Academic News

UAM Debate Team Competes At LSU-Shreveport Tournament

These seven members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team competed at the recent LSU-Shreveport Debate Tournament. Pictured from left are Natalie Edwards of Fort Smith, Gabe McDorman of Sheridan, Ben Graves of Hot Springs, Blake Adkins of Vilonia, Kyle Hargis of Warren, Luke Beatty of Dermott and Zach Young of Wilmar. Others competing but not pictured were Jacob Chisom of Monticello, Grace Nash of Mount Holly, Abbygail Rounsaville of Mabelvale, and Nshyka Shelton of Monticello. Chisom reached the round of 16 in the varsity debate competition while Adkins and Hargis each reached the final 16 in junior varsity debate. Chisom and Graves reached the semifinals in team debate.

Forestry Students Attend National Society of American Foresters Convention

These seven undergraduate students from the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello attended the 2016 Society of American Foresters national convention in Madison, Wis., recently. Four of the seven participated in a quiz bowl tournament and the group toured the headquarters of the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Pictured from left are Caleb Wilson of Elwood, Neb., Greg Craig of Mena, Austin Passmore of Pleasant Plains, Tyler Daniell of Arkadelphia, Brody Nosal of Sherwood, Kenya Barner of Little Rock and Richard Harris of Lonoke.

Crossett Student Receives Woodmen of the World Scholarship

Christian Harris (left) of Crossett, a sophomore in the electromechanical technology-instrumentation program at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett, was recently selected to receive a $300 scholarship from the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company-Lodge 7. Making the presentation is Scott Kinard, Lodge 7 president. The Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company-Lodge 7 established its first book scholarship to be awarded annually to a student at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett. The scholarship is presented based on grade point average, a strong work ethic and recommendations from faculty and staff.

UAM History Professor’s Article Receives Honor

MONTICELLO, AR — An article by Dr. Sharon Silzell, an assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected as the article of the month by Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index.

Political Science Students Honored

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello inducted two political science students into the campus chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honors society, during a recent induction ceremony on the UAM campus.

Senior Art Exhibit Combines Photographs and Paintings

MONTICELLO, AR — A senior art exhibition by Maggie Barnett of Monticello will be on display November 17-29 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. An artist’s reception will be held November 17 from 2-4 p.m. and from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Crossett Student Receives American Legion Scholarship

Christian Harris of Crossett (second from right), a student at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett, was recently selected to receive the American Legion Post 111 Scholarship. According to Linda Rushing, vice chancellor of the Crossett campus, the $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a student currently enrolled in a UAM COT-Crossett technical program who has “exceptional academic standing and attendance and has demonstrated a strong work ethic.” Harris is studying electromechanical technology-instrumentation. Pictured from left are Steven Lochala, Jack Netherland, Post 111 commander, Harris and Jim Young.