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Dialog Extra for Sept. 2, 2010

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NO CRIMSON RIDE ON LABOR DAYCrimson Ride transit will not operate bus routes on Labor Day, Sept. 6. Bus service will resume Sept. 7 at 7 a.m. The 348-Ride service will be available.

FOOTBALL GAME-DAY CHANGES — This week’s game against San José State University will kick off at 6 p.m. on Sept. 4 and will be televised on pay-per-view. For more information, visit Changes to some game-day operations and changes on campus have been made for this football season. To read the latest information on automobile and RV parking, traffic, communication and tailgating, visit

GAME-DAY RECYCLING — Fans attending Quad events prior to each home football game are encouraged to drop off game-day recyclables at a tent east of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library. Plastic, aluminum and cardboard will be accepted at the tent, staffed by employees from UA’s logistics and support services department. Recycling tent operation for the game against José State University will be noon-5:30 p.m. on Sept. 4. UA employees will hand out recycling bags to individual groups tailgating on the Quad so that cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic cups, food wrappers and other types of plastics, including ice bags, can be recycled.

BREWER-PORCH PSA PROJECT — The Professional Staff Assembly is accepting monetary donations to help the children at the Brewer-Porch Children’s Center. Last fall, the PSA raised over $800 that was used to fund a holiday shopping trip for the children. The PSA has also supported educational initiatives at the center. The PSA’s fundraising goal for this year is to collect more than $1,000. Individuals can donate at Click “Other” and type in “Brewer Porch Holiday Fund.” The deadline for donations is Sept. 15. Contact Mary Thornton at 348-9975 or with questions.

PSA CAREER CONNECTION MENTORS — The Professional Staff Assembly is seeking professional staff to serve as mentors in its Career Connection program, which serves as a link to connect students with UA professionals who hold similar career interests. This initiative will enable and foster relationships between professional staff personnel and students through a short-term job shadowing process. Signing up is simple using the Career Connection link: Please submit your form by Sept. 8 and encourage other professionals in your department to participate. Questions or comments concerning the program may be submitted to

COLLEGE OF NURSING BUILDING DEDICATION — UA faculty and staff are invited to the dedication of the new College of Nursing building at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10. An open house will follow. The building is located at 650 University Blvd. E. Contact Shelley Jordan for more information.

CRIMSON COUCH TO 5K — The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness is introducing a new nine-week program tailored for UA faculty and staff. The Crimson Couch to 5K training will prepare participants to walk or run a 5K (3.1 miles) on Nov. 14. Kickoffs will be held Sept. 8-9 at various campus locations. Individuals or teams of three to five people may register for the training program. Assessments will be held at beginning, midpoint and end. To register, identify check-in locations and receive more information, contact the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness at 348-0077 or one of the Crimson Couch to 5K coordinators listed at Registration deadline is Sept. 20.

CCBP SEED-GRANT PROPOSAL DEADLINE — The Center for Community-Based Partnerships will accept seed-grant proposals until 4 p.m. on Sept. 17. Contact Dr. Heather Pleasants at or 348-7367 for more information.

UTCA RESEARCH PROGRAM PROPOSAL DEADLINE — The University Transportation Center for Alabama will accept pre-proposals for its 2011 research program until noon on Sept. 17. Topics of interest and instructions can be found at The UTCA research program is an excellent opportunity for research faculty from all disciplines. Contact Dr. Mike Hardin at or 348-8901 with questions.

UA EARLY COLLEGE — Dependents of UA faculty and staff can get a head start on college by enrolling in UA Early College. High school students with at least a 3.0 grade point average can earn up to 30 credit hours. The credit is accepted at most colleges and universities nationwide. Students earning 18 hours with a 2.5 GPA or higher are eligible for automatic admission to UA, regardless of their SAT test scores. These students may also receive housing priority at UA when they are admitted as regular freshman students. Students can apply to Early College anytime from the spring of their sophomore year through the fall of their senior year, but the gateway dates are limited. The next application deadline is Sept. 28, with applicants attending a gateway (orientation) session on Oct. 30. For more information, visit or contact Dr. Cheree Causey at or 348-7083. Faculty and staff can attend an information session from noon to 1 p.m. on Sept. 21 in the Kennedy Room of Martha Parham West. A light lunch will be provided. E-mail reservations to Attendees should provide their names and the names and high school graduation dates of their eligible dependents.

UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD RESURFACING PROJECT — University Boulevard from Wallace Wade Avenue to Sixth Avenue will undergo roadway resurfacing beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16. The project is expected to be complete by Sept. 25, pending no inclement weather. Two lanes will be open at all times for vehicular traffic, proper traffic control will be in place and flagmen will be present to direct traffic. Expect slight delays while traveling to and from campus in this area. Contact Sommer Coleman, project manager, at 348-5950 for more information.

NEH SUMMER STIPENDS — Applications are available for the National Endowment for the Humanities summer 2011 stipends. Each stipend is $6,000. Application deadline is Oct. 1. A preliminary application must be made in the College of Arts and Sciences by Sept. 22 in order to be nominated. The University may nominate up to two faculty members for NEH summer stipends. Of these two nominations, one should be a junior faculty member. Completed applications should be sent to Sonya Jones, College of Arts and Sciences, Dean’s Office, Box 870268. Visit the NEH website at for access to the application, deadlines, eligibility rules and guidelines.

NEW GO GREEN WEBSITE — The Office of Sustainability has a new website devoted to highlighting green initiatives at UA: The website serves as a launching pad to UA departments and other organizations that are involved in green practices and highlights interesting facts about what UA is accomplishing in the area of sustainability. Visit and let the Office of Sustainability know of any green initiatives that are not currently highlighted on the website. E-mails may be submitted to or messages may be left on the website. Follow UA’s green initiative on Facebook by searching for the “University of Alabama Sustainability” page.

WRITING CENTER — The UA Writing Center is located in 322 Lloyd Hall. Visit for complete details and to learn how students can schedule appointments.


“Claudia DeMonte: Mapping Beauty,” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m., 103 Garland Hall
“Incoming!” 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sella-Granata Art Gallery in Woods Hall
Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., Canterbury Episcopal Chapel lawn on Hackberry Lane
Capstone Alliance, 5-6 p.m., 312 Ferguson Student Center

“Claudia DeMonte: Mapping Beauty,” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
“Incoming!” 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sella-Granata Art Gallery in Woods Hall
Family Weekend Story Time, 3:30- 5 p.m., McLure Library

Winston Groom book signing, 2-4 p.m., Bryant-Denny Stadium in front of Walk of Champions
30th Anniversary Celebration of the Washington, D.C., Internship Program, 3-5 p.m., Little Hall
Alabama football vs. San José State, 6 p.m., Bryant-Denny Stadium

Special University Supply Store hours, noon-4 p.m., and Sept 7, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Ferguson Student Center


“Incoming!” runs through Sept. 10 (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.), Sella-Granata Art Gallery in Woods Hall
“Claudia DeMonte: Mapping Beauty,” runs through Sept. 23 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 5-8 p.m.), Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
Individual retirement counseling with VALIC representatives, Sept. 7 and Sept. 13-14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Special University Supply Store hours, Sept. 7 and Sept. 13, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Ferguson Student Center
“Branching Out: Surrounding the Spiral Group,” Sept. 7-30, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Ferguson Student Center art gallery; opening reception, Sept. 14, 5:30-7 p.m.
How to submit an IRB human subjects protocol, Sept. 7, 2-3 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Brown Bag Lecture featuring Dr. Mary Meares, Sept. 8, noon-1 p.m., 308 Manly Hall
Benefits orientation for faculty, Sept. 8, 5-8:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Liberty, Power, and the Age of Wikipedia,” Sept. 8, 7:30-10 p.m., Ferguson Student Center Theater
Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market, Sept. 9, 3-6 p.m., Canterbury Episcopal Chapel lawn on Hackberry Lane
Bankhead Visiting Writers Series, Sept. 9, 7-9 p.m., 205 Smith Hall
Concert featuring Kansas and the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, Sept. 9 and Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Mills Lecture featuring Jeffrey A. Levitetz, Sept. 10, 10 a.m., 328 Lloyd Hall
Convocation, Sept. 10, noon, Moody Music Building recital hall
“Rolling On The River With The Tide!” Sept. 10, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Riverboat Landing at the bottom of Greensboro Avenue off Jack Warner Parkway
New-employee orientation, Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Stentorian Consort Trombone Quartet, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building concert hall

WORTH QUOTING — “The metal detector system is only as fail-safe as the people operating them. If people aren’t using them, or if they’re not being used in the right way, then they don’t work.” Dr. Rebecca Howell, UA assistant professor of criminal justice, as quoted in The Tuscaloosa News.