MONTICELLO, AR — Kids' University, a summer enrichment program sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will be held July 10-13 and includes a wide variety of classes and activities.
The Wildlife Society at the University of Arkansas at Monticello placed 11th out of 24 colleges and universities competing in the recent Southeast Wildlife Society Conclave competition hosted by Mississippi State University. UAM placed eighth in the overall academic competition. Individually, Gaby Clemons finished third in dendrology and the team of Cody Martin, Koven Minor, Wesley Holley and Jacob Sas placed second in the obstacle course competition. Pictured from left are (first row) Kaitlyn Barnes of Warren, Tara Bayird of Monticello, Madallene Capriotti-Ross of Little Rock, Samantha Dixon of Little Rock, Callie Moore of Canada, Kenya Barner of Little Rock, Amanda Medaries of Monroe, La., Ethan Massey of Baton Rouge, La., Dr. Douglas Osborne, faculty sponsor, (second row) Gabrielle Clemons of GIllette, Koven Minor of Crossett, Ty Dillon of Lonoke, Daniel Oden of Carlisle, Cody Martin of Lonoke, (third row) Jacob Sas of Benton, Brayden Fisher of Redfield, Tyler Wright of Malvern and Wesley Holley of Rison.
MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello's internationally-acclaimed Jazz Band One will present its 2017 spring concert April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.
MONTICELLO, AR — Two psychology students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello presented a poster of their original research at the annual convention of Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) in San Antonio, Tex., March 31-April 2.
MONTICELLO, AR — Grace Borse of Monticello will present her senior thesis art exhibition at the University of Arkansas at Monticello April 20-27 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Potential employers met with students last week at a Hiring Fair hosted by the Career Pathways Initiative Program at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee. Students were interviewed or offered the opportunity to interview at a later date and a number of students were offered employment, according to Cortez C. Smith, program director for the Career Pathways Initiative. "This was a great event for the university and the community," said Smith. "We were able to assist in the process of helping a family or a student. We were able to show students and citizens of the community who would hire them with their skills and training. In the photo (from left) are Claudette Manning and Darius Green of McGehee with Lurinne Washington of the Chicot County Department of Human Services.
MONTICELLO, AR — The UAM College of Technology-Crossett, in partnership with LifeShare Blood Centers, will host a blood drive on Tuesday, April 11 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. in the McGoogan Building at 1326 Highway 52 West in Crossett.
MONTICELLO, AR — An exhibition of ceramics and drawings of ceramics by senior art student Sarah Porter will be on display April 20-27 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
The UAM College of Technology-McGehee will award certificates of proficiency and technical certificates this summer to the first graduates of the school's Diesel Training Academy located south of Monticello on U.S. Highway 425. In addition to becoming a diesel technician, the program also prepares students to operate tractor-trailers and sit for the Arkansas Commercial Driver's License (CDL). The program includes 14 courses taken over three semesters covering both classroom work, diesel shop performance, and a combination of closed course training and open road operation.
MONTICELLO, AR — A retired faculty member from the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been honored by the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC). Dr. Lynne Thompson, professor emeritus at UAM, was presented the Outstanding Volunteer Award by Governor Asa Hutchinson and Joe Fox, state forester for the Arkansas Forestry Commission, at a ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock.