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October 7, 2019 | Press Releases

UM continuing Ghost Walk tradition on Oct. 26

The University of Montevallo will continue its October Ghost Walk tradition by holding multiple events on Saturday, Oct. 26. The ground floor of Carmichael Library will show a short video of Frankenstein film adaptations over the years beginning at 5:30 p.m., with repeat showings of the video occurring every 10 minutes. Ghost Walk tours will […]

October 4, 2019 | Press Releases

UM celebrating 123rd Founders’ Day

The University of Montevallo will celebrate its 123rd Founders’ Day on Oct. 10. The theme of the celebration will be “A great institution is born of its time” and will focus on how the University has evolved since its founding. The theme was taken from the book “Alabama College, 1896-1969″ written by former UM professor […]

September 23, 2019 | Press Releases

UM hosts professional learning workshop on empathy, empowerment

The University of Montevallo’s Office of Partnerships and Outreach hosted local educators and UM faculty, staff and students on Sept. 19 during a professional development workshop aimed at cultivating student empathy and empowering young voices. The workshop was held in UM’s Montevallo Room, and featured speakers Lisa McNair, a civil rights advocate whose sister, Denise, […]

September 18, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo receives STARS Bronze Rating for sustainability achievements

The University of Montevallo has earned a STARS Bronze rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Montevallo’s STARS report is publicly available on the STARS website […]

September 16, 2019 | Press Releases

University earns high praise in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings

 For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Montevallo continues to be the top-ranked public regional university in Alabama, and has earned multiple other accolades in U.S. News and World Report’s recently released 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The publication released the rankings on Sept. 9, and UM earned praise for its high value to […]

September 11, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to host ACT Prep Course

The University of Montevallo will be hosting a single-day ACT Prep Course for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The purpose of this course is to equip students with test-taking strategies to enable them to be better prepared for the ACT. “During this course, we provide students the […]

September 10, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo hosts unique census photo op

More than 400 University of Montevallo students, faculty and staff and members of the Montevallo community gathered at the UM Track and Lacrosse Field on the morning of Sept. 9 to highlight the importance of the 2020 United States census count. During the event, which was a partnership between UM, Shelby County and the City […]

September 9, 2019 | Press Releases

UM breaks ground on new College of Business building

The University of Montevallo broke ground on a new 10,000-square-foot Michael E. Stephens College of Business building on Sept. 5, officially beginning a project to greatly enhance the college’s offerings. The new home for the College of Business will be a state-of-the-art and technology-rich facility. It will feature a large student commons and event space […]

August 27, 2019 | Press Releases

UM hosts Alabama Conference of Theatre fall summit

Dozens of theatre educators from across the state gathered at the University of Montevallo on Saturday, Aug. 24, as they sought out ways to make theatre and arts education more inclusive and diverse statewide. UM hosted the Alabama Conference of Theatre fall summit at Reynolds Hall throughout the day, and participants took part in several […]

August 2, 2019 | Press Releases

UM Concert Choir chosen to perform at regional conference

The University of Montevallo Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Melinda Doyle, has been chosen to perform at the American Choral Directors Association Southern Region Conference in Mobile from March 11-14, 2020. More than 100 performing choirs from Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky submitted applications […]

July 26, 2019 | Press Releases

Olympic gold medalist visits UM

Cat Whitehill, a member of the gold-medal-winning 2004 U.S. women’s Olympic soccer team and veteran of two FIFA Women’s World Cups, encouraged a group of Olympic hopefuls to train hard to achieve their dreams during a July 19 visit to the University of Montevallo. Whitehill spoke to about 180 participants in the final session of […]

July 12, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo honored for on-campus and online offerings

The University of Montevallo has been named the top accredited higher education institution in the state for its mix of on-campus and online degree programs. EDsmart.org recently released its list of the “Best online and on-campus colleges in Alabama,” and UM topped the rankings with a perfect overall score of 100. The score was based […]

July 3, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo makes national Colleges of Distinction list for eighth-straight year

Montevallo makes national Colleges of Distinction list for eighth-straight year For the eighth consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named to the prestigious national Colleges of Distinction list, remaining one of only two public higher education institutions in the state to achieve the honor. In addition to again earning the overall Colleges of […]

June 29, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo student selected for Smithsonian internship

Montevallo student Katharine Murray selected for Smithsonian internship University of Montevallo student and Dothan, Alabama, native Katharine Murray is fulfilling one of her longtime goals this summer by interning at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., through August. One of just six students selected for the position, Murray’s Katzenberger Art History internship is with the […]

June 26, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

University of Montevallo names Armstrong provost

University of Montevallo names Dr. Mary Beth Armstrong provost Dr. Mary Beth Armstrong has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Montevallo. This marks the latest advancement in Armstrong’s long history of service to UM, where she has been working in many capacities since she was hired by the […]

June 19, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo grad student named Alabama Schweitzer Fellow

Montevallo grad student Jason Perry named Alabama Schweitzer Fellow University of Montevallo College of Education & Human Development counseling graduate student Jason Perry has been selected as a member of the 2019-2020 class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows, and will spend the next year learning to effectively address social factors impacting health while also developing lifelong […]

May 22, 2019 | Press Releases

Outdoor Scholars Program receives funds to expand student opportunities

At the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars end-of-year banquet on May 3, the Alabama Power Foundation and the Alabama Farmers Federation each donated $10,000 to the program. The money will be used to fund scholarships, environmental projects and experiential learning opportunities which are a core component of the President’s Outdoor Scholars Program. The Alabama Power Foundation’s […]

May 21, 2019 | Press Releases

Partnership provides valuable learning experiences to students and local bank

For more than a year, the University of Montevallo Stephens College of Business (SCOB) has partnered with Central State Bank (CSB) to provide marketing support. This partnership allowed the SCOB to broaden the practical educational opportunities for students, providing them access to real-world experiential learning opportunities. The collaboration began with Stephen Craft, dean of the […]

May 14, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates Spring Commencement 2019

See the full Spring Commencement photo gallery. The threat of inclement weather nearly relocated the Spring Commencement ceremony, held May 4, from Flowerhill to the Student Activity Center. Facility and Event Scheduling staff worked diligently to prepare both locations for the event. With slight alterations to the ceremony, the University pressed on with the event […]

April 19, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to freeze tuition and simplify student fees 

In an effort to assist students with the rising costs of higher education, the University of Montevallo plans to freeze 2019-2020 tuition at the undergraduate level.   In addition to freezing tuition, university administration will also be restructuring the student fees. “The fee simplification will make it easier for students to predict and understand their bills,” said […]