UA In the News — Sept. 13

  • September 13th, 2019

UA provost to retire
ABC 33/40 – Sept. 12
The executive vice president and provost at The University of Alabama is retiring. Kevin Whitaker was named to his current position in January of 2017. The university says Whitaker will stay on as provost until a replacement is hired but he intends to officially retire next year.
Crimson White

Miss Alabama Pageant to be held at UA (Live Interview)
WVUA – Sept. 12
The winner of Miss University of Alabama receives a full year’s tuition scholarship from the alumni association and a textbook scholarship from the Supe Store. Candidates compete in private interview, talent, evening gown, onstage question, and social impact initiative statement. This will be the first year that the pageant has no swimsuit competition.

Buy for Rise fundraiser to happen this weekend
Fox 6 – Sept. 12
The Rise program at the Stalling’s Center at The University of Alabama has been around for decades. The program eases the financial burden for some families with a fundraiser that starts Friday.

Tuscaloosa News

UA School of Social Work starts “Own Your Vote” series
Fox 6 – Sept. 12
A group at the University of Alabama putting an emphasis on voting as election season quickly approaches. The School of Social Work at the University of Alabama started a series called “Own Your Vote.” They’re bringing in speakers to educate students on their voting rights and how to ensure voters get equal access to the polls.

UA freshman class sets a record
WVTM 13 – Sept. 12
Alabama’s current freshman class is setting records just weeks after arriving on campus. According to the University, 40% of students in the class graduated in the top 10% in high school. Nearly the same amount left high school with a GPA of 4.0 or higher. Both are records for the University. Total enrollment at the Capstone now stands at a little more than 38,000.
ABC 33/40

UA offers new degree in Musical Audio Engineering
WVTM 13 – Sept. 12
Some of those students have a new degree option. The University of Alabama is now offering a musical audio engineering degree. Officials say it will give students an understanding about studio operations, equipment, as well as foundational engineering. We’re told only 60 students can take part in the program for now and must audition for the school of music before moving forward.

Music Connection – Sept. 12

When the dust settles on those first chaotic weeks of getting kids back to school, parents turn their attention to a bigger challenge—how to help their child make the most of this academic year and the years to come. As millions of children settle back into school this fall, Guitar Center released the findings of the research study it commissioned through an independent researcher. This study explores the effects of supplemental music lessons on the development of children ages 7 to 17—effects that could be the key to their ongoing success. The study finds that students participating in supplemental music lessons enjoy a variety of positive effects and healthy habits including self-imposed limitation of screen time; increased problem-solving skills, time management and prioritization; increased self-awareness and social skills, and more.

UA Announces Graduation List for Summer 2019
Moulton Advertiser – Sept. 13
The University of Alabama awarded some 1,450 degrees during its summer commencement Aug. 3.
Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Fort Smith Times-Record
Summit Daily (Colorado)
Wicked Local Marblehead
Mountaineer (Kentucky)

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.