Financial Literacy Week
Monday, March 9 through Thursday, March 12
Visit this link for a full schedule of events. Come be a part of the fun! For more information, email Bria Hines or call 205-665-6092.
VMA Birthday Party
Monday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., UM Veterans Center, GLOCO Building
Happy birthday to the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs! It is the office’s first birthday and it has been an amazing year. Please come by the Veterans Center March 9 between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to enjoy a birthday cupcake.
Suicide Prevention Event
Wednesday, March 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside Anna Irving Dining Hall
The University of Montevallo community (students, faculty, staff and those visiting campus) will be able to come together to show their support for suicide prevention. There will be different colored ribbons, each with a different association to suicide (survivor, loss of a loved one, etc.), and everyone will be able to select the ribbon that applies to them and tie it onto a rope. This demonstration will show how suicide has had an effect on the entire campus. Handouts with facts will be given out as well as a bracelet for those who participate to show their support for suicide prevention. Bracelets are limited in number.
Montevallo Obscura 2020
Wednesday, March 11, Noon to 4 p.m., Carmichael Library mobile classroom
UM history majors and minors will gather in the basement of Carmichael Library for a casual come-and-go event that will include free books, maps and other cool stuff. UM’s archivist will also share interesting items. There will be pizza, drinks and merriment in advance of the history program’s Montevallo Obscura competition.
Student Interview Preparation
Wednesday, March 11, 3:30 p.m., UM Veterans Center, GLOCO Building
*This event is for UM military-related students.
The UM Career Development Center will help prepare military-related students for interviews on Wednesday, March 11. An interview is a conversation where questions are asked and answers are given. In common parlance, the word “interview” refers to a one-on-one conversation between an interviewer and an interviewee. Join us for some practical tips, practice and proper interviewing etiquette.
UM’s Veterans Center is located behind Napier Hall and across the street from the Center for the Arts. All UM military-related students are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided and the presentation will last no longer than an hour.
Lectures in Art, Sculpture and Comics
Wednesday, March 11, 4 p.m., Pat Scales Special Collections Room, Carmichael Library
Ann Coddington and Dr. Robert Peterson from Eastern Illinois University will present a lecture on art, sculpture and comics. Coddington is a studio artist who merges traditional fiber weaving techniques with contemporary sculpture. Her art asks us to consider how the simplest creative tasks — knotting, bending and molding — take on new significance in an increasingly technological world. Peterson, author of “Comics, Manga, Graphic Novels” (2011), will discuss his research on how artists from the 19th century to the present, such as Rodolphe Töpffer and Lynda Barry, have approached the process of teaching others how to make comics.
Montevallo Astronomical Society and UM Astronomy Club Meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 to 9 p.m., James Wylie Shepherd Observatory
All visitors are welcome for an evening of celestial observing and good company. Spring observing dates are scheduled for March 11, 18 and 25, and April 15 and 22.
All dates are 7:30 to 9 p.m., and will be held provided it is not raining or overcast.
For those with GPS navigation systems, the physical address of the JWSO is 1093 Pebble Road, Montevallo 35115. The gates will be open. (Ignore the No Trespassing signs).
Directions to the JWSO: Following 119 South through Montevallo, turn right onto 10 West (Middle Street) for 1 mile, bearing right onto 17 North. After 0.3 miles, turn left onto 206 West, and after 0.4 miles, turn right onto Pebble Road, continuing 0.7 miles to the UM Gentry Springs property.
Annual Juried Foundation Exhibition
Opening reception, March 12, 4 to 6 p.m.
Runs March 12 through 19, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
The Annual Juried Foundation Exhibition recognizes the importance of work produced by current students in the foundation’s studios. The Foundation Program is comprised of a coordinated set of courses for students who are seeking degrees in art. This show enables students to submit artwork for review by professional artists and curators. The exhibition showcases the versatility and skill of Montevallo art students while simultaneously providing the important opportunity of viewing their work in a gallery context.
Exploring Communication Studies Day
Thursday, March 12, 1 to 3 p.m., Main Quad
*In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held in the Palmer Hall lobby.
This event is for General Studies students who are exploring options for an academic major to learn how Communication Studies might fit their personal and career aspirations. Current COMS majors and faculty will lead brief workshops and walk participants through simulations that illustrate what’s possible with a degree in COMS.
ACT Prep Course
Saturday, March 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wills Hall
The University of Montevallo will host a single-day ACT prep course for local high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The $110 single-day course covers all ACT test subjects with in-class practice testing and includes lunch and a snack. Each participant will also receive a copy of the official ACT prep book, a math review card and other resources. Children of UM employees and students receiving free and reduced lunch get a 20 percent discount. Register online now or contact Sarah Hendren, director of partnerships and outreach, at 205-665-6077.
Love Montevallo Day
Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Village on Valley
Join the City of Montevallo for Love Montevallo Day where we’ll celebrate the public and private investment in our community. You’ll enjoy local artists and goods, informational booths, live music and Montevallo Murals Tours. This is a rain or shine event.
Be Well Shelby — Family Fun Day
Saturday, March 14, Noon to 4 p.m., Orr Park
Be Well Shelby is a mental illness awareness campaign to provide resources and reduce stigma related to mental illness in Shelby County. Join us for a day of family fun in Orr Park on March 14. We’ll have a variety of vendors, activities and giveaways for the family including Zumba classes, carnival games and prizes, a live DJ, food trucks and stage performances.
National Association of Composers, USA
Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
The Department of Music hosts a concert by the Mid-South Chapter of the National Association of Composers, USA. This concert promotes the music of regional composers, including works by UM music faculty.
Junior Recital: Quinton Mims, Clarinet
Sunday, March 15, 7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in instrumental performance degree. Mims is from the studio of Dr. Lori Ardovino.
The Grainger Center Lecture Series
Thursday, March 19, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Comer Auditorium
*This event is open to all business majors and minors.
Join us for a networking event and panel discussion featuring Stephens College of Business alumni.
- Brigette Beaton ’90, management, Attorney, United States Department of the Interior
- Brian Ethridge ’92, marketing, Executive Vice President Corporate Banking, Bryant Bank
- Laura Fleming ’01, management, Financial Analyst, Noland Health Services
- Andrew Heaton ’04, marketing, Business Development Manager, Fisher Phillips, LLP