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John Bawden holding The Pinochet Generation, the book he authored, standing in front of shelves filled with history books.

John Bawden to Deliver 2017-2018 University Scholar Presentation

On Wednesday, March 7, Dr. John Bawden, associate professor of history and the 2017-2018 University Scholar, will deliver his research presentation in Carmichael Library’s J.A. Brown Room at 3:30 p.m.

Bawden’s talk is titled “The Unexpected Consequences of U.S. Interference in Chilean Democracy.” Bawden’s books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of the UM Bookstore, and a reception will follow with refreshments provided by the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, Dr. Jim McDonald.

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

Beginning Monday, March 12, the UM Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) organization will host its first student philanthropy week.

STAT will host an event on campus each day that week 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 will kick off Monday with students donating funds to dunk their favorite professors in a dunk tank on Main Quad. On Tuesday, STAT will celebrate their first full year as an organization during an event in the dining hall with Dr. Stewart. On Wednesday, a STATCAB will be available to give students a ride anywhere on campus with the chance to win prizes for a small donation. Students will have one more 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.
 

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 will 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 any other necessary details.
 

TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant to Hold On-Campus Appointments

Jared Gilbert, UM’s TIAA-CREF financial consultant, will be holding client appointments in the Study Group Room at Carmichael Library on March 7 and April 4.

If any faculty or staff would like to enroll in a voluntary retirement plan, have consultation on retirement planning or roll funds into their retirement plan, please schedule an appointment online for either March 7 or April 4.  Appointment sessions are 45 minutes long.

For quick questions regarding retirement plans, email Jared Gilbert. To take a loan, hardship or distribution from your account, please call 1-800-842-2252.
 

Submissions Requested for Stoneman Douglas Letter Drive

Jesse M. Cosper, adjunct English faculty, is currently asking for letters written by UM students to the students of Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the site of the deadly school shooting on Feb. 14.

Please encourage your classes to write letters, possibly as bonus points, and place them in Cosper’s box on the second floor of Comer Hall. All letters should be delivered by Friday, March 9 at 3 p.m.
 

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 gift of $1,000 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.
 

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.
 

MOYO Fest Offering Special Limited-Time Rate

UM will host the Montevallo Yoga Festival on 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. Read more about MOYO online.

Faculty and Staff Highlights

Scott Meyer, professor of art, is a featured artist in the current issue of Ceramics: Art and Perception Magazine (published in Australia). “Scott Meyer; Searching for the Personal in the Iconic,” by Richard Hirsch, explores the evolution of Meyer’s Crucible series and how his sculpture uses this iconic vessel to articulate universal themes.

Dr. Karli Morris, associate professor of mathematics, and Dr. Robert Barone, professor of history, gave a presentation titled “Robert Recorde: A Historical View of a Sixteenth Century Mathematician,” at a meeting of the Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics, held at Jacksonville State University on Feb. 3.
 
The University of Montevallo History Program’s Phi Alpha Theta honor society, led by Faculty Advisor Dr. Robert Barone, hosted the organization’s 2018 regional conference on campus at UMOM on Saturday, March 3. A total of 21 students from seven different universities presented papers, and UM alumnus Tom Walker ’75, founder and CEO of American Village, delivered the keynote luncheon address.

Giveaway

The winner of our February Giveaway is Lynette Peete, 4k teacher with UM’s Child Study Center!
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. Where and when will students have the chance to dunk their favorite professors in a tank for a worthy cause?
  2. How many years must a professor have worked at UM to be considered eligible for the faculty service award?
  3. What are FCS mock interview volunteers required to bring on Tuesday, April 17?
Upcoming Events
March 6
African American Studies Minor/Club Interest Meeting
Hill House
5:30 p.m.
 
March 7
John Bawden:
University Scholar Presentation
J.A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library
3:30 p.m.
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
2 p.m.
 
March 8
Men’s Tennis
Tennis Courts
2 p.m.
 
March 10
Women’s Tennis
Tennis Courts
11 a.m.
 
Women’s Lacrosse
Lacrosse/Track & Field Stadium
12 p.m.
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
1 p.m.
 
Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
4 p.m.
 
Men’s Lacrosse
Lacrosse/Track & Field Stadium
5 p.m.
 
March 11
Daylight Saving Time begins
(spring forward one hour)

Men’s Tennis
Tennis Courts
9 a.m.
 
National Association of Composers/U.S.A.
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Women’s Tennis
Tennis Courts
9 a.m.
 
Women’s Lacrosse
Lacrosse/Track & Field Stadium
1 p.m.
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
1 p.m.
 
Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
1:30 p.m.
 
March 12
STAT Giving Event:
Dunk Your Professor
Main Quad
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Men’s Lacrosse
Lacrosse/Track & Field Stadium
6 p.m.
 
March 13
STAT One Year Celebration
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
12 to 1:30 p.m.
 
March 14
STAT Cab
 
Scholarship Luncheon
11:30 a.m.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
 
Lunch & Learn
Best Foot Forward: Resume & Interview Skills
Wills Master Classroom
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
5 p.m.
 
March 15
Annual Juried Foundations Exhibition
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (opening reception and awards presentation)
Runs through March 22
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
 
Faculty Recital: Charles Wood
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
March 16
Faculty Senate committee meetings
2 p.m.
 
March 17
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
1 p.m.
 
Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
4 p.m.
 
March 18
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Baseball Field
1 p.m.
 
Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
1:30 p.m.
 
March 19
Honors Recital
7:30 p.m.
LeBaron Recital Hall
 
March 21
Undergraduate Research Day
 
March 22
Leslye Ames and Cynthia Maccrae, Music for Piano Four Hands
7:30 p.m.
LeBaron Recital Hall
 
AAUW Style Show, Luncheon, and Silent Auction
11:30 a.m.
Stewart Student Retreat
To purchase a ticket, email Tonja Battle
 
March 26 - 30
Spring Break
University Closed
UM Employment Opportunities
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