September 4 - 9, 2018

Each week UA Crossroads provides a list of upcoming opportunities
to engage the rich diversity of identities and experiences at UA.

If you are interested in having an event included, please contact the Crossroads office at 348-6930 or email us at crossroads@ua.edu.
Wednesday, September 5
8:30 - 9:30 am
3125 - Anderson Room Ferguson Student Center 

Join UA Crossroads for our monthly breakfast with other faculty, staff, and students to plan inclusive engagement opportunities at UA!

Workgroups on September 5 include :

Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month
(finalizing the calendar for Sept 15 - Oct 15)

LGBTQ History Month (October 1-31)

Critical Digital Pedagogy Follow-up


Come join these collaborative workgroups during your time at the breakfast
or start a workgroup of your own!
Inner Resources for Stressful Times
Practicing Mindfulness
(walk the Labyrinth before and after dialogues)
The Campus Dialogues are a weekly opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to engage one another about important issues related to identity, current events, and campus life. Dialogues take place in the Ferguson Student Center Great Hall on Wednesdays, starting at 1:00 p.m. and concluding by 1:50 p.m.

Come and share your thoughts and listen to the perspectives of others in an inclusive and respectful environment!

For the full list of Campus Dialogue topics click on the link below:
Upcoming Events
Lunchtime Seminar: Safety Tips for International Visitors
Tuesday, September 11
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch provided
Capitol Hall - Bryce Lawn

Global Café provides a chance for people from our community and students from our campuses to welcome world visitors, an international connection for American travelers, and a resource for conversation partners practicing language. International visitors to Tuscaloosa have requested this discussion about emergency resources available to you. International Scholars will share their own advice about Safety precautions.

Officer Prewitt of the UA Police Department and Beth Howard of the Title IX office will be present to participate in our conversation and answer questions. Many international scholars will also be there, and we interpret language for one another.

Free and open to the public. Students and community members are welcome.
Parking passes are available at the front desk.

For our semester schedule, please check our website globalcafe.ua.edu, email beverly.hawk@ua.edu, or call 205-348-7392.
On-Going Events
Exhibit: "Women of the Tide:
125 Years of Women at The University of Alabama"
August 23 - September 12
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Gorgas House

Women have made a significant impression on The University of Alabama over the past 125 years, starting with the first female students. Female students and members of the university's faculty and staff have made outstanding contributions to the campus community, the state, and the nation. Over 125 years, great advances have been made; however, there are still opportunities for progress as women continue pushing the boundaries and influencing the future.

This exhibit is part of the campus-wide celebration honoring women at UA over the last 125 years.
International Coffee Hour
Fridays
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
121 B.B. Comer Hall 

Throughout the academic year (August through May), Capstone International Services and Capstone International Center host a weekly Capstone International Coffee Hour.
All international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to join.

Come to 121 B.B. Comer Hall each Friday between 11:30 and 1:00 pm and enjoy free coffee, tea, snacks, and conversation with our friends from around the world.

Contact Info: International Services, international@ua.edu, 348-5402
International Spouse Group
Every Wednesday throughout the fall semester
10:00 - 11.30 am
105 B.B. Comer Hall

This group is open to the wives or husbands of international students, faculty, and staff, as well as American spouses who are interested in making international friendships. We provide support in adjustment and acculturation while living and learning in the U.S.

To become a member of the International Spouse Group, you can simply join us for any of our meetings, which will be held every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 am throughout the fall semester in International Services in 105 BB Comer Hall.

For any questions or general interest, please visit the ISG Page .

Contact Info: inernational@ua.edu, 348-5402
Alabama Students Without Borders Presents: Charlas con Café
Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Ferguson Student Center Starbucks.

Drop in for an hour, enjoy a cup of coffee, and practice your Spanish.

The table will be marked with a Latin American flag.   
Engage UA with Crossroads
UA’s Crossroads Community Engagement Center is an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads fosters respectful intercultural engagement for students, faculty and staff, and community members throughout the state by facilitating: 

  • workshops on inclusive engagement practices.

  • dialogues where participants are invited to share their perspectives on challenging social issues in a respectful, inclusive environment.

  • collaborative programming to encourage appreciation of the rich cultural traditions on campus and in the local community.
UA Crossroads
3617 Ferguson Center
tel: 205-348-6930  email: crossroads@ua.edu