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Military Friendly School. MR '19-20 Award

University Designated Military Friendly School

The University of Montevallo has been designated a Military Friendly® School in the 2019-2020 list of “Better for Veterans” Institutions identified across the country by VIQTORY on Jan. 22.

Now in its 10th year, the Military Friendly® Schools set the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their families. This prestigious list provides a comprehensive guide using data sources from federal agencies and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.

City Bus Service Ending

The City of Montevallo and the Birmingham-Jefferson Transit Authority have enjoyed partnering together for the MAX pilot program, providing transportation service within the city, free of charge over the past several months. Unfortunately, on Feb. 4, the bus service will come to an end.

The service was a test program to evaluate the need for local public transportation. While the City has identified that the citizens of Montevallo do need public transportation, they have determined that there is a need for a more cost-effective option that is available across more areas of the city with less travel time.

In order to identify this option, the City is asking for your input. Please take the online survey about your experience with transportation in Montevallo. Paper copies of the survey are available at City Hall and Parnell Memorial Library.

The ultimate goal is to provide the community with a mode of public transportation that is safe, convenient, dependable, responsive and affordable.
 

Nominations for Student Employee of the Year

The Office of Student Employment is now accepting nominations for the 2018-19 Student Employee of the Year. The winner will receive a $500 award from UM’s National Alumni Association. The deadline for submitting nominations is Feb. 17. To nominate a student employee for this award, visit this link
 

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Nominations

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award recognizes students who exhibit exceptional humanitarian and spiritual qualities at the University. The award honors those who put service above self. Students graduating in December 2018 and May 2019 are eligible for consideration. Contact the Dean of Students office at 205-665-6020 for a nomination form. Nominations should be submitted by Feb. 1 to:

UM Dean of Students
Attn: Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Station 6020
DeanofStudents@montevallo.edu

The selection committee will determine the award recipients and announcement of Sullivan Award recipients will be made during our Honors Day ceremonies. For more information regarding the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, visit  www.sullivanfdn.org.
 

Day of Giving Scheduled for Feb. 8

The University’s Day of Giving is a 24-hour fundraising event encouraging all members of the UM community—students, faculty, staff, parents, friends and alumni—to join together to support scholarships, traditions, facilities and academic initiatives. 

The goal is to raise critical funding providing students with a transformative Montevallo experience. No matter which area you choose to support, you are making a significant impact on students, both today and in the future. Please consider donating on Feb. 8 at montevallo.edu/give. Thank you for supporting our students in such a monumental way.
 

Open Enrollment for Pre-K at UM’s Child Study Center

Open enrollment and pre-registration for UM's Child Study Center Pre-K for the 2019-2020 school year is now available. Enrollment is open to all children who are four years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2019, and are residents of Alabama. To register, visit alprek.asapconnected.com. A copy of the child’s birth certificate and a copy of a recent utility bill must be uploaded during registration. Acceptance is conducted through a drawing which will be held on Friday, March 15, at 12 p.m. at the Child Study Center. Parent and/or guardian does not have to be present at drawing. Notices will be emailed beginning April 16. For more information, visit children.alabama.gov.
 

Teachers’ Retirement System Retirement Seminars

The Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) is offering two upcoming retirement preparation seminars: 

  1. for employees who are eligible to retire within 5 years
  2. for employees who are considered early to mid-career

Please refer to the links above for information regarding eligibility, schedules, and registration.
 

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 January issue of the Chamber’s monthly newsletter, the Chamber Chatter.

Introducing Faculty Fridays

This month, University Marketing & Communications began highlighting a faculty member each Friday (during the spring and fall semesters) on the University website and UM social media.

How it works:

  • Submit a blurb about your latest research, conference presentation, performance, exhibit, etc. to “Vallo Voice.”
  • Selections for each Faculty Friday will come from these submissions.
  • To submit information for “Vallo Voice,” email vallovoice@montevallo.com
Submissions will continue to be published in “Vallo Voice.” To view previous “Vallo Voice” newsletters, visit montevallo.edu/ValloVoice
Upcoming Events

Feb. 1
Faculty Senate Meeting

Merrill Room
2 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse
Lacrosse Field
7 p.m.

Feb. 2
Men’s Tennis

Tennis Courts
10 a.m.

Women’s Tennis
Tennis Courts
10 a.m.

Women’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena
1:30 p.m. 

College Night Ultimate Frisbee
Intramural Fields
2 p.m. 

Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena
3:30 p.m.

Feb. 3
Women’s Lacrosse

Lacrosse Field
12 p.m.

College Night Women’s Basketball
Myrick Gym
2 p.m.

Feb. 6-9
College Night Productions

Palmer Auditorium
7 p.m.

Feb. 7
Staff Senate Meeting

Merrill Room
9 a.m. 

Women’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena
5:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena
7:30 p.m.

Feb. 8-9
Homecoming events and activities

See full schedule here

Feb. 8
Board of Trustees Meeting

Merrill Room
1:45 p.m.

Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
2 p.m.

Centennial College Night Parade
Main St. from Shelby St. to the Promenade to Main Quad.
3:30 p.m.

Feb. 9
Centennial College Night Time Capsule

In front of Palmer Hall
11:30 a.m. 

Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
1 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse
Lacrosse Field
1 p.m.

Women’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena
2 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena
4 p.m.

Women’s Lacrosse
Lacrosse Field
4 p.m.

 

Individuals needing disability-related accommodations during UM events should contact the host department or Disability Support Services (205-665-6250, DSS@montevallo.edu) 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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