Athletics’ Breast Cancer Awareness Game
UM athletic teams are continuing the fight against breast cancer with their Breast Cancer Awareness Game at the Falcons’ women’s basketball game against Christian Brothers University on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m.
At the game, the Athletics Department will host a silent auction with a pink basketball signed by the women’s basketball team. Other activities at the game include a bake sale, face painting, hair braiding, nail painting and a photo booth with Freddie the Falcon. T-shirts supporting the fight against breast cancer will be on sale for $15 (S-XL) and $20 (2XL-3XL). All proceeds will benefit breast cancer research. Contact the Athletics Department at 205-665-6600 for more information.
UM Announces Environmental Education Program
The University is excited to announce the Environmental Education Program. This new program provides experiential learning opportunities at UM’s Organic Community Garden, Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve, James Wylie Shepherd Observatory, University Lake and more throughout campus. By using inquiry-based, hands-on lessons, we offer impactful learning opportunities using the outdoors as a classroom. Learn more about the program and field trip offerings at montevallo.edu/eeprograms.
HSO Hosting Salsa Showdown
The Hispanic Student Organization will host its first ever Salsa Showdown on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Farmer Hall. We are asking students, faculty, staff and the Montevallo community to participate to see who is voted best salsa in Montevallo! First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. If you would like to enter and show off your master salsa-making skills, please contact Alexis Perez or Lizeth Ramirez by Feb 14. All are welcome to sample and vote for your favorite salsa.
Annual Staff Performance Evaluation — One Final Training
*This message applies only to staff employees and their supervisors.
If you are a new staff employee (including part-time employees, but excluding temporary and student employees), or if you are new to supervising staff employees and you did not attend a training session last year, you must attend a training session this year.
If you attended a performance evaluation training session last year, you are not required to attend one this year. However, we strongly encourage all employees, especially those serving in a supervisory capacity, to attend one of these sessions. Please see the note at the bottom of this message to get started with the performance evaluation process.
On Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., one final training will be held in the Master Classroom, Wills 200. Please email email@example.com to register.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Note: The online self-evaluation tool is now accessible. If you’ve attended a training session, you may at this point begin your self-evaluation. The most direct way to access the portal is to click on the link from the Performance Review reminder emails you receive periodically from Human Resources. Simply click on the highlighted link and it will take you to the UM login screen. Or you may use the direct link jobs.montevallo.edu/hr. Log into the system by using your UM user name and password. To move into the Performance Management System, click the “three dots” in the top left-hand corner. Next click “University of Montevallo Employee Portal” located under OTHER TOOLS.Then click, “My Reviews” and finally, “Employee Self-Evaluation” to start your 2019 Self-Evaluation.
Montevallo Yoga Festival
Need something to look forward to now that College Night is over? Save the date for the Montevallo Yoga Festival, Saturday, May 16, on the UM campus. MoYo promotes wellness for the whole body and every body and connects people to teachers, products and information that will assist them on their journey to optimal health and a healthy lifestyle. Early-bird cost is $50. Student cost is $20. Event includes 16 yoga and wellness workshops, two vegan/vegetarian meals, access to gifted artists and unique vendors. For more information, visit montevallo.edu/moyo or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training Opportunity: Teaching Effectively Online
Do you plan to teach online? Would you like to learn how to better utilize Canvas for your courses? Please join Online Instructional Designer Audra White for the training series “Teaching Effectively Online.” Completion of the three-part training certifies instructors to teach online or hybrid courses at the University. The training phases are sequential and must be completed in order. However, all phases do not have to be completed within a single semester or academic year.
The training phases and dates for this semester are:
Canvas Basics (face-to-face)
Friday, Feb. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m., or Tuesday, March 17, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Pedagogy and Policy (online)
Feb. 21-27 or March 26-April 16
Building your Course (online)
To find out more about the individual phases of training and to register, please visit the Malone Center webpage and scroll to Teaching Effectively Online Training.
Student Host Families Needed for Sister City Visit
The Montevallo Sister City Commission is looking for families to host students. Exchange students from Montevallo’s Sister City of Echizen, Japan, will arrive March 13 and return home March 21. While here, they will learn about American customs, traditions and art. If you are interested in being a host, please contact Chris Fulmer by Feb. 29.
Applications Open for Enrollment in Child Study Center Pre-K
UM’s Child Study Center Pre-K program is now accepting applications for pre-registration for the 2020-2021 school year. The random drawing for acceptance will be held on March 20.
A copy of the child’s birth certificate and a recent utility bill must be uploaded or provided prior to the lottery drawing. Fees (tuition) for this program will be paid monthly during the school year and are based off a sliding income scale. We do not receive the sliding income scale until mid-summer.
For full details, visit this link. Even more detailed instructions in English or Spanish can be provided by request. If you need assistance or more detailed instructions, please call the FCS Office at 205-665-6385 or email Amanda Grauel.