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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…)

UAM McGehee Campus Announces Nursing Assistant Course

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

UAM logoThe University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology at McGehee will host a four-week Nursing Assistant course beginning in May as part of the Career Pathways program. The training is open to individuals eligible to participate Career Pathways. Eligibility requires participants to have a child under the age of 21, to be seeking short-term career or academic training, and to be a current recipient of governmental assistance. (more…)

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Jazz Band Receives Honors at the Prestigious Elmhurst National Jazz Festival

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

thumbnailThe internationally recognized UAM Jazz Band attended the Elmhurst National Jazz Festival this past weekend at Elmhurst College. The UAM band competed against 28 other bands from across the country. The band won 7 individual honors, the most for any UAM band, and again received the Outstanding Band Award at the competition. (more…)

UAM Closed In Observance of MLK Day

Monday, January 21st, 2019

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The University of Arkansas at Monticello will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All classes and offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

UAM Student Programs and Activities will be honoring Dr. King’s legacy by hosting a dinner on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 5 pm to 7 pm. The buffet-style dinner will be held in the Gibson University Center’s Green Room. The price for dinner is $10.15 per person which will be collected at the door. All students with a university meal plan can eat free of charge. UAM’s Vice Chancellor for Student Engagements, Dr. Moses Goldmon, will be the guest speaker at the event.

For more information please contact Student Programs and Activities, 870-460-1396.

UAM Art Professor Named Higher Education Educator of the Year

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

thumbnailUAM Professor Tom Richard was recognized as the 2018 Higher Education Educator of the Year at the awards ceremony of the Arkansas Art Educators Association Conference on November 1, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Peggy Doss, UAM’s Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs said, “Mr. Richard is so very deserving of this award that recognizes his outstanding talent and his distinguished service to the profession. He has long been dedicated to the advancement of art education at the university, in the community and the state.” (more…)

UAM History Professor, Clinton D. Young, Honored with Book Prize

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

uamClinton D. Young, Associate Professor of History at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been recognized by the American Musicological Society for his scholarship.  His first book, Music Theater and Popular Nationalism in Spain, 1880-1930, received the Robert M. Stevenson Award at the recent annual meeting of the AMS in San Antonio, Texas. (more…)

Karen Hyatt Named State Consultant To Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

thumbnailKaren Hyatt, 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 Two Upcoming One-Act Operas

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

musicnoteToday the University of Arkansas at Monticello Music Theater Workshop announced it will present two one-act operas, The Old Maid and the Thief  by Gian-Carlo Menotti and A Little Nightmare Music by P. D. Q. Bach. The performance will begin at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, November 16th and 17th at the UAM Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Both one-act operas will be performed both nights. Admission is free for UAM students, faculty and staff as well as children under 12. Tickets for students 12 through high school cost $5; adults $10. (more…)

UAM Lists 2018 Homecoming Activities

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

UAM Sports LogoTailgate parties, reunions, a golf tournament, new alumni events and an exciting football game highlight a wide variety of events and activities at the University of Arkansas at Monticello as UAM celebrates 2018 Homecoming, October 15th – 20th. (more…)

Archeologist to Talk about the Taylor House

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

uamarchThe Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society is continuing its Fall Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 2. Dr. Jodi Barnes, Station Archeologist at the University of Arkansas at Monticello Research Station will talk about the ongoing research at Hollywood Plantation, or the Taylor House as it is also known. (more…)

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