Annual FORTE Festival of Creativity Set for April 19-21
The Forte Festival of Creativity is an interdisciplinary collaboration co-sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Montevallo Arts Council. The three-day celebration consists of interactive workshops, an arts and crafts fair in Orr Park, exhibitions, innovative performances and spirited post-event discussions with attendees.
This year’s theme is Heroes & Heroines. Visit the FORTE website for more details and a complete schedule of events.
Retiree Reception to be Held April 24
On Tuesday, April 24, (not Thursday, as in previous years) the University will honor retiring employees at the annual retiree reception in Reynolds Hall Foyer starting at 2 p.m. During the reception, 12 retiring employees will be honored. The reception will offer food catered by Chartwells and is open to all faculty and staff.
Sick Leave Bank Now Open for Enrollment
The purpose of the Sick Leave Bank is to provide eligible UM employees with an emergency pool of sick leave days to mitigate the impact of lost wages during a time of illness or injury or due to a medically necessary procedure.
To participate in the Sick Leave Bank, an employee must:
- Be eligible to accrue sick leave;
- Have completed one (1) year of continuous service to the University;
- Complete a Sick Leave Bank enrollment form during one of the semi-annual enrollment periods (April and October) and submit to the Human Resources Office, according to the dates indicated on the enrollment form;
- Have accumulated a minimum combined total of 40 hours of sick and/or vacation leave at the time of enrollment in the Sick Leave Bank.
If you wish to enroll for the first time or are currently enrolled and wish to cancel your membership, please complete an application and cancellation form and return it to Human Resources by Monday, April 30.
Montevallo High School Seeking Vendors for Community Yard Sale
On Saturday, May 5, Montevallo High School will host a community yard sale at the marching band’s practice field. 12x12 spots are available to reserve for a $30 fee, which will go toward the Montevallo High School Band. All vendors are responsible for supplying their own tables.
Donated items are also welcomed, but must be delivered the afternoon of Friday, May 4 between 3 and 6 p.m. All unwanted items will be donated to Shelby Emergency Assistance.
Vendors will setup between 6 and 7 a.m. and the yard sale will open to the public from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. MHS is also selling Charles River-Pack-N-Go pullover embroidered jackets. Each jacket is available to order in a variety of sizes and four different colors for $35.00. All jacket orders are required by April 20.
Contact Dawn Cabrera or call 205-682-6400 to reserve a space/place an order.
College of Education to Host Ethics in Advocacy Workshop
The College of Education’s Diversity Speaker Series and the Graduate Counseling Program will present an Ethics in Advocacy Workshop in Wills 200 on Friday, April 13. The workshop will include five sessions hosted by faculty members and graduate students throughout the day. The schedule is as follows:
- 8:50-10:25 a.m.: The Indigenous Informed Approach: A New Ethical Practice for Counselors
- 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: The Ethics of Political Discourse, Meditation and Activism
- 12-12:30 p.m.: Brief lunch break
- 12:30-1:25 p.m.: The Ethics of Language: Beyond Political Correctness
- 1:30-2:25 p.m.: Understanding Ethics & Equity in School Leadership
- 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Self-Care for Counselors-in-Training: An Ethical Imperative for Counselor Supervision Practices
SafeHouse and SafeShelby Clothing/Toiletry Drive Seeks Donations
Counseling Services is hosting a drive benefitting SafeHouse and SafeShelby. Drop-off boxes for donations will be located at the library, Anna Irvin Dining Hall, the SAC, UMOM, Farmer Hall, Main Hall, Napier Hall and the Counseling Services office in Main Hall between April 9-13.
Faculty Commencement Regalia Orders Due by April 20
Faculty members who would like to rent regalia for Spring Commencement should contact the University bookstore by Friday, April 20.
Rental regalia is $72.98 and is due back the Monday following commencement.
Yearly Foodservice Surveys
Dining services requests that faculty and staff participate in its annual foodservice assessment surveys. The brief questionnaire aims to gauge how Chartwells is currently doing on campus and what can be improved in the future. The surveys can be completed online throughout the month of April.