The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s greek life is well known for their high philanthropic goals. Among these chapters, Alpha Xi Delta has been a powerhouse for donations when it comes to their national philanthropy, Autism Speaks. They have proudly raised more than $30,000 in the last year alone. This Fall, they plan to step it up (with a 5k to be exact).
Do you know anyone with heart failure? If you don’t, you will.
According to the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support ACLS Medical Training, It affects nearly 5 million Americans. Heart failure is the only major cardiovascular disorder on the rise with an estimated 400,000 to 700,000 new cases each year.
One of the Toomer’s Corner trees was set ablaze after Auburn walked away with an 18-13 victory on Saturday. Maybe the man guilty is a pyromaniac. Maybe he’s a bitter LSU fan. Maybe it was symbolic of Les Miles being fired from LSU after the game. Who knows? One thing is for sure: burning toilet paper has to be the worst way to become a felon.
Birmingham will become the “Soccer Capital of the South” this weekend with 232 soccer teams from 7-8 different states participating in this year’s Birmingham Bash.
The annual Birmingham Bash Soccer Tournament hosted by the Birmingham United Soccer Association (BUSA) will take place October 1st and 2nd at 7 different venues in Shelby County and Southern Jefferson County.
Where business deals, hangouts, and studying goes on, the coffee shops in Birmingham are a must visit. I heard plenty of how this culture is rising in the “Ham” so I sought after it myself. After being highly caffeinated this past Saturday afternoon, I think back on my journey of Magic City Coffee shops and this is what I find.
Raise a glass! Happy 4th Anniversary Hop City!
Hop City turns 4 years old this week and they are going to celebrate in style. Here are the details:
On Sunday, October 2nd, noon to 8:00pm, Hop City will be celebrating with beer (of course), food, bands and kid friendly activities.
Birmingham native and executive director of the Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) Mark Berte will be on hand at the Back Forty Brewery in Gadsden this Thursday night, September 29th, 5:00 to 9:00pm for the foundation’s “Connect to Your Coast” tour.
The newly assembled ice hockey club team at UAB will soon host the first home game of their first full season (woohoo!).
The hockey club is the university’s first ever collegiate hockey team for the city of Birmingham.
The difference between your Freshman year and your Senior year is real. From not knowing anything about college to not wanting to leave, here are a few wild animals that relate to your class standing.
Freshman – Red Panda
Not all Famous people come from California or New York. You might be surprised that some big names you recognize are from right here in Birmingham. From rappers to activists, here are a few Birmingham natives that you can brag about.
Tonight at 8pm, millions are estimated to be tuned into the first 2016 Presidential debate. Unsurprisingly, that includes college students, especially from UAB. During class discussions, Political Science Professor, A.K. Shauku, found out what his students really wanted to get out of this important debate.
Prescribing a healthy living prescription is becoming more common than you think. From eating healthier to opportunities for getting active, studies have shown that these combative measures will protect you from obesity, as well as some chronic diseases such as stroke and diabetes. That is why the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center has partnered with Birmingham REACH for Better Health and successfully introduced a Parks Prescription program right here in our city.
One of the can’t miss events of the Fall, the Cahaba River Frydown.
If you love clean drinking water, the Cahaba lily, and the river that is considered one of the eight most important biological hotspots in the United States by The Nature Conservancy – you need to make plans to celebrate and support the Cahaba River at the 7th annual Fry-Down this weekend! Continue reading “The Cahaba River Frydown – Celebrate clean drinking water and make room for some catfish”
You know the feeling you get after you finish a book? Sometimes hopeful, mostly empty. What if I told you that you can get that same feeling but only after six words? And this time, the stories are about food… So the empty feeling will be felt in your stomach and not your heart.
The Birmingham Public Library is hosting a contest that will do just that.
Longtime community advocate and leader in the Alabama Scenic Byways movement, Joe Watts has been elected President of the Birmingham Audubon Society.
Watts leads the 70 year old Birmingham institution which has been experiencing a renaissance in the past few years with the hiring of an executive director, staff and the establishment of a permanent office.
Checkout their impressive 2015-16 Annual report.