October 26 - November 1, 2015

Each week Crossroads provides a list of upcoming opportunities to engage diversity at UA.

Spread the word!

If you are interested in having your event included,
please contact the UA Crossroads office at 348-6930.
Coffees, Cookies, & Careers

Monday, October 26
7:00  - 9:00 pm
Adams Hall

What makes studying better? Cookies and coffee! Join University Programs along with The Career Center for coffee, cookies, study tips, and resume help! If that wasn’t enough of an incentive, there will be prizes and giveaways as well! Register for free at upua.tix.com!

Contact Info: LaToya Scott, universityprograms@sa.ua.edu, 205-348-7525

Honors in Germany: Information Session

Tuesday, October 27
12:00  - 1:00 pm
Center for Community Based Partnerships, Conference Meeting Room

Come find out more about this exciting May Interim Course. All majors and disciplines welcome. No need to know German as seminars are conducted in English. Cities include: Karlsruhe, Heidelberg, Munich, Dresden, Berlin, and Hamburg. 

3 credit course

Contact Info: Douglas Craddock, cradd002@sa.ua.edu, 205-348-7392

An Evening at Global Café, Games and Activities for Friends and Family

Tuesday, October 27
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Center for Community Based Partnerships, Conference Meeting Room

Global Café invites you to join us as we relax, play games, eat, and make friends. Evenings at Global Café are opportunities to socialize and meet leaders from campus and community organizations. This event is free and open to the public!

Contact Info: Beverly Hawk, beverly.hawk@ua.edu, or call 205-348-7392

Bryan Stevenson Lecture

Tuesday, October 27
3:30 - 4:45 pm (UA Students)

Ferguson Center Room 3700 Forum

7:00 pm Embassy Suites Ballroom (Open to the Public)

Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama and a professor of law at New York University School of Law. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant.

International Spouse Group

The International Spouse Group (ISG) meets every Tuesday throughout the Fall 2015 semester from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the Global Cafe meeting space at the Center for Community Based Partnerships at 900 Anna Avenue. The ISG is specifically designed to provide interaction and support for the spouses of international scholars, students, faculty, and staff, as well as American spouses who are interested in making international friendships.

Babysitting services are available for those spouses who wish to bring their children, and parking is readily available at the site. For any questions or general interest, please visit the ISG page at http://is.ua.edu/programs-activities/international-spouse-group/ or contact Ozgur Ozlem Dogru at oodogru@crimson.ua.edu or Capstone International Services: international@ua.edu205-348-5402.

International Coffee Hour

Capstone International Coffee Hour is held on Fridays during fall and spring semesters from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in Room 121 B.B. Comer Hall. Come and enjoy free coffee, tea, snacks, and conversation with our friends from around the world. All international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff and friends are welcome. 

Contact Info: Capstone International Services, international@ua.edu, 205-348-5402

Alabama Students Without Borders Presents: Chats with Coffee, Spanish Conversation
Every Friday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the Ferguson Center Startbucks. Drop in for an hour, enjoy a cup of coffee, and practice your Spanish.

The table will be marked with a Latin American Flag. 
Bilingual Homework Help, presented by Alabama Students without Borders and the Tuscaloosa Public Library
November, 7, 14, 21
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuscaloosa Public Library

Get more knowledge with a student from The University of Alabama!

Students Without Borders offers help with homework in Spanish or English. If you don't have homework, you can still come practice your English speaking skills and reading.
Teaching and Learning Across Difference:
A Mini Symposium

Wednesday, November 4
9:30 - 11:00 am
3 104 Ferguson Student Center

Mark your calendars NOW for a very special event focusing on the way we incorporate diversity in the classroom. See presentations from a dozen faculty both in the College of Communication and Information Sciences and in other University departments. The mini-symposium is one of the events celebrating the College's winning the Equity and Diversity Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Contact info: George Daniels,  gdaniels@ua.edu, 205-348-8618
  Apache 8 Film Screening
Tuesday, November 10
6:00 - 7:30 pm
337 Lloyd Hall

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Women and Gender Resource Center will host a film screening of Apache 8. This film tells the incredible story of an all-woman wildland firefighting squad from the White Mountain Apache Tribe who have been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the U.S. for 30 years. 

Contact Info: Paige Miller, cpmiller1@sa.ua.edu or (205) 348-5040

Exploring American Masculinity: A Trip to Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend National Park
Saturday, November 14
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join us for a trip to Horseshoe Bend National Military Park which is the site that commemorates the 1814 battled between Col. Andrew Jackson and the Creek Indian Nation.  Dr. Jason Black, Dept. of Communication Studies, will lead a tour of the park and highlight the ways that battles like this have shaped our ideas of American masculinity.  The trip is free, but space is limited.

Contact Info: Paige Miller,  cpmiller1@sa.ua.edu  348-5040 for registration information.

EveryWoman Book Club
Thursday, November 19
12:00 pm

Participants must RSVP to the WGRC at (205) 348-5040 or  cpmiller1@sa.ua.edu .

The EveryWoman Book Club will meet to discuss Last Standing Woman by Winona LaDuke in honor of Native American Heritage Month.  This group is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students. 

Discover Diversity at UA Crossroads

The Crossroads Community Center is an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads provides leadership in cultural programming and intercultural education by:
  • building relationships across campus cultures through innovative programs and dialogue initiatives
  • engaging students, faculty, and staff in collaborative cultural programming
  • serving as a resource for organizations addressing intercultural issues on campus and in the broader community

  • conducting engaged scholarship through creative activity designed to increase knowledge for today's global society