MONTICELLO, AR - Dr. John Davis, director of university relations and assistant professor of political science at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to a five-year term on the 11-member Arkansas Rural Development Commission (ARDC).
Members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team display awards won at last weekend's TECHnically Speaking Debate Tournament at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Pictured from left are Dylan Hargis, an agriculture major from Warren, Hunter Cook, a criminal justice major from Sheridan who reached the round of 16 in junior varsity debate, Adeline Bowman, a political science major from Berthoud, Colo., Kyle Hargis, a communications major from Warren and a semifinalist in varsity debate, and Danial Wire, an exercise science major from Kenner, La. (Not pictured: Gabe McDorman of Sheridan and Grace Nash of Mount Holly.) The competition featured debate teams from 17 colleges and universities from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. Participating universities were UAM, Arkansas Tech, Bossier Parish Community College, College of the Mainland, Drury, Harding, John Brown, LSU-Shreveport, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Oklahoma Baptist, Oral Roberts, Southern Methodist, Stephen F. Austin, Central Arkansas, Southern Mississippi, Union and Whitworth.
MONTICELLO, AR - The use of artificial intelligence for teaching in college classrooms was the subject of a national webinar conducted recently by Bryan Fendley, director of academic computing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
MONTICELLO, AR - Jazz Band I, the premier jazz ensemble at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and the UAM Wind Ensemble, have been chosen to record a series of scores for Twin Towers Music Publishing to be used as demos on the company's website, according to Justin Anders, chair of the UAM Division of Music.
MONTICELLO, AR - Prospective and current students who plan to apply for either institutional or private scholarships to attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello during the 2018 fall semester should do so by March 1, according to Tawana Greene, executive director of admissions and enrollment management.
MONTICELLO, AR - Students from Crossett and Hamburg High Schools recently received core curriculum certification by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) after completing a series of welding classes at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett.
MONTICELLO, AR - A free public concert by the University of Arkansas at Monticello Wind Symphony and Concert Band will be presented March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center auditorium. Justin Anders, chair of the Division of Music, will direct the Wind Symphony while John Webb will conduct the Concert Band. The performance will include "The Thunderer" by John Philip Sousa, "Dedicatory Overture" by Clifton Williams and selected works by Robert Sheldon and John Mackey. The performance will be preceded by a pre-concert lecture by Anders at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center's Spencer Gallery. For more information, contact the Division of Music at (870) 460-1060. - 30 -
MONTICELLO, AR - The use of high-resolution imagery to map the distribution of trees in bottomland forests is the subject of a research paper published recently by a University of Arkansas at Monticello forestry student and his academic advisor. Bishwa Sapkota, a graduate student from Nepal enrolled in the UAM School of Forestry and Natural Resources, along with his advisor, Dr. Lu Liang, recently published work from their research in the Journal of Sustainable Forestry.
All eight members of the 2017 practical nursing class at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee have taken and passed the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) examination. Students achieving the 100 percent pass rate and their faculty are (from left, seated) Esthetani Cendejas of Eudora, Lezza Goudy of Monticello, Sydney Johnson of Monticello, Avery Rial of McGehee, (standing, from left) Paige Irons of Dumas, Instructor Kim Ray, Iresha Wells of Monticello, Nursing Director Peggie Orrell, Laura Gillum of Lake Village, Instructor Nikki Fitzgerald, and Patria Thompkins of Dumas.
MONTICELLO, AR - A group of seven undergraduate students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello have been chosen to present papers on the influence of authority in canonical British literature at the 2018 Graduate Students in English Interdisciplinary Conference at UA-Fayetteville March 3.