Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Summer Happenings at UM; Free Music Downloads

Just because it's summer doesn't mean there isn't a lot going on in Montevallo.

The Public Relations office recently announced the publication of the 2007-2008 Undergraduate Bulletin. Paper copies will be available in most campus offices, including here in the library. Also, the Bulletin is available electronically on the UM website.

Jill Wicknick has reminded the UM community about the campus' new recycling program. Dr. Wicknick has worked with the UM Environmental Club to make this service available to everyone in Montevallo. Click on the chart above to see what's accepted at the drop-off point, or check out the official press release to learn more about this program.

Jay Cofield has been busy working with his MC215 class this summer. Dr. Cofield's class is producing a summer newscast for the campus community. You can watch the newscast on the university website via Google Video.

Finally, a bit of news from the publishers of one of my favorite Carmichael Library databases. From the publishers of Classical Music Library this new program will pique the interest of music lovers across campus. Alexander Street Press is now offering free downloads of selected works! Here's a few details from a recent press release:
The program is simple: Every week or two, we select a work from Classical Music Library and make it freely available for download. You can select the format you would like (either MP3 or WMA), and then download the tracks onto your personal computer, transfer them to iPods and other MP3 players, or burn them onto discs. These tracks are DRM-free, so you are able to listen and share as much as you like.

To get started, go to and follow the instructions. You can start downloading music immediately, and can sign up for email alerts letting you know when new music becomes available.
The first selection for this exciting new program is Mozart's Don Giovanni. Keep in mind that the free download isn't limited to highlights or selected arias. This is an authoritative recording of the entire opera available for download at the link above.

Sign up for updates on your free downloads today. Happy listening!

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