Showing posts from June, 2009

Please excuse our growth...

It’s no secret that UACCM has grown at an amazing pace over the past several years. In fact, college administrators have recently acknowledged the impressive growth by creating a new department on campus—Institutional Research. The new department will work cooperatively with campus faculty, staff, and students to conduct research, prepare reports, and complete surveys for internal and external constituents. The department will also conduct and present research intended to create continuous improvement of programs and customer service at UACCM and to fulfill the mission and overall strategic plan of the college. The new department will be led by Wanda Hensley, who currently holds the position of registrar at UACCM , which she has held for the past 18 of her 30 years at the college. According to UACCM Vice Chancellor of Student Services Darren Jones, the new department will serve several purposes. “As our institution continues to experience growth and we prepare for our next Higher Le

Interested in Criminal Justice? Check This Out!

Did you know that UACCM is among 19 colleges and universities across the state who are collaborating with the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute to provide Arkansas law enforcement officers with the unique opportunity to earn certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees in Crime Scene Investigation and Law Enforcement Administration? Both programs are available exclusively to sworn Arkansas law enforcement officers and will allow them to complete certificate and degree programs at a fraction of the normal cost. This is an extraordinary educational opportunity for Arkansas officers that will greatly enhance the professionalism of law enforcement agencies. Rapid advances in the forensic sciences have had a tremendous impact on criminal investigations. New technologies and techniques provide investigators today with more resources than ever before to successfully process crime scenes. The Crime Scene Investigation program has been designed to provide law enforcem

UACCM Grad Promotes Scholastic Honors at the Governor's Mansion

Check out the following newspaper article about a recent UACCM grad: Andrea Hoelzeman, a recent UACCM graduate, participated in the 2009 Scholastic Honors Day at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. This day was set aside to honor valedictorians from Arkansas high schools, and Hoelzeman was among several student ambassadors selected from two and four-year colleges throughout the state to assist with the event. During the event, the ambassadors visited with the honored students and their families and fielded questions about why they chose to go to their college and their overall experiences as college students. Hoelzeman said, “It was nice to help give the students a better idea of what to expect in college and to let parents know more about what they should be prepared for as their children begin their higher education journey.” Hoelzeman graduated from UACCM in May 2009 with an Associate of Arts Degree in General Education. She is currently attending Arkansas Tech University in purs

Next Starlight Cinema July 2

For those who missed the first Starlight Cinema outdoor movie night of the season, another fun and free evening is just around the corner! The next event will be held on the evening of Thursday, July 2 in the UACCM Plaza Courtyard. The community event is being sponsored by UACCM and will feature the 2009 hit movie The Pink Panther 2 . The movie will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m., and admission is open and free to the community in addition to UACCM students, faculty, and staff. Popcorn, drinks, and candy will be available during the event with all proceeds benefitting Century League of Morrilton. The Pink Panther 2 follows inspector Jacques Clouseau, who has been assigned to only minor tasks after having been rewarded for solving the mystery of the Pink Panther Diamond. Unfortunately, the famous diamond has once again been stolen as have many other artifacts in a series of burglaries around the world. His past success will enable inspector Clouseau to be part of the dream team comp

Pre-Registration and a Library Relocation

Pre-Registration Ongoing If you're interested in picking up a quick summer class or getting ahead of the game for fall, you might wanna take a look at this: Registration for the second summer term at UACCM is scheduled for Thursday, July 2 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is the final day for registration for summer courses, so all new and current students interested in taking a summer course should plan to register on this date. Pre -registration for the upcoming fall term also continues on remaining Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in June and July. If you're interested in pre -registering for fall must set up an appointment to do so with Jan Magie by calling (501) 977-2165. Keep in mind that tuition for second summer term courses is due on the date of registration, July 2, and the deadline for pre -registered students to pay tuition or set up a payment plan for the upcoming fall term is July 31. Failure to pay tuition by these dates will result in a student's classes b

Pell Grant $$$...Come and Get it!

Good news, everybody! Pell Grant refunds for the Summer I session will be available at the Student Accounts window in the University Center beginning TODAY at 10:00 am! So grab your UACCM I.D. and head to the U.C. to pick up your money (you must have your UACCM I.D. to receive your check. Now don't spend it all in one place!

On a Fine Monday Morning...

Morning, everybody. Hope you all survived the weekend storms. Be sure to stop by the University Bookstore today and tomorrow to check out the annual sidewalk sale. I hear they are having some great deals, so don't miss out! Luck of the Irish Have you ever wanted to visit a land of green hills, stately castles, hospitable natives, and rollicking fun? Ever wanted to see if the “Luck of the Irish” might just rub off onto you? If so, join the UACCM Alumni and Friends Travel Program to explore all Ireland has to offer. The “Shades of Ireland” guided vacation tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity for participants and is scheduled for April 18 through 27, 2010. The tour is open to a limited number of participants from the community of all ages, and interest ed individuals need not be UACCM alumni members. The 10-day tour, led by a professional tour guide provided by Collette Vacations, will begin with a stop in Kingscourt, Ireland for dinner in a historic castle followed by an ove

Good Stuff Comin' Up...

Good morning, everybody. For all you lucky summer vacation lovin' folks who are just rolling out of bed, here are a few things you might be interested in. Hope everyone is enjoying their breaks (even if only for a few days). The UACCM University Bookstore is holding its annual sidewalk sale next Monday and Tuesday, June 15 and 16. Prices have been slashed throughout the store and many CBK items, Razorback goodies, select apparel, and more is all priced to sell! Stop by the bookstore from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm to check out these great deals, and while you're there, don't forget the Starbucks! June 26 and 27 will mark the 21st annual Great Arkansas Pig Out Festival in Morrilton! This year's festival will feature all the tried-and-true free games, activities, and entertainment as always in addition to a lot of new FREE activities and FREE food! Also new this year, a portion of festival proceeds will go to the Conway County School Counts! initiative. If you don't know

And the Honors go to...

UACCM has announced the Chancellor’s Scholars and Academic Honors lists for the spring 2009 semester. Congrats to all who made it! The Chancellor’s Scholars list is made up of full-time students who completed at least 12 college-level credit hours with a 4.00 grade point average. Students named as Chancellor’s Scholars for the spring 2009 semester include: Atkins—Tracey L. Rodgers and Jennifer K. Warren Batesville—Matthew W. Rorie Bee Branch—Andrew T. Kuipers Bigelow—Jennifer L. McGinty and Veronica N. Sutton Cabot—Timothy E. Frazier Clinton—Bryan A. Standley Conway—Aaron T. Black, Jessica H. Bomer, Darris L. Bowling, Laura L. Fields, Nicholas A. Golleher, Kathleen J. Hall, Carlton J. Hodge, Jared C. Hogan, Steven D. Jones, Brianna K. Lambe, Whitney A. Linville, Cory M. Moix, Allison Muller, Samantha J. Porter, Julianne A. Razo, Katherine S. Simmons, Joshua A. Terry, Lindsay N. Turnage, Grace A. Waldner, and Patrick J. Wendel Damascus—Jace A. Stephens Dardanelle—Jessica W. Lawhon and D

Earle Love Kids Raise Money for St. Jude's and Graduate!

Students of the Earle Love Child Study Center (ELCSC) recently participated in a Trike-A-Thon supporting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital . The children raised $416 for the hospital during the April 30 event. Shown in the picture are (from left) students Heidi Hoelzeman, Garren Jackson, Ivy Fielder, Abby Fields, Desiree Reeves, Olivia Garrett, Heaven Valentine, Caleb Spaul, and Zianna Criswell. Five area preschool students recently graduated from the ELCSC. Graduation was held on Thursday, May 21, and preschoolers honored included Wyatt Crow, Dillon Gangluff, Olivia Garrett, Heidi Hoelzeman, Garren Jackson, and Dakota Reichman.

Blood Drive Today, Last Day to Drop Tomorrow

Welp , not to scare all you newbies around here this summer, but day 2 of summer school and we are after your blood (well, the American Red Cross is, anyway). The Red Cross will pull it's famous Bloodmobile up to the parking lot in front of The Plaza and will be there from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm today. So stop by if you get a chance and help save a life. From the Red Cross Web site: Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute for your donation. When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group. Currently only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood. From its beginning, the American Red Cross has formed a community of service, of generous, strong and decent people bound by beliefs beyond themselves. The American Red Cross blood donor embodies this principle. Please join us in our mission to maintain a safe and stable blood supply by donati