The award-winning UAM Jazz One will perform at the 28th Hot Springs JazzFest on Saturday, August 31 at 3:00 p.m. They will be accompanied by special guest artist Tim Leahey who, for over 20 years, was a member/soloist for the premier jazz band of the U.S. Air Force, The Airmen of Note.
The Social Work program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been ranked among the best and most affordable programs by SocialWorkDegree.org. According to a release from the online resource, focused on social work education and career advancement, the inaugural rankings of BSW (bachelor of social work) programs were determined after reviewing 413 programs, and ranks were based on a combination of accreditation, tuition rates, and PayScale salary data. UAM was ranked fourth in the list of best BSW programs in Arkansas, and sixteenth among most affordable BSW programs in the country. See the complete lists here and here.
UAM has been named to a list of the nation's best online Master’s in Creative Writing degree programs on TheBestSchools.org for 2019. According to the agency, among all accredited online Master’s in Creative Writing degree programs in the U.S., UAM earned sixth place in a list topped by Harvard University.
UAM named 191 students to the Chancellor's List for the spring 2019 semester and another 296 students to the Dean’s List, according to Sylvia Miller, registrar. 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. (Editor's Note: Students listed below have authorized the university to release this information. If you are contacted by a student who believes he/she has been left off this list, please refer them to the Office of the Registrar at (870) 460-1035.)
The Arkansas Forest Resources Center's Forest Health Laboratory is seeking help in locating and identifying invasive plants. University of Arkansas at Monticello Associate Professor, Mohammad Bataineh is asking outdoor enthusiasts to locate and make observations of the presence of invasive plant species. The project needs people willing to locate, and make observations regarding invasive plant species, using the iNaturalist app.
Earlier this year, a grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas enabled the University of Arkansas System’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) to expand its efforts in combating opioid drug overdose. The grant allowed the CJI to provide 1,390 naloxone kits to first responders, a group which now includes officers on the University of Arkansas at Monticello police force. According to a press release by CJI, naloxone is a nasal spray that can reverse an opioid drug overdose if administered in time and followed up appropriately, potentially preventing overdose deaths. Hundreds of lives have been saved in Arkansas with the administration of this nasal spray.
A new institutional scholarship will be awarded for the first time in fall 2019. Current students who have earned at least 30 hours at UAM and who have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply for the Student Achievement Scholarship.
UAM College of Technology in McGehee will host two free movie nights in July. On July 18 from 7-9 pm, there will be a showing of Captain Marvel (rated PG-13) at Cane Creek State Park, Pavilion 1, (50 State Park Rd. Star City, AR 71667). Please bring your own chair. Space is limited in the pavilion and available on a first come first serve basis. On July 25 from 7-9 pm, there will be a showing of Coco (rated PG) at the UAM-McGehee campus meeting rooms (1609 E. Ash St. McGehee, AR 71654). Both events are free and open to the public. Popcorn will be provided both nights. If you have any questions about this event, please contact UAM College of Technology at McGehee at 870-460-2108.
UAM announced its plans to assist dislocated GP workers at a leadership roundtable Monday held at its technical campus in Crossett. The university is extending deadlines, offering career services, and making scholarship funds available.
UAM will host a leadership roundtable Monday, June 24 on its technical campus in Crossett. Members of the chancellor’s leadership team will open a meeting to members of the public and media in an effort to reach out to the Crossett community, in particular those affected by upcoming plant closings.