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October 17, 2013 | UM in the News

UM previews basketball teams, new mascot at Midnight Madness

The Falcons have landed. On Oct. 17, the University of Montevallo athletic department held Midnight Madness, a preview for the 2013-2014 men’s and women’s basketball teams. It also featured the debut of the newest Freddie the Falcon mascot costume. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

October 11, 2013 | UM in the News

Varagona wins 16th annual Life Raft Debate

In a battle of the minds, University of Montevallo professors closed out UM’s annual Founders’ Day celebration with a sort-of dueling of disciplines, making arguments in front of hundreds of UM students as to why their disciplines should be brought on a fictional life raft and survive all other disciplines in the event of a […]

October 10, 2013 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo's 117th annual Founders' Day ceremony celebrates seniors

As Neil Montgomery, a resident of Lawley in Bibb County, anticipates earning an accounting degree from the University of Montevallo in May, he can’t help but think about his graduation from high school in 1977. Today’s 117th annual celebration of the university’s roots is a family affair for Montgomery, standing next to his 21-year-old daughter, […]

October 9, 2013 | UM in the News

Gulf Shores man kayaks entire Alabama Scenic River Trail

For Montevallo graduate Matt Reynolds, 18 days and 631 miles alone in a kayak was the most difficult and rewarding experience of his life. “It took me three days to get to the starting point,” he says. “I kept thinking, ‘If it took that long going 80 mph, this is a ridiculous idea.” But Matt […]

October 8, 2013 | UM in the News

History of Montevallo inspires new work of fiction

When Shelly Miller first visited the University of Montevallo’s campus, she looked around and thought, “Gosh, this would be a good book setting.” Then she started researching and delving into the place. Since then, Miller has published a work of historical fiction, “Whispered Secrets of the South: Montevallo, Alabama,” inspired by the small, Southern town. […]

October 7, 2013 | UM in the News

UM hosting Olympics Day along with “Coming Home” weekend

Most schools celebrate homecoming with a giant football game that alumni come and watch from a seat. The University of Montevallo, however, allows alumni to participate in games of their own while getting a chance to take in the school’s sports teams as well. As part of Montevallo’s “Coming Home” weekend Oct. 17-19, the school […]

October 3, 2013 | UM in the News

Falcons participating in Make-A-Wish fundraising campaign

The University of Montevallo Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s efforts to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation received a boost Oct. 1 when the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced that it will match all funds raised by the group. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

October 1, 2013 | UM in the News

Williams announces State Senate run

University of Montevallo alumnus Michael Williams has announced his candidacy for State Senate District 27 in north Georgia. Read the full story at accessnorthga.com.

October 1, 2013 | UM in the News

Birmingham Art Music Alliance pianists taking modern sounds on the road

Adam Bowles, who holds positions at the University of Montevallo and Birmingham-Southern College, is teaming up with a fellow Birmingham Art Music Alliance member to take their modern, post-modern and avant garde stylings on the road. The program will be performed at four venues across the state, including the University of Montevallo. For the full […]

September 30, 2013 | UM in the News

Ceramics exhibit at Parnell Memorial Library Gallery

The very unusual ceramics exhibit now in the art gallery at Parnell Memorial Library is the work of Melissa Moody, an Artist in Residence at the University of Montevallo. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

September 30, 2013 | UM in the News

MDCD finalizes $5 million loan

The Montevallo Development Cooperative District has finalized a roughly $5 million loan that will help fund projects with both the city and the university. Projects with the university include a $146,760 payment for the University of Montevallo’s new track facility and $71,760 to renovate the softball field at Orr Park into a stadium for the […]

September 26, 2013 | UM in the News

UM volleyball teaming up with puppies for Falcons 4 Paws event

The University of Montevallo volleyball team is partnering up with Joe Jackson’s Dog World for its upcoming Falcons 4 Paws event at the next home match Friday, Sept. 27. The Falcons are operating a drive to help supply Joe Jackson’s Dog World with the items it needs to run the shelter. Fans are encouraged to bring […]

September 26, 2013 | UM in the News

UM volleyball wins sixth straight

The volleyball team was riding a five match winning streak heading into Wednesday night’s matchup with the Stillman Tigers. After posting a dominating performance against the Tigers, that winning streak was extended to six. The Falcons earned a three set sweep (25-7, 25-9 and 25-14) to improve their record to 9-2 overall (2-1 PBC). Read […]

September 26, 2013 | UM in the News

Leaders tread lightly on segregation

University of Montevallo alumnus Brandt Montgomery was among the hundreds of people who marched in a campus demonstration last week against segregation in Greek groups on the University of Alabama’s campus. Montgomery, who is black, was not only a member of the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha while at Montevallo, but he was also elected president […]

September 26, 2013 | UM in the News

Alabama Media Group's Randy Kennedy to speak at GSPC lunch today

University of Montevallo alumnus Randy Kennedy will speak at the Government Street Forum lunch today with an inside look at the Press-Register’s changes and future plans. Kennedy, who moved to Mobile 11 years ago as sports editor for the Press-Register, was named community news director for Alabama Media Group’s Mobile division on July 12. The […]

September 24, 2013 | UM in the News

Eugene Sledge inducted in Alabama Men's Hall of Fame

Eugene B. Sledge, an educator, biologist and author who taught biology at the University of Montevallo for 28 years was inducted into the Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame on Sept. 24, 2013. Read the full story at al.com.

September 12, 2013 | UM in the News

Have your theater and eat there, too

University of Montevallo senior Brandon Caruthers has already begun thinking about what he wants to do after graduation, and he’s already getting the ball rolling. His first project is bringing what he calls the “lost art” of dinner theater to the Birmingham area, beginning at the Main Street Tavern in Montevallo with a production of […]

September 3, 2013 | UM in the News

Speech and Hearing Center can change lives

Colleges and universities typically contribute to the communities in which they are located in a myriad of ways in addition to their principal mission of producing well-educated graduates. The Speech and Hearing Center at the University of Montevallo offers an excellent example of broader contributions that touch the lives of local citizens. Read the full […]

August 24, 2013 | UM in the News

Art Walk brings community to Main Street

The city of Montevallo hosted its seventh Art Walk Aug. 24, where community members gathered on the sidewalks of Main Street to visit booths showcasing local artists and businesses. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.