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Local Residents Appointed to Boards & Commissions by Governor

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

George Harris was reappointed to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Board of Visitors. Appointment expires July 31, 2017.

Mellie Jo Owen was also named to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Board of Visitors, replacing Tommy Maxwell.

Carol Moore was reappointed to the Children’s Behavioral Health Care Commission.

All 3 appointments will last until August 15, 2017.

UAM Announces August Graduates

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

UAM Weevils The University of Arkansas at Monticello presented 112 awards to 103 students who completed their graduation requirements in August, according to information released today by the UAM registrar’s office. (more…)

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.


Proposed Tax (Continuation) Election for Community Center Likely for January 2016, to Follow End of Library Tax – Video

Friday, April 18th, 2014

UAM Chancellor Dr. Jack Lassiter attended Monday nights meeting of the advertising and promotion commission to discuss the status of the proposed community center.

Lassiter stated that there is a lot of community confusion about the convention center “taking the library tax”, which cannot be legally done.


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 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.


Weevil Welcome – Photos

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Monticello’s  annual Weevil Welcome event was held Tuesday night, with 300-350 local folks attending.

The celebration recognizes the appreciation that Monticello has for the University, its staff, and its students.

The Chamber of Commerce organizes the event.  The set up and cooking is done by City of Monticello employees.  The meal was served by the UAM Cotton Blossoms basketball team.  Prizes were donated by dozens of local businesses.

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.


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.


UAM Graduation Photos

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

All Sons and Daughters at UAM MBSF (Sons Only) – Video – For Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Monticello native David Leonard, along with the male members of All Sons and Daughters, recently led a worship service at the MBSF at UAM.

The group began forming in 2009, where they worship at Journey Church in Franklin, Tennessee.  Leslie Jordan of the group was not able to attend, so this was a unique event, even before you consider the personal ties that David has with Monticello.

The center was filled to capacity with students, alumni, and others who enjoyed the time of worship.

Click here for the All Sons and Daughters website.

Cliff Gibson Appointed to UofA Board of Trustees by Gov. Beebe

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Governor Mike Beebe has named Charles “Cliff” Gibson III of Monticello to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

“Cliff’s appointment helps ensure a dependable voice on the Board for the U of A campuses in South Arkansas,” Beebe said. “His sound judgment and calm demeanor will serve the entire system of schools well in the coming years.”


20 for the Future & MEDC Leaders Meet with Washington DC Delegates

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Eight local business leaders and government officials visited our elected officials in Washington D.C.Tuesday and Wednesday, to discuss our local infrastructure needs.

During their trip, members of the MEDC and 20 for the Future met with Congressman Tom Cotton, Senator Mark Pryor, and Senator John Boozman.

This photo was taken during their meeting with Senator Boozman.

Bayou Bartholomew Documentary to Air on AETN,

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Chuck Dovish will present the documentary film on Bayou Bartholomew on AETN, tonight at 6:30.

“The distinctive 3,000-year history of the world’s longest bayou is explored, including its diverse wildlife and contribution to the development of the United States, as told though the personal stories of those who lived by the stream.”
Interviews with several bayou area residents are included in the program.


A Job With A View

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Subcontractors for AT&T Cellular are working on the antenna on top of the  the UAM water tank, this week.  The top of the tank is 190 feet above the ground.

The improvements to the antenna system may cause short gaps in service between now and Friday, but will improve 4G cell service to the UAM area.

Instructors Sought For UAM’s Non-Credit Community Education Program

Friday, March 1st, 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.


Dr. Paul Francis Discusses Heirloom Seeds at TEA Party Meeting

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Dr. Paul Francis, Professor of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was the special guest speaker at the February 11 meeting of the Southeast Arkansas TEA Party. Dr. Francis gave a presentation about heirloom plants with emphasis on the research being done with heirloom tomatoes at the UAM School of Agriculture.


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 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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