Wind Symphony and Concert Band To Present Free Performance March 1

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 -

Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Classify and Map Trees Is the Subject of Recently-Published Research Paper

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.

UAM COT-McGehee Nursing Students Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate On NCLEX-PN Exam

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.

Debaters Place Second At Southern Forensics Championship Tournament

MONTICELLO, AR - The debate and forensics team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello placed second in the Arkansas sweepstakes competition and third in the Southern Region debate sweepstakes at the Southern Forensics Championship Tournament hosted over the weekend by Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. The tournament included competitors from 21 colleges and universities from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Students competed for both regional and individual state awards.

Building A Website In A Day Is The Subject Of Free Seminar

MONTICELLO, AR - How to build a website quickly and economically is the subject of a free seminar February 8 from 1-3 p.m. at the Star City Civic Center. The seminar is being presented by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The register, contact Lavonica Davis at (870) 460-1266 or register online at http://asbtdc.org/training/monticello-events/

UAM Announces 2017 Fall Semester Chancellor's and Dean's Lists

MONTICELLO, AR - The University of Arkansas at Monticello named 207 students to the Chancellor's List for the fall 2017 semester and another 352 students to the Dean's List, according to Carol Dolberry, registrar. Selection to the Chancellor's List requires a grade point average of 4.0 on at least 12 semester hours of course credit at the 1000-4000 level. The Dean's List requires a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, also on at least 12 semester hours of course credit at the 1000-4000 level.

Crystal Halley Appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor For Academic Affairs

MONTICELLO, AR - Crystal Halley, director of academic advising at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs Halley has directed UAM's academic advising since joining the university staff in 2007. She also serves as an adjunct instructor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the School of Business, and the Division of General Studies.