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 […]

February 9, 2014 | UM in the News

Purple side claims victory at UM College Night 2014

Purple ended Gold’s three-year winning streak Saturday, Feb. 8, at the University of Montevallo’s College Night. College night, continuous since its commencement in 1919, is an intramural competition in which Montevallo students divide into two teams, Purple and Gold, and perform musical productions that are written, choreographed and directed by students. Read the full story […]

February 7, 2014 | UM Happenings

Message from 2014 College Night Committee

Attention Thursday night College Night ticket holders: Members of the College Night committee have been working diligently since Thursday afternoon’s weather cancellation to find a way to allow those holding tickets for the Thursday-evening performances an opportunity to see the Golds and Purples compete on stage. With the assistance of and a shout out to UM’s […]

February 7, 2014 | UM in the News

Provost named to state humanities board

University of Montevallo Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Suzanne Ozment has been elected to the board of directors for Alabama Humanities Foundation. Read the full story at

February 7, 2014 | UM Happenings

Carmichael Library Digitizes Alabamian

Carmichael Library has announced the Alabamian, the student newspaper, is now digitized and available on the Internet Archive.  The digitized content includes the first issue from 1924 called the Vanguard  to the 1984 issues. The Library plans to digitize the entire run. The Library’s digitization program aligns with the University’s Strategic Plan to digitize material in the Milner Archives and […]

February 6, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo hosting New York City playwright Feb. 11-12

New York playwright Qui Nguyen will lead events at the University of Montevallo as part of the Dancy Lecture Series on Feb. 11-12. Nguyen is a co-founder of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of New York City who work is known for innovative use of stage violence, puppetry and multimedia. Read more at […]

February 6, 2014 | UM Happenings

New York playwright will give Dancy Lecture at the University of Montevallo

Due to a winter storm warning, this event has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13. An open forum with students on “Living as an Artist in New York” will now take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in Reynolds Studio Theatre. A free public reading from Nguyen’s play Men of Steel and a talk with Nguyen is set for 7 p.m. in LeBaron […]

February 4, 2014 | UM Happenings

Renaissance England Music Expert set to speak at UM

Due to a winter storm warning, this event has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall. The Concert and Lecture Committee of the University of Montevallo and the Department of Music is presenting a lecture by Kerry McCarthy, associate professor of music at Duke University, entitled “From the Library […]