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Dialog Extra for Feb. 21, 2013

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOMINATIONS FOR OCTSA — The Office, Clerical and Technical Staff Assembly seeks nominations for 2013-14 representatives for 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 Friday, Feb. 22. For more information, contact OCTSA at octstaff@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. A training session will be held in 309 Ferguson Center on March 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For information about the training, 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.

CCBP AWARD NOMINATIONS — UA’s Center for Community-Based Partnerships invites all members of the University community to submit nominations for CCBP’s annual Distinguished Achievement in Engagement Scholarship awards. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on March 22. Winners will be announced at CCBP’s annual awards luncheon on April 19. Awards include funds for further research and program development. Visit CCBP’s website and click on the Awards link and the 2013 Awards Program link for detailed information and to access the nomination forms.

REQUEST FOR SEED FUNDS — The Center for Community-Based Partnerships invites UA departments and organizations to apply for Seed Fund grants ranging in amounts from $2,000 to $5,000. These funds can make the difference in beginning community engagement projects and, as projects develop, acquiring major outside funding. The deadline to apply is April 5. For more details and an application form, visit http://ccbp.ua.edu. The application may be completed online or downloaded as a PDF and submitted as an attachment. For questions, contact Becky Reamey at breamey@ua.edu or 348-0953.

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.

OCTSA SERVICE PROJECT — The Office, Clerical and Technical Staff at UA is collecting unopened bags of wrapped candy and 2-inch plastic eggs to use in an Easter egg hunt for senior citizens. Items can be dropped off at the following campus locations: 201 Gorgas Library, Ancillary Services Building (1115 14th St.), 225 AIME Building, 208 Alston Hall, 10 Bidgood Hall, 290 Hardaway Hall, Mary Harmon Bryant Hall (second floor), and 2008 Shelby Hall. For more information, visit http://octsa.ua.edu or email Vera Johnson (vmjohnso@ua.edu) or Angelia Mills (amills@fa.ua.edu).

TRS SEMINARS — Faculty and staff interested in attending retirement-planning seminars sponsored by the Teachers’ Retirement System can visit http://hr.ua.edu for more information, including dates, locations and registration forms.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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
Toast of the Tour and Silent Auction, 5:30-7:30 p.m., V & W Supply Co.
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,” 7:30 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
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
Softball vs. Iowa, 6:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
“Othello,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre

SATURDAY, FEB. 23
“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
Beginning pottery course, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Moundville Archaeological Park
Men’s tennis vs. Furman, 10 a.m., Tennis Complex
Softball vs. Iowa, 1:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, 2 p.m., Morgan Hall auditorium
Men’s tennis vs. Southern Mississippi, 3 p.m., Tennis Complex
Softball vs. Western Illinois, 4 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
“Othello,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre

SUNDAY, FEB. 24
Viola master class with Masumi Rostad, 10 a.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall
Science Sundays at the Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Smith Hall
Softball vs. Winthrop, 1:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
“Othello,” 2 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre
Women’s basketball vs. Florida, 2 p.m., Fosters Auditorium
Pacifica String Quartet, 4 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
“Breaking Dawn,” 8-10 p.m., Ferguson Center Theater

MONDAY, FEB. 25
“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
Body Appreciation Week
Orientation for new staff, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Banner training on contracts and grants, 10 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
International Spouse Group meeting, 10 a.m.-noon, 121 B.B. Comer Hall
Web seminar on the 2011 “Dear Colleague Letter” regarding sexual violence, 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, 4-5:30 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
French Conversation Table, 5-6 p.m., Starbucks in Ferguson Center
Poetry reading featuring German slam poet Josefine Berkholz, 5 p.m., 118 Graves Hall
Meridian Percussion Trio, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall
Sonic Frontiers, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

UPCOMING

Body Appreciation Week, Feb. 26-March 1
WellBama health screening, Feb. 26, 7:30-11 a.m., 107 Doster Hall
Benefits orientation for new staff, Feb. 26, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Conversation with Molly Harvey on “Seconds Away from Outstanding Leadership,” Feb. 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Defeating the Shining Path: A Lesson in Combating Terrorism in Peru” lecture by Dr. Jorge Ortiz-Sotelo, Feb. 26, 3 p.m., 205 of Gorgas Library
How to Submit an IRB HSP, Feb. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Men’s basketball vs. Auburn, Feb. 26, 6 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
Baseball vs. Samford, Feb. 26, 6 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium
“America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments” film and panel discussion, Feb. 26, 6:15-9 p.m., Ferguson Center Theater
“Pink Saris” documentary, Feb. 26, 7-9 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
Faculty recital featuring Kevin Chance on piano, Feb. 26, Moody Music Building Concert Hall
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program,” Feb. 27, 8 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Majors Fair, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ferguson Center Ballroom
Building Digital Editions, Feb. 27, noon-1 p.m., 109-A Gorgas Library
Web seminar about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Feb. 27, 3-4 p.m., 115 Woods Hall
Softball vs. Samford, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Professional Development Series II: Effective Communication Techniques and Skills, Feb. 28, 8 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
UA Essentials for Management Part II: Recruitment and Selection, Feb. 28, 8 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Guest artist John Bloomfield on piano, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m., 180 Moody Music Building
“Sankofa,” Feb. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ferguson Center Theater
“Fashion Rocks and So Does My Body” fashion show, Feb. 28, 7-9 p.m., Ferguson Center Ballroom

WORTH QUOTING — “I just don’t think it’s a question of a court using the word ‘personhood.’ It’s a question of whether or not there is a right to an abortion and when. I don’t see that larger constitutional issue as something that is automatically teed up in a useful way because of this court’s ruling.” Paul Horwitz, UA law professor, as quoted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution in an article about a recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that upheld a lower court’s decision regarding a guilty plea for child endangerment entered by a Colbert County mother. The court’s ruling that the guilty plea should stand included acknowledgment of unborn children in the state’s chemical endangerment statute. Anti-abortion advocates immediately praised the decision as a victory for “personhood rights of preborn children.”