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UM Unveils Grainger Family Center for Personal Development

The University of Montevallo will be able to greatly enhance its counseling services to students, faculty and staff after opening the new Grainger Family Center for Personal Development during a Jan. 6 ceremony.

The center occupies the newly renovated Puryear House off Middle Street on the UM campus, and increases counseling service space by 85 percent. The flexibility of the building’s design will allow Counseling Services to grow and adapt as student needs change in the future.

In addition to Counseling Services, the new center will house the Falcon Food Pantry and Student Emergency Assistance programs.

Generous support from donors, especially Michael and Donna Grainger, made the new space possible. Read more.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

College Night Tickets

College Night ticket information is now available online. Please be sure to note the specifics for each on sale date listed. 

On behalf of the College Night Committee, all faculty and staff are invited to the Wednesday evening performances of the productions, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. Email Kathy Adams to reserve your free ticket. If you do not already have an account on University Tickets, you will need to sign up for one. Once your email is received, tickets will be processed within three days and assigned to you in University Tickets. You will receive a confirmation email when this is completed. Complimentary tickets must be reserved by Monday, Feb. 3.


Online Registration for Undergraduate Research Day 2020 Now Open

To register online for Undergraduate Research Day 2020, please visit this link. UR Day registration will close on Friday, Feb. 7. Undergraduate Research Day 2020 will be held Wednesday, March 18, in Harman Hall. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Questions can be emailed to Dr. Cindy Tidwell or Tonja Battle at URProgram@montevallo.edu.

 

VALIC/AIG Financial Advisor on Campus

Interested in saving for retirement? Al Perry, UM’s VALIC/AIG financial advisor, will be offering individual retirement counseling on campus in the Carmichael Library Group Study Room on Thursday, Jan. 23, between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Schedule an appointment online.

 

Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) 2020 Seminars

The Retirement Systems of Alabama offers half-day seminars that focus on retirement and insurance benefits.

Early to Mid-Career Seminars
If you work in public education, have less than 20 years of TRS service credit and are less than 55 years of age, then you are eligible to attend. You may register online at this link.

Retirement Preparation Seminars
If you are within five years of retirement eligibility, learn more about your Teachers’ Retirement Systems benefits at one of the 2020 TRS Retirement Preparation Seminars held throughout the state. You may register online at this link.

 

Call for Honors Program Courses

Interested in teaching a special topics class to academically motivated students in the Honors Program? Now is the time to request Honors courses for Fall 2020. Please complete the brief online course proposal to request a non-general education Honors class. The deadline for proposals is Monday, Feb. 3. Please contact Dr. Cathlena Martin with any questions.

 

UM Cheer & Dance Fundraising for National Competition

Please help the UM Cheer and Dance teams on their road to NCA/NDA National Competition in Daytona, Florida. The teams are selling BOGO dozen cards for Krispy Kreme. The card is valid to buy one dozen donuts and get one dozen donuts free up to 10 times. This is a $120-140 value for only $25. There is no expiration and the cards can be used at any Krispy Kreme location. Purchase by emailing Melissa Stano.

 

University of Montevallo to Host ACT Prep Course

The University of Montevallo will be hosting a single-day ACT prep course for local high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The $110 single-day course covers all ACT test subjects with in-class practice testing and includes lunch and a snack. Each participant will also receive a copy of the official ACT prep book, a math review card and other resources. Children of UM employees and students receiving free and reduced lunch get a 20 percent discount. Register online now or contact Sarah Hendren, director of partnerships and outreach, at 205-665-6077.

 

Community School of Music Private Music Lessons

The University of Montevallo Community School of Music is accepting private music lesson registrations for the spring semester. Private lessons are available for all members of the community and all skill levels from beginner to advanced. We teach any instrument including piano, voice, guitar, violin, trumpet, flute, French horn, trombone, clarinet, mandolin, ukulele and organ.

Pricing and registration information can be found online at montevallo.edu/csm. For families with young children between the ages of 5 and 11 years old, the University of Montevallo Community School of Music offers a no-cost musicianship class. In this class students play interactive music games that help develop music reading and rhythm skills, learn about famous composers, listen and learn about music from around the world and create their own compositions to share with family and friends.

Classes are held on Monday evenings in Davis Hall beginning on Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. To learn more, please contact the Program Director at 205-665-6678 or UMCSM@montevallo.edu or visit this link.

EVENTS

LeBaron Trio

Monday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall

The Lebaron Trio consists of members of the music faculty at the University of Montevallo. Their repertoire spans a wide range of styles and they are advocates for new music. Members are Dr. Melanie Williams, soprano, Dr. Lori Ardovino, clarinet, and Dr. Laurie Middaugh, piano. All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.

 

Mexican Hot Chocolate and Sweet Treats

Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Farmer Lobby

Come try Mexican Hot Chocolate for $0.50 and baked goods for $1. Hosted by the Hispanic Student Organization.

 

BSS Brown Bag

Wednesday, Jan. 22, at noon, in UMOM 201

Dr. Jim McDonald, professor of anthropology, will discuss “Human Value and Endemic Precarity in Guatemala: Life and Death in a Fragile Neoliberal State.” Please join us for a fascinating discussion. We invite the entire campus community to attend. For more details, please contact Dr. Clark Hultquist.

 

Workshop: “Play Therapy for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

Friday, Jan. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Student Retreat Center

The University of Montevallo chapter of the counseling honor society Chi Sigma Iota will host a workshop presented by the Alabama Association for Play Therapy entitled “Play Therapy for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence.” All are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. James Jackson.

Student Highlights

Junior COMS major Raina Verser and junior ART major/COMS minor Laura Dudley had a co-authored paper entitled “Multilevel Communicative Resilience: Exploring the Communicative Processes of Coping with Parental Alienation” selected as the top paper in the Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group at the Central States Communication Association Convention.

Faculty/Staff Highlights

Dr. Tiffany Wang, associate professor of communication studies, had a co-authored paper entitled “Multilevel Communicative Resilience: Exploring the Communicative Processes of Coping with Parental Alienation” selected as the top paper in the Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group at the Central States Communication Association Convention. She also had a panel entitled “Exploring Internationalizing the Basic Course: Crossing Borders and Making Breakthroughs” selected as the Melissa Beall Top Panel in the Basic Course Interest Group at the Central States Communication Association Convention.

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Upcoming Events

Please contact 205-665-6250 or dss@montevallo.edu at least one week prior to event to request disability-related accommodations. Learn more at montevallo.edu/disabilityaccess.

Jan. 13
LeBaron Trio

LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
7:30 p.m.

Jan. 14
Professional Photo Days

Peterson House
8 to 11 a.m.
Schedule an appointment

Jan. 15
Professional Photo Days

Peterson House
8 to 11 a.m.
Schedule an appointment

Mexican Hot Chocolate and Sweets
Farmer Hall Lobby
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jan. 16
Women’s Basketball

Trustmark Arena, SAC
5:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
7:30 p.m.

Jan. 18
UM Softball Winter Prospect Camp

Softball Stadium at Orr Park
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Register here

Jan. 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

University Closed

Jan. 22
Montevallo Chamber Luncheon: State of the City Address

Parnell Memorial Library
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
More information 

BSS Brown Bag

UMOM 201
Noon

Jan. 23
VALIC/AIG Financial Advisor

Group Study Room, Carmichael Library
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Schedule an appointment

Women’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
5:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
7:30 p.m.

Jan. 25
ACT Prep Camp

Wills Hall
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Register online

Men’s and Women’s Swimming
SAC Natatorium
Noon

Jan. 28
Faculty Recital: Brittney Patterson, flute, and Eun-Hee Park, piano
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.

Jan. 31
Workshop: “Play Therapy for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence”

Student Retreat Center
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
2 p.m.

Women’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
3 p.m.

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