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UA In the News — Oct. 5-7

UA students create mural to draw attention to richness of state’s environment
The Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 7
The Black Warrior mural, created by University of Alabama students to raise awareness about the state’s environment, is now on display in Temerson Square at 2300 Fourth St. The mural has been on the side of the Copper Top lounge since Oct. 1 and will remain on display until the end of the month. Students in the spring semester environmental history of the Americas class at UA selected the topic for the mural and conducted research along with Teresa Cribelli, associate professor of history and a collage artist.

Alabama’s Million Dollar Band to perform in 2020 Macy’s Thankgiving Day Parade
Madison County Record – Oct. 6
The Million Dollar Band at the University of Alabama has accepted an invitation to march and perform in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band will represent the state of Alabama in New York City on Nov. 26, 2020. Their 2020 performance will mark the first appearance by the UA band in the iconic parade.

University of Alabama, Mercedes-Benz help drive future job growth in Tuscaloosa County
NBC (Birmingham) – Oct. 6
Tuscaloosa County is looking to the future, and focusing on job creation. WVTM 13’s Chip Scarborough takes a look at the major factors expected to help move the area forward.

Driving the West Alabama economy forward
NBC 13 – Oct. 6
We are blessed beyond words to have The University of Alabama in this community. Chip: west Alabama chamber of commerce president Jim page says The University of Alabama’s continued growth is certainly one of the driving forces when it comes to Tuscaloosa’s economic success.

Proven: people with a tattoo are less likely to fall ill
Gewoonvoorhem – Oct. 6
For one it is (still) an abomination and for another it cannot be strange enough: tattoos. The body decorations are not a modern phenomenon. Certainly in recent years, not having an ink decoration seems to be the exception. Good news for anyone who has already tattooed his body: the chance of getting sick is considerably smaller than if you had none.  The special discovery was made by researchers at the University of Alabama. The researchers look at the effect of the immune system on foreign substances.
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Central High School receives donation for dual-enrollment program
WVUA – Oct. 5
Eighty-seven students are enrolled in the dual enrollment program. Some of those students attend SheltonState, Stillman College and The University of Alabama. The money will be used to pay tuition for those dual enrollment students and to purchase interview clothes for those students in the ready to work program.

T-Town has a crowded entertainment schedule for October
The Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 5
The Moundville Native American Festival will feature artists, craftsmen and educators from around the nation sharing their knowledge of Native American culture. Festival hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Pre-registered groups of 10 or more are $8 per person. Visit for more information.

THEATER REVIEW: ‘Intimate Apparel’ weaves tale of loneliness and longing
The Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 5

“Intimate Apparel” reveals itself quietly, in a hush of linen, a susurration of silk, an exchange of increasingly intimate letters, a shifting of connections from latent to blatant. In the production from the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance, director Matt Davis’ steady hand on Lynn Nottage’s drama, inspired by the playwright’s great-grandmother, works so craftily, unwinds so generously, that a late reveal — no spoilers — that was well telegraphed still brought audible gasps from the audience.

UA’s oldest living quarterback is a woman
CBS (Memphis) – Oct. 4
Down in Montgomery, you’ll find a very special football fanatic, clad in her crimson sweater and white pants. Her name is Marie Fikes Carastro, and she’s a Bama fan through and through…We played in what they called the Honey Bowl…A tiny footnote tucked away in the annals of Bama history were two all girls teams, the Hummingbirds and the Bumblebees, clashed on the grid iron. That’s Marie, chasing down the ball carrier. And there she is again on the Bumblebees roster.

15 things you’re doing that make people dislike you immediately
Business Insider – Oct. 4
Generally speaking, you’ve only got a few seconds to make someone want to spend more time with you. And in those precious few seconds, everything matters — from your last name to the smell of your sweat (unfair and gross, we know). A 2000 University of Alabama study found that people could predict the personalities of undergraduates they shook hands with. Specifically, the handshake raters intuited that the students with firm handshakes were more positive, more outgoing, and less socially anxious.
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UA students donate money for fallen Tuscaloosa police officer
Fox 6 – Oct. 4
Members of Greek organizations at The University of Alabama are showing their support for the family a fallen Tuscaloosa officer cassette. A dozen students showed up at headquarters to present a gift in support of the family. Several organizations at the university have helped raise more than $16,000.
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Montevallo DRC approves COA request for mural project
Shelby County Reporter – Oct. 4
The Montevallo Design Review Committee approved at an Oct. 1 meeting a request from the University of Montevallo to issue a Certificate of Appropriateness for a mural project in the downtown historic district. Funded through The University of Alabama Council for Economic Development, the project is a collaborative effort among the University of Montevallo, Montevallo area schools and several local artists to paint a mural on the side of the brick building occupied by Barnes & Noble bookstore at 845 Main Street.

Area dean’s list
The Day (New London, Connecticut) – Oct. 4
Montville area dean’s list: The following local students have made the dean’s/president’s list at their respective schools. Ronnie Hutchison, University of Alabama