UAM TO HOST FRESHMAN EARLY REGISTRATION DAYS APRIL 19 AND 22 Monticello, Ark. - The University of Arkansas at Monticello will hold two early registration sessions for incoming freshmen April 19 and 22, according to Tawana Greene, executive director of admissions ...

Senior Art Exhibitons: Isabel Brumley and Lorna Shelton

Isabel Brumley’s Senior Thesis Art Exhibition “GRIM” will be held April 17- April 28, 2019 in the Glassblock Gallery in the Taylor Library and Technology Center. Her public reception will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019, from 1:30pm- 3:00pm. Her exhibition focuses upon characters that are searching for happiness within a dark world. “My paintings are a moment in these character’s lives, a grim moment in their journeys, yet also show the beauty and hope that are in it too.” Lorna Shelton’s Senior Thesis Art Exhibition “Worldly Balance” will be held April 17 - 28, 2019 in the Glassblock Gallery in the Taylor Library and Technology Center. Her public reception will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019, from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Her painting and drawing, which relies upon highly contrasting black and white images and spaces, incorporate stylized fish with circular elements to express symbols of balance and peace. Both graduating seniors are from Hamburg. Gallery Hours are Monday- Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Student Carnival and Crawfish Boil April 25

A Free Student Event - Crawfish will be served alongside live music, giveaways, and carnival rides! See you on the quad! Thursday, April 25 4:30 - 7 p.m. by the Centennial Clock Tower

Arbor Day Observance Set for April 23

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will plant a Shumard Oak on the campus quad on Tuesday, April 23 in observance of Arbor Day. The celebration will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Centennial Clock Tower on Tuesday. The annual event will include remarks by Chancellor Karla Hughes and student government representatives and will accompany a grilled hot dog lunch on the quad.

Aramark Partnership brings Starbucks "We Proudly Serve" in the Fall

Chancellor Karla Hughes announced Monday that it will partner with food service vendor Aramark to bring a Starbucks Coffee experience and convenience store option to campus this fall. At the annual UAM Scholars’ Day event on campus, Hughes announced to incoming freshmen and their families that food service vendor Aramark won the latest bid to provide catering and dining services to campus. A major piece of that contract was continuing to expand dining options for students. "We are extremely proud to continue our partnership with Aramark. Their team was instrumental in bringing one of the first Chick-Fil-A locations of its kind to our campus last fall," said Hughes. "We are thrilled that this year, we will build on that momentum by adding Starbucks and a grab-and-go store to a fully renovated space.” Plans to bring a Starbucks to campus initiated from student feedback. “We survey our students often, and this is one of their top requests- major brands right on campus,” Hughes said.

UAM Rodeo Team Results

The UAM Rodeo Team competed at the University of Tennessee- Martin April 11-13. The women’s team won first place with 590 points, second place was Univ. of TN – Martin with 315 points, and third was Murray State Univ. with 145 points. Jessica Rowland placed #1 in the Women’s All-Around, 1st place in Breakaway Roping, and 2nd place in Goat Tying. Corie Vaughn placed 3rd in Breakaway Roping. Taylor Slayton and Whitney DeSalvo won 1st place in Team Roping. Currently, the UAM Women’s Team is ranked #1 in the Ozark Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). Jessica Rowland is ranked #1 in Women’s All-Around and #4 in Goat Tying. Slayton Taylor and Whitney DeSalvo are ranked #1 in Team Roping.Slayton Taylor and Whitney DeSalvo are currently ranked #1 nationally in Team Roping. The UAM Women’s Team is ranked #13 nationally. The team is positioned well to send several students to the College Finals National Rodeo this summer in Casper, Wyoming. For more information about the UAM Rodeo, contact the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources at (870) 460-1052.

McGehee Hiring Fair to be held April 18

The UAM College of Technology - McGehee will host a hiring fair Thursday, April 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is part of the Career Pathways Initiative and will be held in the Large Conference Room on campus.

Jazz One to Perform Tuesday with Guest Artist Alex Norris

UAM’s award-winning Jazz One will perform Tuesday, April 16 with Grammy-nominated guest artist Alex Norris. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center and is free and open to the public. Norris grew up in Columbia, Md. where he began studying music at the age of 9. After graduating high school he received a scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory of Music to study trumpet. After graduating from the Conservatory, Norris moved to New York City to pursue a career as a jazz trumpeter. Here, he found work with the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi's Jazz Orchestra, and Maria Schneider's Band. From 1994-1998, Norris was a member of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead, becoming musical director in 1998; the final year of Carter's life. Norris has performed and recorded in the bands of Lonnie Plaxico, Jason Lindner, and with Ralph Irizarry's Timbalaye. Norris has worked with many noted jazz musicians such as Slide Hampton, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Carl Allen, John Patitucci, Mulgrew Miller, and Brian Blade. Norris is very active in Afro-Cuban jazz, as well, having worked with Andy and Jerry González, Manny Oquendo, Paquito D’Rivera, Poncho Sanchez, and Chico O’Farril.