THIS WEEK IN DIVERSITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

There are many wonderful activities and events offered throughout the month of March! Please spread the word and let others know about all of the exciting opportunities happening this week!

Global Movement Mondays

 

This Monday - YOGA

 

Monday, March 9, 2015

12 pm

 

IT'S FREE!

 

3rd Floor Mezzanine

Ferguson Center

 


 


 

International Spouse Group 

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

9:30 - 11:30 am

105 B.B. Comer Hall 

 

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 

 

 

Afternoons at Global Cafe: Coffee, Tea, and Conversation

 

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 10-12, 2015

2:30 - 4:30 pm

Lobby of the Center for Community-Based Partnerships (CCBP) 900 Anna Avenue - behind Arby's on University Blvd.


 


 

 

Students and faculty connect with the community at Global Cafe.  Afternoons at Global Cafe offer exciting possibilities for people to meet, enjoy conversation, and make friends.  Free coffee and tea.  Open to the public.

 

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

 

Global Cafe: Fulbright Overseas Scholarship Opportunities

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
4:30 - 7:00 pm

Lobby of the Center for Community-Based Partnerships (CCBP)

900 Anna Avenue - behind Arby's on University Blvd.
 
 

Fulbright Winners will recount their experiences, answer questions, and encourage applicants.  The Fulbright Program is the flagship academic exchange program of the United States of America, and those students and faculty who wish to apply may contact Fulbright Program Advisors at this event and explore the national website at www.fulbrightonline.org.

 

At Tuesday's event, Dr. Nicole Gregoire of Belgium, a Senior Fulbright Scholar currently being hosted at Florida International University, will join alumni of Stillman College and the University of Alabama to share their Fulbright experiences. Guests include Stillman College graduate Reggie Mitchell who went to Northern Ireland and UA graduate Jessica Hetherington who went to China. The Campus Fulbright Representatives of Stillman College and the University of Alabama will be present to answer questions.

 

Reception begins at 4:30 pm. Program begins at 5:30 p.m., and we have time for questions and conversation 6-7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

 

For more information, please check our website: 

globalcafe.ua.edu, email beverly.hawk@ua.edu, or call 

205-348-7392.


 


 

 

International Women's Week Panel

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

6:00 pm

205 Gorgas Library

 

This panel will spur discussion among students and faculty members at UA about women's rights around the world. Through the use of speakers from various cultural and professional backgrounds, the Alabama International Relations Committee hopes to promote a greater sense of cultural awareness within the Alabama community. The panel will be followed by a small reception allowing attendees to talk one-on-one with one another as well as panelists. 

 

Contact Info: Brandon Hooks, outreachdirector.airc@gmail.com

 

Moundville Knap-In

Friday & Saturday, March 13 & 14, 2015           

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Moundville Archaeological Park 

 

Moundville Archaeological Park's Spring Knap-in, March 13 and 14, is a great event for anyone interested in Native Americans, ancient technologies or outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing. Held at Moundville Archaeological Park, 13 miles south of Tuscaloosa, stone toolmakers, artists and ancient technology experts from around the country hammer out stone points, carve intricate pieces, throw spears and shoot bows. Kids can get their faces painted, grind corn or play Native American games.  

 

Flintknapping is an ancient technology used by nearly all Stone Age people. Native Americans made most of their weapons and many of their tools from stone prior to Europeans arriving in the New World. Very quickly, native people set aside flintknapping in favor of metal implements to the point where the technology was almost lost. In the last 25 years, however; hundreds, if not thousands of people have revived the process, passing their knowledge down from one person to another in much the same way as the ancients did. 

 

Other outdoor demonstrations and displays include ancient hunting and fishing equipment. Visitors will also get a chance to test out a spear thrower or toss rabbit sticks in the nearby target range. Demonstrations of basketry, firemaking, and textile weaving are also on the schedule.

 

Contact Info: Amanda Morrow, almorrow2@ua.edu, 

(205) 371-8732

 

 


 

 

 

 

International Coffee Hour

  

Friday, March 13, 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.edu, 

348-5402

 

 

A North Alabama Clergyman's Passion for History: Preserving Black History Month through Words and Images

  

February 9 - March 13, 2015

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Gorgas Library - Pearce Foyer, 2nd Floor


African American cookbooks, scrapbooks, letters, photographs, and funeral programs collected by Rev. Wylheme H. Ragland from Decatur, Alabama, will be shown in the Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library. The collection is comprised of artifacts from the Schaudies, Banks, and Ragland families and is housed in the University Libraries Division of Special Collections.
 

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.