UAM forestry school gets new name, new direction

  Arkansas’ only school of forestry is getting a new name to go with a broadened, updated academic direction. The School of Forest Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been renamed the School of Forestry and Natural Resources, according to an announcement this morning by Dr. Philip Tappe, dean of the school. The name change was made to coincide with a new curriculum that provides students with broad options for studying natural … Continued

Photo Gallery: UAM Alumni Lawn Party

University of Arkansas-Monticello Chancellor Dr. Jack Lassiter and his wife, Judy Lassiter hosted an Alumni Lawn Party for UAM alumni and friends of the university at the Lassiters' campus home Friday night. During the event, the university recognized Jeff Wardlaw of Warren and Bill Lawrence of Russellville as the 2014 recipients of the Alumni Award for Achievement and Merit. Ronnie McFarland of Searcy was honored as the 2014 recipient of the Continuing the Connection Award.

Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society receives Best Chapter Award for 7th consecutive year

The University of Arkansas at Monticello chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society, recently received a Best Chapter Award for the seventh consecutive year. UAM’s Alpha Nu Zeta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta received the Nels R. Cleven Award, presented to chapters that have won the Best Chapter Award five or more times. The Alpha Nu Zeta chapter has won the Best Chapter Award each academic year since its founding in 2007. … Continued

UAM biology lab, piano lab to benefit from Centennial Opportunity Fund

The biology and music programs at the University of Arkansas at Monticello are about to benefit from the generosity of a group of donors known as The Centennial Circle, according to Linda Yeiser, vice chancellor for advancement. The Centennial Circle is comprised of 100 donors giving $10,000 each to create a $1 million unrestricted endowment. The spendable earnings from the endowment make up the Centennial Opportunity Fund and are distributed annually for special University projects. … Continued

Four All-Americans among UAM Sports Hall of Fame inductees

A two-time women’s basketball All-American, a first team football All-American, and the most prolific running back in school history highlight the class of 2014 chosen for induction into the University of Arkansas at Monticello Sports Hall of Fame. The late Angela Meadough, Kevin Parker, Corwin Elliott and baseball stars Jamie Tucker and David Stover comprise this year’s Hall of Fame selections. The Hall of Fame induction dinner will be held on Thursday, October 9 at … Continued

UAM Spirit Award winner Gene Norton has rare gift

Gene Norton has a unique gift. “People who spend time around him feel blessed,” says his mother, Betty Norton. “That’s a rare thing.” When Gene was in a Little Rock hospital in 2008 recovering from a spinal injury, doctors and nurses didn’t want him to leave. “He asked one of his doctors one day when he could go home,” remembers Betty. “His doctor said, ‘Gene, you can’t go home. We’re not going to let you. … Continued

UAM professor pens book on The Southern Manifesto

A document created to stop the racial desegregation of the South by members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, popularly known as The Southern Manifesto, is the subject of a new book by Dr. John Kyle Day, associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The book, titled The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation, chronicles the efforts of southern congressional delegations to fight the emerging … Continued

UAM to become weather station for NWS

National Weather Service officials will install a rain gauge at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, according to Jay Hughes, UAM vice chancellor for student affairs. The University will begin recording daily rainfall and snowfall amounts for the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Little Rock. The National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) is a weather and climate observing network of more than 11,000 volunteers who take observations on farms, in urban and … Continued

UAM forestry dean to head southern region of NAUFRP

Dr. Phil Tappe, dean of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and director of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center of the UA Division of Agriculture, has been elected chair of the southern region of the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP). Tappe will serve as chair for a two-year term beginning in July and will also serve on the NAUFRP’s executive committee. “This is a wonderful honor … Continued

Tomatoes at the Trotter set for June 26

  A taste of heirloom tomatoes and an all-tomato dinner will be offered by the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Agriculture as part of the fourth annual “Tomatoes at the Trotter” June 26 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the UAM Trotter House bed-and-breakfast at 404 North Main Street in Monticello. For $25 each, guests may participate in an heirloom tomato tasting and evaluation and enjoy an heirloom tomato dinner … Continued