2014 Global Café Event History





A BIG THANK YOU to Phillip Johnson of Shelton State Community College for his leadership on the September 23 Global Cafe panel about community resources for newcomers. We learned a lot from one another at the first Global Café evening event. New arrivals to Tuscaloosa were welcomed by key community leaders. People from Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa’s One Place, the University of Alabama Law Clinic, Tuscaloosa City Schools, and the University of Alabama Off-Campus Housing Office offered helpful information. Students were joined by community members and recent arrivals to Tuscaloosa. Thanks to everyone for making this event a success.


Afternoons at Global Café: Coffee, Tea and Conversation

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3–5 p.m., September 23-December 4

Stop by. Meet friends. Enjoy free coffee and tea. Students and faculty connect with community at Global Café. Travelers strengthen their language skills and explore international customs. We welcome people from across our community and around the world. Afternoons at Global Café offer exciting possibilities for people to meet, learn from one another, and make friends. Free and open to the public.

Evenings at Global Café

Evenings at Global Café are opportunities to socialize and meet leaders from campus and community organizations. Global Café family fun game nights are times to relax, meet new people, and enjoy an evening of games and family activities. Free and open to the public.

  1. International Community Engagement Panel and Honors Reception, August 26, 3:30-6:00 pm
  2. Welcome to Tuscaloosa, Resources for Newcomers, Tuesday, September 23, 5–7 pm, refreshments
  3. Family Fun Game Night, Photos with Big Al, Tuesday, September 30, 5-7 pm, snacks
  4. How to Talk with Your Child’s Teacher, Tuesday, October 14, 5-7 pm, refreshments
  5. Family Fun Game Night, Tuesday, October 28, 5-7 pm, snacks
  6. Celebrating International Education in Tuscaloosa, Tuesday, November 18, 5-7 pm, refreshments

Campus and Community Partners of Global Café

Global Café is being created by campus and community partners of The University of Alabama Center for Community-Based Partnerships: Capstone International Center, Graduate Parent Support, Tuscaloosa’s One Place, the CCBP student team, Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa City Schools, the Tuscaloosa County School System, and numerous community leaders. Throughout the year, the planning and implementation of programs offer students exciting new paths to campus leadership, and we invite you to get involved.


Global Café takes place at The University of Alabama Center for Community-Based Partnerships, 900 Anna Avenue (directly behind Arby’s on University Boulevard). Free parking is available and bus stops are near. For more information, please check our website, globalcafe.ua.edu, email beverly.hawk@ua.edu, or call 205-348-7392.

“Global Café conversations are chances to meet, learn from one another, and build friendships.”