Showing posts from February, 2010

It's Friday! A few things before the weekend...

Happy Friday! Before the weekend, look at a couple of things going on today and throughout the next couple of weeks... It's almost time for Kickball ! Stop by the info. desk in Union Station to sign up for intramural kickball. You can sign up as an individual or as a team, and it's open to both males and females of all ages. Play starts soon. so hurry and sign up today! Monday and Tuesday, February 8 and 9 will mark the next American Red Cross Blood Drive at UACCM. Look for the Bloodmobile around campus (probably around Union Station) from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm both days. Drop in between or after classes and give a little blood to help save a life (you can probably score a snack and/or t-shirt, too). Need a job? Check out several new job postings for the area by clicking here. Also, stop by the University Center lobby today to visit with a representative from the U.S. Census. They're still looking for temporary employees to help distribute the census and offer great pa

Old Time Photos and FREE Money!

Good morning, UACCM. Anita Fowler is out today, and her classes are canceled. Look to the left (on the blog) to check out the whole host of meetings today, and don't forget about the FREE Old Time Photos and popcorn today in Union Station. Stop by between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to try on some costumes from the Old West and strike a pose to receive your free photo. This event is being sponsored by your Student Government Association. New Scholarship Information See the UACCM Financial Aid Office for more information on these or any other scholarships. The Mid America Science Museum Volunteer Association Scholarship is a $1500 Scholarship that will be awarded to a qualified college junior or senior majoring in a science discipline (great if you are planning to transfer). Deadline: April 30, 2010 The Mickey and Ross Kelder Scholarship Trust Scholarship is open to full-time Arkansas students pursuing studies in foreign languages. Deadline: April 12, 2010 The American Welding

Tuesday, February 23 News

Here are a couple of class cancelations for today: Lewis Hunt's 9:25 am class is canceled Terry Cleaver's classes (all) are canceled today Anthony Holt's classes (all remaining) are canceled today The spring 2010 Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony is scheduled for this evening at 7:00 pm in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. The ceremony honors students who have achieved exceptional academic success in college, and all are invitied to attend and support the achievement of this group of students. A reception will follow the ceremony and will be held at The Plaza. If you can't make it to the induction, please join us in recognizing these outstanding UACCM students. Congrats, inductees!

Monday, February 22 News: Intramurals & Transfer Fair

Here's one class cancelation for today: Terry Cleaver (surveying) is out today, and his classes are canceled. The T-wolves represented UACCM very well at the AIRSA Intramural Basketball Tournament held in Jonesboro this past weekend. They played three games competitively during the tournament. Good job Guys! See photos from the tournament on our Facebook Page here:   Next on the intramural schedule is Ultimate Frisbee and Quickball! Stop by Union Station to learn more or to sign up. Attention students: The annual UACCM Transfer Fair is on the schedule for Wednesday, March 3 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the University Center lobby and hallways. If you plan to transfer to another college after UACCM, drop by the transfer fair and visit with representatives from the following institutions: Arkansas Student Loan Authority Arkansas State University Arkansas Tech University Baptist Health Schools Little Rock Central Baptist College Central Bapt

It's Friday! A Few More Things Before the Weekend!

Woo hoo it's Friday! Karen Caig's English classes are canceled today. Remember to check your ANGEL account if your classes are ever canceled to see if your instructor posted an assignment. The "Love Your Life, Love Your Heart" Fair is going on NOW in the new UACCM Health and Fitness Building. Stop in before noon for free health screenings, seminars, healthy heart information, and more. Here is the schedule you've been waiting for. UACCM’s very own T-Wolves (the team formerly known as Team Ram Rod) will play in the Airsa State Basketball tournament this weekend in Jonesboro. Here's the schedule if you'd like to go cheer them on! Saturday, 2/20 @ 9:00 am - T-wolves v Mid South Community College Saturday, 2/20 @ 2:00 pm - T-wolves v So no Luv (UCA) Saturday, 2/20 @ 4:00 pm - T-wolves v Gorilla’s (ASU) The top two teams from each pool will advance into bracket play with UACCM’s pool being a four-team pool. When they advance, they will play games on Sa

Healthy Hearts and Intramural Winners!

Happy Thursday, UACCM! We're one day closer to Friday! In case you missed it last night, UACCM sponsored the "Shades of Blue" Air Force Jazz Ensemble (see photo at right). They put on a great show, so if you missed it, you missed out! There are several other events coming up soon, so keep your eyes here to learn more about them. Today, there are LOTS of meetings . Be sure to check them out over to the left.<<<< Tomorrow, don't miss the 8th Annual Love Your Life, Love Your Heart event tomorrow at the UACCM Health and Fitness Building . The fair is being sponsored in conjunction with St. Anthony's Medical Center and will feature cholesterol screenings (the first 100 people through the door will receive these for free), and blood pressure checks, BMI analysis, nutrition seminars, and more (all free) throughout the event. To learn more, click here. We have winners! Congrats to UACCM Intramurals Team Ram Rod for their becoming the 5-on-5 basketball

Wednesday, February 17 Class Cancelations & Auditions Coming Up!

It's Wednesday! Danna Crook is out today, and her classes are canceled. More to come throughout the day, so keep your eyes on the blog! It's "All in The Timing." The UACCM Theatre Department is holding auditions for its upcoming production of “All In The Timing,” by David Ives, on Monday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. “All In The Timing” is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedies that combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. No previous acting experience is necessary, and auditions are open to anyone from the community 16 years of age or older. The production will be presented to the public in performances on April 22 through 25. For more information, contact Jim Harris at (501) 977-2118 or at

Fat Tuesday Class Cancelations / Shades of Blue

Here are a couple of class cancelations for today: Nancy Patterson (business instructor) and Charles Harrell (auto collision repair instructor) both decided to head down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras today, and their classes are canceled (ok, so they're not really at Mardi Gras, but they're definitely not here!) Here's a reminder for a special event coming up tomorrow evening:

Sunny Monday Class Cancelations & The Goal is to Go to College

Happy Monday, UACCM. It's President's Day! Even though we have to be at class/work today, the sun is shining (so it's not that bad, right?) Here are a couple of class cancelations for today: Nancy Patterson (business instructor) is out today, and her classes are canceled Ron Walsmith (petroleum technology) also has all classes canceled today It's Say Go College Week! This is a week of activities and events happening at schools all over Arkansas getting high school students serious about a college education. UACCM is showing Sacred Heart, Wonderview, and Riverview seniors the ropes around UACCM this Wednesday, and Morrilton High School juniors this Friday. The students will take campus tours and learn about School Counts ! and how to get other free money while on campus. They'll also get the chance to sit in on a student panel of current UACCM students and graduates who will share their experiences here.  High school students: need help filling out your FAFSA

Love Your Life, Love Your Heart

Join us for the 8th annual "Love Your Life, Love Your Heart" Health Fair. Click the image below to expand.

"What the heck is Quickball?!?"

The next intramural sports event on the schedule is Quickball. Rosters are now available to sign up for this exciting game and the deadline to sign up is fast-approaching on February 23 (play will begin on March 1). Now you might be thinking "What the heck is Quickball?" Read on to find out. Quickball is “Quick Baseball,” a national baseball enhancement program that was created in 1996 and is now the official grass roots program of Cal Ripken Baseball. Quickball has developed into one of the fastest-growing recreational baseball programs and is currently being played by thousands of students on college campuses throughout the country. Through all of its growth, the mission of all Quickball programs and game equipment has remained the same – make baseball more fun and easier to play, regardless of one's skill level. Quickball includes a wide range of challenging baseball games that can be played by as few as two or as many as 30 people. Team rules systems range from th

Flu Shots, a Class Cancelation, and a Closing

Good morning, UACCM. Danna Crook's classes are canceled today, but every other class is in session. Be careful walking on campus...lots of snow left over! Miss your flu shots? It's still flu season and you can still get them! A flu shot clinic will be held tomorrow (Friday, February 12) from 9:00 to 11:00 am in the Fine Arts Building gallery. H1N1 shots will be administered for free, and regular seasonal flu shots are $20 each. Jennifer Martsolf is out today, and the Adult Education Center in Bigelow will be closed today. Watch throughout the day for more postings. Have a great Thursday! By the way...we are soooooooooo close to 1,000 fans on Facebook. Won't you join us? Click here.

Updated Intramurals Schedule

Due to the inclement weather the past couple of days, the Intramural 5-on-5 Basketball schedule has been altered slightly. Check out the edits below IN RED : GAME #1 Wed, Feb 3 (Team Ram Rod v T-Wolves) GAME #2 Thurs, Feb 4 (4:13 v Mustangs) GAME #3 Tues, Feb 9 (T-Wolves v 4:13) Rescheduled for Thursday, February 11 GAME #4 Wed, Feb 10 (Team Ram Rod v Mustangs) GAME #5 Thurs, Feb 11 (Loser of Gm#4 v Winner of Gm#3) Rescheduled for Tuesday, February 16 GAME #6 Tues, Feb 16 (Winner of Gm#4 v Winner of Gm#5) Rescheduled for Wednesday, February 17 at 1:15pm GAME #7 (IF GAME) Wed, Feb 17 (Winner of Gm #6 v Loser of Game #6) Only to be played if loser bracket wins Gm#6 All games will start at 2:15 (except game #6) and will be played at Conway County Community Center. Please DO NOT use the front door, but the side door to the gym. You will not be allowed to enter the rest of the facility unless you are a member. Only water is allowed in the gym.

UACCM Open at 10:00 am/Other Class Cancelations

After two long snow days, UACCM will open at 10:00 am today, unless you have class with one of the following instructors, as their classes today are canceled: Dane Blanchard (sociology instructor) Traci Caldwell (English instructor) Clem Gruen (drafting instructor) Don't forget! Loan/Pell checks will be available today beginning at 10:00 am at the Student Accounts windows in the University Center Lobby. Bring your UACCM ID with you to pick up your check. Be careful out there, and we'll see you soon!

UACCM Open 10:00 am Wednesday and News on Refund Checks

NOTICE: UACCM will open at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 10. Classes held before 10:00 am are canceled. Please use caution when heading to campus. A note from the UACCM Financial Aid Office: The following refunds will be available for pick-up at the Student Accounts windows in the University Center lobby on Wednesday, February 10th at 10:00 am: Pell - Spring refunds for students awarded prior to February 1st Loans - Students whose electronic funds were received on or before January 28th or Sallie Mae loan students who endorsed checks prior to the February 1st deadline SEOG ACG Remember, you must have show your UACCM ID in order to receive your refund. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office when UACCM re-opens on Wednesday, February 10.

UACCM Closed Tuesday, February 9

UACCM will be closed on Tuesday, February 9 due to inclement weather. If you have to get out, be careful! If not, stay inside (or play outside) and enjoy another snow day...maybe it'll be our last!

UACCM Closed Monday, February 8

UACCM is closed today, Monday, February 8 due to inclement weather. Be careful out there and have another great snow day!

Take a trip to the South Pacific with UACCM

If you have ever wanted to visit lands with rich histories of Aboriginal culture, unique plants and animals, a diverse geographic landscape, and hospitable natives with great love and respect for the outdoors, join the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) Alumni and Friends Travel Program to explore all Australia and New Zealand have to offer. The “South Pacific Wonders” guided tour is a once in a lifetime vacation opportunity scheduled for October 4 through 18, 2010 with an optional four-day post-tour excursion to Fiji from October 18 through 21. The tour is open to a limited number of participants from the community of all ages. The 15 and 19-day tours will be led by a professional tour guide provided by Collette Vacations. The Australia and New Zealand portions will include 20 meals, hotel transfers, round trip airfare from Little Rock Regional Airport, air taxes, fees, and surcharges. The Fiji extension will include four additional meals. The tour will be

Class Cancelation and Wear Your Red!

Good morning! Gary Battershell (history instructor) is out today, and his classes are canceled. Tomorrow is Wear Red Day! Heart disease is the number one killer in America, and February is National Heart Month. What you wear speaks voulmes, so wear your red and speak up and support healthy hearts in men and women everywhere! Whether it's a red t-shirt, jacket, or sweats...just wear red!  For more information on Wear Red Day and other events planned for National Heart Month, contact UACCM Counselor Lynn Baker at (501) 977-2012 or drop by her office upstairs in the Business Technology Center.  

Renowned "Shades of Blue" Concert: Get Your Tickets Today!

Attention jazz lovers! UACCM is sponsoring the renowned “Shades of Blue” Jazz Ensemble in a special free community concert on Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in H.B. White Auditorium at Morrilton High School. “Shades of Blue” is a group of 18 professional musicians enlisted in the United States Air Force whose repertoire ranges from traditional big band jazz to bebop and swing to modern jazz. The group is based in St. Louis, Mo. Concerts include contemporary jazz works as well as the classic sounds of artists such as Count Basie and Glenn Miller, and several of the band’s members are also gifted writers and arrangers—their compositions often featured during concerts. “Shades of Blue” has backed many jazz greats including Sammy Nestico, Bobby Shew, Toni Tennille, Tex Benecke, Shelley Berg, Carmen Bradford, and others. The band also regularly performs and teaches master classes at high school and collegiate jazz clinics and festivals throughout the Midwest. Occasionally, the ensem

Wednesday, February 3 Class Cancelations and More

Good morning, UACCM. Here are today's class cancelations: Traye McCool (history instructor) is out, and his classes are canceled Laura Meek (nutrition instructor) is also out with classes canceled Don't forget to check your ANGEL account regularly, even if your classes are canceled. FREE MLA workshops are being held today and tomorrow to help you learn the ins and outs of writing using MLA format. Check the calendar to the left for times/locations, and click the links there for more info. More coming later today! Have a great Wednesday!

Please Excuse Our (lack of) Updates

Good morning, UACCM! Our regular web updater is out this week, so a few things on the UACCM web site are currently out of date. Hopefully, we will be able to get these items updated within the next few days, and the web site will soon sport a new look and a greatly-improved user interface. Until then, we'll let you take a look at this week's Plaza menu below: UACCM Plaza Menu for February 1-5, 2010 Monday: Double Cheeseburger, fries and drink - $6.00 Single Cheeseburger, fries and drink - $5.00 Tuna, Pimento Cheese or Egg Salad Sandwich, chips, pickle spear and drink - $4.50 Tuesday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, garden salad and dinner roll - $4.50 Cheese Pizza (slice) - $1.50 Pepperoni Pizza (slice) - $2.00 BLT Sandwich, fries and drink - $5.00 Wednesday: BBQ Beef Sandwich, coleslaw, baked beans and chips - $5.00 Baked BBQ Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw and roll - $5.00 Tuna, Pimento Cheese, or Egg Salad Sandwich, chips, pickle spear and drink - $4.50 Thursd

SGA, Intramurals Info. & "Wheel of Fortune!"

NOTICE: Marsha Carson's evening classes are canceled today, Monday, February 1. Here are a couple of SGA-sponsored events coming up tomorrow:    Students: Want a chance to win up to $500 right here on campus? Stop by The Money Tree Game Show tomorrow from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Comedian Sean Carlin will be returning to UACCM to give students a laugh and the chance to win some serious CA$H. Click here for more information on the game. SGA invites you to come watch UACCM English Instructor Traci Caldwell spin the big wheel on the legendary game show Wheel of Fortune  tomorrow evening (Tuesday) at 6:30 pm in Union Station. Come watch Caldwell show off her word-guessing abilities and score free popcorn and drinks with SGA.  Signed up for 5-on-5 Intramural Basketball? Below is the schedule for the upcoming tournament. All games will be held beginning at 2:15 pm at the Conway County Community Center (C-4) in Morrilton. Spectators are welcome to come

We're open today...class cancelations

UACCM is open today ...all the roads are completely clear around campus. If the roads are still bad in your area, use your best judgment. Be careful on your way in! Clem Gruen (drafting instructor) is out today , and his classes are canceled. Ken Lee (graphic design instructor) is out through this Wednesday, February 3. His classes will resume on Thursday, February 4. Need a job? You can still sign up for the 10:00 am census training session happening TODAY . You MUST sign up ahead of time in Room 200 in the Business Technology Center. HURRY! It's only 30 minutes away!