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Department of Theatre Presents ‘Chicago’

The Department of Theatre will present “Chicago” Nov. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Theatre. Show contains adult content. UM faculty/staff tickets may be purchased online at montevallotickets.universitytickets.com for only $12 or at the door as available.

In Roaring Twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American dream:” fame, fortune and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Script adaptation by David Thompson

“Chicago is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company

Directed by David Callaghan

Musical direction by Jennifer Hartsell

Guest choreography by Carl Dean

Cast: Joy Hill, Cadley Jackson, Aaron Coleman, Amber Hayes, Ryan Rorick, Meredith Vaughn, Alex Binion, Taylor Chatman, Olivia LeComte, Kodi Mae McDearmont, Adrianna Nix, Annslyn Pilkington, Sarah Clayton, Molly Culp, Labrina Riles, Kensley Sandlin, Meagon Williams, Nate Blakley, Nolan Evans, Jonathan Everheart, Lavaun Lloyd Thompson and guest artist A.J. Turner.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Montevallo Connection Meeting Updates

Montevallo High School

  • MHS currently has a food pantry for needy students. Starting next semester, the school will also have a clothes closet. Donations are welcome!

  • MHS will also be collecting gift cards to give to needy families over the Christmas holidays. Please contact the office if you would like to donate.

  • MHS has started a math lab to assist students. Volunteers are needed to assist students with math throughout the day.

Montevallo Middle School

  • MMS has an Angel Tree for needy students and their families. If you or your department would like to adopt a student, please contact the school.

  • MMS will also have a treasure shop. This shop allows the Angel Tree students to browse and select gifts for their parents. New and gently used items are being accepted in the office.

Montevallo Elementary School

  • MES is looking for volunteers to read to students on Fridays. Please contact the office if you are interested.

 

QEP Topic Selection Update

The QEP Topic Selection Committee has completed its work and the next QEP will be focused on professional development. Many thanks to the 25-member Selection Team for its hard work and to Dr. Sherry Ford for her leadership of that group.

The next step in the process is to convene a QEP Topic Development Team that will be led by Dr. Linda Murdock. The Development Team will further research the topic, prepare a literature review, develop student learning outcomes and assessment tools, create an implementation plan and create a report. Please contact Dr. Murdock with any questions or comments.

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive

As the holidays approach, now is a good time to think about those who are less fortunate. Help us kick off the holiday season by donating non-perishable items to local families in need.

We will gladly accept all non-perishable food items, especially the following: stuffing mix, canned vegetables (corn, peas and green beans), boxed potatoes (mashed, au gratin or scalloped), cranberry sauce, gravy (mixes, jars or cans), cake mix and icing, broth or stock, canned fruit, sugar, flour, macaroni and cheese, cornbread mix and rice.

You may drop off donations through Nov. 20 at the following locations:

  • Comer 101 (Main Office): Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon
  • Comer 102: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, please email diversityandinclusion@montevallo.edu.

Food drive sponsored by the Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement, M.A.D.E., the African American Studies Club and Minor, UM Minority Faculty and Staff, Minority Student Union, the Hispanic Student Organization and the National Panhellenic Council Organizations.
 

Women’s Soccer Wins GSC Championship

The University of Montevallo women’s soccer team won the Gulf South Conference Tournament Championship on Nov. 17 after defeating Lee University 2-1 in the title match. Romee Contreras and Tylor Ring both scored goals in the final 11:59 of the match to help the Falcons clinch their first berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament since 2007. Visit www.montevallofalcons.com for additional information about the Falcons’ postseason schedule.

EVENTS

Woodwind and String Ensembles 

Monday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall

This recital will feature music of many styles from classical to contemporary specifically written for small groups of players such as flute choir, clarinet choir, saxophone quartet and small string ensembles.

 

Toolbox Talk: What UM Students Want Their Faculty to Know 

Wednesday, Nov. 20, at noon, in Wills 200.

The Malone Center’s November Toolbox Talk will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20. This month’s event is hosted in collaboration with the SGA and the topic is “What UM Students Want Their Faculty to Know.” A panel of UM students will provide insight into their lives by explaining the top 10 things they and their friends wish their professors knew about them. Time will be spent exploring the implications of this knowledge for how we approach teaching.

 

How to Pay for College Group Discussion

Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 3:30 p.m., in the UM Veterans Center, Global Community Outreach Building

The Falcon Success Center will be teaching a class pertaining to paying for college. This presentation will assist students in becoming proactive in paying for their education by informing them of UM’s scholarship application process and how to search for outside scholarships.

UM’s Veterans Center is located behind Napier Hall and across the street from the Center for the Arts. All UM military-related students are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided and the presentation will last no longer than an hour.

 

Montevallo Astronomical Society and UM Astronomy Club

Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at the James Wylie Shepherd Observatory (JWSO)

There will be a meeting of the Montevallo Astronomical Society and the UM Astronomy Club. This is a community event and all visitors are welcome for an evening of celestial observing and good company. This event will be held provided it is not raining or overcast.

For those with GPS navigation systems, the physical address of the JWSO is 1093 Pebble Road, Montevallo, AL, 35115. Gates will be open. Ignore the “No Trespassing” signs.

Directions to the JWSO: Following 119 South through Montevallo, turn right onto 10 West (Middle Street) for 1 mile, bearing right onto 17 North. After 0.3 miles, turn left onto 206 West, and after 0.4 miles, turn right onto Pebble Road, continuing 0.7 miles to the UM Gentry Springs property.

 

Thanksgiving Lunch in Anna Irvin

Thursday, Nov. 21, from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Anna Irvin Dining Hall 

The annual UM Thanksgiving meal will be served Thursday, Nov. 21. This meal is also a faculty/staff appreciation meal which means anyone with a Montevallo employee/contractor ID badge can eat for $5 plus tax ($5.50).  

 

Korean Voices: Dr. Won Cho, Dr. Kyung Cho and Dr. Eun-Hee Park

Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall

A lecture-recital on development of Korean art songs with Dr. Won Cho and Dr. Kyung Cho, voice, and Dr. Eun-Hee Park, piano. Korean art songs juxtapose traditional Korean musical elements within the structure of Western music, making them a unique, exemplary musical tradition. As a result, this body of work demonstrates a cultural and musical hybridity and makes a unique contribution to the field of ethno music, ethnomusicology and vocal music. Acclaimed leading scholars and performers of Korean art song, Kyoung Cho and Won Cho will present a lecture-recital with Park featuring Korean art songs and folk songs of historic and artistic significance with an overview of Korean history, culture and music.

 

Senior Recital: Aaron Saxon, Trumpet

Friday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall

This senior recital is a capstone performance that captures the high degree of performance ability and musical understanding obtained by the music student and serves as preparation for a career in music. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in instrumental music education degree, and features works by Torelli, Ketting and Hummell. Saxon is from the studio of Dr. Joe Ardovino.

 

Opera Scenes

Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall

The Opera Ensemble performs an evening of scenes from operas composed by the world’s greatest composers. A variety of scenes are performed from operas past and present.

 

Joint Senior Recital: Meagan Gamble, Clarinet; Amy Summersett, Trumpet

Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall

This joint senior recital is a capstone performance that captures the high degree of performance ability and musical understanding obtained by the music student and serves as preparation for a career in music. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in instrumental music education degree. Gamble is from the studio of Dr. Lori Ardovino, and Summersett is from the studio of Dr. Joe Ardovino.

 

December Professional Photo Days

Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Wednesday, Dec. 4, between 8 and 11 a.m. (by appointment), in Peterson House

University Marketing & Communications is pleased to offer Professional Photo Days. Each month, the university photographer will have two designated mornings available for professional headshots. Anyone on campus is welcome to participate (faculty, staff or student). There is no charge. Next month’s Professional Photo Days are Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 8 to 11 a.m. Please contact Alyssa Green to reserve a time slot.

Faculty/Staff Highlights

Dr. Roderick George, professor of music, was the featured guest tenor soloist in a performance of Nathaniel Dett’s “Chariot Jubilee” with the Aeolians of Oakwood University, conducted by Jason Ferdinand at the Eighth National Conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization held at the University of Maryland Nov. 7-9. 

Dr. Clark Hultquist, professor of history, presented “Nazism in Power” at the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center on Nov. 12. 

On Nov. 5, Dr. Lolita Kincade, assistant professor of FCS, spoke at the Women in Leadership Conference at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her lecture was titled “Intersections of Race and Gender: A Model to Support Women of Color in Higher Education Leadership.” 

New Employees – October 2019 

  • Dominick Ciambrone, Custodian I 
  • Jessica Davis, Communications Operator 
  • Jamaica Dunigan, TRIO Upward Bound Master Tutor 
  • Alesia Griffen, Coordinator, Case Management and Prevention 
  • Pamela Nettles Hatchett, Custodian I 
  • Amber James, Prosperity Coach, Thrive Together 
  • Ashley Littlefield, Custodian I 
  • Jonathon Williams, Fire Safety Technician 

Student Highlights

Many outstanding students were recognized Nov. 6 during Senior Elite Night. Read more

The freshman team of Ethan King and Griffin Phillips won first place at the University of South Alabama College Fishing Tournament on Smith Lake. The final rankings for the 2019 FLW season had the Montevallo fishing team ranked in sixth place to finish the year. 

Two University of Montevallo women's cross country runners earned a spot in the NCAA Division II National Championship, which will be held Nov. 23 in Sacramento, California. Junior Justine Glass and senior Taylor Gonzales finished third and fifth, respectively, at the NCAA Division II South Region Championship on Nov. 9 to earn their national bids. 

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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, visit montevallo.edu/disabilityaccess.

Now through Nov. 20 
Thanksgiving Food Drive 

Comer 101 (Main Office): Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon 
Comer 102: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m. 

Now through Nov. 21 
BFA Exhibition: Christa Kimbrough and Ashlie Lodge 

The Gallery at Bloch Hall 
Runs through Nov. 21, weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Nov. 18 
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.

Anna Irvin Dining Hall
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Woodwind and String Ensembles 
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall 
7:30 p.m. 

Nov. 19 
Food Truck: City Bowls 2 

Anna Irvin Dining Hall 
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

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

Nov. 20 
Toolbox Talk 

Wills 200 
Noon 

How to Pay for College — group discussion 
UM Veterans Center, GLOCO 
3:30 p.m. 

Montevallo Astronomical Society and UM Astronomy Club 
James Wylie Shepherd Observatory 
7:30 to 9 p.m. 

Nov. 21 
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co. 

Anna Irvin Dining Hall 
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

UM Thanksgiving Lunch 
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

State of the University — staff 
Palmer Auditorium 
2:30 p.m.

Korean Voices: Dr. Won Cho, Dr. Kyung Cho and Dr. Eun-Hee Park 
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall 
7:30 p.m

Nov. 21-24 
Chicago 

Reynolds Theatre 
Nov. 21-23, 7:30 p.m. 
Nov. 24, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
Purchase tickets

Nov. 22 
Aaron Saxon, Trumpet, Senior Recital 

LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
4 p.m.

Nov. 22-23 
Opera Scenes 

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

Nov. 23 
Meagan Gamble, Clarinet, and Amy Summersett, Trumpet, Joint Senior Recital 

LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall 
2 p.m.

Women’s Basketball 
Trustmark Arena, SAC 
2 p.m.

Men’s Basketball 
Trustmark Arena, SAC 
4 p.m.

Nov. 25 
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co. 

Anna Irvin Dining Hall 
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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

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

Nov. 27-29 
Thanksgiving holidays 

University closed

Dec. 2 
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co. 

Anna Irvin Dining Hall 
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Dec. 3 
Professional Photo Day  

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

Food Truck: City Bowls 2 
Anna Irvin Dining Hall 
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Flowerhill Holiday Reception 
Flowerhill 
4 to 7 p.m.

Montevallo Choral Christmas 
The American Village 
7:30 p.m. 
Purchase tickets

Dec. 4 
Professional Photo Day  

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

Student Composers’ Concert 
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall 
11 a.m.

Women’s Basketball 
Trustmark Arena, SAC 
6 p.m.

Dec. 5 
Staff Senate Meeting 

Merrill Room, Reynolds Hall 
9 a.m.

Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co. 
Anna Irvin Dining Hall 
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

City of Montevallo Christmas Parade 
Main Street 
6 p.m.

Wind Ensemble 
Palmer Auditorium 
7:30 p.m.

Dec. 6 
Community School of Music Honors Recital  

LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall 
7 p.m. 

Dec. 8 
Community School of Music Recital  

LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall  
2 p.m.

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