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May 4 - May 10
UAH Spring Commencement speaker Frederiek Toney ('76 BSBA Management) challenged students to excel in their professional lives by being dynamic leaders. Toney and Huntsville businesswoman Dorothy S. Davidson were awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees.
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» UAH Rise School in national competition to win "Lily LightAide" computer for special needs children

» OIE sponsors Global Perspectives Institute

» UAH graduate Maria E. Torres to attend Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

A Celebration of Cultures
A Celebration of Cultures features food and soft drinks, music and free Salsa lessons, 6 p.m., to 10 p.m., in the University Center Exhibit Hall. Tickets are $10 each, UAH students free with student identification. Sponsored by the UAH Office of Diversity and the UAH Hispanic Student Organization.

OIE Global Perspectives Institute
Global Advocacy Training sponsored by the UAH Office of International Engagement, 5:30 p.m., Chan Auditorium room 125 in the College of Business Administration. Free and open to the public. Reservation required: email or call 314.737.6901. Website:

Leadercast® 2015: "The Brave Ones"
An essential behavior for any leader is the act of bravery. Join UAH as we explore The Brave Ones, a Leadercast® live simulcast event presented by the UAH Alumni Association. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., in the University Center Exhibit Hall.

Madison County Drinking Water Festival
May 12 - 13
Madison County's 18th Annual Drinking Water Festival for area fourth grade students will be held on the UAH campus in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology, mornings 8:50 a.m., to 11:45 a.m., and afternoons 10:45 a.m., to 1:30 p.m. The last day closes with a magic show.

May 12 - 14
Voting for the Rise School to win a Lily LightAide, an LED computer for children with learning disabilities is May 12-14. The UAH community is encouraged to vote for the Rise School's lesson plans via Facebook on May 12:

UAH Employee Picnic
2015 Employee Picnic, 11:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m., University Center Slab (in case of rain University Exhibit Hall). Advanced reservation required. No take outs. You must pick up your ticket at the picnic. Call 256.824.6063 or e-mail This event is sponsored by the Office of the President.

Department of Art & Art History Event
MAY 18 - June 12
Art show by Stefani Joseph: "Alice in Wonderland," is a show of fanciful and accomplished paintings by a Georgia artist.

Memorial Day Holiday Observed - UAH Closed

UAH Begins Four Day Work Week
EFFECTIVE DATES: May 27 - August 4

UAH Closed

» Scholars Institute 2015
» New Student Orientation - Select The Date
» UAH LEAD Program for the 2015/16 Academic Year

» New UAH Motor Pool Vehicles
A Ford Fusion Hybrid and a seven-passenger Ford Explorer are two new vehicles in the UAH Motor Pool fleet. These vehicles may be rented for official business from UAH Fleet Services. Contact Thresa Shelton at or call 256.824.6482 for information about rates.

» UAH Receives Grant for Colon Cancer Screening
The UAH Faculty/Staff Clinic recently received a grant from the Alabama Department of Health to screen employees for colon cancer. The screening test is FREE to employees. When UAH employees participate in the screening, or bring proof from their personal physician that a colonoscopy has been completed employees get a chance to win a $500 Target gift card. Colon screening kits may be picked-up at the UAH Faculty/Staff Clinic, in Wilson Hall Suite 327. For more information, please call the clinic at 256.824.2100. Click here to view poster

» New Country Comedy Presentation
Fair Trade Productions presents New Country, a comedy in two acts by Mark Roberts (Mike & Molly fame). The play will be presented in the Wilson Hall Theatre for eight special preview performances before its official opening Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Dates for the performances are Wednesday, April 29, Saturday, May 2, Wednesday, May 6, and Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by UAH. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $12 for seniors, and free for UAH students. For more information, visit: or call 256-824-6871.

» OSP Video Available for Viewing
The Office of Sponsored Programs “Tidbit Thursday Video” labeled “Non-Disclosure Agreements” is now available. The video may be viewed by clicking on the title or clicking “Tidbit Thursday Video.” and then the title on the OSP website. If you have any questions after viewing the video please contact Felecia Troupe at 256.824.2660.

» Helpful Reference Guide from Staff Senate
The UAH Staff Senate Communications Committee is pleased to announce the publication of the Staff Reference Guide, a quick reference for tips such as how to order business cards, which local vendors offer discounts, and what to know when hosting an event on campus. Please check it out: