The University of Alabama

Dialog Extra for Dec. 6, 2012

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

RELOCATION OF PARKING SERVICES — The office of Parking 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.

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 close 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. For more information on these changes, visit www.bamaparking.ua.edu.

BURKE DINING HALL CLOSURE — Burke Dining Hall will be closed for renovations Dec. 10, 2012-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 Dec. 10 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.

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.”

COMMENCEMENTCommencement ceremonies will be held 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.

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 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

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.

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 Dec. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the conference room on the first floor of Russell Hall.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

THURSDAY, DEC. 6
SLIS children’s and young adult book sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 530 Gorgas Library
“Identity Lessons” opening reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art
ALLELE lecture featuring Dr. John Hawks, 7:30 p.m., 127 Biology Building

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
Growing Up Wild Pre-school Mornings, 10 a.m.-noon, Smith Hall
SLIS children’s and young adult book sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 530 Gorgas Library
UA Press book sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., lawn of Canterbury Episcopal Chapel
Convocation, noon, Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Alabama Choir School, 7 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

SATURDAY, DEC. 8
Santa’s Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Smith Hall
UA Press book sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., lawn of Canterbury Episcopal Chapel
Women’s basketball vs. Chattanooga, 2 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Alabama Choir School, 7 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

SUNDAY, DEC. 9
UA Circle K luminaries, 4:30-8 p.m., the Quad

MONDAY, DEC. 10
University Supply Store holiday sale
“Identity Lessons” exhibition, Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art
Professional Development Series V: Teamwork and Partnerships, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
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

UPCOMING

University Supply Store holiday sale, Dec. 11-15
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
Harbor training, Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m., Ferguson Center
Purchasing Card Reconciler Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts, Dec. 11, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Suite 3058 South Lawn Office Building
City Strings in Schools concert, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Moody Music 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
Banner Finance, Dec. 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
VALIC individual retirement counseling, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, location TBD
SkillPort open lab, Dec. 14, 1-4:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building

WORTH QUOTING — “Something weird is happening early in high school. Stereotypes are being formed about gender roles and career goals.” Dr. Jeff Gray, associate professor of computer science, as quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education in an article titled “A Reboot in Recruiting Women Into Computer Science.” Gray said about half the kids at his summer camps for middle-school students are girls, but in his summer camps for high-school students, only 15 to 20 percent are girls.