What do you call a group of pigs? If they’re young, they’re properly called a “drift,” a “drove” or a “litter.” If they’re older, they’re “a sounder of swine.” If they’re hogs, it’s a “passel.”
But starting today at UAB, a team of 850 little green pigs might rightly be called the answer to a surprising need among an estimated 20 percent of UAB students.
The UAB National Alumni Society and the UAB Student Alumni Society are partnering on “Feed the Pig,” a fundraiser to benefit the UAB Student Food and Supply Pantry. Founded in 2013 by UAB’s Office of Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct, the pantry aims to alleviate food insecurity, hunger and poverty among UAB’s nearly 19,000 students.
Join or renew your membership with the National Alumni Society today and help support student scholarships! When you join or renew by September 25th you’ll receive this year’s Blazer Pride Package – an NAS coffee tumbler, cell phone power bank and the new NAS t-shirt.
We encourage you to stay connected to your alma mater by becoming a member of the National Alumni Society today - give back to the University that gave to you!
Liberian peace and women's rights activist Leymah Gbowee will give a lecture at UAB on Thursday, September 29th. The free public event, which marks the opening of the UAB Institute for Human Rights, will take place at the Alys Stephens Center at 6:00 p.m.
Gbowee was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for leading a nonviolent movement that brought together more than 3,000 women across ethnic and religious lines.
It is with great pleasure that the NAS is able to announce the 2016 Alumni Award recipients:
- Honorary Lifetime Award: Ms. Carol Odess
- Honorary Alumni Award: Dr. Harold Jones
- Distinguished Alumni Award: Dr. Will Ferniany
- Outstanding Young Alumni Award: Mr. Trey Cummings
The recipients will be honored at the 2016 Alumni Leadership Recognition and Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 30th.
The UAB men's and women's basketball teams will tip the 2016-17 season off with Hoops on the Green on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Watch as campus transforms into Blockingham and creates a whole new and dynamic atmosphere that will extend throughout the upcoming season. Visit Blazer Village for inflatable games, food, prizes, and more.
Admission is FREE and all events are open to everyone.
Don't miss out on the second Green and Gold football game of the fall.
The "Homecoming Rematch" is set for Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m. at BBVA Compass Field.
Tickets to the Green and Gold Game are $5 for adults (18 and older) and $3 for youth (17 and under). UAB students are FREE with a valid Blazer ID. Fans can pre-purchase tickets by calling 205.975.UAB1 or by visiting the ticket office located at Bartow Arena.