University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
March 30, 2011
Contact: Alice Jackson, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6639

USA Faculty, Staff and Students Make Plans to Attend
Higher Education Day April 7


University students, faculty and staff will join other participants at the 2011 Higher Education Day in Montgomery on Thursday, April 7.

During the 11 a.m. rally on the State House steps, attendees will remind legislators of the important relationship of higher education to the state’s economic future as the legislature prepares the 2011-2012 state budget. Following the rally, a free luncheon for participants will be held on the Capitol grounds.

Students who want to reserve bus seats should call the SGA Office at (251)460-7191, or stop by Student Center Room 280.

The Center for Academic Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is asking faculty members to use this trip to Montgomery as a service-learning project for their classes. To discuss service-learning opportunities or to reserve bus seats, contact Karen Peterson, co-director of the Center for Academic Service-Learning and Civic Engagement at (251) 460-6148, or e-mail The center will sign up students in the Student Center Lobby. Bus seats for students can also be reserved in Student Center Room 139.

The University’s Office of Governmental Relations is organizing the bus trip for faculty and staff. Seating is limited To reserve bus seats for faculty and staff, contact Beth Daniels at (251) 460-7277, or e-mail

All buses will depart from University Commons at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m.
The Higher Education Partnership, which sponsors the rally, represents 13 of Alabama’s public institutions of higher learning.


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