Jay Jones To Receive Honorary Doctorate Of Humane Letters During UAM Commencement

MONTICELLO, AR — For the third time in the 107-year history of the University of Arkansas at Monticello and the first since 1959, UAM will bestow an honorary doctorate during the school’s 2016 spring commencement May 6. Jay Jones, who has served as UAM’s vice chancellor for finance and administration since 2006 and guided the institution as interim chancellor in 2015, will receive an honorary doctorate in humane letters for “exemplary leadership and service, not only in the profession but to society in general,” according to UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes.

Forestry Graduate Student Wins Second Place Poster Award At Arkansas Academy of Sciences Meeting

Chris Sheldon, a graduate research assistant in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, presented results from a portion of his master’s degree research at the 100th annual Arkansas Academy of Sciences meeting held at UA-Fayetteville April 1-2. Sheldon’s poster, entitled “Vegetation Diversity in Natural and Restored Forested Wetland Sites in Southeast Arkansas,” was selected as the second place graduate poster presentation in the Field Biology and Ecology Division. Co-authors on the presentation were Dr. Robert Ficklin, Drs. Karen and Marvin Fawley, and Stacy Wilson. Sheldon earned a bachelor of science in environmental science from the University of Vermont. His graduate research is examining herbaceous vegetation diversity and changes in litter decomposition rates between natural and restored forested wetlands in southeast Arkansas.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! UAM Debate Team Is Nation’s Best

MONTICELLO, AR — The debate team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has earned the right to be called national champions. UAM debaters swept the Scholastic, Founders and Overall Sweepstakes Awards at the 2015-16 International Public Debate Association (IPDA) National Tournament hosted March 31 through April 3 by Lee College of Baytown, Tex.

UAM Board of Visitors To Meet April 14

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello Board of Visitors will meet Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Spencer Gallery of the Fine Arts Center. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Jim Brewer at (870) 460-1274. - 30 -

Small Business Center Announces Workshops

MONTICELLO, AR — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will host four workshops April 9 and 12 on subjects ranging from starting a new business to the use of QuickBooks software, according to Stephanie Harton, ASBTDC director.

UAM To Host 10th Annual Boll Weevil Stampede April 7-9

MONTICELLO, Ark. — More than 250 rodeo cowboys and cowgirls from 14 colleges and universities will compete at the 10th annual Boll Weevil Stampede hosted by the University of Arkansas at Monticello April 7-9.

K-12 Art Winners Showcased At UAM’s Spencer Gallery

MONTICELLO, AR — The best works of art from students in10 southeast Arkansas counties are on display through Sunday, April 3 as part of the 2016 Southeast Arkansas K-12 Regional Art Exhibition in the Spencer Gallery of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Fine Arts Center. The exhibition is sponsored by the Arkansas Art Educators Association.