Louisiana Purchase Exhibit On Display In School of Forestry and Natural Resources

MONTICELLO, AR — In 1815, a land surveyor named Prospect Robbins began walking north from the mouth of the Arkansas River. At the same time, a second surveyor, Joseph C. Robbins, began a trek west from the mouth of the St. Francis River. The two met at what is now the corner of Lee, Phillips and Monroe Counties in the delta of eastern Arkansas. That meeting point became known as the point of beginning for the land survey of the Louisiana Purchase.

Five Selected For Induction To UAM Sports Hall of Fame

MONTICELLO, AR — One of Arkansas’ most successful high school football coaches and four All-Americans in three different sports have been selected for induction to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Sports Hall of Fame. The inductees are former Boll Weevil offensive lineman and long-time high school coach Buck James, softball outfielder Jenny Dunn, basketball star Kenneth Jones, record-setting wide receive Lance Gasaway, and former All-American defensive back Jerry Johnson.

UAM Narrows Chancellor’s Search To Two Finalists

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello has narrowed its search for a new chancellor to two candidates, according to Mary Whiting, director of admissions and chair of the campus search committee.

Improving Retention And Graduation Rates The Goal of New Three-Part Program at UAM

MONTICELLO, AR — Improving retention and graduation rates is a challenge faced by all colleges and universities, particularly those with open admissions policies. The University of Arkansas at Monticello does not require a minimum ACT score for admission, making it open to all high school graduates regardless of their preparedness. This makes the challenge of increasing retention and graduation rates a daunting task, according to Dr. Jimmie Yeiser, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

English Professor Honored For Editing

MONTICELLO, AR — ACTELA Newsletter, edited by Dr. Kay Walter of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and published by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, has won the 2015 NCTE Affiliate Newsletter Award Honorable Mention, given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Forestry and Natural Resources Adds Four New Faculty

MONTICELLO, AR — The School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has added four new faculty members for the 2015-16 academic year, according to Dr. Phil Tappe, dean of the school.

UAM Accreditation Continued By HLC

MONTICELLO, AR — A process that began three years ago was completed this week with the formal announcement that the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s accreditation status with the Higher Learning Commission will be continued.

Soprano Christie Conover To Perform At UAM September 17

MONTICELLO, AR — Soprano Christie Conover, the National Federation of Music Clubs’ 2015 Young Artist Winner, will present a solo performance September 17 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Conover’s performance is being sponsored by the Southeast Arkansas Concert Association, the Monticello Music Club, the Pine Bluff Music Coterie and the UAM Division of Music. Admission is free.

UAM Adds Master’s Degree In Jazz Studies

MONTICELLO, AR — The first college or university in Arkansas to offer a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in jazz is now the first to offer a master’s degree in the same subject. The University of Arkansas at Monticello, whose jazz ensembles have attracted national attention in the jazz community, is now offering a master of music degree in jazz studies.