School of Nursing Receive $150,000 Grant from Blue & You Foundation

The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing secured a $150,000 grant from the Blue & You Foundation, which will be presented at an event Friday on the UAM campus. The grant was one of 40 selected across the state out of more than 260 applicants. “Our grants this year went to programs across the state that address issues and needs that organizations have identified as important to their communities. These include physical and mental health programs for all ages, opportunities to participate in exercise and good nutrition, and building the future medical workforce that will care for all of our citizens,” said Patrick O’Sullivan, executive director of the Blue & You Foundation.

UAM Offices Will Open Tuesday, Jan. 14

UAM Offices will be open Tuesday, January 14. Classes will remain canceled Tuesday at both the Monticello and Crossett campuses. The McGehee campus will hold classes. Staff for Monticello and Crossett campuses will report to work Tuesday as usual. Classes will resume at the Monticello and Crossett campuses Wednesday.

Tuesday Classes Canceled at UAM

Classes are canceled Tuesday, January 14 on the Monticello and Crossett campuses of the University of Arkansas at Monticello due to the power outage. The McGehee campus will hold classes Tuesday. Staff for Monticello and Crossett campuses will receive further information regarding office hours.

UAM Closed Monday Due to Power Outage

The UAM Monticello and Crosset campuses will be closed Monday, January 13 due to power outage. The UAM College of Technology at McGehee campus will be open and will hold classes. Critical personnel shoudl report to Monticello and Crossett Campuses.

Severe Storms Affect UAM Campus

Severe storms early Saturday morning caused minor damage on the UAM campus in Monticello, and most residential students are without power. There are no reports of injury or unsafe conditions. Maxwell Hall, a residence hall on campus, sustained the most visible damage, as large section of roof covering was blown off by wind, but this did not lead to damage to the rooms below. No serious structural effects on campus buildings have been identified at this time, though a tree has damaged a part of the garage at the chancellor's residence.

Halley Appointed as Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Crystal Halley has been appointed to the role of interim vice chancellor of academic affairs for the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She most recently served UAM as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. Chancellor Peggy Doss selected Halley to serve in an interim capacity while a search is conducted for a permanent Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Doss left the Vice Chancellor role to assume her duties as Chancellor of the university January 1.

UAM to Hold First Jingle Jam during Saturday's Basketball Games

UAM Athletics announced the first Jingle Jam event will be held this Saturday, December 14 during the women's and men's Basketball games in Steelman Fieldhouse. Game admission is free for all ages. Women and men's teams play at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, against Henderson State University. Santa Claus will be available for free photos from 3 - 5 p.m. Holiday Activities include an ugly Christmas sweater contest, coloring, holiday contests, and free food. The event is presented by Showcase of Floors and the UAM Alumni Association. Contact UAM Athletics for more information at 870-460-1058.

Star City Leaders Endow Star Daze Festival Scholarship

A group of Star City community leaders has donated $75,0000 to create the Star Daze Festival Scholarship at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The Star Daze Festival committee endowed the scholarship to serve UAM students from the southeast Arkansas region.