Academic News

Debate / Forensics Team Enjoying Success During Fall Semester

MONTICELLO, AR — The debate team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is enjoying a strong fall semester in competitions in Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee and Louisiana and may be in position to win the school’s first national championship in debate since the 2007-08 academic year, according to Debate Coach Jim Evans.

UAM To Host Orientation For New Students January 4

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will host an orientation session Monday, January 4 beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center for all new students planning to attend the Monticello campus in the spring semester.

Political Science Honor Society Inducts Two New Members; 2016 Officers Installed

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national collegiate honor society for political science majors, recently inducted two new members, according to Dr. Carol Strong, associate professor of political science and the chapter’s faculty advisor. The new members are Emily Mendiola of Hamburg, a junior political science and modern languages double major, and Cassidy Mansur of Crossett, a junior political science and psychology double major.

Hamburg Student Awarded Cingolani Scholarship

Kate Steen (right) of Hamburg, a senior agriculture major at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is the 2015-16 recipient of the Aldo Cingolani Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in memory of Aldo Cingolani of McGehee by his family and friends. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior enrolled in the UAM School of Agriculture who has shown strong academic progress and excellent professional potential. Pictured with Steen is (left) Dr. Kelly Bryant, dean of the School of Agriculture and director of the Southeast Research and Extension Center.

UAM Students And Faculty To Present At ACTELA Conference In Little Rock

MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Kay Walter, associate professor of English, and 13 students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello will make research presentations to the 2015 Arkansas Curriculum Conference of the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (ACTELA) in Little Rock this week.

Large Tree Lodges Against Dock At Pendleton, UAM Foresters Inspect And Identify

MONTICELLO, AR — One day last June, David Walt noticed something washed up against the dock and patio of his house on Pendleton Reservoir near Dumas. Spring and early summer rains had raised the Arkansas River to flood stage, washing large trees and other debris down the river. Now one of those large trees was lodged against Walt’s dock. As the water gradually receded, it revealed a massive tree trunk longer than his 60-foot dock. Walt tied the tree to his dock and became fascinated by the size of his mystery tree.

McGehee Campus To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

MONTICELLO, AR — The UAM College of Technology-McGehee will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an evening of food, live music and an auction on Saturday, October 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Delta Resort and Spa in Tillar. Admission is $25.

School Of Education Programs Receive “A” Ratings From National Council on Teacher Quality

MONTICELLO, AR — The teacher preparation program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is one of two programs in Arkansas to receive an “A” rating from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), according to Dr. Peggy Doss, dean of the UAM School of Education. UAM’s program in secondary education received an “A” rating from the NCTQ while the elementary education program received an “A-“ rating.