September 2013

Avanti and Parent Ambassador Team Recruitment
Applications for Avanti and Parent Ambassador teams available

Are you interested in becoming a part of a Capstone tradition? For years the University of Alabama Avanti and Parent Ambassador teams have been welcoming parents, family members, and prospective students to our campus community through Bama Bound orientation and other programs throughout the year. The Parent Ambassador and Avanti teams offer qualified students an exceptional leadership opportunity unlike any other on campus to grow as leaders and impact their peers and the UA community.

If you'd like to learn more, please attend one of the following sessions:
-9/5 at 11:30am in Gorgas 205
-9/9 at 5:30pm in Gorgas 205
-9/11 at 5:30pm in the Admissions theater

NOTE: Interested applicants must attend an interest session or stop by the Office of Parent Programs (132 Mary Burke East) or the Office of Orientation and Special Programs (205 Student Services) to apply. 

Applications can be found at and check out their flyer here.

Engineers Without Borders Renamed to Student Engineers in Action 
Organization invites students to participate in rebranded organization

Since the founding of Engineers Without Borders on the University of Alabama campus in 2005, the group has engaged in their local community and traveled the world with the belief that they can positively impact the lives of others. Its members continually strive to grow the organization and build on the success of previous years. Throughout efforts to improve the organization, the campus chapter has grown distant from the national organization of Engineers Without Borders. For this reason, they have decided to reorganize as Student Engineers in Action. While their name might change, the groups purpose and actions will stay consistent with their original principles. 

As Student Engineers in Action moves forward, they invite all students to participate in the organization's many meetings, projects, and other events throughout the year. For more information, or to ask a question, contact the organization's president, Matt Weider at
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Homecoming Information 
Informational meeting to be held concerning all aspects of homecoming

Homecoming is fast approaching, and an informational meeting will be held on MONDAY, September 16 at 7pm in Ferguson Room 301. All aspects of homecoming will be covered at this meeting, including all of the events, and there will be a time for general questions regarding registration or other events. 

There are limited opportunities for funding grants available to student organizations who are interested in participating in homecoming activities where fees or registration may be associated. Please make plans to attend the informational meeting if your organization is interested in such opportunities, or contact Rosalind Moore in Student Involvement and Leadership at 205-348-6114.

International Students Association Recruiting Officers
 Applications due Sept.6

The International Students Association is looking for applicants to fill the organization's officer positions for this fall. All UA students are welcome to apply, both domestic and international. The application is due at midnight, and may be submitted either electronically or in hard copy. To submit your application, or for comments and questions, contact Shashank Wattal at

Tide Talks III 
Student organization Tide Talks prepares for it's 3rd installation

Tide Talks is an engaging, student-run speaker series at the University of Alabama that showcases our most revolutionary peers on stage and on camera. The next event, Tide Talk III, will be on MONDAY, September 9 at 7:30pm in the Ferguson theater. Four new, diverse students will talk about their triumphs and experiences on and off campus. All are invited to attend and bring a friend!

The 49 Events
UA's out-of-state student organization plans for a busy September

The 49 will host their first meeting of the semester THURSDAY, September 5 in Gorgas 205 from 6-7. The organization will also begin foUndAtion meetings this week. For those unable to attend the September 4 foUndAtion meeting, a second will be held on TUESDAY, September 10 from 5-7 in the Mortar Board room on the third floor of the Ferguson Center. foUndAtion is mentoring program established by The 49 for freshman and transfer students. Upperclassmen interested in being mentors may contact Kaylyn Johnson at

The 49 is working with Yell Crew, the First Year Experience, and Housing and Residential Communities to host a Texas A&M viewing party on September 14 at 2:30 in the Ferguson Center Ballroom. Free food, games, and a photo shoot with Big Al will be included.

SOURCE Team Applications 
 Applications for SOURCE teams available

Are you looking to get involved? Do you like working with all sorts of people? Are you self-motivated and full of great ideas? Then being a part of a SOURCE team might be for you! The SOURCE Board of Governors is made up of a Board of Governors that represent five areas: Communications, Organizational Outreach, Creative Consults, Partnership Development & Finance, and Organizational Leadership. For the application, and more information on each area, visit Applications are due September 4th.

SOURCE Board of Governors Contact Information
Attention students and student organizations:


A new school year means a new Board of Governors for the SOURCE! We are excited to serve all students and student organizations at the University of Alabama this year! For your convenience, listed below are all of the Directors on the Board of Governors, a brief job description, and their contact information. If you have a question about one or more of these areas, let us know and we'd love to speak with you!


Director of Organizational Outreach: (Get on Board Day, Service and Leadership Awards, The SOURCE Awards, Advisor training, Bama Buddies, and other outreach) Kalyn Lee -


Director of Organizational Leadership: (oversees organization leader training, new officer training, SOURCE Course resources, and the SOURCE Force) Patrick Crowley -


Assistant Director of Organizational Leadership: (oversees LASSO program, coordinates officer transition program, assist Director of Organizational Leadership in all endeavors) Lauren Piper -


Director of Partnership Development and Finance: (provides resources for organization in need of funding through FAC, fundraisers, and other ideas, builds SOURCE partnership with outside groups) John Brinkerhoff -


Director of Communications: (overall marketing and branding for the SOURCE events and iniatives, SOURCE newsletter, official representative of the SOURCE with media outlets, coordinate marketing efforts through tabling, campaigns, etc.) Emily Dowdell - or


Assistant Director of Communications: (oversees management of SOURCE Twitter and Facebook accounts, uses visual media to disseminate information about the SOURCE, assists Director of Communications) Ronte Pritchett -


Director of Creative Consults: (manages a full scale PR firm dedicated to providing visually appealing products to student organizations, like brochures, flyers, banners, etc.) Alex Hollinghead -


Got news?
Attention Student Organizations:


Does your organization have an upcoming event? Do you need help promoting that event? The SOURCE can help! We can publicize your event or information on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, write a post about it on our blog, or include a blurb in next month's newsletter. Send your submissions and any relevant images to and we'd love to help!


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