Showing posts from July, 2013

Academic Commons now open

UACCM Library Complex Throughout the summer, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has made many changes, additions and improvements.  Among the most visible of these is Timberwolf Crossing, a sidewalk project funded by a grant from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department located along the north side of campus near University Boulevard.  Another improvement that is less visible to passersby is the college's new Academic Commons, an area in the Library Complex specifically tailored to better assist students. The Academic Commons provides and combines three of the college's existing services: the E. Allen Gordon Library, tutoring services, and a science study lab.  The idea to combine these services into one department came about from student comments.  Students voiced their need for a place to go on campus during the evenings to study.  All three departments were receiving requests for extended hours.  With limited funds, college admini

UACCM 'Learn, Preview, Nursing' Day a Success

Participants experienced the delivery of a simulated child. UACCM hosted a special "Learn, Preview, Nursing" day on July 25 to showcase the offerings of its licensed practical nursing program. Due to the high-demand of the program and with the fall semester quickly approaching, UACCM hosted the free event for anyone in the area who may be interested in the LPN program.  The day started with a presentation explaining what to expect as a nursing student featuring nursing department faculty and admissions staff.  Attendees were given a tour of the UACCM campus, an overview of the free services available to students, and assistance in completing financial aid forms. The three-hour preview also included a special session in working with high-fidelity mannequins from the nursing department's simulation lab.  This session featured the simulated birth of a child with hands-on opportunities for participants to examine the mannequins and work with some of the advanced techn


It’s not always easy for parents to find a place where they feel comfortable leaving their child during the work day. Questions about the safety, staff, learning environment, health, cost, hours, and location are just a few of the concerns that flood a parent’s mind when searching for a child care facility that is the right fit for them and their child. The Earle Love Child Study Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has recently undergone several changes in operation to enhance the availability of its services. Karen Fielder, director at the ELCSC, said, “We’re excited to expand our service capabilities with a new operating schedule.” Among the changes includes new operating hours of 7:15 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The center will now be open on a year-round schedule closing only on holidays. Rates have changed as well but vary among ages of children enrolled. The center accepts children ages one to five years old and can accommodate 12


Through the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon, the Earle Love Child Study Center at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton raised $324 in April to support the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases while teaching riding-toy safety tips. This year’s Trike-A-Thon brought donations collected by the ELCSC to a total of $4,000 since children there began participating in 2002. The annual fundraiser is a week-long program where kids learn riding safety skills while raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. On April 19, kids brought their tricycles and riding toys to school where they practiced the safety rules learned throughout the week. “This is the twelfth year that the Earle Love Child Study Center has participated in the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program,” said Karen Fielder, event coordinator and director of the ELCSC. “We are excited to host the program every year, beca