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  • June 10th, 2019



MULTICULTURAL JOURNALISM PROGRAM SUMMER WORKSHOP – UA’s department of journalism will host the 36th annual Multicultural Journalism Program’s summer workshop June 7-15. High school students are attending the workshop emphasizing multimedia reporting, writing, editing, graphics, photography, production and communication skills, and participants produce a journal to showcase what they’ve learned. It teaches high school students about college life and a career in media. The Multicultural Journalism Program’s workshop is open to reporters. To arrange a precise date and location for interviews, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at  

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TAKE A ‘LEAP’ INTO COLLEGE LIFE — Rising ninth graders are on campus learning about academics, leadership and service. Known as LEAP camp, or Leaders Exploring Academic Possibilities, the opportunity is hosted by UA’s Early College and runs from June 10-June 14. Students learn about academic majors and service opportunities. Media are invited to attend campers’ service work at West Alabama Food Bank or Tuscaloosa Temporary Emergency Services Tuesday, June 11, from 10-11:15 a.m. Details are at For more information, contact Jennifer Hayes, UA Early College, at or 205-348-7083 or David Miller in communications, 205-348-0825 or A second camp will be held July 15-July 19. High school students can earn up to 30 college credits through UA’s Early College.

UA HOSTS THERAPY-BASED CAMP FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SURVIVORS, CAREGIVERS – The Alabama Head Injury Foundation will hold its Bright Ideas TBI camp at UA June 11-13. The therapy-based camp is designed for survivors of traumatic brain injury and their caregivers who are three or more years removed from their injury. UA students will work to introduce new compensatory strategies to help participants adjust to their “new normal” emotionally, cognitively and physically. For more information, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at


FLINTKNAPPING FEATURED SATURDAY AT MOUNDVILLE – UA’s Moundville Archaeological Park will host Saturday in the Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This weekend’s event will include flintknapping. Each weekend offers a new activity for attending families, including sessions on tools and weapons, flintknapping and pottery firing, among others. Saturday in the Park activities are free with paid park admission. Saturday in the Park is open to the media. To arrange a precise date and location for interviews, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at

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