UM to Host 2023 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Regional
The NCAA has awarded the Division II Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Regional to UM for the 2023 season. This will be the third time the NCAA has hosted a cross country championship at UM, after the University previously hosted events in 2014 and 2016. Read more.
Undergraduate Research Day 2021
Undergraduate Research Day will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Online registration is open now through Feb. 5, 2021, at montevallo.edu/undergraduate-research-day. The format of the event will be determined as the date approaches. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Cindy Tidwell or Tonja Battle at URProgram@montevallo.edu.
Opportunities Available through Falcon Scholars in Action
Falcon Scholars in Action has some open opportunities for students of all majors to serve their community while gaining hands-on, major-specific experience and earning a monthly stipend. For more information, including how to apply, visit instagram.com/falconscholars or email email@example.com.
Spring 2021 Peace and Justice Studies Courses
Enroll in one of our Spring 2021 PJS courses:
- ENG 232-001, ENG 232-002 (non-cross-listed elective) Global Literature: Shakespeare and Contemporary Society, Atwood
- PJS 370/SOC 360 Social Change, Lowry
- PJS 370/SWK 373 Social Policy, Tetloff
- PJS 470/ES 401/SWK 411 Immersive Environmental Storytelling, Tetloff
- PJS 470/NPS 420/MG 420 Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, Smith
- PJS 470/POS448/ES350 Environmental Policy, Eckelman
Visit the Peace and Justice Studies webpage for more information about courses and the PJS minor.
Share Your Campus Ghost Encounters
Condie? Captain Reynolds? Mr. King? If you’ve had a spooky encounter with a ghost on campus, the Montage and Milner Archives and Special Collections want to hear from you. Please sign up for a time to drop by Milner Archives (Carmichael Library) in-person or via Zoom on Oct. 29 or 30 to have your story recorded and added to UM’s ghost lore.
Special Topics Course: Immersive Environmental Storytelling
A one-time, special topics course called immersive environmental storytelling will be available for spring 2021. This will be an interdisciplinary course in which we examine inequalities that result from the development and implementation of environmental policies. Utilizing 360/VR video, you will create interactive documentaries that explore local environmental injustices. No prior knowledge of 360 screenwriting or production is required. This course is part of the VACCA program and is in collaboration with the departments of Communication, Behavioral and Social Sciences and Environmental Studies.
UM Cheer Fundraiser
UM cheer is raising money for competition and you can show your support by grabbing dinner at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in Hoover on Wednesday, Oct. 28. You MUST bring the flyer for your order to count for fundraising efforts. You can find the flyer at Instagram.com/montevallocheerleading or by emailing Melissa Stano.
Carmichael Library Awarded $50K Technology Grant
UM’s Carmichael Library has been awarded a nearly $50,000 Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to make its offerings more accessible to remote users.
The agency recently awarded the grants to support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. UM was one of 68 institutions selected from 1,701 applications nationwide. UM Digital Media and Emerging Technologies Librarian Michael Price is the project director.
“While the pandemic’s widespread impact has changed how museums and libraries engage with their communities, it has not stopped them from providing information, education, support, entertainment and other incredible resources,” said IMLS Director Crosby Kemper. “We deeply appreciate the work that museums and libraries are doing as they continue their missions in the face of hardship.”
The grant will allow Carmichael Library to purchase Chromebooks, portable battery packs, hotspots, iPads and Wacom tablets.
These additional resources will be available for student check-out, allowing students without reliable technology and internet access to engage in remote learning while off campus.
The grant will also fund a graduate assistant for one year to assist in the production of training materials and in offering support and instruction.