Showing posts from April, 2008

Phi Theta Kappa Inducts New Members

The Beta Eta Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton recently inducted 33 new members during a ceremony in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. New members inducted include Jordan Ahne of Conway, Amanda Allred of Morrilton, Mary Barden of Greenbrier, Adrienne Beck of Solgohachia, James Bevier of Morrilton, Keleigh Blevins of Greenbrier, Tammy Brady of Conway, Amber Casley of Houston, Kathleen Conklin of Clinton, Chancie Dryer of Greenbrier, Shenna DuVall of Morrilton, William Ellis of Conway, Jacqueline Fisher of Morrilton, Steve Goocher of Dardanelle, Angela Holt of Plumerville, Dwanna Horton of Conway, Emily Kellar of Springfield, Lynde Lynch of Shirley, Dawn Messer of Fairfield Bay, Robert Mouser of Conway, Pele Passalaqua of Conway, Kimberly Peacock of Morrilton, Aida Quintero of Morrilton, Paula Riddle of Greenbrier, Brittany Selby of Conway, Vicki  Shadell of Perryville,  Janie Siebenmorgen of Conway, Keith Skaggs of Dardanelle, M

Graphic Designer Wins Paragon Award

Trevor Mize, graphic designer at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, was recently honored with a silver Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) in the category of Innovation in Technology. The awards were announced at NCMPR’s national conference in Savannah, Georgia in March. Mize won the award for developing a digital Easter egg hunt last spring on the UACCM Web site. As part of the Easter egg contest, four digital eggs were hidden on the College Web site. Current students were sent daily clues on their campus e-mails and in turn used the clues to search for the hidden eggs. The contest was very well-received by students, who were offered prizes for being the first to find the eggs. Mize is originally from Lamar, Arkansas, and he graduated from the UACCM graphic design program in 2002. The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations is an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges, and is

Karen Caig Awarded National Grant

Karen Caig, an English instructor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, was recently awarded a grant provided by a donation from the Freeman Institute to study Japanese language and culture in Honolulu, Hawaii. The grant will allow for an all-expense paid trip to a three-week intensive workshop which will be held at Tokai University. It will cover a wide variety of topics relating to Japan, including history, politics, literature, business, and the arts. The primary purpose of the workshop is to introduce college faculty into all aspects of Japanese society so they can return to their institutions and begin incorporating Japan Studies into their courses. Karen Caig Caig was awarded one of only 20 Japan Studies Association grants available nationally by submitting an essay titled, “So—Are Y’all Japanese or Chinese?” She said, “I feel very privileged to represent UACCM at this workshop. I hope that the information I bring back can lead to a UACCM-sponsored

Sturgis and Rockefeller Quartets Coming to UACCM for Free Concert

The Sturgis and Rockefeller Quartets of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will present a “Music in Our Town” recital at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 17, 2008 in the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Fine Arts Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the college, is open to the public and is being offered free of charge. Members of the quartets are part of the larger Arkansas Symphony Orchestra led by Pulitzer Prize-nominated conductor David Itkin. The quartets will perform a dynamic and energizing program at UACCM specially designed for an audience of all ages and will include classical, pop, chamber and family music. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is currently in its 39th year and is part of the Arkansas Symphony Arts Partners program which was founded in 2000 primarily as an educational outreach program. Since its inception, the program has reached all corners of the state performing for thousands each year with entertaining and informative demonstrations.  Seating f

Students Receive Literary Coterie Scholarship

The GFWC Literary Coterie Club of Morrilton recently presented scholarships to two students attending the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. Stephanie Bailey, a nursing student from Morrilton, and Adrienne Beck, a general education major from Saint Vincent, were each awarded a $500 scholarship to attend UACCM.  The Literary Coterie Scholarships are awarded annually by the UACCM Scholarship Committee to two full-time UACCM students residing in Conway County with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. The main source of funding for the scholarships is the Morrilton Literary Coterie Club’s Christmas Tour of Homes. UACCM student Adrienne Beck receives a scholarship from the GFWC Literary Coterie Club of Morrilton. GFWC Literary Coterie Club of Morrilton members present UACCM student Stephanie Bailey with a $500 scholarship.