The search for a new president of the University of North Alabama is down to three people after one of the finalists removed himself from consideration.
Officials say Robin C. Capehart of West Liberty University has dropped out of the running.
That leaves Provost Kenneth D. Kitts of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke; Chancellor Randall W. Hanna of the Florida College System; and Chancellor Sandra J. Jordan of the University of South Carolina-Aiken.
The three will be on campus in Florence for interviews starting later this week.
The military has reversed a decision to close the ROTC program at the University of North Alabama.
School leaders learned of the decision this week.
The leader of the UNA battalion, Lt. Col. Mike Snyder, says he and his staff have been working with cadets to find transfer options. Now they'll work on recruiting new cadets to keep the program vital.
The university has had a Reserve Officers Training Corps program for 65 years.
The University of North Alabama is using a smartphone app and shuttle buses to address a shortage of parking spaces.
WAAY-TV (http://bit.ly/1dg1IGB ) reports the school has lost about 300 on-campus parking spaces because of construction and is using five shuttle buses to move students across campus from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. five days a week.
Students who use a free iPhone and Android application the school began offering can use their phones to find out when the next shuttle bus is scheduled to arrive at their stop.
High school students looking to earn college credit through a University of North Alabama program will now have to pay to participate.
School officials recently approved instituting a $100 per course fee for high school students working to earn college credits. The dual enrollment program initially offered free courses, but university officials say the program has grown more than administrators anticipated.
The University of North Alabama Board of Trustees has approved an approximate 5 percent tuition hike.
The TimesDaily of Florence reported Monday (http://bit.ly/18oUpda ) that the increase is set to take effect during the 2013-14 school year. The board approved tuition increases of $11 per credit hour for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The hike brings undergraduate tuition to $236 per credit hour for in-state students, and $276 per credit hour for in-state graduate students.
Authorities say a new federal grant will open doors for disadvantaged students to become part of the nursing program at the University of North Alabama.
Officials say the $2.1 million grant goes to UNA's College of Nursing and Allied Health.
The Florence TimesDaily reports (http://bit.ly/R7PL64) that the grant will provide access to the university's Opportunities for Entry into Nursing program for what officials describe as "under-represented minorities."