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The "Up 'til Dawn" (UTD) St. Jude fundraising organization at the University of Louisiana at Monroe competed in the national Executive Board Fundraising Challenge and finished in the nation's top spot, raising over 11,000 in 30 days.
Roxanne B. Speer, a doctoral student in the University of Louisiana at Monroe's online creative systemic studies program, has earned numerous awards and recognitions this year through her work in higher education and humanities.
The President's Academy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe wrapped up its fourth year as a premier academic and career exploratory camp for scholars. The academy provides high-ability high school students with a week of university and career immersion.
The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) selected University of Louisiana at Monroe student, Joshua Morgan of Memphis, Tenn., for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP-Y). As an NBCC MFP-Y fellow, Morgan will receive funding and training to support his education and facilitate his service to underserved minority populations, with a specific focus on those ages 16-25.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe will be represented at the 2015 Miss Louisiana Pageant by its largest-ever cohort. Nine women--a group made up of both incoming and current students--will grace the W.L. Jack Howard Theater stage this Thursday through Saturday.
University of Louisiana at Monroe President Dr. Nick J. Bruno was inducted into the Florida Parishes Arena Wall of Fame Friday evening in Hammond. Bruno is lauded as a major supporter of the arena's establishment in 2004.
Dr. Kenneth Clow--Biedenharn Endowed Chair in Business at the University of Louisiana at Monroe--and Dana-Nicoleta Lascu of the University of Richmond recently collaborated on a 15-chapter textbook designed for introductory courses in marketing.
As part of the Louisiana Board of Regents Research and Development Program, Dr. Srinivas Garlapati, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was granted $56,350 to study alternative treatments for giardiasis--a parasitic intestinal infection found in streams, lakes, pools, spas, and wells.
Today, the Louisiana Contractors Educational Trust Fund (CETF) presented a check for $86,500 to Dr. Ed Brayton, director of University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Construction, as part of an ongoing partnership to help maintain and enhance the ULM construction program.
Rickey E. Pittman, adjunct English instructor in the School of Humanities at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently released a new multi-discipline children's book titled "Rio Grande Valley ABC."
Phillip Ellis of Bernice-- a 2009 University of Louisiana at Monroe criminal justice graduate--added to his collection of prestigious awards from the Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law).
Michael Deschamp, a 2013 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, has published his second novel, titled "One Egg or Two"-- a collection of short stories. The book explores family, friendship, and tragedy through a host of characters who engage the audience with their stories.
The School of Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will host two summer camps aimed toward accelerating student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Troy Downs of Bastrop has recently gained fame as a small business award winner with both a national and local award for his efforts with his clients and the community. Downs was honored with the United States Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 2015 Veterans Business Outreach Centers Excellence in Service Award, and the Louisiana SBDC Entrepreneurial Success Award.
John Herrock of the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Toxicology Department cut the ribbon on ULM's newest multi-purpose resource--the Toxicology Asbestos Analysis Laboratory. The lab will serve as a teaching facility, a research lab, and a community resource.
The School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will hold a summer art camp for children ages 8-16. Campers will learn drawing, painting, sculpture, print, and more under the guidance of VAPA faculty and ULM art students.
Dr. James Boldin, associate professor of music at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently published "Solo Duet Training for Horns," a collection of instructive duets for the French horn.
A group of alumni and local businesses donated a state-of-the-art structural steel teaching sculpture to the University of Louisiana at Monroe's School of Construction Management with the hopes of advancing students' knowledge about the engineering and construction applications required to build such pieces.
The Miss Louisiana Outstanding Teen Pageant will be held at the University of Louisiana at Monroe May 29-30. The 29 young women from across the state arrived at ULM's Brown Auditorium to begin rehearsals and preparation for preliminary and final competition on Wednesday.
Amber Bettencourt, a University of Louisiana at Monroe Speech-Language Pathology graduate student from Santa Clara, Calif., received a full scholarship to attend the 2015 Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) meeting in Indianapolis this week.