Portion of College Drive to be Temporarily Closed
A section of College Drive will be closed from Friday, Sept. 25, to Tuesday, Sept. 29, for road repair. The section of the road is located behind the outdoor basketball court at the back of the SAC. This closure will only block access to the Physical Plant employee parking lot. To access the Student Retreat Center, tennis courts, sand volleyball court or the back of the SAC, traffic must enter the Student Retreat Drive loop across from Peck Hall.
We Want to Hear from You!
University Marketing & Communications is looking to highlight the silver linings that have come about during the difficulties of the past several months in the next issue of Montevallo Today.
While we’ve all experienced some form of hardship as a result of the COVID-19 quarantine, the changes have also brought unexpected positives such as more time spent with family and developing new hobbies. What are some good changes you have experienced despite the challenges of the pandemic?
Please send responses to Neal Wagner, manager of communications and media relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling All UM Employees Who are Veterans
The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is gathering a list of all UM employees who are veterans to be recognized at a later date. If you are a veteran, or you know of someone on campus who is, please email email@example.com with their name and department.
124th Founders’ Day
On Thursday, Oct. 8, the University of Montevallo will celebrate the founding of our beloved institution and honor the success of our students, faculty, staff and alumni and their impact on campus and in the greater community.
This virtual ceremony will be available on the University of Montevallo YouTube channel at 11 a.m.
Seniors, it is time to officially don the robes that mark your entry into the Community of Scholars. Our Provost, Dr. Mary Beth Armstrong, will lead the investiture of the senior class and robe your class president. Then, it will be time to put on your academic armor and finish the journey you began several years ago.
To mark this milestone for our seniors, a photo frame will be installed in front of Palmer Hall. Stop by Oct. 7-9 in your robe and take a snapshot to share on social media using #IBelongAtMontevallo. Please remember to adhere to face-mask and social-distancing guidelines. We encourage all members of the campus community to also pose and post! To order your cap and gown, use the following link: montevallo.shopoakhalli.com/
Although we will not be shoulder-to-shoulder that day, belonging is a feeling that we carry in our heart and head, no matter where we are.
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TRIO Upward Bound Hiring Tutors
TRIO Upward Bound is hiring for tutors to provide high school students in grades nine through 12 with individual and group tutoring in math, science, social studies, English and foreign languages (Spanish and French) after school, some nights and optional Saturdays. Tutors must have completed their freshman year of college and have a 3.0 grade point average in the field they will be tutoring. Applicants must be dependable with a genuine interest in helping first-generation, low-income students. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Interested students can apply at this link.
QEP Feedback Requested
The QEP Development Committee is soliciting feedback from faculty, staff and administration. Please visit the QEP webpage, review the presentation and send feedback by contacting Dr. Linda Murdock directly or by attending a Zoom Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. Interested participants should email Murdock for a Zoom invitation.
Professional Development and Group Support Opportunities
This fall, the Malone Center will offer two opportunities for professional development and group support:
- Pandemic PD will be our professional development series for the semester. These sessions will be hosted Wednesdays at noon through Zoom. The sessions will begin with a brief presentation about the week’s topic, followed by an open discussion among participants. Register at this link to receive login information for the sessions.
- The Malone Center staff will hold Virtual Office Hours every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., also through Zoom. Drop in at your convenience for support with your classes. Whether you need help designing an activity, using Canvas, ensuring your course materials are accessible or adopting a tech tool, we are here to answer your questions! Log in at this link.