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May 17, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo alumna honored with scholarship

MONTEVALLO—The Shelby County chapter of the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association recently recognized Emma Dean Huston Nathews for her contributions to the university and the UMNAA by naming the scholarship awarded by that chapter in her honor. In a resolution adopted April 24, the award was named the Emma Dean Huston Nathews Shelby County […]

May 8, 2012 | Press Releases

Two award-winning high schools have UM connection

MONTEVALLO—Two high schools in Alabama were among only six in the nation that recently received the National School Change Award, sponsored by the National Principals Leadership Institute, and both have a connection to the University of Montevallo. At Minor High School in Adamsville, a suburb of Birmingham, achievement levels are up in every grade and […]

May 4, 2012 | Press Releases

Univ. of Montevallo commencement

WHAT: Spring Commencement WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. WHERE: Flowerhill lawn on the UM campus ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The University of Montevallo will hold spring commencement Saturday, May 5 at 9 a.m. on the lawn of Flowerhill, the home of UM’s president. A reception to honor graduates will be held at 8 a.m. on King […]

May 1, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to hold spring commencement

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will hold spring commencement Saturday, May 5, at 9 a.m. on the lawn of Flowerhill, the president’s home. A reception to honor graduates will be held at 8 a.m. on King Quad on the UM campus. The commencement speaker will be Kristina Scott, executive director of Alabama Possible, a campaign associated […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student named editor of Univ. of Montevallo publication

MONTEVALLO—The Student Publications Committee at the University of Montevallo recently announced the selection of Christopher Holder of Mobile as editor of Montage, UM’s yearbook, for the 2012-2013 academic year. Holder, a graduate of Murphy High School and a sophomore at UM, is majoring in English and music. He assisted with copy editing on the staff […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student named editor of Univ. of Montevallo publication

MONTEVALLO—The Student Publications Committee at the University of Montevallo recently announced the selection of Heather Buckner of Hoover as editor of The Alabamian, UM’s student newspaper, for the 2012-2013 academic year. Buckner, a graduate of Oak Grove High School and a sophomore at UM, is majoring in English with a concentration in journalism. She served […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student named editor of Univ. of Montevallo publication

MONTEVALLO—The Student Publications Committee at the University of Montevallo recently announced the selection of Ahmad Jackson of Pike Road as editor of The Tower, UM’s arts and literary magazine, for the 2012-2013 academic year. Jackson, a graduate of Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School and a junior at UM, is majoring in English and theatre […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Univ. of Montevallo Organic Community Garden

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo Organic Community Garden has plots available to students and other community members who wish to grow fresh vegetables this summer and fall. Plots are 6’ x 12’ with walking space all around. They can be rented for $10 each to UM students and $20 each to other members of the community. […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student breaks Peach Belt baseball record

MONTEVALLO—Will Fulmer, a graduate of East Lake High School in Palm Harbor and an infielder for the University of Montevallo baseball team in Alabama, recently broke the Peach Belt Conference record for hits in a season in conference play with 52. Fulmer drove a single to left field in the sixth inning of a game […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student published

MONTEVALLO—An essay written by University of Montevallo graduate student Sarah Nichole Peacock has been accepted for publication in the St. John’s University Humanities Review. The essay, titled “O for a Muse of Fire: The Role of Linguistics in the Assertion of National Identity in Shakespeare’s Richard II and Henry V,” examines how the historical events […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student receives Lespi Fellowship

MONTEVALLO—Wes Finlayson of Southside was recently awarded the 2012 Jeremy Lespi Poetry Fellowship as part of the 10th annual University of Montevallo Literary Festival. A senior majoring in art, he is the first non-English major to receive the award. Finlayson read his work as part of the festival. The Lespi Fellowship seeks to honor and […]

April 23, 2012 | Press Releases

Undergraduate Research Day at the University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will hold its 15th annual Undergraduate Research Day April 25 from noon until 3:30 p.m. in Harman Hall on the UM campus. Students from all four colleges at Montevallo are invited to engage in research, scholarship and creative activity with faculty mentors, demonstrating their research via posters, oral and PowerPoint presentations. […]

April 16, 2012 | Press Releases

“Stars Fell on Montevallo Earthfest”

MONTEVALLO – A celebration in anticipation of Earth Day will be held at the University of Montevallo’s James Wylie Shepherd Observatory on Thursday, April 19, from 4 until 9:30 p.m. “Stars Fell on Montevallo Earthfest” is a community-wide event featuring live music by Them Natives and Love Bunny, free food, as well as tours of […]

April 16, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo art faculty at SCAC

The Shelby County Arts Council will present an exhibition May 3-31, at the SCAC Gallery at 104 Mildred St. in Columbiana. The exhibition, S2, will feature the works of University of Montevallo faculty members Scott Stephens and Scott Meyer. Both are professors of art at UM, and Stephens is the chair of the department of […]

April 4, 2012 | Press Releases

Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson speaks at University of Montevallo

University of Montevallo alumna Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson, author of The House by the Side of the Road, will speak at UM Wednesday, April 11, at 1 p.m., in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall. A book signing will follow in Room 106 of Comer Hall. The book is Jackson’s personal account […]

March 16, 2012 | Press Releases

Kee Malesky, NPR research librarian speaks at the University of Montevallo

Kee Malesky, National Public Radio’s longest-serving research librarian, will speak on the campus of the University of Montevallo on Monday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall. Malesky’s topic will be “Wikis, Wonks and Websites: An NPR Librarian Looks at Today’s Swirling Vortex of Information.” As part […]

February 23, 2012 | Press Releases

Landers composes for Tuscaloosa Symphony tribute

MONTEVALLO – University of Montevallo associate professor of music Joseph Landers has been commissioned by the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra to compose a new work for a concert marking the one-year anniversary of the tornadoes that caused many deaths and extensive destruction in that city. The world premiere performance of that work will be presented Monday, […]

February 10, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Concert & Lecture Series

MONTEVALLO – The Concert and Lecture Series at the University of Montevallo will present “Green Mountain Mardi Gras: Loss & Celebration Under a Changing Sky,” featuring John Elder in LeBaron Recital Hall Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Elder, professor emeritus at Middlebury College in Vermont, taught English, English and American literatures and environmental studies during […]