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February 18, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo hosts Best Practice: Closing the Gap

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host a presentation, Best Practice: Closing the Gap – the JJ Way®, Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m., in the Montevallo Room of Anna Irvin Dining Hall on the UM campus. The event is sponsored by the Montevallo chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), UM’s social work […]

February 18, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Social Work Club to host advocacy event

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo Social Work Club will host an advocacy event Wednesday, March 6, at 3:30 p.m., in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall on the UM campus. A brief film, I-20: Sexual Slavery Superhighway, a documentary on the most-used highway for human trafficking in the U.S., will be presented by […]

February 14, 2013 | Press Releases

Social Justice Movie Night at University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host Social Justice Movie Night on Monday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m., in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall on the UM campus. Sponsored by the university’s Social Work program, the Environmental Studies program and the UM Environmental Club, the evening will include a screening of Eating […]

February 11, 2013 | Press Releases

Space archaeologist Parcak to speak at University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO—Dr. Sarah Parcak, space archaeologist and a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be the University of Montevallo’s 2013 Hallie Farmer Lecturer. The event will be held in the theater at Parnell Memorial Library in Montevallo on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. A public reception will follow at 8:30 p.m. A […]

January 29, 2013 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo on Main project underway

The University of Montevallo on Main project is well under way, according to members of the Montevallo Development Cooperative District during a meeting Jan. 28. The UMOM project involves renovation of the former Alabama Power building into seven classrooms and faculty offices for the University of Montevallo. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

January 23, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo included in college profile

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo has joined a list of unique institutions of higher learning in a book titled America’s Best Kept College Secrets, An Affectionate Profile of Extraordinary Colleges and Universities. Authored by Peter Arango, an admissions counselor for 40 years and an editor of the Houghton Mifflin Guide to U.S. Colleges and Universities, the […]

January 23, 2013 | Press Releases

Herlihy named to NCAA Division II Management Council

DALLAS, Tex. – University of Montevallo Athletic Director Jim Herlihy has been selected to serve on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Management Council following an announcement at the annual NCAA Convention. The Management Council is a governance group whose composition is based on conference representation and is responsible for the day-to-day operations […]

January 15, 2013 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo fishing team to compete nationally

One of the hottest sporting events in America currently is collegiate bass fishing, with recognized fishing organizations in more than 150 colleges and universities. While man has been catching fish for millennia, competition on the collegiate level is fairly new. The University of Montevallo has fielded a fishing team since 2007, and that team has […]

January 15, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo fishing team to compete nationally

MONTEVALLO—One of the hottest sporting events in America currently is collegiate bass fishing, with recognized fishing organizations in more than 150 colleges and universities. While man has been catching fish for millennia, competition on the collegiate level is fairly new. The University of Montevallo has fielded a fishing team since 2007, and that team has […]

January 14, 2013 | Press Releases

Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration at University of Montevallo

WHAT: Annual Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 1 p.m. WHERE: Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium Comer Hall University of Montevallo campus ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Speaker will be Carolyn McKinstry of Birmingham, a survivor of the 16th St. Baptist Church bombing and a participant in the civil rights struggle. McKinstry is the […]

January 10, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Opera Ensemble wins national competition

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo Opera Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Professor Charles Wood, has won the National Opera Association Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition. Seniors Nidia Riley, soprano, and Devin Burton, baritone, as well as junior Marie Brewer, mezzo-soprano, were featured in a trio from Ambroise Thomas’ operatic setting of Hamlet. The scene was accompanied […]

December 14, 2012 | UM in the News

UM implements cutting-edge safety technology

The University of Montevallo made history Dec. 13 as the first institution of higher education to fully implement “showcase innovation” that improves the safety of the institution,” according to Gov. Robert Bentley. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.  

December 14, 2012 | Press Releases

Governor praises University of Montevallo’s use of Virtual Alabama

MONTEVALLO, ALA. — A press conference was held Thursday, December 13, on the University of Montevallo campus, to announce UM’s use of Virtual Alabama. Governor Robert Bentley addressed the press on the importance of Virtual Alabama in managing emergencies as well as in cost-saving procedures. Bentley noted that this system gives first responders the information […]

December 13, 2012 | Press Releases

Announcement of Virtual Alabama at the University of Montevallo

WHAT: Announcement of implementation of Virtual Alabama at the University of Montevallo WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Master Classroom in Wills Hall on the UM campus (call for directions) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The University of Montevallo will be the FIRST UNIVERSITY IN THE NATION to fully implement a virtual tool to completely map its […]

December 6, 2012 | UM in the News

UM grad named third black Episcopal priest in diocese history

A University of Montevallo graduate was ordained as only the third black priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama Dec. 2. Talladega native Brandt Montgomery graduated from the University of Montevallo in 2007. While attending UM, he was president of freshmen forum and student government president during his senior year, as well as president of […]

December 3, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo’s McCune honored

MONTEVALLO—Deborah McCune, director of disability support services and 504/ADA compliance officer at the University of Montevallo, was recently named Educator of the Year by the Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, a program of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS). The committee’s primary goals are educating the public about the benefits of […]

November 28, 2012 | UM in the News

Chris Sams flies as Peter Pan at Birmingham Children's Theatre

When Chris Sams got the call to return home to play one of his favorite childhood characters, he couldn’t resist it. “I grew up just loving the story of Peter Pan, just like everyone else,” he says. “I read it over and over and saw films like ‘Hook.’ It’s a dream for any little boy […]

November 28, 2012 | UM in the News

Hartselle student goes to Sesame Street

Leah Craft of Hartselle, a senior theatre major at the University of Montevallo, is currently working as an intern in the Jim Henson Creature Shop in New York. Other interns in the studio are students from Parsons School of Design and the Pratt Institute, both high-profile design schools. Read the full story at hartselleenquirer.com.

November 26, 2012 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo offers Music Connection

The University of Montevallo Community School of Music is offering a program to teach music to young people who may not have the financial resources to pay for private lessons. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.