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UA In the News — Aug. 4

Partnership between UA and Pickens County to improve rural healthcare
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Aug. 3
This is a partnership between The University of Alabama and Pickens County. People behind it believe its a first of its kind The partnership began to grow a few years ago when Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton was facing som major hardships, but it has recently just taken off in the past few months.  The relationship is between The University of Alabama and the entire county, helping put University Fellowes in different health related programs and areas across the entire county. The goal Is improving health and health services in Pickens County, and making the program sustainable long-term.

Tied with the Tide: Events slated for new University of Alabama students
Tuscaloosa News – Aug. 4
The University of Alabama’s University Programs will host a series of events, collectively called called Tied with the Tide, for students who have moved back to campus early for band camp, Camp 1831 — a program introducing freshmen or transfer students to the area — or sorority recruitment. The events are meant to foster community and introduce students to UA and life on campus. The series kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday with a mini-carnival on the Ridgecrest — housing at 900 Second St. on campus — Community lawn, featuring inflatables, snow cones and table-top carnival games. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, students can catch a movie on the soccer field near the Rec Center on Fifth Avenue.
 
University of Alabama to hold graduation ceremony
Tuscaloosa News – Aug. 3
The University of Alabama will hold its summer commencement exercises Saturday at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. More than 1,500 diplomas are scheduled to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and schools. The ceremony will be broadcast live over the Internet. The webcast will be archived at ua.edu/commencement/, and it will be available for viewing for 30 days following the ceremony.

UA students about to move in
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Aug. 3
You may see big crowds in Tuscaloosa at Walmart, Target and grocery stores. Tomorrow morning is early arrival move-in day for University of Alabama students. Starting at 8 in the morning the students will start piling into their dorms, so expect heavy traffic and long lines at stores as they settle in for the new semester that starts August 17. The majority of students will move in on August 12.

Nick’s Kids Luncheon held at UA
CBS 5 (Mobile) – Aug. 3
Today was one of Nick and Terri Saban’s favorite days. The duo hosting lots of kids at the Nick Kid’s Charity luncheon at The University of Alabama. To date, the foundation has donated over $5.5 million to 150 children’s charities in the state of Alabama and throughout the south.
WZDX-Fox (Huntsville) – Aug. 3
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Aug. 3
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Aug. 3

New semester about to begin
WLTZ-NBC 38 (Columbus, GA) – Aug. 3
And it’s not just grade schools getting ready for a new school year, the first day of Fall classes at The University of Georgia are August 11. Columbus State University starts August 15 as well as Columbus Tech. Auburn University the 16th, and The University of Alabama on August 17th.

10 Law Schools That Pay Off
US News – Aug. 3
A law degree can lead to a lucrative career with a high-paying salary at a big law firm. But only about 21 percent of 2014 law grads work at a large law firm with more than 500 employees, according to a 2015 study by the National Association for Law Placement. One way to evaluate a law school’s future return is to look at the salary-to-debt ratio of recent grads. Here are the 10 best law schools where full-time 2014 grads who borrowed for law school and entered the private sector had the highest salary-to-debt ratio, according to data submitted to U.S. News by 172 schools in an annual survey … 1. University of Texas-Austin; 2. University of Alabama.
Yahoo! – Aug. 3

College Choice releases its 2016 Rankings for the Best Online Master’s in Counseling Degree Programs
Portland Business Journal (Ore.) – Aug. 4
College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 rankings for the Best Online Master’s in Counseling Degree Programs … Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT; Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ; Summit University of Pennsylvania, Clarks Summit, PA; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX; The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
WDRB (Louisville, Ken.) – Aug. 4

Sales: The “S” Word Every PR Professional Should Be Using
PRSSA.org – Aug. 3
Let’s talk about the “s word” that every public relations professional should add to his or her vocabulary — sales. Though it may seem like a dirty word for those on the creative side, sales are what keep a public relations agency running. Public relations work is a service bought by clients, and they want to get the best results for what they pay. While an agency can produce top-notch campaigns, its clients won’t be satisfied unless it can prove that the campaign met a goal or delivered value. Agencies are bound to fail without the ability to sell its services and turn clients into repeat customers. Successful agencies are able to perform well, show the value of their work and keep clients coming back for more. (Bethany Corne is a junior majoring in public relations and marketing at the University of Alabama. She is the vice president of finance for the UA PRSSA, a digital strategist for the Capstone Agency and the communications manager for the UA EcoCAR 3 Team. Follow her on Twitter @BethanyyyC14, find her on LinkedIn or email her at bcorne@crimson.ua.edu.)
 
MARK HUGHES COBB: The war on decay takes energy
Tuscaloosa News – Aug. 3
If your thermal energy fails to convert into work, you might just be suffering from entropy. If in attempting to measure the worth of your system, you return a figure on the degree of disorder or randomness, you might just be entropically afflicted. Should you note the lack of order or predictability in a system — a life, relationship, job — heralding a gradual decline into disorder, you might just be an observer of the entropic principle … Brilliant, beautiful and talented students from the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance are, on or about this moment — six hours’ difference — dancing an original creation titled “co/lapse,” built around entropy, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Six choreographers took that theme and ran — capered, careened, cavorted — with it.

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.