MONTICELLO, AR — An exhibition of paintings by Rick Sikes, director of The Downtown Gallery in Monroe, La., will be on display through November 17 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to10 a.m. and 12 to 1 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team won awards at last week's Hot and Spicy Debate Tournament hosted by Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. Kyle Hargis, a communications major from Warren, was a varsity debate finalist and was named the second place varsity speaker. Blake Adkins, a computer information systems major from Vilonia, was named the first place speaker in the professional division. Members of the debate team are (from left, first row) Tanisha Smith of Crossett, Jordan Lakin of Cabot, Natalie Craig of Sherwood, (second row) Hunter Cook of Sheridan, Dylan Hargis of Warren, Blake Adkins of Vilonia, and Kyle Hargis of Warren.
MONTICELLO, AR — The Creative Arts Society at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has launched a Tuesday Night Reading Series to give students and faculty a chance to read from their own works of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MONTICELLO, AR — Christine Felts, associate professor of nursing and clinical coordinator at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has received a $6,000 scholarship from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to conduct research for her doctoral dissertation.
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.