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UA to Celebrate 175th Anniversary
The University of Alabama will celebrate its 175th anniversary in 2006 with events and activities planned throughout the calendar year. The state’s flagship university, UA was founded on April 12, 1831. The University will commemorate that momentous day on April 12, 2006 with a Founder’s Day program and a community-wide birthday party.

More information:
UA to Celebrate 175 Anniversary in 2006 (UA News Center)
UA prepares for 175th anniversary (The Tuscaloosa News)

Athletic Teams Mark Anniversary with Commemorative Patches
Watch for a new emblem on Crimson Tide football uniforms on A-Day! The team will sport patches commemorating the 175th anniversary of the University. The football team and many other athletic teams will wear the patches on their uniforms or warm-up suits throughout 2006.

Alumni to Share in Celebration
The National Alumni Association will celebrate the University’s 175th anniversary with birthday cakes at each chapter meeting throughout 2006. Active members of the association will receive 175th anniversary lapel pins at chapter meetings. For more information about the National Alumni Association and events in your area, click of or call 205/348-5963.

More information:
Alumni Association Celebrates University’s 175th Anniversary with Lapel Pin (Dialog)

Marker Dedication Planned for December
The University will dedicate a permanent marker commemorating the 175th anniversary at a ceremony planned for Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Watch for more details in the fall.

Historical Information
The Burning of the University of Alabama (Alabama Heritage)

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