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Dr. Melanie S. Morrison

2019 Hallie Farmer Lecture Series

The 2019 Hallie Farmer Lecture Series presents “Researching Injustice: Telling the Story of Legal Lynching in Jim Crow Birmingham,” presented by Dr. Melanie Morrison.

Dr. Melanie S. Morrison will recount what compelled her to research the case of Willie Peterson and discuss the challenges inherent in unearthing largely forgotten stories.

Learn more about Morrison at melaniemorrison.net/about and make plans to attend the lecture on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall.

Dr. Morrison will also be a feature panelist for the Confronting Racism in a Divided Nation discussion on Wednesday, March 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall.

UM Graduation Fair

Please invite your students to attend UM’s inaugural Graduation Fair to be held Thursday, March 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore on Main Street

There will be free popcorn and door prizes, a representative from Oak Hall for purchasing graduation supplies and a special “Class of 2019” shirt for only $10. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about UM’s graduate degree options and available incentives.

Representatives from the Registrar’s Office, Career Development Center, Partnerships & Outreach, Alumni Affairs and local businesses will also be on hand.
 

UM Named Among Top 10 Best Colleges for Hunters and Anglers

The magazine “Field & Stream” recently named the University on their list of ten sportsmen-friendly colleges for prospective students to consider if they love to hunt and fish. According to Field & Stream, “These stand out from others for their unique course offerings, great geographical locations, abundant resources, and plentiful opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.”

UM was the only school in Alabama to be named to the list. “Field & Stream” recognized the Outdoor Scholars Program for being “the first program of its kind geared towards cultivating the next generation of industry leaders.” Learn more
 

TGIF Coffee for Faculty and Staff

Falcon Foods invites all faculty and staff for a free regular-sized brewed coffee on Friday, March 15, from 7 to 11 a.m. at Einstein Bros. Bagels in Farmer Hall.
 

Spring Preview Day, March 16

If you know a prospective freshman or transfer student, please encourage them to visit the University for Spring Preview Day to discover why they belong at Montevallo. At Preview Day, high school students have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the outstanding UM faculty and dedicated student services staff to learn about their major of interest, student success and much more. They can also participate in a Q&A with Admissions, Housing & Residence Life and Student Aid. This is followed by a tour of UM’s beautiful campus. Lunch is provided and the Admissions staff will be on hand for the entire event to answer questions. Interested students can RSVP today at this link.
 

ACT Prep Camp

Partnerships & Outreach will be hosting single-day ACT Prep Courses for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on Saturday, March 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The cost per participant is $110 for general registration with a 20 percent discount for children of UM employees and for students receiving free and reduced lunch. The single-day course includes lunch and a snack and covers all ACT test subjects with in-class practice testing. Plus, each participant will receive a copy of the official ACT Test Prep book, a math review card and other goodies! Register now.
 

Professional Photo Day

University Marketing & Communications is pleased to announce Professional Photo Days. Each month, the university photographer will have designated times on select days available for professional headshots. Anyone on campus is welcome to request a headshot (faculty, staff or student). Simply watch for the announcement each month and email to schedule your photo.

This month’s Professional Photo Day is Monday, March 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Alyssa Green to reserve a time slot.
 

“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot”

The Theatre Department will present “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” directed by Michael Walker, on March 15-18 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 17, at 2 p.m. in Chichester Black Box Theatre.

“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” is a hilarious, poignant and thought-provoking play by Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. This story asks one of the most plaguing questions in the Christian ideology: What happened to Judas Iscariot? Set in a courtroom in Purgatory, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” puts Judas on trial with hilarious, riotous and piercing results. This play encourages the audience to reconsider what they thought they knew about forgiveness, faith and the human inside one of the history’s most infamous figures. ADULT CONTENT.
 

Lunch & Learn: SharePoint and Box — Tips and Tricks

Please join the Staff Senate Wednesday, March 20, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Wills 200 for the monthly Lunch & Learn series. This month's topic is SharePoint and Box — Tips and Tricks presented by Heidi Hughes and Ashley Dancy. RSVP to staffsenate@montevallo.edu.
 

Montevallo Chamber Chatter

The Montevallo Chamber of Commerce invites all faculty and staff to learn more about businesses and news in the Montevallo community. Check out the March issue of the Chamber’s monthly newsletter, the Chamber Chatter.

Faculty/Staff Highlights

Dr. Roderick George was the featured tenor soloist in a performance of Joseph Haydn’s “Missa in Augustiis” (“Lord Nelson Mass” in D minor) with the Shoals Symphony at the University of North Alabama on Sunday, March 3. 
 
Sarah Hendren, director of partnerships and outreach, co-presented with Shelby County Schools’ Falcon Flight team for a session at the Alabama Transition Conference Monday, March 4.
 
Dr. Cathlena Martin, associate professor of Game Studies and Design, hosted Parzival’s Puzzles at the Shelby County Battle of The Books Olympiad, an academic competition for middle and high school students in Shelby County on Wednesday, March 6. Themed around the book “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline, the puzzles were designed by GSD 302 students Jared Barnett, Paul Hannon, Gerald Murray and Whitney Thorpe.
 
Ceramics by Professor of Art Scott Meyer and students Kristan Beardshear, Morgane Landau, Nita Terrell and Jesse Warech were recently featured at the Alabama Clay Conference at Jacksonville State University The exhibition highlighted higher education programs from throughout the state.
 
Jason Perry, manager of donor relations was selected as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow. While continuing their graduate studies, U.S. Schweitzer Fellows design and implement community-based prevention and intervention projects that address chronic health issues and the social determinants of health such as poverty, the environment and education.
 
Dr. Tiffany Wang, associate professor of Communication Studies, has co-authored a chapter in “First-generation college student experiences of intersecting marginalities,” which was recently published by Peter Lang Publishing. The chapter "’I felt the invisible hand of inequity fall firmly on my shoulders, holding me back’: Exploring the intersectional identities of first-generation college student women” explores the experiences of first-generation college students as they navigate the complex, fragmented and overlapping intersectionalities of multiple identities.

Upcoming Events

March 12
Women’s Lacrosse

Lacrosse Field
5 p.m. 

2019 Hallie Farmer Lecture Series:
Dr. Melanie S. Morrison

LeBaron Recital Hall
7 p.m. 

March 13
ValloCycle Glow Ride

Meet at UMOM
5:30 p.m.

March 14
UM Graduation Fair

Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore
4 to 6 p.m. 

Piano Duo Recital: Dr. Lynn Faulkner and Dr. Eun-Hee Park
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m. 

March 14-21
Annual Juried Foundations Exhibition

The Gallery at Bloch Hall
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays

March 15
TGIF Coffee for Faculty and Staff

Einstein Bros. Bagels
7 to 11 a.m. 

UM Graduation Fair
Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore
1 to 3 p.m. 

March 15-18
“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot”

Chichester Black Box Theatre
7:30 p.m.
2 p.m. matinee, March 17

March 16
Spring Preview Day

SAC
8:30 a.m.

ACT Prep Camp
Wills 201
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Men’s Tennis
Tennis Courts
12 p.m.

Women’s Tennis
Tennis Courts
12 p.m.

Men’s Soccer
Georgina Lemak Soccer Field
1 p.m. 

March 18
Department of Music Honors Recital

LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.

March 20
Undergraduate Research Day

Harman Hall
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Dress to Impress
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Lunch and Learn: SharePoint and Box Tips and Tricks
Wills 200
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 

Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
3 p.m.

March 22
Falcon Classic: Men’s & Women’s Track

Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
12 p.m. 

March 23
Falcon Classic: Men’s & Women’s Track

Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
8 a.m. 

Softball
Softball Field at Orr Park
1 p.m. 

Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
2 p.m. 

March 24
Softball

Softball Field at Orr Park
11 a.m. 

Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
1 p.m.

March 25-29
Spring Break

University Closed 

March 27
Baseball

Kermit A. Johnson Field
4 p.m.

March 30
Women’s Lacrosse

Lacrosse Field
1 p.m.

 

Individuals needing disability-related accommodations during UM events should contact the host department or Disability Support Services (205-665-6250, DSS@montevallo.edu) as early as possible. Efforts will be made to accommodate all access requests regardless of timing, but the University cannot guarantee that requests made with less than one week’s notice can be met.

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