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Una Launches Webpage Designed As A Community Resource

Apr. 03, 2020

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

CONTACT: Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392

April 3, 2020

FLORENCE, AL - The University of North Alabama has launched a webpage - www.una.edu/youruna/ -- designed to be a resources for high school juniors and seniors, parents teaching their children at home as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, as well as anyone who wants to take advantage of some cultural and expert content from UNA's highly skilled faculty.

"This webpage and engagement platform is a collaboration among several departments and units on campus and provides valuable information and resources to learners of all ages who desire to advance their education or learn a new skill," said Dr. Ross Alexander, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. "New content will be added to the platform frequently, and it will serve as an expanding resource for the foreseeable future."

Key features of the webpage include:

  • Six May intersession general education courses designed specifically with high school

    juniors and seniors in mind and who want to take a course before their freshman year at

    UNA begins.

  • Video content from UNA's faculty on a variety of topics, from health and wellness to the

    economics behind a pandemic to an app to use on a hike through nature.

  • Cultural resources from a variety of sources, including links to free content from the

    Library of Congress and the National Gallery of Art.

"Because we're parents, too, we understand how disruptive this time is on parents and students, especially as education has been shifted to an online/remote model," said Dr. Katie Kinney, Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences. "The content we'll add to the page will be useful for parents and individuals providing academic support to P-12 learners."

Kinney said several members of her faculty have worked on the video and curricula content to help educators and parents get and stay on track for the remainder of the academic year.

"This is new territory for all of us, of course, but it is one more way UNA is and will always be an educational resource for our region," Kinney said.

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/