General News

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.

CLASSES CANCELLED

Due to inclement weather, classes are cancelled at the Monticello campus as of 3:00 p.m. We will continue to monitor the weather regarding tomorrow's schedule and alert you of any closings. Notices concerning the operation of the campuses can be obtained on the UAM website, local TV stations, local radio, and through UAMAlert. Please use caution on any necessary travel. Employees and students are not expected to place work or class attendance above personal safety. It is ultimately the individual's responsibility to exercise judgment as to whether travel to or from work or school is appropriate at this time. Karla Hughes, Ph.D. Professor and Chancellor

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.

Dinner Pops Concert To Feature The Music Of Gershwin, Porter, Sondheim, and Rodgers and Hammerstein

MONTICELLO, AR — The music of some of America’s greatest composers will be part of the fare at a Dinner Pops Concert at the University of Arkansas at Monticello on March 31. The UAM Chamber Choir and Music Theatre Workshop under the direction of Dr. Kent Skinner will perform for guests while they enjoy dinner in the Green Room of the John F. Gibson University Center beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25 and may be purchased in advance by calling the Division of Music at (870) 460-1060.

WEEVIL WELLNESS FAIR

WEEVIL WELLNESS FAIR Wednesday, March 16 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m. / UC Green Room The UAM Wellness Fair brings campus and community resources together in an enjoyable interactive atmosphere to expose and educate our students, faculty, and staff to the various avenues of wellness. Wellness is more than being physically healthy. Wellness is finding a healthy balance in the quality of your life in the social, physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and occupational dimensions. Free health screenings: Total cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, weight, body fat percentage, pulse Ox, HIV and more. Games, activities, neck massages, health screenings, Oxygen Bar, Walk-In Brain, information tables, 80’s photo booth, fun and music will be located in the UC Green Room! Visitors to the Fair may register for several prizes to be given away by the exhibitors and the UAM Wellness Committee.

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

Governor Hutchinson Proclaims March Financial Aid Awareness Month

Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed March as “Financial Aid Awareness Month” in Arkansas. College and university financial aid officers, including Becky Hammett, assistant director of financial aid at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, recently met with Governor Hutchinson to take part in the proclamation ceremony.

UAM Announces Math Contest Winners

MONTICELLO, AR — Top mathematics students from high schools, junior highs and middle schools across southeast Arkansas put their skills to the test at the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Math Contest held Saturday morning at the University of Arkansas at Monticello Science Center.