For 33 years, The Alabama Renaissance Faire has been a treasure to many people in the city of Florence. It is a time of authentic music, arts and crafts and medieval food. Not only this, it is a time for people to put on flamboyant costumes and put on a different persona, even the adults.
Imagine this: you and your best friend have known each other ever since you were kids. They were that puzzle piece you did not know you were missing, somehow they just fit perfectly into your life.
Students noticed the high temperatures this summer, but going into fall it has still been hot. Even with the cooler mornings and evenings, the middle of the day has felt unseasonably warm. September was the hottest on the climate record, and through the years autumn has only been getting warmer.
On Oct. 23 and 24, 2019 the University of North Alabama Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity (ODIE) presented The Tunnel of Oppression, an interactive experience that provides its participants with a glimpse into the lives of those who experience various forms of discrimination. “Th…
Who was Alissa Turney? Alissa Turney was a seventeen year old girl who lived in Phoenix, Arizona. She had not had the easiest life. Her biological father had not been in the picture since she was a toddler, and after her mother died of cancer, she was left with her adoptive stepfather, Micha…
Andrea Belk recently stumbled across her first camera, a disposable model given to her by her mother when she was 8-years-old. Belk fears what she is going to find on it once the film gets developed.
University of North Alabama Professor Jeffery Bibbee was recently promoted to Interim Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The move follows the retirement of the previous College of Arts and Sciences Dean, Carmen Burkhalter, and the promotion of Associate Dean Sara Lynn Baird …
For anyone who lived in Olive Hall or the surrounding resident halls, the preferred path to the residents halls was a dirt path that ran alongside The Wesley Foundation. For weeks students took this path over the ramp or the stairs adjacent to the Student Recreation Center.
The Alabama Nu chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon started expansion at the end of August. The fraternity, originally founded at the University of Alabama in 1856, was chartered at UNA in 1989, but became dormant a few years ago after the majority of its members graduated.
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, UNA students, staff and faculty were told to evacuate both Bibb Graves Hall and the Collier Library after UNA maintenance staff, the UNA Police Department and the Florence Fire Department responded to a gas leak outside of Bibb Graves Hall.
A fire broke out in Olive Hall during the evening of Aug. 23, sending 5 stories of students out of the building and into the rain. Residents moved in the prior Saturday and had not yet learned the fire protocol for their dorm building.
The Eleventh Billy Reid Shindig kicked off on the afternoon of August 23. Its venue, Wilson Park, was packed with citizens ready to experience the sounds, smells and tastes of the night. For something this big to be held in what one would consider a “small town”, it is widely perceived and a…
The University of North Alabama’s University Stadium Workgroup (USW) formulated a final report for the potential new stadium July 29. The report was based on questions provided by UNA President Kenneth Kitts.
Clark West and Elliott Mitchell established the scholarship in honor of Patti Sue Mathis, a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community who took her life in 1995 due to lack of acceptance.
The University of North Alabama’s portal System, which allows students to register for classes, pay tuition, check grades, and more was upgraded over the summer in an effort to provide a better user experience.
The University of North Alabama’s Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion is set to open this fall, providing students with support inside the classroom and outside the classroom.
On July 31, The Flor-Ala staff was nominated for the University of Georgia’s 2019 Betty Gage Holland Award and won for its Freedom of Information (FOI) access and reporting.
University of North Alabama students will participate in Higher Education Day April 4, an annual lobbying event in Montgomery, Alabama at the capitol.
The University of North Alabama received recommendations from Alabama Continuation of Higher Education and Governor Kay Ivey’s budget for an increase in funding.
Special counsel Robert Mueller completed his investigation of potential Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election March 22. The report will be made public but with redactions.
Seven University of North Alabama undergraduate students will present academic research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Kennesaw State University April 11 and 12.
The University of North Alabama formed partnerships with the Alabama Community College System and North Mississippi Health Services to aid nursing students.
The University of North Alabama revealed possible designs, locations and funding requirements for a new multi-use stadium, which would include UNA football and women’s soccer games, concerts and potential graduation ceremonies.
The Florence City Council unanimously voted yesterday to gift a portion of land to the University of North Alabama at the Cox Creek Sports Complex for the relocation of UNA’s baseball field, which is currently located off of Pine Street on the university’s campus.
Federal judge Charles Lynwood Smith Jr. denied the University of North Alabama’s motion to fully dismiss a former student’s complaint that the university did not properly investigate her claim that a professor drugged and raped her on a school trip.
“We live in a time of great political polarization when people tend to shout each other down rather than listen to each other,” The Writer and Director of “Shut Up and Dance” Ken Paulson said.
President Kenneth Kitts states one reason the University of North Alabama does not receive enough funding is because there is a lack of representation of the Shoals on necessary committees in the Alabama House of Representatives and Senate.
Manufacture Alabama and the University of North Alabama form a partnership that will offer increased access to higher education for manufacturers throughout the state.
Mold, light leaks and flooding are just a few of the problems photography students say are present in the dark rooms, and administrators said it is due to a lack of funding from the state.
President Kenneth Kitts announced March 11 to faculty and staff that Kevin Haslam has accepted his offer to become the university’s next vice president for university advancement and executive director of the UNA Foundation.
Several buildings on UNA’s campus have water damage that have caused classes to be displaced from their normal meeting places and members of sororities concerned about the conditions of their dormitories.
The Black Student Alliance held a gala Feb. 20 in the Guillot University Center to celebrate African American culture through music, poetry and encouragement from Shoals’ Activist Camille Bennet.
A study group met three times last semester to discuss possible changes and recommendations for the unofficial Pride of Dixie marching band nickname.
An effort to place a slavery-related monument next to a Confederate statue at the Lauderdale County Courthouse has run into opposition by the County Commission.
The 2019 Student Government Association candidates for president, vice president of University Programming Council and vice president of Senate stated platforms and stances in a debate Feb. 11.
Chief Enrollment Officer Ron Patterson spoke at the SGA Senate meeting Feb. 7 to receive opinions on graduation traditions such as the Keller Key and Turris Fidelus awards and a summer commencement speaker.
The University of North Alabama’s University Programming Council will reduce its number of members, pending the passing of a constitutional amendment spring 2019.
Nine students are running for election to the University of North Alabama’s Student Government Association executive council, but what are the roles of the executive council?
Officials said the University of North Alabama’s current enrollment of 7,650 is the largest fall enrollment in the school’s 188-year history.
The faculty senate approved changes to the faculty handbook Jan. 17, which would make commencement ceremonies voluntary for all faculty members.
The University of North Alabama is developing two doctoral programs: Executive Doctor of Business Administration in the College of Business and Ph.D. in Exercise Science in the College of Education and Human Sciences.
Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder was doing some follow-up work on an investigation and gunned down Jan. 20 at the Peach Place Inn in West Mobile, according to al.com.