UA in the News — Nov. 4-6

Sculpture at UA will honor late war veteran Mark Forester
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 4
Thad Forester found it surreal to watch the profile of his younger brother, Mark, take shape in clay, a prelude to his immortalization in bronze. “It is really emotional for me. It was really emotional to work on,” Thad Forester said … A bronze bust of Mark Forester in a beret and an Air Force dress uniform is scheduled to be unveiled at 2 p.m. Wednesday at UA’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs at Houser Hall, where it will be displayed. It was sculpted by Tuscaloosa resident and retired Marine Col. Lee Busby, who worked with Thad Forester to capture the likeness of his younger brother.

UA honors West Alabama veteran
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Nov. 3
A west Alabama veteran and his family were thanked for his service today in Tuscaloosa. Academy Sports and Outdoors partnered with the University of Alabama to give Marine Sgt. Matthew Moody and his family a $250 shopping spree. It’s part of an effort to honor those in service of the country heading into veteran’s day next week.

Cultivating a mission
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 4
A healthy garden, by definition, grows. Planted in early 2010 as the Druid City Garden Project with plots for students to get their hands dirty growing and tending organic vegetables, the newly renamed Schoolyard Roots now operates in 11 Tuscaloosa area schools, seven in the city and four in the county system … Working with the Caroline Boxmeyer, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Alabama, Schoolyard Roots tracks effectiveness via students’ enthusiasm for their gardens, willingness to try and eat more vegetables, and involvement in meal preparation at home. Numbers typically rise, except in the BMI (body mass index) rates, where studies show obesity is dropping in the four schools surveyed.

Education students earn multiple certifications through MAP
Crimson White – Nov. 5
Tori Swindle always knew what she wanted to do: work in a classroom and teach the minds of future generations. But, she didn’t always know what she should teach. Should she specialize in general or special education? When she expressed her concern to her University adviser, her advisor suggested that she look into the Multiple Abilities Program within The University of Alabama’s College of Education.

AAA Encourages Drivers to Stay Alert, Especially in November (Millville, New Jersey) – Nov. 3
Leaves are changing color and clocks are being set back. It feels like fall. “Now the weather is not what you’re used to, so you could have early morning glare when you’re driving to work, or you could be driving home in darkness when you’re not used to it,” said Rich Bradley, public affairs specialist for AAA South Jersey … Statistically, this month is a dangerous one on the road with an average of 50 more deaths from traffic crashes during Thanksgiving week than any other week of the year, according to the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.

Doug Jones: ‘Doesn’t really matter what my view is’ on Trump
Washington Post – Nov. 6
Doug Jones looked up at his audience in a fluorescent-lit university lecture hall and declared that the choice for Senate between him and Republican Roy Moore in an upcoming special election couldn’t be clearer … William Stewart, a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Alabama, said a Democrat can still win in Alabama, but “he has to get a very large black vote and he needs to get a substantial number of white, more liberally inclined people to vote for him.” – Nov. 6
The Bryan Eagle (Texas) – Nov. 6

Forever Dance Program held at Capstone Village (live interview)
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Nov. 6
We have Alex Larson and Beth Sumner now joining us to show us an amazing partnership. As a UA dance student, you are helping folks at an active living facility stay active and stay healthy. “Yes. Forever Dance is something that I started with another fellow dance student at The University of Alabama named Kate. Basically, we just come on Monday afternoons and we have a fun 45-minute type thing.” The active living facility is the Capstone Village, which is on UA’s campus.

Alabama Fan Fashion: See our favorite looks from LSU weekend – Nov. 6
These were our favorite gameday looks we saw from Alabama and LSU fans on Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

5K Race proceeds to help military affiliated students
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 4
A portion of the proceeds from the 5k will go to help students at the University of AlabamaShelton State Community College, and Stillman College. At UA, over 10 percent of the student body is military affiliated. And from what I’m told, that money is going to help a lot of students.

Author T Cooper to speak to students
Crimson White – Nov. 5
Who: T Cooper is the author of six novels and has appeared in publications such as The New York Times,, OPRAH magazine and many more. What: A free event where T Cooper will be speaking about his novels and time as an author … Anyone interested in writing or reading is encouraged to go to this free event hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences.

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