February 11-17, 2019

Each week UA Crossroads provides a list of upcoming opportunities
to engage the rich diversity of identities and experiences at UA.
If you are interested in having an event included, 
please use the link below to submit your event.
All submissions for each Monday's newsletter must be in by
the previous Thursday at 12:00 pm.
The University of Alabama is celebrating Black History Month
throughout the month of February with this exciting calendar of events.
Please click on the image below to see the calendar on the 
 UA Crossroads  website.
If you have any questions, please call UA Crossroads at 348-6930.


Monday, February 11
Spring Study Abroad Fair
Witt Activity Center
5:00 -8:00 pm

Come explore the options you have to study abroad during your time at UA!
Wednesday, February 13
TOPIC: Being Allies in Racist Spaces on Campus
The Campus Dialogues are a weekly opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to engage one another about important issues related to identity, current events, and campus life. Dialogues take place in the Ferguson Student Center Great Hall on Wednesdays, starting at 1:00 p.m. and concluding by 1:50 p.m.
Come and share your thoughts and listen to the perspectives of others in an inclusive and respectful environment!
For the full list of Campus Dialogue topics click on the link below:
Tuscaloosa will host its 7 th  Annual Evening of African Films, (Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival) to include films from the broader African Diaspora as well as the continent itself. Screenings of this year's selection will occur in a community setting at Central High School on Saturday, February 16, 2019.
Upcoming Events
IPAC Applications
Application deadline: February 22nd, 2019
Have you ever thought about helping new international students adjust to their new life in America? Would you like to share what you have learned about UA with new international students? If so, then IPAC may be just right for you. Click on this link to apply:

IPAC is the International Peer Advisory Council made up of foreign and domestic undergraduate and graduate students at UA. IPAC helps with international student orientation, as well as International Coffee Hours, and other ISSS sponsored events.
Check out our website via this link to learn more and apply to join IPAC:
The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
is pleased to present its Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Exhibition for 2019, an exhibition of prints by internationally acclaimed artist Julie Mehretu.

Mehretu sees her work as an investigation of identity and its links to community, power and place. She combines found imagery with free gesture to place current and historical events in a new, unfamiliar context.

Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu opens January 24 and runs through March 8, 2019.
On-Going Events
International Coffee Hour
Fridays
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 Capstone International Coffee Hour.
All international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to join.

Come to 121 B.B. Comer Hall each Friday between 11:30 and 1:00 pm and enjoy free coffee, tea, snacks, and conversation with our friends from around the world.

Contact Info: International Services, international@ua.edu, 348-5402
International Spouse Group
Every Wednesday throughout the spring semester
10:00 - 11.30 am
105 B.B. Comer Hall

This group is open to the wives or husbands of international students, faculty, and 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.

To become a member of the International Spouse Group, you can simply join us for any of our meetings, which will be held every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 am throughout the spring semester in International Services in 105 BB Comer Hall.

For any questions or general interest, please visit the ISG Page .

Contact Info: inernational@ua.edu, 348-5402
Alabama Students Without Borders Presents: Charlas con Café
Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Ferguson Student Center Starbucks.

Drop in for an hour, enjoy a cup of coffee, and practice your Spanish.

The table will be marked with a Latin American flag.   
Engage UA with Crossroads
UA’s Crossroads Community Engagement Center is an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads fosters respectful intercultural engagement for students, faculty and staff, and community members throughout the state by facilitating: 

  • workshops on inclusive engagement practices.

  • dialogues where participants are invited to share their perspectives on challenging social issues in a respectful, inclusive environment.

  • collaborative programming to encourage appreciation of the rich cultural traditions on campus and in the local community.
UA Crossroads
3617 Ferguson Center
tel: 205-348-6930  email: crossroads@ua.edu