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Book arts instructor wins award

September 6, 2011

  This past July, The Minnesota Center for Book Arts announced Sarah Bryant, UA book arts instructor and alumna, as the recipient of the MCA Prize for her book titled “Biography.” This prize is the...

New site helps students find home, auto care

August 30, 2011

Students looking for assistance with home and automotive repairs should be aware of a new website, Zambooki.com, that enables them to seek estimates from various service providers for free. Jacob Jones,...

Student focus on sustainability efforts

Student focus on sustainability efforts

April 19, 2011

Students in the business honors program participated in the second annual Sustainability Day to educate students about the University's sustainable efforts and how students can contribute. Beginning at...

PR students get real world experience

April 12, 2011

UA seniors in the public relations department partnered with the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness to work on a real public relations campaign for a client before they venture out into the real...

University hosts day of service for students

April 6, 2011

The Community Service Center, the Student Government Association and Housing and Residential Communities will have students participate in Hands on Tuscaloosa Service Day that will take place on Friday,...

Greeks enter ice cream eating race for charity

Greeks enter ice cream eating race for charity

April 5, 2011

A half-gallon of ice cream, a spoon and the chance to win cash for their philanthropy sat in front of them. Contestants had no idea they would have ice cream on their faces by the end of the night. Members...

Hughes takes presidential election

March 30, 2011

The Honors College Assembly concluded elections Wednesday and named Sarah Hughes as the new president for HCA with a 169 to 105 victory to her opponent Michael Forst. “I am excited to continue the incredible...

Greek Week competitions fosters unity, philanthropy

March 29, 2011

Through the ticket sales for Greek Week from all four councils, the University of Alabama greek system will be able to give out about $100,000 in grant money that have been applied for by Tuscaloosa non-profits....

Cold Stone race attracts prominent locals

March 29, 2011

Those who hear Cold Stone Creamery and 5K in the same sentence may find it kind of ironic, but Cold Stone and the senior public relations team held the "Eat and Run 5K" to promote Cold Stone's healthy...

Forst, Hughes vie for HCA leadership

Forst, Hughes vie for HCA leadership

March 24, 2011

The Honors College Assembly will be selecting new officers next Tuesday and Wednesday in Nott Hall. HCA president Hallie Paul will leave office as the first president of the new organization and said...

Exchange students impacted by earthquake

Exchange students impacted by earthquake

March 22, 2011

University exchange students in Japan are seeing and feeling the effects of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit almost two weeks ago and are trying to cope with the changes. Adrian Morris,...

Safety tips, kits offered for spring break

March 9, 2011

Students received spring break safety kits on Wednesday that were filled with sunscreen, hand sanitizer, Band Aids, Tylenol and candies with healthy messages on them encouraging them to make healthy decisions...

Elections Board ready for this year’s campaign

March 3, 2011

Members of the elections board are appointed each fall, and this year, the board made changes to the Student Government Association campaign process for this year’s elections, such as the rules prohibiting...

City council amends code for alcohol sales

March 2, 2011

Tuesday night, the Tuscaloosa city council unanimously decided to amend the section of the Tuscaloosa city code to provide for the sale of alcohol on Sunday. The council did not place any restrictions...

SGA candidates announced

February 25, 2011

Both current Vice President of External Affairs Grant Cochran and Senior Adviser to the SGA President Coresa Nancy Hogan have declared their intention to run for SGA president, according to vote.ua.edu....

Fashion Inc. seeks T-shirt donations

February 21, 2011

With a little time and vision, a new design can be formed — even just from a T-shirt. Last year, Theresa Mince, an officer of Fashion Inc., created several designs from T-shirts for the annual Fashion...

UA fraternity hosts party with a purpose

February 11, 2011

Students who travel to Birmingham this weekend for the seventh annual “Fade 2 Black” event presented by the Kappa Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., may not realize the contribution...

Renovated Foster facilities ready for tip-off

Renovated Foster facilities ready for tip-off

February 10, 2011

Foster Auditorium’s hardwood court will be put to use for the first time since the building’s recent renovations at 1 p.m this Sunday when the women’s basketball team hosts Florida. “Foster will...

Rec offers alternative spring break outdoors

February 1, 2011

For those who are still looking for something to do this spring break, the Student Recreation Center is offering two spring break trips for students who enjoy outdoor recreation. “We actually have two...

Alternative break presents ways to serve

January 30, 2011

This spring break, many students may plan to take trips or even just rest at home, but the Community Service Center presents an alternative break that will afford students the chance to make a difference...

SGA to supply suits to those in need

January 26, 2011

There are many things necessary for a successful interview. There’s a good resume, the ability to answer the questions and evident drive from the applicant, but one worry the Student Government Association...

Moe’s on Strip to open early February

Moe’s on Strip to open early February

January 25, 2011

Students will be able to hear the greeting, “Welcome to Moe’s” a little closer to campus pretty soon. After months of a “Moe’s Coming Soon” sign hanging over the building that formerly housed...

SaveFirst prepares for tax season

SaveFirst prepares for tax season

January 23, 2011

It’s the time of year for H&R Block signs, Jackson Hewitt signs and for W-2 forms to come in the mail. Tax season is here and SaveFirst, a non-profit tax preparation initiative is opening two sites in...

BP funds gulf research

January 20, 2011

Even though it is no longer the hottest topic in the news, people are still living with the effects of the BP oil spill. The spill still lingers in the minds of scientists who research and study the results...

Local animal shelters promote adoptions

January 13, 2011

Whether you enjoy walking your dog along the Quad or playing with your cat, students who have the time to devote to loving an animal should be aware of the pet adoption opportunities around Tuscaloosa....

Professors make predictions about 2011

January 12, 2011

It begins with a topic and then turns into a prediction. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the University’s Educated Guesses, which features UA professors’ predictions for he new year. This edition...

International students make holiday travel plans

December 2, 2010

Traveling home for the holidays may be nothing for those from surrounding areas such as Montgomery, Birmingham or Atlanta. While these students only have to factor in gas money and a couple of hours into...

HCA tree brings holiday spirit to local children

HCA tree brings holiday spirit to local children

December 2, 2010

The Honors College Assembly is sponsoring the Holiday Tree Project that will provide close to 200 presents for local children this December. Students can come by the Honors College reception area in...

UA grants awards to students, faculty

November 30, 2010

The five Premier Awards, the highest awards given by the University, honor a total of six students and two non-students, including faculty members. UA president Robert Witt will present this year’s awards...

Honors College event promotes local agriculture

November 22, 2010

Honors college students gathered at Epiphany Cafe Friday for a food tasting and discussion that hosted some of Tuscaloosa’s local leaders who spoke about the importance of eating food grown locally....

Pi Beta Phi ends Champions are Readers program

November 22, 2010

For the third graders at Holt Elementary, the word “car” no longer just means a method of transportation. To them, it now means a way to showcase their progress, through Pi Beta Phi’s Champions are...

Student organization promotes good health

November 22, 2010

College comes with many choices such as what to eat, what major to choose and how to find a positive self-image. Project Health aims to help students with at least one of these decisions through peer support...

Confederate flag prompts discussion

Confederate flag prompts discussion

November 17, 2010

For some, the Confederate flag is traditionally a symbol of Southern pride, but for others, it rekindles a flame of hatred. Stillman College and UA honors students presented a collaborative forum that...

Alabama dropout rate one of nation’s highest

November 15, 2010

There are several risk factors that contribute to a student dropping out of school, including community, individual circumstance and family. According to the 2007 National Dropout Prevention Center at...

Garden project promotes local produce

November 3, 2010

The Druid City Garden Project seeks to build community through food and to increase access to fresh, locally grown produce, Rashmi Becker Grace, one of the founders of the project, said. The project began...

Students vote on campus at Rec Center

November 3, 2010

Tuesday, the Student Recreation Center was not only used for cardio, or to grab a quick smoothie after a long workout. It was also a place where thousands of students cast their vote in the state election....

Historical figures revisit Foster

Historical figures revisit Foster

November 2, 2010

Foster Auditorium, a historical landmark on campus, is now home to the Autherine Lucy clock tower and the Malone-Hood Plaza. Prominent figures will grace the Capstone today to remember the building’s...

Storm doesn’t dampen Greek trick-or-treat

October 26, 2010

Clouds filled the sky Tuesday night, but it did not stop hundreds of little feet from running down sorority row to participate in sorority row’s annual trick-or-treat event. Colonial Drive was graced...

HCA seeks Honoros College unity

October 24, 2010

A fourth of the way into their first year, the Honors College Assembly has accomplished several service projects, socials and numerous other things to try to create more interaction among students in the...

Student brings Angel Flight Soars program to Alabama

October 20, 2010

A.J. Ramey, a junior majoring in political science and business, brought the Angel Flight Soars program, based out of Atlanta, to Alabama this past June. The program is intended to provide transportation...

Black Student Union hosts screening of CNN documentary series

October 20, 2010

“Almighty Debt,” the latest installment of the CNN series “Black in America” will be showcased in Reese Phifer Hall room 180 at 7 tonight. This TV special, hosted by Soledad O’Brien, will delve...

Congressman speaks on political experience

October 19, 2010

College Republicans hosted a speech by Congressman Robert Aderholt, who represents the 4th District of Alabama on Tuesday where he discussed how he got involved with politics, as well as his current reelection...

The circumstance behind the pomp

October 14, 2010

During Homecoming week, sorority houses are filled with young women singing and dancing as they work diligently on pomping for their annual direction contest.  There are many different traditions of...

The stories behind homecoming traditions

October 14, 2010

During Homecoming week around campus, sorority houses are filled with young women singing and dancing as they work diligently on pomping for their annual direction contest.  There are many different...

Food drive yields delicious results

Food drive yields delicious results

October 13, 2010

The Ferguson Center Plaza became a dessert battlefield Wednesday afternoon, as campus leaders took pies to the face in the name of charity. As a part of the Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive, Honors...

Students walk for suicide prevention

Students walk for suicide prevention

October 10, 2010

Students gathered on Sunday to bring those “Out of the Darkness” for the Suicide Prevention Walk, beginning on the Ferguson Student Center Plaza and walking around the Quad. The walk was from 2 to...

Students have volunteer opportunities with T-Town PAWS

October 7, 2010

T-Town PAWS will host the Wag n’ Walk 5K this weekend where dogs and their owners can participate and help create opportunities for dogs without homes. The event will take place at the UA outdoor pool...

Students have volunteer opportunities with T-Town PAWS

October 7, 2010

T-Town PAWS will host the Wag n’ Walk 5K this weekend where dogs and their owners can participate and help create opportunities for dogs without homes. The event will take place at the UA outdoor pool...

Students get a lesson in public relations

Students get a lesson in public relations

October 5, 2010

BP spokesman Ray Melick spoke to the Public Relations Student Society of America on Tuesday about his experience in crisis public relations during the oil spill response.  “I wanted to make sure that...

UA students work with Habitat for Humanity

UA students work with Habitat for Humanity

September 29, 2010

Some students who want to give back through service decide to give their time to building a house for a family with Habitat for Humanity projects. The Birmingham office of Habitat for Humanity has developed...

Pine Valley seniors party with students

September 28, 2010

?? With leis on their necks and a sign that read “Welcome to the USS Pine Valley,” residents of Pine Valley retirement community attended a cruise ship themed party that was held by Alpha Omicron...

FocusFirst a finalist for national award

September 26, 2010

FocusFirst, a nonprofit organization at the University that offers eye screenings to children, has been nominated as one of the top five finalists to receive $20,000 in a national competition that recognized...

UA student creates scholarship website

September 26, 2010

Temani Beck, a junior majoring in education, used to sit in her high school classroom with her pen, paper and books, but she also kept a binder full of scholarship information. With the help of that binder...

Campus residents express Wi-Fi concerns

September 23, 2010

Cassy Kaplan sits in her dorm room in Burke East with her laptop tethered to the wall with an Ethernet cable because, she says, the cable makes the Internet more efficient. “Sometimes the Internet is...

SGA discusses progress, Fowler encourages continued success

September 22, 2010

The SGA held a meeting Tuesday in the Ferguson Theater to discuss upcoming events and hear a message from the SGA president. SGA President James Fowler showed a video featuring such phrases as “I Have...

Students gather information at study abroad fair

Students gather information at study abroad fair

September 14, 2010

Students interested in studying abroad in London, France, Italy and many other countries could learn about the opportunities available at the study abroad fair in the Ferguson Center on Sept. 13. “There...

UA student heads to New York for texting competition

UA student heads to New York for texting competition

September 14, 2010

A UA student won the chance to turn texting into a $100,000 cash prize when she advanced to the final round in the LG National Texting Championship that includes 32 finalists. Catherine Reinagel, a junior...

Debate tickets available for students

September 9, 2010

Students may request tickets online Monday for the gubernatorial debate. The tickets will be available on the My Football Tickets tab of the ACTion card website from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The gubernatorial...

Students win cash in DegreeWorks competition

September 9, 2010

By knowing about Denny Chimes and Bryant-Denny Stadium, five UA students won a $300 book scholarship for the fall semester through a DegreeWorks promotional trivia contest. The UA students are: Leah Tucker...

Students excelling in and outside the classroom

September 9, 2010

Sitting down after leaving the heat from Get on Board Day, Danielle Drago, a junior majoring in finance and Spanish and editor of Mosaic magazine talked about her experience as a student at the University....

Honors students mentor at local schools

September 7, 2010

As a part of an Honors College course and the civic engagement area of the Honors College Assembly, students are now able to give back by mentoring at Holt, Matthews and Maxwell elementary schools.  “This...

Million Dollar Band prepares for first game

Million Dollar Band prepares for first game

September 2, 2010

The Million Dollar Band has seen some changes this year, with new uniforms and a new show, which they will debut Saturday at the Tide’s first football game of the 2010 season. “This is the 98th year...

Tuscaloosa native wins Bridgestone Americas annual contest

August 31, 2010

For UA student Henry Busby, a visit to the junkyard and a passion for film yielded a new set of tires and $5,000. Drinking and driving, texting behind the wheel and talking on the phone are all issues...

Historic Gorgas House to undergo renovation

Historic Gorgas House to undergo renovation

August 25, 2010

The Gorgas House will be under construction for the next few months and is scheduled for completion in December. The project is state-funded and is estimated to cost $750,000, said Tim Leopard, the University’s...

SGA holds Meet Your Senator Day

August 24, 2010

On Monday, Human and Environmental Sciences senators from the Student Government Association took advantage of the 97-degree heat grabbing students’ attention with popsicles as all senators met with...

Exchange students adapt to U.S. culture

August 19, 2010

As a Chinese to English dictionary sits on her bed in New Hall, Lauren Howton, a sophomore majoring in history, uses it to break the language barrier between herself and her Chinese roommate Juno Xia,...

UA opens new parking lot

August 18, 2010

A new lot at 5th Avenue and Campus Drive may alleviate problems some students face when trying to park on campus. “The lot will hold about 1,200 vehicles during the week and about 180 recreational vehicles...

So, I Graduate in May: What now?

April 30, 2010

This time of year brings many things. Summer is nearing, school is almost out, and the libraries are full with students studying for finals. Students also have to decide what to do after graduation. The...

Students find hot study spots for exam week

Students find hot study spots for exam week

April 28, 2010

Around 11 p.m. during Dead Week, cars pack the parking lot at Gorgas Library as students begin painstakingly preparing for finals. “Although studying in a dorm room is convenient, it is often a poor...

Council makes curfew changes, Tuscaloosa Air Show next weekend

April 27, 2010

In January, the council adopted an ordinance, effective May 1, establishing a curfew law for children under 18 including daytime hours. After continued study of the curfew ordinance, the council decided...

Relay for Life held despite storms

April 26, 2010

The sound of thunder and the constant lightning on Saturday did not stop several student organizations from participating in Relay for Life, hosted by the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life is an...

Fourth annual Mayor’s Cup 5K on Saturday

April 20, 2010

Since the Mayor’s Cup began in 2007, the event has raised over $15,000 every year for the Tuscaloosa’s Pre-K initiative, and they aim to do it again this year. Registration for the 5K Run and Fitness...

City Council honors community supporter

April 20, 2010

The Tuscaloosa City Council honored James I. Harrison, who has served as a founding member of the Success by 6 educational initiative and supporter of the Tuscaloosa Pre-K initiative. With the room filled...

Tuscaloosa embraces A-Day crowd

April 18, 2010

After a national championship and a Heisman Trophy coming to the Capstone, thousands of fans and students filled Bryant-Denny Stadium, as well as businesses on the Strip, to start the new season. Craig...

University and City prepares for spring A-Day game

April 15, 2010

People from all over the state will pour into Tuscaloosa for the spring A-Day game on Saturday, and as they fill Tuscaloosa, city and UA officials say they will be prepared to handle the large crowd. ...

Campus programs promote 30-Day Tobacco Free Challenge

April 13, 2010

During the month of April, the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness is urging students, faculty and staff to participate in the 30-Day Tobacco Free Challenge, asking them to consider quitting smoking....

Alabama sees population decline in some rural areas

April 11, 2010

The population is shifting in certain parts of the state, and it’s not all for the good, according to a report released by the Alabama State Data Center. “The population is changing in different ways,...

UA car tags raise $3 million for scholarships

April 8, 2010

When someone decides to show their pride in the University by purchasing a license plate, they are contributing to the school’s scholarship fund. Over the 2009 fiscal year, the University’s car tag...

City Council approves construction of Riverwalk Place

April 7, 2010

Bill Lunsford, owner of Riverwalk Place, said he was relieved after the Tuscaloosa City Council approved construction of the $7.5 to $8 million project that will bring an estimated 195 jobs to Tuscaloosa....

City sets date for alcohol sales, prohibits firearms in municipalities

April 6, 2010

The Tuscaloosa City Council set a date for a referendum about Sunday alcohol sales in Tuscaloosa at Tuesday’s meeting. The council decided set the election date for Feb. 22, 2011. The date is subject...

Student loan reform to eliminate banks

April 1, 2010

While health care was in the forefront of people’s minds last week, an overhaul of the federal student loan program, which is expected to make student loan debt more manageable for students after graduation,...

School Improvement Grant could fire teachers, principals

March 30, 2010

School Improvement Grants could pour funds ranging from $50,000 to $2 million per school into the Tuscaloosa school system, but they also could include a pink slip for a number of teachers and principals....

Bonner, Nelson check in at luncheon

March 25, 2010

Provost Judy Bonner and Vice Provost Mark Nelson hosted another Pulse Check luncheon Thursday that was open to faculty, staff and students, The lunch is designed for concerns to be voiced on issues that...

Davis speaks at UA

Davis speaks at UA

March 23, 2010

With debate raging nationally about the newly approved health care reform and at the state level about gambling and funding Alabama’s college tuition program, the College Democrats hosted gubernatorial...

Capstone International partners with Kentuck for a la cARTe event

March 11, 2010

Young residents of Tuscaloosa have a chance to take a culinary trip to Japan without ever leaving Tuscaloosa. This month’s a la cARTe event, hosted by the Kentuck Museum Foundation, will feature Japanese...

Study abroad students not harmed by Chile earthquake

March 3, 2010

When the 8.8 earthquake struck Chile on Saturday, that the University did not have any students there at the time of the earthquake, said Ben Weaver, overseas student academic adviser in Capstone International....

Sen. Hank Erwin speaks on gambling

March 3, 2010

Months ago, anyone could drive around the Alabama highways and see flashing lights advertising bingo, but now those lights have been dimmed in many areas across the state. State Sen. Hank Erwin, a Republican...

Organizations participate in Read Across America Day

March 1, 2010

In schools around Tuscaloosa Tuesday, volunteers from area organizations will be reading to students for Read Across America Day, which happens to be on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. United Way also will hold...

Tuscaloosa City Council celebrates its 25th year

February 23, 2010

Since 1985, Mercedes-Benz built a plant in Tuscaloosa County, park and recreation services have expanded, and most recently, the city of Tuscaloosa has seen the construction of a local amphitheater. All...

City anticipates new amphitheater

February 19, 2010

With the recent 50 inches of rain and 60 rainout days, the weather has been the factor that will delay the opening of Tuscaloosa’s new amphitheater, Mayor Walt Maddox said. He said the city will know...

Rock Paper Scissors competition sends student to Mexico

February 19, 2010

With a 5-1 win, Drew Hawk, a senior majoring in accounting. won a trip to Mexico to compete in the USA Rock Paper Scissors competition for the chance to win $25,000 in tuition. Hawk said he was shaking...

City Council approves construction of Riverwalk Place

February 17, 2010

Bill Lunsford, owner of Riverwalk Place, said that he was relieved after the Tuscaloosa City Council approved construction of the $7.5 million to $8 million project that will bring 195 jobs to Tuscaloosa....

Black History Month affects all cultures

February 9, 2010

Months are designated for AIDS awareness, breast cancer and Hispanic heritage, but this month – as with every February – it is set aside to commemorate Black History Month. Although the month is designated...

Council tries to make city bike friendly

January 20, 2010

The City Council passed a resolution from the Druid City Bicycle Club to seek bicycle friendly community designation on Tuesday night. The purpose of the resolution is to work with the bicyclists in Tuscaloosa...

National Championship Celebration

January 15, 2010

After the national championship win on Jan. 7, Alabama fans will be able to attend the celebration for the football team in Bryant-Denny Stadium beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The gates will open at...

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