ASU Health Services is pleased to offer a Bridge service discount program designed to save the student money if they need certain health services at the University. ASU health service's mission is to provide quality health care at low cost to the students at ASU. Even though you have health insurance, it may not cover everyday health expenses like preventive or routine visits, lab tests, x-rays or consultations with an on-campus specialist. Many of the insurance plans require a higher deductible, or no coverage when the student is "out of network".
The Bama State Collegians is a big band jazz orchestra sponsored by Alabama State University. In the 1930s, the ensemble was directed by noted jazz trumpeter, Erskine Hawkins , an inductee of both the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame . After moving to New York City, the Collegians, directed by Hawkins, became the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra and produced a string of national hit records, including " Tuxedo Junction ", " After Hours ", " Tippin' In " and others. The song "Tuxedo Junction", with its recordings by Hawkins and by the Glenn Miller Orchestra , became one of the anthems of World War II in America. In 2011, the story of Erskine Hawkins and his start in the Bama State Collegians was the subject of a Florida State University Film School MFA Thesis Film "The Collegians", written and directed by Alabama State University alumn Bryan Lewis.