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February 20 - February 26
UAH hosted ChargerCon 2017 on Saturday. The free gaming and technology expo, featured video games and tabletop tournaments, contests, demos, a retro arcade, and free play areas for PC, console, tabletop, and handheld games.
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» UAH celebrates annual Honors Day activities

» Science of Music explored during Biomusicology presentation at UAH

» UAH welcomes Distinguished Speaker Eric Kondratieff

UAH Arts and Entertainment Event
Featuring "Just A Smidgen," the exhibit, features Daisy Smith's works, will be on display in the Wilson Hall Gallery through Feb. 24. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

UAH Alumni Author Talk
Alumna Charlotte S. Fulton ('69 BA English) will talk about her journey researching and compiling oral histories for the best-selling book "Holding the Fort," at 3 p.m., in the UAH Louis Salmon Library room 111 (reception immediately following in the Art Gallery). Event co-sponsored by the Library, Office of Alumni Relations, and Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Free and open to the public.

UAH/Alabama SBDC Network Seminar
Presenting "The Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Business," 9 a.m., to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Chamber of Commerce Huntsville/Madison County, (225 Church Street). For more information Magdaline Braxton, 256.824.6422.

Higher Education Day
Hosted by SGA, Higher Ed Day reminds Alabama's political leaders of the need to improve university appropriations. A bus will leave from the Charger Village food court at approximately 6:30 a.m., and will arrive back to Huntsville around 4 p.m. Free t-shirt, breakfast/lunch, and class excuse will be given to all students who attend. Register now!

UAH Hosts Screening of "Tested"
The nationally acclaimed "Tested" will be shown and filmmaker Curtis Chin will discuss his award-winning documentary, 5:30 p.m., in the UAH Charger Union Theater. Immediately after the film Chin will conduct a Q&A. Free and open to the public.

UAH Distinguished Speaker Series
Dr. Eric Kondratieff will give the presentation "From Civil Strife to Roman Peace: An Ancient Traveler's View of the Augustan Monuments on the Via Flaminia," 7 p.m., Wilson Hall room 168. Kondratieff, is an Associate Professor of Greek and Roman History at Western Kentucky University.

Department of Music Event
Music forum special topic: Faculty Research, C. David Ragsdale, Carolyn Sanders, Matthew Carey, and Melody Ng, 9:35 a.m., Roberts Hall.

Collegiate Day of Prayer
A night of worship and prayer 8 p.m., Chan Auditorium (COB 125). Refreshments and a live band. Visit our Facebook group or our Facebook page.

Department of Music Event
Master class with Inaugural Piano Trio, Principle Players of The Mississippi Symphony, 4 p.m., Roberts Hall.

Charger Amour
The UAH Alumni Association cordially invites you to the second annual Charger Amour, a celebration of UAH Couples, 6 p.m., to 9 p.m., Conference Training Center Exhibit Hall.

2017 Spring Sibling and Family Weekend
Spring Sibling and Family Weekend is a great way for the family members to visit campus. This family visit weekend will feature involvement opportunities for siblings, Feb. 24-26. Questions? Office of Student Life - Parent & Family Programs Charger Union room 201, email:, call: 256.824.4720. To register visit:

Department of Music Event
Inaugural Piano Trio, Melody Ng and The Mississippi Symphony Players perform the chamber works of Mendelssohn, Pann, and Beethoven, 7:30 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. General admission $10. Follow this link for Inaugural Piano Trio tickets.

Rocket City WeatherFest
Annual Event hosted by the UAH student chapter of the American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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." Free and open to the public.  Follow us on Facebook (@rocketcityweatherfest), or Twitter (@RCWeatherFest).

ODMA Manhood Mondays: "I Am Excellence"
Tips and tools for students to achieve success academically, professionally and personally, 5:30 p.m., to 6:30 p.m., Shelby Center room 301. For more information, please contact the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at 824-2332. Free and open to the public.

UAH/Alabama SBDC Network Seminar
Presents "Demystifying Organizational Conflicts of Interest," 9 a.m., to 10:30 a.m., the Chamber of Commerce Huntsville/Madison County, (225 Church Street). For more information call Magdaline Braxton, 256.824.6422.

Countdown to Cap and Gown
Spring 2017 candidates are invited to this semester's Countdown to Cap and Gown event 3 p.m., to 6 p.m., Charger Union University Bookstore. For more information Cheryl Herrell, 256.824.2752 or

Office of Student Life-Civic Engagement Documentary Screening
The UAH Office of Student Life-Civic Engagement host monthly documentary screenings to increase awareness on selected topics and issues. All students are invited to view the screenings and remain for discussion. The February film is "13th The History of Racial Inequality," Charger Union Theater, 4 p.m. For more information: Email:

UAH Louis Salmon Library Distinguished Speaker Series
"Making Open Access the Rocket Fuel for Scholarship at UAH," presented by William Cross, 7 p.m., Louis Salmon Library room 111. Cross is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University. For more information call Doug Bolden, 256.824.2179 or Email Free and open to the public.

Countdown to Cap and Gown
Spring 2017 candidates are invited to this semester's Countdown to Cap and Gown event 11 a.m., to 2 p.m., Charger Union University Bookstore. For more information contact Cheryl Herrell, 256.824.2752 or

North Alabama Section ASME March Meeting
The North Alabama Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers meeting at 11:30 a.m. in Von Braun Research Hall room M-50. Presentation: "Toyota Alabama Engine Testing". Guest speaker: Roger Yeomans of Toyota North America. All are welcome to attend. Lunch reservations Email Peter Llewellyn at

ERC, Inc. Meet and Greet Event
ERC, Inc, a Huntsville based engineering and technical services company that provides support to US DOD and NASA.  ERC Inc,. will be on campus at noon, in the Olin B, King Technology Hall (North Lobby) for a meet and greet and introduction to their company.

Department of Music Event
Yellow River Piano Concerto with Huntsville Youth Orchestra, 3 p.m., Asbury Church.

UAH/CCI Be The Match Event
Third Annual UAH/CCI Be The Match National Bone Marrow Registry (ages 18-44), 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., Charger Union. For more information

Department of Music Event
Music forum "Music in Biology and Human Health," Dr. Joe Ng, Professor UAH Biology Department, 9:35 a.m., Roberts Hall.

University Women's Club Meeting
Join the University Women’s Club at 11:30 a.m., to 1 p.m., Shelby Center room 301. Topic: "The History of Huntsville" presented by Dr. John Kvach, UAH Associate Professor of History. For more registration information and details of the event see the latest flyer. For more information contact Sara Elenbaas

CBA Boeing New Business Challenge
Business Pitch Competition open to all undergraduate students of any major, 1 p.m., to 5 p.m., Business Administration Building room 205. Contact More information and registration

UAH Big Break Mission Trip
UAH students will travel to Panama City Beach for the Big Break Mission Trip March 11-18. Big Break will offer opportunities to learn, grow, have fun, and share the good news of Jesus Christ. Contact Dan Didriksen 256.651.4985 or More information at

» Be The Match
» 2017 International Annual ASEM Conference Call for Papers
» Call for Papers Deadline Feb. 27

» UAH Severe Weather Awareness Week and SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training

Feb. 19-24, is Alabama Severe Weather Awareness Week. UAH, the National Weather Service (NWS), and other organizations across the state will provide information on severe weather safety and preparedness. In conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week, UAH, in partnership with the Huntsville office of the NWS, will offer a SKYWARN storm spotter training course on Thursday Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in Shelby Center room 301. The course is open to the UAH community. Seating is limited. Reserve seats in advance: or 256. 824.6875. For more information on the SKYWARN program visit the NWS web site at

To view Severe Weather Awareness Week topics:

Alabama also holds a state sales tax holiday, allowing citizens to stock up on emergency supplies without paying state sales tax (local taxes may still apply). This year’s holiday is Friday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb.26. For more information please visit:

» 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 SBDC Day 2017!
SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Day is a national, collective proclamation of the success and impact SBDC's have across the nation in economic development and the small businesses community. The first American SBDC Day will be Wednesday, March 22. Join us for an Open House celebration to showcase the impact of the UAH Small Business Development Center of North Alabama. The event is free of charge and will be held at the Chamber of Commerce Huntsville/Madison County from 9 a.m., until 11 a.m. Information at  or contact Magdaline Braxton at

» North Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair
The College of Engineering at UAH is pleased to host the 63rd Annual North Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NARSEF), March 22-23, at the University Center Fitness Center. For more information and details on registration, visit the NARSEF website. For more information: Jacob Kerstiens