Academic News

December Commencement Set For Friday, December 14

MONTICELLO, AR – The University of Arkansas at Monticello will hold a December graduation ceremony when the university presents degrees during commencement exercises on Friday, December 14 at 10 a.m. at Steelman Fieldhouse.

Education Students Make Presentation At Arkansas Literacy Association State Conference

Dr. Denise Baldwin (center), teacher education coordinator in the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, recently took a group of undergraduate students to present at the 2018 Arkansas Literacy Association State Conference in Little Rock. Students in Dr. Baldwin’s K-6 Curriculum, Planning and Programs class researched and presented interactive reading-focused bulletin board ideas that can be used in the classroom.

UAM Announces Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Director

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello announced today that Mrs. Aimee Weaver has started as the UAM Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) Director. The center is a University-based economic development program created to assist new and existing business owners with business creation, management, market research and growth, and is located within the UAM School of Business.

UAM Art Professor Named Higher Education Educator of the Year

UAM Professor Tom Richard was recognized as the 2018 Higher Education Educator of the Year at the awards ceremony of the Arkansas Art Educators Association Conference on November 1, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Peggy Doss, UAM’s Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs said, “Mr. Richard is so very deserving of this award that recognizes his outstanding talent and his distinguished service to the profession. He has long been dedicated to the advancement of art education at the university, in the community and the state.”

UAM History Professor, Clinton D. Young, Honored with Book Prize

MONTICELLO, AR – Clinton D. Young, Associate Professor of History at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been recognized by the American Musicological Society for his scholarship. His first book, Music Theater and Popular Nationalism in Spain, 1880-1930, received the Robert M. Stevenson Award at the recent annual meeting of the AMS in San Antonio, Texas.

Karen Hyatt Named State Consultant To Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association

MONTICELLO, AR — Karen Hyatt, Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected to serve a two-year term as a state consultant on the board of directors of the Arkansas Nursing Students' Association (ANSA). Dr. Brandy Haley, Dean of the UAM School of Nursing stated, “We are honored to have one of our faculty members hold a state board position representing UAM.”

Dr. Robert Flicklin Named Sturgis Professor in Forest Biology

MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Robert Ficklin has been named as the Sturgis Professor in Forest Biology. The Sturgis Professorship was established by a generous endowment from the Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust.