Forestry Graduate Student Wins Second Place Poster Award At 2015 Society Of American Foresters National Convention

Alex Hoffman of Chanhassen, Minn., a graduate student in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, won the second place poster award at the 2015 Society of American Foresters National Convention held recently in Baton Rouge, La. The poster, titled “Canopy Gaps Effects on Seedling Growth of Three Hardwood Species of Southeastern Arkansas,” examined the effects of harvest-created canopy gaps on corresponding seedling growth.

Debate / Forensics Team Enjoying Success During Fall Semester

MONTICELLO, AR — The debate team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is enjoying a strong fall semester in competitions in Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee and Louisiana and may be in position to win the school’s first national championship in debate since the 2007-08 academic year, according to Debate Coach Jim Evans.

UAM To Host Orientation For New Students January 4

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will host an orientation session Monday, January 4 beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center for all new students planning to attend the Monticello campus in the spring semester.

Workforce Alliance For Southeast Arkansas To Hold Workshop For Area Educators December 9

MONTICELLO, AR — Superintendents, high school principals and counselors, and the directors of career and technical secondary education centers in southeast Arkansas will meet December 9 as part of a collaborative effort by the University of Arkansas at Monticello, area school districts and industries to change the economic outlook of the region.

Political Science Honor Society Inducts Two New Members; 2016 Officers Installed

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national collegiate honor society for political science majors, recently inducted two new members, according to Dr. Carol Strong, associate professor of political science and the chapter’s faculty advisor. The new members are Emily Mendiola of Hamburg, a junior political science and modern languages double major, and Cassidy Mansur of Crossett, a junior political science and psychology double major.

Hamburg Student Awarded Cingolani Scholarship

Kate Steen (right) of Hamburg, a senior agriculture major at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is the 2015-16 recipient of the Aldo Cingolani Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in memory of Aldo Cingolani of McGehee by his family and friends. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior enrolled in the UAM School of Agriculture who has shown strong academic progress and excellent professional potential. Pictured with Steen is (left) Dr. Kelly Bryant, dean of the School of Agriculture and director of the Southeast Research and Extension Center.

Queen Carly Finally Gets Her Day

Carly Curry of Sheridan finally got her moment in the sun on a gray, rainy day at Convoy Leslie-Cotton Boll Stadium Saturday afternoon. Curry was named Homecoming Queen at the University of Arkansas at Monticello by a vote of the student body but was unable to attend UAM’s homecoming celebration in October due to illness. Curry, a junior modern languages major, received her crown during pregame ceremonies prior to UAM’s football game with Southeastern Oklahoma. Pictured with Curry are (from left) Jay Jones, UAM’s interim chancellor, Curry’s father, Randy Curry, and Bryson Berry, representing the UAM Student Government Association.

Concert Choir To Present Performance November 17

MONTICELLO, AR — The concert choir at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will perform a variety of works, including excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, at a concert November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.

Music Theatre Workshop To Present Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” November 13-14

MONTICELLO, AR — The Music Theatre Workshop at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will present two performances of Acts I and II of Mozart’s comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro” November 13-14 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center auditorium. Both performances will be sung in English and are free and open to the public.