April 2, 2014 | UM in the News

$1 million cash endowment given to the University of Montevallo

The University of Montevallo recently announced the Alice Aldora “Slim” Hyatt Endowed Scholarship, which is made possible by a $1 million gift given by the estate of Alice Hyatt and her best friend, who wishes to remain anonymous. The gift is the largest single scholarship donation in school history, according to a news release from […]

April 2, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo opera to present The Mikado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2014 Contact: Marsha Littleton University Relations Department University of Montevallo 205-665-6230 MONTEVALLO – The University of Montevallo department of music, with the help of a generous gift from Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, The Mikado, April 24-27 in Palmer Auditorium on the […]

March 31, 2014 | UM Happenings

Montevallo to offer Latin American Studies minor

The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce the formation of an 18-credit-hour minor in Latin American Studies! The minor will draw from classes in history, anthropology, geography, literature, foreign language, and study-abroad experiences. The Latin American Studies faculty include Drs. John Bawden, Virginia Ochoa-Winemiller, Rosa María Stoops, Eric Vaccarella, and Leonor Vázquez. The minor […]

March 28, 2014 | UM in the News

Award-winning author coming to Montevallo

Margaret Wrinkle, Birmingham native and author of the award-winning novel “Wash,” will speak at Eclipse Coffee and Books in Montevallo on April 9 at 4 p.m. Read more at  

March 24, 2014 | UM in the News

UM to perform ‘The Mikado’

Thanks to a generous gift from Merril Lynch and Co. Inc., the University of Montevallo music department will perform “The Mikado” April 24 through 27. “The Mikado” is a two-act comic opera, written by W. S. Gilbert with music by Arthur Sullivan, which originally opened in 1885. The opera is set in Japan, and satirizes […]

March 24, 2014 | UM in the News

Shelby County district employees honored at UM Alumni Awards

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, including several Shelby County School District employees. Read more at

March 19, 2014 | UM in the News

ASO to perform world premiere of original composition at University of Montevallo

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of Concerto for Violin and Orchestra at the University of Montevallo March 30. Joseph Landers, associate professor of music at the University of Montevallo, composed the original piece. Landers has written more than 40 compositions, commemorating occasions such as the inauguration of two university presidents and […]

March 18, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo hosts Alabama Symphony Orchestra

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will hold a concert in Palmer Hall on the University of Montevallo campus on Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Christopher Confessore will conduct the full orchestra in the world premiere of Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2013), composed by Joseph […]

March 18, 2014 | UM Happenings

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Need help filing your IRS forms? Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers, consisting of students from the Stephens College of Business, will provide free income tax preparation assistance to eligible individuals. Sessions will take place at the Parnell Library in Montevallo through April 15 (closed March 24-29). Volunteers will be available Tuesdays from 2-8 p.m. […]

March 11, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo professor wins competition, featured in art exhibition

MONTEVALLO – Karen Graffeo, professor of art at the University of Montevallo and Fulbright scholar, recently won the $7,500 grand prize in Energen’s 15th annual art competition in Birmingham. Her entry, “She Flew West,” competed against almost 200 entries in the juried competition. Proceeds from the 2014 Energen Art Competition, plus a contribution from Energen, […]

March 11, 2014 | UM Happenings

Montevallo Celebrates Pi Week 2014

The University of Montevallo celebrates Pi Week with several events including a Math Grand Prix (a math-related scavenger hunt) on Tuesday, March 11, and presentations on Wednesday, March 12, by guest alumni who will speak on graduate research and graduate studies in math. UM’s Math Club will hold a bake sale on Friday morning, and […]

March 5, 2014 | UM Happenings

University Scholar presentation announced

The University Scholar presentation is scheduled for Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall. A lecture and performance featuring small ensemble and solo pieces will be presented by Lori Ardovino, the 2014 University Scholar. The presentation will involve a variety of music, including three song cycles, two pieces for clarinet and narrator […]

March 4, 2014 | UM Happenings

University of Montevallo's Undergraduate Research Day set for March 12

UM’s annual Undergraduate Research Day will take place Wednesday, March 12, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Harman Hall. This year features the research of undergraduate students from across the curriculum. The presenters, their advisors, and the titles of their work are: Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics • Rachel Blackerby, Christine Sestero — Characterization of TGFβR3 Signaling Pathways in […]

February 28, 2014 | UM Happenings

UM to host Faculty Research Symposium March 5

The 5th annual Faculty Research Symposium will take place Wednesday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Wills 200 (master classroom). This year’s event will include a Fulbright Scholar Presentation by Professor of Art Karen Graffeo. Members of the UM community are encouraged to attend this annual event featuring presentations by recent recipients […]

February 28, 2014 | Press Releases

Fall 2013 Commencement

MONTEVALLO – Almost 230 University of Montevallo students received their diplomas at fall commencement Dec. 13. The commencement speaker was Andrew Young, politician, human rights activist and businessman. Following the address, Dr. John W. Stewart III, UM president, conferred degrees upon some 165 candidates for bachelor’s degrees, 62 candidates for master’s degrees and two candidates […]

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 […]