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  • October 10th, 2022

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RENOWNED ARTISTS, CRAFTSMEN FEATURED AT MOUNDVILLE FESTIVAL — Nationally acclaimed artists, craftsmen and educators will highlight the 2022 Moundville Native American Festival Oct. 12-15 at the UA Moundville Archaeological Park. The festival returns in person for the first time since 2019 and includes several prominent Native American performers including Lyndon Alec performing hoop dancing, and the group Chikasha Hithla demonstrating Chickasaw stomp dancing. Festival hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $10 per person. Children 5 years old and under are free. Pre-registered groups of 10 or more are $8 per person. For more information, contact Rebecca Johnson, UA Museums, at rljohnson8@ua.edu.  

UA ANNOUNCES FREE APP WEEK OCT. 17-21  — The University of Alabama is waiving application fees for domestic and international undergraduate, graduate and online prospective students from Oct. 17 to 21. To receive instructions on how to submit an undergraduate application for free, applicants must first submit their contact information on the Undergraduate Admissions Free App Week page. To reserve a graduate application waiver, students may sign up on the Graduate School’s Free App Week page. For more information, contact Jennifer Brady, UA Strategic Communications, at jennifer.brady@ua.edu

BEAT AUBURN BEAT HUNGER ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE KICKS OFF — The 29th annual Beat Auburn Beat Hunger campaign, which kicked off Friday, Sept. 30, with an event on the steps of the state capitol in Montgomery, runs through Nov. 17. Participants can make donations of canned and nonperishable foods in red barrels spread throughout the UA campus and Tuscaloosa area. Monetary donations can be made to the West Alabama Food Bank. The winner of the friendly competition between UA and Auburn students will be announced Nov. 18. For more information, contact Kate Graziano at kmgraziano@crimson.ua.edu

UA AWARDED FOR DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE — October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Last month, UA was awarded the Alabama Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities Large Business Employer of the Year. Over the past two and a half years, through a partnership with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, the University Enable Program served to drive disability inclusion within the workforce community and state. The purpose of the program and partnership is to provide a work-based learning experience for individuals with disabilities within various university departments. For more information, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at bryant.welbourne@ua.edu.  

EVENTS 

UMC-CARROLLTON HOSTS OPEN HOUSE — University Medical Center in Carrollton will host an open house Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the community will be able to meet the clinic’s primary care physicians and staff. UMC-Carrollton is located at 289 Robert K. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Carrollton, Alabama, 35447. Operated by the UA College of Community Health Sciences, UMC-Carrollton provides services in family medicine, obstetrics, prenatal care, sports medicine, and colonoscopy and endoscopy consultations. For more information, contact Leslie Zganjar, UA College of Community Health Sciences, at lzganjar@ua.edu.  

2022 DARDEN LECTURE: ‘THE PLANT HUNTER: A SCIENTIST’S QUEST FOR NATURE’S NEXT MEDICINE’ — Dr. Cassandra Quave, the curator of herbarium and associate professor of dermatology and human health at Emory University, has explored the forests of the Amazon, hills of Italy, and mountaintops in Albania and Kosovo, and will share stories of her quest to discover new medicines from plants. She will present the 2022 Darden Lecture Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. in 2005 North Lawn Hall. Named for UA professor emeritus of biological sciences Dr. William Darden, the annual lecture series brings biologists to campus to address environmental and humanitarian problems. For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at bscacademics@ua.edu

PANEL TO DISCUSS COVERING CONCUSSION RISK IN SPORTS MEDIA — The Alabama Program in Sports Communication will host a panel discussion on the topic of how the sports media cover concussions sustained by athletes, Thursday, Oct 13, at 3:30 p.m. in 118 Autherine Lucy Hall. Panelists include Reggie Chatman Jr., a sports anchor and reporter at the NBC affiliate in Atlanta; Pete Madden, a producer and reporter for the ABC News Investigative Unit; and Brandon Boyd of the Concussion Legacy Foundation. The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrew Billings, executive director of the APSC, at acbillings@ua.edu.

UA THEATRE PRESENTS ‘THE IMAGINARY INVALID’ — The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Imaginary Invalid” by Molière Oct. 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Marian Gallaway Theatre. “The Imaginary Invalid” is a French comedy that follows the story of a hypochondriac and the consequences of his selfish decision to make his daughter marry a doctor so he can get free medical checkups. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for UA faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $15 for students and can be purchased at ua.universitytickets.com. For more information, contact Emilia Stuart, marketing manager for UA Theatre and Dance, at epstuart@crimson.ua.edu.

TRICK OR TREAT ON SORORITY ROW RETURNS — More than 500,000 pieces of candy will be distributed to children during the Alabama Panhellenic Association’s Trick or Treat on Sorority Row, Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. The event, which has not taken place since 2019, is open to children ages 12 and under who must be accompanied by an adult. Masks and fake or realistic-looking weapons are discouraged. For more information, contact Elizabeth Sage, director of public relations for the Alabama Panhellenic Association, at uapanhellenicpr@gmail.com

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