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GIRLS STATE – Nearly 400 young women will come to the UA campus for the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State conference through Friday, June 15. The event includes a tour of Montgomery on Friday. Speakers will include Young Boozer, Alabama state treasurer; Lyn Stuart, Alabama Supreme Court chief justice; and Katie Boyd Britt, chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby. For more information, contact Richard LeComte, UA communications, 205-348-3782 or richard.lecomte@ua.edu.

SWIM TO THE TOP — Swim to the Top is a swimming, physical education and academic enrichment summer camp sponsored by UA’s Division of Community Affairs. This camp works to improve campers’ swim skills and water safety, while also taking time to have fun in physical education and emphasizing science, nutrition and literacy. Program instruction is available June 4-28 on Monday-Thursday mornings. Swim to the Top is open to the media. To better determine a precise date and location for interviews, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at bryant.welbourne@ua.edu.

MULTICULTURAL JOURNALISM PROGRAM SUMMER WORKSHOP – UA’s department of journalism and creative media will host the 34th annual Multicultural Journalism Program’s summer workshop through June 16. High school students were selected to attend the intensive workshop that emphasizes multimedia reporting, writing, editing, graphics, photography, production and basic communication skills. Participants produce the MJP Journal to showcase what they’ve learned. The purpose of the workshop is to give high school students experience that teaches them more about college life and a career in media. The Multicultural Journalism Program’s workshop is open to the media. To better determine a precise date and location for interviews, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at bryant.welbourne@ua.edu.

ACCOUNTING CAREER AWARENESS PROGRAM – UA’s Culverhouse College of Business will host the annual Accounting Career Awareness Program’s workshop, June 10-15. ACAP is a program of the National Association of Black Accountants, Center for Advancement of Minority Accountants. The primary objective of the ACAP is to increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups who attend college and major in accounting. Through ACAP’s efforts, students receive educational enrichment experiences and the practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting. ACAP’s summer workshop is open to the media. To better determine a precise date and location for interviews, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at bryant.welbourne@ua.edu.

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