Running a half-marathon would appear daunting to some people. However, students in the Honors College at the University of Alabama say that with a group of encouraging friends it is not only an attainable goal, but also a great way to get in shape and have fun too. The Honors College will be taking a group of students to run the New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon this year on March 4. “It is a great way to have community when you run,” Blair Baskin, this year’s group organizer, said. Students can register for the half-marathon online at runrocknroll.competitor.com.
At times, college can seem as if it is all about books; textbooks, that is. With all the reading assigned by professors, students may feel like the only literature they get to read is in the form of textbooks, rather than the books they love. Students who loved to read in high school might go months without reading something fun.
READ Alabama began its second year by adding three new schools to its volunteer focus and has a satellite program in progress, with a total expansion to six schools in the program in the near future. “We are here for the good things -- football, tailgating, etc.
By Sarah Papadelias The University has many different impacts on the greater Tuscaloosa community, and many students are striving to improve and strengthen this relationship as the University and city grow simultaneously. There are a wide variety of student initiatives based on serving the Tuscaloosa community, and various projects have been created for Tuscaloosa County schools.
Honors College students have a lot on their plates. They struggle with a rigorous schedule of tests, homework and extracurricular activities.
Members of the UA Honors College met Wednesday evening in Nott Hall to discuss ideas that might encourage more student involvement in the college. Anna Foley, a Freshman Experience intern and member of the Honors College advisory board, said the Honors College is creating a structure for student involvement and governance.
Sometimes misconceptions can be the deal breaker in the extent of a person’s success, but two UA juniors believe otherwise. The Honors College is displaying a photojournalism exhibit by Marshall Houston, who is majoring in economics and English, and David Kumbroch, who is majoring in telecommunications and film with a focus in broadcast journalism, called Portraits and Layers of the Black Belt.