Education

USA Helping Convert Air To Water

March 26, 2021
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The University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile recently announced it is part of what it calls “a groundbreaking project that seeks to produce potable water from the atmosphere, potentially opening new water sources to everyone from overseas troops to residents of the world’s driest lands.” Part of a $14.3-million grant from the U.S. Defense…

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USA Founds School Of Marine And Environmental Sciences

March 19, 2021
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The University of South Alabama (USA) has created a School of Marine and Environmental Sciences. To include new undergraduate and graduate programs to complement the existing degrees that have been offered by the department of marine sciences, it “can use the draw of the marine world to attract good students to South,” Dr. Sean Powers,…

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Four School Systems Become First For “We Build It Better”

March 19, 2021
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Four Alabama school systems have signed up for the full “We Build It Better” middle-school science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics curriculum developed by Flight Works Alabama. Baldwin Public Schools, the Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS), Selma City Schools and the Dallas County School District have enrolled following the pilot, which included 11 schools…

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Baldwin County Public Schools Get Art Grants

March 12, 2021
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Eight Baldwin County public schools have been awarded grants totaling $140,000 from the Alabama Arts Education Initiative Grant, GulfCoastNewsToday.com is among outlets to report. The purpose of the grants is to provide schools an opportunity to strengthen the development and implementation of comprehensive arts education programs. They may provide additional support to schools with existing…

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Local Colleges Get High Marks For Nursing

March 5, 2021
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Spring Hill College in Mobile and Coastal Alabama Community College in Bay Minette rank number one in the state for their BSN and ADN nursing programs, respectively, according to an RN Careers report recently covered by AL.com. Spring Hill College was notable for its high first-time passing rates of the NCLEX-RN test. Coastal’s score was…

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USA Promotes Green to VP For Academic Affairs

March 5, 2021
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The University of South Alabama (USA) recently announced the appointment of Dr. Andre Green to associate vice president (VP) for academic affairs. Green was most recently associate dean in the College of Education and Professional Studies. He began his career at USA as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2012, then…

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UM Announces Region’s First Dnap Program

March 5, 2021
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The University of Mobile (UM) is now accepting applications for a new Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program, the first DNAP program in a four-state region including Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia. The practice in UM’s new School of Nurse Anesthesia will begin in August, pending initial accreditation and approval by the Council on…

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Work Already Evident In Spanish Fort Redistricting

Work Already Evident In Spanish Fort Redistricting

February 26, 2021
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NBC 15 reported on upcoming changes due to the effects of school redistricting in Spanish Fort. New construction and eventually making Spanish Fort Middle School a seventh- and eighth-grade-only school are expected to soon follow similar changes that happened in Daphne and Fairhope as their population grew. Work has begun at Stonebridge Elementary School along…

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Elberta Middle Wins Mural Contest

February 26, 2021
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Elberta Middle School was recently announced a 2020 Classroom Mural Award winner in the Wyland National Art Challenge, according to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The contest encourages students across the nation to think about various conservation issues and how to interpret them through art. As one of only three winning classrooms…

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CACC, Auburn Team Up On Culinary Degrees

February 19, 2021
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Business Alabama reports that Coastal Alabama Community College (CACC), which has its main campus in Bay Minette, and Auburn University have signed a culinary science agreement that will allow CACC students to take courses toward a new Bachelor of Culinary Science Degree at Auburn. Taking advantage of Auburn’s 142,000-ft2 under-construction culinary instruction facility, the complex…

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