In the Department of Religious Studies, we train students in the nuance of comparison and sophisticated understandings of classification. What better test could we offer at the end of the semester than the 11th Annual Manly Cup Competitive UNO Tournament.
Do you know your way around Manly Hall? Better check the Manly Hall Handbook — a video we made a couple years ago, but it still seems pretty useful — to learn all the tips and tricks before starting the new semester.
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.
The students may be gone for the summer, but mornings around Manly Hall are far from quiet. To show you what we mean, we left the GoPro out one morning to catch some of the activity…take a look. Continue reading →
Last Friday, April 8th, was Honors Day here at the University. It’s a day when classes are dismissed so that departments can recognize and celebrate their students. In typical fashion, REL hosted an Honors Day banquet, back here on the balconies of Manly for the first time in a couple years. Profs, parents, and students gathered together to celebrate the student’s achievements while chowing down on some delicious catfish of course. Continue reading →
The REL film crew recently caught up with a few of our majors around Manly Hall. We talked a bit about the classes they’re taking now, as well as what’s in store for them next semester. Watch the video to find out what they had to say!
You might think that Manly Hall gets pretty quiet during the summer now that the majority of our students are on vacation. Well, think again! We’ve got quite the rowdy peanut gallery that hangs around the second floor balcony, and we set out the GoPro to film them in action. So if you’ve ever wanted to see a 20 minute video of squirrels eating peanuts, then have we got a show for you! That’s 20 minutes well spent if you ask us!
Yes, our Department is housed on the second floor of Manly Hall. It’s named after the second president of the University of Alabama, Basil Manly Sr (who held the office between 1837 and 1855). In fact, the president’s office was once in this building, on the ground floor (before the Greek Revival-styled President’s Mansion was built in 1841 and then first occupied by Manly himself), as well as dorms for students.