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August 24 - August 30
Rapper, singer and songwriter T-Pain (Faheem Rashad Najm) wowed the crowd at UAH on Aug. 15. The concert was part of the university's fall Week of Welcome festivities.
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Go. Learn. Be.
» UAH welcomes Dr. Jae H. Park Associate Professor of Information Systems, College of Business Administration

» Northrop Grumman, UAH create new collegiate mentorship program for STEM majors

» College of Business Administration hosts Fall 2015 Entrepreneurs Roundtable: "The Business of Cybersecurity"

» UAH Department of Art, Art History and Design hosts art show: "Precarious: The Dangerous Practice of Uncertainty"

» UAH 2015-16 Parking Permits Now Available

Tutoring and Writing Program Opens
The Student Success Center's Tutoring and Writing Program opens today for all UAH students. Fall hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For covered courses, visit our website.

Bid Protests for Federal Government Contractors registration open, UAH Conference Training Center, 10 a.m. to noon. Please visit:

Louis Salmon Library Street Fair
Have fun, eat food, and participate in fun activities along with informative ones to teach you about the library. Events include: Old Time Photo Booth, Live Music, hot dogs and hamburgers. On the Greenway outside the library and inside, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium
"Traveling Wave Solutions for Diffusive Predator-Prey Systems," presented by Dr. Wenzhang Huang, 3 p.m., to 4 p.m., Shelby Center room 219. Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m. in 201 suite landing.

SecretMeals Shuffle Glow 5K
The Alabama Credit Union's annual SecretMeals Shuffle Glow 5K, on the UAH campus. Race starts at 8 p.m., early registration $25, Race Day Registration $35. Race proceeds benefit SecretMeals for hungry children. Music. Food. Family Activities. Visit to register today.

Art Exhibition: "Precarious: The Dangerous Practice of Uncertainty"
Open Gallery Hours for "Precarious: The Dangerous Practice of Uncertainty," a members’ exhibition of the Alabama Women’s Caucus for Art. Union Grove Gallery, noon to 4 p.m.

Department of Music Faculty Recital
Faculty Recital featuring Debi Loach (percussion), 3 p.m., Roberts Hall. Loach will be joined by Nashville Symphony Orchestra percussionist, Rich Graber, and the UAH Percussion Ensemble will perform works by Bach, Green, and Tompkins. For more information 256.824.6436.

Sunday Cinema: Jurassic World
Sunday Cinema: "Jurassic World," 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., Charger Union Theater.

Society of Women Engineers: Sweethearts Social
The UAH Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) presents their annual Fall Social and Info Session, Sweethearts Social, 7 p.m, to 8:30 p.m., Shelby Center room 107. All UAH students are welcome. Come meet the new executive board, learn about the new SWE, and participate in chapter voting, Refreshments and prizes.

Online Career Prep Workshop
Prepare for the upcoming UAH Career Fair by joining in a series of one-on-one online text-based chats with fellow alumni and other experienced professionals. Get your resume reviewed, discuss interview tips, and receive answers to general career questions. Register here:

North Alabama ASME Monthly Meeting
The North Alabama Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will host their first fall meeting at 11:30 a.m., in Von Braun Research Hall room M-50 on the UAH campus. Dr. Morgan Abney, Marshall Space Flight Center will present her research in Atmosphere Revitalization and Recovery for the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems on the International Space Station. For lunch reservations, call Dave Vermilion at 256-544-8463 or email

Student Leadership and Diversity Advocates Roundtable Discussion
Event held monthly. We offer space to talk about issues of social justice, diversity, and multiculturalism, 5:30 p.m., to 6:30 p.m., Frank Franz Hall Multipurpose Room. This is where clubs and organizations meet to share co-sponsorship and upcoming events. Free food, fun, fellowship, games and door prizes!

UAH closed in Observance of Labor Day.

CBA Entrepreneurs Roundtable Series
The UAH College of Business Administration presents the 2015 Entrepreneurs Roundtable Series "The Business of Cybersecurity," 5:30 p.m., CBA, Chan Auditorium. Open to the public.

UAH Career Fair
The UAH Career Fair 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., University Fitness Center on the UAH campus. Professional attire required. Open exclusively to UAH students and alumni. Alumni no registration required.

UAH English Department and Humanities Center Lecture
Public lecture by Eminent Scholar Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., "The Alien and the Animal," 5 p.,m., Shelby Center 107. Ronay is Professor of English at DePauw University.

UAH Louis Salmon Fall Refined Researchers Seminar
"Citation Management Basics," instructor Ron Schwertfeger, library room 214, 5:30 p.m. Open to the UAH community. For more information:

UAH SBDC/PTAC Seminar "Basics of QuickBooks"
College of Business Administration Chan Auditorium, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please visit:

UAH Louis Salmon Fall Refined Researchers Seminars
"Citation Management Zotero," instructor Ron Schwertfeger, library room 214, 5:30 p.m. Open to UAH community. For more information:

UAH, HSO, and HCCA present "Sea Symphony"
The UAH Chorus joins the Huntsville Community Chorus and the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Vaughan Williams’ epic "Sea Symphony," 7:30 p.m., at the Von Braun Center. For more information 256.824.6436.

The Huntsville Chamber Winds performs Stravinsky
UAH faculty members (Conductor) David Ragsdale and (Pianist) Melody Ng perform the works of Stravinsky with the Huntsville Chamber Winds and the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. For more information 256.824.6436.

Student Recital featuring Stephanie Scott (percussion).
Scott presents a senior percussion recital, 7:30 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. For more information 256.824.6436.

UAH SBDC/PTAC Seminar Advanced QuickBooks I
College of Business Administration Chan Auditorium, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please visit:

UAH Louis Salmon Fall Refined Researchers Seminars
"Citation Management EndNote," instructor Ron Schwertfeger, library room 214, 5:30 p.m. Open to UAH community. For more information:

Student Recital featuring Dominick Desta (baritone)
Roberts Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. For more information 256.824.6436.

UAH Family Weekend Fall 2015
Sept. 25 - 27 Students and their families can participate in a variety of scheduled activities, enjoy campus, and explore the city of Huntsville. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to spend time together:

Sunday Cinema: "Minions"
UAH Sunday movie "Minions," 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., Charger Union Theater

» ACU SecretMeals Shuffle Glow 5K
» My Social Security Creating an Online Account
» Teacher's Retirement System Information Portal

» Elsevier Expo at UAH's Louis Salmon Library
The Louis Salmon Library will host representatives from Elsevier to talk about Scopus, Mendeley, and ScienceDirect, on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Join us to find out how these important research tools can aid you in your research. Events include:
  • Scopus Demo and Workshop
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Library room 205
  • Lunch with ScienceDirect Showcase
11:30 a.m., to 1 p.m., Library room 205
  • Mendeley Demo and Training
 (with additional, brief Scopus and ScienceDirect overview)
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Shelby Hall SST room 301 (Faculty Lounge).
Snacks and drinks provided. For more information, contact

» UAH's SBDC Moves to Chamber of Commerce Building
The UAH Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has moved to the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce Building (downtown Huntsville). The new address is UAH SBDC/PTAC; The Chamber of Commerce Huntsville/Madison County; 225 Church Street Suite 319; Huntsville, AL 35801. SBDC staff include Foster Perry, Director/, and Mary Jane Fleming, Procurement Counselor, The UAH SBDC and PTAC serve seven Alabama counties; Limestone, Madison, Morgan, Cullman, Jackson, Marshall and Dekalb. For detailed information, please visit:

» The UAH Rise School Fully Enrolled for 2015-16
The UAH Rise School is now fully enrolled! Located on Technology Drive on the university's campus, each classroom includes typically developing children and children with developmental delays or disabilities. 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:

» 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 If you have questions, you may contact Human Resources at 256.824.6640.

» Contact the OIT Help Desk for Technical Assistance
Did you know that you can reach out to the Office of Information Technology any hour of the day or night for IT help? We offer 24/7 phone support even on the holidays! We want to encourage you to always use our central phone number, 256-824-3333. You can also reach us during business hours by sending an email to You can also browse the documentation and news articles on the OIT Help Center at We're here to help!

» RCEU Students Poster Session Summary
The annual Research and Creative Experiences for Undergraduates (RCEU) Program poster-session summarizing the work the students completed over the summer is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4, from 2 p.m., to 4 p.m., in the faculty lounge at the Shelby Center room 301. For more information, please contact Dr. Bernhard Vogler, UAH Associate Professor and Assistant Director Alabama High Field NMR Laboratory Department of Chemistry, 256.824.6267 or Fax: 1.256.824.6349.