New Surveillance Equipment Makes Students Feel Safer

By Kelly Reed Staff Writer MONTICELLO – New surveillance equipment on the University of Arkansas-Monticello campus makes students feel safer and decreases theft of property.    Over the past five years, UAM made efforts to improve security on campus by installing security cameras all across campus. Currently, surveillance systems cover many of the major housing halls, … Continue reading

Debate Team Wins Honors At National Tournaments

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO — The debate and forensics team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello won numerous team and individual awards at two recent national debate tournaments ­– the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament hosted by Webster University of St. Louis March 13-17 and the International Public Debate Association National Tournament hosted … Continue reading

Twenty-Eight Days Of Hope, Courage And Wisdom

By Susan Pruitt Senior Editor MONTICELLO-Maya Angelou once said, “No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”    With February being Black History Month, I think it is important to recognize not only African-Americans’ trials and tribulations, but also … Continue reading

Alpha Sigma Tau Plans Lock-Up

Courtesy of Guy Joubert MONTICELLO – The ladies of Alpha Sigma Tau plan to lock-up some of the University of Arkansas-Monticello’s finest students and faculty Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the University Center Green Room.    Detainees include: Lei Brist and Samantha Montgomery Anastasia Duff Chancellor Jack Lassiter Guy Joubert Robert Leonard … Continue reading

UAM Wins Three Sweepstake Titles At Southern Forensics Championship

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO— Competing against top collegiate debate teams from across Arkansas, the mid-South and the west coast, the University of Arkansas at Monticello won three sweepstakes awards in the Arkansas division of the Southern Forensics Championship held Jan. 25-27 at Louisiana State University-Shreveport.    UAM captured the individual events sweepstakes, the debate sweepstakes, … Continue reading

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Ushers In Holiday Spirit

By Patricia Adams Staff Writer MONTICELLO – The University of Arkansas at Monticello put on a show in honor of the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.    Samantha Montgomery, the Student Government Association president, gave a speech to welcome staff, faculty and students to enjoy in the holiday spirit. The UAM Jazz Ensemble and Alpha Psi … Continue reading

UAM Debaters Bring Home Individual Awards From Mississippi College Tournament

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO – Debate students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello brought home six individual awards from The Deep South Tournament hosted recently by Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss.    Zack Tucker, a graduate student from Marked Tree, was a semifinalist and third place individual speaker in the professional debate division. Also competing … Continue reading

Lysistrata Review

Amber McCormick Staff Writer MONTICELLO – A drama of the ages hit the stage of the Fine Arts Center Nov. 16.    The Drama as Literature and Performance seminar course put a twist to the play "Lysistrata." The new twist was based on a combination of old Greece and the Vietnam War, which caused quite a … Continue reading

Debaters Finish Fourth At Shreveport Tournament

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO — The debate team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello placed fourth in both overall debate and sweepstakes competition at a recent tournament hosted by Louisiana State University-Shreveport.    Chris Brown of Siloam Springs, a graduate assistant with the debate team, was named the first place individual speaker in the … Continue reading

Noble Crowned 2012 Homecoming Queen

By Susan Pruitt Senior Editor MONTICELLO – On Oct. 13, a psychology major from Star City received the title of University of Arkansas-Monticello Homecoming queen 2012.    Jessica Noble said she felt shocked when her name was called.    "When I was announced queen, I was blown away! I was shocked, excited, humbled and honored! I couldn’t believe it!" … Continue reading

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