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January 19 - January 25
Delois Smith, UAH VP of Diversity (l) shares the stage with Dr. Regina Benjamin, 18th Surgeon General of the U. S. Benjamin was the keynote speaker for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration Program.
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Go. Learn. Be.
» UAH Student Leadership Conference 2015

» Alumna Krista S. Walton returns as COE Distinguished Speaker

» UAH seeking nominations for 2015 Staff Awards

UAH is closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

Online Career Prep Workshop
Prepare for the upcoming UAH Career Fair by joining in a series of one-on-one, online text-based chats with UAH alumni and other experienced professionals, from 6:30 p.m., to 8:30 p.m. Get your resume reviewed, discuss interview tips, and receive answers to general career questions. Register for Event Log-In Details.

Career Workshop with the SSC
Get ready for the Career Fair by attending a workshop given by the Student Success Center, in the Frank Franz Hall multipurpose room. The workshop begins at 1 p.m. Attendees may also have resumes reviewed by company recruiters until 3 p.m.

Alumni Relations Event
Game On...Charge On!
 Hosted by the Atlanta Charger Alumni Chapter
, 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., Ormsby's (1170 Howell Mill Road), Atlanta.

"Honors Thesis"
Honors College lecture "Honors Thesis" presented by Dr. William Wilkerson, dean Honors College, 11:10 a.m., Materials Science Building (room 100). For more information, email:

Alumni Relations Event
Charger Fiesta, hosted by the Birmingham Charger Alumni Chapter, 6 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., Cantina Laredo (2301 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd. North) Birmingham.

UAH Career Fair
UAH's Spring 2015 Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the University Fitness Center. For more information, please call 256.824.6938, or visit the Career Services website.

Honors College Lecture
Honors College lecture presented by Dr. Caron St. John, dean College of Business Administration, 11:10 a.m., Materials Science Building (room 100). For more information, email

Delta Zeta Chili Cook Off
The Fifth Annual Chili Cook Off presented by Delta Zeta, 1 p.m., to 5 p.m., Lowe Mill-First Floor Connector. Contest includes Best Overall Chili, Most Spicy Chili, Best White Chili, and Fan Favorite Chili. There will also be a Corn Hole Tournament. Contact Katelyn Clarke ( for more information.

Honors College Lecture
Honors College lecture presented by brothers Mark and Eric Becnel, UAH engineering graduates and founders of the company RadioBro, 11:10 a.m., Materials Science Building (room 100). For more information, email

UAH Foundation Staff Awards Nominations Due
Deadline to submit award nominations 5 p.m. For more information, please call Human Resources at 256.824.6545.

UAH Department of Music Event
The Huntsville Collegium Musicum will perform on the UAH Constellation Concert Series at 7:30 p.m., in Roberts Recital Hall. The program will include works by Victoria, Josquin, and others. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, please call 256.824.6436.

UAH Admitted Student Day

Honors College lecture
Honors College lecture presented by Dr. Ina Warboys, clinical associate professor College of Nursing, 11:10 a.m., Materials Science Building (room 100). For more information, email

Honors College Lecture
Honors College lecture presented by Dr. Bob Berinato, faculty College of Engineering, 11:10 a.m., Materials Science Building (room 100). For more information,



» New UAH Mileage Rates for Private Vehicles
Beginning Jan. 1, the standard mileage rates for individuals traveling in privately owned vehicles on official business will be 57.5 cents per mile.  For more information please visit

» Just Move It/Scale Back Alabama 2015
Get the New Year off to a healthy start…Just Move It and Scale Back Alabama are ready to help you make 2015 your healthiest year yet! Both Just Move It, the UAH health and fitness challenge, and Scale Back Alabama, the state's weight loss contest, have made changes and improvements to their programs this year. Participants will be challenged to eat less and move more. Registration for both programs is now available. Weigh-ins for Scale Back will take place during regular business hours (8:15 a.m. -5 p.m.) Jan 20-23 in Spragins Hall, (room 108). There will be a meeting on Friday, Jan 23, at 12:15 p.m., in Spragins Hall, (room 123) to go over the changes for both of this year’s programs. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please visit the websites ( and to learn more about each program. Questions may be directed to Liz Redding at 256.824.6007.

» Seeking Alumni Mentors
Are you interested in mentoring UAH students and offering advice to help them succeed?  We are expanding on a pilot program and we need your help to continue to grow and assist UAH students.The Alumni Mentoring program will span the academic year and will require, at a minimum, one in-person meeting per semester with your student protege. Sign up to become a Mentor.

» UAH Student Health Center Relocates
The UAH Student Health Center has moved to a new location in Wilson Hall (room 325).

» UAH Spring Career Fair
The Career Fair will be Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m. The event offers UAH students and alumni the chance to speak with multiple employers in one location about cooperative education opportunities, internship, part-time, and full-time positions. We encourage you to bring multiple copies of your resume for distribution at the event. No pre-registration required.  Check in at the alumni table in the University Fitness Center when you arrive. Professional attire is required, and the event is open exclusively to all UAH students and alumni. More information.

» OMA Black History Month Luncheon
Registration deadline to be eligible for event door prizes. The luncheon "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture," will be held on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m., Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 301). Tickets $12 each. Special guests will be the a cappella group 8VAlution. Due to construction near Shelby Center, the Office of Admissions has graciously agreed to assist attendees needing assistance with transportation to and from the Shelby Center. For your safety, please park in the Intermodal Facility (parking garage) located across from the University Fitness Center. A blue Tram will circle beginning at 10:20 a.m., until 11 a.m., and will be available between 12:15 p.m., and 12:40 p.m., to return attendees back to the parking garage. Please remember seating is limited. Our entertainment will be awesome this year and our fabulous caterer has a few "specialty" dishes in store that you won't want to miss.

» Blue Crew's WHITE OUT
Blue Crew wants you to help WHITE OUT Spragins Hall (room 205) on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 5:30 p.m., to 9 p.m. Come support our women and men's basketball teams and cheer them on against Christian Brothers. Be one of the first to arrive and receive a WHITE OUT t-shirt that can be worn to all other athletic programs' WHITE OUT games!

» Available Surplus Property at Central Receiving
UAH's Central Receiving Building (CRB) serves as the clearinghouse for the surplus property. A listing of available surplus property can now be seen at the following website: Weekly updates are planned to alert faculty and staff of items available for reuse. Items can be inspected Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m., to 5 p.m. CRB inventory changes daily and the campus community is welcome to visit periodically. Please note that surplus property is available for reassignment, for use on campus, by faculty and staff only. Claims to property are first come, first served, and must be done, in person, at the warehouse. Deliveries of claimed surplus is limited to campus locations. For further information contact Central Receiving at 256.824.6315 or by email to

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