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February 19, 2014

University of Montevallo students win game design awards

Once again, University of Montevallo students in UM’s Game Studies and Design program have distinguished themselves in the arena of game design, as three of their number have been recognized for creating games chosen as “Best Entries” in the Game Design Challenge labeled “Touché!” by, a nationally recognized website for game design.

The challenge was to design a game that uses an everyday household object for input that would detect touch, movement and position.

Amy George of Hoover, who submitted a winning entry in a similar challenge last fall, created Atacama, a survival game in which the player tracks characters through a desert while battling reptilian humanoids. The controller used to play the game is an ordinary water gun.

Elizabeth Littrell of Maylene designed Iron City Salon, a makeover game that uses a curling iron, flat iron, blow dryer and scissors as input devices. The objective is for the player to successfully manage the salon and achieve customer satisfaction by styling customers’ hair and makeup.

Stephanie Browdy of Birmingham created Act Natural, a dating simulation game employing the use of body language with an average dining room chair as an input device. The player will try to impress six dates who will respond to the player’s body language.

Press ReleasesDecember 4, 2018

President of Alabama Power Foundation to deliver commencement address

 Myla E. Calhoun, president of Alabama Power Foundation and vice president of Charitable Giving for Alabama Power will deliver the keynote address for the University of Montevallo Fall Commencement, which will be held Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. in the McChesney Student Activity Center. A reception for graduates and their families hosted by the UM […]

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More Montevallo StoriesNovember 7, 2018

Education professor earns national recognition

Jennifer Alexiou-Ray, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Montevallo, was recently awarded the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Making It Happen Award at the annual Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology (ALET) conference. Alexiou-Ray now joins the ranks of the only 600 educators from across the world to have received this award since its inception in 1995.    The ISTE Making It Happen Award honors […]

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Press ReleasesOctober 30, 2018

Meadows receives Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award

The University of Montevallo honored deserving UM staff, faculty and alumni during the celebration of the University’s 122nd Founders’ Day on Oct. 11. Mike Meadows ’79 was named the recipient of the 2018 Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award. Each year, this distinguished honor is bestowed to a UM alumnus who has demonstrated loyalty […]

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