March Professional Photo Days
Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4, 8 to 11 a.m., Peterson House
University Marketing & Communications is pleased to offer Professional Photo Days. Each month, the digital marketing manager 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, March 3, and Wednesday, March 4, from 8 to 11 a.m. Please contact Alyssa Green to reserve a time slot.
Flu Vaccine Clinic
Wednesday, March 4, Noon to 4 p.m., Student Health Services, Main Hall
Student Health Services will be hosting a spring flu vaccine clinic on March 4 from noon to 4 p.m. Vaccines are available at no cost to insured students, University employees, spouses, dependents older than 18 and retirees. To receive a free flu vaccine, you must bring your health insurance card. Cost of vaccine without health insurance is $25.
Wednesday, March 4, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wills 200
In celebration of International Women’s Day, four amazing local women will share insights about their experiences as leaders and role models, and will answer questions from attendees. Speakers: Dr. Hollie Cost, Stacia Brady, Jackie Chappell and Julia Davis.
Blue Nature: A Colloquium
March 5, 2 to 7 p.m. and March 6, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Merchants & Planters Bank Auditorium, Comer Hall
This two-day, interdisciplinary colloquium organized by the Department of Art brings together scholars, experts and students from the UM community and beyond to explore blue ideas, materials and spaces, from medieval literature to early modern painting to local waterways to Caribbean islands. The colloquium features faculty research and creative endeavors, students’ art installations and research projects and guest lectures to put into context our community’s blue experiences and to provoke creative thinking about the nature of blue. Schedule of events: montevallo.edu/blue-nature
Closing reception and gallery talk, Thursday, March 5, 5 to 7 p.m., The Gallery at Bloch Hall
This exhibition is an expression of the color and concepts of blue. It is also a collaboration allowing contact and communication via art for 32 artists from Cuba and the United States. The artists, inspired by blue and the power of art to reach across the horizon of 90 miles of blue sky and water between our shores, traded work, and at times both artists worked on the same piece of art. This show embraces the life connection of each artist through all the metaphors and concepts for blue. It is a way to find a common shore and to dissolve boundaries in order to embrace our common human hopes. The closing reception is part of the Blue Nature Colloquium, March 5-6.
Faculty Recital: Dr. Jonathan Houghtling, Trombone
Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
Dr. Jonathan Houghtling, trombone, and Dr. Laurie Middaugh, piano, will present a recital consisting of a wide variety of repertoire ranging from Leopold Mozart to Michael Colgrass. Come explore the trombone as we travel through four centuries of music history.
Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium
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.
Spring Preview Day
Saturday, March 7, at 8:30 a.m., McChesney Student Activity Center
The University of Montevallo invites prospective students and their families to attend Spring Preview Day on Saturday, March 7. Activities for the day begin at the McChesney Student Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. Preview Day gives high school and transfer students a close-up look at the Montevallo experience. More information can be found online.
High School Honor Band Concert
Sunday, March 8, 3 p.m., Palmer Auditorium
Finale concert of the High School Honor Band three-day festival consisting of three bands of students conducted by guest conductors.
Financial Literacy Week
The second annual Financial Literacy Week will be held March 9-12. We are asking for student volunteers to help by being leprechauns roaming campus with prizes and candy. We are also looking for student Financial Feud (Family Feud) competitive teams of five to participate in a fun game testing the team’s knowledge of trivia related to financing college. If you are interested, please email Bria Hines or call 205-665-6092. More information about the fun events being planned at a later date. Visit this link for a full schedule of events.
Montevallo Astronomical Society and UM Astronomy Club Meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 to 9 p.m., James Wylie Shepherd Observatory
All visitors are welcome for an evening of celestial observing and good company. Spring observing dates are scheduled for March 11, March 18, March 25, April 15 and April 22.
All dates are 7:30 to 9 p.m., and 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, 35115. The 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.
Exploring Communication Studies Day
Thursday, March 12, 1 to 3 p.m., Main Quad
The University of Montevallo’s Second Annual Exploring Communication Studies Day ignites a passion for excellence by equipping individuals with a diverse set of skills that inspires authentic, creative and ethical communication. Join us March 12 and IGNITE YOUR PASSION.
ACT Prep Course
Saturday, March 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wills Hall
The University of Montevallo will host a single-day ACT prep course for local high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The $110 single-day course covers all ACT test subjects with in-class practice testing and includes lunch and a snack. Each participant will also receive a copy of the official ACT prep book, a math review card and other resources. Children of UM employees and students receiving free and reduced lunch get a 20 percent discount. Register online now or contact Sarah Hendren, director of partnerships and outreach, at 205-665-6077.
Be Well Shelby — Family Fun Day
Saturday, March 14, Noon to 4 p.m., Orr Park
Be Well Shelby is a mental illness awareness campaign to provide resources and reduce stigma related to mental illness in Shelby County. Join us for a day of family fun in Orr Park on March 14. We’ll have a variety of vendors, activities and giveaways for the family including Zumba classes, carnival games and prizes, a live DJ, food trucks and stage performances.