June 24, 2014 | UM in the News

UM addresses educational technology needs with new master's degree

The University of Montevallo seeks to offer degree programs that fall within its mission as a public liberal arts university and that meet identified regional and national needs. As the use of technology in schools and other educational settings continues to grow, there is an increased demand for highly trained individuals who are responsible for […]

June 19, 2014 | UM in the News

Fairhope native Haley Evans 'thru-hiking' Appalachian Trail

Haley Evans, a Fairhope High School graduate and one of the most decorated runners in the University of Montevallo’s history, is in the middle of a challenge that only a handful of people in America have done. Read the full story at

June 18, 2014 | UM in the News

Tucker to hold book signing at DPL on Friday

A new “lest we forget” kind of book will make its debut in a book signing Friday at 2 p.m. at the Demopolis Library. Dr. Betty Jean Tucker’s book, On a Darkling Plain, is a collection of ten short stories with the unifying theme of the effect of The Great Depression on people in the […]

June 17, 2014 | UM in the News

New UM athletic director 'excited' about opportunities

It’s safe to say that recently hired University of Montevallo athletic director Mark Richard brings a wealth of experience to the Falcons’ athletic department. Richard, who was named to the position June 12, has more than 26 years in collegiate sports administration. Read the full story at

June 12, 2014 | UM in the News

Students paint mural in downtown Montevallo

Elementary, high school and university students are working together to paint a colorful mural on the side of the Subway building, facing McDonald’s, in downtown Montevallo. Read the full story at

June 12, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo names new AD

University of Montevallo President Dr. John W. Stewart III announced the hiring of Mark Richard on Thursday, June 12 as the ninth full-time Director of Athletics at the University. Read the full story at

June 9, 2014 | UM in the News

Helena students at the University of Montevallo

Helena resident Gregory Roth joined almost 40 students who participated in the University of Montevallo’s 17th annual Undergraduate Research Day, held recently in Harman Hall on the UM campus. Students across UM were invited to engage in research, scholarship and creative activity with faculty mentors, demonstrating their research via posters, PowerPoint and oral presentations. Read […]

May 17, 2014 | UM in the News

College News: May 18

More than 340 University of Montevallo students received their diplomas at spring commencement May 3. Maj. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla, a career Marine and the director of operations with plans, policies and operations at Marine headquarters in Arlington, Va., delivered the commencement address. Read the full story at

May 13, 2014 | UM in the News

UM staff reductions part of ‘greater plan’

The University of Montevallo eliminated seven administrative positions as part of a “greater plan” to save money at the university, UM President John Stewart said. Read the full story at        

May 13, 2014 | UM in the News

Birmingham native named dean of Alabama School of Law

The University of Alabama School of Law has chosen Mark E. Brandon as its new dean. Brandon, a Birmingham native who has been a law professor at Vanderbilt University since 2001, will begin the position July 1. Read the full story at

May 12, 2014 | UM in the News

Southern authors present readings

Two South Carolina authors, John Warley and Cassandra King, both have newly published books both of which concern customs and mores indigenous to the South; however, each book presents these subjects as viewed through decidedly different lenses. Read the full story at

May 9, 2014 | UM in the News

Cougars face Montevallo Saturday night in PBC baseball tourney

By the time the Columbus State baseball team takes the field today in the Peach Belt Conference tournament, it will have been almost two full weeks since the Cougars ended the regular season. To make the wait even a little longer, the Cougars, as the No. 2 seed, drew the final game of four. They […]

May 3, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo '14 spring commencement

With her friendly “hey, dudes” welcome to the University of Montevallo’s Class of 2014, outgoing Senior Class President Julia Erwin joked about one of the institution’s most prominent features. Noting the graduation ceremony’s arrival this morning, Erwin said that, “of course, every time we have tripped on the bricks is now worth it.” Read the […]

April 30, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo student volunteers help nonprofits through Falcon Scholars in Action

When they’re not taking classes at the University of Montevallo, some students have been volunteering their time at nonprofit agencies through the Falcon Scholars in Action Program. The students received honors at the program’s annual showcase April 17 in Montevallo that spotlights the collaboration between Shelby County Community Services and the university. Participants used the […]