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December 14, 2012 | UM in the News

UM implements cutting-edge safety technology

The University of Montevallo made history Dec. 13 as the first institution of higher education to fully implement “showcase innovation” that improves the safety of the institution,” according to Gov. Robert Bentley. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.  

December 14, 2012 | Press Releases

Governor praises University of Montevallo’s use of Virtual Alabama

MONTEVALLO, ALA. — A press conference was held Thursday, December 13, on the University of Montevallo campus, to announce UM’s use of Virtual Alabama. Governor Robert Bentley addressed the press on the importance of Virtual Alabama in managing emergencies as well as in cost-saving procedures. Bentley noted that this system gives first responders the information […]

December 13, 2012 | Press Releases

Announcement of Virtual Alabama at the University of Montevallo

WHAT: Announcement of implementation of Virtual Alabama at the University of Montevallo WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Master Classroom in Wills Hall on the UM campus (call for directions) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The University of Montevallo will be the FIRST UNIVERSITY IN THE NATION to fully implement a virtual tool to completely map its […]

December 6, 2012 | UM in the News

UM grad named third black Episcopal priest in diocese history

A University of Montevallo graduate was ordained as only the third black priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama Dec. 2. Talladega native Brandt Montgomery graduated from the University of Montevallo in 2007. While attending UM, he was president of freshmen forum and student government president during his senior year, as well as president of […]

December 3, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo’s McCune honored

MONTEVALLO—Deborah McCune, director of disability support services and 504/ADA compliance officer at the University of Montevallo, was recently named Educator of the Year by the Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, a program of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS). The committee’s primary goals are educating the public about the benefits of […]

November 28, 2012 | UM in the News

Chris Sams flies as Peter Pan at Birmingham Children's Theatre

When Chris Sams got the call to return home to play one of his favorite childhood characters, he couldn’t resist it. “I grew up just loving the story of Peter Pan, just like everyone else,” he says. “I read it over and over and saw films like ‘Hook.’ It’s a dream for any little boy […]

November 28, 2012 | UM in the News

Hartselle student goes to Sesame Street

Leah Craft of Hartselle, a senior theatre major at the University of Montevallo, is currently working as an intern in the Jim Henson Creature Shop in New York. Other interns in the studio are students from Parsons School of Design and the Pratt Institute, both high-profile design schools. Read the full story at hartselleenquirer.com.

November 26, 2012 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo offers Music Connection

The University of Montevallo Community School of Music is offering a program to teach music to young people who may not have the financial resources to pay for private lessons. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

November 18, 2012 | UM in the News

Glover wraps up season in National Championship race

University of Montevallo senior Kaley Glover wrapped up her collegiate cross country career by posting the second fastest time in school history in her second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division II National Championship 6K race Nov. 17, hosted by Missouri Southern State University. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

November 16, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo appointment - Payne-Rockco

MONTEVALLO—Tracy Payne-Rockco has been named Director of Alumni Affairs at the University of Montevallo. She will oversee all activities and programs related to alumni of the university. Payne-Rockco, a member of the UM staff since 1999, has served as director of the McNair Scholars Program since 2003 and was the student development coordinator for the […]

November 16, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo appointment – Dahle

MONTEVALLO—Tammi Dahli has accepted the position of Dean of Students at the University of Montevallo. She will oversee operations of all departments within the division of student affairs. Dahle has served UM for 13 years, most recently as director of the Career Development Center and Counseling Services. She counseled students on personal, social and career […]

November 16, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo appointment – Hughes

MONTEVALLO—William L. Hughes has been named director of the University of Montevallo physical plant. He will manage all construction and renovation projects for the 72 buildings on campus and work with contractors as well as city and county staff to implement the Montevallo Development Cooperative District project. Hughes has served the university since 1992, most […]

November 15, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo student goes to Sesame Street®

MONTEVALLO—Leah Craft of Hartselle, a senior theatre major at the University of Montevallo, is currently working as an intern in the Jim Henson Creature Shop in New York. Other interns in the studio are students from Parsons School of Design and the Pratt Institute, both high-profile design schools. In addition to patterning costumes for puppets […]

November 13, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo offers Music Connection

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo Community School of Music is offering a program teaching music to young people who may not have the financial resources to pay for private lessons. The Montevallo Music Connection, in partnership with the D’Addario Music Foundation, Guitar Center Inc. and the Alabama Council on the Arts, will provide music lessons to […]

November 7, 2012 | UM in the News

UM president lights anagama kiln

University of Montevallo President Dr. John W. Stewart became the second president to light the anagama kiln on UM’s campus Nov. 7. Dr. Scott Meyer and his ceramic students will keep vigilant watch over the traditional Japanese kiln, which will heat to at least 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit, over the next 100 hours. The 40-foot kiln […]

November 7, 2012 | Press Releases

Arrest in Montevallo cat deaths

MONTEVALLO—An arrest has been made in the case of cats found dead of unnatural causes on the University of Montevallo campus. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Shelby County jail on Tuesday.  Cruelty to animals charges have been filed.

November 6, 2012 | Press Releases

Anagama kiln firing at University of Montevallo

WHAT: Firing of UM’s unique 40-foot anagama kiln WHEN: Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 12:30 p.m. with a sake toast – UM president John W. Stewart becomes only the 2nd president to light this kiln. WHERE: Near the tennis courts on the UM campus (call for directions) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Many opportunities for dramatic photos and […]

October 31, 2012 | Press Releases

Suspect identified in cat deaths

MONTEVALLO— A comprehensive investigation conducted by the University of Montevallo’s police department has led to the identification of a person believed to be responsible for the unnatural deaths of cats that have been found on UM’s campus in recent weeks. The person in question was not a campus resident and has been prohibited from entering […]