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.
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.
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.
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.
MONTICELLO, AR — Classical pianists Eric Tran and Nathan Cheung, who perform as the Happy Dog Duo, will appear in concert at the University of Arkansas at Monticello September 14 as part of the National Federation of Music Clubs' 2017 Young Artists Series. The performance, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center auditorium, is free and open to the public.
MONTICELLO, AR — Christine Felts, associate professor of nursing and clinical coordinator at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has received a $6,000 scholarship from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to conduct research for her doctoral dissertation.
MONTICELLO, AR — Zachery Birdsong of Horatio, a senior double major in political science and psychology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently named Phi Lambda Chi Man of the Year at the 77th annual Phi Lambda Chi National Convention in Irving, Tex.
MONTICELLO, AR —Bryan Fendley, director of instructional technology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently attended an invitation-only VIP Leadership Program sponsored by Blackboard, a global company focused on innovative technologies and services for education.
MONTICELLO, AR — The English Pub: ACTELA Newsletter, edited by Kay Walter of the University of Arkansas at Monticello and published by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, has been named as a recipient of the 2017 NCTE Affiliate Newsletter of Excellence Award given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Robert Moore, professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello who writes under the pen name "Red Hawk," has a new book entitled Return To the Mother: A Lover’s Handbook.