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Good News turns five!

Today we celebrate the five-year anniversary of Good News. The first online newsletter was sent to 75 volunteers on June 26, 2003 as a way to keep them informed on the exciting progress of our university.

By June 28, 2004, the newsletter was reaching over 1,400 alumni and friends of ULM. Today Good News reaches over 20,000 alumni and friends of our university!

Don't forget . . .

  • If you change your e-mail address (or move), please let us know. Just click here to access the online update form.

  • If Good News is being forwarded to you, send me your e-mail address at walpole@ulm.edu and I'll add you to the list.

  • If you receive a "your e-mail has bounced card" from us, please take the time to send us your new address at walpole@ulm.edu. We realize that sometimes we receive a bounce notice on a good address - please let us know that as well.

Thanks to all of you for your support and let's continue to work together to spread the Good News about our ULM.


Stadium Drive renamed to Warhawk Way

As another show of support for ULM's Warhawk mascot, students, faculty, alumni, and the community of Monroe worked together to rename Stadium Drive to Warhawk Way.

Stadium Drive is owned by the city of Monroe. In a unanimous vote of 5-0 on June 24, the city council agreed to rename the street 'Warhawk Way.' ULM Athletic Director Bobby Staub thanked all involved, saying, "We appreciate the mayor, city council, and Stadium Drive residents for supporting this initiative.

"With the overwhelming excitement over our new mascot, we continually look for opportunities to promote the Warhawk brand. At many institutions, streets that transverse athletic facilities have athletic references. It was suggested that renaming Stadium Drive to Warhawk Way would be a great opportunity to further market our mascot."

Students are excited about the name change. ULM's quarterback Kinsmon Lancaster of Shreveport said, "This university has really shown its love for the Warhawks, and, as an athlete, changing the name of the street to Warhawk Way makes playing football for ULM that much more fun."


ULM football announces inaugural Women's Football Clinic

The ULM football program will host its inaugural Women's Football Clinic on Tuesday, July 22, in the Skybox at Malone Stadium. The clinic, which will feature presentations by Warhawk head coach Charlie Weatherbie and his staff, will give women in the community an opportunity to learn more about the game.

The evening will begin with a light hors d'oeuvres social, followed by a rules overview, equipment demonstration and an inside look at the game. The night will conclude with Coach Weatherbie leading the clinic participants through a one-of-a-kind game day experience.

Door prizes will be handed out throughout the evening which begins at 6:00 p.m. and will last until approximately 8:30 p.m. Cost of the clinic is only $10.

To register please contact Peter Martin at (318) 342-5369 or pemartin@ulm.edu.

The Warhawks open the 2008 season at Auburn on August 30.


Alumni Center to again host Quarterback Luncheons

The always popular weekly Quarterback Luncheons will resume on Wedensday, August 27 at the ULM Alumni Center. ULM head football coach Charlie Weatherbie, as well as other football players and coaches, will be on hand each week to talk about the upcoming ULM football game.

Remember, you don't have to be a former quarterback nor do you have to join a club to attend. As a matter of fact, you're in the Quarterback Club just by coming to lunch with us each week!

The buffet lunches start at noon at the Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center, located on the banks of beautiful Bayou DeSiard just off Warhawk Way - formerly Stadium Drive.

For more information, contact the ULM Alumni Association at (318) 342-5421.


Late PREP session to occur at ULM July 24

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Preview, Registration and Enrollment Program (PREP) will offer a session Thursday, July 24.

PREP is an orientation program designed to help new students make a smooth transition to college life. All incoming freshmen are required to attend one of the PREP sessions, during which they select fall classes, scope out the campus, and meet fellow classmates. The participants also meet with faculty and administrators, take necessary placement exams, change majors if needed, and make course selections. The students will leave PREP with a completed schedule of classes for the fall semester. There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $50 for PREP. The fee covers orientation materials and meals while in the program.

Parents of incoming freshmen are invited to participate in the Parent Orientation Program (POP), all of which coincides with the PREP program. The fee for POP is $15 per person.

Placement testing, CLEP testing, and Foreign Language Placement testing will be offered during PREP. To register to take a test, please contact the Testing Center prior to PREP at 318-342-5336. For more information please visit the web site at: www.ulm.edu/testingcenter.

For more information and to register online for PREP or POP, please visit www.ulm.edu/prep.

Individuals may also contact the PREP Hotline at (318) 342-7315 or (800) 372-5127 or by email at PREP@ulm.edu.


Alumni encouraged to help with internships

Are you an employer who is looking for a great opportunity to give back to ULM?

The ULM Academic Internship office is asking alumni to help provide ULM students with internship opportunities. As an employer, all you need to do is submit an internship application that describes the job you are looking to fill. Our office will then send you resumes belonging to qualified students who may be a good fit for your organization. We're accepting applications from any business in the U.S.

We also invite employers to use our facilities to interview internship candidates. The office is located in the ULM Library, room 314.

Please visit the Internship Web site at www.ulm.edu/internships to learn more about the program, or contact Julia Barnhill at (318) 342-1144 or (318) 342-3502 (fax) or barnhill@ulm.edu.


Reunions!

Water Ski Team to celebrate 30 years! - The ULM Water Ski Team, perennial National Champions, will celebrate their 30 year anniversary the weekend of October 25 - 26, 2008. For more information, contact Coach Treina Landrum at (318) 342-5313 or landrum@ulm.edu.

Crow Indian Reunion! - Newest ULM Hall of Fame Inductee John David Crow will be back on campus when ULM hosts UL-Lafayette on October 4, 2008 for a reunion of all his former players!

Tennis (men’s and women’s) – a tennis reunion is in the works for Homecoming weekend – October 18, 2008. For more information, contact Phil Trahan at ptrahan@comcast.net.

All Water Ski, “Crow Indian football players”, and Men’s and Women’s Tennis alumni should make sure their alumni information is current. Visit www.ulm.edu/alumni and click on the "Update Your Alumni Info" link. Please make sure to list the years you participated in your sport!

For more information on these reunions, contact the ULM Alumni Center at (318) 342-5420


Homecoming 2008 date announced / Away Tailgating locations chosen

Call your old roommate, suitemate, fraternity brother, sorority sister, Sound of Today buddy, etc., and get them to meet you in Monroe on Saturday, October 18, 2008 for Homecoming 2008! Our Warhawks will be hosting Sun Belt Conference foe the University of North Texas.

Homecoming presents a wonderful opportunity for you to return to your university, to enjoy all of the Homecoming related festivities, to tailgate in the Grove with your old student group buddies, and then support the Warhawks on to victory!

Join us on the road when your Alumni Association hosts tailgating socials in Little Rock vs. Arkansas (September 6), in New Orleans vs. Tulane (September 20), and in Oxford vs. Ole Miss (November 15).


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Are you a member of YOUR Alumni Association? Alumni staff hard at work on this year’s campaign

Last year nearly 10% of our alumni base paid their dues which helped your alumni association do so many things for your university. From sponsoring our 31 Ambassadors student group, to supporting ULM’s recruitment efforts, to tailgating for our athletic teams, to helping subsidize the cost of over 35 alumni events held across North America, to the launching of the Warhawk Network and more, your alumni association is hard at work helping ULM achieve its mission.

For us to exceed the tremendous progress we’ve enjoyed these last five years, we are going to need more of our alumni to financially support their alumni association. Dues are $25.00 for an individual alumnus, $35.00 for a married alumnus couple, and $500.00 for a lifetime membership!

I know it’s easy to put the dues letter to the side when it arrives but I ask you to put it on the top of your “to pay” stack! This year’s letter also includes a new update card that we ask you to mail back with your check. Please use the card to provide us any updated information.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to mail your check and know that your decision to join us in playing a vital role in the future of ULM is greatly appreciated.

You may also pay your dues online on our secure server at https://ssl.ulm.edu/giving/dues.html


Travel season in full swing for ULM Alumni Association

The ULM Alumni Association, in conjunction with local volunteers, has kicked off the 2008 spring/summer travel schedule. Please check the Alumni Calendar of Events often for the latest news and information about upcoming events:

http://www.ulm.edu/cgi-bin/alumni.pl

Join us when we're in your area! This year we will help host approximately 30 alumni events.


Show your ULM Warhawks pride with a ULM Warhawks "Prestige" License Plate!

By order of the State legislature, the Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles is selling the ULM Warhawks "prestige" license plate.


For more information and to order your new Warhawk license plate, visit: ulm.edu/alumni/licenseplate/



L Club Web site update

As promised, you can now pay your L Club dues online! Please go to www.ulm.edu/lclub/ and click on “join the L Club” and while there, look over the lost athletes list and see if you can help us locate some of your lost teammates!


ULM MagazineThe ULM Magazine features in-depth stories about ULM alumni, students and faculty, in a clean, modern format with outstanding color photography.

The Spring 2008 issue will be delivered this month, with in-depth stories about nursing, student-athletes and ULM's economic impact on the nortern Louisiana region.

Also included in each issue are ClassNotes, listing marriages, births, career advancements and other news about you and your fellow alums.

The ULM Magazine is just one benefit of being current on your Alumni Association dues.

To check your dues status or to join the ULM Alumni Association, contact the ULM Alumni Association at (318) 342-5420 or 1-866 WARHAWK (927-4295) or email Tommy Walpole at walpole@ulm.edu


ULM now offering podcasts of select ULM events

Access to selected podcasts of ULM events is available through iTunesU©, in partnership with Apple© and the iTunes© store.

All ULM podcasts are free. Users will need to have iTunes© to access the podcasts. iTunes© is a free download and is available for PC and Mac computers.

Podcasts are now available on the ULM iTunesU© site at https://webservices.ulm.edu/iTunes/

Once connected to iTunesU©, select the "GO" button under public login. Once at iTunesU© select any podcast under the "public" section.






Stories courtesy of ULM's Office of University Relations

Photos courtesy of Richard Lupo, University Photo Services

ULM practicum student Brianna Hines contributed to the "Warhawk Way" story.




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