Pride Week 2013
This brochure contains all the details and descriptions that make up Pride Week 2013. Pride Week is a series of events and activities that give students opportunities to get involved and find their place in the UNA "pride."
Sponsor: Sponsor: INSIDE: All the events (and free food!) that make up the first week of student life at the University of North Alabama Freshman Move-In Sponsor: Residence Life What is it? Friday When is it? Welcome to UNA, Class of 2017! Residence halls will open to ‘first-time’ freshman on Friday, August, 16th between 10am-3pm. Check-in will occur at the GUC Ballroom where you will complete the paperwork process prior to unloading at Rivers & LaGrange Halls. Roar Lions! Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. GUC Banquet Halls Where is it? More info: Call 256-765-5558, or visit una.edu/reslife and click “Contact Us.” Upperclassmen Move-In Sponsor: Residence Life What is it? Residence halls will open to upperclassmen on Saturday, August 17th between 1-5pm. Check-in will begin occur at the GUC Ballroom where you will complete the paperwork process prior to unloading at your assigned residence hall. Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. GUC Banquet Halls Saturday ResLife Cookout Friday What is it? Sponsor: Residence Life All new residents and their families are welcome to join us for the opening cookout on Friday, August, 16th between 5-7pm on the Rivers Hall lawn. Food is free and fun is mandatory!!! Aug. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Outside Rivers Hall When is it? When is it? Where is it? Where is it? More info: Call 256-765-5558, or visit una.edu/reslife and click “Contact Us.” More info: Call 256-765-5558, or visit una.edu/reslife and click “Contact Us.” RHA Rave What is it? Play Fair & After Party Sponsor: Residence Life What is it? Playfair is a really exciting and engaging way to meet your fellow classmates just hours after arriving on campus! Join us for this nationally renowned program which focuses on fun, friendships, and being part of the PURPLE PRIDE! Playfair will begin at 8pm on the Athletic Practice Field (across from Rivers Hall). We also have a few sensational surprises planned for the late evening hours. You won’t want to miss it! Aug. 16 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Athletic Football Field Sponsor: Residence Hall Association/ResLife Show your dance skills in Towers on Saturday, August 18th between 9pmmidnight! Sponsored by Residence Hall Association, this is bound to be a ‘growling’ good time! Aug. 17 from 9 p.m. until midnight Towers Dining Hall Saturday Friday When is it? Where is it? When is it? More info: Call 256-765-5558, or visit una.edu/reslife and click “Contact Us.” Where is it? Dinner on the Grounds What is it? When is it? More info: Call 256-765-5558, or visit una.edu/reslife and click “Contact Us.” Sponsor: Campus Ministries and Local Churches Dinner on the Grounds is your opportunity to meet a variety of campus ministry organizations. Join us at the Ampitheater for live music, free food, and giveaways. Aug. 18 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Memorial Amphitheater (Rain location: GUC) Sunday 2 Where is it? Photos in this brochure were taken by 2011-2012 Student Media staff members: Malisa McClure, Kayla Sloan, Darrick Dawkins, Barry Minor, Christi Britten, Amber Waldrep. More info: Email lioncityLH@gmail.com or call 256-280-0038. 3 Ice Cream Social & Get REC’d Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness What is it? Come get acquainted with the Rec Sports & Fitness staff and your fellow students while cooling down with a sweet treat! We’ll also have slacklining, a fire pit, a photo booth, and more! Aug. 18 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Student Recreation Center SUNDAY When is it? Where is it? More info: Call 256-765-6019, or email email@example.com. Flor-Ala Meeting Kick-Off Sponsor: Student Media What is it? The Flor-Ala, UNA’s student newspaper, invites any students interested in writing or photography to come to our kick-off meeting for the year. Take an assignment, or just visit to see what we’re all about. Free food will be provided! Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. Student Media Office (643 N. Wood Ave., behind Willingham Hall) New Student Advising and Registration Sponsor: Student Engagement What is it? MONDAY MONDAY When is it? New Student Advising and Registration is for all new students who have not registered for fall 2013 classes. Students may sign up to attend and view a schedule at www.una.edu/orientation. Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. GUC Performance Cente When is it? Where is it? Where is it? More Info: Please RSVP by Aug. 16 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More info: Contact the Office of Student Engagement at 256-765-4248. Methodist Campus Ministries Cook Out Sponsor: Wesley Foundation What is it? When is it? Join the Methodist Campus Ministries crew for a Monday night cook out on the deck! Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Wesley Foundation Deck (715 Willingham Road) Roar Lions Pool Party Sponsor: Residence Life What is it? When is it? It’s time for all UNA ‘Cats’ to cool down! Join us for the Roar Lions Pool Party. Admission is free and food will be served! Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Royal Avenue pool (421 N. Royal Avenue, across from Braly Stadium) MONDAY MONDAY Where is it? Where is it? More info: Call (256) 764-6412 or email email@example.com More info: Call 256-765-5558, or visit una.edu/reslife and click “Contact Us.” Welcome Back Party What is it? Sponsor: Office of International Affairs MONDAY All students are invited to this party designed to integrate and introduce international students to UNA! RSOs will set up tables so students can get information on how to get involved. There will be free food, a DJ, and tons of fun! When is it? 4 Where is it? Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Powers Hall lawn 5 Lions Lend a Hand and Volunteer Fair Sponsor: Student Engagement and Residence Life What is it? TUESDAY When is it? A service day for the Shoals Community by the UNA Community. Students, Faculty and Staff are to register to participate through www.una.edu/leadershipvolunteerism under ‘forms.’ This event is sponsored by Student Engagement, Residence Life, Bank Independent and Listerhill Credit Union. The day will conclude with a Volunteer Fair at 2 p.m. on the second floor of the GUC. Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Meet at the Memorial Amphitheater at 8 a.m. Bongo Ball What is it? Where is it? Sponsor: University Program Council TUESDAY Slacklining TUESDAY What is it? More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248. Sponsor: Outdoor Adventure Center Slacklining is a new concept that has become popular throughout colleges across the US. By definition slacklining is an act of balancing on a narrow piece of webbing stretched between two points (usually trees). Students are attracted to the activity because of the focus, concentration and relaxed feelings that are created. Aug. 20 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Student Recreation Center When is it? Ready! Aim! Fire! Bongo Ball is Nerf Warfare to the EXTREME! Paint-ballers and soft-skinned controller-clinching Halo-huggers alike will enjoy this gentle slugfest. You’re new to campus? So is everyone else! Don’t know anyone yet? We’ll help you find a team! Spots are limited, so don’t wait around. Aug. 20 from 4:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Student Recreation Center When is it? Where is it? Where is it? More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248. Krispy Kremes and Information Stations What is it? WEDNESDAY Student Campus Leaders Dinner Sponsor: Vice President of Student Affairs What is it? More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248. Student Engagement, SOAR counselors & LaGrange Society Information stations will be located at the locations on campus (listed below) to provide directions and answer questions. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will be provided. Aug. 21 from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Memorial Amphitheater, Opler Clock, Fountain When is it? TUESDAY When is it? This invitation-only dinner is for select members of our student groups from the areas of Student Government Association, Residence Life, Greek Life, Admissions, LaGrange Society, SOAR counselors, Student Media and other campus leaders. Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. GUC Banquet Halls (second floor) Where is it? More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248. WEDNESDAY Where is it? Lemonade Stand What is it? More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248. Sponsor: Christian Student Center Members of the Christian Student Center will provide free lemonade to students on their way to class to help cool down from the August sun. Aug. 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Memorial Amphitheater When is it? 6 Where is it? 7 Chick-Fil-A Lunch WEDNESDAY What is it? When is it? Sponsor: Baptist Campus Ministries The BCM will provide free lunch to students catered by Chick-Fil-A. Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Baptist Student Center (670 N. Wood Ave.) Where is it? More info: Call the BCM at 256-764-5083. ROTC Open House What is it? WEDNESDAY Confession Booth (with a surprise twist) WEDNESDAY What is it? Sponsor: ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Students will get the chance to see the Military Science Department and get to know the students enrolled in ROTC and Faculty. We will be serving hamburgers and hotdogs during the open house. Looking forward to seeing new faces! Lion Pride ~ Army Strong Aug. 21 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Wesleyan Hall Annex Sponsor: Lion City When is it? Swing by the Lion City tent at the Amphitheatre for a confession booth - with a surprise twist. For more info follow us on twitter @lioncitylh and check us out at LionCityLH.com. Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Memorial Amphitheater When is it? Where is it? Where is it? More info: Call 256-765-4458. More info: Email lioncityLH@gmail.com or call 256-280-0038. Meet the Greeks Sponsor: Greek Life What is it? This event serves as an opportunity for incoming students to meet the Greek students. There will be a live band and DJ performing. Free food and drinks will also be served. Aug. 21 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Memorial Amphitheater WEDNESDAY SGA Bash WEDNESDAY What is it? Sponsor: Student Government Association Come by and say, “Hi!” to your SGA members, who represent student interests on campus. There will be a DJ and free food, so take a break between classes to relax and meet other students. Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Memorial Amphitheater When is it? Where is it? When is it? More info: Contact Student Engagement at 256-765-4248. Where is it? Coffee and Donuts Sponsor: Student Media What is it? Grab the semester’s first copy of The Flor-Ala, UNA’s student newspaper, as well as some quick breakfast. Members of the staff will hand out Krispy Kreme donuts and coffee while supplies last. Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. In front of the Guillot University Center More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248. THURSDAY When is it? 8 Where is it? More info: Call 256-765-4426. 9 Mandatory Hall Meetings What is it? Sponsor: Residence Life THURSDAY When is it? Residence Life will host mandatory building meetings on Thursday, August 22nd. Residents of LaGrange, Lafayette, and Rivers will meet in Norton Auditorium at 5:30pm. Residents of Rice, Hawthorne, Covington, Appleby East, and Appleby West will meet in the GUC Performance Center at 5:30pm. Aug. 22; Refer to your resident advisor for the event time. Norton Auditorium and the Guillot University Center Where is it? More info: Call (256) 765-5558. The Big Deal Sponsor: Student Engagement, University Program Council, ROTC, & Sodexo When is it? Where is it? Memorial Amphitheatre Aug. 22 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. THURSDAY What is it? The Big Deal is the largest gathering of UNA students during Pride Week. The Office of Student Engagement, Sodexo, ROTC and the University Program Council want you to have the time of your life! Come and enjoy Dinner on the Lawn, the DJ, and of course, lots of FREE food and prizes. Student organizations and local vendors will be in attendance to give away information and major prizes. Listerhill will be giving away a FREE car! In case of rain, The Big Deal will be moved to the GUC Banquet Halls and Atrium. Clockwise, from right: Savannah Smith, graduate assistant for Greek Life, encourages students to Go Greek. Thousands of students (bottom left) turn out each year to take in the sights, sounds and free food at The Big Deal. The sorors of Delta Sigma Theta (top) pose for a group photo at The Big Deal. Students check out the car given away by Listerhill Credit Union at The Big Deal. Ice Cream Fellowship What is it? THURSDAY Sponsor: Baptist Campus Ministries Come cool off and socialize after The Big Deal with ice cream at the Baptist Campus Ministries. Aug. 22 at 8:30 p.m. Baptist Student Center (670 N. Wood Ave.) When is it? Where is it? 10 More info: Call the BCM at 256-764-5083. 11 Snacks at the Library Sponsor: Collier Library What is it? FRIDAY When is it? UNA’s library staff invites you to stop by for a nibble between classes as you finish out your first week of the semester. Aug 23 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Collier Library Toga Run Starting Line Norton Lawn Where is it? SATURDAY Movie on the Lawn What is it? Toga Party Finish Line Wilson Park Sponsor: Alternative Breaks and UPC Alternative Breaks and UPC will be showing a movie on the amphitheater lawn on Friday, August 23rd at 8:30pm. The first 100 students to show up for the movie will receive a free UNA blanket. In the case of rain, the movie will be shown in the GUC Performance Center. Toga Run 5K What is it? Sponsor: Office of Student Engagement and UPC UNA is hosting the first Toga Run 5K on Saturday, August 24th. The 3.1 miles will kick off at Norton Auditorium. The fee to race is $5 for UNA students and $10 for community members and all proceeds will benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Shoals. Come dressed in your best toga and ready to race! FRIDAY When is it? Where is it? Friday, Aug. 23 from 8:30 p.m. until midnight Amphitheater; Rain site: GUC Performance Center When is it? Where is it? Aug. 24: Check in begins at 5:30 p.m., race begins at 6 p.m. Starting line is at Norton Auditorium More info: Call the Office of Student Engagement at 256-765-4248. RSO Kick-Off SATURDAY What is it? Sponsor: Student Engagement This is a mandatory event for at least three members of every Recognized Student Organization to attend in order to be trained in several areas including diversity, student allocation training, etc. RSOs must register for the event through the ‘forms’ link at www.una.edu/student-engagement. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m., with the conference beginning at 9 a.m. Students must be present the whole time to get credit for attending. Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Guillot University Center Toga Party What is it? Sponsor: Office of Student Engagement and UPC After the Toga Run, comes the Toga Party! Along with the finish line, there will be local music, restaurants and vendors set up at Wilson Park to help introduce students to creative side of the Shoals area. The party is free for everyone! SATURDAY When is it? Where is it? Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. (following the Toga Run 5K) Wilson Park in Historic Downtown Florence When is it? Where is it? More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248. More info: Call Student Engagement at 256-765-4248. 12 13 Progressive Dinner MONDAY Sponsor: Baptist Campus Ministries What is it? This dinner allows students to visit local baptist churches and get to know fellow students. Greek Recruitment Sponsor: Greek Life More info: Contact the Office of Student Engagement at 256-765-4248, or visit the Greek Life website at www.una.edu/greeklife.. When is it? Panhellenic Recruitment When is it? Where is it? Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Meet at Baptist Student Center (670 N. Wood Ave.). Panhellenic sorority recruitment will be held August 29 through September 2. Registration fee is $65 before Aug. 1; $75 after Aug. 1. Women will meet all four sororities giving them a chance to receive an invitation to join one of the sororities Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 (Deadline to register is Aug. 24.) More info: Call the BCM at 256-764-5083. CultureFest 2013 MONDAY What is it? Interfraternity Council Recruitment When is it? Sept. 3 through 7 (Deadline to register is Sept. 3.) Sponsor: Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity Students will meet & greet fellow students, faculty, staff & student multicultural organizations while enjoying good food & music. Door prizes will be given. All are welcome! Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. GUC Amphitheater. Rain Site: GUC Atrium IFC Recruitment is September 3-7 and it is free to attend. Men will meet all 7 chapters and learn about each one. On the final day, men who attend could potentially receive an invitation to join a fraternity. When is it? National Pan-Hellenic Council When is it? NPHC does not participate in recruitment. They will have NPHC Convocation which serves as a general interest meeting for the 6 organizations of the council. Students learn the requirements of what it takes to join all chapters at this event. Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Performance Center in the Guillot University Center Where is it? More info: Call 256-765-6341. Where is it? 14 15