The 5th annual Faculty Research Symposium will take place Wednesday, March 5, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in Wills 200 (master classroom). This year’s event will include a Fulbright Scholar Presentation by Professor of Art Karen Graffeo.
Members of the UM community are encouraged to attend this annual event featuring presentations by recent recipients of sabbaticals and University grants. Faculty, administration, staff and students are encouraged to drop in as interest prompts and time permits. Refreshments will be provided.
The program for the day is as follows:
Welcome by President
John W. Stewart
11:05 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
An Olio: Reading the Past
Chair: Andrew Battista (Carmichael Library)
• Jill Wicknick (Biology), “Extinction in Amphibians”
• Virginia Ochoa-Winemiller, (Geography) “Using Laser 3D Technology to Test for Standardization”
• Stephanie Batkie (English), “Presenting the Past: Translating and Versifying Medieval Latin”
• Catherine Walsh (Art), “Landscapes in Renaissance Sculptures”
Lunch (on your own)
A Magnificent Miscellany
Chair: Robert Barone (History)
• Alex Mechitov and Helen Moshkovich (Business), “Recent Changes in Russian Business Programs”
• Clark Hultquist (History), “The Making of a French Advertising Agency: The Early Years of Publicis”
• Lori Ardovino (Music), “Clarinet Music from Montevallo and Beyond”
• Bryn Chancellor (English), “The Magnificent Wilds: A Novel: A Creative Reading”
A Medley Mathematical and Musical
Chair: Sally Smith (Education)
• Karli Morris (Math), “Quadratic Forms and Trace Forms”
• Cynthia MacCrae (Music), “Rediscovering the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven”
• Benton Tyler (Math), “Visible Tilings and Hypercubes”
Fulbright Scholar Presentation
Opening remarks from Provost Suzanne Ozment
Chair: Jody Landers (Music)
• Karen Graffeo (Art), “Negotiated Realities – the New RoAmerica: a Visual Overview from a Fulbright Appointment in Romania”
For additional information, contact Kathy King, director of faculty development and collaboration, at email@example.com or at 9-665-6504.
The University of Montevallo Department of Kinesiology will host a Kinesiology Golf Tournament Saturday, April 5, at the Montevallo Golf Course. Proceeds will go toward the renovation and refurbishing of a classroom in honor of Miriam Collins.
The tournament will be a three-person scramble with cash or certificate awards for the top-three teams. The entry fee is $60 per person, which includes a golf cart, green fees, a lunch ticket and prizes for men and women.
Lunch is set for 11:30 a.m. Lunch and concessions will be available for purchase by spectators. The format will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Contact the Department of Kinesiology at 9-665-6590 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
UM’s annual Undergraduate Research Day will take place Wednesday, March 12, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Harman Hall.
This year features the research of undergraduate students from across the curriculum. The presenters, their advisors, and the titles of their work are:
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics
English and Foreign Languages
Game Studies and Design
The University Scholar presentation is scheduled for Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall.
A lecture and performance featuring small ensemble and solo pieces will be presented by Lori Ardovino, the 2014 University Scholar.
The presentation will involve a variety of music, including three song cycles, two pieces for clarinet and narrator and one for solo soprano saxophone. Ardovino’s commentary will focus on her style of composition, her influences and her reasons for choosing certain styles of text. The poetry for the song cycles includes work by Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, e.e. Cummings, T.S. Elliot, Shel Silverstein and five Japanese women poets from the 11th to the 13th centuries.
Additional performers include Melanie Williams, soprano; Laurie Middaugh, piano; Joe Ortiguera, violin/viola. Joe Ardovino will serve as narrator.
This event, which is sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, the Division of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development and Collaboration, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Kathy King at email@example.com or at 9-665-6504.
Courtesy: UM Sports Information
The University of Montevallo men’s basketball team will face Francis Marion University in the quarterfinal round of the Peach Belt Conference tournament Friday, March 7 at the Frank G. Lumpkin Center on the Columbus State University campus in Columbus, Ga. Tip off is set for 1 p.m. EST/12 p.m. CST.
Montevallo enters the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed in the West Division after capturing its third consecutive regular season Peach Belt Conference West Division championship, while Francis Marion enters the tournament as the No. 4 seed in the East Division.
General admission tickets for the quarterfinal round are available at the door for $5 per adult and $3 per senior citizen and child under 12. General admission tickets for the semifinal round Saturday, March 9, and the championship game Sunday, March 10, are available at the door for $8 per adult and $5 per senior citizen and child under 12. Students from any Peach Belt Conference school will be admitted free with valid student identification.
Live video and live statistics are available online.
Montevallo enters the conference tournament ranked No. 21 nationally in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) NCAA Division II poll. The Falcons have been ranked in the top 25 in each week of the regular season, marking the first time Montevallo has been ranked throughout the regular season since the 2005-06 season.
The Falcons (22-4 overall, 15-4 in Peach Belt Conference) defeated Francis Marion 86-64 in the lone meeting between the two teams this season Jan. 18 in Florence, S.C.
Montevallo, which fell to USC Aiken in the Peach Belt Conference tournament championship game a year ago, has advanced to the conference tournament in each of its five seasons as a member of the conference. The Falcons are 8-3 all-time in the Peach Belt Conference tournament.
The Falcons are searching for their fifth conference tournament championship in school history.
Montevallo won the Peach Belt Conference tournament championship during the 2011-2012 season on its way to its first ever appearance in the NCAA Division II national championship game. The Falcons also own three Gulf South Conference tournament championships after capturing the conference tournament crown during the 2003-2004, 2004-2005 and 2006-2007 seasons.
The Falcons enter the Peach Belt Conference tournament leading the conference in several offensive categories.
Montevallo is atop the conference with its 49.2 percent shooting from the floor this season, which ranks the Falcons No. 26 nationally in NCAA Division II. The Falcons are also second in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage with their 39.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc, which ranks Montevallo No. 22 nationally in NCAA Division II.
The Falcons also lead the conference with an average of 18 assists per game. Montevallo is second in the conference in scoring offense with an average of 80 points per game.
The Falcons are currently second in the conference in field-goal percentage defense after limiting opponents to 40.6 percent shooting from the floor, which ranks the Falcons No. 22 nationally in NCAA Division II. UM is limiting opponents to 31.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc, which ranks Montevallo second in the conference in the category.
The Falcons are third in the conference in scoring defense after limiting opponents to an average of 70.8 points per game.
Montevallo is also second in the conference in rebounding margin with a plus-6.5 rebounding margin on the boards, which ranks the Falcons No. 23 nationally in NCAA Division II.