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October 9, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to Host Founders’ Day This Week

Montevallo, AL– Each year, the second Thursday of October is celebrated on campus at The University of Montevallo as ‘Founders’ Day.’ In 1896, the community of Montevallo was selected as the site for a new state educational institution. The school opened on October 12 in Reynolds Hall, an 1851 building that still houses classrooms and […]

October 8, 2015 | UM Happenings

Tim Lupinacci: 119th Founders' Day Speaker

 Tim Lupinacci, shareholder in the Baker Donelson’s Birmingham office, is a member of the law firm’s board of directors, chair of the financial services department and is former office managing shareholder for Birmingham. He concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring, financial services and transactions, and health law. Lupinacci primarily represents special […]

September 28, 2015 | UM in the News

UM Professor Wins 6th Alabama State Chess Championship

Scott Varagona is the new Alabama State Chess Champion. Varagona, an assistant professor of math at the University of Montevallo, has won the state chess title six times since 2002. He was undefeated in his bid to regain the state championship. -See more at: http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2015/09/post_267.html

September 28, 2015 | Press Releases

UM Social Work Program Celebrates 90th Anniversary This Year in Coordination with ‘Advocacy Day’

The University of Montevallo Social Work Program is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Originally founded in 1925 at ‘Alabama College’ the social work program began during a time when social work was an underdeveloped profession and only taught in urban universities. Miss Myrtle Brooke, Chairperson of the Sociology Department at the time, organized summer […]

September 21, 2015 | UM in the News

UM faculty member displays exhibition at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Karen Graffeo, an associate professor of art and director of photography concentration at The University of Montevallo, has an exhibit on display at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The exhibit is titled ‘Let us Now Praise the Roma Photography,’ and will be on display until Sunday, Sept. 27 in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery. – See […]

September 21, 2015 | UM Happenings

UM Social Work Program To Host ‘Advocacy Day’

MONTEVALLO, AL – The University of Montevallo Social Work Program, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, is pleased to host ‘Advocacy Day’ on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in partnership with the University of Montevallo Counseling Program. The Advocacy Day Conference will take place at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, […]

September 21, 2015 | Press Releases

UM Hosting Internationally Acclaimed Artist Monty Cole

Montevallo, AL– Internationally acclaimed clarinet and saxophone artist Monty Cole will be performing at the University of Montevallo on Wed., Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lebaron Recital Hall on the university’s campus. Cole will be presenting “Into the Wind: Masterworks for Clarinet & Saxophone” to kick off the College of Fine Arts Marquee […]

July 2, 2015 | UM Happenings

UM to observe Independence Day on Friday, July 3

The University of Montevallo will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Anna Irvin Dining Hall will close following dinner Thursday, July 2 and reopen for lunch Sunday, July 5 at 10:30 a.m. Carmichael Library will close at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 2 and reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6, […]

May 28, 2015 | UM Happenings

Apply for Fall 2017 beginning June 1

Beginning Wednesday, June 1, 2016, first-time freshmen and transfer students may apply for fall 2017! For first-time freshmen applications, submit your official high school transcripts and standardized test scores. For transfer students, submit official transcripts from any and all universities attended after high school. For assistance contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 800-292-4349. Undergraduate Application Redirect

May 28, 2015 | UM in the News

C-Suite: Heather Howell, Rock Wool Manufacturing Co.

How did you choose the industry you ended up in? I chose accounting in college simply because I liked the courses and the range of industries open to that field. From there, I went to public accounting, working with clients of many different industries and decided I really wanted to be in manufacturing. Read the […]

May 15, 2015 | UM in the News

Vestavia Hills teacher named Alabama's teacher of the year for 2015-16

Vestavia Hills High School science teacher and University of Montevallo alumna Jennifer Brown is Alabama’s Teacher of the Year for 2015-16, the state’s Department of Education announced Wednesday night at a ceremony in Montgomery. Brown will serve as the official spokesperson and representative for teachers in Alabama for the next year. Read the full story […]

May 4, 2015 | UM Happenings

Birmingham Zoo to host Shelby County Day

The Birmingham Zoo is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and would like to share this milestone with Shelby County by providing a Shelby County Day on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The zoo will offer 50 percent off general admission to all Shelby County residents, as well as to University of Montevallo […]

April 30, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Announces First Academic Faculty Chair for Michael E. Stephens College of Business- Dr. Helen Moshkovich

In May of 2014, the University of Montevallo announced its first academic endowed chair in the university’s 119-year history. Michael and Donna Grainger of Franklin, Tennessee made a commitment of $500,000 to the Michael E. Stephens College of Business at the University. The gift established the Michael J. and Donna H. Grainger Endowed Chair in […]

April 29, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Celebrates Spring Graduation on May 2 with Former U.N. Ambassador, New Mexico Governor and U.S. Congressman Bill Richardson

The University of Montevallo will have a distinguished guest delivering the keynote at their spring commencement ceremonies on May 2, Bill Richardson. Richardson is a former U.N. Ambassador, New Mexico Governor, Secretary of Energy and U.S. Congressman. He is well-known for his distinguished public-service career spanning over three decades. Richardson has also started two foundations: […]

April 23, 2015 | Press Releases

Falcon Scholars in Action recognized at dinner

Twenty-one University of Montevallo Falcon Scholars in Action were honored for their service at an annual appreciation dinner held April 16 on the UM campus. Falcon Scholars and their guests were joined by Community Services Manager Reggie Holloway and Shelby County Chief Operating Officer Phil Burns, as well as social services agency directors and staff […]

April 17, 2015 | UM Happenings

UM to host ‘The Origins of Comics’

The third annual comics exhibit at the University of Montevallo is set to run Wednesday, April 22-Friday, May 22, in Carmichael Library. A catered reception will be held Monday, April 20, from 7-9 p.m. in the lobby of Carmichael Library. This year’s show, titled “The Origins of Comics: Graphic Narratives as Art and Storytelling 1731-1945,” […]

April 17, 2015 | Press Releases

Almost 700 volunteer for UM’s The Big Event

Five years ago, the University of Montevallo began its participation in a project called The Big Event. It was a big hit, and this year featured the largest number of volunteers and job sites in its Montevallo history. One of the largest, one-day, student-run service projects in the nation, The Big Event provides an opportunity […]

March 26, 2015 | UM Happenings

Spring Break Information

The University of Montevallo will close for Spring Break at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015. Residence halls will reopen at 3 p.m., Carmichael Library will reopen at 6 p.m. and the dining hall will be open for the evening meal on Sunday, April 5. The University will reopen and classes will resume at 8 […]