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A Big Day On The Bayou

Sep 18, 2018
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The University of Louisiana Monroe campus is always changing. The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine broke ground at ULM on an anticipated medical school.  Governor John Bel Edwards, VCOM's President and Provost Dixie Tooke-Rawlins and ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno were all smiles as the dirt was turned.  The building will have 100,000 square feet, four floors, and several specialized facilities. It will be located on the Bayou Desiard between the Laird Weems Center and the president's home, Bon Aire.

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe will host a groundbreaking ceremony today for the anticipated Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), to be located on the ULM campus. The site is located in Heritage Park between the Laird Weems Center and the president’s home, Bon Aire.

Special guest Gov. John Bel Edwards will participate in the groundbreaking with ULM and VCOM representatives, elected officials and area leaders. Afterward, a reception will be held at Bayou Pointe Student Event Center.

 The public is invited to the groundbreaking and the reception.

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University of Louisiana Monroe Director of Athletics Nick Floyd has announced his decision to step down from his position, effective Sept. 4, in order to focus on managing a physical health issue. Floyd will be assigned a position within the University administration through Dec. 31, 2018.
 
Scott McDonald, who became ULM's Chief Administrative Officer on July 16, will continue to have day-to-day oversight of the Athletics Department.
 

State of The University Address Thursday Morning

Aug 14, 2018

University of Louisiana Monroe President Nick J. Bruno will deliver the annual State of the University address at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Brown Auditorium. The public is invited to attend. 

The State of the University is given during University Week before the fall semester begins. 

Bruno will provide information on topics such as academics, facilities, accomplishments and more.

 Some of the highlights of Bruno’s address will be achievements in each college, such as the 100% placement rate for ULM nursing graduates. 

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ULM's The Pursuit will feature sportscaster and alum Tim Brando. Brando is a long-time sports announcer who joined FOX in 2014. In 2017 he signed a multi-year extension to announce college football and basketball on FOX.

The event takes place 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, August 14 at the Bayou Pointe Student Event Center, 1 Warhawk Way.

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The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System on Wednesday, June 20, approved a proposed land lease agreement between the University of Louisiana Monroe and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM).

The move brings VCOM one step closer to creating a location at ULM. In May the UL System Board of Regents approved a cooperative endeavor between ULM and VCOM to establish a branch campus at ULM.

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Higher Education in Louisiana is about to get pushed off the fiscal cliff. The state will enact severe budget cuts to the T.O.P.S. program and university budgets unless there is a deal to raise more revenue or realocate funds to higher education. 

T.O.P.S. eligible students would only receive 70% funding for tuition. Students at the University of Louisiana Monroe could see a $1,736 out of pocket cost increase  per year to make up for the 30% cut in T.O.P.S.

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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.

ULM School Of Pharmacy Receives Full Accreditation

Mar 20, 2018
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The Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Louisiana Monroe is fully accredited through June 2022.

Dr. Glenn Anderson, who began in August 2017 as Dean of the College of Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences, initiated policies and methods to correct these issues before he even arrived in Monroe.

ULM Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Eric Pani said, "Our vision statement on the strategic plan is for ULM to be recognized in the top 200 universities in the nation for excellence in teaching research and innovation, with an emphasis on the health sciences."

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