Local and state colleges’ plans for Move-in Day and 2020 Fall Semester

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Go Panthers! Photo via Birmingham-Southern College’s Facebook.

As spring semesters come to an end and summer begins, many students are left wondering what’s in store for the 2020 fall semester. Hopefully, we can answer some of your burning questions with information from colleges throughout Alabama.

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The Electrifying Return of UAB Football

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THE HOUSE PARTY

UAB football is back after a two- year hiatus. The excitement in Birmingham can be felt all around town. It’s electric! Friday night UAB kicked off the return of football with a ‘UAB House Party’ with vendors and a concert by former UAB quarterback and country music star Sam Hunt, in Uptown Birmingham. Over 20,000 happy and excited UAB fans, supporters and employees attended the free House Party concert to kick off the return of football. Continue reading “The Electrifying Return of UAB Football”

Award-winning Native American sculptor hosts free talk at BSC

She’s the first Native American to ever have an outdoor sculpture installed at the National Mall in Washington D.C. and was recently honored by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Nora Naranjo Morse is serious about the power of women and the legacy of the Pueblos.

 

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14 classes in Birmingham you can totally get college credit for

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Check out these 14 classes (and some honorable mentions) you can get college credit for in the Birmingham area. A few really made me consider going back to school just for fun…

I tried really hard to find interesting classes in accounting and finance… Sorry, guys. Impossible.

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Alabama Decatur Students Team with AT&T Employees to Learn Skills for Success

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A caring adult is a key factor to ensuring a student graduates from high school and succeeds beyond graduation. One in three young people do not have a mentor when growing up, according to recent research.

That’s why AT&T is teaming with DECA in Decatur, Alabama to provide mentoring to teens, helping them discover their career passions and potential.

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AT&T supports Decatur High School and Alabama DECA to provide mentoring to more students.

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New Dating Site, for Birmingham College Students, Created by BSC Students

There is a lot to say about the environment/ecosystem the Magic City inherently promotes for startups – One that is inviting, supportive, and full of great networking opportunities.

These college students, from Birmingham Southern College, have certainly found that in Birmingham by helping others find their match, in a sort of different way.

 

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Type Fast, Fail Hard: Hand-Writing Notes Deemed More Effective Than Typing

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The professors in my major classes did not allow laptops or tablets in class (and if they did, they were very strict about it). Crazy right? Turns out, they were actually onto something.

Although a common reason for my professors not allowing technology in class was the distraction factor for them, the user, and the class as a whole, a latent (and now proven factual) reason for not allowing technology is also this: you don’t retain as much by typing as you do when hand-writing.

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The Bham Now Team Celebrates #CollegeColorsDay

As college football season is (finally) here, so is another tradition: College Colors Day! This annual celebration is observed nationwide by students, parents, family, fans, and alumni. To celebrate, all you have to do is wear your college team’s colors or college/university apparel.

The Bham Now team has decided to honor this tradition by donning our colors and answering some questions about our beloved schools! The team represents 4 Birmingham area universities; Samford University, the University of Alabama, the University of Montevallo (which does not have a football team), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (which had a football team, then didn’t, now has one again – YAY).

 

READ ON TO CELEBRATE WITH US!

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What you need to know before next week’s football game

 

School is back in session and Alabama football is right around the corner!

Follow along with our three-part series on the University of Alabama and the growing city of Tuscaloosa. We’re giving you an inside look at restaurants, breweries, art and all things T-Town and kicking it off with a little introduction to the University of Alabama.

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Alabama’s Smartest Colleges & Universities: Top Ten

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Niche recently posted their rankings for the top 10 Alabama colleges with the smartest students. Factors that were considered in the equation and their weight are as follows:

Student survey responses – 35%

SAT/ACT scores in 25th percentile – 35%

SAT/ACT scores in 75th percentile – 30%

Read on to see the list.

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