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Orientation Leaders at Montevallo

Apply to be a 2021 Orientation Leader

Students, are you interested in a paid student leadership position? Would you like to be a part of a prestigious team of student representatives? Apply today to be a 2021 Orientation Leader. Applications are available on FalconLink and are due by Saturday, Oct. 31. Interviews will take place in November. Email Jenny Bell with questions.


SGA Student Survey

SGA would like to hear from you! Please take this quick survey. The link will close on Friday, Oct. 16.

Adjusted Dining Hall Hours

Beginning Friday, Oct. 16, Anna Irvin Dining Hall will operate on the following meal schedule Monday through Friday:

  • Breakfast, 7:30 to 10:15 a.m.
  • Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dinner, 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Weekend hours remain unchanged.

Updates from Carmichael Library

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Want to know what’s happening in Carmichael Library? Read all the latest library news — from database, book and e-book highlights to Digital Media Lab happenings to the Milner Archives move — in the fall 2020 issue of Books & Bricks. Need more information? Stop by the library or chat with a librarian!

College Drive Closure Update

Due to weather, a section of College Drive will continue to be blocked off until approximately Tuesday, Oct. 13, for road repair. The section of the road is located behind the outdoor basketball court behind the SAC. This closure will only block access to the Physical Plant employee parking lot. To access the Student Retreat Center, tennis courts, sand volleyball court or the back of the SAC, traffic must enter the Student Retreat Drive loop across from Peck Hall.


Guest Artist Exhibition — Small Bites: Kenny Jensen

Runs through Friday, Oct. 16, Poole Gallery, visit

Florida native Kenny Jensen maintains a deep connection to the state’s unique natural environment. Jensen actively seeks, collects and re-contextualizes overlooked, organic phenomena and man-made artifacts. Virtual walkthrough and artist talk are published at

Chris Turner, Freestyle Rapper 

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., RSVP via  FalconLink 

Chris Turner is an Edinburgh Fringe Festival favorite who has won multiple awards during 11 years of sell-out shows. Turner is a British comedian and freestyle rapper based in the USA where he writes for Epic Rap Battles of History and is a regular closing act at the world-famous Comedy Cellar in New York and the Comedy and Magic Club in Los Angeles. Turner is unabashedly the world’s greatest freestyle rapping comic, and has lent his talents to promotional campaigns by Coca-Cola, Toyota, Telefonica and, in especially English fashion, Yorkshire Tea.

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m., via  Zoom

Sharon Louden is an active artist and passionate advocate for artists. The author of two critically acclaimed books, “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists” and “The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life,” she wants to foster a community of artists who seek the well-being of each other. She reminds artists and non-creatives alike that artists are integral to society, that their paths through life are varied, rich and important. As Louden points out, contrary to stereotypes, artists aren’t hidden away working, they are on the front lines of education, the nonprofit sector and corporate environments where they provide measurable and innovative outcomes.

Please join us for what will be an inspiring, uplifting and stimulating talk. This event is hosted by the UM Art Department and is a part of the Martha Allen Lecture Series on Art. Register here.


Thursday, Oct. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m., Main Quad

Come enjoy the fall weather and meet other environmentally-minded students. This casual social event brings together the Environmental Club, Sustainability Committee, the Environmental Studies Program and anyone else who is interested in the environment. We hope to see you there.

ValloCycle Mini-ride

Saturday, Oct. 24, meet at 10 a.m., UMOM

The Mini-ride is designed to accommodate riders of all ages and skill levels. We meet in front of University of Montevallo on Main (UMOM) and bike down to Orr Park. There, we will do as many laps as the group likes and will head to La Conchita’s on Main Street for popsicles — our treat! If you would like to borrow a bike for the ride, contact ValloCycle at

ValloCycle Witch’s Ride

Thursday, Oct. 29, meet at 5:30 p.m., UMOM

The Witch’s Ride is ValloCycle’s glow ride with a spooky twist. Come dressed in a bike-safe costume and decorate your bike with lights. We also have bike lights to lend out for the ride. We meet in front of UMOM, the ride is approximately five miles through town. We stay off of major roads and no one is left behind. We will again end at La Conchita’s for popsicles on us! If you would like to borrow a bike for the ride, contact ValloCycle at

Student Highlights

The Founders’ Day committee would like to congratulate Irelan Childress on finding the Crook. The Crook was located in Anna Crawford Milner Archives, which recently moved from the bottom floor to the third floor in Carmichael Library. Way to go, Irelan! To learn more about this tradition, visit

Members of the UM fishing team Ethan King and Griffin Phillips recently finished second at the Bassmaster College Series tournament on Lake Cumberland. This qualifies the duo for the Bassmaster College National Championship. Weston Hollar and Wesley Gore also qualified for the national championship and this makes the eighth Montevallo team to qualify for the Bassmaster College National Championship.

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Upcoming Events

Aug. 27-Oct. 16
Guest Artist Exhibition — Small Bites: Kenny Jensen
Poole Gallery
Virtual walkthrough and artist talk
Oct. 13 
Chris Turner, Freestyle Rapper 
RSVP via FalconLink  
7 p.m. 
Oct. 14
Living and Sustaining a Creative Life
2 p.m.
Oct. 15
Main Quad
4 to 6 p.m.
Oct. 22
Eric Dittelman, Mind Reader
RSVP via FalconLink
7 p.m.
Oct. 24
ValloCycle Mini-ride
Meet at UMOM
10 a.m.
Oct. 26
Spring & Summer term registration begins for currently enrolled graduate students
Oct. 28
Spring and Summer term registration begins for currently enrolled undergraduate students
Campus Flu Clinic
Farmer Hall meeting room
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cyber Sleuth Murder Mystery Event
RSVP via FalconLink
7 p.m.
Oct. 29
ValloCycle Witch’s Ride
Meet at UMOM
5:30 p.m.
Nov. 12
Trivia, Grey’s Anatomy Themed
RSVP via FalconLink
7 p.m.
Nov. 16
Chloe Hilliard, Don’t Be a Karen, Constructive Ways to Use Your Voice
RSVP via FalconLink
7 p.m.
Nov. 25-27
Thanksgiving holidays
University closed
Dec. 7-11
Final exams

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