The University of Alabama

Dialog Extra for Oct. 27, 2011

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

APPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH GRANT FUNDING FOR UA FACULTY — The Research Grants Committee, through the Office of the Vice President for Research, is accepting applications for research grant funding for all full-time, tenure-track and tenured UA faculty. Applicants may apply for funding in an amount up to $6,000 for a grant-in-aid (salary for all or part of summer), assistants, supplies, equipment, books and travel. Proposals submitted for funding that exceed this amount will not be considered. Details of procedure, priorities and restrictions used by the Research Grants Committee in awarding research funds are detailed in the RGC Manual. The RGC Manual has been updated; therefore, faculty who are planning to apply for RGC funds should obtain and review a copy of the RGC Manual before submitting a proposal. The RGC Manual may be accessed online at http://osp.ua.edu/rgc_grants.html. The deadline for electronic submissions of applications is Jan. 31, 2012. Two workshops highlighting the application process will be held Nov. 15 and Dec. 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in G-54 Rose Administration Building. For workshop reservations and more information, contact Angie Shotts at ashotts@fa.ua.edu or 348-8070.

REQUESTS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION WORK — UA deans, directors and department heads have until Nov. 4 to submit any requests for project initiations for construction and renovation work to be completed during the winter break for their areas. This deadline allows time for estimate preparation and workforce scheduling. Any requests submitted after Nov. 4 will not be considered for scheduling and will be accommodated as soon as possible. Click here to access the Project Initiation Request Form. Contact Matt Skinner, UA project information coordinator and estimator, at 348-8845 with questions.

PARKING OF STATE VEHICLES ON CAMPUS — As a reminder from the Parking and Traffic Committee, UA employees using state vehicles should park in legal spaces whenever possible. Those who must temporarily park to load or unload their state vehicles should pull past any pedestrian crosswalk in order to allow vehicles in the drive lanes to see bicyclists and pedestrians. Following these guidelines will promote better safety for everyone on campus.

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

  • On Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Alabama Museum of Natural History will host Haunting at the Museum, a candlelit-walking tour of the Quad area. Tour leader Dr. Jerry Oldshue, known as the Capstone’s historian, will share stories of ghosts and unexplained sightings. The tour begins and ends at Smith Hall, where the ghost of Dr. Eugene Smith is said to occasionally make his presence known. While spectral visits are not guaranteed, refreshments are promised. The event is free to the public. Walking-tour participants should meet in front of Smith Hall. More information: Randy Mecredy at 348-7550 or museum.program@ua.edu.
  • The Student Alumni Association will host its annual Halloween Festival on Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the lawn of Alumni Hall. Children are invited to dress in costumes and come play games, decorate cookies and receive candy. More information: 348-1553.
  • The Beat Auburn Beat Hunger campaign will host its annual “Can-or-Treat” night on Oct. 31 from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to dress up in their spookiest Halloween attire and join Beat Auburn Beat Hunger in going door to door around Tuscaloosa to collect cans. All volunteers will meet outside the Ferguson Center plaza at 5:45 p.m.

TOBACCO-FREE PROGRAM — The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness announces the upcoming Tobacco-Free Program, designed to help UA faculty and staff give up tobacco. Introductory group sessions will be held on Nov. 3 from noon to 1 p.m. in Russell Hall, with additional times available. OHPW can provide participants with important tools and resources — including supportive educational sessions, connection to health-care providers, and tobacco-cessation medication options available through an enhanced health-benefit plan — to help them feel better while reducing their risks of heart disease, lung disease and cancer. Click here for more information or contact OHPW at wellness@ua.edu or 348-0077.

BEAT AUBURN BEAT HUNGER – The Beat Auburn Beat Hunger campaign will continue through Nov. 18. One of the upcoming events is the 5K Race, scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on Nov. 6 from the outdoor-pool-parking lot at the Student Recreation Center. The registration fee on the day of the event is $20. Those who register before Nov. 6 can save $5 and receive a T-shirt. Click here for more information about the race and to access the registration form. Visit http://beatauburnbeathunger.ua.edu for complete information on BABH. Fans can donate canned food at the following sporting events:

  • Women’s soccer vs. Auburn, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Soccer Stadium
  • Women’s volleyball vs. Georgia, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Foster Auditorium (free admission for BABH with donations of canned goods)
  • Women’s volleyball vs. Auburn, Oct. 30, 1:30 p.m., Foster Auditorium (free admission for BABH with donations of canned goods; fans can wear costumes and “Trick or Treat” with the Tide after the match as the team signs autographs and distributes candy)

FREE TICKETS FOR IRON BOWL DOCUMENTARY — Free tickets for an ESPN documentary about the Iron Bowl are available for faculty, staff and students online at http://sga.tix.com. The documentary will be shown on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham. Online tickets must be exchanged for physical tickets at 355 Ferguson Center by Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. There is a limit of two tickets per person. For more information about the movie, click here, and for information about tickets, contact Alex Karagas at karag001@sa.ua.edu.

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS AND THE ALABAMA IMMIGRATION ACT — Section 30 of Act 2011-535, known as the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act and commonly referred to as the immigration law, states that a person conducting a business transaction must prove that he or she is either a citizen of the United States or is a lawfully present alien in the United States residing in Alabama. Business transactions include, but are not limited to, purchasing or renewing license plates, purchasing Alabama certificates of title, purchasing or renewing boats or manufactured homes, purchasing hunting or fishing licenses or purchasing business licenses. Certain documents, including a driver’s license or non-driver identification, are used to prove citizenship. Alabama residents may check the status of their driver’s licenses or non-driver identifications on the State of Alabama’s Driver License Verification System website at https://alverify.mvtrip.alabama.gov before submitting renewals for a license.

An individual who is a registered owner of a vehicle that is also registered or titled with a co-owner or co-registrant must also provide proof of citizenship or lawful presence for the co-owner and co-registrant.

Also, if an individual is renewing a tag, but the vehicle is in someone else’s name, proof of citizenship or lawful presence must be provided for both the owner of the vehicle and the person signing to purchase or renew a license plate. This includes students renewing a vehicle on behalf of a parent who lives in another state.

More information on purchasing and renewing licenses and vehicle tags is available by calling the Tuscaloosa County License Commissioner at 205-464-8233 or sending an email to license@tuscco.com.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

THURSDAY, OCT. 27
Midsemester break (classes dismissed)
“Close to Home: Artist Book and Prints by Bill Hall and Amy Pirkle,” Sella-Granata Art Gallery
“Fred Stonehouse: The Deacon’s Seat,” Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at 103 Garland Hall
“Visualizing War and Change: Untold Stories of Daily Life from Vietnam Through Visual Materials (1945-2011),” Pearce Foyer on second floor of Gorgas Library
Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., Canterbury Episcopal Chapel’s lawn at corner of Hackberry Lane and Ninth Street
Communication Hall of Fame, 6-9 p.m., Bryant-Denny Stadium North Zone

FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Midsemester break (classes dismissed)
“Close to Home: Artist Book and Prints by Bill Hall and Amy Pirkle,” Sella-Granata Art Gallery
“Fred Stonehouse: The Deacon’s Seat,” Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at 103 Garland Hall
“Visualizing War and Change: Untold Stories of Daily Life from Vietnam Through Visual Materials (1945-2011),” Pearce Foyer on second floor of Gorgas Library
Women’s soccer vs. Auburn, 7 p.m., Soccer Stadium
Women’s volleyball vs. Georgia, 7 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Men’s tennis Crimson Tide Fall Championships, time TBA, Tennis Stadium

SATURDAY, OCT. 29
Swimming and diving vs. Emory and Tulane (a Power of Pink event), noon, Aquatics Center
Men’s tennis Crimson Tide Fall Championships, time TBA, Tennis Stadium

SUNDAY, OCT. 30
Men’s tennis Crimson Tide Fall Championships, time TBA, Tennis Stadium
Women’s volleyball vs. Auburn, 1:30 p.m., Foster Auditorium

MONDAY, OCT. 31
“Fred Stonehouse: The Deacon’s Seat,” Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at 103 Garland Hall
“Visualizing War and Change: Untold Stories of Daily Life from Vietnam Through Visual Materials (1945-2011),” Pearce Foyer on second floor of Gorgas Library
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
College of Engineering Center Directors Lecture featuring Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, 2-3:30 p.m., 126 H.M. Comer Hall

UPCOMING

Employee Benefits Orientation, Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
VALIC individual retirement counseling, Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Art Regenerating Life on the Battlefields of Culture” lecture featuring Dr. Evlyn Gould, Nov. 1, 3-5 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
“The Invisible Presence of Gertrude Stiles in Bookbinding Today” presentation featuring Michèle V. Cloonan, Nov. 1, 4-5:30 p.m., 503 Gorgas Library
Alabama Jazz Band, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, Nov. 1-3, 7:30 p.m., Morgan Hall auditorium
Fashion for Life student fashion show, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Bryant Conference Center
Management Orientation, Nov. 2, 8:30-11 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
P-Card Policies and Procedures, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-noon, South Lawn Office Building
TIAA-CREF individual counseling, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Big Al photo shoot competition, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ferguson Center plaza
P-Card Works software training, Nov. 2, 1:30-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Faculty recital featuring Eric Yates on trumpet, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building concert hall
Crucial Conversations, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Nov. 3, G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Black and White in Crimson: A Symposium on Race and Sports,” Nov. 3, 7:30-9 p.m., Bryant Conference Center (Bagby/Fitzpatrick Room)
UA Percussion Ensemble, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

WORTH QUOTING — “This suggests that Atta had his own agenda. Like many people who commit murder-suicide, he wanted to kill and be killed but he wanted to do it on his own timeline.” Dr. Adam Lankford, assistant professor of criminal justice, as quoted in The Tuscaloosa News in an article about Lankford’s study of the motives behind the 9/11 hijackers, especially the personal struggles some of the hijackers were experiencing prior to the 9/11 events. “It’s only after they struggle with the loss and fail to fully cope with it that they develop suicidal tendencies.”