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April 17, 2014

Business incubator at ULM building foundations for success

The Northeast Louisiana Business and Community Development Center (NLBCDC) at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, seeks to advance entrepreneurship and to support economic and community development in the northeast Louisiana Delta region, offering business owners resources and services designed to support and sustain a successful business.

April 16, 2014

ULM agribusiness students attend national honors conference

Students and advisers from the University of Louisiana at Monroe's agribusiness program recently attended the annual conference of the Delta Tau Alpha (DTA) National Honor Society on the campus of Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tenn.

April 14, 2014

ULM duo reels in first place in bass fishing tournament

The University of Louisiana at Monroe fishing duo of Dustin Perkins, a marketing major from Elmer and Trapper Munn, a biology major from Oak Grove, took first place at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional with a combined 19 pound, six ounce haul while fishing the Ouachita River.

April 14, 2014

ULM ranked for great academics and high acceptance rates by BusinessInsider.com

The University of Louisiana at Monroe has been ranked by BusinessInsider.com as Louisiana's "most underrated" college.

April 13, 2014

ULM Phi Kappa Phi initiates new members

University of Louisiana at Monroe chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society recently initiated a new class of members into its ranks.

April 11, 2014

Carhartt Bassmaster College Series weighs in at ULM

The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional kicks off Friday, April 11, at Forsythe Park in Monroe, and culminates on Saturday April 12. Anglers from the University of Louisiana at Monroe are poised for another stellar showing in their hometown.

April 10, 2014

ULM gerontology to hold Alzheimer's Association conference

In conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association, the University of Louisiana at Monroe Department of Gerontology will hold a conference for gerontology health professionals and caregivers of those with dementia. The conference is free and open to the public.

April 10, 2014

ULM history to present Civil War reenactment Tuesday

The University of Louisiana at Monroe History Department will present a Civil War reenactment at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, in ULM's Bayou Park, located off Northeast Drive behind Starbucks.

April 09, 2014

ULM Wind Ensemble to perform with West Monroe Wind Symphony

In a unique joint performance, the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Wind Ensemble will welcome the West Monroe High School Wind Symphony at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in ULM's Brown Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

April 08, 2014

ULM criminal justice professors present in India; Hanser recognized as U.S. expert

Drs. Attapol Kuanliang and Robert Hanser, associate professors of the criminal justice program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently attended and presented at the International Police Executive Conference in Trivandrum, India.

April 07, 2014

ULM's annual La' Louisianne Crawfish Boil April 12

In conjunction with Spring Fever and the Maroon and Gold Spring Football Game, the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Alumni Association will host the La' Louisianne Crawfish Boil from 12:30-2 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in the south end of Malone Stadium.

April 04, 2014

ULM School of Construction receives $100,000 for endowed professorship

The University of Louisiana at Monroe welcomed Mark Graham, a 1995 Construction Management graduate, who presented a check on behalf of the Louisiana Contractors Educational Trust Fund to Dr. Keith Parker, director of the ULM School of Construction Management.

April 03, 2014

ULM rad tech hosts seminar

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Department of Radiologic Technology hosted the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (LSRT) 2014 Mid-Winter Seminar March 20-21.

April 01, 2014

ULM biology department to host second annual "Bioblitz" in Columbia

Students and faculty in the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Biology Department will host the second annual "Bioblitz" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, April 5, in Columbia. "Bioblitz" showcases the department's unique 100 acre outdoor classroom--the Dr. Charles Allen Nature Preserve.

April 01, 2014

ULM humanities professors attend liberal arts conference

University of Louisiana at Monroe Humanities faculty members Drs. Jeffrey Anderson, Jana Giles, Ruth E. Smith, and Rebecca Stephenson, recently attended the Liberal Arts in the University conference, organized by the Louisiana State University College of Arts and Sciences, and the Louisiana Board of Regents.

March 31, 2014

ULM's Wine Over Water returns for its ninth year

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's annual "Wine Over Water--A Taste of the University," will be held from 7-10 p.m., Thursday, April 24, on the bridge overlooking Bayou DeSiard, on Northeast Drive.

March 28, 2014

Local high school students visit ULM for health sciences day

The University of Louisiana at Monroe hosted its annual "Health Sciences Day," which allows high school students from around the region to tour the university and to discover the various majors within the College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

March 27, 2014

ULM communication professor pens book chapter on reality television

Dr. Christopher Mapp, assistant professor of communication and Director of Student Publications at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, contributed a chapter to the book, "Reality Television: Oddities of Culture."

March 26, 2014

ULM public relations society to hold food and wine fundraiser

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), has partnered with the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) to present a two-fold event featuring speakers, and a food & wine demonstration, on Thursday March 27.

March 25, 2014

ULM communication to host events

Dr. Larry Frey, a University of Louisiana at Monroe Department of Communication Traveling Scholar, will give a public lecture at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, March 25, in Stubbs Hall, Room 100, located on the ULM campus.

March 25, 2014

PREP registration begins for incoming ULM students

Sign-up has begun for the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Preview, Registration, and Enrollment Program--better known as PREP. The orientation program is designed to help new students make a smooth transition to college life at ULM.

March 24, 2014

ULM's Noble wins national photography award

Dr. Joni H. Noble, associate professor in the Department of Art at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was awarded the "Best Photograph" award, March 22, at the Big Easel Preview Show held in Lafayette.

March 24, 2014

LSBDC at ULM and Accion offer three-part financial literacy series

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at the University of Louisiana Monroe, in partnership with Accion, will offer three free financial literacy workshops geared toward those who are seeking help in securing loans for their businesses. Pre-registration is required and there is no cost to attend.

March 21, 2014

ULM students present in Atlanta

Current University of Louisiana at Monroe sociology majors Courtnie Pollard of Jennings, Lanie Roussel of Baton Rouge, and Alexandria Heavner of Pineville, each presented sociology research at the 32nd annual SouthEastern Undergraduate Sociology (SEUSS) Symposium, held at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

March 21, 2014

ULM criminal justice professors author textbook on multiculturalism

Dr. Robert Hanser, coordinator of the University of Louisiana at Monroe's criminal justice program, and Dr. Mike Gomila, adjunct professor of criminal justice at ULM, recently published an innovative textbook titled "Multiculturalism and the Criminal Justice System."

March 20, 2014

ULM hosts reunion at the Louisiana Political Science Association Conference

The University of Louisiana at Monroe recently hosted the Louisiana Political Science Association (LPSA) Annual Conference for the second time in the organization's history, which began in the early 1970s.

March 20, 2014

ULM announces winners of Region III social studies fair

The University of Louisiana at Monroe hosted the 2014 Region III Social Studies Fair on Thursday, March 13 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Participants included more than 550 students from various parishes across northeastern Louisiana.

March 19, 2014

ULM's "Big Switch" gives students insight into higher education careers

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's "Big Switch" event has returned to give students an opportunity to switch places with one of 10 ULM faculty and staff. The event--sponsored by ULM's 31 Ambassadors--begins at 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 25.

March 19, 2014

ULM's Stockley presents at conference of Louisiana colleges and universities

Dr. Joshua Stockley, associate professor of political science and L.M. McKneely endowed professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, presented at the 75th Annual Conference of Louisiana Colleges & Universities in Baton Rouge on March 7.

March 18, 2014

ULM announces technology challenge winners

The University of Louisiana at Monroe recently hosted the 8th annual Louisiana High School Online Technology Challenge. High school teams across Louisiana participated in the online competition, which encourages high school students to prepare for Louisiana's future through the use of technology. CenturyLink served as the title sponsor of the event.

March 18, 2014

ULM announces 2014 President's Academy registration

Officials at the University of Louisiana at Monroe officially opened the application period for the 2014 President's Academy--a popular residential summer camp for high-ability high school students geared toward introducing students to college life and selected career paths.

March 17, 2014

Tickets on sale for ULM spring musical "Into the Woods"

The University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) announced Steven Sondheim's "Into the Woods" as its spring musical production, last October. Tickets for the show are now on sale for a four-day run, April 3-6, in ULM's Brown Auditorium.

March 14, 2014

ULM Hawkeye wins national journalism award

The Hawkeye--the student newspaper at the University of Louisiana at Monroe--recently brought home awards from two journalism competitions, including a top-10 finish nationally.

March 14, 2014

ULM to host first annual Law School Preview Day

The University of Louisiana at Monroe invites students to attend the first annual Law School Preview Day at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, in the ULM Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library. The event is open to any student currently enrolled in a four-year institution.

March 12, 2014

ULM's Mock Trial teams complete second season

The University of Louisiana at Monroe recently sent two teams-- a gold squad and a maroon squad-- to the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament hosted by Mississippi College in Jackson, Miss., to compete against teams from colleges across Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas.

March 12, 2014

ULM to hold Ides of March poetry reading in honor of H.P. Jones

In memory of Dr. Horace Perry, "H.P." Jones, the University of Louisiana at Monroe's history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, will hold the Ides of March poetry reading, at noon, on Friday, March 14, under the sacred "Linden" tree, located on the north side of Stubbs Hall, near the ULM Student Center.

March 11, 2014

ULM welcomes public to view Annual High School Juried Art exhibition

The Bry Art Gallery at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is currently hosting the 21st Annual High School Junior/Senior Juried Art Exhibition. The show will run Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m.-noon. Exhibits will remain open through March 21.

March 11, 2014

ULM fishing duo takes third in FLW College National Championship

The University of Louisiana at Monroe fishing duo of Nick LaDart of Monroe, and Brian Eaton of Monroe, reeled in third place at the FLW College National Championship fishing tournament held on Lake Keowee, in Seneca, S.C.

March 11, 2014

ULM's Women in Leadership Conference to highlight successful alums

In celebration of Women's History Month, The College of Business and Social Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will host its inaugural Women in Leadership Conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, March 12.

March 10, 2014

ULM's Bruno travels to South Korea to receive honorary doctorate

University of Louisiana at Monroe President Dr. Nick J. Bruno recently traveled to South Korea to visit three universities--all of which in recent years have sent numerous exchange students to ULM.

March 10, 2014

ULM art professor's work featured in exhibition

The work of University of Louisiana at Monroe Professor of art, Gary Ratcliff, was recently featured in an exhibition hosted by Northwestern State University's (NSU) Department of Fine and Graphic Art. The show was a retrospective, which highlighted ceramic pieces from different stages throughout Ratcliff's career.

March 10, 2014

ULM to host Region III fairs March 11 and 13

The University of Louisiana at Monroe will host the Region III Science and Engineering Fair, beginning at noon, on Tuesday, March 11; and the Region III Social Studies Fair beginning at 8:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 13. Both will be held at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

March 07, 2014

ULM welcomes Panic! at the Disco and 3oh!3 for Spring Fever concert

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Campus Activities Board is excited to announce the performers for the 2014 Spring Fever concert. Electronic pop group 3oh!3 will join the multi-faceted Panic! at the Disco, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 10, at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum

March 07, 2014

ULM's Hanser Appointed to editorial position for international policing journal

Dr. Robert Hanser, coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was recently appointed as the Associate Managing Editor of "Police, Practice & Research: An International Journal" (PPR).

March 07, 2014

ULM and CenturyLink partner for "CenturyLink Recruitment Day" March 13

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Office of Career Connections will welcome locally headquartered company CenturyLink for its annual recruitment day on the ULM campus, from 4-6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13, on the second floor of the Student Union Building.

February 28, 2014

ULM closed for Mardi Gras holiday

The University of Louisiana at Monroe campus will be closed for the Mardi Gras Holiday March 3-4. Offices Reopen Wednesday, March 5, students return Thursday, March 6.

February 28, 2014

Winners of ULM's 14th annual Student Research Symposium announced

The University of Louisiana at Monroe recently announced the winners of the 14th annual Student Research Symposium.

February 28, 2014

ULM welcomes composer/conductor David Childs

Internationally renowned composer and conductor, Dr. David Childs, recently visited the University of Louisiana at Monroe for a concert and master class. Invited as the annual composer in residence, Childs is among the most celebrated musicians in chorale music and one of many distinguished musicians who have graced the stages at ULM in recent years.

February 28, 2014

ULM to celebrate Women's History Month

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Diversity Committee and the College of Business and Social Sciences, will present three events and a leadership conference during the month of March in celebration of Women's History Month. All events are free and open to the public.

February 27, 2014

ULM medical laboratory science professor presents at educators conference

Jessica Lasiter, assistant professor of medical laboratory science (MLS) at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, presented at the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences 30th Annual Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference in San Jose, Calif.

February 26, 2014

ULM students honored by national organization

University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Education alumni Anthony Trombatore of Monroe and Kendra Slover of Vidalia, were recently recognized by the National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC). The NAAC is a professional organization which advocates for standards-driven nontraditional educator preparation.

February 25, 2014

ULM international food fair set for March 10

The University of Louisiana at Monroe International Student Association and International Education Council will present the annual International Food Fair, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday, March 10, in Student Union Ballroom B and D, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building.

February 24, 2014

ULM's new "Project FOUND" helps those with Alzheimer's disease

Dr. Karen Kopera-Frye, Biedenharn Endowed Chair and professor of gerontology, and Dr. Attapol Kuanliang, associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, have been awarded $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to carry out a two year program titled "Project FOUND" (Fostering Officer and University Networking for Dementia).

February 21, 2014

ULM chapter of Sigma Tau Delta wins award for community project

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Beta Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta--the international English Honor Society--recently won the 2013 Project Grant Award, recognizing their work in sponsoring a writing contest for local high schools.

February 21, 2014

ULM volunteer program donates blankets to Community Soup Kitchen

For the past two years, members of the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)--part of ULM's Department of Gerontology--donate lap blankets for elders in wheelchairs to the Community Soup Kitchen, in Monroe.

February 20, 2014

Registration open for ULM Warhawk Triathlon; cash prizes awarded to winners

Registration for the University of Louisiana at Monroe's 10th Annual Warhawk Triathlon and 4th Annual Youth Triathlon is now open to men, women, and children of all ages. The event begins at 8 a.m., on Saturday, March 15, at Lake C. Oxford Natatorium on the ULM campus.

February 19, 2014

ULM chapter of Sigma Tau Delta announces winners of high school essay contest

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Beta Zeta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta--the International English Honor Society--recently announced the winners of its local high school writing competition for students throughout Ouachita Parish.

February 18, 2014

ULM toxicology professors selected as keynote speakers

Dr. Kevin Baer, professor and department head of toxicology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, has been selected as keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Louisiana Environmental Education Symposium to be held in Shreveport later this month.

February 17, 2014

ULM to celebrate "Beatlemania"

The School of Humanities and the School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will jointly present "Beatlemania" through a series of events and performances beginning Feb. 18.

February 17, 2014

ULM VAPA presents "So You Think You Can Sing!"

The University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Visual and Preforming Arts (VAPA) will present "So You Think You Can...Sing!" at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall. The contest is a spin on the popular network television reality show about dancing.

February 14, 2014

ULM communication professor to present seminar in France

Dr. Mara Loeb, associate professor of communication at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was selected to present a seminar at Pôle Universitaire Léonard De Vinci International (PULV) in Paris, France.

February 14, 2014

ULM to host Warhawk Mock Trial Jamboree

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's mock trial team will host the first annual "Warhawk Mock Trial Jamboree," beginning at 12:30 p.m., on Sunday, Feb.16., in Stubbs Hall Room 230. The ULM mock trial team will welcome teams from Millsaps College and Mississippi College for the competition.

February 12, 2014

UPDATE: ULM campus offices will reopen at NOON, on Thursday, Feb. 13

UPDATE at 5:00 PM, Feb. 12: ULM campus offices will reopen at NOON, on Thursday, Feb. 13, with classes beginning at 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 13. The weather has been slower to clear out than expected, with temperatures now forecast to be at or below freezing until almost 9 a.m., Thursday. Roads and sidewalks, therefore, will remain ice-covered early Thursday morning.

February 11, 2014

ULM to re-open at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 12

The University of Louisiana at Monroe will resume campus operations at noon, on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Some services will open earlier to accommodate the needs of the campus community. Starbucks, the Hawks Nest Convenience Store, and Schulze Cafeteria will open at 9 a.m., Feb. 12.

February 10, 2014

ULM to close Tuesday, Feb. 11 due to inclement weather

ULM will reevaluate the weather situation at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, and will communicate any further developments at that time. ULM will reevaluate the weather situation at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, and will communicate any further developments at that time. You are asked to take caution when traveling and to stay off the roads if at all possible.

February 10, 2014

ULM's Williamson selected for national testing committee

Emily Williamson, director of the University of Louisiana at Monroe Child Development Center, was recently appointed to serve on the Praxis Education of Young Children assessment study committee, being conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS). ETS is the organization that creates the SAT, GRE, Praxis, TOFEL and other exams.

February 10, 2014

Collaborative Higher Education and Workforce Summit at ULM Feb. 13

Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith (NCLI)-- in conjunction with University of Louisiana at Monroe, Grambling State University, Louisiana Delta Community College, and Louisiana Tech University--will host the Higher Education and Workforce Summit in ULM's Student Union Building Ballroom, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13. The event is free and open to the public.

February 07, 2014

ULM's Hanser is new head of Louisiana domestic violence governance body

Dr. Robert Hanser, coordinator of the criminal justice program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was recently chosen as the newest Board President for the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV).

February 06, 2014

ULM English professor presents original research

Dr. Jana Giles, assistant professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently traveled to two national conferences to present her original research on modern literature and teaching methods.

February 06, 2014

ULM Career Connections schedules spring events

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Office of Career Connections will host multiple events throughout the spring 2014 semester. These events will be open to all undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni. All events will be hosted on the second floor of the Student Union Building(SUB), in the SUB Ballroom.

February 05, 2014

Annual guitar festival next week at ULM

The popular University of Louisiana at Monroe Guitar Festival will take place Feb. 11-15 on the ULM campus. The community is encouraged to attend and all events are free and open to the public.

February 04, 2014

ULM to host FBLA conference

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the University of Louisiana at Monroe's College of Business and Social Sciences will host the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District II Leadership Conference, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

January 31, 2014

Famed quartet to perform at ULM

The School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will present a master class and performance by the Sotto Voce Quartet beginning at 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

January 30, 2014

LSBDC helps ULM alum fight cybercrime

Iesha Jones--a Monroe native who graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems in 2003--turned a childhood fascination into a career, and later a business, with guidance from the Louisiana Small Business Development Center.

January 29, 2014

ULM professor inks book deal

Dr. Shalanda Stanley, assistant professor of curriculum, instruction, and leadership at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently sold her novel ,"Drowning is Inevitable" to Knopf Books for Young Readers--an imprint of Random House Kids.

January 29, 2014

ULM Water Ski named Team of the Year

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's National Champion Water Ski Team was named National Collegiate Water Ski Association (NCWSA) Team of the Year for 2013 during the annual USA Water Ski awards banquet, held in Haines City, Fla. The reception was held as part of the kickoff event for USA Water Ski's 75th anniversary celebration.

January 28, 2014

ULM music students selected for intercollegiate honor band

Eight University of Louisiana at Monroe music students recently participated in the 2014 Louisiana Intercollegiate Band (ICB), sponsored by the state chapter of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA)

January 27, 2014

ULM's Sutherlin begins Delta Leadership Institute training

Dr. John W. Sutherlin, associate professor of political science and co-director the social science research lab (SSRL) at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently attended the Delta Leadership Institute's (DLI) inaugural four-day executive education training at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass.

January 24, 2014

ULM students to gain real-world experience working with the LSBDC

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC)--in collaboration with the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Department of Communication--is launching an e-pilot program to offer students an opportunity to gain practical knowledge and experience by working with local businesses.

January 24, 2014

JPMorgan Chase donates $64,000 for ULM sponsored high school robotics program

Officials from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and the College of Arts, Education and Sciences DREAM office--alongside officials from JPMorgan Chase and Red Stick Robotics--announced an innovative new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiative poised to have North Louisiana high school students lining up for physical sciences and geometry courses.

January 23, 2014

ULM communication professor presents in Washington, DC.

Dr. Carl Thameling, associate professor of communication at University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently presented at the 99th Annual National Communication Association Conference in Washington, D.C.

January 22, 2014

ULM invites community to celebrate Black History Month

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Black History Month Planning and Diversity Committees, invite the community to participate in a series of educational and entertaining events--from music and the arts to speakers and exhibits--in honor of Black History Month.

January 21, 2014

ULM and LDCC collaborate for MLK "Day of Service"

Volunteers from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Louisiana Delta Community College once again collaborated for the annual "MLK Day of Service" project. The two institutions assisted the United League of Churches organization by collecting and delivering items to the Community Soup Kitchen in Monroe.

January 17, 2014

ULM grad student named top Social HealthMaker by Dr. Oz's "Sharecare"

Julie de Azevedo Hanks, of Salt Lake City, Utah--a graduate student in the University of Louisiana at Monroe's online Ph.D. marriage and family therapy program--was recently named the #2 Social HealthMaker for mental health on the web by "Sharecare."

January 17, 2014

ULM pharmacy professor receives donation from Louisiana Cancer Foundation

Representatives from the Louisiana Cancer Foundation (LCF) presented Dr. Paul Sylvester--professor and director of basic pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe--with a check for $20,000 towards Sylvester's cancer research.

January 17, 2014

Karlowitz named Louisiana's post-secondary Technology Teacher of the Year

The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) has named Paul Karlowitz post-secondary Technology Teacher of the Year for the entire state of Louisiana.

January 16, 2014

ULM welcomes 45 new Korean students

A welcoming crowd gathered in the Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center on the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus to welcome the university's largest ever Korean cohort. The 45 students--who hail from Hanbat University, Geumgang University, and Chungbook University in Korea--will take part in an intensive seven-week English language and internship program.

January 15, 2014

ULM professor holds diversity training for federal program

Dr. Pamela H. Saulsberry, professor of social work at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, developed a diversity workshop panel for the Delta Regional Authority's Leadership Institute in New Orleans.

January 15, 2014

LSBDC at ULM hosts workshop to help aspiring entrepreneurs Jan. 16

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at University of Louisiana at Monroe, will hold its first workshop of the new year. "Starting and Financing a Business" will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, in Room 133 in Hemphill Hall on the ULM campus. There is no cost to attend.

January 15, 2014

ULM history professor presents on World War I

Dr. Ralph Brown, associate professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will present on World War I at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Lincoln Parish Public Library, located at 910 North Trenton street in Ruston.

January 13, 2014

Director of ULM Opera presents in New York City

Dr. Mark Ross Clark, director of opera and musical theater at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was recently a featured presenter at the National Association of Teachers of Singing convention in New York, NY.

January 10, 2014

LSBDC at ULM and Monroe Regional Airport present business opportunities open house Jan. 14

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, along with the Monroe Regional Airport (MRA) will join forces to inform small businesses on how they can do business with the airport in the 1st Annual Business Opportunities Open House. The event is free of charge.

January 09, 2014

ULM online programs nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Two programs at the University of Louisiana at Monroe are nationally ranked in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Online Programs." ULM's online graduate business degree (MBA) and online graduate education degree (M.Ed.) were ranked number 87 and number 103, respectively.

January 07, 2014

ULM honors employees for service

Today, University of Louisiana at Monroe officials honored 149 employees for their service to ULM at the 10th annual Employee Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony was created in order to acknowledge those employed by the university for five years or more as of December 2012.

January 06, 2014

ULM alum pledges $1 million for international student center

When Eric Liew came to the United States from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he never dreamed that 30 years later, he would be standing in front of a room of distinguished guests and community leaders announcing a personal donation of $1 million to his alma mater, the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

January 06, 2014

ULM releases Fall 2013 semester President's and Dean's List

University of Louisiana at Monroe President Dr. Nick J. Bruno has announced the President's List and Dean's List for the Fall 2013 semester at ULM. To be eligible for the President's List, a student is required to earn at least a 3.9 grade point average on a minimum of 12 semester hours completed.

December 20, 2013

ULM students provide happy holidays for senior citizens

Freshmen at the University of Louisiana at Monroe are making a happier holiday for many homebound senior citizens in Ouachita parish by providing over 1,400 canned goods to an empty Ouachita Council on Aging (OCA) pantry and sending care packages to seniors in need.

December 19, 2013

ULM pharmacy professor travels abroad to present groundbreaking research

Dr. Paul Sylvester, Pfizer Endowed Professor of Pharmacology and Director of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently traveled to Cartegena, Colombia and Stuttgart, Germany to present his groundbreaking cancer research.

December 17, 2013

ULM pharmacy students shine in national competition

Fourth-year pharmacy students Brian Primeaux of Crowley, and Nichole Witmyer of West Monroe, represented the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the 18th annual American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) National Clinical Skills Competition in Orlando, Fla., in early December.

December 16, 2013

ULM partners with Affinity Health Group to offer student health services

Today, the University of Louisiana at Monroe announced a partnership with Affinity Health Group, LLC to offer student health services on campus through Affinity Health Clinic at ULM, which will allow enhanced services to students, faculty and staff.

December 16, 2013

ULM Toxicology Department presents water-quality research at annual meeting

Students and faculty from the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Toxicology Department recently presented environmental data at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's (LDEQ) Non-Point Source (NPS) Pollution Annual Project Review Meeting in Baton Rouge.

December 16, 2013

ULM psychology professor spends 2013 presenting research

Dr. Kilian Garvey, assistant professor of psychology, spent a large portion of the 2013 calendar year presenting nine different research projects at various conferences and meetings throughout the United States.

December 16, 2013

ULM Marriage and Family Therapy students "stuff-a-bus" for charity

Student members of the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa--an international honor society for marriage and family therapists--recently volunteered for the sixth annual local "Stuff-A-Bus" fundraiser at Pecanland Mall.

December 12, 2013

Renowned education doctors to present at ULM symposium

Award winning authors Drs. Harry and Rosemary Wong-- the authors of the bestselling book "The First Days of School"-- will join a host of educators and presenters at The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Effective Professional Practice Symposium, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Brown Auditorium.

December 10, 2013

ULM's bond rating affirmed

The University of Louisiana at Monroe had its A2 bond rating affirmed by Moody's Investors Service Wednesday. According to Moody's, A-rated bonds are judged to be upper-medium grade and are subject to low credit risk.

December 07, 2013

Non-traditional students take center stage at ULM Commencement

Today, one would not have needed to look far to find hopeful and determined graduates at the University of Louisiana at Monroe's fall Commencement Ceremony. Fant-Ewing Coliseum was filled with young men and women, ready to embark on the next chapter of their lives.

December 05, 2013

ULM pharmacy students rack up awards

Graduate students within the University of Louisiana at Monroe's College of Pharmacy, recently won several awards for their research and presentations. The students hail from the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences pursuing advanced degrees in pharmacy.

December 04, 2013

LSBDC at ULM and LHEC to host affordable care act training for small businesses

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center, hosted by the University of Louisiana at Monroe and the Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition are joining forces to educate small businesses about the Affordable Care Act.

December 04, 2013

ULM to award nearly 650 degrees at Fall Commencement on Saturday

At 10 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Fant-Ewing Coliseum, ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno will award 647 degrees at ULM's Fall 2013 Commencement Ceremony. Graduates from the 2013 summer class will also receive their degrees.

December 02, 2013

ULM's Karlowitz named regional post-secondary teacher of the year

The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) awarded the regional post-secondary Technology Teacher of the Year for northeastern Louisiana to Paul Karlowitz, a University of Louisiana at Monroe associate professor of aviation and management.

November 27, 2013

ULM's "weekend warriors" kick off new occupational therapy program

In Caldwell Hall on the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus, occupational therapy students are giving the term "distance learning" a brand new meaning. These students from across the south are enjoying the benefits of ULM's newest hybrid program.

November 27, 2013

ULM art professor selected for juried competition

Dr. Joni Henry Noble, associate professor of art at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was recently accepted in The Big Easel Juried Art Competition. The competition will take place in May 2014 in Lafayette. Ahead of the competition, Noble's work will be on exhibit at The Lounge Gallery in Lafayette in March and April, 2014.

November 27, 2013

ULM campus ministries provide Thanksgiving meal for students

For many students at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, travelling home for Thanksgiving is a difficult feat. For those students--many of them from countries around the world--the ULM campus ministries Thanksgiving feast provides a safe and family-like environment during the holiday.

November 25, 2013

ULM's annual art sale begins Dec. 2

Just in time for the holiday season, the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Annual Art Sale will begin Monday, Dec. 2, and run through Friday, Dec. 6. Varied works of art from ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts students, faculty, and alumni will be on display and on sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in Bry Art Gallery.

November 25, 2013

ULM announces freshman essay contest winners

Officials in the English Department at the University of Louisiana at Monroe honored the winners of the Freshman Essay Contest during a special ceremony at the ULM Library. The essay contest is held in conjunction with ULM's Summer Reading program, which is designed to introduce first-year students to intellectual exchange at ULM.

November 21, 2013

KEDM Public Radio at ULM selected to participate in pilot program for the deaf


KEDM Public Radio, 90.3 FM--housed at the University of Louisiana at Monroe--is one of 26 National Public Radio (NPR) member stations selected to participate in a pilot program to demonstrate the delivery of emergency alerts to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in the Gulf Coast states.

November 20, 2013

ULM art majors accepted into national exhibition

Three students from the University of Louisiana at Monroe Department of Art recently had their works accepted into the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition (DNSPE) at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. Sara Beth Howard of Lake Providence, Ben Bennett of Oak Grove, and Danielle Gurgiolo of Monroe were selected for the 2014 exhibition.

November 19, 2013

Holidays at ULM promises fun for the whole family Nov. 26

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 26, the annual Holidays at ULM celebration will take place on the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus. This year, the campus tree has found a new home in front of Brown Hall, facing DeSiard Street.

November 19, 2013

ULM Visual and Performing Arts names new endowments

The University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts recently named Dr. James Layfield as the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Endowed Chair in Music, and Dr. Mel Mobley as the new Emy-Lou Biedenharn Endowed Professor in Music. The two endowments will allow the professors to expand their research within their field.

November 18, 2013

ULM Speech-Language Pathology graduates earn perfect scores; surpass national average

Graduating students within the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) masters degree program earned yet another 100 percent passage rate on the fall 2013 Praxis exit exam. The students are set to graduate in December, marking the seventh consecutive semester of perfect scores for the program.

November 14, 2013

ULM professor exhibits "WATERLINE" in Philadelphia

University of Louisiana at Monroe associate professor of communication, Dr. Bette J. Kauffman, recently traveled to her alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, to attend the opening of an exhibit where her now famous post-Katrina photography is displayed. "WATERLINE: make levees, not war," is featured at the Burrison Gallery in Pennsylvania.

November 13, 2013

Louisiana National Guard Adjutant General helps ULM honor veterans

Students, faculty, and staff from the University of Louisiana at Monroe gathered in the ULM Conference Center to honor the veterans who are part of the ULM family. Major General Glenn H. Curtis spoke to a crowded room, and thanked the veterans for their service.

November 12, 2013

ULM's Wiedemeier continues award-winning year

For Dr. Allison Wiedemeier-- an assistant professor of biology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe--excellence through education has become a standard, and after winning her second teaching award this year, Wiedemeier is poised to become a leader in progressive classroom techniques. Wiedemeier's most recent accomplishment came at the annual Accent on Excellence ceremony, where she was named as an Outstanding Educator in Ouachita Parish.

November 11, 2013

ULM College of Business receives entrepreneurship award

The University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Business received the University Entrepreneurship Advocacy Award from the Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ASBE). This award is given to the university that is most supportive of entrepreneurship and is creating an environment for advancing free enterprise and small business.

November 11, 2013

Summer internships lead to new careers for ULM students

Five seniors from the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Business gained valuable experience as interns this past summer and left with much more than they bargained for--job offers.

November 08, 2013

ULM's popular Dance Fusion Nov. 15

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Dance Department presents its annual fall Dance Fusion Concert, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, in Brown Auditorium. The concert is free for ULM students, faculty and staff with a current ULM ID, and general admission is $5. Admission is free for children under 12.

October 31, 2013

Entergy donates $2,500 to ULM's Mobile Dental Hygiene Unit

The Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe recently received its third grant from Entergy to support the ULM Mobile Dental Hygiene Unit. Entergy previously donated $2,000 in January 2012 and $2,500 in August 2012.

October 29, 2013

ULM announces 2013 Alumni Award Winners

Glen and Jo Williams, Bob Anderson, Tim Rightsell, Chris Ringo and the Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter were recognized by the ULM Alumni Association during an awards brunch held during Homecoming week.

October 28, 2013

"Into the Woods" chosen as ULM's spring musical; auditions Nov. 17

The University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) has announced Steven Sondheim's "Into the Woods" as its spring musical production. The musical is based on a book by James Lapine and involves a cast of familiar characters such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack, a giant, a wolf, and much more.

October 23, 2013

ULM Mock Trial Team takes awards at Jackson Jamboree

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Mock Trial teams won several awards at the First Annual Jackson Jamboree at Mississippi College in Jackson, Miss. ULM sent two teams to the jamboree, a gold team and maroon team, both of which competed against Millsaps College and Mississippi College.

October 23, 2013

ULM to award honorary doctorates to Kilpatrick, Luffey, and McCarter

With the approval of University of Louisiana System (ULS) President, Dr. Sandra Woodley, the University of Louisiana at Monroe will award honorary doctorates to three long-time supporters and advocates of ULM--Tex Kilpatrick, George Luffey, and John H. McCarter.

October 22, 2013

ULM College of Arts and Sciences announces new professorships

Six professors at the University of Louisiana at Monroe have been selected to hold Endowed Professorships in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Mary Adams, Dr. Jana Giles, and Dr. Rebecca Stephenson from the department of English; Dr. Joshua Stockley from political science, Dr. Christine Strunk from mathematics, and Dr. Christopher Mapp from communication, will all receive support for their research and service projects.

October 22, 2013

ULM announces 2013 Homecoming Queen

University of Louisiana at Monroe senior Kemper Block, was named ULM's 2013 Homecoming Queen during a social luncheon on Monday, Oct. 21, as part of ULM's Homecoming week festivities.

October 21, 2013

ULM Water Ski wins 25th National Championship

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Water Ski Team won its 25th National Championship this past weekend at Imperial Lakes in El Centro, Calif. The team has won three years in a row and 25 titles in the 35 years of the competition's existence.

October 17, 2013

ULM's Melancon earns prestigious finance credential

Melissa Melancon, assistant professor of finance, insurance and economics at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently received the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

October 10, 2013

ULM Child Development Center playground nationally recognized

The ULM Child Development Center was recently recognized as an Honorable Mention winner in the Southern Early Childhood Association's "Exemplary Outdoor Classroom Contest."

October 09, 2013

ULM secures state's first carbon flux monitoring tower for pivotal research

The University of Louisiana at Monroe unveiled its newest tool for ecological research--The ULM Carbon Flux Tower--capable of continuously monitoring carbon dioxide concentrations in a large area. This 120-foot structure is the first of its kind in Louisiana and is located at the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area in Monroe.

October 09, 2013

ULM and CenturyLink collaborate on new venture

On Saturday, Oct. 19, the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Business and College of Education DREAM Office will partner with CenturyLink to present CenturyLink Saturday Academies--an exciting business program for middle school students.

October 09, 2013

Job platform unveiled at ULM

Employers in north Louisiana got the first peek at a job search platform offered to students by the University of Louisiana System--MyEdu--which was unveiled at the University of Louisiana at Monroe on Monday.

October 07, 2013

ULM Water Ski wins South Central Regionals


The University of Louisiana at Monroe National Champion Water Ski Team has come one step closer to their ultimate goal--a 25th National Championship--with a win at the South Central Regional Tournament in San Marcos, Texas.

October 07, 2013

ULM's International Friendship Program offers "mutually beneficial friendship"

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's International Friendship Program, sponsored by the Office of International Student Programs and Services, invites students and families within the community to play "host" to one or more international students.

October 04, 2013

ULM Speech-Language Pathology students donate winter clothing to local children

Students from the University of Louisiana at Monroe's National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)--in the ULM Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Department--recently participated in a community service project providing winter clothing items to local Early Head Start Centers.

October 02, 2013

Kiersten Robertson crowned Miss ULM 2014

Kiersten Robertson, a freshman pre-dental hygiene major from Leesville, was crowned Miss University of Louisiana at Monroe at the 61st Annual Miss ULM Pageant held Oct. 1, in front of a packed house at Brown Auditorium.

October 01, 2013

ULM English honor society hosts "Banned Books Read-Out"

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Beta Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honor Society, recently hosted a "Banned Books Read-Out" in honor of National Banned Books Week.

October 01, 2013

ULM Spanish honor society initiates new members

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Lambda Sigma Chapter of the Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, recently initiated five new members.

October 01, 2013

ULM Career Connections All-Majors Career Fair Oct. 2

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Office of Career Connections will host its annual fall All-Majors Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 2, on the second floor of the Student Union Building (SUB) Ball Room.

September 26, 2013

ULM begins exchange program with South Korean university

Officials with the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Geumgang University (GGU) in South Korea signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday Sept. 26, joining the two institutions in an agreement of academic cooperation.

September 25, 2013

ULM graduate takes language and teaching skills abroad

Emily Winkler (B.A. '13) chose to attend the University of Louisiana at Monroe because she "didn't want to go too far" from her hometown of West Monroe. Now, Winkler travels much farther. On Sept. 12, she left for Madrid, Spain, where she will spend ten months teaching English as a second language (ESL) at the Virgen del Rosario elementary school.

September 20, 2013

ULM enrollment increases in all major areas

Continuing the upward trend of the last three years, overall enrollment is up at the University of Louisiana at Monroe by over 100 students from fall 2012. Likewise, the fall 2013 freshman class boasts record numbers in enrollment, ACT scores, Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) recipients, and grade point average (GPA).

September 20, 2013

ULM DREAM and CenturyLink educate children in financial literacy

The University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Education and Human Development's Developing Rigorous Experiential Academic Models (DREAM) Office partnered with CenturyLink to present CenturyLink Reader Leaders--a new literacy initiative program for the area.

September 17, 2013

Former ULM exchange student hitchhikes across Europe for charity

Anton Dudko attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe for two semesters from the fall of 2011 to the spring of 2012, traveling from his hometown of Kyiv, Ukraine through the Global UGRAD exchange program for students.

September 16, 2013

ULM graduate student discovers passion for government under Senator Mary Landrieu

Over the summer of 2013, University of Louisiana at Monroe graduate student Calvin Stafford worked as a press intern for Senator Mary Landrieu in Washington, D.C.

He obtained the highly competitive internship after meeting with the senator last year, when he served as ULM Student Government President.

September 16, 2013

ULM President appoints new LSBDC state director

University of Louisiana at Monroe President Dr. Nick J. Bruno, recently appointed Rande Kessler as the Louisiana Small Business Development Center State Director.

September 14, 2013

ULM to host "Welcome Home" rally for victorious Warhawks

Warhawk Fans! Join us at 7 p.m., tonight, in the north parking lot of Malone Stadium (parking lot closest to Brown Stadium parking lot) to welcome home your winning Warhawks who defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 21-19 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

September 13, 2013

Award winning ULM aviation alumni teach others to fly

University of Louisiana at Monroe alum Trevor Hall (B.A., '11) is the owner and operator of Nationwide Aviation--a unique full service traveling flight instruction school which trains students and individuals at their location, anytime, anywhere.

September 09, 2013

ULM professor appointed to Fulbright Specialist Roster

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars recently notified University of Louisiana at Monroe Associate Professor of political science Dr. John Sutherlin, that he has been approved for the Fulbright Specialist Roster.

September 09, 2013

Freshmen honored with iPads and ice cream

On Sept. 4, the University of Louisiana at Monroe Office of Recruitment and Admissions hosted an ice cream social for 60 select freshmen students in honor of their outstanding test scores.

September 09, 2013

ULM's Matthews publishes article

Melinda F. Matthews, ULM Interlibrary Loan/Reference Librarian, wrote the article "Best Practices: Relocating an Academic Library Department."

September 05, 2013

LSBDC at ULM names Na'Tisha Natt director of marketing and communications

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC), hosted by the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently named Monroe native Na'Tisha Natt as its new Director of Marketing & Communications.

September 05, 2013

ULM criminal justice faculty host roundtable

Dr. Attapol Kuanliang, associate professor of criminal justice, and Dr. Robert Hanser, coordinator of the Department of Criminal Justice and associate director of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently presented on issues related to corrections in Budapest, Hungary at the 23rd Annual Conference for the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES).

September 05, 2013

ULM graduate uses Tulane cultural and intellectual enrichment grant to study plant ecology

Earlier this summer, University of Louisiana at Monroe graduate Jenae' Clay received $1,000 in research funding from Tulane University's Oscar Lee Putnam Cultural and Intellectual Enrichment Grant.


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