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October 12, 2015 | Press Releases

Dr. John Stewart III, Vulcan Community Awards-Newcomer

“Stewart has raised the profile of the university, both statewide and nationally…since 2012, UM is the only public university in Alabama to be named a College of Distinction.” a piece of the article read, in the Vulcans Community Awards program that was held on October 8, 2015. Our own President Dr. John Stewart III was […]

October 9, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to Host Founders’ Day This Week

Montevallo, AL– Each year, the second Thursday of October is celebrated on campus at The University of Montevallo as ‘Founders’ Day.’ In 1896, the community of Montevallo was selected as the site for a new state educational institution. The school opened on October 12 in Reynolds Hall, an 1851 building that still houses classrooms and […]

September 28, 2015 | Press Releases

UM Social Work Program Celebrates 90th Anniversary This Year in Coordination with ‘Advocacy Day’

The University of Montevallo Social Work Program is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Originally founded in 1925 at ‘Alabama College’ the social work program began during a time when social work was an underdeveloped profession and only taught in urban universities. Miss Myrtle Brooke, Chairperson of the Sociology Department at the time, organized summer […]

September 21, 2015 | Press Releases

UM Hosting Internationally Acclaimed Artist Monty Cole

Montevallo, AL– Internationally acclaimed clarinet and saxophone artist Monty Cole will be performing at the University of Montevallo on Wed., Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lebaron Recital Hall on the university’s campus. Cole will be presenting “Into the Wind: Masterworks for Clarinet & Saxophone” to kick off the College of Fine Arts Marquee […]

April 30, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Announces First Academic Faculty Chair for Michael E. Stephens College of Business- Dr. Helen Moshkovich

In May of 2014, the University of Montevallo announced its first academic endowed chair in the university’s 119-year history. Michael and Donna Grainger of Franklin, Tennessee made a commitment of $500,000 to the Michael E. Stephens College of Business at the University. The gift established the Michael J. and Donna H. Grainger Endowed Chair in […]

April 29, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Celebrates Spring Graduation on May 2 with Former U.N. Ambassador, New Mexico Governor and U.S. Congressman Bill Richardson

The University of Montevallo will have a distinguished guest delivering the keynote at their spring commencement ceremonies on May 2, Bill Richardson. Richardson is a former U.N. Ambassador, New Mexico Governor, Secretary of Energy and U.S. Congressman. He is well-known for his distinguished public-service career spanning over three decades. Richardson has also started two foundations: […]

April 23, 2015 | Press Releases

Falcon Scholars in Action recognized at dinner

Twenty-one University of Montevallo Falcon Scholars in Action were honored for their service at an annual appreciation dinner held April 16 on the UM campus. Falcon Scholars and their guests were joined by Community Services Manager Reggie Holloway and Shelby County Chief Operating Officer Phil Burns, as well as social services agency directors and staff […]

April 17, 2015 | Press Releases

Almost 700 volunteer for UM’s The Big Event

Five years ago, the University of Montevallo began its participation in a project called The Big Event. It was a big hit, and this year featured the largest number of volunteers and job sites in its Montevallo history. One of the largest, one-day, student-run service projects in the nation, The Big Event provides an opportunity […]

March 25, 2015 | Press Releases

Former baseball players endow University of Montevallo athletic scholarship

MONTEVALLO, ALABAMA — On October 31, 2014, a group of former University of Montevallo baseball players, led by Hall of Famer Mike Dunn, got together in Helena, Alabama, and decided to start a baseball athletics endowment for their college coach, Robert “Bob” Riesener. What happened next is another one for the record books. In just […]

March 11, 2015 | Press Releases

Jim Day to give University Scholar lecture at UM

Jim Day, professor of history, will give the University Scholar presentation Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the J. A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library. His talk is titled “Wilson’s Raid through Alabama: A Sesquicentennial Retrospective.” Day was honored as the University Scholar at the annual Founders’ Day activities in October 2014. The award is […]

March 10, 2015 | Press Releases

UM dedicates New 3D Art Building at Homecoming

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony took place for the University of Montevallo’s New 3D Art Building Saturday, February 14, during the annual 2015 Homecoming festivities. Located where the building known as “The Laundry” had stood since its construction in the early 1900s, the new building gives a respectful nod to the past, including a triangular […]

February 26, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to hold conference on multicultural education

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host the fifth annual Alabama Region 4 National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) conference, “Beyond Translation: Building Capacities for Cross-Cultural Communication,” Friday, March 13, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., in Anna Irvin Hall on the UM campus. The conference is sponsored by UM’s College of Education, Social Work Program […]

February 19, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates Homecoming

MONTEVALLO—Alumni, students, faculty and staff at the University of Montevallo recently celebrated Homecoming with events spanning several days and including athletics, awards, honors and musicals.The week’s festivities began Tuesday evening with the annual College of Education Faculty, Staff and Alumni Recognition Dinner. Awards were presented to 15 outstanding alumni of the College of Education who have distinguished […]

February 19, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo welcomes BACHE visiting writer Brian Turner

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will welcome soldier-poet Brian Turner to the J.A. Brown Room in Carmichael Library on the UM campus Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 3:30 p.m., to read from his works as part of the 2014-2015 BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series.Turner, who holds an MFA from the University of Oregon, is the author of two poetry collections, […]

February 16, 2015 | Press Releases

UM offering free tax return filing assistance through VITA program

UM is once again offering free tax return filing assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This will be the fourth consecutive year for the program, which has grown from just 30 clients in 2012, the first year it was offered, to 71 in 2014. The goal for this year’s program, which provides […]

February 9, 2015 | Press Releases

UM to offer online stream for College Night

The University of Montevallo is offering a new service to alumni and friends who would like to attend this weekend’s College Night productions but will be unable to do so. A live streaming option is being made available to view the Saturday night, Feb. 14, shows, beginning at 7 p.m. Purchase of this live stream […]

January 29, 2015 | Press Releases

UM again named to president’s honor roll

The University of Montevallo has again been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This honor roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for a commitment to voluntary community outreach, recognizes institutions of higher education that reflect the values of […]

January 20, 2015 | Press Releases

UM intramural teams compete in regional tournament

Congratulations to Bad Company and Femme Fatale, two University of Montevallo intramural teams that represented the University at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Region II Flag Football Tournament, held December 5-7 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Both teams were given the opportunity to compete in this tournament by winning their respective flag football championship games at […]

January 16, 2015 | Press Releases

UM green fund issues call for proposals

The UM Green Fund is a pool of money used to provide grants for campus projects that improve sustainability, decrease our ecological footprint and educate the university and local communities about sustainable practices, environmental issues and caring for the planet. The Green Fund has $19,000 available! Any member of the UM community, including students and […]

January 14, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. birthday

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with several events throughout the day on Wednesday, Jan. 21. The day will begin with the MLK Oratorical Breakfast at 9 a.m. in the Montevallo Room of Anna Irvin Dining Hall on the UM campus. Selected students will deliver speeches on the topic of […]