The following individuals have received an Illuminate grant as part of the Information Literacy QEP:
• Glenda Conway — Documenting a Writing Fellow in the Classroom;
• Emily Gill — Library Visit and Facility Tour, Center for Puppetry Arts;
• Laurel Hitchcock and Jason Newell — Creating an Evidence-Based Small Group Work Course;
• Deborah Lowry — Development of “Social Problems: An Information Literacy Course;”
• Cathlena Martin and Kathy Lowe — Murder Mystery in the Library;
• Ray Ozley — Digital Recording Equipment for Communication Student Focus Group Research Assignments;
• Daniel Valentine — Assessing Computer Apps for Clinical Teaching in Speech-Language Pathology; and
• Michael Sterner and Michael Patton — The Online Universe: Teaching Information Literacy in Astronomy and Beyond.
The next opportunity to apply will be at the beginning of the fall 2012 semester. Please begin making your plans now. More information is available at the QEP website.
Tickets for the 94th annual College Night productions at the University of Montevallo will go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 1, for SGA, cast, crew and College Night cabinet. Tickets will go on sale for UM faculty, staff and students Thursday, Feb. 2. Ticket sales hours for both Wednesday and Thursday will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Robert M. McChesney Student Activity Center box office.
Anyone wishing to purchase tickets Wednesday, Feb. 1, or Thursday, Feb. 2, will need to present a valid UM ID.
Until tickets go on sale to the general public, each person will be limited to two tickets per ID for Friday- and Saturday-night performances. (This means that you may purchase either two tickets for Friday night, or two tickets for Saturday night, or one ticket for each night.)
The Wednesday- and Thursday-night performances have no ticket restrictions.
If you are unable to purchase your own tickets, you may give your ID to someone else to purchase them for you at the appointed time; however, one person may purchase with a maximum of two IDs. No matter how many eligible IDs you hold, only the first two will be honored. This applies to all students, faculty and staff. In addition, no one will be able to purchase tickets without a valid ID.
Tickets must be picked up at the time of purchase. No tickets will be held at the box office for any reason.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, Feb. 3. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Robert M. McChesney Student Activity Center from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. that day. Advance tickets will also be sold Monday, Feb. 6, and Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m.-noon at the McChesney Student Activity Center.
From Wednesday, Feb. 8-Saturday, Feb. 11, tickets will be sold at the door prior to each performance, from 6-7:30 p.m., in Palmer Hall.
Credit cards will be accepted, in person only, during the times that tickets are on sale at the Student Activity Center. Cash, and checks with local addresses, will be accepted. Checks should be made payable to “UM-CN,” and should include a local phone number.
All tickets for the Wednesday evening dress rehearsal will be $5 each. On Thursday, Feb. 9, tickets will be $5 for balcony seats and $10 for floor seats. On Friday and Saturday evenings, tickets will be $10 for balcony seats and $15 for floor seats.
Cheering will begin at 7 each evening, and curtain time will be at 7:30. All performances will be held in Palmer Auditorium.
A graduate school information fair will take place on campus Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 3:30-5 p.m., in the Anna Irvin Dining Hall.
Students will have the opportunity to meet representatives from Graduate Admissions and Records, Student Financial Aid, the Career Development Center, the McNair Scholars Program and UM graduate programs, which include:
Light refreshments will be served.
The University of Montevallo Athletic Department has announced the initiation of a new faculty/staff team advisory program. Seven faculty members and two University staff members have agreed to participate in the program and will be working with student-athletes across UM’s 11 NCAA intercollegiate programs.
“I am pleased with the enthusiastic response from the faculty and staff for this new initiative,” said Athletic Director Jim Herlihy. “This program will be a good avenue for direct, informal interaction between our student athletes and the members of the academic and campus community who have agreed to participate and to develop this program.”
The goal of the faculty/staff team advisory program is to develop a support system for student-athletes as they face the challenges of college life and balancing their rigorous academic responsibilities and their athletic commitments. Faculty/staff team advisors will help each of the nearly 200 Montevallo student-athletes realize their academic and athletic goals.
“We want to advocate for our athletic program and for our student-athletes,” stated Herlihy. “This advocacy includes a firm commitment to academic excellence, as well as to athletic success. The intent is for the faculty/staff advisors to craft their roles with their teams in a manner that is comfortable and manageable from a time commitment perspective and will allow them to provide guidance, expertise, perspective and support.”
Houston Byrd, who served the past 18 months as faculty athletic representative and chair of the University’s intercollegiate athletics committee, believes the program is a great addition to the support system that Montevallo student-athletes have during their college careers.
“This program will contribute significantly to our efforts to ensure that our student-athletes excel academically and athletically,” said Byrd. “Having faculty and staff available as advisors for our student-athletes will also strengthen the UM community through a better understanding of the balance between athletics and academics. We are excited that all four colleges are represented, which shows the diverse academic make-up of our student-athletes. All those serving as advisors are to be commended on their willingness to participate in this initiative.”
The faculty/staff team advisory participants for 2011-2012 are: