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April 14 - April 20

UAH First Lady Beth Altenkirch, recently presented fair pay activist Lilly Ledbetter with a plaque. Ledbetter was the keynote speaker for the Alabama Women Student Leaders Conference.
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» AMC Commanding General Dennis L. Via to give UAH spring commencement address

Spring Entrepreneurs Roundtable
The College of Business Administration will host its Spring Entrepreneurs Roundtable, "Tomorrow's IT: A Focus on IT Entrepreneurs," at 5:30 p.m., in the Chan Auditorium. The panel includes: Michael Comperda (BS MIS '05), CTO, CURSE, Matt Fowler, CEO, Solid Earth, and Mark Spencer, CTO, Digium. To RSVP:

Just Move It /Scale Back Alabama Finale
The ninth annual Just Move It (JMI) fitness campaign finale will celebrate with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., in the Spragins Hall Varsity Room. JMI participants are invited to attend and celebrate their success. Awards will be presented to the top team and individual faculty, staff, student, and alumni winners. For more information, please contact Liz Redding at 256.824.6007 or email

UAH Town Hall Meeting
UAH Town Hall event to discuss new university website advances, 10 a.m., Charger Union Theater.

Department of Music Event
Phil Weaver and Rosa Richardson (UAH music faculty) performing as Toot and Twang (guitar and flute), live on the WLRH Judy Watters' Show, 11 a.m., UAH campus.

Fullbright Information Session
UAH students can learn about various teaching and research abroad opportunities through the U.S. Fulbright Program from 4 p.m., to 5 p.m., Morton Hall room 343.

Finals ReCharge
Activities at the UAH Louis Salmon Library begin at 8 a.m., each day and include Therapy Dogs, board games, graffiti wall, free coffee and donuts, and new this year, origami stations. Finals Recharge will end on Wednesday, April 30.

Tutoring Blitz
Students can get help preparing for finals from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m. in the Madison Hall Lobby. The first 100 students will receive a free t-shirt! All faculty are encouraged to announce the Tutoring Blitz in class. For more information,

Department of Music Event/Panoply
Phil Weaver and Rosa Richardson (UAH music faculty) performing as Toot and Twang (guitar and flute), Panoply (center stage), 6:30 p.m., to 7 p.m.

Department of Music Concert
Phil Weaver and Rosa Richardson (UAH music faculty) performing a full concert with a Latin flare, "Sambas, Tangos and Dances," at 4 p.m., at Messiah Lutheran Church. The concert is free. For more information, please visit:

» Business Services Newsletter for April 2014
» UAH Police Department featured in IACLE newsletter
» Boeing New Business Challenge Spring 2014
» TRS Retirement Preparation Seminars
» April Clinic Corner
» UAH co-sponsors Regional SBIR/STTR Workshops

» Southern Exposure Film Screening
The Southern Environmental Law Center's Southern Exposure film fellowship program is comprised of compelling documentary-style films produced by graduate-level filmmakers from across the country to raise awareness of important environmental issues in Alabama. The 2013 films will be screened Thursday, April 17 from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., in the Charger Union Theater. The films are: “Rain's Gonna Come,” “Forever Wild,” “Dammed: The Story of Alabama's Rivers,” and” State of Power" For more information:

» UAH Community Gardens Sale
The UAH Community Gardens will be hosting the third annual plant sale Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20 in conjunction with Earth Week. Specific dates and times are listed below:
- Friday, April 18 – noon to 5 p.m.

- Saturday, April 19 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Sunday, April 20 – noon to 5 p.m.
For more information go to:

» Late Night Breakfast
The Association for Campus Entertainment and UAH Dining Services sponsors the biannual Late Night Breakfast event for UAH students only, Friday, April 25, from 10 p.m., until midnight at the university cafeteria. The popular event features a smorgasbord of breakfast favorites, The meal is served by well-known university faculty and staff members. Students will need their Charger ID Cards to enjoy this late night treat.

» Famed educators and UAH alumna to lead workshop for area teachers
More than 400 K-12 North Alabama educators will attend a workshop on Wednesday, May 7, led by the "rockstars" of education training, Harry and Rosemary Wong, and former Bob Jones High School teacher, and UAH alumna, Chelonnda Seroyer (English 2002).
The workshop "Effectively Managing Your Classroom," is sponsored by the UAH Office of Diversity, in conjunction with the Department of Education. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m., to 2 p.m., in the Chan Auditorium.

» UAH Faculty/Staff Picnic May 7
The Annual Faculty/Staff UAH Picnic will be Wednesday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m., to 1 p.m., University Center lawn.
The picnic agenda will include: welcome by President Bob Altenkirch, live music, games, lunch, recognition of UAH Staff Awards recipients, and door prizes.

» Call for Proposals and Registration for the UA System Scholars Institute
The University of Alabama (UA) System's Seventh Annual Scholars Institute will be held May 12-13, in Tuscaloosa. Each year the event is hosted on a rotating basis by one of the three UA public universities and is open to all faculty, staff and administration. The 2014 theme is "Teaching, Research, and Service: United Through Technology." For more information, please visit: or contact Dr. Sherri Restauri at 256.824.7391 or

» Microsoft Ending Support for Windows XP
Microsoft will no longer provide security or online updates to XP. Upgrade to a new version and you will reduce your risk of exposure to security issues. Learn more: Contact the OIT Help Desk at: for assistance with your upgrade.

» Blueprints: A Collaboration of Two Contemporary Artists
"Blueprints: A Collaboration" will be on view through May 25, at the Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, N. C. Jose Betancourt and Susan Weil began collaborating in 1996, creating blueprint photographs and cyanotypes. Betancourt is associate professor of Art & Art History at UAH.

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