UAM Agricultural Policy Class Hosts Arkansas Legislative Roundtable

Students in Dr. Bob Stark's agricultural policy class at the University of Arkansas at Monticello met with members of the southeast Arkansas legislative delegation recently for an agricultural policy roundtable. Legislators discussed the recently completed session of the Arkansas General Assembly and its impact on agricultural policy and answered students' questions concerning the session.

UAM To Hold Arbor Day Observance April 20

MONTICELLO, Ark. — Students, faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will plant a redbud tree at the center of campus adjacent to the Centennial Clock Tower on Thursday, April 20 at 12:30 p.m. in observance of Arbor Day, a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.

Rachel Morgan to Present Senior Piano Recital April 23

MONTICELLO, AR — Rachel Morgan of Dermott will present her senior piano recital at the University of Arkansas at Monticello April 23 at 3 p.m. in the Harris Recital Hall of the UAM Music Building. The performance is free and open to the public.

Kids University Set For July 10-13

MONTICELLO, AR — Kids' University, a summer enrichment program sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will be held July 10-13 and includes a wide variety of classes and activities.

UAM Finishes 11th At Southeastern Wildlife Society Conclave

The Wildlife Society at the University of Arkansas at Monticello placed 11th out of 24 colleges and universities competing in the recent Southeast Wildlife Society Conclave competition hosted by Mississippi State University. UAM placed eighth in the overall academic competition. Individually, Gaby Clemons finished third in dendrology and the team of Cody Martin, Koven Minor, Wesley Holley and Jacob Sas placed second in the obstacle course competition. Pictured from left are (first row) Kaitlyn Barnes of Warren, Tara Bayird of Monticello, Madallene Capriotti-Ross of Little Rock, Samantha Dixon of Little Rock, Callie Moore of Canada, Kenya Barner of Little Rock, Amanda Medaries of Monroe, La., Ethan Massey of Baton Rouge, La., Dr. Douglas Osborne, faculty sponsor, (second row) Gabrielle Clemons of GIllette, Koven Minor of Crossett, Ty Dillon of Lonoke, Daniel Oden of Carlisle, Cody Martin of Lonoke, (third row) Jacob Sas of Benton, Brayden Fisher of Redfield, Tyler Wright of Malvern and Wesley Holley of Rison.

Jazz Band One To Perform In Concert April 18

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello's internationally-acclaimed Jazz Band One will present its 2017 spring concert April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.

Grace Borse To Present Senior Art Exhibit

MONTICELLO, AR — Grace Borse of Monticello will present her senior thesis art exhibition at the University of Arkansas at Monticello April 20-27 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

McGehee Career Pathways Hosts Hiring Fair

Potential employers met with students last week at a Hiring Fair hosted by the Career Pathways Initiative Program at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee. Students were interviewed or offered the opportunity to interview at a later date and a number of students were offered employment, according to Cortez C. Smith, program director for the Career Pathways Initiative. "This was a great event for the university and the community," said Smith. "We were able to assist in the process of helping a family or a student. We were able to show students and citizens of the community who would hire them with their skills and training. In the photo (from left) are Claudette Manning and Darius Green of McGehee with Lurinne Washington of the Chicot County Department of Human Services.