Social Media Student Showcase
University Marketing & Communications is using social media to highlight current UM students who are doing amazing things in and out of the classroom. The goal is to show prospective students, alumni and other University stakeholders how extraordinary our students are. MarComm strives to always provide equal promotional representation of all colleges and departments across campus, so we are asking for your help in identifying students for our showcase pool. Please nominate students here.
Stock the UM Food Pantry
Please consider helping to stock the UM Food Pantry. Items needed include spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, macaroni and cheese (boxes and individual cups), granola bars, individual fruit cups and oatmeal. Donations can be dropped off at Counseling Services located in lower Main Hall.
October Campus Sustainability Month Events
Join UM Environmental Studies in celebrating Campus Sustainability Month! Details on scheduled events can be found online and in the Upcoming Events calendar to the right.
Guest Pianist Recital
Guest pianist Nicholas Robertson will present a solo recital featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Frank on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall.
HIV Testing Available Oct. 8
The Alabama Department of Public Health will be offering free rapid HIV testing on campus on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Student Health Services in East Main Hall. What to expect: fingerstick testing and results within 20 minutes.
Faculty Research and Teaching Symposium
The Faculty Research and Teaching Symposium will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the J.A. Brown Room of Carmichael Library. During this event, we will highlight accomplishments of UM faculty in teaching and creative endeavors. The day will feature a keynote address from the 2019-2020 University Scholar as well as short oral presentations, artistic demonstrations and posters.
Résumé Preparation and Perfection for Military-Related Students
UM’s Campus Veterans Association, in association with the Career Development Center, will present a session on résumé preparation and perfection for all military-related students. The group will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Veteran Center (located in the Global Community Outreach Building behind Napier Hall). The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes and light refreshments will be served.
Carnival for a Cause
Carnival for a Cause will be held Friday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Main Quad. All proceeds benefit the UM Emergency Fund for students. Tickets to play games at the booths are 10 cents each and each booth takes 1-10 tickets to play. Donations will also be accepted, and checks can be made out to UM Foundation. Everyone is welcome!
The Tower and The Falcon Poets will hold a writing workshop for those who would like an open critique to make sure their work is in tip-top shape for any submission. The workshop will take place at Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in Comer 202.
Fall Preview Day Set for Oct. 12
The University of Montevallo invites prospective students and their families to attend Fall Preview Day on Saturday, Oct. 12. Activities for the day begin at the McChesney Student Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. Preview Day gives high school and transfer students a close-up look at the Montevallo experience. More information can be found online.
Safe Zone Training
The fall semester Safe Zone training for students, faculty and staff will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Wills 200 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Safe Zone training aims to increase awareness, knowledge and sensitivity about important issues affecting LGBT+ students, faculty and staff to foster a safe, welcoming climate for all members of the UM community. Completion of the training earns participants a decal that can be displayed to designate a space as a Safe Zone on campus. Please join us — no reservations required. For more information and additional resources, please visit the UM Safe Zone webpage.
Antiques Roadshow Montevallo
Join us for Antiques Roadshow Montevallo on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the J.A. Brown Room of Carmichael Library. History faculty and majors will attempt to appraise items provided. UM professors will bring objects for display such as Roman coins, Civil War-era rarities and other curious objects. University archivist Carey Heatherly will have items from early college history. Students, faculty and staff are invited to bring historical objects, photographs and miscellanea. Light refreshments will be provided.
UM Ghost Walk Events
The University will host several Ghost Walk events on Saturday, Oct. 26:
The ground floor of Carmichael Library will show a short video of Frankenstein film adaptations over the years beginning at 5:30 p.m., with repeat showings of the video occurring every 10 minutes.
Ghost Walk tours will begin at 6 p.m. and will depart every 10 minutes in 20-person groups. The final tour will depart at 8:30 p.m. The walking tours will last approximately 45 minutes each, and check-in will be held outside Palmer Hall. The ghost walk is a free event but donations are welcome.
Trunk or Treat will be held in the parking lot behind Carmichael Library from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase and picnic tables will be available throughout the event.
The Montevallo Artwalk will be held along Main Street in downtown Montevallo from 1 to 6 p.m. The event is a collaboration between the University, the city of Montevallo and the Montevallo Arts Council. The event includes art, food, fun and activities for all ages. An Artwalk afterparty featuring live music will be held at Owl's Cove from 6 to 9 p.m.