Academic News

UA Board Of Trustees Approves UAM Strategic Plan

MONTICELLO, AR — Student success and making the University of Arkansas at Monticello a model open access institution are the cornerstones of a new strategic plan for UAM approved recently by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees. The plan, entitled "2021 Vision — Breaking Boundaries: Creating Access, Success, and Growth in Arkansas and Beyond," is the culmination of campus-wide effort spearheaded by Chancellor Karla Hughes to articulate a vision for UAM's future.

Botanical Research Building / Herbarium Dedication Set For September 23

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will formally dedicate the Botanical Research Building and UAM Sundell Herbarium at a ceremony at 11 a.m. September 23. The recently-completed facility, located next to the Turner Neal Museum of Natural History, houses more than 27,000 catalogued plant specimens, including more than 600 specimens representing rare plants and species of special concern.

UA Board Approves Creation of New Programs, Modifications to Existing Offerings

MONTICELLO, AR — The creation of three new academic programs and modifications to two existing programs at the University of Arkansas at Monticello were approved by the UA Board of Trustees at a meeting in Fayetteville last week. The board approved the creation of a Site Specific Management option to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, a Technical Certificate in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and a Certificate of Proficiency in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Fundamentals. Both technical programs will be offered at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett.

Red Hawk Poetry Honored By Comstock Review

MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Robert Moore, who writes under the pen name "Red Hawk" and teaches English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been honored in the Comstock Review 2017 Poetry Contest.

Forestry Student Keeps Close Tabs On Campus Trees

MONTICELLO, AR — Tyler Raines knows trees, particularly those on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. Since June, Raines, a junior forestry student from Warren, has worked closely with University Forester Chris Stuhlinger to compile and maintain a comprehensive inventory of every tree on campus, a daunting task made easier with new software and hardware that creates a file on each tree with its location, species, diameter and relative health.

Horatio Student Is Phi Lambda Chi National Man of the Year (8/22/17)

MONTICELLO, AR — Zachery Birdsong of Horatio, a senior double major in political science and psychology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently named Phi Lambda Chi Man of the Year at the 77th annual Phi Lambda Chi National Convention in Irving, Tex.

Fendley Attends VIP Leadership Conference

MONTICELLO, AR —Bryan Fendley, director of instructional technology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently attended an invitation-only VIP Leadership Program sponsored by Blackboard, a global company focused on innovative technologies and services for education. 

UAM Professor Edits Award-Winning Newsletter

MONTICELLO, AR — The English Pub: ACTELA Newsletter, edited by Kay Walter of the University of Arkansas at Monticello and published by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, has been named as a recipient of the 2017 NCTE Affiliate Newsletter of Excellence Award given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).