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College Colors Day Aug. 31, 2018

College Colors Day: Friday, Aug. 31

Show you belong at Montevallo by wearing your purple and gold on Friday, Aug. 31, for College Colors Day. The department showing the most school spirit will win a Montevallo spirit pack from University Relations. Be sure to publicly post on social media with the hashtags #IbelongAtMontevallo and #CollegeColorsDay along with tagging the University of Montevallo to be entered to win.

Please let students know, we will also be holding a T-shirt Trade-In on Aug. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Farmer Hall. Students can bring a gently used t-shirt from another college to trade in for a new “I belong at Montevallo” t-shirt.

Colleges of Distinction further honors Montevallo

Already honored as a College of Distinction for its personal approach to education for seven consecutive years, the University of Montevallo has received program-specific recognition for the Stephens College of Business and the College of Education for a second year.

Today’s job market is growing more complex every day, requiring the modern worker to be not only knowledgeable, but also apt at communication and vigilant in the face of new challenges. The University of Montevallo’s exhaustive curriculum has worked to meet these needs, preparing its students to take on the post-graduate world through an education that reaches far beyond the basics. Read more.

Departmental Mail Procedures Updated

As part of the University’s data governance project and to improve security of mail handling, the University has implemented changes to Departmental Mail Procedures. Effective Aug. 15, all departmental mail is to be dropped off and picked up at the UM Post Office in Farmer Hall. Packages will still be delivered to departments by Central Receiving. Your department’s mailbox key may be claimed at the UM Post Office on weekdays between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Falcon Success Center Class Visitations

The Falcon Success Center (FSC) aspires to support each Montevallo student to achieve academic and personal success at UM and beyond. If you are interested in having a representative from the FSC speak to your classes about the services provided—such as free tutoring, study away opportunities or scholarship management—please contact the FSC at with your class information, including the location and the days and times you would like a representative to visit. The visit should take no longer than ten minutes. FSC is also available for class presentations on a number of different topics, such as Successful First Semester, Active Reading and Note-Taking Skills, Preparing for Advising and much more. Please visit the Falcon Success Center webpages for more details.

Social Media Directory Updates

The Office of University Relations is updating the UM social media directory.

If you are the administrator or manager of an official social media account related to the University, we are requesting that you send the following information to by Friday, Aug. 31. Please include all social media accounts where your area has an official UM presence.

  1. Department/Organization name 
  2. Links to channel pages and/or handles 
  3. Administrators for each account (for those who may have questions)

We encourage positive engagement between University accounts. Don’t forget to follow the University of Montevallo’s official social media pages and tag us when you have something exciting to share.

As always, please contact us for all your marketing and communications needs. Visit for more information.

The City by Night: Noir, Crime and Mystery from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

The Foreign Language Program and Latin American Studies Minor presents a film series from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema in Comer Auditorium. Films will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Dr. Eric Vaccarella will provide a brief introduction for each film.

  • Thurs., Sept. 6, 5 p.m. — Salón México (1949)
  • Tues., Sept. 25, 5 p.m. — Sensualidad (Sensuality) (1951)
  • Tues., Oct. 9, 5 p.m. — En la palma de tu mano (In The Palm of Your Hand) (1951)
  • Tues., Nov. 13, 5 p.m. — La otra (The Other One) (1946)
Contact the Foreign Language Office at 205-665-6410 for more information.

Easy Ways to Spot a Phishing Email

Preventative security phishing attempts will almost always come with an “urgent” message about your mailbox, or with a security update or cryptic message about upgrades or compromised accounts. It usually involves a threat to shut off your account unless you click the link and enter your credentials. If you receive a suspicious email ask:
  1. Is the email from a trusted internal IS&T source? IS&T will never send technology or email updates from a forUM email address, outside account or third-party address. All communication comes from a member of IS&T or the UM IS&T account. If you are unsure who works in IS&T, check here: Meet IS&T Staff
  2. Does the email ask you to click a link and enter your credentials to verify your account? This is actually the easiest way to identify a phishing email. IS&T will never send an email threatening to shut off your account unless you put in your credentials. If we see a compromised account we just shut it off and wait for the call. If we do upgrades you will know about it well in advance, the communication will come from a member of IS&T Operations Team and you will only need to follow the normal, trusted sources to access your email. We do not need to verify accounts, and if a password reset is needed it is done in person and/or on the phone with verifying data.
  3. Does the email contain some weird or incorrect grammar such as: “…discovered an irregular updates on your account” Most phishing is automatically generated from robotic programs whose authors typically do not use English as a native language. This is usually a tip-off that it is a phishing email.
  4. Does the link go somewhere other than a UM source? Just hover your mouse over the link and see where it goes. All UM IS&T emails, assuming they contain a link, should go to trusted UM sources.
  5. Finally, a bonus look: who is the email signed by? If it is not one of the IS&T staff or the Solution Center, do not take any action.
IS&T also posts the latest phishing scams on the IS&T webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact the Solution Center at 205-665-6512 or

Faculty Highlights

Dr. Sierra Turner has been named UM’s chief diversity and inclusion officer for a two-year term starting Sept. 1, 2018, running through Aug. 31, 2020. Following Turner’s term, Dr. Greg Samuels will serve in this role, also for a two-year term from 2020-2022.
Faculty Senate held their first meeting of the year on Friday, Aug. 24 under the direction of Faculty Senate President, Dr. Daniel Valentine. Officers for 2018-2020 include: Dr. Jennifer Alexiou-Ray, past president; Dr. Tiffany Wang, president-elect; Dr. Carolyn Garrity, secretary; and Dr. Michael Patton, alternate secretary. For more information on Faculty Senate, please visit

Upcoming Events
Aug. 28
Women’s Volleyball
6 p.m.
Aug. 30
Opening Reception
New Work: Ying Kit Chan
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
4:30-6 p.m.
5 p.m. Gallery Talk
Exhibit runs through Sept. 20
Weekdays 9 a.m-4 p.m.
Student T-shirt Trade-In
Farmer Hall
2-4 p.m.
Aug. 31
College Colors Day
Women’s Volleyball
11:30 a.m.
Women’s Volleyball
5:30 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball
2 p.m.
Sept. 3
Labor Day
University Closed
Sept. 4-7
Fall Plant Sale
UM Organic Community Garden
Sept. 5
Faculty Senate Fall Faculty Assembly
Wills 200
3:30 p.m.
Sept. 6
Staff Senate Meeting
Merrill Room
9 a.m.
Sept. 7
“UMmm It’s Music”: All or Nothing
Watch at
Men’s Soccer
Georgine Lemak Soccer Field
7 p.m.
Sept. 8
Inaugural Tinglewood Festival
Orr Park
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball
11 a.m.
September 11
Men’s Soccer
Georgine Lemak Soccer Field
7 p.m.
An Evening of Chamber Music
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
September 13
Faculty and Staff Alumni Appreciation
Reynolds Hall
7:30-10 a.m.
September 14
Women’s Soccer
Georgine Lemak Soccer Field
7 p.m.
September 15
University of Montevallo Falcon Classic
Cross Country Course
September 16
Women’s Soccer
Georgine Lemak Soccer Field
1 p.m.
Guest Artist Daniel Szasz, violin; Alina Voicu, piano
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.


Individuals needing disability-related accommodations during UM events should contact the host department or Disability Support Services (205-665-6250, as early as possible. Efforts will be made to accommodate all access requests regardless of timing, but the University cannot guarantee that requests made with less than one week’s notice can be met.

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