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UM Shatters Goal in Largest Campaign in School History

The University of Montevallo raised nearly $36.5 million over the past seven years to benefit scholarships, campus improvements, faculty development and more through the “It’s About Family” campaign.

The announcement came during a Feb. 7 ceremony on campus, during which students, alumni, faculty and leaders celebrated nearly doubling the campaign’s original goal. Read more.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Enroll Now for 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 you received financial aid for the 2019-2020 academic year, you could also be eligible for summer. Please note, in most cases, you 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.

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

 

Student Survey — Professional Attire for Job Interviews

Student participation in a survey is requested. The purpose of this research project is to determine Alabama college students’ perceptions of professional attire for job interviews. This is a research project being conducted by Dr. Donna Bell, University of Montevallo, Dr. Jeannie Frazier, Jacksonville State University, and Dr. Fran Andrews, Emeritus. You are invited to participate in this research project because you are a current college student enrolled at the University of Montevallo. Please use this survey link to participate.

 

The Harbert Writing Center is Ready to Assist You

Didn’t do as well as you hoped on your first paper? The Harbert Writing Center is here to help with writing for any class. Sign up for an appointment at montevallo.mywconline.com, or just walk in to Comer 311. The Harbert Writing Center is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon. Evening appointments are available in the library Mondays and Thursdays, from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

Ensure You are Signed Up for UMAlert

Please take a few minutes to ensure you have provided accurate and up-to-date contact information in the UMAlert system by visiting Myschoolcast.com/go/um. It is highly encouraged that you list multiple phone numbers (work, cell, home) and email addresses in the UMAlert system to ensure messages reach you in the event of a true campus emergency.

UMAlert phone calls will come from 205-665-6911, and text alerts from 223-83. Please save these numbers as contacts in your phone to prevent UMAlert notifications from being categorized as spam.

 

Shelby County Free Emergency Alert Service

Get emergency alerts and other important community news by signing up for ShelbyALerts. This system provides critical information in situations such as severe weather, road closures, missing persons and evacuations. Sign up for your free account today to receive emergency and weather alerts the way you choose — on your cell, home or work phone and/or by email. Sign up.

 

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

HSO Hosting Salsa Showdown

Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Farmer Hall

The Hispanic Student Organization will host its first ever Salsa Showdown. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. All are welcome to sample and vote for your favorite salsa.

 

Media Day

Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., SAC Atrium

Mass Communication majors meet and network with representatives from mass media outlets and other communication professionals. Features Q&A panels for multimedia journalism, creative media production, corporate communication and public relations.

 

BSS Brown Bag

Wednesday, Feb. 19, at noon, UMOM 201

Dr. Melissa Shepherd, assistant professor of psychology, will lead a fascinating conversation on: “Childhood Illness as an Antecedent of Perceived Vulnerability to Disease.” For more information please contact Dr. Clark Hultquist.

 

The Importance of Time Management

Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 3:30 p.m., UM’s Veteran Center *This event is for all UM military-related students.

Ever heard “so much to accomplish and so little time?” At this event, the Falcon Success Center will discuss the importance of time management for college students. We will help students learn to prioritize, focus their energies on the task at hand and organize their weekly calendars to ensure they are preparing for the work they have ahead of them each semester.

UM’s Vet Center is located behind Napier Hall and across the street from the Center for the Arts. Refreshments will be provided and the presentation will last no longer than an hour.

 

AAUW Presents: “Intersections of Race and Gender: A Social-Ecological Model of Support for Women of Color in Higher Education”

Thursday, Feb. 20, at noon, J.A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library

Please join the American Association of University Women for a presentation of “Intersections of Race and Gender: A Social-Ecological Model of Support for Women of Color in Higher Education” featuring Dr. Lolita Kincade, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences.

 

UM Cheer Stunt Clinic

Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, SAC

Open to all high school and college students. $20 per individual. Email Coach Melissa Stano for more information.

 

Middle School Honor Band Concert

Saturday, Feb. 22, at 5:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

Finale concert of the Middle School Honor Band two-day festival consisting of three bands of students conducted by guest conductors.

 

Department of Theatre Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Feb. 27-29, at 7:30 p.m.
March 1, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Chichester Black Box Theatre

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Michael Walker
Tickets may be purchased online or at the door as available.
$12 for UM faculty and staff, $10 for UM students

Student Highlights

Congratulations to Gloria Canul and Diedra Darby for competing in the Collegiate Marketing Strategy Competition at UAB on Feb. 6. They represented the Stephens College of Business and #ValloAMA competed against teams from across the Birmingham metro area.

The UM Fishing Team, reigning Southeastern FLW champions, picked up where they left off in 2019. Lake Seminole was the first stop of the year and the team of Hunter Ward/Solomon Glenn made the most of it as they finished in seventh place. This qualified Ward/Glenn for the 2021 FLW National Championship. Also qualifying for the FLW National Championship was Weston Hollar/Wesley Gore (10th place) and Bradley Martin/Jack Baron (12th place).

Michaela Parker, a senior vocal performance major, has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 2020 Orpheus Vocal Competition sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Choral Society. Parker will compete in the next round of competition on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, from March 6-8. Parker studies voice with Dr. Roderick George, professor of music.

Submit Your News
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.

Feb. 13-March 6
Azul/Blue Exhibition

The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Runs through March 6, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closing reception and gallery talk, Thursday, March 5, at 5 to 7 p.m.

Feb. 17
Child Study Center closed
for professional development
 
Food Truck: City Bowls
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
Feb. 18
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
HSO Salsa Showdown
Farmer Hall
4:30 to 6 p.m.
 
Feb. 19
Media Day
SAC Atrium
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
BSS Brown Bag
UMOM 201
Noon
 
The Importance of Time Management
*For UM military-related students
UM’s Veteran Center
3:30 p.m.
 
UPC Comedian, Eric O’Shea
Farmer Hall Stage
6 to 7 p.m.
 
Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
6 p.m.
 
Feb. 20
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
AAUW Presents: “Intersections of Race and Gender: A Social-Ecological Model of Support for Women of Color in Higher Education”
J.A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library
Noon
   
Feb. 22
UM Cheer Stunt Clinic
SAC
9 a.m. to noon
Email Melissa Stano for info
 
Men’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
Noon
 
Middle School Honor Band Concert
Palmer Auditorium
5:30 p.m.
 
Feb. 24
Food Truck: City Bowls
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
Guest Artists: Dr. Carlos Feller, Flute, and Dr. Mary Chung, Piano
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Feb. 25
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Emerita Faculty Recital: Cynthia MacCrae, Piano
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Feb. 27
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Men’s and Women’s Tennis
Tennis Court Complex
1 p.m.
 
UPC Campus Escape Room
Farmer Hall Meeting Room
4 to 8 p.m.
  
Women’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
5:30 p.m.
 
Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
7:30 p.m.
 
Feb. 27-March 1
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Chichester Black Box Theatre
Feb. 27-29, 7:30 p.m.
March 1, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
 
Feb. 28
Men’s and Women’s Tennis
Tennis Court Complex
1 p.m.
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
3 p.m.
 
Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
6 p.m.
 
Feb. 29
City of Montevallo Arbor Day Celebration
Montevallo Recycling Center
9 a.m. to Noon
 
Softball Doubleheader
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
Noon and 2 p.m.
 
Baseball Doubleheader
Kermit A. Johnson Field
1 and 4 p.m.
 
March 4
Men’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
4 p.m.
 
March 5
Men’s Tennis
Tennis Court Complex
2 p.m.
 
Homegrown Heroines
Wills 200
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
 
Jonathan Houghtling, Trombone, Faculty Recital
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
March 5-6
Blue Nature: A Colloquium
Merchants & Planters Bank Auditorium, Comer Hall
March 5, 2 to 7 p.m.
March 6, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Schedule of events: montevallo.edu/blue-nature
 
March 6
Softball
Softball Stadium at Orr Park
6 p.m.
 
Baseball
Kermit A. Johnson Field
6 p.m.
 
Women’s Lacrosse
Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium
7 p.m.
 
Wind Ensemble
Palmer Auditorium
7:30 p.m.

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