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July 28 - August 3
UAH recently partnered with RISE School. RISE provides educational services to children with and without developmental disabilities. Shown (l to r) Caroline Bradford (RISE director), and Dr. Beth Quick (UAH Chair and Professor of Education).
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About UAH Headlines
UAH Headlines is a service of the Office of Marketing and Communications, and is distributed weekly to all faculty and staff.

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As a rule, announcements will not be repeated unless they are deemed by the Office of Marketing and Communications to be of significant importance to the campus community as to outweigh other considerations.

Go. Learn. Be.
» UAH America Reads / Math Counts Program marks 17 years of success

» UAH Chargerettes take superior ratings at UDA Camp

Welcome Center/Student Services Building Informational Session
Discussion (short and long term plans) of the building project and parking accommodations, 11 a.m., till noon, Charger Union Theatre.

Welcome Center/Student Services Building Informational Session
Discussion (short and long term plans) of the building project and parking accommodations, 2 p.m., to 3 p.m., Charger Union Theatre.

Inflatable Fun
Stop by the Charger Union from 11:30 a.m., to 2 p.m., Charger Union lawn and join ACE for a little afternoon fun to liven up the day!

UAH Leadership Workshop
Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Assistant and Associate Deans attend, 8:30 a.m., to 2 p.m. Wilson Hall (room 168). Guest presenter Dr. Tim Renick, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success, and University Vice Provost at Georgia State University.

UAH Leadership Workshop
Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Assistant and Associate Deans attend,8:30 a.m.,till noon, Wilson Hall (room 168). Guest presenter M. Chad Tindol, Director of Risk Management for The University of Alabama System.

University Housing Move-In
All university residence halls will open for students to move in, 9 a.m., to 10 p.m. Faculty, staff, and current students will be on hand to help students get settled.

Taste of Huntsville
Check out great food vendors in Huntsville, also get information from cell phone providers, banks and other local merchants, great giveaways and prizes, University Exhibit Hall, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sponsored by Student Affairs.

Education for All
Join College of Engineering faculty, staff, and students in assembling school kits that will be distributed around the world, enabling learning for students of all ages, 3 p.m., to 5 p.m., Engineering Building (room 258).

It's All Greek to Me
Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, but unsure of the process for membership? Join us in the Charger Union Theater, 3 p.m., to 4 p.m., to hear members explain the recruitment and intake process and answer any questions. Sponsored by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

New Faculty Orientation
UAH New Faculty Orientation, 7:30 a.m., to 1:45 p.m., Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 301).

College of Liberal Arts Open House
Stop by Morton Hall between 9 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.. to chat with College of Liberal Arts faculty. Enjoy free coffee and donuts, and don't forget to enter the drawing for a chance to win a Dunkin' Donuts gift card.

Veterans Meet and Mingle
Connect with new and returning student veterans. Make friends and ease your transition from the military into college, and enhance your experience at UAH, Charger Union (room 227), from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the UAH Veterans Network.

The UAH Commuter Experience
Meet other commuter students attending UAH. Network with experienced commuter students, and find ways to get involved on campus. The group will meet in the Charger Union Game Room, (first floor) explore the Get Involved Fair, 4 p.m., to 6:30 p.m. Also meet later for UAH Fall Convocation.

Fall Convocation
UAH Annual Fall Convocation Ceremony, 6:30 p.m., campus greenway.

President's Picnic
The President's Picnic will be from 7:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m., campus greenway. Food! Fun! Festivities! Great food, live music, and a chance to mingle with friends, faculty, and staff. Don't forget your Charger ID card!

Deadline for Headlines submission
Due to the Labor Day Holiday the deadline for UAH Headlines submissions for the week of Sept. 4-10, will be Wednesday, August 20 at noon. E-mail submissions to:

Cheryl Goldsledger Art Exhibit
AUGUST 20 - SEPTEMBER 15. Internationally renowned artist Cheryl Goldsleger Exhibit, Wilson Hall Art Gallery (first-floor). This event is sponsored by the UAH Philosophy Department and the Humanities Center's Eminent Scholar Program.

Alumni Association Meeting and Awards Presentation
The UAH Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Alumni of Achievement Awards Presentation, 5:30 p.m., Wilson Hall Auditorium Wilson Hall Auditorium ( Reception immediately following meeting.

Welcome Back Cookout
UAH President's Faculty/Staff Welcome Back Cookout, 5 p.m., to 7 p.m., university greenway.

Faculty Deadline for Digital Measures Material
UAH faculty members are encouraged to enter creative materials via Digital Measures (DM). The software tool will serve as a central repository for full-time faculty publications, creative works, and instructional activities.

UAH closed for Labor Day
UAH will be closed for the Labor Day holiday. The university will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 2.

» July Clinic Corner
» UAH Chargers 2014 Summer Camps
» TRS Retirement Preparation Seminars

» UAH and EHI Signing Ceremony
UAH and The Energy Huntsville Initiative (EHI) are collaborating to support development of the North Alabama Regional Energy Center of Excellence and to jointly satisfy their energy objectives. A memorandum of understanding will be signed by UAH President Robert Altenkirch and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle at the Shelby Center for Technology on Thursday, July 31, at 1: 30 p.m. EHI was launched by Mayor Battle to expand on the city’s space and missile technology expertise and focus on the growing energy market sector. A volunteer-based non-profit collaborative of over 200 companies in the energy market, EHI focuses intellectual capital on the energy sector with the goal of supporting Huntsville’s economic growth.

» UAH faculty members are encouraged to enter creative materials via Digital Measures by Aug. 31
The UAH Offices of the Provost and Information Technology have been working together to implement Digital Measures (DM), a software tool that will serve as a central repository for the publications, creative works, and instructional activities of full-time faculty members. Log in to the system and begin entering your information here: If you don't know your credentials, simply click the "Request Your Password" link at the lower right of the log in screen. Please contact Mary McManus ( for more information.

» PlayFair!
PLAYFAIR! is unlike anything else you have experienced. It's entertainment! It's interactive! It's fun! It’s a great way to reconnect with Orientation Leaders. It's the perfect way to develop new friendships. PlayFair is a powerful program for campus unity and school spirit. This event is a must during WOW Participants receive a FREE lunch afterwards. The event is Saturday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m., Charger Union lawn (rain location University Center Exhibit Hall).

» Helping Hands for Huntsville
Reach out to the Huntsville community and volunteer with fellow UAH members for a morning of service, on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 8 a.m., to noon (rain location University Center lobby). Meet at the University Center Slab. Lunch will be provided to participants at the end of service. Register online at: Sponsored by Volunteer Chargers.

» Family Fun Day!
Let's have some FUN! Bring your whole family and join us for an afternoon of games, snacks, prizes, and a family-friendly movie in the Charger Union Theater, 2 p.m., to 4 p.m. Kids of all ages welcome! Sponsored by Student Affairs, Women's Studies, and the Non-Traditional Women's Network.

» Charger Spirit Night
An evening full of Charger Pride with performances by UAH cheerleaders, pep band, and dance team, 7:30 p.m., Spragins Hall. Take part in rich campus traditions learning chants and the University's fight song, led by Blue Crew and our very own Charger Blue! Remaining WOW prizes will also be awarded. You may be the winner of a free meal plan or in-state tuition (MUST be present to win). Show your pride and find out tonight! Sponsored by the Association for Campus Entertainment.

» VALIC Individual Retirement Counseling
VALIC Individual Retirement Counseling for UAH employees Thursdays or by appointment. Please call 256.337.9758 to schedule an appointment. All sessions will be held in Shelbie King Hall room 102. If you need more information, you may contact Human Resources at 256.824.6640.

» TIAA-CREF Individual Retirement Counseling
UAH employees call toll free 800.732.8353 to schedule an appointment. Sessions will be held Tuesday, June 24, and Tuesday, July 15, in Shelbie King Hall, room 102. For additional information, you may refer to the Retirement Counseling website. If you have questions, you may contact Human Resources at 256.824.6640.

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