- Published: 09 September 2011
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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:
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:
UAHuntsville faculty and students participate in College First advanced placement enrichment program
- Published: 08 September 2011
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala (August 9, 2011) - Students from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) recently participated in CollegeFirst, a unique summer enrichment program designed to prepare the state's high school students for the challenge of college-level advanced placement courses in math and science.
More than 200 high school students from across the state participated in the summer program. College student mentors from five Alabama campuses mentored the high school students.
"This initiative provides successful college students as both tutors and mentors, helping increase the number of Alabama students who will be ready, not only to attend college, but to excel in college," said Stephen Black, director of the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility. "The experience benefits university students as well because, in order to teach a concept, one must not only grasp it intuitively, but fully understand the reasoning."
Superintendents from Alabama districts participating in A+ College Ready summer program were each given $1,000 to present a scholarship to an outstanding student from their district. Scholarship winners in North Alabama included: Spencer Baer, of Madison County Schools, and Lisa Hernandez, of Huntsville City Schools.
The A+ CollegeFirst service-learning course was developed by the UA Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility in partnership with Impact Alabama and A+ College Ready.
- Published: 01 September 2011
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- Published: 31 August 2011
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For more information
Joyce Anderson-Maples, (256) 824-2101
- Published: 25 August 2011
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- Pokrywka is assistant professor of medicine, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and is one of a handful of doctors in the United States double certified in lipidology and menopause. Clinical lipidology is the study of fats stored in blood. He specializes in heart disease in menopausal and postmenopausal women. Pokrywkaparticipates enthusiastically in the Go Red for Women and WomenHeart campaigns to fight heart disease in women.
- Wright is a family nurse practitioner working fulltime in a practice, which she founded and owns, Wright & Associates Family Healthcare. The clinic is owned and operated by nurse practitioners. She is the senior lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates. Wright is an author of the Physical Assessment and Health History Cue Card Series. She is widely published and has produced a number of videos and audiotapes. Wright has served as an expert witness in several medical malpractice cases and is frequently retained by attorneys for case review and consultation. In addition, she is an expert on "Medscape's Ask the Expert Nurse Practitioner" web site, and is an editorial board member for Medscape's E-Journal. Wright is editor in chief of APC Today, a website designed for the advanced practice clinician.
For the complete NANPA Symposium schedule and registration information, please visit http://northalabamanpa.enpnetwork.com/nurse-practitioner-events/2355-2011-nanpa-annual-clinical-symposium .
- Published: 25 August 2011
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Huntsville, Ala. (August 25, 2011) - The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) fall Coffeehouse Writers series begins Friday, September 9, at 4 p.m. with "Express-Men."
The program will feature writing by Huntsville Times columnist and humorist Ricky Thomason, work by prose-poet David Allen Lambert, original songs by singer-songwriter Tom McClellan, and creative works by poet, musician and visual artist, Jake Berry of Florence.
All Coffeehouse programs are held at the Louis Salmon Library art gallery, on the ground floor just past the reference desk, near Jazzman's Cafe. Admission is free, and Jazzman's Café will be open before the readings.
The UAHuntsville Women's Studies Program and the Louis Salmon Library sponsor the Coffeehouse Writers Series. This series is open to the public, and most programs last about an hour. For more information, please call Marylyn Coffey, at 256-824-6114.
- Published: 23 August 2011
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Huntsville, Ala. (August 22, 2011) - Andres Lara, nationally known speaker, and former president of Inspiration Time Magazine will be the keynote speaker for The University of Alabama in Huntsville's (UAHuntsville) Hispanic Heritage Celebration next month.
He will give two talks on Thursday, Sept. 29 and both events are free and open to the public. Lara will address UAHuntsville Honors Forum students at 11 a.m., in Frank Franz Hall room 138. At 7:30 p.m., Lara will give the talk "How to Turn Setbacks into Comebacks: Challenging the Status Quo," in the University Center Exhibit Hall.
Also recognized as "The Cuban Guy," Lara is the author of international bestsellers, Inspire the Sleeping Giant Within, How to Stay Motivated During Difficult Times and The Finish Line. He is currently the CEO of A. Success Training, Inc.
But what inspires his audiences the most is that he accomplished all this by age 24. Lara escaped from Cuba at 16, arriving in America penniless and alone. He spoke no English, but managed to survive his worst nightmare - living on the street. Lara shares how he was able to turn his life around and live his dream.
He graduated with honors from Montclair State University with a major in speech communication and a minor in creative writing. Lara's inspirational messages reach millions every week in 33 countries around the globe through his site at http://www.TheCubanGuy.com.
The UAHuntsville offices and departments of Multicultural Affairs, Diversity, International Sponsored Programs, Honors Forum, and Latino Studies and Development Club jointly sponsor Lara's visit.
- Published: 22 August 2011
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Students from a variety of student organizations and campus departments came together over the summer to show their Charger Spirit by painting new horseshoes on campus roadways. The project was spearheaded by Jonna Greer, former SGA President and intern in the Student Affairs office. Painting the horseshoes is part of an overall campaign to increase school spirit on campus and organizers hope it will become an annual tradition before the start of the school year. Representatives from various organizations and groups on campus were among the students who participated in the event.
- Published: 22 August 2011
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The program is designed to provide both a broad understanding of the system, its history and missions, and a high-level study of its design, engineering and technical features, according to Jo Ann Jones, director of the university's Professional Development division.
"In challenging economic times, building on existing strengths, such as Huntsville's rich history of missile, radar, aviation, and systems design and development, prepares an already well-equipped workforce for new opportunities," she said.
In March 2011, the United States announced the deployment of the USS Monterey, a Ticonderoga Class Aegis Cruiser, to the Mediterranean to begin a sustained deployment of Aegis BMD-capable ships in support of the European Phased Adaptive Approach. Also, MDA and the Navy's interests in a land-based alternative to Aegis afloat, a new Air and Missile Defense Radar system and further Standard Missile development is on the rise.
With the Missile Defense Agency relocating some operations to Huntsville and numerous MDA contractors already having a Huntsville presence, there is escalating local interest in support of Aegis Weapon System elements, especially radar and missile design, and manufacture, Jones said. "As the ballistic missile defense initiative continues to evolve, government and industry organizations are taking the necessary steps to further educate employees and prepare them for BMD development opportunities."
The program will be led by instructors who are Aegis subject matter experts. Aegis Combat System Certificate offers the opportunity to learn from respected industry leaders, Jones added.
The program consists of four short courses, which provide a resource to establish a foundation in Naval language, Aegis Systems engineering, weapon and combat system elements, and future strategies. The demand for Aegis systems education is high. The initial session of the first course is filled, and a second session beginning September 28 has been scheduled to meet the demand.
Course content is non-classified; however, US citizenship is required to attend classes. For complete course and registration information visit www.pcs.uah.edu/Aegis or phone 256.824.6372.
UAHuntsville Division of Professional and Continuing Studies offers more than 100 programs, which can assist organizations in reaching their employee development goals in the areas of engineering, management, and information technology. Programs may be customized for organization's specific requirements. For further information, phone 256.824.6372.
- Published: 17 August 2011
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (August 18, 2011) - Auditions are now being held for the fall production of A Comedy of Errors at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville).
The auditions will be held August 22, 23 and 25th at 6 p.m., in the Wilson Hall Theatre. All participants should be prepared to read Shakespeare out loud. No preparation is required and all acting positions are open. The production runs from Nov. 16-20.
A Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare's earliest and shortest plays. Humor in the play comes from slapstick comedy, puns and wordplay, and mistaken identity. For more information please call 256.824-6320.