October 14, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

ValloCycle program rolls into reality

A long-awaited dream became a reality as the University of Montevallo and the City of Montevallo kicked off the ValloCycle bike share program during UM’s Founder’s Day celebration Oct. 13. “Last year, when (these students) came into my office with a petition, it got me thinking. I’m a preservationist, but sometimes the business of the […]

October 10, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

Bringing history to life

On a Friday morning, students in Dr. Ruth Truss’s history class at the University of Montevallo class got into a heated debate. The topic was secession and whether the Kentucky legislature should hold a convention to discuss seceding from the union. The students were participating in a Reacting to the Past historical simulation. While they […]

September 27, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

Retired UM professor receives AHF award

Elaine Hughes described humanities as humanity’s history, language, literature, religion and philosophy, “all of those things that allow us to study and learn more about ourselves.” Hughes spent nearly 40 years of her life imparting a love of the humanities onto her students at the University of Montevallo as a professor of English. While she […]

September 22, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

UM: ‘The best-kept secret’ shared

The University of Montevallo unveiled a new look during The Main Event launch celebration on Sept. 21 UM’s quad was full of midway-style games and food, along with a sea of students, university trustees, the majority of the Shelby County legislative delegation, faculty and staff and community members. Mayor of Montgomery and Chairman of UM’s […]

September 21, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

UM students assist FocusFirst

Five University of Montevallo students got some hands-on experience in their future professions Sept. 21 by helping a non-profit group conduct high-tech eye exams for kids. The students, all elementary education or family and consumer science majors, assisted FocusFirst – a student service initiative and signature project of Impact Alabama – at Calera Head Start. […]

September 6, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

UM names new police chief

The University of Montevallo recently named Chadd M. Adams chief of campus police within the university’s Department of Public Safety, according to a press release from the university. Adams served UM as assistant chief from June 2008 until being named acting chief in Nov. 2010. Read the full story at