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Dialog Extra for Jan. 5, 2012

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DIALOG ONLINE — The next issue of Dialog will be Jan. 9, 2012, and will be published in an online-only format.

BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BETWEEN ALABAMA AND LSUClick here for information regarding shuttle transportation from Tuscaloosa to the football game and reserving a spot for RV parking. The game will be played on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m., and the game will be televised by ESPN. The Alabama Alumni Association will host the Bama Bowl Bash on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the New Orleans Convention Center. Click here for ticket information.

UPCOMING TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF UA PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO — The studio in the Office of Photography in G-5 Rose Administration Building will be closed for renovations from approximately Jan. 11 to Feb. 29. Photographers will still be available for assignment outside of the studio. Please continue to use the photography request form ( to request a photographer.

ABERCROMBIE LANE CLOSURE — The road is closed and will reopen on Aug. 15.

STRIVE FOR FIVE COORDINATORS — The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness is introducing the fifth annual Strive for Five program for UA faculty and staff in 2012. Volunteer coordinators representing each college, school and division are needed for this five-week, team-based wellness program. For more information, call 348-0077, email or visit

NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR PEER LEADERS — Peer Leaders offers students a unique classroom experience and leadership opportunity. Peer Leaders partner with faculty members to co-facilitate courses for first-year students. These courses help first-year students adjust to the University, develop a better understanding of campus resources and acquire essential academic-success skills. Peer Leaders serve as role models and mentors to first-year students and help them make a smooth social and academic transition to the Capstone. To nominate students for Peer Leaders, email with the following information by Jan. 24: nominator’s name and email address; nominees’ names and email addresses; and any additional information about the nominees that should be considered.

SPRING 2012 CREATIVE WRITING CLUB — The UA Creative Writing Club for high-school writers is accepting applications for classes that will meet on Wednesdays, Feb. 1-April 25, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 301 Morgan Hall. Students will experiment with writing in many forms, give a public reading and create their own publication. No previous creative-writing experience is required, and there is no participation fee. To register, simply send an email with the student’s name, address, phone number, email address, school and grade level to Visit the CWC website at for more information.


Women’s basketball vs. Auburn, 6:30 p.m., Foster Auditorium

Online training for introductory period evaluation, 10-11:30 a.m., Rose Administration Building
Using Clickers, 1-2 p.m., A-232 Gordon Palmer Hall
Turnitin workshop on plagiarism prevention and assessment of written assignments, 2-3 p.m., A-232 Gordon Palmer Hall

Orientation for new employees, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Rose Administration Building
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Online training for introductory period evaluation, 3-4:30 p.m., Rose Administration Building


Benefits orientation for employees other than faculty, Jan. 10, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Rose Administration Building
VALIC individual retirement counseling, Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Benefits orientation for faculty, Jan. 10, 1-4:30 p.m., Rose Administration Building
Management orientation, Jan. 11, 8:30-11 a.m., Rose Administration Building
Spring classes begin, Jan. 11
TIAA-CREF individual counseling, Jan. 11-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Online training for introductory period evaluation, Jan. 11, 10-11:30 a.m., and Jan. 12, 1:30-3 p.m., Rose Administration Building
Men’s basketball vs. LSU, Jan. 11, 8 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
I-9 Compliance and Processing, Jan. 12, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Rose Administration Building
Banner Purchasing, Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Rose Administration Building
Bama Grad Expo, Jan. 12-14
Department of Art and Art History 2012 Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Jan. 12-13 and then every Monday through Friday until Feb. 17; opening reception on Jan. 12, 6-8 p.m., 103 Garland Hall
Women’s basketball vs. Mississippi State, Jan. 12, 8 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Legacy banquet, Jan. 13, 6:30 p.m., Hotel Capstone
Women’s gymnastics vs. Georgia, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
Swimming and diving vs. Kentucky, Jan. 13, noon, Aquatics Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Realizing the Dream concert, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Women’s basketball vs. Ole Miss, Jan. 15, 2 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Unity breakfast, Jan. 16, 7 a.m., Hay College Center at Stillman College

WORTH QUOTING — “Republicans have to find a way to make changes without losing face politically. They can’t just come out and say we made a mistake, we blew it on this one, but have to correct damage to the state economically.” Dr. William Stewart, UA professor emeritus of political science, as quoted in The Gadsden Times in an article titled “Legislators divided over Alabama immigration law fix.”