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August 24, 2013 | UM in the News

Art Walk brings community to Main Street

The city of Montevallo hosted its seventh Art Walk Aug. 24, where community members gathered on the sidewalks of Main Street to visit booths showcasing local artists and businesses. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

August 23, 2013 | Press Releases

Ribbon cutting and open house at University of Montevallo on Main

A ribbon cutting and open house for the newly renovated University of Montevallo on Main building, located at 737 Main Street in Montevallo, took place Friday, Aug. 23. The event marked the culmination of more than a year of renovations to the structure formerly known as the Alabama Power building, as well as ushered in […]

August 23, 2013 | UM in the News

UM freshmen receive warm welcome on move-in day

Dozens of University of Montevallo students, alumni, faculty and staff bore the brunt of summer heat and humidity Aug. 23 as they helped the incoming freshman class unload boxes and get settled into their dormitories. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

August 23, 2013 | UM in the News

Ribbon cut at new Montevallo on Main

The cobblestone bricks in front of the old Alabama Power building in Montevallo were covered with community members the morning of Aug. 23 as dozens gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the University of Montevallo’s newest addition, Montevallo on Main. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

August 20, 2013 | UM in the News

UM grows, benefits all

For a long time, county residents have known that the University of Montevallo is a jewel here in the heart of the Birmingham metropolitan area. But that wasn’t always widely known beyond the bounds of Shelby County. That’s quickly changing now. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

August 19, 2013 | UM in the News

Montevallo’s Mayor Cost has dual role

Montevallo Mayor Hollie Cost has a dual role. In addition to being mayor since October of last year, she is also professor of special education and the service learning coordinator at the University of Montevallo. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

August 19, 2013 | UM in the News

UM adds softball to athletic department

The University of Montevallo recently announced the addition of softball as its 13th intercollegiate sport following approval by the school’s Board of Trustees in early August. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

August 16, 2013 | UM in the News

Montevallo on Main to bring thousands of UM students downtown

About 4,000 University of Montevallo students are expected to make trips to downtown Montevallo weekly with the opening of the new Montevallo on Main building that will hold several classrooms, office spaces and lounge areas when it opens this fall. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

August 15, 2013 | UM in the News

Enrollment growing at the University of Montevallo

In response to the continued decline of state financial support of higher education institutions, the University of Montevallo will continue to push for and see growth in the number of freshman and undergraduate students enrolled at the university this fall, growth which administrators say has kept costs low while maintaining quality education. Read the full […]

August 12, 2013 | UM in the News

Forrest Knows UM is a Great Place to Work

Barbara Forrest has a true appreciation for the University of Montevallo recently being named “One of the Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Forrest, who was diagnosed with for breast cancer in September of last year said, “If you have to have a serious illness, UM is the place to […]

August 6, 2013 | Press Releases

Open house at University of Montevallo on Main

WHAT: Ribbon cutting and open house University of Montevallo on Main WHEN: Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 10 a.m. WHERE: University of Montevallo on Main 737 Main St. in Montevallo (previously Alabama Power Co. building) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Montevallo Development Cooperative District, formed by Shelby County, the City of Montevallo and the University of Montevallo, will […]

August 2, 2013 | Press Releases

Softball coming to University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO— The University of Montevallo has announced that it will add an intercollegiate softball team to its athletics offerings for the first time in the school’s history. A vote today by the University of Montevallo Board of Trustees to approve UM’s share of facility funding cleared the way for softball to become the eighth women’s […]

August 2, 2013 | UM in the News

UM honors 74 summer graduates

The University of Montevallo conferred 74 degrees at its summer commencement ceremonies Friday, Aug. 3. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

August 1, 2013 | Press Releases

Governor Bentley praises AMSTI

MONTEVALLO—Gov. Robert Bentley visited Oak Mountain Middle School near Birmingham Wednesday, July 17, where he spoke about the importance of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) to a group of educators and members of the media. Many of the teachers in attendance were there as part of AMSTI’s Summer Institute, which features training […]

July 30, 2013 | UM in the News

Main Street Players to perform 50s show “Picnic”

William Inge’s “Picnic” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1953, and the Montevallo Main Street Players are bringing this award-winning play to Montevallo this month. Shows will be held at the Parnell Memorial Library Theater Aug. 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

July 23, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named a College of Distinction - again

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo has once again been named a College of Distinction, the only public institution in Alabama to receive this designation. Colleges of Distinction is a web-based guide for high school juniors and seniors seeking a school that is nationally recognized and highly recommended by professionals in the field of education. Colleges and universities […]

July 22, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named to The Chronicle of Higher Education list

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo has recently been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2013 Great Colleges to Work For® program. The program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies. Montevallo received recognition in both the Teaching Environment and Tenure Clarity and Process categories. The former is […]

July 15, 2013 | Press Releases

Local University of Montevallo student receives national scholarship

MONTEVALLO—University of Montevallo student Adelyn Gillon recently received notification that she has been awarded a Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society. Gillon, who majors in English and history at Montevallo, resides in Birmingham in Shelby County. The scholarship will apply to the 2013-2014 academic year. Alpha Lambda Delta, founded […]