University Celebrates Women’s History Month With Guest Speaker, “Hidden Figures” Screening
In honor of Women’s History Month, the University is hosting two special events.
On March 21, the University will host a screening of the film “Hidden Figures” in the Farmer Hall Meeting Room at 7 p.m. This event is in recognition of the state legislature’s recent proclamation of March 21 as Octavia Spencer Day. Spencer, a co-star in “Hidden Figures,” is a native of Montgomery.
The next day, Tanveer Patel, co-founder and CEO of Concertcare, will hold a keynote speech in LeBaron Recital Hall at 6 p.m. Patel, a leader and innovator in combining healthcare with information technology, was recently named one of the nation’s Top 100 Influential Thinkers and one of the Top 20 Entrepreneurs who will lead Birmingham for the next 20 years.
Freshman Honors Society to Induct 89 New Members
Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) will hold its Spring 2017 Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. in Anna Irvin Dining Hall.
ALD’s mission is to encourage superior academic achievement, to promote intelligent living and a high standard of learning and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals in society.
This year, 89 new members will be inducted. Eligibility requirements include ranking in the top 20 percent of one’s class and maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or better during full-time study in the freshman year.
UM Honors Students Host Marginalized Voices Event
On Tuesday, March 21, the UM Golson Seminar Honors students will host an event that will provide a safe space for students to voice their concerns about the changing political and social climate.
The Marginalized Voices event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Carmichael Library’s J.A. Brown Room and is open to the UM community.
Additionally, faculty will discuss literature’s role in providing a voice to the voiceless. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Lastly, participants can enjoy an interactive photo display for social media and light refreshments.
Montevallo Branch of AAUW to Present Style Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction
Montevallo’s chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is hosting a multi-faceted fund raising event on Thursday, March 23, at the Stewart Student Retreat from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event will consist of a fashion show with styles by Belk, a luncheon catered by Southern Sweets and a silent auction. Funds raised will go toward the local AAUW chapter.
Ticket are $16 and may be purchased at the event on a first-come, first-served basis.
Main Street Renovations
To follow the roadwork closings in downtown Montevallo, visit the City of Montevallo’s website or Facebook page.
Bookstore Closed Friday
The UM Barnes and Noble Bookstore on Main Street will be closed Friday, March 24, for inventory. It will reopen the next day, March 25, at normal hours.