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Nominations Open for Student Employee of the Year

The Office of Student Employment is accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 Student Employee of the Year. The winner will receive a $500 award. The deadline for submitting nominations is Saturday, Feb. 15. Nominations may be submitted at the Student Employee of the Year webpage.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Annual Staff Performance Evaluation Training

*This message applies only to staff employees and their supervisors.

If you are a new staff employee (including part-time employees, but excluding temporary and student employees) or if you are new to supervising staff employees and you did not attend a training session last year, you must attend a training session this year. If you attended a performance evaluation training session last year, you are not required to attend one this year. However, we strongly encourage all employees, especially if you serve in a supervisory capacity, to attend one of these sessions.

All training sessions will be held in the Master Classroom located in Wills 200. Please email hr@montevallo.edu to register. Space is limited and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to ensure you can attend at your preferred time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Training Dates:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

 

W-2 Wage and Tax Statements Now Available

If you elected to receive your 2019 W-2 wage and tax statement electronically, they are now available. Please see instructions below for accessing your W-2.

To retrieve electronically:

  • Log into your Banner Self-Service account
  • Click on Employee > Tax Forms > W-2 Wage and Tax Statement > Tax Year 2019

Please be sure to read the instructions at the top of the page. To get a printable copy of the W-2, click on the “Printable W-2” button at the bottom of the screen. You may also access the required employee information by clicking the “Notice to Employee” in the instructions at the top of the W-2 screen.

You can opt for electronic delivery at any time. If you wish to retrieve electronically and have not given your consent, you may log in per the instructions above, give your consent by checking the box and access will be made available immediately. Once you have given consent, the statement will be available electronically each year until you revoke consent.

Please do not hesitate to contact Payroll at 205-665-6051 or payroll@montevallo.edu if you have any questions.

 

Applications Open for Enrollment in Child Study Center Pre-K

UM’s Child Study Center Pre-K program is now accepting applications for pre-registration for the 2020-2021 school year. The random drawing for acceptance will be held on March 20.

A copy of the child’s birth certificate and a recent utility bill must be uploaded or provided prior to the lottery drawing. Fees (tuition) for this program will be paid monthly during the school year and are based off a sliding income scale. We do not receive the sliding income scale until mid-summer.

For full details, visit this link. Even more detailed instructions in English or Spanish can be provided by request. If you need assistance or more detailed instructions, please call the FCS Office at 205-665-6385 or email Amanda Grauel.

 

Forte Festival Announcement

The annual Forte Festival of Creativity will be on hiatus this spring due to the upcoming move of the COFA dean’s offices in mid-April and the Department of Theatre in early May to the new Center for the Arts. Continuing the festival in April this year is not feasible due to the confluence of packing, relocating offices and managing everything else on the academic and performance calendars in April. Nevertheless, we still have productions of Hairspray, the Pattin Piano Concert and a BFA Gallery show running in the Forte slot. We intend to revive Forte next academic year! Thanks for your understanding.

 

Harbert Writing Center Information

Give your writing the attention it deserves — visit the Harbert Writing Center! The Harbert Writing Center, in Comer Hall room 311, is open through April 24 to help you develop and polish any writing, from University class assignments to personal and professional writing tasks. All writing center services are free of charge to students and faculty.

Trained writing consultants are available in the writing center for both walk-in and scheduled appointments every Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to noon. Many online appointments are available during these hours as well.

New this term: An after-hours consultant is available throughout the semester for both walk-in and scheduled appointments in the bottom floor of Carmichael Library every Monday and Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. A few online appointments are available during extended hours.

For additional information, visit the Harbert Writing Center webpage or email Dr. Cynthia Mwenja. To make an appointment, go to montevallo.mywconline.com. Though appointments are not necessary, they do ensure that a consultant is available for you.

 

Volunteers Needed: Mock Interviews for Montevallo High School

As part of our relationship with Montevallo High School, the Family and Consumer Sciences Department is honored to host mock interview sessions with MHS seniors on Thursday, March 19, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Bloch Hall. These mock interviews will give graduating students practice honing their interviewing skills prior to graduation, which will better prepare them to enter the work force or further their education.

This is also a wonderful recruitment opportunity for students considering the University of Montevallo for college. Approximately 80 students from MHS will meet with two interviewers in 15-minute sessions. In order to accomplish this task, a minimum of 45 faculty/staff volunteers are needed to assist with the interviews. We will provide the interview questions and evaluation sheets; all you need to do is to plan to arrive at 12:45 p.m. and stay until 2 p.m. on March 19 and assist with the interviews.

Please consider supporting the Montevallo High School students as they prepare for their future. If you are willing to participate, please complete this form. Once we have heard from everyone who is willing to volunteer, we will send out a schedule with your assigned room number and all the details you need.

 

UM Offering Free Tax Filing

Beginning Saturday, Feb. 8, the Stephens College of Business will once again offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

The service allows low-to-moderate income citizens to get their taxes filed for free by certified student volunteers. The service is also available at no cost to area first responders. The VITA program offers invaluable experience for student volunteers.

The VITA program will be offered in Morgan Hall room 202 each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., until April 11. Those seeking to utilize the service are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 205-665-6531. The service will also be available during weekdays on an appointment-only basis.

Clients will need to bring a photo ID/driver’s license; Social Security number for each family member; W-2s; 1099s and other income forms; bank routing/account numbers for direct deposit of refunds; childcare provider name, address and tax ID. Other helpful information includes any deduction details, such as medical, property tax, mortgage interest, tuition expenses or student loan interest.

EVENTS

Faculty Recital: Dr. Brittney Patterson, Flute and Dr. Eun-Hee Park, Piano

Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall

Dr. Eun-Hee Park and Dr. Brittney Patterson will present a recital with music from the 18th century to the 20th century with works that span numerous styles including classical, jazz and avant-garde music. This recital has been presented across the state and will be presented on tour around the southeast this spring, and it is not to be missed!

 

Jumping Out of January

Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 3 to 4 p.m., at the Campus Veterans Center (GloCo Building)

Come visit the Campus Veterans Center for an informal meet-and-greet and learn what we can help you with this semester. Snacks will be available. This event is hosted by the Campus Veterans Association.

 

Eating Disorder Workshop

Thursday, Jan. 30, from 3 to 4 p.m., in Wills 200

Counseling Services will host an Eating Disorder Workshop for faculty, staff and students. The workshop will provide an overview of eating disorders, signs of distress and resources to assist students. If you are interested in attending, please email counseling@montevallo.edu. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Workshop: “Play Therapy for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence”

Friday, Jan. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Stewart Student Retreat

The University of Montevallo chapter of the counseling honor society Chi Sigma Iota will host a workshop presented by the Alabama Association for Play Therapy entitled “Play Therapy for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence.” All are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. James Jackson.

 

February Professional Photo Days

Tuesday, Feb. 4, and Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 8 to 11 a.m., in Peterson House

University Marketing & Communications is pleased to offer Professional Photo Days. Each month, the university photographer will have two designated mornings available for professional headshots. Anyone on campus is welcome to participate (faculty, staff or student). There is no charge. This month’s Professional Photo Days are Tuesday, Feb. 4, and Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. Please contact Alyssa Green to reserve a time slot.

Faculty/Staff Highlights

Dr. Roderick George, professor of music, was the featured tenor soloist in a performance of Adolphus Hailstork’s cantata, “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes,” for his debut with the Nashville Symphony at the Let Freedom Sing Concert with Dr. Henry Panion, III, conductor, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville on Jan. 19.

The Office of Enrollment & Student Affairs is excited to welcome Michael Lebeau as the new director of UM’s Career Development Center. Lebeau formerly served as the director of the UM Career Center prior to working in the career centers at UAB School of Business and Birmingham-Southern College. His many years of experience and expertise will be a valuable asset to our students and the campus community. Please join us in welcoming him back to the UM family!

Tony Miller Jr., director of student conduct and deputy Title IX coordinator, was named the American Student Conduct Association Coordinator of the Year for 2020.

Submit Your News
Upcoming Events

Please contact 205-665-6250 or dss@montevallo.edu at least one week prior to event to request disability-related accommodations. Learn more at montevallo.edu/disabilityaccess.

Jan. 27
Food Truck: City Bowls
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Jan. 28
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Staff Performance Evaluation Training
Wills 200
2:30 to 4 p.m.
Email HR to register

Faculty Recital: Dr. Brittney Patterson, flute and Dr. Eun-Hee Park, piano
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
7:30 p.m.

Jan. 29
Staff Performance Evaluation Training

Wills 200
2:30 to 4 p.m.
Email HR to register

Jumping Out of January
Campus Veterans Center, GloCo Building
3 to 4 p.m.

Jan. 30
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.

Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eating Disorder Workshop
Wills 200
3 to 4 p.m.

Jan. 31
Workshop: “Play Therapy for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence”

Stewart Student Retreat
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
2 p.m.

Women’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
3 p.m.

Jan. 31-Feb. 2
Student-Athlete Alumni Events

Schedule available here

Feb. 1
Baseball

Kermit A. Johnson Field
1 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
1 p.m. 

Women’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
1:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
3:30 p.m.

Feb. 2
Baseball

Kermit A. Johnson Field
Noon

Feb. 4
Professional Photo Days

Peterson House
8 to 11 a.m.
Make an appointment

Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Softball Doubleheader
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
3 and 5:30 p.m.

CEHD Homecoming Dinner
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
5:30 p.m.

Feb. 5
Professional Photo Days

Peterson House
8 to 11 a.m.
Make an appointment

Montevallo Connection Meeting
Montevallo High School
4 p.m.

Feb. 6
Staff Senate Meeting

Merrill Room, Reynolds Hall
9 a.m.

Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Feb. 7
No Classes

Board of Trustees Meeting
Merrill Room, Reynolds Hall
1:45 p.m.

Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
2 p.m.

Feb. 7-8
Homecoming Activities

Schedule available here

Feb. 8
Baseball Doubleheader

Kermit A. Johnson Field
1 and 4 p.m.

Feb. 9
Women’s Lacrosse

Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
11 a.m.

Feb. 10
Food Truck: City Bowls

Anna Irvin Dining Hall
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 11
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.

Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Feb. 12
Softball Doubleheader

Softball Stadium at Orr Park
1 and 3:30 p.m.

University Faculty Meeting
Comer Auditorium
3:30 p.m.

Feb. 13
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.

Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Women’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
5:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
7:30 p.m.

Feb. 13-March 6
Azul/Blue Exhibition

The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Runs through March 6, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closing reception and gallery talk, Thursday, March 5, at 5 p.m.

Feb. 14
Faculty Senate Meeting

Merrill Room, Reynolds Hall
2 p.m.

Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
5 p.m.

Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
6 p.m.

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