UA in the News: August 21, 2012
August 21, 2012 - Filed under: UA in the News
UA announces 1,687-member sorority pledge class names
Al.com – Aug. 20
The University of Alabama released the names of its record 1,687 sorority pledges who participated in Rush Week, which culminated in Bid Day on Sunday. UA had 1,993 women register for Panhellenic fall formal sorority recruitment, according to Greek Affairs executive director Kat Gillan. Of the 1,955 women participating in the first round of Open House events, more than 86 percent (1,687 women) received a bid for membership in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday.
UA students get to go on shopping spree at Target
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Aug. 20
Beginning in just about 30 minutes, incoming freshmen at the University of Alabama will have the chance for a free bus ride to go shopping. Super Target in Tuscaloosa is hosting a back-to-school sale tonight starting at 10:30 and lasting until 12:30. The event will feature a DJ, dancing, and back-to-school deals. Students will also get the opportunity to interact during the event on their smart phone with an application that offers shopping deals and social interaction with others attending the event. Store team leader, Rusty Crosslin, says the event is not just limited to freshmen. “Every student is invited … we’ve got a lot of great prizes that students can win as they come in. There’s some text to win information as they get here from home electronics to food, to a year’s supply of certain items. So we’ve got a lot of great freebies on board for our students coming to visit us tonight.”
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.