ValloCycle Begins First Spring Glow Ride March 15
On Thursday, March 15, ValloCycle invites the UM community to a five-mile night ride around the city. Riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes with lights. Everyone will meet at 6:30 p.m. in front of UMOM. The ride will begin at 7 p.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes, ending at Bibb Graves. Once there, the group will have the chance to take part in “glow-ga” (glow yoga) led by volunteers from the forthcoming Montevallo Yoga Festival.
For questions regarding the ride or bike rentals, email ValloCycle.
Spring ACT Prep Camp to be Held March 24
UM will host its next ACT Prep Camp for high school students this spring semester on Saturday, March 24. The total cost of the camp is $110, which includes lunch and a snack. Children of UM faculty and staff members are eligible to receive a special scholarship which will take 20 percent off the total cost of the camp.
Register for the camp online.
Bookstore Still Seeking Summer Textbook Adoptions
The UM bookstore is still in need of several summer textbook adoptions. If you are teaching a summer course and have not yet submitted your adoptions, please fill out the adoption form on Faculty Enlight.
If you have adoption questions, call the UM bookstore at 205-665-6575.
Nominations for the 2018 Faculty Service Award are Now Open
Nominations for the 2018 Faculty Service Award are now open. Please take the time to nominate a worthy candidate by the deadline of Friday, March 23. The nominating letter and any additional supporting documentation (resume, vita etc.) should be sent to Dr. Jennifer Alexiou-Ray.
The nominee must be a full-time tenure-track faculty member who has worked at the University for a minimum of six years. They must have demonstrated exemplary service to the University through departmental, college, university, professional and community activities. The award is officially presented in October at the Founders’ Day Convocation where the recipient is recognized with a plaque and a $1,000 gift from the Faculty Senate.
Nominations remain on file for three years. So, if you nominated someone in 2016 or 2017, and would like to update that file, please email Dr. Ray with your additions/edits by March 23.
Call for Applications for Grainger Endowed Chair in Business and Accounting
The Office of Academic Affairs is currently accepting applications for the Michael J. and Donna H. Grainger Endowed Chair in Business and Accounting. Tenured Stephens College of Business faculty members at the rank of associate professor or professor are eligible to apply.
Please provide all required application materials to Dr. Ray Ozley, chair of the Faculty Development Advisory Committee, by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23.
The appointed faculty member will be announced by Monday, April 23, and the appointment will go into effect on August 15, 2018.
Information about endowed chairs and professorships, including the application process may be found online.
Family and Consumer Sciences Seeking Volunteers for Mock Interviews
The Family and Consumer Sciences department will host a mock interview session with Montevallo High School seniors on Tuesday, April 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Bloch Hall. These mock interviews offer graduating seniors the chance to hone their interviewing skills and also serves as a wonderful recruitment opportunity.
Approximately 80 students from MHS will meet with two interviewers in 15-minute sessions. FCS needs a minimum of 45 faculty/staff members to assist with the interviews.
FCS will provide interview questions and evaluation sheets. Volunteers simply need to arrive at 12:45 p.m. and stay until 2 p.m. on April 17 to assist with the interviews.
If interested, please complete the online volunteer form. Once all 45 volunteer spots are filled, FCS will send out a schedule with assigned room numbers and other necessary details.
Call for Academic Calendar Submissions
Please send information about academic events that you would like included in the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar to Mary Horton, assistant to the provost and vice president for academic affairs. Please submit all entries by email or handmail no later than Friday, April 20.
MOYO Fest Offering Special Limited-Time Rate
UM will host the Montevallo Yoga Festival on Saturday, May 19. Participants can purchase a Full Moon Special pass for $50 which includes all 20 of the day’s classes plus breakfast and lunch. This pass is only available until March 18. Read more about MOYO online.