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Big Event 2017 Puts Over 500 Student Volunteers to Work
On Saturday, April 8, students across the UM campus got an early start to perform volunteer work throughout the Montevallo community. This year, 515 students from 33 different student groups and athletic teams completed 40 jobs for local businesses, organizations and citizens.

Student Justin Williams, SGA director of social services, organized much of the event in the weeks prior by assisting Jenny Bell, director of Student Life, in assigning student organizations and coordinating work sites. “I believe in giving back to the people and the community that gives to you,” said Williams. “Montevallo has given the students, faculty and staff here at the University so much.”

Renowned Cuban Scholar to Speak At Forthcoming Hallie Farmer Lecture
Dr. Rafael M. Hernández, scholar of Cuban culture and society, will be the University of Montevallo’s 2017 Hallie Farmer Lecturer with a talk titled, Cuba at a Crossroads. The event will be held in Comer Auditorium on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A public reception will follow at 8 p.m.

Learn more about Hernández’s impressive accolades.

University Seeks Nominations for Academic Advising Award
Each year, an academic advisor is honored for offering excellent advising to students. Recipients receive a monetary award of $1,000 and have their name added to a perpetual plaque displayed in the library. The award is later presented to the recipient by the provost and current SGA president at Founders’ Day.

Nominations can come from any University student, faculty, staff member or administrator and will be accepted until April 15.

Faculty Highlights

Dr. Bruce Finklea won two first place awards from the National Electronic Media Association’s Professional and Alumni Production Competition for his commercial and special open video for Falcon Weekly.

Student Highlights

The 2017-2018 Montevallo Masters have been selected. The program will feature 14 returning students along with three new faces. The slate of Montevallo Masters are: Savannah Richardson, Ashley Serrano, Colton Williamson, Ryan Baker, Nick Preston, Brooklyn Terry, Tyon Hudson, Ivy Jo Davis, Chris Pattillo, Alex Coleman, Anna Zahumensky, Jonathan Mendoza, Savannah Willard, Haley Nichols, Andriana Smith, Claire Chestnut and Olivia Eldridge.

University Happenings

Celebrate Class of 2017 with Senior Day
On Wednesday, April 12, the Office of Advancement will host Senior Day to celebrate the graduating class of 2017. For a $5 donation, attendees receive lunch from Jim ’N Nick’s BBQ. Funds will go toward the senior class initiative to purchase height adjustable desks for the Department of Disability Support Services.

Senior Day will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Reynolds Lobby.

Dress for Success Event to Offer Professional Clothing for Students
On Thursday, April 19, UM students will have the opportunity to shop for free professional clothing donated by the Montevallo community. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., students who come to GLOCO can pick out one full professional outfit free of charge, participate in a mock interview and have their resumes reviewed.

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Partnerships and Outreach, Pi Chi Theta Business Fraternity, Service Learning and the Career Development Center. Please encourage all students to take advantage of this career-building opportunity.

Shelby County Alumni to Gather for Benefit Bash
On Thursday, April 13, Shelby County alumni will gather at the Stewart Student Retreat for a night of fun and BBQ provided by Bill Natthews. The funds raised will go toward the Emma Dean Nathews Shelby County Alumni Scholarship. The event starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults (which includes dinner, adult beverages and eight bingo cards) and $10 for children 12 and under. All alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Main Street Renovations
To follow the roadwork closings in downtown Montevallo, visit the City of Montevallo’s website or Facebook page.

Upcoming Events
April 9-13
Belle Prosser/Maggie Jobe BFA Exhibit
Bloch Hall Gallery
 
April 12
Lunch & Learn:
Public Speaking Without Fear
Wills Master Classroom
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
RSVP
 
Jim ’N Nick’s Senior Day
Reynolds Lobby
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
Rescheduled University Faculty Meeting
Palmer Auditorium
3:30 to 5 p.m.
 
ValloCycle Group Twilight Ride
UMOM (Main Street side)
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Reserve bike/helmet
 
April 13
Dress for Success:
Professional Clothing Giveaway
GLOCO
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Food Truck Thursday
Brooke Quad
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
Shelby County Alumni Club Scholarship
Benefit Bash
Stewart Student Retreat
6 p.m.
 
Jazz Ensemble Performance
Palmer Auditorium
7:30 to 9 p.m.
 
April 14
Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
11 a.m.
 
“Godspell”
Reynolds Studio Theatre
7:30 p.m.
 
April 15
Women’s Tennis
Tennis Court Complex
11 a.m.
 
Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
12 p.m.
 
Women’s Lacrosse
Lacrosse/Track & Field Stadium
1 p.m.
 
“Godspell”
Reynolds Studio Theatre
7:30 p.m.
 
Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
1 p.m.
 
Design Lecture Series:
M. Umair Khan
Bloch Hall 202
6 p.m.
 
April 18
Hallie Farmer Lecture:
Cuba at a Crossroads
Comer Auditorium
7 to 9 p.m.
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