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Dialog Extra for Feb. 18, 2013

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

RURAL HEALTH CONFERENCE — Nurses, social workers, dieticians and health educators can receive continuing education units by attending the 14th annual Rural Health Conference, “The Weight of Our Rural Communities: Partnering to Reduce Obesity,” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ferguson Center. The registration fee is $125 per person and $35 for students. For more information and to register, visit the conference website at http://rhc.ua.edu or contact the Institute for Rural Health Research at 348-0025.

NOMINATIONS FOR CAPSTONE AWARDS — The department of human resources invites faculty and staff to nominate UA employees who demonstrate leadership, excellence and commitment to service for the E. Roger Sayers Distinguished Service Award and the Dr. Minnie C. Miles Endowed Excellence Award. Both awards will be presented to outstanding employees at the spring faculty and staff meeting on April 17. Submit nominations to HR no later than March 11, 2013. Click here to access the nomination form from HR’s website.

NOMINATIONS FOR OCTSA — The Office, Clerical and Technical Staff Assembly seeks nominations for 2013-14 representatives for openings in the following divisions: academic affairs, intercollegiate athletics and financial affairs. Nomination forms have been emailed to eligible staff members. The deadline for submitting nominations is Feb. 22. For more information, contact OCTSA at octstaff@ua.edu.

COMMEMORATING 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF UA’S DESEGREGATION — Using the theme “Through the Doors,” the University of Alabama is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of UA with a series of activities and events throughout 2013. A special series of events is also planned for June 8-11. All events will honor the desegregation of UA, which occurred in June 1963; the courage and dedication of the two African-American students who enrolled in the University on June 11, 1963; the University’s changes over the past 50 years; and the University’s commitment to continued progress in the future. A special website devoted to the anniversary has been launched at http://www.throughthedoors.ua.edu. Those interested can check the site often for calendar events, special remembrances and other highlights of the year and the past 50 years.

CELEBRATING UA’S ENGAGEMENT IN THE BLACK BELT — In April, the Honors College will present “Down the Road.” The event will celebrate initiatives and projects by UA faculty and students in the Black Belt. The Honors College wants to highlight the work of UA departments, faculty and staff who have been involved in an initiative, research or a service project in the Black Belt. Those people interested in having their work promoted can send their names, brief project description, and contact information to Wellon Bridgers at wlbridgers@ua.edu.

ALABAMA REACH CHAMPIONS — The Alabama REACH program invites UA faculty and staff to become champions. The REACH Champion program equips participants to be campus resources for students who have experienced foster care, guardianship, homelessness or other loss of family support. Training sessions will be held in 309 Ferguson Center on Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon and on March 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For questions about the training, or to attend a session, contact Jameka Hartley, Alabama REACH coordinator, at jyhartley@aalan.ua.edu or 348-5819.

WIRELESS IMPROVEMENTS — Starting Friday, Feb. 22, the Office of Information Technology will begin moving the UA-Public, UA-WPA2 and UA-WPA-PSK wireless networks to a private Internet Protocol address range. The move is required in order to prepare OIT wireless services for future upgrades. The move occurs behind the scenes and does not require users to make any changes to their wireless devices. People can contact the IT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu if they have any questions.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

MONDAY, FEB. 18
“Echo” art exhibit, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Ferguson Center Art Gallery
Exhibit of African-American historical items, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 301 Gorgas Library
“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library; lecture featuring Dr. Mario Sifuentez, 6 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
“Shakespeare’s Sex” lecture by professor Valerie Traub, 5 p.m., 301 Morgan Hall
French Conversation Table, 5-6 p.m., Starbucks in Ferguson Center
“Waiting for Superman” movie, 6 p.m., 118 Graves Hall
“Othello,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre

TUESDAY, FEB. 19
“Echo” art exhibit, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Ferguson Center Art Gallery
Exhibit of African-American historical items, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 301 Gorgas Library
“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library
“From Doer to Delegator,” 8:30-10:30 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Communication Career Fair, 1-4 p.m., Bryant Conference Center
Baseball vs. Southern Mississippi, 6 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Master’s concert featuring James Markey on trombone, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Morgan Hall auditorium
“Othello,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20
“Echo” art exhibit, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Ferguson Center Art Gallery
Exhibit of African-American historical items, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 301 Gorgas Library
“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program,” 8 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Power, Money, Sex and Danger: Mexican Film History in Four Acts,” 10 a.m.-noon, 110 AIME Building
General Interest and Business Career Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bryant Conference Center
Workshop on using relational databases for digital research, noon-1 p.m., 109-A Gorgas Library
Overview of research and sponsored programs, 3-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Men’s basketball vs. Mississippi State, 7 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
“Tear This Heart Out/Arráncame la Vida” (Mexico, 2008), 7 p.m., Bama Theatre
Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Morgan Hall auditorium
“Othello,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre

THURSDAY, FEB. 21
“Echo” art exhibit, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Ferguson Center Art Gallery
Exhibit of African-American historical items, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 301 Gorgas Library
“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library
Technical and Engineering Career Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bryant Conference Center
Capstone Conversations with CNN’s Don Lemon, 6-8 p.m., Ferguson Center Theater
“Process Painting — Finding Imagery” lecture featuring professor Yvonne Petkus, 6:30 p.m., 205 Smith Hall
Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Morgan Hall auditorium
“Othello,” Feb. 19-23 (7:30 p.m.) and Feb. 24 (2 p.m.), Marian Gallaway Theatre

FRIDAY, FEB. 22
“Echo” art exhibit, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Ferguson Center Art Gallery
Exhibit of African-American historical items, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 301 Gorgas Library
“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library
Capstone International Coffee Hour, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 121 B.B. Comer Hall
Convocation with Dave Vining: “Body Mapping,” noon, Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Softball vs. Western Illinois, 4 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Softball vs. Iowa, 6:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Women’s tennis vs. Texas Tech, 5 p.m., Tennis Complex
Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, 5:30 p.m., Morgan Hall auditorium
Gloria and John L. Blackburn Academic Symposium Lecture featuring Bob Woodward, 6-7 p.m., Bryant Conference Center’s Sellers Auditorium
“Othello,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre

UPCOMING

Beginning pottery course, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Moundville Archaeological Park
Men’s tennis vs. Furman, Feb. 23, 10 a.m., Tennis Complex
Men’s tennis vs. Southern Mississippi, Feb. 23, 3 p.m., Tennis Complex
Softball vs. Iowa, Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Softball vs. Western Illinois, Feb. 23, 4 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., Morgan Hall auditorium
“Othello,” Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre
Science Sundays at the Museum, Feb. 24, 1-4:30 p.m., Smith Hall
Softball vs. Winthrop, Feb. 24, 1:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Women’s basketball vs. Florida, Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Fosters Auditorium
Pacifica String Quartet, Feb. 24, 4 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
“Breaking Dawn,” Feb. 24, 8-10 p.m., Ferguson Center Theater
Orientation for new staff, Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
International Spouse Group meeting, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-noon, 121 B.B. Comer Hall
Web seminar on the 2011 “Dear Colleague Letter” regarding sexual violence, Feb. 25, noon-1:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Paradis et Pouvoir: Two Visions for French Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century” lecture featuring Christian Ayne Crouch, Feb. 25, 4-5:30 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
French Conversation Table, Feb. 25, 5-6 p.m., Starbucks in Ferguson Center
Meridian Percussion Trio, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall

WORTH QUOTING — “If you’re not really destitute, you’re not going to get a Pell Grant.” Dr. Stephen G. Katsinas, director or UA’s Education Policy Center and a professor of higher education administration, as quoted in Community College Week. His comments were in an article about federal changes to the Pell Grant program and how those changes are affecting community colleges and their students.