The University of Alabama

Dialog Extra for Dec. 10, 2012

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

DIALOG — The Dec. 10 issue of Dialog is posted online at http://dialog.ua.edu.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT THE PRESIDENT’S MANSION — President Judy Bonner invites UA faculty and staff to the holiday open house at the President’s Mansion Tuesday, Dec. 11. Refer to the following schedule for the times for each department or division to attend:

9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Academic Programs and Enrollment Management divisions of Academic Affairs
  • Information Services division of Academic Affairs
  • International and Research divisions of Academic Affairs
  • Service and Outreach division of Academic Affairs
  • Planning and Development division of Academic Affairs
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration
  • College of Communication and Information Sciences
  • Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • All divisions of Research
  • All divisions of Community Affairs

10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Capstone College of Nursing
  • College of Continuing Studies
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • Honors College
  • University Libraries
  • School of Law
  • School of Social Work

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • All divisions of University Advancement
  • All divisions of Financial Affairs
  • All divisions of Student Affairs
  • College of Community Health Sciences/University Medical Center
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Office of the President

COMMENCEMENTCommencement ceremonies will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at Coleman Coliseum at the following times: 9 a.m., College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Human Environmental Sciences, Capstone College of Nursing and School of Law; 1:30 p.m., College of Commerce and Business Administration, College of Communication and Information Sciences, College of Engineering and School of Social Work. The ceremonies will be available for viewing through live feed at http://www.ua.edu/commencement. The site will be updated for each ceremony. The webcast will not be available until the start of each ceremony.

CAMPUS HOLIDAY MAIL SERVICE Campus Mail Service has adjusted its schedule for the upcoming holiday break. Mail clerks will run their afternoon routes on Dec. 21. Collections will also be made from Centralized Afternoon Pick-up Service drop boxes at 2 p.m. Items placed in CAPS drop boxes after 2 p.m. will be processed after the holiday break. Outgoing mail to be processed before the holiday break that is not collected on regular mail routes should be brought to the mail center by noon on Dec. 21. Campus Mail Services does not process outgoing mail during the break unless prior arrangements have been made. No mail delivery will occur during the break. Deans, directors and department heads may authorize no more than two personnel to collect mail for their areas if prior arrangements are made before the end of the day on Dec. 19 via a memorandum to Mike Butts at Box 870238. Authorized personnel who present a faculty-staff ID can collect mail on Dec. 24, Dec. 26-28 and Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Campus Mail customer-service counter is located in 124 Ancillary Services Building, 1115 14th St.

RELOCATION OF ACTION CARD OFFICE — The Action Card Office will be moving to the Campus Drive parking deck and will open at that location Jan. 2, 2013. The office’s current location at 104 Student Services Center will remain open until Dec. 21.

RELOCATION OF PARKING SERVICESParking Services will be moving to the Campus Drive parking deck and will open at that location Dec. 17. The office’s current location at 103 Student Services Center will remain open until Dec. 14.

BURKE DINING HALL CLOSURE — Burke Dining Hall will close today for renovations and is expected to reopen Jan. 13, 2013. To view alternative on-campus dining options, visit http://www.bamadining.ua.edu.

FERGUSON COMPUTER LAB CLOSURE — The Ferguson Center computer lab located on the first floor will close today due to construction. Computers will still be available for student use on the second floor near Crimson Copies and on the third floor in The Source space during Ferguson Center operating hours. The Source also has iPads, Macbooks and Dell laptops that can be checked out for a 24-hour period. More information: April Sanders, assistant manager of facilities operations, at 348-4273 or asanders@sa.ua.edu.

REQUESTS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION WORK — UA Facilities has announced that campus deans, directors and department heads have until Jan. 11, 2013, to submit project initiation request forms for construction or renovation work to be completed during the spring break. The deadline allows time for estimate preparation and workforce scheduling. Any requests submitted past the deadline will not be considered for scheduling and will be accommodated as soon as possible. Visit http://www.uafacilities.ua.edu/pages/project-initiation.html to access the request form.

SEC SYMPOSIUM — Individuals interested in attending the SEC Symposium in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 10-12, 2013, can visit http://www.secsymposium.com for complete information. Early registration and abstract submission for the poster exhibition will close Dec. 14. The SEC Symposium addresses a significant scholarly issue across the range of disciplines represented by the Southeastern Conference’s 14 member universities, showcases their academic excellence, and underscores their educational and economic contributions to the vitality of the region, nation and world. The 2013 symposium is titled “Impact of the Southeast in the World’s Renewable Energy Future.”

ENGAGE U — The Engage U two-week series is designed to create opportunities for student organizations to develop leadership skills, involve students, and promote new initiatives or projects. This event will occur Jan. 22-Feb. 1, 2013. Visit The Source at http://thesource.ua.edu for more information and to register an organization.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT — UA faculty and staff interested in serving as team captains to help raise awareness of heart disease are asked to contact the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness at 348-0077. A team captain’s luncheon will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the conference room on the first floor of Russell Hall.

TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR DISCOVER BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME — The Alabama Crimson Tide plays the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Jan. 7, 2013, in the Discover BCS National Championship. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN and will be held in Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla. The Florida Department of Transportation encourages travelers heading to the game to use the 511 traveler-information system before hitting the road to stay up to date on crashes, congestion, construction and more. The 511 system provides information on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways, including those near the stadium such as Interstate 75, Interstate 95, Interstate 595 and the Florida Turnpike.

For traffic updates, travelers can call 511 toll free, visit http://www.fl511.com, download the 511 application on iTunes or follow 511 on Twitter.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

MONDAY, DEC. 10
University Supply Store holiday sale
“Identity Lessons” exhibition, Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, location TBD
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

TUESDAY, DEC. 11
University Supply Store holiday sale
“Identity Lessons” exhibition, Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art
Final WellBAMA screening of 2012, 7:30-11 a.m., first floor Russell Hall
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, 326 Rose Administration Building
How to Submit an IRB Human Subjects Protocol, 2-3 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Harbor training, 2-4 p.m., Ferguson Center
Purchasing Card Reconciler Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Suite 3058 South Lawn Office Building
City Strings in Schools concert, 7 p.m., Moody Music Building

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12
University Supply Store holiday sale
“Identity Lessons” exhibition, Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, 326 Rose Administration Building
“Better Under Pressure,” 11 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building

THURSDAY, DEC. 13
University Supply Store holiday sale
“Identity Lessons” exhibition, Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art
Online Introductory Period Evaluation training, 11 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Keeping Your Digital Works Alive, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 109-A Gorgas Library
Banner Finance, 1:30-3:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building

FRIDAY, DEC. 14
University Supply Store holiday sale
“Identity Lessons” exhibition, Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, location TBD
SkillPort open lab, 1-4:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building

UPCOMING

University Supply Store holiday sale, Dec. 15
Orientation for new staff, Dec. 17, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
VALIC individual retirement counseling, Dec. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, location TBD
Women’s basketball vs. Wofford, Dec. 17, 11 a.m., Foster Auditorium
SkillPort open lab, Dec. 17, 1-4:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra and Chamber String concert, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Benefits orientation for new staff, Dec. 18, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Purchasing Card Travel 101: Best Practices for Paying Travel Expenses, Dec. 18, 10-11 a.m., Suite 3000 South Lawn Office Building
Orientation for new management, Dec. 19, 8:30-11 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Use of Social Media by College and University Students and Employees: Current Legal Issues, Dec. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 254 Rose Administration Building

WORTH QUOTING — “Everyone wants the federal government to slow down spending. But that has a big ripple effect on the private sector.” Ahmad Izaz, director of economic forecasting at UA, as quoted in The Tuscaloosa News.