UNA to Offer Several New Degree Programs for Fall 2018

FLORENCE, Ala. – In the quest to provide students of all types with more educational options, the University of North Alabama is pleased to launch several new degrees in the fall.

The programs are a combination of graduate and undergraduate degrees, and traditional and online degrees, which reflect UNA’s expanding and more sophisticated portfolio […]

UNA TO PLAY BYU IN 2020

FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama football program has signed a contract to play Brigham Young University (BYU) on November 21, 2020 in Provo, Utah.

It will be UNA’s first game against a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent since 1997 when the Lions, then NCAA Division II members, stunned Louisiana-Lafayette 48-42 in four […]

Event to Celebrate U.S. Rep. Carl Elliott and His Contributions to Education

Carl Elliott

FLORENCE – U.S. Representative Carl Elliott (1913-1999) will be honored at a special event Aug. 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., in the Guillot University Center on the University of North Alabama campus.

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UNA Summer Theatre presents Hairspray!

FLORENCE, Ala. – On July 20 and 21, 2018, Norton Auditorium will be transformed into 1962 Baltimore forHairspray! The Broadway Musical.

Directed by Charlton James, associate professor of the UNA Theatre program, Hairspray! is the tale of a quirky teenager and her dream to become a dancer for a local TV show. Once she […]

UNA Looks to Incentivize Graduation for Students with 60 Hours or Fewer

 

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama is offering an exciting new opportunity for former UNA students who have 60 hours or fewer remaining to complete their undergraduate degree.

Students may receive up to $1,200 in scholarship funds toward tuition by enrolling for the fall 2018 semester. The scholarship can be applied […]

UNA Student is First from Institution to Win Freeman-ASIA Scholarship to study abroad

James Traywick

FLORENCE, Ala. – University of North Alabama student James Traywick, a junior from Trussville, will be actively immersing himself in the language and culture of Japan.

Traywick will spend two semesters in Japan thanks to the Freeman-ASIA award, which is needs-based funding designed to assist recipients with the cost of the study […]

UNA Student is First to Graduate from Dual Degree Program with Alabama

Pictured: Dr. Brian Thompson (UNA), Dean Carmen Burkhalter (UNA), Myrick and Dean Charles Karr (Alabama)

FLORENCE, Ala. – It just so happens that University of North Alabama alumnus Taylor Myrick is also a University of Alabama alumnus. And while that may sound pretty common, Myrick’s path to the dual degree was a first for […]

UNA and IFDC Team up for Partnership

FLORENCE – Officials with the University of North Alabama and the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) announced that the two entities will be teaming up to form a partnership.

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Whitaker Appointed to UNA Board of Trustees

Anne Clem Whitaker

FLORENCE, Ala. – University of North Alabama alumna Anne Clem Whitaker ’89 is the newest member of the University’s Board of Trustees. Whitaker, a Decatur native who now resides in Morrisville, North Carolina, was appointed to the position Tuesday.

“I am grateful that UNA and its professors provided me with a […]

UNA Recognizes Turris Fidelis and Keller Key Recipients During Spring 2018 Commencement

 

FLORENCE – Graduating senior Jordan Gage Cooper of Leighton, Alabama, was the recipient of the coveted Turris Fidelis Award during spring commencement Saturday at Flowers Hall on the University of North Alabama campus.

The Turris Fidelis Award – awarded on the basis of outstanding service to the university, as well as superior scholastic […]

UNA Draws Close to 800 Participants for High School Chemistry Exam Competition

FLORENCE, Ala. – Nearly 800 students from 19 high schools competed in the Wilson Dam Section of the American Chemical Society.

The section administered the first competitive high school chemistry exam in 1939, and the current exam competition has been given on an annual basis since 1957, making this the 62nd annual chemistry awards […]

Professor named UNA Phi Kappa Phi Teaching Award Recipient

Dr. Larry Bates

FLORENCE, Ala.—Dr. Larry Bates, a psychology professor at the University of North Alabama, was announced as this year’s winner of the Eleanor Gaunder Teaching Award, sponsored by the UNA Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, an academic honor society.

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Phi Kappa Phi at UNA initiates 138 members

FLORENCE, Ala.—The University of North Alabama chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi hosted initiation ceremonies April 19 for 138 new members to the national academic honorary. Phi Kappa Phi President Stephanie Montgomery presided over the ceremonies, initiating seven faculty members, two alumni, 48 graduate students and 81 undergraduate students into the […]

UNA Surpasses $35 Million Goal in First Comprehensive Campaign

 

FLORENCE. – Officials with the University of North Alabama announced that the University has completed its first comprehensive campaign, and well ahead of schedule.

Not only did UNA reach the $35 million goal announced publicly in 2016, but the state’s oldest four-year public institution surpassed it by raising a total of […]

UNA’s Spring Commencement to Feature Florida State Senator and Alumna Annette Taddeo ‘92

Senator Annette Taddeo

FLORENCE, Ala. –University of North Alabama alumna and Florida State Sen. Annette Taddeo ’92 will be the featured commencement speaker at the UNA spring graduation ceremonies. UNA will host two commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., in Flowers Hall. Taddeo will speak at both events.

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UNA Vocal Students Bring Home 7 Awards in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition

Left to Right: Aurora Russell, Janie Clasgens, Hunter Mitchell, Jessica Rice and Mikayla Camp

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Department of Music is excited to share the success of five vocal students at the National Association of Teacher Singing competition held in late February. The UNA Vocal Studio brought seven total […]

UNA to Name Common Area for First African-American Student and Alumnus

Wendell Wilkie Gunn (’65)

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama will honor alumnus Wendell W. Gunn, Wednesday, March 14, at 5 p.m., at a naming ceremony on campus.

The University Commons will now be known as the Wendell W. Gunn University Commons in honor of the alumnus, who was the first African-American student […]

George Lindsey UNA Film Festival Kicks Off March 1

 

FLORENCE, Ala. – The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival will open this year’s festival with a full day of screenings and a Kick-Off Party, Thursday, March 1.

Daytime screenings Thursday will include Alabama films, with an entire block devoted to UNA film student projects. Thursday night will feature finalists from the Professional Documentary […]

UNA Writer’s Series Welcomes Author Joy Harjo

Writer Joy Harjo

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama Department of English will welcome author Joy Harjo as the featured guest of the 2018 Writer’s Series.

Harjo, who is known as a poet, memoirist, musician and performance artist, will make an appearance March 15, 2018, in the Performance Hall of the Guillot University […]

UNA HONORS THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED BOTH PAST AND PRESENT

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama is set to honor those who have served the country both past and present. UNA’s annual Veteran’s Day Commemoration Ceremony will take place Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the UNA Memorial Amphitheater (Wesleyan Hall Auditorium in case of inclement weather).

Each year, the event […]