The University of Alabama

Dialog Extra for Dec. 3, 2012

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARKING CHANGES — The University will close several parking areas on the north and south sides of campus at the end of fall semester because of construction projects scheduled to begin in the next few weeks. The following areas will be closed effective Dec. 17: South Rose reserved parking lot, SEC reserved parking lot and street parking on Seventh Avenue between Woods Quad and Houser and Hardaway halls.

While employees who park in these areas will receive additional information about parking options, these changes may impact the parking for others who do not park in one of the directly impacted areas.

For more information on these changes, go to www.bamaparking.ua.edu. Faculty and staff can also attend one of the following meetings for information on parking options for January 2013:

Dec. 3
G-54 Rose Administration Building, 1-2 p.m.
207 Hardaway Hall, 4-5 p.m.

Dec. 4
300 Ferguson Center, 8-9 a.m.

Dec. 5
300 Ferguson Center, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

SPORTS SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PARTICIPATION REMINDER — The newly organized University of Alabama program in sports communication, located in the College of Communication and Information Sciences, seeks input from UA-based colleagues working in sports-related areas for a first-ever, on-campus sports symposium scheduled for March 20, 2013. Colleagues from all UA colleges and departments are invited to submit their work in the sports area for possible presentation, regardless of research method. Click here for more information.

FERGUSON COMPUTER LAB CLOSURE — The Ferguson Center computer lab will close permanently on Dec. 10 because of 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. For additional questions regarding this change, contact April Sanders, assistant manager of facilities operations at 348-4273 or asanders@sa.ua.edu.

SUPE STORE FREE SHIPPING — The University Supply Store is offering free UPS ground shipping through Dec. 14 on all online general textbook and general merchandise orders totaling more than $100. Enter the code “SHIP4NOTHING” at checkout to redeem. More information: http://www.universitysupplystore.com.

“ELECT HER” NOMINATIONS – The Women’s Resource Center asks UA faculty and staff to nominate undergraduate students with leadership potential to be a part of the Elect Her initiative, a training program that encourages college women to run for office in student government. The daylong training teaches participants why more women are needed in student government and provides them with the skills to run successful campaigns. Click here to access the nomination form.

UA COLLEGIATE READERSHIP PROGRAM — The New York Times has introduced a new benefit of the UA Collegiate Readership Program: full, complimentary access for the NYT website. With each pass claim, people will have full digital access to The New York Times for 24 hours on their computers and smartphones, as well as five articles each day from the 1923-1986 archives. Archive access will be unlimited for all other years. During the term, access will remain available over weekends and holidays. To register, visit http://www.nytimes.com/passes on any Web-enabled device and follow the instructions.

DISTRIBUTION DATES FOR WELLBAMA REWARD CARDS — WellBAMA Reward $25 Visa cards for Fall Semester 2012 participants will be distributed at the following locations and times: Law Center, Dec. 4, 9-10 a.m.; and 300 Ferguson Center, Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m.-12:30p.m. Other locations have been pre-arranged with departments. All participants must present their UA Action Cards in order to receive their Rewards Cards. Click here for information on the WellBAMA program sponsored by UA’s Office of Health Promotion and Wellness.

FERGUSON CENTER EXHIBIT APPLICATIONS — The Ferguson Center is accepting exhibit applications for Spring Semester 2013. The application can be found at http://ferguson.ua.edu/artgallery.cfm. For questions, email Kelli Knox-Hall at kknox-hall@sa.ua.edu.

CALL FOR ENTRY — The UA department of English seeks original artwork for The Chambered Nautilus, the department’s annual, online newsletter. Artwork must fit the sea theme of the newsletter and should be submitted as a JPEG no larger than 150 dots per inch. All mediums and multiple submissions will be considered, and all images selected will be credited to the artist. Selected submissions must fit the mood of the newsletter and be appropriate for publication. Individuals can email their JPEG images to Dr. Shanti Weiland at sweiland@bama.ua.edu with the subject line “Art Submission” and the sender’s name. The body of the email should include the sender’s name, major and telephone number. Submission deadline is Jan. 31, 2013, at noon.

PHONE-SCAM WARNING — The Office of Information Technology warns the University community to be wary of telephone calls from people who claim they work for Microsoft and are calling to assist computer users remove viruses from their machines. Anyone who receives such a call should get the caller’s name and contact information and then call the IT Service Desk at 348-5555 to verify. Vendors should not be contacting University employees regarding University-owned machines.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

MONDAY, DEC. 3
“Identity Lessons” exhibition, Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, location TBD

TUESDAY, DEC. 4
“Identity Lessons” exhibition, Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art
Benefits orientation for new employees, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
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

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5
“Identity Lessons” exhibition, Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art
GO System, 8 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
P-Card Policies and Procedures, 9 a.m.-noon, Suite 3000 South Lawn Office Building
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, 326 Rose Administration Building
Diabetes Academy educational session and lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Russell Hall; Carolyn MacVicar at 348-0077 or wellness@ua.edu for information and free reservations
United Educators Web seminar on the Clery Act, noon-1:30 p.m., 223 Ancillary Services Building
SLIS children’s and young adult book sale, noon-8 p.m., 530 Gorgas Library
P-Card Works training, 1:30-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Workshop on applying for research grants, 3-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Men’s basketball vs. Dayton, 8 p.m., Coleman Coliseum

THURSDAY, DEC. 6
SLIS children’s and young adult book sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 530 Gorgas Library
Emergency preparedness awareness training, 10:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Banner Finance training, 1:30-3:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Identity Lessons” opening reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art

FRIDAY, DEC. 7
“Identity Lessons” exhibition, Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art
SkillPort open lab, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, location TBD
SLIS children’s and young adult book sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 530 Gorgas Library
Convocation, noon, Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Alabama Choir School, 7 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

UPCOMING

Women’s basketball vs. Chattanooga, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Alabama Choir School, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Professional Development Series V: Teamwork and Partnerships, Dec. 10, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
VALIC individual retirement counseling, Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, location TBD
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Final WellBAMA screening of 2012, Dec. 11, 7:30-11 a.m., first floor Russell Hall
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, Dec. 11-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, 326 Rose Administration Building
How to Submit an IRB Human Subjects Protocol, Dec. 11, 2-3 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Purchasing Card Reconciler Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts, Dec. 11, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Suite 3058 South Lawn Office Building
“Better Under Pressure,” Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Online Introductory Period Evaluation training, Dec. 13, 11 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Keeping Your Digital Works Alive, Dec. 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 109-A Gorgas Library

WORTH QUOTING — “What used to be mainline Christians or mainline Protestants have started to eschew the label of ‘Christian,’ because it doesn’t describe what they are. But it’s a losing battle to fight that in the public square.” Dr. Theodore Trost, UA professor of religious studies, as quoted in The Anniston Star.