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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Yoga Classes Continue

Yoga classes are ongoing Tuesdays and Thursdays in the dance studio in the former Bibb Graves Hall from 4 to 5 p.m. These classes offer a whole-body, balanced practice for all levels that allows for variations, exploration and modifications all while stretching, strengthening, flexing and toning so that you leave feeling better and healthier. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel.

 

The Alabamian Seeking Business Manager

The Alabamian is still seeking a business manager. The business manager aids in the publication’s mission primarily through advertisement sales and community outreach with local businesses. For more information, email editor in chief Zoe Hall or apply online today!

 

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.

EVENTS

Eric Dittelman, Mind Reader

Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., RSVP via  FalconLink

Ever wonder what it would be like to know what someone else was thinking? What if you knew exactly what someone else was going to do before they did it? Eric Dittelman knows what that’s like and has been reading minds at theaters, colleges, comedy clubs and corporate events all across the country.

Often known by just his surname, Dittelman combines amazing mind reading with stand-up and improv comedy. In 2012, he blew audiences away as the first-ever mind reader on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” where he was a season seven semi-finalist and judges’ favorite. He has since appeared on “Ellen,” “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” where Penn called his act “bordering on genius!” He’s also been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and even The National Enquirer.

He has studied improv comedy with Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv Boston and Second City. He was nominated “Fastest Rising Star” and won 2015’s “Best Male Performer Award” by Campus Activities Magazine. In 2018, he made his Broadway debut appearing with “The Illusionists.”

 

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@gmail.com.

 

Flu Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Farmer Hall Meeting Room

Student Health Services will host a flu vaccine clinic for UM students, faculty,  staff,  family members and members of the community in the Farmer Hall meeting room.

Attendees must bring their health insurance card. Masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines must be adhered to at the clinic. The cost of the vaccine with no health insurance is $25 for UM students and employees who present their UM ID card, and $30 for family members and members of the community. The vaccine is available at NO COST to insured individuals.

Flu clinic participants should print and fill out a vaccination form and bring it with them to the clinic. Forms are available  here.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, influenza vaccination will be especially important this upcoming flu season to reduce the impact of respiratory illnesses in the population and resulting burdens on the health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because COVID-19 and the flu share many symptoms, individuals who display flu-like symptoms may be required to quarantine until they receive a negative COVID-19 test. Getting a flu vaccine mitigates this by helping to prevent the onset of symptoms due to the flu.

 

Cyber Sleuth Murder Mystery Event

Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., RSVP via  FalconLink

Grab your detective badges as you and a group of fellow sleuths are recruited to solve a high-profile murder investigation!  Interact through a live chat with fellow players and our live moderator while you pour over the QR clues that are regularly pushed to your mobile device. Just remember…TRUST NO ONE in this game, and whatever you do, don’t answer the door! Work to solve the crime, keep your answers to yourself and there will only be one winner!

 

ValloCycle Witch’s Ride

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

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 vallocycle@gmail.com.

 

Horror Movie Trivia Night

Friday, Oct. 30, time TBD

Montage will be holding its annual Horror Movie Trivia Night on Oct. 30 via Zoom. Attend dressed up, in your pajamas — whatever you want. Potentially win a $10 Amazon gift card! Keep a look out for a FalconLink event page to RSVP.

Student Highlights

Landon Wockenfuss, a member of the UM men’s golf team, was recently named Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week.

Bernardita Villalba, a member of the UM women’s golf team, was recently named Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week.

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Upcoming Events

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 semester registration begins for currently enrolled graduate students
 
Oct. 28
Spring semester 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
 
Nov. 30
UM transitions to distance education
 
Dec. 7-11
Final exams
 
Dec. 21-Jan. 1
Winter holidays
University closed

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