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February 2012

ULM's Jarrell named Health Care Hero

Beverly Jarrell


Smiles are said to be contagious, and thanks to the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Beverly Jarrell, countless individuals in the Louisiana Delta have more reason to show them.

Jarrell, ULM's Dental Hygiene Department head and program director, has dedicated four decades of service and tireless energy to promoting and ensuring excellent oral health in the region, and she was recently recognized as a Health Care Hero by DeltaStyle Magazine for her devotion.

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ULM invites public to join in Black History events during February

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In a month of remembrance and celebration, The University of Louisiana at Monroe will embark on a series of events in honor of Black History Month.

Throughout the entire month of February, ULM will provide educational and entertaining concerts and movies, as well as guest speakers and artists who have all made viable contributions to the African American community.

Upcoming events include:

  • Sunday, Feb. 26 4-5:30 p.m.
    Song of Freedom Gospel Concert in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7-8 p.m.
    Traveling Scholar, Rachel Hastings In Brown Auditorium.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 29, 7-8 p.m.
    Open Arts Singers and Dancers in Brown Auditorium.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Office of Student Affairs at 318-342-5237.

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ULM Dental Hygiene Program receives donation from Entergy

ULM accepts a $10,000 donation from Entergy.

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Dental Hygiene Program received a $2,000 donation from Entergy on Jan. 31.

Jeff Aycock, ULM alumnus and regional manager for Entergy, presented the check to Beverly Jarrell, head of ULM's Dental Hygiene program and Dr. Eric Pani, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, in the ULM Dental Hygiene Clinic.

arrowDiscover more about Entergy's donation to ULM's Dental Hygiene Program . . .

ULM awarded prestigious Civic Improvement Commendation

ULM President Nick J. Bruno accepts the Civic Improvement Commendation

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is a great place to live and to learn, said ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno during an event today in Strauss Theatre Center.

Part of that greatness stems from the university's beautiful campus, which was recognized Feb. 7 by the Monroe Garden Study League, a member of The Garden Club of America. The Conservation Committee of the Garden Club of America awarded ULM the Club Civic Improvement Commendation.

arrowDiscover more about ULM's prestigious Civic Improvement Commendation . . .

For more Good News about ULM, visit the ULM News Center!

ULM Alumni Association expands Social Media tools

Social media is a great way to stay in contact with fellow alums and the university. ULM and the ULM Alumni Association currently uses various social media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and RSS feeds to help you stay connected!

The ULM ALumni Association has assembled a listing of various alumni chapters with a Social Media presence.

Visit ULM's Social Media page - www.ulm.edu/socialmedia - for a complete list of the many types of Social Media you can use.

"Discover ULM" Magazine now available

Fall 2011 'Discover ULM' Magazine

The Fall 2011 edition of the newly renamed "Discover ULM" magazine is now available.

Inside you'll find in-depth stories on ULM's 8th President Nick J. Bruno, you can rediscover ULM's traditions, and explore a tradition of excellence in ULM's faculty and staff, as well as read a tribute to ULM President Emeritus George T. Walker.

There's much more about ULM, your fellow alums and maybe even you in the Fall 2011 interactive online edition!

Read The Hawkeye online!

The HawkeyeBe sure to read the latest edition of the Hawkeye, the official student newspaper of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, at www.ulmhawkeyeonline.com.

There you'll find the latest breaking news, sports, photos, polls and in-depth features you can’t find anywhere else.

If a story grabs your attention, you can also leave a comment in our “talk back” section online. Then check the next week’s edition to see if your comment made it in print.

Of course, you can follow The Hawkeye on Facebook and Twitter, too. Thanks for your support, and keep reading the Hawkeye!

Have you ordered your ULM class ring yet?

ULM RingYour journey began when you took your first steps onto the ULM campus.

Each step along they way, from student involvement to enjoying athletic and cultural events on campus, to your pursuit of academic excellence, has been filled with enough memories to last a lifetime.

Your journey now brings you to this moment in your ULM life — your eligibility to purchase and wear the official ULM class ring.  ULM undergraduates with at least 90 hours towards graduation are eligible to wear the ULM class ring.

Wear it with pride as you begin the next great journey in your life.

Order your Official ULM Class Ring today!

3D view of the Official University Class Ring

Keep up with all the "scoop" on ULM Athletics

Visit these Warhawk Fan Web sites to keep up with all the "scoop" on ULM Athletics.

Warhawk logoWarhawk Report - The Warhawkreport.com is a part of the Rivals.com network that covers ULM Athletics and Recruiting. This alumni ran site is a way for fans to keep up with the latest news on the Warhawks and interact with other Warhawk fans on its message boards.

Subscriptions are $9.99 a month or $99.95 for an entire year which grants access to all sites on the Rivals Network so you can follow competing schools also.

For more information contact ULM alum Dusty Thibodeaux (BGS '06) at dusty@warhawkreport.com.

WarhawkNation - www.warhawknation.com or http://ulm.scout.com is operated by Matt Wilson. Matt writes stories and features covering all of ULM's sports and regularly publishes interviews with current and former ULM athletes, coaches, and student athletes who are considering offers from ULM.

WarhawkNation is a member of the scout.com Internet publishing network which syndicates more than 1,100 pieces of content daily to more than 2.1 million subscribers. For more information contact Matt Wilson at mattwilson3@comcast.net.

ULM's Career Connections offer employment services

The Office of Career Connections & Experiential Education at ULM (formerly Career Services) has an online job posting service serving ULM students and alumni.

The Web site, www.ulm.edu/careerconnections allows employers to post part-time and full-time positions as well as internship opportunities.

Anyone may browse the jobs, however, an active Campus Wide Identification number (CWID) will be needed to apply online. Alumni that graduated more than five (5) years ago should call Career Connections at 318-342-5338 to apply for positions.

Log onto www.ulm.edu/careerconnections and click on "Students: Browse & Apply for Jobs & Internships".

Employers will also find on the Career Connections Web site the link "Employers Submit Job or Internship" in order to post any job openings or internship opportunities at their organization. The Web site currently has over 800 positions available.

Visit www.ulm.edu/careerconnections for tips about resume preparation and interviewing skills. Please call 318-342-5338 for an appointment.

Help Fund ULM Scholarships with a Warhawk Plate!

ULM License PlateWhen you purchase a Warhawk license plate, part of the proceeds help fund scholarships for future Warhawks.

And if you have an older NLU plate, you can even retain that plate number with your new ULM Warhawks plate!

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

For more information about your Alumni Association, visit ulm.edu/alumni!

All About You! spotlights the many accomplishments of our great alumni. Send your accomplishments and successes to walpole@ulm.edu, and please include a photo!

Richard L. Cravatts


Richard L. Cravatts, Ph.D., (B.A. '72, M.A. '73) a professor of Practice and Director of the Communications Management program at Simmons College, is the author of the forthcoming book, Genocidal Liberalism: The University's Jihad Against Israel & Jews.

He has published over 350 articles, op-eds, and book chapters on anti-Semitism, Israel, higher education, terrorism, academic free speech, politics, and Consitutional law in publications around the world.

Dr. Cravatts is also a member of the board of directors of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, and a board member of both The Journal for the Study of Antisemitism and the Investigative Taskforce on Campus Anti-Semitism, and an academic advisory board member of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.

Peter Lauve


Peter Lauve (B.S. '84), is a partner in CBS Insurance, LLP of Abeline, Tex.

On Nov. 29, 2011, CBS Insurance was selected as the Business Salute recipient by the Abilene Business Council of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. This honor is given to area businesses that have exemplified the ethics and quality of customer service necessary to succeed in today’s marketplace.

The award was presented with an official Redcoat Ribbon Cutting and presentations were given from Congressman Randy Neugebauer’s office, Senator Troy Fraser’s office, Representative Susan King’s office and Mayor Norm Archibald’s office.

Peter began his career in insurance in 1986 and attained the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter designation in 1991. He became a partner in CBS Insurance upon the company’s inception in 1992.

arrowClick here for the complete story about the award.

Photo courtesy of www.cbsins.com

Chris Rice


Chris Rice (B.S. '06 Biology, M.S. '09 Biology), has been working with The Nature Conservatory, and its role in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Sevices' $4.1 million Mollicy project, which restores the floodplain of 20,000 acres of land on the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge.

Mollicy, in the northwestern corner of Morehouse Parish, was cleared for farmland and surrounded by a 30-foot levee in the 1960s. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acquired the land in the early 1990s

Meandering natural streams like Shiloh Creek and others in the Mollicy unit of the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge, once stagnant and filled with sediment when the land was enclosed for farming, flow again to the Ouachita River.

Fall 2008 ULM Magazine cover

The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are partners on the $4.1 million Mollicy project, which received the biggest chunk of its funding through a $2.6 million federal stimulus grant in 2009.

The first priority was making four strategic cuts in the levee, which had failed in two other places when the Ouachita River flooded in 2009.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made those cuts on the entrance or exit points of the streams, according to rice, who landed his first job on this project.

Editor's note: Some readers may remember Chris was featured in the Fall 2008 edition of The ULM Magazine for his research into bat behavior. Click the magazine to read about Chris' bat research.

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Chris Ferguson (B.A. '10 Criminal Justice) was sworn in as one of nine new City of Monroe police officers by Monroe Police Chief Quentin Holmes on Jan. 19, 2012. Chris said he has been considering a career in law enforcement since high school.

"It's been something I've been focusing on for a number of years," Chris said. "It's all I've ever wanted to do."

2011 Football Season TicketsUpcoming Athletic Events

Baseball Season Tickets on sale now!
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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of ULM's National Championship!

Order your 2012 Warhawk football season tickets along with a $25 deposit before March 1 for your chance to win one of 25 FUN prizes, such as:

  • Paid air travel, lodging and VIP Suite passes to the Warhawks' away game at Florida International University
  • 2 SkyBox tickets
  • "Warhawk "All Access" passes
  • Special Grove tailgating spots, and much more!

The Warhawks' 2012 home opponents are #12 Baylor,
UL-Lafayette, South Alabama, North Texas, and FAU.

For more information, visit www.ULMWarhawks.com.

Hawk Talk continues at noon on Mondays as men's basketball coach Keith Richard and women's basketball coach Mona Martin sit down for their weekly talk show about Warhawk basketball.

Starting March 5, baseball coach Jeff Schexnaider joins Hawk Talk to discuss Warhawk baseball.

The hour-long show is hosted Nick White and comes live from ULM's Student Union Building (SUB), and is broadcast over ESPN 97.7 FM -Monroe.

Are you an active member of the ULM Athletic Foundation?

Join the 'Young Grad' program today!The ULM Athletic Foundation helps raise awareness and financial support for the Warhawk athletic programs, positively promote all athletic events, grow our fan and donor base, and enhance the lives of over 300 student-athletes.

There are five ways you can help ULM Athletics!

1. Become and active member of the ULM Athletic Foundation and “Give 110%” of your previous year’s giving.

2. Make a gift toward scholarship endowments or facility upgrades

3. Match your gift through ULM's matching gift program. Visit ulm.edu/giftmatch for more info.

4. Recruit friends and colleagues to buy season tickets and join the ULM Athletic Foundation

5. Include ULM Athletics when preparing or revising your will or estate plan.

And don't forget several new exciting membership programs: the "Young Grads" program and the "Jr. Warhawk" program.

More information about the ULM Athletic Foundation can be found at www.gowarhawks.net

Warhawk News

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For more Good News about Warhawk Athletics, visit ulmwarhawks.com!

ULM Bry Art Gallery displays work of artists Jay Gould and Jes Schrom through March 1

The ULM Bry Art Gallery features a two-person exhibition of the works of artists Jay Gould and Jes Schrom through March 1.

Gould is displaying archival inkjet prints from his project titled “Investigations in the 4th Dimension.” Schrom is displaying an installation of pigmented ink prints and looped video from her “Reconstructive Memory” series.

More information on these artists may be found through their Web sites: Jay Gould at http://jgould.net and Jes Schrom at http://www.jschrom.com.

ULM welcomes Frank Ticheli as Composer in Residence Feb. 23-25

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Division of Music will host Frank Ticheli as Composer-in-Residence Feb. 23-25.

Concerts of his music will be performed on the ULM campus on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall, and on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.

For more information about Ticheli’s visit please contact Mel Mobley, Associate Professor of Music at 318-342-1575 or mobley@ulm.edu.

ULM Fishing Team scores win at recent competition; ranked second in nation

ULM students and Fishing Team members Brett Preuett (left) and Paul Clark

It's not easy being second in the nation, but the University of Louisiana at Monroe Fishing Team handles the responsibility with characteristic dedication, prepared to continue their climb to the top after their latest conference win.

ULM students and Fishing Team members Paul Clark and Brett Preuett, both of Monroe, secured five bass and placed third to win a prize of $1,000 on Feb. 4 at the National Guard FLW College Fishing South Conference event on Lake Amistad in Del Rio, Texas.

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ULM police officers recognized for crisis intervention skills

ULM Police Lt. Dan Chason (left) and Officer Steven Mahon.

Two University of Louisiana at Monroe Police Department officers were recently recognized for their skill and training Jan. 26 at the Northeast Delta Crisis Intervention Team annual awards banquet at the West Monroe Convention Center.

Lt. Dan Chason (at left) and Officer Steven Mahon were recognized as ULMPD CIT Officers of the Year for their response, intervention and methods utilized while dealing with a consumer who was under the influence of PCP in late 2011.  This encounter was brought to a safe conclusion due to the specialized training and skills learned through the CIT program.

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ULM Greeks invade Cajun Country during retreat

The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Office of Greek Life held its annual Greek Retreat Jan. 20-22 in Ville Platte. Over 30 ULM Greek students participated in the day of service sponsored by the City of Ville Platte.

The purpose of the weekend was to challenge Greek leaders to rethink leadership, define their values, and discover what the fraternity and sorority experience at ULM is all about.

The weekend included many educational programs and team building activities that were highlighted by a day of service.

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ULM Alumni Events Calendar

Warhawk Baseball is starting soon!
First home game is Tuesday, Feb. 21 vs. Tulane.
Season Tickets now on sale!

Super Warhawk Weekend
Fri- Sun March 23-25
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Wine Over Water
Thursday, April 12, 2012
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