Update on Malone Center Virtual Office Hours
Due to low participation, the Malone Center has discontinued weekly office hours. Our staff continues to be available to answer questions and provide support. Please email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate if you would like to schedule a consultation. We offer phone, Zoom and in-person consultations.
University Branding Standards Updated
The University of Montevallo’s branding standards and guidelines were developed in 2011 to help bring consistency to how UM presents itself through a variety of mediums and to diverse audiences, essentially strengthening the University’s identity. The document includes branding, editorial and graphic guidelines that must be used in all University communications and other applications.
You can find a link to the latest version of branding standards at montevallo.edu/design-branding.
See also Policy 01:016 – Consistency of University Representation.
Open Enrollment for UM Benefits
The Annual Open Enrollment for UM benefits runs through Friday, Oct. 23. This is the time of the year when benefits-eligible UM faculty and staff can re-evaluate their needs and make benefit selections for the 2021 calendar year. Please review the HR Benefits U newsletter which provides pertinent information regarding open enrollment, deadlines for submission, enrollment forms and general benefits information.
Please note the Mandatory Benefits Election form and the Flexible Spending Account Plans Enrollment/Waiver form are available online as dynamic forms. The links are included in the newsletter and are required to be submitted to HR by Oct. 23. The Vision Enrollment Application form and the Sick Leave Membership Application/Cancellation form are located at the end of the newsletter. The Office of Human Resources is happy to assist you during open enrollment to answer any questions you may have regarding your UM benefits.
We Want to Hear from You!
University Marketing & Communications is looking to highlight the silver linings that have come about during the difficulties of the past several months in the next issue of Montevallo Today.
While we’ve all experienced some form of hardship as a result of the COVID-19 quarantine, the changes have also brought unexpected positives such as more time spent with family and developing new hobbies. What are some good changes you have experienced despite the challenges of the pandemic?
Please send responses to Neal Wagner, manager of communications and media relations, at email@example.com.
College Drive Closure Update
Due to weather, a section of College Drive will continue to be blocked off until approximately Tuesday, Oct. 13, for road repair. The section of the road is located behind the outdoor basketball court behind the SAC. This closure will only block access to the Physical Plant employee parking lot. To access the Student Retreat Center, tennis courts, sand volleyball court or the back of the SAC, traffic must enter the Student Retreat Drive loop across from Peck Hall.
TRIO Upward Bound Hiring Tutors
TRIO Upward Bound is hiring for tutors to provide high school students in grades nine through 12 with individual and group tutoring in math, science, social studies, English and foreign languages (Spanish and French) after school, some nights and optional Saturdays. Tutors must have completed their freshman year of college and have a 3.0 grade point average in the field they will be tutoring. Applicants must be dependable with a genuine interest in helping first-generation, low-income students. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Interested students can apply at this link.
Library e-Books and Streaming Videos for Online Instruction
Carmichael Library has several e-book and online video collections available to support your online classes this year, including EBSCO eBook Academic Collection, ProQuest eBook Central College Collection, Films on Demand, Academic Video Online and Swank Films (with faculty-selected titles). A guide to using these resources (including embedding films in Canvas) is available here. Please feel free to contact any of the UM librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions you may have about accessing or using these resources!