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UAH students speed through the inflatable Slip 'n' Slide. The ACE sponsored event also featured hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks and snacks.

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» UAH Fall WOW (Week of Welcome) Events

» UAH 2014-2015 Parking Permits Now Available

UAH Fall Transitions Orientation
Students who are Transfer, Second-Degree or Non-Traditional for Fall 2014 entry. Classes Begin August 20. See a schedule of events for Transitions New Student Orientation here:

Video Game Night
Charger Union E-Gaming Lounge, 7 a.m., to 9 p.m.
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Just Move It (JMI) Focus Group meeting
The JMI Focus Group meets from 4 p.m., to 5 p.m., in the Spragins Hall Varsity room 109. JMI coordinators and program participants will discuss possible changes to the program. For more information, please contact Liz Redding at 256.824.6007.

Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library Friends Speaker Series
Molly W. Johnson, associate professor of History and director of the Women's Studies Program at UAH, will give the talk "The Great War on the Home Front," 6 p.m., at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library. Johnson will discuss the roles of women during World War I.

Moonlight Movies: Muppets Most Wanted
It's BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket) for this evening event. ACE presents: "Muppets Most Wanted," at 8 p.m., Charger Union lawn.

UAH Fall Transitions Orientation
Students who are Transfer, Second-Degree or Non-Traditional for Fall 2014 entry. Classes Begin August 20. See a schedule of events for Transitions New Student Orientation here:

Office of Research Security Open House
The Office of Research Security (ORS) recently moved to Von Braun Research Hall (VBRH) Annex D (behind VBRH access from the South parking lot). ORS will host an open house event from 2 p.m., to 4 p.m. Please come and visit the new ORS location.

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!

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).

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.

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

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

» July Clinic Corner
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» Just Move It Focus Group
The UAH Health and Physical Education Department sponsors of the university's annual campus-wide Just Move It (JMI) fitness competition, will conduct a focus group meeting on Tuesday, July 22 from 4 p.m., to 5 p.m., in the Spragins Hall Varsity Room 109. All JMI participants are invited to attend the meeting. If you are not able to attend the meeting, but would like to contribute suggestions, please email Please forward questions to Liz Redding at 256.824.6007.

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» 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.

» UAH faculty encouraged to enter creative materials via Digital Measures before Aug. 31
The UAH Office of the Provost and the Office of Information technology have been working together to implement Digital Measures, 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.

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