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May 2 - May 8
The Honorable Jeff Sessions, U.S. Senator from Alabama, delivered UAH's spring commencement address. Sessions was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from UAH during the ceremony.
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» UAH nursing student achieves academic, career success using non-traditional path

» Marylyn Coffey, long-time UAH arts assistant, retires

Leadercast 2016 "Architects of Tomorrow"
This year, the annual event is themed "Architects of Tomorrow." Leadercast is a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta directly to communities around the world, including UAH from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the UAH Conference Training Center (formerly the UC Exhibit Hall). Guest presenters include The University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.For more information, please visit:

Alabama Credit Union Bake Sale
Looking for something sweet for Mother’s Day? Visit the Alabama Credit Union (ACU) Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit Secret Meals for Hungry Children ( To donate items for the bake sale, please call 256.824.6518 or stop by the ACU located on the UAH campus at 851 John Wright Dr NW.

UAH SBDC Seminar
"Accounting and HR for Government Contractors," 9 a.m., until noon, Chamber of Commerce (225 Church Street, Huntsville). For more information:

UAH Employee Picnic
Annual picnic, 11:30 a.m., Conference Training Center yard and slab. In case of rain CTC Exhibit Hall.

UA System 2016 Scholars Institute
Hosted by UAH. The event is free but registration is required. For more information, please call 256.824.6010. To register:

UAH SBDC Seminar
"Contract Management," 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Chamber of Commerce (225 Church Street, Huntsville). For more information:

UAH SBDC Seminar
"Federal Proposal Writing," 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chamber of Commerce (225 Church Street, Huntsville). For more information:

Summer Flex Schedule Begins
UAH Ten-Week Summer Flex Schedule Begins - ends Tuesday, Aug. 2.

UAH Closed Memorial Day
UAH observes the Memorial Day Holiday. UAH will reopen on Tuesday, May 31.

UAH Rise School Memorial Break Closing
The UAH Rise School will be closed for Memorial Break, through Friday, June 3.

Summer Semester
UAH Summer Semester 10-week classes begin.

Summer Semester
UAH first five-week summer term begins.

» UA Scholars Institute

» UAH Business Services Newsletter Now Available
UAH Business Services is pleased to announce, a quick reference tool for tips on procurement services, procurement card usage, mail services, business services, shipping and receiving, telecommunications, and the copy and mail center outlet. Please view our newsletters.

» The UAH Rise School Seeking Volunteers
The UAH Rise School is looking to "grow" their volunteer base. If you are interested in volunteering at The UAH Rise School, please contact Deana Aumalis, Director, at 256.489.7512 or email:

» Export Compliance Presentation offered May 5
"International Traffic in Arms and Export Administration Act: Why it Matters to UAH," will be presented, Thursday, May 5, from 10 a.m., to 11:30 a.m. at the UAH Conference Training Center. Guest presenter will be Ariel Leinwand, Special Agent Bureau Of Industry and Security Office (BIS), Office of Export Enforcement. Attendees will receive credit for their required annual export training.  For those individuals with personnel security clearances this will count as required annual refresher security training. RSVP to

» New User Interface is coming to Canvas
Canvas will update its user interface on Thursday, May 5. While many features will continue to look and feel as they do now, others will change. The new interface is designed to be more responsive and should require fewer clicks for basic navigation. Additionally, the interface has been designed to be more usable for those on mobile devices and those requiring screen readers. The two main components of the new user interface will be the Dashboard and the Global Navigation Menu. Please contact the OIT Help Desk with any questions by emailing or by calling 256.824.3333.

» Summer & Fall 2016 Freshman Orientation

First-time freshmen (graduating high school seniors) planning to enroll for the Summer and/or Fall 2016 terms are required to attend Freshman Orientation.  Register Now. Schedule of events coming soon.  Each session begins at 12:30 p.m., on Day 1 and concludes on Day 2 at 1 p.m.

Sun.-Mon. May 22-23
Sun.-Mon. June 5-6
Mon.-Tues. June 13-14
Mon.-Tues. June 20-21
Sun.-Mon. June 26-27
Mon.-Tues. July 18-19
Thurs.-Fri. August 11-12 

*Each orientation session will provide Honors advising and information.

» Summer & Fall 2016 Transitions Orientation

Transfer, Second-Degree or Non-Traditional students planning to enroll for Summer and/or Fall 2016 terms are required to attend Transitions Orientation. Register Now. Schedule of events coming soon.  Each session begins at 8:30 a.m., and concludes no later than 2 p.m.

Tues. May 24
Thurs. June 23
Thurs. July 21
Thurs. August 4
Mon. August 8

» UAH to open Early Learning Center
The UAH Early Learning Center (ELC) will officially open on campus Wednesday, Aug. 17. The ELC is now accepting applications for enrollment. The early childhood education program will serve all learners from age nine months to school entry. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Before-School Care is offered from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., and After-School Care is offered from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The location is the site of University Place School at 4503 University Drive. The University Preschool Learning Center will no longer operate on the UAH campus as of Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.