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Students to Present in 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Day
On Wednesday, March 22, more than 50 undergraduate students will present their research findings from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Harman Hall during Undergraduate Research Day 2017. Each year, high-achieving undergraduate students work with a faculty mentor to complete independent research or a similar creative project in their discipline.

After each presentation of their work, students will hold a brief Q&A.

Between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., a panel of judges will recognize the three best oral presentations and three most outstanding poster presentations with cash prizes.

Women’s Golf Team Recently Ranked 18th Best in the Nation
The UM Fighting Falcons women’s golf team is ranked the 18th best women’s DII team in the country, according to Golfstat.

“This is a special team led by four seniors who have turned our program around,” said Coach Justin Pratt about the leadership on this season’s team. The Falcons have seen a lot of success this season and recorded top-five finishes, including two first place finishes, in six of their seven events.

Montevallo is aiming to match last year’s achievement of earning a bid to the NCAA South Regional Golf Tournament but has their sight set higher than their fifth place finish at the regional a year ago.

University Happenings

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.

Upcoming Events
March 21
Marginalized Voices Event
J.A. Brown Room
4:30 p.m.

Alpha Lambda Delta Spring Initiation
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
6 p.m.
“Hidden Figures” Screening
Farmer Hall Meeting Room
7 p.m.
March 22
Undergraduate Research Day 2017
Harman Hall
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker:
Tanveer Patel
LeBaron Auditorium
6 p.m.
March 23
AAUW Style Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction
Stewart Student Retreat
11:30 a.m.
UM Softball Team:
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night
Softball Stadium (Orr Park)
5 p.m.
March 24
Summer Book Adoptions Due
UM Bookstore
Falcon Classic: Track & Field
Track & Field/Lacrosse Stadium
9 a.m.
Montevallo Tennis Complex
3 p.m.
Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena
7 p.m.
March 27-March 31
Spring Break
Due to the University closing for Spring Break, a new Vallo Voice will not be released next week. Instead, look for the next edition on Tuesday, April 4.
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