Academic News

Central Arkansas Library System To Present Program On Incarceration Of Japanese-Americans in Arkansas

MONTICELLO, AR — The incarceration of Japanese-Americans in relocation camps in Arkansas during World War II is the subject of a program to be presented at the University of Arkansas at Monticello February 1 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Classroom Building. The program is being presented by Kim Sanders of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies of the Central Arkansas Library System.

UAM Biology Club Raises Donations For Arkansas Children's Hospital

The Biology Club at the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently collected over $500 in donations and toys to present to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Pictured from left are Biology Club officers Lexi Blevins of White Hall, Kendall Wells of Monticello, Conner Callaway of Hamburg, Haley Koenig of Lakeville, Minn., and Beth Justice of Dermott. Koenig and Justice are co-presidents of the club. "On behalf of our patients at Arkansas Children's, thank you for your kind and thoughtful donation this holiday season," said Jennifer Selig, executive director of volunteer engagement for ACH. "Your commitment and dedication to Arkansas Children's truly makes a difference in our patients' lives."

First Cohort Completes Program To Prepare For Personal Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Careers

These University of Arkansas at Monticello students recently became the first cohort to complete the National Strength and Conditioning Association's (NSCA) Education Recognition Program, which recognizes schools with standardized, approved strength and conditioning or personal training curricula. Completion of the program prepares students to become certified personal trainers and strength and conditioning specialists.

December Commencement Set For Saturday, December 16

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will hold a mid-year graduation ceremony when the university presents degrees during commencement exercises on Saturday, December 16 at 10 a.m. at Steelman Fieldhouse.

McGehee Campus Hosts Family Welding Day

Tyler Deaton (left) of McGehee demonstrates some of the welds he has learned to his father Billy Deaton (right) as part of Welding Family Day at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee. The annual event is designed to show family members of welding students the projects being worked on by students during the 2017 fall semester.

UAM Wins Awards At Deep South Debate Tournament

(From left) University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team members Kyle Hargis of Warren, Gabe McDorman of Sheridan and Brian Hunter Cook of Sheridan display the awards they won at the recent Deep South Debate Tournament hosted by Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss. Hargis, a communication major, was named the first place speaker in the varsity debate division and reached the finals in varsity debate. McDorman, a communication major, also reached the finals of varsity debate while Cook, a criminal justice major, was the fifth place speaker in junior varsity debate. Others competing or participating for UAM were Grace Nash, an English and modern languages major from Mount Holly, and Collin O'Connor, a psychology major from McGehee. Colleges and universities competing in the tournament included UAM, Bossier Parish Community College, Jackson State University, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi College, Mississippi State, Middle Tennessee State, Stephen F. Austin State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Southern Mississippi, Tennessee, and Union.

Education Students Make Presentation At Arkansas Reading Association State Conference

Dr. Denise Baldwin (seated, center), teacher education coordinator in the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, recently presented with a group of undergraduate students at the 2017 Arkansas Reading Association State Conference in Little Rock. Baldwin and students in her K-6 Curriculum, Planning and Programs class made a joint presentation on cooperative team building. Pictured with Baldwin are (seated, left) Kristen Spencer of Grapevine and (right) Kylee Moseley of Bearden, both K-6 elementary education majors, and (standing, from left) Lydia Byrd of DeWitt, an education studies major, Emily Johnson of Hermitage, a K-6 elementary education major, Jabracie Leonard of Monticello, a teaching and learning major, Karrah Paschall of Monticello, a K-6 elementary education major, Taylor Wells of Hamburg, a teaching and learning major, Olivia Wooten of Monticello, an education studies major, and K-6 elementary education majors Amanda Moseley of Monticello, Charity Smith of Dumas and Madison Michels of Woodlawn. (Not pictured: Crystal Hembree of Houston, Tex., a health and physical education major.)

Student Success Fund Created To Provide One-Time Emergency Financial Aid

MONTICELLO, AR — Students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello facing unexpected financial hardships that could impact their ability to stay in school and graduate will now have access to one-time emergency financial aid through a newly created Student Success Fund. All revenue in the Student Success Fund comes from private donations made to the UAM Foundation Fund.