English Spring and Summer 2020 Course Descriptions
Spring and Summer 2020 English Global Literature and upper-level course descriptions are now available on the English and Foreign Languages webpage.
Safe Zone Training
The fall semester Safe Zone training for students, faculty and staff will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Wills 200 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Safe Zone training aims to increase awareness, knowledge and sensitivity about important issues affecting LGBT+ students, faculty and staff to foster a safe, welcoming climate for all members of the UM community. Completion of the training earns participants a decal that can be displayed to designate a space as a Safe Zone on campus. Please join us — no reservations required. For more information and additional resources, please visit the UM Safe Zone webpage.
Birmingham New Music Festival: Adam Bowles
The Birmingham New Music Festival featuring pianist Dr. Adam Bowles will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall. This recital, in conjunction with the Birmingham New Music Festival, is sponsored by the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, a consortium of area composers who are advocates for contemporary and experimental music. Dr. Bowles will present a thought-provoking recital of new works that push the traditional boundaries of piano performance.
Active Reading, Note Taking and Time Management for Military-Related Students
The University of Montevallo’s Campus Veterans Association, in conjunction with the Falcon Success Center, will present a group session on active reading, note taking and time management for UM military-related students. The group will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Veteran Center (located in the Global Community Outreach Building behind Napier Hall). The session will last no longer than 45 minutes and snacks will be provided.
Montevallo Astronomical Society and UM Astronomy Club
There will be a meeting of the Montevallo Astronomical Society and the UM Astronomy Club this Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the James Wylie Shepherd Observatory (JWSO). This is a community event and all visitors are welcome for an evening of celestial observing and good company. This event will be held provided it is not raining or overcast.
For those with GPS navigation systems, the physical address of the JWSO is 1093 Pebble Road, Montevallo, AL, 35115. Gates will be open. Ignore the “No Trespassing” signs.
Directions to the JWSO: Following 119 South through Montevallo, turn right onto 10 West (Middle Street) for 1 mile, bearing right onto 17 North. After 0.3 miles, turn left onto 206 West, and after 0.4 miles, turn right onto Pebble Road, continuing 0.7 miles to the UM Gentry Springs property.
Wind Ensemble Performance
The Wind Ensemble, consisting of approximately 60 woodwind, brass and percussion students, both music majors and non-majors, will perform classic wind band repertory and contemporary works on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium.
National Association of Composers, USA Concert
NACUSA is one of the oldest organizations devoted to the promotion and performance of American concert hall music. This concert Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall will feature exciting new works of composers from the Mid-South Region.
Say Boo to the Flu
Student Health Services is hosting a “Say Boo to the Flu” flu shot clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Student Health Services office is located in East Main Hall. Please bring your health insurance card. Cost of the flu vaccine with no health insurance is $25. The vaccine will be available at no cost to insured students, University employees, spouses, dependents older than 18 years of age and retirees. If you have any questions regarding the clinic, please call Student Health Services at 205-665-6275.
FCS Bake Sale
UMFCS will host a bake sale Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. outside Anna Irvin Dining Hall and from noon to 1 p.m. outside Farmer Hall. Cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, candy apples and chocolate covered pretzels will all be available for purchase.
Antiques Roadshow Montevallo
Join us for Antiques Roadshow Montevallo on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the J.A. Brown Room of Carmichael Library. History faculty and majors will attempt to appraise items provided. UM professors will bring objects for display such as Roman coins, Civil War-era rarities and other curious objects. University archivist Carey Heatherly will have items from early college history. Students, faculty and staff are invited to bring historical objects, photographs and miscellanea. Light refreshments will be provided.
UM Ghost Walk Events
The University will host several Ghost Walk events on Saturday, Oct. 26:
The ground floor of Carmichael Library will show a short video of Frankenstein film adaptations over the years beginning at 5:30 p.m., with repeat showings of the video occurring every 10 minutes.
Ghost Walk tours will begin at 6 p.m. and will depart every 10 minutes in 20-person groups. The final tour will depart at 8:30 p.m. The walking tours will last approximately 45 minutes each, and check-in will be held outside Palmer Hall. The ghost walk is a free event but donations are welcome.
Trunk or Treat will be held in the parking lot behind Carmichael Library from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase and picnic tables will be available throughout the event.
The Montevallo Artwalk will be held along Main Street in downtown Montevallo from 1 to 6 p.m. The event is a collaboration between the University, the city of Montevallo and the Montevallo Arts Council. The event includes art, food, fun and activities for all ages. An Artwalk afterparty featuring live music will be held at Owl’s Cove from 6 to 9 p.m.