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January 11 - January 17
The "Quilted Vessels" sculpture is on display in front of the UAH Student Services Building. The abstract work in metal and wood was designed by Tuscaloosa-based sculptor, Craig Wedderspoon.
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» Meet Mallie Hale, UAH Senior Director of Alumni Relations

» UAH Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program

» UAH Department of English and HLA co-sponsor American Shakespeare Center Tour

» UAH 2017 JMI, Fitbit Challenge begins in two weeks!

Department of Art and Art History and Design Event
"New Walks in an Old Field, Works by Jana Harper," through Feb. 2, Louis Salmon Art Gallery. Reception Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information:

Department of Art and Art History and Design Event
"Screenprinting Art and Pizza," Students from the Art Club will be screenprinting t-shirts in the gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Union Grove Gallery. Free pizza will be served from noon to 2 p.m. For more information:

UAH MLK Commemoration Program
Guest speaker Judge Glenda Hatchett, founding partner of the law firm The Hatchett Firm, PC will give the keynote address. Special music performance by In One Accord, 4 p.m., Conference Training Center Exhibit Hall. Free and open to the public.

UAH Dare to Dream Seminar
"LPC Supervisor's Training Series," 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration 7 a.m., to 7:45 a.m., Wilson Hall room 168. For more information:

Department of Music Event
Double Reed Day in Roberts Recital Hall, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Music faculty, Jennifer Scott Case (Oboe and English Horn), and Hunter Thomas (Bassoon) welcome all double reed students in grades 5-12. For more information:

UAH Closed in Observance of MLK Holiday

Huntsville SOF Network: National Technology Summit
UAH OVPRED co-sponsors first annual Huntsville SOF Network meeting, 7:30 a.m., UAH Charger Union Theater. Free and open to the public. For more information:

SBDC New Mentor/Protege Program
Guest speaker Douglas W. Gerard, 9 a.m., to 11 a.m., Chamber of Commerce Huntsville/Madison County, Church Street-downtown Huntsville. For specific details and more information:

Walk It Out
Walk It Out Spring Campaign sponsored by the Walking and Interpersonal Process Group, Wednesdays, (weather permitting) meet at the Counseling Center, Wilson Hall room 329 at 3:45 p.m.

University Women's Club Luncheon
Join the University Women’s Club at 11:30 a.m., Shelby Center room 301, topic and guest speaker "Photography with Mike Mercier." For registration information and details of the event see the latest flyer.

2017 Just Move It, Fitbit 2017 Fitness Challenge Begins!

UAH Student Life/SGA RSO Workshop
"Organization Motivation and Goal Setting," 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Charger Union Theater.

» UAH seeking nominations for 2017 UAH Foundation Staff Awards
» UAH offers discounted Fitbit Devices

» Calling All Dog Lovers!
UAH Biology Professor Dr. Luis R. Cruz-Vera is conducting a research project on the juvenile formation of cataracts in dogs, and he needs your help. The procedure involves a quick, harmless, and non-invasive cheek swab done with the cooperation of your healthy dog. In return, you will receive an analysis of your dog’s maternal DNA origin. Dog ownership is not required. UAH students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in the preparation of DNA samples may also volunteer to take part in this project. For more information or to participate, please call 256.824.6261 or email

» UAH Office of Accounting and Financial Reporting Mileage
Beginning on Jan. 1, the standard mileage rate for individuals traveling in privately owned vehicles on official business will be 53.50 cents per mile.  For more information follow this link.

» 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 Theatre Production: "I and You" by Lauren Gunderson
"I and You" is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness, Feb. 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, and 25 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre/Studio 106. General Admission: $15 | Seniors/Students: $7 | UAH Students: Free with ID.* One of the top 10 most produced playwrights in the 2015-2016 national theatre season.

» University Women's Club Luncheon
Please join the UAH University Women’s Club on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 11:30, Shelby Center room 301. Presentation topic: Women's Heart Health with Louise O'Keefe. For registration information and details of the event see the latest flyer.

» Department of Music Event
The UAH Jazz Ensemble concert on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., to 8:30 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. For more information 256.824.6436.

» Rocket City WeatherFest
Annual Event hosted by the UAH student chapter of the American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association, Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free and open to the public.  Keynote speaker will be Mike Bettes from the Weather Channel. He will give the presentation "The Life of a Broadcast Meteorologist: Four Seasons of Thrills." Additional events include an official NWS spotter training course weather balloon launch, exhibits and weather related children's activities. For more information: (, follow us on facebook (@rocketcityweatherfest), or twitter (@RCWeatherFest).

» Department of Music Event
Inaugural Piano Trio, Melody Ng and Mississippi Symphony Players perform the chamber works of Mendelssohn, Pann, and Beethoven, Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. General admission $10. TICKETS

» Department of Music Event
Cameron Carpenter a virtuoso composer-performer keyboardist, with the International Touring Organ, Monday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. Carpenter is the first organist ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for a solo album. For more information: General admission $20. TICKETS

» Department of Music Event
Enjoy a Q&A and Keyboard Master Class with organist Cameron Carpenter, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m., to 6 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.