Students excel during inaugural President’s Academy
Students present findings at the conclusion of the week-long President's Academy at ULM.
The first-ever President’s Academy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe succeeded in bringing together top students and future leaders for an experience only a few can say they have ever had.
The Academy welcomed students with the desire to study and enter into high-level careers in science and technology including computer science, medical science, and physical science.
Those students, who were also required to have top-notch GPAs and ACT scores, were immersed in real-world externships and forays into the university experience with courses in visual and performing arts, Latin, literature, and business.
ULM pharmacy professors awarded U.S. patent for new drug
Dr. Khalid El Sayed (left) and Dr. Girish Shah.
The United States Patent & Trademark Office recently awarded the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy a patent for a new anti-cancer drug designed to control prostate cancer metastasis.
Dr. Girish Shah and Dr. Khalid El Sayed, professors in ULM's basic pharmaceutical sciences department, developed a new drug derived from the Red Sea sponge Hemimycale arabica.
Shah and El Sayed designed a unique screening platform enabling them to identify one right compound among 50. This discovery was further proven in their transgenic mouse model.
ULM offers online MBA program
Have you wanted to pursue an MBA but didn't think you had the time or money?
Applicaations are now being accepted for ULM's Online MBA program.
ULM's MBA program is:
- 100% online
- works with your schedule
- taught by ULM's exceptional faculty
- has concentrations in Educational Leadership or Gerontology
- an exceptional value!
ULS board member commends ULM for “entrepreneurial” new pharmacy degree
The University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy, the only state-supported program in Louisiana, is preparing to offer a new degree—Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences—that will provide a competitive advantage to students who choose to work in pharmaceutical sales, government regulatory affairs, and more.
Currently, ULM offers the professional (Doctor of Pharmacy) and the graduate (Ph.D.) degrees. The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science will be awarded to all ULM College of Pharmacy students upon successful completion of their first year of pharmacy school.
Board member E. Gerald “T-Boy” Hebert commended ULM “for the entrepreneurial nature of this degree and the competitive advantage that it will provide graduates when they are seeking employment in the pharmaceutical industry.”
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Travel the World with your Fellow Alums!
See the world and travel with your fellow alums! The ULM Alumni Association has partnered with other Louisiana Alumni Associations to offer you the best in world travel packages.
Some travel packages are cruises, others are excursions, but all of them offer a memorable travel experience you won't forget!
To find out more about available travel packages, just click a destination below or visit ulm.edu/alumni/travel
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.
ULM Alumni Association plans away tailgating for 2012
The ULM Alumni Association will take its tailgating skills on the road this year with several road tailgaiting trips.
On Saturday, Sept. 8 the Warhawks take on the University of Arkansas Razorbacks in War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
On Saturday, Sept. 29 the Warhawks visit the Big Easy to take on the Tulane Green Wave at 3:00 pm.
More tailgaiting information on both these events will be posted on the ULM Alumni Events Calendar once they are finalized and we will e-mail our alums in these two areas!
Read The Hawkeye online!
Be 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?
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.
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 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 email@example.com.
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, 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 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 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!
When 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and please include a photo!
Richard L. Cravatts, (B.A. ’72, M.A. ’73) recently published "Genocidal Liberalism: The University's Jihad Against Israel & Jews", published by the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
Cravett's book, available at Amazon.com, which explores the growing phenomenon of Israel-hatred and covert anti-Semitism on college campuses.
Fomented by extreme Left-wing institutes, funded by Saudi dollars, and led by professors with a barely-hidden intolerance for even the continued existence of the Jewish state, the new anti-Semitism-parading as anti-Zionism-poses dangerous threats to Israel and those who recognize the viability of this Western-style democracy in the Middle East.
Tracing the birth of this new strain of virulent anti-Israelism to the Left's obsession with "Palestinianism," this book also reveals how a destructive "unholy alliance" has been formed between those liberals who seek social justice for the Palestinians, and Islamists, who now find the Left as an ally against a common enemy: Israel.
Dr. Cravatts, Professor of Practice and Director of the Communications Management Program in the School of Management of Simmons College in Boston, has also been elected President of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, the third in the organization's history.
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) is a grass-roots community of academics who have united to promote honest fact based, and civil discourse.
The organization's mission is to inform, motivate, and encourage faculty to use their academic skills and disciplines on campus, in classrooms, and in academic publications to develop effective responses to the ideological distortions—including anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist slanders—that poison debate and work against peace.
Joyce Many (B.A. '78, M.Ed. '80), Associate Dean in the College of Education at Georgia State University has been named the 2012 recipient of the GSU Alumni Distinguished Professor Award. The award honors a GSU faculty member who exemplifies the balance between being a teacher and a scholar.
“Throughout my career, I have been passionate about both of these aspects,” Many said. “To be honored in this way validates the way I have shaped my professional life and what I have tried to accomplish.”
Many joined the language and literacy education faculty at GSU in 1994, and served as chair of the Department of Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology (MSIT) before becoming an associate dean.
Prior to her time at Georgia State, she served as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University and a research scholar at Northern University in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Many has published more than 60 journal articles and authored and contributed to multiple books on reading and literacy education, including “Reader Stance and Literacy Understanding” and the “Handbook of Instructional Practices for Literacy Teacher Educators.”
She served as center director for the University System of Georgia Reading Consortium for 10 years and has received multiple awards for her work, including the National Reading Conference Early Career Achievement Award and the COE’s Faculty Research Award.
In addition to her research and scholarship, Many has served as a dissertation chair for more than 35 COE doctoral students and works with current and former students on her publications and presentations.
She also works with undergraduate students enrolled in the college’s research internship course, which gives participants the chance to work with COE faculty on their research and gain a better understanding of research methodologies and outcomes.
Michelle (Watson) Palowsky (B.A. '90, M.Ed '95) has been named principal at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Monroe.
Palowsky's appointment was made by the Rev. Sebastian Kallarackal, CMI, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Church, and Sr. Carol Shively, OSU, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Shreveport.
Palowsky has been an educator for 22 years, serving most recently as a kindergarten teacher at Swartz Lower Elementary in Ouachita Parish.
Palowsky is a life-long resident of Monroe and has also earned a second Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision along with her Plus 30 from ULM.
ULM Football Fan/Media Day Set for Aug. 12
The Warhawks football team will host its free fan appreciation and media day event on Sunday, Aug. 12 inside Fant-Ewing Coliseum from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Warhawk players and coaches will be available for meet-and-greet, autographs and photos during the event. During this time fans can also purchase season tickets and join or renew their ULMAF membership.
There will also be a bounce house for young Warhawk fans to enjoy and registration for the Jr. Warhawk club will also take place.
Media members will also have the opportunity to interview ULM coaches and players during the event. The ULM media relations staff will be in attendance to assist with setting up interviews during the 75-minute event.
Warhawk 2012 Football Schedule
(home games in bold)
|Sept. 8 @ 6 pm on ESPNU||at Arkansas (Little Rock) – Away tailgating|
|Sept. 15 @ 11:30 am on ESPN3/SEC||at Auburn|
|Sept. 21 (Fri @ 7 pm) on ESPN||Baylor|
|Sept. 29 @ 2:30 pm on CST||at Tulane – Away tailgating|
|Oct. 6||at Middle Tennessee|
|Oct. 13||Florida Atlantic - Hall of Fame Weekend/Alumni Association Shrimp Boil|
|Oct. 20 @ 3 Ppm||at Western Kentucky|
|Oct. 27||South Alabama - HOMECOMING|
|Nov. 8 (Thursday @ 6 pmon ESPNU)||at Arkansas State|
|Nov. 17||North Texas – Chili Cook-off|
|Nov. 24||at FIU|
Warhawks take part in Sun Belt Media Day
With the start of the 2012 ULM football season set to kickoff on Sept. 8, Warhawk head coach Todd Berry and senior WR Brent Leonard talked with members of the media at the Sun Belt Conference’s media day held July 16 at the New Orleans Marriott.
Warhawk Head Coach Todd Berry shared these observations:
On last season’s narrow losses and outlook for 2012
Obviously you have to take a look at three games in particular from last season. Those were very close games and if they go our way it totally changes our season. I am excited about our team this season as we have the same group of starters that we have had the previous two seasons. We had several key injuries last season and that impacted us significantly, but those guys are back and they are healthy so that excites the coaching staff. We also have a more mature group, so you would like to think with a healthy and mature bunch we will be able to do better than last season.
On entering third season at ULM
I really like the chemistry of the team we have this season. The best thing about this team is the culture we have. The players have grown up together and when you have a culture like the one we have, it allows you work through adversity similar to what we encountered last season. The team could have chosen to take a step back or a step forward and I feel that this team has taken a step forward.
On improving the offense from last season to this season
That’s easy to answer, health is the key. Our quarterback played with a broken sternum, two running backs get injured, two receivers go down and we lose our starting tight end, all of that really takes its toll. You can’t dwell on that during a season; you have to make adjustments during the season as that is the nature of the game. The players that got hurt last year are back at full strength. We have also recruited well so I am excited about our offense in 2012.
On defensive players to watch in 2012
Cameron Blakes is a key guy for us; he is a four-year starting linebacker and NFL scouts are taking note of him. He didn’t have the same numbers as he did in previous years as teams ran away from him last year. We don’t shift our linebacker core, so as I mentioned, teams simply ran in a different direction. Two newcomers for us that I think will have strong seasons are a pair of transfers in Austin Moss [linebacker] and Gerrand Johnson [nose guard].
From Warhawk senior Wide Receiver Brent Leonard:
On team expectations for this year
Like everyone, we want to win all of our home games and we also want to win the conference and go to the first bowl game in program history.
On the team’s improvements in the off-season
The entire team has been working extremely hard during the off-season and that [the team’s work ethic] is one thing that I have really grown to love about our squad. Any time we have extra time we will go out on our own and play 7-on-7 games just trying to get more repetitions in an effort to get better.
Sheets notches win as Braves down Mets, 6-1
Former ULM Warhawk pitcher Ben Sheets, who made his first MLB start in nearly two years, didn’t disappoint as he tossed six strong innings Sunday in the Braves’ 6-1 victory over the New York Mets at Turner Field in Atlanta.
Sheets (1-0) surrendered just two hits and one walk while striking out five in his 2012 debut. After allowing just one base runner in the first two innings, Sheets ran into trouble in the third as the Mets had runners on second and third. The right-hander kept the Mets off of the scoreboard as he forced David Wright to fly out to right field.
After back-to-back perfect innings in the fourth and fifth, Sheets got plenty of run support as Atlanta scored six runs off of New York starter, Johan Santana. Michael Bourn started the big inning for Braves with a RBI double left and Freddie Freeman capped the inning with a three-run homer to right to give the Braves a 6-0 lead after five complete.
In the sixth, Sheets notched his fourth perfect inning of the contest and was pinch-hit for in the home half of the inning.
The Braves used three pitchers to close out the contest and the Braves’ bullpen surrendered just one run on four hits with one walk and one strikeout. Santana took the loss for the Mets and dips to 6-6 on the season.
Photo courtesy AP Photo/John Bazemore
Glynn Saulters to be inducted in Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions
ULM men’s basketball great Glynn Saulters is one of five former athletes to be inducted into the Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions class of 2012.
Saulters will be inducted alongside Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle, legendary Shreveport high school football coach Lee Hedges, former Grambling and NFL quarterback Doug Williams and former Centenary and NBA star Larry Robinson.
The induction ceremony will take place Saturday Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Shreveport Convention Center.
Individual and group tickets can be purchased for the event by contacting Dr. George Bakowski at (318) 221-8445. Individual tickets are $40 per person. A table of eight is $300.
Saulters, who starred for the Warhawks from 1965-68, is the only former ULM men’s or women’s basketball player to have his jersey retired.
The Lisbon, La., native ranks second on ULM’s all-time scoring list with 2,134 career points. He also holds seven of the top 10 single-game scoring marks, including a 51-point effort against Nicholls State during the 1967-68 season.
A two-time All-American, Saulters also ranks in the top five in school history in scoring average (23.5 ppg) and free-throw percentage (.826). He earned Gulf State Conference Player of the Year honors in both the 1966-67 and 1967-68 seasons.
Following his ULM career, Saulters helped the U.S. National Team to the gold medal at the 1968 Olympic Games. He also played one season with the New Orleans Buccaneers of the ABA.
Nine Warhawks Named to All-Louisiana Track & Field Team
Junior Daniel Mutai and freshman Jamel Sams highlighted nine Warhawks on the Louisiana Sports Writers 2012 All-Louisiana Track & Field team, announced by the LSWA. The team was chosen based on the best three times in the state in 21 men’s and women’s events from the national qualifying list through the NCAA Championships.
Mutai and Sams each earned All-Louisiana honors in a pair of events; Mutai in the 10,000-meter run and the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and Sams in the 400-meter hurdles and as part of the 4x400-meter relay team. Also making the team for the Warhawks were junior Clint Broussard (high jump), senior Jestin Miller (4X400 relay), senior Keyon Jones (4X400 relay), junior Dimitri Hampton (4x400 relay), senior Richard McKay (javelin), senior Derek Dark (shot put) and junior Danielle O’Donnell (high jump).
Mutai finished with the best time in the state in the 10,000-meter run with a run of 29:10.20 at the Stanford Invitational. The Kepsabet, Kenya, native also qualified for the NCAA Championships as one of the top 24 runners in the country in the event. Mutai had a best time of 9:06.07 in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the McDonnell Invitational. He has earned five All-Louisiana track & field honors over the past two seasons.
Sams had a remarkable freshman season for the Warhawks as he qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the 400-meter hurdles. His time of 52.48 in the event at the Texas Relays ranked as the third best time in the state. Sams was also part of ULM’s 4X400-meter relay team (joining Miller, Hampton and Jones) that posted a season-best time of 3:07.61 at the Texas Relays.
Broussard earned All-Louisiana honors in the high jump for the second straight year with a season-best leap of 6-11 (2.11m) at the Sun Belt Championships. The Lafayette, La., native also made his second straight trip to the NCAA East Prelims.
McKay earned All-Louisiana honors for the third time in the javelin. The DeRidder, La., native finished the season with the a best throw of 241-0 (73.46m), which ranked as the second best mark in the state and the 13th best in the country. McKay narrowly missed out on his third trip to the NCAA Championships as he finished 12th at the NCAA East Prelims.
Dark earned All-Louisiana honors for the first time in his career in the shot put. The Houma, La., native had a career-best throw of 56-6 (17.22m) at the LSU Relays for the third best mark in the state. Dark also made his third trip to the NCAA East Prelims.
O’Donnell was the only Warhawk on the women’s side to earn All-Louisiana honors. The Manitoba, Canada, native finished with a season-best jump of 5-7 (1.70m) at the Golden Eagle Classic, which ranked as the second best mark in the state.
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Warhawk Dash to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project Sept. 15
Participants from the 2011 Warhawk Dash leave the starting line.
Sponsored by the University of Louisiana at Monroe SGA and the City of Monroe, the annual Warhawk Dash seeks to continue its efforts in fund raising and promoting healthy and active lifestyles.
The dash will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 a.m., with registration starting at 7 a.m. at the old Selman Field Golf Course on Kansas Lane in Monroe.
This year’s dash participants will raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. In Nov. 2011, the Warhawk Dash raised over $5,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Early registration is currently underway and is $25 until Sept. 13. Race day registration is $35. Event shirts are guaranteed to those who register before Sept. 1.
For more information and registration forms visit ulm.edu/dash
Essay contest commemorates U.S. Constitution anniversary
All high school students in Ouachita and Lincon parishes are encouraged to enter the “Free Expression and the First Amendment” essay contest to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the United States Constitution.
Sponsored by the University of Louisiana at Monroe Department of Communication, the winner of the “Free Expression and the First Amendment” essay contest receives $250, with second and third place prizes of $100 and $50, respectively.
All entrants and their families are invited to attend a reception on Tuesday, September 25 on the ULM campus to recognize the participants.
As part of the observance of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, ULM's Department of Communication is also pleased to welcome Mr. Ken Paulson, president and CEO of the First Amendment Center, who will deliver the keynote speech at the reception.
ULM student hits internship jackpot
From left: U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.), ULM student Alex Holland, ULM alum Samantha Cashman, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.
The ULM Social Science Research Lab has placed students in internship programs across the United States, including Washington D.C., Atlanta, Tucson and New Orleans.
Now that list includes Las Vegas.
ULM student Alex Holland, a dual-major in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a member of the ULM soccer team, recently served several internships in her home state with several prominent Nevada elected officials.
ULM names new pharmacy associate dean
The University of Louisiana at Monroe recently named Gina Biglane the Associate Dean for Assessment in the College of Pharmacy.
Biglane completed her undergraduate degree with honors at ULM in 1990 and obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in 2001.
She has served ULM’s College of Pharmacy in various capacities since 2001.
She replaces Dr. Lesa Lawrence, who recently retired.
Jones published again in New York Times
Dr. Terry Jones, professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently had another of his articles concerning the Civil War published in The New York Times.
The article, titled “Brothers in Arms,” tells the story of how a group of Louisiana Civil War soldiers known as the Louisiana Tigers fought hand to hand with a Union unit known as the "Irish Brigade" at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia, on July 1, 1862.
After the Civil War, the Irish Brigade became part of the New York National Guard, and today's Louisiana National Guard traces its ancestry back to the Louisiana Tigers.
"Brothers in Arms" can be read online at The New York Times' Web site
ULM fishing team lands #2 national ranking from Association of Collegiate Anglers
ULM's fishing team, ranked second in the nation. From left: Trapper Munn, Jacob Slade, Jackson Blackett, Paul Clark, Brian Eaton, Nick LeDart and Blake Deron.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe fishing team finished the 2011-2012 season ranked second nationally after competing in fishing tournaments sanctioned by the Association of Collegiate Anglers.
ULM’s national rank was confirmed after competing in the 2012 Collegiate Bass Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tenn., on June 23-24, where ULM finished in eighth place.
National ranking is based on the ACA’s point system, with 160 collegiate teams competing this year.
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Warhawk Football Fan Appreciation Day - Sunday, August 12
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Warhawk 2012 Football Schedule
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