UA In the News — Sept. 8-10

Young and old clash in Mobile over Drag Queen Story Hour
Al.com – Sept. 8
Nathan Scott is a Grand Bay resident and University of South Alabama senior who has grown up in coastal Alabama searching for public venues where its acceptable to be under 21 and gay … Michael Altman, a religious studies professor at the University of Alabama, said he believes President Donald Trump’s “ratcheting up of the culture wars” since he was elected in 2016, has silenced more moderate voices within the SBC.
Alabama Public Radio – Sept. 8

Charity sale benefits Rise Center, offers deep discounts
Tuscaloosa News – Sept. 10
Think of Buy for Rise as the Super Bowl for bargain-hunters. The two-day event raises money for the Rise Center, an early education program housed at the University of Alabama. Buy for Rise starts with a preview night and silent auction 5-8 p.m. Friday and wraps up 8-11 a.m. Saturday. The sale features items from local retailers at deep discounts.

UA hosts 1893 Jubilee Dinner to celebrate female trailblazers
NBC 13 (Birmingham) – Sept. 7
In Tuscaloosa tonight, the University of Alabama is honoring 20 female trailblazers during a special dinner. Among those being recognized, the late author Harper Lee.

Miss America field includes three with University of Alabama ties
Tuscaloosa News – Sept. 9
Fifty-one contestants competed Sunday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for the Miss America title. Here’s a look at three Miss America contestants with ties to the University of Alabama, with information provided by www.missamerica.org.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Sept. 9
WGAL-NBC (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) – Sept. 7
 
UA Law Professor Joyce Vance comments on Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing
MSNBC National Live with Katy Tura – Sept. 7
Joining me … Former U.S. Attorney and professor at The University of Alabama School of Law, Joyce Vance. She’s also an MSNBC contributor.

IMFS organizes Global EduFest in Hyderabad
Web India – Sept. 8
Institute of Management and Foreign Studies (IMFS) organized a Global Education Fest by showcasing a wide selection of prestigious international universities at JNTU, here on Saturday … Dr Susan Carvalho (University of Alabama), Dr Pranesh Aswath (Universtities of Texas), Mr Paul Gandel (Syracuse University), Mr Mark Sheridan (Texas Tech University), Mr Elaine Starkey (Global Study Partners and Dr Christopher (Stevens University) have attended the programme.

University spends $194 million on construction
Crimson White – Sept. 7
In August, $194 million worth of various construction projects were completed around The University of Alabama campus.

Culverhouse to kick off annual LIFT program
Crimson White – Sept. 7
The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business will begin its annual Learning Initiative and Financial Training (LIFT) program for the fifth year in a row on Sept. 10.

Miss America 2019 Contestant Portraits: Meet The Women Competing In This Year’s Pageant
Hollywood Life – Sept. 7
Whoever is crowned Miss America on September 9 will be the first woman to fill the shoes of a *new* kind of Miss America. Since Gretchen Carlson has revamped the scholarship program and introduced new rules, like banning the swimsuit portion of the competition, Miss America is entering a new age, and one of these 51 women will be the face of the organization. The diverse group of women each seem excited and prepared to take on this important leadership position and compete on Sunday for your vote to be Miss America! Miss Alabama Callie Regan Walker is a musical theater major at The University of Alabama with hopes to one day perform on Broadway.

Report: Alabama Accountability Act scholarship students’ test scores similar to public schools
Al.com – Sept. 7
Alabama students using tax credit scholarships are performing about the same on standardized tests as their public school counterparts according to the latest report required under the Alabama Accountability Act … The report, posted on the Alabama Department of Revenue’s website Friday afternoon, uses 2016-2017 test data, and was prepared by the University of Alabama’s Institute for Social Science Research at a cost of $112,800, paid for by the scholarship granting organizations who collect donations and distribute scholarships to eligible students.

These Are America’s Most Beautiful College Libraries
Town and Country – Sept. 9
Gothic architecture, stained glass windows, suits of armor, and precious antiques—no, we’re not talking about cathedrals or museums. Rather, those elements all belong to America’s most stunning college libraries … MCLURE EDUCATION LIBRARY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA: One of Alabama’s most historic buildings, the McLure Education Library was named in 1975 in honor of John Rankin McLure, the Dean of the College of Education, according to the university. The building was once used as a post office and cafeteria, and later transformed into a dorm for male students after World War II. It was remodeled in 1954 into the stunning library it is today.

Expert to Give ‘Apocalypse Illuminated’ Lecture
High Beam Research – Sept. 7
The University of Alabama issued the following news release: Dr. Richard K. Emmerson, dean emeritus of the school of liberal arts at Manhattan College, will provide artistic insight into the imagery of the book of the apocalypse, also known as the biblical book of Revelation, during a public lecture, “Apocalypse Illuminated,” Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in 205 Smith Hall.

Lakeside opens after ribbon cutting
Crimson White – Sept. 7
Crimson, gray and white balloons were scattered around the room, chairs were properly pushed in and tables were polished to a shine. The doors opened and students were greeted with smiling faces and welcomes of endearment from the staff at the Lakeside Dining Hall grand opening ceremony on Wednesday.

UA recycling numbers increase in August
Crimson White – Sept. 10
For Nicole Conde, a campus effort that focuses on recycling is a smart idea.
Conde, a sophomore majoring in nursing, said she can’t make sense of people disposing of a lot of products instead of recycling.

Four Brazos Valley students graduate from University of Alabama
The Eagle (Bryan, Texas) – Sept. 9
Four Brazos Valley students graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, during spring 2018 commencement ceremonies in May. The graduates are: Odessa Appel of College Station, who earned a Master of Arts degree; Kenneth Neil Devin of College Station, who earned a Master of Science degree; Cheryl Pullium of Bryan, who earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree; and Mackenzie Summar of Brenham, who earned a Bachelor of Arts Communication degree.

Woods Quad Art Night livens up campus culture
Crimson White – Sept. 10
Artists and art enthusiasts gathered together for Art Night at Woods Quad on Thursday, where several graduate students unveiled their work and discussed their muses. Amber Glenn, a first-year graduate student studying photography at The University of Alabama, introduced onlookers at Sella-Granata Gallery to her series of six photos titled “Black Beauty.” The photos, black and white portraits of young black women, are from Glenn’s undergraduate portfolio.

Impact of first Rotary Club project still resonates
Tuscaloosa News – Sept. 9
With more than $900,000 now having been raised and contributed to community projects by the Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa during the past 45 years, the club paused last week to recognize its first project. That was a $60,000 investment in the Rotary International Student Center (RISC), on the University of Alabama campus. The RISC continues to offer living space and meeting rooms for students from countries around the world, as an outreach of Rotary’s dedication to international service.

Education briefs
Galesburg (Illinois) Register-Mail – Sept. 8
University of Alabama student Jordan Olson of Galesburg will participate in UA’s Cooperative Education Program for fall 2018. Olson will be working at Brasfield & Gorrie in Birmingham, Alabama.

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