University of South Alabama http://apr.org en Memorial Set For Former USA President Gordon Moulton http://apr.org/post/memorial-set-former-usa-president-gordon-moulton <p></p><p>The University of South Alabama is planning a campus memorial service for former president Gordon Moulton following his death over the weekend.</p><p>The event is set for Wednesday afternoon at Mitchell Center Arena. A candlelight vigil was planned for Monday evening.</p><p>The school says Moulton died Saturday at his home in Daphne after a yearlong fight with cancer. He was 73.</p><p>Survivors include Moulton&#39;s wife Geri, a brother and a sister.</p><p>Moulton retired July 1 after 15 years as president of South Alabama, which is located in Mobile.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:16:09 +0000 The Associated Press 38868 at http://apr.org Memorial Set For Former USA President Gordon Moulton Univ. of South Alabama Marks 50th Anniversary http://apr.org/post/univ-south-alabama-marks-50th-anniversary <P>The University of South Alabama is marking the 50th anniversary of its founding.</P> <P>The school will hold a celebration on campus in Mobile on Friday night to commemorate its start in 1963.</P> <P>Gov. Robert Bentley will attend, and officials are planning a special recognition for President Gordon Moulton, who is retiring on July 1.</P> <P>State lawmakers approved legislation authorizing the school on May 3, 1963, and classes started the next year.</P> <P>The university has since awarded more than 75,000 degrees, and it now has more than 15,000 students.</P> Fri, 03 May 2013 12:36:15 +0000 The Associated Press 29675 at http://apr.org Univ. of South Alabama Marks 50th Anniversary Ala. Judge Dismisses Shooting Suit Against College http://apr.org/post/ala-judge-dismisses-shooting-suit-against-college <P>A judge has dismissed a family's lawsuit against the University of South</P> <P>Alabama over a campus police officer's fatal shooting of a naked student.</P> <P>A Mobile County judge ruled Friday that state law makes the school exempt from the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of 18-year-old freshman Gil Collar.</P> <P>The judge says the lawsuit can go forward against the university's police chief, however.</P> <P>A university police officer shot and killed the Wetumpka teenager outside the police station in October.</P> <P>Authorities say Collar was nude and appeared to be Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:48:21 +0000 The Associated Press 24640 at http://apr.org Ala. Judge Dismisses Shooting Suit Against College Parents Of Ala. Freshman Suing Over Campus Killing http://apr.org/post/parents-ala-freshman-suing-over-campus-killing <P>The parents of a University of South Alabama freshman who was shot to death by campus police are suing over his death.</P> <P>An attorney for relatives of Gil Collar says the 18-year-old freshman never touched the officer, and the shooting never should have happened.</P> <P>Attorney Jere Beasley says the family is filing suit against the school and the officer. The university had no immediate comment.</P> <P>Police and witnesses say Collar was nude and acting erratically outside the campus police station before he was shot to death on Oct. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 23:10:00 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21506 at http://apr.org Parents Of Ala. Freshman Suing Over Campus Killing Witnesses Say Slain Ala. Student Appeared Intoxicated http://apr.org/post/witnesses-say-slain-ala-student-appeared-intoxicated Witnesses say a University of South Alabama student was screaming obscenities and talking about being on a "spiritual quest" shortly before campus police fatally shot him. Two students who knew 18-year-old Gil Collar described him Monday as appearing intoxicated shortly before his death early Saturday. The university says Collar was nude, acting erratically and challenging a police officer when the officer opened fire. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 22:13:16 +0000 The Associated Press 18972 at http://apr.org Witnesses Say Slain Ala. Student Appeared Intoxicated