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February 26, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to hold conference on multicultural education

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host the fifth annual Alabama Region 4 National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) conference, “Beyond Translation: Building Capacities for Cross-Cultural Communication,” Friday, March 13, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., in Anna Irvin Hall on the UM campus. The conference is sponsored by UM’s College of Education, Social Work Program […]

February 24, 2015 | UM Happenings

Montevallo to close Wednesday, Feb. 25

The University of Montevallo will be closed Wednesday, February 25, 2015. The National Weather Service has currently placed the University’s service area under a winter storm warning for Wednesday. The Anna Irvin Cafeteria will remain open for regular hours during this time. Multiple forecasts indicate a high probability of snow (1-4 inches) in the Birmingham […]

February 19, 2015 | UM Happenings

“Possibilities of Prison Reform" set for Feb. 26

“Possibilities of Prison Reform,” a public forum on Alabama’s 2015 prison reform, will take place Thursday, Feb. 26. from 6-8 p.m. in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium, Comer Hall. Sponsored by the Department of Behavioral and Social sciences and the UM Social Work Club, the event will feature forum panelists Senator Cam Ward, Alabama […]

February 19, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates Homecoming

MONTEVALLO—Alumni, students, faculty and staff at the University of Montevallo recently celebrated Homecoming with events spanning several days and including athletics, awards, honors and musicals.The week’s festivities began Tuesday evening with the annual College of Education Faculty, Staff and Alumni Recognition Dinner. Awards were presented to 15 outstanding alumni of the College of Education who have distinguished […]

February 19, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo welcomes BACHE visiting writer Brian Turner

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will welcome soldier-poet Brian Turner to the J.A. Brown Room in Carmichael Library on the UM campus Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 3:30 p.m., to read from his works as part of the 2014-2015 BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series.Turner, who holds an MFA from the University of Oregon, is the author of two poetry collections, […]

February 16, 2015 | UM Happenings

Undergraduate Research Day set for March 25

The University of Montevallo’s Undergraduate Research Day is held each spring to highlight undergraduate student research. It is open to all students who have completed an independent research or creative project in any discipline. This year’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25 from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. in Harman Hall on the UM […]

February 16, 2015 | Press Releases

UM offering free tax return filing assistance through VITA program

UM is once again offering free tax return filing assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This will be the fourth consecutive year for the program, which has grown from just 30 clients in 2012, the first year it was offered, to 71 in 2014. The goal for this year’s program, which provides […]

February 9, 2015 | Press Releases

UM to offer online stream for College Night

The University of Montevallo is offering a new service to alumni and friends who would like to attend this weekend’s College Night productions but will be unable to do so. A live streaming option is being made available to view the Saturday night, Feb. 14, shows, beginning at 7 p.m. Purchase of this live stream […]

February 9, 2015 | UM Happenings

Undergraduate Research Day 2015 set for March 25

The University of Montevallo’s Undergraduate Research Day 2015 is set for Wednesday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (the time may be adjusted slightly depending on the number of presentations). The award ceremony is set for 3 to 4 p.m. Undergraduate Research Day is held every spring to highlight undergraduate student research. It is open to all […]

February 4, 2015 | UM in the News

Strong Automotive CEO donates $250K for Montevallo expansion

Strong Automotive Merchandising CEO John Paul Strong and his father, Mike, have donated $250,000 to expand the communication department at the University of Montevallo. The expansion will include the establishment of the Strong Hall Communication Building and will add four faculty offices along with two classrooms. Read more at

February 4, 2015 | UM in the News

The Smithsonian wants what? Man's passion for lifetime hobby pays off

John Cooke’s siblings teased him for four decades, saying he had – well — rocks in his head. Because he had rocks everywhere else. He had rocks in most every room of his Pleasant Grove house, and rocks piling up in his storage building out back – the one he was supposed to share with […]

January 29, 2015 | Press Releases

UM again named to president’s honor roll

The University of Montevallo has again been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This honor roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for a commitment to voluntary community outreach, recognizes institutions of higher education that reflect the values of […]

January 20, 2015 | Press Releases

UM intramural teams compete in regional tournament

Congratulations to Bad Company and Femme Fatale, two University of Montevallo intramural teams that represented the University at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Region II Flag Football Tournament, held December 5-7 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Both teams were given the opportunity to compete in this tournament by winning their respective flag football championship games at […]

January 16, 2015 | Press Releases

UM green fund issues call for proposals

The UM Green Fund is a pool of money used to provide grants for campus projects that improve sustainability, decrease our ecological footprint and educate the university and local communities about sustainable practices, environmental issues and caring for the planet. The Green Fund has $19,000 available! Any member of the UM community, including students and […]

January 14, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. birthday

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with several events throughout the day on Wednesday, Jan. 21. The day will begin with the MLK Oratorical Breakfast at 9 a.m. in the Montevallo Room of Anna Irvin Dining Hall on the UM campus. Selected students will deliver speeches on the topic of […]

December 12, 2014 | UM Happenings

UM students honored at Elite Night 2014

UM students were recently honored at Elite Night, held in mid-November. More than 50 students were named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Individuals chosen for this honor are of junior or senior status and show outstanding leadership and academic ability through participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship […]

December 8, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo announces fall 2014 commencement speaker

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo has announced that the speaker for fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 12 will be Dr. Lawrence J. DeLucas, a former payload specialist for NASA and a professor in the department of optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A native of Syracuse, New York, DeLucas holds a B.S. and an M.S. […]

November 25, 2014 | UM Happenings

Art Department to present Virginia Barnes exhibition

The UM Art Department presents an exhibition of Virginia Barnes’ prints curated by the Art 327: Collections and Exhibitions students. Barnes (1895-1984) was a UM alumna and art professor. This exhibition explores connections between Barnes’ printmaking processes and the people, places, and environment of Montevallo. The opening reception is set for Dec. 3 from 4 […]

November 24, 2014 | UM Happenings

Dining In for Healthy Families 2014

In conjunction with Family and Consumer Sciences Day Wednesday, Dec. 3, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences will sponsor a “‘Dining In’ for Healthy Families” event, and the UM Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is encouraging everyone to participate! Studies link better nutrition to better overall health and weight management for people […]

November 21, 2014 | UM Happenings

Choral Christmas Concert set for Dec. 1, 2014

The University of Montevallo’s Choral Christmas concert is set for Monday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the American Village Chapel. General admission tickets will be $10, and student tickets will be $5. Tickets will be sold at the door. Contact the Department of Music at 205-665-6670 for more information.