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Students Encouraged to Enter State-Fish Art Contest…Deadline for entries is March 31

March 6, 2019

MONTGOMERY-Each year, K-12 students from across the country can enter their artwork in the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest. The contest requires student artists to depict a state fish. Prizes are awarded at the state and national levels in four categories: K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12, with students in grades 4-12 writing a one-page essay […]

President and First Lady Make First Gift on UNA Giving Day 2019

March 5, 2019

THE SHOALS-President and Mrs. Kitts wanted to demonstrate their commitment to the UNA Foundation by making the first gift on UNA Giving Day. Dr. Kitts commented, “Dena and I were humbled by the outpouring of support UNA recieved on Giving Day last year, and we are excited to see alumni and friends join us again […]

UNA Department of Music to Host Four-Time Grammy Award-Winning Ensemble, Eighth Blackbird

March 5, 2019

FLORENCE – On Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m., the four-time Grammy winning ensemble, Eighth Blackbird performs at Norton Auditorium in a free concert. Over the course of more than two decades, Eighth Blackbird has continually pushed the edges of what it means to be a contemporary chamber ensemble, presenting their unique programs nationally and internationally, reaching […]

Helen Keller Public Library features two award-winning Alabama poets March 10

March 5, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-Writers to Readers at the Helen Keller Public Library continues Sunday, March 10 in Tuscumbia with award-winning poets Jason McCall and Harry Moore. The free program begins at 2:00 p.m. and concludes by 3:30 p.m. Both poets will read from their recent books and participate in a question/answer session afterwards with the audience. Dr. Donna […]

Buckskin to Broadcloth showcases the culture, lifeways and sophisticated dress of Southeastern Native Americans

March 4, 2019

 TUSCUMBIA-Buckskin to Broadcloth: The Changing Tide of Trade & Culture will be on display March 10 through May 10 at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511, N. Water St., Tuscumbia. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, […]

University of North Alabama Students Place in Regional Case Study Competition

March 4, 2019

 FLORENCE – University of North Alabama students Nathan Brooks (Lambda Sigma Phi) and Madison Ball (Delta Chi) placed second in the Order of Omega Case Study Competition at the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference Leadership Academy in Atlanta, Feb. 21-23. Students Dylan Wrenn (Lambda Sigma Phi) and Maurice Elmore (Alpha Tau Omega) placed third in the competition. The students […]

UNA Alumnus John Paul White ’99 Slated to Play Benefit Show at Shoals Theatre for Album Release

March 3, 2019

 FLORENCE– Grammy Award winner and University of North Alabama alumnus John Paul White, ’99, will host an album release show at the Shoals Theatre, Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m. The event, which is being sponsored by UNA’s Department of Entertainment Industry, will serve as kick-off for White’s latest album The Hurting Kind, and as a benefit concert […]

A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other

March 3, 2019

 SHEFFIELD-Sheffield Public Library and U.S. Marine, Sergeant Fred Grossi, a Purple Heart recipient, invite you to attend an evening with Craig and Fred to hear the story of how in a remote part of Afghanistan in 2010, the sergeant fed a piece of beef jerky to a funny looking stray dog. Theirs is a poignant […]

The Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Spring Hours for the Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site

March 3, 2019

 HOHENWALD, TN – The Meriwether Lewis Visitor Information Center on the Natchez Trace Parkway will reopen Saturday, March 16, 2019. Spring hours of operation will be Fridays from noon to 4:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 4:30 pm. The visitor information center will be closed Mondays through Thursdays. The burial monument, […]

Avoid untested, unregulated and potentially dangerous products, such as those labeled CBD

March 3, 2019

 MONTGOMERY-State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris cautions the public to avoid using any untested, unregulated and potentially dangerous products. Falling into this category is CBD (cannabidiol), a nonpsychoactive compound derived from Cannabis sativa, the marijuana plant. While CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, it does not produce a “high” because it is not psychoactive. In Alabama, […]

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