UAH Honors lectures examine the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg address, and work-school conflict


The UAH Honors Lecture Series welcomes Mark Scherer and Lisa L. Scherer from the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) to the campus on Thursday, to deliver two public lectures.

Mark Scherer will deliver the talk "Finding Meaning in Tragedy: Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address," from 11:10 a.m., to 12:15 p.m., in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology room 107. At 6:30 p.m., Lisa L. Scherer will host the Honors Hot Topic discussion "Work-School Conflict: Some Undergraduate Research Findings," in the Honors Lounge, Morton Hall room 336. Both talks are free and open to the public.


Huntsville's past, present and future examined at UAH's OLLI speakers series

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI ) at UAH is celebrating 20 years of service through learning, leadership and community service with a speakers series. OLLI is offered through the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Huntsville: Past, Present and Future will presented on Friday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m., to 11:30 a.m., in the Wilson Hall Auditorium on the UAH campus. OLLI membership is $15 per year and non-members are invited to join. For more information, please call 256.824.6183 or visit:


Fall Entrepreneurs Roundtable to take place at UAH on Oct. 17


The College of Business Administration at UAH will host their Fall Entrepreneurs Roundtable on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the Chan Auditorium, with a reception to follow.

Three leaders in Huntsville's nonprofit entrepreneurial community will discuss their organizations and share how they have overcome challenges, pursued new growth initiatives, and met the expectations of stakeholders.


Fertigation: Coming to a green space near you!


You've heard of fertilizer. You've heard of irrigation. But have you heard of "fertigation"? Probably not…until now!

"Fertigation is the process by which fertilizer is combined with an irrigation system to provide essential nutrients through a plant's leaves and roots," says Robert Redmon, Director of Grounds Management at UAH.


Charger Choices brings national Save a Life Tour to UAH campus


With funding from an NCAA grant, Charger Choices has been able to introduce several alcohol awareness initiatives to the student body at UAH over the past two years.

These include presentations from guest speakers, non-alcoholic "raves," the UAH Police Department's popular Fatal Vision program, and SafeRide, which provides students with three free cab rides per semester, says Charger Choices member and UAH's Director of Athletic Compliance, Julie Woltjen.


Two winners named in second annual E-Launch competition


The Entrepreneurship Club at UAH is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual E-Launch 48-hour business plan competition, held this past weekend on the UAH campus. In first place was team RealSearch, consisting of Matt Ashby, Melinda Kilgore, Meagan Hollaway, and Bin Chen. Their comprehensive business plan for a web-based real estate company garnered a $1,000 prize from Investor's Resource/Raymond James, 5 hours of free CPA consulting with Paul Lindgren at Seaman, Shinkunas, and Lindgren PC, and 5 hours of free legal consulting with Frank Caprio from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLC.


Yale professor to discuss evolutionary effects of climate change on fishes


Dr. Thomas Near will be giving a presentation entitled "Evolution on ice: climate change and biodiversity of antarctic fishes" on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in room 107 of the Shelby Center. The presentation is part of the Distinguished Speaker Series at UAH and is being sponsored by UAH's Department of Biological Sciences.

Dr. Near, who is an Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, will be discussing his research on the use of phylogenetic hypotheses for studying patterns of speciation and adaptive radiation in groups of teleost fishes.


South African musician Kevin Kraak visits UAH as composer-in-residence


South African conductor, organist and keyboardist Kevin Kraak, will visit the campus of UAH in November as a composer-in-residence giving a public lecture and two musical performances, November 7-10.

Kraak's visit is sponsored by the UAH Department of Music and the Office of Diversity. His public appearances are free and open to the public.


UAH United Way campaign kicks off at coordinators breakfast


UAH launched its annual United Way campaign with a breakfast kick off celebration for coordinators on Thursday, October 3, at 8:30 a.m., in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology. This year's goal is $70,000, marking the agency's 70th anniversary in Madison County.

The UAH Department of Human Resources will serve as the 2013 campaign sponsor. This year's theme is LIVE UNITED: 70 Years of Service. UAH's campaign runs officially from Thursday, October 3, through Friday, November 15.


UAH partnering with MadCap to bring new software to technical communications students

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UAH is joining forces with MadCap Software to ensure that students pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication have a competitive advantage when entering the workforce.

Through the MadCap Scholar licensing program, students will learn how to use MadCap Flare to create technical documentation for online help, software documentation, policy & procedure manuals, knowledge bases, and user guides.