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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 ReleasesJune 11, 2018

UM Concert Choir completes international concert tour of United Kingdom and France

The UM Concert Choir performed in a variety of prestigious locations across the United Kingdom and France as part of their second international concert tour, May 12-23.   Twenty-seven students, along with conductor Melinda Doyle, featured faculty soloist Roderick George and faculty documentarian Becky Halliday, performed in seven venues over 11 total days, including the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and King’s College in Cambridge.  “Traveling is one of the […]

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Press ReleasesJune 8, 2018

UM named one of the best colleges for veterans in 2018

The University of Montevallo is one of the best higher education institutions for U.S veterans, according to a recently released ranking by college review aggregator, College Consensus.  Out of 192 total public and private colleges and universities included in the list, UM is ranked 37th, making it one of only three Alabama colleges included in the top 50.  To be considered, each institution had to meet several specific criteria, […]

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Press ReleasesMay 22, 2018

Huntsville student selected as Montage editor for second consecutive year

Erica Lewis, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, was recently selected as the 2018-2019 editor of UM’s yearbook, “Montage,” for the second consecutive year. “Montage,” UM’s yearbook since 1907, provides a complete annual history, primarily in pictorial form, of the University, representing the personality of the school and its students. This idea is best reflected in the yearbook’s motto: […]

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