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Dialog Extra for Oct. 13, 2011

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

AERIAL INSPECTIONS OF TRANSMISSION LINES — Alabama Power Company has hired Eagle Aviation to perform routine inspections of all the transmission lines in its Western Division, which includes Tuscaloosa, over the next two weeks, beginning on Oct. 14. The inspections will be performed by a blue-and-white plane with tail number N5057P.

EMPLOYEE HEALTH FAIR ON OCT. 19 — The fair will be held in Coleman Coliseum from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Faculty and staff can click here to access a flier that provides complete information on what to bring, what to expect and how to prepare.

CAMPUS MAIL SERVICE REMINDERCampus Mail Service has noticed an increase in the amount of incoming mail with insufficient address information. Incoming mail received at the University’s mail center with a vague or incorrect address delays sorting and could result in having the mail considered “Undeliverable As Addressed” and returned to the sender for proper addressing. Please check the return address on all outgoing mail pieces. Only provide a UA department’s box number — not a street address or building or room number — as the return address on printed envelopes, publications, forms, business cards, websites, etc., when giving out address information.

PROBLEMS WITH LIBRARY RENEWALS — Faculty members who are experiencing any problems with library renewals should contact Cornelia Davis at 348-3417 or at cdavis@ua.edu or Donna Minor at 348-1084 or at dminor@bruno.cba.ua.edu.

AMERICAN STUDIES 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION — The department of American Studies will celebrate its 50th anniversary Oct. 14-15. Click here to make reservations and to see a schedule of events. In collaboration with the AMS anniversary, the Ferguson Center Gallery is displaying now through Oct. 26 the art collection of Cleo and Carla Thomas. Cleo Thomas, AMS alumnus, will discuss his work on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. in the gallery.

FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION NIGHT AT SOCCER — All UA faculty and staff are invited to Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night at the women’s soccer game against Arkansas on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Soccer Stadium. Personnel from the University Medical Center will be present to provide information about UMC programs for faculty and staff. Admission is free. To participate in the faculty-staff halftime competition, email Caitlin Wood at cwood@ia.ua.edu.

ROLLING ON THE RIVER WITH THE TIDE — Oct. 14 is the registration deadline for the riverboat cruise hosted by the Tuscaloosa County chapter of the National Alumni Association. Cruises will depart at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 from the Riverboat Landing off of Jack Warner Parkway. Click here for more information and a reservation form.

DATING AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH — The Women’s Resource Center is asking members of the UA community to wear purple ribbons during the month of October to raise awareness of dating and domestic violence. To get a ribbon, contact the WRC at wrc@sa.ua.edu or 348-5040. Click here to see a list of events for the month.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

THURSDAY, OCT. 13
Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., Canterbury Episcopal Chapel’s lawn
McNair Scholars Research Conference, 5:30 p.m., Lloyd Hall (third floor)
Guest recital featuring Jason Bergman, Ben McIlwain and Ellen Elder, 5:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall
Alabama Jazz Standards Combo, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
ALLELE lecture featuring Dr. Brad Sagarin on Darwin’s legacy of evolutionary psychology, 7:30 p.m., 127 Biology Building
“Animal Crackers,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre in Rowand-Johnson Hall

FRIDAY, OCT. 14
“A Photographic Display of American Cistercian Abbeys,” Gorgas Library’s Pearce Foyer
“Close to Home: Artist Book and Prints by Bill Hall and Amy Pirkle,” Sella-Granata Art Gallery
“Motorcycles and Tattoos: Prints by Sigfredo Mendoza,” Gorgas Library fifth floor
Women’s soccer vs. Arkansas, 7 p.m., Soccer Stadium
Women’s tennis, time TBD, Tennis Stadium
Women’s volleyball vs. South Carolina (a Power of Pink event), 7 p.m., Foster Auditorium
“Animal Crackers,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre in Rowand-Johnson Hall
UA Opera Theatre: “Rebuild this House! The Promise of Moving Forward,” 7:30 p.m., 167 Moody Music Building

SATURDAY, OCT. 15
“Motorcycles and Tattoos: Prints by Sigfredo Mendoza,” Gorgas Library fifth floor
Crimson Classic Cross Country (a Power of Pink event), 8:30 a.m., Harry Pritchett Cross Country Course
Women’s tennis, time TBA, Tennis Stadium
“Animal Crackers,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre in Rowand-Johnson Hall

SUNDAY, OCT. 16
“Motorcycles and Tattoos: Prints by Sigfredo Mendoza,” Gorgas Library fifth floor
Women’s tennis, time TBA, Tennis Stadium
Women’s soccer vs. LSU (a Power of Pink event), 1 p.m., Soccer Stadium
Women’s volleyball vs. Florida, 1 p.m., Foster Auditorium
“Animal Crackers,” 2 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre in Rowand-Johnson Hall
UA Opera Theatre: “Rebuild this House! The Promise of Moving Forward,” 3 p.m., 167 Moody Music Building

MONDAY, OCT. 17
“Close to Home: Artist Book and Prints by Bill Hall and Amy Pirkle,” Sella-Granata Art Gallery
New-employee orientation, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Alive at 25 defensive-driving class, 2 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Harbor training, 2-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building

UPCOMING

Employee benefits orientation, Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
VALIC individual retirement counseling, Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Faculty recital featuring Jonathan Whitaker on trombone, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Management orientation, Oct. 19, 8:30-11 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
TIAA-CREF individual counseling, Oct. 19-20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Managing and Supervising Student Employees, Oct. 19, 10-11 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Alive at 25 defensive-driving class, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Workshop on Facebook privacy, Oct. 19, 1-2 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
I-9 compliance and processing, Oct. 19, 3-4:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
C&IS community gathering, Oct. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Reese Phifer Hall
Guest recital featuring Elizabeth Claxton, Kellie Van Horn and Gregg Bunn, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall
“Fred Stonehouse: The Deacon’s Seat Lecture,” Oct. 19, 7 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
UA Symphonic Band, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Recovering Black Women’s Voices and Lives Symposium, Oct. 20, 8 a.m., Heritage Room at Ferguson Student Center; reception at 6 p.m. at Gorgas House
“Fred Stonehouse: The Deacon’s Seat” opening reception, Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at 103 Garland Hall; exhibit runs Oct. 20-Dec. 1
Women’s soccer vs. Tennessee, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Soccer Stadium
UA Brass Choir, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Bama Theatre, and Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Kentuck courtyard

WORTH QUOTING — “Three hundred million years ago, Alabama used to be on a big plate boundary where plates were constantly colliding. Alabama and Virginia still reside on a zone of weakness and there’s still some settling all those years later. Even then, a 6 magnitude is rare to get in that setting. The sort of thing we’d get in Alabama or Virginia would normally be a 2, 3 or 4.” Dr. Andrew Goodliffe, geology professor, as quoted in The Tuscaloosa News on the subject of earthquakes.