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April 15, 2017 | Press Releases

Tidwell awarded COPLAC Charles Dunn Award

Dr. Cynthia Tidwell, professor of chemistry at the University of Montevallo, was awarded COPLAC’s (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges) 2017 Charles Dunn Award.   The COPLAC Charles Dunn Award recognizes a faculty member whose commitment to student success goes “above and beyond” the classroom and office, the traditional roles of teacher, academic advisor and […]

April 14, 2017 | UM Happenings

Forte Festival to offer interdisciplinary weekend of creativity

Between April 20 and 22, the University of Montevallo will host the Forte Festival of Creativity, a weekend of interdisciplinary events and performances. Forte is co-hosted by the UM College of Fine Arts, The College of Arts and Sciences and the Montevallo Arts Council and funded in part by a grant from the UM Concert […]

April 14, 2017 | Press Releases

More than 500 students volunteer for annual Big Event

On Saturday, April 8, students across UM’s campus got an early start to perform volunteer work throughout the Montevallo community. This work was part of the annual Big Event, a community wide service project organized by the Student Government Association.   This year, 515 students from 33 different student groups and athletic teams completed 40 […]

April 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Falcon Scholar Showcase honors student volunteers at non-profit agencies

On Thursday, April 6, UM students and representatives from several Shelby County nonprofits gathered in Anna Irvin Dining Hall to honor the hard work put forth by members of the Falcon Scholars In Action program. Each year, a group of approximately 25 student applicants are accepted to be Falcon Scholars. The students are matched up […]

April 11, 2017 | Press Releases

Hernández to be 2017 Hallie Farmer Lecturer

Dr. Rafael M. Hernández, scholar of Cuban culture and society, will be the University of Montevallo’s 2017 Hallie Farmer Lecturer with a talk titled, Cuba at a Crossroads. The event, to be held in Comer Auditorium on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. is free and open to the public. A public reception will follow […]

April 8, 2017 | Press Releases

Author Robert McCammon reading at Carmichael Library

On Monday, April 10, New York Times best-selling horror author Robert McCammon will offer a blood-curdling, spine-tingling reading to the University of Montevallo community.   McCammon, a native of Birmingham, published his first novel in 1978 and has written approximately 20 original novels since.   He is the recipient of several Bram Stoker Awards, with […]

April 4, 2017 | Press Releases

UM to Honor Student Volunteers at Annual Falcon Scholar Showcase

On Thursday, April 6, the University of Montevallo, in conjunction with Shelby County Commission, will honor students involved in the Falcon Scholars in Action program. The annual Falcon Scholar Showcase recognizes the important work put forth by these students as they volunteer with a local non-profit for two semesters. This semester, the work of 22 […]

March 23, 2017 | Press Releases

Former University Professor Receives 2017 Alabama World Languages Association Founders' Award

University of Montevallo Professor Emeritus Richard Thames is the recipient of the 2017 Founders’ Award for the Alabama World Languages Association (AWLA).  The AWLA urges educators to contribute to the betterment of foreign language study across the state. Thames taught courses in German language, literature and culture at UM for 34 years. He also served […]

March 14, 2017 | Press Releases

UM Bass Anglers Association ranked 8th in Nation

The University of Montevallo’s Bass Anglers Association is now ranked the 8th best collegiate fishing team in the country according to the most recent standings by Cabela’s School of the Year.   The designation comes after the team placed in the top 13 during the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Regional.   Between March 2 and […]

March 13, 2017 | Press Releases

UM announces Alabama High School Theatre Camp

The University of Montevallo’s Office of Partnerships and Outreach is pleased to announce the creation of the Alabama High School Theatre Camp. This camp compliments the already established Young Musicians’ Camp, Coding Camp and ACT Prep Camp.   The Alabama High School Theatre Camp, held June 11-16, is a state-wide residential program that will provide […]

March 10, 2017 | Press Releases

Tim Lupinacci named to Board of Trustees

The Alabama Legislature confirmed the appointment of Tim Lupinacci, of Vestavia, to the University of Montevallo Board of Trustees on March 9.   Lupinacci, shareholder in the Baker Donelson’s Birmingham office, is chair of the firm’s financial services department. He concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring, financial services and transactions, and […]

March 10, 2017 | Press Releases

UM student accepted into national leadership academy

UM student Amber James is one of 12 students in the country selected by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences to participate in their National Leadership Academy.   This academy serves as a training ground for FCS professionals to later assume future leadership positions within the AAFCS and its affiliates.   James will […]

March 8, 2017 | Press Releases

Students campaign for higher education funding in Montgomery

On Thursday, Feb. 23, approximately 60 UM students traveled to Alabama’s state capitol alongside representatives from 13 of the state’s other public universities demonstrating the need for more funding for higher education.   According to Jenny Bell, director of Student Life, the University had the largest Higher Ed Day participation in three years thanks to […]

March 7, 2017 | Press Releases

UM accepting donations for second professional clothing drive

Throughout the month of March, the University of Montevallo will be accepting community donations for its second professional clothing drive. This drive is hosted by the UM Offices of Partnerships and Outreach, Service Learning, the Career Development Center and Phi Chi Theta business fraternity. Donations benefit UM students preparing for job interviews, internships or other […]

March 6, 2017 | Press Releases

Whiting named to UM Foundation

The University of Montevallo has named Tom Whiting, senior account representative for U.S. Surgical Corporation, to the UM Foundation Board of Directors. Whiting earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from the University of Montevallo in 1979. As a student, he served as SGA president his senior year. Whiting resides in Wake Forest, North […]

March 6, 2017 | Press Releases

Schroeder named to UM Foundation

The University of Montevallo has named Mitt Schroeder, CEO at Central State Bank, to the UM Foundation Board of Directors. Schroeder also serves as vice-chairman on the Calera Industrial and Economic Board and as a member of the National Center for Fire and Safety Board. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and master of business […]

March 6, 2017 | Press Releases

Eiland named UM Foundation

The University of Montevallo has named Mark Eiland, wealth advisor for Trustmark Bank, to the UM Foundation Board of Directors. Eiland currently serves on the Mobile Bar Association and the Alabama Coastal Foundation. After earning his bachelor of business administration in finance from the University of Montevallo, Eiland went on to earn his juris doctor […]

March 6, 2017 | Press Releases

Brunner named to UM Foundation

The University of Montevallo has named Scott Brunner to the UM Foundation Board of Directors. Brunner is senior VP of communications and state legislative affairs for the National Community Pharmacists Association. In addition to his work, Brunner has authored several books including “Due South: Dispatches from Down Home” and “Carryin’ On: and Other Strange Things […]

March 6, 2017 | Press Releases

Baker named to UM Foundation

The University of Montevallo has named Bob Baker, owner of Hinkle Roofing, to the UM Foundation Board of Directors. Baker earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Montevallo in 1978. As a student, he played basketball for the Montevallo Falcons. He has remained an active supporter of UM athletics. Baker resides in […]

March 3, 2017 | Press Releases

Montevallo announces new Center for the Arts

The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce plans for a new multi-million dollar Center for the Arts. The UM Board of Trustees approved the proposal for the Center on Friday, Feb. 10. The estimated 36,000-square-foot facility will allow the College of Fine Arts at UM to provide a more comprehensive teaching and learning space […]