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October 18 - October 23
Dr. Robert Frederick, Director UAH Propulsion Research Center presents Holley Britton ('96 BS, '10 PhD Engineering) with an Osprey model. The emotional presentation took place during the 25th anniversary dinner last Thursday.
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sport iconVolleyball vs Shorter
6:00 p.m.
sport iconIce Hockey vs Lake Superior State
7:07 p.m.
sport iconVolleyball vs Lee
2:00 p.m.
sport iconIce Hockey vs Lake Superior State
7:07 p.m.
sport iconVolleyball vs North Alabama
7:00 p.m.
sport iconVolleyball vs Valdosta State
7:00 p.m.
sport iconIce Hockey vs Alaska Fairbanks
7:07 p.m.
sport iconVolleyball vs West Florida
2:00 p.m.
sport iconVolleyball vs Tuskegee
4:00 p.m.
sport iconIce Hockey vs Alaska Fairbanks
7:07 p.m.
sport iconIce Hockey vs Bowling Green
7:07 p.m.
sport iconIce Hockey vs Bowling Green
7:07 p.m.
sport iconWomen's Basketball vs Trevecca Nazarene
5:30 p.m.
sport iconMen's Basketball vs Trevecca Nazarene
7:30 p.m.
sport iconIce Hockey vs Ferris State
7:07 p.m.
sport iconIce Hockey vs Ferris State
3:07 p.m.
sport iconWomen's Basketball vs West Georgia
5:30 p.m.
sport iconMen's Basketball vs West Georgia
7:30 p.m.
sport iconWomen's Basketball vs West Alabama
2:00 p.m.
sport iconMen's Basketball vs West Alabama
4:00 p.m.

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» Nichelle W. Nix GOMA Director to give keynote address at ALAHEDO Conference on UAH campus

» UAH welcomes Yaa Gyasi, author of "The New York Times" best-selling book "Homegoing"

Louis Salmon Library Seminar
"Staring into the Sun: Using NASA’s Free Data for Research," noon, Library room 214. NASA has a number of free resources available that can help you get the scientific data you need for your research, study, and hobbies. Doug Bolden will show you NASA’s online data sets and archival materials, as well as stuff from other government sites.

Louis Salmon Library Seminar
"LEGO Building Competition: Weird Science," show off your building skills at the Louis Salmon Library's first ever LEGO® competition. Build your original creation using your own LEGOs and bring it to the library for judging, display, prizes, and fun. Even if you are not competing, stop by and take a look at the entries! Creations should be submitted between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Judging will be at 2:30 p.m. Prizes and wrap-up party at 3:30pm. Contact Annie Matthys for more information.

Department of Music Event
Concert featuring guest pianist Jovanni de Petro, performing at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Recital Hall.  Free and open to the public.

UAH Study Abroad Fair
Event will offer students opportunities to learn about study abroad opportunities, 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., Charger Union Lobby. For more information: email

Business Careers at Boeing Panel Discussion
A panel discussion and Q&A with five diverse Boeing business employees, 5:30 p.m., Wilson Hall. Topics to be discussed "Career Advice, Boeing Huntsville Programs," and "Opportunities for Young Professionals." For more information:

Department of Music Event
Senior recital featuring UAH student Hannah Johnson, piano, 7:30 p.m., Roberts Hall. Free and open to the public.

UAH College of Nursing Hosts HOSA
More than 350 students from Health Occupations Students of America chapters across the state, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the College of Nursing Building. The students will tour the College of Nursing and explore nursing as a major.

Hero Hustle 5K Run and Information Fair
Sunday, Oct. 23, 8 a.m., Spragins Hall (1601 Ben Graves Drive). Hero Hustle is sponsored by the UAH Veteran's Network. Tickets and registration here.

UAH Theatre Presentation
"The Medium," Madame Flora - with the help of her daughter Monica and Toby, a mute servant - tries to cheat her clients through faked séances. Directed by Karen Young, Oct. 24, 26, and 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m., Wilson Theatre. General Admission: $15 Seniors/Students: $7 and UAH Students: Free with ID.

Art, Art History, and Design, AIA Society Lecture
"Old Excavations, New Data: The Oxen Project at Ur," presented by Dr. Tina Jongsma Greenfield, 12:45 p.m., Wilson Hall room 168. Greenfield is a Zooarchaeologist at The University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada). Event is free and open to the public.

Louis Salmon Library Seminar
"Why Does That Exist? Strange Archives on the Internet," 5:30 p.m. Library room 214. The internet is an...we will say, interesting place. In this session, Michael Manasco will highlight some niche and otherwise bizarre data sets and resources.

Art, Art History, and Design, AIA Society Public Talk
"ISIS: The Destruction of Archaeological Sites, and Saving Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria," presented by Dr. Tina Jongsma Greenfield, 7:30 p.m., in the Chan Auditorium. Greenfield is a Zooarchaeologist at The University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada).

UAH ODMA Hosts Fifth Annual ALAHEDO Conference
The UAH Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs hosts the Fifth Annual Alabama Association of Higher Education Diversity Officers, Conference Training Center and Student Services Building. Guest speakers include Nichelle Nix, and Kathy Obear, of Alliance for Change. For more information

Louis Salmon Library Seminar
"The Short, Nonsense Life of Your Average Clown Puppet," 7 p.m. Library room 111. Thomas Ligotti is a highly influential writer of weird fiction whose short stories deal with themes of nihilism, humanism, anti-humanism, despair, creativity, and surrealism. Doug Bolden will look at some of Ligotti's most powerful tales. A short film will follow the talk.

Office of Sponsored Programs Seminar
"Fundamentals of Proposal Budget Preparation," 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Von Braun Research Hall M-50. Presenters Gloria Greene and Bob Lindquist. To register:

Boeing New Business Challenge Round 1
Open to ALL undergraduates students, the Boeing New Business Challenge will award the winners with $13,000 in scholarships. Phase I. Poster presentation pitching the business concept 1 p.m., BAB Atrium and front lawn. For more information about the Boeing New Business Challenge, visit

UAH Discovery Days
Designed for high school seniors and transfer students, Discovery Days showcases different elements of the Charger experience by letting participants attend a session about your prospective major, take a tour, learn about campus life, 8:30 a.m., to 3 p.m., Charger Union Theater. Register now for discovery day.

Department of Music Event
UAH "Tuba Euphonium Ensemble: Octubafest Spooktacular," 6 p.m., to 7 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. For more information,

OSP Halloween DISCO
All faculty and staff are invited to attend a Halloween DISCO, 2 p.m., to 4 p.m., VBRH Suite E, 32nd annual Halloween Bash sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Come dressed in your 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, polyester attire. Prizes will be given to the best costume.

» UAH United Way Campaign – "Be the Solution"
» UAH Homecoming
» Halloween Disco for all Faculty & Staff

» UAH Individual Retirement Counseling Dates
Retirement counseling dates for TIAA-CREF Voluntary Retirement Plans are Oct. 25 and 26 and Dec. 14. To schedule an appointment, please visit:  or call 1-800-732-8353.  For VALIC consultations Thursdays or by appointment, please call 256.337.9758 to schedule an appointment. See the TRS Planning for Retirement site to get more information. If you have questions, you may contact Human Resources at 256.824.6545.

» Flu Shots Available at FSC
The UAH Faculty and Staff Clinic has flu shots. The cost is $20. Please call 256.824.2100 to make an appointment. The clinic is located in Wilson Hall, third floor, Suite 327. More information can be found at:

» UAH Counseling Center's "Walk it Out"
What is "Walk it Out?" An informal group that meets to walk and talk about what's going on in our lives. Sponsored by the UAH Counseling Center, participants meet twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:20 a.m., to 12:30 p.m, beginning at the Counseling Center.

» Celebrating 50 Years of Music at UAH
The 2016-2017 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of UAH's Department of Music. Please join us as we commemorate this landmark occasion with a year-long Golden Jubilee celebration. Check out the details

» UAH Family Weekend
Family Weekend at UAH is designed to honor parents, grandparents, siblings, and all extended family members, Oct. 21-23, 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., UAH campus. Family Weekend is free to students and their families. A reservation is required. See a full schedule of events at

» Guidance Counselor Breakfast
High School Guidance Counselors are invited to learn more about UAH! At this event you will:
  • Receive giveaways
  • Find out NEW information about UAH
  • Hear from UAH representatives
  • Enjoy a complimentary breakfast
Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 8:30 a.m., (8 a.m. check-in) Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park 8 Perimeter Park S.  /  Birmingham, AL 35243 Register now for guidance counselor breakfast.

» UAH Overnight Campus Visits
Overnight campus visits are now available for high school seniors who are admitted to UAH! You will be hosted on campus by a current UAH student, and the Office of Admissions will put together your schedule according to your specific interests. While on campus, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Stay overnight with a student host in a residence hall
  • Attend campus events
  • Sit in on a current UAH class
  • Meet a professor or staff member in your area of study
  • Go on a campus tour
Sunday, Oct. 30, and Monday, Oct. 31 Wednesday, Nov, 16, and Thursday, Nov. 17 Register now for an overnight campus visit.

» UAH Theatre Presentation: "Proof"
Catherine, a gifted mathematician, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, her father's former student. The play is by David Auburn and directed by Karen Baker, Nov. 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 13 and 20 at 2:30 p.m. . General Admission: $15 Seniors/Students: $7 and UAH Students: Free with ID. * Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.

» Grant Winners Seminars
Sponsored by the Office for Research and Economic Development, Nov. 10 and 11, Chan Auditorium. Open to all UAH faculty, staff and researchers and graduate students. Registration is required. Seminars are presented by Dr. Robert Porter. Thursday seminars include "Building the NSF Grant Proposal" and "U.S. Department of Education Grants." Friday's seminars include "Building the NIH Grant Proposal" and "Grants in the Humanities and Social Sciences." Watch your UAH email for detailed information.

» UAH Discovery Days
Designed for high school seniors and transfer students, Discovery Days showcases different elements of the Charger experience by letting participants attend a session about your prospective major, take a tour, learn about campus life, on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8:30 a.m., to 3 p.m., Charger Union Theater. Register now for discovery day.