New Client E-mail 7/10/14

E-mail #3 – 7/10/14

·       Registering for IEM Classes

·       Books/Software

·       Full-time vs. Part-time Status

·       IEM 601 Seminar Dates/Times

·       IEM 601 Seminar Assignment #2

·       Meet the IEM Director – Dr. Dale Callahan, PE and the IEM Director of Strategic Planning – Don Appleby

If you have changed your plans in any way and do not plan to participate in IEM Fall 2014, please let me know ASAP. If you let us know before the seminar starts in August, we can probably defer your admission to the Spring or Fall 2015 class. If not, you will likely have to go through the entire admission process again.

Registering for IEM Classes


I will be sending you instructions on registering for classes next week. The e-mail will contain a RAC (registration access code) or PIN which is required for you to be able to register each semester. Before each semester begins, I will send you an e-mail with information about the classes you need to register for and your new RAC since that number will change each semester. We control the registration and seats for our classes so don’t worry about registering for our classes as soon as registration opens for the university.



The list of required or recommended books and/or software that you need for classes will be distributed prior to the start of classes each semester (typically when you receive instructions to register for classes). Books are available at any of the UAB bookstores or you can purchase from your favorite bookseller.

Book lists can also be viewed on the UAB Barnes & Noble Bookstore website at by selecting the courses you are enrolling in.

Feel free to purchase your books in print (hardback or paperback), electronic (Kindle, Nook, etc.) or audio (Audible). Everyone has their own preference so feel free to choose your best learning method.

Full-Time vs. Part-Time


The IEM degree is not designed to be a full-time degree, but some of you may be required to be a full-time student because of your international status or for financial aid reasons. If you are an international student and need a course for CPT, you must register for the IEM Special Topics (ST) course that is set up each semester (IEM 690). If you do not need a CPT course, you may register for any course that UAB offers to become full-time. The Fall and Spring IEM courses will be 2 hours and the Summer course will be 3 hours and this course will help you be a full-time student while enrolled in IEM. The topic of this course will change every semester and will relate to IEM. Everyone is welcome to register for this course, but this course is not required for the IEM degree and is considered an elective course so it will not count toward IEM degree requirements.

IEM Seminar (IEM 601) Dates/Times


The IEM Seminar is one of the classes you will register for in the Fall (IEM 601) and is scheduled to meet August 14, 15, and 16 from 8-5 each day.  While attendance is not required, we would strongly encourage you to participate in this event on the UAB campus if possible.  For those of you who cannot attend, our seminar leadership team is planning to stream the seminar live so you will be able to watch the live feed in Canvas.  For those who cannot participate during that time frame at all, you will be able to view the footage after the seminar in Canvas. If you can only attend one or two days of the seminar, we encourage you to participate as much as possible to receive the greatest benefit. We will be sending out a survey later this month with questions about your participation plans so we can make sure we have enough supplies and food each day.

For those of you who are planning to come into town, UAB has several hotels in the area that offer discounted rates for UAB visitors and they are listed on this website - (closest to UAB and in no particular order are:  Courtyard by Marriott, Doubletree Hotel, Hotel Highland, Residence Inn, and Spring Hills Suites Marriott). 

IEM 601 Seminar Assignment #2

The Seminar Activities Team is excited to know that you are committed to the IEM experience.  We are requesting all incoming clients to submit a 30-second innovative video that introduces you to your classmates!


1.        Video should be no longer than 30 seconds.

2.        Include your first and last name.

3.        Include three interesting things about yourself.

4.        Upload your videos to YouTube or Vimeo.

5.        Send the link to your video to the following email no later than July 31, 2014.

This will be your classmates' first impression of you. Remember be innovative!

Meet the IEM Director – Dr. Dale Callahan, PE and the IEM Director of Strategic Planning – Don Appleby


Dale Callahan was hired by UAB to develop the IEM Program in 2000 and has served as the IEM Director since the program was established. He is an author, speaker and an entrepreneur.

Don Appleby was a member of the first IEM class in 2000. He is a published author, IEM faculty member, and Director of Strategic Planning for IEM.

You will see Dale and Don often as you progress through the IEM curriculum so make sure that you connect with them through LinkedIn.