Couple Names Son Krimson Tyde after UA

Krimson.jpg This past December 17th, two Alabama fans welcomed their new baby boy into the world and named him after their beloved UA team. Summer and Steven Steele settled on the named Krimson Tyde, giving the baby a unique name and spelling that will be sure to set him apart throughout his life.

When asked why they went with this decision, as some may find it odd that a couple would name a child after a sports team, they responded: “The reason we named him Krimson is that we are big Alabama fans and it is a very unique name and we loved it,” Summer Steele told Alabama Media Group on Sunday.

Although not very complicated, little Krimson, who weighed in at seven pounds and five ounces has been experiencing some stomach issues and he was brought back into the doctors care.While he recovers, the family has been facing scrutiny and media attention for the name. The family was surprised by how many people were interested in hearing their story and learning more about the baby boy. Krimson isnt’ t the first child for the Steeles. They have two other boys, Trenton and Dawson, that are glad to act as big brothers.

“To people speaking negatively about us naming him Krimson, it’s not their child nor family member so if they have nothing nice to say they don’t need to say nothing at all,” Steele said. She even took to social media, particularly Facebook to clarify that Krimson was a boy after some publications made the mistake of reporting that he was a girl. What is even more interesting about this story is that the Steeles aren’t the first set of parents to name their child after an Alabama sports team. There are 25 girls in Alabama named Crimson and six girls named Auburn born in 2012.

To see the town become so invested in the school is a great thing to witness and be a part of. UA is truly a large part of the state and the community at large.

Innovation Day Tomorrow at University of Alabama

Tomorrow, Friday November 15th from 9 AM to 3:15 PM, the University of Alabama will host an event for those interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. This event is called Innovation Day and will be held in the Bryant Conference Center’s Rast Room. Like many other college campuses, UA has a large community of entrepreneurs and startups on campus and Innovation Day was created as a way for them to showcase their ideas and share what they have learned with the community at large. During the event, attendees can expect to be exposed to a variety of innovative approaches and learn about financing a business from a student-run company. In addition to the educational segments, the participating companies will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas or technology to a panel of business experts from the region. These business experts will also be discussing topics regarding launching and running a successful business.

“We have a lot of interesting technologies and startups on campus,” said Richard Swatloski, director of the office for technology transfer. “We knew they (students or faculty members) needed a vehicle or forum to showcase (their ideas.)” Throughout the day, networking breaks will allow a dozen of UA-affiliated and local startup business and innovators to present what they are doing and where they are going, Swatloski said. “It gives the opportunity to present ideas to investors… they will get advice on how to sharpen ideas,” Swatloski said.

Innovation Day is free and open to the public.Source: Tuscaloosa News