Business Affairs Update
The Vice President for Business Affairs is currently hiring for an assistant. In the interim, B.J. Posey will handle all contracts, invoices, VPBA meeting requests and other related Business Affairs items. You may contact Posey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-665-6010.
Stock the UM Food Pantry
Please consider helping to stock the UM Food Pantry. Items needed include spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, macaroni and cheese (boxes and individual cups), granola bars, individual fruit cups and oatmeal. Donations can be dropped off at Counseling Services located in lower Main Hall.
The Falcon Success Center, TRIO SSS and McNair programs will hold the inaugural First-Generation Celebration on Friday, Nov. 8. All program directors would like to celebrate and highlight the contributions of first-generation faculty, staff and students during this very exciting event. If you were a first-generation college student and would like to be involved in this event by serving on a panel or sharing your story with us, please email Dr. Qshequilla Mitchell. We look forward to celebrating the many achievements of first-generation faculty, staff and students and need you to help make this event a success. For additional information, you may also contact Dr. Denise Myers or Randi Tubbs.
University Marketing Services
The Office of University Marketing & Communications is here to offer you support in your promotional endeavors.
To ensure brand identity on and off campus, and in accordance with Policy 01:016 – Consistency of University Representation, please contact our team for any of the following services:
- Graphic design and/or printing services
- Writing and copy editing
- Social media and web content assistance
- Community and media relations
- Marketing and advertising coordination
*All services are provided at no cost to your department, with the exception of printing or vendor-related costs.
October Campus Sustainability Month Events
Join UM Environmental Studies in celebrating Campus Sustainability Month! Details on scheduled events can be found online and in the Upcoming Events calendar to the right.
Guest Pianist Recital
Guest pianist Nicholas Robertson will present a solo recital featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Frank on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall.
HIV Testing Available Oct. 8
The Alabama Department of Public Health will be offering free rapid HIV testing on campus on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Student Health Services in East Main Hall. What to expect: fingerstick testing and results within 20 minutes.
Faculty Research and Teaching Symposium
The Faculty Research and Teaching Symposium will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the J.A. Brown Room of Carmichael Library. During this event, we will highlight accomplishments of UM faculty in teaching and creative endeavors. The day will feature a keynote address from the 2019-2020 University Scholar as well as short oral presentations, artistic demonstrations and posters.
Résumé Preparation and Perfection for Military-Related Students
UM’s Campus Veterans Association, in association with the Career Development Center, will present a session on résumé preparation and perfection for all military-related students. The group will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Veteran Center (located in the Global Community Outreach Building behind Napier Hall). The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes and light refreshments will be served.
Carnival for a Cause
Carnival for a Cause will be held Friday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Main Quad. All proceeds benefit the UM Emergency Fund for students. Tickets to play games at the booths are 10 cents each and each booth takes 1-10 tickets to play. Donations will also be accepted, and checks can be made out to UM Foundation. Everyone is welcome!
Fall Preview Day Set for Oct. 12
The University of Montevallo invites prospective students and their families to attend Fall Preview Day on Saturday, Oct. 12. 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.
Safe Zone Training
The fall semester Safe Zone training for students, faculty and staff will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Wills 200 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Safe Zone training aims to increase awareness, knowledge and sensitivity about important issues affecting LGBT+ students, faculty and staff to foster a safe, welcoming climate for all members of the UM community. Completion of the training earns participants a decal that can be displayed to designate a space as a Safe Zone on campus. Please join us — no reservations required. For more information and additional resources, please visit the UM Safe Zone webpage.
Toolbox Talk: Developing Digital Course Materials
The Malone Center’s October Toolbox Talk will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, at noon in Wills 200. This month’s topic is “Developing Digital Course Materials.” Whether you want to supplement your students’ classroom learning, assess their learning or allow them to dive deeper into your course content, this workshop will introduce you to a variety of tools that you can use to develop digital course materials for your classes. Lunch is provided for participants who register online by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11.
Antiques Roadshow Montevallo
Join us for Antiques Roadshow Montevallo on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the J.A. Brown Room of Carmichael Library. History faculty and majors will attempt to appraise items provided. UM professors will bring objects for display such as Roman coins, Civil War-era rarities and other curious objects. University archivist Carey Heatherly will have items from early college history. Students, faculty and staff are invited to bring historical objects, photographs and miscellanea. Light refreshments will be provided.
Teaching and Scholarly Projects Grants
The Faculty Development Advisory Committee (FDAC) is accepting applications for Teaching and Scholarly Projects Grants. Teaching and Scholarly Projects Grants are designed to support and promote faculty innovation in scholarship, creative endeavors and/or teaching. The grant provides up to $2,000 for supplies and expenses necessary to achieve the project’s stated goals. Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, the purchase of books, software and consumable materials, the payment of student assistant(s) and the payment or reimbursement of participant expenses. The deadline for submission for 2019-2020 projects is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. More information about Teaching and Scholarly Projects Grants and a link to the application form can be found on the FDAC webpage. Questions may be directed to FDAC co-chairs Dr. Ray Ozley and Dr. Heather Tinsley.
Volunteer Teachers Needed for Future Falcon Day
Future Falcon Day will be held on campus on Friday, Oct. 25. During this program, eighth graders from Montevallo Middle School will live the life of a college student for the day. If you would be willing to teach a 30-minute mini version of your favorite class on that day, please email Dr. Ji Ji Davis. The students love rotating through classes from different departments.
UM Ghost Walk Events
The University will host several Ghost Walk events on Saturday, Oct. 26:
The ground floor of Carmichael Library will show a short video of Frankenstein film adaptations over the years beginning at 5:30 p.m., with repeat showings of the video occurring every 10 minutes.
Ghost Walk tours will begin at 6 p.m. and will depart every 10 minutes in 20-person groups. The final tour will depart at 8:30 p.m. The walking tours will last approximately 45 minutes each, and check-in will be held outside Palmer Hall. The ghost walk is a free event but donations are welcome.
Trunk or Treat will be held in the parking lot behind Carmichael Library from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase and picnic tables will be available throughout the event.
The Montevallo Artwalk will be held along Main Street in downtown Montevallo from 1 to 6 p.m. The event is a collaboration between the University, the city of Montevallo and the Montevallo Arts Council. The event includes art, food, fun and activities for all ages. An Artwalk afterparty featuring live music will be held at Owl's Cove from 6 to 9 p.m.