Academic News

UAM Professor Receives Arkansas Psychological Association Early Career Psychologist Award

MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Seungyeon Lee, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected to receive the Early Career Psychologist Award from the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA). The award identifies early career psychologists who have contributed significantly to the field of psychology and show promise of sustained success, according to Dr. Richard Clubb, dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

McGehee Campus Honors Faculty, Staff of the Year

The UAM College of Technology-McGehee presented awards to its outstanding faculty and staff members at the 10th annual Advisory Board dinner on the McGehee campus Monday night. Gary Burt, an instructor of welding technology, was named Faculty Member of the Year. Burt received the “You Make A Difference Award” from Vice Chancellor Bob Ware after 100 percent of Burt’s welding students received the American Welding Society Certificate. Dorissa Kaufman, director of adult education, was named the Outstanding Staff Member of the Year. Kaufman received the “Champion Award.” Under Kaufman’s direction, adult education has grown from one program to 13 programs in Ashley, Drew, Desha, Lincoln and Chicot Counties. Pictured from left are Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the McGehee campus, Dorissa Kaufman, UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes, and Gary Burt.

Traveling Art Exhibit “Small Works On Paper, 2016” On Display At UAM Through October 26

MONTICELLO, AR — “Small Works on Paper,” a traveling visual art exhibition showcasing artwork no larger than 18 by 24 inches, will be on display in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello through October 26. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m. and 12 noon to 2 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cattlemen’s Association Presents Scholarships To UAM Students

The Desha-Drew County Cattlemen’s Association recently presented scholarships to three agriculture students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. This year’s recipients are Allison Eubanks of Wilmar, a sophomore animal science and agribusiness double major, Hunter Hayes of Monticello, a sophomore agribusiness major, and Kelsey Windham of Wilmar, a junior animal science major. Pictured from left are Dr. Kelly Bryant, dean of the UAM School of Agriculture, Allison Eubanks, Hunter Hayes, Kelsey Windham, and Glynn Gibson of the Desha-Drew County Cattlemen’s Association.

UAM Reports 7.74 Percent Enrollment Increase For Fall 2016

MONTICELLO, AR — Enrollment for the 2016 fall semester at the University of Arkansas at Monticello increased by nearly eight percent over the previous year, according to official figures released from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

DAN BOICE APPOINTED ACCREDITATION LIAISON OFFICER

Daniel Boice, director of the Taylor Library and Technology Center, has been appointed by Chancellor Karla Hughes to the position of Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Higher Learning Commission.

Archeologists To Talk About Ozark Bluff Shelters

MONTICELLO, AR — Lydia Rees and Dr. Jamie Brandon of the Arkansas Archeological Survey will discuss their ongoing research on Ozark bluff shelters October 4 as part of a joint meeting between the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Drew County Historical Society.

UAM Debate Team Wins Mendoza Debates

MONTICELLO, AR — The debate team from the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently won the cumulative sweepstakes championship and placed second in the tournament sweepstakes at the Mendoza Debates hosted by Lee College in Baytown, Tex.