Showing posts from January, 2010

Attn. Students: Thursday Evening Class Cancelations/Inclement Weather Policy

Attention UACCM students with Thursday evening classes! Reports indicate that weather in UACCM's service area could become severe this evening. College officials have officially canceled the following evening classes due to this threat of adverse winter weather (course title, instructor, and time listed):  Math I, Dixon, 6:00 -7:15 pm Fundamentals of Biology Lab, Hicks, 5:00 - 6:50 pm Human Anatomy/Physiology II Lab, Keeton, 5:00 - 6:50 pm Microbiology Lab, Holt, 5:00 - 7:50 pm Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, 6:00 - 10:00 pm (students will still have the scheduled test on Tuesday, Feb. will only cover the two chapters already covered in the class) College Algebra, Vaughn, 6:00 - 7:15 pm Math for Teachers I, Mahan, 5:00 - 7:50 pm Nutrition, Autrey, 6:00 - 8:50 pm Psychology of Human Development, Thomason, 6:00 - 8:50 pm Drilling Operations, Varnell, 6:00 - 8:50 pm Mig Welding Lab, Canady, 6:15 - 9:00 pm Tig Welding Lab, Canady, 6:15 - 9:00 pm Here's a n

Fall 2009 Honor Students Announced

UACCM has announced the Chancellor’s Scholars and Academic Honors lists for the fall 2009 semester. The Chancellor’s Scholars list is comprised 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: Adona—Connie L. Cates and Christina M. Fennell Atkins—Rachel E. Brixey, Glen D. Henke, Lisa A. Nelson, Tracey L. Race, and Jennifer K. Warren Batesville—William G. Gatlin Bigelow—Brandon S. Baxter, Jessica L. Harvey, and Jennifer L. McGinty Cabot—Carlton J. Hodge Conway—Bethany A. Ahne, Crystal A. Baker, Aaron T. Black, Denise E. Burton, Deborah K. Cameron, Alexander C. Dunn, Kathleen J. Hall, Jared C. Hogan, Monica J. Humphrey, Katie S. Kubisty, Kassi D. Lowry, Allison E. Muller, Blake E. Pearson, Samantha J. Porter, Katherine S. Simmons, Lindsay N. Turnage, and Alexander J. Worm Damascus—Shauna M. Bradford Danville—Heath E. Hays Dardanelle—Mi

Need a Job? Help Take the Census!

Need a job? The United States Census Bureau is currently hiring workers to assist with collecting census data for the 2010 census. The positions offer good pay ($12.75/hour), flexible hours, and paid training. Plus, census information is being collected everywhere, so this will allow you to work close to home! Training/testing selection sessions will be held on campus at the following times: Monday, February 1 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm; 1:00-3:00 pm; 6:00-8:00 pm Friday, February 5 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm; 1:00-3:00 pm If you're interested, HURRY! Each session is limited to 15 participants. Stop by Counseling Services in Room 200 in the Business Technology Center to sign up or for more information.

Wednesday, January 27 Class Cancelations

Here's one class cancelation for today: Clem Gruen (drafting instructor) is out, and his classes are canceled Check out the calendar to the left to see a couple of important things happening today. Don't miss your chance to showcase your talents during "Union Station Presents": auditions are being held today and tomorrow in Union Station. Click here to read more.    Forecasts show the possibility of inclement weather on Thursday evening/Friday morning. Be sure to keep a close watch on this blog, Facebook , and Twitter for information regarding and closings or cancelations. It may save you an icy trip to campus and help you get some extra z's. Have a great Wednesday!

UACCM Library Celebrates Black History Month

Here's a note from UACCM Librarian Leroy Gattin regarding the library's celebration of Black History Month: The E. Allen Gordon Library will celebrate Black History Month during the month of February.  American’s have recognized black history annually since 1926, first as “Negro History Week” and later as “Black History Month.”  What you might not know is that black history had barely begun to be studied, or even documented, when the tradition originated.  Although blacks have been in American at least as far back as colonial times, it was not until the twentieth century that they gained a respectable presence in history books. We owe the celebration of Black History Month and the study of black history to Dr. Carter G. Woodson.  Born to parents who were former slaves, he spent his childhood working in the Kentucky coal mines and enrolled in high school at the age of twenty.  He graduated within two years, and later went on to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard.  The scholar was di

Tuesday, January 26 Class Change and Cancelations

Here's one class change for today: Lewis Hunt’s A&P II class will begin today at 10:50 am instead of the regular 9:25 am start time for the class, so sleep in if you can! Here are a few class cancelations:  Dana Strassle (physical science/biology instructor) is out, and her classes are canceled Debbie Rodgers (nursing) is also out with classes canceled Jessica Rohlman (personal health instructor) is out and her classes are canceled as well Intramural basketball starts today, so watch out for that. Have a great Tuesday!

Off to The Orient: February 8 is the Deadline!

“The sunset over Cape Sounion on the west coast of Greece is not orange or amber but blocked mostly from view by the sea’s windswept clouds. The light that does escape is golden and cuts through the gray sky to illuminate patches of sea. The resulting coins of light are alive with texture and movement,” writes UACCM English instructor, Lyndsey Daniel. “The sight is beautiful by any standard, but viewed from an ancient temple to Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, with the solemn columns and the wind in my hair, the sight is…well…. ‘I had a moment, Ms. Daniel.’ I look over the back of my seat in our magenta motor coach. My petite student hasn’t lifted her head from her sketch pad. ‘What do you mean you had a moment?’ I ask. ‘I just had a moment,’ is her only reply, head down, long hair tangled from the sea air and hiding her sketch pad. I don’t ask her to clarify again for a couple of reasons. First, I’m her English teacher, and she deserves a break from my constant insistence on

Monday, January 25 Class Cancelations/The Goal is to Go to College!

Good Monday morning! Hope you had a great weekend. Here is a class cancelation to start your week off: Ron Walsmith (petroleum technology instructor) is out today, and his classes are canceled Do you need money for college? Know someone else who might? Need help filling out your 2010-2011 FAFSA or have questions about the new lottery scholarship? If so, make plans to come to College Goal Sunday at UACCM on February 21 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in Rooms 109 and 112 in the Business Technology Center. The following items will be needed to complete the application process for FAFSA and the Arkansas Lottery Challenge Application: Federal PIN to sign your FAFSA application-get one at www.PIN.ED.GOV2009 Completed tax return and W2’s (for students and parents if filed) Social security number(s) Driver’s license (if you have one) Know or bring bank and savings information Know or bring investment information We look forward to seeing you there! If you need more information, contact the

"Union Station Presents": YOU! (maybe)

Happy Friday, UACCM. Are you a fan of American Idol , America's Got Talent , etc.? Here's your chance to show off your skills (on a slightly smaller scale) in a new program: Union Station Presents ! Sponsored by your Student Government Association, Union Station Presents will give UACCM students with talents in singing, playing instruments, or poetry and bands the opportunity to own the stage at the Union Station student center a few times each month. But there's one catch: you have to audition first!  What...did you think we would let just anyone up on stage? Not a chance! Auditions will be held , American Idol   style, on Wednesday, January 27 and Thursday, January 28 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Union Station in the Kirk Building. So brush up on your talents this weekend, because next week you'll have the chance to impress the world (or at least other UACCM students) with your skills. For more information, call (501) 977-7573 or e-mail .     Have

Governor Beebe expands Arkansas Works Initiative-encourages college

Governor Mike Beebe announced recently the second expansion of Arkansas Works, the governor’s strategic initiative to coordinate education, training and economic development in Arkansas communities. The new initiative is an expansion of features found in the Arkansas College and Career Planning System, and includes a pilot program that has hired and placed 43 full-time College and Career Coaches in 21 of Arkansas’s most economically challenged counties. The online resources will enable Arkansas students to become more proactive in planning their future education and career success beyond high school. Students, their parents/guardians, and educators can use the system from wherever they have computer access – school, the library, workforce centers or home. Designed to guide students through the career planning process, the system opens the door for career awareness, college and career exploration, and supports preparation for enrollment and transition into postsecondary education and

Finally! A Class Cancelation!

Good morning, UACCM. We finally have a class cancelation for today! Juanita Owens (academic achievement instructor) is out today, and her classes are canceled. Don't forget about the FREE "Smoke and Mirrors" Magic Show today during x-period (12:05-12:55 pm) and this evening at 7:00 pm. Hope to see you there. Watch the blog throughout the day for more updated stories. Have a great Thursday!

A New Scholarship and MAGIC

Looking for a way to pay your spring tuition? Here are a couple of new scholarships that will go to two UACCM students. Check with the UACCM Financial Aid Office in the University Center for more information. The UACCM Financial Aid Office is currently accepting applications for the Literary Coterie Scholarship. Two scholarships will be awarded for $500 each for the spring 2010 semester to UACCM students. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2010. Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply:  must be a Conway County resident must be enrolled full-time for the spring 2010 semester must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA or better not a prior recipient of this scholarship The scholarship only covers tuition, fees, and books. Applicants need to complete a UACCM Scholarship Application and write in Literary Coterie as the scholarship being applied for and return it to the Financial Aid Office by February 15.

Last Day to Charge Books & an Intramural Reminder

Still want to charge textbooks to your financial aid?  Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the last day to make charges to financial aid at the University Bookstore. Students are allowed two charges during the two-week charge period, so if you have only charged once thus far, you may charge a second time by 5:00 pm tomorrow. If you have charged twice and the University Bookstore did not have a book you needed in stock at the time of your second charge, please let a bookstore staffer know when you come in. Reminder: If you are interested in playing intramural billiards or 5-on-5 basketball , you need to sign up ASAP! Billiards play begins tomorrow (Wednesday) and 5-on-5 starts on January 26. Forms are available at Union Station for interested students. Not into billiards of bball? Other events this semester will include ultimate frisbee, quickball, kickball. 4-on-4 flag football, NCAA bracketology, and 4-on-4 soccer, so watch for more information on these throughout the next few months. You can a

Stay Alert: Campus Emergency Notification Available

Here's a note from UACCM Vice Chancellor for Student Services Darren Jones: To All Students: The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has partnered with the Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) to provide students at UACCM rapid emergency notifications via telephone and e-mail. AlertXpress was developed to provide agencies such as UACCM with the ability to rapidly create and deliver emergency or large-scale notifications to groups of people. If at any time you need to make changes to the data you entered, please access this link and update your information. AlertXpress will be periodically updated to reflect these changes. It is important that you understand that the AlertXpress system will only be utilized in extreme emergency situations. In the event you receive an emergency notification, please pay close attention to the details of the message including how to acknowledge receipt of the message. Please continue to monitor the UACCM Campus Link n

Support the Arts. Heal the World.

Addicted to art and want to help heal the world? If so, mark your calendars for Saturday, January 23 for the St. Peter's Art Exhibition and Silent Auction. The event will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at 925 Mitchell in Conway and will feature artwork, memorabilia, sculpture, and more. It will also include appetizers, live music, and a silent auction. Featured in the exhibit will be several pieces of artwork created by UACCM Art Instructor Tina Lake. Tickets for the event are $25 per person, and all proceeds from the event will support a March medical mission trip to Guatemala. 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. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the arts and help people in need! Interested in going on the mission trip? Medical professionals

meet & greet your SGA/who wants a cheap oil change?

G'morning! Here are a couple of things we have for you today: The UACCM Student Government Association (SGA) invites all students to a Meet & Greet today during x-period (that's 12:05-12:55 pm for you newbies) in the Kirk Building's Union Station Student Center. New students should stop by and say hello and returning students need to come and say "Hey!" to all students new and not-so-new. Students interested in becoming a SGA senate member also need to stop by and check out what it's all about. Who wants a CHEAP oil change? Cogswell Motors on Hwy. 9b here in Morrilton (right next to the University Bookstore) is offering oil changes/filter service/27 point inspection to UACCM students and employees for only $14.95 through March 31! They'll even let you drop off your car and will bring you to/pick you up from campus! All you need to do is show your UACCM I.D. to get this deal. By the way, did you know that a lot of area businesses offer UACCM disc

confuzzed by MLA format? free workshops are coming!

Preparing to write your first college paper and need some help? Brushing up on your writing skills and want to learn about MLA format? The UACCM Student Success Lab staff will conduct a MLA formatting workshop to help interested students understand writing papers in MLA format. The workshops will be held in Room 108 of the Business Technology Center at the following dates/times:  Wednesday, January 20 - noon-12:50 pm Thursday, January 21 - 12:05-12:55 pm Wednesday, February 3 - noon-12:50 pm Thursday, February 4 - 12:05-12:55 pm These workshops are being provided for FREE for all students! Remember to bring a jump drive with you. If you have any questions, contact Betty Hurst at (501)354-7561 or at .

spring 2010 begins...helpful hints

Good morning, UACCM. Today kicks off the spring semester, and we thought we would give you a few things that might make your transition to UACCM a little easier. First, did you know that class cancelations are posted daily right here on the Campus Link Blog? If your instructor is sick or if they can't make it for any other reason, we'll let you know, so be sure to check the blog before you drag yourself out of bed and drive to campus! You may hear a few words here at UACCM you aren't familiar with. Check out the UACCM web site to find the answers to questions you have about any unfamiliar terms. Not sure where you're headed on campus? Check out the interactive campus map to find out where your classes are. Finally, if you want to have up-to-the-minute updates on UACCM, be sure to join us on Facebook  or follow us on Twitter.  We promise you'll be glad you did. There are several events and contests you'll need to know about throughout the semester, and

late registration and FREE magic

Are you ready?  ALL classes begin tomorrow (even science classes), but if you haven't made it to register yet, you can still attend late registration tomorrow (January 13) and Thursday, January 14. Don't forget: you will need to pay a $25 late registration fee on these days, but it's better late than not at all... For magic lovers and anyone looking for some free, family-friendly excitement, check out this event coming up next week: Ready to venture into 2010 with a journey through the history of magic, including tales of past magicians and magic shows? Want to experience the wonders of Vaudeville, sideshows, con-men, and ghost stories played out with ornate props and a beautiful stage set? “Smoke and Mirrors,” an illusion magic show performed by Rocky and Lori Clements of Jonesboro, will return to UACCM on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at noon and 7:00 p.m. in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. Sponsored by the college, each performance will be a free, all-ages production o

the semester begins about some free money?

Good morning, UACCM! New student orientation is currently underway here on campus, and we are gearing up for another record-breaking semester! Classes begin on Wednesday, but if you haven't made it to register yet, you can still attend late registration this Wednesday, January 13 and Thursday, January 14. Don't forget: you will need to pay a $25 late registration fee on these days. Enrolled in a science class at UACCM that meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays? If so, remember that your first class will be held this Wednesday, January 13. Campus Connect  incorrectly states that the classes will begin this Friday.   Now how about some free money for upcoming semesters? You've heard about the Arkansas Lottery and Challenge Scholarships, so read on to find out how to apply for them: Apply now for AR Challenge/Lottery Scholarship at , t hen go to the YOUniversal application and complete your information. This application is for all state scho