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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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UAM Debate Team Finished Fourth At IPDA Nationals

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Members of the UAM Debate Team are (from left, seated) Ben Graves of Hot Springs, Jacob Chisom of Monticello, (standing, from left) Chris Brown of Monticello (formerly ofSiloam Springs), Luke Beatty of McGehee, Robert “Eddie” Weaver of DeValls Bluff, and Will Rowe of Pine Bluff.

Members of the UAM Debate Team are (from left, seated) Ben Graves of Hot Springs, Jacob Chisom of Monticello, (standing, from left) Chris Brown of Monticello (formerly ofSiloam Springs), Luke Beatty of McGehee, Robert “Eddie” Weaver of DeValls Bluff, and Will Rowe of Pine Bluff.

The debate and forensics team from the University of Arkansas at Monticello finished fourth out of 29 schools competing in the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) Convention and National Tournament held recently at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.

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UAM Remembers Ronnie Currie

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

imageRecently, UAM Students gathered at the clock tower to pay respects to Ronnie Currie, who passed away on January 1, 2015. Ronnie was attending UAM to receive a Bachelors degree in Communications. He was a Husband to Beth, a Father to Nicole, Caty, and Jake, and a friend to all.

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Local Veterinarian Joins UAM Faculty

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Cater, JasonDr. Jason Cater, a native of Drew County and a fifth generation livestock producer on his family farm northeast of Monticello, has been appointed assistant professor of animal science in the School of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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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