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Huntsville native elected president of Alpha Tau Omega’s UAH chapter

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Kenny Throop, a senior marketing major at UAH, continued a family tradition by deciding to enroll in classes at UAH. "Both of my parents graduated from UAH," the Huntsville native explains. "That fact combined with multiple other reasons made UAH the best option for me."

During his freshman year, Throop became involved with Theta Pi, the UAH chapter of Alpha Tau Omega (ATO), a fraternity dedicated to the improvement of collegiate men on campus. He enjoyed it so much that he decided to run for treasurer his sophomore year.

"I wasn't initially planning to run for such a big position so soon, but one of my ATO brothers convinced me to go for it," says Throop. He won the position, and went from managing a bank account that usually had barely $100 in it to managing one with a balance of thousands of dollars.

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Co-op position leads to career for UAH alumna

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It's a tough economy these days, and finding a good job after graduation is a challenge for most. Fortunately for Chelsea Lavish, however, she got a very early start. Back in 2008, the Madison, Ala., native was balancing her final year at Bob Jones High School with a part-time job teaching dance. It just so happened that the mother of one of her students was an engineering director at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). "She recommended I try their summer hiring program after graduation," says Lavish. It was perfect timing. Despite her love of dance and her dream of one day being a ballerina, she was contemplating a more practical career in engineering and had already been accepted by UAH.

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National leadership conference inspires two UAH students to host a local version

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Among the 700+ women who attended this year's National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) in Washington, D.C., two were from UAH: Kenya Wallace, a Ph.D. student in materials science, and Karelohn Williams, a junior in psychology.

Each learned of the conference separately. Williams says a guest lecturer in her women's studies class talked about her experience attending it. Wallace, meanwhile, was at a meeting of the Huntsville chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) when it was discussed.

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UAH students help former von Braun team member make trucks turn better

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A senior-level design class and the Office of Technology Commercialization at UAH are working with an 89-year old former von Braun rocket team member to refine and model a device that will make semi-tractor trailer trucks turn better. It was his frustration at seeing the unwieldy manner in which semis operate on the road that first got Ernst Evers interested in making them more responsive.

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Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium student poster winners

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The 2013 Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium student poster contest featured its first nursing student participant, Diedre Fortenberry Carter, who won a first place. The contest, during which UAH students displayed their research posters and gave presentations about their research, also was a first-time win for the Optics Department, as Ayshah Alatawi took a second place award.

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Decatur native elected president of UAH’s English Honor Society

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English major Sarah Klimko decided to attend UAH because she says "there is so much happening in Huntsville." Plus, she adds, "it is such a growing area that it made sense to pursue my degree at a college like UAH with ties to the professional community."

Initially she intended to sign up for teaching classes, but she quickly found out that she was more interested in writing. "The university's location within a technologically minded community really made writing seem like a viable option for me," she says. "Most people only think of career opportunities for engineering students in this area after graduation, but these companies also need writers."

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UAH BFA student’s senior exit show focuses on “Who We Are”

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When Harrison Walker decided to attend UAH, he had yet to figure out what he wanted to major in, let alone do with his life. But after two years of "switching around from business to marketing" he says, he realized his passion lay in the arts.

"I knew I wanted to do something that had to do with photography, specifically the technical side of traditional photography and its history," says Walker, who is a Huntsville native. "So I decided upon studio art."

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Arterburn new director of UAH rotorcraft center

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David R. Arterburn has been named director of the Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center (RSESC) at UAH, Vice President for Research Dr. Ray Vaughn announced on Monday, Oct. 7.

Arterburn has 30 years of experience in management and engineering roles in Army Aviation. He has experience in over 52 different fixed and rotary wing aircraft and over 2,000 total flight hours.

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UAH student and Huntsville native elected president of AIAA

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Ever since Matthew Hitt was a student at Covenant Christian Academy, he knew he wanted to work in the aerospace industry. "I became interested in engineering, and more specifically in missile defense, after a fieldtrip to take part in Engineering Day on the Arsenal," says the Huntsville native.

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Noted economist Donald Boudreaux visits UAH as a Faculty Senate Distinguished Speaker

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Noted economist and educator, Donald J. Boudreaux will give a public talk on the campus of UAH on Friday, October 11. Boudreaux is professor of Economics and the Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Va.

His UAH talk "Cleaned by Capitalism," will begin at 11 a.m., in the Chan Auditorium (room 125) of the Business Administration Building. Boudreaux will visit the campus as a UAH Faculty Senate Distinguished Speaker. The event is free and open to the public.

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