Blake Adkins of Vilonia and Kyle Hargis of Warren won multiple individual awards for the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team at the Sooner Showdown Swing Tournament hosted recently by the University of Oklahoma. Adkins, a computer information systems major, was a team debate finalist, professional division semifinalist, and was named the second place debate speaker. Hargis, a communications major, was a team debate finalist, a varsity octofinalist, the fourth place team debate speaker, and the fourth place varsity speaker. Members of the UAM debate team are (from left) Nshyka Shelton of Monticello, Jordan Lakin of Cabot, Gabe McDorman of Sheridan, Blake Adkins, Kyle Hargis, McKenzie McClain of Warren, and Dylan Hargis of Warren. UAM was one of 22 colleges and universities at the competition. Other schools were host Oklahoma, Arkansas State, Arkansas Tech, Butler Community College, Cal State-Long Beach, Central Texas, Drury, East Central Oklahoma, John Brown, Kansas Wesleyan, Northeastern Oklahoma, Oral Roberts, Southeastern Oklahoma, Sterling, Tulsa Community College, UCA, Texas-Tyler, Valdosta State, Wayland Baptist, and Whitworth.
MONTICELLO, AR — Fiddler on the Roof, winner of nine Tony Awards and one of Broadway's longest running and most beloved musicals, will be presented by the University of Arkansas at Monticello Music Theatre Workshop and the SEARK Concert Association November 17-18 at 7 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12. UAM students will be admitted free with ID. For tickets, call (870) 460-1888 or purchase online at http://www.searkconcert.org/.
MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will observe International Week on campus November 13-17 with meals from different cultures around the world provided daily from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the John F. Gibson University Center. The meals are part of UAM's regular meal plan with Aramark Dining Services and are also available to the public for $8.34. Flags from countries around the world will be on display in the cafeteria.
MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. John Dennis, assistant professor of land surveying at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been appointed as a voting member of the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems Board by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Dennis will serve a term of four years, which expires August 1, 2021.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello chapter of the Student Social Work Association (SSWA) recently selected new officers for 2017-18. Pictured from left are Jasmine Holmes of Bastrop, La., secretary, Chloe Kilcrease of Pine Bluff, treasurer, Kalli Gober of Wilmar, president, and Darius Thornton of Eudora, vice president. (Not pictured: Paris Webb of Monticello, public relations officer). The Student Social Work Association is open to all majors and is modeled after the National Association of Social Workers.
The Student Government Association at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is being led during the 2017-18 academic year by these officers. Pictured from left are Mauri Armstrong of Lake Village, parliamentarian and a senior political science major; Callie McGee of Star City, secretary and a sophomore BSN nursing major; Bryson berry of Hamburg, president and a senior pre-nursing major; MacKenzie Johnson of Bauxite, vice president and a sophomore education major; Madeline Griffin of Monticello, student activities chair and a sophomore biology and biochemistry double major; and Caleb Hayes of McGehee, treasurer and a junior majoring in computer information systems, English literature and general studies.
MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society recently granted membership to two new members and installed officers for 2017-18 at a ceremony on the UAM campus.
MONTICELLO, AR — Students who have earned at least 60 credit hours and are classified as juniors or seniors may register for classes for the 2018 spring semester at the University of Arkansas at Monticello November 6-7, according to Dr. Peggy Doss, vice chancellor for academic affairs. All students, regardless of classification, may register for the spring semester November 8-17. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Advising at (870) 460-1132. - 30 -
Shanna Place and Gabrielle Clemons of Gillett were honored recently during the University of Arkansas at Monticello's homecoming celebration by being awarded scholarships from the UAM Alumni Association. The scholarships are presented annually to a junior or senior level student nominated by the dean of their academic unit. Place is a junior agriculture major with a 4.0 grade point average while Clemons is a senior majoring in wildlife and natural resources management with a 3.81 GPA. Pictured with Place and Clemons is UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes.
MONTICELLO, AR —Psychological research written by two faculty members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello was referenced in a story in the October 7 edition of the The Wall Street Journal. WSJ writer Nicholas G. Carr cited the research in an article titled "How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds." Garr, a writer who has published books and articles on technology, business, and culture, mentioned the importance of the study written by Dr. Seungyeon Lee, an assistant professor of psychology, and Dr. Myeong W. Kim, an associate professor of psychology, in collaboration with three other researchers in Alabama and Nebraska.