General News

UAM Chancellor Candidates To Be On Campus

MONTICELLO, AR — The finalists for the position of chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Monticello will be on campus in September to meet with faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Visiting Clinton Scholar To Lecture At UAM School Of Forestry and Natural Resources

MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Gazmend Zeneli, scholar-in-residence at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and professor of environmental policy at the University of Marin Barleti in Tirana, Albania, will give a free public lecture September 8 hosted by the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s School of Forestry and Natural Resources.

National Champion Debaters Transfer To UAM

MONTICELLO, AR — Cody Bijou and Reagan Dobbs put together a record-setting collegiate debate season while competing for a Texas junior college last year. Now they will compete for the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

UAM Student Leadership for 2015-16

2015-16 officers of the Student Government Association at the University of Arkansas at Monticello gathered recently for a group photo. Pictured from left are (seated) SGA President Aliyah Kennedy, a senior exercise science major from Hot Springs; (standing, from left) Payton Miller, parliamentarian, a senior natural science major from DeWitt; Taylor Norris, vice president, a senior marketing major from Celina, Tex.; Vincent Flieder, treasurer, a senior instrumental and vocal music major from Texarkana, Tex.; Bryson Berry, secretary, a sophomore biology and biochemistry double major from Hamburg; and Jamie Martin, Student Activities Board chair, a sophomore education major from Kingsland.

Louisiana Purchase Exhibit On Display In School of Forestry and Natural Resources

MONTICELLO, AR — In 1815, a land surveyor named Prospect Robbins began walking north from the mouth of the Arkansas River. At the same time, a second surveyor, Joseph C. Robbins, began a trek west from the mouth of the St. Francis River. The two met at what is now the corner of Lee, Phillips and Monroe Counties in the delta of eastern Arkansas. That meeting point became known as the point of beginning for the land survey of the Louisiana Purchase.

Five Selected For Induction To UAM Sports Hall of Fame

MONTICELLO, AR — One of Arkansas’ most successful high school football coaches and four All-Americans in three different sports have been selected for induction to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Sports Hall of Fame. The inductees are former Boll Weevil offensive lineman and long-time high school coach Buck James, softball outfielder Jenny Dunn, basketball star Kenneth Jones, record-setting wide receive Lance Gasaway, and former All-American defensive back Jerry Johnson.

UAM Narrows Chancellor’s Search To Two Finalists

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello has narrowed its search for a new chancellor to two candidates, according to Mary Whiting, director of admissions and chair of the campus search committee.

Improving Retention And Graduation Rates The Goal of New Three-Part Program at UAM

MONTICELLO, AR — Improving retention and graduation rates is a challenge faced by all colleges and universities, particularly those with open admissions policies. The University of Arkansas at Monticello does not require a minimum ACT score for admission, making it open to all high school graduates regardless of their preparedness. This makes the challenge of increasing retention and graduation rates a daunting task, according to Dr. Jimmie Yeiser, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Forestry and Natural Resources Adds Four New Faculty

MONTICELLO, AR — The School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has added four new faculty members for the 2015-16 academic year, according to Dr. Phil Tappe, dean of the school.