The Vanguard

USA Professor chosen for prestigious Parkinson’s Faculty Program

USA Professor chosen for prestigious Parkinson’s Faculty Program

Joy Washington, USA Marketing and Communications

August 27, 2018


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More than one million Americans have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but research has shown vigorous exercise can improve function and quality of life in individuals with Parkinson’s. Dr. Blair Saale, assistant professor and assistant director of clinical education in the department of...

The Red Zone

The Red Zone

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

August 27, 2018


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The back-to-school season marks a new period in students’ lives, but it is also the beginning of the Red Zone – a six-week stretch where sexual assault is the most prevalent on college campuses. Sexual assault can happen anywhere, anytime to anyone. More than 50 percent of college sexual assaults...

USA archaeology team conducts fieldwork

USA archaeology team conducts fieldwork

Joy Washington, USA Marketing and Communications

August 20, 2018


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Mobile’s historic shotgun houses, long and narrow, were built in the early 1800s and 1900s. Called “shotgun” houses because a theoretical shotgun blast through the front door of these one-room wide structures would go straight out the back door, they were popular homes throughout downtown’s...

Hallie Croom named Director of Development

Hallie Croom named Director of Development

USA Mitchell Cancer Institute

August 20, 2018


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Hallie Hollingsworth Croom has been named Director of Development for USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. A Mobile native and a cancer survivor, Croom will be responsible for directing all aspects of fundraising activities at MCI. Croom most recently served as Director of Development for Feeding the Gulf...

Discussion and Food at the Muslim Student Association’s Festival of Sacrifice Dinner

Discussion and Food at the Muslim Student Association’s Festival of Sacrifice Dinner

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

October 9, 2016


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Amidst the clamour of almost 350 guests, Muslim Student Association president Mahmud Yusef welcomed Muslims and non-Muslims alike to the MSA's annual Eid-al-adha, or "Sacrifice Feast," free dinner in the Student Center ballroom on Sept. 22. Aside from celebrating the Islamic holiday, the dinner provided...

Bringing “Darkness into Life” with the USA Archaeology Museum

Bringing “Darkness into Life” with the USA Archaeology Museum

Albert L. Terry, III, Reporter

October 7, 2016


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The University of South Alabama’s Archaeology Museum debuted its newest exhibit, “Darkness into Life: Alabama Holocaust Survivors through Photography and Art”, on Sept. 6. The exhibit follows the stories of 20 Holocaust survivors living in Alabama from their origins in eastern Europe through their h...

USA Tuition Rises, Graduation Rates Remain Steady

USA Tuition Rises, Graduation Rates Remain Steady

Jason Ruffin, Life Editor

October 7, 2016


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Schools across the state, including the University of South Alabama, have consistently increased tuition and have done so again for the 2016-2017 academic year. Can USA justify the increases when graduation rates have not risen along with the cost of tuition? USA still has one of the lowest tuition rate...

Student Spotlight: Piwat Klomkaew

Student Spotlight: Piwat Klomkaew

Megan McDowell, Copy Editor

October 3, 2016


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Not many people in the world can say that they’ve found a cause or subject that they are willing to dedicate all their time, work, and passion towards. The people who can are the people that make our world a better place. Piwat Klomkaew, a third year chemical engineering student at the University of So...

Heathers: delicious, dark, fun

Heathers: delicious, dark, fun

Jaccob Hearn, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2016


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Were any of us truly popular in high school? What did it take to reach such heights to be admired by your peers?    Heathers takes a look at this typical high school drama and cranks it up a notch while also going to some very dark places.    The first show of the season by Theatre U...

Student Spotlight: Tyler Brandon

Student Spotlight: Tyler Brandon

Megan McDowell

October 3, 2016


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The music department at the University of South Alabama is among the most rigorous degrees offered at the university. Tyler Brandon, a junior in the music education program, has experience performing, conducting and composing music. Brandon is a prime example of how hard work and dedication pays...

USA defeats Mississippi State

USA defeats Mississippi State

Casie Carr, reporter

September 6, 2016


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The University of South Alabama won a hard-fought victory against Mississippi State University on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. The final score was 21-20. This victory marked USA’s first win against an SEC team. The SEC is regarded as one of the most accomplished sports conferences due to its winning reputation. “We...

South Alabama to launch new brand

South Alabama to launch new brand

Alyssa Newton, Editor-In-Chief

March 21, 2016


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After over nine months of research, planning and brainstorming, the University will launch its new brand identity on Wednesday, March 23. The slogan “We Are South” was chosen to brand and represent everything that South Alabama does as a University and within the community. Mike Haskins, execut...

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