ULM Forum

Friday at 4:45 p.m. during the academic term

The ULM Forum examines the intersection between the University of Louisiana at Monroe and the surrounding community, and how they benefit each other. Each week features interviews with members of the university community involved with activities and research that make northeast Louisiana a better place to live, work and play.

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe will offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Sciences. The announcement was made Wednesday, August 22, at the Louisiana Board of Regents meeting.

According to Dr. Ken Alford, the interim dean of the College of Health Sciences, faculty and University leaders have been working for many years to achieve this goal.

When asked what it means for rural health to have a physical therapy school at ULM, Alford was confident in the opportunity it will bring to the community.

NELA Arts Council

The Herons on the Bayou Project, as announced by Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Louisiana Monroe and creative mind behind the project, Brooke Foy, will be the largest, most widespread public art project to come to the area. 

With help from the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, Delta Regional Authority, The Monroe - West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau, ULM and many more, the brand new public art project is set to come to Ouachita and surrounding parishes sometime next year.

Siddharth Gaulee

University of Louisiana at Monroe Chief Administrative Officer Scott McDonald has been named to the position of Interim Director of Athletics. The announcement came by ULM President Dr. Nick J Bruno on Tuesday September 4.

Being an athlete himself, McDonald was excited when he got the announcement.

"I was a student-athlete here, I came in Fall of '79 and graduated in 1983 and been involved with the programs in various different capacities since playing here and this is just a really really exciting time for me and my family"

"Pro Bowl" of College Water Skiing Comes to ULM

May 8, 2018
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The University of Louisiana Monroe Water Ski team will host the National Collegiate Water Ski All Stars tournament on May 12-13, 2018, on historic Bayou DeSiard.

The tournament features the 10 best men and women skiers from across the U.S. in each of the events of slalom, trick and jump. Instead of competing as individual schools, the teams are composed of skiers based on their region.

The event will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, but spectators are encouraged to arrive around 2 p.m.

Emerald McIntyre / ULM Photo Services

Judge Milton Moore has made a career out of service to his community, and urges new graduates to find a cause bigger than themselves.

The Honorable Judge Milton Moore, III, of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal will be the keynote speaker at the Spring 2018 Commencement at the University of Louisiana Monroe on Saturday, May 12.

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The University of Louisiana Monroe is hosting its annual program for academically advanced students. The President's Academy is a job training program where students select an academic track and spend a week shadowing professionals and working in groups to solve hypothetical problems.

Dr. Nick Bruno founded the President's Academy in 2012 to help give students an idea of what jobs their major encompasses and what it is actually like to work in those jobs. Dr. Joshua Stockley is an assistant professor of Political Science at ULM and organizes the President's Academy every year.

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The drone program of the University of Louisiana Monroe is working with local farmers to improve crop yields and conserve time.

Associate Professor of Geosciences Dr. Sean Chenoweth and Associate Professor of Aviation Dr. Paul Karlowitz established this program three years ago to not only help local farmers but also to make potential clients aware of the uses of drones in their businesses.  

ULM Art Major Named NELA Emerging Artist

Apr 14, 2018
Emerald McIntyre

ULM Senior Accie Sullivan received the Dorothy Bassett Emerging Artist Award from the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. The award encourages artists to keep pursuing their career by helping fund their art. The awards were presented March 1, 2018 at the Northeast Louisiana Arts Awards.

KEDM Wins Best Newscast In Louisiana & Mississippi

Apr 11, 2018
Cory Crowe / KEDM

KEDM Public Radio was the winner of 6 awards at the 2018 Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors News Excellence Awards. The event honors the best in professional journalism in Mississippi and Louisiana.

90.3 KEDM Public Radio's News Director Cory Crowe received the prestigious Best Newscast award for Louisiana and Mississippi. Contest judges said, "A great example of what radio news should be, the narration is authoritative and nicely paced."

The Monroe Symphony Chorus and University of Louisiana Monroe Concert Choir perform together at 7 on Monday, April 5, 2018. The "Souls and Sounds" concert is a collection of American folk tunes featuring around 85 choir performers.

Director of the Monroe Symphony Chorus and ULM Director of Choral Activities Dr. Deborah Chandler is combining the two groups to perform pieces that neither would be capable of alone. "There are 10 pieces, and it takes more voices because the songs are more substantial," Chandler said.

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