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November 17 - November 23
UAH hosted the Poetry Out Loud (POL) Regional Competition on campus last week. Mekiah Hall of New Century School placed first in the original poetry contest. The UAH Department of English has been coordinating the event since 2008.
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» UAH graduate school sponsors third annual Three Minute Thesis competition

» UAH Day of Giving 12-2-14

» University expands campus parking options

UAH Office of International Engagement Presentation
John Zogby, international pollster, will give a public talk at 5:30 p.m., in the Chan Auditorium located in the Business Administration Building (room 125). Zogby's talk "First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing Our Millennial Generation," is sponsored by the UAH Office of International Engagement, International Services Council of Alabama, and is part of International Education Week activities.

UAH Music Department Event
The Amadinda Percussion Group in Master Class, from 6 p.m., to 7 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. For more information, please call 256.824.6436.

Honors College Showcase
Honors College Research Showcase. Honors students present Honors Theses, 11:10 a.m., Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 107).

UAH Women's Club Luncheon
Women's Club speaker sponsors a self-defense class, taught by Captain Dianna Marshall and Sergeant Kelli Day, 11:30 a.m., Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 301). To register, please email: Like us on Facebook at UAH University Women's Club:

Alumni Lunch & Learn Webinar
Lunch and Learn Webinar, "How Reliable is Eyewitness Testimony," presented by Dr. Jeffrey Neuschatz, professor and chair of the UAH Department of Psychology. 11:30 a.m. Online event - register:

UAH Undergraduate New Student Orientation
UAH Undergraduate New Student Orientation for new Spring 2015 students will be hosted on Thursday, Nov. 20, and Jan. 5. All new undergraduate degree-seeking students complete New Student Orientation. For more information and to see a schedule of events, please visit Please contact Jenny Russell, for specific information 256.824.4720 or,

UAH Music Department Event
UAH Senior Recital, featuring Kirstin Anderson Briggs (soprano), 7:30 p.m., to 8:30 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. For more information, please call 256.824.6436.

Three Minute Thesis Competition
The third annual Three Minute Thesis Competition sponsored by the UAH Graduate School, 2:30 p.m., to 4:30 p.m., in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 109). For more information, please email:

UAH Music Department Event
UAH Jazz Ensemble with Ken Watters and Keith Taylor, conductor, 7:30 p.m., to 8:30 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. For more information, please call 256.824.6436.

UAH Music Department Event
An "Afternoon of Chamber Music," Brass Quintet, Dorrie Nut, director; Flute Ensemble, Rosa Richardson, director; Guitar Ensemble, Phil Weaver, director; Percussion Ensemble and Steel Drum Band, Debbie Loach, director, 3 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. For more information, please call 256.824.6436.

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

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.

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!

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.

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). Ritch is a well known attorney in the Huntsville office of Sirote & Permutt, and chairman of the board for the Tennessee Valley Authority.

UAH Closed
Christmas and New Year holidays observed Dec. 24-Jan. 4. UAH will reopen on Monday, Jan. 5.


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» Spring Week of Welcome Events Deadline Nov. 21
UAH's Spring Week of Welcome (WOW) is scheduled for January 7-10. To complete a 2015 Spring Week of Welcome Event Submission form: In an effort to have promotional materials available before the end of the semester, forms should be submitted no later than Friday, Nov. 21. Please note that events submitted after this date will be included on the website, but may not be included on any additional printed promotional items.Thank you for your participation and leadership in creating an outstanding Spring WOW program and for sharing this email with your colleagues and students that may also be interested.

» 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.

» UAH Theater Presentation: Picasso at Lapin Agile
Picasso at Lapin Agile is set in a Parisian bar at the beginning of the 20th century. The play imagines a comical encounter between Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein. The play will be performed in the Wilson Hall Theater, Nov. 19-22, at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 23, at 2:30 p.m. For tickets and reservations 256.824.6871.

» Chargers Give Back: Toys for Tots
Chargers will be collecting toys or monetary donations at these specific events:
Nov. 17 - Harvest Dinner November (Baptist Student Center-BSC located on Sparkman Drive)
Nov. 22 - 23 - UAH Men's Basketball Games at Spragins Hall
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.

» Learn About Study Abroad at UAH
Drop By to Learn about Study Abroad on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m., in Charger Union (room 236). The Office of Study Abroad invites students from all majors to come by to learn about the expanding opportunities for studying, researching, and interning abroad. Short-term, summer, semester, and academic-year options are available. For more information, email:

» 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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