This spring, Honors College will offer an Honors seminar course for students who would like to receive one hour of Honors credit in Spring II. The course is called UH 120-326, “Tide for Tusk,” and allows the students to use networking and social media tools to raise awareness of elephant poaching and develop a plan for starting a mascot conservation program. According to Tide for Tusk official website, the population of elephants on the plains of Africa was estimated to be between 5 and 10 million in 1930.
Spring registration dates for 2015 have passed, but some University of Alabama students are still scrambling to find courses to take for the upcoming semester. The University of Alabama’s registration system is credit-based, so the more credits a student has, the earlier their registration date will be scheduled and the less they will have to worry about getting their required courses.
Six trips, 12 months and 10,000 miles – sometimes sleeping indoors, sometimes outdoors – this is what it took for Honors College Artist in Resident Chip Cooper and renowned photographer Julio Larramendi to create their latest photography project titled "Country People of Cuba – Campesino de Cuba"
57 Miles will host an Open Mic Night Friday at P3, the building leased by The University of Alabama’s Honors College in Marion, Alabama. P3, located in Marion’s town square, is used as a meeting place for anyone in Perry County. The Honors College also hopes to open an ice cream and coffee shop in the building.
UnlockED, a student organization founded last year with the goal of improving the teaching and learning environment in Alabama, will partner with the Honors College Assembly to host ExplorED: Pathways into the Classroom, a career fair-style event on education.
The University Honors class UH 120 Section 321, "Information Technology / The Dark Side," works with a local charitable organization that aids people in the Tuscaloosa area.The class is part of Honors Explorations and focuses on the negative effects of technology.
During the 2013-2014 school year, the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships conducted 64 academically-based community service courses, ranging from those that allowed students to assist in music education at local high school music programs to those that partnered with local hospitals studying asthma prevention programs.
As the Mallet Assembly begins another year at the Capstone, Terrance Lonam, a sophomore majoring in interdisciplinary studies, takes on the responsibility as the organization's leader. Lonam said his focus as president will be acting as a voice for his peers.
When many freshmen enter The University of Alabama, they join the Honors College Assembly to springboard their start to college. From tailgating to service projects, their engagement can range from social events to those with lasting consequences for the Tuscaloosa community. For HCA president Mary Lieb, the Honors College has offered just that.
Though many incoming freshmen spent the last week enjoying their last days of summer, 150 incoming Honors College students moved in early to work on service projects at local schools. Alabama Action, started in 2001, is a student-led Honors College program designed to help incoming freshmen transition to the college move while giving back to the community. “The Honors College is thrilled to have the opportunity for freshmen to participate in Alabama Action as a way to start their college career off on the right foot and get plugged into the Honors College before classes even begin,” Susan Alley, faculty advisor, said.
Two University of Alabama Honors College students received the David L. Boren Scholarship for study abroad opportunities for the upcoming academic year. UA junior Sam Guggenheimer and senior Lauren Marsh were recently awarded the scholarships by the U.S.
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One of the Honors College's traditions celebrated its eleventh year Friday, when forty-five high school students traveled to Tuscaloosa for a luncheon honoring the winners of the "To Kill a Mockingbird" essay contest. Melissa Lawrence, a student at Hewitt-Trussville High School, won the overall contest and was awarded $500.