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Dr. Phil Tappe Dean Of UAM College Of Forestry, Agirculture & Natural Resources To Retire, Ficklin Named Interim

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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Dr. Phil Tappe

Dr. Phil Tappe has announced he will retire from his post as the University of Arkansas at Monticello Dean of the College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources and the Director of the U of A System Division of Agriculture’s Forest Resources Center. The move is effective on December 31, 2020. (more…)

Crystal Halley Named UAM Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Monday, October 12th, 2020

HallyUAMUniversity of Arkansas at Monticello Chancellor Dr. Peggy Doss announced today that Crystal Halley has been named the UAM Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Halley graduated from UAM Summa Cum Laude in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She earned a Juris Doctorate from the William H. Bowen School of Law at UALR in 2007. (more…)

UAM Students Hold SAB / SGA Elections

Friday, October 9th, 2020

UAMSGAUniversity of Arkansas at Monticello students recently elected their 2020-2021 Student Activities Board (SAB) and Student Government Association (SGA) representatives through an online voting system. SAB members Courtney Hicks, Caleb Stewart, Chase Marra and Emily Hand have started holding board meetings to plan activities that safely engage and excite students in what is an extremely unusual program year for the board. (more…)

UAM Students Awarded Farm Bureau Scholarships

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Farm bureauThe Arkansas Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation Committee has named the 13 recipients of the $3,000 Farm Bureau scholarships for the 2020-21 school year.

Scholarship recipients are Arkansas residents, members of a Farm Bureau family and enrolled as juniors or seniors in pursuit of an agriculture-related degree at a state-accredited university.

The scholarship recipients from UAM are:

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UAM Professor Publishes Book On Mammals

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

UAMBookOnAnimalsThe southeastern United States is home to a remarkable and diverse mammalian fauna that is a significant part of the region’s rich natural heritage.  John Hunt, a Professor of Biology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has co-authored a book on these animals, entitled Mammals of the Southeastern United States.  The book, which was co-written by Troy Best of Auburn University, was recently released.  (more…)

UAM Begins New Strategic Plan

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Boice-UAMUAM Chancellor Peggy Doss has appointed Dan Boice, director of the Taylor Library, to facilitate the university’s ongoing strategic planning process. Dr. Doss said, “The UAM strategic plan must be a ‘living’ document that is constantly reviewed to ensure we meet the ever-changing needs of our university, our students, and the state and region we serve. It is at the heart of our institution and is our navigation system. Boice will involve faculty, staff, students and the community.

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UAM Chancellor Appoints Focus Group for Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Friday, July 31st, 2020

uam_article_default_thumbThe University of Arkansas at Monticello announced Tuesday the creation of the Chancellor’s Focus Group for Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The committee of 12 will bring together members from many areas of the university community to discuss and collaborate in ongoing outreach initiatives and make recommendations to the University Executive Council. The focus group will promote a greater inclusive learning and living community on the university’s three campuses. (more…)

UAM Students Donate To Seark Miracle League

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

20200309_134711Pictured are Aaron Ratledge and Caleb Rodgers members of Stephanie Harton’s entrepreneurship class at the University of Arkansas at Monticello presenting Gay Pace with a donation of over $400 for the Seark Miracle League.  The teams from the class were given $5.00 and the task of making as much money as possible in one week. (more…)

University of Arkansas at Monticello Announces Plans for State’s First Musician-Only Residence Hall

Friday, March 6th, 2020

UAMRoyerHallThe University of Arkansas at Monticello announced Thursday that it would be host to the state’s first dedicated Music Residence Hall. Royer Hall, a 1967 residence hall on the Monticello campus will reopen in August as a co-ed living-and-learning community exclusively for students enrolled in choral and instrumental music courses. (more…)

UAM School of Nursing Recieves $150,000 Blue & You Grant; Will be Presented Friday

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Interfor 444 Good newsUAM-Nursing-2The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing secured a $150,000 grant from the Blue & You Foundation, which will be presented at an event Friday on the UAM campus. The grant was one of 40 selected across the state out of more than 260 applicants. “Our grants this year went to programs across the state that address issues and needs that organizations have identified as important to their communities. These include physical and mental health programs for all ages, opportunities to participate in exercise and good nutrition, and building the future medical workforce that will care for all of our citizens,” said Patrick O’Sullivan, executive director of the Blue & You Foundation.

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Arkansas Selects UAM’s Goldmon for Delta Leadership Program

Friday, November 29th, 2019
Suzzette%20Goldmon%20GreenWhite%20SmallDr. Suzzette Shaw Goldmon, Director of Hospitality and Tourism Initiatives at The University of Arkansas at Monticello will participate in the Delta Regional Authority’s (DRA) Delta Leadership Institute (DLI.) She will join fellows from the seven other Delta states to participate in the 10-month DLI Executive Academy to help further her skills in community leadership, policy development, and regional collaboration to drive economic growth across the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt regions.

UAM Assistant Professor Jamie Palmer Named State Consultant To Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

PalmerJamie Palmer, Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected to serve a two-year term as a state consultant on the board of directors of the Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association (ANSA).  Dr. Brandy Haley, Dean of the UAM School of Nursing stated, “We are honored to have one of our faculty members hold a state board position representing UAM.” (more…)

UAM Announces “Shifting Monuments” Art Exhibit

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
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Menhir I, Water soluble pastel and absorbent ground on paper, 2019

“Shifting Monuments”, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Felicia Leach can be viewed in the Glassblock Gallery in the Taylor Library at UAM through October 10, 2019.

By layering time through transfer, tracing, and gesture until the totality of the event is recorded within a stable image, Felicia Leach’s paintings and drawings become the modality of time, perception, and production that reveal and conceal the flux within a particular place.

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UAM Receives First Operational Endowment for Art Department

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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Waymond Teague presented the University of Arkansas at Monticello with its first operational endowment for the art department. L to R: Vice Chancellor for Advancement Jeff Weaver; Chancellor Karla Hughes; Waymond Teague; Art Professor Tom Richard; Dean for Arts and Humaniites Mark Spencer

The University of Arkansas at Monticello announced this week the university’s first operational endowment, which will benefit its art department. Alumnus Waymond Teague has presented a $100,000 gift in memory of his wife Barbara Ozment Teague, also a graduate. (more…)

UAM to Hold Grand Opening for Weevil House of Garments Thursday

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

uam_article_default_thumbUAM announces the grand opening event for a new student resource, the Weevil House of Garments (WHOG). WHOG will officially open Thursday, September 26 at 12:00 p.m. Professional attire will be housed in the facility for current students to access at no cost. The Thursday event is open to the public.

The project began when a need was identified for students to have appropriate clothing for job interviews, professional events, and in the workforce. Chancellor Karla Hughes explained, “Any time we see a barrier to our students succeeding, I want to know we can address it. Emily Ashley and Renea McClendon came to me to see how we could provide this resource to our students, and the Weevil House of Garments was born.”

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UAM Masters Of Fine Arts Named #6 Program In The Nation

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

uam_article_default_thumbThe University of Arkansas at Monticello has been named as one of the nation’s best online Master’s in Creative Writing degree programs on TheBestSchools.org for 2019. According to TheBestSchools.org, their team reviewed all accredited online Master’s in Creative Writing degree programs in the U.S., and UAM earned sixth place in a list topped by Harvard University. (more…)

UAM Seniors Present Art Exhibits

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Current exhibits at the Glassblock Gallery in the UAM Taylor Library showcase the artwork of senior art majors from Southeast Arkansas. Kaitlyn Carrico of Hamburg and KeyAira M. Charles of Warren each have their senior thesis exhibitions on display until April 14. A public artist reception will be held Thursday, April 11 from 1:30– 3:30 PM. (more…)

Students Investigate Triumph And Tragedy For History Day Contest

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

thumbnailArea high school students competed in the regional rounds of the National History Day Contest in March at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Several competitors will advance to the statewide contest this month where they will attempt to qualify for the national event. Now in its 45th year, the National History Day Contest provides students an opportunity to develop critical thinking and source analysis skills while gaining historical perspective. (more…)

UAM Chapter of Psychology Honor Society Receives Regional Award

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
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L to R FRONT – Julianna Mendenhall of Blue Mound, IL, Kyra Hatcher of Pine Bluff and Dr. Seungyeon Lee L to R BACK – Manley Ryan Hatcher of Pine Bluff, Collin O’Connor of McGehee, Stephanie Clark of Frisco, TX, Magnus Gray of Warren, Sally Pharr of Monticello and Claudia Clark of Hamburg.

 The UAM Chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology, recently received the Southwest Region’s “model chapter award” for 2018. The recognition is granted to a chapter in each of the six regions of Psi Chi whose members best exemplify the organization’s purpose. Psi Chi’s stated purpose is “to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of the psychology. Psi Chi is one of the largest honor societies in the world, with more than 1,200 active chapters. In addition to a plaque and bragging rights, the model chapter also earns a monetary award. (more…)

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