Showing posts from October, 2009

Horsheshoes, FREE Movies, and Needles...

It's Friday! Here are a couple of things to remember before this Halloween weekend: Intramural Horseshoes is almost here! Sign-up sheets are available outside the SGA Office in Union Station in the Kirk Building. Sign up with a partner or by yourself and we can make it work. Worried about the flu? Flu shots are being given today at the former Hagan's Dodge building on Broadway in Morrilton. Shots will be given from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, drive-thru style, so head over when you get a chance and get immunized. Want to save a life? The American Red Cross will be on campus next Monday, November 2 and Thursday, November 5 to conduct a blood drive. Just look for the Bloodmobile and head on in when you get a chance. Finally, tonight marks the final Starlight Cinema Free movie night of the semester! We've moved tonight's event into the Fine Arts Auditorium for fear that moviegoers may float away while laying in the usual movie night spot on the Plaza Courtyard lawn. W

Nursing Job Fair 2009...Great Success and Silver Screen Songs

NOTE: ARNEC classes on Thursday, October 29 have been canceled. Please check ANGEL for your assignment. Well, it's yet another rainy morning in Morrilton, and today's rain has caused at least one casualty (event casualty, that is). The Timberwolf 5k Race has been postponed AGAIN until Thursday, November 19 during x-period. You'll still get your t-shirt on race day and (hopefully) won't fall down in the mud. Now a bit of news on the recent nursing fair ... On October 22, numerous employers and over 50 UACCM nursing students braved the monsoon weather conditions for the Fall 2009 Nursing Job Fair. The employers represented a broad spectrum of health-care providers, including nursing homes, AR Department of Health, hospitals, clinics, Conway Human Development Center and the AR Department of Human Services. Students gathered information about available positions, met with human resource coordinators, networked various contacts, and got freebies and door prizes. Do

Free $Money$ for you...and a Moving Movie Night

Here is some information on a couple of scholarships available to current UACCM students: Talbots Scholarship Foundation is currently taking scholarship applications for the 2010 academic year. Applicants can apply from October 5, 2009 through January 2, 2010. Only the first 5,000 eligible applications received will be processed. Awards will include ten $15,000 scholarships and one $30,000 scholarship to an extraordinary finalist demonstrating courage, conviction, and an insatiable entrepreneurial spirit. Eligibility requirements: Females currently residing in the US or Canada Females who earned a high school diploma or GED by September 2000 Females enrolled or planning to enroll in a full or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school Those attending the full 2010-2011 academic year and receiving a degree no earlier than May 2011, with at least two semesters (24 credit hours or more) remaining

One Wednesday Cancelation, Fall Fest, and UACCM Pageant

Happy Wednesday, UACCM. Danny Gifford (air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration technology instructor) is out today, and his MORNING classes are canceled. Fall Fest is today! Stop by the Plaza Courtyard between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm to check out all the free things and food: laser tag paintball shooting arcade rock climbing wall hand-dipped corn dogs funnel cakes cotton candy lots of giveaways Remember: stop by the SGA table when you get there to get your Fall Fest fun money. All of this is being offered FREE and is sponsored by your Student Government Association and Students R Heroes. Mirror, Mirror...deadline approaching The UACCM Phi Beta Lambda chapter will host the third annual UACCM Pageant on Saturday, November 7, 2009. The pageant will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the UACCM campus in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Practice for the pageant will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 5. The UACCM pageant is open to current UACCM students and seven other ca

The Sounds of the Silver Screen for FREE

The UACCM Choir is set to present their fall concert this Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 pm in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. The theme for the concert will be “Songs from the Silver Screen,” a program of famous songs from some of the best films to grace the big screen. Selections during the concert will include “Stand By Me” (Stand By Me), “Dies Irae” (Amadeus), “May It Be” (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Day-O: The Banana Boat Song (Beetlejuice), “Luck Be a Lady” (Guys and Dolls), “Moon River” (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), “Mission Impossible: Theme Song” (Mission Impossible), “More” (Mondo Cane), “As Time Goes By” (Casablanca), “Angel” (City of Angels), and many more selections to be enjoyed by cinema and music fanatics both young and old. The concert is being offered for free and is open to UACCM students and employees as well as the general public, and concessions will be available for purchase during the event. The UACCM choir is composed of students of the co

Spring Break in London

Even though the weather is just turning colder, it's not too early to start thinking about s pring break 2010! Even though droves of college students head to the beach each year in late March to celebrate their weeklong freedom from papers, quizzes, and tests, it's not for everybody. If sightseeing tours, high-speed trains, and the worry-free feeling of a completely guided tour sounds better to you, then you're in luck. A group from UACCM will be traveling to beautiful and historic London in late March 2010.  The trip will include 5 overnight hotel stays, European breakfast and dinner daily, two sightseeing tours, 1 walking tour, and a full-time tour director. If this sounds good, come by Room 112 in the Fine Arts Building this Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 pm to find out more. You don't have to sign up at the meeting (but you can if you want), and you will learn more about travel locations during the tour, pricing, and payment options. For more info, contact Tin

UACCM Races for the Cure

Over 45,000 women (and a few men) formed a massive sea of pink at the 2009 Arkansas Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 17. With the theme “It’s MY RACE to Win!”, 12 UACCM participants braved chilly weather for the 5K Walk/Run. Those proudly representing UACCM were: Lynn R. Baker, Jordan Bradford, Sandra Cone, April Hudson, Jaci Livingston, Kira Livingston, Shauna Severns, Tiffany Sutton, Faith Wilson, Lauren Wilson & Randi Zakrzewski. Thanks to all who supported the Race team. You may continue to contribute to the Race for the Cure Agency Account with cash or check. And if you missed ordering your t-shirt, some are still available at the UACCM University Bookstore.

Fall Fest for Free Wednesday

Well, it's officially fall, and that means it's time for the first UACCM Fall Fest! The event is coming up this Wednesday, October 28 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Plaza Courtyard. It's being co-sponsored by the UACCM Student Government Association and Students R Heroes and will feature laser tag , paintball , a shooting gallery , popcorn , cotton candy , Hand-dipped corn dogs , other festival treats, entertainment , and more. The best part of it all is that... it's FREE! Be sure to get your "Timberwolf Bucks" at the SGA booth when you get there...they are your key to all the FREE concessions at Fall Fest! Hope to see you there!

Once Upon a Rainy Monday at UACCM...

Happy Monday, everybody. No class cancelations today, so hop up out of bed and head to class! Don't forget about "Totally Tattoos" going on in Union Station today from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Stop by and get a FREE airbrushed tat of your choice. If you're graduating in December, be sure to submit your cap and gown orders TODAY ! Stop by the University Bookstore to fill out a form and place your order. More to come later today. Have a good one!

Tattoos, Caps and Gowns, PTK and Harry Potter

Good morning. First of all, IT'S FRIDAY! Secondly, here are a few things you should probably take a look at: Monday, October 26th will bring a couple of important things to UACCM. First, Monday is the deadline to submit cap and gown orders for December graduation , so if you plan on walking down that aisle in a couple of months (for graduation purposes, that is) be sure to stop by the University Bookstore asap to submit your order. Remember: there is now NO FEE for graduation, so what've you got to lose? Monday will also bring "Totally Tattoos" to Union Station in the Kirk Building. The Student Government Association is sponsoring this event, which will let all students receive a FREE tattoo of their choice. Note: If you have a phobia of needles, don't worry-they're airbrushed. So drop in Union Station between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to get inked for free.  Receive an invitation to join Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)? If you did, be sure to attend an informational

Thursday, October 22 Class Cancelations

Good rainy Thursday morning, UACCM! Traye McCool is out today, and his classes are canceled, so if you're in one of his classes, do yourself a favor and pull those covers up over your head for a little bit longer. Everybody else needs to do their best to force themselves out of bed and over to campus! Nursing Job Fair Today Attention nursing students! Be sure to stop by the Nursing Job Fair today from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Room 109 in the Kirk Building. Come in and meet employers, check out your options for the future, and network! Bring some resumes, complete job applications, and even get some freebies and win door prizes! Hope to see you there! Timberwolf 5K Postponed Today's Intramural Timberwolf 5k has been postponed due to the wet weather and the possiblilty of a lot of slipping and sliding students and employees. The 5k is rescheduled for next Thursday, October 29 during x-period, on the same day as the first SGA Fall Fest (more on that later).

Union Station and Fitness Center have new hours!

Union Station has new (later) hours! Here they are: Sunday : Closed Student Center - Monday through Thursday : 7 am – 7 pm; Fitness Center 8 am -7 pm Student Center - Friday : 7 am – 4 pm; Fitness Center 8 am - 7 pm Saturday : Closed The holiday schedule will be posted and will follow the UACCM holiday schedule.
Here's a note from UACCM Student Activities Director Kelley Roach: Flag football finals are set for Tuesday, October 20th at 3:15 pm.  The P.U.N.ishers will play the Draft Picks on the intramural field in the middle of the UACCM campus.  Both teams are undefeated in the rain shortened season.  The UACCM Champion will receive a champion’s t-shirt and a prize package that includes the entry fee to the AIRSA State Flag Football Tournament held at ATU on Friday – Sunday, October 23-25th.  The winners of this tournament will win a prize package to play in a regional tournament provided by the state tournament. Please come and cheer these two teams on and congratulations to the P.U.N.ishers and the Draft Picks.

Help Heal the Vitamin at a Time

The UACCM Arts Alliance Club is conducting a vitamin-drive on campus that will extend throughout the semester. The club urges everyone to consider donating a bottle of vitamin/mineral supplements, which will be donated to a group of area medical professionals who are planning to provide medical care and supplies to children in the Boca Costa de Solola area of Southwestern Guatemala. The UACCM Arts Alliance Club will also be involved in a Silent Art Auction and dinner in Conway to raise additional funds for this group of children who is desperately in need. Drop boxes will be available on both sides of campus in the Fine Arts Building, the Earl Love Child Study Center, and the Kirk Building (Nursing). UACCM's efforts will aid the group from Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway in their medical mission. For more information, contact Tina Lake at (501) 977-2076 or at . Thanks for supporting the cause!

Time for More Money!

Here's a note from the UACCM Financial Aid Office: For students expecting a 2nd disbursement on your Fall semester only loans, we anticipate those refund checks being available by Friday, October 16th by 2:00 pm. Due to the Columbus Day holiday, we have experienced some delays in receiving all the funds. Additionally, if your lender is Sallie Mae, your refund most likely will not be available on that day. If you do not have classes scheduled for that day, please check with our office or student accounts to make sure the refund checks are ready prior to making a trip to our campus to pick up a refund. Remember you must have your UACCM ID to pick up your refund at the Student Accounts window in the University Center. Don't forget about "Just Desserts" tonight in The Plaza. Go to for more info.  

Donate Canned Fruit and Help Those in Need

Did you know that over 12 million American children are at risk of going to bed hungry tonight? Did you know that last year the Conway County Care Center served 2,372 households and 4,681 individuals? Did you know that the Conway County Care Center sells none of the food that they receive? They give it all to people in need! Did you know that there are over 2,400 students, faculty, staff and adjunct faculty at UACCM? Did you know that if every person at UACCM donated only 25 cents, we would be able to reach our goal and purchase 500 cans of fruit? The Conway County Care Center in Morrilton has challenged UACCM faculty, staff and students to gather a minimum of 500 cans of fruit to help re-stock their food pantry this season. Drop-off bins for canned fruit can be found in the UC, BTC and Kirk buildings. If you wish to help but don’t have the time to shop for canned fruit, please bring your monetary donation by the information desk in the UC and we will purchase it for you.

Thursday, October 14 Class Cancelations

Good morning! Here's a look at who's out on to see if your classes are canceled. Karen Caig (English Instructor) is out - Classes canceled Ron Beckman (Business Instructor) is out - Classes canceled That's it for today! Be sure to check the important dates to the left to see what meetings are being held tomorrow, and don't forget about "Just Desserts" tomorrow evening! If you're craving something sweet, click here to find out more. Have a great day! NOTE: Intramural Flag Football today is ON! The faculty/staff team is playing The Reapers at 2:15 pm in the first game of the tournament. Stop by to check it out!

Want a Bachelor's Degree? Here's Your Chance!

Here's a reminder about something going on tonight on campus: UACCM has partnered with the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith to offer three new degree programs via online courses and compressed video. A UA-Fort Smith representative will be on the UACCM campus tonight (Tuesday, October 13) at 6:00 p.m. to share more information about these unique degree opportunities. The information session will be in the Koontz Room (Room 203) of the Business Office Technology building. These programs offer a great way for students to acquire a bachelor’s degree right here in Morrilton. UACCM has partnered with UA-Fort Smith to give students with an Associate of Applied Science Degree the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (RN-BSN). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) is an online completion program. The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree is conducted through three distance-education technologies. Compressed inter

Tuesday, October 13 Class Cancelations and More

Good morning, UACCM. Let's take a look at who's out today: Todd Steffy is out - classes canceled Sandra Cone is out - Mid-term postponed until Thursday, October 15 in Room 114, BTC Don't forget about "Put it Where You Want It Tees" today from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Union Station. Take a pic., pick a pose, and get a free shirt! Click here for more info.    Got a sweet tooth? Be sure to check out "Just Desserts" this Thursday from 5:30 to 8:00 pm in the Plaza. Click here for more info. Intramural Flag Football is, (of course), canceled today due to the rain. Stay tuned for more info.! Try and stay dry today (or at least keep your head above water)! Have a good one!

Put it where you want it: Tomorrow!

Put it Where You Want it Tees: Tomorrow, October 13 Union Station (Kirk Building) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm FREE t-shirt! Bring a photo or have one taken at the booth Sponsored by the UACCM Student Government Association!

Mirror, Mirror

Think you've got what it takes to represent UACCM? Have an adorable child?The UACCM Phi Beta Lambda chapter will host the third annual UACCM Pageant on Saturday, November 7, 2009. The pageant will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the UACCM campus in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The UACCM Pageant is open to current UACCM students and seven other categories for girls between the ages of 0 and 17 years. Contestants aged 0-17 will compete in Sunday best or party dress only. In addition to the different age divisions, contestants may compete in the prettiest smile, prettiest eyes, prettiest hair, and most photogenic categories. Those competing for the title of Miss UACCM will be judged on beauty, professionalism, speech presentation, and interview skills. The public is invited to attend the event. Admission is $3 for 12 years old and older and $2 for 11 years old and younger. For an application and pageant rules, go to or come by the UACCM Business Technology Center, Room 100. F

It's Friday!

Happy Friday, everybody. Here's a look at who's missing today...looks a lot like yesterday's list! Again, classes are not canceled unless otherwise noted. Remember: if your class is canceled, be sure to check ANGEL. Your instructor likely posted information you will need to know the next time your class meets. Mariah Leonard Margie Fillinger Marilyn Thomas Karen Fielder Laura Meek (classes canceled) Gail Moses John Southerland Michael Booty (classes canceled) Dane Blanchard (classes canceled) Enjoy your dreary Friday, and have a great weekend!

UACCM...where the information flows (more) freely

Good news, UACCM!  The college has recently added additional wireless access points on campus.  Currently, wireless internet access is available in the Library Complex, Business Technology Center and portions of the Kirk building including the new Union Station Student Center. These areas allow you to connect to the internet with your personal laptop using your wireless card. Remember:  laptops can only be used for wireless connection on campus and you are still under the UACCM Computer Usage Policy when using your laptop. The wireless access is intended for UACCM student use only and is only available during normal operating hours of the campus. Wireless access is not available at night (when classes are not in session) nor is it available on weekends. Finally, if you want to check out a laptop to use in the new Library Complex, they are availabkle. This allows students to go into a quiet area of the library and use a laptop for study or research. These laptops also contain the la

Thursday, October 8 at UACCM

Good morning, UACCM. Here's a  look at what's happening today at UACCM: The following instructors/staff members are out today (classes NOT cancelled unless otherwise noted): Marilyn Thomas Mariah Leonard Margie Fillinger Karen Fielder John Southerland Gail Moses Bobby Duvall Debbie Rodgers Danny Gifford (afternoon refrigeration class cancelled) Dane Blanchard (classes cancelled) Check the calendar at left to check out what's going on today at UACCM. Don't forget, Intramural Flag Football is going on this afternoon (if the rain holds out). There is an intramural game beginning at 2:15 pm and another at 3:15 pm east of the University Center if you are around and wanna' check it out. Don't miss your chance to go to Japan! Click on the calendar to the left for more info. And finally, don't forget that tonight's Starlight Cinema is postponed until further notice. Have a great day, UACCM!

Wednesday, October 7 Class Cancelations and more...

Here are our cancelled classes (and events) for today: Dane Blanchard (sociology instructor) is out, and his classes are cancelled Danna Crook (academic achievement instructor) is out, and her classes are cancelled Steve Wallace (computer information systems instructor is out, and his classes are NOT canceled  Bobby Duvall (automotive instructor) is out, and his classes are NOT canceled Also, the Starlight Cinema Outdoor Movie Night set for tomorrow evening to feature Monsters vs. Aliens has been postponed due to the fact that tomorrow looks like it will be a washout! We'll let you know when we plan to try it again. Don't forget about the FREE live music today in Union Station (Kirk Building) provided by "Some Guy Named Robb." 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Stop by and check it out. Intramural Flag Football today is ON! Draft picks will play the Faculty/Staff team at 3:15(ish) today east of the University Center. If you're around and you're bored, stop by a

Off to the Orient: Time is Running Out!

Just an update on the May 2010 Japan Trip... TOMORROW is the "Early Bird" deadline, so if you wanna' go, you better speak up ASAP! Read on for more info. How's about a trip to Japan? Instructors Lyndsey Daniel and Karen Caig are planning to take a group to explore Japan during the May 2010 intercession. If you feel like earning come class credit on the trip, you can even take a 3-hour humanities course in Japan. The trip features round-trip airfare, 7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms, breakfast and dinner daily, a full-time bilingual EF Tour Director, 2 sightseeing tours in Tokyo and Kyoto, and visits to the Meiji Shinto Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nijo Castle, Heian Shrine and Garden, Gold Pavilion, Osaka Castle, a Sumida River cruise, and more. For more information on the trip, including pricing, contact Karen at or at 501-977-2075 or Lyndsey at 501-977-2170 or at

Tuesday, October 6 Class Cancelations

***FLAG FOOTBALL GAMES CANCELLED TODAY DUE TO WEATHER...WATCH FOR AN UPDATED SCHEDULE SOON*** Here are a few absences/cancelations on this dreary Tuesday morning: Danna Crook (academic achievement instructor) is out, and her classes are canceled Traci Caldwell (English instructor) is also out...classes canceled John Southerland (welding instructor) is out, but his classes are NOT canceled That's it for today. Several more things coming your way soon. Don't forget to check out all the upcoming meetings/events over the next weeks on the calendar to the left! ***SGA Meeting today at 12:05 pm in The Plaza small dining room...ALL students welcome***

Got a Sweet Tooth? Calling all dessert-aholics!

Attention all chocoholics, candy fanatics, and sugary-goodness fiends! The eighth annual “Just Desserts” fundraiser for the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation is coming up! The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15 in the UACCM Plaza, courtyard and pavilion. “Just Desserts” features all-you-can-eat desserts donated by area bakeries and restaurants, as well as UACCM faculty, staff, and Foundation Board members. There will also be a gourmet coffee bar, a sugar-free dessert bar, and savory snacks including Petit Jean meat and cheese trays, assorted crackers and other appetizers. Additionally, there will be entertainment by the UACCM Choir and door prizes throughout the evening. The event will include a live auction featuring items donated by local businesses and individuals, as well as silent and chance auctions. During the “One Sweet Deal” chance auction, tickets can be purchased for $1 each and placed into a drop box by eac

We're Back (well, some of us anyway)!

Good morning, UACCM! Sorry for the absence for the past week or so (doesn't everybody deserve a vacation?)...hope you didn't pull yourself out of bed only to see that your class was cancelled too many times. No more lengthy absences in the foreseeable future. Anyway, here are today's class cancellations:  Bobby Duvall (automotive instructor) is out, but his classes are NOT canceled John Southerland (welding instructor) is also out, and his classes are canceled Steve Wallace (computer information systems technology instructor) is out, but his classes are NOT canceled Traci Caldwell (English instructor) is out and her classes are canceled   That's it for today! Watch out for a flurry of information coming your way throughout the week...I've got some catching up to do!