Protect yourself against infectious disease, here and abroadResources are available to help keep UAB employees safe while traveling outside the United States.
Be a Biggest Loser at Campus RecThis eight-week wellness program will encourage a healthier lifestyle among students and employees Feb. 8-April 8.How can health-care workers help stop human trafficking?Rochelle Rollins, Ph.D., acting deputy director for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office on Trafficking in Persons, will discuss the importance and role of health-care workers in combating this crime 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 29 in Spain Auditorium.Blazers blow past latest Finish the Drive fundraising milestone
More than $5.2 million has been paid in UAB’s Finish the Drive campaign to secure $17.2 million pledged to UAB Athletics, exceeding the $4.5 million Jan. 15 goal.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.Blazer Boosters posts record success
Donations to Blazer Boosters, the fundraising arm of UAB Athletics, exceeded $5 million in 2015 — a record achievement made possible by fans, friends and supporters.My Health Rewards expands to include more benefit-eligible employeesBiometric screenings to return — with potential benefits for repeat participants.Get some “Holiday Soul” with Eric Essix and 5 Men on a StoolFollowing the success of their last show, Essix will once again perform his handpicked collection of soulful “songs of the season” and audience favorites with the harmonious Atlanta super-group.
See “Downton Abbey” season 6 sneak preview at ASCSeating is first-come, first-served for this free event; ASC members may reserve premium seating and enjoy a free reception. This sneak preview is presented in conjunction with Alabama Public Television.
- Event Date December 13
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.New foundation signals 'a great day' for athleticsA 501(c)3 organization is being created that will support the athletics department in its quest for excellence in all programs. The UAB Athletics Foundation will help build loyalty and philanthropic support for a superior intercollegiate athletics program.Help UAB win the citywide Choose Healthy ChallengeEmployees eligible for My Health Rewards can join the challenge team to compete against other Birmingham-area employers and help UAB win first place. Take #healthyselfies every time you make a healthy choice and purchase items from participating merchants to earn points for your team and chances to win weekly prizes like Yeti Coolers and Apple Watches through Dec. 14. Sign up for MHR online.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.7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEKThings for the UAB community to see and do during the week of Oct. 25-31.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.
- Event Date December 30
BookTalk to discuss “A Place in Time"Join Assistant Professor Randy Blythe for a discussion of “A Place in Time —Twenty Stories of the Port William” by Wendell Berry, 6 p.m. in the Sterne Library Director’s Conference Room. UAB BookTalk meets monthly, and all are welcome. A list of upcoming dates and books are online.
7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEKThings for the UAB community to see and do during the week of Oct. 18-24.Blazers’ DirecTV parody is all in the familyRandy Norton, in his third season as head coach for Women’s Basketball, co-stars in this ad for Blazer Vision All-Access, with his son Nick, sophomore starting guard for Men’s Basketball.UAB Athletics issues a Homecoming challenge to Blazer fansUAB Athletics has begun a weeklong membership drive to continue the momentum by adding 50 new donors to its wall at crowdfund.uab.edu/bethedifference.
- Event Date November 3