Academic News

Debaters Place Second At Southern Forensics Championship Tournament

MONTICELLO, AR - The debate and forensics team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello placed second in the Arkansas sweepstakes competition and third in the Southern Region debate sweepstakes at the Southern Forensics Championship Tournament hosted over the weekend by Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. The tournament included competitors from 21 colleges and universities from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Students competed for both regional and individual state awards.

UAM Announces 2017 Fall Semester Chancellor's and Dean's Lists

MONTICELLO, AR - The University of Arkansas at Monticello named 207 students to the Chancellor's List for the fall 2017 semester and another 352 students to the Dean's List, according to Carol Dolberry, registrar. Selection to the Chancellor's List requires a grade point average of 4.0 on at least 12 semester hours of course credit at the 1000-4000 level. The Dean's List requires a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, also on at least 12 semester hours of course credit at the 1000-4000 level.

Crystal Halley Appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor For Academic Affairs

MONTICELLO, AR - Crystal Halley, director of academic advising at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs Halley has directed UAM's academic advising since joining the university staff in 2007. She also serves as an adjunct instructor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the School of Business, and the Division of General Studies.

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.