UA Student News for Feb. 23, 2016

  • February 23rd, 2016

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University Stewards applications, Feb. 24
Outstanding Commitment to Advising Award nominations, Feb. 25
International Peer Advisory Council applications, Feb. 26, 4:45 p.m.
UA Away scholarship applications, March 1, 11:59 p.m.
Honors College Medicine and Community applications, March 4
Center for Service and Leadership’s leadership team applications, March 9, 5 p.m.
Buford Peace Award nominations, March 21
Source Board of Governors and Involvement Geniuses applications, March 22, 5 p.m.


Effective March 1, students with outstanding balances will not be eligible to register for classes in future terms. Any Spring Semester 2016 or prior term balance must be paid before a student can register for summer or fall classes. Students with outstanding balances will have registration holds beginning March 25. Students should monitor their accounts frequently and take action to ensure balances are paid before the next registration period opens.

Questions should be directed to the Office of Student Receivables at 348-5350 or For further instructions, visit the following sites:

Graduate students are invited to provide their thoughts and ideas for UA’s strategic planning initiative by attending a listening session Friday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. in 208 Gordon Palmer Hall.

University Libraries invites all students to complete an online survey that will help the libraries explore ways to support the University’s new strategic plan and the critical needs of library users.

The Office of Student Conduct has relocated to 173 Mary Burke East. The main contact number (348-8234) and phone numbers for all staff members remain the same.

The University of Alabama’s Academic Advising Association invites students to nominate their academic advisers for the 2015-16 Outstanding Commitment to Advising Award. The award is presented to one professional academic adviser and one faculty member. Nomination forms are due Feb. 25. More information: Dr. Tiffany Labon at


Fund for the Public Interest is hiring graduating seniors. More information: Shannon Li at


Applications for the 2016-17 cycle of the Honors College service-learning course Medicine and Community are due March 4. All upcoming sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in medicine and have at least 3 hours of Honors Foundations credits may apply. The due date for all applications is Friday, March 4. In addition to this application link, students may log in to myBama and access the application via the “Honors Involvement Application” link in the Honors College banner under the Academics tab.

Applications for the Center for Service and Leadership’s leadership team are due March 9 by 5 p.m. More information:

The Office of Student Involvement is accepting applications for the Source Board of Governors and Involvement Geniuses. These leadership positions help students get involved with campus organizations and then provide those organizations with essential resources. Applications are due March 22 by 5 p.m. More information:

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger 2016 is accepting applications for new assistant team leaders and applications for committee members. More information: or 348-2865.

Students can apply for the UA in Belgium program that will take place July 10-Aug. 2. More information: Dr. Douglas Gibler at


Higher Education Day will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. on the front steps of the Alabama State House. Free lunch follows the rally. The UA Student Government Association is coordinating buses to the rally. Buses leave at 7:30 a.m. and will return around 3 p.m. Bus travelers will receive T-shirts, coffee and breakfast. Sign up at More information:

Students can donate blood during the Housing and Residential Life blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. March 2 in the Burke Hall game room.

The Alabama Leads conference is accepting registrations from students, faculty and staff. The conference, which focuses on leadership and diversity, will be held April 1-2 at the Ferguson Student Center.

To register for The University of Alabama Dance Marathon, visit The marathon will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Bryant Conference Center.

Check the Events Calendar daily for an extensive list of campus events, including club meetings, arts and entertainment.

For athletics events, go to


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