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College Night 2020: It’s a PV!

Montevallo’s 2020 College Night competition and Homecoming celebration ended in a Purple Victory on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Purple show, “Witchful Thinking: One Hex of a Musical” or “Get Witch or Die Trying” or “Brew it for the Money” or a “Witch, a Troll and a Knight Walk into a Bar,” beat Gold Side’s “The Golden Days” in Saturday night’s competition. The Purple Victory ended a three-year winning streak by the Gold Side. Read more from The Alabamian.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Athletics’ Breast Cancer Awareness Game

UM athletic teams are continuing the fight against breast cancer with their Breast Cancer Awareness Game at the Falcons’ women’s basketball game against Christian Brothers University on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m.

At the game, the Athletics Department will host a silent auction with a pink basketball signed by the women’s basketball team. Other activities at the game include a bake sale, face painting, hair braiding, nail painting and a photo booth with Freddie the Falcon. T-shirts supporting the fight against breast cancer will be on sale for $15 (S-XL) and $20 (2XL-3XL). All proceeds will benefit breast cancer research. Contact the Athletics Department at 205-665-6600 for more information.

 

HSO Hosting Salsa Showdown

The Hispanic Student Organization will host its first ever Salsa Showdown on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Farmer Hall. We are asking students, faculty, staff and the Montevallo community to participate to see who is voted best salsa in Montevallo! First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. If you would like to enter and show off your master salsa-making skills, please contact Alexis Perez or Lizeth Ramirez by Feb 14. All are welcome to sample and vote for your favorite salsa.

 

UM Announces Environmental Education Program

The University is excited to announce the Environmental Education Program. This new program provides experiential learning opportunities at UM’s Organic Community Garden, Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve, James Wylie Shepherd Observatory, University Lake and more throughout campus. By using inquiry-based, hands-on lessons, we offer impactful learning opportunities using the outdoors as a classroom. Learn more about the program and field trip offerings at montevallo.edu/eeprograms.

 

Montevallo Yoga Festival

Need something to look forward to now that College Night is over? Save the date for the Montevallo Yoga Festival, Saturday, May 16, on the UM campus. MoYo promotes wellness for the whole body and every body and connects people to teachers, products and information that will assist them on their journey to optimal health and a healthy lifestyle. Early-bird cost is $50. Student cost is $20. Event includes 16 yoga and wellness workshops, two vegan/vegetarian meals, access to gifted artists and unique vendors. For more information, visit montevallo.edu/moyo or email moyofest@montevallo.edu.

 

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.

EVENTS

Make and Take Event

Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., Bloch Hall 112

Co-sponsored by E-club, FCS and Sustainability Committee

What are we making? Sustainable meals, facial cleansers, laundry detergent, small clothing alterations and patches. First come, first served for containers. Bring your own containers to maximize sustainability efforts. Wear comfortable work clothes and bring any small hems, buttons and patchwork alterations you would like to fix. First come, first served for patches provided.


How to Develop an Effective Cover Letter

Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 3:30 p.m., UM’s Veteran Center *This event is for all UM military-related students.

Job seekers frequently send a cover letter along with their curriculum vitae or applications for employment as a way of introducing themselves to potential employers and explaining their suitability for the desired position. Join the Career Development Center to discuss how to develop an effective cover letter.

UM’s Veteran Center is located behind Napier Hall and across the street from the Center for the Arts. Refreshments will be provided and the presentation will last no longer than an hour.


Azul/Blue Exhibition

Feb. 13 through March 6, weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closing reception and gallery talk, Thursday, March 5, 5 to 7 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall 

This exhibition is an expression of the color and concepts of blue. It is also a collaboration allowing contact and communication via art for 32 artists from Cuba and the USA. The artists inspired by blue and the power of art to reach across the horizon of 90 miles of blue sky and water between our shores traded work, and at times both artists worked on the same piece of art. This show embraces the life connection of each artist through all the metaphors and concepts for blue. It is a way to find a common shore and to dissolve boundaries in order to embrace our common human hopes. The closing reception and gallery talk is part of the Blue Nature Colloquium, March 5 through 6.


Self-Defense Seminar

Monday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., Harman 218
 
Phi Mu invites you to attend a Self-Defense Seminar with special guest speaker Brian Kellogg. Come learn about the legalities of self-defense, risk awareness, sexual assault prevention and self-defense techniques. This seminar is directed toward females, but all are welcome to attend.


BSS Brown Bag

Wednesday, Feb. 19, at noon, UMOM 201
 
Dr. Melissa Shepherd, assistant professor of psychology, will lead a fascinating conversation on: “Childhood Illness as an Antecedent of Perceived Vulnerability to Disease.” For more information please contact Dr. Clark Hultquist.

Student Highlights

Molly Mize, senior piano major, was chosen to participate in the 2019-2020 Fetcher & Nell Morris Piano Competition at Samford University Feb. 19-20. Mize is studying piano with Dr. Eun-Hee Park, assistant professor of music.

The Montevallo fishing team recently won back-to-back Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation College Championships. The team of Jarrett Brown and Tyler Harless won first place while J.T. Russell and Grayson Morris finished third. Brown and Harless finished the tournament with 29.98 pounds and big fish 8 pounds. This qualified the team of Brown and Harless for the 2020 Bassmaster National Championship.

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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.

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.

Make and Take Event
Bloch Hall 112
4 to 6 p.m.

Feb. 12
Softball Doubleheader

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

How to Develop an Effective Cover Letter
Veteran’s Center
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.

UPC Pal-Entine’s Day Event
Farmer Hall Meeting Room
6 to 7 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, 5 to 7 p.m.

Feb. 14
Baseball

Kermit A. Johnson Field
5 p.m.

Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
6 p.m.

Feb. 15
Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Tennis Court Complex
9 a.m.

Men’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
11 a.m.

Softball Doubleheader
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
Noon and 2 p.m.

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

Women’s Basketball:
Breast Cancer Awareness Game

Trustmark Arena, SAC
2 p.m. 

Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
4 p.m.

Feb. 16
Baseball

Kermit A. Johnson Field
Noon

Feb. 17
Child Study Center closed

for professional development

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

Self-Defense Seminar

Harman 218
7 p.m.

Feb. 18
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.

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

HSO’s Salsa Showdown
Farmer Hall
4:30 to 6 p.m.

Feb. 19
Media Day

SAC Atrium
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

BSS Brown Bag
UMOM 201
Noon

UPC Comedian: Eric O-Shea
Farmer Hall Stage
6 to 7 p.m.

Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
6 p.m.

Feb. 20
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.

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

Feb. 22
Men’s Lacrosse

Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
Noon

Middle School Honor Band Concert
Palmer Auditorium
5:30 p.m.

Feb. 24
Food Truck: City Bowls

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

Guest Artists: Dr. Carlos Feller, Flute, and Dr. Mary Chung, Piano
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.

Feb. 25
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.

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

Emerita Faculty Recital: Cynthia MacCrae, Piano
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.

Feb. 27
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.

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

Men’s and Women’s Tennis
Tennis Court Complex
1 p.m.

UPC Campus Escape Room
Farmer Hall Meeting Room
4 to 8 p.m.

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

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

Feb. 27-March 1
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Chichester Black Box Theatre
Feb. 27-29, 7:30 p.m.
March 1, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 28
Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Tennis Court Complex
1 p.m.

Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
3 p.m.

Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
6 p.m.

Feb. 29
City of Montevallo Arbor Day Celebration

Montevallo Recycling Center
9 a.m. to Noon 

Softball Doubleheader
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
Noon and 2 p.m. 

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

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