MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. John Dennis, assistant professor of land surveying at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been appointed as a voting member of the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems Board by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Dennis will serve a term of four years, which expires August 1, 2021.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello chapter of the Student Social Work Association (SSWA) recently selected new officers for 2017-18. Pictured from left are Jasmine Holmes of Bastrop, La., secretary, Chloe Kilcrease of Pine Bluff, treasurer, Kalli Gober of Wilmar, president, and Darius Thornton of Eudora, vice president. (Not pictured: Paris Webb of Monticello, public relations officer). The Student Social Work Association is open to all majors and is modeled after the National Association of Social Workers.
The Student Government Association at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is being led during the 2017-18 academic year by these officers. Pictured from left are Mauri Armstrong of Lake Village, parliamentarian and a senior political science major; Callie McGee of Star City, secretary and a sophomore BSN nursing major; Bryson berry of Hamburg, president and a senior pre-nursing major; MacKenzie Johnson of Bauxite, vice president and a sophomore education major; Madeline Griffin of Monticello, student activities chair and a sophomore biology and biochemistry double major; and Caleb Hayes of McGehee, treasurer and a junior majoring in computer information systems, English literature and general studies.
MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society recently granted membership to two new members and installed officers for 2017-18 at a ceremony on the UAM campus.
MONTICELLO, AR — Students who have earned at least 60 credit hours and are classified as juniors or seniors may register for classes for the 2018 spring semester at the University of Arkansas at Monticello November 6-7, according to Dr. Peggy Doss, vice chancellor for academic affairs. All students, regardless of classification, may register for the spring semester November 8-17. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Advising at (870) 460-1132. - 30 -
Shanna Place and Gabrielle Clemons of Gillett were honored recently during the University of Arkansas at Monticello's homecoming celebration by being awarded scholarships from the UAM Alumni Association. The scholarships are presented annually to a junior or senior level student nominated by the dean of their academic unit. Place is a junior agriculture major with a 4.0 grade point average while Clemons is a senior majoring in wildlife and natural resources management with a 3.81 GPA. Pictured with Place and Clemons is UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes.
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.
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.
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.
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.