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November 24 - November 30
UAH faculty, staff and students enjoyed an early Thanksgiving meal at the 29th annual Harvest Dinner, held recently at the Baptist Student Center. The event is sponsored by the UAH Office of International Engagement.
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Graduating Student Art Show: Amanda Blanton "Identities"
Graduating BFA student, Amanda Blanton, last day for exit show "Identities" on display in the Wilson Hall Gallery, from 8:30 a.m., to 5 p.m. Works will be available for purchase.

UAH Closed
Thanksgiving Holiday observed Nov. 27-28. UAH will reopen on Monday, Dec. 1.

Deadline to apply for UAH Departmental Scholarships

UAH Faculty Reception
UAH Provost Christine Curtis will host a reception honoring the newly appointed distinguished professors, eminent scholars, and recently promoted and/or tenured faculty members, on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 4 p.m., to 6 p.m., at the Lowe House (210 Williams Avenue, Huntsville). Please RSVP to by Monday, Dec. 1.

UAH Hosts #UAHDayofGiving
UAH will host its first-ever #UAHDayof Giving, a 24-hour online fundraising initiative that invites friends, family, and alumni to make a one-time gift in support of the university. The goal is to raise $25,000 in a day. Donors can give by visiting and clicking on GIVE NOW.

Late Night Breakfast
UAH tradition Late Night Breakfast, 10 p.m., to midnight, Charger Cafe. UAH identification required to attend.

Fall Tutoring Blitz
Come to the fall Tutoring Blitz in the University Center Exhibit Hall, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., to get help preparing for your finals! First 100 students receive a free t-shirt!

Anti-Stress Station
Feeling stressed out? Stop by the Counseling Centers's Anti-Stress Station from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m., in the University Center lobby for FREE giveaways and information about reducing stress. Visit or email Sydney Harper at for more information.

UAH Final Exams
DEC 4 - DEC 10

Peace on Earth Concert
College of Liberal Arts presents the Peace on Earth Concert at 7:30 p.m., at the Von Braun Center, downtown Huntsville.

UAH Hosts NIST Workshop
UAH hosts the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework Workshop, 8 a.m., to 4 p.m., Chan Auditorium (room 125 located in the Business Administration Building). Registration for this event is closed.

Holiday Cheer
UAH Holiday Cheer Employee Reception, 4 p.m., to 7 p.m., Lowe House. Please click on link in upcoming email, or confirm at For detailed information, please call 256.824.6063.

University Preschool Christmas Program
The University Preschool Learning Center presents "Holiday Singing," at 5:30 p.m., in the University Center Exhibit Hall.

College of Nursing Pinning Ceremony
The UAH College of Nursing Pinning Ceremony, at 3 p.m., in the Von Braun Center (downtown Huntsville), South Hall. Reception immediately following the ceremony.

UAH Fall 2014 Commencement
UAH Fall Commencement, at 2 p.m., Von Braun Center (downtown Huntsville) in the Propst Arena. The commencement speaker will be Joe Ritch (BA Political Science '72).

OVPRED Holiday Reception
The Office for the Vice President for Research and Economic Development will host a Holiday Reception from 3 p.m., to 5 p.m., Von Braun Research Hall Lobby.


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» ASME Lunch with Engineering Professionals
A joint meeting between the UAH Student Section and North Alabama Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), luncheon meeting Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 11:30 a.m., Von Braun Research Hall (room M50). Four engineering professionals will provide advice and guidance to students regarding their engineering careers. The featured guest speaker will be Dr. Michael Griffin, former NASA administrator. All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided at no cost to students. All other attendees lunch cost is $10 and reservations should be made by contacting or feel free to bring your own lunch or simply attend the meeting. More information can be obtained from the UAH ASME Student Section Advisor by emailing

» UAH hosts ASRHA School Supply Drive
The Alabama Student Rural Health Association (ASRHA) will host a supply drive for an elementary school in Puerto Rico through Sunday, Dec. 7. UAH students will have the opportunity to contribute to the rural area of Puerto Rico, by donating school supplies. Donations should include pencils, pens, book-bags, paper, and other school supplies. Donation boxes will be set up at Charger Union, University Center, and the Shelby Center for Science and Technology.

» Chargers Give Back: Toys for Tots
Chargers will be collecting toys or monetary donations at these drop-off Locations: Charger Union (near entrance); BSC; All UAH Residence Halls; University Fitness Center. The registered student organization that donates the most toys will win our Toys for Tots RSO Challenge! Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 3.

» ACU Annual Skip A Loan Payment for Holiday Cash
If the holiday gift-buying season has put a pinch on your budget, there may be relief. You may be eligible to postpone your Alabama Credit Union (ACU) consumer loan payment that's due in December. Bring a new, unwrapped gift for a needy child, or donate to Secret Meals for Hungry Children (suggested donation $35). To request a postponed payment, please contact the ACU to request a loan modification agreement, and return the signed form by Monday, Dec. 15. For more information, please contact a loan officer at 256.824.6518, or visit:

» UAH Thanksgiving Shutdown
Please remember to switch off all unnecessary items in classrooms, offices, common areas, kitchen areas, and laboratories before leaving for the Thanksgiving holidays. Remember to include all lighting, computer equipment, classroom equipment, kitchen equipment, etc. For more information, please email:

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