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UAM Nursing Students Attend National Convention

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

SNA StudentsFour student representatives of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) attended the 64th annual Student Nurses’ Association national convention held recently in Orlando, Fla.

The student representatives received an award from America’s Farmers Grow Community sponsored by the Monsanto fund to assist with the cost of the trip. While at the convention the UAM SNA was granted renewal of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Stellar School Chapter Award.  This award signifies that the school demonstrates ongoing involvement in the NSNA, and strong commitment to shared governance, and professional development of students and faculty.  (more…)

Archeologist Recognized at Arkansas Historical Association

Friday, April 29th, 2016

DSC_0061The UAM research station archeologist Dr. Jodi Barnes was recognized at the annual conference of the Arkansas Historical Association held in Little Rock. Barnes received the Walter L. Brown award for Best Article in a County or Local Journal for her manuscript “The Archaeology of Health and Healing at the Hollywood Plantation” published in the Drew County Historical Journal.


Jay Jones To Receive Honorary Doctorate Of Humane Letters During UAM Commencement

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Jay JonesFor the third time in the 107-year history of the University of Arkansas at Monticello and the first since 1959, UAM will bestow an honorary doctorate during the school’s 2016 spring commencement May 6.

Jay Jones, who has served as UAM’s vice chancellor for finance and administration since 2006 and guided the institution as interim chancellor in 2015, will receive an honorary doctorate in humane letters for “exemplary leadership and service, not only in the profession but to society in general,” according to UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes. (more…)

UAM To Honor The Late Dr. Tim Chase As The University’s 54th Distinguished Alumnus

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Chase, Tim (master)Dr. Tim Chase was Monticello through and through . . . born and raised in Monticello, a graduate of Monticello High School and the University of Arkansas at Monticello, a Billie and Boll Weevil for life.

Dr. Chase lost a battle with cancer on April 15, just weeks before he was to become the 54th recipient of UAM’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He leaves behind a wife, two daughters, and a legion of friends and admirers.

UAM Community Education To Host Third Annual Kids’ University July 11-14

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Summer 2016 Kids' UniversityThe University of Arkansas at Monticello will host its third annual Kids’ University, a summer enrichment program for children entering grades one through six, July 11-14 in the John F. Gibson University Center.

Tuition is $75 and includes a t-shirt and all supplies unless specifically stated in the course description. Space for the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is encouraged and will continue through June 24.

Kids’ University is part of UAM’s Department of Community Education and includes a variety of hands-on classes, including “Artistic Exploration,” “Big Math, Little World,” “Healthy Treats and Delicious Eats,” “Imagination Station,” “Programming in LOGO – Fun With Turtle Graphics,” Project Life Saver,” “Project Life Saver, Jr.,” “Vamanos – Let’s Go,” “Wizarding World of Electricity,” and “Super Silly Science.” (more…)

UAM Student Government Association Sponsors Pics With Pups Event

Saturday, April 16th, 2016
UAMSGAUAM Student Government Association sponsored an event on campus called “Pics with Pups.” Monticello 2nd Chance FUR Dogs Rescue brought several foster dogs to the event for pictures with the students.
Several students stopped by to take their picture with the precious pups, which gave the foster dogs an opportunity to socialize with new people. SGA also donated dog food to the rescue for the foster dogs. Monticello 2nd Chance has saved over 450 dogs since its start in January 2015. Thank you UAM SGA for supporting our local rescue!

National Champions! UAM Debate Team Is Nation’s Best

Thursday, April 14th, 2016


Members of UAM’s national champion debate team are (from left, first row) Nathan Bailey of Monticello, Gabrielle Swain of Monticello, Cody Bijou of Crosby, Tex., Reagan Dobbs of Dayton, Tex., Emily Mendiola of Hamburg, (second row, from left) Jacob Chisom of Monticello, Luke Beatty of Dermott, Kyle Hargis of Warren, Gauge Adkins of Vilonia, (back row, from left) Ben Graves of Hot Springs, Keith Milstead, assistant debate coach, Jim Evans, head debate coach, and Blake Adkins of Vilonia.

Members of UAM’s national champion debate team are (from left, first row) Nathan Bailey of Monticello, Gabrielle Swain of Monticello, Cody Bijou of Crosby, Tex., Reagan Dobbs of Dayton, Tex., Emily Mendiola of Hamburg, (second row, from left) Jacob Chisom of Monticello, Luke Beatty of Dermott, Kyle Hargis of Warren, Gauge Adkins of Vilonia, (back row, from left) Ben Graves of Hot Springs, Keith Milstead, assistant debate coach, Jim Evans, head debate coach, and Blake Adkins of Vilonia.

The debate team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has earned the right to be called national champions.

UAM debaters swept the Scholastic, Founders and Overall Sweepstakes Awards at the 2015-16 International Public Debate Association (IPDA) National Tournament hosted March 31 through April 3 by Lee College of Baytown, Tex. The event drew more than 450 competitors from some of the top college and university debate programs in the nation, including Southern Methodist University, the  University of Tennessee, Louisiana State University, the University of Southern Mississippi, Boise State University, the U.S. Military Academy, Colorado Christian University, Seattle Pacific University, Florida International University and Oregon State University. (more…)

UAM Choral Groups To Perform In Little Rock, Knoxville

Monday, April 11th, 2016

musicThe concert choir of the University of Arkansas at Monticello will perform with the Arkansas Choral Society and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for a program titled “Haydn in the Heights” on April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 5700 Cantrell Road in Little Rock.

The concert will include performances of “The Lord Nelson Mass” and “The Little Organ Mass” by Franz Joseph Haydn and feature soloists Suzanne Banister, Diana Salesky, Christian Feazell, and Kevin Doherty. Dr. Kent Skinner, director of choral activities at UAM, will conduct the performance. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and free for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (501) 376-8484. (more…)

UAM To Host Scholar’s Day April 18

Monday, March 21st, 2016

UAM logoFirst-time freshmen for the fall of 2016 who have been awarded institutional merit-based scholarships from the University of Arkansas at Monticello will be guests of UAM for Scholar’s Day April 18, according to Mary Whiting, director of admissions.

The event is designed to give scholarship recipients the opportunity to meet with their academic advisors, pre-register for classes and visit other campus offices. The opening program begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Parents are invited to attend sessions on academics, student affairs, financial aid, and other important campus information.

Students receiving institutional scholarships have been sent invitations for Scholar’s Day and are asked to reply by April 12 to the Office of Admissions at (870) 460-1026.

UAM Student Places First At Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
Pictured from left are Clayton Stephens and Trent Scogin of Drew County Farm Bureau Insurance, UAM students Nathan Bailey, John Erickson, Justin Calhoun, Jake Helsley, John Erickson, and Justin Bailey, and Harry Willems of the Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Pictured from left are Clayton Stephens and Trent Scogin of Drew County Farm Bureau Insurance, UAM students Nathan Bailey, John Erickson, Justin Calhoun, Jake Helsley, John Erickson, and Justin Bailey, and Harry Willems of the Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Nathan Bailey of Monticello took first place in the 2016 UAM Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet recently held at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.  (more…)

UAM Takes Second In Sweepstakes At Dual Tournaments Hosted By Arkansas Tech

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Debate at Ark Tech 2016Led by the team of Cody Bijou and Reagan Dobbs, the University of Arkansas at Monticello placed second in the overall sweepstakes competition at the Team Me Up Tournament and TECHnically Speaking Tournament hosted last week by Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.

UAM finished second in the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) Dual Tournament Sweepstakes, second in the TECHnically Speaking Tournament and third overall in the Team Me Up Tournament. (more…)

UAM And Arkansas Americorps To Offer Scholarships For Sixth Year

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Applications for the University of Arkansas at Monticello Arkansas Americorps Scholarship will be available beginning March 1 at the UAM Office of Admissions 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 that may be renewable for additional terms, beginning with the fall 2016 semester. The deadline to submit a scholarship application is April 1.

UAM and Arkansas Americorps reached a memorandum of agreement five years ago to create five scholarships, which were first awarded during the 2011 fall semester. An additional five scholarships have been awarded annually.

For more information, contact Mary Whiting at (870) 460-1026 or (800) 844-1826

UAM Offers Scholarship For EAST Students

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

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. (more…)

Starting a Business Seminar Set for February 25

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

ASBTDC-logo-200x76Information on how to start a business in Arkansas is the subject of a seminars to be presented by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

“Starting  A Business in Arkansas” will be held February 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff and will feature guest speaker Herbert Lawrence, a lender relations specialist with the Small Business Administration. This session will discuss essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, key issues affecting business success, and common mistakes made by entrepreneurs.

To register, contact Stephanie Harton at (870) 460-1808.

UAM Receives Approval For First Completely Online Baccalaureate Degree

Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Online education

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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 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 to purchase your tickets.

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.

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