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 […]

February 3, 2014 | UM Happenings

UM Greek Life Welcomes Phi Gamma Delta

Headquarters staff from the International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, known as “FIJI,” will be on campus February 6 through March 22 recruiting men to become the founding fathers of the first ever FIJI chapter at the University of Montevallo. Phi Gamma Delta will be the first fraternity added to the UM Greek community since Alpha Kappa […]

January 29, 2014 | UM in the News

UM’s Community School of Music enriches

Music enriches the human experience. For that reason, the Department of Music at the University of Montevallo is dedicated to extending music education beyond the degree programs it offers to reach citizens in the surrounding region. The University’s Community School of Music (CSM) is “instrumental” in making that happen. Read the full story at

January 16, 2014 | UM in the News

Students band together for musical experience

Middle and high school band students from across the state will come together Feb. 28 to March 2 to blend their musical talents at the 2014 University of Montevallo Honor Band Festival. The university is expecting 300 or more students to attend the 21st annual honor band, said Julie McEntee, office manger in the Department […]

January 12, 2014 | UM in the News

UM musicians to help raise funds for Philippine typhoon relief

Fifteen singers and six pianists will perform Tuesday, Jan. 14, to show their support for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated much of the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013. Singers include music professors, alumni and others representing area colleges and universities, including Birmingham-Southern College, UAB, Samford University, University of Montevallo, University of Alabama, Alabama School […]

January 8, 2014 | UM in the News

From bullet hole in Jesus window to 'Gone With the Wind' tie-in, Episcopal Cathedral tabletop history is 'amazing'

Cathedral Church of the Advent now has a coffee table book about its architecture, stained-glass windows and timeline that may rank as one of the most impressive parish histories ever written. Michael Hawkins, a 1985 graduate of the University of Montevallo, did all the photography, graphics and layout for the book. Read the full story […]

January 6, 2014 | Press Releases

Legislative forum at University of Montevallo

WHAT: Legislative forum hosted by UM Student Government Association WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. WHERE: Anna Irvin Dining Hall on the University of Montevallo campus ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This forum will give students, faculty, staff and community members an opportunity to hear from local politicians and ask them questions. Scheduled to appear are […]

January 6, 2014 | Press Releases

UM assistant professor sweeps 2013 chess tournaments

Scott Varagona, assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Montevallo, recently scored a chess grand slam as he took the 2013 Alabama Dual-rated Championship, held in Montgomery in December. Varagona had won the Blitz Championship, the Quick Championship and the State Championship titles earlier in the year. The various championships are differentiated by the […]

December 16, 2013 | UM in the News

Bench commemorates 65-year-old love story that began at ‘Angel Farm’

Back when the University of Montevallo was still Alabama College, an all-girls school, it was called “Angel Farm” by the young men who would visit the college campus on weekends. It was at “Angel Farm” that Frances Yates Shaw met the man who would later become her husband. Read the full story at

December 16, 2013 | Press Releases

Fall Commencement held at University of Montevallo

The University of Montevallo held its fall commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 13, at the McChesney Student Activity Center on the UM campus. Those in attendance had the privilege of hearing Andrew Young, politician, human rights activist and businessman, speak. Degrees were awarded to 222 students. One hundred fifty-nine students received their undergraduate degrees, while 63 […]

December 13, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Opera Ensemble in National Finals

For the third consecutive year, the University of Montevallo Opera Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Charles Wood, has been selected as a finalist in the National Opera Association Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition. Last year, the University of Montevallo won the national competition, held in Portland, Ore. This year, seniors Mattie Crisp of Oxford and […]

December 13, 2013 | Press Releases

Andrew Young to speak at December 13 commencement

WHAT: FALL COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER WILL BE ANDREW YOUNG WHEN: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 5 p.m. WHERE: Robert M. McChesney Student Activity Center on the UM campus ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Andrew Young is a former U.N. ambassador, former mayor of Atlanta and civil rights activist. He served as co-chair for the 1996 Olympic Games and is currently […]

December 10, 2013 | Press Releases

UM assistant professor receives fellowship to study conspiracy theorizing

Alexander Beringer, University of Montevallo assistant professor of English, has received a fellowship to serve as a visiting scholar for the Conspiracy and Democracy project at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom in 2014. The goal of this five-year research project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is to explore the pervasiveness of conspiracy […]

December 9, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo SGA to host legislative forum

The Student Government Association at the University of Montevallo will host a legislative forum Jan. 9, 2014, at 6 p.m. in Anna Irvin Dining Hall on the UM campus. This forum will give students, faculty, staff and community members an opportunity to hear from local politicians and advocates for higher education and ask them questions. […]

December 5, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo organization receives award

The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) recently recognized the University of Montevallo chapter with its Presidential Chapter Award. NAME is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education. Led by Dr. Courtney Bentley, chapter president, the UM organization has increased its membership dramatically and now includes students. […]