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Active duty military members and their families can enter University of Alabama museums free of charge beginning Monday, May 28 as part of their Blue Star Museums program.

The Blue Star Museums program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America.

It’s not difficult to find shade at The University of Alabama.

With the campus’s 10,000 trees far outnumbering its buildings, UA is more of an urban forest with a school hidden beneath its foliage than the typical brick and cement university with a few scattered trees dotting its property.

For the third year in a row, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized UA’s sprawling forest as a “Tree Campus USA.”

The University of Alabama’s Army ROTC Ranger Challenge team will return to West Point this week a younger but equally motivated team.

Only five cadets return from last year’s team that reached Sandhurst – an international Military Skills Challenge competition at the United States Military Academy – for the first time in school history.

The University of Alabama’s equestrian team will host a two-day, 15-team  competition Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4 at River Oaks Farm in Tuscaloosa.

“Service to Man” is a drama that chronicles the bond between a pair of medical students – one white, one black – at Meharry Medical College, a small school in Tennessee, during the turbulence and violence of the civil rights movement in 1968. It was also shot entirely in the Tuscaloosa area.

University of Alabama Adapted Athletics players and coaches, UA administrators, and supporters of the program celebrated the completion in January of the Stran-Hardin Arena – a $10 million, multi-purpose facility for UA’s Adapted Athletics Program. The Arena was unveiled on Jan. 10.

Jan. 12-14, 2018, promises to be a star-studded weekend as The University of Alabama welcomes celebrities Mary Mary and Danny Glover to campus as part of the annual Realizing the Dream celebration.

Realizing the Dream Through Service to Others is the theme for this year’s events, hosted by UA, Stillman College, Shelton State Community College and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Music & Memory Tuscaloosa, a student-driven Alzheimer’s advocacy group at the University of Alabama, will be collecting gently used IPods at the Ferguson Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The group helps brings personalized music into the lives of Alzheimer’s patients, who, through their favorite music, have shown tremendous recall, according to research cited by the national chapter, musicandmemory.org. 

… three, two, one.

As the countdown from 10 ended, The University of Alabama’s 2017 Beat Auburn Beat Hunger team raised the number 260,453 above its heads.

The number’s significance is that 260,453 pounds of food was collected by UA in this year’s Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive, far surpassing last year’s total of 150,332 pounds.

It’s no secret the biggest rivalry in the state of Alabama exists on and off the football field. However, every year students from both Auburn University and The University of Alabama partner with their local communities to use that rivalry for a good cause.

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