caring individuals will last into perpetuity.” The scholarship exists to honor the legacy of Dr. John L. Blackburn and celebrate the efforts of Dr. Robert Witt in promoting values of diversity and inclusion on the Alabama campus. Mr. and Mrs. Siegal hope this scholarship will encourage Blackburn Students and Graduate Fellows to continue in helping make the campus a place where all students feel welcomed so they can pursue their education in an atmosphere of equality that is the ideal upon which our nation was founded.

    Applicants can be undergraduate or graduate students and are asked to write an essay demonstrating their actions in the promotion of cultural understanding.

    Please submit your application and essay by email to cpeters@sa.ua.edu or by fax to 205.348.5928 by Thursday, August 29, 2013. Applications were emailed on July 31st. Please let us know if you did not receive it.

    The recipient of the fifth annual scholarship will be announced at the 2013 D. Ray Pate Dinner on Monday, September 16, 2013.
  • 2013-2014 Parent Calendar and Handbook
    announcement | parents The Office of Parent Programs is excited to keep you informed and updated with the events and resources at The University of Alabama! Another great way to do this is by obtaining your copy of the 2013-2014 Parent Calendar and Handbook, which contains information about a variety of offices and departments across campus, as well as events, holiday breaks and involvement opportunities for your student. A comprehensive list of campus phone numbers and websites have also been conveniently compiled for quick reference.

    Calendars are $16.00 each and will be available while supplies last. After ordering the calendar(s), please allow two weeks for delivery through USPS.

    Click the "Publications" link to order your copy.

    (If you already have a tix.com user name and password, you may use it to login the system and purchase the Parent Calendar and Handbook. Please keep a record of your tix.com username and password so that you can review your order or make additional purchases if necessary. Once you have placed your order, you will receive a confirmation email).

    Note that there are no refunds available and The Office of Parent Programs does not take responsibility for lost items through USPS.
  • Auxiliary Services’ Online Information Session for Parents of Incoming Freshmen
    announcement | parents Auxiliary Services’ Online Information Session for Parents of Incoming Freshmen

    Bama Dining, Action Card, The SUPe Store and Transportation Services will host an online information session for parents of incoming students. These sessions will recap some of the most important information covered at Bama Bound about our areas, but will go into more detail and give participants the opportunity to ask more questions.

    This session will take place on Tuesday, July 30th, noon-1 pm (CDT). To participate, simply click on this link http://tinyurl.com/AuxServicesInfo during the designated time (or a few minutes before, if possible). When you go to that link, you will be asked for a name to log in. This is just to identify you during our chat, so just your first name will be fine!

    We look forward to having you join us for this session, but if you cannot join us live, you can view the archived session any time after July 30th at http://tinyurl.com/AuxServicesInfoArchive.
  • Family Welcome Reception
    announcement | parents Details for our 2013 Family Welcome Reception are available. Make plans to join us for a fun afternoon!

    Saturday, August 17
    3:00-5:00pm
    Fresh Food Company, Ferguson Center

    Start a new tradition with The University of Alabama family at the Parent and Family Welcome Reception. Meet other UA families and UA staff while enjoying sweet treats at the Fresh Food Company (second floor of the Ferguson Center). Don't miss this chance to meet and mingle with others as you become part of the The University of Alabama family.
  • Ferguson Hours for Dec. 16 - 20
    news | ferguson Monday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday: 7:00am - 6:00am
    Thursday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm


  • SRC & Aquatic Center CLOSED for 4th of July
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center will be CLOSED for the 4th of July holiday and resume summer hours on Friday, July 5th.

    However, the Outdoor Pool Complex will be open! Please call 348-7665 for more information.
  • Restorative Yoga: deeper relief for mind and body
    news | dave You stretch into a comfortable pose and rest there, all stress leaving your mind and body as the pose relieves built-up tension that you’ve been holding deep within. For the first time in a long time, your mind is quiet. Your nervous system is soothed.

    All of these benefits come through ease and effortlessness, not strain or sweat. When class is over, you ask “where did those two hours go?”

    And even throughout your day and week you’ll notice the lingering effects of Restorative Yoga.

    For the first time, Restorative Yoga will be offered at the Rec, as a part of UAchieve.

    July 28 and August 25 are the first announced dates for the class.

    Restorative Yoga is a mind-body class for the person who finds the stress of their daily routine weighing on their mental and physical health.

    Yoga instructor Diana Jones calls Restorative Yoga the “gentlest form of yoga.” Supports such as blocks, bolsters and blankets are used to help open the body up in a way that that doesn’t strain the muscles. Rather, the muscles are stretched out in an effortless pose, allowing for them to relieve tightness in a deeper way than regular yoga does.

    “Being quiet in mind and body is the beginning of stress relief,” Jones said.

    Though many people turn to cardiovascular exercise when facing stress, Jones says this can sometimes exasperate the problem. Restorative Yoga can help people realize what they are stressed about, and motivate them to make positive changes in their life.

    “Many of us hold so much mental tension in our body,” Jones said.

    For the two hours they are in the class, students will realize how relieving it is to be quiet, restful, and free of the stress that being constantly plugged into technology causes.

    Jones said that once students learn the poses in class, they can always do at least some of the poses at home.

    “When you learn to rest in your own awareness with a quiet mind, it helps with stress, concentration and sleep,” Jones said.

    The details:

    Dates: Sunday, July 28 and Sunday, August 25.

    Time: 3:00-5:00

    Place: the Student Activity Center (SAC) at the Student Recreation Center

    Cost: $20 and checks are payable to the instructor only by cash or check

    How to register: there is a 10 person maximum limit, so you must pre-register in the Administrative Office of the Student Recreation Center

    More information: Whitney Spota, Coordinator of Group Exercise: 205-348-5131 spota@sa.ua.edu

  • Tai Chi offered for free this summer
    news | dave Tai Chi was new to URec earlier this year when instructor Ping Shi Durant introduced it as part of the UAchieve series.

    Now, Ping is teaching the class as a part of the regular fitness schedule this summer!

    On Sundays from 4:00-4:50 in the Miles Studio, interested students and URec members can learn Tai Chi.

    Ping learned Tai Chi in China and is a certified Tai Chi instructor.

    Tai Chi is a Chinese form of exercise that emphasizes slow and fluid movements. It was developed for healing, relaxation, and defense. The benefits include stress relief, better balance, and stronger muscles. Students who take the class will see an improvement in their mood, endurance, and energy levels.

    Tai Chi is known as “meditation in motion.” You will expect to concentrate on breathing deeply, being steady and agile, and exercising your mind and body.

    You will not have to worry about complicated moves or risky weights. Tai Chi is for people of all ages and athletic ability.

    “Tai Chi has benefited me all my life,” Ping says.

    One of Ping’s former students said that her classes improved their physical stability and endurance. Another student said that Tai Chi targets the bottom part of the body and the abdomen.

    “The instructor was patient,” one former student said. “I love that the instructor is willing to answer or re-demonstrate any part at which the students do not catch onto easily.”

    Ping is so inspired by her craft that she wants to share her skills with students so they don’t have to travel to China to get the benefits of Tai Chi. She is excited to get students interested and passionate in Tai Chi, start a Tai Chi club, and maybe someday take her students to attend an International Tai Chi tournament.

    “I’m so eager to teach young people, for the younger they are when they learn it, the longer benefits they will have in their life, like me,” Ping says.

    For more information please contact Whitney Spota, Coordinator of Group Exercise, at 205-348-5131.
  • Ultimate Frisbee intramural registration starts soon!
    news | dave Registration for Ultimate Frisbee begins July 9 and ends July 18. Play begins July 22. It costs $10 to play.

    Teams will consist of six people and every team will get at least two games. The games will last 30 minutes.

    To register, come by the Intramural Office at the Student Recreation Center.
  • Upcoming Networking Events
    announcement | cpeters DC Networking Event
    July 18, 2013

    RSVP: blackburninstitute@sa.ua.edu by July 11, 2013 if you would like to attend this event.

    Tuscaloosa Networking Event
    August 8, 2013

    RSVP: blackburninstitute@sa.ua.edu by August 1, 2013 if you would like to attend this event.
  • Family Nights at the Outdoor Pool!
    news | dave Family Nights at the Outdoor Pool are a fun and refreshing way to enjoy a summer night with your kids. Every Wednesday from 6 to 8, the Outdoor Pool is buzzing with swimming, splashing, music, dancing, and fun activities. Each night has a different theme. The next Family Nights are:

    Wednesday June 26: Neighborhood Heroes

    Wednesday July 10: The Splash is Right! Game Show

    Wednesday July 17: Carnival

    Wednesday July 24: Night at the Museum

    Wednesday July 31: Ahoy Matey!

    Wednesday August 7: Back to School BBQ

    Make sure to check the University Recreation and URec Aquatics Facebook pages to see pictures from Family Nights!
  • 5 on 5 Intramural Basketball: Register Now!
    news | dave Registration is now open for 5 on 5 intramural basketball. Sign up now until June 27. Each team is guaranteed 3 games.

    Each team must play $20 along with a $10 forfeit deposit.

    To register, come by the intramural office.
  • Tuition increases for UA for the 2013 - 2014 Acedemic Year
    news | malon009 Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

    This morning, The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase of 2.7 percent for UA for the 2013-2014 academic year. This means that tuition will increase by $125 per semester for full-time in-state students and by $500 per semester for full-time out-of-state residents.
    As always, tuition increases are based on resources the University needs to be able to continue to provide the high-quality educational experiences our students and their parents expect.

    I want to assure you that, despite significant cuts in our state appropriations during this economic downturn, UA continues to use our resources effectively and efficiently. As a result, we have not reduced the number of students we accept; students have full access to the classes they need to graduate; we are fully staffed to meet student expectations; and classes are taught by fully qualified faculty. UA continues to provide the opportunities that enrich students’ educational experiences inside and outside the classroom.

    We understand the impact that any tuition increase, even a minimal one, has on our students and their families, especially during difficult economic times, and we will continue to work hard to control costs. And, we will continue to provide information about and access to resources that can help students and their parents cope with this increase.

    Pending approval by the Board of Trustees, we are planning to have merit raises to recognize and reward the hard work and commitment of our faculty and staff to educational excellence. This will also allow us to continue to attract and retain the best and brightest faculty and staff. Our faculty and staff will continue to look for ways to operate more effectively and efficiently, to make sure we use our resources on those student-centered activities and initiatives that keep us successful.

    These are exciting times at the Capstone and for our University family. Our energy and commitment are guided by our success agenda, which emphasizes increased student retention and graduation rates, service and research that make a difference, the creation of opportunities that benefit us individually and collectively, and solidifying campus unity by celebrating our many achievements together as the UA family.
    My commitment to you is that the state’s flagship university will continue to make a difference in the lives of our students, our employees, our communities and our state. I have full confidence that, working together, we will meet this challenge with confidence, energy and dedication to excellence.
  • Panhellenic Fall 2013 Sorority Recruitment Registration
    announcement | rtgreer We are delighted that you have chosen to participate in Fall 2013 Sorority Recruitment at The University of Alabama. Please note that in order to participate in recruitment, you must be a regularly enrolled student or plan to be a full-time student in good standing with The University of Alabama at the time of recruitment in August. Furthermore, in order to be eligible for sorority recruitment, you must register for recruitment online and pay the required registration fee. Please note that the registration for fall formal recruitment at UA is separate process from that of Panhellenic Preview registration and registration with an Alumnae Panhellenic.

    Online registration for formal recruitment is currently open and will close on Thursday, August 8th at 11:59 p.m. CST. To REGISTER for recruitment, please click here or use the following link to access the online registration form: https://alabamapan.mycampusdirector.com/index.php. Once you have completed the online registration process, you will receive an email confirmation, please keep a copy of this email for your records, as it will include your account login information. You can log into your UA recruitment account anytime prior to August 1, 2013 and update your registration information. If you do not have access to your final high school or college transcript, you can upload a partial transcript until you receive your final transcript. Innova is in the process of adding the transcript upload option, so if you are not able to upload a transcript at the time of registration, please log back into your account at a later date to upload it.

    Please note that online registration officially closes at 11:59 p.m. in Thursday, August 8, 2013. Those individuals wishing to register on Friday, August 9, must do so on-site at Convocation, which will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Coleman Coliseum. 2013

    Sorority Registration Fees:

    Priority/Regular Registration: $150.00 (May 1 - July 14)
    Late Registration: $200.00 (July 15 - August 8)
    On-Site Registration: $250.00 (August 9 at Convocation)
    *Please note that all registration fees are non-refundable, no exceptions.
    The registration fee covers the cost of spring recruiting events, recruitment publications, facility usage during recruitment week, transportation, and two t-shirts for Philanthropy Day.

    If you have any questions or concerns about sorority life at UA or the sorority recruitment process, please feel free to call the Office of Greek Affairs at (205) 348-2693 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CST. You can also email alabamarecruitment@gmail.com
  • Tai Chi offered for free this summer
    news | dave Tai Chi was new to URec earlier this year when instructor Ping Shi Durant introduced it as part of the UAchieve series.

    Now, Ping is teaching the class as a part of the regular fitness schedule this summer!

    On Sundays from 4:00-4:50 in the Miles Studio, interested students and URec members can learn Tai Chi.

    Ping learned Tai Chi in China and is a certified Tai Chi instructor.

    Tai Chi is a Chinese form of exercise that emphasizes slow and fluid movements. It was developed for healing, relaxation, and defense. The benefits include stress relief, better balance, and stronger muscles. Students who take the class will see an improvement in their mood, endurance, and energy levels.

    Tai Chi is known as “meditation in motion.” You will expect to concentrate on breathing deeply, being steady and agile, and exercising your mind and body.

    You will not have to worry about complicated moves or risky weights. Tai Chi is for people of all ages and athletic ability.

    “Tai Chi has benefited me all my life,” Ping says.

    One of Ping’s former students said that her classes improved their physical stability and endurance. Another student said that Tai Chi targets the bottom part of the body and the abdomen.

    “The instructor was patient,” one former student said. “I love that the instructor is willing to answer or re-demonstrate any part at which the students do not catch onto easily.”

    Ping is so inspired by her craft that she wants to share her skills with students so they don’t have to travel to China to get the benefits of Tai Chi. She is excited to get students interested and passionate in Tai Chi, start a Tai Chi club, and maybe someday take her students to attend an International Tai Chi tournament.

    “I’m so eager to teach young people, for the younger they are when they learn it, the longer benefits they will have in their life, like me,” Ping says.

    For more information please contact Whitney Spota, Coordinator of Group Exercise, at 205-348-5131.
  • Meet the team: Personal Trainers!
    news | dave Interested in hiring a personal trainer? Meet the team with our one-on-one videos with each trainer! Go to our Fitness tab, then click on Personal Trainers to watch the videos!
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  • Yell Crew Applications
    news | fye Do you have a passion for UA and Alabama football? Take that passion and share it with other students by joining the Yell Crew! This group of super-fans will lead freshman students in the upper deck in cheers and other activities throughout home football games. This section will be known as the Herd, and will have the opportunity to receive great Alabama swag while cheering on our team. By joining the Yell Crew, you will share Crimson Tide tradition and history with the freshman class, and be a perfect example of what it means to wear crimson and be in the student section. Apply today at www.sa.ua.edu, under the Students tab, click The Yell Crew, and be a part of a new UA tradition!
  • Massage Therapist Taking Clients
    announcement | dave Massage Therapy
    Our new massage therapist, Beth Murphy, is currently taking clients. To schedule an appointment, please call 348-5140. The Massage Therapist office is located in the Student Recreation Center.

    HOURS OF SERVICE:
    Tuesday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
    Wednesday: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
    Thursday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
    Saturday: per request

    For more information, please visit Massage Therapy
  • Tower Jump was a "splashing" success!
    news | dave Last week’s Tower Jump was a huge success! 41 participants came out to experience the thrill of jumping off the 5-meter and 10-meter platforms, which are usually closed off. UA diving coach Pat Greenwell as well as some UA divers were in attendance, helping students as they got acclimated: everyone first had to master the 1-meter, then the 3-meter, then the 5-meter, and finally: the 10-meter!

    “Everyone enjoyed the jump,” said coordinator Shane Reeves. “It was really fun.”

    UA diver Paige McCleary was at the jump, instructing others on how to jump safely.

    “There were a lot of people that came out to jump,” McCleary said. “It definitely was fun for those who helped out and for those who were able to jump.”

    Greenwell said the Tower Jump was a great time to share with the students.

    “We had two very big splash makers at the end but I think over all experience and thrill to jump as a fun test for everyone,” Greenwell said.

    Make sure to check the “Photo Gallery” section of the University Recreation website for pictures from the jump!
  • Have you gotten a FREE GNC giftcard yet?
    news | dave Have you stopped by the Rec Center lately? If not, you've been missing out on a chance to win a $100 giftcard! Stop by the GNC giftcard table this week from 3-6 p.m. and walk away with a GNC giftcard!
  • SRC Summer Hours end August 18
    announcement | dave Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm
    Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm
    Mon – Fri 5:30am – 9:00pm

    Summer hours will end on Sunday, August 18th*.

    *SRC hours will be somewhat abbreviated depending on UREC all staff training on the Sunday, August 18th.

    Family hours are May 4th – Aug 18th

    SRC will resume regular scheduled hours on Monday, August 19th
  • Tower Jump - for one day only, jump from 10-meter platform!
    news | dave Up and up you climb, until the pool is far below you. You take a deep breath, calm your nerves, and then jump!

    The Tower Jump is a chance for swimming and adrenaline enthusiasts to jump from the 5-meter and 10-meter platforms at the Aquatic Center.

    Shane Reeves, coordinator of Aquatic Programs, said he got the idea because the Aquatic Center gets frequent requests by students and members to go off the platforms. However, the UA diving team is the only group permitted to use them. The Aquatic Center decided to have an event where, for one day only, the tower would be available for use.

    Participants will jump off of the 10-meter platform under the supervision of a safety certified diving coach. Participants must start from the one-meter platform and demonstrate control and safety while jumping. After a participant shows safe and controlled jumps on the one, three, and five, he or she can then jump from the 10-meter platform! The UA diving coach and team members will be at the event to help, so come on out to meet some UA diving athletes!

    The first 50 people to jump off the 10 meter will receive free T-shirts!

    Besides jumping, participants can enjoy music from a DJ, as well as an opportunity to play Battleship!

    The Tower Jump will be on April 23 at the Aquatic Center from 7:30-9:30.

    Email Shane Reeves at reeve007@sa.ua.edu for more information.
  • SRC and Aquatic Center to remain open
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center and the Aquatic Center will remain open for informal recreation under normal operation hours but will suspend most programming due the increasing threat of severe weather. Please be safe traveling and keep updated on the weather at:
    http://ua.edu/weather/
  • SRC and Aquatic Center to remain open
    news | dave The Student Recreation Center and the Aquatic Center will remain open for informal recreation under normal operation hours but will suspend most programming due the increasing threat of severe weather. Please be safe traveling and keep updated on the weather at:
    http://ua.edu/weather/
  • Classes and operations suspended for April 11, 2013
    news | dave The storm is moving slower than predicted and is now expected to arrive in the Tuscaloosa area around 1 p.m. As a result, all classes and activities will be suspended at 12:15 p.m. To avoid traffic congestion, non-essential personnel may leave beginning at 11 a.m.
    Students, faculty and staff should check weather conditions along the roadways they travel and should travel to and from campus only when they can do so safely. Gusty winds can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Caution is advised.
    Crimson Ride buses will suspend operations at 1:15 p.m. or earlier if conditions prohibit operation.
    Classes will resume once the weather has cleared the area. You will be notified via UA Alerts that the all-clear has been given and the time that classes and activities will resume.
    Ferguson Center and Gorgas library will stay open for students and employees who want to shelter on campus until the severe weather clears the area.
    Once the weather has cleared the area, non-essential personnel should plan to resume their normal work schedule or follow directions from their supervisor. UA employees should be aware of their department’s business continuity plans and make sure their supervisor can reach them. Essential personnel should be prepared to remain at work as directed by their supervisors.
    Please share this information with vendors, state employees, contracted workers and others who may not be members of the University’s faculty or staff but who work on campus.
    The University’s emergency policy group will continue to monitor weather conditions. If needed, updated information will be available on the UA website at www.ua.edu, through local radio and television stations, and via UA Alerts text and e-mail alerts.

    The University strongly encourages each person to monitor weather updates from the National Weather Service and local media sources. Safety tips and weather information are posted at http://prepare.ua.edu/.
  • Classes and operations suspended for April 11, 2013
    announcement | dave The storm is moving slower than predicted and is now expected to arrive in the Tuscaloosa area around 1 p.m. As a result, all classes and activities will be suspended at 12:15 p.m. To avoid traffic congestion, non-essential personnel may leave beginning at 11 a.m.
    Students, faculty and staff should check weather conditions along the roadways they travel and should travel to and from campus only when they can do so safely. Gusty winds can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Caution is advised.
    Crimson Ride buses will suspend operations at 1:15 p.m. or earlier if conditions prohibit operation.
    Classes will resume once the weather has cleared the area. You will be notified via UA Alerts that the all-clear has been given and the time that classes and activities will resume.
    Ferguson Center and Gorgas library will stay open for students and employees who want to shelter on campus until the severe weather clears the area.
    Once the weather has cleared the area, non-essential personnel should plan to resume their normal work schedule or follow directions from their supervisor. UA employees should be aware of their department’s business continuity plans and make sure their supervisor can reach them. Essential personnel should be prepared to remain at work as directed by their supervisors.
    Please share this information with vendors, state employees, contracted workers and others who may not be members of the University’s faculty or staff but who work on campus.
    The University’s emergency policy group will continue to monitor weather conditions. If needed, updated information will be available on the UA website at www.ua.edu, through local radio and television stations, and via UA Alerts text and e-mail alerts.

    The University strongly encourages each person to monitor weather updates from the National Weather Service and local media sources. Safety tips and weather information are posted at http://prepare.ua.edu/.
  • IFC Fall 2013 Recruitment Registration
    announcement | rtgreer Beginning at 9am (ct) on April 8, 2013 and continuing until September 4, 2013 registration for IFC recruitment will be open. All men interested in receiving an invitation for membership in any of the 28 IFC fraternity chapters at the University of Alabama are required to register with the Alabama Interfraternity Council through this website. There is a twenty-dollar ($20.00) charge to register for recruitment. Once you have registered for recruitment your information will be accessible by all 28 IFC chapters. However, this does not guarantee that you will be contacted by chapters about specific recruitment events throughout the spring and summer. It is recommended that you also contact the recruitment chairmen of individual chapters you are interested in learning more about. Fraternities at the University of Alabama have a tradition of summer bidding. Should you receive a bid from a chapter it does not become official until September 4, 2013. Please be sure to submit your most accurate contact information and grade reports, you will be able to edit your information until the September deadline.

    Also, the Interfraternity Council holds a formal recruitment during late August and early September. During formal recruitment, each prospective new member has the opportunity to interact with individuals from fraternities and to visit chapter house. Formal recruitment gives students who have not yet received a bid the opportunity to pursue one.

    To learn more about each chapter please, visit the IFC website www.alabamaifc.com .

    If you have any further questions please feel free to contact the IFC Vice President of Recruitment, Ross Boardman, or the Office of Greek Affairs, contact information listed below.



    Alabama Interfraternity Council (IFC):

    Phone: (205) 348-2693

    Email: AlabamaIFCRecruitment@gmail.com

    Website: www.alabamaifc.com
  • Outdoor Pool Opens
    announcement | dave The Outdoor Pool Complex opened April 1! You can view the hours for 2013 here. Usage of the Outdoor Pool Complex is included in the SRC membership. The summer months require SRC members to pay for their dependent children ages 4-15 to use the Outdoor Pool Complex (3 and under are free).

    The rates are as follows:
    Alumni/Affiliate/Community - $125/child for the entire summer
    Student Family/1st Year Graduate - $30/child for the entire summer
    Faculty/Staff - $50/child for the entire summer
  • UREC Facility Closings
    announcement | dave University Recreation will be closed on the following dates:

    Staff Appreciation Gala
    Friday, April 12, 2013: All UREC facilities will close at 6:00pm

    A-Day Game
    Saturday, April 20, 2013: All UREC facilities closed
  • Aquatic Center Spring Break Hours
    announcement | dave Spring Break hours for the Aquatic Center facilities can be found here:
    2013 Aquatic Center Spring Break Hours
  • SRC Spring Break Hours
    announcement | dave SRC SPRING BREAK HOURS OF OPERATION-
    Saturday, March 23: 9:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday, March 24: 12:00pm-6:00pm
    Monday, March 25- Friday March 29: 10:00am-6:00pm
    Saturday, March 30: 9:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday, March 31: 12:00pm-12:00am
  • Ultimate Athlete Competition
    news | dave Are You an Ultimate Athlete?

    This month will bring the first competition of its kind here at the Student Recreation Center. On Wednesday, April 10, 7:00pm, drops of sweat will fall and bodies will be pushed to the limit. Exertion of energy will be at an all-time high, and the competitive nature of everyone present will fiercely show itself. Will you be one of the athletes proving their strength, speed and agility? Will you become an Ultimate Athlete?

    Ultimate Athlete will encompass two different competitions. One will focus on strength and will include bench press, squats, and power-clean. The second will focus on speed and agility and will include the 40 yard dash, the ladder run, and the shuttle run and will be similar to the NFL Combine.

    Registration will be set up like any intramural registration. To Sign up, visit: Intramural Registration$10 Entry Fee

    “We wanted to incorporate personal training and weight lifting into intramural sports,” said Shelby Sims, the organizer of the event.

    Girls and guys can compete in different categories.

    The winner in each division will go home with a champ shirt and the title of Ultimate Athlete.

    Register now and start practicing!
  • Gift Cards for Hattiesburg Tornado Relief
    announcement | communityservice We are asking for gift cards up to $25 to Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. to send to Hattiesburg after the February tornado that hit their community. Please bring gift cards to 346 Ferguson anytime during the week until the end of the school year.
  • Hey Y'all Campaign
    news | fye Join the One Team. One Bama. movement in building a stronger UA community! On March 15th visit the Ferguson Center, Second Floor from 11AM-2PM to make your own personal pledge and receive your Hey Y'all t-shirt.

    There are also prizes involved if you wear your t-shirt to the UA vs. UT Baseball at 6:30 PM.
  • Deep Water Fitness: not your grandma's aerobics
    news | dave Deep Water Fitness: This is not your grandma’s aerobics.

    This is an intense, strenuous workout, but it’s done in the water. Participants wear flotation devices and paddles; kickboards and buoys are used for added resistance.

    What does Deep Water Fitness feel like? You are in the pool, and you are unable to touch the bottom with your feet. You are suspended in the water with a buoyancy belt, so you don’t have to worry about treading water or keeping your head above the surface. This way, you can free your arms and legs to perform larger movements.

    Deep-water aerobics reduces the heart rate by as much as 17 beats per minute compared to land exercises, (according to the American Council on Exercise), so it might not feel like you’re working very hard! But in fact, you’re getting a strenuous workout.

    Deep Water Fitness instructor Kayla Lindsay says that this class will take your workout to a new level of intensity.

    “You should try Deep Water Fitness for an alternative high intensity workout, that will increase your endurance, range of motion, and balance,” Lindsay said.

    Deep water exercises can also be used for sports training.

    “Whatever sport you play, there are ways to use deep water workouts to aid in your training,” Lindsay said.

    This new class will be held on Tuesdays, from 12:10-12:50 at the Aquatic Center on Paul Bryant Drive. The class starts on March 5th. The class is free to full-time students and members of the Aquatic Center.

    The address of the Aquatic Center:
    415 Bryant Drive
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
    Corner of Bryant and Hackberry
    Parking Lot Entrance on Hackberry

    -Allie Hulcher
  • Personal Training Special
    announcement | dave Personal Training Special

    10 sessions for $200
    10 partner sessions for $145 per partner

    The first 20 individuals to purchase the special will receive a free BodPod body composition assessment!

    Offer expires 3/22/2013

    *Partner sessions require that both partners purchase the same number of sessions
    at the same time.
    **Rates apply to full packages only.
    ***Prices apply to any type of membership

    Contact Jason Casey
    Phone: (205) 348-6261
    Email: jccasey@sa.ua.edu

    Follow us on Twitter @BamaTraining and on Facebook at
    Alabama UREC Personal Training for current specials, program updates and health tips.

    Fitness Services
  • Why hire a personal trainer?
    news | dave Steffan Young is a personal trainer at the Student Recreation Center. He’s been working here a year, and most of his clients are student athletes.

    Steffan showed me the newest equipment in the personal trainer studio – the Synergy 360. It’s an impressive machine with multiple stations, and the trainers told me that it was their Christmas present. Up to 20 personal trainer clients can work on it at once, whereas other machines are one-person.

    The Synergy 360 has saved a lot of space in the personal trainer studio. It allows groups personal trainees to work as a team.

    “It’s for a team to complete that full circle, and work together,” Young said.

    I tried the Synergy 360 out a little bit, and was able to do lunges with a resistance belt, easily move a platform up and down to do stair jumps on it, work my biceps, and pull a heavy rope down that was looped through monkey bars – it was harder than it looked.

    I was amazed how easily it was to move the height of the equipment – and how great a workout you could get from one machine.

    Student Recreation Center employees said that a lot of students want to use the new equipment, but the equipment is for clients of personal trainers only.

    I spoke with Steffan about the benefits of hiring a personal trainer.

    “Anybody can benefit from it,” he said. “That’s what’s so great about it.”

    Steffan said that while some people use work-out machines, they could be doing a movement wrong and hurt themselves.

    One major factor that people chose to work with a personal trainer? The motivation.

    “You have someone there, and you have a certain time that you have to be there, and you have to do things that you’re not going to do on your own,” Young said.

    Learn more about our personal training services and prices: http://urec.sa.ua.edu/fitnessservices.cfm

  • Lifeguard Training Classes
    announcement | dave Lifeguard Training Classes are available at various times throughout the 2013 spring semester. See the website for more information.
    Lifeguard Courses
  • IFC Preview Day Registration
    announcement | rtgreer We would like to invite you to attend the Interfraternity Council Preview Weekend, scheduled for March 15-17, 2013, to learn about the opportunities available to you at UA through Greek life. While visiting this weekend you will hear from many members of the Greek Community as well as administrators about the advantages of joining a fraternity at the Capstone. We will guide you through an overview of the recruitment process at UA. You will also get the chance to tour some of the fraternity houses and meet the men who may one day be your brothers and the friends you will have for the rest of your life. If you are coming to the university from out-of-state, or simply not familiar with Greek life, this one-day event will give you a great look at the Greek community and UA’s campus.

    Participation in this event is not mandatory for going through recruitment but would be worth the time to come and see what fraternity Life is all about. Your participation will not affect joining a fraternity in the fall. This is also a great opportunity for incoming students to get to know others and become more familiar with the campus. People you meet during the weekend can answer questions you might have about the Greek Community, fraternity membership or the University that you have not had the chance to ask.
  • Two brand new yoga classes!
    news | dave Two Brand New Yoga Classes Coming to the Rec!

    We will be offering two new yoga classes at the Student Recreation Center – one for beginners, one for experienced students!

    Diana Jones, our experience yoga instructor who has been teaching with University Recreation for years, is offering Yoga 101 and Progressive Yoga as a part of our UAchieve series.

    Yoga 101 is for students who are interested in yoga but are very unfamiliar with it. According to Diana, you can either do yoga, or you can really do it. Going into a large Group Ex class with no previous knowledge can result in you attempting yoga moves and positions that you don’t really understand how to do properly.

    This 4 week class will offer students more hands-on, personalized instruction. Students will learn proper breathing, correct technique and alignment for basic yoga poses.

    The result? Doing yoga and receiving the maximum benefit.

    Progressive Yoga is a 6 week class for those who know the yoga basics well already, but want to explore more complex poses. These are students who are comfortable in Group Ex yoga and want to see what else they can accomplish through yoga.

    The class will feature more one-on-one instruction and different equipment. Individual attention to alignment and restorative relaxation options will be provided.

    Yoga 101 details

    When: Thursdays, February 14 – March 7 (4 weeks)
    Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Where: Student Rec Center, Miles Studio
    Cost: $20 total

    Progressive Yoga details

    When: Tuesdays, February 12 – March 19 (6 weeks)
    Time: 4:00-5:15
    Where: Student Rec Center, Miles Studio
    Cost: $30 total

    For more information on these classes or to reserve a spot, call Whitney Spota, Group Exercise Coordinator at 205-348-5131.
  • Ice Sculptor is coming to Polar Plunge!
    news | dave UPDATE: Tom Hadden from Capstone Village will be doing an Ice Sculpture at the Polar Plunge at 1:30PM!

    You can find some pictures of Tom in this article from T-News: http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20110307/NEWS/110309745
  • UA named Partner School with Pat Tillman Scholarship
    news | karag001 The University of Alabama has been named a University Partner with the Pat Tillman Military Scholars program for the 2013-2014 academic year, increasing UA student-veterans’ and their spouses chances to win Pat Tillman Foundation scholarships.

  • UA Donate to Wounded Warriors!
    announcement | karag001 The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is traveling to Washington DC to Walter Reed Hospital. While there we will be distributing National Championship and UA gear to wounded warriors and we need your help! If you have any new non-breakable UA gearyou can donate to this cause please drop it by 1 BB Comer by February 8th. If you need anything picked up by our office or have questions please contact Alex Karagas at karag001@sa.ua.edu.
  • Polar Plunge this Sunday
    news | dave The 2013 Polar Plunge will be on February 3, from 1:00-3:00 p.m at the University Recreation Outdoor Pool Complex. This is a chance for anyone to come out and bravely submerge themselves in the cold water!

    This is our 2nd annual Polar Plunge. Shane Reeves, Coordinator for Aquatic Programs, said that students should come out and jump in the pool for the challenge and excitement!

    "We’re hoping it gets colder!" Shane said. "The water is usually around 46 degrees during the winter, which doesn’t sound very cold, but believe me, when you jump in, it’s cold!"

    The outdoor pool is usually closed during the winter, so this is a fun way to play around in the pool, do some “luge” down the slide, and have a chill time with friends. We will have hot chocolate and mugs for participants!

    UPDATE: Tom Hadden from Capstone Village will be doing an Ice Sculpture at the Polar Plunge at 1:30PM!

    You can find some pictures of Tom in this article from T-News: http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20110307/NEWS/110309745

    contact:
    Walter Kolis - Coordinator, Aquatic Operations
    205-348-0217 wgkolis@sa.ua.edu

    Shane Reeves - Coordinator, Aquatics Programs
    205-348-3911 reeve007@sa.ua.edu
  • New Class: Tai Chi
    news | dave Tai Chi: our newest class!

    For the first time at University Recreation, we will be offering a Tai Chi class! As part of our UAchieve series, the class will last 6 weeks (February 12 – March 19) and will be at 7:00-8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays.

    Our teacher is Ping Shi Durant. Ping learned Tai Chi in China and is a certified Tai Chi instructor.

    Tai Chi is a Chinese form of exercise that emphasizes slow and fluid movements. It was developed for healing, relaxation, and defense. The benefits include stress relief, better balance, and stronger muscles. Students who take the class will see an improvement in their mood, endurance, and energy levels.

    Tai Chi is known as “meditation in motion.” You will expect to concentrate on breathing deeply, being steady and agile, and exercising your mind and body.

    You will not have to worry about complicated moves or risky weights. Tai Chi is for people of all ages and athletic ability.

    “Tai Chi has benefited me all my life,” Ping says.

    One of Ping’s former students said that her classes improved their physical stability and endurance. Another student said that Tai Chi targets the bottom part of the body and the abdomen.

    “The instructor was patient,” one former student said. “I love that the instructor is willing to answer or re-demonstrate any part at which the students do not catch onto easily.”

    Ping is so inspired by her craft that she wants to share her skills with students so they don’t have to travel to China to get the benefits of Tai Chi. She is excited to get students interested and passionate in Tai Chi, start a Tai Chi club, and maybe someday take her students to attend an International Tai Chi tournament.

    “I’m so eager to teach young people, for the younger they are when they learn it, the longer benefits they will have in their life, like me,” Ping says.

    Tai Chi will be offered through our UAchieve series. The class is six weeks long, starting from February 12 and ending March 19. The class will be held in Miles Studio. Come to the first class for free to get an introduction to Tai Chi and see if you want to continue in the class!

    For more information or to reserve a spot please contact Whitney Spota, Coordinator of Group Exercise, at 205-348-5131.
  • Intramural Softball and Table Tennis Registration
    announcement | dave Intramural Registration for Softball and Table Tennis are taking place now thru February 12, 2013 at the Student Recreation Center Intramural office.

    For more information, contact the Intramural Office at 348-7045 or email: IMSports@bama.ua.edu

    Click here to Register
  • Campus Movie Fest Finale
    news | ferguson Don't miss the Campus Movie Fest Red Carpet Finale & support UA student films.

    Doors open at 6:30pm & the show starts at 7:30pm.

    Location: Ferguson Center Ballroom
  • Men's Club Soccer Tryouts
    announcement | dave Wednesday, January 23rd 6pm-8pm and Thursday 24th 8pm-10pm at the Student Recreation Center Fields Complex. For more information, contact club president:
    Nick Dirienzo
    email: ncdirienzo@crimson.ua.edu
  • ORDER OF OMEGA GREEK AWARDS PACKET
    announcement | rtgreer ALL APPLICATIONS FOR AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIP ARE DUE
    February 22, 2013 BY 4:00PM
    IN THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS - 230 FERGUSON


    THE ORDER OF OMEGA GREEK AWARDS CEREMONY AND BANQUET WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 9, 2013 AND THE LOCATION IS NORTHRIVER YACHT CLUB.

    5:30PM - Initiation of New Members
    6:00PM - Election of Officers
    7:00PM - Dinner and Awards
  • SRC closes at 5
    news | dave The Student Recreation Center will be closed today at 5 p.m. because of the weather.
  • SRC and AC to close at 5pm today
    announcement | dave The SRC and AC will close at 5pm today (1/17) and reopen at 10am tomorrow (1/18). There will be no group exercise classes for the rest of today (1/17) and will resume at 12:10pm tomorrow (1/18).
  • Intramural Basketball Registration
    announcement | dave Intramural Sports is taking registration for basketball teams to compete for the IM Basketball Championship! Registration ends Wednesday, January 23.
    For more information, contact the Intramural office at 348-8055 or email at: IMSports@bama.ua.edu
    Register your team at the following link.
    Registration
  • Panhellenic Preview Day Registration
    announcement | rtgreer The UA Panhellenic Association invites all high school senior women and current collegians interested in joining a sorority in Fall 2013, at the University of Alabama to attend Panhellenic Preview Day on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

    To register for the 2013 Panhellenic Preview Day please click the link provided below.
  • 2012 Greek Excellence Awards
    news | rtgreer The 2012 Greek Excellence Banquet was banquet was held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the North Zone of Bryant-Denny Stadium. This annual event provides the Office of Greek Affairs an opportunity to recognize and honor the achievements and efforts of our fraternities and sororities. The primary purpose of the Greek Excellence Program is to provide an objective appraisal of a chapter’s performance and to challenge each chapter to improve both programming and overall operations.

    Chapters were encouraged to submit applications for the following awards: Outstanding Scholarship, Outstanding Alumni Relations, Outstanding Service & Philanthropy, Outstanding University and Community Relations, Outstanding Educational Programing, and Outstanding Risk Management. Chapters that submitted an awards application for each of the six categories within the Chapter Excellence Award packet were eligible for consideration for the prestigious President’s Cup. Named in honor of former University President, Dr. Robert E. Witt, this award is given annually to one chapter who exemplifies the ideals and values of The University of Alabama’s Greek community.

    The 2012 Greek Excellence Award Recipients

    Outstanding Scholarship:
    Sigma Phi Epsilon
    Kappa Delta

    Outstanding Alumni/Alumnae Relations:
    Alpha Tau Omega
    Gamma Phi Beta

    Outstanding Service & Philanthropy:
    Beta Theta Pi
    Chi Omega
    Pi Beta Phi
    Omega Psi Phi

    Outstanding Community Relations:
    Sigma Phi Epsilon
    Alpha Chi Omega

    Outstanding Community Relation:
    Sigma Phi Epsilon
    Zeta Tau Alpha

    Outstanding Risk Management:
    Sigma Phi Epsilon
    Pi Beta Phi

    Outstanding Partnership:
    University Relations
    Transportation and Parking Services

    Outstanding Chapter Advisor:
    Cary Thomas (Phi Delta Theta)
    Val Holman (Kappa Kappa Gamma)
    Donna Winn (Alpha Kappa Alpha)

    2012 Most Outstanding Panhellenic Chapter:
    Alpha Chi Omega

    2012 Most Outstanding IFC Chapter:
    Sigma Phi Epsilon

    2012 Dr. Robert E. Witt President’s Cup:
    Alpha Chi Omega


    The following Greek organizations at The University of Alabama received the highest national recognition from their Inter/National headquarters this past year:

    - Alpha Omicron Pi - Ruby Award
    - Alpha Delta Pi - Achievement Award
    - Alpha Tau Omega - True Merit Award
    - Pi Kappa Alpha - Ray Orians Chapter Excellence Award
  • UA, Notre Damae Students and Alumni to Work Together in Discovey BCS National Championship Service Project
    news | communityservice UA, Notre Dame Students and Alumni to Work Together in Discover BCS National Championship Service Project
    December 17, 2012
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Students and alumni from The University of Alabama and the University of Notre Dame will come together to have a positive impact on the Miami community during the Discover BCS National Championship Game service project.
    Representatives of the two universities will work together with Roots in the City on an urban gardening project aimed at promoting community development and beautification in inner-city areas.
    The service project will be Sunday, Jan. 6, from 1-4:30 p.m., with check-in and lunch beginning at noon. There will be a closing celebration with refreshments.
    UA participants must pre-register online by at www.volunteer.ua.edu/upprograms.cfm. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.
    Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the service location. More information will be provided about the exact location of the project.
    In addition, UA students who will be in Tuscaloosa on Monday, Jan. 7, will have an opportunity to participate in a local National Championship Service Project from 9-11 a.m. Check-in will be at 8:30 a.m. in the Ferguson Center Plaza. Volunteers will be working with Tuscaloosa Parks & Recreation and the Tuscaloosa Volunteer Reception Center.
    Transportation will be provided to the service location. Lunch will be provided following the service.
    To register to participate in the Tuscaloosa project, go to www.volunteer.ua.edu/upprograms.cfm.
    UA sponsors of the two service projects include the Community Service Center, Housing and Residential Communities and the Student Government Association.
    For more information about the projects, contact Wahnee Sherman at wsherman@sa.ua.edu or call the Community Service Center at 205/348-2865. Note that UA will be closed for winter break from Dec. 22-Jan. 1.
    To learn more about Roots in the City, go to www.rootsinthecity.com.
  • Ferguson Holiday Hours
    news | ferguson Thurs., Jan. 3: 7am - 6pm

    Friday, Jan. 4: 7am - 6pm

    Sat., Jan 5: 7am - 10pm

    Sunday, Jan. 6: 10am - 10pm

    Monday, Jan. 7: 7am - 11pm
  • All About Pilates!
    news | dave Allie Hulcher

    Sarah Letcher, a junior at the University of Alabama, can remember the first time she ever tried Pilates.

    “I remember going to my first class and thinking this will definitely be my last, but for some reason I gave it another shot,” Letcher said.

    Now, Letcher is hooked. She’s been doing Pilates for five years.

    Pilates is a total-body conditioning method that increases flexibility and strength, improves posture and balance, and develops a strong core.

    The appeal of Pilates, for Letcher, is that it is a full-body workout.

    “I really enjoy Pilates because it is a great full-body workout, without putting major strain on your joints, and can be done every day, unlike heavy weight bearing activities,” Letcher said.

    The Student Recreation Center offers classes in both mat and Reformer Pilates.

    Kim Wyatt, an instructor at University Recreation, teaches Letcher and other students both mat and Reformer Pilates. She recommends taking both classes because they each apply the basic Pilates principles but through different formats.

    So how are the two different?

    Mat Pilates can be done anywhere there is enough space to move freely, and uses one’s body weight and gravity for natural resistance. Reformer work is equipment-based and adds external resistance in the form of spring tension to build strength and muscle tone quickly and efficiently. Mat classes are free with a Rec center membership, and are offered five days a week in Miles studio, making it a flexible and accessible addition to anyone’s fitness program (Check the Group Ex schedule for times and instructors.)

    Traditional mat classes require students to recruit their core strength to garner stability for all the exercises, so the abdominals are always engaged. Music is often used to set the tone and tempo for the class. Mat Pilates if fun and engaging, and can even incorporate a cardio aspect.

    “Depending on the instructor, and the purpose of the class, mat Pilates can be quick and energetic, or more focused and deliberate,” Wyatt said.

    Pilates Reformer operates on the same basic principles as matwork, but steps it up with additional resistance and stability challenges. The Reformer studio, located between the women’s locker room and Studio C (Personal Training), is home to six Balanced Body Allegro Reformers with Towers, and one demo Reformer. Space is limited, and sessions must be purchased by the participants to reserve their spot and pay the highly-trained instructors who teach Reformer.

    “The Reformer is a very versatile machine, which means the variations are endless and you never get bored,” Wyatt said.

    Reformer classes are individualized to fit your specifics needs. Reformer instructors have been trained in the same manner as personal trainers – they take a detailed anatomy course and more than 40 hours of training on the equipment. Most instructors observe other instructors teach before teaching their own classes.

    University Recreation offers its Reformer services to students for only $15 per class-- $20 for faculty and staff. Privates and semi-privates are also available at an additional charge.

    “We offer the UA community and Rec center members a quality program for an incredible value,” Wyatt said.

    Take advantage of the Group Reformer Special, and get an even better deal. When three to six people create their own Reformer “group” the cost per class is only $45, making that only $7.50 per person per class if six people sign up. This is a great way to get a group of friends to team up for better fitness, save money, and have lots of fun doing something that may be new and different for them.

    FREE 30-minute Intro classes are offered three times a week, but a private introduction session can always be scheduled with an individual instructor. It is important to attend an intro class before signing up for privates, classes, or groups.

    “Although it’s additional expense, it's a very small investment towards improving health and well-being,” Wyatt said.

    If you’re still not convinced, keep in mind that even football players do Pilates. And look where they are!

    “If anyone is suffering from fitness burnout, I challenge them to come to an intro, sign up for a month of classes, and experience the difference for themselves,” Wyatt said. “You will be strengthened, invigorated, challenged, and renewed in mind and body, and I think you’ll be back!”

    Those benefits certainly kept Letcher coming back.

    “For me specifically I have really made Pilates a top priority for me, because I stay pretty busy day to day and although it is a great workout, you do not always leave drenched so you can go straight to the next thing on your agenda,” Letcher said.

    For more information, call Whitney Spota at 348-5131.


  • Ferguson Center Computer Lab
    news | ferguson The Ferguson Center Computer Lab on the First Floor will close Monday, Dec. 10, due to construction changes. Additional computer stations for student use will still be available, however, during all Ferguson Center operating hours. Computers will be located on the second floor near Crimson Copies and on the third floor in The Source student organization space. Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    The Source also has iPads, Macbooks and Dell laptops that can be checked out for a 24 hour period. For additional questions regarding this change please contact April Sanders, Assistant Manager of Facilities Operations at 348-4273 or asanders@sa.ua.edu
  • Instructor of the Month - Kimberly Bissell
    news | dave University Recreation
    Allie Hulcher
    November 28, 2012

    As an instructor, Kimberly Bissell has the best of both worlds.

    She teaches classes at both the University of Alabama and the Student Recreation Center.

    As a faculty member of the College of Communication, Bissell teaches students about journalism, design, and media effects. As an instructor at the Student Recreation Center, she teaches spin, cycle and strength, total body sculpt, and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).

    “I love the classes I teach at UA, and I love engaging with students at an intellectual level, but the Rec gives me a chance to challenge people on the fitness side of things,” Bissell said.

    Bissell said she enjoys the different relationships she builds with her students at the different venues. For example, she loves knowing that people keep coming back to her fitness classes by choice.

    “It’s cool to know that I’m able to work with people over 2 years or 3 years, and they keep coming back,” Bissell said.

    The aspect of surprise is also a thrill for Bissell.

    “You walk in and you don’t always know what to expect in terms of who’s going to be there, and I think that’s really fun,” Bissell said.

    Fitness has always been a part of Bissell’s life. She was an athlete in high school and college, and now she instills that love of fitness in her children, who play soccer.

    But Bissell recalls when she hit a “fitness wall” in graduate school.

    “I felt I didn’t have the time to exercise,” Bissell said. “When I started teaching at UA, I was the heaviest
    I had ever been, and I was really unhappy with myself for getting that way. I was never overweight, but I carried around more weight than I should.”

    Bissell said she had a big turnaround when she started exercising and taking Group Ex classes at the University Recreation Center.

    “I think it was a very positive thing to have happened because I found the time to take Group Ex classes, and I wanted to be there because I knew it was helping me become healthier,” Bissell said.

    Bissell was a regular attendant of the Rec for years when she began to consider receiving a certification to teach.

    “At the time, when the Rec was a little bit smaller, I thought there would be ways to expand what was being offered,” Bissell said.

    When she hears students talking about not having time to come to the Rec, Bissell can relate. But she encourages students to make time for their health and well-being.

    “Having been in that position, I know how hard it is to manage time and balance all of the things we have to juggle, so I can sympathize with them but I can also say, I totally understand, but make the time,” Bissell said.

    When asked why she carves time out of her week to teach fitness classes, she replied:

    “I see it as a challenge – it gives me a chance to teach in a very different way.”
  • Football Tickets Available
    announcement | dave There are plenty of student football tickets available through MyTicket on the My Bama Home tab.
  • Ferguson Center - Thanksgiving Hours of Operation
    news | ferguson Wed., Nov. 21: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    Thursday, Nov. 22: Closed
    Friday, Nov. 23: 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday, Nov. 24: 7:00am - 10:00pm
    Sunday, Nov. 25: 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • HIIT class maximizes weight loss results
    news | dave This fall, a new group exercise class launched at the Student Recreation Center, and it’s intense.

    HIIT, which stands for High Intensity Interval Training, is a fitness class that emphasizes speed and cardio. The class is 30 minutes long, with only 20 second breaks in-between the different exercises. A HIIT workout will lose up to 9 times more fat than a similar cardio workout. A HIIT workout is beneficial because you can burn more weight in 30 minutes than you can in a regular workout for an hour.

    It’s all¬¬ about keeping the heart rate up, according to HIIT instructor Kim Bissell.

    “You take a very short break and go through it again,” Bissell said.

    Instructor Amanda Carden said because HIIT increases your heart rate and exertion, maximum results can be expected.

    “Interval training provides small breaks with just enough time to sustain a high heart rate, essentially blasting up your metabolism and burning a high amount of fat,” Carden said.

    Carden said in her class she includes exercises such as burpees, squat jumps, and mountain climbers, to name a few. She makes her class go 30 seconds hard for each exercise, then takes a 20 second break in between. The goal is to hit about 4-5 rounds of all exercises.

    The different exercises are designed to achieve maximum caloric burn.

    Bissell said she tries to mix up the exercises each class, so participants won’t always know what to expect.

    “I try to change mine up from, so it’s not the same exact thing from week to week.”

    Carden said the class is definitely athletic geared due to the simplicity and high intensity of each move.

    “Really anyone who wants a high-intensity, short work-out would love this class,” Carden said.

    The HIIT class schedule is as follows:

    Monday: 3:30-4:00, Studio B with Amanda

    Tuesday: 4:30-5:00, Studio B with Kim B.

    Wednesday: 4:30-5:00, Studio B with Amanda

    Thursday: 3:30-4:00, Studio B with Erin
  • Supe Store --Thanksgiving Hours of Operation
    news | ferguson Wed., Nov. 21st: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Thursday, Nov. 22nd: Closed
    Friday, Nov. 23rd: 1:00 – 5:00pm
    Sat., November 24th: 8:00 – 2:00
    Sunday, Nov. 25th: Closed
  • My First Zumba Experience
    news | dave First-time Zumba experience

    Allie Hulcher

    Before the music started, we were just 20 women in black sweatpants, stretching out our muscles and loosening our bodies.

    When the music began, we were dancers, movers, shakers, – following our instructor and feeling the rhythm in our every move.

    This is the story of my first time in a Zumba class at the University Recreation Center.

    Zumba first captured my attention when I heard my friends talking about their experiences with it. “Exciting,” “fast-paced,” and “fun” were all words that kept occurring in Zumba conversations. I had heard many other enthusiastic female students talking about Zumba – the way they were talking about it, it seemed like Zumba was addictive.

    Zumba uses a combination of dance and aerobics and incorporates hip-hip, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts, and Bollywood and belly dance moves.

    “It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning, dance fitness party,” reads the description on the Zumba Fitness website.

    I personally like to exercise by doing, rather than remaining in one place. For me, exercise is fun when I’m playing tennis, running, or dancing. Lifting weights just doesn’t entice me to focus for very long. That’s why Zumba sounded like a good fitness class for me.

    I attended Sara-Margaret Cates’s Zumba class this Tuesday night. I could feel the energy in this instructor’s manner as I talked to her before the class.

    Cates was testing the musical playlist for the class in Studio A when I came up to her. She was clad in the signature style of Zumba – bright neon colors – and wore purple cargo pants and a green headband.

    I asked her about what drew her to Zumba. She has been participating in Zumba for more than three years, and has been a licensed instructor since 2011. Cates has been dancing for about 26 years, with a background in ballet, jazz, tap, ballroom, stage dance, and more.

    “I love the fusion of dance and fitness,” Cates said. “I’m not built like a dancer, but I’ve always loved to dance.”

    She told me before the class to not be alarmed if she or other participants yelled things out during the class.
    “It’s so exciting, sometimes you just have to make noise,” Cates explained. “Yell Roll Tide, or anything.”

    Once everyone found a space in Studio A, Cates turned up the music, started moving, and gave us an introduction.

    “If you get lost or don’t want to do my moves then make up your own moves,” Cates said. “And I might steal some, because you guys have some pretty sweet moves!”

    This opening speech by our instructor filled me with relief and I began to loosen up a bit more, and this is why: I’m not the best at following dance steps. Home videos of my ballet performances from the 90s prove this. A five-year old me can be seen, moving left while the rest of the dancers move right. Eventually, I twirl off stage and fall out of place of the routine.

    Cates added that we should take water breaks whenever we need it. Then, before I knew it, we were all twirling, kicking, punching, jumping, and, above all, constantly dancing to the music.

    Cates’s playlist for the class included pop songs like Avril Lavigne’s Girlfriend, Latin Hip-hop, salsa, meringue, and Bollywood.
    The class was a whirlwind of dance moves – we learned as we went and repeated the moves throughout the song. My personal favorite dances were the Bollywood-inspired moves we enjoyed for “Jai Ho” and the salsa steps I learned during “Cali Aji.”

    It was thrilling to move around the room and put all our energy into the workout. As we jumped to face all the walls, or shimmied in a circle, I could see the joy in the participants’ faces. When Cates would transition into a different move, she would clap or sometimes yell. Other participants would do the same. It was exhilarating. Zumba is about leaving your inhibitions and tensions at the door. If you can do this, and remember to not take yourself too seriously, you’re going to have a blast.

    Sometimes, I felt a little confused how to do a certain move, but the great thing was – it didn’t matter. I could switch up a move to make it my own. I always tried to follow the moves, but I wondered how other dancers seemed to follow along so well.

    I asked Cates about it after class, and she told me that she repeats similar moves in each class. This inspired me even more to come back – the more I go, the more I’ll learn, and my workout will be more intense.

    Cates told me that because Zumba is high-energy, participants can expect to burn over 600 calories in a one hour class. In addition to calorie burn, classes are designed to work all the major muscle groups and incorporate interval training for optimal results.

    Though females participants make up the majority of Zumba classes, a few men join the classes from time to time. The Rec has one male licensed instructor who teaches Zumba, and the founder of Zumba was a man.

    “I strongly encourage the men of the University of Alabama to come give us a try,” Cates said. “Not only is the class a blast, but everything I’ve read indicates that adding variety to one’s workout routine is an excellent way to improve your process.”

    Overall, the hype of Zumba was not a let-down – it lived up to my expectations. The time flew and I craved another chance to hone my variety of new dance moves.
  • "We'll Come to You!" -- reserve a fitness class for your organization!
    news | dave We’ll Come to You! – Group fitness classes at the Rec – or wherever you are!

    Interested in taking a fitness class, but want to make sure all your friends are with you?

    Want to participate in a fitness class as a group bonding activity for your club, organization, or residence hall?

    Did you know that University Recreations offers a service that can meet those needs?

    University Recreation will come to you and teach a class for your organization.

    Aubrey Heathcott, an instructor with University Recreation, recently taught a Zumba class for residents of Presidential Village. Around 10 women were in attendance. Heathcott called it a “quality crowd,” but said there would have been even more participants if residents had known.

    “It was a really fun crowd of people and everyone seemed to really enjoy the class and have a good time,” Heathcott said. “We had a fun time and got a great workout.”

    Classes that are offered include Zumba, TurboKick, Kickboxing, Boot Camp, HardCORE, Yoga, and Pilates. Nutritional and Personal Trainer classes are also offered. Classes are $50/hour, and combination classes are $75/hour.

    Our instructor will come to you if you have a room large enough for your group. A minimum of three people are required for group classes.

    If your organization doesn’t have a room for the class, you can reserve a studio at the Recreation Center. Our studios can hold up to 45 participants.

    Heathcott taught the Zumba class in a ballroom on the 7th floor of Presidential Village. The room was full of tables, couches, and chairs, but those were all pushed aside to make room to dance.

    Participants must bring their own yoga mat for Yoga and Pilates, if the class is held at a different location. Yoga mats can be purchased here for $15.

    If the class is held in your own space, you should provide audio equipment.

    Heathcott said she knows adding more classes at dorms or offices during stressful times (such as dead week or exam week) would be very popular. She said it’s important to relieve stress and incorporate exercise into your schedule daily. A class can allow you to escape from your stress and get in a workout for just 45 minutes to an hour.

    “Having a fitness class offered at a location close to where you work or live is super convenient and adds more of a draw for people to get active,” Heathcott said.

    To sign up for this service, have your group leader/contact person email Whitney Spota at spota@sa.ua.edu or call at 348-5131. The form is listed on our website and must be submitted a minimum of two weeks before the event.

    Allie Hulcher
  • SRC Thanksgiving Break Hours
    announcement | dave SRC THANKSGIVING HOURS OF OPERATION –
    Wednesday, November 21:5:30am-7pm
    Thursday, November 22 – CLOSED
    Friday, November 23 – 10am-6pm
    Saturday, November 24 – 9am-11am
    Sunday, November 25 – 12pm-12am

    No group exercise classes or Pilates Reformer classes:
    Wednesday, November 21-Sunday, November 25

    SRC Thanksgiving Break Hours
  • Community Ambassadors to Assist in Keeping Off-Campus Residents Connected
    news | jmgascoigne Housing and Residential Communities has launched a program aimed at keeping off-campus students connected to the University. The Community Ambassadors will act as liaisons for residents that live in the communities off of Queen City Avenue.

    Like the resident advisor position, Community Ambassadors will assist in connecting residents within the communities by hosting community events and serve as a resource with both city and campus information. The Community Ambassadors will also provide off-campus students with a voice in the Division of Student Affairs and disseminate information to the residents of the specific community he or she is over.

    Community Ambassadors will be trained on laws and ordinances that would allow them to better serve the residents of the selected communities. The CAs will also attend bi-weekly meetings with Off-Campus Resources and are encouraged to be present at monthly neighborhood association meetings in order to be fully informed about city and campus affairs.

    Unlike resident advisors, Community Ambassadors will not serve on-call for emergency response or tenant-landlord disputes, but rather will be a contact for the Off-Campus Resources staff for follow up questions and information. The CAs will also be in contact with UAPD, TPD, and Judicial Affairs in order to help them have information for the meetings with the residents of the community.

    The Community Ambassador position is a volunteer commitment that will consist of two to four hours per month that could increase with the amount of involvement the ambassador invests. “Community ambassadors will gain leadership experience, event planning, as well as a knowledge of the rental market, City of Tuscaloosa ordinances and laws that affect anyone living in the off campus areas,” Elmore said.
  • Hiking Trip to the Walls of Jericho
    news | dave October 31, 2012
    University Recreation

    Outdoor Recreation here at UA is known for its hiking trips. This Sunday, the Outdoor Rec is going on a trip to the Walls of Jericho!

    The Walls of Jericho is located in Jackson County Alabama, about 25 miles Northwest of Scottsboro. The Walls of Jericho is called the “Grand Canyon of the South.” At the Walls of Jericho, you will encounter trails to hike on, streams to cross, and caves to explore.

    Becca Proctor is a trip leader for Outdoor Recreation, and she is leading the trip Sunday. She has been to the Walls of Jericho several times with her family, and thought this time of year would be a great time to go.

    The weather is supposed to be beautiful and warmer, and the trees should be beautiful,” Proctor said. “It’s on a Sunday, so you won’t be missing football either!”

    Proctor said the group will be hiking at least 6 miles.

    “It’s a three-mile hike into a gorge, where we will be at the bottom of the ‘walls’ – and then three miles back up,” Proctor explained.

    Proctor said participants should bring tennis shoes or hiking boots, a sack lunch, and a water bottle. Trekking poles are also suggestion, because the hike is moderately strenuous and steep.

    The group will leave in vans provided by University Recreation. Participants should be at the Rec no later than 7:30 a.m. The group will return between 7-9 p.m.

    The trip is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Anyone interested should stop by the Outdoor Recreation office to sign up.

    Allie Hulcher
  • New Website
    news | cpeters Blackburn has now moved to a WDP controlled website.
  • Second Annual Battleship Competition
    news | dave Soaked from head to toe, you use your hands to paddle your canoe across the choppy surface. Your teammates hurl buckets of water at other canoes, trying to sink them with the assailing waters. One teammate holds up a shield, trying to block the waters that are starting to weigh down your own canoe. Will your team stay afloat, or will it sink? Will you become a Battleship champion?

    This isn’t an everyday intramural sport.

    The University Recreation Center will host its second annual Battleship Competition November 4, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Aquatic Center

    Battleship is an intramural sport, but it is also a special event. The event occurs on one day, and no practices take place before-hand.

    The rules of Battleship are simple. Four people are required for a team – no more, no less. The Recreation Center will provide the canoes and buckets. Each team can bring one shield to the competition. The shield is used to keep water from entering the canoe. Teams are encouraged to be creative with their shields. Keep in mind that a heavy shield will way down the canoe.

    The teams will then use their arms to move their canoe, while using their buckets to hurl water in the attempt to sink other canoes. The last canoe afloat wins. More details can be found here: http://urec.ua.edu/intramuralBattleship.cfm

    Battleship is open for everyone! Shelby Sims, the Coordinator of Intramural Sports, said the sport is a great opportunity for students.

    “You don’t have to have a certain athletic skill to play – it’s really for anybody,” Sims said.

    Battleship is a fun chance to come together with your friends, club members, or residence hall neighbors and work as a team. Another plus? It’s a onetime event, not a semester-long commitment.

    The first Battleship competition was last fall and was a huge success – 28 teams competed.

    Asher Elbein, a junior at UA, participated in last year’s Battleship. He played with members from his living-learning residence hall – Blount Hall.

    “I found something oddly charming about joining Blount’s team and sinking people in a pool,” Elbein said. “Plus I hadn’t swum in a while.”

    Elbein explains his experience:

    “It was a lot of fun. We splashed each other, everyone was in their swimsuits, and there was awesome trash talk. We did not win, though. Oh, we did terribly. It was a chaotic mess of splashing, shouting, inventive cursing, and ineffectual water heaving. We ended up sinking with unseemly haste. It was a lot of fun, and I’m glad I got the chance to be a part of the madness.”

    Registration is through the Intramural Leagues account. Information about registering a team can be found on our website here: http://urec.sa.ua.edu/intramuralnews.cfm

    Registration is $20 a team (comes out to $5 a person). Start telling your friends about Battleship so you can get a team together! Registration ends Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.

    Allie Hulcher
  • Golf Club Meeting
    announcement | dave Golf Club elections/call out meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Student Activity Center at the Student Recreation Center.
  • Test Announcement
    news | karag001 This is just a test announcement to insure that the system is working. Should any announcements be posted that will show here as well as the announcements page. Thank You.
  • 2012 UA NPHC Homecoming Events (Stepshow & Comedy Show)
    announcement | rtgreer Join UA's chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) for an evening of laughter an entertainment. On Thursday night, Comedians will entertain the crowd for the pre-show NPHC Night of Comedy.

    ONLINE SALES END at 8:00 pm on the day of the show. Tickets will be available for purchase at the FERGUSON THEATER beginning at 7:30 pm on the day of the show - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

    If you are a UA, student and are interested in attending the NPHC Comedy Show & the stepshow , you should select the combo package option for $18. Single comedy show tickets for general public are also available for $5.00, however stepshow tickets must be purchased separately.

    NPHC Homecoming Stepshow & Comedy Show (Combo or Single Comedy Show Tickets)
    Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 9:00 PM
    Ferguson Theater (Comedy)/Foster Auditorium (Step)
  • SRC Fall Break Hours
    announcement | dave SRC FALL BREAK HOURS OF OPERATION –
    · Thursday, October 4 – 5:30am-8pm
    · Friday, October 5 – 5:30am-8pm
    · Saturday, October 6 – 9am-2pm
    · Sunday, October 7 – 12am-12pm
  • Inner Tube Water Polo Tournament
    announcement | dave Inner Tube Water Polo Tournament, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Aquatic Center pool. To register your team e-mail lahimes@crimson.ua.edu by October 12. 6 people per team. This event is FREE! Come on out and have some fun!
  • Donate your tickets before 5:00pm to avoid penalty
    announcement | dave Reminder to students if they are not going to the game, donate their ticket before Friday 5:00 pm to avoid receiving a penalty at MyBama, home tab, MyTicket Channel.

    If they want a ticket, get on the waiting list. Tickets are distributed until start of half time. They can also remove themselves from waiting list at any time. MyBama, home tab, MyTicket channel.
  • Revised Weekly Service Locations List
    news | communityservice CSC Weekly Service Events
    You can sign up for individual days. Do the same one each week. Try out a few locations for service.

    Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter
    When: Mondays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Volunteers will help make sure homeless animals have a clean, healthy environment.
    Contact: Katie Turgeon – katurgeon@crimson.ua.edu Sign Up: http://slpro.ua.edu

    Brewer Porch Children's Center
    When: Mondays 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    Brewer-Porch Children's Center is a University of Alabama Program established to provide a model treatment program for Alabama’s special needs children, adolescents and their families. Volunteers will help with supervising and coordinating activities for children.
    Contact: Julia Harris-jmharris3@crimson.ua.edu Sign Up: http://slpro.ua.edu

    United Saints Recovery Project
    When: Mondays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Volunteers will help the community of Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas recover from the tornado by rebuilding and refurbishing local homes.
    Contact: Schilling Nechtman – csnechtman@crimson.ua.edu
    Sign Up: http://slpro.ua.edu

    Jesus Way Shelter
    When: Tuesdays 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    Volunteers will help with tutoring and mentoring at a homeless shelter.
    Contact: Camille Driver - cedriver@crimson.ua.edu Sign Up: http://slpro.ua.edu

    West Alabama Food Bank
    When: Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Volunteers will sort donated food and conduct mobile food pantries.
    Contact: Martha Hutchinson – mjhutchinson1@crimson.ua.edu Sign Up: http://slpro.ua.edu

    Temporary Emergency Services
    When: Thursdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Volunteers will work in the food pantry to collect and sort donations.
    Contact: Ben McCormick - bjmccormick1@crimson.ua.edu Sign-Up: http://slpro.ua.edu

    Tutoring at Matthews Elementary School
    When: Thursdays 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Volunteers will be assisting with activities at Matthews Elementary with an after school program.
    Contact: Alex Griskell – ajgriskell@crimson.ua.edu Sign Up: http://slpro.ua.edu

    The Miracle League of Tuscaloosa
    When: Saturdays (Sept. 15, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, & Nov. 3) at 9:00 a.m.
    The Miracle League of Tuscaloosa provides opportunities for children and adults with special needs to play baseball in the Tuscaloosa/Northport and the West Alabama area. Volunteers will assist with helping special needs children play baseball.
    Contact: Jazymine Latham-jclatham@crimson.ua.edu Sign Up: http://slpro.ua.edu
  • Family Weekend 2012
    announcement | sagrad The Office of First Year Experience and Parent Programs is hosting Family Weekend 2012, which will be held Sept. 21-23. This will be a weekend for UA families to come enjoy time with their student and have a fun-filled weekend. See the full schedule of events at the Parent Programs Website. For more information contact the Office of First Year Experience and Parent Programs at 205-348-8404 or visit parents.ua.edu.
  • 2nd Annual Chocolate Festival
    announcement | sagrad The Women's Resource Center (WRC) and the Office of First Year Experience and Parent Programs are proud to present the 2nd Annual Chocolate Festival Friday, Sept. 21 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center during Family Weekend 2012. The annual Chocolate Festival raises awareness about women's health issues while giving the community, students, faculty and staff the opportunity to sample local sweets. There will also be a silent auction and all proceeds benefit the WRC. Tickets are available at the door for $8 and include five pieces of chocolate.
  • Dog Splash at the Outdoor Pool Complex
    announcement | sagrad Join University Recreation Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1 - 5 p.m. for the 6th Annual Dog Splash at the Outdoor Pool Complex. All Tuscaloosa community members are invited to attend. Admission is free for humans and $5 per dog.
  • The Hardman Lecture in Alston Hall
    announcement | sagrad Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a lecture by Dr. John Hardman, CEO of the Carter Center Friday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. in Alston Hall, Room 30. Dr. Hardman will be speaking about the Carter Center's global mission to support human rights and alleviate human suffering by resolving conflicts, enhancing freedom and democracy, and improving health.
  • Nonprofit Protege Applications Due September 21
    news | communityservice Community Service Center Announces Non-Profit Protégé

    The University of Alabama’s Community Service Center is teaming up with the Career Center for the second Non-Profit Protégé Program. The Non-Profit Protégé program is an eight-week experience that allows UA students to walk in the shoes of a nonprofit administrator/CEO in Tuscaloosa. A limited number of students will be selected to work with an organization leader.

    Some of the program requirements include participating in an orientation session, communicating with the nonprofit mentor to create a weekly schedule at the agency, signing a confidentiality document and developing an initiative to increase The University of Alabama’s volunteer contributions to the nonprofit.

    “I’m excited about our partnership of the Non-Profit Protégé Program because it helps in understanding the value of the experiences in shaping the students’ futures, as well as giving them knowledge for developing skills,” said Kim Montgomery, assistant director of the Community Service Center.

    Students are required to be of at least sophomore standing at The University of Alabama by Fall 2012 and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

    A detailed application is due no later than Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, by 5 p.m. to the Community Service Center, room 346 in the Ferguson Center.

    After a review of all applications, candidates will undergo an interview for a position on Oct. 3, and all applicants will be notified by Oct. 4 of their status in the program.

    For more information on the news of this release, please visit http://www.volunteer.ua.edu or contact Kim Montgomery at kmont@sa.ua.edu.
  • Game Day Hours, September 8
    news | dave Student Recreation Center Game Day hours for September 8: 9:00am-11:00am.
  • Weekly Service Opportunities Availalbe
    news | communityservice CSC Weekly Service Events
    You can sign up for individual days. Do the same one each week. Try out a few locations for service.

    Sign Up: http://slpro.ua.edu

    Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter
    When: Mondays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Volunteers will help make sure homeless animals have a clean, healthy environment.
    Contact: Katie Turgeon – katurgeon@crimson.ua.edu
    Brewer Porch Children's Center
    When: Mondays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    Brewer-Porch Children's Center is a University of Alabama Program established to provide a model treatment program for Alabama’s special needs children, adolescents and their families. Volunteers will help with supervising and coordinating activities for children.
    Contact: Julia Harris-jmharris3@crimson.ua.edu

    United Saints Recovery Project
    When: Mondays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Volunteers will help the community of Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas recover from the tornado by rebuilding and refurbishing local homes.
    Contact: Schilling Nechtman – csnechtman@crimson.ua.edu

    Jesus Way Shelter
    When: Tuesdays from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    Volunteers will help with tutoring and mentoring at a homeless shelter.
    Contact: Camille Driver - cedriver@crimson.ua.edu

    VA Medical Center
    When: Wednesdays 1:30 to 3:30
    Volunteers will perform various activities such as reading to residents, assisting with feeding, or talking with residents.
    Contact: Martha Hutchinson - mjhutchinson@crimson.ua.edu

    Temporary Emergency Services
    When: Thursdays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Volunteers will work in the food pantry to collect and sort donations.
    Contact: Ben McCormick - bjmccormick1@crimson.ua.edu

    Tutoring at Matthews Elementary School
    When: Thursdays 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Volunteers will be assisting with activities at Matthews Elementary with an after school program.
    Contact: Alex Griskell – ajgriskell@crimson.ua.edu

    The Miracle League of Tuscaloosa
    When: Saturdays (Sept. 15, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, & Nov. 3) at 9:00 a.m.
    The Miracle League of Tuscaloosa provides opportunities for children and adults with special needs to play baseball in the Tuscaloosa/Northport and the West Alabama area. Volunteers will assist with helping special needs children play baseball.
    Contact: Jazymine Latham-jclatham@crimson.ua.edu

  • BABH Committee Member Applications Available
    announcement | communityservice Volunteer to become a Beat Auburn Beat Hunger committee member! Volunteers can apply for one of several focus areas including: Campus Partners, Community Partners, Food Bank Logistics, Fundraising and Publicity. As a committee member, students have the opportunity to volunteer with various BABH events and assist committee chairs with projects related to BABH. Applications are due September 14th and can be found on the BABH website at http://beatauburnbeathunger.ua.edu.
  • Volunteer Expo
    announcement | communityservice Volunteer Expo Lets Students Explore Ways to Help the Community

    The University of Alabama Community Service Center is hosting the 2012 Volunteer Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on campus in the Ferguson Center.

    The event is designed to give new and returning students the opportunity to learn about area nonprofit agencies and the wide variety of volunteer opportunities they offer.

    Representatives from participating agencies will be on hand to provide information about their organizations and their specific volunteer needs. The CSC works with these and other local nonprofit agencies throughout the year by connecting them with service-minded students to address the needs of the Tuscaloosa community.

    “Volunteer Expo is a wonderful opportunity for students to be able to talk personally with non-profits in our area that they might want to volunteer with. This way, they have a better understanding of what the volunteer opportunities in Tuscaloosa are,” said Wayne Sherman, director of the Community Service Center.

    The Community Service Center’s mission is to educate students for service advocacy and leadership, civic responsibility and lifelong volunteerism by increasing awareness of community needs, resources and opportunities for social problem solving. The CSC and UA students were responsible for more than 425,000 hours of service last year in local communities, our state, across the nation and abroad. The CSC aims to foster a spirit of volunteerism tat will stick with students through their time at the University and beyond.

    A list of the organizations partnered with the CSC can be found at http://slpro.ua.edu. Creating an account at the Web site allows students to view a list of specific volunteer opportunities and to log their service hours online.

    For more information on the news of
    this release, contact the Community Service Center at 346 Ferguson Center or contact Wahnee Sherman at wsherman@sa.ua.edu.
  • Personal Training Special
    announcement | dave PERSONAL TRAINING SPECIAL -
    10 sessions for $200
    10 partner sessions for $140 each
    4 AM2 sessions for $175
    Must purchase by September 28
    Contact Jason Casey for more information.
  • Get On Board Day
    announcement | sagrad Due to the threat of inclement weather over the course of the next few days, as well into the following week, GOB: Dusk Edition has been postponed, and we will be initiating our back-up weather date. The new date for GOB: Dusk Edition is Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, from 5 - 10 p.m. Get On Board: Dusk Edition will take place in the Ferguson Plaza and will feature a festival-like atmosphere, which will give students an opportunity to see just what UA's 450+ organizations have to offer. Please encourage your students to attend! If you have questions, contact Rosalind Moore at rlmoore@sa.ua.edu or call 348-6114 or 348-6796.
  • Intramural Sports Registration
    announcement | dave Participants,

    Registration for Sand Volleyball and 7v7 Soccer will end September 4th at 4:30pm.

    Please register online before coming into the office to pay. Also, PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE due to some new procedures for signing up a team. If you run into any problems you need to leave yourself some time to get things sorted out.

    Future Registration Starting Dates:
    SEPTEMBER 4TH : Flag Football & Tennis Singles
    SEPTEMBER 11TH: Disc Golf
    SEPTEMBER 18TH: Dodgeball & Volleyball

    As always you can come to the Intramural Office anytime between 10am-4:30pm Monday-Friday or call us at (205)348-8055.

    Thanks and Roll Tide
  • Labor Day Hours of Operation
    news | ferguson Labor Day Hours of Operation: Monday, September 3rd

    Ferguson Center:11:30am-4:30pm

    Supply Store: 12:00pm-4:00pm

    Subway: Closed

    Starbucks: Closed

    Ferguson Center Food Court: Closed


    Additional Information: Supply Store
    Saturday, September 1st: 10:00 - 2:00
    Sunday, September 2nd: Closed




  • Crimson Couch to 5K
    announcement | sagrad This initiative is open to all facutly and staff and kicks off Sept. 5, 6 and 7 at various locations on campus. From small work out sessions to completing the 3rd Annual Crimson Couch to 5K event in November, this initiative uses guided training to encourage participants to get moving. Monthly incentives and health assessments are available and additional awards will be given to the division or academic college with the highest percentage of participants. For more information, visit wellness.ua.edu or contact the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness at wellness@ua.edu or 348-0077.
  • NPHC Convocation Tickets
    announcement | rtgreer NPHC participates in a delayed recruitment commonly called Membership Intake (MIP). Before an individual can join a NPHC organization, he or she must have accumulated 12 or more semester hours at the University, earned a 2.5 cumulative GPA, be in good standing with the University and attended NPHC convocation in the academic year that the student plans to participate in intake. 2012 Fall NPHC Convocation will take place on August 29, 2012 in the Ferguson ballroom at 7:00 pm. There is a $5 fee to attend Convocation. All proceeds will go to benefit the NPHC S.T.R.O.N.G. Scholarship Fund. Registration for 2012 Fall NPHC Convocation will open July 1, 2012.
  • Greekfest Ticket Purchase
    announcement | rtgreer Purchase tickets for Greekfest here.
  • 2012 UA Sorority Pledges Announced
    announcement | rtgreer
  • Student Recreation Center and Aquatic Center CLOSED today
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center and the Aquatic Center will be CLOSED today, Sunday, August 19 for student staff training. Both facilities will resume normal operational hours on Monday, August 20.
    Fun at the Rec will start at 8:00pm tonight at the Student Recreation Center.
  • ICS PNM Login
    announcement | rtgreer https://secureapp.icsrecruiter.com/ICS/GM/v3/Pan/web/Login.aspx?uid=UNBAMA
  • Sign up for Hands On Tuscaloosa August 2012
    announcement | communityservice Hands On Tuscaloosa Service Day
    Saturday, August 25
    9 am to 12 pm
    Check in begins at 8:30 am - Ferg Plaza
    Sign up at www.volunteer.ua.edu/hands.cfm

    MORE: Transportation will be provided. Following the service event light snacks and refreshments will be provided to students.

    Service activities will include a community work day in the Holt community, working with Habitat for Humanity, and helping with an Al's Pals fun day at McKenzie Court.
  • Ripple Effect Freshman Service Day Sign Up Available
    announcement | communityservice Ripple Effect: Tuesday, August 21
    Time: 9 am to 1 pm
    Check in: 9:00 am - Ferg Plaza
    Sign up at www.volunteer.ua.edu/rippleeffect.cfm

    Each year the UA Community Service Center kicks off the new school year with a service project aimed at engaging new students. The Ripple Effect is a chance for new students to get to know the Tuscaloosa community, fellow classmates, and the CSC through a day of service. Students will a variety of volunteer sites to choose from on the day of the event.
  • Move-In Volunteers Needed
    news | sagrad Housing and Residential Communities is recruiting volunteers to help make the move-in process go smoothly. Volunteers are crucial to the success of move-in day and your service will be valued greatly. Volunteers will be responsible for greeting students and their families as they arrive and assisting them in moving their personal items into the residence halls. In addition, volunteers will receive a move-in t-shirt and a free meal after their shift. Please sign up for one or more 4-hour shifts during the following days (including a 30-minute training session prior to shifts):

    Thursday, Aug. 9 (7:30am – noon & 12:30pm – 5pm)
    Friday, Aug. 17 (7:30am – noon & 12:30pm – 5pm)
    Saturday, Aug. 18 (7:30am – noon & 12:30pm – 5pm)
    Sunday, Aug. 19 (7:30am – noon & 12:30pm – 5pm)

    To sign up to volunteer or for more information, please visit movein.ua.edu. We ask that that all volunteers register AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Dave Brewer at 348-6811 or dave.brewer@ua.edu.
  • 2012-2013 Freshman Forum Facilitators Announced
    news | sagrad The Office of First Year Experience and Parent Programs would like to congratulate Melissa Kish, Walter Kolis, Gretchen Lynum and Litsa Orban for being selected to serve as the 2012-2013 Freshman Forum Facilitators!
  • New Community Service Center Assistant Director Selected
    news | sagrad he Community Service Center (CSC) would like to welcome their new Assistant Director Kim Montgomery. She joins the CSC staff after spending the last year coordinating tornado relief efforts for the City of Tuscaloosa with the Tuscaloosa Area Volunteer Reception Center (TAVRC). Kim is a UA graduate and is excited to join the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Week of Welcome Begins Aug. 17
    news | sagrad he University of Alabama's Week of Welcome (WOW) is a large series of programs hosted by the University to help first-year and transfer students in their transition to academic and student life at the Capstone. The official days of WOW 2012 are Friday, Aug. 17 through Thursday, Aug. 30. View the full Week of Welcome schedule at wow.ua.edu. For more information, contact LaToya Scott at scott060@sa.ua.edu.
  • Know the Code Presentations
    announcement | sagrad The Office of Student Judicial Affairs provides a fun, proactive and interactive presentation titled "Know the Code" for freshman and sophomore students. The purpose of these 35-minute presentations is for students to better understand the function of Judicial Affairs as well as their responsibilities to the community and the consequences of poor choices. Any faculty or staff that would like someone to present to their class in the fall should contact Paula Perry at pperry@sa.ua.edu or 348-5655.
  • Change In Recruitment Dates
    announcement | rtgreer The new 2012 recruitment schedule will be as follows:

    Thursday, August 9 & Friday, August 10: Residence Hall “Early Move-In”


    Friday, August 10: Convocation (7:00 p.m. Foster Auditorium)

    Saturday, August 11: Open House Day 1

    Sunday, August 12: Open House Day 2

    Monday, August 13: Philanthropy Day 1

    Tuesday, August 14: Philanthropy Day 2

    Wednesday, August 15: Skit Day 1

    Thursday, August 16: Skit Day 2

    Friday, August 17: Preference Day

    Saturday, August 18: Bid Day (10:00 a.m. Bryant-Denny Stadium)

    For detailed information visit: Changes for Recruitment Schedule and Early Move-In
  • Aquatic Center Repairs
    announcement | dave The week of July 16th, due to repairs to the hot water storage tank, the Aquatic Center may be intermittently without hot water to showers and lavatories. Thank you for your patience.
  • Bama Swim School
    news | dave An article from Kids Life magazine, May, 2012 by Mary Jane.
    Bama Swim School
  • Find Your Passion
    news | dave Find Your Passion: May Graduate Became 'Yoga Jess,' Finds Career Path, a nice article by Rachel Childers
    Find Your Passion
  • No Hot Water at the SRC
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center will be WITHOUT hot water due to a problem with the water heater. While it is an inconvenience, we do appreciate your patience as we will try to quickly resolve this issue.
  • Phone Lines Down at Aquatic Center
    announcement | dave The Aquatic Center phone lines have been cut. A phone crew is working to repair that break as soon as possible. For membership and program registration related business, the Aquatic Center Membership Office can be contacted at urecaquatics@ua.edu.
  • Aquatic Center to be without water temporarily
    announcement | dave Due to construction to the practice football fields, there has been a break in the water line that affects the Aquatic Center...therefore the Aquatic Center will be without water for a short time this afternoon. No timeline could be given, but an emergency repair is currently underway.
  • Auxiliary Services’ Online Information Session for Parents of Incoming Freshmen
    news | parentprograms Bama Dining, Action Card, The SUPe Store and Transportation Services will host two online information sessions for parents of incoming students. These sessions will recap some of the most important information covered at Bama Bound, but will go into more detail and give participants the opportunity to ask more questions.
    These sessions will take place on the following dates:
    • Tuesday, June 26th at 7-8 pm (CDT)
    • Tuesday, July 24th at 7-8 pm (CDT)
    To participate, simply login to http://tinyurl.com/AuxServicesInfo during the designated time. When you go to that link, you will be asked for a name to log in. This is just to identify you during our chat, so just your first name will be fine!
    We look forward to having you join us for one of these sessions, but if you cannot join us live, you can view the archived session any time after June 26th at http://tinyurl.com/AuxServicesInfoArchive.
  • Tickets for WOW 2012 events
    news | kelli Tickets for all WOW events will be available August 1, 2012. To reserve your ticket for an event, please go to uaferguson.tix.com. For more information please call (205) 348-7525.
  • Aquatics Summer Hours
    announcement | dave Aquatic Center Pools:
    Monday-Friday: 6:00AM-9:00AM, 11:00AM-1:00PM, 4:30PM-7:30PM
    Saturday: 9:30AM-12:00PM
    Sunday: 2:00PM-5:00PM

    Aquatic Center Weight Room:
    Monday-Friday: 6:00AM-8:00PM
    Saturday: 9:30AM-12:00PM
    Sunday: 2:00PM-5:00PM

    Aquatic Center Main Office:
    Monday-Thursday: 8:00AM-5:45PM
    Friday: 8:00AM-4:45PM

    Student Recreation Center Indoor Pool:
    Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 6:00AM-7:20AM, 8:20AM-7:30PM
    Tuesday/Thursday: 6:00AM-5:05PM, 6:05PM-7:30PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM-6:00PM
    Sunday: 12:00PM-6:00PM
    *There are limited lap lanes available during Bama Swim School.

    Outdoor Pool Complex:
    April 2nd-May 27th
    Monday-Friday: 12:00PM-6:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM-6:00PM
    Sunday: 12:00PM-6:00PM

    May 28th-August 21st
    Monday-Friday: 10:00AM-6:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM-6:00PM
    Sunday: 12:00PM-6:00PM

    August 22nd-September 3rd
    Monday-Friday: 12:00PM-6:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM-6:00PM
    Sunday: 12:00PM-6:00PM

    FAMILY NIGHTS every Wednesday at the Outdoor Pool Complex beginning May 30th! FREE for all Student Recreation Center Adult/Child Members!
  • Student Recreation Center Summer Hours
    announcement | dave Monday-Friday 5:30am-9:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am-7:00pm
    Sunday: 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Spring Commencement
    news | sagrad Commencement exercises for students in the colleges of Communication and Information Sciences, Education, Human Environmental Sciences and Nursing will be at 6 p.m., Friday, May 4. Two ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 5, with students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Social Work receiving their degrees at 9 a.m. and students in the colleges of Commerce and Business Administration and Engineering receiving their degrees at 1:30 p.m.
    Additionally, the School of Law will hold its commencement exercises at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5.
  • UA Recreation Center Presents Roll Tide On The River
    news | sagrad The University of Alabama's Outdoor Recreation Office will be hosting Roll Tide on the River (RTOR), a variety of outdoor water adventures that provide the opportunity for personal growth and summer fun. RTOR gives you the chance to kayak, raft or canoe in rivers and creeks in both Alabama and Tennessee.

    This experience creates an environment for studnets to develop leadership skills and create new relationships with current students, new students and staff members. These trips are open to all students and are a great way to stay active during the summer months. The cost of the trip includes transportation, gear, a guide and instruction.

    To experience RTOR, you must complete a trip waiver and sign up with the UA Outdoor Recreation Office by calling (205) 348-7045 or emailing Steven Middleton at srmiddleton1@crimson.ua.edu. Spots are limited, so sign up now!
  • 2012 B.A. Senior Show At The Ferguson Center Art Gallery
    news | sagrad The opening reception for the B.A. Senior Show is on Thursday, May 3 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Ferguson Center Art Gallery. Just a reminder that Gallery Hours are 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon -Fri.
  • Movie Screening: Searching For Angela Shelton
    news | sagrad As award winner, Angela Shelton travels around the U.A. to survey other Angela Sheltons she discovers that more than half of the Angel'as are survivors of rape, childhood sexual abuse and/or domestic violence. The film will be shown in the Ferguson Center Theatre on Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. Following the film there will be a panel available to answer audience questions.
  • Stress Free Hang Out At The Rec Center
    news | sagrad Come to the Rec Center on Sunday, April 22 from 1 - 7 p.m. and join the Counseling Center, Residential Hall Association, Ferguson Center along with Health Promotion and Wellness for a stress free hang out day. This event is free to all students and there will be refreshments and activities such as give-aways, dodge ball and carnival games.
  • Student Recreation Center Hosting Dance Marathon
    news | dave Read the Crimson White article about the upcoming Dance Marathon at the Student Recreation Center

    http://cw.ua.edu/2012/04/17/dance-marathon-to-benefit-childrens-miracle-network/
  • Expanded lap-swimming times for Collegiate Nationals
    announcement | dave WELCOME USA TRIATHLON COLLEGIATE NATIONALS!
    University Recreation will offer expanded lap-swimming times for Collegiate Nationals at the Aquatic Center! The facility fee is $5 per day for access to the Aquatic Center and can be purchased at the time of the visit. The Aquatic Center features a 25-yard recreational and 50-meter competition pool as well as a 3,000 square foot weight room with free weights, selectorized equipment, and cardio machines. The weight room is open 6:00AM-9:00PM Monday-Friday and 9:30AM-12:00PM Saturday.

    Expanded Lap Swim Hours Thursday & Friday

    Thursday April 19th:
    6:00am-9:00am Short Course 25-Yards
    11:00am-1:00pm Long Course 50-Meters
    1:00pm-7:30pm Short Course 25-Yards
    7:30pm-8:30pm Long Course 50-Meters

    Friday April 20th:
    6:00am-11:00am Short Course 25-Yards
    11:00am-1:00pm Long Course 50-Meters
    1:00pm-7:30pm Short Course 25-Yards
    7:30pm-8:30pm Long Course 50-Meters

    Saturday April 21st:
    9:30AM-12:00PM Short Course 25-Yards
  • Student Recreation Center CLOSED for A-Day
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center will be CLOSED on Saturday, April 14 due to A-Day game activities.
  • Aquatic Center and Outdoor Pool CLOSED for A-Day
    announcement | dave The Outdoor Pool and Aquatic Center will be closed Saturday April 14th for A-Day
  • UA Remembers 4-27-11 With A Day Of Service
    news | sagrad Join students, faculty and staff in removing tornado debris in three areas across the Tuscaloosa community on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Following the service project, there will be lunch provided on the quad! Contact dayofservice@ua.edu. with questions.
  • Tuscaloosa Tornado Anniversary Memorial Service
    news | sagrad Coleman Coliseum will host a free and pubic community memorial service on Friday, April 27 at 5 p.m. Interim President Dr. Judy Bonner will be speaking on behalf of UA among other local leaders and officials.
  • Wendy Murphy's Presentation on Title IX and Campus Sexual Assault
    news | sagrad Wendy Murphy, New England Law, will present "Violence Against Women Finally Gets its Rightful Seat At The Civil Rights Table" in the Ferguson Center, Room 360 on Wednesday, April 18 from 9 - 10 a.m. Her presentation will include discussion on the new federal guidance on campus sexual assault with emphasis on the requirements of Title IX across entire campuses.
  • Take Back The Night Rally and March on April 17
    news | sagrad This march and rally is designed to raise awareness and provide an avenue that actively demonstrates against sexual assault. If you are interested then meet at the Ferg Plaza on Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. Nationally recognized speaker Wendy Murphy will be there in addition to survivor stories, a candelight vigil and student performances!
  • HRC announces Fall 2012 Move-In Schedule
    news | jmgascoigne The Fall 2012 Move-In schedule has been posted at movein.ua.edu. Please check the website over the next few weeks for more information on dates, tips, and how to sign up for Move-In.

    Students will be able to sign up for Move-In times on June 15, 2012. Please call the main HRC office with any questions about the schedule or Move-In.
  • Outdoor Pool Complex Now Open
    announcement | dave April 2-May 27
    Sunday-Friday: 12:00pm-6:00pm; Saturday: 10:00pm-6:00pm
  • RAs win Humanitarian Award
    news | jmgascoigne The UA Resident Advisors were awarded the SEAHO Humanitarian Award at the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers Conference in February, for going above and beyond the call of duty for a student in crisis by demonstrating physical effort, spiritual commitment, or act of bravery, determination, and courage.

    The RAs were nominated for this award by Assistant Director Laura Sanders, in recognition for their resolve to help those around them, including their residents, HRC staff, and the Tuscaloosa community. Sanders says, “On April 27, 2011, we turned to our staff to help run donation centers and shelters, translators, and movers. We looked to our staff to keep the students calm when everything they knew changed forever. The RAs accepted the tasks with open arms and smiles and never once complained.”

    Sanders recalls going to check on the RAs, and they asked her how she was doing instead. “This hit me very hard because at this point the RAs had been rotating fire walks for 24 hours for 2 days and instead of asking for anything they were asking how I was,” she says. “They helped the students and the community in countless ways but also us—those of us that didn't live on campus—by smiling and showing us the resilient spirit of our college students.”
  • SRC and Aquatic Center to CLOSE at 6:pm on Thursday
    announcement | dave The Student Recreation Center and the Aquatic Center will CLOSE at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 5, due to our Staff Appreciation Gala.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month Table
    news | sagrad The Women's Resource Center is sponsoring a table that will be set up on the second floor of the Ferguson center (near Starbucks). Encourage students to stop by and receive information on Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
  • "Catch Me If UA Can" 4-Week Long Health and Wellness Program
    news | sagrad The Aquatic Center is hosting a four-week long incentive program designed to motivate students, faculty and staff and provide information about all aspects of health and wellness. Throughout this program participants will be able to track their health and fitness activities and will also receive recipes and tip sheets to better serve health needs. Register by April 2! More information and registration forms can be found at http://urec.ua.edu/aquaticscatchme.cfm.
  • The SOURCE Board of Governors Director Applications Due April 4
    news | sagrad The SBOG team is comprised of four leaders who work to provide service to the 450 + student organizations at UA. The SOURCE is currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Board of Governors. Students can apply at https://fs21.formsite.com/rozey98/form4/secure_index.html by Wednesday, April 4. For more information regarding applications, contact Rosalind Moore at rlmoore@sa.ua.edu.
  • The Annual Hands on Tuscaloosa Service Day April 13
    news | sagrad Join students, faculty and staff to make a positive impact in Tuscaloosa on Friday, April 13 from 12:30 - 4 p.m. Check in begins at the Outdoor Pool Complex at 12:30 p.m.and service will begin at 1 p.m. Register today at www.volunteer.ua.edu/hands.cfm!!
  • Diabetes Stops Here
    news | dave I grew up watching the impact of diabetes on my mom and my aunts. My mom lost her leg due to diabetes and died as a result of complications from the disease. Now I watch my sisters deal with it. Because of this family history, I have always monitored my blood glucose levels, but I haven’t always monitored the rest of my health as well.

    A few years ago, I was headed in the same direction. My doctor was concerned that I already had the signs for type 2 diabetes, also known as prediabetes—and I knew that I did. I was obese and I had high blood pressure, sleep apnea and problems with circulation in my legs. I had been trying to exercise regularly and eat better, but I was too stressed about other things in my life and my health to really make significant progress.

    In May 2010 all of that changed. My doctor cared enough to have a very serious talk with me about my health. At that point type 2 diabetes and heart problems both seemed to be in the near future for me.

    I also had an experience on a business trip to Washington, D.C., that catapulted me into changing my life. The temperatures were over 100 in the nation’s capital and I had a horrible time getting from place to place during the conference. It was the breaking point for me. I wanted to be healthier, fitter. I needed to address my health issues.

    About the same time, I began working with a new personal trainer, Sam, who totally changed my life. I became serious about my diet as well as about exercise. Since June 2010 I have lost 140 pounds and I have become a triathlete. I no longer have high blood pressure, sleep apnea or prediabetes. I chronicle this journey on my personal blogThis image is associated with an external link..

    In addition, I joined the Community Leadership Board for the Alabama/Mississippi office of the American Diabetes Association and have worked on a number of fundraisers so far. I have become involved in diabetes advocacy and education on the university campus where I work and in my community.

    I know I have to continue to be vigilant about my health. Given my hereditary factors, there is no guarantee that I will not one day have type 2. However, I have done everything in my power to prevent or delay this. It is possible to change your life.

    Millie Jackson
    Age: 52
    Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • Alabama Crew Club in the Crimson White
    news | dave Read the Crimson White article about the University of Alabama Crew Club at http://cw.ua.edu/2012/03/20/ua-crew-gets-early-start-on-season-every-morning/
  • Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day March 31
    news | sagrad Saturday, March 31 at 12 p.m. VFW Post 6022 and it's Ladies Auxilliary will host an open house at the Post Home located at 7001 University Blvd East in Cottondale, Ala., to honor comrades from the Vietnam war. Students, faculty, staff and community member alike are welcome to stop by!
  • Sleep Out On The Quad March 28
    news | sagrad Join the Community Service Center, the Campus Veterans' Association, RHA, Bama Dining and the Ferguson Center to raise awareness for the issue of homelessness on Wednesday, March 28 at 8 p.m. This event will include a panel discussion, 2 documentaries and a blanket making project. Direct any questions to Charlotte Brown at cebrown2@crimson.ua.edu
  • Spin-a-Thon
    announcement | dave A fundraising Spin-a-Thon is being held at the Student Recreation Center on March 31 to raise money for American Diabetes Association & Tour de Cure.

    The event is organized by 1 hour sessions held in the Student Recreation Center Spin Studio. To participate, their is a $20 donation/fundraising minimum.

    Register online now at http://tuscaloosaspinathon.eventbrite.com/
  • Bama Blitz Kick Off Event At The Ferg Plaza March 27
    news | sagrad Learn more about being involved in Bama Blitz and working to rebuild Tuscaloosa on Tuesday, March 27 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Ferg Plaza. This event is sponsored by the Student Government Association, the Community Service Center and Habitat of Tuscaloosa.
  • Profiles In Service & Leadership Recognition Banquet at the Ferg Ballroom April 12
    news | sagrad The Community Service Center will be hosting its annual Profiles In Service & Leadership Recognition banquet on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom where volunteer of the year and service project of the year nominees will be honored. If you have any questions, contact Caroline Dorning at cscgrad@sa.ua.edu
  • Student Recreation Center is Hiring
    announcement | dave Looking for a great job? We are hiring for summer and fall. To apply, submit an online application at http://jobs.ua.edu and attend one of the two info sessions:

    - Wednesday, March 21, 2012; 8:00 pm
    - Sunday, March 25, 2012; 8:00 pm

    If you have questions, contact Matt Lacy at 348-1347.
  • Bama Hockey Wins SEC Championship
    news | dave UA Sport Clubs are proud to report that BAMA Hockey won its first SEC title in Huntsville, AL over the weekend. They defeated South Carolina 5-0, Vanderbilt 4-2 and Florida 7-2, winning the SEC Championship. This is an outstanding achievement for the BAMA Hockey team. Hopefully, they can keep this momentum going as they prepare for Nationals in the upcoming weeks.

    BAMA Hockey had 9 Academic All-Americans, 1 First team All-SEC Player and 3 Second team All-SEC players selected within the conference.

    We are very proud of the year BAMA Hockey has had and will be rooting for them on as they travel for the National Championships in Atlantic City, New Jersey March 14-17.
  • UA Majors Fair in The Ferguson Center Ballroom and Heritage Room March 21
    news | sagrad The UA Academic Advisors Association in conjunction with SGA and the Ferguson Center is sponsoring a Majors Fair Wednesday, March 21 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This event provides students with the opportunity to meet with representatives from all college divisions to learn about majors and minors offered, career prospects, and internship and research opportunities available. For more information contact Heather Ammons at hammons@cba.ua.edu.
  • Women of True Grit Book Discussion at the University Club on March 29
    news | sagrad Author Tina Savas will discuss her book Women of True Grit from 12 - 1 p.m. at the University Club. This book profiles 40 women, some famous and all notorious for their career accomplishments. Contact the Women's Resource Center at 205-348-5040 with any questions.
  • HRC to Host Off-Campus Housing Fairs
    news | jmgascoigne Housing and Residential Communities will host Off-Campus Housing Fairs on Wednesday, February 22 and Wednesday, March 21 from 10 am to 1 pm on the main floor of the Ferguson Center.

    Assistant Director for Off-Campus Resources Julie Elmore says, “It’s a great time because students still have many options available to them for off-campus housing. Rental properties are looking to fill vacancies and many are offering incentives to sign a lease in the near future.”

    More than 25 properties will participate and representatives will be on site to discuss their amenities, rates and upcoming deals. Student will be able to see floor plans, rental rates, and make appointments to visit properties that are interested in. Elmore says, “It’s a one-stop shopping experience for our students that alleviates the need to spend hours on the phone or looking at websites.”
  • Campus Veterans Association Golf Tournament Registration Deadline
    news | sagrad This years golf tournament begins at 11 a.m. at The Links at Tuscaloosa. Tickets are $50 per person and proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project as well as a scholarship fund for UA students who are veterans, service members or dependents. Contact David Blair at drblair1@sa.ua.edu for more information
  • Lunafest Film Festival At The Bama Theatre March 20
    news | sagrad This national film festival serves as a fundraiser for breast cancer research and the Women's Resource Center and will take place at the Bama Theatre from 5 - 8 p.m.
    Those interested in volunteering as "team captains" for ticket sales, flyer distribution or event promotion should contact Puneet Gill at wrcgrad2@sa.ua.edu.
  • An Evening With A Redtail: Col. Herbert Carter on March 7
    news | sagrad The Black Faculty and Staff Association will be hosting original Tuskegee airman, Col. Herbert Carter, at the Ferguson Center Theatre. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff and begins at 6 p.m. Direct any questions to Dr. Lowell Davis at lkdavis2@sa.ua.edu
  • Find Your Major Workshop With The Career Center on March 6
    news | sagrad The Career Center staff will be hosting a workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Ferguson Center, Room 309 that will provide the tools needed for students to successfully find their major. Direct any questions to Tiffany Goodin at tgoodin@sa.ua.edu.
  • Women Graduate Student's Acadamey Poster Presentation In The Alston Parlor
    news | sagrad There will be a gallery event that showcases the work of women graduate students in the Alston Parlor from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. All Women researchers are invited to display their academic work in the form of a poster presentation. Light appetizers will be served and the mood will be a "gallery-style" opening. Come out and support the scholarly work of UA women!
  • The Community Service Center's Hunger Banquet 2012
    news | sagrad The Community Service Center's annual Hunger Banquet gives students, faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about world hunger issues in an experimental way!
    Direct questions to Caroline Dorning at cscgrad@sa.ua.edu and register at www.volunteer.ua.edu/hungerb.cfm.
  • Student Affairs GA Recruitment Day On March 2
    news | sagrad This meet and greet is in the Ferguson Center, Room 302 and is a great opportunity for GA candidates to informally engage with the members of Student Affairs and get a first-hand experience at the collaborative, team nature in the Division.
    Information about the assistantship process can be found at www.gradservices.sa.ua.edu/gao.cfm
  • UA Away Scholarship Applications Are Due March 1
    news | sagrad The UA Away scholarship initiative supports students participating in work away, serve away or study away. By participating in experiences away from campus, students benefit from on-the-job training, service to others and studying in a new culture.
    Applications can be found at sa.ua.edu and are due on Thursday, March 1 at 254 Rose Administration or studentaffairs@ua.edu.
  • Wheelchair Basketball at home this weekend, February 24th and 25th
    News | Dave WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL AT HOME THIS WEEKEND
    Tuscaloosa, AL - The University of Alabama Men's and Women's Wheelchair Basketball teams host the final collegiate tournament of the season this weekend on February 24th and 25th. The weekend kicks off with the first ever wheelchair basketball games to be played at historic Foster Auditorium with a double header on Friday Night starting at 7 PM against the University of Illinois.

    The Alabama women take on 3rd ranked University of Illinois at 7 PM followed by the Alabama men against the 2nd ranked University of Illinois Men's team. General Admission is $5, Alabama students and children under 10 free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate on Friday starting at 6 PM. Following the women’s game, University of Alabama President, Robert Witt will present the Alabama women with their National Championship rings from last season.

    On Saturday night at 7 PM Alabama will host another double-header against the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater at the campus recreation center. The women's game will be a rematch of last year’s national championship. The Saturday night games at the recreation center are free of charge.

    Come out and support Alabama Wheelchair Basketball at 7 PM on Friday night at Foster Auditorium and 7 PM on Saturday night at the Recreation Center. Please visit the full schedule on the University of Alabama Wheelchair Athletics website www.uads.ua.edu for more information.
  • Applications Available for 2012 LeaderShape Institute in Atlanta July 29 - Aug. 3
    news | sagrad The LeaderShape Institute® challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. The LeaderShape Institute is a six-day, highly interactive leadership development experience where students will be inspired to learn new skills, gain new knowledge and discover how to make exceptional improvements in an organization. The Institute will be July 29 – August 3 in Atlanta, Ga. The Division of Student Affairs will provide funding for tuition and travel. Applications are available at sa.ua.edu. Applications are due by 5pm Friday, March 2, 2012 and can be turned into the Ferguson Center Student Union office (356 Ferguson). For more information, contact Heather Roberts at 205-348-8232 or hroberts1@sa.ua.edu.
  • SROW Service Competition Donations Due at Burke East on March 8
    news | sagrad The Parent Ambassador and Avanti teams have set a goal to win the service competition at the Southern Region Orientation Workshop this year and would love the help of any departments and students. They are looking for donations of: backpacks, scissors, crayons-24 pack, colored pencils-12 pack and non-permanent markers-8 pack.
    Bring any donations to Burke East, Room 132 by Thursday, March 8.
  • Adviser Appreciation Week March 5 - 9
    news | sagrad Advisers put forth time and energy to ensure the success of each campus organization, the SOURCE will be sponsoring Adviser Appreciation Week March 5 - 9 to celebrate the hard work advisers do for campus organizations.
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  • Order of Omega Awards Application
    announcement | rtgreer All applications for awards and membership are DUE March 2, 2012 by 4:00PM in the Dean of Students Office - 230 Ferguson Center

    The application can be found here:
    http://greekaffairs.ua.edu/documents/omegaawardspacket011712.docx

    Or by Clicking on the Resources Tab.
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  • Personal Training Special-Spring 2012
    announcement | dave Personal Training Special
    Choose from the following options:
    10 individual sessions for $200
    10 partner sessions for $140/person (student rate) or $180/person (non-student member rate)
    Fine print: This offer begins 2/1/2012 and expires 3/9/2012. Partner sessions require that both partners purchase the same number of sessions at the same time. Rates apply to full packages only. Contact Jason Casey for more information.
  • Non-Profit Protege Program Introduces Applications for Spring 2012 Semester
    News | apatterson The University of Alabama’s Community Service Center is teaming up with the Career Center for the second semester of the Non-Profit Protégé Program. The Non-Profit Protégé program is an eight-week experience that allows UA students to walk in the shoes of a non-profit administrator/CEO in Tuscaloosa. A limited number of students will be selected to work with an organization leader.

    Some of the program requirements include: to participate in an orientation session, to communicate with the non-profit mentor to create a weekly schedule at the agency, sign a confidentiality document and develop an initiative to increase The University of Alabama’s volunteer contributions to the non-profit.

    “The Non- Profit Protégé Program helped prepare me for my job preparation before graduation, and help me figure out my place in the non- profit field. ” said Alyssa Dineburg, a former protégé and recent UA graduate.

    Students are required to be of at least sophomore standing at The University of Alabama by Spring of 2012 and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

    A detailed application is due no later than Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 by 5 p.m. to the Community Service Center, room 346 in the Ferguson Center.

    After a review of all applications, candidates will undergo an interview for a position on Feb. 16 and 17, and all applicants will be notified by Feb 19 of their status in the program.

    For more information on the news of this release, please visit www.volunteer.ua.edu or contact Rachel Edington at reedington@sa.ua.edu.
  • Alternative Break House United Trip Apps Due
    News | communityservice The Community Service Center along with Habitat for Humanity is offering an alternative to traditional Spring break trips for students this year. They will host the second House United Habitat for Humanity Build during Spring break, March 10 through 17, in Baldwin County, Ala. House United involves students from the University of Alabama joining with students from Auburn University to build a Habitat for Humanity house over the course of a week.

    Originally, the first House United Habitat Build was scheduled to take place in Baldwin County, Ala. in June. Following the devastating tornadoes in Tuscaloosa, Ala. in April, the decision was made by both schools to move the build to Tuscaloosa. During the week of July 17 through 23, students from both universities joined forces to build two houses for two families in the damaged Holt community.

    To apply to be a part of the 2012 House United Habitat for Humanity Build, visit http://www.volunteer.ua.edu/nationalvolunteerweek.cfm. All applications are due by Feb. 10. The approximate cost for the trip is $300, and the deposit amount to reserve your spot is $100.

    Students wishing to receive a scholarship to fund the trip must apply by Jan. 27. The scholarship application can be found by visiting http://www.volunteer.ua.edu/nationalvolunteerweek.cfm also.
  • Spring 2012 Panhellenic Preview Day
    announcement | test On March 24, 2012, the Alabama Panhellenic Association will host its annual Spring 2012 Panhellenic Preview Day for high school senior women and current collegians interested in joining a sorority at The University of Alabama. To register for Panhellenic Preview Day, please visit http://sa.tix.com.

    Panhellenic Preview Day will take place on Saturday, March 24th from 11:30 am - 6:00 pm in the North Zone located in Bryant-Denny Stadium on the campus of the University of Alabama. Check-in for Panhellenic Preview Day will be held at the Walk of Champions from 11:15 am - 12:30 pm. Panhellenic Preview Day is an excellent opportunity to visit The Capstone and discover all that the sorority community at the University of Alabama has to offer. In addition to the Panhellenic Preview Day activities, many sororities will host teas and other recruitment events on Friday evening and Sunday morning for perspective members. These events are “invitation only,” and women interested in participating in recruitment can introduce themselves to the sororities via the 2012 Recruitment Interest Database by completing an online registration form. For more information about the 2012 Recruitment Interest Database, please visit www.uapanhellenic.com.

    Parents and guardians are most welcome and encouraged to attend Panhellenic Preview Day. The Parent's Program session will be held in The North Zone, while the potential new members tour sorority row. This year, we will be offering a number of sessions that address topics such as: letters of recommendation, financial concerns, what to wear, as well as how to help you daughter prepare for recruitment.

    Due to current recruitment policy changes; no potential new members will be allowed to stay with active sorority members at any time. Younger sisters of active sorority women will be allowed to stay, but under strict conditions: The active and sister’s name must be turned into the Panhellenic Director of Judicial Affairs, as well as a stated reason for staying with active and the duration of the stay. If you plan to stay in the night in Tuscaloosa, there are a number of hotels available that are close to campus.

    Participation in Panhellenic Preview Day is not required in order to participate in fall formal recruitment; however, the program is extremely beneficial and highly recommended. For more information, contact Sarah Elizabeth Heggem, Assistant Director of Recruitment, at UAassistantDirectorRecruit@gmail.com or call the Office of Greek Affairs at (205)348-2693.
  • The Aquatic Center and The Student Recreation Center will resume regular operation hours
    News | Dave The Aquatic Center and The Student Recreation Center will resume regular operation hours starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
  • SRC Indoor Pool now open!
    News | Dave The heater in the indoor pool has been repaired and is now open for all swim activities.
  • Peer Leaders
    News | sagrad Peer Leaders serve as role models and mentors to first-year students while helping to facilitate a smooth social and academic transition to the Capstone. They represent a unique leadership opportunity that allows students to develop and employ various communication skills appropriate to professional goals. Applications are available at fye.ua.edu. Applications are due Jan. 30, 2012 by 5 p.m.
  • Hands On Tuscaloosa in Honor of MLK, Jr. Service Day registration available
    News | communityservice Hands on Tuscaloosa: In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    January 21, 2012
    Go to http://www.volunteer.ua.edu/hands.cfm to register for the event.

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. committed his life to service and to ensuring that all people are treated with respect and fairness. Bring those lessons to life by participating in service in honor and in celebration of the legacy of Dr. King with the Hands on Tuscaloosa in Honor or Martin Luther King, Jr, Service Day. The service event will take place on Saturday, January 21st from 9 am until 12 pm. Projects include disaster relief and working with the city schools. Transportation, lunch, and water will be provided.

    Once you have filled out the application, more detailed information will be sent via email.

    *Hands On Tuscaloosa in Honor of MLK Jr. is sponsored by the Black Student Union, Community Service Center, Ferguson Center, Housing & Residential Communities, North Carolina Campus Compact, and Student Government Association.
  • CSC Student Staff Applications for 2012/2013 Applications Available
    News | apatterson The Community Service Center is looking for students to be part of the 2012-2013 CSC Student Staff. We are looking for dedicated, committed student leaders who want to be engaged in service and of the CSC team. The applications can be found online at http://www.volunteer.ua.edu/joinstaff.cfm for Student Directors and Assistant Student Directors/Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Committee Chairs. Descriptions for each position are listed in the applications.

    Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 17, 2012
  • Building Champions through Service: Allstate BCS National Championship Service Project
    News | communityservice Show your Crimson Tide spirit by joining with students and alumni from LSU prior to the Allstate BCS National Championship Game to make a positive impact in the New Orleans community.
    Participants MUST pre-register going to www.volunteer.ua.edu/upprograms. Space is limited to 200 participants from each institution.

    Date: Sunday, January 8, 2012
    Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Check-in Time: 12:00 pm (lunch will be provided)
    Service opportunity: The Building Champions through Service project will have UA and LSU students and alumni working to improve the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana's facilities, through painting, upkeep of the baseball fields, as well as beautification of surrounding neighborhoods.

    Transportation will not be provided to New Orleans; however shuttle service may be added to provide ease in transportation from major area hotels. Information about possible shuttles will be sent to participants after they register.

    National Championship Service Project in Tuscaloosa
    For students who will be in Tuscaloosa, there will also be a service project on Monday, January 9 from 9 am to 11 am. To register to participate in the project in Tuscaloosa, go to www.volunteer.ua.edu/upprograms.cfm. For the project in Tuscaloosa, transportation will be provided to the service location.

    Any questions can be directed to Wahnee Sherman at wsherman@sa.ua.edu or to the Community Service Center at 205-348-2865. Please be advised that the University of Alabama will be closed for Winter Break beginning at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 22. The University will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

    Partners for this project include: Black Student Union, Community Service Center, Ferguson Center, Housing & Residential Communities, and the Student Government Association.
  • Spring Get On Board Day Jan. 24, 2012
    News | sagrad The SOURCE is currently making plans for the 2012 Spring Get on Board Day. The event has been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 3rd Floor of the Ferguson Center. There is a $15 participation fee if you sign up before Dec. 16 at 4:45 p.m. After Dec. 16, the cost will be $20. The final deadline to sign up is Thursday, Jan. 19 at 4:45 p.m. Payments can be cash, check (made out to The University of Alabama) or DTA delivered to 355 Ferguson. Space is limited and tables will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only those who sign up before Jan. 19 will be guaranteed a table. Departments interested in participating should contact Rosalind Moore, The SOURCE by email at rlmoore@sa.ua.edu to sign up. Student Organizations should visit The SOURCE site via myBama to register online. We look forward to seeing you at spring Get on Board Day!
  • AllState BCS National Championship Service Project Tuscaloosa, AL
    News | sagrad For students who will be in Tuscaloosa, there will also be a service project on Monday, January 9 from 9 am to 11 am. To register to participate in the project in Tuscaloosa, visit http://www.volunteer.ua.edu/upprograms.cfm.
    Date: January 9, 2012
    Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    Check-in Time: 8:30 am
    Service: working in local schools and tornado debris removal
    For the project in Tuscaloosa, transportation will be provided to the service location.

    Partners for this project include: Black Student Union, Community Service Center, Ferguson Center, Housing & Residential Communities, the Student Government Association, and the UA National Alumni Association.
  • AllState BCS National Championship Service Project New Orleans, LA
    News | sagrad Show your Crimson Tide spirit by joining with students and alumni from LSU prior to the Allstate BCS National Championship Game to make a positive impact in the New Orleans community. Space is limited so participants must preregister individually at http://www.volunteer.ua.edu/upprograms.cfm.
    Date: January 8, 2012
    Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Check-in Time: 12:00 pm (lunch will be provided)
    Service: Beautification projects with the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana including painting, baseball field upkeep, and community beautification projects.

    *Transportation will not be provided to the service project site; however shuttle service may be added to provide ease in transportation from major hotel areas. Information about possible shuttles will be sent to participants after they register.

    Partners for this project include: Black Student Union, Community Service Center, Ferguson Center, Housing & Residential Communities, the Student Government Association, and the UA National Alumni Association.
  • AllState BCS National Championship Viewing Party
    News | sagrad The Ferguson Center, Housing and Residential Communities, University Recreation and Student Government Association will be hosting a viewing party for the National Championship game at the Ferguson Center on Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Support the Crimson tide as you enjoy free food, t-shirts and more! For more information contact Kelli Knox-Hall at kknox-hall@sa.ua.edu.
  • First Year Experience E-Newsletter to Launch in January
    News | sagrad This newsletter kicks off in January and will include helpful tips for first-year students, upcoming events, a first-year student highlight, university announcements and much more! The newsletter will be sent out monthly to freshman and transfer students. If your area has anything regarding news, programs or benefiical resources for the first year student population please send them to leorban@sa.ua.edu by Monday, Dec. 19 at 12 p.m.
  • First Year Experience E-Newsletter to Launch in January
    announcement | sagrad This newsletter kicks off in January and will include helpful tips for first-year students, upcoming events, a first-year student highlight, university announcements and much more! The newsletter will be sent out monthly to freshman and transfer students. If your area has anything regarding news, programs or beneficial resources for the first year student population please send them to leorban@sa.ua.edu by Monday, Dec. 19 at 12 p.m.
  • UA Panhellenic COB Membership Interest Form
    announcement | rtgreer Although the University of Alabama Panhellenic does not host a formalized Spring Recruitment, sororities that are currently under Chapter Total may recruit new members if so desired in the spring semester. If you are an upperclassman or transfer student at UA and are interested in pursuing sorority membership for spring 2012, please fill out the Spring 2012 COB Membership Interest Form and return it to the Office of Greek Affairs in Ferguson 230. This form can be found on the Greek Affairs resources page. It is also suggested that you submit a resume and 4x6 color photo with your COB interest form. Please note that your interest form will only be shared with those Panhellenic sororities that are participating in Continuous Open Bidding (COB).

    A sorority can only participate in COB if its total membership is under Campus Total, which is currently set at 260. Chapter membership numbers are determined in January and August and it varies by semester as to how many sororities will/will not participate in COB. Additionally, please note that filling out a COB Interest Form does not guarantee that a sorority will contact you or that you will receive a bid to membership.

    For additional questions and concerns regarding Spring COB, please feel free to contact the Office of Greek Affairs at 205-348-2693 or email alabamapanhellenic@gmail.com
  • Cardi
    News | Dave Starting Friday, December 16, the cardio equipment will temporarily be moved to Studio B until further notice. This is due to our resurfacing the cardio room floor. There will be no change of hours during this time. We do appreciate your patience.
  • The heater for the indoor pool at the Student Recreation Center is currently broken.
    News | Dave The heater for the indoor pool at the Student Recreation Center is currently broken. We are working quickly to install a replacement. During this time, the indoor pool will be closed. Members who wish to swim at the Aquatic Center should contact the Student Recreation Center membership office in person, phone 205.348.5140 or e-mail pmccarley@sa.ua.edu.
  • Outdoor Recreation/Climbing Wall Holiday hours/closure
    News | Dave December 12-16: Outdoor Recreation office/Bike Shop: 10:00am-4:00pm
    December 12-16: Climbing Wall: 2:00pm-8:00pm
    Outdoor Recreation and Climbing Wall will re-open Monday, January 9, 2012
  • Aquatics Winter Break Hours
    News | Dave SRC Indoor Pool:
    Saturday December 17th: 9:00AM-1:30PM
    Sunday December 18th: 12:00PM-5:30PM
    Monday December 19th-Wednesday December 21st: 6:00AM-6:30PM
    Thursday December 22nd-Friday December 23rd: 10:00AM-5:00PM
    Saturday December 24th-Monday December 26th: CLOSED
    Tuesday December 27th-Friday December 30th: 10:00AM-5:00PM
    Saturday December 31st-Monday January 2nd: CLOSED
    Tuesday January 3rd: 6:00AM-7:15AM, 8:30AM-5:00PM
    Wednesday January 4th: 6:00AM-7:15AM, 8:30AM-6:30PM
    Thursday January 5th: 6:00AM-7:15AM, 8:30AM-5:00PM
    Friday January 6th: 6:00AM-7:15AM, 8:30AM-6:30PM
    Saturday January 7th: 9:00AM-1:30PM
    Sunday January 8th: 12:00PM-6:00PM
    Monday January 9th: 6:00AM-7:15AM, 8:30AM-6:30PM
    Tuesday January 10th: 6:00AM-7:15AM, 8:30AM-5:00PM

    *January 3rd resumes MTWHF 7:30AM-8:20AM and TH 5:15PM-6:05PM Group Exercise*

    Aquatic Center Pools:
    Saturday December 17th: 9:30AM-12:00PM
    Sunday December 18th: 2:00PM-5:00PM
    Monday December 19th-Wednesday December 21st: 6:00AM-9:00AM, 11:00AM-1:00PM, 4:30PM-7:30PM
    Thursday December 22nd-Friday December 23rd: 7:00AM-9:00AM, 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Saturday December 24th-Monday December 26th: CLOSED
    Tuesday December 27th-Friday December 30th: 7:00AM-9:00AM, 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Saturday December 31st-Monday January 2nd: CLOSED
    Tuesday January 3rd-Friday January 6th: 6:00AM-9:00AM, 11:00AM-1:00PM, 4:30PM-7:30PM
    Saturday January 7th: 9:30AM-12:00PM
    Sunday January 8th: 2:00PM-5:00PM
    Monday January 9th-Tuesday January 10th: 7:00AM-9:00AM, 11:00AM-1:00PM, 4:30PM-7:30PM

    Aquatic Center Weight Room:
    Saturday December 17th: 9:30AM-12:00PM
    Sunday December 18th: 2:00PM-5:00PM
    Monday December 19th-Wednesday December 21st: 6:00AM-7:30PM
    Thursday December 22nd-Friday December 23rd: 7:00AM-1:00PM
    Saturday December 24th-Monday December 26th: CLOSED
    Tuesday December 27th-Friday December 30th: 7:00AM-1:00PM
    Saturday December 31st-Monday January 2nd: CLOSED
    Tuesday January 3rd-Friday January 6th: 6:00AM-7:30PM
    Saturday January 7th: 9:30AM-12:00PM
    Sunday January 8th: 2:00PM-5:00PM
    Monday January 9th-Tuesday January 10th: 6:00AM-7:30PM
  • Student Recreation Center Winter Break Hours of Operation
    News | Dave Due to the football game, the Student Recreation Center will change hours slightly for break:
    Saturday December 17-9:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday December 18-12:00pm-6:00pm
    Monday December 19- Wednesday December 21-5:30am-7:00pm
    Thursday December 22-Friday December 23-10:00am-7:00pm
    Saturday December 24- Monday December 26-CLOSED
    Tuesday December 27- Friday December 30-10:00am-7:00pm
    Saturday December 31- Monday January 2-CLOSED
    Tuesday January 3- Friday January 6-5:30am-7:00pm
    Saturday January 7-9:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday January 8-12:00pm-6:00pm
    Monday January 9-5:30am-7:00pm
    Tuesday January 10-RESUME REGULAR HOURS
  • 2011 Sigma Rho Chi Application
    announcement | rtgreer
  • Greek Excellence Awards Application
    announcement | rtgreer Greek Excellence Awards Applications are due November 21, 2011 in the Greek Affairs Office.
  • The Student Recreation Center will CLOSE at 6:00pm, Friday, November 11
    News | Dave The Student Recreation Center will CLOSE at 6:00pm, Friday, November 11 due to Grad Night at the Rec program.
  • On the Town with The Ferg: Mississippi State Away Game Bus
    news | ferguson The Ferguson Center and SGA will provide transportation for the first 50 students who have their own ticket for the Mississippi State away game on Saturday, Nov. 12. Students who register will be notified about the specific time of departure via email. Students who register for a seat must print out their ticket and bring it to the Ferguson Center Programs office (Room 100) to be scanned from Tuesday, Nov. 8 to Thursday, Nov.10 between 9am - 5pm. Students will need to present their ACTion cards when scanning their tickets. Once the tickets are scanned, students will receive a pass to get on the bus. Students are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for our “Toys for T-Town” campaign.
  • Thanksgiving Hours of Operation for the Student Recreation Center
    News | Dave Student Recreation Center:
    Wednesday, November 23: 5:30am-6:00pm
    Thursday, November 24: CLOSED
    Friday, November 25: CLOSED
    Saturday, November 26: 9:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday, November 27: 12:00pm-12:00am
    Monday, November 28: Regular Hours
  • Thanksgiving Hours of Operation for the Aquatic Center
    News | Dave Aquatic Center:
    Wednesday, November 23: Building CLOSES at 6:00pm
    Thursday, November 24: CLOSED
    Friday, November 25: CLOSED
    Saturday, November 26: 9:30am-12:00pm
    Sunday, November 27: 2:00pm-5:00pm
    Monday, November 28: Regular Hours
  • Student Recreation Center and Aquatic Center CLOSED on Gameday, Nov. 5
    News | Dave The Student Recreation Center and the Aquatic Center will be closed, Saturday, November 5 for the Alabama/LSU game.
  • AQUATIC CENTER TO HOST POWER OF PINK SWIM MEET - Saturday, October 29
    News | Dave AQUATIC CENTER TO HOST POWER OF PINK SWIM MEET - Saturday, October 29, at 12:00pm. UA Swimming and Diving vs. Emory and Tulane. Come out to cheer on the Tide in the Power of Pink Meet. Both pools will be closed but the Weight Room will be open as regularly scheduled.
  • Student Recreation Center Fall Break Hours
    News | Dave FALL BREAK STUDENT RECREATION CENTER HOURS
    Thursday October 27 5:30am-8:00pm
    Friday October 28 5:30am-8:00pm
    Saturday October 29 9:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday October 30 12:00pm-12:00am
  • Greek Ambassadors Applications
    announcement | rtgreer Interested in serving as Greek Ambassador?? Applications are due Mon. Oct. 31 at 5:00 pm in the Greek Affairs office-230 Ferguson Center
  • On the Town: Kentuck Festival of the Arts
    news | ferguson The Kentuck Festival of the Arts is a Northport, AL annual event that has been voted one of the top art fairs & festivals in the country. Free tickets and transportation for UA students.
  • Dog Splash a Success!
    News | dave 225 dogs attended the Dog Splash on Sunday September 25th at the University Recreation Outdoor Pool Complex! View photos of the event here: http://www.facebook.com/URECAquatics You can also read about the event in the Tuscaloosa News: http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20110926/NEWS/110929816?p=1&tc=pg&tc=ar
  • Repair work at the Aquatic Center and activity adjustments.
    News | dave The bypass to restore heating lines is 99% complete! We will return to the regular weekday operating schedule of the 25-yard pool next week:
    • Monday, October 3rd – last day to open at 5:30am
    • Monday, October 3rd , 1:30-4:00 - Maintenance will perform additional tasks in the Women’s Locker Room
    • Tuesday, October 4th - return to 6:00am opening
    • Specially coded access to the Student Recreation Center Indoor Pool expires Friday, September 30th.
    • KIN 120: Water Exercise and outreach Learn-To-Swim classes will return to the Aquatic Center.
    We appreciate your patience!
  • Exercise Helps Young Smokers Quit
    News | Dave If you need help kicking the habit, please contact Dr. John Jackson at 348-9144 or email at: jjackson@sa.ua.edu. We can provide some resources that may help in your efforts to quit smoking.
    For additional information, check their website at: http://healthland.time.com/2011/09/19/trying-to-quit-smoking-start-exercising/
  • Aquatic Center Weight Room Videos
    News | Dave Take a look at the new Aquatic Center Weight Room video page. It is a series of instructional videos to show how each piece of weight equipment works, and what muscle group it works as well. Visit the website at: http://urec.sa.ua.edu/aquatics_weightroom.cfm
  • 5 Things Hiring Managers Won't Tell You
    News | careerhelp330 So you're through the application process and you're ready for your big interview. The Career Center has a list of hiring manager secrets for you and our advice for addressing these tips (adapted from the Monster blog):
    1. They haven't necessarily prepared in advance for your interview.
    CC Advice: Always have an extra copy of your resume handy and offer to walk them through the highlights.
    2. They're very wary of phonies.
    CC Advice: Think twice before you say that your greatest weakness is that you "work too hard." Come to the interview with several job-related anecdotes in mind that reveal the real you.
    3. They have to listen all day so they love the opportunity to talk about the company and themselves.
    CC Advice: Ask the hiring manager about his or her professional advancement within the company.
    4. They may be tasked with intentionally making you uncomfortable.
    CC Advice: It's okay to stop and collect your ideas before you begin to speak. Don't be concerned if you're stumped, showing your reasoning skills may be more important than the answer.
    5. They're probably going to ask their assistant about you.
    CC Advice: Since 6 in 10 execs said they considered their assistant's opinion important in evaluating new hires you should make polite small talk with the administrative professional and avoid irritating behaviors like talking on the cell phone.

    Need help preparing for your interview? Schedule a face-to-face mock interview with the Career Center or use our free virtual mock interview service, Interviewstream at career.ua.edu.
  • New Non Profit Protege Program kicks off - Applications Available NOW
    News | communityservice The University of Alabama’s Community Service Center is teaming up with the Career Center for the first annual Non Profit Protégé Program. The Non-Profit Protégé program is an 8 week experience that allows UA students to walk in the shoes of a non-profit administrator/CEO in Tuscaloosa. A limited number of students will be selected to work with an organization leader.
    Some of the program requirements are: to participate in an orientation session, communicate with the non-profit mentor to create a weekly schedule at the agency, sign a confidentiality document, and develop an initiative to increase the University of Alabama’s volunteer contributions to the non-profit.

    Mary Lowery, Assistant Director of the Carrer Center, is “ excited about the partnership of the Non Profit Protégé Program because it helps understand the value of the experiences in shaping the students’ futures, as well as giving them experience for developing skills.”

    Applications are available now in the Community Service Center in Room 346 Ferguson and on the web at www.volunteer.ua.edu/upprograms.cfm. Application requirements are to be of at least sophomore standing at the University of Alabama by Fall 2011 and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. A detailed application is due no later than Monday, September 19, 2011 by 5:00 p.m. to the Community Service Center, room 346 in the Ferguson Center. After a review of all applications, candidates will undergo an interview for a position on September 21st and 22nd and all applicants will be notified by September 23rd of the status in the program.

    For more information, visit the Community Service Center website at http://volunteer.ua.edu/ or contact Rachel Edington via email at: reedington@sa.ua.edu.
  • STUDENT RECREATION CENTER GAMEDAY HOURS: Saturday September 3-CLOSED
    News | Dave STUDENT RECREATION CENTER GAMEDAY HOURS:
    Saturday September 3-CLOSED
    Saturday September 17: 9am-11am
  • University Recreation student leader Jake Paul featured on HR website
    News | dave The UA Department of Human Resources is proud to highlight the accomplishments of Student Assistants that contribute to the essential daily operations of The University of Alabama, including Jake Paul, who works as Facilities Supervisor at University Recreation.
    Jake is majoring in Communication Studies and plans to graduate this December. He has impressed his supervisors with his positive attitude and outstanding work.
    We asked Jake to share some of his insights and experiences as a University of Alabama Student Assistant.
    Visit the Human Resources website at: http://hr.ua.edu/employment/student-employment/pages/jake-paul.html to read the article.
  • Spring 2011 Intramural Forfeit Deposits
    News | Dave ATTENTION SPRING 2011 INTRAMURAL SPORT CAPTAINS
    Spring 2011 Forfeit Deposits
    If you or your team is eligible for getting back your forfeit deposit from the spring semester, you have from Tuesday Aug. 30 until Friday Sept. 2 to pick those up in the Intramural Office. Please come by during regular business hours (10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) in order to pick those up.
  • Dog Splash at the Outdoor Pool Complex
    News | Dave Dog Splash is back! At the Outdoor Pool Complex on Sunday, September 25 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Bring your dog, and your family, to the pool for an afternoon of fun, food, and games!
    More information to follow. But for immediate questions or information, please call Shane Reeves at 348-3911 or email at: reeve007@sa.ua.edu
  • Students Join Forces for Hands On Tuscaloosa
    News | communityservice Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Aug. 21, 2011)—Student organizations and campus offices from across the University of Alabama are coming together to host Hands on Tuscaloosa Service Days on Aug. 27, Sept. 2 and Sept. 10. This group of volunteer projects will be an excellent opportunity for all UA students to impact the community in a positive way, while establishing valuable relationships throughout Tuscaloosa.

    Throughout these community service projects, volunteers will disperse around the city in hopes of initiating long-term relationships with local non-profit organizations. Students will not only have the opportunity to work on tornado relief, but will also be able to refocus on issues that Tuscaloosa had been facing prior to the disaster.

    Alex McNair, executive director of the Student Alumni Association (SAA), says, “Hands on Tuscaloosa provides students with the unique opportunity to become familiar with the needs of our city, and SAA recognizes how important this will be in terms of motivating students to serve throughout their entire collegiate career and beyond.”

    Service projects for Hands on Tuscaloosa include Habitat for Humanity’s Brush for Kindness, home renovation with local non-profit, Project Blessings, park beautification with Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority (PARA) and a fun day for local children at Tuscaloosa’s One Place. Other projects include work with the Tuscaloosa Volunteer Reception Center.

    In addition to the Hands On projects that will be going on in Tuscaloosa on the three days, UA alumni chapters across the state and country are being encouraged to hold service days in their own communities with the title of Hands On Tuscaloosa. The hope is to have thousands of UA alumni working in their communities in the name of Tuscaloosa. While students are working on Hands On Tuscaloosa, alumni could be having Hands On Tuscaloosa at Dallas or Memphis.

    “Hands on Tuscaloosa is a wonderful collaboration of UA groups like the Student Government Association, the Housing and Residential Communities (HRC), University Recreation, the Student Alumni Association, the Black Student Union, the Honors College Assembly, the Ferguson Center, and the Community Service Center who are joining forces to provide opportunities for UA students to make an impact in Tuscaloosa right away,” said Wahnee Sherman, director of the Community Service Center.

    Students will be engaged in service directly related to tornado recovery efforts as well as helping with other needs in the community. A goal of the Hands On Tuscaloosa is for UA students to help out in the community in whatever way they are needed.

    “Immediately following the tornado there was a strong sense of community within Tuscaloosa, neighbors helping each other and volunteers going door to door to offer a hand. Hands on Tuscaloosa is an opportunity for students to continue in that spirit as they return to our campus this fall,” said Alan Rose, SGA vice president of external affairs.

    Students interested in signing up for Hands on Tuscaloosa can do so through the Hands on Tuscaloosa link at www.volunteer.ua.edu. Students can register for each of the three service days separately.

    For more information on the news of this release, please visit www.volunteer.ua.edu or contact Wahnee Sherman at wsherman@sa.ua.edu.
  • Register your bike!
    announcement | dave Registering your bike is free and easy. Simply download the registration form (from our website) and return to UA Transportation Services Office located in 103 Student Services Building (across from the Ferguson Center).
    Call 205-348-5471 for more information or check their web page at: Bama Parking
  • Need your bike repaired? Stop by the UA Outdoor Recreation Bike Shop
    announcement | dave Flat tire? Rusty chain? Broken spokes? UA Outdoor Recreation offers a full service bike shop for UA Students, Faculty and Staff with a discount on mechanical labor.
    Other repairs can be performed upon request (i.e. bike assembly, major tune ups, overhauls, etc.)
    Prices may change depending upon complexity of repair at the mechanics discretion.
    Call 205-348-7045 for more information or email: outdoor.recreation@ua.edu The main entrance to the bike shop is off of 5th Ave East, across the street from the varsity softball field complex.
  • Student Recreation Center and Aquatic Center fall hours start today, August 22
    News | Dave Fall Hours for the Student Recreation Center and the Aquatic Center start today, Monday, August 22 thru December 9.
    Some hours will be subject to change due to holidays, game days, university holidays and other unforeseen circumstances. Please refer to the website for further information at: urec.sa.ua.edu
  • Tips for a great phone interview
    News | careerhelp330 We are hearing from more and more students that phone interviews are very commonplace in the first round of interviews for a position. Here are some tips adapted from blogger Penelope Trunk:
    1. Make sure that you are at your desk and that the surrounding environment is quiet and free of distraction.
    2. Don't walk around--the breathlessness that comes from walking and talking may convey over the phone.
    3. Consider getting dressed up for your interview, this will boost your confidence and get you into "business mode".
    4. If it makes you sound more natural, use your normal hand gestures as if you are having a face-to-face conversation.
    5. Prepare for the most obvious questions by having organized examples of how you have performed in the past in order to show your skill set.
    6. Don't forget to close. An interview is about selling yourself, so don't get off the phone until you have made some efforts to get an in-person interview.
    7. Don't forget to send a thank-you note.
  • Practice Interviewing
    News | careerhelp330 Does the thought of interviewing make you nervous? Brush up your interviewing skills or practice for a future job interview with InterviewStream! InterviewStream is a virtual mock interview system offered to all students and alumni as a resource to help you knock that interview right out of the park!

    Here are some really cool features of InterviewStream:
    Record and view your interview at home using your webcam.
    Complete an optional self-assessment by rating yourself on items such as eye contact, demeanor, confidence, etc.
    Invite professors, career consultants, mentor, or friends to view your interview and complete an assessment or leave a comment.
    Keep track of your verbal slip-ups by using the Umm, Like, I mean, and you know counter!
    Get expert tips from the Interview Webinar and Expert Tips and Advice feature.

    Don't have a webcam? We have one for you at the career center, come in and use InterviewStream here. It's free! You can access InterviewStream by going to:
    http://career.ua.edu/resources/interviewStream.cfm
  • Student Recreation Center CLOSED on Sunday, August 21
    News | Dave The Student Recreation Center will be CLOSED on Sunday, August 21 due to Student Staff Training.
  • Sign Up Today for Hands On Tuscaloosa
    News | communityservice Hands on Tuscaloosa, Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III are three days of service during the fall semester used to familiarize the hundreds of student volunteers with the particular needs of the city. More importantly, it's an effort for students to initiate long-term service relationships with community partners and areas of the community. Some partners will include Tornado Relief, Habitat for Humanity, Project Blessings, and the City of Tuscaloosa.

    Hands on Tuscaloosa will take place on the following dates:
    Hands on Tuscaloosa Phase I- Saturday, August 27- 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
    Hands on Tuscaloosa Phase II- Friday, September 2- 1:00pm- 3:30pm
    Hands on Tuscaloosa Phase III- Saturday, September 10- 9:00 am- 12:00pm

    You must register separately for each day.

    Once you have filled out the application, more detailed information will be sent via email.

    Hands On Tuscaloosa is sponsored by the Black Student Union, Community Service Center, Ferguson Center, Honors College Assembly, Housing and Residential Communities, Student Alumni Association, Student Government Association, and University Recreation.
  • Tools for Networking and Job Search
    News | careerhelp330 Have you heard about LinkedIn? It's a social networking site specifically for professional networking and they've just introduced more student-friendly features! Here's the skinny directly from the LinkedIn blog:

    LinkedIn’s new profile sections give you the opportunity to highlight achievements to potential employers and industry experts who can help shape your career. Here are some sections you may want to add to your profile:

    Projects: Participating in projects shows that you can apply classroom learning to real-world challenges and work effectively in a team. Add compelling research or class projects to your profile – especially those that demonstrate experience relevant to your professional goals.
    Honors & Awards: Did you make the Dean’s List or earn a merit-based scholarship? Add it to your profile. While much of your profile is a subjective characterization of your abilities, Honors & Awards provide objective validation for your accomplishments.
    Organizations: Participation in on-campus or external organizations shows your contributions outside the classroom. Leadership abilities, and making a positive impact within an organization, are talents widely sought by employers and recruiters.
    Test Scores: Employers often view strong test scores as indicators of good problem solving skills. If you have excelled at standardized tests, or have a stellar G.P.A., include these scores on your profile.
    Courses: Do you consistently push the envelope by enrolling in rigorous coursework? List select courses on your profile – especially those that qualify you for positions you are seeking, or demonstrate your commitment to expanding your academic horizons. Many employers know your school’s course catalogs as well as you do, so include the strongest courses of your college experience.

    Need help with creating a resume or deciding how to present your qualifications on LinkedIn? Make an appointment with a Career Consultant at (205) 348-5848.
  • Still looking for a job?
    News | careerhelp330 As the Fall semester quickly approaches and we all look forward to a new semester, school isn't the only thing on some people's minds. Are you still searching for a job? Do you feel as if you have reached a road block in your job search? The economy is still "down" but maybe you should shake up your job search! Here are a few reasons that you may be striking out:

    1. You are searching solely online.
    Think outside of the computer! Tell your friends and family about what you are looking for, ask them for networking contacts and set up meetings with those people!
    2. You are searching on large/generic job boards?
    While monster and indeed are oftentimes useful, it is advantageous to look into searching on niche job boards like www.usajobs.gov or use CrimsonCareers https://www.myinterfase.com/alabama/student/home.aspx .
    3. You haven't tried professional associations.
    4. You aren't following-up on jobs you have applied to.
    5. You aren't preparing for the career fair.
    All students and alum can attend our career fairs. See dates and employer lists at http://career.ua.edu/employers/calendar.cfm .
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    News | careerhelp330 A 10,000-year-old weather report? That’s the untold story that caves on a South Pacific island are expected to reveal to a group of University of Alabama geologists beginning this week.

    A 10,000-year-old weather report? That’s the untold story that caves on a South Pacific island are expected to reveal to a group of University of Alabama geologists beginning this week.

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  • A few reminders and updates regarding the Aquatic Center Hours:
    News | Dave August 6th: The entire Aquatic Center will be CLOSED due to commencement.

    August 8th-August 14th: The Weight Room & Hospitality Room will be CLOSED due to painting. (Group X participants will be permitted to the SRC for the noontime class only during this week)

    August 21st: The entire Aquatic Center (and all UREC facilities) will be CLOSED due to Staff Training
  • NEW SRC 2011 Fall Membership Rates
    News | Dave Dear SRC Member:
    As we continue to strive to provide the most state-of-the-art facility complemented by an ever-growing array of programs, we wish to thank you for your membership. Thanks to your patronage University Recreation has experienced another successful year with many upgrades and improvements. We have purchased and implemented new software/hardware for all transactions, new TV’s in the cardio area, and additional daily use lockers for enhanced security. We have also added a new group personal training program and studio, increased and diversified the group exercise classes, and will extend our hours of operation in the fall. Given these improvements and an ever increasing cost of operations, with the University Recreation Committee’s endorsement, we are increasing membership fees to reflect and account for our growth.
    For enhanced customer service, our new rates are now available by month; no longer requiring you to purchase an entire semester. All non-Faculty/Staff categories will end on August 31 and the rates below will be effective upon renewing your membership by September 1. As in the past, Faculty/Staff memberships are paid by payroll deduction and can be cancelled any time after three months. Faculty/Staff will see this new rate reflected on their September pay stub.

    MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY
    2011 RATE/PERSON/MONTH (age 16+)
    FACULTY/STAFF $26
    RETIRED FACULTY/STAFF $26
    STUDENT FAMILY/1ST YR GRAD $26
    ALUMNI/AFFILIATE $48
    COMMUNITY $82

    For your convenience, we have included two (2) forms in this mailing:
    Patron Parking Permit application – For all non-Faculty/Staff that wish to park in our lots 7am - 6pm Monday - Friday. The permit application can be mailed with payment ($20) directly to the Parking Services office using the address provided or you may also visit their office in 103 Student Services Center. Permits are not available at the SRC. SRC membership must be paid before purchasing a permit.
    Updated Membership Information/Renewal form – With the implementation of a new member management software system we are requesting your most updated information. This information is crucial in providing you with the best customer service and communication of SRC updates.
    As a reminder – If you currently have a locker and it will be expiring in August, the final date to renew will be August 20. Lockers will go on sale at 5:30am on August 24. The current rates are: Long locker - $55/year, Short locker - $35/year or $15/semester

    We are committed to providing you with a facility and programs that improve your quality of life and help you achieve your health and fitness goals. If you have any questions or comments, please visit our membership office Monday – Thursday 7am-6pm and Friday 7am-4:45pm or call 348-5140.

    Sincerely,
    Kristen Durham
    Assistant Director, Membership and Fitness Services
    Student Recreation Center
    The University of Alabama
    kedurham@sa.ua.edu
    (205)348-0159
  • All University Recreation Facilities Will Be Closed on 8/21/2011
    News | Dave On Sunday, August 21st all University Recreation Facilities will be closed for staff training. This includes the Student Recreation Center, Indoor & Outdoor pools, and the Aquatic Center.
  • SRC Without Water Today Until 5:30 P.M. 7/12/2011
    News | dave The Student Recreation Center is currently without running water due to a broken main caused by nearby construction. This outage is expected to last until approximately 5:30 P.M. today (7/12/2011). This affects showers, restrooms, drinking fountains, Smoothie King, and any other facility that uses running water within the building.
  • July 4th Holiday Hours-Student Recreation Center
    News | dave Student Recreation Center
    Friday July 1st: Regular Hours
    Saturday July 2nd: Regular Hours
    Sunday July 3rd: Regular Hours
    Monday July 4th: CLOSED
    Tuesday July 5th: Regular Hours
  • July 4th Holiday Hours-Aquatic Center/Outdoor Pool Complex
    News | dave Aquatic Center:
    Friday July 1st: Regular Hours
    Saturday July 2nd: Regular Hours
    Sunday July 3rd: Regular Hours
    Monday July 4th: CLOSED

    Outdoor Pool:
    Friday July 1st: Regular Hours
    Saturday July 2nd: Regular Hours
    Sunday July 3rd: Regular Hours
    Monday July 4th: Regular Hours
  • Exercising in Hot Temperatures
    News | dave Outdoor exercise can be challenging when the temperature soars. Stay safe during hot-weather exercise by drinking enough fluids, wearing proper clothing and timing your workout to avoid extreme heat. Visit the following website for more information:

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise/HQ00316/METHOD=print
  • Exercising in Hot Temperatures
    News | dave
  • Last Chance Funding (FY 2010-11) Due This Friday!
    announcement | rlmoore Review your GSS MINI ANNOUNCEMENT for more information about applying for "Last Chance Funding" for the 2010-11 fiscal year. This is a great way to take advantage of funding that will not penalize you in the upcoming year!!
  • Aquatic Center CLOSED May 30, 2011
    News | Dave The Aquatic Center will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.
  • Acts of Kindness Heroes Award
    News | malon009 Service is a key component of the mission of The University of Alabama, and reaching out to others has always been a hallmark of the UA experience. The outpouring of gifts, time and supplies from UA students, employees and alumni in the aftermath of the April 27, 2011, tornado that struck Tuscaloosa was overwhelming – but not a bit surprising. Our students learn the importance of community service while they are here, then continue to give back for a lifetime. After all, at the end of the day, we are a community united in service to our students, our faculty and staff, our friends and our neighbors.

    The Acts of Kindness Heroes Award recognizes the generosity and compassion that is so typical of the UA spirit. Given annually at the beginning of the fall semester, the award honors students, employees, alumni and members of the community who have made a significant difference in the lives of others.

    If you know an individual or a group who has made a difference, please complete and submit your nomination no later than July 29, 2011. Awards will be presented on August 23, 2011.

    You must be a UA student or employee to submit a nomination. Nominees can be UA students and employees, or members of the community.
  • The Freshman Forum application is available
    announcement | sil The Freshman Forum application is available Applications are due by Monday, September 12th, 2011. Selections and interviews will be help throughout the month, and the 2011-2012 class of Freshman Forum will be selected at the end of September.
  • Tornado Relief Efforts
    News | Dave Thanks for your willingness to volunteer to help out with tornado relief efforts here in Tuscaloosa. We have a few options for you that you can sign up to help with. We will be sending an email like this at the end of each day or the beginning of the next day to let you know what the opportunities are because the needs change daily. Feel free to forward this out to other students who are interested. We will also be posting information on our website at www.volunteer.ua.edu/relief. The volunteer registration form can be accessed there as well. Encourage your friends to sign up with the online form as well.

    NEW IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting Saturday, May 7, all volunteers working in the recovery areas must be credentialed. Credentialing will occur at the McAbee Center, 3801 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa. Hours are Saturday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Volunteer groups can go through an accelerated volunteer approval process by emailing volunteer@givetuscaloosa.com at least 24 hours in advance of their arrival. All individuals must register through the volunteer reception center. For more information, please visit http://www.givetuscaloosa.com/.
  • Tuscaloosa Tornado Relief
    news | communityservice UA Students, Faculty, and Staff can complete this form (http://bit.ly/jtyuqO) to receive information about volunteer opportunities related to Tuscaloosa Tornado Relief.
  • Website launched to help locate missing citizens.
    News | Dave The City of Tuscaloosa has launched a website for those who are searching for missing citizens after the recent tornado disaster. This site allows people to enter information about missing individuals and will be used by the city in their search for people who are unaccounted for. This resource can be accessed on the City of Tuscaloosa web site at http://www.ci.tuscaloosa.al.us/.
  • Call center open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday
    News | Dave UA's emergency call center (348-1001 or 877-408-1001) will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Ways to Help Tornado Relief Efforts, updated Friday, April 29
    News | communityservice The University has created a gift account where individuals can donate. The web address is https://www.ua.edu/advancement/giving/donate/?division=2&account=349. Donations will be to the UA Acts of Kindness Account.

    For individuals who want to volunteer over the weekend, there are three primary locations: Temporary Emergency Services on 15th Street (11 to 6 on Saturday and 1 to 6 on Sunday), Five Points Baptist Church behind the Northport Civic Center, and Holt High School on Jack Warner Parkway (starting at 8 am).

    We are no longer accepting donations at the Rec Center on campus. Donations should be taken to Five Points Baptist Church behind the Northport Civic Center.

    We will be giving further updates next week about ways to get involved with relief efforts.
  • Monetary Donations to UA in support of students affected by Tornadoes
    News | dave People wishing to make a monetary donation to the University of Alabama to support UA students who were affected by the tornadoes are encouraged to donate to the University of Alabama Parents Association. Donations will go directly to the most urgent needs of our students.
    Please visit www.parents.ua.edu and click "Giving" or visit the link below:
    https://www.ua.edu/advancement/giving/donate/?division=17&account=52
  • SRC will resume limited operation hours Monday, May 2, 2011
    News | Dave Due to recent severe weather activity, the Student Recreation Center will resume limited operations Monday, May 2 thru Friday, May 6: 10:00am-6:00pm

    For more information, please call the Student Recreation Center front desk at 348-5164 or the membership desk at 348-5140.
  • Aquatic Center CLOSED now thru May 6, 2011.
    News | Dave Due to recent severe weather activity, the Aquatic Center will be CLOSED now thru May 6, 2011 . Hours after May 6: TBA

    For more information, please call the Student Recreation Center front desk at 348-5164 or the membership desk at 348-5140.
  • Update on Conditions at UA
    News | Dave The University will resume normal business operations on Monday, May 2. Classes and exams are cancelled as previously announced.

    Individuals and organizations who want to participate in the relief effort should contact the city’s volunteer hotline at 248-5045.

    Lakeside will continue to operate as the main student dining hall. On Monday, lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ferguson Center Starbucks will open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

    There is a chance for severe thunderstorms on Monday for Walker, Marion and Fayette counties, but the threat is less for the Tuscaloosa area. Tornadoes are not expected at this time. There is a chance that Tuscaloosa will experience some thunderstorms beginning Monday afternoon. Rain is expected all day Tuesday along I-20 north and west of I-65. Clear weather is predicted for Wednesday through Friday.

    The Emergency Call Center will conclude operations on Sunday at 3 p.m. If you have an emergency, call (205) 348-5454.

    Paychecks for students who work on campus will be paid as scheduled on Friday, May 6.

    The City of Tuscaloosa has launched a website for those who are searching for missing citizens after the recent tornado disaster. This site allows people to enter information about missing individuals and will be used by the city in their search for people who are unaccounted for. This resource can be accessed on the City of Tuscaloosa web site at http://www.ci.tuscaloosa.al.us/.

    If your off-campus apartment was damaged during the storm and you have housing needs, please call Housing & Residential Communities at (205) 348-7559 for assistance.

    UA encourages those who wish to help to donate blood at any American Red Cross location and designate it for Tuscaloosa. This is one of the most important actions we can take to help those affected in the Tuscaloosa area.

    The UA Acts of Kindness Fund has been established to support an emergency-assistance program for UA employees and students. Anyone who is interested in contributing to the UA Acts of Kindness Fund may donate online here: http://bit.ly/uaactsofkindness. More information on UA's tornado relief efforts may be found at http://www.ua.edu/tornadorelief/.
  • Information on Volunteering for Tuscaloosa Tornado Relief Efforts
    News | communityservice On Wednesday, April 27, a very large tornado came through the City of Tuscaloosa. Many families and areas of the community were effected. If you are interested in helping out with relief efforts, you can volunteer with the Compassion Coalition which will be stationed at St. Mathias Episcopal Church at 2310 Skyland Blvd. East starting at noon on Thursday, April 28. You can show up and volunteer to help with relief efforts ranging from organizing donations to food distribution to clean-up. Volunteers will be working in communities throughout Tuscaloosa that were effected. The Community Service Center will give updates about relief effort needs through Facebook and our website. Please contact Wahnee Sherman at wsherman@sa.ua.edu with any questions. After Thursday, you can also call our office at 205-348-2865 or come by 346 Ferguson Center to learn how you can help the City of Tuscaloosa.
  • The Student Recreation Center will remain open all hours as a shelter until no longer needed.
    News | Dave The Student Recreation Center is opened for displaced students due to the recent tornadoes and severe weather. The facility will remain open all hours as a shelter until no longer needed. Counselors are available on-site. For University of Alabama weather updates, check the UA website at http://www.ua.edu.
  • Capstone Senior Art & Design Show
    announcement | sagrad CAPSTONE EXPO: A SENIOR ART & DESIGN SHOW – Capstone Expo, an exposition for graduating senior art and design majors, will take place during the month of May. Beginning May 1, the Expo will prominently display the work of art and design students graduating in May 2011 in the Ferguson Center Art Gallery. A Senior Reception will take place on Friday, May 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ferguson Center Art Gallery.

    The Capstone Expo aims to provide graduating artists and designers with professional gallery experience before they enter the art and design industry and to expose the UA community to some of our campus’s most creative and talented artists. For more information, contact Ferguson Center Art Gallery Coordinator Wesley H. Rorex at fergartgallery@sa.ua.edu.
  • Application Deadline Extended for House United Habitat Build
    announcement | sagrad The application deadline for the House United Habitat Build has been extended to Wednesday, April 27. Twenty UA students will join twenty Auburn University students to build an entire Habitat house in one week. The build will take place June 12-18 in Baldwin County, Alabama. Applications are available by clicking on the House United icon on the CSC home page www.volunteer.ua.edu. Please contact Wahnee Sherman at wsherman@sa.ua.edu with any questions.
  • Congratulations to the Alabama Ultimate Frisbee Club-Conference Champions!
    News | dave BAMA ULTIMATE WINS CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
    Bama Ultimate traveled to Tupelo, MS to participate in the Gulf Coast Conference Tournament on April 16-17th. Participating teams included Mississippi State, LSU, Auburn, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt.
    Bama Ultimate successfully defended the Conference championship by winning in dramatic fashion this past weekend. On Saturday they went 4-0 in pool play by trouncing the competition. Sunday began with an intense game against against Vandy in the semi-finals, coming out with the 15-12 win. This set up a rematch of last year's finals between Bama and LSU. LSU came out strong jumping out to a 4-1 early lead. They then proceeded to take the first half 8-5 over UA but that would be the largest margin. In the second half, Bama took the momentum by breaking LSU on offense 4 times to tie the game up 10-10 and never look back. The game was tight and intense with both teams playing great ultimate by trading points. After Bama took the lead 15-14, LSU turned the disc over about 20 yards outside of the UA endzone. Bama proceeded to be patient and methodical, finally putting the disc in the endzone for the game winner, 16-14!

    "Overall on the weekend our team played tremendous on both sides of the disc. Rookies stepped up and looked like they were seasoned veterans on the field by playing some terrific defense. Role players filled expertly to add precision to the offense. Tim Brady once again led our team with his outstanding and consistent play. He all but solidified himself as player of the year for the conference. Zack Moore became the emotional leader of the team with his inspiring words and his incredible play with the disc. He continued to show why he deserves first team honors by being an unstoppable weapon. Greg Kellert used his experience and left hand flicks to beat down the competition. No team could really find an answer for these three players."- Club President Will Drumright
  • Outdoor Pool Complex CLOSED today, April 21, 2011
    News | Dave The Outdoor Pool will be closed today due to rain and severe weather expected through the afternoon
  • Tornado Warning until 3:45 p.m
    News | dave The University of Alabama is under a tornado warning until 3:15 p.m. Classes are suspended until the warning is over. Tornadoes, thunderstorms, hail and damaging winds are possible. Immediately move to the lowest level of the nearest building until you are notified that the warning is over. Also, please be familiar with UA's severe weather guidelines and stay tuned to local weather sources as long as the potential for severe weather lasts.
  • SGA President Grant Cochran issues the following statement regarding today's election of Ryan Flamerich.
    News | sga “Today is a historic day for our Student Government Association. For the first time in our history, we have created distinct lines for separation of powers. The Legislative Branch now has a leader who is completely separate from the Executive Branch. I congratulate Ryan on this historic win, and look forward to working with him and other SGA Senators. Ultimately, the real winner tonight is the student body who will reap the benefits of a better, more effective student government.”
  • A-Day Game, April 16, 2011
    News | Dave Due to the A-Day game, the Student Recreation Center will be open from 9:00am-11:00am, on Saturday, April 16.
  • SGA Director Applications Available Now!
    News | sga Take an active role in your SGA! Regardless of your interest or skill set, there is a position for you. Click the link to complete an application. Applications are due April 19th at 5:00 p.m.
  • The SRC and the Aquatic Center CLOSING at 6:00pm, Thursday, April 7, 2011
    News | dave Due to a Student Recreation Center staff event, all Aquatic Center and Student Recreation facilities will be closing at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Please pardon the inconvenience as we recognize all the staff that are employed by the Aquatic Center and SRC. Thank you.
  • Fun at the Rec, April 15, 2011-CANCELLED due to weather
    News | Dave The Fun at the Rec event schedule for this evening from 9:00pm-1:00am has been CANCELLED due to weather related activity. Please see the UA website for more information about the current weather conditions.
  • Congratulations to the CW
    News | sagrad The CW was honored as the Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper at a 4-Year College/University in Region 3 from the Society of Professional Journalists at a ceremony Friday in Birmingham. Sports Editor Jason Galloway won first place in the sports writing category for his story “Prothro Still Believes,” which profiled former Crimson Tide wide receiver Tyrone Prothro and his quest to return to playing football. Sports reporter Miranda Murphy placed third in the Sports Writing category for her story “Quidditch sweeps the Capstone,” which covered the championship round of Creative Campus’s Quidditch on the Quad event in November. Photo Editor Drew Hoover placed third in the Sports Photography category for his photo of Tide wide receiver Julio Jones’s one-handed reception against San Jose State in September.
  • EveryWoman Book Club April Meeting
    News | sagrad The EveryWoman Book Club sponsored by the WRC will meet at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28th at the University Club to discuss “Commencement” by J. Courtney Sullivan. Sullivan’s debut novel follows four seemingly opposite women from their first day of freshman year at Smith College in the late 1990s. “Commencement” explores timeless themes – friendship, coming-of-age, identity development – but does so refreshingly thanks to Sullivan’s razor sharp dialogue and honest portrayal of the characters, with which one cannot help but self-identify. Please bring $11.83 in exact cash or check (dessert is extra). You may RSVP with Kathy at kechols@sa.ua.edu. For more information contact the Women’s Resource Center web site at http://wrc.ua.edu.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    announcement | sagrad The Women's Resource Center will sponsor a series of events during the month of April to help raise awareness of issues associated with sexual assault. Events include: Healing the Wounded Hearts Exhibit, We Speak Up photo campaign, Ask Me Why I Wear Teal sticker campaign, Take Back the Night march and rall and Safe Harbor Training. For more information contact the WRC at 205-348-5040.
  • April Brown Bag Lecture
    announcement | sagrad The Women's Resource Center will sponsor a Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, April 6th at 12:00 p.m. featuring two graduate students in the Women's Studies program who will present their original research. The first lecture entitled, "Expendable Lives: Dangerous Assumptions Underlying the (Mis)Application of Alabama's Chemical Endangerment Law to Pregnant Women and New Mothers," will be presented by Emily Unnasch. The second lecture will feature Maegan Sullivan's research, "Got Milk? Moving Awar from Reprocentric visions of Breastfeeding - Towards More Expansive Possibilities." The lecture will be held in Manly 102 on Wednesday, April 6th at noon. Bring a brown bag lunch and plan to arrive early as seating is limited.
  • Graduate Assistantship Process Returns in January!
    News | rlmoore We are currently not accepting applications for assistantships. However, we look forward to reopening our search and starting the process all over again in January! Check back soon for information about Student Affairs Assistantships for 2011-12.
  • Research & Travel Funding Application
    news | rlmoore The 2011-12 Fiscal Year for GSA Research and Travel Funds application is now available! Check back soon for more details and be sure to check out next GRAD SOURCE!!
  • Volunteer of the Year & Service Project of the Year Nominations Due April 1
    News | communityservice CSC NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - The Community Service Center is now accepting nominations for Volunteer of the Year and Outstanding Service Project. Recipients will be recognized at the Annual Profiles in Service & Leadership Awards Banquet on April 13, 2011 in the Capstone Hotel Ballroom. Applications are due by Friday, April 1, at 5PM.

    Please consider nominating a student who has made a substantial impact in the community for Volunteer of the Year. Outstanding Service Project nominations are open to projects from student organizations or campus offices. Applications will be available online at http://volunteer.ua.edu/profiles.cfm or can be picked up in the Community Service Center in Ferguson Center 346. Please contact Caroline Dorning at cscgrad@sa.ua.edu with any questions.
  • House United Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build Applications Available Now
    News | communityservice The University of Alabama’s Community Service Center is recruiting students to participate in the House United Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build along with Auburn University. The Blitz Build, which is the first of its kind for the two institutions, will take place June 12 - 18 in Baldwin County, Alabama.

    During the week long House United Blitz Build 40 students from UA and Auburn will work together in twelve-hour shifts to build a house for a Habitat for Humanity family. Both universities hope to make the build an annual event for students.

    “Participating in an event like this helps our students build strong relationships with each other and with students from Auburn as well as building a strong relationship with an Alabama community,” said Wahnee Sherman, Director of the Community Service Center. “Both institutions value giving back to the state. This experience will be a tangible example of that commitment to serving the state of Alabama.”

    The cost of the trip is $250 and includes meals, lodging and transportation. Applications are currently available on the CSC website at www.volunteer.ua.edu by following the House United link as well as in the Community Service Center in 346 Ferguson Center. The deadline for students to apply to be considered for this exciting and unique opportunity is April 8.
  • Congratulations to the Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team-2011 National Champions!
    News | Dave ALABAMA WINS THIRD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    Arlington, Texas - The University of Alabama Women's Wheelchair Basketball team won their 3rd straight National Championship, beating 2nd seed University of Wisconsin Whitewater by a score of 58-56.

    This is the fourth straight year that Alabama advanced to the finals and the Crimson Tide has won the national championship the last three years in a row. Alabama split with the War Hawks during the regular season before the showdown in the championship game. The game was tied 7 times early, however Alabama took control and led for over 28 of the 40 minutes in the game. The Tide never trailed after a 3 point half time lead was steadily extended to 12 points before the Defending Champions held on at the end for their third National Championship in as many years. See more on their website at: http://uads.weebly.com/
  • Intramural Basketball Captains Meetings, Wednesday, March 23, 2011
    News | dave Intramural Basketball Captains Meetings, Wednesday March 23rd.
    Pro at 8:00pm
    Co-Rec at 8:30pm
    Semi-Pro at 9:00pm.
    All meetings will take place in the Student Activity Center located at the back of the Student Recreation Center.
  • Donate a Meal for 25 cents to Stop Hunger Now!
    News | communityservice Visit www.stophungernow.org to find out more about Stop Hunger Now. 10,000 meals will be packaged at the Sleep Out on the Quad on March 30 at 8:00 pm. Visit the link below to make your contribution to fighting hunger!
  • Intramural 4V4 Flag Football Captains Meeting
    News | Dave Meetings will be held tonight at the following times:
    7pm - Pro/Co-Rec Divisions
    8pm - Semi Pro Divisions
    These meetings will be in Student Activity Center located at the Student Recreation Center. A team representative MUST be present.
    Please call the Intramural Office at 348-8055 for more information.
  • Aquatic Center Spring Break Hours
    News | Dave Aquatic Center 2011 Spring Break Hours:
    Aquatic Center: (Pools & Weight Room)
    Saturday 3/12: 9:30AM-12:00PM
    Sunday 3/13: 2:00PM-4:00PM
    Monday-Friday 3/14-3/18: 7:00AM-9:00AM & 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Saturday 3/19: 9:30AM-12:00PM
    Sunday 3/20: 2:00PM-4:00PM

    SRC Indoor Pool:
    Saturday 3/12: 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday 3/13: 12:00PM-2:00PM
    Monday 3/14: 10:00AM-1:00PM & 4:30PM-6:30PM
    Tuesday-Thursday 3/15-3/17 CLOSED: Acid Washing & Maintenance
    Friday 3/18: 10:00AM-1:00PM & 4:30PM-6:30PM
    Saturday 3/19: 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday 3/20: 12:00PM-6:00PM
  • SRC Spring Break Hours
    News | Dave Spring Break 2011 Hours, March 12th-20th
    Saturday 3/12 9:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday 3/13 12:00pm-4:00pm
    Monday 3/14- Friday 3/ 18 10:00am-7:00pm
    Saturday 3/19 9:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday 3/20 12:00pm-12:00am
  • SOURCE Board of Directors Applications Available
    News | sagrad The SOURCE Board of Governors is taking applications for directors and team positions. The Director positions are paid positions through the SOURCE and include the Director of Communications, Director of Organization Leadership, Director of Organization Outreach, and Director of Fiscal Affairs. Applications can be found at thesource.ua.edu . Director applications are due March 11th at 4:45 to 355 Ferguson. Team applications are due March 30th at 4:45 to 355 Ferguson. For questions please feel free to contact the SOURCE at 348-6114 or source@bama.ua.edu.
  • Pay Equity Awareness Week
    News | sagrad The Women’s Resource Center, Career Center, and Pan-Hellenic Council are sponsoring Pay Equity Awareness Week February 28th – March 4th to explore the issue of pay disparity based on gender and race through several events. A Pay Equity Bake Sale will be held on Monday, February 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Ferguson Center near Starbucks. March 2nd is “In the Red Day” where students, faculty and staff are asked to wear red as a silent protest against the practice of pay inequality amongst different genders and races. The $tart $mart Pay Negotiation Workshop will be held March 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Ferguson 309. This workshop is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students to learn the tools and strategies for women to become their own best advocates as through sound pay negotiation. Space is limited so call 348-5040 to register by March 1st. To learn more about Pay Equity Awareness Week, contact Maria at the Women’s Resource Center at 348-5040 or mvpfisher@sa.ua.edu.
  • Capstone Hero Nominations
    News | sagrad The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is now accepting nominations for Capstone Hero. The Capstone Hero award honors those whose lives and contributions to life at the Capstone echo the values espoused in the Capstone Creed. UA faculty, staff, students, friends and community members are invited to submit nomination(s) for individuals or groups who inspire and challenge everyone to live up to the principles of integrity within the Capstone Creed. Nominations for the 2011 Capstone Heroes award must be turned in to the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership (355 Ferguson Center) or emailed to Josh Burford, burfo003@sa.ua.edu by March 7,at 4:00 p.m. The nomination form can be found at http://leadership.ua.edu/Documents/CapstoneHeroesNominationForm2011.pdf.
  • Graduate Assistant Recruitment Day
    News | sagrad – Graduate Student Services will host Student Affairs GA Recruitment Day on Friday, March 4. Prospective students will have an opportunity to attend information sessions designed to provide them with more information about the Division of Student Affairs, interact with student affairs professionals during the luncheon, and interview for assistantships. Additionally, students interested in the Higher Education Administration program will be invited to attend an open house from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For more information about GA Recruitment Day, contact Rosalind Moore at 348-6796 or rlmoore@sa.ua.edu.
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  • Alternative May Interim Trip to Canada - Applications & Scholarships Available
    News | communityservice Want to get involved with service? Join the CSC on a May interim service trip to Guelph, Canada. The service will primarily deal with environmental issues, sustainability and community gardening. The dates for the trip are May 14-22, 2011. The approximate cost of the trip is $650 which includes meals, lodging, and transportation.

    There are a limited number of scholarships available as well.

    Applications can be found at http://www.volunteer.ua.edu/alternativebreak.cfm. The deadline to apply has been extended to March 11.

    Please direct any questions to Wahnee Sherman at wsherman@sa.ua.edu.
  • CSC Student Staff applications for 2011/2012 now available. Due February 28
    News | communityservice The Community Service Center is looking student leaders who are passionate about service to become part of our team for 2011/2012. Positions are available in several focus areas: 1. Arts, Youth & Education 2. Civic Engagement & Outreach 3. Hunger & Homelessness (which includes Beat Auburn Beat Hunger 4. Volunteer Outreach & Public Relations 5. Alternative Break 6. Graphic Design & Marketing.

    Student Director (which requires a 10 hour a week commitment) and Assistant Student Director (which requires a 3 hour a week commitment) are positions available. We also have committee chair positions available for Beat Auburn Beat Hunger which is new for our office this year.

    The applications are due on February 28.

    Applications can be found at http://www.volunteer.ua.edu/joinstaff.cfm.

    Please contact Wahnee Sherman at wsherman@sa.ua.edu with any questions.
  • Beat Auburn Beat Hunger - Committee Chair Applications Available
    News | communityservice Pick up an application in 346 Ferguson Center -or- Email beatauburnbeathunger@gmail.com for more info
  • Student Recreation Center and Aquatic Center to open at 10:00am on Thursday, February 10
    News | Dave Due to winter weather conditions, the Student Recreation Center and the Aquatic Center will open at 10:00am on Thursday, February 10, 2011. All regular programming will begin at that time. Please refer to the UA website at: www.ua.edu for more information regarding weather conditions.
  • Community Service Center Student Staff Applications Now Available
    News | sagrad The Community Service Center is looking for students to join the student staff for 2011-2012. Student Director and Assistant Student Director applications are available in the CSC and on the Web site at http://www.volunteer.ua.edu/joinstaff.cfm. Please encourage students to apply. Applications are due Monday, February 28. Direct any questions to Wahnee Sherman at wsherman@sa.ua.edu.
  • Student Judicial Board Applications Now Available
    News | sagrad The SGA Student Judicial Board is now accepting applications for 2011-2012. The Board is composed of Associate Justices, led by one Chief Justice, and is assisted by Clerks. The Board adjudicates cases arising from student non-academic misconduct and parking violations. The SGA is seeking dependable, punctual, fair-minded undergraduate, graduate, and law students committed to supporting the philosophy of the Code of Student Conduct, the Academic Honor Code, the Code of Academic Conduct, and all other guidelines of conduct officially set forth by the University. All Applicants must be available during fall and spring semesters to attend Judicial Board every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. If you know of a student who fulfills the qualities we are seeking the deadline for applications is February 21, 2011, and applications can be found at www.sga.ua.edu and www.ja.ua.edu. For more information contact pperry@sa.ua.edu.
  • Read Across America Day
    announcement | sagrad Make a difference in Tuscaloosa – the United Way of West Alabama, Adopt-A-School, and the Literary Council of West Alabama invite you to join West Alabamians for the 4th annual United Way Day of Action on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. This date is significant because it is also Read Across America Day, a nationally coordinated event coinciding with Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Volunteer to read for 20 minutes to a classroom in Tuscaloosa primary schools, and you’ll be promoting literacy in West Alabama…and have lots of fun while doing it. To sign up for Read Across America Day click here - http://www.uwwa.org/volunteer.html. Please contact Wahnee Sherman at wsherman@sa.ua.edu if you have any questions.
  • African American Heritage Month
    announcement | sagrad The Women’s Resource Center at the University of Alabama will celebrate African-American Heritage Month during the month of February. Events include From My Hands: Quilt Creations by Gee’s Bend, Dr. Geraldine Bell’s collection of Gee’s Bend quilts. Dr. Bell travels with her collection to share the African tradition of quilting shown through the Gee’s Bend quilts. The exhibit will be on display Wednesday, Feburary 16, at 3:00 p.m. in Ferguson 301. The National Read-In Day will take place on Monday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the Crossroads Community Center. The Read-In includes readings of black literature by local personalities, poets, orators, community members and community leaders. The WRC and Ferguson Center will sponsor a day trip to Gee’s Bend on Saturday, February 26. Gee’s Bend is a town known for its multi-generation quilting technique in the style of traditional African American quilts, and invoking the style of Amish quilts and modern art. Call the Women’s Resource Center to reserve a spot for the trip, call 348-5040.
  • Experiencing the Sublime Art Exhibit
    announcement | sagrad Sky Shineman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History, will present “Experiencing the Sublime” art exhibit at the Ferguson Center Art Gallery. Shineman received her MFA in Studio Art from Ohio State University in 2007. The exhibit will run from January 13 – February 24 and is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Be sure to stop by and experience Shineman’s beautiful, serene paintings.
  • On the Town with the Ferg
    announcement | sagrad The Ferguson Center Student Union will provide 40 students with free tickets and a ride to the Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art on Saturday, February 12. Space is limited and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. Interested students should e-mail uaprograms@gmail.com to reserve a ticket. Students should meet at the Ferguson Center Plaza at 12:45 p.m.
  • Campus MovieFest Red Carpet Finale
    announcement | sagrad The Campus MovieFest Red Carpet Finale will take place on Thursday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ferguson Center Theater. The finale caps off Campus MovieFest, an event for student filmmakers to make a five minute film in one week. The top 16 films will be shown during the finale. Admission is free, doors open at 7:00 p.m.
  • Nominations for Capstone Hero now being accepted
    News | sjones Nominations for the 2011 Capstone Heroes award must be turned in to the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership (355 Ferguson Center) or e-mailed to Josh Burford, burfo003@sa.ua.edu by 4 p.m. on March 7th. You can access the nomination form by visiting the Student Affairs Web site, sa.ua.edu. More info...
  • Aquatic Center will be closing at 9:00pm, Wednesday, February 9
    News | Dave The Aquatic Center will close today at 9:00pm due to a winter weather advisory. Based on this forecast, the University will suspend normal operations and classes are canceled as of 5:00 p.m. today. Operations and classes are expected to resume as regularly scheduled on Thursday morning, Feb. 10. However, if temperatures dip below freezing overnight and icy conditions impact safe travel faculty, staff and students will be notified via text message, e-mail and the UA Web page (http://www.ua.edu) of a delayed start time.
  • Student Recreation Center Closing at 6:00pm, Wednesday, February 9
    News | Dave The Student Recreation Center will close today at 6:00pm due to a winter weather advisory. Based on this forecast, the University will suspend normal operations and classes are canceled as of 5:00 p.m. today. Operations and classes are expected to resume as regularly scheduled on Thursday morning, Feb. 10. However, if temperatures dip below freezing overnight and icy conditions impact safe travel faculty, staff and students will be notified via text message, e-mail and the UA Web page (http://www.ua.edu) of a delayed start time.
    SRC will close at 6pm.
    Intramural Sports are cancelled for tonight, rescheduled games to be determined.
    Club Sports practices indoors and outdoors are cancelled.
    Group Exercise classes scheduled at or after 5pm today are cancelled.
    Personal Training sessions scheduled at or after 5pm today are cancelled.
    Outdoor Recreation Climbing Wall will close with the facility at 6pm.
    SRC Pool will close at 5:45pm.
  • The New SGA Constitution Passed by 92%
    News | sga
  • Discovery Series at the Ferguson Center
    News | sagrad Find your talent, Discover your passion. Spring 2011 Discovery series class offerings are available and will include dance classes, guitar, cooking classes, dog training and more! Visit http://ferguson.ua.edu/discoverynew.html to browse through the class offerings. The Discovery Series are non-credit classes offered to UA students, faculty, staff as well as the Tuscaloosa community. Limited space is available so reserve your space now! For questions, email discovery.series@gmail.com
  • Campus MovieFest
    News | sagrad Campus MovieFest is back! Students interested in participating in Campus MovieFest can have access to everything they need to film a five minute film in one week - including an Apple laptop, Panasonic HD videocamera, and an AT&T phone - all for free! Movies will be entered for prizes including iPads, cash, Hollywood pitch meetings and the chance to be screened at the Ferguson Center Theater red carpet finale on February 10th. Sign up online by February 1st at www.campusmoviefest.com. For more information, contact Kelli Knox-Hall at kknox-hall@sa.ua.edu.
  • UREC Polar Plunge
    announcement | sagrad UREC is hosting their first Polar Plunge to help raise awareness and funds for the West Alabama Red Cross. The event will take place on February 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the UREC Outdoor Pool Complex. Participation costs $5 for students and $10 for non-students. The registration form can be found at www.urec.sa.ua.edu. ALl proceeds will benefit the West Alabama American Red Cross. For more infomration about the UREC Polar Plunge, contact Christine Hackman at clhackman@crimson.ua.edu.
  • Increased thefts at the SRC, please secure your belongings.
    News | Dave Since December, we have had an increase in the number of thefts at the Student Recreation Center. The majority of these thefts have involved cell phones, cash, credit cards and iPods. We are taking numerous steps to ensure the safety and security of the patrons in the facility, but we need your help. Please do not bring your valuables into the facility. If you bring these types of items with you, please keep them on your person, or in a locked locker. Please help us keep our facility safe for all patrons.
  • 50 meter pool will be closed for maintenance
    News | Dave UPDATE Thursday 1/27/2011: The 50 meter pool electrical and pump repair is continuing. During this time, there will be no open recreation swimming at the Aquatic Center. Aquatic Center members may use the SRC Pool. Masters and UA clubs should check with their representatives. The weight room will remain open. Check our website, facebook, or aquatics hotline at 348-6100 for the latest update.
  • Spring 2 Class Registration
    News | sga The following is information regarding Spring II classes:

    1. Registration begins January 21st
    2. Classes begin February 14th and end with the regular semester on April 29.
    3. Last day to Add/Drop - February 18th
  • Campus MovieFest coming to UA Feb. 1
    news | ferguson Campus MovieFest is the world's largest student film festival. UA is bringing Campus MovieFest to you! Come join hundreds of students at UA and grab everything you'll need to make a movie in a week... All for FREE!

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    REGISTRATION:
    ...
    *Register by Feb. 1, 2011 online at www.campusmoviefest.com.*
    --In the top right corner click on the "sign-up" tab. Select the University of Alabama. Fill out the form to register your team.

    *Pick-up equipment Feb. 1, 2011 between 12-5:00pm at the Ferguson Center, second floor TV lounge. You will recieve an apple lap-top, HD Camera, and editing software FOR FREE...
  • Intramural Basketball
    News | Dave Intramural Basketball starts Jan. 30. Limited court space will be available from Sunday to Thursday, weekly after 6:00 p.m.
  • SGA Elections
    News | sga SGA Elections will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. A full calendar of events and deadlines will be released soon.
  • Meagan Bryant, Associate Justice - SGA Member of the Month
    News | sga Meagan is from Birmingham, Alabama and is a Sophomore majoring in Public Relations. “My favorite part about the judicial system is presenting to classes. I enjoy informing others about the code of conduct and clearing up many common misconceptions. This fall I helped in organizing presentations for freshman classes. I also helped expedite football ticket penalty appeals. My main goal as an Associate Justice is to make all of our policies transparent.”
  • Body Blast! is back!
    News | Dave Body Blast with Neika and Whitney is back! Come and get in shape with a great workout combing elements of P90X, Insanity and whatever else they think of! A 1 hour class, 2 days a week for 6 weeks. Monday and Wednesday, 6:00am or 12:00 noon. The cost is $99.00 and you get a jump rope! For more information, contact Leigh Darilek, Manager, Group Exercise, at 348-5131 or email at: ldarilek@sa.ua.edu
  • WRC Sponsors Artist Way Self Growth Group
    announcement | sagrad • The Women’s Resource Center will offer an interactive group for women who are UA faculty or staff. The group will begin on Friday, February 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will run for twelve weeks. Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist Way, will be the foundation for the group’s work. You do not need to be an artist; the group is designed to bring out your creative side as you learn to balance different aspects of your life. The group will meet at the WRC located at 1011 Jackson Ave. Call 348-5040 for more information or to register.
  • Brown Bag Luncheon
    announcement | sagrad The Women's Resource Center and Women's Studies would like to announce the first Brown Bag lecture of the spring 2011 semester. This month's will feature Dr. Janis Edwards of the Communication Studies Department. Dr. Edwards will speak on the topic: (What) Can Sarah Palin Teach Us About Women in Politics? The lecture will be held Wednesday, January 19 at 12 p.m. in Manly 308 and is free!
  • EveryWoman Book Club for January
    announcement | sagrad The EveryWoman Book Club has chosen its book for January. Join the book club to discuss The Goodwin Girls by the EWBC’s own member, Diana Craig Bibb. The book is available at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ for $12.82. The EWBC will meet January 27 at 12:00 p.m. to the University Club. Please bring $11.83 in exact cash or check for lunch.
  • Spring Get On Board Day
    announcement | sagrad Spring Get On Board Day is an event for students of all classifications to explore the involvement opportunities at the Capstone. This year, Spring Get On Board Day will take place Wednesday, January 19, in the Ferguson Center Ballroom from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Student organizations can sign up on the SOURCE (accessed through MyBama under “Forms”) and cost is $15. Departments can receive a table by contacting Alex Karagas at karag001@sa.ua.edu. The cost for departments is $15. The deadline to sign up is Friday, January 14, at 4:45pm. Payment can be submitted to 355 Ferguson by cash, check (made out to the University of Alabama), or DTA (made out to the SOURCE sent to Box: 870292). For any questions please feel free to contact Alex Karagas at karag001@sa.ua.edu or 348-6114.
  • Delayed opening for Tuesday, January 11th
    News | Dave Student Recreation Center- Open 8:00am-12:00am (Note delayed opening from normal operations). Membership office will open with staffing arrival at 10:00am

    Aquatic Center-Normal Operations 6:00am-9:00pm
  • Student Recreation Center and Aquatic Center OPEN from 2:00pm-6:00pm, Monday, January 10
    News | Dave SRC AND AC FACILITIES

    Monday, January 10 from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Facilities will be open for informal (open) recreation usage only including SRC pool and AC weight room. No group exercise classes will be conducted.

    Tuesday, January 11 (SRC) 5:30am-12:00am (normal operations) and (AC) 6:00am-9:00pm (normal operations).
  • SUSPENDED NORMAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS UNTIL 10:00AM
    News | Dave UA has suspended normal business operations until 10am on Monday, January 10. Based on patron and staff safety, both the AC and SRC will remain closed pending the University’s updated information tomorrow. Review and announcement of facility operations will be made after 12 noon based on road conditions and staff ability to safely work shifts.
  • Student Recreation Center Closing at 6:00pm, Sunday, Jan. 9
    News | Dave The Student Recreation Center will close at 6:00pm on Sunday, January 9, 2011 due to inclement weather. The University’s emergency preparedness group will continue to monitor weather conditions and will provide updated information on UA’s status on the UA Web site at www.ua.edu, through local radio and television stations, and via UA Alerts text and e-mail alerts.
  • Aquatic Center Pool Repair
    News | Dave Due to a breakdown in the pool filtration pump, related electrical and additional filtration plumbing issues, the Aquatic Center pool will be closed for repair throughout the week of January 3-7, until further notice. The Student Recreation Center welcomes all Aquatic Center members to use the Student Recreation Center pool during this temporary displacement. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this adventure.
  • Capital One Bowl: Michigan St. vs. The Crimson Tide
    News | sga The No. 15 Crimson Tide and No. 7 Spartans will meet on Saturday, January 1, 2011, at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The game will be televised by ESPN and will kick off at 12 p.m. (CST) with Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe calling the action.
  • Personal Training Prep Course-FREE CLASS
    News | Dave Course will prepare participants for the American Council on Exercise personal trainer certification exam. Materials used may also cross over to personal trainer certifications offered by other organizations, including but not limited to the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, and the American College of Sports Medicine.
    Class will meet once per week for 7 weeks. Each class will last approximately 1 1/2 hours.
    The course is free for any University of Alabama student, faculty/staff, or Student Recreation Center member.
    Participants may register in the SRC business office between the hours of 7am and 6pm, Monday-Friday.
    Classes will be on Tuesdays from 2-3:30pm. First class will be on January 18 and will take place every Tuesday through March 1 in the SRC Student Activity Center.
    Please check the website for more information.
  • January FAC Meeting Cancelled
    News | sga
  • Outdoor Recreation Rental Center and Climbing Wall Holiday Hours
    News | Dave Outdoor Rec office/Rental Center:
    Monday, December 13 – Friday, December 17: 10am – 4pm
    Monday, January 3 – Friday, January 7: 10am – 4pm
    Normal operating hours resume on Monday, January 10, 2011
    *Normal operating hours: (Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm)

    Climbing Wall:
    Monday, December 13 – Friday, December 17: 2pm – 6pm
    Monday, January 3 – Friday, January 7: 2pm – 6pm
    Normal operating hours resume on Sunday, January 9, 2011
    *Normal operating hours: (Monday – Thur 2pm – 10pm; Fri & Sun 2pm – 7pm; available for group rental on Sat)
  • Aquatics Operation Holiday Hours
    News | Dave AQC Open Swim and AQC Weight Room                                   
    Saturday 11 December-9:30am-Noon                                                     
    Sunday 12 December-2:00pm-5:00pm                                                     
    Monday 13-Friday 17 December-6:00am-9:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm, 4:30pm-7:30pm 
    Saturday 18 December-9:30am-Noon                                                     
    Sunday 19 December-2:00pm-5:00pm                                                     
    Monday 20-Wednesday 22 December-6:00am-9:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm, 4:30pm-7:30pm
    Thursday 23 December- 6:00am-9:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm
    Friday 24-Sunday 26 December-CLOSED                                                     
    Monday 27-Thursday 30 December-6:00am-8:00am, Noon-2:00pm                 
    Friday 31 December-Sunday 2 January-CLOSED                                     
    Monday 3-Friday 7 January-6:00am-9:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm, 4:30pm-7:30pm 
    Saturday 8 January-9:30am-Noon
    Sunday 9 January-2:00pm-5:00pm                 
    Monday 10-Tuesday 11 January-6:00am-9:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm, 4:30pm-7:30pm
    Schedules are subject to change without advance notice

    On the days the Aquatics Center is closed, if you would like to workout and swim at the Student Recreation Center, please call the Aquatics Center Office, 8:00am to 4:45pm at 348-5244. Access to the SRC will be arranged for you at no additional cost. For additional information about University Recreation, Aquatics Department, go to http://urec@sa.ua.edu
  • Student Recreation Center Holiday Hours
    News | Dave Saturday, Dec. 11 9:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday, Dec. 12 12:00pm-6:00pm
    Monday-Friday, Dec. 13-Dec. 17 5:30am-7:00pm
    Saturday, Dec. 18 9:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday, Dec. 19 12:00pm-6:00pm
    Monday-Thursday, Dec. 20-23 5:30am-7:00pm
    Friday-Sunday, Dec. 24-26 CLOSED
    Monday-Thursday, Dec.27-30 10:00am-7:00pm
    Friday-Sunday, Dec. 31-Jan.2 CLOSED
    Monday-Friday, Jan.3-7 5:30am-7:00pm
    Saturday, Jan. 8 9:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday, Jan. 9 Resume regular hours
  • Women's Resource Center Open House
    News | sagrad The WRC invites you to stop by for their Open House on Friday, December 3 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Food and drinks will be provided. Come meet the faculty and tour the new facility. The new location is the South Lawn Office Building - 1101 Jackson Ave Suite 2000.
  • Capstone Expo: A Senior Art & Design Show
    News | sagrad Capstone Expo will be presented at the Ferguson Art Gallery December 1-15. The inaugural Capstone Expo will feature graduating senior artists, photographers, apparel designers and interior designers. Featured senior artists inculde Amanda Nicole Barnes, Katrina Noel Thomas, Sarah Brodie Whetstone, Laura Blair Little, Leah Allison Tucker and Shelton N. Wirth. Two receptions will be held for this exhibit on Friday, December 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, December 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Two CSC Student Staff Members Selected for Teach for America
    News | communityservice The Community Service Center is proud to announce that two of our student staff members have been selected to be part of the Teach for America program for next year. Rob Maxwell & Hillary Moore serve as student directors in the CSC this year. They will be continuing their dedication to service by participating in the Teach for America program in 2011/2012.

    Rob Maxwell is a senior from Huntsville, Alabama majoring in Economics. Rob will be accepting a position in Milwaukee, Wisconsin teaching middle school mathematics. Hillary Moore is a senior from Weddington, North Carolina and is a member of New College with an emphasis in Public Relations and Social Justice. Hillary will be accepting a position in Memphis, Tennessee teaching elementary school students. We want to extend our congratulations to both of them on this outstanding accomplishment.
  • Native American Heritage Month
    News | sagrad Native American Heritage Month is happening November 1-30. The WRC is honoring several Native Americans with its Women Who Dared flier campaign. Fliers will be posted throughout campus all month to educate the campus community about this important heritage.
  • Corolla Named Best of Show
    News | sagrad The Corolla, the UA yearbook, was one of the Best of Show winners from the national College Media Convention. The new redesigned Corolla is on sale now; contact the Office of Student Media if you are interested in purchasing one.
  • Up Til Dawn Finale Event
    News | sagrad On November 16 from 6pm-12:00am, all UA students, faculty and staff members are invited to the Ferguson Center to address pre-written letters to your friends and family, asking for their support to St. Jude with the mission to Unite to Fight Childhood Cancer. The number of letters you complete will determine your eligibility for various prizes. Each person who writes 10 letters will gain entrance into the Finale event which provides entertainment through music, games, patient speakers, a comedian, and more! Those who write 25 letters and up will be eligible for prizes such as an Ipod, gift cards, book scholarships and even a $1000 scholarship. T-shirts and food donated from various restaurants will be provided to participants. This is also a great way to earn community service hours through SLPro.

    All it takes is YOU emailing utd@ua.edu with your name letting us know you will be attending the event. Then mark your calendar for November 16th at 6pm and tell your friends! When you come to the event, bring as many addresses of friends and family as possible and be prepared to join the movement!

    Those who do not write letters can enter the Finale event for a donation of $5 at the door.

    Come join the fight against childhood cancer!
  • EveryWoman Book Club - November
    News | sagrad The EveryWoman book club will meet at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16 at the University Club to discuss "Two Old Women: An Alaska Tale of Betrayal, Courage and Survival" by Velma Wallis. The book is chosen in honor of Native American Heritage Month November 1-30. The University Club is located at the corner of University Blvd and Queen City Ave. Please bring $11.83 in exact cash or check (dessert is extra). For more information, please contact the Women's Resource Center at 348-5050 or http://wrc.ua.edu.
  • 2011 Cultivate Peer Mentor Applications Now Available
    announcement | sil The Cultivate Peer Mentor program is currently accepting applications for 2011 mentors. Mentors must be freshmen, sophomores, or juniors, who are passionate about serving the incoming freshman class. The mentors will take a mini-mester training course in the spring, where they have the option of receiving course credit through New College, and then they will be matched with a class of students in the fall to serve as a mentor. More information can be found at leadership.ua.edu/cultivate.cfm, as well as on the application, which can be submitted online here https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&pli=1&formkey=dDRSZlZiUlpETjdGOGFLVDlxeFpRUGc6MQ#gid=0.
  • Hot Topics Discussion at The Ferg
    News | sagrad The Ferguson Center will host the second Hot Topics event of the semester entitled, “Racism: Then & Now” on Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center second floor TV lounge. This popular discussion series allows students to talk about a controversial topic in a neutral setting. The discussion is facilitated by a moderator. For more information about the Hot Topics discussion series, visit http://ferguson.ua.edu, www.facebook.com/TheFergUA, follow @TheFergUA on Twitter or call 348-7487.
  • Group Exercise Cancellations
    News | Dave Group Exercise Cancellations
    No Group Exercise classes will be held at the Student Recreation Center
    or Aquatic Center on the following dates:
    Thursday, Nov 18
    Wednesday, Nov 24
    Thursday, Nov 25
    Friday, Nov 26
  • Women at Work: Struggles and Triumphs in Male Dominated Environments
    announcement | sagrad The Women's Resource Center, Delta Xi Phi multicultural sorority, the Department of Gender and Race Stuides and Tide Together will co-sponsor the "Women at Work: Struggles and Triumphs in Male Dominated Environments" discussion panel. The panel will be held at 6:00 p.m. in Ferguson 301. An informal meet and greet with the panelists will start at 5:30 p.m. in Ferguson 301. The event is free.
    "Women at Work" will feature five female panelists discussing teh struggles and triumphs of being a female in the male-dominated arenas of academia and the workforce. Panelists include Dr. Doveanna Fulton-Minor, chair of the Department of Gender and Race Studies and Anthropologist Ashley Dumas; attorney Grace Lee; journalist Kathryn Starbuck; and registered nurse Bettyjo Latsis. They will discuss their personal journeys obtaining college degrees and succeeding in careers, while balancing family life. All students, faculty and staff are invited.
  • Dissertation/Thesis Support Group Meeting
    announcement | sagrad The women-only dissertation/thesis support group meets every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Women's Resource Center in the South Lawn Office Building. This group is for women who may need a little encouragement and support to get through the research and writing process. For more information call 348-5040.
  • Ferguson Art Gallery Invites UA Students to Showcase Work
    News | sagrad The Ferguson Center Art Gallery invites all art and design seniors graduating in December to apply to showcase their work in the Captstone Expo: A Senior Art and Design Show held December 1-15. Seniors majoring in graphic design, interior design, photography, sculpture or any other form or art. Four feet of gallery space will be assigned to each student artist. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Student Affairs on Facebook
    News | sagrad The Division of Student Affairs is now on Facebook! We are slowly exploring social media as another tool to communicate with our external audiences. Click here to "like" the page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tuscaloosa-AL/UA-Division-of-Student-Affairs/167781413237483?v=app_2309869772. If you interact with external audiences please forward the link to them as well.
  • November Brown Bag Lecture
    announcement | sagrad The Women's Resource Center and the Department of Gender Studies will host a Brown Bag Lecture featuring Dr. Jen Drouin on Wednesday, November 3, in Manly 308 at noon. Dr. Drouin, Assistant Professor in the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies in the Department of English, will present her lecture, "Nationalism, Feminism and the Politics of Recognition in Quebecois Shakespeare." Bring your lunch and arrive early as space is limited. Québécois adaptations of Shakespeare present a compelling case of what political theorist Nancy Fraser calls “the recognition-redistribution dilemma” where collectives are caught between the need to both highlight and erase group differences; in this case, nationalists and feminists. This lecture will provide a reading of Normand Chaurette’s 1991 play The Queens which exemplifies the tension between nation and gender in Québécois Shakespeare. Dr. Drouin will speak on the recognition-redistribution dilemma and how it applies to the relationship between nation and gender in Québec.
  • Jason Doblin Poise Exhibit at the Ferguson Center Art Gallery
    announcement | sagrad The Ferguson Center Art Gallery will display Jason Doblin's exhibit Poise. The exhibit will be on display November 4-28. Jason Doblin is an MFA candidate in Studio Art with a concentration in ceramics and the Undergraduate Parent Support Coordinator in Student Affairs at UA. This exhibit reflects Doblin's constant shifting and re-shifting of duties and roles to maintain balance or Poise, in his busy life. The opening reception will be held Friday, November 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information about the Ferguson Art Gallery or this month's exhibit, contact Ferguson Art Gallery Coordinator Wesley H. Rorex at fergartgallery@sa.ua.edu.
  • Bringing History to Life
    News | sagrad Panelists include Autherine Lucy Foster and James Hood, the first African-Americans to enroll at UA
    November 3 at 9:00 a.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom
    Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a panel discussion about the events leading to the desegregation of The University of Alabama. Autherine Lucy Foster, Vivian Malone Jones and James Hood are three brave individuals who took a stand for change at a crucial time in the history of UA. Their courageous strides in 1956 and 1963 marked the beginning of UA's steady progress toward the inclusive and diverse campus we celebrate today. Mrs. Foster, Mr. Hood and a family member of the late Vivian Malone Jones will participate in a panel discussion about UA's early movement toward desegregation Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom. The moderator will be Dr. E. Culpepper Clark, former dean of the College of Communication and Information Sciences and author of the book The Schoolhouse Door: Segregation's Last Stand at The University of Alabama. Any student can submit questions prior to the event that may be included in the panel discussion. Email questions to kknox-hall@sa.ua.edu by Monday, Nov. 1. Free tickets are available online at http://crimsonartstickets.com. All student attendees will receive a free breakfast immediately following the panel discussion.
  • Straight to the Top Forum with President Witt
    News | sga Tuesday, November 2 in Gorgas 205 @ 6pm. Come and have your questions and concerns addressed by President Witt and other administration officials!
  • Ride with the Tide Deadline Extended to Monday, November 1st
    announcement | sga
  • SGA Wide Meeting Alston 30 @ 8:00 pm
    News | sga
  • Men's Basketball Open Practice
    News | sga MEN'S BASKETBALL INVITES UA STUDENTS TO AN OPEN PRACTICE ON TUESDAY,
    OCTOBER 26 AT 4 P.M.!

    Head Coach Anthony Grant personally invites you to an open practice in
    Coleman Coliseum on Tuesday, October 26 at 4 p.m. Traditionally,
    practices are closed to the public so don't miss this opportunity to
    catch a sneak peek of the 2010-11 Men’s Basketball Team!

    The first 2,000 students in the gate will receive a slice of Papa John’s
    pizza and a Coca-Cola product!

    This is also your chance to become a member of Crimson Chaos, Alabama
    Athletics student support group. A registration booth will be setup on
    the Coleman Coliseum concourse.

    MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-
    baskbl/sched/alab-m-baskbl-sched.html
  • Students receive scholarships to attend Fall Break & Winter Break trips
    News | communityservice 3 UA Students Receive Scholarships to Participate in Service Abroad
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Courteney “Cory” Rice of Birmingham, Zachary Knight of Dallas, Texas, and Elizabeth Shahid of Birmingham were named recipients of the UA Parents Association Service Scholarships for the Winter Alternative Break which covers all expenses related to performing community service in the Dominican Republic.
    On December 12, 2010, these students will travel to the Dominican Republic during the winter break to work in an orphanage and participate in Haiti relief efforts on an Alternative Break Trip coordinated by the Community Service Center at the University of Alabama.
    Shahid, a junior studying Human Development said she “has a need to help children live the best life they can so that they can grow into kind, hard working, and self confident adults.” When she heard news that she received the scholarship, she was grateful, “I wouldn’t have been able to go on the trip without the scholarship.”
    Knight, a sophomore studying International Relations has participated in a previous service trip to Costa Rica. He said he knows from previous experience that “the things I will learn about on this trip about the Dominican Republic, about my fellow volunteers, and about myself will be lessons that will help me understand the world and that will stick with me for a lifetime.”
    Rice, a sophomore studying Public Relations is not new to service. She began offering free swim lessons to children in Birmingham when she noticed a need and now serves as a volunteer tutor with the Literacy Is the Edge (L.I.T.E.) program in Tuscaloosa. When she heard about the opportunity to assist in an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, she knew this was something she really wanted to do, “I want to invest in their lives and help restore their hope for a brighter future.” This will be Rice’s first international service effort. “Making this trip with my UA family, is yet another momentous event chronicled in my UA experience,” said Rice.
    In addition to service abroad, the Community Service Center will take students on a domestic trip to Waveland, Mississippi for an Alternative Fall Break October 29-30 to work with Habitat for Humanity. The Parents Association awarded 7 students with scholarships for this trip including: Kyle Frazier, FanFan Yin, Fnu Shalini, Breanna York, Ericha Turner, AnnaMaria Sebastino, and Sarah Savage.
    The Community Service Center, within the Division of Student Affairs, coordinates several Alternative Break programs each year. This spring, students will travel to Greensboro, Alabama, Guatemala and Canada, among others. Prices for the trips range from $100 to $1700. For additional information regarding the trips visit volunteer.ua.edu.
    The UA Parents Association raises funds annually to sponsor student programs. This is the second year that the Parents Association has provided scholarships to students wishing to participate in service trips. Since the program began, the Parents Association has awarded 27 students with scholarships for Alternative Breaks.
    Sara Hartley, Assistant Director of Parent Programs (205) 348-4831 or sahartley1@sa.ua.edu.
  • Halloween Happenings
    News | sagrad Faculty, staff, and students are invited to celebrate Halloween with Housing and Residential Communities and the Greek community on Tuesday, October 26, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Harris Hall will offer trick-or-treating, face painting and more, while Tutwiler hosts its annual Halloween Carnival. Children are invited to treat-or-treat at the sorority houses.
  • Halloween Happenings
    News | sagrad Faculty, staff, and students are invited to celebrate Halloween with Housing and Residential Communities and the Greek community on Tuesday, October 26, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Harris Hall will offer trick-or-treating, face painting and more, while Tutwiler hosts its annual Halloween Carnival. Children are invited to treat-or-treat at the sorority houses.
  • Bike Mechanic Needed-Hiring for Spring 2011
    News | Dave Hiring for Spring 2011
    Previous mechanic experience is preferred but not required
    Must be able to schedule work hours with other mechanics for a 6-week apprenticeship period after which time, a skill evaluation will determine continued employment.
    For more information, contact: Lance Haynie, Coordinator of Outdoor Recreation at: 348-7045 or email at: lhaynie@sa.ua.edu
  • Hunger Banquet Taking Reservations
    News | communityservice The Hunger Banquet will be held November 1, 2010 at 6:30pm in the Burke Dining Hall. It is an event designed to demonstrate to students the inequalities in food distribution across the world. We follow the well-known Oxfam program by serving participants in proportion to food availability worldwide. Participants achieve a greater understanding of the hunger problems our world faces. They are given a chance at the end to reflect on the changes they hope to make in their community and the world as a result of the Hunger Banquet. This is not meant to be a simulation of hunger, but rather an exercise in awareness so that participants can better understand hunger issues in their world.

    Reserve your spot at the Hunger Banquet today by sending your name in an RSVP to hungerbanquetrsvp@gmail.com.
  • Pie Throwing Event for BABH a success
    News | communityservice Be sure to check out the CW video from the BABH Pie Throwing event that took place Wednesday, October 13. Dr. Shane Sharpe, Dean of the Honors College, and Richard Cockrum, student leader, won pies as a result of the competition that raised more than $500 for the Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Kickoff Event.
  • CSC & SGA Homecoming Join Together for Canformation
    News | communityservice Check out the photos from various student organizations across campus who competed in Canformation sponsored by SGA Homecoming to raise cans for Beat Auburn Beat Hunger. This year's winners were:
    1st Place - Engineers Without Borders
    2nd Place - Phi Mu
    3rd Place - Alpha Phi
  • SRC will CLOSE AT 6:00pm on Friday, October 22 for Grad Night at the Rec
    News | Dave Grad Night at the Rec. An evening of fun for graduate school students and their families at the Student Recreation Center on Friday, October 22, from 7:00pm-10:00pm.
    The Student Recreation Center will close at 6:00pm
  • Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Block Party
    News | sagrad Come out and celebrate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month with a Block Party - TODAY, October 14th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Ferguson Plaza. Celebrate a rich culture with food, dancing and festivities. This event is sponsored by New College, Career Center, Crossroads Community Center, Housing and Residential Communities and Women's Resource Center.
  • Healthy Campus Webinar
    News | sagrad University Recreation is hosting, "Healthy Campus: Reintroducing the Ecological Model and Collaboration for Sharing Assessment Data" webinar for student affairs staff on Thursday, October 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Student Activity Center at the UA Recreation Center. Student affairs professionals are challenged to maintain support for students' physical and mental health and to develop evidence-based successful programs for increasing healthy behaviors. This webinar will examine nationally recognized approaches to improving health for student success. For more information contact Dr. George Brown at 205-348-3994 or by email at gbrown@sa.ua.edu.
  • Dating and Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    News | sagrad The Women's Resource Center and the University of Alabama will kick-off Dating and Domestic Violence Awareness Month on October 1st. The month's events include The Clothesline Project, The Purple Balloon Campaign and a Candlelight Vigil. For more information about these events go to http://wrc.ua.edu.
  • On the Town with the Ferg
    announcement | sagrad The Ferguson Center will host the first "On the Town with the Ferg" even with a trip to the Kentuck Festival of the Arts on Sunday, October 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in downtown Northport. "On the Town with the Ferg" is a new program created by the Ferguson Center that gives students the opportunity to travel off campus to explore cultures beyong the university at minimal or no cost. For more information, visit http://ferguson.ua.edu, www.facebook.com/TheFergUA, follow @TheFergUA on Twitter or call 205-348-5040.
  • TEMPORARY CLOSURE-AQUATIC CENTER
    News | Dave The Aquatic Center will be open 6AM-9AM on Wednesday, October 13, and will remain closed the remainder of the day. Lap Swim will be limited to two lanes to 8AM,
    with additional lanes available to 9AM.

    The mandatory power outage is due to the ongoing installation of our lightning suppression system. At this time we do not anticipate any further outages.

    Members who wish to use the Student Recreation Center on Wednesday please stop by or call the Aquatic Center Member Services Office at 348-5244.
  • BABH Pie Throw on Wednesday
    News | communityservice Come to the Ferguson Center Plaza at noon on Wednesday, October 13. See Dr. Shane Sharpe get pied by Austen Parrish and Hallie Paul throw a pie at Richard Cockrum!
  • Aquatic Center Holiday, Gameday and Special Events Hours
    News | Dave Wednesday October 13th (Electrical shutdown for lightning suppression system): Open 6AM-9AM & Varsity Athletics in AM.

    Saturday October 16th (Home Football): CLOSED

    Saturday October 23rd (Home Swim Meet): Pools CLOSED & Weight Room Open Regular Hours

    Friday October 29th (Fall Break): Open 6AM-8PM

    Saturday November 13th (Home Football): CLOSED

    Thursday November 18th (Georgia State Game): Open 6AM-9:30AM

    Wednesday November 24th (Day Before Thanksgiving): Open 6AM-6PM
    Thursday November 25th: CLOSED
    Friday November 26th: CLOSED –Except Varsity Athletics in AM
    Saturday November 27th: Regular Hours
    Sunday November 28th: Regular Hours

    Friday December 3rd (AHSAA Meet): CLOSED

    Saturday December 4th (AHSAA Meet): CLOSED
  • SRC Holiday, Gameday and Special Events Hours
    News | Dave Friday October 15th: 5:30am-5pm
    Saturday October 16th- CLOSED

    Friday October 22” 5:30am-6pm (Grad Night)
    Friday October 29th 5:30am-6pm (fall break)

    Thursday November 18th 5:30am-11am (Georgia State Game)

    Wednesday November 24th 5:30am-6pm
    Thursday November 25th CLOSED
    Friday November 26th CLOSED
    Saturday November 27th 9am-2pm
    Sunday November 28 12pm-12am
  • Homecoming 2010 - Share The Pride, Celebrate The Tide
    announcement | sagrad Homecoming 2010 - Share the Pride, Celebrate The Tide, kicks off Sunday, October 10 with the 22nd Annual Roll Tide Run and continues all week with Paint the Town Red, Lawn Decorations, NPHC Step Show, Pep Rally & Bonfire, the Homecoming Parade and the football game against Ole Miss on Saturday. For more information check out http://homecoming.ua.edu/
  • Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Eddie Ifft
    News | sagrad The Ferguson Center and SGA present a Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Eddie Ifft on Monday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Theatre. Ifft has been featured on BET and Chelsea Lately. This event is free to all UA students.
  • Outdoor Pool Complex closes for the season.
    News | Dave Today is the last day of operation for the Outdoor Pool. Thank you for a great summer, and we will see you next year!
  • Lifeguarding Classes Offered
    News | Dave The Aquatic Center will host a lifeguarding course over 2 weekends, October 24-26 and November 5-7. Register at: http://urec.sa.ua.edu/aquatics-lifeguardcourses.cfm
  • SRC Gameday Hours of Operation-Saturday, October 16
    News | Dave Hours for the Student Recreation Center on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16 are as follows:
    Friday, October 15: 5:30am-6:00pm
    Saturday, October 16: CLOSED
  • Changing TV monitors in Cardio Area of SRC
    News | Dave We are in the process of switching out TV monitors in the upper cardio area of the SRC weight and fitness room. This was necessitated by a UA-wide switch in TV/cable provider. The new provider broadcasts in a high definition (HD) environment only. Our current monitors do not have that capability. We should have these up soon.
  • Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Kick Off Event
    announcement | sagrad Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Kick Off Event will be held on Monday, October from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm in the Ferg Plaza. Stop by, donate $1, grab some free food, visit with Big Al, and help kick-off the 2010 food fight! Vote for the student you want to see take a “Pie to the Face” by putting the most dollars in his/her jar! Contestants include SGA President, Crimson White Editor, and others!
  • Fall Movie Series
    announcement | sagrad The Ferguson Center will show a free screening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 10 at the Ferguson Center Plaza. The screening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse marks the beginning of the fall 2010 movie series that will take place in various locations around campus throughout the semester. The movie on the plaza is free to all UA students, faculty and staff as well as the greater Tuscaloosa community. Free popcorn and refreshments will be available. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for some extra comfort. Rain location: Ferguson Theater.
  • Suicide Awareness Walk at Ferguson Plaza
    News | sagrad The UA Counseling Center is hosting a Suicide Awareness Walk on Monday, October 10 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Ferguson Plaza.
    The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are walks taking place in over 200 communities across the country this fall, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide and provide support for survivors of suicide loss.
    For more information, contact the Counseling Center.
  • Hot Topics at the Ferguson Center
    News | sagrad The Ferguson Center will host the first Hot Topics event of the semester themed around religious discrimination on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Ferguson Center second floor television lounge.
    This popular discussion series allows students to talk about a controversial topic in a neutral setting. The discussion is facilitated by a moderator. The subject of religious discrimination is often off limits, but this event will bring the “hot topic” to the forefront. Religious groups from across campus are invited to take part in this event and to share their unique beliefs and opinions.
    The Hot Topics discussion is free and open to all UA students. Light refreshments will be provided at the event.
  • October Brown Bag Luncheon
    announcement | sagrad The brown bag lecture series continues in October, featuring Dr. Rachel Raimist's lecture, "Put Your Eye Where My Lens Can See: Feminist Media Praxis." The lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 6, at noon in Manly Hall room 308. Dr. Raimist is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Telecommunication and Film and studies women's issues through the film medium. Please make plans to bring your lunch and attend this event.
  • Breast Cancer Trees of Remembrance and Honor
    News | sagrad In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 1-31, the Women's Resource Center will display four Breast Cancer Trees of Remembrance and Honor at the Ferguson Center, Recreation Center, Capstone Village, the Student Health Center, and during the Employee Health Fair on October 13.
  • HopeLine Project
    News | sagrad The Women's Resource Center is participating in the HopeLine Project program which puts wireless phones and services to work to prevent domestic violence. Give survivors of domestic violence the chance to make a lifesaving call by donating your old wireless phone to HopeLine. Drop off locations are as follows: Women's Resource Center (South Lawn office building), Women's Studies (104 Manly Hall), Dean of Students (Ferguson Center room 230), Tutwiler and Rose Towers residential halls. Donations can be made between October 1-31. For more information contact the Women's Resource Center.
  • Free Financial Health Program For Students
    News | sagrad The UA Financial Health Strategic Team will offer a free 8-week program for all UA students focusing on financial management, debt reduction, and budgeting. The sessions will be held each Wednesday from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center room 309 from September 29-November 17. The sessions do not build on one another so it is possible to attend individual sessions, as schedules permit. Each session wlil be facilitated by Mr. Jordan Hutchison, a financial planning graduate intern and member of the UA Financial Health Strategic Team. For more information please contact Jordan Hutchison at jahutchison@crimson.ua.edu or Michelle Harcrow at msharcrow@cchs.ua.edu.
  • Patricia Davis INVASION Exhibit at the Ferguson Center
    announcement | sagrad The Ferguson Center Art Gallery will display Patricia Davis's Exhibit INVASION, Representations of Cancer: Combining Medial and Military Metaphors. The exhibit will be on display from October 5-29. Patricia Davis is a BFA student in studio art, as well as a McNair Scholar. Her text, drawing, and printmaking focuses on the action of altering and sometimes removing the objective lens that is inherent to medical imagery and combining it with military themes to create a new perception of cancer.
  • Rising Tide Tailgate
    announcement | sagrad Come hang out with students at the Rising Tide Student Tailgate on Saturday, October 2nd before the Alabama v. Florida game. The Rising Tide tent will be set up across from Carmichael on the QUad next to the sidewalk. This event is sponsored by Health Promotion and Wellness, The Ferguson Center, Less Than U Think, ABXY Gaming Network and SGA.
  • Open Senate Seats on Homecoming Ballot
    announcement | sga There are 3 unfilled Graduate School senate seats. Any graduate student interested in running as a write-in candidate should visit vote.ua.edu for complete guidelines and spending rules.
  • Alternative Fall & Winter Break Trip and Scholarship Applications Available
    News | communityservice The Community Service Center is gearing up for its first Alternative Break trips of the year. During Fall Break, students can travel to Waveland, MS to work with Habitat for Humanity. During Winter Break, students can travel to the Dominican Republic to aid with Haiti relief efforts as well as working in an orphanage.

    Applications for both trips are available now and are due on October 15, 2010. Scholarships are also available for both trips. Scholarship applications are due on October 15th as well.

    Please check out the CSC website at www.volunteer.ua.edu/alternativebreak for more information or contact Student Director Emily Hice at ehice@crimson.ua.edu with any questions.
  • Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Kicks Off October 11
    News | communityservice Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Kicks Off October 11th

    (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) – The annual Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive will kick off on October 11. Students, faculty, and community members can stop by the Ferguson Center Plaza from 11am-1pm to donate to the food drive, sample food from local restaurants, and decide which campus leader will take a pie to the face.
    At the kick-off, the Community Service Center is sponsoring a pie-throwing contest to raise money for Beat Auburn Beat Hunger. Contestants include SGA President James Fowler, Crimson White Editor Victor Luckerson, and other campus leaders. Each contestant will have their name and picture on a jar.
    The contestant whose jar has the most money at the end of the kick-off will be pied on October 13 on the Plaza. The highest donor at Monday’s event will throw the pie at 12pm.
    In addition to the pie throwing contest, students can donate $1 to try local barbeque and Pepsi products. There will a step show performed by the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, an appearance by Big Al, music, and other activities.
    Beat Auburn Beat Hunger is an annual food drive that pits Alabama against Auburn University to see who can collect the most food in the weeks leading up to the Iron Bowl. Since 1994, nearly 2.5 million pounds of food have been collected. All food donations benefit the West Alabama Food Bank, which serves nine counties.
    "Beat Auburn Beat Hunger is a great way for the University of Alabama and the Tuscaloosa community to unite under a good cause,” said Charlotte Brown, a student director for the food drive. “Last year, we raised close to 176,000 pounds of food for the West Alabama Food Bank and this year we are expecting to raise even more. No matter what the end results are, both sides will work hard to help the needy in our communities."
    Collection barrels are placed at locations both on-campus and around Tuscaloosa. Monetary donations are also accepted at Bama Dining locations and online at beatauburnbeathunger.ua.edu. A $10 donation can also be made by texting "BAMA" to 27722.
    Beat Auburn Beat Hunger continues through November 22. For more information, visit the Community Service Center at 346 Ferguson Center or go to beatauburnbeathunger.ua.edu.
  • EveryWoman Book Club October Book
    announcement | sagrad The EveryWoman book club will read If I am Missing or Dead: A Sister’s Story of Love, Murder and Liberation by Janine Lotus. This book was selected for Domestic Violence Awareness Month October 1-31. The book club will meet to discuss the book on Thursday, October 28. For more information visit the WRC website at http://wrc.ua.edu.
  • University Pulse Check
    News | sagrad Provost Judy Bonner and Dr. Mark Nelson invite students, faculty, and staff to two upcoming Pulse Check lunches for candid, open-ended discussions. Drs. Bonner and Nelson intend these meetings to be an open forum for all in the university community to discuss their experiences on campus. The lunches will take place on October 4 and November 10 at noon in 358 Sparkman, Ferguson Center. Please consider attending and encourage students you know to take part.
  • LUNAFEST Film Festival Interest Meeting
    News | sagrad An interest meeting for faculty, staff and students who want to be involved in the LUNAFEST Film Festival will be held on Friday, September 24, at 12:30 p.m. in the Women’s Resource Center Conference Room. Volunteers are needed to help with Campus Involvement, Sponsors, Public Relations, Silent Auction, Reception and more. The film festival will be held on March 24, 2011.
  • Discovery Series at the Ferguson Center
    News | sagrad Fall 2010 Discovery series class offerings are available and will include dance, guitar, dog training and more! Get ready to discover a new talent, hobby, or passion! Visit http://ferguson.ua.edu/discoverynew.html to browse through the class offerings. The Discovery Series are non-credit classes open to UA students, faculty and staff as well as the Tuscaloosa community.
  • Ride With The Tide
    announcement | sga Visit http://www.sga.ua.edu/rwwt.cfm for more information!
  • Christmas Break Ski Trip, Durango, Colorado
    News | Dave Beautiful Colorado skiing at Durango Mountain Resort (aka Purgatory). 5 nights lodging in slope side condos, 4 days of skiing opportunity.
    SRC members: $850; non SRC members: $950.
    For more information, please call the Outdoor Recreation office at 348-7045 or email: outdoor.recreation@ua.edu
  • Hispanic/Latin Heritage Month
    News | sagrad Hispanic/Latin Heritage Month sponsored by the Women's Resource Center and Crossroads Community Center will begin on September 15 through October 15. Visit the Women's Resource Center website for additional information.
  • Paul R. Jones Collection at the Ferguson Center
    announcement | sagrad The University of Alabama's College of Arts and Sciences will present an exhibit of works from UA's Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, "Branching Out: Surrounding the Spiral Group," in the art gallery of the Ferguson Center September 7 - 30. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
  • EveryWoman Book Club
    announcement | apatterson Join the book club when it meets at noon on Thursday, September 23 at The University Club to discuss "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. All members of the campus and community are welcome to attend. The University Club is located at the corner of University Boulevard and Queen City Avenue. Please bring $11.82 in exact cash or check. For more information contact the Women's Resource Center.
  • Body Blast! Starts August 23!
    News | dave Body Blast class with Neika and Whitney, two of our certified personal trainers here at the Student Recreation Center. The class is $75.00, starts Monday, August 23. It is 2 sessions per week for 6 weeks on Monday and Wednesday at 6:00am or 12:15pm in Studio B!
  • Body Blast
    News | Dave Body Blast class with Neika and Whitney, two of our certified personal trainers here at the Student Recreation Center. The class is $75.00, starts Monday, August 23. It is 2 sessions per week for 6 weeks on Monday and Wednesday at 6:00am or 12:15pm in Studio B!
  • SGA "General" Position Applications Deadline
    announcement | sga The SGA "General" Position Application will become available on Sept. 1 through Sept. 13. For more information, please contact the SGA Office.
  • New CSC Video about service
    News | communityservice Creative Campus intern Jonathan Barge worked with the Community Service Center to create a video that shows the value of being involved in service. Check out the video on the CSC website at http://www.volunteer.ua.edu or on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5AqZtOtj2I.