Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Carmichael Library will close today at 2:00 p.m. for the Thanksgiving holiday. We'll reopen our doors on Sunday, November 30th, when we'll be open from 6:00 p.m. until midnight.

Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!

Photo credit: "Thanksgiving Centerpiece," by alasam. Creative Commons license

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Internet Connectivity Restored

Computer Services reported that our Internet connectivity has been restored as of late this afternoon. If you continue to experience connectivity issues, please contact the Help Desk at (205) 665-6520.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Internet Outage Friday Morning

This news from Computer Services: Our Internet Service Provider is currently experiencing technical difficulties, which prevents Internet connectivity from campus...

This service outage affects all external websites including the library's databases, although the UM website, ForUM, and the library catalog remain available. Although we will not get your e-mail if you're trying to reach us from off campus, remember that we can still answer some questions over the phone at (205) 665-6100. We'll post here again once the connectivity problem is resolved.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

International Information Sources

The University of Montevallo is host to students from more than 20 countries this fall. We've put together a page of links to newspapers and other media services representing those nations.

Our International Information Sources page contains links to media outlets from the following countries:
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Trinidad
  • United Kingdom
Want to suggest a link for our page? Contact me at

Photo credit: "United Nations Building," by Zane Edwards. Creative Commons license

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Harbert Writing Center Competition Winners Reading

The Harbert Writing Center is hosting a reading of Montevallo's student writers this Wednesday, November 19th at 12:00.

This year's winning poets are Josh Womack for his works "The Trielegiad" and "Adieu Zeus," and Vicki Jones for her poem "You Must Be Born." The honorees for prose are Andrew Hill for "Thoughts Passing By," Matthew Lindon for "The Schism," and Abbey Davis for "Art; Defined."

The event will last for about an hour at the Writing Center, which is located in room 311, Comer Hall. Light refreshments will be served. You may RSVP for this event on Facebook.

On another note, I'd like to acknowledge the work of the Men's Soccer team. The squad's season came to an end this weekend at the NCAA South Region Tournament as they lost a close and hard-fought match to No. 11 ranked University of Tampa, 1-0. The Falcon men end the 2008 campaign with an impressive 15-6-0 record after making their third-straight NCAA Tournament. Congratulations on a great season, guys.