BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series presents Ann Fisher-Wirth and Maude Schuyler Clay
Monday, Feb. 24, at 3:30 p.m., Pat Scales Special Collections Room, Carmichael Library
The BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series will host poet Ann Fisher-Wirth and photographer Maude Schuyler Clay in a discussion of their collaborative work.
Ann Fisher-Wirth is the author of six poetry collections, including “The Bones of Winter Birds,” “Mississippi” (with Maude Schuyler Clay) and “Dream Cabinet.” She is coeditor of “The Ecopoetry Anthology” and as professor of English at the University of Mississippi, she directs the university’s interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies and teaches yoga.
Maude Schuyler Clay was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta. She was photography editor of Oxford American from 1999-2004. Her work is held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum for Women and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, among others. Her books include Delta land, Delta dogs and Mississippi history.
Guest Artists: Carlos Feller, Flute & Mary Chung, Piano
Monday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
Ouachita Baptist University music faculty members Dr. Mary Chung and Dr. Carlos Feller will present a Guest Artist Recital featuring music for flute and piano. Chung and Feller have performed together extensively as a duo both nationally and internationally since they met in the mid-2000s, including Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Switzerland.
Emerita Faculty Recital: Cynthia MacCrae, Piano
Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
During this performance audience members will be invited to consider specific thoughts, emotions and moods that might be linked to each piece. Program selections will range from the hectic pace that most of us experience daily to pieces that invite relaxation, reflection, visualization and empowerment.
Montevallo Astronomical Society and UM Astronomy Club Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., James Wylie Shepherd Observatory
All visitors are welcome for an evening of celestial observing and good company. Spring observing dates are scheduled for Feb. 26, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 15 and April 22. All dates are 7:30 to 9 p.m., and will be held provided it is not raining or overcast.
For those with GPS navigation systems, the physical address of the JWSO is 1093 Pebble Road, Montevallo, 35115. The gates will be open. (Ignore the No Trespassing signs). Directions to the JWSO: Following 119 South through Montevallo, turn right onto 10 West (Middle Street) for 1 mile, bearing right onto 17 North. After 0.3 miles, turn left onto 206 West, and after 0.4 miles, turn right onto Pebble Road, continuing 0.7 miles to the UM Gentry Springs property.
Building Administrator Training
Thursday, Feb. 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Farmer Hall Meeting Room
If you are a campus building administrator, please make plans to attend this training. We will review the role and responsibilities of a building administrator.
Department of Theatre Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Feb. 27-29, at 7:30 p.m.
March 1, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Chichester Black Box Theatre
Tickets may be purchased online or at the door as available.
$12 for UM faculty and staff, $10 for UM students.
By William Shakespeare, Directed by Michael Walker
“The course of true love never did run smooth.” — Midsummer Night’s Dream
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved classics comes to life in this fast-paced, zany and comical production. Set on the rooftop bar of The Globe restaurant in modern-day NYC, misplaced affections mix with mischievous spells as four young lovers and an unsuspecting troupe of aspirational actors cross paths with the fairy king and queen. ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ dives in headfirst, creating a playful piece filled with music, dance and a contemporary twist. Twelve actors take on multiple roles as the lines between worlds, characters, reality and audience begin to blur.
March Professional Photo Days
Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4, from 8 to 11 a.m., Peterson House
University Marketing & Communications is pleased to offer Professional Photo Days. Each month, the digital marketing manager will have two designated mornings available for professional headshots. Anyone on campus is welcome to participate (faculty, staff or student). There is no charge. This month’s Professional Photo Days are Tuesday, March 3, and Wednesday, March 4, from 8 to 11 a.m. Please contact Alyssa Green to reserve a time slot.
Wednesday, March 4, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wills 200
In celebration of International Women’s Day, four amazing local women will share insights about their experiences as leaders and role models, and will answer questions from attendees. Speakers: Dr. Hollie Cost, Stacia Brady, Jackie Chappell and Julia Davis.
Spring Preview Day
Saturday, March 7, at 8:30 a.m., McChesney Student Activity Center
The University of Montevallo invites prospective students and their families to attend Spring Preview Day on Saturday, March 7. Activities for the day begin at the McChesney Student Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. Preview Day gives high school and transfer students a close-up look at the Montevallo experience. More information can be found online.
ACT Prep Course
Saturday, March 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wills Hall
The University of Montevallo will host a single-day ACT prep course for local high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The $110 single-day course covers all ACT test subjects with in-class practice testing and includes lunch and a snack. Each participant will also receive a copy of the official ACT prep book, a math review card and other resources. Children of UM employees and students receiving free and reduced lunch get a 20 percent discount. Register online now or contact Sarah Hendren, director of partnerships and outreach, at 205-665-6077.