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May 18, 2018

Future UM student wins Congressional Art Competition

Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer announced Grace Varner, a recent Hoover High School graduate and an incoming UM freshman, as the first-place winner of this year’s Alabama 6th Congressional District Art Competition.  

Each year, this nation-wide contest features student artwork from more than 200 Congressional offices. The winning artwork from each district is later displayed in the U.S. Capitol building for one year. 

A total of 64 students from 17 high schools in the 6th District submitted entries. Varner’s winning piece, “Brother,” was a graphite recreation of a picture of her brother. 

“I am so honored to have the privilege to represent my district by having my art hang in the capitol. I have worked so hard to develop my artistic abilities and this recognition means the world to me,” said Varner.  

Varner will later travel to Washington D.C. in June to attend the national reception with Palmer.   

“Each year I am impressed by the creative talents of the young people in Alabama’s 6th District,” said Palmer. “I would like to congratulate Grace Varner on winning the competition this year and I look forward to seeing her in D.C. this June for the National Art Reception.” 

Press ReleasesJuly 26, 2018

UM music professor writes opera for Alabama Bicentennial

In celebration of the state of Alabama’s 200th anniversary, UM Professor of Music Joseph Landers has composed an original opera based on the historical book, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” by James Agee.    The production of the work is a joint collaboration between the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, The University of Alabama Opera Theatre and the University of Alabama School of Music. Additionally, the Alabama State Council on the Arts provided financial support […]

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Press ReleasesJuly 9, 2018

Outdoor Scholars Program debuts first episode of Outdoor Scholars TV

The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program at the University of Montevallo is now sharing its special hunting and fishing trips with the rest of the world via its new YouTube series, “Outdoor Scholars TV.”  The show’s first season will consist of 10 episodes running just under 10 minutes each. The first episode, released on July 1, is the longest at 14 minutes and follows the Outdoor Scholars […]

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Press ReleasesJune 19, 2018

Montevallo honored among National Colleges of Distinction 2018-2019

For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been recognized as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. It continues to be one of only two schools in Alabama marked with the Public College of Distinction achievement.   UM has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching. “We are very pleased […]

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