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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,, 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 7, 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 30, 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 30, 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 10, 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

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 2, 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 27, 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 3, 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

December 1, 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...

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...

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....

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 4, 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 20, 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 15, 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 11, 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 8, 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...

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