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» Ellen Schrecker, world-renowned historian to give distinguished lecture at UAH

» UAH hosts Boeing Business Careers Panel

» SGA, Dean of Students to host Red Flag campaign, launch "It’s On Us" initiative at UAH

Paint the Town Blue Homecoming Decorating Contest
All UAH students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate in this Homecoming event. The deadline to register is 5 p.m., Today! Register at: http://tiny.ccPaintTheTownBlue2014.

UAH AIA Presentation
Archaeology Institute of America (AIA): Dr. William Jungers presents “What Makes Us Human? A View from the Fossil Record, 2:20 p.m., Wilson Hall (room 168).

UAH AIA Presentation
Archaeology Institute of America (AIA): Dr. William Jungers presents “Were the Hobbits Human? The place of Homo Floresiensis in Human Evolution,” 7:30 p.m., Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 107).

National Cybersecurity Month Presentation
Security professional Jeremy Conway will give the talk "Information Left Behind," from 2 p.m., to 3 p.m., Charger Union Theater. The presentation will highlight the ways that each of us unintentionally leave information behind electronically.

UAH Honors College Lecture
Honors College presentation "Valences of Utopia in Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games Trilogy," by Dr. Eric Smith, associate professor of English and director of the UAH Humanities Center, 11:10 a.m., Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 107).

UAH Women's Club Luncheon
Women's Club speaker Justin Thompson (assistant campus architect), presents a "Campus Update," 11:30 a.m., Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 301). To register, contact Visit us on Facebook at UAH University Women's Club.

UAH Faculty Scholar Spotlight
Event will recognize UAH faculty with recent book publications, from 4 p.m., to 6 p.m,, in the library (room 111). For more information, please contact Belinda Ong at

UAH ASME Student Chapter Meeting
The student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will meet at 7 p.m., in Technology Hall (room N225). The guest speaker Lt. Wilbert Wheeler (US Navy) will present the topic "Engineering Opportunities in the U.S. Navy." Open to the UAH community, refreshments will be served. For more information, please Email:

UAH Chargerettes Pancake Breakfast
Come join the UAH Dance Team, The Chargerettes, for a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m., to 10 a.m., at Applebee's (302 Hughes Road, Madison). Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from the Chargerettes or stop by Charger Union 202 B.

Archaeology Institute of America (AIA): Archaeology Fair, 1 p.m., to 4 p.m., at Lowe Mill Dock and Lawn.

UAH AIA Presentation
Archaeology Institute of America (AIA): Erin Pritchard presents “A River Runs through It: Protecting Our Archaeological Heritage in the Middle Tennessee Valley,” 7 p.m., Wilson Hall Theatre (room 001).

Department of Music Event
UAH Constellation Concert Series featuring Toot and Twang Flute and Guitar Duo, at 3 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. For more information 256.824.6436, and

UAH Distinguished Lecture Series
Featuring Dr. Brian Tinsley, at 12:45 p.m., NSSTC (room 4065). Tinsley is a physicist at The University of Texas at Dallas.
Red Flag Campaign
UAH Red Flag campaign Oct. 21-23, is a public awareness event designed to address dating violence on campuses, 10 a.m. to noon, Charger Union.

UAH Distinguished Lecture Series
Featuring Dr. Brian Tinsley, at 12:45 p.m., NSSTC (room 4065). Tinsley is a physicist at The University of Texas at Dallas. His research includes optical emissions from the upper atmosphere.

Louis Salmon Library Open Class Event
Louis Salmon Library instructor Doug Bolden presents "From Lovecraft to the Thing from Outer Space," 5:30 p.m., to 6:30 p.m., in the library (room 111). For more information, please, Email:

UAH Honors College Lecture
Honors College presentation "Social Networks and Social Dysfunction in Times of Stress," Dr. Al Wilhite, Economics and Finance Department, 11:10 a.m., Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 107).

Society for Ancient Languages Event
Public reading, “An Evening of Latin Poetry,” 7 p.m., Union Grove Gallery.

Wernher von Braun Symposium
Seventh Annual Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium, 5:30 p.m., Chan Auditorium (located in the UAH Business Administration Building).

National Cybersecurity Month Event
The Office of Information Technology will be presenting tabletop discussions and demonstrations about cybersecurity in the modern world, from noon to 1 p.m., Charger Union. Come view the demonstrations and get answers to cybersecurity related questions.

Dine with the Deans
Invitation to join the UAH Student Government Association, have dinner and meet and greet college deans, 5:30 p.m., Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 301).

National Cybersecurity Month Presentation
Ethical hacker and security expert Brad Horton will present "The Internet Gone Wrong," 5:30 p.m., to 6:30 p.m., Charger Union Theater. Horton will discuss current events in social media, along with other online services.

UAH Honors College Lecture
Honors College presentation, "The Contribution of Nursing Research to Effective Healthcare," Dr. Ellise Adams, Dr. Azita Amiri and Dr. Beth Barnaby, College of Nursing Faculty, at 11:10 a.m., Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 107).

UAH Disability Awareness Day
October is National Disability Awareness Month. The UAH Office of Disability Support Services will observe the day by distributing free coffee and doughnuts, 9 a.m., to 11 a.m., University (South) Greenway. For more information, 256.824.1997.

Girls Science and Engineering Event
Annual Girls Science and Engineering Day, 9 a.m., to 1 p.m., Shelby Center for Science and Technology, sponsored by UAH's Women's Leadership Council. Adult volunteers are needed for this event. Please register here:

Office of Multicultural Affairs Lectures
Guest speaker Dr. Roberto Dansie, morning presentation "Cultural Wisdom," 11:10 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., evening lecture "Narrative Medicines," 7:30 p.m., to 9 p.m., both events held in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 301). Open to the public.


» UAH scholarship Deadline, Dec. 1
» Research or Creative Experience for Undergraduates (RCEU) Faculty Proposals Summer 2015
» The Second Suomi NPP Applications Workshop

» UAH Office of Multicultural Affairs Announcement
The UAH Office of Multicultural Affairs recently moved to the University Center room 103. To reach the office, please call 256.824.2332.

» "Promote the Vote," Voter Registration Drive
Charger Union, in conjunction with The Rho Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Regions Bank, and Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, will be hosting "Promote the Vote," a non-partisan voter registration drive Tuesday, Oct. 14.  The event will take place on the Charger Union Lawn from 11a.m., to 2 p.m. There will be free food, beverages, games, a DJ, trivia for prizes, and giveaways. For more information, Email:

» UAH Faculty Scholar Spotlight
The Louis Salmon Library and the Office of Academic Affairs will recognize faculty with recent book publications on Oct. 16, from 4 p.m., to 6 p.m,, in the library (room 111). For more information, please contact Belinda Ong at (or 256.824.6432). To see the event page, please visit:

» SEC Saturdays at UAH

Tired of watching the big game on your small residence hall TV screen? Well, come join ESP on Saturday, Oct. 18, to watch football on our 14' x 25' projection screen in the Charger Union Theater, Schedule is as follows:

  • 11 a.m. - Kansas State vs Oklahoma
  • 2:30 p.m. - Texas A&M vs. Alabama
  • 6 p.m. - Tennessee vs. Ole Miss
  Other games will be running all day on other TV screens in the building. For more information, Email:

» UAH Louis Salmon Library Refined Researchers Series Presentation
The 20th century saw the rise of the scientist as a science-horror villain, and scientific progress was increasingly linked to the death and doom of humankind. Why would someone like H.P. Lovecraft, who was philosophically pro-science, write about knowledge as such a negative force? An overview of science-horror and the factors behind it will be given by Doug Bolden ( on Oct. 21, from 5:30 p.m., to 6:30 p.m., in the library (room 111). More information can be seen at

» Study Abroad Information Session
The UAH Office of Study Abroad will hold a Study Abroad Information session Thursday, Oct. 23, 5 p.m., to 7 p.m., Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 301). The Office of Study Abroad invites students from all majors to come learn about the expanding opportunities for studying, researching, and interning abroad. Short-term, summer, semester, and academic-year options are available. There will also be free pizza!

» UAH Open House
UAH Open House events are designed for prospective students and their families to learn more about academic fields of study, get advice from admission and financial aid experts, and see some of the student life opportunities available on our campus. Upcoming dates are: Friday, Oct. 24 - Saturday, Nov. 22

» Can Creations Event
A contest that uses non-perishable canned food items to create sculptures,Tuesday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m., to 3 p.m., Campus Greenway. The sculptures will be judged, prizes will be awarded, and the canned goods collected by the competitors will be donated to the Food Bank of North Alabama. Volunteers will be needed to help load all the cans for delivery to the food bank after the event. Rain location, University Center Exhibit Hall. Event host by the UAH Volunteer Chargers.

» UAH Theater Presentation "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
A satire of big business and all it holds sacred. The play follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high ­powered executive. Presented at UAH Oct. 15­-18, and Oct. 22­-25 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m., in the Chan Auditorium (located in the College of Business Administration Building). For reservations please call 256.824.6871.

» Biological Sciences T-Shirt Design Contest
The Department of Biological Sciences is sponsoring a T-Shirt Design Contest. The contest is open to all UAH students. All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, Oct. 15. No parody designs will be accepted. Design a logo using original artwork. Designs should be creative and Biology-related. Designs including the UAH name or logo will be approved by the Office of Marketing and Communication Services. Submit entries to: or hand deliver to the Biology Office, Shelby Center for Science and Technology, (room 369 A). The winning logo may become the property of the Department of Biological Sciences. The winner receives $100, and a T-Shirt. Designs will be judged by a committee of peers, students and faculty.

» Wernher von Braun Symposium
Seventh Annual Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium, Monday, Oct. 27 through Wednesday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m., Chan Auditorium (located in the UAH Business Administration Building). The Symposium is sponsored by the American Astronautical Society, in conjunction with UAH, the National Space Club-Huntsville, and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency, will be the keynote speaker for the 26th Annual Dr. Wernher von Braun Memorial Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. For more information:

» Alabama Credit Union Secret Meals Shuffle
The Alabama Credit Union (ACU)  will sponsor a 5K Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 1, beginning  at 7 a.m., on the UAH  campus. The event benefits the SecretMeals ( organization for Alabama's hungry children. The UAH Chargers are co-sponsoring the event. The race will begin and end at the ACU located on campus at 500 John Wright Drive N.W. For registration information, please visit:

» UAH Sessions Individual Retirement Counseling
UAH TIAA-CREF retirement sessions will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 and Wednesday, Nov. 5. Please call 800.732.8353 to schedule an appointment. VALIC retirement sessions are held on Thursdays or by appointment, by calling 256.337.9758. All appointments will be held in Shelbie King Hall (room 102). If you have questions, you may contact UAH Human Resources at 256.824.6640.

» Flu Shots now available for UAH Faculty and Staff
Flu shots are now available at the UAH Faculty and Staff Clinic. The CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against the flu as soon as the vaccine becomes available. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu. Call the Clinic at 256.824.2100 and make an appointment to get your flu shot. The cost is $20.

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