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 […]

February 26, 2014 | UM in the News

Averette elected Alabama Press Association Journalism Foundation president

Demopolis Times publisher Justin Averette has been elected president of the Alabama Press Association’s Journalism Foundation for 2014. The Foundation supports journalism education in Alabama by awarding grants that support college and high school newspapers, workshops, an annual job fair and internships. The Foundation’s board also traditionally meets once a year on a college campus […]

February 25, 2014 | UM Happenings

University of Montevallo Kinesiology Department to Host Golf Tournament

The University of Montevallo is hosting a Kinesiology Golf Tournament Saturday, April 5 at the Montevallo Golf Course. Proceeds will go toward the renovation and refurbishing of a classroom in honor of Dr. Miriam Collins. The tournament will be a three-person scramble with cash or certificate awards for the top-three teams. The entry fee is $60 […]

February 25, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to Hold Conference on Multicultural Education

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host the fourth annual Alabama Region 3 National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) conference Friday, March 14, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., in Anna Irvin Hall on the UM campus. The conference is sponsored by UM’s College of Education, Social Work Program and chapter of NAME. Featured speakers will […]

February 21, 2014 | Press Releases

UM Welcomes Lindell as Executive Director of Academic Success

The University of Montevallo recently welcomed Dr. TyAnn Lindell as executive director of academic success. She will provide administrative supervision and oversight for the Center for Academic Success at UM, a comprehensive academic support system that includes academic advisement, TRIO programs, supplemental instruction and tutorials. Lindell has 14 years of experience in secondary education followed […]

February 21, 2014 | UM Happenings

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Professional Realm of Puzzles, Logic, LEGO and Scrabble

The Concert and Lecture Series and Game Studies and Design are pleased to announce a lecture by Eric Harshbarger titled “Curiouser and Curiouser: The Professional Realm of Puzzles, Logic, LEGO®, and Scrabble®” Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5-6 p.m. in the Wills Hall master classroom (Wills 200). Harshbarger is a mathematician by education, a computer engineer […]

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 […]