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.

ULM Hawkeye

The Hawkeye, the student-run newspaper of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, won first place for best newspaper at the “Best of the South” awards hosted by the Southeast Journalism Conference.

The Hawkeye beat over 30 other school newspapers for the SEJC award.

Sisam Shrestha, editor-in-chief of The Hawkeye and a senior atmospheric science major, said her team’s success comes from their commitment to the product.

“It’s mostly the drive and the passion that we as editors have and our writers have,” Shrestha said.

‘Hope Walks Here’ Works for Suicide Awareness

Mar 26, 2019

Amanda Coker, an adjunct instructor at the Kitty Degree School of Nursing, recently realized the lack of suicide prevention resources in northeast Louisiana and decided to make a change.

She is directing the area’s first “Hope Walks Here” suicide prevention walk at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, working with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to help stop suicides in the community.

The walk will be held on April 13, at the ULM Activity Center at 8 a.m. The event is free to the public and donations will be accepted.


The University of Louisiana at Monroe is seeking reaccreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, or SACSCOC for short. ULM developed the Quality Enhancement Plan to help improve student learning and reaffirm their accreditation.


The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Kitty Degree School of Nursing acquired a $26,000 grant from the Living Well Foundation in West Monroe.

The grant will help fund the Mobile Bridge to Health project at ULM. According to Dr. Rhonda Hensley, associate director of the graduate program at the ULM Kitty Degree School of Nursing, the program will provide free medical and counseling services to much of the homeless population in Ouachita Parish.


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.

Sense of Place Deepened with Herons on the Bayou

Sep 28, 2018
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.

Interim AD Scott McDonald: Outreach Vital to ULM Success

Sep 20, 2018
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
ULM Photo Services

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.

Emerald McIntyre / ULM Photo Services

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.