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Dialog Extra for Nov. 19, 2012

Crimson Calendar

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Classes dismissed, Nov. 21-25
UA holiday, Nov. 22-25

CRIMSON RIDE THANKSGIVING BREAK HOURS — Crimson Ride will run regular routes until Wednesday, Nov 21, at 6 p.m. Normal operation will resume Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 a.m. The 348-RIDE (7433) service will operate until Thursday, Nov. 22, at 7 a.m. Normal operation will resume Monday, Nov. 26 at 10 p.m. The shopping shuttle will run as normal on Sunday, Nov. 25.

ALABAMA VS. AUBURN — This week’s football game against Auburn kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game will be televised on CBS. Click here to read about the latest on game day, including how to stay in the know via Facebook, Twitter and UA’s mobile website.

GAME-DAY PARKING REMINDER — On game-day weekends during football season, many parking lots are used for Tide Pride and game-day parking. The following lots and areas must be vacated by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 for the Auburn game: Colonial Drive south of Eighth Street, the south one-third section of the Coleman Coliseum lot, the Tutwiler main lot and “triangle” lot, the lower Student Recreation Center lot, the Northeast Campus Drive lot and the large lot east of the Moody Music Building. Re-entry to all faculty and staff lots, with the exception of the Ferguson deck and the North Ferguson-MIB lot, will be restricted after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21.   Click here for a map that shows the parking-lot closures.

NEW WEBSITE FOR ATHLETICS’ LICENSING — The office for trademark licensing in UA’s Intercollegiate Athletics department has a new website at The site includes a list of all UA trademarks, instructions for applying for a license and information on recognizing the difference between an officially licensed product and one that is not. The office for trademark licensing exists to protect the brand, image and reputation of The University of Alabama and to ensure the public can identify with and trust the quality of any product bearing an official athletic department mark.

SPRING COURSE MATERIALS — The University Supply Store asks instructors to submit spring course materials to the SUPe Store as soon as possible. Instructors should also submit class notes, PowerPoint notes, course packets and anthologies to the SUPe Store’s Academic Publishing Services department for spring publication. For more information on Academic Publishing Services, contact Jeff Smith at 348-9654 or or visit the SUPe Store’s website at

MEDICAL PLAN TOBACCO-USE SURCHARGE –Effective in January 2014, any UA employee, employee’s spouse or employee’s sponsored adult dependent covered under the UA medical plan who has used tobacco products in any form during the previous 12 months will pay a premium surcharge of $25 per month ($300 per year). The surcharge creates a financial incentive for tobacco users to make healthier choices. Advance notice of the new policy is being given so individuals will have time to take positive steps toward becoming tobacco-free and avoid having to pay the surcharge. Click here for more details about the surcharge and free tobacco-cessation programs for plan members. Contact the HR Service Center at 348-7732 with questions or concerns.

RECOGNIZING SIGNS OF STUDENT DISTRESS — With the end of the semester approaching, some students may become overwhelmed with final projects, papers and exams and with how to spend their time between semesters. For tips on recognizing student distress and for some suggested campus resources to help students, faculty and staff can contact the Counseling Center at or 348-3863 and the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness at or 348-3878.

SOI COURSE EVALUATION SURVEYS — Student Opinions of Instruction course evaluation surveys run Nov. 26-Dec. 9. Surveys for the School of Social Work will extend to Dec. 14. SOIs allow students to confidentially rate their UA learning experience and encourages feedback about their courses and instructors. Confidential reports of survey results are provided to UA faculty and administrators after grades are submitted. Student ratings help instructors improve their teaching and help the University evaluate courses and faculty. For more information, visit or send an email to

PREMIER AWARDS — Applications for UA’s Premier Awards are available. The Division of Student Affairs requests that faculty and staff encourage their students to apply for the awards. Each UA student who applies for the awards will need one letter of recommendation. The Premier Awards are the highest honors given by the University. They will be presented in February. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. More information:


African-American History Month planning session, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 204-A Ferguson Center
Women’s basketball vs. North Texas, 6:30 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Contemporary Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

Benefits orientation for new employees, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
How to Submit an IRB Human Subjects Protocol, 2-3 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Brass Choir, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Capstone Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall

University Supply Store special hours, 1-5 p.m., Ferguson Center
Men’s basketball vs. Charleston Southern, 7 p.m., Coleman Coliseum


University Supply Store special hours, Nov. 24, various locations
Women’s basketball vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Nov. 25, 2 p.m., Foster Auditorium
VALIC individual retirement counseling, Nov. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, location to be determined
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, Nov. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment
Online introductory period evaluation training, Nov. 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Chamber Winds Concert, Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall
Men’s basketball vs. Lamar, Nov. 27, 7 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
“Relationship Economics” training, Nov. 28, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Communication Studies Research Colloquium, Nov. 28, noon-12:55 p.m., 344 Reese Phifer Hall
“HooteSuite–Reclaim Control Over Your Social Media,” Nov. 28, noon-1 p.m., 109-A Gorgas Library
Impression Management, Nov. 29, 8:30-10:30 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Percussion Ensemble, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building opera room

WORTH QUOTING — “If you see ESPN as being just about sports, you’re missing a broader conversation about American culture. ESPN is about sports, it’s about media, and it’s about the way the majority of Americans live their lives.” Dr. Andrew Billings, UA’s Ronald Regan Endowed Chair in Broadcasting, as quoted in