More than 2 tons of clothing collected in annual driveThe UAB extended community collected 70 hanging wardrobe boxes of clothing and multiple boxes of folded clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories and toiletries during the UAB Commission on the Status of Women’s annual Suits 4 Success clothing drive.Nominations for new staff council open April 4-15Nominations for the inaugural UAB Staff Council will be accepted 8 a.m. April 4- 5 p.m. April 15.Clear your closets: Suits for Success to return April 4-8The UAB Commission on the Status of Women will be collecting donations of gently used clothing for My Sister’s Closet, an outreach program of the YWCA of Central Alabama, April 4-8.Elections for new staff council set for MayNominations will be accepted in April for approximately 50 seats representing units throughout the university.Holiday toy drive to begin Nov. 30Support the annual toy drive by donating new, unwrapped toys suitable for children agesinfant-12 years. Toys will be collected until noon Dec. 17.UAB to dedicate new Habitat House Nov. 3UAB employees and students will dedicate the handicapped-accessible Habitat House they built for Monique Dixon and her family 3:30 p.m. See how it all came together with #UABbuilds.Crowd turns out to hear about new staff councilThe plan is to hold open forums to get input and feedback from employees during coming months and hold elections in the spring.
Surveys to guide planning for electric cars, bikes on campusAnswers to these informal surveys will help UAB Sustainability evaluate the feasibility and best locations for electric car-charging stations and improvements to bike infrastructure. The surveys will be live until Sept. 10.Grant program seeks novel ideas for solving community problemsAll applicants must attend a mandatory Innovation Workshop 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 19 in Lister Hill Library's Edge of Chaos. Register online.Be a part of the Habitat House that UAB builtHelp fellow co-workers and students build a safe, affordable ADA-compliant house, made possible by employee contributions to the UAB Benevolent Fund. The only requirement is a willingness to learn and work one of the scheduled four-hour shifts starting Sept. 17.