Dialog Extra for Sept. 4, 2012
September 4th, 2012 - Filed under: Dialog Extra
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WELCOME HOME, DR. BAILEY — The UA family welcomes Dr. Guy Bailey, an Alabama native and two-time alumnus of the University, as the 37th president of the Capstone. Prior to coming to UA, Bailey served as president of Texas Tech University and under his leadership Texas Tech grew significantly in size and stature, including developing major new research partnerships with public and private entities. Bailey was previously chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City from 2006-2008 and provost and executive vice president at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 1999-2005. He has also held administrative positions at the University of Nevada, the University of Memphis and Oklahoma State, and taught at Texas A&M and Emory University.
Bailey attended UA from 1968-1974, earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. He earned his doctorate in English linguistics at the University of Tennessee in 1979.
Visit youtube.com/universityofalabama to view “Welcome Home, Dr. Bailey,” a video of members of the UA family sharing their good wishes for our new president.
CHANGE IN MAIL DELIVERY — Due to recent changes made by the U.S. Postal Service, mail for the Tuscaloosa 354 area is now processed in Birmingham. As a result, incoming mail for UA will now be delivered to campus mail service at a later time. Beginning Sept. 4, campus departments can expect incoming mail delivered to their offices at a slightly later time. Departments can still expect to receive expedited mail delivery before noon each day.
Campus Mail Service is making adjustments within its operation to minimize the impact on the campus community and asks departments for patience during this adjustment period.
STRINGS CLASSES FOR ADULTS — The Community Music School is once again sponsoring strings classes for adults during the fall semester. Registration is currently underway and will end Sept. 10. Classes for beginners will be held on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday classes will begin Sept. 5 and Monday classes will begin Sept. 9. Advanced classes will be held on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Tuition is $175 for the semester. Students will need to have their own instruments: violin, viola, cello or bass. If you would like information about purchasing or renting instruments contact Dr. Anne C. Witt at 348-1460 or email@example.com. For more information about the classes, call the Community Music School at 348-6741.
‘CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENT’ BEGINS NEW TRADITION — Dr. Judy Bonner and the Office of Academic Affairs are pleased to announce the start of a new tradition for the UA family: the launch of “Celebrating Achievement.” This new song is designed to publicly recognize and celebrate students, faculty and staff who achieve national recognition, awards and honors.
This week, Denny Chimes will play the new celebratory song at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. to help the campus community become familiar with the melody and to recognize and honor students who are past recipients of national-level awards. This includes 15 Rhodes Scholars, 37 Goldwater Scholars, eight Truman Scholars, 19 Hollings Scholars, two Javits Fellows, one Udall Scholar and one Portz Scholar. The song will also play in honor of faculty and staff who have achieved national recognition.
When you hear “Celebrating Achievement” played on the Chimes in the coming months, please stop for a moment to celebrate success and then look for an email announcing the award recipient’s name and honor.
TEMPORARY CHANGE IN OPERATING HOURS FOR FERGUSON CENTER — The Ferguson Center will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 due to the Student Affairs Hall of Fame event. Contact April Sanders at 348-4273 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns regarding the change in schedule.
ADOBE TERM SITE LICENSE RENEWAL — The current Adobe Term Site License for Adobe Acrobat Pro will expire in October. Each participating department must complete the Adobe TSL Enrollment Form no later than Sept. 28. The form will be available beginning Sept. 10. Visit http://oit.ua.edu/oit/services/software-licensing/adobe-acrobat-tsl-renewal for detailed information and to access the form. For further assistance with the enrollment process, contact Julie Davis at email@example.com or Cathy Rainey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL OUTREACH SCHOLARSHIP CONFERENCE — Registration continues for the National Outreach Scholarship Conference that will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in the Bryant Conference Center. The conference is open to all faculty and staff with an interest or involvement in engaged scholarship. The conference will explore engaged scholarship and practice that advance the theme “Partner. Inspire. Change.” Visit the conference website at http://www.nosc2012.ua.edu for more information.
HOSTS NEEDED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS — Faculty and staff who want to serve as a “friendship family” for one or more UA international students are invited to join Tuscaloosa International Friends. A program of UA’s Capstone International Services, TIF pairs local families with international students during each student’s first year on campus. Visit http://is.ua.edu/programs-activities/tuscaloosas-international-friends for more information or contact Elaine Moore at email@example.com or 752-6797.
SEC 2012 SUMMER PARALYMPIANS — The University of Alabama Adapted Athletics program has seven athletes and one coach representing their respective countries at the Paralympics in London, England, which began Aug. 29 and will conclude Sept. 9. Click here for more information.
REMINDER ABOUT RENTING OUT HOMES DURING EVENTS — UA employees 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 events in Tuscaloosa. Such 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 information regarding municipal regulations, contact Tuscaloosa’s Office of the City Attorney at 205-248-5140.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4
College of Engineering faculty and staff meeting, 3-4 p.m., 205 Smith Hall
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5
P-Card Policies and Procedures, 9 a.m.-noon, South Lawn Office Building
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Training Front Office Staff: Handling Difficult and Disruptive Behaviors, 10:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administrative Building
C&IS departmental faculty meeting, noon-1 p.m., 210-I Reese Phifer Hall
Quick Tools for Data Visualization, noon-1 p.m., 109-A Gorgas Library
P-Card Works software training, 1:30-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Retirewise,” 2-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Beginning Adult Strings class, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 258 Moody Music Building
LGBTQ fall social, 5-7 p.m., Mellow Mushroom at 2230 University Blvd.; more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
Women’s soccer vs. Maryland, 7 p.m., Soccer Stadium
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7
Women’s volleyball (Hampton Inn Bama Bash), Foster Auditorium
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Coffee Hour, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 121 B.B. Comer Hall
Convocation with Mary Karen Clardy on flute, noon-1 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall
Benefits orientation for new faculty, 1-4:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Master class with Mary Karen Clardy, 2 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall
Faculty recital with Dan Sweaney on viola, 7:30-9 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
HCA Tailgate (UA vs. Western Kentucky), Sept. 8, Nott Hall
Faculty Recital: Shelly Meggison, oboe & Diane Boyd Schultz, flute, Sept. 9, 2 p.m., Moody Music Building
2012 Crimson Couch to 5K , Sept. 10, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Rose Administration Building
New Employee Orientation, Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
VALIC Individual Retirement Counseling, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Painted Space, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sella-Granata Art Gallery, 109 Woods Hall
SkillPort Open Lab Time, Sept. 10, 1-4:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Get On Board Day: Dusk Edition, Sept. 11, 5 a.m.-10 p.m., Plaza of Ferguson Student Center
New Employee Benefits Orientation, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
TIAA-CREF Individual Retirement Counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Painted Space, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sella-Granata Art Gallery, 109 Woods Hall
How to Submit an IRB Human Subjects Protocol, Sept. 11, 3-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Identifying Funding Opportunities, Sept. 11, 3-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Faculty Recital: Jenny Mann, bassoon, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building
Legendary Biologist, Pulitzer Winner E.O. Wilson gives ALLELE lecture, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m., Sellers Auditorium, Bryant Conference Center
New Manager Orientation, Sept. 12, 8:30-11 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration
TIAA-CREF Individual Retirement Counseling, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration
Painted Space, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sella-Granata Art Gallery, 109 Woods Hall
Conversations in Leadership: What’s Next, Gen X?, Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Online Introductory Period Evaluation System, Sept. 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Beginning Adult Strings class, Sept. 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 258 Moody Music Building
WORTH QUOTING — “We can look straight at the galaxy and nothing is happening, but we look at this cloud of gas and see a huge amount of excitement that happened 60,000 years ago. We are directly watching a piece of history.” Dr. William Keel, professor of astronomy, as quoted in an Associated Press story about Keel’s collaboration on an astronomy-based comic book and the use of citizen scientists in finding rare objects and space oddities.
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