The purpose of the Astronomy Club is to promote general awareness of science and mathematics through the conduit of astronomy and to help interested parties learn about the configuration of the night sky, the empirical basis of modern astronomical theory, and the variety of celestial objects that can be studied by the amateur astronomer. The Astronomy Club meets every few weeks for naked-eye and telescopic observation at the James Wylie Shepherd Observatory and hosts events for interested groups on and off campus.
The Astronomy Club usually meets twice a month while school is in session. Though usually on the Wednesdays nearest a new moon, this may change on occasion. The meetings generally consist of discussions related to astronomy and the sky above us while taking turns looking through the telescope.
When scheduled, meetings will begin in Harman Hall room 229. After a very brief introduction, we will all carpool to the observation site. Those not wanting to carpool are also welcome to meet us at the location. Observation will take place in one of several locations, including the University of Montevallo Lake, various members’ homes, and the site of the Shepherd Observatory.
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The Family and Consumer Sciences Student Group’s vision is to bring people together to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Our mission is to affect the optimal well-being of families and individuals by empowering members.
The Montevallo Honors Organization serves to provide Honors students with events to help members become acquainted outside the classroom, to explore their interests, to supplement the academic program with appropriate intellectual activities, and to prepare for their future as leaders.
The Math Club is organized to encourage interest in mathematics, support students in mathematics classes, and provide an informal setting for students to share ideas and participate in mathematical activities. This is accomplished through regular meetings where invited speakers, films, presented problems, and the socializing of students encourage discussion and further deep thinking about mathematics.
Purpose: The purpose of the Montevallo French Club is to a) provide a rich and stimulating environment in which students can experience and learn about the French language and culture; b) promote the widening of cultural competence through activities that introduce the French culture and customs (e.g. film showing, food tastings, conversation opportunities); c) provide reassurance and practice for students of the French language in an informal setting; d) provide a casual environment in which students can obtain help and information with aspects from grammatical questions about the language to information on Study Abroad opportunities; e) encourage the development of bonds between students with similar interests; f) promote the Foreign Languages Department at the University of Montevallo.
Music allows us to celebrate and preserve our cultural heritage and also to explore the realms of expression, imagination, and creation resulting in new knowledge. Therefore, every individual should be guaranteed the opportunity to learn music and to share in musical experiences. The mission of the National Association for Music Education Collegiate is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.
The purpose of the Philosophy Club shall be to function as an organization for students philosophically inclined. Its activities shall be designed to stimulate interest, inquiry, and investigation in philosophical thought. New ideas open for debate will be presented to the members for dissemination. The Philosophy Club meets weekly for discussions on a variety of topics. In addition, the Philosophy Club sponsors the yearly Life Raft Debate in the Fall semester, an annual panel discussion in the Spring semester, and a variety of speakers throughout the year. We also constitute the UM chapter of Oxfam America, an internationally active relief and humanitarian agency. Come join us for fun, interesting, and thought-provoking times.
The mission of the Psychology Club shall be to promote camaraderie and interest in psychology through events, activities, and social interactions between students and the faculty, allowing the members to explore psychology outside of a classroom setting.
The purpose of the Social Work Club is to provide social work majors, human service minors, and other interested students with opportunities to provide goods and services to vulnerable populations in the Montevallo area. The charity work is student driven and typically changes from semester to semester.
The Theatre Student Organization is committed to providing engaging, creative experiences and outlets for all theatre students at the University of Montevallo. We will do this through differing theatrical projects, made with open collaboration, with the goal of seeking artistic empowerment for all those involved.
The purpose of the UM Pre-Health Professionals Society is as follows:
-To provide the students of the University of Montevallo with the opportunity to enhance their pre-health professional undergraduate careers;
-To organize educational trips, health professions-related lectures, and volunteer opportunities to further develop an understanding of the health professions;
-To organize fundraising events and encourage the organization’s involvement in the University and community to promote unity and facilitate the needs of the organization;
-To assist in the professional school application process and help develop “road maps” to help students better understand the pathways to gaining entry into professional programs and achieving successful careers in various health professions;
-To serve as a support and networking system while helping to develop test-taking skills and promote healthy study habits; and
-To encourage graduating members to return and share their experiences during and after their professional education to provide insight into the reality of becoming a health professional and potential opportunities for shadowing and networking to members.