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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

August 23, 2013 | UM in the News

UM freshmen receive warm welcome on move-in day

Dozens of University of Montevallo students, alumni, faculty and staff bore the brunt of summer heat and humidity Aug. 23 as they helped the incoming freshman class unload boxes and get settled into their dormitories. Read the full story at

August 23, 2013 | UM in the News

Ribbon cut at new Montevallo on Main

The cobblestone bricks in front of the old Alabama Power building in Montevallo were covered with community members the morning of Aug. 23 as dozens gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the University of Montevallo’s newest addition, Montevallo on Main. Read the full story at

August 20, 2013 | UM in the News

UM grows, benefits all

For a long time, county residents have known that the University of Montevallo is a jewel here in the heart of the Birmingham metropolitan area. But that wasn’t always widely known beyond the bounds of Shelby County. That’s quickly changing now. Read the full story at

August 19, 2013 | UM in the News

Montevallo’s Mayor Cost has dual role

Montevallo Mayor Hollie Cost has a dual role. In addition to being mayor since October of last year, she is also professor of special education and the service learning coordinator at the University of Montevallo. Read the full story at

August 19, 2013 | UM in the News

UM adds softball to athletic department

The University of Montevallo recently announced the addition of softball as its 13th intercollegiate sport following approval by the school’s Board of Trustees in early August. Read the full story at

August 16, 2013 | UM in the News

Montevallo on Main to bring thousands of UM students downtown

About 4,000 University of Montevallo students are expected to make trips to downtown Montevallo weekly with the opening of the new Montevallo on Main building that will hold several classrooms, office spaces and lounge areas when it opens this fall. Read the full story at

August 15, 2013 | UM in the News

Enrollment growing at the University of Montevallo

In response to the continued decline of state financial support of higher education institutions, the University of Montevallo will continue to push for and see growth in the number of freshman and undergraduate students enrolled at the university this fall, growth which administrators say has kept costs low while maintaining quality education. Read the full […]

August 12, 2013 | UM in the News

Forrest Knows UM is a Great Place to Work

Barbara Forrest has a true appreciation for the University of Montevallo recently being named “One of the Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Forrest, who was diagnosed with for breast cancer in September of last year said, “If you have to have a serious illness, UM is the place to […]

August 2, 2013 | UM in the News

UM honors 74 summer graduates

The University of Montevallo conferred 74 degrees at its summer commencement ceremonies Friday, Aug. 3. Read the full story at

July 30, 2013 | UM in the News

Main Street Players to perform 50s show “Picnic”

William Inge’s “Picnic” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1953, and the Montevallo Main Street Players are bringing this award-winning play to Montevallo this month. Shows will be held at the Parnell Memorial Library Theater Aug. 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. Read the full story at

May 29, 2013 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo's new softball field, track complex getting funding

Critical pieces of funding for a new track and field complex and a softball field for the University of Montevallo received approval from the city’s community development partnership on Tuesday. The Montevallo Development Cooperative District at its meeting Tuesday afternoon approved up to $150,000 in funding toward the track complex at the university and another […]

May 24, 2013 | UM in the News

Line Drives and Lipstick

Growing up in Prichard in the 1930s and ’40s, UM alumna Delores Brumfield wasn’t like the other girls. Instead of making paper dolls and hosting tea parties, the tomboy preferred having clay ball fights and pole-vaulting over the neighbor’s bushes. Better known as “Dolly” or “Dee,” the young athlete quickly fell in love with baseball, […]

May 20, 2013 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo reveals progress on downtown building

The University of Montevallo’s behavioral and social science program will move to the new University of Montevallo on Main building in time for the fall semester, UM officials announced during a May 16 Business After Hours event. Read the full story at

April 4, 2013 | UM in the News

Chapman named to Board of Trustees at University of Montevallo

Secretary of State Beth Chapman was recently appointed by Gov. Bentley to serve on the University of Montevallo’s Board of Trustees. She will serve in a state at large position for a term set to expire in 2023, according to a statement from the University of Montevallo. Chapman, a UM alumna, was selected as State […]