The University of Alabama

Dialog Extra for Sept. 7, 2010

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROCUREMENT SERVICES RELOCATION — Procurement Services will begin relocating on Sept. 10 to 1101 Jackson Ave. (South Lawn Office Building), adjacent to the east side of the School of Law. Click on “New Location!” on the Procurement Services website to view a map of the new location. During the transition, Purchasing and Purchasing Card Services will be located in the Auxiliary Services Building Computer Lab. Accounts Payable will be temporarily displaced but should be fully functional at South Lawn by Sept. 16. Staff will be available in 301 and 326 Rose Administration to answer questions and receive telephone calls and packages. Deliveries to 326 Rose will be picked up twice daily. Parking will be available at the South Lawn Building for employees who need to hand deliver documents. The transition should be complete by Sept. 27.

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.

ALABAMA GUBERNATORIAL DEBATES — The Student Government Associations at The University of Alabama and Auburn University and the League of Women Voters of Alabama will host gubernatorial debates on the UA and AU campuses. The first debate between candidates Robert Bentley and Ron Sparks will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16 in UA’s Moody Music Building concert hall. National Public Radio correspondent and UA graduate Debbie Elliot will serve as moderator. The second debate will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19 in the Auburn University Student Center ballroom. The debates will be broadcast live on Alabama Public Television and at http://www.al.com. Free tickets for the Sept. 16 debate will become available to UA students on Sept. 13 on a first-come, first-served basis between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets will not be available at the door, and no tickets will be offered to the general public. Click here for more information. Also, the League of Women Voters is soliciting questions to be asked during the debate. Questions may be submitted online at www.decisionalabama.ua.edu, sent by e-mail to 2010gubernatorialdebate@gmail.com or mailed to P.O. Box 1326, Tuscaloosa AL 35403-1326.  Questions must be received by 9 a.m., Sept. 13.

ALABAMA FOOTBALL VS. PENN STATE — This week’s game against Penn State will kick off at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Bryant-Denny Stadium and will be televised on ESPN. ESPN College GameDay will air live from Tuscaloosa beginning at 8 a.m. on ESPNU and ESPNU HD and then at 9 a.m. on ESPN and ESPN HD.

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.

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 http://www.wellness.ua.edu. Registration deadline is Sept. 20.

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 more than $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 more than $1,000. Individuals can donate at https://www.ua.edu/advancement/giving/donate. Click “Other” and type in “Brewer Porch Holiday Fund.” The deadline for donations is Sept. 15. Contact Mary Thornton at 348-9975 or thorn028@sa.ua.edu with questions.

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 heather.pleasants@ua.edu 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 http://utca.eng.ua.edu/faculty/award_process.asp. The UTCA research program is an excellent opportunity for research faculty from all disciplines. Contact Dr. Mike Hardin at mhardin@cba.ua.edu 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 http://uaearlycollege.ua.edu or contact Dr. Cheree Causey at ccausey@ccs.ua.edu 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 jhebson@ccs.ua.edu. Attendees should provide their names and the names and high school graduation dates of their eligible dependents.

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 http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html for access to the application, deadlines, eligibility rules and guidelines.

WRITING CENTER – The UA Writing Center is located in 322 Lloyd Hall. Visit http://writingcenter.ua.edu for complete details and to learn how students can schedule appointments.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

TUESDAY, SEPT. 7
Special University Supply Store hours, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., 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
“Branching Out: Surrounding the Spiral Group,” 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Ferguson Student Center art gallery
How to submit an IRB human subjects protocol, 2-3 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8
“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
“Branching Out: Surrounding the Spiral Group,” 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Ferguson Student Center art gallery
Brown Bag Lecture featuring Dr. Mary Meares, noon-1 p.m., 308 Manly Hall
Benefits orientation for faculty, 5-8:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Liberty, Power, and the Age of Wikipedia,” 7:30-10 p.m., Ferguson Student Center Theater

THURSDAY, SEPT. 9
“Claudia DeMonte: Mapping Beauty,” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
“Incoming!” 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sella-Granata Art Gallery in Woods Hall
“Branching Out: Surrounding the Spiral Group,” 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Ferguson Student Center art gallery
Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., Canterbury Episcopal Chapel lawn on Hackberry Lane
Bankhead Visiting Writers Series, 7-9 p.m., 205 Smith Hall
Concert featuring Kansas and the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

FRIDAY, SEPT. 10
“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
Mills Lecture featuring Jeffrey A. Levitetz, 10 a.m., 328 Lloyd Hall
“Branching Out: Surrounding the Spiral Group,” 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Ferguson Student Center art gallery
Convocation, noon, Moody Music Building recital hall
“Rolling On The River With The Tide!” 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Riverboat Landing at the bottom of Greensboro Avenue off Jack Warner Parkway
Concert featuring Kansas and the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

UPCOMING

“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
“Branching Out: Surrounding the Spiral Group,” runs through Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Ferguson Student Center art gallery; opening reception, Sept. 14, 5:30-7 p.m.
Special University Supply Store hours, Sept. 13-14, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Ferguson Student Center
Individual retirement counseling with VALIC representatives, Sept. 13-14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
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
Employee benefits orientation, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Faculty recital featuring Beth Gottlieb and Danny Gottlieb, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building concert hall
Individual retirement counseling featuring TIAA-CREF representatives, Sept. 15-16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Yoga workshop, Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1008 Capstone College of Nursing
Tegrity overview, Sept. 15, 10-11 a.m., Web seminar and A-203 Gordon Palmer Hall annex
Bharatanatyam classical Indian dance performance, Sept. 15, 7-8:30 p.m.

WORTH QUOTING — “What’s interesting is that there are gender differences across a lot of different measures of pain. It holds for acute pain, experimental pain, recurrent pain like migraines, and chronic pain like in the lower back.” Dr. Beverly Thorn, professor and chair of UA’s department of psychology, as quoted in Discovery News. Her comments were in an article about new research that shows women experience more chronic pain and are less tolerant of the pain than men.