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UM Names 2020-2021 SGA Executive Cabinet

UM’s Student Government Association executive cabinet was recently sworn in during virtual meetings.

Montevallo’s SGA strives to facilitate better relationships between the faculty, administration, staff and the student body. It works to assess problems, make positive improvements and coordinate change at the University of Montevallo. SGA promotes the ideals of the University of Montevallo, ensures unity through diversity and serves as the student voice to the faculty and administration.

Learn about the 2020-2021 SGA leadership team.


Computer Refresh Announcement

Due to the timeline required for the annual computer refresh and the current environment, it has been determined this year’s refresh will be postponed until next year.

In addition, each subsequent year’s refresh will also be pushed back one year. For example, users on this year’s refresh schedule will be moved to next year, users due to be refreshed in 2021 will be moved to 2022 and so on.

For users due to be refreshed this year, Information Services & Technology will need to make sure that your computer is updated to Windows 10. The Solution Center will reach out to those users who are still using Windows 7 to schedule the upgrade. This upgrade is very important for security purposes. Please watch for the email and respond with times that you could be available for the upgrade.


Summer Term Library Services

Whether you’re teaching online this summer or doing research, Carmichael Library is here for you with some new services (such as curbside pickup and scan-and-deliver) as well as ongoing ones (chat research help, library instruction and access to online books, articles and videos):

New Services

  • If you wish to check out library materials, curbside pickup is available by reservation Sunday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The curbside pickup form is linked from the homepage of the library website.
  • If you can’t make it to the library for a pickup, scan-and-deliver services are available. Limited portions of a book or journal article from the Carmichael Library collection can be scanned and emailed to you. The scan and deliver form is linked from the homepage of the library website.
  • If you need materials from other libraries, full Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services will resume this summer and can be accessed under the “services” tab on the library website. Please be aware that delivery of print materials or DVDs may take slightly longer than usual (up to two weeks) and will need to be picked up at the library during scheduled pickup times.

Continuing Services

  • Remote access to hundreds of thousands of digital journal articles, books and databases through the library website.
  • Library instruction for your classes, in synchronous or asynchronous mode. Contact Kathy Lowe or Anna Mary Williford.
  • Chat and email assistance for students, faculty and staff. Chat will be available Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be accessed on the homepage of the library website. You can also email us at
  • Laptops are also available for check-out to students! Contact Kaycee Ledbetter.

Faculty/Staff Highlights

Dr. Susan Caplow, associate professor of environmental studies, has been named among the top instructors in her field by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences. Each year, the association recognizes faculty, scholars and students in environmental studies and sciences who exemplify the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and service to the education community. Read more.

Associate Professor of Business Dr. J.A. (Jim) Connell was recently quoted as part of a article on “States Where People Need Loans the Most Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Student Highlights

Montevallo creative writing minors Elliot Eguia, Jamie Howell and Shannon Veitch recently attended Strikethrough, a four-day virtual creative writing workshop for emerging writers sponsored by Glass Mountain Magazine at the University of Houston. The students participated in virtual critiques, craft seminars and generative workshops on topics including family narratives in fiction, queer poetics, trauma writing, graphic narratives and more. Their participation was supported by a UM Teaching & Scholarly Projects grant.

DaShaun Morgan was recently named an All-American for the 2020 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Read more.

The Gulf South Conference has selected 10 men and 10 women as finalists for the 2020 Commissioner Trophy. Two Falcons were included in the selection, tennis player Georg Trompler, and Taylor Gonzalez from cross country/track & field. Read more.

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