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UAH’s SGA swears in elected representatives for new term

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A new group of elected representatives was sworn into the Student Government Association (SGA) at UAH last month. Fourteen will serve on the SGA's executive board, while the remaining 26 will serve on the SGA senate.

"I'm really excited by the caliber of students who ran for and were chosen to serve on the SGA for the upcoming academic year," says Nandish Dayal, a nursing and chemistry double major who will be serving a second term as president. "And I'm very much looking forward to building on all of the positive changes we laid the groundwork for this past year."

To ensure adequate representation, each of the university's five colleges and each class year has a designated number of seats; there is also one graduate seat. These, in turn, are all overseen by an executive board consisting of a president, vice president, vice president of finance, director of organizational funding, a consul, a scribe, four program coordinators, a faculty liaison, a media director, a disability support liaison, a parliamentarian, and a health and safety officer.

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UAH Louis Salmon Library celebrates 50 years in the FDLP

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The year was 1964: the cost of a stamp was five cents; the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show; Lucky Charms hit store shelves; and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed The Civil Rights Act.

It was also the year that Alabama Congressman Robert "Bob" E. Jones asked the U. S. Government Printing Office to make UAH an official depository library. Depository libraries are entitled to receive all federal government publications.

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MusicBridge wraps up successful inaugural year

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With graduation in the rearview mirror, the 2013-2014 academic year at UAH has come to a close. And so too has the inaugural year of MusicBridge, a program that brings music to those less fortunate in the community while at the same time allowing UAH's student musicians to share their talents in non-traditional performance venues.

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Week of Welcome Leaders selected for 2014-2015

Week of Welcome (WOW)

Week of Welcome (WOW) is one of the most beloved traditions at UAH. It takes place at the start of each semester and consists of social, educational, and informational programs to welcome new and returning students back to campus.

An integral part of WOW are the WOW Leaders, chosen in advance to fulfill a number of important requirements, including assisting in preparation, welcoming guests, setting the tone, showing school spirit, encouraging participation, and – most important – having fun.

"Week of Welcome Leaders are really vital for the campus, because they set the tone for the rest of the semester during the first week of school," says Erika Drake, a senior and WOW Leader majoring in elementary education. "Their energy and dedication make each event memorable and they make each student feel included."

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T.R.U.E. Chargers connect students and alumni

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Just named the 2014 Student Organization of the Year, the T.R.U.E. Chargers Student Alumni Association is an integral part of both the student and alumni experience at UAH.

"T.R.U.E. Chargers are the student chapter of the UAH Alumni Association, and as such, they are a bridge connecting the two groups," says Rachel Osby, Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the UAH Alumni Association. "The hope is that, as students meet and become engaged with our alumni, they will stay engaged after graduation and help the next generation of Chargers."

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Four UAH students selected for HudsonAlpha internship

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Four students from the College of Science at UAH will once again be taking part in BioTrain, an eight-week internship program offered each summer by the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. They are Rebecca Hauser, Garrett Dunn, Candice Coppola, and Jonathan Trinh.

"The BioTrain internship is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the day-to-day work involved in being a part of a research group in a premier research setting," says Dunn, who also serves as the vice-president of the Alabama Student Rural Health Association and was recently initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Trinh, whose research skills are currently being honed in Dr. Luciano Matzkin's lab, agrees. "I feel honored to be one of the select few to be offered a chance to participate in this prestigious program," he says. "I am excited for this opportunity, and hopefully this internship can function as a gateway for future opportunities."

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Congratulations Graduates!

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UAH proudly awarded bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees to our graduating students at this year's spring commencement ceremony.

 

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Google Maps Street View Trekker collects images to create “Street View” of UAH campus

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Soon you'll be able to visit UAH without ever leaving your home.

Google Maps has mapped the UAH campus by creating 360-degree panoramas, or a "street view," of the pedestrian-friendly (and UAH Police Department approved) pathways that make up its interior.

The imagery collection began last week when Google Maps sent a Street View Trekker to UAH. The Trekker, Google's newest Street View camera platform, is a wearable backpack with a camera system on top. There are 15 lenses at the top of the mast, each pointed in a different direction, that enable the creation of a 360-degree panoramic view.

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UAH introduces new admissions policies for Fall 2014

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UAH is enacting several changes for the 2014-15 academic year designed to facilitate timely degree completion. Included among them are the following:

    1. AP scores in more subjects will be accepted. UAH has revised its AP credit award criteria and will now accept more AP scores beginning with the fall 2014 semester. Learn more about UAH's Advanced Placement Program here.
    2. Credit hour limit for Merit Tuition Scholarships will increase. UAH has increased the credit hour limit from 16 to 18 hours per semester for its Merit Tuition Scholarship awards. Learn more about UAH's Merit Tuition Scholarships here.

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UAH COE sponsors BEST Experience residential program for area high school students

The BEST Experience (Be an Engineering STudent)

Rising high school students grades 10 through 12 will have the opportunity to participate in The BEST Experience (Be an Engineering STudent), a new week-long residential program sponsored by The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Engineering.

"The idea behind the BEST Experience is to put engineering tools and experiments into the hands of high-school students such that they can learn what engineering at a university is like. We want them to see for themselves that majoring in engineering is very rewarding, challenging, and fun," said Dr. Jennifer English, associate dean and professor (ECE) of the UAH College of Engineering.

The BEST Experience will give area students an idea of what it's like to be an engineer for a week, July 20-25 on the UAH campus. The deadline to register for the program is Thursday, May 15. For eligibility information, application, sample schedules and to register, please visit: www.uah.edu/eng/outreach/summer-camp. Scholarships for up to 75 percent of the program fee are available for qualified families with financial need.

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