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October 8, 2017 | UM Happenings

University Weather Announcement

The University of Montevallo is monitoring the forecast for Hurricane Nate. Tropical storm weather is predicted for the Birmingham area during the midday hours on Sunday, Oct. 8. At this point, the University plans to operate on a normal schedule Monday, Oct. 9. We realize many students may be traveling back to campus today and we urge […]

September 29, 2017 | Articles by faculty & staff

UM creating quality journalists

By Dr. Bruce Finklea, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Guest Column, published September 27, 2017 in the Shelby County Reporter. “I want to be on TV.” I hear that often from prospective students visiting the University of Montevallo who want to study multimedia journalism. But being a reporter is much more than just being on TV […]

September 27, 2017 | Press Releases

Kirkwood spends summer as Harvard medical research intern

Brian Kirkwood, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, Alabama, spent the summer working alongside UM alumnus Dr. Richard Cummings at the National Center for Glycomics Research lab, located in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard University. As a founding father of Phi Gamma Delta, former SGA vice president and current College Night […]

September 22, 2017 | Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Heather Tinsley recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Heather Tinsley, associate professor of biology and UM’s 2016 University Scholar, was recently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Teaching Newsletter for her unique teaching methods. In an earlier newsletter, The Chronicle posed this question: “How have you helped students forge a deeper connection to your course? Are there strategies you’ve used to […]

September 20, 2017 | Press Releases

President’s Outdoor Scholars Program promote National Hunting & Fishing Day at state press conference

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, representatives from several Alabama outdoor organizations gathered for a press conference at the Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club to promote the forthcoming National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 23.  William Crawford, director of the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program, was one of six speakers at the press conference. He discussed how the program not only engages […]

September 20, 2017 | Press Releases

Hazel Green student elected student trustee for SGA

Colton Williamson, a University of Montevallo senior from Hazel Green, Alabama, was recently elected student trustee for UM’s Student Government Association.   Williamson is a senior finance and marketing double major at the University. In addition to serving on SGA as trustee, he also serves as the college of business senator. Williamson is an honorary member of the National […]

September 15, 2017 | Press Releases

Montevallo and Lawson State announce partnership with continuUM program

The University of Montevallo and Lawson State Community College have announced a partnership to offer students easy transition from the community college to the four-year public university. The formalized program, continuUM, offers Lawson State students guaranteed admission to UM and eligibility for scholarships after earning an associates degree or 45 transferable credit hours. “This collaborative effort […]

September 12, 2017 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named School of Value in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges

According to the newly released rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Montevallo now ranks 13th on the regional south listing for Great Schools, Great Prices, which measures the value of education received. For the majority of prospective college students and their families, cost is a major factor in determining which schools are viable […]

September 6, 2017 | Press Releases

University honored by Colleges of Distinction for extraordinary professional programming

National guide for colleges endorses University of Montevallo for holistic professional education  For years, students across the country have known that they could turn to Colleges of Distinction as a one-of-a-kind resource to find the best-fit school for them. Part of what makes Colleges of Distinction unique is how it evaluates schools based on their ability […]

September 5, 2017 | Articles by faculty & staff

Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew

By Dr. Alvin Taylor, Assistant Professor of Instructional/Teacher Leadership Guest Column, published August 23, 2017 in the Shelby County Reporter The beginning of school is upon us. This is the time of year when students, parents, educators and educational support staff are all making preparations and setting goals. One goal that all of these vested stakeholders have? Student success. The most important skill teachers and […]

August 24, 2017 | Press Releases

UM to celebrate College Colors Day 2017

On Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, mascots, student leaders and other supporters of Alabama’s 14 public universities joined Gov. Kay Ivey to proclaim Sept. 1 as College Colors Day in Alabama. The proclamation signing event was held at 11:30 a.m. on the front steps of the Alabama State Capitol.  The University of Montevallo is a proud participant in College Colors Day, and encourages students, faculty, alumni and […]

August 23, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Hannah Garner

If she’s not in class or spending time with her sisters in Chi Omega, it might prove difficult to pinpoint exactly where junior Hannah Garner could be. There’s a strong possibility she is camouflaged somewhere in the great outdoors of Alabama, poised and ready for passing wildlife. Garner grew up in the small town of […]

August 15, 2017 | Press Releases

Outdoor Scholars Program named Conservation Educator of the Year

The University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program was recently awarded the Conservation Educator of the Year Award at the 2017 Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards banquet. The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) held the banquet, co-sponsored by Alabama Power Company and PowerSouth Energy on Friday, Aug. 4 at The Marriott Legends at Capitol […]

August 1, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Huntsville student selected as editor of The Tower

Ryann Taylor, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, was recently selected as The Tower’s editor-in-chief.   Taylor is an English major and an upcoming senior at the University. In addition to her new position with The Tower, she is an active member of Chi Omega Sorority, the Montevallo Honors Program, Golden Key, Montevallo College Democrats, […]

July 28, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Daniel Yates receives professional achievement award

William Daniel Yates, a University of Montevallo student from Alabaster, was recently selected to receive the Professional Achievement Award for his commitment and dedication to the National Association for Music Education.    Yates is an upcoming senior and music education major at the University. He and four other students across the United States were selected for the Professional Achievement Award, […]

July 27, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Odenville student selected as STARS and Higher Education Day coordinator

Kendall Rae Criswell, a University of Montevallo Student from Odenville, was recently selected as the STARS coordinator and Higher Education Day coordinator at UM.   Criswell is a sophomore and a political science major at the University. As the new STARS/Higher Education Day coordinator, she will help organize the University’s participation in advocating for funds toward higher education. She will also […]

July 27, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Vestavia student elected president pro tempore

Tyon Hudson, a University of Montevallo student from Vestavia, was recently elected president pro tempore in the University’s Student Government Association.   Hudson is a junior and biochemistry major at the University. He graduated from Hueytown High school in 2015 and expects to graduate from UM in 2019.   In his position, he will be responsible for the UM Senate’s learning and practice of […]

July 27, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Gardendale student elected SGA treasurer

Jordon Wilson, a University of Montevallo student from Gardendale was recently elected to the position of treasurer for the UM Student Government Association.   Wilson is an upcoming senior at the University and is currently majoring in chemistry. He is highly accomplished within the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, having presented research in multiple conferences. In serving as treasurer, Wilson will be overseeing the SGA’s budget and expenditures during the school year.  […]

July 26, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Huntsville student selected as Montage editor

Erica Lewis, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, was recently chosen as the editor-in-chief of UM’s yearbook.    Lewis is an English and art major at the University and will be a junior this upcoming fall. In addition to contributing ideas she will be managing deadlines, holding staff accountable, running meetings, editing content and providing input on photos and layouts.   “I am so […]

July 25, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Guntersville student selected as SGA administrative vice president

Abbey Rothfeldt, a University of Montevallo student from Guntersville, was recently appointed to the position of administrative vice president for UM’s Student Government Association.   Rothfeldt is a sociology and psychology major at the University, and will be a junior this fall. She was chosen for the position by SGA President Liz Juarez.  “I’m really excited about this upcoming year,” said Rothfeldt. “We did a lot of hard work last year, […]