Students and Faculty Participate in Run for Research 2017
The weather was perfect for the 12th annual Run for Research on Thursday, Oct. 26. A total of 42 runners participated in this year’s run. The winners of each division of the race are as follows:
One-Mile Walk, Female Division:
- Dr. Denise Myers, director of TRiO Support Services
One-Mile Walk, Male Division:
- Dr. Robert Barone, professor of history
5K Women’s Division:
- Dr. Emma Atwood, assistant professor of English
- Erin McDaniel, student
- Aliya Carpenter, student
5K Men’s Division:
- Dr. Alex Beringer, assistant professor of English
- Dr. Joe Sargent, assistant professor of music history
- Julio Sebastian, student
Most participants from a UM department: Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Most participants from a student organization: Pre-Health Professionals Society.
Mentor Volunteers Needed at Montevallo High School
Leaders Building Leaders is a program for sophomores and freshmen at Montevallo High School. Through this program, volunteers mentor 8 to 10 students at the high school on their career and college goals three times per year.
It is preferred that students have the same mentor throughout their high school career. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Aubri McClendon, Montevallo High School’s career coach.
The mentoring dates are:
Nov. 2: 8:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 11: 12:15 to 2:45 p.m.
April 12: 8:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Renowned Environmental Author to Host Talk at UM on the Limits of Manipulating Nature
On Thursday, Nov. 2, the University of Montevallo will host environmental author Jordan Fisher Smith as part of the University’s Concert and Lecture Series.
Smith spent approximately 20 years as a California park ranger before authoring two critically acclaimed books, “Nature Noir” (a Wall Street Journal summer reading selection) and “Engineering Eden” (winner of the California Book Award silver medal for nonfiction).
In his lecture, Smith will use the contexts of national parks to explore questions about the necessity and limits of human manipulation in natural systems. The talk will take place in Comer Auditorium beginning at 6 p.m. A reception and book singing will follow the event.
Nominations for Annual Homecoming Awards Due Nov. 1
The UM National Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2018 Alumni Homecoming awards.
All online nomination materials for the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award and the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Alumni Achievement Award are due by Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Find the criteria of each award as well as the nomination forms online.
Course Development Grant Applications Due Nov. 3
Applications for this year’s Course Development Grants and Summer Stipends for pre-tenured faculty are due Friday, Nov. 3 by 5 p.m. Application forms can be found online.