Richard Sample (left) of Winslow, a graduate student in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was awarded first prize for his poster, “Nitrogen Resorption Timeline in Relation to Protein and Chlorophyll Degradation in Southern Oaks,” presented at the Society of American Foresters (SAF) national convention in Albuquerque, N.M. The research presented in the poster illustrates the timing and extent of nutrient cycling in oak tree species in Arkansas forests, providing various ecosystem services such as habitat and food for waterfowl and other wildlife as well as wood. Nutrient cycling is important for tree growth in survival. Understanding the basic biology will help foresters understand how nutrient cycling is affected by environmental stresses trees in Arkansas typically experience, such as flooding, drought, and overcrowding by competitors, and will lead to better forest management. Sample's poster, co-authored with his advisor, Dr. Benjamin Babst (right), assistant professor of forest resources, was judged to be the top poster out of 135 posters presented at the convention.
MONTICELLO, AR — Five proposals submitted to the University of Arkansas at Monticello's Centennial Opportunity Fund have been chosen to receive a total of $50,000 for the 2017-18 funding cycle, according to Dr. John Davis, director of university relations and chair of the Centennial Opportunity Fund committee.
Students and faculty in the University of Arkansas at Monticello's School of Nursing were honored recently at the 66th annual Arkansas Nursing Students' Association state convention. UAM nursing students received the Break Through to Nursing award for the School of Nursing's “Hoedown Welcome Picnic" and the Image of Nursing Award for the “Lend a Hand to Stop a Bully” project hosted on the UAM campus with Monticello Elementary School. Christine Felts, faculty advisor of the UAM Student Nurses Association, received the ANSA Chapter Advisor of the Year Award. Senior nursing student Kya Standford of Arlington, Tex., was awarded an ANSA scholarship and junior nursing student Brooke Lampkin of McGehee was elected to serve as the ANSA District 4 director for the 2017-2018 academic year. Pictured from left are Brooke Lampkin Kya Standford, Abby Searcy of Monticello, UAM SNA Breakthrough to Nursing chair, Christen Shipley of Wilmot, UAM SNA president, and Christine Felts of Tillar, UAM SNA chapter advisor.
Blake Adkins of Vilonia and Kyle Hargis of Warren won multiple individual awards for the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team at the Sooner Showdown Swing Tournament hosted recently by the University of Oklahoma. Adkins, a computer information systems major, was a team debate finalist, professional division semifinalist, and was named the second place debate speaker. Hargis, a communications major, was a team debate finalist, a varsity octofinalist, the fourth place team debate speaker, and the fourth place varsity speaker. Members of the UAM debate team are (from left) Nshyka Shelton of Monticello, Jordan Lakin of Cabot, Gabe McDorman of Sheridan, Blake Adkins, Kyle Hargis, McKenzie McClain of Warren, and Dylan Hargis of Warren. UAM was one of 22 colleges and universities at the competition. Other schools were host Oklahoma, Arkansas State, Arkansas Tech, Butler Community College, Cal State-Long Beach, Central Texas, Drury, East Central Oklahoma, John Brown, Kansas Wesleyan, Northeastern Oklahoma, Oral Roberts, Southeastern Oklahoma, Sterling, Tulsa Community College, UCA, Texas-Tyler, Valdosta State, Wayland Baptist, and Whitworth.
MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will observe International Week on campus November 13-17 with meals from different cultures around the world provided daily from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the John F. Gibson University Center. The meals are part of UAM's regular meal plan with Aramark Dining Services and are also available to the public for $8.34. Flags from countries around the world will be on display in the cafeteria.
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.