Student Life News Archive

  • 2022 holiday concert invite. December 1, 6:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Center
    Vocal and instrumental ensembles will be joined by the Jaguar Marching Band at the free Dec. 1 concert. The public is invited to attend. ...
  • Tailgating at the University of South Alabama
    Pre-game parties on College Tailgate Row also serve as career opportunities and casual meeting places for South students and alumni. ...
  • KC Crusoe, a University of South Alabama student, at the Student Center on campus.
    KC Crusoe, president of the First Year Council, studies political science to prepare for a career in government. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • At the University of South Alabama, where she is a freshman, Claudia Allday is studying nursing and travels campus on an electric bicycle.
    Claudia Allday decides to enter nursing after her mother spent three months in the hospital during the COVID pandemic. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • Suhas Patil at the rock wall at the Student Rec Center at the University of South Alabama
    Suhas Patil starts pre-med training with EMS classes and the camaraderie of the Honors College. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • Bri Wilson, a volleyball player from Alabaster, Alabama, followed her sister's lead in wearing No. 13. I’m not superstitious, but I do like to do everything the same way.”
    Bri Wilson, a volleyball player from Alabaster, Alabama, settles in at South and makes her debut on court for the Jaguars. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • “Listening is an Act of Love" is this year's Common Read selection. The voluntary program for the South Alabama community, aims to improve understanding of differences and commonalities across the world while engaging in academic discourse and critical thinking.
    "Listening is an Act of Love" is meant to inspire South students, faculty, staff, and alumni to listen to one another," ...
  • Former Congressman Jo Bonner, seen here walking into the Administration Building, brings political experience and a personal touch to his role as the fourth president of the University of South Alabama.
    The former congressman brings political experience and a personal touch to his role as the fourth president of the University of South Alabama. ...
  • Casey Ferguson, a forward for the South Alabama women's basketball team, has been able to benefit monetarily from her popular social media posts following a rule that allows student-athletes to profit off their name, image or likeness.
    A Tik Tok video of Casey Ferguson boiling crawfish helped make her one of the most popular college sports social media personalities in the country. Her trending videos are landing her ad deals, and the basketball program some extra attention. ...
  • Charbel Mawad is majoring in accounting in the Mitchell College of Business.
    Charbel Mawad, a Mobile native and Mitchell Scholar, begins his business education at South with plans for growth and a spot on the First Year Council. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • South and the national "It's On Us" organization will host Sexual Assault Awareness/Consent Education 101, Bystander Education 101, and Survivor Support 101 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Student Center Terrace.
    South's HEART Project and Title IX office partners with the national nonprofit organization "It's On Us" to host sexual assault training. ...
  • Logan, left, and Mallorie Collins, twin sisters from Satsuma, Alabama, share a residence hall suite, a major in mechanical engineering and a spirit for cheering on the Jaguars.
    Logan and Mallorie Collins, twin sisters from Satsuma, share a major, a residence hall suite and a passion for cheering on Jaguar sports teams at South. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • Chris Hites, a junior majoring in communications, works as a replay operator with other members of the student ESPN+ broadcast team in the control booth during Saturday's game against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
    A student production team brings South sports to a nationwide audience on the ESPN+ network. Some of the crew members are communications majors; all share a unique view of Jaguar athletics. ...
  • At Thompson High School, Carter Mandy was on a state championship esports team. He's joined South's team and is majoring in radiologic sciences.
    Carter Mandy is a soccer referee, computer builder and esports gamer. At South, he's majoring in radiologic sciences and navigating campus on his dad's college bike. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • Keon Farmer, a nursing major from Pass Christian, Mississippi, says he's learning to play volleyball at the Student Recreation Center. “Whoever comes, comes, and we’ll play from 6:30 to 11 o’clock closing at night. It’s hard core.”
    Keon Farmer, a nursing major from Pass Christian, Miss., starts his career at South with a new sport, part-time job and spot on the First Year Council. #FreshmanFocus. ...
  • Anita Nguyen, an Honors College freshman, says a lot goes into an on-field marching band routine. The experience is energizing.
    Honors College. First Year Council. Jaguar Marching Band. Anita Nguyen, a biomedical sciences major, says managing her busy schedule is important. So is taking a break. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • Nate Riech competed for the track and field team at the University of South Alabama in 2015-16. He will compete at the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
    South graduate and runner Nate Riech used a childhood injury to fuel a competitive spirit that propelled him to first place in the 1,500-meter finals at the Paralympic Games. ...
  • Muralist and University of South Alabama graduate Andy Scott's latest work is on the side of the USA Student Center — a bright mural in Pantone 281 and 193.
    South graduate Andy Scott makes his mark with retro signs and bold murals, including a USA Student Center painting that will serve as a perfect stop for a campus photo op. ...
  • University of South Alabama students during Move-In Day.
    South greets freshmen and returning students with a Week of Welcome and Beyond calendar full of everything from scavenger hunts and trivia nights to athletic events and back-to-school parties. ...
  • South Alabama is one of 40 institutions named to the inaugural cohort for the IIE American Passport Project grant, with a goal of promoting diversity, inclusion, access and equity in study abroad opportunities.
    The grant will enable 25 University of South Alabama students to obtain a U.S. passport and support their study abroad journeys. ...
  • Rebecca Culberson, a senior international studies major at South Alabama, is the recipient of the 2021 Gilman Scholarship.
    The University of South Alabama announces senior Rebecca Culberson as a 2021 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipient. ...
  • From L-R; Haley Borin, Tuyishimire Neza David, University of South Alabama students Mason Redmond and Catie Martin on a church mission in Gahara, Rwanda in June 2019.
    A dozen recent South graduates devoted more than 100 hours of community service each through USA's South Serves program. ...
  • Grant Skinner and Sarai Garraway, both juniors and South Strong Ambassadors at the University of South Alabama, meet with fellow students recently outside the Student Center to talk about the importance of following precautions to keep people safe from COVID-19.
    The South Strong Ambassadors are using peer encouragement, social media and Jag swag in promoting COVID-19 practices to keep people safe as the University plans to return to normal operations. ...
  • Briana Morris, the Sun Belt Conference's 2019-20 Female Student-Athlete of the Year, is scheduled to play in the spring 2021 season for Danish soccer team Aarhus Gymnastikforening Kvindefodbold, more commonly known as AGF. Photo courtesy of Briana Morris.
    Accounting graduate student, alumna and student-athlete of the year Briana Morris readies to take the field in Denmark. ...
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    South exceeds fundraising goal with more than 23,000 donations to support academics, research, athletics and healthcare. ...