April 20 - 26, 2015

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UA Athletics Shut Out Trafficking Week
Kick-Off Campaign

Monday, April 20, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm,  2nd floor Ferguson Student Center

Shut Out Trafficking will educate college students on the brutality of human trafficking and the $150 billion dollar industry it has become, and empower students to take action against it.  Trafficking is one of the most profitable criminal industries in the world second only to drug trafficking with profits growing by nearly 400 percent in the last five years alone.

This event will feature interaction between student-athletes and the student-body on the issue of human trafficking.  Events will include a display of living quarters used to house human trafficking victims, human trafficking education by student-athlete and student-body representatives, and video screenings of human trafficking documentaries.


Contact Info: Brett Basham, bbasham@ia.ua.edu, (205) 348-5887






Liberty in North Korea Film Screening

Monday, April 20, 2015
6:00 - 7:00 pm
120 Farrah Hall

Come learn about the North Korean regime and its human rights abuses in this documentary film screening by Liberty in North Korea!


Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is a non-profit that rescues North Korean refugees and resettles them in South Korea or the US, so that they can avoid being forcibly repatriated back to North Korea. To date, over 200 North Korean refugees have been rescued by LiNK.


Contact Info: Ruth Bishop, rabishop1@crimson.ua.edu, 318-393-2402




2015 Lavender Graduation

Monday, April 20, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 pm
1093 Shelby Hall


Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony held to honor the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and allied students at The University of Alabama. Students honored at this event have not only completed the academic requirements for a college degree but have also overcome the odds of being members of the marginalized LGBTQA+ community during their school years.


Contact Info: Kirk Walter, kdwalter@sa.ua.edu, (205) 255-8318




International Spouse Group

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
9:30 - 11:30 am
Global Cafe @ CCBP (behind Arby's on University Blvd)

The International Spouse Group is specifically designed to bring together the spouses of international students, faculty, staff and scholars for activities and interaction.

The goal of the International Spouse Group is to offer an opportunity for spouses who have come to Tuscaloosa with an international student, faculty, staff or scholar to connect with others, learn from each other, and share unique knowledge and experiences. This group is open for the wives or husbands of international students, faculty, staff or scholars, 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.

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

Symposium on High-Impact Educational Practices

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
3:00 - 4:00 pm
326 Graves

Presenters will provide information on the Association of American Colleges & Universities' high-impact educational practices across specific student populations. The symposium includes poster presentations on the following topics:
  • First-Generation College Students:  The Effects of Seminars and Experiences
  • Retention Rates of American Indian and Alaskan Native Students
  • Service Learning in Honors Populations: Developing Intercultural Competence
  • Racial Minorities in STEM: How to Increase Participation and Retention of Minority Students Through Undergraduate Research in the STEM Field
  • First Year Seminars for Fraternity and Sorority New Members
  • Study Abroad for Students with Disabilities
  • How Student Affairs Administrators Can Assist Students in Recovery
  • First-Generation Students and Study Abroad
  • Military Veteran Students Plus Online Collaborative Learning Equals Success
  • Transfer Student and First Year Seminar Outcomes: Enrollment, Transition, and Retention
  • Undergraduate Research among Students Pursuing Degrees in STEM
  • Facilitating the Transition of First-Year Black Male Students at Predominantly White Institutions
  • Military Students and First Year Experiences
  • Building Community: Female Transfer Students of Color in STEM
Contact info:  Jason C. Garvey, Ph.D,  jcgarvey@bamaed.ua.edu

Documenting Justice

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
7:00 pm
Bama Theatre

Stress Free Daze

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
UA Quad



Department of Communication
Studies Spring Colloquia Series

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Room 344 Reese Phifer Hall


M.A. candidates share cumulative research presentations based on theses, independent projects, or semester-long studies.  Open to the public.


Presenters Include:


Emma Yi, "Healthy Breakfast Adventure: A Card Game Design for Healthy Diet and Physical Activity Promotion Among Children in China"


A.C. Mitchell, "Black Greek Unity: An Organizational Assessment"


Yilan Liao, "A Tentative Study of Ethnographic Tourism: Traveling around the Miao Tribes in the Southeast of Guizhou Province in China"


Hunter Coward, "Untitled"


Contact Info: Robin Boylorn, rboylorn@ua.edu, 205-348-8078

UA Athletics Shut Out Trafficking
"Sleep Out at UA Soccer Field"

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6:00 pm - 6:00 am
Alabama Soccer Stadium

*12 Panhellenic points & SL Pro hours
** First 200 students receive a free t-shirt

Event designed to unite student-athletes and student-body members against the issue of youth homelessness, which directly correlates to human trafficking. The night will feature guest speakers, video documentaries with corresponding discussions, and the real-life horror story from a human trafficking victim.


Contact Info: Brett Basham, bbasham@ia.ua.edu, (205) 348-5887




Alabama Athletics "Shut Out Trafficking" Week
Alabama Softball vs. Tennessee

Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:00 pm
John & Ann Rhoads Stadium

Understanding Leadership

Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:00 pm
Capstone College of Nursing Auditorium

The Last Leg of the Journey -  Using Maslow's hierarchy of learning theory to  develop content of diversity across your curriculum with Dr. Norma Cuellar. 




Contact Dr. Scott Bridges, sbridges@ua.edu


International Coffee Hour

Friday, April 24, 2015
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 event, Capstone International Coffee Hour.


All international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to join.


Capstone International Coffee Hour is held on each Friday 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.


Capstone International Services, international@ua.edu348-5402


Saturday, April 25 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Moundville Archaeological Park

Park education staff will set up and display how different types of plants were used to make cordage, (better known as thread, string and/or rope) or were processed to make other things including slings, baskets, bags, nets and mats. Children can make their own fiber friendship bracelet.


Contact Info:  Amanda Morrow, almorrow2@ua.edu, (205) 371-8732

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.

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