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August 27, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to host Advocacy Day

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo Social Work Program will host the 2014 Advocacy Day conference Friday, Sept. 26, from 8:30 a.m.-noon, in Anna Irvin Hall on the University of Montevallo campus. The focus of this conference is Ethical Treatment of Suicidal Clients: Beyond Risk Management. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Scott Ketring, acting director of […]

August 26, 2014 | UM Happenings

Peters brings creativity and vision to College of Fine Arts

The University of Montevallo recently welcomed Dr. Steven J. Peters as the new dean of UM’s College of Fine Arts. Peters comes to Montevallo from Friends University, a private liberal arts college in Wichita, Kan., where he had served as dean and professor in the College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education since 2010. Prior […]

August 25, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to welcome award-winning writers

MONTEVALLO–The University of Montevallo will host three award-winning writers during the 2014-2015 academic year. As part of the BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series, Chantel Acevedo, Tayari Jones and Brian Turner will hold readings with Q/A sessions, receptions and book signings in the J.A. Brown Room of Carmichael Library at UM. The Birmingham Consortium for Higher Education (BACHE) […]

August 14, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo holds summer commencement

MONTEVALLO–More than 90 students received their diplomas at summer commencement Aug. 1. The commencement address was delivered by John O. Hudson III, an attorney who serves as vice president of public relations and charitable giving at Alabama Power Company and president of the Alabama Power Foundation, one of the state’s largest corporate philanthropic organizations. Following […]

August 13, 2014 | UM Happenings

Network Outage Resolved

Network Outage Resolved August 14, 2014 at 7:02 a.m. The University of Montevallo IT Department has confirmed all network services have been restored by the vendor. UM apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the service interruption. UM Experiencing Network Outage August 13, 2014 at 8:25 p.m. The University of Montevallo is experiencing a network outage due to a […]

August 7, 2014 | UM Happenings

Freshmen Move-in Day set for Friday, Aug. 22

Please join us for Freshmen Move-in Day on Friday, August 22! It’s almost time once again to welcome an important group — new students and their families — to our University of Montevallo family. Moving away to college is an exciting and at times overwhelming milestone in the lives of our students and their loved […]

August 7, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named a College of Distinction – again

MONTEVALLO–For the third consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named a College of Distinction. Montevallo is the only public university in Alabama to receive this recognition for 2014-2015. Founded in 1999, Colleges of Distinction is a web-based guide for high school juniors and seniors seeking a school that is nationally recognized and highly […]

August 7, 2014 | UM in the News

UM named a College of Distinction

For the third consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named a College of Distinction. Montevallo is the only public university in Alabama to receive this recognition for 2014-2015. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

July 22, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo announces summer commencement

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will hold summer commencement Friday, Aug. 1, at 5 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium. A reception to honor graduates will be held at 4 p.m. in the lobby of Reynolds Hall. Both locations are on the UM campus. John O. Hudson III will deliver the commencement address. Hudson is an attorney who […]

July 22, 2014 | UM Happenings

Young Alumni Happy Hour

The UM Junior Board invites young alumni to grab a friend and come join us for cocktails and appetizers for our last summer Happy Hour! If you are interested in earning a graduate degree, representatives from UM Graduate Admissions and Records will be on hand to answer some questions. This event is open to all UM […]

July 15, 2014 | UM in the News

University, town break ground on softball complex

University of Montevallo softball coach Lindsay Vanover is building a collegiate softball program from the ground up — literally. The University of Montevallo, in a partnership with the Montevallo Development Cooperative District and Shelby County, recently broke ground on a new softball complex located at Orr Park. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

July 3, 2014 | UM Happenings

UM to offer Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Technology

Beginning in Fall 2014, the University of Montevallo will offer a new graduate degree. The Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Technology has been created to address identified regional and national needs as the use of technology in schools and other educational settings continues to grow. In the 21st century it is no longer sufficient for […]

June 30, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo faculty members receive ASCA awards

MONTEVALLO—Bryn Chancellor and Ted Metz, both members of the faculty at the University of Montevallo, have been awarded individual fellowship grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. These grants are given to outstanding artists who create important works of art and make valuable contributions to the state in the disciplines of arts administration, […]

June 27, 2014 | UM in the News

Times-Journal names Heather Buckner managing editor

Heather Buckner has been named as the new managing editor of the Times-Journal, times-journal.com and associated magazines, effective Monday. Buckner, 22, is a recent graduate of the University of Montevallo, where she was editor of The Alabamian for two years. Read the full story at times-journal.com.  

June 24, 2014 | UM in the News

UM addresses educational technology needs with new master's degree

The University of Montevallo seeks to offer degree programs that fall within its mission as a public liberal arts university and that meet identified regional and national needs. As the use of technology in schools and other educational settings continues to grow, there is an increased demand for highly trained individuals who are responsible for […]

June 19, 2014 | UM in the News

Fairhope native Haley Evans 'thru-hiking' Appalachian Trail

Haley Evans, a Fairhope High School graduate and one of the most decorated runners in the University of Montevallo’s history, is in the middle of a challenge that only a handful of people in America have done. Read the full story at gulfcoastnewstoday.com.

June 18, 2014 | UM in the News

Tucker to hold book signing at DPL on Friday

A new “lest we forget” kind of book will make its debut in a book signing Friday at 2 p.m. at the Demopolis Library. Dr. Betty Jean Tucker’s book, On a Darkling Plain, is a collection of ten short stories with the unifying theme of the effect of The Great Depression on people in the […]