Showing posts from January, 2011

Southwestern Energy Contribution Funds New Training Center

Southwestern Energy Company officials announced a recommitment to the Petroleum Technology Program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton today with a pledge to contribute $50,000 over the next five years.  The funds are earmarked to setup and equip a multimedia health, safety and environmental training (HSE) center.  The contribution will also help fund operating expenses for the program. front row (left to right) UACCM Board of Visitors Chair Raye Pearce and UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis accepts $50,000 donation pledge check from Southwestern Energy Vice President George Sheffer as Petroleum Technology Instructor Jeff Lambert and others look on. "UACCM has developed a program that is not only a great asset to the natural gas industry and the state of Arkansas but a tremendous opportunity for students who want to pursue a degree in the petroleum technology field," said George Sheffer, vice president, exploration and production services, Southw

Foundation Projects Enhance UACCM

(left to right) UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis with  UACCM Foundation Board members Steve Trowbridge,  Doug Cahill, Mary Newsome, Amanda Young, Mona  Kay Boyle, Beverly Parks, Edward Lee Eddy, Diana Arn, Pam Brownlee, Mary Clark, and Kristi Strain The UACCM Foundation completed two major fundraising projects in 2010, including the multi-use pavilion located near The Plaza dining facility and the Union Square outdoor park located outside of the Kirk Building’s Union Station. The Foundation officially transferred the property, valued at $62,791, to UACCM on November 17. Money for the two projects was raised during the past two years through the UACCM Foundation’s special events, including Just Desserts, the “Links for Learning” golf tournament, and the “Aiming for Education” skeet shoot. The Foundation, comprised of a volunteer Board of Directors, directly supports the College through the funding of programs, equipment, and facilities that may not be paid for through the general

Career Pathways Bridge Academy

The Career Pathways office at the University of Arkansas Community College in Morrilton is seeking individuals to participate in our next Bridge Academy, beginning February 1, 2011. The Bridge Academy is designed to help low-income parents prepare for the demands of earning a two-year technical degree.  The program offers training to enhance COMPASS test scores, the entrance exam for students at UACCM.  Bridge Academy also provides students with career assessment and opportunities to create an individualized plan for academic and career success.  Career Pathways staff members facilitate learning experiences to enhance job readiness, career search, and interviewing skills. Students in the program will enhance presentation and computer skills, as well as develop academic progress in mathematics, reading comprehension, and English composition.  Participants will gain ties to the UACCM campus through in-class workshops, led by UACCM faculty and staff members. Planned workshop topics i

Free Movie Tonight

HELLO EVERYONE! It is the start of 2011 and you might not be planning on going out much for a while because you are still be recovering from the Holiday spending spree while you anxiously await your excess aid check or perhaps your income tax return. Tonight you should treat yourself, your family, and your friends to a Free movie night! Tonight at 6:30 pm in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium, we will be showing the hilarious animated hit ‘Despicable Me.’ It will be a great opportunity for people of every age to get out and have a good time without having to spend a ton of money on movie tickets. There is also a pre-showing of the movie today at 11:30 in Union Station for anyone who would like to see the movie but will not be able to make it tonight. If you want to complete your movie going experience with some popcorn and soda, there will also be concessions available tonight for a small charge. It is a great opportunity for you to show your family and friends the campus where you g

Free Movie this Thursday!

Good Morning! Looking for something fun and FREE to do this Thursday night?! Come see Despicable Me in the Fine Arts Auditorium at 6:30pm. It is a free movie for everyone! Bring your kids, family, and friends and have a fun night out without having to spend a ton of money. There will also be concessions available for a small charge. Class Cancelations : Karen Caig and Sarah Lawson have both cancelled their classes for today.

Monday, Jan. 24

Happy Monday UACCM! Cindy Minguez and Wanda Martar have cancelled their classes for today. Students in those classes should check ANGEL for assignments.

Campus Closed

Due to inclement weather, the UACCM Campus will be closing at 9:30. All classes after that time (including night classes) are cancelled. Be safe and stay warm!

January 17-21 Plaza Menu

Daily Specials All specials include a drink Monday 1/17/11 Closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday “TACO” Tuesday 1/18/11 Chicken or beef tacos (crunchy or soft) - $6.00 Mexican corn Rice Soup of the day: vegetable Wednesday 1/19/11 Hot ham and cheese sandwiches - $6.00 Pasta salad Chips or potato salad Soup of the day: senate bean Thursday 1/20/11 Chops and rice - $6.00 Green beans Fresh baked rolls Soup of the day: cheesy chicken noodle Friday 1/21/11 Petit Jean ham - $6.25 Potato casserole Green beans Fresh baked rolls Soup of the day: tomato basil Soups (seasonally)…………………2.00 (8oz)…..2.50 (10oz)

Career Pathways Campus-Wide Workshop

Do you want FREE tax prep?? Career Pathways will be hosting its first campus-wide workshop of the semester. This workshop will be about Taxes & FAFSA – how to file taxes, how to get them done for less, and how to apply this information to your FAFSA so that you get the most out of it! Remember, if you are a Career Pathways student you have to attend one workshop a semester. The workshop will be held on January 25, druing X-period in the Fine Arts Auditorium. For more information conatct Brittany Vanderpool at 501-977-2187.

New Changes to Email and ANGEL

E-Mail Accounts A UACCM e-mail account is available to all students. Accounts for first-time entering students will be set up by the first day of classes. Your account will remain active between semesters as long as you are pre-registered for a following semester. All important Campus information is distributed to students through their UACCM e-mail. You must have a signed Computer Account Form on file with Computer Services agreeing to the UACCM Computer Usage Policy. Returning students do not have to complete a form each subsequent semester at UACCM. The following Information will help you determine your username and password for logging onto computers on campus as well as your e-mail account: •Your USERNAME is first initial, middle initial, last name plus the last 3 digits of your student ID. (Example: JCDoe321) If you don’t have a middle initial substitute an ‘X’. (Example: JXDoe321) •Your PASSWORD is your first initial plus your Student ID number . The first initial must b

New Additions to the Library

The E. Allen Gordon Library is pleased to announce two new additions to the research tools now available to UACCM students. Through our membership with ARKLink a nonprofit organization of 49 college and university libraries in Arkansas, we were able to purchase these two products: • We were able to purchase 150 electronic book titles on very current topics and they are now available in our list of databases under Gale Virtual Reference Library. These are entire books that can be read as a whole are searched using subject or the table of contents or indexes of each book • In addition, because of this, we will have access to the Gale Cengage database Academic OneFile for one year. This database is a premiere resource for peer-reviewed, full-text journals and reference resources. More than 14,000 titles from 9000 peer reviewed journals, full text of the New York Times from 1985 to present plus links to hundreds of medical videos from OR-Live are also included. These sources are


Did you get to campus early so you can get a good parking spot then realise you have a few extra minutes to spare and an empty stomach? Do you have a break between classes to go eat, but you don't want to have to wait in line at a restaurant? Perhaps you made a New Year resolution to eat healthier or less 'Fast Food'. Whatever your story, the short version is that you are on the UACCM campus and you are hungry. Good news! The UACCM Plaza is an excellent to grab a quick sandwich or to sit down and have a delicious home made lunch! The Plaza is under new management starting this semester and some of the new meals that will be served this semester look pretty amazing! Here is a list of the menu for the rest of this week! Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Breakfast served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Lunch served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Daily Specials All specials include a drink Wednesday, 1/12/11 Home-made lasagna………………………………………6.50 Fresh salad greens

Welcome Back!

Good morning UACCM! Today is the first day of classes! (which, if you are a student, I hope you already knew this!) Eat a good breakfast, dress warm, and drive safe!

New ANGEL and E-Mail Login Instructions!

Changes were made to the ANGEL and student email systems over the winter break. Here is the updated information to for students to assess their email and ANGEL. User Name: Enter your first name followed by a period followed by your last name and finally the last three digits of your student ID. Example: John.Doe321 (If you do not know your student I.D. number, visit the Registrar's Office in University Center.) Password: The password will be your three initials followed by the last five digits of your student ID number. Example: JCD54321. The password will be case sensitive so you must use uppercase letters. If you do not have a middle initial then the letter X will be used in place of the middle initial.) CampusConnect Login remains same as previous semesters. UPDATE: Students may receive an error when logging in if their new user name is longer than 20 Characters. (example: Johnathan.Smithsonian123 is 24 characters long). If this applies to you, please visit Computer S

Spring 2011 Orientation Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the UACCM Spring 2011 Orientation will not be held on it's rescheduled date of Tuesday, January 11. With classes still scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 12, the decision has been made to not reschedule the orientation for another date. No word yet regarding if the campus will be completely closed. I will update this post as soon as the official decision has been made. UPDATE:  The UACCM Campus will be open Tuesday, January 11th at 10 am. All employees Should report to work by 10 am. Orientation for Spring 2011 on Jan. 11 has been cancelled. Students should check our Facebook and Blog tomorrow for updated information concerning orientation information and requirements.

Orientation Postponed!

Orientation scheduled for Monday, January 10, has been cancelled. Check FB and the blog for rescheduling of orientation. Employees should view television stations for updated information about campus closing.  Update: The campus will be closed for all faculty and staff as well . Be safe and warm and enjoy your day off! Keep checking here for more updates!