Showing posts from April, 2010

"Songs of the Americas" Sunday

It's Friday! It's almost finals time, so if you're looking for something to do while you take a break from studying this weekend, read on to find out about a UACCM choir concert... Members of the UACCM Department of Music invite UACCM students, faculty, staff and the community to attend their final spring concert this Sunday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. The concert is being offered free of charge and will be held in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. The theme of the performance is “Songs of the Americas” and will feature musical selections reaching from Newfoundland to New York to the Amazon rainforest arranged in a family-friendly concert. The concert will feature the UACCM College Choir, Soundscape and vocal students. Concessions will be available for purchase during the event with proceeds benefitting the UACCM Music Society. The UACCM choir is composed of students of the college and is under the direction of Shannah Cummings. For more information on either concert, contact Sha

A New Scholarship & More Info. on Lottery Scholarships!

See the UACCM Financial Aid Office or call 501-977-2055 for more information on anything you see below. The Arkansas Association for Developmental Education (ArkADE) is offering a one-time $500 scholarship for the fall 2010 semester. The qualifications are below: Student must have completed 12 semester credit hours of college work with at least 3 credit hours of developmental education coursework Student must have attained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all coursework completed Student must be enrolled in an Arkansas college or university – cannot have a college degree Personal Essay Recommendation letter from faculty member The deadline is June 15, 2010. Students applying for the Arkansas Challenge/Lottery Scholarship , please remember the following: You must complete the Youniversal Application by June 1st. You can complete this application by going to  and selecting "Youniversal Application" on the left hand side of the page. You will then be as

UACCM Library: "Calling All Books!"

Good afternoon, UACCM. Now that we're all Spring Flinged (or is it Spring Flung?) out and are resting peacefully with tummies filled with hot dogs, chips and cookies, here's a note from the E. Allen Gordon Library: All library materials checked out are due back on May 4. Any student who needs to keep materials past this date should contact the library staff at 977-2033. Any books not returned by this day will be considered overdue, and a hold will be placed on student records until the materials are returned. This hold will prevent a student from receiving transcripts, financial aid, or to register for summer or fall semesters. Faculty who have materials checked out should return them before leaving for the summer. The library staff must do a complete inventory during the month of May. Due to a hard drive crash, we must do this inventory to restore the credibility of our data.  Thanks in advance for your assistance! Check us out on Facebook to see photos from Spring Flin

Spring Fling, New SGA Officers and More

Good afternoon, UACCM! Stop by the Fine Arts Auditorium this evening at 6:30 pm and help recognize approximately 60 UACCM students in the annual Student Recognition Ceremony . Honored students were nominated by faculty members for their outstanding academic achievement. Snacks will follow the ceremony in The Plaza. It's almost Spring Fling time! SGA's Spring Fling will be held tomorrow fom 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the parking lot outside Union Station. Students and faculty/staff should all stop by for free food, games and giveaways. 2004 American Idol finalist Matt Kester will also be performing live at approximately 11:30, so stop by and check it out! Spring Fling, Back-to-School Bash, and many other student events held throughout the year on campus are sponsored and organized by the UACCM Student Government Association, and your 2010-2011 officers have officially been inducted! In the photo (top, right) are your new officers (from left) Clayton Crotts - parliamentarian/

AR Symphony Orchestra for FREE & Student Recognition Ceremony This Week

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Brass Quintet, Sturgis and Rockefeller Quartets and guests are scheduled to present “Brilliant Brass, Stirring Strings,” this Thursday April 29. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. It is being sponsored by the college and is offered to the public free of charge. Members of the quartets are part of the larger Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and will perform a dynamic and energizing program at UACCM. The performance is part of the ASO’s “River Rhapsodies” series, which has been the must-have ticket in Little Rock for the past three seasons. Guests will enjoy the dazzle of the performers in a work by an illustrious Tchaikovsky contemporary and pioneer of the genre. Selections will step back two centuries for Bach’s Double Violin Concerto , in which the two soloists weave an intricate tapestry of sound. Schoenberg’s dramatic musical canvas is unique in conception and exciting to hear. Seating for the event will be lim

Spring: The Perfect Time for a Fling


It's "All in the Timing" & New PTK Officers Announced

Tomorrow evening marks the first performance of the UACCM Theatre Department's All in the Timing spring production.  The performances this Thursday through Saturday evenings will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the matinee performance on Sunday will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. According to UACCM Theatre Instructor Jim Harris, “The show combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. It is an enjoyable performance for audiences of all ages.” UACCM students and community members make up the cast, which includes several local residents. Tickets to the performances are $8.00 for adults and are free to UACCM students with a valid student ID . The show is not recommended for children under 14 years of age as it contains some adult language. Tickets will be available at the door only and the house will open thirty minutes before curtain. The UACCM chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently elected new officers for the 2010-2011 academic year. Here they are: Ethan Fraz

Scholarships, iPods, and a Note for December 2010 Graduates!

Attention Nurses! Applications are now available for Arkansas Nurses Foundation Scholarships and Grants! Applicants must be residents of Arkansas, hold an Arkansas nursing license, and be in good standing with the Arkansas Board of Nursing. For more information and to apply, visit or drop by the UACCM Financial Aid Office.  Deadlines: Scholarships - May 1; Grants - June 15 The UACCM Student Association of Surveyors is offering students, faculty, and staff members the opportunity to win an 8GB Apple iPod Touch to be given away during Spring Fling on April 28th at Union Station (more on Spring Fling to come later). Tickets are available now through the day of the drawing in exchange for small donations to the club.  Tickets are $1 each, 7 for $5, or 15 for $10. Club members will be selling tickets on campus periodically. If you can't find a member on campus, contact one of the members listed below and they'll make sure you get a ticket: Ron Redman – batman72015

UACCM Theatre Department Presents "All in the Timing"

The UACCM Theatre Department will present its annual spring theatre production this Thursday April 22 through Sunday, April 25, 2010. The feature this year is “All in the Timing,” by David Ives. The evening performances on April 22, 23, and 24 will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the matinee performance on April 25 will begin at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be held in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. One of Ives' most popular books of plays, “All in the Timing” originated as an evening of six one-act comedies in 1993, and won him the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for Playwriting. The most well known play from “All in the Timing” is “The Philadelphia,” which follows a man who thinks he is just having a bad day, only to be informed by his friend that he has actually fallen into a metaphysical hole called a Philadelphia where literally everything goes wrong. The taxis don't take you where you want to go, the newsstands don't sell your newspaper and no matter what you

Free Travelers Tix, Alaska in Photos and Relay for Life Update

Note to nursing students: If you need to take the Math for Nurses Departmental Exam, it's coming up next week (April 21-22)! You MUST sign up with Anita Malik at least 24 hours in advance by calling (501) 977-2156. The fee for the exam is $25.   It's that time again! Baseball season is here, and what better way to celebrate than with FREE tickets to see the Arkansas Travelers at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock? Your Student Government Association is providing free tickets for UACCM students again this year. See details below... What: Arkansas Travelers vs Northwest Arkansas Naturals When: Game is Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm @ Dickey-Stephens Park, North Little Rock Who: Each student is allotted 6 tickets with a current UACCM student id Where to get tickets: Tickets are available NOW in Union Station and are first-come, first-served (unclaimed tix will be available at Spring Fling on April 28) Everything else: The tickets are general admission with se

The Sky is Falling! No, Wait. Those are Golf Balls!

Attention all fans of golf and MONEY! The fifth annual Links for Learning Golf Tournament fundraiser for the UACCM Foundation is coming up on Thursday, May 20, 2010  at the Morrilton Country Club (MCC). Even if you are unable to attend the tournament this year, you will still be able to get in on the action and win up to $1000 in the Links for Learning Golf Ball Drop! Read on to find out more... During the golf ball drop, hundreds (hopefully) of golf balls will be hoisted in the air via helicopter or crane and will be dropped above the green on hole #18 at MCC. Each numbered golf ball will coincide with YOUR ticket, and the ball that lands in the hole or closest to the pin will win half of the fundraiser proceeds, up to $1000! For only a $10 donation to the Foundation, you will have the opportunity to participate and make some big money. Tickets are available now in the UACCM Institutional Advancement Office. For more information, call 501-977-2142 or e-mail . 

PBL Winners, Guitar Hero, and Students Get Recognized!

UACCM was represented at the State Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Leadership Conference last Thursday through Saturday by six chapter members. Students competed with other two-year and many four-year colleges in competitive events relevant to business majors. UACCM placed in these events: Largest Local Chapter Membership - 5th Administrative Services - Tramayne Webster, 3rd; Charlie Passmore, 5th Business English - Tramayne Webster 1st; Amanda Renard, 5th Business Math - Charlie Passmore, 4th Chapter Theme: MultiMedia - Charlie Passmore & Tanya Langston, 2nd (team) Computerized Accounting - Charlie Passmore, 4th Business Communication - Tramayne Webster, 4th Word Processing - Amanda Renard, 2nd; Tramayne Webster, 5th Congrats to all winners! Amanda Renard will compete in the national word processing event July 9-12 at the National Leadership Conference in Nashville. Tomorrow marks the UACCM Otaku Club's Guitar Hero World Tour Tournament! The event will be held in Union Stat

FREE Tickets to See The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra!

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will present a special concert in Russellville at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at Witherspoon Auditorium on the campus of Arkansas Tech University. The concert, sponsored by the Russellville Symphony Guild, will feature the entire Symphony membership and will include both classical and pops selections. Tickets are $10 for the performance, but U ACCM students will be admitted free to the concert with a valid student ID! For students receiving extra credit for attending the concert, there will be forms available at the event to provide as proof of attendance. See the flyer below for more info. (click to enlarge).

From Facebook to Photos: Community Ed. Classes Have it All

Good afternoon, UACCM! Interested in taking a class just for fun or to learn a new skill or brush up on something you already know a little about? If so, take a look at all of the community education classes coming up the remainder of the semester. Classes are open to students of all ages and feature NO EXAMS! Below you can read more about a few of the classes offered. Questions or want to sign up? Contact Janie Wagner at 501-977-2078 or at . If you’ve mastered the recipe to that classic cake but need some help making it look as good as it tastes, the UACCM Community Education Program is offering a class that’s designed just for you. Advanced Cake Decorating will be held each Thursday from April 15 through May 20, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m . The course is open to members of the community of all ages. According to class instructor Diann Stanek, “This course is designed to give anyone interested in learning more about creating professional looking cakes the knowledge

Thursday: Relay for Life Bake Sale Fundraiser

UACCM will hold a bake sale fundraiser benefitting the Conway/Perry Counties'  Relay for Life on Thursday, April 8 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the University Center Lobby. Items will be sold in individual packages for $1 each, so make sure and bring some $$$! Thank you for supporting Relay for Life! Employees: remember that each Friday in April is a Relay for Life Jeans Day! See you UACCM e-mail for more info. UACCM Phi Beta Lambda members would like to thank everyone who donated to the March of Dimes during the PBL fundraiser Monday. All proceeds will be donated to the March of Dimes Walk of Wonder this Saturday at the PBL state leadership conference in LIttle Rock. Seven of UACCM's PBL members will be attending the events and presenting the donations. Thanks so much for the support! NOTE: Traye McCool (history instructor) has canceled ALL his classes on Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9.

Advising/Pre-Registration is Here, Disc Golf next week!

Good afternoon, UACCM! Hope you all had a great Easter. Advising and pre-registration is here! Stop by your advisor's office ASAP if you haven't signed up for an advising appointment. Day classes are canceled tomorrow, April 6 and Wednesday, April 7 for advising (evening classes beginning at or after 4:30 pm will meet), and pre-registration is being held all week. The earlier you register, the more likely you are to get the classes and schedule you want, so see your advisor soon and make it happen!  The next Intramural Sports event is disc golf! Play will begin nest Monday, April 12 and continue through Wednesday, April 28 on the new Timberwolf Disc Golf Course. Participants will be permitted to play three rounds (nine holes each), with your total score being the sum of the three games. Score cards and discs are available in Union Station. Drop by Union Station with any questions. New SGA Officer candidates have been announced!  The following candidates have filed for offi
It's almost the weekend! Read on for a few random items coming up next week and beyond: Phi Beta Lambda members will be collecting money for the March of Dimes next Monday, April 5 throughout the day. PBL members will be standing at the entrances to most campus buildings collecting donations, so be sure to bring your spare change!  P r e-registration for May intersession, summer, and fall 2010 classes is coming your way April 5-16. Next week, current and returning students can register by signing up for an appointment on your advisor's office door. (If you don't know who your advisor is, log on to Campus Connect ). New and current students can pre-register April 12-16 by making an appointment with Jan Magie (501-977-2165). Sign up for an appointment ASAP...they're filling up fast! Day classes are canceled next Tuesday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 7 for advising appointments. All classes meeting at or after 4:30 p.m. will still meet these days.  Satisfy your swee

"Visions from Alaska" Coming Soon

The majestic views of Alaska are widely known as some of the most breathtaking sights in the world. Unfortunately, many people never get the chance to experience them firsthand. Photographer Terry Boyd will present “Visions from Alaska,” an interactive 35mm slide photography presentation, on Thursday, April 15, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. Sponsored by the college, this exhibit is offered free and is open to members of the public of all ages. Boyd, a self-taught photographer originally from Russellville, travels and photographs the United States with emphasis on Alaska. He spends several months each summer in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska and will be making an interactive visual presentation of images from his most recent trip. Locations featured in the presentation will include the Yukon, British Columbia, Badlands National Park and Arkansas in addition to Alaska. Boyd has dedicated his life to his work “living one roll of slide film at a time,”