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October 2012

Celebrate ULM Homecoming Week, Oct. 21-27

Homecoming Photo

University of Louisiana at Monroe Homecoming Week—Oct. 21-Oct. 27—means fun, festivities, and football.

Students, alumni, and all members of the ULM family will enjoy a mix of the traditional and the new as Homecoming culminates with the Homecoming football game vs. the University of South Alabama, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in Malone Stadium.

With the current national attention given to the ULM football team, many have branded the Warhawks as "America's Team." Student leaders chose an accompanying theme for this year's homecoming events: "Ace Wants You for America's Team."

A complete schedule of Homecoming events is online at ulm.edu/homecoming

ULM Alumni Assocation announces award recipients

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Alumni Association has announced the recipients of the 2012 Alumni Assocaiton Awards, to be presented at ULM Alumni Association Awards Brunch and Awards Ceremony, which is part of ULM's Homecoming Week.

The awards ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the University Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library.


Ksy ShippShipp

Kay Shipp (B.A. ’70, M.A. ’73) is the recipient of the Golden Arrow award, which recognizes alumni who serve the association and the university with distinction.

Kay serves on the ULM Agricultural Advisory Committee, ULM Alumni Association, and numerous community boards and organizations. She is the owner and operator of Shipp Farms.

Read more about Kay Shipp


Frank HoffmanHoffmann

Frank Hoffman (B.A. ‘66, M.Ed. ‘69, Ed.D. ‘79) is the recipient of the George T. Walker Lifetime Achievement Award, given to those who distinguish themselves through professional and personal achievement and who serve the university and the alumni association well during the course of several years.

A member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, Hoffman works with numerous local civic organizations, and is well known as the radio voice of Warhawk football and basketball for over 35 years.

Read more about Frank Hoffmann


Northwest Louisiana Alumni Chapter photo

The Northwest Louisiana Alumni Chapter is the 2012 Alumni Chapter of the year.

The Northwest Louisiana Alumni Chapter is the recipient of the Alumni Chapter of the Year Award.

The chapter sponsors a Scholarship Golf Scramble, endowing two scholarships per year to students who are attending ULM from northwest Louisiana.

Read more about the Northwest Louisiana Alumni Chapter




Dan Chason

Chason

Captain Dan Chason of the ULM Police Department is the recipient of the Alumni Service Award, which recognizes outstanding service by a ULM staff member.

Chason established an eight-week, accredited self-defense program that was a milestone, said Ellerman, one that became so popular attendees are regularly placed on a waiting list.

Read more about Dan Chason

ULM dental hygiene achieves perfect passage rate

Denny Ryman

Ryman

Students in the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Dental Hygiene Program have—for the 12th time in 13 years—achieved a 100 percent passage rate on the spring National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.

“I continue to be proud of the exceptional ways our faculty prepare the next generation of health care providers for the community and the region,” said Denny Ryman, dean of the ULM College of Health Sciences.

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ULM occupational therapy students achieve perfect passage rate


After consistently scoring above the national average on their licensure exam, the 2011 graduates in the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program achieved a 100 percent passage rate on their national exam.

“I continue to be proud of the exceptional job our faculty do as they prepare the next generation of health care providers for the community and the region,” said Denny Ryman, dean of the ULM College of Health Sciences.


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ULM online MBA named nation’s “Best Buy”

The online Master of Business Administration Program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe has been ranked objectively as the number one “Best Buy” in the United States by the national review team at GetEducated.com.

Ron Berry

Berry

According to the company’s web site, GetEducated.com is a consumer group that publishes online college and university rankings and ratings based on the dimensions that matter most to online students: affordability and credibility. 

“This new, objective ranking by GetEducated.com further illustrates the quality, and more importantly, the value of our MBA program, which is extremely important given the trend of rising costs of higher education across the nation,” said Ron Berry, dean of the College of Business Administration at ULM.

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Speech-Language Pathology graduates earn perfect scores; surpass national average

Johanna Boult

Boult

Students in the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Speech-Language Pathology masters degree program earned their second consecutive 100 percent passage rate on the spring 2012 Praxis exit exam.

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the national passage rate for first time test-takers is 80 percent.

“Strong passage rates reflect the quality of the program,” said Dr. Johanna Boult, assistant professor and head of SLP.

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ULM fans: Style your ride with Warhawk pride Oct. 24 and 27

ULM warhawk license plate

University of Louisiana at Monroe fans wanting to style their rides with Warhawk pride will have multiple opportunities to obtain an official Warhawk license plate, Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 27.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 24, ULM representatives will be stationed in the Warhawk Circle, located at the end of Bayou Drive on the ULM campus.

Representatives will also be available from 12-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in The Grove, behind the golf house on Bon Aire Drive.

Any Louisiana registered vehicle is eligible for the plate—fans need only bring their vehicle registration, and exchange the old plate for the new Warhawk plate. Plates will be installed within minutes by ULM students.

Ninety-six percent of the proceeds from each plate will benefit the ULM Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

Prices vary. Calculations are based on the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and value of the vehicle at the time of original purchase.

Cash, checks, or cashier’s checks will be accepted by the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles representatives present on both days.

This initiative is part of ULM's Homecoming Week. For more information, contact Brook Sebren at 318-342-5244, or sebren@ulm.edu

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

Alaskan CruiseAlaskan Cruise

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Single-Game Football Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets for the Warhawks' Homecoming clash on Oct. 27 against South Alabama can be purchased by calling 318-342-3ULM, by visiting the ticket office in Malone Stadium or online at Warhawk Ticket Central.

Single-game ticket options consist of lower bench for $20 each, upper chairback for $20 each, adult general admission for $15 each and youth general admission (ages 3-17) for $10 each.

ULM students may purchase up to four (4) student guest tickets, which are valid for general admission or the student section (capacity allowing), per student account at a price of $10 apiece.

Tickets for all away contests are also on sale and information on availability can be online at www.ulmwarhawks.com.

Tickets for all of ULM's football away games away this season, including two matchups against SEC opponents and a trip to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, are now available for purchase by ULM season ticket holders, ULM Athletic Foundation members and ULM students online at Warhawk Ticket Central.





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.

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  • Coverage for as little as 30 days or permanent coverage to age 65
  • ALL Dependents covered until age 26
  • 10% Healthy Member Discount
  • No pre-existing condition limitations for covered enrollees under age 19
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To review the plan details, receive an instant online rate visit www.ULMAHealthPlans.com or call
1-866-422-1324.

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 this Warhawk Fan Web site 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.

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.

Warhawks on top of Sun Belt standings with 43-42 OT victory over Western Kentucky

ULM (5-2, 3-0) ruined the Homecoming festivities for Western Kentucky (5-2, 2-1), 43-42, in overtime inside L.T. Smith Stadium. Kolton Browning rushed the touchdown before finding Rashon Ceasar on the two-point conversion to secure the victory.

Je'Ron HammJunior WR Je'Ron Hamm runs the ball against WKU.

Browning engineered a seven-play, 90-yard drive ending with a 12-yard pass to Ceasar for the touchdown to tie the game and send it to overtime.

The win guaranteed ULM its best overall start since 1993 and best Sun Belt start since 2009 (3-0).

In addition, it is the first four-game winning streak in FBS era. ULM won five in a row from Oct. 16 to Nov. 13 in 1993, their last as a I-AA program.

ULM was down 28-7 before scoring 21 straight unanswered points to tie the game in the fourth quarter. ULM began the comeback with an eight-play, 75-yard drive capped by a Browning rushing touchdown.

A quick stop by the ULM defense gave the Warhawks the ball with 1:07 in the first half. Browning connected with Cortney Davis for a 30-yard touchdown to cap a eight-play, 64-yard drive as time expired. It was Davis' first career catch and touchdown.

ULM threatened in the third quarter as Jyruss Edwards caught a 44-yard pass and was pulled down at the one-yard line. WKU stuffed ULM to turn the Warhawks over on downs, highlighted by a missed fake field goal. 

The third quarter marked the first time in a ULM game this season that neither team scored.

Browning found Harper for a 16-yard touchdown with 11:23 remaining in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 28-all. The drive covered 46 yards in seven plays.

ULM had a chance to take the lead on its next possession but was forced to punt giving the ball back to the Hilltoppers at their own 36-yard line. WKU marched 64 yards in 10 plays for the touchdown capped by Antonio Andrews' two-yard run with 2:29 to play in regulation.

Browning finished 22-for-41 passing with four touchdowns and 308 yards while rushing for a team-high 69 yards and two touchdowns. Harper caught seven balls for 62 yards and a touchdown.

Western Kentucky began the game with a scoring drive capped by a 22-yard touchdown pass from Kawaun Jakes to Willie McNeal giving the Hilltoppers a 7-0 advantage with just 3:40 off of the clock.

WKU picked off Browning on ULM's first play from scrimmage. On the ensuing drive the Hilltoppers elected to go for it on fourth down and Isaiah Newsome came up with his second interception of the season and sixth of his career.

A Justin Manton punt was downed inside WKU's own one-yard in an attempt to slow the Hilltopper offense. However, the Hilltoppers were able to string first downs together and end the drive with WKU extending its lead to 14-0 on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Jakes to Jack Doyle with 13:02 left in the half. The drive went 99 yards and lasted 8:23.

An excellent 51-yard kickoff return from Cortney Davis gave ULM excellent starting field position. Browning scampered for 13 yards before finding Je'Ron Hamm for a 16-yard touchdown pass to get the Warhawks within a score, 14-7, with 11 minutes remaining.

A 58-yard kickoff return from Antonio Andrews sent the momentum back to the home sideline. WKU continued to attack and went up 21-7 on a five-yard touchdown pass from Jakes to Austin Aikens with 8:37 left in the half.

Browning threw his second interception of the day, this time by Cam Thomas to give WKU the ball on ULM's 18-yard line. Jakes found Doyle again for a 19-yard touchdown, giving the Hilltoppers a 28-7 lead with just under six minutes before halftime.

Warhawk 2012 Football Schedule
(home games in bold)

Sept. 8 @ 6 pm on ESPNU Arkansas (at Little Rock) 34-31 (W) OT
Sept. 15 @ 11 am on ESPN3/SEC at Auburn 31-28 (L) OT
Sept. 21 (Fri @ 7 pm) on ESPN
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KEEL-710 AM (Shreveport)
Baylor 47-42 (L)
Sept. 29 @ 2:30 pm on CST
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KEEL-710 AM (Shreveport)
at Tulane 63-10 (W)

Oct. 6 @ 2:30 pm
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KYSR 92.1-FM (Shreveport)

at Middle Tennessee 31-17 (W)
Oct. 13 @ 7 pm
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KEEL-710 AM (Shreveport)
Florida Atlantic 34-14 (W)
Oct. 20 @ 3 pm
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KEEL-710 AM (Shreveport)
at Western Kentucky 43-42 (W) OT

Oct. 27 @ 6 pm
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KWKH-1130 AM (Shreveport)

South Alabama - HOMECOMING
Nov. 3 @ 3 pm
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KYSR 92.1-FM (Shreveport)
UL-Lafayette
Nov. 8 (Thursday @ 6 pm on ESPNU)
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KWKH-1130 AM (Shreveport)
at Arkansas State
Nov. 17 @ 3 pm
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KYSR 92.1-FM (Shreveport)
North Texas – Chili Cook-off
Nov. 24
Radio: 104.1-FM (Monroe)
KEEL-710 AM (Shreveport)
at FIU

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Single-Game Football Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets for the Warhawks’ Homecoming clash on Oct. 27 against South Alabama can be purchased by calling 318-342-3ULM, by visiting the ticket office in Malone Stadium or online at Warhawk Ticket Central.

Single-game ticket options consist of lower bench for $20 each, upper chairback for $20 each, adult general admission for $15 each and youth general admission (ages 3-17) for $10 each.

ULM students may purchase up to four (4) student guest tickets, which are valid for general admission or the student section (capacity allowing), per student account at a price of $10 apiece.

Tickets for all away contests are also on sale and information on availability can be online at www.ulmwarhawks.com.

Tickets for all of ULM’s football away games away this season, including two matchups against SEC opponents and a trip to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, are now available for purchase by ULM season ticket holders, ULM Athletic Foundation members and ULM students online at Warhawk Ticket Central.





2012 Men's Basketball Schedule
2012 Women's Basketball Schedule

ULM honors 1987 National Championship Team

On Saturday Oct. 13, ULM’s 1987 1-AA (FCS) national championship football team was inducted into the ULM Hall of Fame during a special luncheon held inside Fant-Ewing Coliseum.  The team was also honored at halftime of the ULM/Florida Atlantic game night.

Under the direction of head coach Pat Collins, ULM finished with a 13-2 record in 1987 and defeated Marshall 43-42 in the title game to earn its second national championship in school history.

Pat CollinsPat Collins

Quarterback Stan Humphries threw the game-winning touchdown with 7:19 remaining against the Thundering Herd.

The ULM defense stopped a pair of Marshall drives in the final minutes to seal the victory. ULM defeated North Texas, Eastern Kentucky and Northern Iowa in playoff games leading to the national championship contest.  

 “I appreciate what the university has done to honor the 1987 championship team,” said Collins.

“It is one thing to have an individual inducted into the ULM Hall of Fame, but to have the entire team inducted is a tremendous honor.  I am thankful for all of the hard work completed by the athletic department and the university as a whole to make this happen and I appreciate all of those involved in this decision.” 

Today, 25 years after the 1987 season, ULM is still the only university from the Southland Conference to ever win the 1-AA (FCS) championship. 

Collins was named Chevrolet and Football News National Coach of the Year, while also garnering Southland and Louisiana Coach of the Year honors.

Defensive tackle Claude Brumfield and offensive tackle John Clement were consensus first team All-Americans, while Humphries and kicker Teddy Garcia were first teamers on at least one All-America squad. Free safety Cyril Crutchfield earned second team All-America honors.

Humphries led a high-powered ULM offense that averaged 414.9 yards and 30.4 points per game that season.  Humphries threw for 2,622 yards and 22 touchdowns during the regular season. He went on to throw for 1,397 yards and 11 touchdowns in ULM's four playoff victories. The Warhawks also boasted the Southland's top defense, which allowed 303.8 yards and 19.9 points per game. 

Three players on the 1987 team were chosen in the National Football League Draft, including Humphries (sixth round, Washington Redskins) and Garcia (fourth round, New England Patriots) in 1988, and tight end Jackie Harris (fourth round, Green Bay Packers) in 1990.

Humphries had the most decorated career in the NFL, playing eight seasons for the Redskins and San Diego Chargers. Humphries started six seasons for the Chargers and guided the franchise to its only Super Bowl appearance in 1994, a 49-26 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Browning Tabbed Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week

Kolton  Browning

Browning

The Sun Belt Conference office has released its players of the week and ULM quarterback Kolton Browning earned the league’s offensive player of the week honor. 

Browning led the Warhawks (3-2, 1-0 SBC) to a 31-17 win at Middle Tennessee.

The junior finished 26-of-38 for 285 yards with one touchdown and one interception.  Browning also rushed 10 times for 44 yards.

 His lone touchdown pass of the game came with 3:40 to play in the second quarter when he hooked up with Je’Ron Hamm from the Middle Tennessee three yard line as ULM extended its lead to 14 points (17-3).  The scoring drive was highlighted by a 47-yard pass from Browning to Hamm.

With his strong performance at Middle Tennessee, Browning moved up the ranks in four different ULM career categories.  Browning now ranks second in career completions (614), third in career pass attempts (1,008), third in total offense (7,555) and fourth in career passing yards (6,494).


ULM-Baylor sets new Sun Belt TV rating record

The ULM vs. Baylor football game that was televised live on ESPN Friday, September 21 was watched by a record number of viewers for the Sun Belt Conference.

The game game was watched by over 12.7 million people with a rating of 1.8 - the highest rated in history for a game involving a Sun Belt Conference team. 

The previous highest rated game in Sun Belt history was the FIU at Louisville game a season ago that earned a 1.4 rating.

iPhoneULM releases free phone apps for Warhawk fans

Download the ULM iPhone app and get all the latest in ULM Athletics in a simple, interactive interface on your Apple or Android smart device.

Among the info included is latest news, scores and schedules, and rosters for all your favorite ULM teams! In addition, live stats are available for selected sports.

Upgrade to the Premium ULM app for access to exclusive on-demand video from Warhawks All Access, including press conferences, player and coach interviews, and much more!

Visit ulmwarhawks.com to download your free app for any Apple or Android smart device.

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

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ULM Water Ski Team wins 24th national title

Water Ski photoThe University of Louisiana at Monroe's Water Ski Team won its 24th National Championship.

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Water Ski Team won their 24th national championship title at the 34th Collegiate Water Ski National Championships Oct. 18-20, at Tri-Lakes in Zachary.

The ULM Water Ski Team has captured the national title 24 out of the 34 years of the tournament's history.

According to www.usawaterski.org, the Warhawks tallied 12,475 points in winning their national title. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette finished second, scoring 11,585 points.

The competition included 12 of the nation’s top teams in Division 1, and 11 teams in Division 2. National team champions were declared in both divisions.

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ULM enrollment stable; data reveals record-setting freshmen class

Nick J. Bruno

Bruno

Fall enrollment at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is stable, and the 2012 freshman class—which has grown 10 percent since 2011—has the strongest academic credentials in the institution’s history.

ULM’s success in attracting this freshmen class, which possesses an average GPA of 3.38 and ACT score of 22.3, can be attributed to an expanded reach in recruitment, said ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno.

“In addition to exceeding many of the statewide performance goals defined by the Louisiana Grad Act, we are strategically recruiting high-ability students from within the region, state, and abroad. As more and more students discover ULM, we will continue to attract stronger, more academically prepared students,” Bruno said.

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ULM launches new virtual tour

Frank Sampognaro Jr.

Sampognaro

The University of Louisiana at Monroe has added yet another feature to its growing list of technological advances—a campus virtual tour.

“We are continually exploring and implementing new ways to share the unique physical beauty of our campus, and the quality education ULM has to offer,” said Lisa Miller, assistant vice president for enrollment management.  “This virtual tour, created by one of our own, allows us to do both. Our goal is to entice prospective students and their parents to visit our campus and meet the people who make ULM what is.”

Created by ULM alum Frank Sampognaro Jr. (BBA ’08), ULM’s new virtual tour, which can be found on the ULM homepage, guides visitors through various spots on campus, including in and around buildings, and the campus grounds.

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ULM opens unique multicultural library

ULM’s College of Education & Human Development hosted a grand opening of the ULM Multicultural Library—the region’s only special collection of its kind – on Oct. 12.

Multicultural literature focuses on the histories, cultures, and contributions of diverse groups including ethnic, racial, linguistic, religious, economic, special needs, and gender, among others.

Lynn Clark

Clark

The library, a satellite of the main university library, is solely dedicated to multicultural literature and media for K-12 students, teacher candidates, and area teachers. Students and educators can find unique books and media, such as the Harry Potter collection in various languages, award-winning collections, and cutting-edge documentaries about diversity.

Dr. Lynn Clark, director of DREAM (Developing Rigorous Experimental Academic Models), said multicultural literature benefits students, results in healthy self-esteem, and creates an acute awareness of negative stereotypes. 

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ULM NLBCDC receives second $50,000 grant

The Northeast Louisiana Business and Community Development Center, housed in the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Business, received an additional $50,000 grant from the Louisiana Business Incubation Association and Louisiana Economic Development.

Susan Duggins

Duggins

The new grant marks a second significant investment in the center. In October 2011, the LBIA/LEA awarded the NLBCDC a $50,000 grant to help create the incubator.

The award will be used to continue development of a multi-function business incubator, providing direct support to businesses and communities within the northeast Louisiana delta region. Support services provided to emerging and small businesses increase their chances for long-term survival.

The funding directly supports that effort and is significant to the success of the project, said Susan Duggins, director of the NLBCDC.

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