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March 30 - April 5
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UAH, CCI sponsor "Be The Match"® drives in memory of Leslie Vallely
March 31 - April 1
The UAH College of Nursing and the Clearview Cancer Institute (CCI) have teamed up to hold two simultaneous "Be The Match"® donor drives on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UAH College of Nursing and the University Center Exhibit Hall. The drives are in memory of Leslie Vallely, who lost her battle with leukemia last summer. Vallely was director of communications at CCI, and former public service director for WHNT­-TV Channel 19.

Retirement Reception Honoring Tom Estes and Ravi Seth
The UAH community is invited to attend a retirement celebration honoring Tom Estes, Director of Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance, and Ravi Seth, Director of Custodial Services, from 1:30 p.m., to 3:30 p.m., in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology room 301. The reception is hosted by Facilities and Operations. Please join us for dessert and to wish them well on their last day of service.

UAH Louis Salmon Library Public Talk
"This Book has PICTURES in It," will be presented by librarian Michael Manasco at 5:30 p.m., in the Louis Salmon Library room 111. The talk will highlight the use of graphic novels in education for study and learning. For more information contact Michael at: or see the events page at:

UAH Charged Up for Change! EXPO
The UAH Womens' and Gender Studies Program is hosting Charged Up For Change! EXPO from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the University Center. EXPO provides a venue for networking and features local musicians, performance artists, refreshments, and door prizes. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit or call 256.824.6190.

NASASME Hosts April Meeting on UAH Campus
The North Alabama Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (NASASME) will host a meeting at 11:30 a.m., in the Von Braun Research Hall room M-50. Mary Beth Koelbl, Deputy Department Manager of Propulsion Systems at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend. For lunch reservations, call Jim Parsons at 256.313.6715 or email

UAH Louis Salmon Library Public Talk
"Wide Weird Wacky World of Science Reporting," will be presented at 5:30 p.m., by librarian Doug Bolden in the Louis Salmon Library room 111. A look at science reporting combining some prominent failures of science reporting and persistent science urban legends, also a look on how to find good free resources. For more information, contact Doug at or see the events page at

UAH Honors College Lecture
Dr. Trevor J. Finch of Cornell University and Dr. Jonathan Sterne of McGill University will present "In the Moog: How a New Instrument and Sound Were Born," at 11:10 a.m. in room 100 of the Materials Science Building.

UAH Louis Salmon Library Public Talk
"Welcome to the Future History of the Book," presented at 5:30 p.m., by librarian Doug Bolden in the Louis Salmon Library room 111. A look at the history (and possible future) of the book, and of literacy, and information technology. For more information, contact Doug at or see the events page at

Counseling Center Hosts 5K Walk/Run
The Counseling Center's HOPE Campaign is hosting the HOPE Lives On 5K Walk/Run at 9 a.m., UAH University Fitness Center parking lot. Join us in raising funds for Crisis Services of North Alabama and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Alabama Chapter. For more information or to register, email

UAH celebrates Greek Week
April 6 - April 10

The Clothesline Project
April 6 - 8
The CLOTHESLINE Project is a visual display that calls attention to sexual and physical violence. The project displays shirts designed by survivors of violence and those who support and care for them. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in the Charger Union Lobby.

UAH Honors Convocation
UAH Honors Convocation 8:30 a.m., Chan Auditorium located in the Business Administration Building (BSB). A reception along with a display of the Research Horizons Poster Contest will also follow at approximately 10 a.m., in the Student Success Center located in the Louis Salmon Library. Posters will be on display all week (April 7­-10).

UAH Honors College Lecture
Dr. Bill Carswell of the Reliability and Failure Analysis Laboratory at UAH will present "The Future of Sustainable Energy," at 11:10 a.m. in room 100 of the Materials Science Building.

Student Leadership and Diversity Advocates Roundtable Graduation Edition
The Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts the Class of 2015 Celebration, 5:30 p.m., Frank Franz Hall. Come out and enjoy food, fun, games and prizes. Graduates please confirm attendance by Tuesday, March 31, by emailing

Boeing New Business Challenge
The Boeing New Business Challenge event is open to students across campus. Students pitch their business ideas for a chance to win up to $10K in scholarship money. The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Business Administration Building room 205.

Huntsville Feminist Chorus Spring Concert
The Huntsville Feminist Chorus will perform their annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m., in the UAH Business Administration Building Chan Auditorium. This year's concert theme is "Liberty and Justice for All," and will include inspiring spiritual, and folk songs, and social justice traditions. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 256.824.6190.

UAH Honors College Showcase
April 16 and April 23
Honors students present their Honors Theses, 11:10 a.m., Materials Science Building room 100.

Charger Cornhole Challenge
UAH student groups are hosting a Charger Cornhole Tournament to raise money for the "Make A Wish Foundation." Admission is $10 per person to play. Food will be provided and there will be free give­aways and prizes for tournament champions! Participants can also watch the baseball and softball teams take on Union University from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Charger Park.

» Upcoming Canvas Training Sessions
» Poster Session and Research Week

» UAH Hosts Sound Studies Symposium
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Humanities Center will host the Sound Studies Symposium: "Sound and Beyond: Acoustics, Visuality, and Culture in the Digital Media Age," on Thursday, April 2, and Friday, April 3. All events are free and open to the public and will be held in room 168 of Wilson Hall. The symposium kicks off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, with a keynote lecture, "Sound Studies: The Sound of Economic Exchange," by Dr. Trevor Pinch. On Friday, April 3, Dr. Joy Calico and other guest presenters will participate in the Sound Studies Symposium Roundtable at 4:30 p.m. And, at 7 p.m., Dr. Jonathan Sterne will present the second keynote lecture, "In Search of Compression: What MP3s Can Teach Us about Sound, Hearing, Culture and Media in the Digital Age."

» UAH Receives Grant for Colon Cancer Screening
The UAH Faculty/Staff Clinic recently received a grant from the Alabama Department of Health to screen employees for colon cancer. The screening test is FREE to employees. When UAH employees participate in the screening, or bring proof from their personal physician that a colonoscopy has been completed employees get a chance to win a $500 Target gift card. Colon screening kits may be picked-up at the UAH Faculty/Staff Clinic, in Wilson Hall Suite 327. Remember that your screening has to be complete by Friday, May 1, to be eligible for the prize drawing. For more information, please call the clinic at 256.824.2100. Click here to view poster

» The Community Garden Annual Plant Sale
The UAH Community Garden is having it's fourth annual Plant Sale April 16, 18, 19 and 25. Since the sale has been such a success in past years, we have significantly increased our selection and added two extra days of shopping. Plants may be purchased at the UAH Community Garden hoop house at the south end of the campus. Please see the following link for directions to the sale: Google Map Directions to the UAH Community Garden. Dates and times:
• Thursday  April 16:  noon - 6 p.m.
• Saturday  April 18:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Sunday  April 19: noon - 3 p.m.
• Saturday  April 25:  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

» OSP Tidbit Thursday Video Viewing
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) "Tidbit Thursday Video" second video on Government Property Management labeled What is Equipment?" is now available. The video may be viewed by clicking on the title or clicking "Tidbit Thursday Video," and then the title on the OSP website. If you have any questions after viewing the video please contact Felecia Troupe at 256. 824.2660.

» Helpful Reference Guide from Staff Senate
The UAH Staff Senate Communications Committee is pleased to announce the publication of the Staff Reference Guide, a quick reference for tips such as how to order business cards, which local vendors offer discounts, and what to know when hosting an event on campus. Please check it out:

» Upcoming Training Opportunities: Canvas and Panopto
Academic Technologies is excited to offer a series of upcoming Canvas and Panopto trainings this April. Whether you're finalizing your spring grade book, preparing your classes for an upcoming semester, or interested in trying Canvas or Panopto for the first time we've got a session for you. View our training schedule and find a time that works best with your schedule. All sessions will be taught in the Faculty Resource Center. No registration is required.

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