Academic News

Nursing Students Attend National Convention

Four student representatives of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) attended the 64th annual Student Nurses’ Association national convention held recently in Orlando, Fla. The student representatives received an award from America’s Farmers Grow Community sponsored by the Monsanto fund to assist with the cost of the trip. While at the convention the UAM SNA was granted renewal of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Stellar School Chapter Award. This award signifies that the school demonstrates ongoing involvement in the NSNA, and strong commitment to shared governance, and professional development of students and faculty. It also recognizes chapters with strong student leadership, professional development from faculty, ongoing participation, service learning, and support from members. The UAM SNA also received the community health award for their “Hope Place Stork Project.” In December 2015, the UAM SNA provided infant care packages for the new mothers at Hope Place of Monticello. Pictured from left are LaTasha Shopher of McGehee, Nicole Munnerlyn of Stuttgart, Chelsea Burton of Monticello, and Katie Wilkerson of McGehee.

Forestry Graduate Student Wins Second Place Poster Award At Arkansas Academy of Sciences Meeting

Chris Sheldon, a graduate research assistant in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, presented results from a portion of his master’s degree research at the 100th annual Arkansas Academy of Sciences meeting held at UA-Fayetteville April 1-2. Sheldon’s poster, entitled “Vegetation Diversity in Natural and Restored Forested Wetland Sites in Southeast Arkansas,” was selected as the second place graduate poster presentation in the Field Biology and Ecology Division. Co-authors on the presentation were Dr. Robert Ficklin, Drs. Karen and Marvin Fawley, and Stacy Wilson. Sheldon earned a bachelor of science in environmental science from the University of Vermont. His graduate research is examining herbaceous vegetation diversity and changes in litter decomposition rates between natural and restored forested wetlands in southeast Arkansas.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! UAM Debate Team Is Nation’s Best

MONTICELLO, AR — The debate team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has earned the right to be called national champions. UAM debaters swept the Scholastic, Founders and Overall Sweepstakes Awards at the 2015-16 International Public Debate Association (IPDA) National Tournament hosted March 31 through April 3 by Lee College of Baytown, Tex.

UAM To Host Scholar’s Day April 18

MONTICELLO, AR — First-time freshmen for the fall of 2016 who have been awarded institutional merit-based scholarships from the University of Arkansas at Monticello will be guests of UAM for Scholar’s Day April 18, according to Mary Whiting, director of admissions.