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Craft Presents 2017 Shelby County Business Outlook
On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Dr. Stephen Craft moderated and presented during the 2017 Business Outlook Conference. The event, cohosted by the Stephens College of Business and the Greater Shelby County, Montevallo and South Shelby chambers of commerce, included a panel discussion with local business leaders, luncheon and a business outlook presentation.

After the five guest panelists concluded their presentations, Craft offered the results of a survey conducted by the Stephens College of Business and Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce during the luncheon. Overall, the survey results reflected a positive economic climate for Shelby County in 2017. Survey Results

College Night Ticket Sale Purchasing Info
College Night 2017 tickets will go on sale beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1. Feb. 1 is reserved exclusively for each side’s casts, cabinets, crews and the SGA executive cabinet. Feb. 2 is open to all current faculty, staff and students. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Feb. 3. All remaining tickets will be available until they are sold out or the shows are performed.

From Feb. 1 to 3, each person may only purchase two tickets per ID (maximum two IDs) to the Friday and Saturday night performances. This means you may purchase either two tickets for Friday night, two tickets for Saturday night or one ticket for each night per ID. However, Wednesday and Thursday night tickets have no restrictions. Once tickets are available to the general public, all purchasing restrictions will be lifted.

For each date, tickets can be purchased either at the McChesney Student Activity Center ticket booth from 8 to 11 a.m. (cash and check only), online from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. with a debit/credit card or at the door in Palmer Hall beginning at 6 p.m. prior to each show.

Malone Center Requests Feedback on Faculty Instructional Technology Survey
The Malone Center is asking UM faculty to complete its Spring 2017 Instructional Technology survey. The survey results will provide the center with a better understanding of faculty usage, perception and needs for instructional technology and online teaching. Results will be later shared with various campus entities for planning future technology purchases and support decisions. All responses are due by Feb. 3.

Faculty/Staff Highlights

Dr. Amiee Mellon, assistant professor of marketing, was the recipient of the 2016 Meritorious Teaching Award, presented by the Marketing Management Association.
Dr. Scott Varagona, assistant professor of mathematics, took first place in the premiere section of the annual Martin Luther King Classic Chess Tournament in Montgomery on Jan. 16. It marks the second consecutive year Varagona has won the tournament.
Tanner Young, assistant professor of art, will soon conclude his mixed media sculpture show “rifts, drifts, shifts, and myths”. The show is open for viewing until Thursday, Feb. 2 in The Gallery in the Bloch Hall.
In November, the Student Aid Office’s Lori Lancaster, Missy Grisham and Bridgett Teague attended the 2016 FSA Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals. View a photo of UM taking part in the FSA Conference.

University Happenings

Upcoming University Summer Festivities
This summer, UM will host an exciting new festival and camp.

The inaugural Montevallo Yoga Festival will take place on May 20. This day-long festival will be the first of its kind in Alabama. MoYo is designed to attract those interested in yoga, nature, healthy living, wellness, fitness, natural healing, meditation and mind and body connections.

The College of Fine Arts’ Department of Theatre will host the Alabama High School Theatre Camp from June 11 to 16. This state-wide residential camp will provide a process-focused approach, engaging several aspects of theatre study to train young high school actors of all levels.

Anyone interested is encouraged to register quickly before all available spaces are filled.

Main Street Renovations
To follow the roadwork closings in downtown Montevallo, visit the City of Montevallo’s website or Facebook page.

Upcoming Events
Feb. 1
University Faculty Meeting
Comer Auditorium
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Feb. 2
Staff Senate Meeting
Merrill Room
9 to 10 a.m.
Feb. 3
Faculty Senate Meeting
Merrill Room
2 to 5 p.m.
Feb. 5
Women’s Tennis
Tennis Court Complex
12 p.m.
Feb. 8-11
College Night Productions
Palmer Auditorium
7 p.m.
Feb. 8
Lunch & Learn: Social Media and How it Affects You
SGA Meeting Room, Farmer Hall
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Kermit A. Johnson Field
2 p.m.
Faculty Senate Faculty Assembly
Comer Auditorium
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Women’s/Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena
5:30 p.m.
Feb. 10-Feb. 11
(See full schedule)
No classes
Board of Trustees Meeting
Merrill Room
1:45 p.m.
Kermit A. Johnson Field
2 p.m.
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
6 p.m.
Feb. 11
Women’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
11 a.m.
Kermit A. Johnson Field
1 p.m.
Women’s/Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena
1:30 p.m.
Kermit A. Johnson Field
4 p.m.
Upcoming Events
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