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UA In The News — Feb. 27

The schism over “prosperity gospel” in southern churches
Medium – Feb. 23

The idea of prosperity gospel has existed for hundreds of years and has recently captivated the attention of southern churches, where “traditional churches” are the dominant base in the region. Prosperity gospel/feel-good gospel, by definition, has been described as a “modern” telling of the gospel or in the case of ones against it, a perversion of the gospel meant to only preach the goodness of the Christian religion or the perversion of the teachings of Christ. Theodore Trost, professor of religious studies at The University of Alabama, says the feel-good church culture helps millennials and college students have a place to gather together to escape the hostile nature of the outside world.

UA dietician Sheena Gregg appears on ‘The Price is Right’
CBS 42 – Feb. 26
She made an appearance on ‘The Price is Right’. You may have seen this earlier today, right here on CBS 42. Sheena played the game ‘Secret-X’ -and won a trip to the Whistler Resort in Canada.

SGA connects students to on-campus resources
Crimson White – Feb. 27
As a result of positive feedback from previous events, the Student Government Association’s (SGA) academic affairs cabinet has implemented a task force to steer students toward academic resources. The SGA hosted an Academic Task Force Event on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The task force hosts monthly events and invites both students and faculty to participate.

Black History Month wraps up with discussions on voting, campus experiences
Crimson White – Feb. 27
Over the span of this month, University of Alabama faculty/staff and student organizations have expressed the importance of voting and black history. With the 2021 presidential election fast approaching, this year’s upcoming census and United States primaries, UA’s faculty/staff are emphasizing the impact, importance, and need for African American voters participation. This year’s theme, titled “African Americans and the Vote,” featured events ranging from campus tours led by professor Hilary Green, which highlight historically black landmarks, as well as campus dialogues, group discussions for black women and black history movies.