General News

UAM Faculty Research Cited By Wall Street Journal

MONTICELLO, AR —Psychological research written by two faculty members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello was referenced in a story in the October 7 edition of the The Wall Street Journal. WSJ writer Nicholas G. Carr cited the research in an article titled "How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds." Garr, a writer who has published books and articles on technology, business, and culture, mentioned the importance of the study written by Dr. Seungyeon Lee, an assistant professor of psychology, and Dr. Myeong W. Kim, an associate professor of psychology, in collaboration with three other researchers in Alabama and Nebraska.

UAM To Host Bullying Awareness Event October 25

MONTICELLO, AR — The seventh annual UAM Bullying Awareness Event will be held October 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Weevil Pond at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Organized by the Exercise Science/Physical Education Club, the event is designed to raise public awareness of bullying in schools and society. Information booths will be set up around Weevil Pond to display posters and hand out educational materials about the dangers of bullying. Participants may register for door prizes.

Rick Sikes Art Exhibition On Display Through November 17

MONTICELLO, AR — An exhibition of paintings by Rick Sikes, director of The Downtown Gallery in Monroe, La., will be on display through November 17 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to10 a.m. and 12 to 1 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Debate Team Competes At Louisiana Tech Tournament

Members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team won awards at last week's Hot and Spicy Debate Tournament hosted by Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. Kyle Hargis, a communications major from Warren, was a varsity debate finalist and was named the second place varsity speaker. Blake Adkins, a computer information systems major from Vilonia, was named the first place speaker in the professional division. Members of the debate team are (from left, first row) Tanisha Smith of Crossett, Jordan Lakin of Cabot, Natalie Craig of Sherwood, (second row) Hunter Cook of Sheridan, Dylan Hargis of Warren, Blake Adkins of Vilonia, and Kyle Hargis of Warren.

UAM Lists 2017 Homecoming Activities

MONTICELLO, AR — Tailgate parties, reunions, a golf tournament, parade and football game highlight a wide variety of events and activities at the University of Arkansas at Monticello as UAM celebrates Homecoming 2017 October 14-21.

UAM Names 12 To Homecoming Court

MONTICELLO, AR — Twelve women have been selected to the 2017 homecoming court at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. UAM will celebrate homecoming October 21. The homecoming queen will be selected by a vote of the student body and announced during pre-game ceremonies prior to UAM’s football game with Southern Nazarene University.

Creative Arts Society Launches Tuesday Night Reading Series

MONTICELLO, AR — The Creative Arts Society at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has launched a Tuesday Night Reading Series to give students and faculty a chance to read from their own works of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.

Jay Hughes, Laura Hughes Announce Retirements

MONTICELLO, AR — Jay Hughes has announced his retirement as vice chancellor for university operations and student affairs at the University of Arkansas at Monticello effective October 31. Hughes and his wife, Laura, UAM's director of counseling, testing and career services, are leaving the university to spend more time with family.

UAM Jazz Band One To Perform With Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

MONTICELLO, AR — The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will perform with the University of Arkansas at Monticello's Jazz Band One at a free public concert Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. Based in Savannah, Ga., the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra includes lead vocalists Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson performing with a 17-piece big band and covering much of the Great American Songbook with a stylistic nod to Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. For more information, contact the UAM Division of Music at (870) 460-1060.

UA Board Of Trustees Approves UAM Strategic Plan

MONTICELLO, AR — Student success and making the University of Arkansas at Monticello a model open access institution are the cornerstones of a new strategic plan for UAM approved recently by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees. The plan, entitled "2021 Vision — Breaking Boundaries: Creating Access, Success, and Growth in Arkansas and Beyond," is the culmination of campus-wide effort spearheaded by Chancellor Karla Hughes to articulate a vision for UAM's future.