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July 27 - August 2
Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle proclaimed July 27, as Dr. William Emrich Day. Emrich, a part-time lecturer at UAH received the national honor today for his work in nuclear thermal rocket propulsion at AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2015 in Orlando.
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Go. Learn. Be.
» UAH alumnus Johnny Stephenson Named Strategic Planning Chief at Marshall Space Flight Center

» Nagendra Singh UAH Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Engineering Dies

» UAH 2015-16 Parking Permits Now Available

Office of Diversity Public Forum
A public forum to promote mutual understanding, dignity and respect hosted by the UAH Office of Diversity, 6:30 p.m., Charger Union Theater. Co-sponsored by the Huntsville Area Inclusive Community Initiative, City of Huntsville Office of Multicultural Affairs and the UAH Office of Diversity. Free and open to the public.

Four Day Work Week through Aug. 4

UAH Alumni Association Annual Meeting, Awards Presentation
Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Alumni of Achievement Awards Presentation, 5:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., Wilson Hall Auditorium (first floor), Reception immediately following. Please reserve your seat online:

T.R.U.E. Chargers Event
T-shirt trade-up event 11 a.m., to 1 p.m., Charger Union Lobby. Bring a high school or another college tee to trade in for a new UAH T-shirt.

Taste of Huntsville
See what Huntsville has to offer without ever leaving campus. You'll have a chance to sample food items, collect giveaways, and receive information from cell phone providers, banks, and other local merchants. This is a family friendly event that we hope you won't miss! Charger Union Lawn beginning at 4 p.m., to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

Move in Day BBQ
Stop by the Pike house after you move in and grab FREE food while getting to know the gentleman of Pi Kappa Alpha, 7 p.m., to 9 p.m., Greek Row. Sponsored by Pi Kappa Alpha.

Charger Spirit Night
Student Life, Association for Campus Entertainment, Student Government Association and Spirit Groups, sponsor an evening full of Charger Pride. Take part in rich campus traditions. Charger Spirit Night concludes with a show stopping performance, 7:30 p.m., Spragins Hall.

Honors College: Meet Your Mentor
Honors Students will meet their mentors and then work together to beat challenges, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Frank Franz Courtyard.

Education for ALL
School kits will be assembled to send around the world. Sponsored by the College of Engineering, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Engineering Building room 258. The Education for ALL movement is a global commitment to provide quality basic education for all children, youth and adults.

Research and Creative Experience Open House
Research and Creative Experience Open House, visit historic Von Braun Research Hall and explore student research opportunities. All majors welcome, 2 p.m., Von Braun Research Hall.

New Faculty Orientation
UAH New Faculty Orientation, 8:30 a.m., to 3:30 p.m., Louis Salmon Library, room 111.

New Faculty Orientation
UAH New Faculty Orientation (Research), 8:30 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., Von Braun Research Hall, room M 50.

Cooperative Education Kick-Off
Third annual Cooperative Education kick-off. Learn about the program and meet some of our employers. Food, fun and T-shirts, 11 a.m., University Center Exhibit Hall.

UAH Faculty Convocation
Fall Convocation, 6:30 p.m., Campus Greenway Charger Union Lawn.

President's Picnic
President's Picnic, 7:30 p.m., Campus Greenway Charger Union Lawn.

UAH fall semester classes begin.

Employment and Leadership Expo
Campus Employment and Leadership Expo is a great opportunity for students to meet representatives from UAH departments and organizations interested in hiring students, 11 a.m., Charger Union Lobby.

Welcome Back Picnic
UAH Employee Welcome Back Picnic, 5 p.m., to 7 p.m., UAH Greenway.

Helping Hands for Huntsville
Reach out to the Huntsville community and volunteer with fellow UAH members for a morning of service, 8 a.m., University Center Parking Lot. Lunch will be provided to participants at the end of service.

UAH Saturday classes begin.

» My Social Security Creating an Online Account
» Teacher's Retirement System Information Portal

» The UAH Rise School has Limited Openings for 2015-16
The UAH Rise School has limited openings for enrollment of children ages 12 months to five years for the 2015-16 school year. The UAH Rise School is located on Technology Drive on the university's campus. Each classroom includes typically developing children and children with developmental delays or disabilities. Each classroom is staffed by two teachers with optimal teacher-child ratios. The school day is from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with an extended child care option available daily until 5:30 p.m. The school also serves as a practicum site for UAH undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in a variety of fields, such as education and nursing. For additional information or to schedule a tour of the school, please contact the Director, Deana Aumalis, at 256.489.7512 or email:

» TIAA-CREF Retirement Counseling Dates
Individual retirement dates for Voluntary Retirement Plans are Aug. 19 and 20. Please call 800.732.8353 to schedule an appointment. Information regarding retirement seminars offered by The Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama can be found here:  If you have questions, you may contact Human Resources at 256-824-6640.

» VALIC Retirement Counseling Dates
Thursdays or by appointment. Please call 256.337.9758 to schedule an appointment. Information regarding retirement seminars offered by The Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama can be found at this link. If you have questions, you may contact Human Resources at 256.824.6640.

» OIT Adobe Connect Meeting

Adobe Connect Meeting is a web conferencing solution available to UAH Faculty and Staff from OIT. It offers immersive online meeting experiences from small group collaboration to large scale webinars. Hosts can use it to:

  • Collaborate, host, and present directly from mobile devices
  • Meet using a personalized always-on URL and brand-able environment
  • Quickly create additional online meeting rooms with templates

  • Store files, documents, layouts and notes for easy reuse
Administrator and User Training is available from OIT.
For more information, please see the listing in Chargerware at:

» Staff Lunch Preview Day
The Dining Services team would like to invite you to attend a Staff Lunch Preview Day on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m., until 1 p.m. at the Charger Cafe located in the Conference Training Center. We would like to extend a special $5 lunch door rate to come and try out our dining experience as well as an early sneak preview to Fried Chicken Wednesday before the Fall semester begins. You will have an opportunity to hear about meal plan options that are available to you for the upcoming academic year. Should you decide to sign up for a meal plan on this day, you will receive $20 FREE in additional dollars! All attendees will be entered into a raffle drawing taking place at noon for a chance to win one of 10 $25 FREE Dining Dollars gift cards to spend at all of our dining locations on campus! We appreciate all that you do on campus and we look forward to seeing you! Please let us know if you are coming by emailing: