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Dirt Under The Fingernails: Una Students Volunteering For Community Projects This Saturday

Mar. 11, 2009

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - You may be detoured around N. Court Street Saturday morning. But it's for a good cause. It's all part of the University of North Alabama's Into the Streets program - a day of community volunteer activities for university students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Repainting the UNA lion paws on N. Court Street is just one of many volunteer activities scheduled. The day will also include yard work, maintenance, painting, visiting with elderly shut-ins and picking up trash at a local park. "Volunteerism is important to the strength and wellbeing of any community, and it's also important to the types of successful lives we expect our students to live," said Jennifer Culler, UNA's assistant director of student engagement for leadership and volunteerism. For more information or a list of volunteer locations, contact Culler at 256-765-4248 or jlculler@una.edu.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/