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Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow Hosts Student Philanthropy Week March 12-16

The UM Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) organization is hosting its first student philanthropy week this week.

STAT will host an event on campus each day to promote giving. The organization hopes to reach a campaign goal of $2,468 that will go toward the Student Emergency Fund. STAT students will setup giving stations at each event location as well as in Reynolds Hall, Meroney House and outside of Anna Irvin Dining Hall.

The week kicked off on Monday with students donating funds to dunk UM professors Dr. Brendan Beal, Dr. Erin Chandler, Dr. Andrea Eckelman, Dr. Chris Gaskill, Dr. Clark Hultquist and Dr. Tom Sanders in a dunk tank on Main Quad.

Today, STAT celebrated their first full year as an organization during an event in the dining hall with President Stewart. On Wednesday, a STATCAB will give students a ride anywhere on campus with the chance to win prizes for a small donation. Students will have a second chance to win a prize on Thursday if they can find three golden eggs hidden around campus. Finally, STAT week will conclude on Friday with a donation contest between members of student organizations.

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.

Faculty and Staff Highlights

Dr. Eun-Hee Park, assistant professor of music, presented a performance of “Dancing Tregua and Cátala” by Juián Brijaldo, with Terry Andrews (flute) at the College Music Society’s Southern Chapter Conference at Albany State University on Feb. 23.

Dr. Susan Caplow, assistant professor of environmental studies, along with Dr. Patricia G. Patrick, assistant professor in counseling, foundations and leadership at Columbus State University, recently published an article titled, “Identifying the foci of mission statements of the zoo and aquarium community” in volume 33 of Museum Management and Curatorship.


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. When can you take part in “glow-ga?”
  2. Who were the six professors that students dunked on Main Quad on Monday, March 12?
  3. How many classes in all still need textbook adoptions from the bookstore?
Upcoming Events
March 13
Art Dept. Guest Lecturers:
Skip and Calcagno Cullen
Wills 200
4 p.m.
March 14
Lunch & Learn
Best Foot Forward: Resume & Interview Skills
Wills Master Classroom
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Scholarship Luncheon
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
11:30 a.m.
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
3 p.m.
March 15
Annual Juried Foundations Exhibition
4:30-6:30 p.m. (opening reception and awards presentation)
Runs through March 22
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Foreign Language Film series:
Aventurera (The Adventurous Type)
Comer Auditorium
5 p.m.
ValloCycle Group GLOW Ride
6:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital: Charles Wood
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
March 16
Faculty Senate committee meetings
2 p.m.
March 17
Spring Preview Day
8:30 a.m.
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
1 p.m.
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
4 p.m.
March 18
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
1 p.m.
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
1:30 p.m.
March 19
BACHE Visiting Writer Series:
Chris Abani
J.A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library
3:30 p.m.
Honors Recital
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
March 20
Faculty & Staff Appreciation Lunch
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
12 p.m.
UM Family Photo
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
1:55 p.m.
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
2 p.m.
March 21
Undergraduate Research Day
Harman Hall
Observatory Wednesday
James Wylie Shepherd Observatory
7:30 to 9 p.m.
March 22
Leslye Ames and Cynthia MacCrae, Music for Piano Four Hands
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
AAUW Style Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction
Stewart Student Retreat
11:30 a.m.
To purchase a ticket, email Tonja Battle
Women’s lacrosse
Track and field/lacrosse stadium
3 p.m.
Women’s tennis
Tennis courts
3 p.m.
March 23-24
Men and women’s track and field
Falcon Classic
March 24
ACT Prep Camp
Wills Hall
8:30 a.m.
March 26-30
Spring Break
University Closed

Individuals needing disability-related accommodations during these events should contact the host department or Disability Support Services (205-665-6250, as early as possible. Efforts will be made to accommodate all access requests regardless of timing, but the University cannot guarantee that requests made with less than one week’s notice can be met.
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