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 […]

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 […]

March 13, 2019 | UM in the News

UM Named Among Top 10 Best Colleges for Hunters and Anglers

The magazine “Field & Stream” recently named the University on their list of ten sportsmen-friendly colleges for prospective students to consider if they love to hunt and fish. According to Field & Stream, “These stand out from others for their unique course offerings, great geographical locations, abundant resources, and plentiful opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.” […]

January 15, 2018 | UM in the News

Weather Update: Normal operations for Thursday, Jan. 18

UPDATE: The University of Montevallo will operate on a normal schedule Thursday, Jan. 18. We realize many students, faculty and staff may be driving to and from campus and we urge everyone to use their best judgment if they must travel. Please monitor a reliable source of weather information for updates on road conditions. The […]

January 9, 2018 | UM in the News

UM accepts check for Shelby Academy scholarships

From the Shelby County Reporter: The University of Montevallo accepted a $298,000 check for Shelby Academy scholarships from donor Martha Eisenberg on Jan. 3. The check was funded from the liquidation of Shelby Academy, and was presented by Eisenberg to UM President Dr. John W. Stewart III on the steps of Calkins Hall on the […]

January 7, 2018 | UM in the News

Working for Mickey Mouse helps student find her niche

From the Shelby County Reporter: Xan Shivers, 21 and a senior art major at the University of Montevallo, discovered that her years of working with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama was preparing her for what she intends to be her career. She “found” herself at Disney World. Read more.

December 13, 2017 | UM in the News

Scott Turner serves as election panel expert

University of Montevallo Professor of Political Science, Scott Turner serves as election panel expert for ABC 33/40: Election Night Coverage LIVE | The AP has declared Doug Jones the winner. Watch for continuous special coverage of the Alabama U.S. Senate race.Election returns >> Posted by ABC 33/40 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

November 8, 2017 | UM in the News

UM student, Savannah Whitefield, recognized by COPLAC

2017 Southeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities Conference by Emma Anderson The Southeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities Conference was hosted by UVA-Wise April 21-22. Six COPLAC campuses were represented at the conference, five in person and one at a distance. COPLAC’s undergraduate conferences are interdisciplinary experiences where students can connect with colleagues across […]

September 22, 2017 | Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Heather Tinsley recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Heather Tinsley, associate professor of biology and UM’s 2016 University Scholar, was recently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Teaching Newsletter for her unique teaching methods. In an earlier newsletter, The Chronicle posed this question: “How have you helped students forge a deeper connection to your course? Are there strategies you’ve used to […]

July 6, 2017 | UM in the News

Michael E. Stephens

It is with great sadness we share the news that former UM board of trustee and namesake of the Stephens College of Business, Michael E. Stephens has passed away. Please keep his wife, family and friends in your thoughts. Mr. Stephens earned his bachelors degree in business from the University of Montevallo in 1973 after […]

May 16, 2017 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo named 2017 College of Distinction

For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named a College of Distinction. UM is also one of only two schools in Alabama designated with a Public College of Distinction achievement.   The Colleges of Distinction guidebook features colleges and universities that consistently provide a remarkable undergraduate experience and produce successful graduates […]

March 3, 2017 | Press Releases

UM makes list of most affordable colleges for freshmen with financial need

According to a recent report, the University of Montevallo is one of the most affordable colleges for incoming freshmen with financial need. This analysis was determined by the Student Loan Report, a website covering the latest in higher education financial aid.   Per Student Loan Report’s research, the average student who used loans to pay […]

November 22, 2016 | UM in the News

Black Belt exposes Montevallo students to outdoor Alabama occupations

The University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program continues to thrive in its second year. Recently, the students took a trip just south of Montgomery to Hope Hull to visit Gusto, a hunting preserve and cattle farm. While visiting, students heard from Ted DeVos, a wildlife biologist and forester, regarding what it took to return […]

October 24, 2016 | UM in the News

UM hosts talk on race and law enforcement

MONTEVALLO–A capacity crowd filled LeBaron Recital Hall at the University of Montevallo on Tuesday, Oct. 11, to witness several local and state leaders discuss current race relations and how to improve those relationships moving forward.   Shelby Coutny Reporter

July 12, 2016 | UM in the News

Experiencing poverty: Simulation gives participants taste of hardships

The University worked in conjunction with Alabama Possible to offer a free community poverty simulation at the Shelby County Schools Instructional Services Center on June 29. The simulation allowed many Shelby County teachers to witness the issues that many of their students living below the poverty level experience. Read more about the simulation here:

June 28, 2016 | UM in the News

ABC 33/40 with Dr. Stephen H. Craft

Dr. Stephen H. Craft represented UM on ABC 33/40 for Talk of Alabama on Thurs., June 23. Dean Craft discussed the Michael E. Stephens College of Business, the value of an MBA, UM’s impact on Montevallo’s Main Street and more. View his appearance here:

June 6, 2016 | UM in the News

UM College of Education partners with MHS Future Teachers

Seniors in the MHS Future Teachers organization partnered with Dr. Jennifer Davis’ advanced methods and materials in elementary education class during the spring semester. Both UM and MHS students worked together in professional learning community groups to learn about the selection and organization of instructional materials and teaching methods appropriate for elementary students.   Read […]

May 5, 2016 | UM in the News

UM President’s Outdoor Scholars Program

Students in the UM President’s Outdoor Scholars Program worked with Alabama Power to deploy Christmas trees at Beeswax Landing on Lay Lake earlier this spring. Since 2003, Alabama Power has deployed more than 60,000 Christmas trees in company reservoirs to renew and create fish habitats. The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program is proud to have Alabama […]