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May 23 - May 31
The UAH History Department and the M. Louis Salmon Library recently hosted a National History Day seminar for area public school teachers. After the seminar, library archivist Drew Adan led teachers on a tour of the Archives Department.
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» Susan McCreless, longtime UAH Louis Salmon librarian to retire

TIAA-CREF Individual Retirement Counseling
Go on-line or call 1.800.732.8353. See the TRS Planning for Retirement site to get information regarding retirement seminars and counseling appointments. If you have questions, you may contact Human Resources at 256.824.6545.

2017 UAH Summer Flex Work Schedule Begins

VALIC Individual Retirement Counseling
Sessions Thursdays or by appointment. Go on-line or call 1.800.732.8353. See the TRS Planning for Retirement site to get information regarding retirement seminars and counseling appointments.  If you have questions, you may contact Human Resources at 256.824.6545.

UAH Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

UAH first five-week classes begin

UAH 10-week classes begin

Pass the Torch Lecture
The Huntsville AL L5 Society and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center presents the Pass the Torch Lecture "The Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer: An Overview of the Mission and its Science," presented by Dr. Martin Weisskopf, 5:30 p.m., to 6:30 p.m., space center National Geographic Theater. Free and open to the public. Weisskopf is NASA/MSFC Chief Scientist for X-Ray Astronomy. More

UAH Summer Reading Programs Discounted
UAH has partnered with the Institute of Reading Development to offer Summer Reading Programs on-campus for the university community ages four years to adult. Each class is age-specific--designed to meet the learning needs of participants while emphasizing the joy of reading. UAH employees and their families can register at the discounted tuition rate of $239, a savings of $60 per course. Summer programs meet once a week for five weeks, starting in June. Specific dates and curriculum will vary based on the participant's age. To register or for more information, visit or contact Fathia Hardy at 256-824-2808.

Charger Engineer Explorers Camp
June 5 - 9
"Charger Engineer Explorers," for rising fifth and sixth graders, morning session 8 a.m to noon, evening session 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information

Cyber-Charged Explorers, Cyber Charged Trailblazers
June 5 - 9
Explorers: Rising 5th and 6th Graders
Trailblazers: Rising 8th Graders, Girls Only.
For more information visit

Charger Engineer Adventurers
June 12 - 16
"Cyber-Charged Trailblazers," for rising eighth grade GIRLS, all day 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No fee. Student application.

OLLI Summer Class: It Happened in Alabama
June 13, 20, 27
Summer program presentation for adults 50+ "It Happened in Alabama," (course number C61M1708), Tuesdays, June 13, 20, 27, 1 p.m., to 2:30 p.m. Hear author and local historian Jacque Reeves tell about where "all the bones are buried,” and the secrets that lie beneath the surface in North Alabama. Reeves will delight listeners with a three-part series, beginning with one Alabama event that sent shockwaves across the United States. All classes will be held on the UAH campus. REGISTER EARLY! Seating is limited and on a first-come basis. Membership questions? Contact OLLI at 256.824.6183 or

UAH SBDC/PTAC Seminar "Understanding the SBA Loan Programs"
"Understanding the SBA Loan Programs,"Wednesday, June 14, from 9 a.m., to 11 a.m., the Chamber of Commerce Huntsville/Madison County. Understanding how the Small Business Administration works is the first step towards receiving assistance. If you’re planning to start a business or expand an existing business, you might need financing help. SBA can help facilitate a loan for you with a third party lender, guarantee a bond, or help you find venture capital. Follow this link to sign up.

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop
The $tart $mart WAGE Project workshop 8:30 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., Student Services Building room 201. Workshop teaches young women how to determine what employers are paying for jobs after graduation and how to negotiate for higher wages.  Sponsored by the UAH Office of Career Services and AAUW. Current students and alumni please log into Charger Path to RSVP your attendance. Faculty and staff please send an e-mail to Career Services ( to RSVP your attendance.

UAHComplete Open House
Join us for an Open House for the UAHComplete adult degree completion program.

Staff Senate Monthly Meeting
All staff employees are welcome to attend staff senate meetings, 11 a.m. to noon, Student Services Building room 201. Please also feel free to submit comments through our Staff Senate Inquiry Form.

UAH Hockey Alumni Game
Alumni hockey game Huntsville Ice Plex, 6 p.m. For more information: Register for Alumni hockey game.

2017 UAH Hockey Frenchy Open
The UAH Hockey family cordially invites you to the 2017 UAH Hockey Frenchy Open, a fundraiser for the UAH Hockey program. Registration is now open! UAH Hockey Golf Outing, 8 a.m., Hampton Cove. For more information: To register for UAH Hockey Golf Outing.

UAH closed in observance of Independence Day

UAH second five-week classes begin

Cyber-Charged Trailblazers
July 10 - 14
"Cyber-Charged Trailblazers," for rising ninth graders, all day 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No fee. Student application.

OLLI Summer Class: Smithsonian Picturing America
Summer program presentation for adults 50+ "Smithsonian Picturing America," (course number C61M1715) Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26, and Aug. 2, from 9:30 a.m., to 11 a.m. Explore America's stories through a highly interactive, artwork-driven video conferences. Begin the four-part series with a review of the language of art, focusing on analysis, interpretation, and critique. Move on to Early America to learn how Americans transformed themselves from colonists to citizens. Wars at Home and Abroad will cover the Civil War through WWII. Contemporary Life art features the transformation of Americans entering the post-War era. All classes will be held on the UAH campus. REGISTER EARLY! Seating is limited and on a first-come basis. Membership questions? Contact OLLI at 256.824.6183 or

UAH Charger Preview
Charger Preview is designed for high school juniors and sophomores and their parents, the event is a great chance for students to gain a quick overview of the Charger experience. At Charger Preview, students will:
  • Speak with representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, and various student services
  • Learn valuable information about the admission process and scholarship opportunities
  • Take a student-led campus tour featuring our suite-style residence halls
  • Attend an academic browsing fair
  • Enjoy a complimentary meal with UAH students
Saturday, July 22, Check-in: 8:30 a.m., Charger Union, 4705 Holmes Avenue \ Huntsville, AL 35899 REGISTER NOW FOR CHARGER PREVIEW