August 23 - 30, 2015

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

Monday, August 24
6:00 pm
205 Gorgas Library
Free frisbees for the first 50 students!

Enjoy an interfaith dinner and dialogue and hear guest speaker, Ben Spears, leadership development coach from Ultimate Peace, a non-profit organization that connects youth in areas divided by conflict through the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.

LECTURE: Joyce J. Scott: Truths and Visions

Wednesday, August 26
7:00 pm
205 Gorgas Library
Contemporary sculptural works by Joyce J. Scott, featuring meticulous beadwork combined with blown glass, molded glass components and found African wooden artifacts, on display beginning August 27, 2015, at The University of Alabama Sarah Moody Gallery of Art.
Scott's art practice spans more than forty years, reflecting her African American, feminine and urban identity. She combines beauty and sophisticated craftsmanship with current cultural issues of race, gender and class.

The exhibit will be on display in Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, 103 Garland Hall until September 10, 2015.

Image credit: "Look Mom, A Doctor!", 2008 by Joyce J. Scott (American, b. 1948), seedbeads, thread, wooden African sculpture, coins, glass. 17

EveryWoman Book Club

Thursday, August 27
12:00 - 1:00 pm
The University Club
The EveryWoman Book Club is a group that meets once a month to discuss a book written by a female author.  The gro up is open  to staff, faculty, graduate students  and community  members. The book that will be discussed for August is Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

You must  RSVP to attend and the cost is $12 for lunch.

Contact Info: Paige Miller,, 2053485040

The Fulbright Scholarship:
Overseas Opportunities for Students

Thursday, August 27
3:30 - 4:45 pm
258 B.B. Comer Hall
Dr. Michelle Williams, a Fulbright Ambassador who served in Ghana as a Student Global Health Researcher in 2011, will speak about the Fulbright Scholarship.  She will talk about her experience with the Fulbright Scholarship and explain the program and how to apply.  This event is open to all students who are interested in working abroad for a year as part of the Fulbright program.  Come and hear about Fulbright Overseas Scholarship Opportunities for students.

The Fulbright Program of the U.S. Department of State connects students with more than 150 countries by offering undergraduate and graduate students funding for an academic year of study, research, and teaching. 
Different UA campus Fulbright events are scheduled for 8/25, 8/27, and 9/2.  The application deadline for our campus is Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Contact Info: Beverly Hawk,, 205-348-7392

Get on Board Day

Thursday, August 27
5:30 - 9:30 pm
Ferguson Center
Join the SOURCE and the Office of Student Involvement for Fall Get on Board Day (GOBD) on Thursday, August 27th, from 5:30pm - 9:30pm (general organizations, departments, and vendors) to take place outside the Ferguson Center.  The GOBD experience is designed to give students an opportunity to interact with student organizations and departments for involvement opportunities.
Priority Deadline to Register is August 7, 2015!  Final deadline will be on August 21st.

International Coffee Hour

Friday, August 28
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
121 B.B. Comer
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 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. 

Celebrating Women!

Friday, August 28
5:00 pm
Crimson Promenade, Outside Ferguson Student Center
This is a rally for women's lives celebrating our experiences and speaking out against injustice.  There will be scheduled speakers and then an opportunity for those in attendance to speak out if they choose.  All are welcome to join in and speak out!

Contact Info: UA Feminist Caucus,

Mrs. Lilly Ledbetter
Frank A. Nix Memorial Lecture

Saturday, August 29
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Ferguson Theater Ferguson Student Center
Mrs. Ledbetter, a native Alabamian, was the woman at the center of the historic discrimination case that inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, the first piece of legislation President Obama signed into law. Today, she continues to be a tireless advocate for change, traveling the country to urge women and minorities to claim their civil rights. This event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a gathering with Mrs. Ledbetter and signing of her book, Grace and Grit, which will be available for purchase.

Contact Info: Mac Griswold,, 205-348-3277

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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