General News

Jay Hughes, Laura Hughes Announce Retirements

MONTICELLO, AR — Jay Hughes has announced his retirement as vice chancellor for university operations and student affairs at the University of Arkansas at Monticello effective October 31. Hughes and his wife, Laura, UAM's director of counseling, testing and career services, are leaving the university to spend more time with family.

UAM Jazz Band One To Perform With Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

MONTICELLO, AR — The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will perform with the University of Arkansas at Monticello's Jazz Band One at a free public concert Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. Based in Savannah, Ga., the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra includes lead vocalists Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson performing with a 17-piece big band and covering much of the Great American Songbook with a stylistic nod to Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. For more information, contact the UAM Division of Music at (870) 460-1060.

UA Board Of Trustees Approves UAM Strategic Plan

MONTICELLO, AR — Student success and making the University of Arkansas at Monticello a model open access institution are the cornerstones of a new strategic plan for UAM approved recently by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees. The plan, entitled "2021 Vision — Breaking Boundaries: Creating Access, Success, and Growth in Arkansas and Beyond," is the culmination of campus-wide effort spearheaded by Chancellor Karla Hughes to articulate a vision for UAM's future.

Botanical Research Building / Herbarium Dedication Set For September 23

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will formally dedicate the Botanical Research Building and UAM Sundell Herbarium at a ceremony at 11 a.m. September 23. The recently-completed facility, located next to the Turner Neal Museum of Natural History, houses more than 27,000 catalogued plant specimens, including more than 600 specimens representing rare plants and species of special concern.

Homecoming Golf Tournament Set For October 14 at DeSoto

MONTICELLO, AR — DeSoto Golf Club in Hot Springs Village will be the site of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Alumni Association's Homecoming Golf Tournament October 14. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start.

UAM To Host Parent-Family Appreciation Day Saturday

MONTICELLO, AR — Parents and family members of University of Arkansas at Monticello students will be guests of the university at Parent-Family Appreciation Day this Saturday. The day's events begin with a registration and reception from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center and conclude with the UAM-East Central Oklahoma football game, which kicks off at 6 p.m. at Convoy Leslie-Cotton Boll Stadium.

UA Board Approves Creation of New Programs, Modifications to Existing Offerings

MONTICELLO, AR — The creation of three new academic programs and modifications to two existing programs at the University of Arkansas at Monticello were approved by the UA Board of Trustees at a meeting in Fayetteville last week. The board approved the creation of a Site Specific Management option to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, a Technical Certificate in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and a Certificate of Proficiency in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Fundamentals. Both technical programs will be offered at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett.

Red Hawk Poetry Honored By Comstock Review

MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Robert Moore, who writes under the pen name "Red Hawk" and teaches English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been honored in the Comstock Review 2017 Poetry Contest.

Four All-Americans And A Coaching Legend Selected for Induction to the UAM Sports Hall of Fame

MONTICELLO, AR — Four All-Americans in three different sports and an Arkansas high school coaching legend have been selected for induction to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Sports Hall of Fame. Softball All-American Kayla Jackson, football All-Americans Tommy Graf and Melvin Patrick, basketball All-American Carolyn Boatman, and the late Dave Williams, one of the most successful high school football coaches in the state's history, comprise the Hall of Fame's class of 2017.

Forestry Student Keeps Close Tabs On Campus Trees

MONTICELLO, AR — Tyler Raines knows trees, particularly those on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. Since June, Raines, a junior forestry student from Warren, has worked closely with University Forester Chris Stuhlinger to compile and maintain a comprehensive inventory of every tree on campus, a daunting task made easier with new software and hardware that creates a file on each tree with its location, species, diameter and relative health.