UA In the News — Sept. 7

UA to host sky viewing Wednesday night
Tuscaloosa News – Sept. 6
Star gazers will have the opportunity to view the crescent moon and Saturn through the University of Alabama’s powerful telescopes Wednesday night. The sky viewing will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Gallalee Hall, at the northeast corner of University Boulevard and Hackberry Drive, less than a block from Denny Chimes. In addition to the waxing crescent moon and Saturn, viewers will see the double star Albireo and the Ring Nebula.
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Sept. 6
JSU freshman’s death one of nearly 700 crashes in Alabama over holiday weekend
Anniston Star – Sept. 6
She was a bright light, friends said Tuesday about Jacksonville State University freshman Katie Beth Carter. “She never had anything but a great attitude,” said Noelle Stovall, JSU’s Marching Ballerinas coordinator. “She is the kind of student that you hope you get to work with. She was incredibly dedicated to being a Ballerina, a great friend and the kind of person you just wanted to be around.” Carter, 18, of Ringgold, Ga., died Monday afternoon after her 2011 Honda Accord collided with a 2014 International tractor trailer at the intersection of U.S. 278 and Roy Webb Road, according to a news release from State Trooper Gary Daniel. Carter’s crash was one of 683 that happened statewide during the Labor Day weekend and one of 23 in the county, according to traffic data from the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety.
What Donald Trump Can Learn from Alabama’s Failed Anti-Immigration Law | VICE | United States
The Pef – Sept. 6
Donald Trump scares everyone into believing that immigrants are taking our jobs, when in fact they are doing the jobs that no regular American wants to do.  Alabama tried to limit the amount of illegals performing work in their state and consequently the farming industry took a huge hit as did their economy … Within a year, between 40,000 and 80,000 Latinos had bolted the state, according to a study by the University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research, costing the state up to $10.8 billion in lost income and tax revenues.
UA unveils new ad campaign
Orlando Echo – Sept. 6
The University of Alabama unveiled a new advertising campaign during the Tide’s 52-6 win over USC on Saturday night, highlighting the university’s top success stories. ‘Where Legends are Made’ debuted with a TV segment and has since made its way onto digital, print ads and social platforms. The university also launched a website featuring profiles of notable “legends.”
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Sept. 6
10 Lessons PR Pros Can Learn From “Hamilton”
PRSSA – Sept. 6
Like so many across the country, I’m hooked on “Hamilton: An American Musical.” From the moment the musical premiered off-Broadway, the country has been abuzz with “Hamilton” mania. Tickets sell for several hundred — if not thousand — dollars a piece; hordes of fans swarm its home, New York’s Richard Rodgers Theatre, hours before the curtain rises for the chance to win a seat; and its soundtrack, a blend of R&B, rap, rock and traditional Broadway ballads, peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts and inspired countless karaoke videos, lip-syncing sessions and Tumblr accounts. (Drew Pendleton is a senior at The University of Alabama (UA) majoring in public relations and Spanish. He is currently the editorial director for Platform Online Magazine, the freelance editor for Mosaic Magazine and the director of media relations content creation for Capstone Agency, the university’s student-run firm.)

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