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April 25 - May 1
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TOP HEADLINES
» UAH graduate uses music skill and G.I. Bill to launch an education career

» Team UAH eyes next phase of infrastructure challenge and the chance to win $150,000

» Leadercast one-day conference to be simulcast on the UAH Campus, May 6


CAMPUS EVENTS
APR
25
Annual Juried Student Art Show
Louis Salmon Library Gallery and Wilson Hall Gallery (open weekdays 9 a.m., to 5 p.m.), through May 2.

APR
26
Louis Salmon Library Finals ReCharge Event
Free Donuts and Coffee 9 a.m., to 11a.m. Louis Salmon Library Lobby. Need a treat before heading off to your next final? Get served free donuts and coffee by UAH librarians in the morning.

UAH Department of Music Event
Constellation Concert Series presents "Roomful of Teeth," a vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. The nine-voice ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall. For ticket information: eventbrite.com

APR
27
Alabama Small Business Development Center Seminar (Sessions I-2)
Session I "NASA MSFC Source Evaluation Board Overview," 8:30 a.m., to noon. And, Session II "Government Contractor Relations in Contract Administration," 1 p.m., to 4 p.m. Both sessions will be held at The Chamber of Commerce Building (225 Church Street, Huntsville). To register, please visit: uah.edu/sbdc/events.

NASASME Luncheon
The North Alabama Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will host the final meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year at 11:30 a.m., in the Von Braun Research Hall room M-50. The UAH Design Team will present the results of their work to design and build arm supports for children and adults with cerebral palsy. For lunch reservations, call Drew Wallburg at 256.503.8960 or email asmelunches@gmail.com.

APR
29
UAH College of Nursing Pinning Ceremony
The Spring College of Nursing Pinning Ceremony will begin at 3 p.m., in the Von Braun Center South Hall. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

Panoply 2016
Panoply is Huntsville's premier arts weekend where an innovative spark shines through a festival of art, music, and more in downtown Big Spring Park. Day passes are $10 and weekend passes are $18; kids 12 and under are free! Panoply's hours are Friday, April 29, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, May 1, from noon to 7 p.m. Purchase tickets here. Find festival details and more by calling 256.519.2787, or visiting the Panoply FAQ page.

MAY
1
UAH Spring Commencement Ceremony
2 p.m., Von Braun Center Propst Arena. The Commencement speaker will be U.S. Senator for Alabama Jeff Sessions. A reception for graduates, families, and friends will immediately follow the ceremony.

MAY
6
Leadercast 2016 "Architects of Tomorrow"
This year, the annual event is themed "Architects of Tomorrow." Leadercast is a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta directly to communities around the world, including UAH from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the UAH Conference Training Center (formerly the UC Exhibit Hall). Guest presenters include the University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.For more information, please visit: uah.edu/leadercast.

Alabama Credit Union Bake Sale
Looking for something sweet for Mother’s Day? Visit the Alabama Credit Union (ACU) Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit Secret Meals for Hungry Children (SecretMeals.org). To donate items for the bake sale, please call 256.824.6518 or stop by the ACU located on the UAH campus at 851 John Wright Dr NW.

MAY
11
UAH Employee Picnic
Annual picnic, 11:30 a.m., Conference Training Center yard and slab. In case of rain CTC Exhibit Hall.

MAY
17
UA System 2016 Scholars Institute
Hosted by UAH. The event is free but registration is required. For more information, please call 256.824.6010. To register: uah.edu/scholarsinstitute/registration.

MAY
25
Summer Flex Schedule Begins
UAH Ten-Week Summer Flex Schedule Begins - ends Tuesday, Aug. 2.

MAY
30
UAH Closed Memorial Day
UAH observes the Memorial Day Holiday. UAH will reopen on Tuesday, May 31.

UAH Rise School Memorial Break Closing
The UAH Rise School will be closed for Memorial Break, through Friday, June 3.

MAY
31
Summer Semester
UAH Summer Semester 10-week classes begin.

Summer Semester
UAH first five-week summer term begins


CAMPUS NEWS IN BRIEF
» April Clinic Corner
» UA Scholars Institute


» UAH Dining Services Exam Week Treat Specials
Dining Services will be hosting an exam special table in Charger Union during the week of finals. The table will serve treats, coffee, and lots of encouragement while students are hunkered down studying. All UAH department members are welcome to enjoy treats during one of the times listed below:
  • Monday, April 25 from 9 p.m. - midnight - Sweet treats such as cookies, brownies, donuts, and coffee
  • Tuesday, April 26 from 9 p.m. to midnight - A popcorn bar complete with various toppings and mix-ins and coffee
  • Wednesday, April 27 from 9 p.m. to midnight sweet treats such as cookies, cupcakes, donuts, and coffee.


» UAH/American Behavioral Life Improvement Seminar

The UAH Human Resources Department Life Improvement seminar based on Dr. Ann Kulze's "Eat Right for Life Plan," Tuesday, April 26, 11:30 a.m.Click here to register. It's about eating whole foods and limiting the amount of processed foods we eat. The presentation will focus on five tenets of good nutrition:

1. Conquer Your Carbs - learn which carbs are good and which are not and why (i.e. sweet potatoes vs. white potatoes, brown rice vs. white rice, etc.)
2. Give Yourself an Oil Change - learn about good fats and bad fats
3. Get Obsessed with Fruits and Veggies
4. Select Healthy Proteins

5. Drink the Right Beverages



» The UAH Rise School Seeking Volunteers
The UAH Rise School is looking to "grow" their volunteer base. If you are interested in volunteering at The UAH Rise School, please contact Deana Aumalis, Director, at 256.489.7512 or email: dja0002@uah.edu.

» Export Compliance Presentation offered May 5
"International Traffic in Arms and Export Administration Act: Why it Matters to UAH," will be presented, Thursday, May 5, from 10 a.m., to 11:30 a.m. at the UAH Conference Training Center. Guest presenter will be Ariel Leinwand, Special Agent Bureau Of Industry and Security Office (BIS), Office of Export Enforcement. Attendees of this presentation will receive credit for their required annual export training.  For those individuals with personnel security clearances this will also count as their required annual refresher security training. RSVP to denise.spiller@uah.edu.

» New User Interface is coming to Canvas
Canvas will update its user interface on Thursday, May 5. While many features will continue to look and feel as they do now, others will change. The new interface is designed to be more responsive and should require fewer clicks for basic navigation. Additionally, the interface has been designed to be more usable for those on mobile devices and those requiring screen readers. The two main components of the new user interface will be the Dashboard and the Global Navigation Menu. Please contact the OIT Help Desk with any questions by emailing helpdesk@uah.edu or by calling 256.824.3333.

» Summer & Fall 2016 Freshman Orientation

First-time freshmen (graduating high school seniors) planning to enroll for the Summer and/or Fall 2016 terms are required to attend Freshman Orientation.  Register Now. Schedule of events coming soon.  Each session begins at 12:30 p.m., on Day 1 and concludes on Day 2 at 1 p.m.

Sun.-Mon. May 22-23
Sun.-Mon. June 5-6
Mon.-Tues. June 13-14
Mon.-Tues. June 20-21
Sun.-Mon. June 26-27
Mon.-Tues. July 18-19
Thurs.-Fri. August 11-12 

*Each orientation session will provide Honors advising and information.



» Summer & Fall 2016 Transitions Orientation

Transfer, Second-Degree or Non-Traditional students planning to enroll for Summer and/or Fall 2016 terms are required to attend Transitions Orientation. Register Now. Schedule of events coming soon.  Each session begins at 8:30 a.m., and concludes no later than 2 p.m.

Tues. May 24
Thurs. June 23
Thurs. July 21
Thurs. August 4
Mon. August 8



» UAH to open Early Learning Center
The UAH Early Learning Center (ELC) will officially open on campus Wednesday, Aug. 17. The ELC is now accepting applications for enrollment. The early childhood education program will serve all learners from age nine months to school entry. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Before-School Care is offered from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., and After-School Care is offered from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The location is the site of University Place School at 4503 University Drive. The University Preschool Learning Center will no longer operate on the UAH campus as of Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.