It’s been another busy summer around Manly Hall, but we’re as excited as ever to begin the Fall semester.
So…, welcome back, students and faculty!
The Fall semester commences tomorrow?!
Leading up to our annual welcome back video, we are reminiscing
on some of our favorite videos from previous years!
Are you anticipating this year’s new welcome back video?!
We’ll post it on the first day of classes — but until then: do you remember
the welcome back video from 2014?
This post is part of a series that originated out of a photo essay assignment in Dr. Simmons’s Interim “Religion and Pop Culture” course that asked students to apply discussion themes to everyday objects or experiences.
The time is Halloween 2018, and my nephews—ages nine and seven—are focused on one thing. They eat, sleep, and breathe Power Rangers. For them, these action heroes make the world go round. So naturally, at Halloween, the only costuming option as far as they are concerned is…you guessed it, Power Rangers. The only problem is that their love for the franchise is bigger than the amount of options available at stores. So, we set out to make their outfits from scratch. Several sheets of craft foam, plasti-dip, and spray paint cans later…here we are.
As the weather gets colder, reminiscing on warm adventures becomes enticing. Last week, Prof. Ted Trost sat down to do just that — Taking a minute to share stories of his European travels from this past summer.
After years traversing the country and world for both business and pleasure, Dr. Trost settled in at The University of Alabama. Currently, he works with students in the Department of Religious Studies and New College. Before working in academia though, Trost worked as a flight attendant for Pan-American World Airlines, prompting a life-long passion for travel. After 9 years of navigating airways, Prof. Trost has continued to explore new places, even spending a year on sabbatical in England. Most recently, he combined his academic work with globetrotting as he and his family took a trip across parts of Europe. Continue reading
Summers around Manly Hall are a lot busier than you may think, (and no, we’re not just referring to the heightened squirrel activity). In fact, there’s a lot of hard work that goes into preparing for each Fall semester. So to give you an idea of what our summers are like, we’ve created a short video to sum it up.
(Thanks to our crack movie-making team of Andie and Caity)