UA In the News — June 15-17

  • June 17th, 2019

University of Alabama’s ACT Card in Apple Wallet wins four national awards
Alabama News Center – June 15
With the desire to be transforming and stay on the cutting edge of technology, the University of Alabama’s Action Card Office listened to students who asked for the ability to put ACT Cards on their cellphones.

University of Alabama to modernize mail system on campus
Tuscaloosa News – June 15
The University of Alabama plans to roll out a new mail system this fall in an effort to modernize services on campus with better tracking, more accessibility and faster processing. “This new system is way above what we are currently using and is going to offer so many things that we can’t accommodate right now,” Campus Mail Service Director Linda Johnson said. “We have the capacity and capability to grow even more with this software.”

Just a reminder: Don’t forget to buckle up
Rome Sentinel (New York) – June 14
Here’s another one you’ve heard from us before, but it appears worth repeating. We’d like to believe people are displaying good sense and are following the law by buckling up when they drive …The University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety analyzed the data from 2018 vehicle crashes in that state. It found that nearly half of the people who died in those crashes — 366 of 743 — weren’t wearing seat belts.

Highway 2 Hale bike ride held at Moundville Archaeological Park
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – June 15
Bicyclists hopped on their bikes today and peddled all for a good cause. The ride began and ended at the Moundville Archaeological Park. Proceeds from the Highway 2 Hale ride fund three specific scholarships for advertising majors at the University of AlabamaFor the first time, it will also benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Alabama.

Joyce Vance comments on President Trump’s interview and her testimony to Congress (Live interview)
MSNBC-National – June 16
Joining me now is Joyce Vance, professor at the University of Alabama Law School, and also former federal prosecutor. Joyce, I appreciate your being with me here. Let’s talk about what you told Congress that there was sufficient evidence in Mueller’s report to obtain a guilty verdict.

COLLEGE NEWS: June 16, 2019
Tuscaloosa News – June 16
University of Alabama: The University of Alabama’s team of 20 Parent Ambassadors welcomes more than 8,000 incoming parents and family members to UA during the summer. They work for Parent & Family Programs within the Division of Student Life.

The Free Library – June 16
“I’M GOING TO create borders,” Donald Trump promised while running for president in 2016. “No drugs are coming in. We’re gonna build a wall.” … “The U.S. government’s own assessments have long showed that interdiction has at best only an ephemeral impact on retail prices and supply,” note University of Alabama geographer Nicholas Magliocca and his seven co-authors.

Read Bama Read to be held
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – June 14
If you like Krispy Kreme and a good book we have just the place you need to be this weekend! This weekend is “Read Bama Read” put on by the University of Alabama’s head gymnastics coach Dana Duckworth.

Miss Pennsylvania reflects on ‘incredible’ year
Gettysburg Times – June 15
The crowning moment is usually the most memorable part of any Miss Pennsylvania competition. Miss Pennsylvania 2018 Kayla Repasky will soon crown her successor, but still does not recall her own crowing moment … Instead, she will focus on finishing her final semester at the University of Alabama. After graduating in December 2019 with a degree in nursing, she plans to get her doctorate and eventually become a nurse anesthetist.

Curriculum leaders in Trussville City Schools retiring
Trussville Tribune – June 15
Two pillars of achievement are leaving The Trussville City School System … Among achievements, Dr. Cardwell received the state’s ACCESS Administrator of the Year Award in 2019, as well as the University of Alabama’s ACCESS Administrator of the Year Award.

2019 Gas & Travel Credit Card Survey
Wallet Hub – June 15
Paying up at the pump fuels a lot of our travel, from vacation road-trips and business travel to the everyday commute. So we decided to see what the people have to say about how gas prices affect where they go and how they get there … Arthur Allaway, Ph.D. – James and Doris Nelems Professor of Marketing, University of Alabama

College news
Northeast News-Journal (Pennsylvania) – June 14
Allyson Maas, of North East, received a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Alabama during a fall 2018 commencement ceremony.
Say it ain’t so, Atticus
Chicago Now – June 17
So, all lovers of To Kill a Mockingbird — I know there are a lot of us; it placed first on PBS’s Great American Read last fall — did you realize that not everyone admires Atticus? … This time I followed a rereading of the novel with the anthology Critical Insights: To Kill a Mockingbird. Edited by Don Noble, a professor at the University of Alabama in Lee’s home state, the 2010 collection naturally includes a range of opinions.

‘An efficient, effective local government’
Anniston Star – June 16
After nearly a year-and-a-half of tension between Jay Johnson and some Anniston City Council members, Johnson has joined a long line of city managers who left their position before the five-year mark … Richard Fording, a political science professor at the University of Alabama, said the average term for a city manager in the state is three to six years because of the stress that comes with the job. – June 16

Burlington County students honored for academic achievements
Burlington County Times (New Jersey) – June 14
The student robotics team from The University of Alabama won NASA’s grand prize in its Robotics Mining Competition for the fifth consecutive year. Among the student participants was Jonathan Platt, of Lumberton.
Butler Eagle (Pennsylvania) – June 15 (Subscription only)

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