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Alumni Lunch & Learn
Hockey's Opening Night
Ribbon Run Alumni Team
Ladies Self-Defense Seminar
Alumni Class Notes
Charger Connect Networking Social
Family Weekend 2011

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UAHuntsville News
Dr. Robert Altenkirch
Dr. Robert Altenkirch is selected President of The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

UAHuntsville News 

ChargerFest 2011
UAHuntsville celebrates Homecoming 2011
UAHuntsville News
Imagine the Possibilities
The UAHuntsville Annual Fund phone-athon begins October 10th and will run through mid-November.  Students will be calling and updating your information. 
Imagine the possibilities and help make dreams come true through your generous contributions.

Alumni Spotlight
Mary Beth Walker
Mary Beth Walker, Senior Executive Assistant to the President and UAHuntsville alumna, will retire from UAHuntsville on October 1.  She has served all UAHuntsville presidents except the first during her twenty-three years in the President's Office.
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October 2011 E-Newsletter
Alumni Lunch & Learn - University Showcase  Past Alumni Lunch & Learn with Dr. Wren


Date:  Thursday, October 13th
Time:  11 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:  University Center Exhibit Hall, UAHuntsville Campus
Registration Fee
Free for current Alumni Association Members;
$20 for non-members & guests
*Lunch is included in admission price.*
*Seats must be reserved in advance.*


Details:  Need a few more reasons to show your Charger Pride? Then attend this month's Alumni Lunch & Learn.  As a part of ChargerFest Homecoming, we invite you back to campus to chat with and hear from your college's Dean about the latest and most exciting accomplishments from your University.  Speakers include:
  • Dr. Vistasp Karbhari, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Caron St. John, Dean, College of Business Administration
  • Dr. Shankar Mahalingam, Dean, College of Engineering
  • Dr. Glenn Dasher, Dean, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Fay Raines, Dean, College of Nursing
  • Dr. Jack Fix, Dean, College of Science
  • Dr. Rhonda Gaede, Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Dr. Regina Hyatt, Dean of Students

Lunch & Learns are also a great opportunity to network with other alumni and professionals in the community.  Seats must be reserved in advance.  Register Today! 

UAH Chargers HockeyFREE Tickets available for Hockey's Opening Night
Date:  Saturday, October 1
Time:  7 PM (Free tickets will be given on a first come-first served basis.)
Location:  Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL (Directions)
8th Annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run -
Join the UAH Alumni Team 
8th Annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 

Date: Saturday, October 15  

(last day to register online is Friday, October 7, 4:30pm)


Time: Races begin at 8 AM

Registration Fee: $20 per participant

Location: Huntsville Middle School


Details: Join the UAH Alumni team for the 8th Annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run and let's participate together to support Breast Cancer awareness and research in the Huntsville community.


If you've never done a 5k before, it is such a rewarding experience. It's only about 3 miles and you can go at your own pace. You do not have to be a runner to participate. Run or walk - whatever is most comfortable to you. The most important thing is that you get out there and participate. You'll meet folks and talk along the way. And the feeling of accomplishment when you cross that finish's awesome!! Come out and join us!


The goal is to have at least 25 alumni members on our team. Register today to join the team! Click here to visit the team's web page and register.

Ladies Self-Defense SeminarLadies Self-Defense Seminar 


Hosted by:  UAHuntsville Health & Physical Education (a division of Professional and Continuing Studies)
Date:  Thursday, October 20
Time:  6-9 PM
Location:  Frank Franz Residence Hall, Multi-Purpose Room, UAHuntsville (Directions)
Registration Fee:  FREE (space is limited; register today)


RSVP:  Register by calling 256-824-6007


Details:  Open to all female students, staff, faculty, and alumni.  Read more...  
After the Cap & Gown Mentorship Meeting


Hosted by:  UAHuntsville Alumni Association and T.R.U.E. Chargers Student Alumni Association
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: University Center Room 127, UAHuntsville


*FREE Event - All Alumni are Invited.*


DetailsMeet with current UAHuntsville students and share your advice and wisdom on job-hunting, career, and life after college.  What happens after the cap and gown?  These meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month - try to attend as many as you can to meet and mentor different students at each session.

Dr. Robert AltenkirchCharger Connect
Networking Social: 
Meet UAHuntsville's New President,
Dr. Robert Altenkirch
Hosted by:  UAHuntsville Alumni Association Board of Directors


Date:  Thursday, November 10th
Time:  5:30 PM
Location:  Bevill Center Lobby, UAHuntsville Campus


Details:  All alumni are welcome to join us for a reception and networking social to welcome Dr. Robert Altenkirch as UAHuntsville's new President.  


*Check the Alumni Calendar for more Charger Connect socials throughout the year to be hosted by the Alumni Association and various chapters of the Association.  Come out and join us for as many as you can.
Family Weekend 2011
Family Weekend 2011 

Date:  November 4-6

*Pre-registration required



The Student Life Office invites you to UAHuntsville's 2011 Family Weekend celebration on November 4,2011 through November 6, 2011.


 Do you currently have a student attending UAHuntsville?  Then don't miss this opportunity to take an inside look at their University experience this year and enjoy a weekend of fun family activities with them.  The Student Life Office has collaborated with various offices and departments across campus to provide you with a variety of events that you and your student can enjoy together. 

For more information on the weekend and to register to attend, visit