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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 Awards Degrees To December Graduates

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The University of Arkansas at Monticello awarded 544 degrees and certificates to 501 students in December, according to information released today by the Office of the Registrar. The graduates, listed alphabetically by hometown, are: (more…)

Early To Be Inducted Into Arkansas Sports Hall Of Fame

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Early, AlvyThe Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame has revealed its 2014 induction class, which includes University of Arkansas at Monticello all-time winningest women’s basketball and softball coach Alvy Early.

“It is an honor to be inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and I am very humbled and appreciative to be selected,” said Early. “This is something that was made possible by all of the outstanding student-athletes that I have been fortunate to coach and be associated with… It has never been my intention in the coaching profession to seek individual awards. I have always strived to have my players accomplish what they have the ability to achieve and become successful and productive individuals upon graduation.”

Early joins 10 other honorees to be inducted at the organization’s 56th annual banquet on Friday, February 28 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. (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 Wins Homecoming Game Against Southern Nazareen 22-19

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

WeeviGreenThe University of Arkansas at Monticello football team forced three turnovers and recorded eight quarterback sacks in a 22-19 homecoming victory over Southern Nazarene on Saturday at Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium.

The eight quarterback sacks is highest team total in the Great American Conference this season and the second highest all-time in the three-year history of the league


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.


McGehee Campus Adds New Automotive Instructor

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Curtsinger, MikeMike Curtsinger, an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master automotive technician, has joined the faculty at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee, according to vice chancellor Bob Ware.

Curtsinger will teach a variety of classes in engine repair, including electrical and electronic systems, brakes, suspension and steering, engine performance, transmission and transaxles, manual drive train and axles, and automotive climate control. “We are pleased to add someone with Mike’s expertise to our faculty,” said Ware. “To have an ASE certified master automotive technician is a plus for our program and particularly for our students, including those who are pursuing a technical certificate in automotive technology or an associate of applied science degree in general technology.”

Curtsinger has worked for Nissan, the Nashville Auto Diesel College, and is a certified master technician for both Mazda and Hyundai. For more information about the UAM COT-McGehee’s automotive technology program, call (870) 222-5360.


Weevils “Storm” Past Wonder Boys, 34-0

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

zThe University of Arkansas at Monticello football team secured its first shutout victory over a conference opponent for the first time since 1995 in defeating Arkansas Tech 34-0 on Saturday in a weather-delayed game.

The last shutout for the Weevils over a conference opponent was a 17-0 win over Mississippi College at home in UAM’s first season as a member of the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference.

Saturday’s game was delayed due to a thunderstorm for just under two hours midway through the third quarter with UAM leading 17-0.



Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Southwestern Oklahoma State recorded 587 yards of total offense and outscored the University of Arkansas at Monticello football team 21-3 in the second half to record a 35-17 win over the Weevils on Saturday night at Fast Lane Field.


New UAM Wellness Center Named For Randy Risher

Friday, September 20th, 2013
Risher Dedication 2

(From left) Randy Risher, Jenna Risher and Dr. Neela Risher stand in front of some of the cardiovascular fitness equipment donated by Risher to the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

The University of Arkansas at Monticello dedicated the Randy Risher Wellness Center Saturday morning, honoring a man who donated cutting-edge fitness equipment to the facility. The 3,656-square-foot structure which formerly housed the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, was renovated this year to provide a new home for the University’s wellness and fitness center. Risher donated the equipment, which includes both weight training and resistance machines as well as cardio-fitness cycles, treadmills and elliptical trainers.


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, September 7th, 2013

zWhen the University of Arkansas at Monticello football team takes the field on Saturday in the 2013 season opener, each of the Boll Weevils will be dedicating their performances in honor of the late Tommy Barnes, the all-time winningest football coach in UAM history, with a decal displaying Barnes’ initials.


UAM Offers Community Education Courses

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

uam_logo_clearNon-credit courses in topics ranging from Thai Cooking to Basics of Floral
Design will be offered this fall by the University of Arkansas at
Monticello Department of Community Education.

“We have a lot of exciting new classes for the fall semester,”
said Memorie Dickson, program coordinator.

UAM Media Day, at Ryburn Motor Co., A New Tradition – Photos

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Ryburn Automotive Superstore will play host to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Athletics Media Day, as an annual tradition; based on the success of Friday’s event.

All of UAM’s sports teams were represented, cheerleaders joined in, and the Mascot Weevil joined in the festivities, as an estimnated 150-200 guests took part in the celebration of UAM’s athletics programs..

KHBM-FM 93.7 broadcast the entire event, as head football coach Hud Jackson took the mike followed by the rest of the UAM coaches and select student-athletes.

UAM Announces 2013 Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Hall of Fame Facebook Collage

Four All-Americans and a two-way lineman who was part of a 1950s football dynasty will join the University of Arkansas at Monticello Sports Hall of Fame when the class of 2013 is inducted at ceremonies on the UAM campus October 24.

Track and field All-Americans Milton Williams and Jeff Pope, football noseguard Roland Autrey, softball standout Jodie Scott, and two-way tackle M. L. Manncomprise the latest Hall of Fame induction class. Robert Leonard, long-time director of the Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship, will receive the UAM Spirit Award.



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 Student Earns CFE Scholarship For Second Consecutive Year

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Lafever, ThomasThomas Lafever of Monticello, a senior accounting major at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Arkansas Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners.

The awards are presented annually to outstanding college students based on faculty recommendation and academic achievement. Lafever also received the award last year.


Quilt Featuring School of Forest Resources To Be Auctioned At Log-A-Load For Kids

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Quilt PhotoDr. Joshua Adams (left), assistant professor of forestry at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and Dr. Philip Tappe, dean of the UAM School of Forest Resources, display a quilt to be auctioned at Log-A-Load for Kids this Saturday, August 3 at 6 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church on U.S. Highway 425 North in Monticello. The UAM Forestry Club is one of the sponsors for the event, which annually raises money for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The quilt was sewn by Adams’ mother, Sandi Adams of Ruston, La.

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.



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