April 27, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

Univ. of Montevallo Organic Community Garden

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo Organic Community Garden has plots available to students and other community members who wish to grow fresh vegetables this summer and fall. Plots are 6’ x 12’ with walking space all around. They can be rented for $10 each to UM students and $20 each to other members of the community. […]

April 27, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

Local student breaks Peach Belt baseball record

MONTEVALLO—Will Fulmer, a graduate of East Lake High School in Palm Harbor and an infielder for the University of Montevallo baseball team in Alabama, recently broke the Peach Belt Conference record for hits in a season in conference play with 52. Fulmer drove a single to left field in the sixth inning of a game […]

April 27, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

Local student published

MONTEVALLO—An essay written by University of Montevallo graduate student Sarah Nichole Peacock has been accepted for publication in the St. John’s University Humanities Review. The essay, titled “O for a Muse of Fire: The Role of Linguistics in the Assertion of National Identity in Shakespeare’s Richard II and Henry V,” examines how the historical events […]

April 27, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

Local student receives Lespi Fellowship

MONTEVALLO—Wes Finlayson of Southside was recently awarded the 2012 Jeremy Lespi Poetry Fellowship as part of the 10th annual University of Montevallo Literary Festival. A senior majoring in art, he is the first non-English major to receive the award. Finlayson read his work as part of the festival. The Lespi Fellowship seeks to honor and […]

April 23, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

Undergraduate Research Day at the University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will hold its 15th annual Undergraduate Research Day April 25 from noon until 3:30 p.m. in Harman Hall on the UM campus. Students from all four colleges at Montevallo are invited to engage in research, scholarship and creative activity with faculty mentors, demonstrating their research via posters, oral and PowerPoint presentations. […]

April 16, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

“Stars Fell on Montevallo Earthfest”

MONTEVALLO – A celebration in anticipation of Earth Day will be held at the University of Montevallo’s James Wylie Shepherd Observatory on Thursday, April 19, from 4 until 9:30 p.m. “Stars Fell on Montevallo Earthfest” is a community-wide event featuring live music by Them Natives and Love Bunny, free food, as well as tours of […]

April 16, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

University of Montevallo art faculty at SCAC

The Shelby County Arts Council will present an exhibition May 3-31, at the SCAC Gallery at 104 Mildred St. in Columbiana. The exhibition, S2, will feature the works of University of Montevallo faculty members Scott Stephens and Scott Meyer. Both are professors of art at UM, and Stephens is the chair of the department of […]

April 4, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson speaks at University of Montevallo

University of Montevallo alumna Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson, author of The House by the Side of the Road, will speak at UM Wednesday, April 11, at 1 p.m., in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Humanities Hall. A book signing will follow in Room 106 of Humanities Hall. The book is Jackson’s personal account […]

March 16, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

Kee Malesky, NPR research librarian speaks at the University of Montevallo

Kee Malesky, National Public Radio’s longest-serving research librarian, will speak on the campus of the University of Montevallo on Monday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Humanities Hall. Malesky’s topic will be “Wikis, Wonks and Websites: An NPR Librarian Looks at Today’s Swirling Vortex of Information.” As part […]

February 23, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

Landers composes for Tuscaloosa Symphony tribute

MONTEVALLO – University of Montevallo associate professor of music Joseph Landers has been commissioned by the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra to compose a new work for a concert marking the one-year anniversary of the tornadoes that caused many deaths and extensive destruction in that city. The world premiere performance of that work will be presented Monday, […]

February 14, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

Gold and purple pride radiates from UM

The energy was electric in Palmer Auditorium during the University of Montevallo’s College Night. The atmosphere was similar to that of a high school pep rally but with the addition of harmonized vocal music, ball gowns, 20-something-year-olds and deep-seeded rivalry. Read the full story at

February 12, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

UM College Night remains golden

Before Student Government President Sherrod Hall even had a chance to finish speaking, the Gold side members erupted into cheers as Gold Victory won College Night for the second year running. On Feb. 11, Palmer Auditorium was packed full of students and alumni alike sporting colors that represented their loyalty to either the purple or […]

February 10, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

University of Montevallo Concert & Lecture Series

MONTEVALLO – The Concert and Lecture Series at the University of Montevallo will present “Green Mountain Mardi Gras: Loss & Celebration Under a Changing Sky,” featuring John Elder in LeBaron Recital Hall Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Elder, professor emeritus at Middlebury College in Vermont, taught English, English and American literatures and environmental studies during […]

January 23, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

UM student to present research at national conference

Mikia Carter is a senior at the University of Montevallo and author of the paper, “The Role of Anticipatory Socialism and Communication Competency in Leadership Development.” The paper not only earned her an “A,” but also earned her way to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), a three-day conference being held at Weaver State […]

December 29, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo receives $100k grant for eco park

It’s a gift that will continue to give for generations of Montevallo residents. The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham recently awarded the University of Montevallo a $100,000 grant to create an eco park on its campus. Dr. John Stewart, president of the university, said the grant will be used to fund construction of picnic and […]

November 28, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

Same Sweet Girls together again

What better weekend could there be than to join good friends for two days of non-stop reminiscing about college days and catching up on families and friends? Twenty-two lucky Alabama College (University of Montevallo) graduates, of maybe 45 years ago, who call themselves “The Same Sweet Girls,” do just that as they come together twice […]

November 8, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo coach recognized as region Coach of the Year

First-year University of Montevallo women’s cross country head coach Tommy Barksdale was named the Southeast Region women’s Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Barksdale becomes just the second coach of a women’s program at Montevallo to be named region Coach of the Year since the Falcons […]

October 25, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

A new logo, a new day at UM

Many who live in Shelby County and beyond recognize the University of Montevallo as a jewel in the county’s crown. As the only four-year university with its main campus in Shelby County, Montevallo has educated thousands of Shelby County denizens, as well as students from all over the state, country and the globe. On Sept. […]

October 14, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

ValloCycle program rolls into reality

A long-awaited dream became a reality as the University of Montevallo and the City of Montevallo kicked off the ValloCycle bike share program during UM’s Founder’s Day celebration Oct. 13. “Last year, when (these students) came into my office with a petition, it got me thinking. I’m a preservationist, but sometimes the business of the […]

October 10, 2011 | More Montevallo Stories

Bringing history to life

On a Friday morning, students in Dr. Ruth Truss’s history class at the University of Montevallo class got into a heated debate. The topic was secession and whether the Kentucky legislature should hold a convention to discuss seceding from the union. The students were participating in a Reacting to the Past historical simulation. While they […]