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April 23, 2018 | Press Releases

University announces Spring Commencement speaker

The University of Montevallo has announced that the speaker for Spring Commencement ceremonies, May 5, will be character actor Michael O’Neill. Montgomery native, O’Neill earned a degree in economics from Auburn University in 1974. While in college, O’Neill received a call from character actor Will Geer encouraging him to try acting before working in a […]

April 22, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo holds groundbreaking for new Center for the Arts

The University of Montevallo held the groundbreaking for its new multi-million-dollar Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m. The 36,000-square-foot facility will allow the College of Fine Arts at UM to provide a more comprehensive teaching and learning space giving fine arts programs a location to collaborate more across disciplines. “This […]

April 19, 2018 | Articles by faculty & staff

Small tweaks provide for living a greener life

By Dr. Susan Caplow, assistant professor & coordinator of environmental studies  Guest Column, published April 18, 2018 in the Shelby County Reporter  As an environmental studies professor, the number one question I get from students and community members is, “how can I best help the environment?” A lot of people are interested in treading more […]

April 17, 2018 | Press Releases

Marcus Moore named 2017-18 UM Student Employee of the Year

Senior communication studies major Marcus Moore was recently honored with the University of Montevallo Student Employee of the Year Award.  This annual recognition is given by the UM Office of Student Employment and UM’s Chapter of the National Alumni Association (UMNAA) to one UM student employee who exhibits outstanding commitment and dedication to their position.  Moore currently serves the Admissions Office as lead maven, providing […]

April 17, 2018 | Press Releases

Shelby County students with special needs soar in UM’s Falcon Flight Program

Thanks to a new collaboration between UM and Shelby County Schools, five students with special needs students have started an academic journey at UM that, a year ago, wouldn’t have been possible. The collaborative program, called Falcon Flight, allows Shelby County students with learning disabilities to attend classes at UM and learn essential life and jobs skills that will allow them to continue their journey into adulthood after finishing […]

April 13, 2018 | Press Releases

Forte Festival offers weekend of lectures, performances and creativity

On the weekend of April 19-21, the University of Montevallo campus will host a multitude of workshops, lectures and performances as part of the annual Forte Festival of Creativity. The interdisciplinary collaboration is co-hosted by the UM College of Fine Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Montevallo Arts Council. Media sponsors include the Shelby County Reporter, […]

April 5, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Undergraduate Research Day celebrates 20th annual event

The goal of Undergraduate Research Day is to involve students in their own learning, to develop teamwork and pride, to enhance interdisciplinary learning and to share in the exhilaration of discovery. Students from all four colleges at UM are invited to engage in research, scholarship and creative activity with faculty mentors, demonstrating their research via […]

April 4, 2018 | Articles by faculty & staff

The rules of the digital road: What parents and teachers need to know about kids & smart phones

By Dr. Jennifer-Alexiou Ray, associate professor secondary education/program coordinator of technology & leadership programs  As adults, mobile devices are something we use for work, communication and entertainment. Many people wouldn’t consider leaving the house without their smartphone because it is their calendar, GPS, social networking hub, weather forecaster, personal digital assistant and the list goes […]

April 4, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

UM named one of safest college campuses in Alabama

Montevallo was named the safest college campus in the Birmingham metro area, ranking #4 for the state of Alabama. Niche.com recently released rankings for the 2018 Safest College Campuses. In recognizing the 15 safest colleges in Alabama, AL.com reports “The rankings are based on a variety of factors, which include crime rate on campus property per 1,000 students; crime rates of […]

April 2, 2018 | Press Releases

UM to offer free Wi-Fi to downtown Montevallo

The University of Montevallo is partnering with the City of Montevallo to offer Wi-Fi access to downtown Montevallo in May 2018. The Wi-Fi system is intended for UM students, Montevallo residents and visitors for personal use while enjoying the downtown area. The University of Montevallo, City of Montevallo and Shelby County formed a strong partnership […]