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ASU Closing Campus for Remainder of Spring Semester Following Spring Break Vacation

Alabama State University leaders have announced that students shouldn’t return to campus after next week’s Spring Break vacation. The university says they will offer online classes and other alternative delivery methods to allow students to complete their courses. This will begin on March 30 until the end of the semester. Alabama State says they will communicate all plans for returning…

Democratic Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg to Campaign in Montgomery Saturday

U.S. Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg/Source: Associated Press One of the Democratic candidates for president is making a stop in the River Region this weekend. Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg will be at two events Saturday. According to his campaign spokesperson, Bloomberg will first be at the Alabama Democratic Conference’s annual convention at the Embassy Suites in downtown Montgomery. After,…

ASU Food Pantry Gets $25k Grant

Alabama State University’s food pantry is getting a late Christmas present of a $25,000 grant from the ECMC Foundation. School officials say the food pantry is open two days a week for students.  They see between 20 and 30 students on a weekly basis.  Food insecurity is a major problem on college campuses across the country, and ASU officials say…

ASU Seeking Two New Members for Its Board of Trustees

Alabama State University is seeking to fill two vacancies on its Board of Trustees. University officials say the public is invited to apply for the positions. The seats are for Congressional District 2 and a State-at-Large position. The candidates for the Congressional District 2 seat should live in one of the following Alabama counties: Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington,…

ASU Students Watch Historic Inauguration

Students at Alabama State University took in Steven Reed’s Historic Inauguration Tuesday. A group of student leaders held a watch party for the swearing-in ceremony.  Professor Dr. Rolundus Rice was also on hand to answer questions and explain the historic significance of the event. One student tells us he was very involved in the mayoral election.  He helped register students…

Montgomery Church Women’s Ministry Honors ASU Band Director Dr. Oliver

Every year, a Montgomery women’s ministry holds its special Harvest Sunday Celebration. The Women’s Fellowship of First Congregational Christian Church in downtown Montgomery hosts the special service, which includes special songs and special guests. “It’s a matter of pausing to give thanks for the bountiful blessings that has been bestowed upon us,” Program Chairman Velora Ford said. Every year, the…

Labor Day Classic “CommUniversity” Block Party Will Collect Items for Salvation Army

The Labor Day Classic football game between Alabama State University and Tuskegee University is just a few weeks away. The rivalry between the two schools is strong. This year students and fans will have the opportunity to compete off the field, in a way that will benefit the community. Food, games, and music will be at the block party, but…

ASU Celebrates Anniversary at Historical Birthplace in Marion

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Alabama State University commemorates its 152nd birthday — with a pilgrimage to it’s historical birthplace in Perry County. The Montgomery to Marion Freshman Pilgrimage took members of the ASU freshman class — back to the place where the school got its start. “We’re here in the city of Marion in Perry County, here on the…

Former ASU Head Football Coach Houston Markham Dies

Graphic from Alabama State University Alabama State University has announced that former head football coach Houston Markham, Jr. died Wednesday morning with loved ones by his side. Markham, the winningest head coach in Hornets’ football history, coached from 1987 until 1997, leading his team to 68 victories which still stands as the highest total among any coach in school history….

Alabama State Celebrates Founders During 150th Anniversary

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama State commemorated its 150th anniversary with an event celebrating its founders. Nine former slaves established the Lincoln Normal School in Marion, Alabama, in 1867. The school later moved to Montgomery and changed its name to ASU. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that until recently, the history of the university’s founding was not widely known. Students in…