November 3, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo welcomes BACHE visiting writer Tayari Jones

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will welcome author Tayari Jones to the J.A. Brown Room in Carmichael Library on the UM campus Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 3:30 p.m., to read from her works as part of the 2014-2015 BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series. Jones, a native of Atlanta, is an associate professor of English at Rutgers-Newark University. […]

October 17, 2014 | Press Releases

Miss Carnation Pageant at the University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO—The Kappa Chi chapter of Phi Mu sorority at the University of Montevallo will host the Miss Carnation Pageant Saturday, Oct. 25, in Palmer Auditorium on the UM campus beginning at 1 p.m. All proceeds from this event will go directly to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Girls will compete in four age divisions: elementary school […]

October 17, 2014 | UM in the News

UM alumnus named to BBJ's Top 40 Under 40 list

Daryl Spears, who graduated from the University of Montevallo in 2000 with a BBA in finance, was recently named to the Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 list. Spears is a senior vice president at Aliant Bank in Birmingham, specializing in commercial real estate. Read the full story at

October 17, 2014 | UM Happenings

Barone wins 17th annual Life Raft Debate

As told by Professor Michael Patton . . . Yes, that’s right, there is a consensus emerging among long-time Life Raft Debate aficionados that last night’s (Oct. 9) 17th annual debate was one of the best in LRD history. It was certainly hard to decide whom to vote for. With a packed Palmer Auditorium, attendance […]

October 16, 2014 | Press Releases

UM to host American Council on Education Fellow

MONTEVALLO—The American Council on Education (ACE) has selected the University of Montevallo to serve as host institution to Dr. Robert H. McNamara, a 2014-2015 ACE Fellow. McNamara, associate provost and dean of the graduate college at The Citadel, will spend 12 weeks during the academic year on the UM campus. “Selection as a host institution […]

October 16, 2014 | UM Happenings

Communication Science and Disorders to host open house

The UM Department of Communication Science and Disorders is hosting an open house for prospective graduate students Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the George C. Wallace Speech and Hearing Center. Call (205) 665-6720 to register. Visit Communication Science and Disorders to learn more about speech-language pathology at the University of Montevallo.

October 15, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates 118th Founders' Day

The University of Montevallo celebrated its beginnings Oct. 9 with the 118th Founders’ Day. UM opened its doors Oct. 12, 1896, as Alabama Girls’ Industrial School and has grown and developed into Alabama’s only public liberal arts university. The theme of Founders’ Day 2014 was “Smart. Balanced. Prepared.” reflecting the ideal University of Montevallo students […]

October 13, 2014 | UM Happenings

UM to follow normal hours

The National Weather Service is currently monitoring a large storm system approaching Alabama. This is a dangerous system capable of producing heavy thunderstorms, strong winds, and isolated tornadoes from 4 p.m.-midnight. At this time, the University of Montevallo plans to follow normal business and class hours. The University will continue to monitor weather conditions and will […]

October 8, 2014 | UM Happenings

Murphy published, book signings announced

Jim Murphy, professor of English and creative writing, has recently published a new book of poems and will give readings and sign copies Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the J. A. Brown Room of Carmichael Library; and Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Eclipse Coffee and Books. The Uniform House, just released from […]

October 8, 2014 | UM Happenings

Carnival for a Cure set for Oct. 17

MONTEVALLO—The Student Government Association at the University of Montevallo will host Carnival for a Cure, an event to raise awareness of and money for cancer research, Friday, Oct. 17, from 4-7 p.m. on UM’s Main Quad. This event is open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend. Tanya Hoang, SGA president, said, “As […]

October 7, 2014 | UM Happenings

118th Founders' Day Award Winners

Jim Day-2014 University Scholar James Day, professor of history at the University of Montevallo, was named the 2014 University Scholar. This award recognizes significant contributions to scholarship and creative endeavor. Day earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a minor in history from the United States Military Academy. He received a master’s degree in U.S. […]

October 6, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo students win game design awards

MONTEVALLO­—Three Game Studies and Design students at the University of Montevallo have been recognized by Game Career Guide for creating innovative games in their most recent Game Design Challenge: “Poetry in Motion.” The goal was to design video games based on famous poems. Angel Diaz, of Bessemer, created “This Is Just To Say,” based on […]

October 3, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to celebrate Founders’ Day

MONTEVALLO—When the University of Montevallo holds its Founders’ Day convocation Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. in Palmer Auditorium, Mark Brandon, dean of the University of Alabama School of Law, will deliver the Founders’ Day address. Brandon, who graduated from UM in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in history, earned the juris doctor from the UA […]

October 3, 2014 | UM Happenings

Mass Communication students work as reporters with Alabama's 13

On Sunday, Sept. 28, four UM Mass Communication students had the opportunity to spend the day working as reporters with Alabama’s 13 to cover the Magic City Miracle volunteer efforts throughout downtown Birmingham. Students spent the day covering various events, and then received professional feedback from Alabama’s 13 reporters as they crafted their stories for […]

September 29, 2014 | UM Happenings

UM Theatre to open season with ‘God of Carnage’

UM Theatre will present God of Carnage as its opening performance of the 2014-2015 theatre season. This emotionally charged, actor-driven drama by Yasmina Reza starred James Gandolfini and Jeff Daniels on Broadway. UM’s production will take place Thursday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 5, with 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday-Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinée on Sunday. All […]

September 26, 2014 | UM Happenings

Shelby County drug take-back day is Saturday

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force (SCDETF) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are sponsoring National Prescription Take Back Day this Saturday, Sept. 27, at various locations throughout Shelby County. The drug take-back day provides citizens the opportunity to properly dispose of unused, expired, or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications. The drop-off is […]

September 19, 2014 | UM Happenings

Network Maintenance

Network maintenance to the main data center at the University of Montevallo is being performed Saturday, September 20, and is expected to require 8–10 hours to complete. Additionally, complete testing as servers are brought back online may continue through Sunday, September 21. During this time, links from that direct to the internal University of […]

September 16, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo welcomes first of BACHE visiting writers

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will welcome fiction and poetry author Chantel Acevedo to the J.A. Brown Room in Carmichael Library on the UM campus Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 3:30 p.m., to read from her works as part of the 2014-2015 BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series. Acevedo, a Cuban-American born and raised in Miami, teaches at Auburn […]

September 10, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo recognized by U.S. News & World Report

MONTEVALLO – U.S. News & World Report has released its 2015 “America’s Best Colleges” rankings, and the University of Montevallo is once again ranked as the No. 1 public master’s-level university in Alabama, a distinction it has held each year since 2008. According to the 2015 rankings, released Sept. 9, 2014, Montevallo is again listed […]

September 5, 2014 | UM Happenings

UM welcomes new faculty

The University of Montevallo recently welcomed its new faculty. They are: • Virginia Bare, assistant professor of psychology, who earned the B.A. from Davidson College, the M.A. from Western Carolina University and the Ph.D. from The University of Alabama; • Stacy Bishop, assistant professor of kinesiology, who earned the B.S. from the University of Mary […]