Bissell while she works: Kim Bissell balances class, research and 2 daughters

With multiple responsibilities at the University of Alabama and two daughters, Kim Bissell is rarely in one place for long.

Bissell teaches a biennial class where students visit another country and produce a magazine called Alpine Living, serves as the University’s director of undergraduate research, director of the Emerging Scholars Program, the college’s associate dean for research, director of the Institution for Communication & Information Research and works with graduate students in the University of Alabama Health Communication Research Lab. Bissell finds time to balance her research, teaching and personal life each day. She even teaches a fitness class at the Rec center on campus.

WiSE hosts "Navigating the Future" symposium

WiSE seeks to broaden support for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields with a free symposium event, entitled "Navigating the Future," this Saturday. 

Action Card efficiency recognized

The University of Alabama Auxiliary Services and the Office of Information Technology were awarded with the Models of Efficiency Award from University Business Magazine on Dec. 1, 2014.

Models of Efficiency was a national recognition program created by University Business Magazine to showcase college and university campus departments that found ways to work smarter -- saving resources such as time and money yet providing better service to students or other constituents.

Alabama travels to South Carolina

The Alabama women’s basketball team endured a loss against a similar young opposing team, losing to Vanderbilt by 3 points in the 55-52 result.

Coach Kristy Curry said she is tired of excuses and wants wins as the team shifts its focus to No. 1 
South Carolina.

UA band sees growth with new organization

The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences and School of Music created a new organization to support and promote the Million Dollar Band.

The Million Dollar Band Association, Million Dollar Band alumni and friends created the Friends of the Million Dollar Band over a two-year period. The new organization will hold its first meeting 
in April.

News

Study trip to India planned

Twenty-four students and two professors will spend 21 days in India this summer through a new study abroad trip in the STEM Path to MBA program offered by the Culverhouse College of Commerce.

The trip, which is open to STEM Path to MBA students regardless of classification, will engage students in innovation projects in India.


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Sports

'Bama bubble' key as gymnastics faces UK

Energy has been a constant theme of the University of Alabama gymnastics team three meets into its 2015 season. The energy the team lacked in its first road meet to Arkansas, resulting in a loss, returned to a new high last Friday as the team upset top-ranked Florida in Coleman Coliseum.


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Culture

Radio show to commemorate space heroes

NASA will come to the Tuscaloosa airwaves at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 when “Houndstooth and Hard Hats” on WVUA-FM hosts a two-hour special to commemorate NASA’s memorial week, which commemorates the lives of the 17 astronauts lost in the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia missions.


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Opinion

Recent changes question identity of the Strip

The University and city of Tuscaloosa as a whole have undergone rapid changes in the past decade. Enrollment has increased from 20,000 in 2000 to over 36,000 as of fall 2014. Expansion can be seen everywhere. 


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