Showing posts from November, 2009

Welcome Back! Almost time for B-I-N-G-O!

Welcome back! We hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving break. Here's a class cancelation for today: Lynne Tomlinson (academic achievement instructor) is out today, and her classes are canceled. B-I-N-G-O! On Wednesday! Ready to try your hand at a game of BINGO? The UACCM Student Government Association is sponsoring "Big Money BINGO" this Wednesday, December 1 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Union Station in the Kirk Building. Stop by between classes or over lunch to catch a quick game for FREE and take a chance at winning some great prizes including a netbook, $CASH$, and lots of other great prizes.  Have a great week!

Canned Food Drive Wraps Up

UACCM recently participated in the Conway County Care Center's annual holiday food drive, collecting nearly 1000 cans of fruit and other non-perishable food items. The items donated by students, faculty, and staff members in support of teams which were headed by both faculty and staff members. The faculty-led team collected the most cans, with the staff team captains getting "creamed" for their losing efforts. Thanks to all who donated and made this a success! As part of the incentive (bribe) to gain donations for the staff team, it was promised that all donors to the staff team would be listed here on the here they are:  Nathan Crook, Kristi Strain, Clara Paquette, Mary Lou McCrotty, Debbie Maxwell, Josh Markham, Linda Stanley, Leroy Gattin, Lorraine Brown, Sandy McDonald, UC–anonymous faculty members, BTC–anonymous faculty member, James Eddy, Pam Brownlee, Janie Wagner, Jacob Ward, Trevor Mize, Mary Clark, Wendy Meaders, Tramayne Webster, Mary Newsome, Jenn

Choir Members Excel at Competition...Prepare for Free Concert

Kudos for the Choir Three members of the UACCM choir recently competed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Conference held at Harding University in Searcy. UACCM choir members Jackson Flowers, Aubrey Hoult, and Kendra Thomas all made it into the semi-final round of the event, competing against music majors from colleges and universities in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Contestants prepared three classical songs and performed in front of a panel of judges made up of college-level music instructors, finishing in the top four performers in their category, which allowed them to advance to the semi-final round. According to UACCM Vocal/Choral Music Instructor Shannah Cummings, “In regional competition, making it to the semi-final round is a definite accomplishment. I am extremely proud of the students and their accomplishments in this endeavor.” Flowers, Hoult, and Thomas are three of the choir members who will perform in the upcoming holiday concert a

UACCM Pageant Winners

We've already told you who was recently crowned your new Miss UACCM in an earlier post , but here are the rest of the results from the pageant, just in case you were wondering. You can find more photos on our Facebook Page ... 2009 Baby Miss UACCM , Carsyn Hardy, 9 months, daughter of Robert Hardy and Courtney Meadows, Pottsville 1st Alternate, Karlee Millsap, 9 months, daughter of Lee Millsap and Karra Taylor, Conway 2nd Alternate, Jaci Livingston, 3 ½ months, daughter of Jason and Kira Livingston, Vilonia 3rd Alternate, Holly Hickman, 10 months, daughter of Blake and Samantha Hickman, Dardanelle 2009 Tiny Miss UACCM , Laikyn McGhee, 13 months, daughter of Jordan Hinesley and Jordan McGhee, Conway 1st Alternate, Kierstyn Hoppe, 22 months, daughter of Justin and Katelyn Hoppe, Conway 2nd Alternate, Alysah Caldwell, 11 months, daughter of Steven and Jami Caldwell, Greenbrier 3rd Alternate, Emmaryson Ballard, 18 months, daughter of Jacob and Ayndrea Ballard, Vilonia 2009

Finals are near...Where to study?

Finals are just around the corner, and you may be wondering "Where can I get some studying done around here?" Here's a message from UACCM Vice Chancellor for Academic Services Diana Arn: As we near the end of the Fall 2009 Semester, I want to remind you of the study areas available to you around campus: THE E. ALLEN GORDON LIBRARY: Quiet study space is available in the Gordon Library which is located in the west wing of the LIBRARY COMPLEX. The Gordon Library also has group study rooms available which may be reserved through the library staff. Computers are also available in this area. You also received an email from our Librarian Leroy Gattin regarding extended hours in December. The E. Allen Gordon Library will extend its hours prior to Finals Week in December. The Library will be open on Saturday, December 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY CENTER: A study/vending area is located on the upper l

5K Winners, do YOU want to be Wolfie?

Here's a look at the winners of the Timberwolf 5K held yesterday. Thanks to all who participated! Students: Austin Padgett - 1st place, male runner Clayton Crotts - 2nd place, male runner Jonathan Wells - 3rd place, male runner Lauren Davis - 1st place, female runner Sophie Campbell - 2nd place, female runner Julie Huie - 3rd place, female runner Kaitlin Trafford - 1st place, walker Daniele Bolden - 2nd place, walker  Fathern Crafton - 3rd place, walker Faculty/staff: Lewis Hunt - 1st place, male runner Traye McCool - 2nd place, male runner Carol Wells - 1st place, female runner Melanie Tipton, 2nd place, female runner Lyndsey Daniel, 3rd place, female runner Laura Meek/Nanette Berry, 1st place, walker Do YOU want to be UACCM's Mascot? H ere's your chance to make your mark on UACCM's history! We're looking for someone to represent the college as "wolfie," the mascot! Wolfie represents UACCM during event such as the Morrilton Christma

It's Friday! And the Canceled Classer are...

It's Friday woo hoo! Here are a couple of canceled classes for today: Tina Lake (fine arts instructor) is out, and her classes are canceled Larry Lachowsky (surveying instructor) is out. Check ANGEL for instructions

Luminaries Lead the Way to S-a-n-t-a

UACCM invites the public to attend the seventh annual “Night of Luminaries” from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 3, 2009 following the Morrilton Christmas Parade. The free community event features nearly 2000 candle-lit paper bags which illuminate the drive through campus and lead patrons to Santa himself, who will be ready to greet children in the Plaza Courtyard following his duties in the parade. The white luminary paper bags spread across campus have been hand-decorated by students enrolled in Conway County elementary schools including Morrilton Primary, Morrilton Elementary, Morrilton Intermediate, Wonderview, Nemo Vista, Sacred Heart schools, Morrilton Junior High, and the Center for Exceptional Children. Individuals attending the “Night of Luminaries” should enter campus through the Bruce Street entrance on the east end of the college property. The route will take vehicles behind the Kirk Building before passing the Science Building, and the route will continue west pa

Kick butts, run your butts off, and study your butts off

Kick butts! It's Thursday! Ok, so it's not as exciting as Friday, but we're getting close. You can almost smell the weekend from here. Speaking of smelling, did you know that UACCM is a tobacco free campus? Judging by the number of students I see trekking off campus to light up every day, I would say that you probably do. If you would like to kick the habit (and save yourself some walking), stop by the Library Complex Lobby today from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to speak with a specialist about smoking cessation. She will have information on how you can quit, why you should quit, resources to help you, and more. Attention runners! The Timberwolf 5K is finally going to happen today. If you want to participate, you can still sign up! Just meet at Union Station in the Kirk Building at 12:05 pm today (race starts at 12:15). Everyone gets a free t-shirt, and prizes will be given in both running and walking categories for males and females. Don't panic, but final exams are onl

Kick Butts and Bring your Fruit Tomorrow!

Each year thousands of smokers quit for good. This is YOUR year! Tomorrow marks the 34th anniversary of the "Great American Smoke Out," and UACCM will celecrate the occasion by bringing Dianne Holland, the Conway County Tobacco Prevention Specialist, to campus from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Library Complex Lobby. She will provide smoking cessation information to anyone who stops by. She's bringing door prizes, too, so be sure to stop by and sign up!   Bring your fruit and watch somebody get creamed! Even though economic times are tough, the holidays are (almost) upon us, and our annual canned fruit drive for the Conway County Care Center has fallen short of our goal! Some brave UACCM faculty and staff members (see teams below) will risk getting "creamed” to help someone in need. Bring your canned fruit tomorrow to donate to either the faculty or staff team listed below. The official count will be held at 3:00 pm tomorrow, and the losing team will get "cre

Wednesday, November 18 Class Cancelations

Happy Wednesday, UACCM. Here are your canceled classes today: Karen Caig (English instructor) is out, and her classes are canceled. Clem Gruen (drafting instructor) will be out this afternoon, and his structural welding only class is canceled. More to come later today. Have a good one!

Bring your Fruit and Watch Someone get Creamed!

NOTE: Lori Gibbons' 2:20 pm class today is canceled . Even though economic times are tough, the holidays are (almost) upon us, and our annual canned fruit drive for the Conway County Care Center has fallen short of our goal! Some brave UACCM faculty and staff members (see teams below) will risk getting "creamed” to help someone in need. Read on for more info: Rules: 1. There will be two teams: UACCM Faculty and UACCM Staff 2. Anyone (that means you, students!) can donate cans of fruit to the team of choice. 3. Fruit will be stacked in the University Center lobby until Thursday, November 19, with staff donations on one side and faculty on the other. 4. Total cans will be counted on Thursday, November 19 at 3:00 p.m. 5. Winning team captains will get to “cream” losing team captains with whipped cream pies during x-period on Tuesday, November 24. 6. Join in the fun…bring some canned fruit by this goes for a very good cause! WHICH TEAM DO YOU WANT TO SEE

Find out how to help heal the world tomorrow

Have you ever felt the urge to help those in need through a mission trip? St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway is sponsoring a March 2010 medical mission to Guatemala in Central America to serve the medical needs of the Mayan community over the course of 10 days. An informational session for anyone interested in participating will be held tomorrow at 12:10 pm in Room 214 of the University Center. During the mission trip, participants will travel to Boca Costa de Solala Medical Clinic in Southwestern Guatemala, where a shortage of medical supplies and medical professionals has led to the highest levels of infant and maternal mortality rates in the country. Medical professionals as well as general volunteers are encouraged to participate in the mission trip. UACCM is also currently accepting bottles of vitamins which will be sent to Guatemala and distributed during the mission trip. If you are interested in donating to this cause, contact Tina Lake at or at (501) 977-2

Monday, November 16 Class Cancelations

Good Monday morning, UACCM. Here are today's class cancelations: Dana Strassle (bioology instructor) is out, and her classes are canceled. Michael Booty (English instructor) is out, with classes also canceled. Nanette Lareau (business instructor) is also out, with classes canceld. More to come throughout this rainy Monday, so keep your eyes peeled. Have a good one!

It's Time to Stuff the Sleigh and Help Plan Some Events!

Happy Friday, UACCM. Here are a couple of things to think about over the weekend. It's (almost) the official "season of giving," and to contribute to the giving spirit, UACCM's Student Government Association is participating in Little Rock Channel 11's "Stuff the Sleigh."  This community service event aims to give every foster child in Arkansas a new toy for Christmas...that's over 5,000 kids! A few SGA students will be on Channel 11's Morning Show on Monday morning to talk about the event. If you want to see it, you'll have to get up early! The show runs from 5:00 to 7:00 (yes, that's a.m.)! The event will begin Monday and will end on Friday, December 4. During the event, you can bring your new, unwrapped toys by the "Pod" which will be located on campus (exact location coming soon) or by the SGA Office in Union Station. The event will also include a "Deck the Pod" contest, and we'll have more on that soon, so

Students and Employees Win Big

Art Scholarships Awarded Two UACCM students were recently awarded scholarships to attend four-day “Art Escapes” workshops offered through the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute of the University of Arkansas System (WRI). Sarah Conine and Wesley Montgomery, both of Conway, were awarded the scholarships based on recommendations they received from UACCM Fine Arts Instructor Tina Lake. The scholarships hold a value of up to $320 each. During “Art Escapes,” the students refreshed their creative spirit and enriched their artistic skills by participating in workshops taught by working artists, including 16 hours of instruction, assistance from the artist, and critique. The workshops were held November 5 through 8 at WRI on Petit Jean Mountain. Conine and Montgomery are currently pursuing associate of arts degrees in general education with programs of study in art. Upon graduation from UACCM, both students plan to transfer to the University of Central Arkansas to pursue bachelor’s degrees in ar

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UACCM Pageant Winners Announced

The UACCM Pageant was held on Saturday, November 7 in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. Here's a look at the winners of the Miss UACCM division: Miss UACCM —Whitney Fowler, a freshman majoring in nursing, won a $1,000 scholarship. 1st Alternate —Courtney Andrews, a sophomore majoring in business office technology, won a $400 scholarship. 2nd Alternate —Erika Summers, a freshman majoring in general education, won a $300 scholarship. 3rd Alternate —Morgan Drayton, a freshman majoring in general education, won a $200 scholarship. 4th Alternate —Lindsey Cates, a sophomore majoring in general education, won a $100 scholarship. Other category winners included: Prettiest Smile —Alisa Pate, a freshman majoring in nursing Prettiest Hair —Virginia Pryor, a sophomore majoring in general education Prettiest Eyes —Dana Redding, a freshman majoring in general education Most Photogenic —Lindsey Cates Congrats to all the winners! Watch for future information on winners of all age cate

UACCM...Take me Away

Ready to get away? Does a completely guided, all-inclusive vacation tour sound good to you? Several of academic departments at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) and the UACCM Alumni Association are setting up both fun and educational tours to several amazing locations in 2010. Check out any of the current UACCM travel program offerings below. March 2010: London UACCM world literature and art history instructors Gretchen Schol and Tina Lake are planning “London in Depth,” a tour of London for students and community members interested in literature, art, history, or religion. This tour highlighting the beautiful dream vacation destination is set for March 20 through 26, 2010. The tour will begin in London with visits to Windsor Castle, Big Ben, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and the British Museum and will include stops at the ancient site of Stonehenge, the Roman ruins at Bath, the famed Canterbury Cathedral, and much more. The tour price wil

Pop Stars, Horseshoes, and W's

Good morning, UACCM. No class cancelations today, but here are a few things coming your way: "American Pop Stars" will be on campus today from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Union Station in the Kirk Building. If you've ever wanted to make your own music video or even appear in a video with your favorite artist, you won't want to miss it. The best part of it all is that it's FREE and is being sponsored by your Student Government Association. While you're in Union Station, pick up an intramural horseshoes registration form and fill it out. You can sign up as either a single or a double. Just remember, 'almost' does count in horseshoes. Today is the last day to drop a class with a "w." If you have a class that you think you need to drop,  be sure  to do it today. If you don't you run the risk of receiving a low grade on your transcript, which is never a good thing! Also, remember that you must officially drop a class to receive a "w"-

Monday, Nov. 9 Class Cancelations and Last Day to Drop!

Here is a class cancelation for today: Anita Fowler (English instructor) is out, and her classes are canceled. Have a class that isn't going so well? If so, tomorrow is your LAST DAY TO DROP the class this semester and receive a "W" (for withdrawl) on your transcript. This will NOT have an impact on your financial aid eligibility, but failing a course will, so be sure any courses by tomorrow. Read on for a note from the registrar: Attention All Students: The last day to drop full-term courses for the fall semester will be Tuesday, November 10, 2009. Below is a link to the Registrar’s website where you may find an add/drop form or you may pick up the form in our office. All forms must be signed by the student, advisor, financial aid office, and student accounts. Students withdrawing from all remaining courses also need approval from the library.    Please bring completed forms to the Registrar’s Office on the s

Career Pathway Students: LOOK!

ATTENTION Career Pathways (CP) Students New Book Loan Policies for Spring 2010 1. If you are currently enrolled - pre-register for classes November 2 - 4! Your schedule must be turned in by November 13th for the Book Loan Program for the spring 2010 semester. Remember CP is first come, first served. 2. Existing CP students who pre-registered and turned in schedules may pick up books in the CP office on the following dates:     Last names beginning with A-M: January 6th from 9:00 - 11:00 and 1:00 - 3:00     Last names beginning with N-Z: January 7th from 9:00 - 11:00 and 1:00 - 3:00 3. Return your books no later than December 14th to continue participating in the book loan program for the spring 2010 semester. 4. If you have any equipment that was loaned out to you in previous semesters such as calculators, tape recorders, etc. please return then to the CP office. Other students would appreciate the opportunity to borrow them. Please remember that there will be no ex

One Class Cancelation for Thursday, November 5

Good morning, everybody and welcome back! We hope you enjoyed a couple of days off and managed to get yourselves advised and registered for spring classes. Traye McCool is out today, and his classes are canceled. Don't forget to give blood today at the American Red Cross Blood Drive. Look for the Bloodmobile on campus outside Union Station, stop in, and save a life.   Check out the dates to the left...there are tons of meetings today, and practice for the UACCM Pageant is tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium. If you haven't signed up for the pageant, you still can! Tomorrow is the final deadline...don't miss your chance to represent UACCM and win a $1000 scholarship, too! More to come throughout the day today, so check back with us! Have a good one!

Little Rock Wind Symphony Free Concert Coming Up

UACCM is bringing the sounds of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and more to Morrilton for the first time with “Diversions,” a free concert presented by the Little Rock Wind Symphony (LRWS) Chamber Players. “Diversions” will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium and is open and free to members of surrounding communities. The program will feature more than an hour of music including selections from Leoš Janáček and Charles Gounod in addition to Felix Mendelssohn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed by a 13-member group of musicians using flutes, clarinets, bassoons, oboes, bass clarinets, horns, tubas, and trumpets. LRWS was founded in 1992 to recognize the diverse heritage of the wind band tradition in Arkansas. It is dedicated to the performance of wind music, including a variety of compositions and transcriptions for wind band which challenge the players, inspire audiences, and affirm the wind band as a classical artistic medium. Five concerts a

"Just Desserts" Raises a Sweeeeet Amount of Money

As its name suggests, the eighth annual “Just Desserts” fundraiser for the UACCM Foundation featured a huge variety of savory desserts for guests while also raising funds to help support the college. The event was held on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at the UACCM Plaza, and preliminary numbers show that the event raised approximately $5,000 in net profit. Fennell Purifoy Architects, Koontz Electric, Mobley Construction, Petit Jean Meats, and Southwestern Energy Company were Chancellor’s Club sponsors for the event, donating $500 each. Nathan and Betty Crook, Petit Jean State Bank, Regions Bank of Morrilton, and Virco, Inc. were Ambassador’s Club sponsors donating $250 to the event. Starbucks of Oak Street in Conway served as beverage sponsor for the event, and other donors included AMI Engineering, Inc., Arvest Bank of Morrilton, Benchmark Title, Central Arkansas Dust Control, Inc., Innerplan Office Interiors, Johnson and Ruff CPAs, and Steve and Rhonda Trowbridge. Proceeds from thi

Cancelations and More - Monday, November 2

Good morning, UACCM. Here are a couple of class cancelations today: Steve Wallace (computer information systems technology instructor) is out, and his classes are canceled. Traye McCool (history instructor) is out, and his classes are also canceled. Don't forget about the American Red Cross Blood Drive today from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Look for the Bloodmobile across campus, stop in, and help save a life. If you want to enter the UACCM Pageant , today is your last day to pre-register! The UACCM student crowned Miss UACCM will win a $1000 scholarship to put towards your college tuition next semester. Classes tomorrow and Wednesday are canceled for advising ! So if you haven't made your appointment with your advisor to set up your spring 2010 classes, do it now! The spring 2010 schedule of classes is available online under "classes"  here . You can also pick up a paper copy of the schedule in each building on campus.