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Dialog Extra for Feb. 25, 2013

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 award 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.

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 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

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 information table, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ferguson Center second floor
“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
Body Appreciation Week information table, 5-7:30 p.m., Student Recreation Center lobby
Meridian Percussion Trio, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall
Sonic Frontiers, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

TUESDAY, FEB. 26
“Echo” art exhibit, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Ferguson Center Art Gallery
WellBama health screening, 7:30-11 a.m., 107 Doster Hall
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
Benefits orientation for new staff, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Body Appreciation Week information table, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ferguson Center first floor
Conversation with Molly Harvey on “Seconds Away from Outstanding Leadership,” 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, 3 p.m., 205 of Gorgas Library
How to Submit an IRB HSP, 3:30-4:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Men’s basketball vs. Auburn, 6 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
Baseball vs. Samford, 6 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium
“America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments” film and panel discussion, 6:15-9 p.m., Ferguson Center Theater
“Pink Saris” documentary, 7-9 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
Faculty recital featuring Kevin Chance on piano, Moody Music Building Concert Hall

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
“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
Majors Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ferguson Center Ballroom
Body Appreciation Week information table, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ferguson Center second floor
Building Digital Editions, noon-1 p.m., 109-A Gorgas Library
Web seminar about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, 3-4 p.m., 115 Woods Hall
Softball vs. Samford, 6 p.m., Rhoads Stadium

THURSDAY, FEB. 28
“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
Professional Development Series II: Effective Communication Techniques and Skills, 8 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
UA Essentials for Management Part II: Recruitment and Selection, 8 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Body Appreciation Week information table, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ferguson Center second floor
Softball vs. University of South Alabama, 5 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Guest artist John Bloomfield on piano, 6:30 p.m., 180 Moody Music Building
“Sankofa,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ferguson Center Theater
“Fashion Rocks and So Does My Body” fashion show, 7-9 p.m., Ferguson Center Ballroom

FRIDAY, MARCH 1
“Echo” art exhibit, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Ferguson Center Art Gallery
“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library
Modern Languages Conference, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Ferguson Center
Higher Education Information Day, 8:30-10 a.m., 313 Graves Hall
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 370 Alston Hall
Growing Up Wild Preschool Mornings, 10 a.m.-noon, Smith Hall
Building Awareness: Sensitivity and Human Relationships, 10-11:30 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Capstone International Coffee Hour, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 121 B.B. Comer Hall
Convocation, noon, Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Men’s tennis vs. Ole Miss, 3 p.m., Tennis Complex
Softball vs. Iowa State, 3:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Softball vs. St. John’s, 3:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Harold Basowitz Lecture featuring Dr. Richard E. Petty, 6 p.m., 208 Gordon Palmer Hall
“The Mikado,” 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Choral Opera Room

UPCOMING

Modern Languages Conference, March 2, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Ferguson Center
Softball vs. St. John’s, March 2, 1:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Baseball vs. Tulane, March 2, 2 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Softball vs. Iowa State, March 2, 4 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
“The Mikado,” March 2 (7:30 p.m.) and March 3 (3 p.m.), Moody Music Building’s Choral Opera Room
Bridge re-enactment trip, March 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Selma, Ala.
Baseball vs. Tulane, March 3, 1 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Men’s tennis vs. Mississippi State, March 3, 1 p.m., Tennis Complex
Women’s basketball vs. Missouri, March 3, 2 p.m., Foster Auditorium
“Escape Fire — The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare” screening and panel discussion, March 3, 3 p.m., Bama Theatre
International Spouse Group meeting, March 4, 10 a.m.-noon, 121 B.B. Comer Hall
French Conversation Table, March 4, 5-6 p.m., Starbucks in Ferguson Center
Alabama Symphonic Band, March 4, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Books for the Black Belt, March 4-22

WORTH QUOTING — “In the Islamic world, there’s a strong stigma against conventional suicide. Suicide terrorism has essentially become the only way for someone to kill himself without committing a crime against God and going to hell.” Dr. Adam Lankford, assistant professor of criminal justice at UA, as quoted in The Baltimore Sun.