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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Updates

The University is continuing to monitor the global COVID-19 outbreak, and is taking proactive steps to keep our campus safe. We want to offer you the most up-to-date information as it pertains to the University’s coronavirus prevention efforts. Please review the UM website regularly for ongoing updates.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

2020 Faculty Service Award Nominations Open

Nominations for the 2020 Faculty Service Award are now open. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 20. The nominating letter and any additional supporting documentation should be sent via email to Faculty Senate President Dr. Tiffany Wang. Nominations stay on file for three years, so if you nominated someone in 2018 or 2019 and would like to update that file, please email your additions/edits by the March 20 deadline. More information on the award can be found at montevallo.edu/faculty-senate.

 

Special Summer 2020 Tuition Rates

Special summer tuition rates are available for undergraduate courses during May, Summer I and Summer II terms. Learn more at montevallo.edu/summer-classes.

If a student received financial aid for the 2019-2020 academic year, they could also be eligible for summer. Please note, in most cases, the student must take six or more credit hours during the summer term(s) to receive aid, and federal aid is determined based on each individual student’s eligibility.

Students should contact the UM Student Aid Office at 205-665-6050 if they have any questions once they have received their summer financial aid offer notification. The Student Aid Office is located on the first floor of Palmer Hall.

   

English Global Literature and Upper-level Courses

Those who are interested can now find English global literature and upper-level course descriptions for Fall 2020 available on the UM website here.

 

Applications Open for Enrollment in Child Study Center Pre-K

UM’s Child Study Center Pre-K program is now accepting applications for pre-registration for the 2020-2021 school year. The random drawing for acceptance will be held on March 20.

A copy of the child’s birth certificate and a recent utility bill must be uploaded or provided prior to the lottery drawing. Fees (tuition) for this program will be paid monthly during the school year and are based off a sliding income scale. We do not receive the sliding income scale until mid-summer.

For full details, visit this link. Even more detailed instructions in English or Spanish can be provided by request. If you need assistance or more detailed instructions, please call the FCS Office at 205-665-6385 or email Amanda Grauel.

EVENTS

Annual Juried Foundation Exhibition

Opening reception, March 12, 4 to 6 p.m.
Runs March 12 through 19, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall

The Annual Juried Foundation Exhibition recognizes the importance of work produced by current students in the foundation’s studios. The Foundation Program is comprised of a coordinated set of courses for students who are seeking degrees in art. This show enables students to submit artwork for review by professional artists and curators. The exhibition showcases the versatility and skill of Montevallo art students while simultaneously providing the important opportunity of viewing their work in a gallery context.

 

VALIC/AIG Financial Advisor on Campus

Thursday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Carmichael Library Large Group Study Room

Interested in saving for retirement? Al Perry, UM’s VALIC/AIG financial advisor, will be offering individual retirement counseling on campus in the Carmichael Library Group Study Room Thursday, March 12.  Schedule an appointment online.

 

Exploring Communication Studies Day

Thursday, March 12, 1 to 3 p.m., Main Quad

*In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held in the Palmer Hall lobby.

This event is for General Studies students who are exploring options for an academic major to learn how Communication Studies might fit their personal and career aspirations. Current COMS majors and faculty will lead brief workshops and walk participants through simulations that illustrate what’s possible with a degree in COMS.

 

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.

 

Love Montevallo Day

Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Village on Valley

Join the City of Montevallo for Love Montevallo Day where we’ll celebrate the public and private investment in our community. You’ll enjoy local artists and goods, informational booths, live music and Montevallo Murals Tours. This is a rain or shine event.

 

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.

 

National Association of Composers, USA

Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

The Department of Music hosts a concert by the Mid-South Chapter of the National Association of Composers, USA. This concert promotes the music of regional composers, including works by UM music faculty.

 

Junior Recital: Quinton Mims, Clarinet

Sunday, March 15, 7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in instrumental performance degree. Mims is from the studio of Dr. Lori Ardovino.

 

AAUW Montevallo Women of Distinction Luncheon

Monday, March 16, Noon (doors open at 11:30 a.m.), Stewart Student Retreat

Join the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Montevallo as they honor Women of Distinction.
  • Woman of Distinction in Education: Dr. Julia (Judy) Rogers
  • Woman of Distinction in Advocacy: Dr. Meredith Tetloff
  • Woman of Distinction in Research: Dr. Kathy King
  • Pathfinder Award: Dr. Anna Lott
  • Student of Distinction: Madison Hollon

Tickets are $20 and lunch will be provided by Southern Sweets. Proceeds benefit AAUW educational initiatives. Contact Tonja Battle to purchase tickets. For questions, please contact Amanda Melcher.
 

The Grainger Center Lecture Series

Thursday, March 19, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Comer Auditorium

*This event is open to all business majors and minors.

Join us for a networking event and panel discussion featuring Stephens College of Business alumni.

  • Brigette Beaton ’90, management, Attorney, United States Department of the Interior
  • Brian Ethridge ’92, marketing, Executive Vice President Corporate Banking, Bryant Bank
  • Laura Fleming ’01, management, Financial Analyst, Noland Health Services
  • Andrew Heaton ’04, marketing, Business Development Manager, Fisher Phillips, LLP

Faculty/Staff Highlights

Dr. Scott Meyer, professor of art, recently had his article “Implied Dynamics: The Ceramic Sculpture of Kenneth Baskin” accepted for publication by Ceramics Monthly magazine. Ceramics Monthly is the world’s leading journal for ceramic arts.

Dr. Tiffany Wang, associate professor of communication studies, had a co-authored paper entitled “Individual and Community Practices for Constructing Communicative Resilience: Exploring the Communicative Processes of Coping with Parental Alienation” published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research.

The Student Aid Office is pleased to announce recent internal transitions:

Meagan Jackson, who has recently served as grants and FWS administrator, is now loan administrator. Kayleigh Funderburk, who has recently served as student aid assistant, is now grants and FWS administrator. Please note that Funderburk will be the new student employee supervisor contact for all FWS inquiries.

Student Highlights

Junior, Da’Shaun Morgan has been selected for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championship. Morgan will represent Montevallo in the Long Jump event. Morgan is the first Falcon to advance to the National Championship in Indoor Track & Field. He finished 4th at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championship last May. Morgan will jump on Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m. at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

History students Lily Cooper, Mallory Currie, Meredith Funderburk and Jessica Thrasher presented papers at the Phi Alpha Theta 2020 Alabama Regional Meeting hosted by Birmingham-Southern College on Feb. 29. Dr. Robert Barone, faculty advisor for UM’s local chapter, attended along with Dr. Wilson Fallin and Dr. Clark Hultquist. Phi Alpha Theta is an academic honor society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.

Three UM history majors presented their research at the annual meeting of the Alabama Association of Historians in Florence on Feb. 29: Aidan Teague McKay (Dec 2019), “From Empire to Republic: MacArthur’s Construction of a Democratic Japan;” Thomas Reid (May 2020), “A Brief History of the Spiritual;” Sara Walley (May 2020), “Folk History Surrounding Alabama Waters.”

The UM fishing team had a strong finish at the second Bassmaster College Series tournament of 2020 held at Smith Lake in Alabama. Griffin Phillips and Ethan King finished in 11th place and are currently leading the Bassmaster Team of the Year. The Montevallo fishing team is currently ranked second by Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and by FLW.

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Upcoming Events

Please contact 205-665-6250 or dss@montevallo.edu at least one week prior to event to request disability-related accommodations. Learn more at montevallo.edu/disabilityaccess.

March 12
VALIC/AIG Financial Advisor
Large Group Study Room, Carmichael Library
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Make an appointment
 
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Exploring Communication Studies Day
Main Quad
1 to 3 p.m.
 
March 12-19
Annual Juried Foundations Exhibition
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opening reception, Thursday, March 12, 4 to 6 p.m.
 
March 13
Ebenezer’s Explorers Day Camp
Wills 201 (drop-off and pick-up)
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Register now
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
6 p.m.
 
March 13-14
2020 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships
Birmingham Crossplex
 
March 14
ACT Prep Course
Wills Hall
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Register now
 
Men’s and Women’s Tennis
Tennis Court Complex
9 a.m.
 
Love Montevallo Day
Village on Valley
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Be Well Shelby — Family Fun Day
Orr Park
Noon to 4 p.m.
 
Men’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
1 p.m.
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
2 p.m.
 
March 15
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
Noon
 
National Association of Composers, USA
LeBaron Recital Hall
2 p.m.
 
Junior Recital: Quinton Mims, Clarinet
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
March 16
Food Truck: City Bowls
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
AAUW Montevallo Women of Distinction Luncheon
Stewart Student Retreat
Noon
Email for tickets
 
Honors Recital
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
March 17
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
March 18
Undergraduate Research Day
Harman Hall
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
3 p.m.
 
Men’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
6 p.m.
 
Montevallo Astronomical Society and UM Astronomy Club
James Wylie Shepherd Observatory
7:30 to 9 p.m.
 
March 19
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grainger Center Lecture Series
Comer Auditorium
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
 
March 20-21
Men’s and Women’s Track
Falcon Invitational
 
March 21
Men’s and Women’s Tennis
Tennis Court Complex
10 a.m.
 
Electronics Recycling Day
Montevallo Recycling Center (Overland Road)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
March 22
Men’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
1 p.m.
 
March 23-27
Spring Break
University closed          
 
March 25
Montevallo Astronomical Society and UM Astronomy Club
James Wylie Shepherd Observatory
7:30 to 9 p.m.
 
March 28
Women’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
1 p.m.

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