UNA Pressroom

Una Presents Disabling The Stereotypes Week

Apr. 15, 2009

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

By Shayla Pearsall
UNA Student Writer

FLORENCE, Ala. — The University of North Alabama Disability Support Services presents Disabling the Stereotypes Week April 20-23.

Some activities that will take place during the week include Y'all's Southern Sensations food tasting booth from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Guillot University Center Atrium on April 21. Former Miss UNA, Jacque Rainwater, will be giving the presentation "Exceeding Expectations: Living Beyond the Labels" from 1 until 2 p.m. April 21. On April 22, from 2 until 3 p.m., author Allison Wetherbee will speak about her own experiences of going through life with no arms and legs. An art exhibit will be on display April 20-23 in the Guillot University Center Atrium from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. There also will be a sensitivity-training obstacle course in front of the Guillot University Center from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on April 20 and 23. Disabling the Stereotypes Week will wrap up with an exhibition basketball game between the UNA Lions and the Lakeshore Storm, a wheelchair team out of Birmingham. The exhibition game will be at 6:30 p.m. April 23 in Flowers Hall. Tickets are $5, or $3 for students. Children under 12 are admitted free. All proceeds will be donated to the Lakeshore Foundation, a non-profit Alabama based organization that serves individuals with disabilities. For more information, contact the UNA Office of Disability Support Services at 256-765-4214.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA 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 Big South 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/