Choir Debuts at Carnegie Hall
The University of Montevallo Concert Choir performed at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. for the 2019 Gotham SINGS! Choral Festival and Ensemble Showcase. Learn more
In addition to the Carnegie Hall performance, the choir made appearances at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Professional Photo Days
University Marketing & Communications is pleased to announce Professional Photo Days. Each month, the university photographer will have designated times on two selected days available for professional headshots. Anyone on campus is welcome to request a headshot (faculty, staff or student). Simply watch for the announcement each month and email to schedule your photo.
This month’s Professional Photo Days are Monday, Feb. 25, and Tuesday Feb. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You must contact Alyssa Green to reserve a time slot.
UM Ranked Among Top Nutritional Science Degree Programs
Bachelor’s Degree Center recently named the University of Montevallo in the 25 Best Bachelor’s in Nutritional Sciences Degree Programs for 2019. To determine the ranking, Bachelor’s Degree Center editors began by researching all of the nutrition and dietetics programs in the U.S. accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). From there, programs were ranked across 5 criteria to determine the overall best: reputation (Niche student reviews), cost (IPEDS data), alumni salary (College Scorecard data), graduation rate (IPEDS data) and job placement (IPEDS data). UM’s program ranked #18 on the list.
Media Day, Feb. 20
Mass Communication will host Media Day Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McChesney Student Activity Center and Strong Hall. MC majors meet and network with representatives from mass media outlets and other communication professions. The event features Q&A panels for Multimedia Journalism, Creative Media Production, Corporate Communication, and Public Relations. For more information, contact Dr. Bruce Finklea at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-665-6629.
Montevallo Connection Meeting
Please join our local schools for the upcoming Montevallo Connection meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Montevallo Middle School. You’ll hear updates and plans from MES, MMS, MHS and UM. Montevallo Connection is a great opportunity to find ways for your class or department to plug into the community or assist next semester!
Foreign Language Film Series Continues with Coqueta
The Foreign Language Film Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. in Comer Auditorium with the 1949 Mexican film “Coqueta” (Teaser). When 19-year-old Marta del Valle (Ninón Sevilla) is liberated from the orphan asylum in Mexico City where she has spent her entire life, she naively accepts a proposal of marriage, only to find herself abandoned in the city of Veracruz, where she knows no one. She finds employment at a cabaret club and is befriended by the blind piano player, Don Rubén (Agustín Lara), who offers her his home and his companionship. When Rubén’s son, Rodolfo (Armando Silvestre), falls in love with Marta, Rubén’s goodhearted affection for her transforms into a jealous obsession. As a musical, the story is told largely as a dialogue between Marta’s over-the-top cabaret performances and Rubén’s heart-rending love songs. It’s a fast-paced drama that is full of surprises!
Alertus Mobile App Available
The Alertus Mobile Recipient App offers a panic button feature that allows users across campus to quickly request help by sending geo-targeted incident reports directly to UMPD. Visit this link for more information about the Alertus App and setup information.
DO NOT TEST THE SUBMISSION BUTTON. Please only use for true emergencies.
Financial Aid Scam Warning
The FBI has identified successful spear-phishing campaigns directed at college and university students across the country, especially during periods when financial aid funds are disbursed in large volumes. In general, the spear-phishing emails request students’ login credentials for their respective university’s internal intranet (student portal). The cyber criminals then capture students’ login credentials, and after gaining access, change the students’ direct deposit destination to bank accounts within the criminal’s control.
Please note that UM Student Aid will never request login credentials or personal information via email. Please advise students to contact the UM Solution Center at 665-6512 if they receive an email of questionable nature.
Montevallo Main Street Survey
The City of Montevallo would like to hear from you! Montevallo Main Street is directed by a board of volunteers who work to make the downtown area thrive. If you live and/or shop in Montevallo, please complete this short survey by Feb. 22, so the Main St. Board will know where to concentrate their efforts.
Montevallo Chamber Chatter
The Montevallo Chamber of Commerce invites all faculty and staff to learn more about businesses and news in the Montevallo community. Check out the February issue of the Chamber’s monthly newsletter, the Chamber Chatter.