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UAHuntsville celebrates Homecoming 2011

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (September 29, 2011) - "ChargerFest 2011," is the theme for homecoming week Oct. 10-15 at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville).

A variety of events have been planned throughout the week for students, alumni, and the UAHuntsville community including a live performance by Comedy Central on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m., in Spragins Hall.

UAHuntsville ChargerFest 2011 activities include:

  • Monday - October 10, 2011
  • Spirit Links
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. University Center
    • Sponsored by:  Student Government Association
    • A table will be set up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Oct. 10th till the 15th in the University Center. Links will be sold for 25 cents each. At the end of the day the money will be counted and for every 25 cents that is collected a link will be added to the chain. The college with the longest chain and the individual with the most purchased links will win a prize!
  • Hammock Club Hang Out
    • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Nursing Building Field
    • Sponsored by:  UAH Hammock Club
    • Bring your tents, hammocks, chairs, blankets and whatever else you have and hang out with the hammock club for the day! Food provided at 12:00pm.
  • The Future of UAHuntsville
    • 6:30 p.m. University Center Exhibit Hall
    • Sponsored by: Student Government Association
    • Please join us for an ice cream social before Dr. Portera talks to students about his vision for UAHuntsville. At the end he will answer any questions that students may have.
  • B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Blanket Movie Night
    • 8:00 p.m.  University Center Slab
    • Sponsored by:  T.R.U.E. Chargers Student Alumni Association
    • Start out Homecoming 2011 with B.Y.O.B - Bring Your Own Blanket! Come watch Horrible Bosses out on the Slab and enjoy some popcorn and drinks! We will also be giving away some great prizes!
  • Tuesday - October 11, 2011
  • Donation Boxes
    • 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Residence Halls, University Fitness Center, Shelby Center, and Shelbie King Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Student Life
    • We will be collecting gently used clothing in the Residence Halls and at Shelbie King Hall, shoes at the University Fitness Center, and eye glasses at the Shelby Center.
  • Spirit Links
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. University Center
    • Sponsored by:  Student Government Association
    • A table will be set up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Oct. 10th till the 15th in the University Center. Links will be sold for 25 cents each. At the end of the day the money will be counted and for every 25 cents that is collected a link will be added to the chain. The Join the UAHuntsville fraternities and sororities after the Hockey Game for late night tailgating before Midnight Madness! Bring food, your grills, chairs, and tailgating games!Join the UAHuntsville fraternities and sororities after the Hockey Game for late night tailgating before Midnight Madness! Bring food, your grills, chairs, and tailgating games! with the longest chain and the individual with the most purchased links will win a prize!
  • Can Creations
    • 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. University Center Exhibit Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Fraternity and Sorority Life & Lancers
    • Register: http://www.tinyurl.com/cancreations
    • Can Creations is a unique way for UAHuntsville to give back to the community. Register to participate in a friendly competition using non-perishable canned food items to create sculptures. The sculptures should represent not only the organization/department, but also Charger Pride! The sculptures will be judged, prizes will be awarded and the canned goods collected by the competitors will be donated to the North Alabama Food Bank!
  • Dodgeball Tournament
    • 7:30 p.m. Spragins Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Student Athlete Advisory Committee
    • Dodgeball tournament open to all sports teams and campus organizations. 6-8 people on a team. $5 a player. All proceeds go to Make A Wish Foundation.
  • Wednesday - October 12, 2011
  • Paint the Town Blue Decoration Contest
    • 8:00 a.m. Campus-Wide
    • Sponsored by:  Alumni Association
    • Register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011-10_Paint_The_Town_Blue
    • Show your Charger pride by covering the campus in blue and white decorations in honor of ChargerFest 2011. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate. Deadline to register is October 10th. Judging will take place on October 12th.
  • Spirit Links
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. University Center
    • Sponsored by:  Student Government Association
    • A table will be set up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Oct. 10th till the 15th in the University Center. Links will be sold for 25 cents each. At the end of the day the money will be counted and for every 25 cents that is collected a link will be added to the chain. The college with the longest chain and the individual with the most purchased links will win a prize!
  • UAHuntsville Library Open House
    • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. UAHuntsville Library
    • Sponsored by:  UAHuntsville Salmon Library
    • The library now has a ton of new furniture and features, come check out what we have to offer while listening to music from the band Ashlyn Maine!
  • Charger Stomp
    • 8:00 p.m. Roberts Hall Lawn
    • Sponsored by:  Association for Campus Entertainment
    • Register:  http://www.tinyurl.com/chargerstomp
    • It's back! One of UAHuntsville's most anticipated student events, this high energy and entertaining show is a must do! Charger Stomp highlights the talent and the art of stepping, dancing, and signing with student organizations showcasing their styles and choreography.
  • Thursday - October 13, 2011
  • Spirit Links
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. University Center
    • Sponsored by:  Student Government Association
    • A table will be set up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Oct. 10th till the 15th in the University Center. Links will be sold for 25 cents each. At the end of the day the money will be counted and for every 25 cents that is collected a link will be added to the chain. The college with the longest chain and the individual with the most purchased links will win a prize!
  • Alumni Lunch & Learn – UAHuntsville Showcase
    • 11:00 a.m. University Center Exhibit Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Alumni Association
    • Deans (all 5 academic, Grad School, and Dean of Students) will be invited to give a brief summary of the latest and greatest from their area. Lunch will be provided for the alumni (many of whom will join us for this event during their normal lunch break). Following their presentations, the Deans will be invited to stick around and join us for lunch to speak with the alumni more on a one-on-one basis. Event is anticipated to run from 11am-1pm.
  • College of Science Fall Picnic
    • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Shelby Center Courtyard
    • Sponsored by: College of Science and the Science Ambassadors
    • All College of Science faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to join! We’re serving barbeque, chips, cotton candy, and flavor pops. There will also be games and door prizes.
  • Humans vs. Zombie Day Game
    • 12:00 p.m. University Center Slab
    • Sponsored by:  UAH Humans vs. Zombies
    • A zombie-themed game of modified tag involving Nerf guns, bandannas, and lots of fun!
  • LAN Party
    • 5:00 p.m. University Center Exhibit Hall
    • Sponsored by:  UAHuntsville Salmon Library
    • Don't miss out on the biggest video game party held on campus! Tons of prizes for everyone. Tournaments will include games like Starcraft 2, Team Fortress 2, Smash Bros. Brawl, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and much more!
  • Friday - October 14, 2011
  • Spirit Links
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. University Center
    • Sponsored by:  Student Government Association
    • A table will be set up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Oct. 10th till the 15th in the University Center. Links will be sold for 25 cents each. At the end of the day the money will be counted and for every 25 cents that is collected a link will be added to the chain. The college with the longest chain and the individual with the most purchased links will win a prize!
  • Muddy Mayhem
    • 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Roberts Hall Lawn
    • Sponsored by:  Fellowship of Christian Athletes & HPE
    • Register:  http://www.tinyurl.com/muddymayhem
    • Come join us for some extreme fun, extreme messiness and the ultimate muddy obstacle course!
  • Paint the Crew Blue
    • 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Spragins Hall Front Patio
    • Sponsored by:  Blue Crew
    • Come prepare yourself with Blue Crew to show your school spirit! We will be providing the material for body paint & to make signs for the Hockey game & Midnight Madness!
  • Around the World in 80 Dances:  Homecoming Dance
    • 6:00 p.m. University Center Exhibit Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Spontaneous Combustion Dancing
    • The dance will begin at 7 and we will have a beginner lesson at 6 teaching the basics to Waltz, Rumba, Swing, and Tango.
  • UAH Hockey vs. Bowling Green
    • 7:00 p.m.  Von Braun Civic Center
    • Sponsored by:  Blue Crew
    • Come support the UAHuntsville Hockey team as they take on Bowling Green!
  • Midnight Madness Tailgate
    • 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Spragins Hall Parking Lot
    • Sponsored by:  Fraternity and Sorority Life
    • Join the UAHuntsville fraternities and sororities after the Hockey Game for late night tailgating before Midnight Madness! Bring food, your grills, chairs, and tailgating games!
  • Midnight Madness
    • 11:45 p.m. Spragins Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Blue Crew
    • Midnight Madness is one of UAHuntsville’s biggest traditions that officially starts basketball season. It is a showcase of school spirit with performances by the Cheerleaders, Dance team, NPHC organizations, ROTC, the Pep Band & most importantly the basketball teams! Come witness some intense competitions which will include a 3pt shoot-out, 5 on 5 & the always popular dunk contest! Students encouraged to bring your craziest school spirit!
  • Saturday - October 15, 2011
  • Admissions Open House
    • 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
    • Sponsored by:  Office of Admissions
  • Spirit Links
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. University Center
    • Sponsored by:  Student Government Association
    • A table will be set up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Oct. 10th till the 15th in the University Center. Links will be sold for 25 cents each. At the end of the day the money will be counted and for every 25 cents that is collected a link will be added to the chain. The college with the longest chain and the individual with the most purchased links will win a prize!
  • ChargerFest Family Day
    • 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. University Center Lawn
    • Sponsored by:  Student Activities
    • This year’s event is slated to be better than ever with activities for people of all ages! Join us for music, games, food and of course, FUN! For a list of all the activities available during this event, please visit the Homecoming website.
  • UAH Hockey vs. Bowling Green
    • 7:00 p.m. Von Braun Civic Center
    • Come support the UAHuntsville Hockey team as they take on Bowling Green!
  • Comedy Central on Campus & Announcement of the 2011 King and Queen
    • 8:00 p.m. Spragins Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Association for Campus Entertainment & Student Government Association
    • "Comedy Central on Campus" is bringing their favorite rising stars to campus. Be the first to see the next big names in stand-up comedy. Cancel whatever you have planned, because this is something you won't want to miss! Also we will be announcing your 2011 Homecoming King and Queen!

For more information, please contact Kacey Schaum at 256.824.5420 or Kacey.Schaum@uah.edu">Kacey.Schaum@uah.edu or visit the Main homecoming website:

http://uah.edu/homecoming or Schedule page:

http://uah.edu/homecoming/schedule.php

 
For more information 
Joyce Anderson-Maples,
(256) 874-2101 
maplesj@uah.edu">maplesj@uah.edu