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UAM Receives Approval For First Completely Online Baccalaureate Degree

Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Online education

Online education

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has received approval for its first 100 percent online undergraduate degree program.

The UA Board of Trustees and the Higher Education Coordinating Board have approved a bachelor of science degree in education studies, which will be offered totally online. The non-licensure program may be taken by anyone but is designed for non-traditional students unable to return to school and for public school paraprofessionals.

Paraprofessionals will have a route to licensure following completion of the online degree through the UAM Teacher Residency Program, which includes two semesters teaching with a provisional license while under the supervision of a licensed instructor. Other graduates may pursue a teaching license in the master of arts in teaching (MAT) program. (more…)

UAM To Observe International Education Week February 8-12

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

iew-2013-logo-finalMeals from different cultures around the world will be part of International Education Week at the University of Arkansas at Monticello February 8-12.

            Aramark Campus Dining Services will feature international meals from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day that week. The international meals are also available to the public and will be served in the main dining hall of the John F. Gibson University Center at a cost of $7.92 per person.

            UAM currently has students from Canada, Nepal, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Iceland, Brazil, Australia, Columbia, Argentina, England and Sweden.

            For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 844-1826 or (870) 460-1026

UAM COT-McGehee To Provide Upgrade Training For Operating Medium And Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles

Monday, February 1st, 2016

UAM employmentThe UAM College of Technology-McGehee will provide upgrade training March 2-5 for drivers, maintenance personnel, diesel technicians, or anyone currently working with medium and heavy-duty diesel vehicles.

            The training will be held each day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a location to be determined. Classes are $100 per student per class day. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Persons interested in taking the classes should call (870) 460-2108  to enroll. (more…)

UAM Student Government Association Selling Tickets For Spirit Quilt

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

UAM Spirit QuiltThe University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Student Government Association is selling tickets for a chance to win the pictured king sized UAM Spirit Quilt. All ticket sales will go toward the organizations fees for the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities National Conference located in Houston, Texas March 8-13, 2016. Contact the Director of Student Programs and Activities, Rebecca Nugent at 870-460-1396 or smithrn@uamont.edu to purchase your tickets.

Social Media For Small Business Seminar February 4th

Friday, January 29th, 2016

43The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is offering a seminar of helpful information of how social media can help build a successful business. Not sure where to begin with social media or why you should bother? See how a social media presence will complement your marketing.

SPEAKER: Stephanie Harton

WHEN: February 4, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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UAM Community Education Releases Spring Schedule Online

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

UAM community educationNon-credit courses in topics ranging from Excel to plaster painted furniture classes will be offered this spring by the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Department of Community Education.

“We have a lot of new classes for our spring session,” said Memorie Dickson, program coordinator.  The offerings include Advanced Self Defense for Women, Disc Golf, Boating Education, a Housing Law and Credit Counseling Workshop, What You Need to Know about Social Security, Simple Family Meals, Get Plastered with Plaster Paint, Plaster Painted Cabinets, and Painting with Acrylics. (more…)

“Not Really” Town Hall Meeting on Event Center

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

imageMany, including this reporter, were expcting a Town Hall Meeting, with lively questions from both sides of the Event Center Sales Tax issue, at last night’s meeting at the Sadie Johnson Center, as had been requested at a recent City Council meeting.

However, the event was designed to be an informational meeting, in support of the event center, by the Vote Yes for Monticello committee.

After a 30 minute presentation, members of the audience were asked to submit their questions in writing to the moderator (mayor) to be answered. Near the end of the meeting, verbal questions were allowed, but it was not as free-spirited as expected.





Proposed 1/4 Cent Event Center Tax – Monday Update

Monday, September 28th, 2015

AN ORDINANCE CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION IN
DREW COUNTY, ARKANSAS ON THE QUESTION OF
ISSUING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS BONDS FOR EVENT
CENTER IMPROVEMENTS UNDER AMENDMENT NO. 62
TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS;
LEVYING A NEW ONE-FOURTH OF ONE PERCENT (0.25%)
SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETIRING
SUCH BONDS; AND PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS
PERTAINING THERETO.

If the event center tax continuatio of the old library tax passes, it would funded, not just by the tax bonds, but also by……

$3 million from the City of Montiello, from cash on hand,
35 acres of land donated by UAM at the college entrance on HWY 425,
Staffing, maintenance, and lawncare by UAM, (if located at proposed HWY  site).
Rental, concessions etc. are expected to rais $200,000 yearly.
$400,000 per year, from the city’s hotel tax.
Mayor Tucker also said that the City of Monticello would also cover the $400,000 debt reerve

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UAM Announces August Graduates

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

UAM employmentThe University of Arkansas at Monticello presented 68 awards to 62 students who completed their graduation requirements in August, according to information released today by the UAM registrar’s office. (more…)

Convention Center’s Update to QC for Extension of 1/2 Cent Library Tax

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Supporters of the proposed Convention Center, expected to e built on HWY 425 on UAM property, made therir proposal the the Quorum Court Monday night, announcing their intent to pursue a “rollover” of the 1/2 cnt libbrary tax, when that tax expires, probably in April or May.
The new tax will end when the pyment for the convention center and/or DMH surgry center expansion are paid in full.

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UAM Announces Spring Chancellor’s / Dean’s Lists

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

UAM employmentThe University of Arkansas at Monticello named 149 students to the Chancellor’s List for the spring semester and another 271 students to the Dean’s List.

Selection to the Chancellor’s List requires a grade point average of 4.0 on at least 12 semester hours of course credit at the 1000-4000 level. The Dean’s List requires a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, also on at least 12 semester hours of course credit at the 1000-4000 level.

SPRING 2015 CHANCELLOR’S LIST
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18 UAM Seniors Named to Who’s Who

Monday, April 20th, 2015

UAMWhosWhoEighteen seniors from the University of Arkansas at Monticello have been selected to appear in the 2015 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.
The students were selected based on the recommendation of faculty, administrators, or professional staff for a combination of academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular and community activities.
This year’s honorees are:

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