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May 19, 2017 | UM Happenings

Montevallo announces new scholarship fund

The University of Montevallo Foundation is pleased to announce plans to add $1.1 million toward increasing scholarships. The UM Foundation Board approved the proposal for scholarships on Friday, May 12.   With rising tuition costs nationwide, the UM Foundation recognizes the need to assist the University of Montevallo in recruiting and retaining high achieving and […]

May 16, 2017 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo named 2017 College of Distinction

For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named a College of Distinction. UM is also one of only two schools in Alabama designated with a Public College of Distinction achievement.   The Colleges of Distinction guidebook features colleges and universities that consistently provide a remarkable undergraduate experience and produce successful graduates […]

May 12, 2017 | Student Spotlight

UM student to spend summer as research assistant at Harvard University

This summer, UM student Brian Kirkwood of Huntsville will act as a research assistant for Harvard Medical School researcher Dr. Richard Cummings at his lab housed in Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Kirkwood, a junior, is interested in joining the fight against cancer by either treating the disease as an oncologist or pursuing a […]

May 10, 2017 | UM Happenings

Congratulations Spring Graduates

Commencement ceremonies are milestones in the life of a university and in the lives of its extended family members. While in the narrowest sense each graduate is celebrating the mastery of a defined curriculum of intellectual skills and content, we know that the meaning of this commencement celebration will be much broader and deeper than […]

May 2, 2017 | Articles by faculty & staff

You’re Not in Kansas Anymore

The World of a New Teacher By Dr. Alvin Taylor   Well, you’re almost there. Time to complete your degree in education and step out into the unknown. Are you ready? I will never forget my first year as a teacher. The excitement, the nervousness, and simply not knowing what to expect. Trust me, veteran teachers […]

April 26, 2017 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Dr. Tina Thomas '06

Name: My name is Martina Thomas, but I go by Tina. Where do you call home? I currently live in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Where are you from? I was born in Brooklyn, New York, but I have lived in various places on the east and west coasts. Alabama has been a second home to me. Tell […]

April 25, 2017 | Press Releases

Kirk Saduski to speak at graduation

The University of Montevallo has announced that the speaker for spring commencement ceremonies, May 6, will be Kirk Saduski.   Emmy-nominated documentarian, Saduski is the head of non-fiction film and television at Playtone, a production company in Santa Monica, California, established by Tom Hanks and producer Gary Goetzman. He also serves as an instructor at […]

April 23, 2017 | UM Happenings

Summer Camps offered at UM

The University of Montevallo will be offering a variety of camps this summer, both academic and athletic. Academic camps are offered for ages 10 and up, while athletic camps offer options for ages 5 and up. All camps are housed on the historic UM campus.   ACADEMIC CAMPS: · ACT Prep Camp May 30 – […]

April 21, 2017 | Press Releases

Students develop event to benefit The Arc of Shelby County

University of Montevallo marketing students from Dr. Amiee Mellon’s Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability class are applying their academic knowledge to benefit local charity The Arc of Shelby County. Presented with the task of increasing awareness and funds for the organization, students have worked to plan and develop an obstacle course event. The Warrior Challenge, a 1-mile […]

April 20, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Ian Lee selected as first University of Montevallo Student Employee of the Year

Junior Ian Lee, of Montevallo, is the recipient of the first University of Montevallo Student Employee of the Year award. Lee was selected by UM’s National Alumni Association out of 16 total nominees received by the Student Employment Office. Currently, the University employs more than 400 student employees across campus, ranging from clerical jobs to […]

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 […]