Showing posts from August, 2010

Governor Beebe in Morrilton Aug. 30

UACCM students and employees have been extended an invitation to greet Governor Mike Beebe when he visits Morrilton on Monday, August 30. Governor Beebe will be the special guest at the grand opening of the Conway County Democratic Headquarters located at 1401 East Broadway (Hwy 64). The event will begin at 5 pm., and refreshments will be served. Also honored at the opening will be Johnny Hoyt, candidate for state senate, and Tommy Thompson, candidate for state representative.

Go to School in the 501? New Scholarship Available

The Conway Business and Professional Women (CBPW) organization is taking applications for the new 501 LIFE Scholarship . The scholarship will be for $501 and can be used for books, tuition, etc. Preference will be given to non-traditional, female students, 25 years or older, attending a college in the 501 area code. Deadline: September 15, 2010 Requirements include: Completed application, t hree recommendations, and a 2.5 GPA, plus a t yped essay outlining your educational/professional goals and community service activities. Recipient must read their essay at the Conway BPW meeting in September. To pick up an application or for more information, please see Stacy Stracner in the UACCM Financial Aid Office.

Students Are HEROES

Concerned about Alcohol??? Friends? Drugs??? Family? Get Involved with Students R HEROES (Students Responsible for H ealth E ducation, R ecovery O pportunities and E nthusiastic S upport.) Meeting Thursday, August 26  at X Period (12:05 – 12:50), Business Technology Center Room 206 Bring Your Lunch and register to win a 2G Flashdrive! HEROES care about the health and safety of peers/family; offer responsible options for alcohol, drugs and tobacco; and • Provide special events for UACCM students • Offer alternate ways to have fun • Inform & educate • Help save lives • Sponsor Prizes & Giveaways Interested in HEROES? Contact Ms. Lynn R. Baker, Business Technology Center Room 200; 501-977-2012;

“AIMING FOR EDUCATION” Skeet Shoot Fundraiser Sept. 12

The third annual “Aiming for Education” Skeet Shoot fundraiser for the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Point Remove Lodge in Hattieville. “Aiming for Education” will consist of 15 three-person skeet shooting teams, and will also feature a youth clay shoot contest open to 40 youth participants. The cost of entry for the adult skeet shoot is $50 per player or $150 for each three-person team, and 10, 12, and 20-gauge ammunition will be provided. Mixed teams of men and women are welcome. The cost of entry for the youth trap shoot is $20 for each participant, which includes a Ducks Unlimited Greenwing membership. A casual dinner will be served at the close of the event. All registered players will receive a gift bag, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. Entry forms and sponsorship forms for the skeet shoot are available online at or by contacting Krist

Need Access to a Computer on Campus?

UACCM students who need to get online have access to several places on campus where computers are available for student use. • Kirk Building Room 114—Open from 7:30 am -4:30 pm Monday through Friday • Kirk Building Room 139 (Career Pathways Lab)—Open 8:00 am- 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. While you don’t have to be a Career Pathways’ student to use the lab, those students do get priority for computer usage. • Business Technology Center Room 209—Open from 7:30 am -6:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; 7:30 am -4:30 pm Thursday and Friday • E. Allen Gordon Library—Open 7:30 am- 6:30 pm Monday through Thursday; 7:30 am-4:30 pm on Friday • Library Complex Room 105—Open 7:30 am-4:30 pm— Note: you must work around classes that use the lab. If the class has started and there are empty seats, you may quietly use the open computers. There are also several buildings on campus that have Wi-Fi.

Important Drop Deadlines

Attention Students: We certainly don't want to lose you, but if circumstances require that you need to drop a course or courses, please refer to the following deadlines: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 is the last day to drop “full-semester courses” with a 50% refund. Thursday, August 26, 2010 is the last day to drop fall 2010 courses without a “W” appearing on your transcript. You may also pick up the form in the Registrar’s Office located on the 2nd floor of the University Center, Room 215. Students who need to drop a course(s) must fill in the student portion of the Course Withdraw Form (including the course(s) you wish to drop), then follow the steps below to complete the process: Step 1 – Meet with your Advisor or Division Chair for signature.( The name of your advisor and course information can be found on your Campus Connect.) Step 2 – If it is a complete withdrawal – you must go to the Library for signature. If not a complete withdrawal – skip this signature and procee

Interested in joining a Spanish Club at UACCM?

Enrolled in a Spanish class? Want to brush up on your rusty Spanish skills? Love the Hispanic culture? Part of the Hispanic culture? Love to dance? Love to eat chips and salsa? UACCM is gauging interest of possibly starting a SPANISH CLUB!! E-mail Spanish Instructor Sarah Lawson to find out more at . Those interested do not have to be presently enrolled in a Spanish class.There will be an informational meeting about the possible new Spanish Club Monday, August 23, at noon in University Center Room 204.
The UACCM Theatre Department announces auditions for UACCM Theatre’s first children’s theatre production! "The Mirrorman" is a highly interactive play for children, grades 1-4. The Department needs two men and two women to fill the roles. No experience is necessary, anyone aged 16 or older may try out, and nothing needs be prepared for the audition. Here’s the info: WHAT: Auditions for UACCM’s Fall Production of The Mirrorman WHO: Need 2 Men and 2 Women WHEN: Thursday, August 26th, 6:00 p.m. WHERE: UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium The show will be performed twice on the UACCM campus and have a limited number of performances at local elementary schools. For more information, contact JIM HARRIS at or 501-977-2118.

Sew What?

The UACCM Music Department is in need of some skilled seamstresses to help sew costumes for our students and faculty members that will be involved in its upcoming Madrigal Feast.The fabric will be provided and seamstresses will be compensated for their time through complimentary tickets to the feast. Anyone who is interested in sewing a costume or two should contact Music Instructor Shannah Cummings at (501) 977-2198 or . Ms. Cummings will assign seamstresses to a student or cast member in need. (Please note that these costumes are Renaissance gowns and outfits and will be very intricate and detailed.) The Madrigal Feast is scheduled for December 4, 10, and 11 at the Leadership Development Institute in downtown Morrilton.

UACCM/Central Arkansas Consortium Partners with Metro Little Rock Alliance

To strengthen the workforce of the central Arkansas region, the Board of Directors of the eleven-county Metro Little Rock Alliance (MLRA) has voted to partner with the recently formed Central Arkansas Consortium of Two-Year Colleges. The mission of both groups is to foster economic development in central Arkansas. The partnership was approved Thursday, June 24th, by a vote of the MLRA board.  In March, six two-year colleges in central Arkansas signed a collaborative agreement to form the Central Arkansas Consortium of Two-Year Colleges.  The Consortium is composed of Arkansas State University – Beebe (ASUB), National Park Community College (NPCC), Ouachita Technical College (OTC), Pulaski Technical College (PTC), Southeast Arkansas College (SEARK), and University of Arkansas Community College – Morrilton (UACCM). “The two-year colleges have a long history of responding to the workforce needs of the region’s employers,” said Eddie Black, chairman of the Metro Little Rock Alliance

Join the Student Government Association - First Meeting August 19

The Student Government Association (SGA) will have its first meeting of the fall 2010 semester from 12:05 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. on Thursday, August 19 in Room 201 of the University Center. Free pizza and cokes will be available. Students are encouraged to stop by and find out more about opportunities to participate in SGA. This very important student organization plans events, activities, and serves as the official voice of the students at UACCM.

Welcome to the Decades Week

UACCM would like to welcome everyone back to campus for the start of the Fall 2010 semester! As we near the 50th anniversary of the college's founding, we want to pay tribute to each decade we have been in existence.The Student Government Association (SGA) has planned lots of activities this week, starting with 1960's day on Monday, August 16. Step back in time and celebrate the era of mini-skirts and tie-dyed shirts when Petit Jean Vo-Tech was established as the state's 2nd vocational technical school. Among today's activities presented by SGA is TOTALLY TATTOOS. C ome get a free air brush tattoo from 10 am to 4 pm at Union Station in the Kirk Building. Also, stop by the “Question Tent” today – come meet your SGA president Doug Welter outside the Fine Arts Auditorium under the red tent. Tuesday, August 17 1970’s Day Bust out the sequined vests and leisure suits and travel back to the 1970’s when our enrollment hit 500 students for the first time! Tuesday Micha

One Book, One Community program starts Sept. 21

  A recent blog story regarding the development of an all campus, all-community book discussion program co-sponsored by UACCM and the Conway County Library reported an incorrect starting date for the program. The first meeting by the book discussion groups formed will be September 21 at 7:00 pm on the UACCM campus.  As part of the “One book, One Community,” book program , students, faculty, and staff at UACCM, Conway County Library patrons and book lovers throughout the area will be encouraged to read Belle in the Slouch Hat, by Mimi Mathis and engage in thoughtful, productive discussions about the issues raised in the book. On November 16, all participants and anyone interested will have a chance to meet the author and hear her experiences as she wrote the book. Register and pick up a free copy of the book at at the E. Allen Gordon Library  on the campus of UACCM or the Conway County Library in downtown Morrilton. For more information, contact Leroy Gattin at (501) 977-2033 or at ga

Fall Registration August 4 and 5

Regular registration for the fall 2010 semester will begin on Wednesday, August 4, 2010. All new and returning students who did not pre-register should plan to register according to the alphabetical schedule below: Students whose last names begin with the letters S through Z may register from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, August 4. The alphabetical schedule continues throughout the day with students whose last names begin with the letters A through I registering from noon to 4:00 p.m. and students whose last names begin with the letters S through Z and A through I registering from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Registration will continue on Thursday, August 5 with students whose last names begin with the letters J through R registering from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Open registration will be held from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 5. Students are encouraged to register as early as possible due to the extremely limited class spaces available. New UACCM students will be required to attend new