Shannon Thomason

Shannon Thomason

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Public Relations Specialist

thomason@uab.edu • (205) 975-8858

Specific beats include: The Arts at UAB; Alys Stephens Center ; AEIVA; ArtPlay ; Arts in Medicine; Student Affairs and Student Life; Career & Professional Development Services; Veterans Services; Lecture Series; Homecoming; Issues management ; Administrative News; College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Art and Art History; Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Department of Music; Department of Theatre; Department of Communication Studies; Institute for Human Rights; WBHM; National Alumni Society; The Graduate School; Development

This is the eighth UAB Department of Theatre production since 2003 to be selected for presentation by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Erika Hille Rinker was honored with the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation Teacher Award, which recognizes outstanding teachers of German in the United States who were not born and raised in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. 
Lee Shackleford’s “Relativity” is a serialized adventure about a man on a damaged spaceship hurtling toward another planet and a woman at mission control who fights to keep him alive.
ArtPlay has embraced virtual classes and camps with enthusiastic response from students and families. Registration for the just-announced classes is open now.
AEIVA will host two virtual Inside the Arts LIVE Gallery Talks: with Blalock on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and with McAndrew on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Both events are free with registration.
The partnership between UAB Advancement and the UAB Department of Food and Nutrition Services used gifts to place food orders with local restaurants and caterers to both support UAB’s health care providers and bolster the Birmingham economy.
Arts events in January will also include an AEIVA artist gallery talk, an arts and disabilities discussion, a creative writing workshop, lunch and learn, and more.
Joining in unity during a time when college marching bands have been forced to the sidelines, the IMB will keep the spirit alive by performing virtually together.
This year, 90 students and their families have been helped by the Little Blazer Wishes program, which supports students who are parents trying to meet their children’s holiday needs and wishes.
Presented by UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Eagles’ new series questions the Federal Drug Administration’s policies against blood donation based on sexual orientation, the stigma of queer blood and HIV/AIDS.
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