MONTICELLO, AR — Lance Blocker of White Hall and McKayla Patterson of Hampton have been selected to receive the 2015-16 Robert C. Kirst Endowed Scholarship presented annually by the School of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will name a conference room in the Taylor Library and Technology Center after the late Sandra Campbell, long-time director of the library, who died February 2, 2015.
MONTICELLO, AR — Non-credit courses in topics ranging from Excel to Thai cooking classes will be offered this fall by the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Department of Community Education.
MONTICELLO, AR — When Walter Godwin joined the chemistry faculty at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1974, he quickly became a fan of the Boll Weevil basketball team and established a reputation as the “loudest mouth in the gym. I was a fan,” he says, laughing at the memory. “I yelled at the referees constantly.”
MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Kay Walter, associate professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected to speak to the 2015 national convention of the National Council of Teachers of English November 19-22 in Minneapolis, Minn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.