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Alabama Boys State Returns to UA

Some 600 Alabama high school seniors will try their hands at politics and community service from Sunday, May 29, to Saturday, June 4, during the 2016 American Legion Alabama Boys State convention on The University of Alabama campus.

UA’s Moundville Park’s Birdfest Offers Fun for Adults, Children

The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park hosts its second annual Birdfest Saturday, May 28.

Student-driven UA Special Olympics Teams Lead Unified Sports Initiative

Add The University of Alabama’s Unified Special Olympics team to its ever-growing list of national champions.

UA’s University Fellows Perform Service Projects in Marion

During May, student members of The University of Alabama’s University Fellows Experience perform a variety of community-centered projects and initiatives in Marion as a part of their freshman year Black Belt Experience.

UA’s CrossingPoints Holds Graduation

Jamaica Cooper had a negative attitude and was doing anything to try and fit in. Cooper, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, struggled to accept whatever physical limitations she had. She was different, and that was OK. But it wasn’t until she enrolled in CrossingPoints at the University of Alabama that she was able to become a confident and happy young woman.

UA Social Work Students Help Provide Alternative Care to Tuscaloosa Residents

The University of Alabama School of Social Work and the city of Tuscaloosa have partnered to strengthen its EMS Prevention Program, which assists vulnerable populations in identifying and utilizing appropriate community resources to lessen the frequency of non-emergency calls to 911.

UA Offers Free Creative Writing Camp for Students in High School

The University of Alabama invites local high-school students — incoming freshmen through graduating seniors — to sign up for the Summer 2016 Creative Writing Camp.

UA’s Plank Center Names 2016 Mentoring Honorees

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations announces 2016 “Milestones in Mentoring” honorees.

4 UA Students Win Holle Award

The University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences 2016 Holle Awards for creativity in communication honored five students with a total of $50,000 in cash prizes.

UA Hosts Letters About Literature Award Ceremony for Alabama Winners

The Alabama winners of the 23rd Letters About Literature competition have been selected and will be announced at a ceremony held in their honor at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at The University of Alabama’s Gorgas Library, room 205.

Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12, according to read.gov. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write a letter to the author about how the work impacted their lives. The letters are divided into three levels and are judged by each state affiliate for the Center of the Book.

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