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April 29, 2014 | UM Happenings

UM to close Tuesday, April 29 at 1 p.m.

The University of Montevallo will close today (Tuesday, April 29) at 1 p.m. This includes all classes and activities. This will not impact exams that are scheduled to conclude by 12:30 p.m. We have elected not to begin the 1:30 p.m. exam session because the National Weather Service is predicting a high likelihood of severe […]

April 28, 2014 | UM Happenings

UM to close Monday, April 28 at 1 p.m.

The University of Montevallo will close today (Monday, April 28) at 1 p.m. This includes all classes and activities. This will not impact exams that are scheduled to conclude by 12:30 p.m. We are facing an unpredictable weather situation that has the potential to be very dangerous. A wide scope of weather activity ranging from […]

April 25, 2014 | UM in the News

Montevallo's Spring Artwalk bringing artists, music to downtown May 2

The University of Montevallo’s spring commencement on May 3 will begin celebration a day earlier thanks to the city’s Artwalk event happening in downtown. The university and city are getting together with more than 55 area artists for the Spring Artwalk from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 2. Visitors can expect plenty of artwork in a […]

April 25, 2014 | UM in the News

Montevallo kicks off commencement with annual ArtWalk

A few hundred people will attend the spring ArtWalk, hosted by the University of Montevallo and the City of Montevallo. “It does become a street festival as much as it is an art walk,” lead coordinator for the event Tiffany Bunt said. Many local businesses extend their hours and offer snacks during the event, and […]

April 25, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo student wins game design award

MONTEVALLO – Once again, a student in the Game Studies and Design program at the University of Montevallo has been recognized by GameCareerGuide for creating an innovative game in the most recent Game Design Challenge: “Space is the Place.” Amy George, of Hoover created Atmos, a game in which the player must overcome the negative effects […]

April 22, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo sorority women participate in Southeastern Panhellenic Conference

MONTEVALLO–Five University of Montevallo sorority women represented UM at the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference held recently in Atlanta. The women attended professional development and leadership training seminars and gathered information to bring back to UM’s Panhellenic Council and their sorority chapters. Molly Dean, of Prattville, UM Panhellenic president and a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, was […]

April 22, 2014 | UM in the News

Internet use decreases depression among elderly Americans, University of Montevallo research finds

Internet use can reduce depression among elderly Americans by as much as 34 percent, according to a new academic paper co-authored by an associate professor at the University of Montevallo. The paper, published in the peer-reviewed Journals of Gerontology, was co-authored by Sherry Ford, associate professor of communications studies at the University of Montevallo. Read the […]

April 21, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo faculty member researches elderly and the Internet

MONTEVALLO –- Sherry Ford, an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Montevallo, has co-authored a paper published recently in the peer-reviewed Journals of Gerontology that explored the relationship between Internet use and depression in older, retired Americans. Her co-authors include Phoenix Center Chief Economist George S. Ford, Shelia Cotten (Michigan State University) and […]

April 21, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo announces commencement speaker

MONTEVALLO–The University of Montevallo has announced that the speaker for spring commencement ceremonies May 3 will be Maj. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla. A career Marine, Padilla is the Director of Operations with Plans, Policies and Operations at Marine Headquarters in Arlington, Va. His previous assignments include serving as a commanding officer for a number of […]

April 14, 2014 | UM in the News

UM hosts Harvard Art Museums speaker

Mellisa Renn, senior curatorial research associate at Harvard Art Museums, will present a lecture at the University of Montevallo Tuesday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m. Renn will present “Beyond the ‘Shingle Factory’: The Armory Show in the popular Press after 1913,” a historiographical study, which explores how the 1913 Armory Show was portrayed in popular […]

April 14, 2014 | UM in the News

Students paint outdoor mural at Chelsea General Store

In recent weeks, students from Chelsea High School, Oak Mountain High School and the University of Montevallo have spent afternoons and weekends painting a mural on the exterior of Chelsea General Store. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

April 14, 2014 | UM Happenings

Big Event lends helping hand

More than 525 students from 33 different campus organizations, as well as two alumni groups, completed service projects at 51 job sites in Montevallo and Brierfield at UM’s annual Big Event! The Big Event took place April 5. Organized and sponsored by the University of Montevallo Student Government Association, the event provides students and others […]

April 11, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo hosts Harvard Art Museums speaker

MONTEVALLO – The University of Montevallo will host Melissa Renn, senior curatorial research associate at Harvard Art Museums, as she presents “Beyond the ‘Shingle Factory’: The Armory Show in the Popular Press after 1913.” The lecture will be held Tuesday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall […]

April 11, 2014 | UM Happenings

Montevallo to host MBA open house

MONTEVALLO, Ala. — The University of Montevallo’s Graduate Admissions office is set to host an open house for individuals interested in the MBA program Thursday, April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the AMSTI-UM Regional In-Service Center in Pelham. Prospective students will receive information about the MBA program, sit in on an MBA evening class […]

April 4, 2014 | Press Releases

Davis Piano Quartet to perform at University of Montevallo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2014 Contact: Marsha Littleton University Relations Department University of Montevallo 205-665-6230 littletonm@montevallo.edu MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo Department of Music presents the Davis Piano Quartet in concert on Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall of the Davis Music Building on the UM campus. This event is the kick-off fundraiser for the […]

April 4, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo students win game design awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2014 Contact: Marsha Littleton University Relations Department University of Montevallo 205-665-6230 littletonm@montevallo.edu MONTEVALLO­—Four students in the Game Studies and Design program at the University of Montevallo have been recognized by GameCareerGuide for creating innovative games in their most recent Game Design Challenge: “Take This Job and Play It.” The goal […]

April 3, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo sweeps chess tournament

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2014 Contact: Marsha Littleton University Relations Department University of Montevallo 205-665-6230 littletonm@montevallo.edu MONTEVALLO–The Chess Club of Montevallo (CCM) swept the adult division of the Huntsville Challenge chess tournament at the University of Alabama at Huntsville March 29. In tournament chess, a rating system measuring player strength separates players into sections […]

April 3, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo announces Alice Aldora ‘Slim’ Hyatt Endowed Scholarship

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce the Alice Aldora “Slim” Hyatt Endowed Scholarship, which is made possible by a $1 million gift given by the estate of Alice Hyatt and her best friend, who fondly remembers many great stories of Alice’s days at UM and who wishes to remain anonymous. This significant scholarship, […]

April 3, 2014 | UM in the News

'Language of Comics' history exhibit returns to University of Montevallo

An exhibit on the history of comics and the graphical storytelling method is returning to the University of Montevallo thanks to its English and foreign languages department. The exhibit called “The Language of Comics” will happen from April 11 through May 12 at the Carmichael Library on the university’s campus. An opening reception is set […]