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June 9, 2014 | UM in the News

Helena students at the University of Montevallo

Helena resident Gregory Roth joined almost 40 students who participated in the University of Montevallo’s 17th annual Undergraduate Research Day, held recently in Harman Hall on the UM campus. Students across UM were invited to engage in research, scholarship and creative activity with faculty mentors, demonstrating their research via posters, PowerPoint and oral presentations. Read […]

May 17, 2014 | UM in the News

College News: May 18

More than 340 University of Montevallo students received their diplomas at spring commencement May 3. Maj. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla, a career Marine and the director of operations with plans, policies and operations at Marine headquarters in Arlington, Va., delivered the commencement address. Read the full story at

May 13, 2014 | UM in the News

UM staff reductions part of ‘greater plan’

The University of Montevallo eliminated seven administrative positions as part of a “greater plan” to save money at the university, UM President John Stewart said. Read the full story at        

May 13, 2014 | UM in the News

Birmingham native named dean of Alabama School of Law

The University of Alabama School of Law has chosen Mark E. Brandon as its new dean. Brandon, a Birmingham native who has been a law professor at Vanderbilt University since 2001, will begin the position July 1. Read the full story at

May 12, 2014 | UM in the News

Southern authors present readings

Two South Carolina authors, John Warley and Cassandra King, both have newly published books both of which concern customs and mores indigenous to the South; however, each book presents these subjects as viewed through decidedly different lenses. Read the full story at

May 9, 2014 | UM in the News

Cougars face Montevallo Saturday night in PBC baseball tourney

By the time the Columbus State baseball team takes the field today in the Peach Belt Conference tournament, it will have been almost two full weeks since the Cougars ended the regular season. To make the wait even a little longer, the Cougars, as the No. 2 seed, drew the final game of four. They […]

May 3, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo '14 spring commencement

With her friendly “hey, dudes” welcome to the University of Montevallo’s Class of 2014, outgoing Senior Class President Julia Erwin joked about one of the institution’s most prominent features. Noting the graduation ceremony’s arrival this morning, Erwin said that, “of course, every time we have tripped on the bricks is now worth it.” Read the […]

April 30, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo student volunteers help nonprofits through Falcon Scholars in Action

When they’re not taking classes at the University of Montevallo, some students have been volunteering their time at nonprofit agencies through the Falcon Scholars in Action Program. The students received honors at the program’s annual showcase April 17 in Montevallo that spotlights the collaboration between Shelby County Community Services and the university. Participants used the […]

April 25, 2014 | UM in the News

Montevallo's Spring Artwalk bringing artists, music to downtown May 2

The University of Montevallo’s spring commencement on May 3 will begin celebration a day earlier thanks to the city’s Artwalk event happening in downtown. The university and city are getting together with more than 55 area artists for the Spring Artwalk from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 2. Visitors can expect plenty of artwork in a […]

April 25, 2014 | UM in the News

Montevallo kicks off commencement with annual ArtWalk

A few hundred people will attend the spring ArtWalk, hosted by the University of Montevallo and the City of Montevallo. “It does become a street festival as much as it is an art walk,” lead coordinator for the event Tiffany Bunt said. Many local businesses extend their hours and offer snacks during the event, and […]

April 22, 2014 | UM in the News

Internet use decreases depression among elderly Americans, University of Montevallo research finds

Internet use can reduce depression among elderly Americans by as much as 34 percent, according to a new academic paper co-authored by an associate professor at the University of Montevallo. The paper, published in the peer-reviewed Journals of Gerontology, was co-authored by Sherry Ford, associate professor of communications studies at the University of Montevallo. Read the […]

April 14, 2014 | UM in the News

UM hosts Harvard Art Museums speaker

Mellisa Renn, senior curatorial research associate at Harvard Art Museums, will present a lecture at the University of Montevallo Tuesday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m. Renn will present “Beyond the ‘Shingle Factory’: The Armory Show in the popular Press after 1913,” a historiographical study, which explores how the 1913 Armory Show was portrayed in popular […]

April 14, 2014 | UM in the News

Students paint outdoor mural at Chelsea General Store

In recent weeks, students from Chelsea High School, Oak Mountain High School and the University of Montevallo have spent afternoons and weekends painting a mural on the exterior of Chelsea General Store. Read the full story at

April 3, 2014 | UM in the News

'Language of Comics' history exhibit returns to University of Montevallo

An exhibit on the history of comics and the graphical storytelling method is returning to the University of Montevallo thanks to its English and foreign languages department. The exhibit called “The Language of Comics” will happen from April 11 through May 12 at the Carmichael Library on the university’s campus. An opening reception is set […]