Race Matters in France Lecture With Historian Dr. Pap Ndiaye
On April 19, French historian Dr. Pap Ndiaye will deliver a lecture on race issues in France. The presentation will also serve as part of a series commemorating the centennial of World War I. The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. in Carmichael Library’s J.A. Brown Room.
Comics of Alabama to Bring Seven Local Artists to Campus
On Friday, April 21, the Forte Festival will feature Comics of Alabama, an exploration and exhibition of comics by artists and writers from across the state. Beginning at 4 p.m. in Carmichael Library, there will be an opening reception followed by a roundtable with all seven local artists. In addition, guests will be able to learn from the Comics of Alabama Exhibit and explore the panels of a comic in the virtual reality game, Walking Through the Comics. For more information, check out the event Facebook page.
UM Green Fund Accepting New Proposals
The UM community is encouraged to submit a proposal for the 2017 Green Fund. Each year, the Sustainability Program accepts these proposals to provide grants for new sustainability-focused campus projects and programs.
Currently, the Green Fund has $954 available for grants. All proposals are due by May 1. Contact Dr. Susan Caplow with any questions.
Students to Host Fundraising Event for The ARC of Shelby County
On April 29, students from Dr. Amiee Mellon’s Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability course will host the Warrior Challenge, a one-mile obstacle fun run with proceeds benefitting The Arc of Shelby County.
For $35, participants can compete in the fun run, participate in other family friendly activities and enjoy food. Each warrior challenger will receive a t-shirt and a finisher’s medal. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m and will take place on the disc golf course next to the McChesney Student Activity Center. Register for the event. If you cannot participate, please donate to the cause.
UM Organic Community Garden to Host Annual Plant Sale
Faculty, staff, students and community members have the chance to purchase a variety of vegetables and other plants from the organic community garden during two spring time sales.
The first sale runs through Wednesday, April 19 from 6:30 a.m. to the afternoon. There will be large varieties of pepper, tomatoes, lettuce, flowers, eggplant, fennel, okra and oregano for sale.
Next week’s sale will be held during the same hours beginning on Monday, April 24 and ending on Wednesday, April 26. The second sale will have different types of tomatoes, squash, zucchini, basil, cucumber, melon and sunflowers.
Main Street Renovations
To follow the roadwork closings in downtown Montevallo, visit the City of Montevallo’s website or Facebook page.