Showing posts from March, 2012

Updated Summer and Fall Schedule

(This is what the new schedule should look like. If not, you will need to refresh your internet browser then click 'classes' again.) Attention Students: The updated class schedule for the Summer and Fall semesters is now available on the website!  Go to  and click on 'Classes' to view the schedule. Some of you may need to hit "refresh" on your browser for the updated schedule to appear. (On most computers, pressing the f5 key will refresh the browser). We have a really great new format for the schedule this year. Please feel free to post what you think about it in the comments below this post on our Facebook page ( )! We would love your input!

Want to Travel the World with UACCM?

Here are a couple opportunities for students and community members to travel the world and earn college credit with UACCM! The sooner you register, the cheaper it is! The next deadline for discounts on both trips is the end of this month! The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has announced that it will offering a ten-day guided travel excursion to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome for UACCM students and members of the community. The excursion, booked through EF College Study Tours, will take place May 13-22, 2013. UACCM Art Instructor Tina Selanders Lake, of Russellville, will be the group leader for this tour and has been leading college and community tours to Europe since 2010. The travel costs for students is $3,286.00 and for adults (age 30+) the cost is $3,496.00. Monthly payment options are available. For both age groups there is also a $95.00 enrollment fee due at registration. Those who are interested should sign up before March 31, 2012 to lock in the

Check out the Community Classes Available in April!


New Financial Aid Information

Attention All Students:    This upcoming academic year 2012-2013, there is a new regulation regarding tax information. If you, a student are selected for verification by the FAFSA processing center or Financial Aid Office, you must turn in an IRS Tax Return Transcript. Due to changes in the federal regulation for FAFSA verification, we can no longer accept personal tax returns prepared by a tax service (such as H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, etc.) or self- prepared. You can order a copy of an IRS Tax Return Transcript at by clicking on the Order a transcript or Account Transcript link beneath the Tools heading. It will take 5-10 days to receive your transcript by mail. Also these instructions can be found on the back page of your student data form sent with the first contact letter from the Financial Aid office. Also: All students registering for May intercession and on-line summer classes and all VA students for the summer who expect to receive financial aid must

UACCM Presents The Drowsy Chaperone

The UACCM Theatre and Music Departments will present the hysterical musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone , by Lisa Lambert, Don McKellar, Bob Martin and Greg Morrison. To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as “Man in Chair” drops the needle on his favorite LP — the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs. Man in Chair's infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theatre. The show runs April 12-14 at 7:30 pm and April 15 at 2:30 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the UACCM campus. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, free

Interested in an Overseas Adventure?

Next May, UACCM Instructor Lyndsey Daniel will lead a group of students and members of the community to explore the culture and history of Great Britain : England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Prices will increase at the end of this March, so book now. Plus, you can set up a payment plan, and the sooner you sign up, the lower the monthly payments! Follow this link for more information! You can also earn credit hours by going on this adventure! Email or to find out how!!

Scholarship Opportunities

Arkansas Tech University Presidential Honors Transfer Scholarship Applications are now available to apply for the Presidential Honors Transfer Scholarship to ATU for the Fall 2012 semester. Any student planning to transfer to Arkansas Tech University in the Fall 2012 semester who has completed 30 to 60 hours of college classes can apply. ATU allows the UACCM Scholarship Committee to select one Presidential Honors Transfer Scholarship each Spring. Preference will be given to students graduating with an AA degree in May. This scholarship will pay up to $2550 per semester in bill charges and is renewable for two years as long as the student maintains 15 hours with a 3.25 GPA. Applicants must complete a UACCM Scholarship application and indicate ATU Scholarship on the application. DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 1 UA Fort Smith Chancellor’s Transfer Scholarship Applications are now available to apply for a Chancellor’s Transfer Scholarship to UA Fort Smith for the Fall 2012 semester. An

Holocaust Survivor is Speaking Today

The University of Arkansas Community College in Morrilton and the University of Central Arkansas have partnered together to host a two-day visit from a Holocaust survivor, who will be speaking at three different locations and times during her visit.  Estelle Laughlin will be sharing her story of how in September 1939 her life was changed forever by the German invasion of Poland and her hometown of Warsaw. While Jewish residents of Warsaw were trying to take a stand against the invasion that later became known as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Laughlin and her family were captured and sent to the Majdanek Concentration Camp. It was there that her family was divided into two groups: those that would be used as forced labor in other camps, and those who would be sent to the gas chambers. Laughlin, along with her mother and sister were eventually liberated from the Czestochowa concentration camp in January of 1945. Now Laughlin is a volunteer with the United States Holocaust Memorial Muse

Come Paint With Us!

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is offering an opportunity for anyone who has ever wanted to learn to paint. Professional artist Lane McKinley will be teaching three separate classes at the UACCM Leadership Development Institute that will be focused on teaching participants about painting on canvas. The first class, Morning Instruction, will be for senior citizens and adults on March 15 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. The second class, Friday Night Out, will be for adults on March 16 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The third class, After School, will be for children ages 7-14 on March 29 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The prices for the classes will be $35 for Morning Instruction, $40 for Friday Night Out, and $25 for After School. Price includes canvas, paint, and brushes. For more information or to register for a canvas painting class, call 501-215-4900 or register in person at the Leadership Development Institute, 115 East Broadway in downtown Morrilton. Online registration i

Arts Alliance Club Announcement

On Sunday March 11th, the UACCM Arts Alliance Club will provide open studio time, between 1:30 -5:00 pm to work and plan art focused activities for the upcoming year in the Fine Arts Building Room 112. These activities include events like the trip to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art over spring break. The upcoming trip to Crystal Bridges Museum is open to all UACCM and there is no fee for the museum. If you appreciate art, architecture or design then you will enjoy this trip. If you want to join us, need a ride let the Arts Alliance Club know. This is great way to relax and enjoy some beautiful artwork during spring break. Contact the Arts Alliance Club by emailing . ALSO: The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has announced that it will offering a ten-day guided travel excursion to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome for UACCM students and members of the community. The excursion, booked through EF College Study Tours, will take place May

River Valley Technical Center Students Visit UACCM

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton hosted an Applied Technology Career Fair on February 21, during which approximately 65 students from River Valley Technical Center (RVTC) visited the UACCM campus.  The event served as an opportunity for high school students to learn about the programs available within the college’s Division of Applied Technology, as well as future career opportunities for those who complete a technical certificate or associate degree in the program areas. UACCM Automotive Collision Repair Technology Instructor Charles Harrell  talks with a students from River Valley Technical Center High school students who visited UACCM are enrolled at the River Valley Technical Center in the areas of automotive collision, automotive service technology, construction technology, and drafting and design. The RVTC students visited the welding, automotive technology, automotive collision repair, air conditioning and refrigeration, and petroleum technology

Dr. Rick D. Niece to Speak at UACCM

The E. Allen Gordon Library at the University of Arkansas Community College and the Conway County Library are pleased to announce that Dr. Rick D. Niece, author of the book Side-Yard Superhero, will be speaking at the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium on Tuesday, March 6 at 7 pm. This event is being held as the conclusion to the second annual One Book, One Community Reading Program. A lifelong educator by trade, Dr. Niece considers himself a small-town boy who has maintained his small-town values and appreciates how his upbringing shaped his journey from small-town America to a distinguished career in academia. His professional expertise spanning more than 40 years, Dr. Niece has served as a classroom teacher, a public school administrator and a university professor, provost and president. Since 1997, he and his wife Sheree have served as President and First lady of the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. Side-Yard Superhero is available for check-out at the UACCM Library and