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Soft Lockdown Drill Nov. 6

At 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, the University of Montevallo and the UM Police Department will hold a soft lockdown drill in a building on the UM campus. The drill will provide a valuable opportunity for the UM community to practice and evaluate its emergency response and notification procedures in order to be better prepared in the case of an actual emergency.

During the drill, the University will test its UMAlert system, and all notifications related to the lockdown drill will be clearly identified as tests. Please take time to review the University’s lockdown procedures, which will be enacted during the lockdown drill and are viewable at this link.

Important Deadlines from the Cashier’s Office

Plan ahead for Spring 2020 — Information about important deadline dates from the Cashier’s Office can be found here.

 

Apply Now to be a Montevallo Maven

Students, do you love UM? Would you love the opportunity to help prospective students discover why they belong at Montevallo? Then apply to be a Montevallo Maven in the Admissions Office. Montevallo Mavens are responsible for providing tours around campus to prospective students and their families and sharing why #YouBelongAtMontevallo. Complete the online application today!

 

Montevallo Main Street Window Decorating Contest

Student groups and youth groups are invited to create holiday designs in empty storefronts on Main Street for a chance to win a cash prize for their organization. Interested groups and organizations must register by emailing mainstreet@cityofmontevallo.com. Participants will then be given guidelines and assigned a supervisor and a building. Submissions will be judged starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, and all windows must be finalized prior to that time. Winners will be announced at the tree lighting ceremony immediately preceding the Holiday Parade on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in front of the downtown post office. Complete details can be found here.

 

Green Fund Award Recipients

The Sustainability Committee is pleased to announce the October 2019 UM Green Fund award recipients.

Student Projects
  • Electric Vehicle Chargers on Campus — Anitra Ford and Dr. Mathew Vansant
  • “From Pot to Plot” — Caleb Jones, Tyler Warlick, Meghan Hilley, Madison Friley, Monique Nelson, Marcos Lopez, Lily Cooper, Abby Jo Askins, Nicholas Neill and Dr. Sally Hardig
  • Strong Hall Native Plant Beautification & Habitation Project — Ellie Fulbright, Alexis Martinez, Shelby Friedman and Dr. Sally Hardig
  • Strong Hall Bike Rack — Camryn Denver, Anna Farley, Alvin Frazier Jr., Alecia King-Harper, Vick Kienell, Kenny McCurdy, Marquise Toyer and Dr. Sally Hardig
  • A Living Macro-display of Microbial Communities in Ebenezer Swamp — Rachel Cox and Dr. Mike Hardig
  • Regeneration: A Sustainable Fashion Show — Kristen Lively and Dr. Lolita Kincade
Special Projects
  • Sustainability Elements for “Walden Studio” and Outdoor Classroom — Dr. Alex Beringer
  • Reusable Metal Frames for Art Exhibitions — Karen Graffeo
  • Blue Nature: A Colloquium — Dr. Catherine Walsh and Karen Graffeo
  • The UM Harman Hall Greenhouse Update — Dr. Mike Hardig and Holly Wadleigh


Shoal Creek Park Survey

The SCP (Shoal Creek Park) Board and Mayor Cost are collecting feedback from local residents, University students and the surrounding communities about Shoal Creek Park. This survey also provides opportunities for volunteers who would like to support the park and are willing to contribute by helping to build new trails and maintain current trails. The SCP Board is also working on a project developing launch sites where kayaks, canoes and inner tubes can have access points in and out of the creek. We appreciate and thank you for your feedback! You can find the survey here.


Faculty Recital: Dr. Roderick George

Tenor Dr. Roderick George will perform a program titled “American Poetry in Song: Celebrating the Legacy of Langston Hughes.” Hughes’ life and work were immensely important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance movement of the 1920s. Highlighting this concert dedicated to songs composed to poems by Hughes will be “Langston’s Lot,” Doug McConnell’s eclectic chamber work that illuminates a series of texts that capture Hughes’ essence and spirit, along with the influences of jazz, blues and gospel music in the poet’s life. George will share the stage with Dr. Laurie Middaugh, piano, and Dr. Lori Ardovino, alto saxophone. The event will be held Monday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall.
 

BSS Brown Bag

This month’s BSS Brown Bag will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, at noon in UMOM 201. Dr. John Bawden, associate professor of history, will speak about “Montezuma Meets Cortés: What happened five hundred years ago this week and why it matters today?” Please join us for a fascinating conversation on the implications of the collision of two worlds. Contact Dr. Clark Hultquist for any questions.


Budgeting Workshop

Join UM Counseling Services and the Stephens College of Business for a budgeting workshop on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Wills 200.

 

First-Generation Celebration

It’s First-Gen Student Week and UM is celebrating! A first-generation student is one who is the first person in their family to graduate with a college degree. UM wants to honor the perseverance, resilience, resourcefulness and hard work you demonstrate every day to achieve your dreams. Visit the Office of Admissions in Reynolds Hall or University Marketing & Communications in Peterson House (different from Peterson Hall) to pick up a “I Am First-Gen” button to wear on National First-Gen Day, Friday, Nov. 8.

The Falcon Success Center, along with the TRIO SSS and McNair programs, invite you to attend the inaugural First-Generation Celebration Friday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Anna Irvin Dining Hall and Wills Hall. Join us as we highlight the contributions of first-generation college students who are UM faculty, staff and students. Activities will include a panel, keynote speaker and breakout sessions. RSVP to falconsuccesscenter@montevallo.edu by Monday, Nov. 4.

For more information, please contact Dr. Denise Myers, Dr. Qshequilla Mitchell or Randi Tubbs. #CelebratedFirstGen #UMFirstGen19 #FalconSuccessStory

 

Falcons Inaugural Swim Meet

Join UM Athletics for the inaugural men’s and women’s swim meet Friday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. in the Student Activity Center. Come out for a cookout and to cheer our Falcons to victory. Free T-shirt for the first 100 students and free UM swag. Find the full season schedule here.

 

BFA Exhibition: Christa Kimbrough and Ashlie Lodge

Christa Kimbrough, ceramics, and Ashlie Lodge, new media, will present their BFA Exhibition Nov. 10-21 in The Gallery at Bloch Hall. The opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, and the exhibition will run weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 21. These exhibitions present the scope of the students’ creative research at the conclusion of their final semester.

 

Guest Artist: Phil Pierick, Saxophone & Kurt Galaván, Piano

Phil Pierick is a saxophonist, improviser, singer and educator based in Chicago. Classically trained and experimentally minded, Pierick is dedicated to championing the diverse body of vibrant works written for the saxophone in the past century. Pierick regularly collaborates with pianist Kurt Eric Galaván, presenting both classical repertoire and new commissions. This event will be held Sunday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall. All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.

 

Veterans Day Celebration

The Campus Veterans Association is pleased to host a Veterans Day Celebration on Monday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Global Community Outreach Building. We encourage you to drop by for a snack and to sign holiday cards for our military members who will be deployed during the upcoming holidays.

 

Poetry@UM

Poetry@UM presents The Dark Salt Sisters with the Music of Arturo LaCruz. Join us for an afternoon of poetry and musical improv, where poetry and music meet and free each other, featuring award-winning poets Tina M. Braziel and Ashley M. Jones, with special guest Arturo LaCruz, Monday, Nov. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in the J.A. Brown Room in Carmichael Library.

 

November Professional Photo Days

University Marketing & Communications is pleased to offer Professional Photo Days. Each month, the university photographer will have two designated mornings available for professional headshots. Anyone on campus is welcome to participate (faculty, staff or student). There is no charge. This month’s Professional Photo Days are Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 8 to 11 a.m. Please contact Alyssa Green to reserve a time slot.

Student Highlights

The Outdoor Scholars Program was recently featured in an article by Alabama Farmers Federation for a donation it received earlier in the year. Read the story here.
 
UM senior defensive specialist/libero Michaela Henderson received Gulf South Conference weekly honors from the conference office this week. Henderson was named the GSC Defensive Player of the Week for her play for the Falcons in a three-match conference sweep over Lee, West Alabama and Mississippi College last week. The Huntsville, Alabama, native averaged five digs per set and had 45 digs overall in the three matches.

Upcoming Events

Please call 205-665-6250 at least one week prior to events to request disability-related accommodations. montevallo.edu/disabilityaccess

Now through Nov. 7
BFA Exhibition: Rilee Garrett and Sara Scott

The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Now through Nov. 9
Homelessness Awareness Donation Drive
SAC
During regular SAC hours
 
Now through Nov. 20
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Farmer Hall, lower level
9 to 11 a.m.
 
Nov. 4
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Dr. Roderick George, tenor, Faculty Recital
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Nov. 5
Food Truck: City Bowls 2
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Women’s Volleyball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
6 p.m.
 
Nov. 6
BSS Brown Bag
UMOM 201
Noon
 
Campus Soft Lockdown Drill
3:30 p.m.
 
Interest Meeting for Regeneration Sustainable Fashion Show
Bloch 112
3:30 p.m.
 
Senior Elite Night
Palmer Auditorium
6 p.m.
 
Nov. 7
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
14th Annual Run for Research
SAC parking lot
Registration at 3 p.m.
Race begins at 3:45 p.m.
 
Budgeting Workshop
Wills 200
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
 
Women’s Soccer
Georgine Lemak Soccer Field
5 p.m.
 
Nov. 8
First-Generation Celebration
Anna Irving Dining Hall and Wills Hall
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
Inaugural Men’s and Women’s Swim Meet
SAC
3 p.m.
 
Women’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
7 p.m.
 
Nov. 9
Women’s Soccer
Georgine Lemak Soccer Field
1 p.m.
 
Women’s Basketball — GSC/SIAC Challenge
Trustmark Arena, SAC
2 p.m.
 
Men’s Basketball — GSC/SIAC Challenge
Trustmark Arena, SAC
4 p.m.
 
Nov. 10
Men’s Basketball — GSC/SIAC Challenge
Trustmark Arena, SAC
2 p.m.
 
Guest Artist: Phil Pierick, saxophone and Kurt Galaván, piano
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Nov. 10-21
BFA Exhibition: Christa Kimbrough and Ashlie Lodge
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Nov. 10: Opening Reception, 4 to 6 p.m.
Runs through Nov. 21, weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Nov. 11
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Veterans Day Celebration
Global Community Outreach Building (behind Napier Hall)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
Poetry@UM
J.A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library
3:30 p.m.
 
Brass and Percussion Ensembles
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Nov. 12
Professional Photo Day
Peterson House
8 to 11 a.m.
Schedule an appt.
 
History Day
UMOM Lobby
5 p.m.
 
Vegas in Vallo
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
7 to 9 p.m.
 
Nov. 13
Professional Photo Day
Peterson House
8 to 11 a.m.
Schedule an appt.
 
Women’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
11 a.m.
 
Nov. 14
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
From Earth to Art: Craigger Browne, guest speaker
Comer Auditorium
5 p.m.
 
Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
7 p.m.
 
Jazz Ensemble
Palmer Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
 
Nov. 15
Delee Benton, soprano, Senior Recital
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Nov. 16
Women’s Volleyball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
2 p.m.
 
Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
6 p.m.
 
Nov. 17
Single Reed Symposium Concert
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
2 p.m.
 
Randall Cooley, horn, Junior Recital
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
7 p.m.

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