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Hollis Watkins, best known as a long-term veteran of the Civil Rights Movement will speak at the University of Louisiana at Monroe at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Student Union Ballroom A on the ULM campus.
Susan Duggins, director of the Northeast Louisiana Business and Community Development Center (NLBCDC) at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, has been elected as secretary of the Louisiana Business Incubation Association (LBIA).
The outdoor classroom environment at the University of Louisiana at Monroe Child Development Center recently won its second recognition from the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA). The classroom was also featured in the SECA publication "Dimensions of Early Childhood."
Tickets are now on sale for the University of Louisiana at Monroe's 2015 spring musical, "West Side Story," which runs Thursday, March 26, through Sunday, March 29 in ULM's Brown Auditorium. The spring musical has become a must see event over the years, with recent multiple sold out performances of "Chicago," "Guys and Dolls," and "Into the Woods."
The University of Louisiana at Monroe will close for its annual Mardi Gras break beginning at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 13. Offices will reopen at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, and students return Thursday, Feb. 19.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Child Development Center will host its annual spring community service project--the Mardi Gras Parade Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The event teaches children about the importance of service.
Continuing Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe provides various certificate, licensure, leisure and learning, technology, and personal development courses for those seeking to gain extra experience, or learn a new trade.
Jay Bocook, a University of Louisiana at Monroe alumnus, will serve as a School of Visual and Performing Arts Composer in Residence beginning Feb. 23. Bocook earned a master of music education from ULM in 1977.
Three education programs at The University of Louisiana at Monroe have been nationally ranked in the latest edition of "Best Value Online" by TopMastersinEducation.com. The programs ranked include: curriculum and instruction, teaching, and educational leadership.
Xiomara Bell, a Tallulah native and master's student in the University of Louisiana at Monroe's history program, has created an African American History display with Associate Professor of history, Dr. Jeffrey Anderson. The display is now open for viewing in ULM's Special Collections, located on the 5th floor of the ULM Library.
The Foundation at the University of Louisiana at Monroe held its annual Donor Recognition Program in the ULM Library Conference Center on Feb. 6. Honored were members of the Kitty DeGree Bell Tower Society, and the University Associates. The Hall of Distinction Award--given to donors with a lifetime commitment of over $1 million--was presented to the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Office of Career Connections will host its annual spring Career Fair for ULM juniors, seniors, and alumni, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Student Union Ballroom, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building (SUB).
Two University of Louisiana at Monroe business honor societies were recognized as being among the best in the country. ULM's chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma-- the international honor society for business programs-- was recognized as a premier chapter for 2014 and Beta Alpha Psi--an international honor society for financial information professionals--recognized ULM's Eta Sigma Chapter as a Superior Chapter.
The popular University of Louisiana at Monroe Guitar Festival will take place Feb. 9-13 on the ULM campus. The community is encouraged to attend, and all events are free and open to the public. Each event features various styles and sounds and provides entertainment for all ages.
Dr. Derle R. Long, director of the University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), was named the Edmund Williamson Artist of the Year at the 30th Annual Northeast Louisiana Arts Council Artworks 2015 Awards ceremony.
For the first time in university history, a squad from the University of Louisiana at Monroe's mock trial team finished as one of the top-seven teams at the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Regional Tournament on Feb. 1.
In the era of social media dominance, George Takei is known as one of its top players with over 9 million combined Facebook and Twitter followers. Takei, also known for his character Hikaru Sulu in the popular Star Trek series, will speak at the University of Louisiana at Monroe as part of this year's Lyceum Series.
ULM alumna Bonnie Baxter (B.A. '02, M.A.T '04) was honored as the 2015 World Language Teacher of the Year by the Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers' Association (LFLTA).
Scot Humes, the University of Louisiana at Monroe associate professor of clarinet, will perform Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time," and Béla Bartok's "Contrasts" at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall on the ULM campus.
Dr. John W. Sutherlin, director of the University of Louisiana at Monroe Social Science Research Lab (SSRL), and ULM graduate student Alexandra Holland, of Las Vegas, Nevada, collaborated with the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), the University of Arkansas, and the University of Alabama to develop a workshop in New Orleans focusing on entrepreneurship.