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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lions set to play West Florida this Saturday at 4:00 pm

FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama continues its pursuit of a possible 2017 Gulf South Conference football crown when the Lions travel to Pensacola, Fla., Saturday to take on West Florida at Blue Wahoos Stadium at 4 p.m. (Central).

North Alabama, 4-4 overall, is the four-time defending GSC champion and is part of […]

University of North Alabama Works with Local Businesses to Offer Mane Benefits Card

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama Steele Center for Professional Selling is teaming up with Gold Benefits Membership program to offer a new product for the University community – Mane Benefits

Dr. Tim Butler, director of the Steele Center for Professional Selling and assistant professor of marketing in the College of Business, said […]

University of North Alabama Chem Car Places Third in International Competition

 

 

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama’s Chem-E-Car beat out scores of international competition to place third overall in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 19th Annual Chem-E-Car Competition.

The collegiate event features cars ranging in size from shoeboxes to fire hydrants powered by alternative fuels. The competition highlights the […]

UNA Extends Helping Hand to Victims of Hurricanes

 

 

FLORENCE, Ala. – In addition to the funds raised by the Student Government Association, the University of North Alabama is now offering additional help to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Officials with UNA recently announced a series of changes they’ll be enacting in response to the storms. Those changes include […]

Collier Library to Host Archive Exhibit in Conjunction with Homecoming Festivities

 

UNA’s Collier Library (Photo: Annie Cole)

 

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Collier Library is hosting an archives exhibit for UNA’s Homecoming, Saturday, Oct. 7, from noon until 2 p.m. The event will be located in the basement of Collier Library.

Library officials said the event is designed to […]

UNA to Host Alabama Council for the Social Studies’ Fall Conference

 

 

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama campus will be the setting for the Alabama Council for the Social Studies’ fall conference, October 13.

The conference will feature a day of social studies professional development offered by leading social studies organizations and educators, including representatives from the Alabama Archives and Bicentennial […]

UNA trainer indicted on sexual abuse charge

Nicholas Alexander

FLORENCE–UNA can’t seem to catch a break here lately. A former athletic trainer has been indicted for sexual abuse for having a sexual relationship with a student.

Nicholas Alexander turned himself in to authorities. UNA officals say they were informed of the incident back in March and released a statement today:

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UNA MBA PROGRAM RANKED BY NATIONAL ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

 

Florence — Recently UNA’s Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA) were ranked within the top 10 of two online MBA-focused publications, Best Colleges Review and MBA Central.

Online resource guide Best College Reviews ranked UNA’s MBA program as third among 200 universities nationally. The website used academic […]