7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: March 30-April 5

By on April 1, 2014

March 30: It’s a beautiful day to get covered

A day ahead of the March 31 deadline, a group of students will be helping city residents sign up for affordable health care in Railroad Park. Bama Covered, started by UAB alum Josh Carpenter and fueled by UAB students and faculty, will be in the 17th Street Plaza Section B from 1-5 p.m. Learn how to enroll or volunteer. Come for the health care, stay for the free drum circle from 4-6 p.m.

March 31: You could be dancing like the stars
Getting ready for a June wedding or looking for motivation to move a little more?  Learn the most useful social dances — including swing, Salsa and jazz dance— from a professional instructor 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays in Fitness Studio 4. You don’t have to be a Rec Center member to dance the night away.
april fools
April 1: April Fool’s Day
Ah, the day when the world’s gullible and unwary are fair game for the inventive and enterprising with a knack for a good-natured prank. If you don’t go in for that sort of thing, blame Chaucer; he started it.

April 2: Time to applaud a teacher
Winners of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award and the 2013 Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching will be recognized during the Faculty Award Convocation at 4 p.m. in the UAB National Alumni Society House.

April 3: See poetic justice done
A UAB poetry slam competition invoking Words for Change starts at 7 p.m. in the Alys Stephens Center Odess Theatre. Free. A few slots are still available on a first-come basis.

April 4: Everybody’s speaking Japanese
Beginning students, native speakers and all in between who have at least some study of the language are welcome at the Japanese Table 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the Commons on the Green. A good start to enjoying the many Japan-related cultural and educational opportunities UAB offers.

worlds fairApril 5: Attend the World’s Fair at UAB
SpringFest and the International Bazaar will present a combined World’s Fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Campus Green. Novelties include caricature and henna artists and other carnival-themed attractions, plus international food tastings and live performances.

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