Showing posts from June, 2019

How to Have a Healthy Summer

Everybody can do these five things to stay healthy over the summer. Jake Melara/Unsplash The summer season has officially begun, and UACCM’s Wellness is Necessary (W.I.N.) committee wants to share some tips on how to take care of your body and mind during the summer! 1. Get your rest Routines may vary with summer events, but aim to get seven to nine hours of sleep a night. Keep your room cool and shades pulled to help make your sleep more comfortable. 2. Move your body Added heat (even if it’s dry heat!) can make exercise uncomfortable in the summer months. Try getting some exercise in the morning hours before the sun is at its peak. Or break up your day and go for shorter walk breaks throughout your day. 3. Connect with others Plan something fun with family or friends. It doesn’t need to be expensive, but being social and around others will help keep any negative thoughts from ruminating. If you aren’t feeling like being in a crowded space (street fair, f

Concurrent Students Graduate UACCM and High School

High school students have access to UACCM courses and resources through concurrent programs. (L to R): Garrett and Bryan Pendergraft, brothers, graduated together at UACCM. Bryan also graduated from high school this year. Garrett graduated as a junior in high school with summa cum laude honors. At the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, you can catch students rushing to classrooms, the basketball court outside the Kirk Building, or at the Library Complex. But for the most part, you probably pay little attention to the presence of high school students that come and go on campus. During the 2019 spring commencement season, eight students graduated from high school as well as UACCM. They were able to take classes at UACCM because of its concurrent programs, where credits are applied toward both their high school requirements as well as their college education. They were among the 352 graduates from the spring semester. Some students enroll after forgi

Night Classes Offer Flexibility to Working Students

Students in a computer information systems class. The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is offering several night classes both on campus and online in the summer and fall semesters, allowing flexibility to students with busy jobs and family lives.  Classes offered includes several disciplines sch as biology, computer information science, mathematics, welding, and more.  "The night classes offered at UACCM provide working adults with the opportunity to pursue their educational goals while being employed," said Bobbi Yarbrough, director of academic advising and career services.  Providing flexibility to working adults on evening classes is important, Yarbrough explained. "Many of the nights courses offered only meet once per week, and can be paired with hybrid and/or online courses, to give students flexible options for part-time or full-time schedules," she said.  Here are all the night classes available over the s