February 28, 2014 | UM in the News

Two University of Montevallo students receive Order of Omega scholarships

Two University of Montevallo students have received scholarships from Order of Omega, a national leadership society for members of campus sororities and fraternities. Order of Omega, founded in 1959, recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship and leadership. Students must also be involved in their respective organizations and […]

February 28, 2014 | Press Releases

UM Announces Fall 2013 Honor Roll

MONTEVALLO — More than 860 University of Montevallo students were named to the honor roll for the fall semester. The President’s List included the names of 519 students. To make the President’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the […]

February 26, 2014 | UM in the News

Averette elected Alabama Press Association Journalism Foundation president

Demopolis Times publisher Justin Averette has been elected president of the Alabama Press Association’s Journalism Foundation for 2014. The Foundation supports journalism education in Alabama by awarding grants that support college and high school newspapers, workshops, an annual job fair and internships. The Foundation’s board also traditionally meets once a year on a college campus […]

February 25, 2014 | UM Happenings

University of Montevallo Kinesiology Department to Host Golf Tournament

The University of Montevallo is hosting a Kinesiology Golf Tournament Saturday, April 5 at the Montevallo Golf Course. Proceeds will go toward the renovation and refurbishing of a classroom in honor of Dr. Miriam Collins. The tournament will be a three-person scramble with cash or certificate awards for the top-three teams. The entry fee is $60 […]

February 25, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to Hold Conference on Multicultural Education

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host the fourth annual Alabama Region 3 National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) conference Friday, March 14, 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 and chapter of NAME. Featured speakers will […]

February 21, 2014 | Press Releases

UM Welcomes Lindell as Executive Director of Academic Success

The University of Montevallo recently welcomed Dr. TyAnn Lindell as executive director of academic success. She will provide administrative supervision and oversight for the Center for Academic Success at UM, a comprehensive academic support system that includes academic advisement, TRIO programs, supplemental instruction and tutorials. Lindell has 14 years of experience in secondary education followed […]

February 21, 2014 | UM Happenings

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Professional Realm of Puzzles, Logic, LEGO and Scrabble

The Concert and Lecture Series and Game Studies and Design are pleased to announce a lecture by Eric Harshbarger titled “Curiouser and Curiouser: The Professional Realm of Puzzles, Logic, LEGO®, and Scrabble®” Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5-6 p.m. in the Wills Hall master classroom (Wills 200). Harshbarger is a mathematician by education, a computer engineer […]

February 19, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo students win game design awards

Once again, University of Montevallo students in UM’s Game Studies and Design program have distinguished themselves in the arena of game design, as three of their number have been recognized for creating games chosen as “Best Entries” in the Game Design Challenge labeled “Touché!” by, a nationally recognized website for game design. The challenge […]

February 17, 2014 | UM in the News

What's it gonna be? An AV!

The University of Montevallo has the oldest homecoming tradition in America. The community of Calera is fortunate to have this tradition, known as College Night, right in their own backyard. Since 1919, the entire UM campus divides into Purple or Gold sides, and there are events and intramurals, pitting the sides against each other. Calera […]

February 16, 2014 | UM in the News

Plans for walkable communities making strides in metro Birmingham

In Jefferson and Shelby counties, The Metropolitan Planning Organization is working with communities on more than 120 miles of new sidewalks or improvements to existing ones. There are plans for 29 miles of sidewalks, trails, and bike lanes in Birmingham alone. The City of Montevallo and the Alabama Department of Transportation are hosting an open house […]

February 14, 2014 | Press Releases

Two University of Montevallo students receive Order of Omega scholarships

MONTEVALLO—Two students at the University of Montevallo have received scholarships from Order of Omega, a national leadership society for members of campus sororities and fraternities. Katie Edge of Brewton (photo not available) is a senior pursuing a degree in speech-language pathology. She has held a number of leadership positions in the Kappa Chi chapter of […]

February 13, 2014 | UM Happenings

Montevallo set to open at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 due to Weather

Attention UM Students, Faculty, and Staff, The University of Montevallo will delay opening until 1 p.m., Thursday, February 13. (This is a change from the previous plan to delay opening until 11 a.m.) Please note that the State of Alabama has asked everyone to stay off the roads during the morning hours today. Those commuting to […]

February 12, 2014 | Press Releases

Montevallo Alumnus Returns to speak to Business Students

Larry J. Adams, a University of Montevallo alumnus who graduated in 1981 summa cum laude, returned to his alma mater recently to speak to more than 100 students in UM’s Michael E. Stephens College of Business. His topic was “My Story, My Business, My Advice.” Adams spent his career in the insurance industry, holding several […]

February 12, 2014 | Press Releases

College of Education Honors Distinguished Alumni

The College of Education at the University of Montevallo recently honored a number of its alumni at a dinner held in conjunction with homecoming activities. The following professionals have distinguished themselves in their fields. The recipient of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Award was Connie Couch, who received the B.S. in psychology from UM in […]

February 12, 2014 | Press Releases

UM National Alumni Association Honors Three Alumni

As a part of recent Homecoming festivities at the University of Montevallo, three alumni were honored by the UM National Alumni Association for outstanding service to their communities and the university. The Distinguished Alumnus Award, the most prestigious award presented by the UMNAA, recognizes a graduate who has excelled in his/her professional career. The recipient […]

February 11, 2014 | UM in the News

UM students graduate Leading Edge Institute

University of Montevallo students Emily Pennington and Laura Beth Askelson are graduating from the Leading Edge Institute Saturday, March 1. The Leading Edge Institute is a “dynamic nine-month leadership program dedicated to working with college women across the state of Alabama to change the face of leadership,” according to their website. Read more at

February 11, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo to welcome new fraternity

Members of the headquarters staff of Phi Gamma Delta, known as “FIJI,” are headed to the University of Montevallo campus to recruit male students to become the founding fathers of the new fraternity. Read more at

February 10, 2014 | UM Happenings

University of Montevallo to close Feb. 11 due to Winter Storm Warning

Attention UM Students, Faculty, and Staff: The University of Montevallo will be closed Tuesday, February 11. This includes all classes and extracurricular activities. Classes and activities for the remainder of Monday, February 10, will proceed as scheduled. At this point, it is not possible to know how the developing weather system will directly affect Montevallo, […]

February 10, 2014 | UM Happenings

Clayton Colvin and Beyond

The University of Montevallo Art Gallery in Bloch Hall is pleased to exhibit the work of Birmingham Based painter, Clayton Colvin. An opening reception is set for Feb 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. His work will be on display Feb. 13 through March 6, 2014. His critically acclaimed work has been widely exhibited nationally […]