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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

UAHuntsville faculty and students participate in College First advanced placement enrichment program

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.

For more information 
Joyce Anderson-Maples 
(256) 824-2101 
maplesj@uah.edu

Flu clinic begins on UAHuntsville campus

Flu shots are now available at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) Faculty & Staff Clinic. Only one flu shot is needed, because the 2011-2012 seasonal flu vaccine does contain the H1N1 strain that began circulating two years ago, and which continues to cause illness nationally. No appointment, necessary and injections are $20. According to the Centers for Disease Control flu season peaks in February. For more information, please call the UAHuntsville Faculty & Staff Clinic at 824-2100.

Internationally renowned professor to lecture on the history of childbirth at UAHuntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (August 31, 2011) — Judith Walzer Leavitt, an internationally recognized pioneer of research on medical history and women’s history, will deliver two public lectures at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) on the history of childbirth.
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            The Women’s Studies Program sponsors Leavitt’s visit to UAHuntsville with support from the Humanities Center Eminent Scholars Program. Both lectures are free and open to the public.
 
Leavitt’s first lecture, “Women and the Medicalization of Childbirth in American History,” will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m., in the Chan Auditorium of the Business Administration Building. On Thursday, Sept. 22 at 11:10 a.m., Leavitt will address the UAHuntsville Honors Forum with a talk entitled “Make Room for Daddy: Men’s Roles in Childbirth in Twentieth Century America,” in the Frank Franz Hall multipurpose room.
 
Leavitt is from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she is the Rupple Bascom and Ruth Bleier Professor Emerita of Medical History & Bioethics, History of Science, and Gender and Women’s Studies. Her public lectures at UAHuntsville will explore the history of childbirth and its implications for social understandings of womanhood and manhood and how these conceptions have changed over time. 
 
Her UAHuntsville lectures are based on her two books Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950 (Oxford University Press, 1986) and Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from the Waiting Room to the Delivery Room (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). Leavitt’s current research, continues to examine gender and public health through the twentieth century, and includes two projects: one that looks at home health care during the antibiotic transition and the second which carries forward her childbirth studies.
 
She has published numerous articles and book chapters, delivered dozens of lectures in the United States and abroad, and authored or edited eight books on public health and women’s health in social, economic, and political contexts. Leavitt holds a B.S. degree in social sciences from Antioch College, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History from the University of Chicago.
 

For more information

Joyce Anderson-Maples, (256) 824-2101

maplesj@uah.edu

 

UAHuntsville to co-sponsor NANPA 2011 symposium

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (August 25, 2011) - Breast cancer survivor, singer, actress and veteran stand-up comedienne, Diana Jordan will be a keynote speaker at The North Alabama Nurse Practitioner, Inc., (NANPA) Annual Clinical Symposium on Friday, Sept. 23. The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) College of Nursing is co-sponsoring the event.
 
The two-day symposium will be held Sept. 23-24 at the Huntsville Marriott. Nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, registered nurses, physician assistants, physicians, other health care providers and students are encouraged to attend. Professional credit is available for participants attending the symposium.
 
On Friday, at 8 a.m., Beverly Johnson, president of NANPA, and C. Fay Raines, dean of the UAHuntsville College of Nursing will welcome symposium attendees. At 9 a.m., Diana Jordan will give a talk entitled "The Healing Power of Laughter: The Power of a Happy Heart."
 
Additional keynote speakers for the NANPA symposium include Gregory Pokrywka and Wendy Wright.
  • 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 .


For more Information
Joyce Anderson-Maples
(256) 824-2101
maplesj@uah.edu

 

UAHuntsville Coffeehouse Writers Series returns in September with “Express-Men”

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.

For more information
Joyce Anderson-Maples 
256.824.2101
maplesj@uah.edu">maplesj@uah.edu

Homeless at 16, millionaire at 26, Andres Lara to lecture at UAHuntville

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.

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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.

For more information on Lara's visit, please call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 256.824.6822 or email crutchk@uah.edu

For more information 
Joyce Anderson-Maples 
256.824.2101 
maplesj@uah.edu

Painting new horseshoes on campus roadways shows Charger Spirit

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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.

UAHuntsville prepares workforce for emerging Aegis system support

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (August 22, 2011) - The University of Alabama in Huntsville is launching the Aegis Combat System (ACS) Certificate program this fall to educate participants and enable contractors and government organizations to develop an informed and responsive workforce.

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.

For more information: 
Ray Garner 
256.824.6397 (256.UAH/NEWS) 
ray.garner@uah.edu 
OR 
Jo Ann Jones 
256.824.2808 
joann.jones@uah.edu

UAHuntsville theatre and English departments hold auditions for A Comedy of Errors

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.

For more information 
Joyce Anderson-Maples, (256) 824-2101 
maplesj@uah.edu