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The first class cancellation of 2009...and we're back to school this week!

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Well, we've been saying that you could find class cancellations daily here on the Campus Link Bog, but until now have not been able to deliver on that statement. But here we have it...the first official class cancellations of the fall 2009 semester. Gary Battershell (History) is out today. If you have any classes with Mr. Battershell, you can either sleep in, stay home, or have a free class period today! On another note, did you know that today marks the beginning of Back-to-School Bahamas Week at UACCM (I'm sure most of you put that together when you saw all the palm trees and flowered shirts...either that or you thought you had stumbled upon a tropical oasis right here in Morrilton, right?) Anyway, there are some great free things coming up this week at UACCM like a Back-to-School Bash with all sorts of FREE food and prizes, a comic hypnotist , and even a free outdoor movie night . We hope to see you at one or more of these events this week. Have a great week!

Carpooling: Go Green and Save Some $Green$

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Raise your hand if you want to save some $money$! In today's world, we are all looking for ways to save money and the environment. Why not do both at the same time? If you're like many UACCM students and employees, you probably make a daily trek to UACCM from Conway, Russellville, or other surrounding towns (some even come all the way from Little Rock!) A great way to save money, save the environment, make some new friends, and have some fun is to carpool to/from UACCM. We've been trying to find a way to make setting up and managing a carpool system easy (and FREE), and think we may have found it. Try it out by going to www.zimride.com and scrolling down to select "Arkansas" from the state listing. Then, select "Morrilton" from the next page. From there, you will be able to see current ride offers/requests to and from Morrilton and the surrounding areas. If an available ride looks like it will work with your schedule, click on it to see more informat

SEE the Show or BE the Show & The Future Begins...1 Week!

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G'morning . Just a couple of reminders this morning on some free events we have coming up exactly 1 week from today here at UACCM . Read on to find out more. SEE the Show or BE the Show Imagine a world where volunteers fall asleep at the snap of his finger and will obey the most hilarious and ridiculous hypnotic suggestions...Michael C. Anthony is recognized as one of the most successful stage hypnotists in the world today. Michael recently performed at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas and is bringing his hypnosis to UACCM on Thursday, September 3 at noon in the Fine Arts Auditorium. This event is being presented free to all UACCM students as part of the annual Back-to-School Bahamas Week. Campus Activities Magazine named him Campus Male Performer of the Year. His show is an avant - garde blend of the human psyche and eye-popping theater. Having hypnotized over 15,000 people, Michael C. Anthony has filled theaters throughout the United States and Internationally and cont

Habla Espanol?

Good morning! Interested in learning to speak Spanish? In today's world, being bi-lingual is more important than ever (and can get you a lot more money, too!) UACCM's Community Outreach Department is offering a "Beginning Spanish" non-credit class for any UACCM students or community members interested in learning to communicate in Spanish. This is a beginner’s course designed to help students develop a basic proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. The instruction is communicatively -oriented and emphasizes the everyday life and culture of Spanish-speaking people. The class spans a five-week period from Tuesday, September 1 through Tuesday, October 5 and will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in Room 203 in the UACCM Business Technology Center. The fee for the course is $50, and senior citizens will receive a discount of $5. The class will be taught by Traci Caldwell. If you're interested in signing up, stop by the Commun

Need a job? Check this out!

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As you may already know, HP is coming to central Arkansas! If you are currently in need of a job (or will be in the near future), check out the message below from HP's Central Arkansas Site Team! HP is ready to do business in central Arkansas! Our new, state of the art site in Conway, Arkansas is nearing completion and will be the home to over 1200 skilled employees! As the world's leading information technology company, HP invents solutions for our customers and is the best in the industry. Are you or someone you know a talented professional who wants to work for an organization that is committed to making you successful while having fun? Are you interested in a long-term career with a proven company that cares for team members and the community? If you answered yes, then HP might be the place for you! A variety of positions are currently available at the Conway, Arkansas site in our Inside Sales, Sales Operations and Customer Loyalty Center groups. Please follow the step

SEE the show or BE the show

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Good morning, UACCM ! Here we are at the cusp of our first full week of classes for the semester. Scared? I didn't think so...Just wanted to give you a heads up on an event we have coming up next Thursday at noon. It's guaranteed to be funny, entertaining, and FREE. Read on for more. Imagine a world where volunteers fall asleep at the snap of a finger and will obey the most hilarious and ridiculous hypnotic suggestions. World-renowned comic stage hypnotist Michael C. Anthony is coming to the UACCM at noon on Thursday, September 3 in the Fine Arts Auditorium to present his show, which is an avant - garde blend of the human psyche and eye-popping theater. Anthony, one of the most successful and sought-after stage hypnotists in the world, was recently named Campus Activities Magazine’s Campus Male Performer of the Year and has hypnotized more than 15,000 people throughout the United States and internationally. The community is invited to attend this event and be entertained b

Back-to-School Week: 10 Days and Counting

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For all you new and not-so-new people at UACCM, be on the lookout for the annual back-to-school week here on campus from August 31 to September 4. If you missed your vacation this summer, don't worry, because during this week, UACCM will be transformed into a Caribbean oasis as offices across campus do their best to replicate the islands of the Bahamas. Check out some of the great FREE things we have lined up for the week: The annual Back-to-School Bahamas Bash is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Plaza Courtyard. Stop by between classes and meet some new friends and enjoy some free stuff: Free hot dogs, drinks, chips, and cookies TONS of free prizes and giveaways (think Mp3 players, flash drives, etc.) Horseshoes, volleyball, and more activities Entertainment provided by the CIS Club Booths sponsored by clubs/organizations and area businesses (free giveaways) ARMY activities including basketball/football toss Lots more! SEE the Show or BE the

Do you enjoy singing in the rain?

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Since it is such a ridiculously rainy day, I thought I would pass this note on from UACCM Choral Director Shannah Cummings. You know, for all of you who like singing in the rain... Hello everyone, Do you like to sing? Well then, you should come join us in the UACCM Choir. We offer two classes: MWF from 1:00-1:50 or TR from 12:55-2:10. There is no audition process. You just sign up for the class and you are in! If you are interested in joining us this semester you still have a very limited amount of time left to add the course! We would love to have you join us! The deadline is tomorrow, so if you are interested, contact me quickly at cummings@uaccm.edu or by calling 501-977-2198. Don’t miss out on this exciting and fun experience! Hope to see you soon! Shannah Cummings Choral Director

And We're Off!

G'morning , all. The fall 2009 semester has officially begun, and by the looks of things, UACCM is already in full swing this morning! Haven't made it to class yet and don't know where you're going? Have a map: http://www.uaccm.edu/campus/map.html?bldg=uc Just wanted to tell you why you should follow this blog if you are a student. Two words: class cancellations. That's right...you can take a look at this blog before you head to class to find out if your instructor has cancelled your class or if inclement weather has closed campus. If you see your class on the list, you may be able to roll over and catch a few more Z's , and there's nothing bad about that, right? Watch the blog throughout the day for updates on events, meeting times, etc. and constantly stay in the loop. You can follow us on Twitter , too. Have a great first day, and you'll hear from us again soon.

Adios, Orientation

Well, it's Tuesday afternoon, and the first "College Success" new student orientation is wrapping up! We hope that you learned something over the past few days, and we can't wait to see all of our new and returning students tomorrow morning. Speaking of which, be sure to give yourself a few extra minutes if you plan on coming to campus in the morning. You're probably gonna need them! Everyone have a great afternoon and we'll see ya tomorrow! Don't forget to check out the upcoming dates over the the left. There are some great things coming up, so try to attend all the FREE events you can!

Orientation in Full Swing and a Note about Parking...

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Good afternoon, everybody. "College Success" New Student Orientation is underway at UACCM , and it's a hot one! Almost 900 new UACCM students descended upon campus early this morning and are currently taking campus tours and learning all about what the college has to offer while enjoying some free food and drinks and sweating profusely! Orientation will be held tomorrow, too, followed quickly by the first day of fall classes on Wednesday. Check out the pic. at right to see the mob of students getting ready to kick off orientation this morning. As you can imagine, the 2000-plus students that will attend UACCM this semester will most likely experience a few traffic and parking issues for the first couple of weeks of classes. One suggestion: leave yourself plenty of time to get to campus and get parked for the first few days. The entrance to campus from Poor Farm Road is currently closed, as is the gravel entrance off of University Boulevard , leaving only the main Univers

Whew! Registration is (almost) Over

Good afternoon, everybody. After three crazy-busy days here at UACCM , regular registration is over. All that's left now are a couple days of orientation and late registration for all the stragglers. Speaking of orientation, if you are a new student at UACCM who registered on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, we'll see ya there! Orientation will start bright and early Monday morning at 8:00 under the UACCM Pavilion just south of the University Center (where you registered). By the way, we're definitely on our way to another record-breaking year. We'll keep you posted when we have more information. If you're one of those people who catch themselves singing in the car, the shower, or at any other point burst into spontaneous song, you should probably think about joining the UACCM Choir. Even if you've already registered, it's not too late! Go by and see Mrs. Cumming in the Fine Arts Building or talk to your advisor on Tuesday during orientation to sign u

Registration is WIDE OPEN!

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Good morning, everybody! It's been a fast and frantic two days of registration here at UACCM and it's not over yet! Registration today is open to all the letters of the alphabet from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, so come on down and sign up! There are some great things coming up during the next few weeks, so be sure to watch the CampusLink Blog for more information...we'll be throwing it your way at a pretty good pace in the coming weeks. If you're a Twitter fan, get ready to follow us there. Click here or go to twitter.com/UACCM to get quick, to the point updates on UACCM so you'll always know what's going on at your school. And don't forget to join us on Facebook for information on events, the college, and more. If all else fails, head on over to www.uaccm.edu to find TONS of information on anything UACCM. Have a great Thursday and we'll see you all ASAP! Classes begin next Wednesday!

Registration: Here Today, Here Tomorrow!

It's finally here...Fall regular registration time! Check out the alphabetical schedule below to see when you are supposed to register over these next few days: Tuesday, August 11; if your last name begins with the letters: T through Z - 8:00 am - 12:00 noon A through F - 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm T through Z and A through F - 4:00 - 5:00 pm Wednesday, August 12; if your last name begins with the letters: G through M - 8:00 am - 12:00 noon N through S - 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm Any letter (open registration) - 4:00 - 5:00 pm Thursday, August 13: Any letter (open registration) - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Stop by the University Center on campus to register or if you have any questions. Don't forget, all new students are REQUIRED to attend College Success New Student Orientation next Monday and Tuesday, August 17 and 18, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm on campus. When you register, you should receive information about this orientation , which is designed to help introduce you to all the great things U

Some Computer Downtime and Registration Next Week!

Good Friday afternoon, all. Just a little note for everyone: UACCM will experience computer downtime from today, Friday, August 7 until Monday, August 10. E-mail to all campus accounts will most likely be unavailable at this time. If you do try and e-mail someone on campus and get an 'undeliverable' message returned to your inbox, then your message did not go through and you will need to re-send once the system is back up next week. If you have any questions on Monday, August 10, you are encouraged to call campus instead of e-mail. We apologize for the inconvenience this is causing but we promise it will be worth it in the end, so please bear with us! Also, regular registration is NEXT WEEK! That's right ...it's that time! Registration will be held next Tuesday through Thursday, August 11-13. If you haven't pre -registered, check out the alphabetical schedule by clicking here and be sure to come register at your appointed time. We hope you all have a great we

Another Project Completed: Testing Services!

Here's an update on another completed project at UACCM : Testing Services is open for business! The new office/classroom is located in Room 207 (upstairs) in the Business Technology Center. The center will offer COMPASS, GAP, TEAS, and make-up testing as well as distance education proctoring and more! Here are Testing Services new hours: Monday-Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Thursday: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm Friday: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm For more information on the new service, check out this link . A couple of other things going on around campus: The new Leadership Development Institute in downtown Morrilton is coming together! The historic building is currently being renovated to include new spaces for community education and workforce training classes. To find out more about upcoming community education classes, click here. Most classes listed will actually meet in the new facility downtown, so bear with us as we make the transition! The paving is underway! Crews are currently work