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May 16 - May 22
Employees from Payroll and Facilities and Operations enjoyed barbecue and all the fixings during the 2016 UAH Employee Picnic. The Office of the President hosts the annual event.
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» UAH's Clarke Rountree writes two books, pinpoints what's at stake in 2016 election

UA System 2016 Scholars Institute Keynote Address
The event is free but registration is required. The keynote speaker Dr. Stephen Chew will give the address "Improving Student Performance by Addressing Student and Teacher Misconceptions about Learning," from 8:50 a.m., to 9:50 a.m., in the Conference Training Center Exhibit Hall. Chew is Professor and Chair of Psychology at Samford University. For more information, please call 256.824.6010.

UA System 2016 Scholars Institute Special Session
The event is free but registration is required. Guest speaker for the Special Session is nationally recognized inclusive learning consultant, Dr. Luis Perez. His talk will be presented in the Conference Training Center Exhibit Hall from 11 a.m., to noon and is entitled "nABLEing All Learners with Mobile Devices." For more information, please call 256.824.6010. To register:

UAH Alumni Celebration
Join us in welcoming new graduates. Hosted by the UAH Alumni Association, 5:30 p.m., to 7 p.m., UAH Student Services Building. Door prizes, good food and good company. Free to attend. Appetizers provided. RSVP requested.

UA System 2016 Scholars Institute Closing Session
UA System QEP Panel Discussion (noon) during lunch will examine the vision, implementation, inclusiveness, and collaboration with the UA System campuses and our QEPs. Panel Members: Dr. Scott Phillips (UAB QEP Information), Dr. Dan Rochowiak (UAH QEP Information), and Dr. Heather Pleasants (UA QEP Information), and Moderator: Dr. Sherri Restauri (UAH). For more information, please call 256.824.6010.

UAH SBDC Seminar
"Contract Management," 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Chamber of Commerce (225 Church Street, Huntsville). For more information:

UAH SBDC Seminar
"Federal Proposal Writing," 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chamber of Commerce (225 Church Street, Huntsville). For more information:

Summer Flex Schedule Begins
UAH Ten-Week Summer Flex Schedule Begins - ends Tuesday, Aug. 2.

UAH Closed Memorial Day
UAH observes the Memorial Day Holiday. UAH will reopen on Tuesday, May 31.

UAH Rise School Memorial Break Closing
The UAH Rise School will be closed for Memorial Break, through Friday, June 3.

UAH Alumni Association Board of Directors Application Deadline
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UAH Summer Semester 10-week classes begin

UAH first five-week summer term begins

First five weeks - last day to add a class

Graduate summer 2016 Graduation Applications Due

Under Graduate fall 2016 Graduation Applications Due

10 weeks last - day to add a class

First five weeks - last day to drop with refund

First five weeks - last day to apply for Pass/Fail status

UAH Alumni Lunch and Learn
Lunch and Learn event "Social media 101 for Business," with alumnus Shama Patel ('97, BS, Optical Engineering), 11:30 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., Shelbie King Hall room 127. Reserve your seat online. the event is free, please bring your own lunch; drinks and dessert provided.

First five weeks - last day change credit to audit

UAH Online Financial FAQ Hour
Get answers to your most pressing financial questions at this free online networking event, 6 p.m., to 7 p.m. All online - participate from anywhere with a good internet connection. Register Online to receive log-in details for the event.


» Apply for the UAH Alumni Association Board of Directors
Are you a leader? Are you passionate about UAH?  Do you have ideas for enhancing the relationship between alumni and UAH?  Are you excited about engaging fellow alumni in the mission of UAH and the UAH Alumni Association?  Then we invite you to apply for the UAH Alumni Association's Board of Directors. Application and Details Available Online. 
Due May 31.

» UAH Brian R. Williams ('94, BS, Computer Science)
UAH alumnus Brian R. Williams was recently named Vice President of the TriVector Defense Systems Strategic Business Unit (SBU). Williams received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UAH, and has over 20 years of experience, including 10 years of senior level management in the defense industry specializing in missile systems. SBU provides key support in the form of project management, systems engineering and integration, modeling and simulation, engineering analysis, configuration and data management, avionics and software integration, software foreign military sales, software safety, and software independent verification and validation to the U.S. Army and Missile Defense Agency.

» UAH Business Services Newsletter Now Available
UAH Business Services is pleased to announce, a quick reference tool for tips on procurement services, procurement card usage, mail services, business services, shipping and receiving, telecommunications, and the copy and mail center outlet. Please view our newsletters.

» The UAH Rise School Seeking Volunteers
The UAH Rise School is looking to "grow" their volunteer base. If you are interested in volunteering at The UAH Rise School, please contact Deana Aumalis, Director, at 256.489.7512 or email:

» Summer & Fall 2016 Freshman Orientation

First-time freshmen (graduating high school seniors) planning to enroll for the Summer and/or Fall 2016 terms are required to attend Freshman Orientation.  Register Now. Schedule of events coming soon.  Each session begins at 12:30 p.m., on Day 1 and concludes on Day 2 at 1 p.m.

Sun.-Mon. May 22-23
Sun.-Mon. June 5-6
Mon.-Tues. June 13-14
Mon.-Tues. June 20-21
Sun.-Mon. June 26-27
Mon.-Tues. July 18-19
Thurs.-Fri. August 11-12 

*Each orientation session will provide Honors advising and information.

» Summer & Fall 2016 Transitions Orientation

Transfer, Second-Degree or Non-Traditional students planning to enroll for Summer and/or Fall 2016 terms are required to attend Transitions Orientation. Register Now. Schedule of events coming soon.  Each session begins at 8:30 a.m., and concludes no later than 2 p.m.

Tues. May 24
Thurs. June 23
Thurs. July 21
Thurs. August 4
Mon. August 8

» UAH to open Early Learning Center
The UAH Early Learning Center (ELC) will officially open on campus Wednesday, Aug. 17. The ELC is now accepting applications for enrollment. The early childhood education program will serve all learners from age nine months to school entry. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Before-School Care is offered from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., and After-School Care is offered from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The location is the site of University Place School at 4503 University Drive. The University Preschool Learning Center will no longer operate on the UAH campus as of Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.