VII. Cultural and Recreational Benefits
A. Cultural Programs
The University provides a wide range of cultural activities and events. The Society for Fine Arts brings performing artists and groups to campus. The School of Music presents many concerts and recitals each season. The Department of Theatre and Dance presents several series of productions each year. Various campus organizations bring major artists, films, musical ensembles, and theatrical and dance companies to campus.
The Department of Art sponsors major exhibitions each year at the Moody Gallery of Art. The Department also sponsors films, workshops, and lectures by prominent artists and art historians.
Other academic departments offer symposia, lectures, readings, and special events which feature scholars, artists, and national leaders.
The University radio stations, WUAL-FM, 91.5, WQPR, 88.7, and WAPR, 88.3 (Selma station), are affiliates of National Public Radio. They broadcast a regular schedule that offers a mixture of syndicated NPR programs and locally produced shows. WVUA-FM, 90.7, provides a variety of musical programs. WVUA 7 and WUOA 23 are commercial television stations operated by the College of Communication and Information Sciences.
The Alabama Museums have exhibits and collections on archaeology, ethnology, paleontology, zoology, botany, and sports history, and offer special programs for all age groups.
B. Athletic Privileges
Information can be obtained by calling or visiting the Athletic Ticket Office in Coleman Coliseum.
C. Student Recreation Center
Faculty members may purchase a membership card which entitles them to use the facilities at the Student Recreation Center. Information is available at the Center.
D. Mound State Monument
Mound State Monument is an important prehistoric site located 17 miles south of Tuscaloosa at Moundville, Alabama. The Monument includes 320 acres and contains 40 large mounds. The mounds are the remains of a populous Mississippian Indian city. An archaeological museum at the Monument has exhibits and displays of artifacts which illustrate Moundville Indian culture and the history of Indians of Alabama. The Monument has campsites, picnic areas, conference facilities, and nature trails.
E. University Arboretum
The University Arboretum, adjacent to the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, contains nature trails and picnic areas.
F. University Club
Faculty members may join the University Club for a nominal fee. Membership forms are available in the Benefits Office. The Club serves lunch daily except Saturday and has a cocktail lounge.