August 30 - September 6, 2015

Each week Crossroads provides a list of upcoming opportunities to engage diversity at UA.
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EXHIBITION:
Joyce J. Scott:  Truths and Visions

Sunday, August 30, 2015
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, 103 Garland Hall

Contemporary sculptural works by Joyce J. Scott, featuring meticulous beadwork combined with blown glass, molded glass components and found African wooden artifacts, on display 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 through October 16.



"Look Mom, A Doctor!", 2008 by Joyce J. Scott (American, b. 1948), seedbeads, thread, wooden African sculpture, coins, glass. 17 3/4 x 10 x 10 inches. Image courtesy of MOCA, Cleveland.


International Spouse Group

Tuesday, September 1
9:30 - 11:30 am
Center for Community-Based Partnerships, Global Cafe
 
The International Spouse Group is specifically designed to bring together the spouses of international students, faculty, staff and scholars for activities and interaction.

This group is open to the wives or husbands of international students, faculty, 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.  Babysitting services are available for those spouses who wish to bring their children and parking is readily available at the Center for Community-based Partnerships, Global Cafe.

For any questions or general interest, please visit the ISG page at 
International Spouse Group or contact Ozgur Ozlem Dogru at oodogru@crimson.ua.edu.

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

How to Win a Fulbright Scholarship
and Go Abroad for a Year

Wednesday, September 2
3:30 - 4:30 pm
3108 Ferguson Student Center
 
UA Student Fulbright Winners will share secrets for a successful Fulbright application.  Everyone is welcome to come and learn about the Fulbright program and all of the opportunities available abroad.  Campus Fulbright Program Advisors will be present to answer questions about the application process.

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.  The application deadline for our campus is Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

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

Women's Dissertation
and Thesis Support Group Reception

Thursday, September, 3
3:30 PM - 5:00 pm
Anderson Room Ferguson Student Center
 
Join the Women and Gender Resource Center for a reception to provide more information about the Women's Dissertation and Thesis Support Group.  The reception is open to graduate students who will be working on a thesis or dissertation.  Meet current group members and find out more about the support group.  Light refreshments will be served!

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

International Coffee Hour

Friday, September 4
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. 

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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