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Freddie the Falcon

We’re in This Together, Falcons!

Freddie the Falcon encourages you to take precautions to help prevent the spread of viral respiratory infections like the flu or COVID-19.

Each and every one of us is responsible for doing our part to ensure a safe and successful semester. We’re in this together!

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Practice social distancing by staying six feet away from others.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Wear a mask in public to protect others.
  • Monitor your health and stay home if you have a fever or respiratory symptoms. Call your health care provider or Student Health Services.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

COVID-19 Accommodations

UM employees whose age or health condition falls within one of the high-risk categories as defined by the Centers for Disease Control, or those who have other special circumstances, may seek a workplace adjustment through the University’s reasonable accommodation process.

The instructions for making a request and applicable forms can be found on the University’s COVID-19 webpage, UM’s HR webpage or through the following link(s):

 

UM Earns Military Support Recognition

The University of Montevallo has earned the Military Support accolade from Colleges of Distinction for 2020-2021 for its extensive efforts to serve military-related students.

As the number of veterans pursuing higher education increases, so too does the demand for their personal and academic support. Veterans can be some of the most dedicated, hard-working, and capable students on a college campus, but the unique challenges they face can impede their success. That is why UM has been selected as a standout institution dedicated to helping veterans overcome their obstacles and achieve success.

Schools like Montevallo ensure that military-related students are supported through comprehensive education benefits, a committed military and veterans affairs team, flexible options, trained faculty and dedicated campus activities and community support. Read more.


Men’s Lacrosse Joins Peach Belt Conference

The University of Montevallo men’s lacrosse program has joined the newly formed men’s lacrosse Peach Belt Conference and will begin competing for a PBC championship in the spring of 2021.

The Peach Belt Conference and commissioner David Brunk are pleased to announce that the conference will add men’s lacrosse as the league’s 16th championship sport beginning in the spring of 2021. Four teams will comprise the inaugural season with the field expanding to six for the 2022 campaign. The first four teams will be UM, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Lander University and Shorter University. Flagler College and Young Harris College will join the following year, bringing the total to six and allowing the PBC to have an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Tournament. Read more.


UR Program Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Undergraduate research proposals for fall 2020 projects not requiring HASRC approval are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7. Students are invited to engage in research, scholarship and creative activity with faculty mentors through undergraduate research for which they may receive academic credit. It is the aim of the program to involve students in their own learning, develop teamwork and pride, enhance interdisciplinary learning and share in the exhilaration of discovery.

The application process consists of a completed application form including description of research, bibliography, presentation/publication outlets, letters of support and budget, if applicable. For the application, please visit montevallo.edu/undergraduate-research/application-process. For additional information, visit the Undergraduate Research webpage. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Cindy Tidwell or Tonja Battle at URProgram@montevallo.edu.


Information Services and Technology News

Adobe

During the week of July 20, Adobe is removing the Adobe Sign Individual entitlement which was licensed through our agreement. Access to Adobe Sign Individual is currently available via the Adobe Sign tool in Acrobat DC. Users who have Adobe Sign Enterprise entitlements will be able to send agreements within Acrobat using the Fill & Sign tool. If you do not have an Adobe Enterprise ID, please contact the Solution Center at SolutionCenter@montevallo.edu to have one created. Additional information can be found at montevallo.edu/adobe-creative-cloud.

Classroom Upgrades

The current 15 standard classrooms across campus will be upgraded to premium rooms. Standard classrooms have an interactive projector and whiteboard or an interactive display system, lectern with the control panel, document camera, Blu-ray player* and room speakers.*Note that the Blu-ray player does not present the video through the system and cannot be viewed by external participants.

Premium rooms have all of the standard room technology as well as an integrated forward-facing and a rear-facing camera, ceiling microphones, a lapel microphone and connecting hardware.

A list of the current standard spaces are below.

  • COMER 104
  • COMER 204
  • DAVIS  136
  • HARMAN 119
  • MYRICK 2
  • MYRICK 3
  • MYRICK 116
  • STRONG 113
  • STRONG 115
  • STRONG 116
  • STRONG 119
  • UMOM 309
  • WALLACE 100
  • WILLS 121
  • WILLS  215

Microsoft Office Activation Message

If you see a pop-up message indicating that Microsoft is not active on your computer, please reach out to the Solution Center to schedule your Windows 10 upgrade. This upgrade is very important for security purposes and you will also be upgraded to Office 2016 at that time.


Important Deadlines

The Cashier’s Office encourages students to view its Important Deadlines webpage for information on fall 2020 payment plan options, charging books at the UM Bookstore against credit balances and more.

Student Highlights

NCAA member schools across the nation have nominated 605 female college athletes for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Among the nominees is multisport athlete Taylor Gonzales who has had a phenomenal athletic and academic career as a Falcon. Read more.

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