The University of Alabama

Dialog Extra for April 12, 2012

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

A-DAY FOOTBALL GAME — The annual A-Day football game will be held Saturday, April 14, at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Gates open at 11 a.m. The game begins at 2 p.m. and will be televised on CSS. The Walk of Fame Ceremony at Denny Chimes begins at 12:15 p.m. Click here to learn what is new this A-Day in regards to traffic, parking and tailgating and to discover how to register for prizes by “liking” the UA Gameday Facebook page.

Drivers who use Interstate 20 East/Interstate 59 North through Birmingham after the game should take Interstate 459 to bypass a construction zone in the Bessemer area. Click here for complete details and a map of the construction zone.

In addition to the football scrimmage, sporting events this weekend include the following games:

Women’s softball vs. South Carolina, April 13, 6:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Women’s softball vs. South Carolina, April 14, 4:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Men’s tennis vs. Auburn, April 14, 5 p.m., Tennis Stadium (senior day)
Women’s softball vs. South Carolina, April 15, 1:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium (fan-appreciation-day picnic)

REMINDER ABOUT RENTING OUT HOMES DURING SPORTING EVENTS — UA employees and students should be aware that they could be in violation of the Zoning Ordinance of Tuscaloosa (Chapter 24 of the Code of Tuscaloosa) if they rent out their homes during sporting or other large events held in Tuscaloosa. Game-day rentals could be considered a prohibited commercial or transient use of residential property in areas zoned residential. Sec. 24-5 of the ordinance defines a “dwelling” to be “any building which is arranged, designed, used, or intended to be used for residential occupancy by one or more families, not including motels and similar uses intended for the accommodation of transients.” To view the Code of Tuscaloosa, click here. For questions regarding municipal regulations, contact Tuscaloosa’s Office of the City Attorney at 205-248-5140.

DEGREEWORKS UNAVAILABLE ON APRIL 14 — The Office of Information Technology announces a hardware migration for DegreeWorks on Saturday, April 14, from 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. DegreeWorks will be unavailable during the whole migration.

BANNER BUNDLE UPGRADE TO PRODUCTION ON APRIL 15 — The Office of Information Technology announces that Banner Bundle Upgrade will be moved to the Production environment on Sunday, April 15, from 7 a.m. to noon. While myBama will be available, the channels within myBama that access Banner will not. For most users, these channels include Self-Service and Administrative Systems. In the case of an emergency, The University of Alabama Police Department will have continuous access to Banner information during the scheduled down time. If additional emergency access is needed, contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

SPRING FACULTY-STAFF MEETING — UA employees are invited to the Faculty-Staff Meeting Tuesday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bryant Conference Center Rast Room. Dr. Judy L. Bonner, interim UA president, will discuss campus issues and recognize recipients of the 2011 Vergil Parks McKinley Sr. Employee Awards, the E. Roger Sayers Distinguished Service Award and the Minnie C. Miles Endowed Excellence Award. The presidents of the Faculty Senate, the Professional Staff Assembly and the Student Government Association will report on their initiatives.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER FOR UA DAY OF SERVICE — UA employees and others who are interested in participating in “UA Remembers: A Day of Service” on Saturday, April 21, have until Tuesday, April 17, to register as a volunteer by visiting http://www.ua.edu/features/service/volunteer.html. The UA Day of Service is being held to remember the first anniversary of the April 27, 2011, tornado by bringing UA and the community together to serve others. Volunteers will meet on campus the morning of April 21 and be transported to one of three work sites located along the path of the tornado. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will clean and beautify tornado-damaged areas. Afterwards, volunteers will return to UA for a brief program and lunch. The UA Day of Service begins a week of events and remembrances that will culminate in the city of Tuscaloosa’s memorial service on April 27. For more information on volunteering or making a donation, visit http://ua.edu/features/service/dayofservice.html. Questions should be submitted to dayofservice@ua.edu.

UA departments and organizations planning commemorative activities should contact Deborah Lane, assistant to the president and assistant vice president for University Relations, at dlane@ur.ua.edu.

REQUESTS FOR SUMMER AND FALL COURSE MATERIALS — Instructors who have not submitted summer and fall course materials (e.g., textbooks, supplies, kits) to the University Supply Store are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Instructors are also encouraged to submit class notes, PowerPoint notes, course packets and anthologies to the SUPe Store’s Academic Publishing Services department for summer or fall publication. For more information on the Academic Publishing Service, contact Jeff Smith at 348-9654 or jwsmith@bama.ua.edu. Information is also available on the SUPe Store’s website at http://www.universitysupplystore.com.

UA LIBRARIES TO MAKE OFFICE CALLS FOR BOOK RENEWALS — University Libraries’ circulation policy requires all faculty members to physically renew all books before June 1. Faculty members who have seven or more books checked out can contact one of the following libraries to schedule appointments for a staff member to visit a faculty office for book renewals. Faculty members who have less than seven books should take their books to any library for renewal.

Gorgas Library: Brock Tyra, jbtyra@ua.edu
Bruno Library: Donna Minor, dminor@bruno.cba.ua.edu
McLure Library: Helga Visscher, hvissche@ua.edu
Rodgers Library: Mary Ann Robbins, maschwar@ua.edu

OCT STAFF ASSEMBLY NOW OFFICIAL — The Office, Clerical and Technical Staff Standing Committee has now transitioned into a representative assembly known as the OCT Staff Assembly. This assembly will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, a resource for evaluating proposals, and a mechanism for expressing suggestions and concerns of office, clerical and technical staff employees of The University of Alabama. The OCT Staff Assembly will facilitate and maintain open lines of communication with OCT staff, the Professional Staff Assembly, the Faculty Senate, the administration and the students of The University of Alabama. OCT staff representatives, who were nominated by their peers, will be attending monthly assembly meetings, the first of which will be April 19. Supervisors of employees who are members of the OCT Staff Assembly are asked to be supportive of these individuals as they attend the monthly meetings and fulfill the other requirements of their new positions.

“CRIMSON CARAVAN” WITH COACH NICK SABANClick here to purchase tickets for the “Crimson Caravan” tour that kicks off Tuesday, April 17, in Huntsville, Ala. UA football head coach Nick Saban will be the featured speaker at each event, which includes a banquet dinner. For more information or questions, contact Brian Chandler at bchandler@ia.ua.edu or 348-3698.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

THURSDAY, APRIL 12
Miniature Book Society’s national traveling exhibit, Gorgas Library (Pearce Foyer, second floor)
“Art of the Ancients,” 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Smith Hall Atrium Gallery
“BFA Juried Exhibition,” noon-5 p.m., Harrison Galleries at 2315 University Blvd. in downtown Tuscaloosa
Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., Canterbury Episcopal Chapel lawn
“Narrating Women’s Lives” lecture featuring Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster, 4:30-6 p.m., 233 Lloyd Hall
Civil War round table, 5-6:30 p.m., 300 Ferguson Center
Hudson Strode Lecture featuring professor Julie Sanders, 5-6 p.m., 301 Morgan Hall
Opening reception for “Commingling Contemporary: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” 6-8 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
Profiles in Service and Leadership Awards banquet, 6:30-8 p.m., Ferguson Center Ballroom
“Fefu and Her Friends,” 7:30 p.m., Morgan Hall Auditorium

FRIDAY, APRIL 13
Miniature Book Society’s national traveling exhibit, Gorgas Library (Pearce Foyer, second floor)
Alabama Vocal Association District 2 Choral Contest, 8 a.m., Moody Music Building
“Commingling Contemporary: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
“Art of the Ancients,” 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Smith Hall Atrium Gallery
“BFA Juried Exhibition,” noon-5 p.m., Harrison Galleries at 2315 University Blvd. in downtown Tuscaloosa
Coffee Hour, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 121 B.B. Comer Hall
RISE and Shine Golf Tournament, noon, Capstone Golf Club, Brookwood, Ala.
European history workshop featuring Dr. Teresa Cribelli, 3-4:30 p.m., 251 ten Hoor Hall
Summer Camp Expo, 4-6 p.m., band practice field
“Fefu and Her Friends,” 7:30 p.m., Morgan Hall Auditorium

SATURDAY, APRIL 14
Technology, Education and Research Conference, 9:30 a.m., Bibb Graves Hall
“Art of the Ancients,” 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Smith Hall Atrium Gallery
“Fefu and Her Friends,” 7:30 p.m., Morgan Hall Auditorium

SUNDAY, APRIL 15
Arboretum festival and plant sale, noon-4 p.m., UA Arboretum
“Fefu and Her Friends,” 2 p.m., Morgan Hall Auditorium

MONDAY, APRIL 16
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Commingling Contemporary: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
“Art of the Ancients,” 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Smith Hall Atrium Gallery
“BFA Juried Exhibition,” noon-5 p.m., Harrison Galleries at 2315 University Blvd. in downtown Tuscaloosa
Hudson Strode Lecture featuring professor Elizabeth Sauer, 5-6 p.m., 301 Morgan Hall
Huxford Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

UPCOMING

WellBAMA screening, April 17, 7:30-11 a.m., Museum of Natural History Conference Room
Online Introductory Period Evaluation training, April 17, 9-10 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
VALIC individual retirement counseling, April 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
How to Submit an IRB Human Subjects Protocol, April 17, 2-3 p.m., Rose Administration Building
“Architectures of Possiblities: Reading the Blueprints,” April 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
TIAA-CREF individual counseling, April 18-19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Title IX and the New Federal Guidance on Campus Sexual Assault,” April 18, 9-10:30 a.m., 360 Ferguson Center
Alive at 25 defensive-driving class, April 18, 10-11:30 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Early Chamber Music, April 18, 5:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall
“Singin’, Swingin’ and Bob” concert featuring the Alabama Jazz Ensemble, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
“Opera Jawa” film screening, April 18, 8-10 p.m., Riverside Community Media Center
College of Education faculty and staff meeting, April 19, 3:30 p.m., 118 Graves Hall
“SafegUArd: Supporting Veterans, Family, and Friends” workshop, April 19, 4-6 p.m., 300 Ferguson Center
The University of Alabama Wind Ensemble and University Singers, April 19, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
“Mental Health Monologues,” April 19, 7:30-9 p.m., 38 Lloyd Hall

WORTH QUOTING — “The candidates just don’t want to appear on the liberal side of anything, in politics or religion.” Dr. William Stewart, professor emeritus of political science, as quoted in Religion News Service. He was commenting on the strategies of the individuals campaigning to become the next chief justice of Alabama.