Skip to main content

News

December 8, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo announces fall 2014 commencement speaker

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo has announced that the speaker for fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 12 will be Dr. Lawrence J. DeLucas, a former payload specialist for NASA and a professor in the department of optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A native of Syracuse, New York, DeLucas holds a B.S. and an M.S. […]

November 13, 2014 | Press Releases

UM opens digital newspaper archive, features local newspapers

MONTEVALLO—The W.M. “Mack” Wyatt Digital Archive has recently been added to the offerings of Carmichael Library at the University of Montevallo. A donor event was held at the library Oct. 17 to introduce this new addition and to recognize donor Clayton M. Nordan, a 1976 M.A. graduate of the university. The W.M. “Mack” Wyatt Digital […]

November 12, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to host pianist William DeVan

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host a concert by world-acclaimed pianist William DeVan Thursday evening, Nov. 13, at 7:30, in LeBaron Recital Hall on the UM campus. DeVan will perform works by composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel and Sergei Prokofieff. The public is invited, and there is no charge. A graduate […]

November 12, 2014 | Press Releases

‘Cabaret’ returns to UM stage

MONTEVALLO–UM Theatre will present Cabaret for the first time in more than a decade Thursday, Nov. 13, through Sunday, Nov. 16, in Reynolds Studio Theatre on the University of Montevallo campus. Performances will be nightly at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matineé performance on Sunday. Ticket reservations are currently being accepted. Performances at this […]

November 7, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to host Science Festival

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo, along with the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) and Shelby County schools will host the premiere Science Festival for school districts in central Alabama Friday, Nov. 7.  Events will take place beginning at 8:15 a.m. in Harman Hall and on the lawn of Bibb Graves Hall. The festival will […]

November 7, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo College of Fine Arts hosts tribute concert

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo College of Fine Arts hosted the Luis Benejam Tribute Concert Thursday, Oct. 30, in LeBaron Recital Hall on the UM campus. The event, which honored Spanish-born orchestral composer Luis Benejam during the year marking the 100th anniversary of his birth, featured UM music faculty members Laurie Middaugh, piano and organ; Lori Ardovino, […]

November 3, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo alumnus endows scholarship

MONTEVALLO — Thanks to the generosity of University of Montevallo alumnus James L. Moss of Plano, Texas, students at UM who are experiencing a financial emergency will have a source of assistance. The James L. Moss Emergency Assistance Fund was endowed to help students who might be facing situations that may prohibit them from staying […]

November 3, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo welcomes BACHE visiting writer Tayari Jones

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will welcome author Tayari Jones to the J.A. Brown Room in Carmichael Library on the UM campus Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 3:30 p.m., to read from her works as part of the 2014-2015 BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series. Jones, a native of Atlanta, is an associate professor of English at Rutgers-Newark University. […]

October 17, 2014 | Press Releases

Miss Carnation Pageant at the University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO—The Kappa Chi chapter of Phi Mu sorority at the University of Montevallo will host the Miss Carnation Pageant Saturday, Oct. 25, in Palmer Auditorium on the UM campus beginning at 1 p.m. All proceeds from this event will go directly to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Girls will compete in four age divisions: elementary school […]

October 16, 2014 | Press Releases

UM to host American Council on Education Fellow

MONTEVALLO—The American Council on Education (ACE) has selected the University of Montevallo to serve as host institution to Dr. Robert H. McNamara, a 2014-2015 ACE Fellow. McNamara, associate provost and dean of the graduate college at The Citadel, will spend 12 weeks during the academic year on the UM campus. “Selection as a host institution […]

October 15, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates 118th Founders' Day

The University of Montevallo celebrated its beginnings Oct. 9 with the 118th Founders’ Day. UM opened its doors Oct. 12, 1896, as Alabama Girls’ Industrial School and has grown and developed into Alabama’s only public liberal arts university. The theme of Founders’ Day 2014 was “Smart. Balanced. Prepared.” reflecting the ideal University of Montevallo students […]

October 6, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo students win game design awards

MONTEVALLO­—Three Game Studies and Design students at the University of Montevallo have been recognized by Game Career Guide for creating innovative games in their most recent Game Design Challenge: “Poetry in Motion.” The goal was to design video games based on famous poems. Angel Diaz, of Bessemer, created “This Is Just To Say,” based on […]

October 3, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to celebrate Founders’ Day

MONTEVALLO—When the University of Montevallo holds its Founders’ Day convocation Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. in Palmer Auditorium, Mark Brandon, dean of the University of Alabama School of Law, will deliver the Founders’ Day address. Brandon, who graduated from UM in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in history, earned the juris doctor from the UA […]

September 16, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo welcomes first of BACHE visiting writers

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will welcome fiction and poetry author Chantel Acevedo to the J.A. Brown Room in Carmichael Library on the UM campus Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 3:30 p.m., to read from her works as part of the 2014-2015 BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series. Acevedo, a Cuban-American born and raised in Miami, teaches at Auburn […]

September 10, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo recognized by U.S. News & World Report

MONTEVALLO – U.S. News & World Report has released its 2015 “America’s Best Colleges” rankings, and the University of Montevallo is once again ranked as the No. 1 public master’s-level university in Alabama, a distinction it has held each year since 2008. According to the 2015 rankings, released Sept. 9, 2014, Montevallo is again listed […]

September 4, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo welcomes new registrar

MONTEVALLO–The University of Montevallo has welcomed a new registrar, Daniel Strickland, formerly assistant university registrar at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He assumed his new duties Aug. 4. Strickland holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA, both from Spring Hill College in Mobile. Prior to his time at UA, Strickland had […]

August 27, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to host Advocacy Day

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo Social Work Program will host the 2014 Advocacy Day conference Friday, Sept. 26, from 8:30 a.m.-noon, in Anna Irvin Hall on the University of Montevallo campus. The focus of this conference is Ethical Treatment of Suicidal Clients: Beyond Risk Management. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Scott Ketring, acting director of […]

August 25, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to welcome award-winning writers

MONTEVALLO–The University of Montevallo will host three award-winning writers during the 2014-2015 academic year. As part of the BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series, Chantel Acevedo, Tayari Jones and Brian Turner will hold readings with Q/A sessions, receptions and book signings in the J.A. Brown Room of Carmichael Library at UM. The Birmingham Consortium for Higher Education (BACHE) […]

August 14, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo holds summer commencement

MONTEVALLO–More than 90 students received their diplomas at summer commencement Aug. 1. The commencement address was delivered by John O. Hudson III, an attorney who serves as vice president of public relations and charitable giving at Alabama Power Company and president of the Alabama Power Foundation, one of the state’s largest corporate philanthropic organizations. Following […]

August 7, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named a College of Distinction – again

MONTEVALLO–For the third consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named a College of Distinction. Montevallo is the only public university in Alabama to receive this recognition for 2014-2015. Founded in 1999, Colleges of Distinction is a web-based guide for high school juniors and seniors seeking a school that is nationally recognized and highly […]