UAH welcomes Frederiek Toney, President of Global Ford Customer Service Division

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Frederiek Toney ('76 BSBA management) vice president and president, Global Ford Customer Service Division, is the featured guest speaker for The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Business Administration's Distinguished Speaker Series next month.

Toney's business address "Customer Service Around the Globe," will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m., in the Chan Auditorium located in the College of Business Administration Building. The talk is free and open to the public. A reception will be held immediately after the presentation.


Green Certification focuses on energy conservation, waste reduction

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Did you know that the Facilities and Operations team at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has a Green Certification Program? Strictly voluntary, its purpose is to promote energy conservation and reduce waste through recycling.

There are four levels of certification, which are outlined here. Departments must comply with every item on the checklist for the level in which they request certification unless it is not applicable to their operations. And to receive certification, a minimum of 75% of office members, including the program director, must participate.


UAH Harvest Dinner going strong after nearly three decades


The UAH Harvest Dinner started 28 years ago, as a "taste of home" for students who were not able to spend the holidays with family and friends.

Reva Bailey, who coordinates the Harvest Dinner said the annual project brings together faculty, staff and community volunteers to serve a feast to university students. She initially began the Harvest Dinner for international students in November 1985. Bailey served as university registrar before she retired several years ago.

This year's event will be Monday, Nov. 18, from 4:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the Baptist Student Center (BSC) located on Sparkman Drive.


Hollywood special effects artist Michele Mulkey assists with College of Nursing mock disaster drill


The UAH College of Nursing's first disaster simulation started nearly 10 years ago, with a Prom Promise "mock" car accident with first responders providing treatment - the Grim Reaper even made an appearance.

Today, the UAH College of Nursing's highly acclaimed disaster simulation event is sought out locally and nationally, serving as a mentor partner to other colleges of nursing looking to develop similar disaster nursing simulation programs.


Boeing New Business Challenge returns to UAH


After a successful launch last year , The Boeing Company is once again teaming with the College of Business Administration at UAH to give undergraduate students an opportunity to plan the launch of a new business.

Open to students from all majors and colleges across campus, the Boeing New Business Challenge awards up to $10,000 in scholarships that can be used for undergraduate or graduate study at UAH.


Program gives UAH students “JUMP” on graduate school


Working smarter is always better than working harder. Just ask MBA candidate Lacy Laster, one of approximately 120 students enrolled in the Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP) at UAH.

"Instead of being in college for another two to three years trying to get a master's degree, I will have completed it within a year after graduating as an undergraduate," she says, "and can enter the workforce at a higher pay much sooner."


Honors College hosts 2013 Town Hall meeting on UAH campus


"From Cronkite to Colbert: What is News to You," will be the title of the 2013 Town Hall meeting hosted on the campus of UAH on Monday, Oct. 28.

The program is co-sponsored by the UAH Honors College and UA Honors College. The forum will be held in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology, room 107, from 6 p.m., to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


UAH sponsors fifth annual Girls' Science and Engineering Day

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The imaginations of young girls will soar as UAH hosts the fifth annual award-winning Girls' Science and Engineering Day event on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Approximately 400 girls will attend the annual event. The cost for the half-day program is $20 for each girl and includes all workshop materials, and a snack. Register online at by Friday, Nov. 8. The event is from 9 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., at the Shelby Center for Science and Technology on the UAH campus. The event is sponsored by the Women's Leadership Council.

Madison County girls in the third through fifth grades interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM subjects) will take center stage as they participate in workshops, conduct experiments and enjoy other activities such as DNA extractions, robotics and missile simulators.


Elevation of Honors Program to Honors College adds prestige to UAH


When The University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved the establishment of an Honors College at UAH last month, it marked a major milestone for director Dr. Harry Delugach.

"When I got the job four years ago, the question was, 'Does it make sense to transition from an Honors Program to an Honors College?'" says Dr. Delugach, who also serves as an associate professor of computer science.

Some had their doubts; at the time, it wasn't clear if the program was robust enough to be able to offer honors students the courses and resources they would need if it were to grow to the size of a college.


New UAH Dept. of Space Science ‘dynamic atmosphere,’ chair says


Doctoral candidates should be graduating from the newly formed Department of Space Science at UAH in fall 2014, said its chairman, Dr. Gary Zank.

Those doctoral graduates will have been "grandfathered" into the new department because their faculty advisors have moved into the department themselves. Formed within the College of Science, the Department of Space Science drew its initial faculty from a faculty cluster in space physics formerly housed in the Department of Physics. This group of scientists also conducts research through the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR).

CSPAR and the Space Science faculty of the new department have a world-class reputation in theoretical and computational space physics, including space weather modeling, interplanetary and heliospheric physics, and have received approximately $18 million since July 2008 in grants to support these specific activities.