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Katie Dawson named teacher of the year for her work with ULM Online

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:35
Katie Dawson, Interim Director of ULM Online, has been named the 2018 Post Secondary Teacher of the Year for Region 8, an award she received for her innovative work with the University of Louisiana Monroe's online programs. She was presented with a certificate on Nov. 28, 2018 at the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators 34th Annual Conference. The association's goal is to "enable the full utilization of the power of technology to assist in the fulfillment of the goals of education."

760 ULM students graduate at Saturday Commencement

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 12:57
Torrential rains and gusty winds did not stop 760 soon-to-be graduates from filling Fant-Ewing Coliseum on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Joining them were friends and family, leaders of the University of Louisiana Monroe and honored guests. President Dr. Nick J. Bruno commented on the hours-long deluge, saying, "Since being president, we've never had a rainy day on commencement. I guess that record is broken." He then said, "I congratulate each of the candidates. It is a very special day regardless of the weather and we celebrate their accomplishments."

Mother: Our daughter gets the best care at ULM Occupational Therapy

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:10
There is a very special place at the University of Louisiana Monroe. It's colorful, and bright, and filled with voices. It's the Occupational Therapy Center in Caldwell Hall. The center, under the direction of Dr. Patti Calk, is making life better by helping adults and children with different challenges. One of the children who goes there is Aubrey James Hendrix. Her mother, Sarah Hendrix, shares their story:

ULM Fall-Summer Commencement 2018 is Saturday at 10 a.m.

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:45
The University of Louisiana Monroe presents the Summer-Fall Commencement Exercises 2018 at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in Fant-Ewing Coliseum. For information on commencement, please see ulm.edu/commencement-info . President Nick J. Bruno will confer 783 degrees upon 780 graduates. There are 41 associate's degrees; 576 bachelor's degrees; 1 Doctor of Pharmacy degree; 154 master's degrees; three Doctor of Education degrees and eight Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Black Bayou Brass presents free holiday concert Dec. 6

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 16:53
Black Bayou Brass, resident faculty brass ensemble in the School of Visual and Performing Arts, will perform a free holiday concert on Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Monroe. Ensemble members are Dr. James Boldin, Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Adam Johnson, Assistant Professor of Music, and Dr. Eric Siereveld, Assistant Professor of Music. The group will be joined on the piano and organ by ULM Professor of Music Dr. Richard Seiler.

AKA honors Dr. Bruno with CAMEO Award for dedication to education, diversity, community

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:09
Dr. Nick J. Bruno, President of the University of Louisiana Monroe, has been recognized for his outstanding work in education, diversity and the community with the CAMEO Award from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omicron Iota Chapter. The awards ceremony was Nov. 16 at Delta Community College with the theme "Exemplifying Excellence Through Service." CAMEO stands for Community Service, Arts, Medicine, Education, Organization. The CAMEO Awards began in 2003 when, according to the sorority, they "chose to celebrate those in the community who gave tirelessly of their time and talents to promote the greater good of mankind."

Sky high: ULM's Stephanie Robinson licensed to fly drones

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 21:31
The University of Louisiana Monroe's UAS Management (Unmanned Aerial Systems aka drone) program has achieved a milestone: UAS major Stephanie Robinson is ULM's first FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) licensed female drone pilot. Robinson mastered the demands of this innovative and unique program and passed the FAA small UAS pilot knowledge exam with flying colors.

Holidays at ULM - concert Tuesday, Christmas tree lighting Wednesday

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:24
Tuesday is the School of Visual and Performing Arts annual Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium. This special event is free and all are invited. The concert will feature the ULM Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, University Chorale, and Dance Repertory Ensemble. The doors open at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. is the lighting of the ULM Christmas tree, located in Scott Plaza. The event is sponsored by the Student Life and Leadership.

ULM closes at 1 p.m. Wednesday for Thanksgiving holiday

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:10
The University of Louisiana Monroe will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 26.

Annual Holidays at ULM Concert Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Brown Theater

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:46
WANT TO GO? WHAT: Holidays at ULM Concert WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Brown Theater at ULM COST: Free

Autism Center at ULM receives New Horizons grant of $10K to fund research

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:25
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation has awarded the Autism Center at ULM a New Horizons research grant of $10,000.

La. Cancer Foundation supports ULM breast cancer research with $10K donation

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:01
For 13 years, the Louisiana Cancer Foundation has financially supported breast cancer research at the University of Louisiana Monroe with donations totaling $117,500. Tuesday, Dr. Paul Sylvester, Associate Dean of Research in the ULM College of Pharmacy, accepted a $10,000 donation from LCF Executive Director James Adams.

College of Business and Social Sciences hosting conference on Age and Aging Tuesday

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 08:44
The College of Business and Social Science, Gerontology Program, at the University of Louisiana Monroe will be hosting the "Conference on Age and Aging: Multi-perspectives" from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13 on the second floor of the Student Union Building (SUB). The goal is to educate people about healthy aging vs. unhealthy aging, focusing on the prevention of non-normal aging issues, and addressing the negative stereotypes of old age.

Auditions for VAPA's 'Phantom of the Opera' are Nov. 8

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:38
The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts announces auditions for their Spring 2019 musical production "The Phantom of the Opera." Auditions will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18 in Brown Auditorium on the ULM campus. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. for sign-in and warm-up with the auditions beginning at 1 p.m.

Dolecheck, Starks, Perodeau present at 2018 Assessment Institute

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:37
The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is the nation's oldest and largest event focused on outcomes assessment in higher education and is designed to provide participants with good practice and innovations in assessment that educators can use in their own setting.

Kitty Degree Eminent Scholars and Endowed Professors honor her ULM legacy

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 13:57
Over her lifetime Kitty DeGree, one of Northeast Louisiana's most generous philanthropists with donations exceeding $9 million at the time of her death in 2012, distinguished herself as the University of Louisiana Monroe's largest donor.

Mabel John giving Master Class at 11 a.m. Thursday at ULM; public invited

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 15:02
Entertainer and Bastrop native Mable John returns to the area for a celebration of her talent. John sang backup for Ray Charles and even released a few singles of her own. The University of Louisiana welcomes John on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. -12:05 p.m., when she will present an open Master Class in Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall. The session is free and open to the public.

'Candide' presented by ULM's VAPA Nov. 1-4

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:53
The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) will present four performances of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" on November 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Brown Auditorium. The first three performances are evening shows at 7:30 p.m., while the final show is a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.

Talbert receives more than $352K to study obesity, diabetes

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 10:44
The number is staggering, 100 million U.S. adults are diabetic or prediabetic according to a June 2017 report by the Centers for Disease Control. In Louisiana the latest number by the American Diabetes Association is 575,000 adults with diabetes. A researcher at the University of Louisiana Monroe is working to lower this number. Dr. Matthew Talbert, ULM Associate Professor of Biology, has received a $352,500 grant to support his research into the obesity-diabetes connection. The grant is from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.

ULM mock trial team brings first place home from Nordic Battle

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 16:10
The University of Louisiana Monroe's mock trial team won the University of Minnesota's Nordic Undergraduate Mock Trial Battle in Minneapolis, Minn., on October 12-14, 2018. ULM swept Macalester College, the University of St. Thomas, and the University of Missouri in the first two days of the competition. They split decision with undefeated Carleton College to take first place on the final day of the competition.

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