• A Behavioral and Social Sciences Brown Bag: France, Paris and Charlie Hebdo, will take place Wednesday, Jan. 21, from noon-12:50 p.m. in UMOM 220. UM Professor of History Clark Hultquist, who lived in Paris while on sabbatical during the fall 2014 semester, will discuss the recent events in Paris and the implications for France, Europe and the wider world.
• The sustainability committee is extending an invitation to the entire Montevallo community (students, faculty, staff, city and others) to discuss the future of sustainability in Montevallo. A sustainability town hall meeting will take place Thursday, Jan. 22, at 3:30 p.m. in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall. The committee wants your feedback on current sustainability projects, as well as to learn where sustainability needs are not being met, explore areas for collaboration and brainstorm ideas for expanding sustainability in Montevallo. Refreshments will be provided.
• The University of Montevallo’s Undergraduate Research Day is held each spring to highlight undergraduate student research. It is open to all students who have completed an independent research or creative project in any discipline. This year’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25. Students participating must have worked with a faculty mentor who will review the final product before it is presented. Research findings may be presented via poster (or appropriate display) or by oral presentation. Again this year there will be a panel of judges to award cash prizes to the most-outstanding presentations. Awards will be given for the three most-outstanding oral presentations and the three most-outstanding poster presentations. To participate in Undergraduate Research Day 2015, a student must submit an electronic application by Friday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. The online application is available online. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Questions? Contact Cindy Tidwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Nominations for the 2015 faculty service award are now being accepted. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 27. Nomination letters and any additional supporting documentation should be submitted to Carey Heatherly, faculty senate president, via email at email@example.com. Nominations stay on file for three years, so if you nominated someone in 2013 or 2014 and would like to update that file, please email your additions/edits to Heatherly by March 20.