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May 11, 2016 | Press Releases

University Of Montevallo Bond Rating Upgraded To Highest Level Ever

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce that Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services has recently upgraded the University’s rating from “A” to “A+,” and notes the outlook as stable. At a time when many other universities are experiencing financial instability, the University of Montevallo has received two bond rating upgrades by […]

May 9, 2016 | Press Releases

UM Named 2016 Public College Of Distinction

Montevallo, Ala. – For the fifth consecutive year, University of Montevallo has been named a College of Distinction. The University of Montevallo is one of only two universities in the state to be selected for the Public Colleges of Distinction 2016. The Colleges of Distinction guidebook features colleges and universities that consistently provide a remarkable […]

May 5, 2016 | UM in the News

UM President’s Outdoor Scholars Program

Students in the UM President’s Outdoor Scholars Program worked with Alabama Power to deploy Christmas trees at Beeswax Landing on Lay Lake earlier this spring. Since 2003, Alabama Power has deployed more than 60,000 Christmas trees in company reservoirs to renew and create fish habitats. The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program is proud to have Alabama […]

April 29, 2016 | Press Releases

UM Celebrates Strong Hall Groundbreaking

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Strong Hall on Wed., April 27 in a ceremonial, yet unique fashion. Opening the ceremony, Steven Peters, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, referenced that rain is often a symbol of good luck when beginning new endeavors. This was the case […]

April 27, 2016 | Press Releases

UM To Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony For Strong Hall

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for Strong Hall on Wed., April 27 at 4:30 p.m. Strong Hall consists of new construction and an expansion to the existing Mass Communication building on the University campus. This new facility will bring together the Communication Studies and Mass Communication faculty and […]

April 26, 2016 | Press Releases

UM's Spring 2016 Commencement Speaker

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo will host special guest Will Pearson, president and co-founder of Mental Floss, as the keynote speaker for Spring Commencement on Sat., May 7. Since launching mental__floss magazine from his dorm room at Duke University in 2001, Pearson and fellow co-founder Mangesh Hattikudur have grown the media company to […]

April 22, 2016 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Named 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School

Montevallo, Ala. – The U.S. Department of Education has recognized the University of Montevallo as a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School in the Postsecondary Sustainability Award category. The University is one of 11 higher education institutions honored for innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, ensure effective sustainability education and […]

April 15, 2016 | UM Happenings

College Of Fine Arts To Premier “Forte Festival Of The Arts”

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo College of Fine Arts will host the inaugural “Forte Festival of the Arts” from Thurs., April 14 – Sun., April 18. The weekend festival will feature three UM College of Fine Arts productions as well as three senior BFA exhibitions. The festival will also run in conjunction with […]

April 15, 2016 | Press Releases

The UM English Department Presents “Comics Around The World”

Montevallo, Ala. – The fourth annual comics exhibit at the University of Montevallo is set to run continuously in Carmichael Library from Monday, April 18 – May 20. An opening reception that will include conversation with exhibit creators and food from Eclipse will be hosted on April 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. This year’s […]

April 14, 2016 | UM Happenings

Dr. Lewis Gordon to Guest Lecture at UM for Visiting Lecture Series

Montevallo, Ala. – Acclaimed philosophy professor Dr. Lewis R. Gordon will be visiting the University of Montevallo as a part of a visiting lecture series curated by Dr. Myron M. Beasley, the Paschel V. Vacca Distinguished Visiting Professor on Thursday, April 14. Gordon will deliver a lecture entitled “Fanon Today or Oxygen for Humanity” in […]

April 13, 2016 | UM Happenings

Spring Commencement 2016

May 7th, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Flowerhill Lawn Commencement Rehearsal May 6th, 2016, 4:00 p.m. Flowerhill Lawn The University of Montevallo National Alumni Association will host a continental breakfast on King Quad on May 7, 2016 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  All graduates and guests are welcome to attend. Parking: (Map to be sent separately) Guest parking […]

April 13, 2016 | UM in the News

Jonathan Nelson

Montevallo graduate and Birmingham Barons General Manager, Jonathan Nelson, recently sat down with Birmingham magazine to discuss baseball and the positive growth of downtown Birmingham since the Barons took residence in Regions Field. Click here to read more.  

April 13, 2016 | UM Happenings

The Biggest "Big Event" In UM History

Montevallo, Ala. – More than 700 students participated in The Big Event on Sat. April 9 at the University of Montevallo. The 2016 gathering involved approximately 29 percent of the student body and was the largest in the six-year history of the event. “The Big Event is a unique opportunity not just for students to […]

April 12, 2016 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Receives “Storm Ready” Designation

Montevallo, Ala. – The National Weather Service recognized the University of Montevallo as StormReady, a nationwide program that helps communities plan for severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. “We have put extensive time and effort to receive this distinction, and our University has always and will continue to provide exceptional communication and preparedness […]

April 12, 2016 | Vallo Voice

Earth Week 2016

Monday, April 18th – Lets Get Wild- Biodiversity Day Center for Biological Diversity Tabling 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Outside of Cafeteria Environmental Club members will be handing out condoms outside of the cafeteria while educating students about the connections between population growth, reproductive rights, and endangered species.   Save the Red Wolf! —Red Wolf Revival […]

April 8, 2016 | UM Happenings

UM Thanks Scholarship Donors at Appreciation Luncheon

Montevallo, Ala. – Members of the UM family joined together on Wed. April 6 to share their appreciation for the University of Montevallo’s scholarship donors during an annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon. Scholarship recipients at the luncheon were able to meet with and personally thank the donors that generously provide funding to support their college education. […]

April 6, 2016 | UM Happenings

UM Alumna, 2016 Alabama Teacher of the Year Visits Montevallo

Montevallo, Ala. – “We have to have people that want to share their classroom with the rest of the world,” Jennifer Brown, Alabama Teacher of the Year stated as she discussed educational advocacy during a recent visit to the University of Montevallo. Brown, M.Ed. ’13, is currently spending one year representing the teachers of the […]

April 5, 2016 | UM Happenings

UM Celebrates National Social Work Month

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo social work program held it’s 2016 Social Work Month celebration on Wed., March 23 in Anna Irvin Dining Hall on the University campus. The national theme of 2016 Social Work month is Forging Solutions Out of Challenges, something that special guest speaker and UM alumnus Renae Carpenter describes […]

April 4, 2016 | UM Happenings

UM Hosts 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Day

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo held its 19th annual Undergraduate Research Day on Wed. March 23 in Harman Hall on the University campus. Over 50 students representing all four UM colleges participated in the event with the advisement of 34 faculty mentors. Students presented oral presentations and poster presentations, with the first through […]

March 28, 2016 | UM Happenings

Student Spotlight: Taylor Hubbard

Taylor Hubbard Class of 2016 Hometown: Atmore, AL Describe UM in three words: Unconventional. Historic. Treasure. Taylor Hubbard’s college transcript will stand out from that of the typical college student for quite a few reasons. Not only has she been honored as Senior Elite for holding the highest GPA in the her program, but she […]