UA In the News — May 31

  • May 31st, 2019

SummerTide Theater presents “Forever Plaid”
Fox 10 (Mobile) – May 30
SummerTide theater is gearing up for another summer in Gulf Shores with their production of Forever Plaid. UA Musical Theater Majors Alex Freeman and Will Harden joined us on Studio10 for an interview and sneak preview performance.

Offensive student evaluations ‘leave academics in fear’
Times Higher Education (London) – May 30
Persistent offensive comments in student evaluations are leaving academics feeling distressed and fearful, a study says. Heather Carmack, associate professor in the department of communication studies at the University of Alabama, and Leah LeFebvre, assistant professor in the same department, surveyed academics across the US on their emotional responses to negative comments that they received in student evaluations.

The Other Battle to Get the President’s Tax Returns
National Journal – May 31
State legislators across the country are trying again to move bills that would force presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns, despite failing to pass legislation last year. . . . “I think it’s entirely plausible to think that at least one of these states will pass a law and the governor sign it,” said Ronald Krotoszynski, an administrative-law and constitutional-law professor at the University of Alabama. “My candidates would be Washington state and New Jersey as the most likely.”

Anna Marie Bowers graduates May 4th from the University of Alabama
The Elba Clipper – May 30
Anna Marie Bowers, daughter of Brett and Karen Davis of Elba, graduated Cum Laude May 4, 2019 from the University of Alabama. While majoring in general studies in human environmental sciences, Bowers’ focus was on human development and family studies. She was inducted into the following honor societies: Sigma Alpha Lambda, The National Society of Leadership and Success, and Phi Sigma Theta.

Help wanted: Interested in community journalism?
Catasaqua Press – (Allentown, PA) – May 31
At a recent Emerging Mind of Community Journalism conference, sponsored by the University of Alabama, participants were asked to create a list characterizing community journalism. They said community journalism is “intimate, caring and personal; it reflects the community and tells its stories.”

Highway 2 Hale bike ride to benefit UA College of Communication and Information Sciences
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – May 30
The bike ride benefits two scholarships for students at the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA in the College of Communication and Information Sciences, and it also benefits the boys and girls club of west Alabama. Highway to Hale is an initiative of the American Advertising Federation of Tuscaloosa.

UA artists help create Alabama Bicentennial Celebration
Alabama200.org – May 31 (PDF file; scroll down)
UA art and art history students, faculty, staff and alumni have been intensely involved in our state’s 200th anniversary celebrations over the last two years. Here are some of the creative ways our UA art community is participating in commemorating Alabama’s history and setting a path for its future:

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