As Montevallo students may recall, an email of a cryptic nature was sent out on March 1, that let students know that alterations would be coming to our beloved FalconNet. This email was met with a mixture of excitement and trepidation as it alluded to both a new seamless movement between building without multiple sign-ins, as well as a possibly complicated enrollment process. Craig Gray, Chief Information Officer, of the Information Services and Technology department, shed some light on these upcoming adjustments to the Wi-Fi. Alabamian staff: What specific changes can we expect to see with the new updates to FalconNet? Gray: The changes ultimately will be very minor—we are changing from the current process to a secured certificate process which brings a few benefits for the students and for the managing of the network. This has more to do with security and mobility than wholesale changes. Alabamian staff: From a student perspective, how might Wi-Fi use change throughout the day? Gray: Probably the first most specific change will be when students move from zone to zone, for example, from their residence hall to Farmer or other places FalconNet is available, they will no longer be prompted to login. The secure certificate keeps them connected to the WiFi and knows how to reconnect when it comes in proximity to other access points, as long as the mobile device WiFi...Read More
Maggie Sanderson and Lily Dickinson
Montevallo locals sell Love Montevallo Day t-shirts on Main Street. Photo by Lily Dickinson. On March 3, the City of Montevallo held Love Montevallo Day, a celebration of town’s hometown charm, and recognition of its bicentennial anniversary, through the patronage of Main Street’s small businesses and parks. The events kicked off at 11 a.m. with a dedication of Streetscape in memory of former Montevallo mayor, the Honorable Ben McCrory. Streetscape is the mainstreet revitalization program which is helping to make Main Street Montevallo ADA compliant in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Transportation. Following this was the dedication of...Read More
Production books from decades of College Nights are kept in the archives. Photo by Maggie Sanderson On the bottom floor of Carmichael Library is the room containing the Anna Crawford Milner Archives. Within this room, run by university archivist Carey Heatherly, are shelves and shelves of old documents, pictures and more that have been, and are being, archived by the University. Of the things found on the shelves none seem more important at this time of year than the numerous College Night production books, dating all the way back to 1935 and up to just last year. College Night...Read More
Claire Coddell poses with her GV’s held high. Photo by Lily Dickinson While at many other colleges the month of February might spark thoughts of clothes in reds and pinks, here at Montevallo students preparing for College Night can only think in purple or gold. Students on both sides of the College Night divide eagerly pull out their best clothes in their side’s colors, ready to show their allegiance through their fashion. Claire Coddell, a senior Gold Side member, showed her support for her Side by wearing a shirt homemade by her sorority sister’s mom. The shirt, black with...Read More
Before becoming a comedian, Morris pursed a career in journalism. Photo by: Jamie Haas On the evening of Friday, Sept. 22, comedian Bryan Morris performed a set as a part of SGA’s WOW Weekend. As the audience relaxed in Farmer with pizza and mocktails, Bryan regaled them with stories, jokes and anecdotes that really got people laughing. “I thought it was a great show, [the comedian] was actually funny,” said Anjelica Braxton, a UM junior. Braxton said she enjoyed the show, with one particular joke standing out as her favorite. “When he was talking about when his ex-girlfriend’s mom...Read More
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