Academic News

Research Studies Effect Of Video Games On Training College Students' Reaction Times

MONTICELLO, AR — The effect of video games on training college students' reaction times is the subject of a research paper by a University of Arkansas at Monticello psychology professor and two recent UAM graduates. The paper, written by Dr. Seungyeon Lee, assistant professor of psychology, in collaboration with Michael Todd Pickett of Wilmar and Gina Ashcraft of White Hall, both 2016 UAM graduates, was published in the current edition of National Teacher Education Journal, a nationally-refereed journal for educators in K-12, community college and university settings.

Wallace Trust Scholarship Deadline Is March 1

            MONTICELLO, Ark. — Graduates of McGehee High School and persons living in a 15-mile radius of McGehee have until March 1 to apply for the Joseph F. Wallace Trust Foundation Scholarship to attend any of the three campuses of the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

UAM Forestry Club To Hold Field Day Competition February 11

MONTICELLO, AR — Forestry and natural resources students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will test their lumberjack skills this Saturday at Field Day, an annual competition hosted by the UAM Forestry Club to determine who will represent UAM at the Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Conclave.

UAM Captures Southern Forensics Debate Championship

MONTICELLO, AR — The debate team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello brought home 27 individual and four team awards, including the team championship of the Southern Forensics Championship Tournament hosted recently by the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

Weevil Welcome Days Set For February 9 and March 31

MONTICELLO, AR — High school students and their parents will have a chance to visit the University of Arkansas at Monticello and learn more about college life during Weevil Welcome Days on Thursday, February 9 and Friday, March 31, according to Tawana Greene, executive director of admissions and enrollment management.

UAM Debaters Win Three Championships At John Brown University Tournament

MONTICELLO, AR — Jacob Chisom of Monticello, Reagan Dobbs of Dayton, Tex., and Cody Bijou of Crosby, Tex., combined to win three championships for the University of Arkansas at Monticello at the Golden Eagle Invitational Debate Tournament hosted recently by John Brown University in Siloam Springs.

UAM Announces 2016 Fall Semester Chancellor's and Dean's Lists

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello named 171 students to the Chancellor's List for the fall semester and another 349 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.

Forestry Graduate Has Research Published

MONTICELLO, AR — The results of a research project to test new techniques of identifying changes in urban land-cover spearheaded by Ryan Reynolds, a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello's School of Forestry and Natural Resources, will be published in the 2017 edition of Remote Sensing, a peer-reviewed academic journal.

Master's Degree Program in Creative Writing Receiving National Acclaim

MONTICELLO, AR — The master of fine arts in creative writing program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is receiving national acclaim, both for quality and value. The UAM program was recently cited by "Great College Deals" as one of the 10 best online creative writing degrees. Rankings were based on the comprehensive nature of the curriculum in writing skills development, a well-established student-author mentorship program, recognition from academic publications, successful alumni, published faculty, advanced technology in a virtual environment, and accessible financial aid options.