UNA Pressroom

Una Holds Purple Reign Pep Rally Thursday On E. Mobile Street

Sep. 01, 2009

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

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama is holding a Purple Reign Pep Rally for UNA fans throughout the community at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on E. Mobile Street in downtown Florence. The pep rally will include all five fall athletic teams and the UNA band. UNA is inviting the Shoals community to celebrate Purple Reign Week this week in conjunction with the kick-off of the university's fall athletic season. This weekend will be the first weekend that all five of UNA's fall teams are scheduled to compete. UNA fall teams include football, men's and women's cross country, women's soccer and women's volleyball. Purple Reign Week is also a challenge to area businesses to decorate and show their UNA spirit. The business winning the spirit competition will receive a free breakfast next Tuesday, delivered by the UNA fall coaching staff. The breakfast will be compliments of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. The business will also receive 20 free tickets to this Saturday's Lion football game against Carson-Newman College and 20 free tickets to this weekend's North Alabama Classic volleyball tournament in Flowers Hall. Businesses participating in the Purple Reign Week spirit competition will be judged by the UNA Student Government Association beginning at 3 p.m. Friday. Judging is based on three criteria: When the business began decorating for Purple Reign Week, employee participation in showing UNA spirit, and best decoration. Businesses may still enter to compete in Purple Reign Week by completing the form at www.una.edu/purple. That same Web site offers a downloadable coupon for 15 percent off of UNA decorations, apparel and other items at the UNA Campus Bookstore. The coupon is available to local businesses as well as all UNA fans and is good through the 2009-10 academic year. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.una.edu/purple, e-mail advancement@una.edu or call 256-765-4670.

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/