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University of Montevallo Sentimental Journey 2018 Homecoming

University of Montevallo to Experience a Sentimental Journey in Celebration of Homecoming 2018

Homecoming is that exciting time in February when alumni from near and far to come back and reflect on their Montevallo journey, reunite with former classmates and renew old friendships.

This year, we are honoring the Classes of 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998 and 2008 along with our beloved Alabama College Society, Young Alumni, Minority Alumni and other affinity groups.

For students and alumni, Homecoming is also the culmination of the Purple and Gold competition of College Night. Please consider attending some of the festivities this week.

Academic Affairs to Host Forum on Professional Academic Advising

On Tuesday, Feb. 20, the Office of Academic Affairs will present a deliberative forum titled Professional Academic Advising as a Pathway to Student Success from 9 to 11 a.m. in Anna Irvin Dining Hall.

The forum will be moderated by Cristin Brawner of the David Mathews Center. Suggested topics include an overview of what professional advising is and isn’t, discussion of the pros and cons of advising programs and brainstorming opportunities on the most effective structure for an advising initiative at UM.

The event will provide faculty, staff and administration the opportunity to work through and take action together to address the issue. Participants will be asked to identify their personal stake in the issue and examine multiple approaches, weighing possible actions against their costs, consequences and tradeoffs.
 

Art Department to Host Open Studios in Peterson Hall & 3-D Building

On Saturday, Feb. 10 during Homecoming, the UM Art Department invites Montevallo friends and family to tour the studios of Peterson Hall & the 3-D Art Building. At the facilities, attendees will have the opportunity to meet current BFA students and art faculty. The event will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to attend the Annual Alumni Art Auction and Bloch Party in the Gallery at Bloch Hall from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
 

Women’s Basketball Selling T-shirts to Raise Money for Falcons Feeding America

The UM women’s basketball team, in partnership with End Child Hunger in America and the Community FoodBank of Central Alabama, is selling t-shirts to raise money for Montevallo residents struggling with hunger.

The team has 180 FFA long sleeve shirts to sell on a first come, first serve basis. Adult sizes are $20 and youth sizes are $10. Once an order is received, a member of the women’s basketball team will deliver it to you on campus.

Once all shirts are sold, the FFA will deliver donations to CFBCA during a celebration with all t-shirt purchasers invited as special guests.

For ordering information, email coach Gary Van Atta.
 

Open Enrollment for the 2018-2019 Pre-K at the UM Child Study Center

The UM Child Center Study is conducting pre-registration open enrollment until March 9 for the 2018-2019 Pre-K year.

Enrollment is open for all children four years of age (on or before Sept. 2, 2018) who are Alabama residents. All enrollees must provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate and proof of residence. These documents can be uploaded to the online pre-registration site or mailed to the Child Study Center office address as follows:

University of Montevallo
Dr. Laura Bloom
Family and Consumer Sciences
Station 6385, Bloch Hall
75 College Drive
Montevallo, AL 35115

Acceptance will be through a random drawing to be held March 9 at 12 p.m. at the Child Study Center. The parent/guardian does not have to be present at the drawing. Notices will be emailed beginning April 16.

Upon enrollment, each child’s immunization records must be provided.
 

Donations Needed for Annual Dress for Success Event

On March 16, UM will host Dress for Success, an annual event for students to shop for free business clothes and accessories in preparation for job interviews and other professional opportunities.

The event, now in its third iteration, is hosted by the UM office of Service Learning, the Career Development Center and Phi Chi Theta business fraternity.

UM is accepting donations from now until Monday, March 5. Needed items include men’s ties, shirts, jackets, slacks, belts and shoes and women’s shirts, jackets, slacks, skirts, dresses and shoes. The program is especially in need of women’s clothes size 10 and up.

Donors can drop off items Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Global Community and Outreach Building (GLOCO) at 845 Valley St. in Montevallo or schedule a pickup by emailing Dr. Amiee Mellon.
 

UM Students Offer Free Income Tax Filing Assistance

The University of Montevallo Stephens College of Business is once again offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The service allows low-to-moderate income citizens to have their taxes filed for free by certified student volunteers. This no-cost method also offers invaluable experience for student volunteers.

The VITA program is offered in Morgan Hall room 202 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday beginning Feb. 10 until April 14. Those seeking to utilize the service are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 665-6531.

During each appointment, clients will need to bring a photo ID, social security number for each family member and working adult, W-2s and other income forms, childcare provider name, address, tax ID and bank routing and account numbers for checking and savings accounts.
 

Birmingham Business Journal Offering Student Discount for Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

On Feb. 12, The Birmingham Business Journal will host its annual Mentoring Monday event. During the event, 41 women in the Birmingham community who are heavy hitters in their industry will mentor up-and-coming women. College students are encouraged to participate to determine their next steps and make contacts in the business world leading up to graduation.

To make the event more financially feasible for students, the publication is offering half off the admission price with the checkout code “STUDENT”. More information about the event can be found online.
 

UM Bookstore Urges Faculty to Submit Summer Book Adoption

The University bookstore would like to encourage all faculty to submit their summer book adoptions. All three summer terms are up on Faculty Enlight. Contact store manager Ben Varner at 205-665-6575 for any questions.

Faculty Highlights

Dr. Bruce Finklea, assistant professor of mass communication, recently had an article on media effects published in the “International Encyclopedia of Media Effects.”

Dr. Lee Rozelle, professor of English, presented a paper titled “The Southern Neo-Gothic: Backwoods Horror in William Gay’s ‘Twilight’ and Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’” at the Southern Humanities Council annual conference in Savannah, Georgia, on Feb. 3, 2018.

Giveaway

Congratulations to our January Giveaway winner Kathy Adams, director of business support services!
As a token of our appreciation to all of our loyal weekly Vallo Voice readers, we are continuing to host a small contest each week. Below are three questions pertaining to this week’s issue. Submit the correct answers with this survey link to enter a monthly drawing for a UM giveaway item!

  1. Which class is having their 50-year reunion this year?
  2. What are the two books Dr. Lee Rozelle used in his recently presented research?
  3. When is the rescheduled academic advising forum?
Upcoming Events
Feb. 6
College of Education Awards Dinner
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
5:30 to 7 p.m.
 
Feb. 7-10
College Night Productions
Palmer Auditorium
7 p.m.
 
Feb. 7
Montevallo Connection Meeting
Montevallo High School
4 p.m.
 
Feb. 8
Women’s and Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena
6 p.m.
 
Feb. 9
No Classes
 
UMNAA Board of Directors Meeting
Wallace Speech & Hearing Center 100
1 to 4 p.m.
 
Board of Trustees Meeting
Merrill Room
1:45 p.m.
 
Men’s Lacrosse Kickoff Game
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
4 p.m. Pre-game festivities
6 p.m. Game time
 
Class of 1968 50-Year Reunion Dinner
Anna Irvin Dining Hall, Montevallo Room
6 p.m.
 
Feb. 10
Alumni Coffee & Registration
Reynolds Hall Lobby
8 to 11 a.m.
 
Junior Alumni Board of Directors Meeting
Farmer Hall Conference Room
9 a.m.
 
Behavioral & Social Sciences Reception
University of Montevallo on Main
10 to 11 a.m.
 
Music Department Reception
Davis Hall Fraser Seminar Room
10 to 11 a.m.
 
Family & Consumer Sciences Coffee
Bloch Hall, Ackerley Room
10 to 11:30 a.m.
 
Homecoming Awards & Recognition Luncheon
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
12 to 2 p.m.
 
Women’s and Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena
2 p.m.
 
Purple & Gold Basketball Game
Myrick Gym
2 to 4 p.m.
 
Annual Alumni Art Auction Bloch Party
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
4 to 5:30 p.m.
 
Feb. 14
Valentine’s Day
 
SGA Blood Drive
Farmer Hall Meeting Room
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Women’s Lacrosse
Lacrosse/Track & Field Stadium
5 p.m.
 
Women’s & Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena
6 p.m.
 
Feb. 15
SGA Blood Drive
Farmer Hall Meeting Room
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Feb. 16
Women’s Tennis
Tennis Courts
1 p.m.
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
2 p.m.
 
Faculty Senate Meeting
Merrill Room
2 to 4 p.m.
 
Feb. 17
Men’s Tennis
Tennis Courts
11 a.m.
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
1 p.m.
 
Women’s Lacrosse
Lacrosse/Track & Field Stadium
1 p.m.
 
Women’s Tennis
Tennis Courts
2 p.m.
 
Feb. 18
Men’s Tennis
Tennis Courts
11 a.m.
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
12 p.m.
 
Feb. 19
Men’s Tennis
Tennis Courts
1 p.m.
UM Employment Opportunities
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