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Do you have what it takes to be our fearless Falcon? Applications for Freddie the Falcon are open until Friday, Aug. 30 at 8 a.m. Inspire school spirit and lead the Fighting Falcons to victory! This scholarship position is open to all students. Other requirements are listed on the website. Complete the application today.
Campus Dining News
Be sure to check out the latest UM dining concept in Farmer Hall beginning Monday, Aug. 26. Smooth Sailing offers made-to-order smoothies, iced granita cocktails, snacks and sundries.
Students spoke and UM Dining Services listened with a mild dining hall refresh which includes Cucina, a daily self-serve pasta bar located adjacent to the salad bar. Also, look for an expanded menu of vegan and vegetarian options at Rooted, which has relocated to the back line next to the deli. Falcon Foods now offers a total of 36 beverage options in the dining hall including the new Vitality flavor-enhanced water dispensing station.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, the City Bowls 2 food truck will be on campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. between
Anna Irvin Dining Hall and Wills Hall every first and third Tuesday of the month through the end of the semester. More food truck options will be announced in the near future.
The fall 2019 semester is bringing changes to the University’s student meal plans as well. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the updated policy by visiting the Housing and Residence Life dining page here.
Kick off the fall semester with Dancercise. Make new friends, stay fit and show off your moves. Dancercise is held Monday and Wednesday nights from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Bibb Graves Dance Studio. Classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 28. Come join the party!
September Professional Photo Days
University Marketing & Communications is pleased to offer Professional Photo Days. Each month, the University photographer will have two designated mornings available for professional headshots. Anyone on campus is welcome to participate (faculty, staff or students). There is no charge. This month’s Professional Photo Days are Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6, from 8 to 11 a.m. Please contact Alyssa Green to reserve a time slot.
2019-2020 Parking Permit Registration
For instructions on how to register your vehicle for a 2019-2020 parking permit, please visit this page. Should you have any questions or concerns, contact the University Police Department at 205-666-6155. If you have already registered for a 2019-2020 permit, or you are an employee who already has a permit, you may disregard this notice.
QEP Topic Selection Committee Hosting Listening Sessions
This September the UM QEP Topic Selection Committee will host three targeted listening sessions regarding the topics under consideration for the University's quality enhancement plan, a key part of the SACSCOC reaffirmation effort.
The dates for these sessions are as follows:
- Faculty Listening Session: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 3:30 p.m. in Wills 200 (as part of Faculty Assembly)
- Student Listening Session: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m. in Farmer Hall
- Staff Listening Session: Friday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m. in Morgan 103
While each listening session has a target audience, all sessions are public and open to anyone who would like to attend. Once sessions are complete, campus constituents will receive information regarding a brief online survey where everyone can once again offer feedback regarding the potential topics. The QEP Topic Selection Committee will then review all feedback and formulate a recommendation for UM’s SACSCOC Reaffirmation Leadership Team. The topic will be determined no later than November, at which time a soon-to-be-formed QEP Development Committee will move the topic into its development phase. Topic proposals are available for review at this link
Choir Registration Open
Registration for 2019-2020 UM Choral Ensembles is now open. Choral Ensembles are open to all students regardless of major or prior singing experience. There are three opportunities for participation: Concert Choir, Women’s Choir and Men’s Choir. For more information, contact Dr. Melinda Doyle at 205-665-6675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions for Fall UM Theatre Productions:
THE WEIR and CHICAGO
All students and majors are welcome. No prior experience is necessary. Seeking strong dancers for CHICAGO.
Monday, Aug. 26
4 p.m. — Monologue Round #1 (attend one only), Chi-Box Theatre, Reynolds Hall
Tuesday, Aug. 27
7:30 p.m. — Monologue Round #2 (attend one only), Reynolds Theatre *Monologue will be provided for non-theatre majors.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
3:30 p.m. — Vocal Auditions, CHICAGO, Reynolds Theatre (prepare 16 bars of a song)
7:30 p.m. — Dance Auditions, CHICAGO, Reynolds Theatre (arrive early to sign in and stretch out)
Thursday, Aug. 29
3:30 p.m. — Callbacks, THE WEIR, Chi-Box Theatre, Reynolds Hall
7 p.m. — Callbacks, CHICAGO, Reynolds Theatre
For questions, contact Professor of Theatre Dr. David Callaghan.
Wade Folger MacDonald presents Shadowtime. Shadowtime refers to an acute realization that the near future could be drastically different than the present. When one experiences shadowtime or the temporal sublime, one’s senses of self and reality are challenged. The works in this exhibition use design, architecture and craft to explore personal moments of sublimity. Through the depiction of complex interpersonal relationships and unknowable historical narratives, we discover a collective inability to grasp fully our profound connection to one another and the world we inhabit.
Opening reception and gallery talk will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Exhibit open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Thursday, Aug. 29, through Thursday, Sept. 19, in The Gallery at Bloch Hall.
Vuorovesi Trio (Finnish for “tide”) is one of the leading woodwind trios of the combination of flute, oboe and clarinet. Comprised of University of Alabama School of Music faculty members Diane Boyd Schultz, Mary Lindsey Bailey and Osiris J. Molina, the trio specializes in the unique repertoire for that combination and has garnered significant critical acclaim. The trio will perform on campus Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall.
In accordance with University Policy 01:012 - Copyright Compliance, licensing documentation must be acquired prior to promoting or screening any copyrighted works to a broad audience for entertainment purposes. For questions regarding fair use of copyrighted material and exemptions for educational purposes, please contact Charlotte Ford at 205-665-6110.
Student Absence Notifications
Guidelines on how excused student absences should be communicated in light of the (pilot) change to Vallo Voice as the official UM email newsletter can be found below. These guidelines were drafted by the Digital Communications Committee and approved by the Technology Advisory Council.
Athletics Travel Absences
The Faculty Athletics Representative will continue to email a weekly travel roster to faculty from the Athletics email account.
The organizer of any University organization or activity sanctioned for approved class absence shall be responsible for providing official absence notification, in the form of a PDF document, to all students participating in said activity and/or the students’ professors. In the event that the organizer sends official notification only, and directly, to the participating students, the student is then responsible for providing the notification to their professor(s).