Dialog Extra for July 2, 2012
July 2nd, 2012 - Filed under: Dialog Extra
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DEMOLITION OF ROSE TOWERS — UA’s Rose Towers will be demolished Wednesday, July 4, to make way for a new residence hall to be built near the same site. The building will be imploded at approximately 8 a.m. Jack Warner Parkway, Hackberry Lane and Old Hackberry Lane will be closed in the vicinity of Rose Towers beginning at 6:30 a.m. and are expected to reopen one to two hours after the implosion. Walking trails in the Park at Manderson Landing will also be closed in areas close to the demolition site as will campus-pedestrian traffic. The Black Warrior River will also be closed to boat traffic around the time of the demolition.
A public viewing area will be available in the Riverside East parking lot. Parking will be available in the parking lots around Shelby Hall and at the Campus Drive parking deck. Visitors should take Hackberry Lane from University Boulevard to reach the parking areas.
Visitors should be aware that the implosion will demolish the building in a matter of seconds; however, the atmosphere will be very dusty for 10 to 15 minutes following the implosion. Those with respiratory ailments should take precautions. Click here for complete information.
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE — The University’s normal business operations will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Normal business operations will resume on Thursday, July 5. For guidelines on how to compensate employees who are required to work during the period when normal operations are ceased, employees should refer to HR Policy 601 or call the Department of Human Resources at 348-6690 or the Payroll Office at 348-7732.
SCHEDULED OUTAGE — On July 5, beginning at 5 p.m., a scheduled network outage will occur at Rowand-Johnson Hall and the Gorgas House. The Office of Information Technology will reroute fiber to accommodate a renovation project. Network services will be restored by 7 p.m.
FACULTY AND STAFF PARKING REGISTRATION — Registration for parking permits for 2012-13 will begin Aug. 1. Information will be sent to employees’ UA email accounts and will be available in the Auxiliary Services box on the myBama home page.
TAX HOLIDAY AT UNIVERSITY SUPPLY STORE — The SUPe Store will participate in the state’s sales-tax holiday on items for severe-weather preparedness. On Friday, July 6, faculty and staff can purchase items such as weather radios, batteries, flashlights and duct tape at the SUPe Store and pay no sales tax on these and other emergency-preparedness items that cost $60 or less. Click here for more information on the sales-tax holiday.
FACULTY-STAFF LUNCH SPECIAL — Bama Dining is offering $5 lunches at Fresh Food Co. for all UA faculty and staff every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., through Aug. 2. Fresh Food Co. is located in the Ferguson Center.
TOBACCO-FREE CHALLENGE – The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness announces the 2012 Summer Tobacco-Free Challenge, designed to help faculty and staff give up tobacco. Beginning July 11, group sessions will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. each week through the month of July at the University Medical Center. This program provides participants with helpful tools and resources, including supportive educational sessions and tobacco-cessation-medication options available through health-care providers. For more information, visit http://wellness.ua.edu or call 348-0077.
SEAT-BELT USE — UA’s Office of Risk Management reminds operators of vehicles owned or leased by the University that Chapter 32-5B of the Code of Alabama 1975, as amended, and UA policy require occupants of vehicles to wear seat belts.
VETERAN AND MILITARY AFFAIRS — For questions on the survey and Honor Walk, contact Alex Karagas at email@example.com or 348-2836.
Survey – UA’s Center for Veteran and Military Affairs is asking faculty and staff who are currently involved or previously involved in the military to complete a quick survey. Click here to access the survey.
Honor Walk — The VMA Honor Walk is a way for individuals to support scholarships at the University for active-duty military, veterans, dependents of military personnel and spouses of military personnel. Brick pavers for the Honor Walk will be located in front of the Center for Veteran and Military Affairs in B.B. Comer Hall and engraved in the fall of 2012. More information, including how to order a paver, is found at the lower right side of the CVMA website at http://vets.ua.edu.
SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT FOR BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES — The Women’s Resource Center and the Women’s studies program within the department of gender and race studies are offering their first-ever call for proposals for the Feminism Spoken Here Brown Bag Lecture Series that will begin in the fall of 2012. The lecture committee seeks submissions that focus on gender-related scholarship and praxis with a feminist focus. All members of the campus and community are eligible to submit. Click here for complete information and to access the online-submission form. People with questions can contact Jessi Hitchins, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jennifer Purvis, email@example.com, Brown Bag Series coordinators.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
MONDAY, JULY 2
“Hell: Paradise Found” off-Broadway preview, 7:30-10 p.m., Allen Bales Theatre
TUESDAY, JULY 3
Benefits orientation for new employees, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Hell: Paradise Found” off-Broadway preview, 7:30-10 p.m., and July 4, 5:30 p.m., Allen Bales Theatre
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
“Hell: Paradise Found” off-Broadway preview, 5:30 p.m., Allen Bales Theatre
THURSDAY, JULY 5
Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., Canterbury Episcopal Chapel’s lawn
FRIDAY, JULY 6
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, 312 Rose Administration Building
“Local Journeys” opening reception, 5-7 p.m., 103 Garland Hall; exhibit runs through Aug. 3
VALIC individual retirement counseling, July 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, 312 Rose Administration Building
Refresher training on policies and procedures for using purchasing cards, July 9, 2-3 p.m., Gorgas Library
Capitalizing on Leadership Competencies, July 10, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
TIAA-CREF individual counseling, July 10-11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 312 Rose Administration Building
How to Submit an IRB Human Subjects Protocol, July 10, 3-4 p.m., Rose Administration Building
P-Card Policies and Procedures, July 11, 9 a.m.-noon, 3058 South Lawn Office Building
P-Card Works, July 11, 1:30-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Summer conference for the Alabama chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, July 12-13, Moody Music Building and Bryant Conference Center
Banner Requisition, July 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Rose Administration Building
Online training for processing an introductory-period evaluation, July 12, 2-3 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
WORTH QUOTING — “They tapped into an audience that is very faithful. It’s smart in terms of marketing and money because in this moment they have the ear of a particular public. I think that they took advantage of that — we see it with all the spinoff shows for ‘Basketball Wives’ and ‘Love & Hip Hop.’” Dr. Robin Boylorn, UA assistant professor of communication studies, as quoted in the Charlotte Observer. Boylorn’s comments appeared in an article about VH1′s production of reality programs directed toward African-Americans, a demographic VH1 previously ignored.
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