Happening in May

Happening in May

By Shannon StrongUniversity Communications
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Engineering Design Day showcases the yearlong capstone design work of more than 500 students.
Engineering Design Day showcases the yearlong capstone design work of more than 500 students.
Learn how to define your priorities and make positive changes toward better work-life integration.
Learn how to define your priorities and make positive changes toward better work-life integration.
Three storytime events are slated for May 6.
Three storytime events are slated for May 6.
Learn about MBA program options and how your Qualified Tuition Reduction benefits apply.
Learn about MBA program options and how your Qualified Tuition Reduction benefits apply.
Watch the Wildcats take on Berkeley. (Stan Liu/Arizona Athletics)
Watch the Wildcats take on Berkeley. (Stan Liu/Arizona Athletics)

The UA's 153rd Commencement ceremony on May 12 – with fireworks, distinguished alumni, outstanding students and a keynote address by retired Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden Jr., NASA's former administrator – is definitely one of the biggest events happening this month.

But it has some competition.

The month gets kicked off with Engineering Design Day, which showcases some of the UA's brightest minds. The month also brings the final two spring semester Professional Development Series workshops. Also on tap is the Center for University Education Scholarship's workshop about metacognition, and the Eller College of Management's QTR Lunch and Learn event for those thinking about going back to school in the fall.

Looking for family-friendly events? There are several storytime events planned for the month. Or you might want to take the entire family to watch the baseball team take on Berkeley for the final home game of the season.

Check out more campus events on the UA Master Calendar.

Engineering Design Day | May 1

Experience real-life engineering projects designed and built by seniors in the College of Engineering, College of Optical Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Engineering Design Day is an annual event that showcases the yearlong capstone design work of more than 500 students working together on interdisciplinary teams of four to six. The students will showcase tools and technologies in areas including aerospace, electronics, energy and medicine. Throughout the day, experienced engineers will evaluate the projects and teams as they compete for cash prizes totaling more than $20,000. For more information, please visit the website.

Professional Development Series | ­'Being ­Your Best When Work and Elder Care Intersect' on May 3, 'Redefining Your Work-Life Balance' on May 10

Join the Division of Human Resources for the final professional development workshops of the semester. On May 3, learn about the resources available to employees who are providing for or considering caring for an older adult and how to prepare for family changes. Attendees will learn about elder care trends and resources that work best. On May 10, learn how to define your priorities and make positive changes toward work and life integration. Attendees can get help balancing their life and work schedule. Both workshops take place in the University Services Building, Room 214. To enroll, please visit the HR website.

Storytime events | May 6

Bring your kids to the UA to celebrate Children's Book Week with the UA Police Department, author Adam Rex and World of Words, a collection of 35,000 children's and adolescent books housed at the College of Education. Two unique book readings will take place in the morning. First, attend the WOW Book Fiesta: A Story Journey to India at 10 a.m. to hear children's books from India read aloud. Children and families can learn to write their names in the Hindi alphabet, play traditional Indian games, eat snacks and engage in art activities. After your quick trip to India, make your way over to the UA BookStore in the Student Union Memorial Center for two engaging events at 10:30 a.m. You can attend Storytime with UAPD at to hear stories read by UAPD Chief Brian Seastone, and learn about being an officer. There will also be crafts, songs and other activities. Or you can celebrate Children's Book Week with illustrator and author Adam Rex, who will share his newest books.

QTR Lunch and Learn | May 17

Thinking about going back to school in the fall? Join Eller College of Management admissions staff for a special Eller MBA lunch and learn session. Eller's director of admissions will answer questions about the four MBA program options and how your Qualified Tuition Reduction benefits are applied to each. The lunch will be held in the Student Union Memorial Center, Picacho Room. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.

Arizona Baseball vs. Berkeley | May 28

The 2017 baseball season is coming to an end, so be sure to put on your sunscreen and baseball hats and head over to Hi Corbett Field for the last home game of the season. Cheer on the Wildcats as they take on the University of California, Berkeley, at 1:30 p.m. For more information and tickets, contact the McKale Ticket Office.

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