University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt will recommend UAM provost and vice president for academic affairs Peggy Doss, Ed.D., to serve as the next Chancellor of UAM following the retirement of Chancellor Karla Hughes, Ph.D., on Dec. 31.
Chancellor Karla Hughes, Ph.D., today announced that she will be stepping down from her role and retiring from the institution effective Dec. 31. Hughes has led the campus since she was appointed by University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt in January 2016.
Twelve students have been selected for the 2019 homecoming court at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The court will be introduced during halftime of the homecoming football game Saturday, October 19 at Convoy Leslie-Cotton Boll Stadium. UAM kicks off against Southern Nazarene University at 3 p.m. The homecoming queen, chosen by a vote of the student body, will be crowned at the conclusion of the ceremony.
UAM announced this week the university's first operational endowment, which will benefit its art department. Waymond Teague, an alumnus, has presented a $100,000 gift in memory of his wife Barbara Ozment Teague, also a graduate. The endowment will support the department which lay the foundation for Barbara Teague’s lifelong work in the arts.
The Monticello Firefighters Association has recently created a scholarship endowment to benefit students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Fire Chief Eric Chisom presented the endowment to Dr. Karla Hughes, UAM Chancellor on Spetember 26. Hughes said, “This gift symbolizes the selfless nature of our first responders. I am proud to accept this donation from the Monticello Firefighters Association and I hope it will encourage UAM students to consider a life of service to others. The Monticello Firefighters Association has worked for several years to raise these funds for Drew County students to use at the Monticello, Crossett, or McGehee campus. The scholarship we are creating today will help a student pursue their dream of a college education.”
The UAM Division of Music will present a guest recital by violinist Kiril Laskarov and pianist Carl Anthony on Friday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.
“Shifting Monuments”, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Felicia Leach can be viewed in the Glassblock Gallery in the Taylor Library at UAM through October 10, 2019. By layering time through transfer, tracing, and gesture until the totality of the event is recorded within a stable image, Felicia Leach’s paintings and drawings become the modality of time, perception, and production that reveal and conceal the flux within a particular place.
UAM announced the grand opening event for a new student resource, the Weevil House of Garments (WHOG). WHOG will officially open Thursday, September 26 at 12:00 p.m. Professional attire will be housed in the facility for current students to access at no cost. The Thursday event is open to the public.
The College of Forestry Agriculture & Natural Resources (CFANR) at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will be hosting a Beef Cattle Field Day for producers on Tuesday, October 1. CFANR will open up its cattle barn for visitors followed with a question and answer session.
Making beef producers more aware of how to grow quality beef in a safe and humane environment is the goal of getting local cattle producers Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified. In August, University of Arkansas at Monticello Assistant Professor and Veterinarian Dr. Rocky Lindsey became certified to train local cattle producers on how to secure their Beef Quality Assurance certification. He is one of only a handful in the state of Arkansas authorized to do so. Lindsey attended certification school in Stillwater Oklahoma in early August. The training locally has begun with a dozen students in his beef production classes. Students are learning how to give vaccinations to the neck safely and deworm 60 head of cattle without harm to the cattle or to themselves.