Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Still Need Spring Break Plans? Join Us

We're almost one month away from Spring Break. If you don't have any plans yet and are interested in serving other people, consider joining the 2014 Office of Service Learning and Sustainability Alternative Spring Break experience. This year we'll be traveling to Escambia County, AL to team up with BamaCovered, a grassroots healthcare advocacy group. The trip will take place during the week of March 24-28. We currently have about 5 spots left. If you're interested, please sign up here.

About the Trip 

Escambia County, AL is the second-most highly uninsured county in the state. According to the most recent American Community Survey 5-year estimate, 21.9 percent of its population does not have access to health care. The work we will do in partnership with Bama Covered will help hundreds of people find access to coverage under the provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Trip Details
  • Availability: The trip is open to ten students on a first come, first served basis. To apply for the trip, please fill out this form.
  • Cost: $250 per student. A deposit of $50 is due by March 3 and the full payment is due by March 14. Dates: We will leave Montevallo early on the morning of Monday, March 24 and return in the late afternoon of Friday, March 28. 
  • Agenda: During the first three days, we will be facilitating access to health care in Escambia County, AL. Then, we will retreat to a beachfront property in Pensacola, FL for a time of reflection upon our service. 
  • What’s included: Your trip fee includes transportation, lodging in Escambia County and Pensacola, and meals on the trip. You will need a small amount of money for miscellaneous meals and personal expenses. 
  • Expectations: Our Alternative Spring Break trip will be a time of service, fun, learning, and reflection. You will be asked to complete a training session in preparation for the trip, and there will be several reflective exercises on our journey. The first training session is February 25, and anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Leaders: Andrew Battista and Lauren Wallis of the Carmichael Library will lead our trip.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Donate to Campus Food Pantry at Carmichael

Inspiration guards the food donation box
The Social Work Club is running a food drive for the Campus Food Pantry, and you can donate at Carmichael Library.  The pantry is accepting canned foods, non-perishables, and toiletries from now until March 5.  The items go to members of the campus community.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Dr. Delores Brumfield White Collection Program Saturday, February 8

Photo credit: Mike Price

College Night 2014 brings a special exhibit and event to the campus library. In conjunction with this year's homecoming festivities, Carmichael Library introduces the Dr. Delores Brumfield White Collection at the university's Milner Archives and Special Collections.

This year marks White's 60th Montevallo homecoming and it affords the library a chance to celebrate a unique era in sports and women's history. Delores "Dolly" Brumfield White was a member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) from 1947-1953. The league was formed in 1943, when the nation's war efforts were claiming some of Major League Baseball's best players. Chicago Cubs president Philip Wrigley and other business leaders envisioned a league that would entertain fans as well as keep stadiums open.

Dolly was only 14 years old when she reported for Spring Training in Havana, Cuba in 1947. She was subsequently drafted by the South Bend (IN) Blue Sox. She was part of two pennant winning teams with the Fort Wayne (IN) Daisies. Dolly played for three teams over her seven seasons of professional baseball and posted a .332 batting average in 1953.

After graduating Alabama College (University of Montevallo) in 1954, Dr. White spent 40 years in the teaching and coaching profession including 30 years at Henderson State University where she was a professor and coach.

An exhibit featuring memorabilia from Dolly's career is now on display on the library's main floor. The library will host a program and reception in her honor this Saturday, February 8 starting at 10:00 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.