UM to Add Men’s and Women’s Swimming Teams in 2019
President John W. Stewart III recently announced the addition of men’s and women’s swimming as intercollegiate sports within the athletic department.
The addition of these teams brings Montevallo’s total intercollegiate sports to 21. The announcement marks the addition of the tenth new intercollegiate sport added at Montevallo within the past six years.
A national search for the first head coach of the swimming teams will begin this spring. The inaugural season for both programs will be in the fall of 2019. The teams will compete at the state-of-the-art natatorium inside the Robert M. McChesney Student Activity Center.
Montevallo is the first NCAA Division II institution in the state of Alabama to add men’s and women’s swimming as an intercollegiate sport.
2018-19 University Scholar Nomination Period Now Open
The University Scholar is named in recognition of exceptional achievement in areas of research, creativity and scholarship. The recipient is recognized during Founders’ Day with a plaque and a monetary award of $1,250. The University Scholar will then give a presentation to the university community before the end of the academic year.
The nominee must be a professor who has completed at least five years of service at UM in a tenured or tenure-track position.
Nominators should be those with knowledge of the nominee’s research, scholarship and/or creative achievements and potential. No self-nominations will be accepted.
Letters of nomination should be sent as Word documents or as an email to Dr. Jim Murphy, chair of the University Scholar Selection Committee by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23. The email subject line for all nominations should read “2018-2019 University Scholar Nomination for (insert name).”
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.
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.
Fall 2018 Schedule of Classes Available Online
Advisors may begin clearing students to register for both terms in Banner (Self Service).
Students register according to their current classification (not counting currently enrolled hours) beginning with graduate students. Registration for each student classification will begin at 7 a.m. on the designated start dates. The registration dates are as follows:
|Seniors (90+ earned hours)
|Juniors (60-89 earned hours)
|Sophomores (30-59 earned hours)
|Freshmen (less than 30 earned hours)
Applications Encouraged for 2018-2019 Montevallo Masters
Students can now submit applications to become a 2018-2019 Montevallo Master. Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 2, with interviews scheduled the same week.
The Montevallo Masters is a student organization comprised of 16-18 students who serve as the official hosts and ambassadors of the University of Montevallo. Their primary function is to lead the academic stage party, faculty and students at all Commencement and Founders’ Day ceremonies as well as campus events like Undergraduate Research Day.
If you know someone who would represent UM well as a Montevallo Master, please point them to the applications available on OrgSync.
Bookstore Sets April Deadline for Fall Textbook Adoptions
The Fall 2018 term is available online at Faculty Enlight. The UM bookstore is asking for all fall book adoptions to be submitted by April 6 so students can begin registering on April 9 with full knowledge of what they will need for their classes.
If a faculty member needs help with the adoption process, contact Store Manager Ben Varner.
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 serve 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 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.
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 hand-mail no later than Friday, April 20.