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ULM Speech-Language Pathology to host 35th Annual Spring Conference, Mar. 9-10

The Speech-Language Pathology Program and the Kitty DeGree Speech and Hearing Center at the University of Louisiana Monroe invite the public to attend the 35th Annual Spring Conference on March 9-10 at Bayou Pointe Event Center. Dr. Amanda Stead, Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Coordinator of Simulation Education at Pacific University in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, will be speaking on Evidence-Based Tools for Working in Dementia Care and in End-of-Life Care.

ULM partners with LifeShare for blood drive, Jan. 25-26

The University of Louisiana Monroe Medical Laboratory Science Society and LifeShare Blood Center join together for a two-day blood drive to help save lives. The LifeShare donor bus will be in the Warhawk Circle from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 26.

ULM Master of Occupational Therapy Program receives 10 year accreditation

The University of Louisiana Monroe Master of Occupational Therapy Program was recently granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council on Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) during its December 2022 meeting. The accreditation comes after a year-long self-study process and an on-site review by ACOTE in August 2022. The ULM MOT program received the maximum accreditation level of 10 years, indicating that the program showed "no areas of noncompliance" and "demonstrated exceptional educational quality."

ULM Doctor of Physical Therapy Program attains Candidate for Accreditation status

The University of Louisiana Monroe Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is proud to announce an accomplishment that has been three years in the making. Effective November 10, 2022, the ULM DPT Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE.) This status allows ULM to begin admitting students to the program. The initial cohort of more than 40 students will begin in the fall semester of 2023.

ULM Speech-Language Pathology student awarded scholarship

Sarah Gilmore, a second-year ULM Speech-Language Pathology graduate student from Natchitoches, La. was recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Louisiana Schools (SPALS).

ULM Speech-Language Pathology to host open house

The ULM Speech-Language Pathology Program will host an in-person and virtual Open House on Friday, November 11 from 9:00-11:00 in Sugar Hall 101 or through Zoom. All prospective Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students are invited to attend. Students will learn about the application process, the academic and clinical components of the SLP program, and receive financial aid and housing information. They will also have the opportunity to meet the faculty, tour the Kitty DeGree Speech and Hearing Center, and speak with graduate students.

Radiologic Technology Students and Faculty Represent ULM at LSRT Annual

Students and faculty from ULM's Radiologic Technology program recently represented the University at the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA on July 14-16, 2022. The students placed in several events, including 2nd place in the quiz bowl championship.

MLS Students Attend National Meeting

Three students, Lauren Gregory, Sara Seiler, and Noor Farhat, from ULM's Medical Laboratory Science program had the incredible opportunity to attend the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Joint Annual Meeting this past summer in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from June 26th to June 30th.

ULM's traditional freshman convocation at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29 with a walk across bridge to Fant-Ewing Coliseum

The University of Louisiana Monroe annual freshman convocation will kick off its traditional parade across the bridge to Fant-Ewing Coliseum at 5:30 p.m. August 29. Convocation is a tradition at ULM that symbolizes the official start of the academic year. This year's convocation is unique in that it will be a culmination of the first Warhawk Way Summit, where freshmen learned the spirit of the University's culture.

ULM Medical Laboratory Science students win regional awards

Thirty-two Medical Laboratory Science students represented the University of Louisiana Monroe at the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science of Louisiana and Mississippi 2022 Bi-State Annual Meeting in New Orleans from April 19-21.