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UAM Announces 2014 Homecoming Court

Monday, October 6th, 2014
Members of the UAM homecoming court are (from left, seated) Whitney Suber, Jessica Arrandondo, Celina Sanders, (standing, from left) Taylor Snider, Melissa Ohannes, Bonnie Tigert, Anna Lauhon, Taylor Ashcraft, Hillary St. John Reynolds, Bailey Simpson, Hannah Swaim, and April Wright.

Members of the UAM homecoming court are (from left, seated) Whitney Suber, Jessica Arrandondo, Celina Sanders, (standing, from left) Taylor Snider, Melissa Ohannes, Bonnie Tigert, Anna Lauhon, Taylor Ashcraft, Hillary St. John Reynolds, Bailey Simpson, Hannah Swaim, and April Wright.

Twelve students have been selected to the 2014 homecoming court at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

The court was selected by a vote of the student body. The homecoming queen will be selected from the court, also by a vote of the student body, and crowned during pregame ceremonies at Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium this Saturday.


UAM Spirit Award Winner Has Rare Gift

Sunday, August 10th, 2014
Norton Family

Gene Norton (center) with his parents, Marvin and Betty, at a UAM basketball game.

Gene Norton has a unique gift.

“People who spend time around him feel blessed,” says his mother, Betty Norton. “That’s a rare thing.”
When Gene was in a Little Rock hospital in 2008 recovering from a spinal injury, doctors and nurses didn’t want him to leave. “He asked one of his doctors one day when he could go home,” remembers Betty. “His doctor said, ‘Gene, you can’t go home. We’re not going to let you. You make us all feel too good!”


UAM Community Education To Offer First “Kids University” July 7-10

Monday, May 12th, 2014

UAMKidsThe University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Department of Community Education is introducing a new summer enrichment program July 7-10 for students entering grades one through six in the 2014 fall semester.

The program, called Kids University, will feature morning sessions from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for students entering grades one through three and afternoon sessions from 1-5 p.m. for students entering grades four through six.


UAM Ambassadors Sponsor Events To Assist Relay For Life / American Cancer Society

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

The Student Ambassadors at the University of Arkansas at Monticello are sponsoring a pair of events to assist the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

The Ambassadors are selling tickets for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Taylor’s Restaurant in Dumas. A drawing will April 28 at 12 noon in the Office of Admissions with the winners notified following the drawing. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.


Reed, Weaver Capture Awards At LSU Tournment

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Debate (LSU Mardi Gras Tourn) copyUniversity of Arkansas at Monticello debate students Robert “Eddie” Weaver of DeWitt (left) and Kelly Reed of Bella Vista were among the top competitors at lastweek’s LAU-Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Classic debate tournament. Reed, a senior political science and communications double major, was named the tournament’s first place speaker in competition with top debate students from 32 colleges and universities throughout the south and southwest. Weaver, a sophomore mathematics major, teamed withReed to place second in the team International Public Debate Association competition.

Morgan Densmore Wins Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
 Pictured from left are Dr. Bob Stark, Morgan Densmore of Monticello, Justin Calhoun of Star City, John Erickson of Chicago, Ill., and John David Farabough of Star City.

Pictured from left are Dr. Bob Stark, Morgan Densmore of Monticello, Justin Calhoun of Star City, John Erickson of Chicago, Ill., and John David Farabough of Star City.

Morgan Densmore of Monticello took first place in the 2014 Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet held recently at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Densmore is a sophomore in UAM’s School of Agriculture pursuing a bachelor of science degree in agriculture with a double major in agribusiness and plant and soil science. She received a cash prize and will represent UAM in the state finals of the Collegiate Discussion Meet during the State Collegiate Farm Bureau Conference in Little Rock.

Justin Calhoun of Star City received a cash prize for second place and will be the UAM alternate for the state finals. John Erickson of Chicago, Ill., and John David Farabough of Star City also received cash prizes for their local participation. (more…)

UAM Announces “On-Campus” Housing Policy

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

UAMBeginning with the 2014 fall semester, first-time full-time freshmen at UAM will be required to live on campus, according to Scott Kuttenkuler, director of residence life. The policy applies to students enrolled in 12 or more hours who are less than 21 years old on the first day of class.

Exemptions include

UAM Homecoming Court

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Homecoming Court Group 2Twelve women have been selected to the 2013 homecoming court at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

The homecoming queen, who will be selected by an online vote of the student body, will be announced during pregame ceremonies prior to the UAM-Southern Nazarene football game on October 26.

Members of the court are:


Gov. Beebe Announces $635,000 for Wireless Internet Relay Towers to Reach Crossett & McGehee Campuses – Video

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Governor Mike Beebe today announced the release of $635,000 from the state general improvement fund to construct four microwave relay towers that will connect the UAM Colleges of Technology in Crossett and McGehee to the fiber network at the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s main campus.

The towers will provide the Crossett and McGehee campuses with increased broadband capability and access to state and national networks.


Linda Yeiser Named Vice Chancellor for Advancement and University Relations

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Yeiser, Linda 2A familiar face has returned to the University of Arkansas at Monticello to take direction of the university’s private fund-raisingactivities.

Linda Yeiser is UAM’s new vice chancellor for advancement and university relations, a position she held from 2005 to 2008. “I am pleased to welcome Linda Yeiser back to our administration,” said UAM Chancellor Jack Lassiter. “Ms. Yeiser worked at UAM in various positions in finance and administration for 18 years. She left UAM in 1999 and returned to our campus to filI the advancement position on an interim basis for two years.



Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Former UAMonticello football player D.J. Stephens has been invited to the Indianapolis Colts’ training camp, according to the San Antonio Talons.


Monticello Rotary Club To Host “Feed the Kids 5K” Walk/Run September 7

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

The Monticello Rotary Club will host the first “Feed the Kids 5K” walk and run on Saturday, September 7 on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

In addition to the 5K, there will be a fun run for kids around Weevil Pond. Proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the Monticello Feed the Kids Foundation. The 5K run and kids fun run begin at 8 a.m. The 5K walk begins at 7:45 a.m. Each event requires a $25 entry fee paid in advance or $30 on the day of the race.


Sharpe Shooter Basketball Camp Set For June 3-6 At UAM

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

basketballUniversity of Arkansas at Monticello men’s basketball coach Allen Sharpe is set to host the annual “Sharpe Shooter” Basketball Camp June 3-6, 2013 at Steelman Field House.

The camp is designed for boys and girls in grades K-9 and will feature two sessions. The morning session (Individual Skills Camp) will go from 9 a.m.-noon each day with the “Sharpe Shooter” Camp to follow each day from 12:30-3:30 p.m.


UAM’s Goforth Named GAC Freshman Of The Year

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Freshman guard Jordan Goforth has been named the Great American Conference Freshman of the Year after leading the Cotton Blossoms in scoring, three?pointers, free?throws and total minutes played during her first collegiate season.

Goforth was named the league’s freshman of the year on Wednesday night at the GAC Championship Tournament Welcome Banquet in downtown Bartlesville, Okla.


Former Boll Weevil Signs With New York Jets

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Former UAMonticello defensive back Eric Crocker has signed to play for the NFL’s New York Jets, announced this past Friday by the Jets’ front office.

Crocker joins the Jets after playing 18 games for the San Antonio Talons of the Arena Football League during the 2012 season. Crocker recorded 70.5 total tackles, including 60 solo tackles and an assisted tackle for a loss. He also had three interceptions, 13 pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.


UAM’s Community Education Program Seeking Instructors

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The Community Education Program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is seeking qualified instructors to teach non-credit classes during June, July and August, 2013, according to Memorie Dickson, program coordinator.

Program areas include art and hobbies, computers and technology, home and garden, health and fitness, personal and professional development, special interest and youth programs.


UAM Statement on Storm Damage

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday (January 29), winds blew a horse barn adjacent to the rodeo arena at the University of Arkansas at Monticello off its foundation. The barn was blown across the rodeo parking area and damaged three livestock trailers. The barn housed 11 horses owned by students who are members of the UAM rodeo team. None of the horses were injured during the storm, according to Rusty Jones, rodeo coach.


UAM Offers Scholarship For EAST Students

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The University of Arkansas at Monticello is once again offering scholarships to two high school seniors who have participated in the EAST educational technology initiative for at least two years while in high school.

The scholarship covers tuition for 15 semester hours of course credit, excluding summer terms, and is renewable by maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on 12 semester hours and providing 10 hours per week of voluntary assistance in an assigned location on campus.


UAM And Arkansas Americorps To Offer Scholarships For Third Year

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Applications for the UAM-Arkansas Americorps Scholarship will be available beginning February 1 at the Office of Admissions at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and at the Americorps office at the Southeast Educational Service Cooperative in Monticello.

UAM, in cooperation with Arkansas Americorps, will offer five $1,000 scholarships, renewable each semester, beginning with the fall 2013 semester. The deadline to submit a scholarship application is April 1.


March 1 Is UAM Scholarship Deadline

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Prospective and current students who plan to apply for either institutional or private scholarships to attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello next fall should do so by March 1, according to Mary Whiting, dean of enrollment management and director of admissions.

Scholarship applications must be received by the admissions office no later than March 1 to receive priority consideration.


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Today is forecast to be Cooler than yesterday.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 03/30 20%
High 74° / Low 59°
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Chance of a morning shower. Partly cloudy skies. High 74F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Tuesday 03/31 30%
High 74° / Low 62°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
A widely scattered shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Then cloudy skies through the afternoon hours. High 74F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

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