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Charger Con 2012
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Family Weekend
Play: The Perfect 36 (10/9)
Around Town
Alumni Class Notes
Homecoming 2012 (10/8-13)
New Date: Alumni of Achievement Awards (11/9)
Free Hockey Tickets for Alumni Association Members (10/6)
Alumni Lunch & Learn (10/18)
Liz Hurley Ribbon Run - UAH Alumni Team (10/20)


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Charger Con 2012  

Charger Con 2012


October 26-27


UAHuntsville's 2-day conference featuring competitive and casual video game tournaments, panel discussions, exhibitors, and a costume contest.

Campus News


UAH working to enhance use of off-the-shelf helicopters for military and commercial use

Campus News

Family Weekend 2012

November 3-4


*Register to attend by October 15



Campus News

 The Perfect 36

UAHuntsville Women's Studies Program is sponsoring a one-act play, The Perfect 36, about how Southern women won the right to vote.


Tuesday, October 9

7:30 PM

Wilson Hall Theatre




Around Town
Dr. Gary Zank   

UAHuntsville's Dr. Gary Zank to speak at Sci-Quest's Quest for Excellence Lecture Series


October 25, 2012



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October 2012 E-Newsletter
Alumni Class Notes
Chris OrrChris Orr (BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering '84) Wins the prestigious GE Edison Award for his contributions to the GE (General Electric) Company.  Read more...  
David Styers, Jr.David Styers, Jr. (BS, Mechanical Engineering '79) Awarded the Copper Club Award from ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys.  Read more...

Valerie Martin-StewartValerie Martin-Stewart (BS, Electrical Engineering '95) Will be honored at 17th anniversary of the annual Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference October 11-13 in Dallas, Texas.  Read more...
Jiake LiuJiake Liu (BS, Computer Engineering '12) Wins $20,000 in national Best Buy College Innovator Fund competition for glove that serves as wireless keyboard.  Read more...


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Homecoming 2012:  #MeetMeAtTheSlab 
Homecoming 2012
October 8-13 
We invite you to return to campus for a fun-filled week of Charger activities and school spirit.   
Monday (10/8/12)
Homecoming Kick-off
11 AM, University Center Slab

B.Y.O.Blanket (or chair) Outdoor Movie
7:30 PM, University Center Slab

Tuesday (10/9/12)
Can Creations Competition
12 PM - 7 PM, University Center Slab

Make-A-Wish Dodgeball Tournament
8 PM, Spragins Hall

Wednesday (10/10/12)
Paint the Town Blue Decorating Contest
8 AM - 5 PM, Campus-wide

Charger Stomp
8 PM, University Center Slab

Thursday (10/11/12)
LAN Party
5 PM, University Center Exhibit Hall

Friday (10/12/12)
Muddy Mayhem
11 AM - 1 PM, Roberts Hall Lawn

Homecoming Parade
5:30 PM, Campus loop from Greek Row around John Wright Drive to Central Campus Residence Hall

Midnight Madness Tailgate
Immediately Following Parade, Spragins Hall Parking Lot

Midnight Madness & King/Queen Announcement
10:30 PM, Spragins Hall

Saturday (10/13/12)
Rocket City Weather Fest
10 AM - 3 PM, Shelby Center for Science & Technology

UAH Hockey vs. Minnesota StateHomecoming 2012
7 PM, Von Braun Center (map)

Homecoming Week End Celebration
After the Hockey Game, University Center Slab
Rescheduled to November 9: 
Alumni of Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception
2012 Alumni of Achievement Honorees
Robert J. Berinato, Ph.D.
Roderick B. Duke
Jonnathan H. Kim, Ph.D
Alumni of AchievementThe Board of Directors of the UAHuntsville Alumni Association cordially invites you to join us for the 2012 Alumni of Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception as we recognize the accomplishments of this year's honorees.
Friday, November 9 
4:30 PM 
University Center Exhibit Hall
UAHuntsville Campus
Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres
Cash Bar


FREE Event 

*RSVP requested prior to event. or 256-824-ALUM (2586)


More information....

For Alumni Association Members:
Free Hockey Tickets on October 6
The UAHuntsville Alumni Association is gearing up for Charger hockey!  We are offering FREE hockey tickets to Alumni Association members for the first hockey game of the season.
Saturday, October 6
Puck drops at 7 PM
Propst Arena, Von Braun Center (directions)
Check in at the Alumni Association table to receive your tickets!  Get there early - limited number of tickets available - first come, first served.
Not a member?  Join online at or at the Alumni Association table on October 6th.
Alumni Lunch & Learn with Dr. Fay Raines, Dean of UAHuntsville's College of Nursing 
Hosted by the Crestwood Medical Center Charger Alumni Chapter
Dr. Fay Raines 
Lunch & Learn Topic:
"The Nursing Initiative: Teaching, Training, and Technology"
Thursday, October 18  
11 AM - 12PM
Conference Center
Crestwood Medical Center
(Directions; Conference Center is located next to the Crestwood Cafeteria, enter through the Visitor's entrance on the South side of the hospital, facing Airport Road)


$10 registration fee (Lunch included)

Pre-registration required by October 15.

Click here to register!


More information about Dr. Raines...


We look forward to seeing you there!
Run or Walk with Us!
9th Annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run
Saturday, October 20th
UAH Alumni Team Picture at 7 AM
Men's 5k at 7:30 AM
2012 Liz Hurley Ribbon RunWomen's 5k at 9 AM
Survivor's Walk at 10 AM
Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run and the Alumni Association will again have a team.  Join the "UAHuntsville Alumni" team and let's participate together to support Breast Cancer awareness and research in the Huntsville community.  Whether you run or walk, participating in a 5K is such a rewarding experience.
Online registration ends Friday, October 12th


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