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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Updates

The University is continuing to monitor the global COVID-19 outbreak, and is taking proactive steps to keep our campus safe. Please review the UM website regularly for ongoing updates.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Enroll Now for Special Summer 2020 Tuition Rates

Special summer tuition rates are available for undergraduate courses during May, Summer I and Summer II terms. Learn more at montevallo.edu/summer-classes.

If you received financial aid for the 2019-2020 academic year, you could also be eligible for summer. Please note, in most cases, you must take six or more credit hours during the summer term(s) to receive aid, and federal aid is determined based on each individual student’s eligibility.

Please contact the UM Student Aid Office at 205-665-6050 if you have any questions once you have received your summer financial aid offer notification. The Student Aid Office is located on the first floor of Palmer Hall.

 

English Global Literature and Upper-level Courses

Those who are interested can now find English global literature and upper-level course descriptions for Fall 2020 available on the UM website here.

EVENTS

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

Student Highlights

Junior, Da’Shaun Morgan has been selected for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championship. Morgan will represent Montevallo in the Long Jump event. Morgan is the first Falcon to advance to the National Championship in Indoor Track & Field. He finished 4th at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championship last May. Morgan will jump on Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m. at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

History students Lily Cooper, Mallory Currie, Meredith Funderburk and Jessica Thrasher presented papers at the Phi Alpha Theta 2020 Alabama Regional Meeting hosted by Birmingham-Southern College on Feb. 29. Dr. Robert Barone, faculty advisor for UM’s local chapter, attended along with Dr. Wilson Fallin and Dr. Clark Hultquist. Phi Alpha Theta is an academic honor society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.

Three UM history majors presented their research at the annual meeting of the Alabama Association of Historians in Florence on Feb. 29: Aidan Teague McKay (Dec 2019), “From Empire to Republic: MacArthur’s Construction of a Democratic Japan;” Thomas Reid (May 2020), “A Brief History of the Spiritual;” Sara Walley (May 2020), “Folk History Surrounding Alabama Waters.”

The UM fishing team had a strong finish at the second Bassmaster College Series tournament of 2020 held at Smith Lake in Alabama. Griffin Phillips and Ethan King finished in 11th place and are currently leading the Bassmaster Team of the Year. The Montevallo fishing team is currently ranked second by Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and by FLW.

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Upcoming Events

Please contact 205-665-6250 or dss@montevallo.edu at least one week prior to event to request disability-related accommodations. Learn more at montevallo.edu/disabilityaccess.

March 9
VMA Birthday Party
UM Veterans Center, GLOCO Building
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 
Food Truck: City Bowls
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
March 9-12
Financial Literacy Week
Full schedule
 
March 10
Women’s Tennis
Tennis Court Complex
3 p.m.
 
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
March 11
Suicide Prevention Event
Outside Anna Irvin Dining Hall
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
Montevallo Obscura 2020
Carmichael Library mobile classroom
Noon to 4 p.m.
 
Student Interview Preparation
*This event is for UM military-related students.
UM Veterans Center, GLOCO Building
3:30 p.m.
 
Lectures in Art, Sculpture and Comics
Pat Scales Special Collections Room, Carmichael Library
4 p.m.
 
UPC Glow Yoga
Bibb Graves Gym
6 to 8 p.m.
 
Montevallo Astronomical Society and UM Astronomy Club
James Wylie Shepherd Observatory
7:30 to 9 p.m.
 
March 12
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Exploring Communication Studies Day
Main Quad
1 to 3 p.m.
 
March 12-19
Annual Juried Foundations Exhibition
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opening reception, Thursday, March 12, 4 to 6 p.m.
 
March 13
Ebenezer’s Explorers Day Camp
Wills 201 (drop-off and pick-up)
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Register now
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
6 p.m.
 
March 13-14
2020 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships
Birmingham Crossplex
 
March 14
ACT Prep Course
Wills Hall
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Register now
 
Men’s and Women’s Tennis
Tennis Court Complex
9 a.m.
 
Love Montevallo Day
Village on Valley
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Be Well Shelby — Family Fun Day
Orr Park
Noon to 4 p.m.
 
Men’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
1 p.m.
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
2 p.m.
 
March 15
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
Noon
 
National Association of Composers, USA
LeBaron Recital Hall
2 p.m.
 
Junior Recital: Quinton Mims, Clarinet
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
March 16
Food Truck: City Bowls
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
Honors Recital
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
March 17
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
March 18
Undergraduate Research Day
Harman Hall
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
3 p.m.
 
Men’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
6 p.m.
 
Montevallo Astronomical Society and UM Astronomy Club
James Wylie Shepherd Observatory
7:30 to 9 p.m.
 
March 19
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grainger Center Lecture Series
Comer Auditorium
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

March 20-21
Men’s and Women’s Track

Falcon Invitational

March 21
Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Tennis Court Complex
10 a.m.

Electronics Recycling Day
Montevallo Recycling Center (Overland Road)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 22
Men’s Lacrosse

Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
1 p.m.

March 23-27
Spring Break

University closed

March 25
Montevallo Astronomical Society and UM Astronomy Club

James Wylie Shepherd Observatory
7:30 to 9 p.m.           

March 28
Women’s Lacrosse

Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
1 p.m.

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