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May 5, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo holds spring commencement

MONTEVALLO – More than 350 diplomas were presented to University of Montevallo students May 3 at UM’s spring commencement. Holding spring graduation ceremonies on the lawn of Flowerhill, the home of UM’s president, is a long-held tradition. The combination of spring sunshine, graduates in caps and gowns, and a multitude of parents, families and friends […]

May 3, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo '14 spring commencement

With her friendly “hey, dudes” welcome to the University of Montevallo’s Class of 2014, outgoing Senior Class President Julia Erwin joked about one of the institution’s most prominent features. Noting the graduation ceremony’s arrival this morning, Erwin said that, “of course, every time we have tripped on the bricks is now worth it.” Read the […]

April 30, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo student volunteers help nonprofits through Falcon Scholars in Action

When they’re not taking classes at the University of Montevallo, some students have been volunteering their time at nonprofit agencies through the Falcon Scholars in Action Program. The students received honors at the program’s annual showcase April 17 in Montevallo that spotlights the collaboration between Shelby County Community Services and the university. Participants used the […]

April 30, 2014 | UM Happenings

Spring Soirée set for Friday, May 9

Join us at Good People Brewing on Friday, May 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. for our annual Spring Soirée party and auction. The silent auction will end at 8 p.m. with a live auction going throughout the evening. Admission to the event is free, and hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar will be available. Proceeds will […]

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 Humanities 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 […]