The annual AAUW luncheon, style show and silent auction will take place Thursday, March 29, at noon, at the Stewart Retreat Center on the UM campus. (Viewing and bidding for the silent auction will begin at 11 a.m.). Styles are by Belk, lunches by Southern Sweets and auction items from area arts-and-crafts persons. Music will be by Ed Robertson. Proceeds benefit the Reading Is Fundamental program and education for women. Tickets are available at the Blue Phrog Gallery, (665-3766; email@example.com), from Sandra Lott (665-2127; firstname.lastname@example.org) or from any AAUW member. If you have not yet purchased or reserved your tickets, please contact Sandra Lott or Suzanne Hurst immediately so that the caterer can be provided with an accurate number. Among the silent-auction items are oil paintings and watercolors, vintage linens, needlework, ceramics, woodworking and Easter items Selections include works by Tim Tingle, Becky Bolton Crisswell, Melanie Poole of Southern Sisters, paintings by Trina Ray of the International Gallery, gourd art by award-winning artist Becky Rodgers, donations from Blue Phrog, Arledge Antiques, Cedar Creek Antiques, Cedar Creek Nursery, Petals from the Past, Joe’s Italian Restaurant, Zapopan and many more. The table decorations, by Michele Hill and her excellent committee, will include surprise favors, as well.
UM’s 6th annual Run for Research will take place Thursday, March 29. Registration will begin at 3 p.m. at the McChesney Student Activity Center and the run/walk event will begin at 3:45 p.m. All skill levels, as well as costumes, are welcome. Proceeds benefit the undergraduate research program at UM.
The Spring Career Fair will take place Wednesday, April 4, from 1-4 p.m., in the McChesney Student Activity Center. Professional dress is expected, and participants are encouraged to bring copies of their resumés. This event is sponsored by the UM Career Development Center. For more information, visit their website.
The Chi chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (counseling honor society) and the Social Work Student Organization are sponsoring “Bunnies for Children.” We are collecting new, safe-for-ages-3-and-under stuffed animals (they don’t have to be bunnies). All stuffed animals should have NO WIRED EARS or other parts that could be harmful to children! The stuffed animals will be delivered to the Hillcrest Hospital Children’s Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. This will enable the staff to give each child a new stuffed animal upon admission. Please donate a stuffed animal to this worthy cause. Drop-off boxes will be located in Wills Hall near the Counseling Office and near the drink machines on the first floor. The deadline is Thursday, April 5. For more information, contact Charlotte Daughhetee, Chi chapter faculty advisor, at email@example.com or at Ext. 6380.
Mark your calendars! UM alumna Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson, author of The House by the Side of the Road, will speak at UM Wednesday, April 11, at 1 p.m., in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall. A book signing will follow in Comer 106. The book is Jackson’s personal account of the Selma Civil Rights movement. The event, which is designed to help individuals understand more about the struggles and victories within the Civil Rights movement here in Alabama, is sponsored by the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Carmichael Library. Complete information will appear in the next issue of Wednesday Memo.
Save the date! The UM Honors Program celebration of scholarly achievement and honors student recognitions will take place Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m., in the Wills Hall master classroom (room 200). The event will feature the University Scholar Lecture with Mike Hardig, professor of biology, as well as the recognition of Honors Program students who will soon graduate and those who will receive their sophomore certificates.
Several UM accounting students have been certified by the IRS to prepare tax returns. They will be offering tax-preparation services free of charge at Parnell Memorial Library through Tuesday, April 17. The students will be available Tuesdays from 2-8 p.m., Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The services are open to all, but those who are in low- to moderate-income brackets are encouraged to utilize this free service. The program offers a great service to the community while also providing these students with a valuable opportunity for hands-on experience in their chosen field.