Academic News

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.

UAM Announces Seniors-First Pre-Registration Plan

MONTICELLO, AR — University of Arkansas at Monticello seniors who have completed a minimum of 90 hours of academic course credit will have the option to register first for classes for the first and second summer terms as well as the 2016 fall semester according to a new pre-registration plan announced today by UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes.

Nathan Bailey Places First At Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

MONTICELLO, AR — Nathan Bailey of Monticello took first place in the 2016 UAM Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet recently held at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Discussion meets are sponsored by the Arkansas Farm Bureau and allow participants to discuss a current agricultural issue in a committee meeting format. Points are given for analysis of the topic, problem solving and implementation, a cooperative attitude, and general delivery. Each participant makes individual opening and closing statements of their own composition with all participants engaging in a general discussion period.

CIS ALUMNI DAY (Friday, March 11, BBC 104)

Everyone is invited to attend. Come learn about careers in the CIS/IT field. All speakers are UAM graduates. 8:10-9:00 am Chris Harper, Network Manager, Jefferson Regional Medical Center Kashif Kincaid, Field Service Engineer, TechKnow 9:10-10:00 am Jordan Frizzell, Assistant Principal, Star City School District Donna Hunnicutt, Coordinator of Graduate Programs, UAM School of Education 10:10-11:00 am Heather Easterling, Technology Business Consultant 2, FIS Global Bryan Pace, Technology Analyst, Dillards 11:10-12:00 pm James Hartshorn, Vice President, EFS GeoTechnologies Tegaress Jones, Manager of Global Invoicing for FedEx