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With another track season steadily approaching some major changes had to be made so that the University of Louisiana Monroe Track program could move forward. The biggest obstacle was the facility the track team had been using for fifty years.  In that time ULM has produced NCAA Champions , World Champions and American Record holders. The last few years the Warhawks have been doing it on a track that was falling apart. 

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The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the application for licensure submitted by New York Institute of Technology to operate a College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. The two parties have a non-binding memorandum to bring New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine on the ULM campus.  

ULM SOAR Campaign Reaches Seventy Percent Threshold

Mar 23, 2017
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The University of Louisiana Monroe Foundation, ULM Athletic Foundation, and ULM Alumni Association announced that the SOAR Campaign had reached its 70% threshold.

The goal was announced at a celebration in Scott Plaza featuring faculty, students, and staff with ULM’s Sound of Today and Cheerleaders

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The University of Louisiana Monroe held a check presentation on Thursday to publicly acknowledge a $60,000 donation from IberiaBank.

The donation went toward the establishment of the IberiaBank Endowed Professorship of Distinction for recruiting and retaining faculty in the ULM College of Business and Social Sciences.

The press conference was held in conjunction with ULM’s 2016 first quarter Foundation board meetings on the 7th floor of the Library Conference Center.

OBA: Showcasing Excellence In Education

Nov 3, 2015
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Education and community leaders comprise the Ouachita Business Alliance Education Leadership Team.  

Education chair Dr. Nick Bruno and co-chair Janet Durden lead in mapping out objectives to highlight excellence in area programs for new residents moving to the parish.  "There is a need for a broader level of information," says Durden.  The team has identified five items to promote through the alliance group.

ULM Athletics

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is saddened to learn about the death of one of its students, Daniel Fitzwater.

The details surrounding Fitzwater’s death are unknown at this time.

Fitzwater, a 20-year-old kinesiology major from Shreveport, La. played the position of quarterback on the ULM football team.

“The coaching staff and team are deeply saddened by the loss of a great person in Daniel. Our thoughts and prayers are with Daniel’s family,” said ULM head coach Todd Berry.


The University of Louisiana at Monroe is proud to announce an increase in enrollment, including an academically strong freshman class. With a total enrollment of 8,854 students, ULM has exceeded its goal of 8,800 students for fall 2015. This includes an increase of 337 students since last fall, and another scholastically talented freshman class of 1,401 students—an eight percent increase over the fall 2014 freshman class.

“It is gratifying to see so many incoming freshmen choosing ULM. 

  , such as our outstanding faculty, dedicated staff, and beautiful 

Bruno Highlights Retention, Renovations at ULM

Aug 20, 2015
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University of Louisiana at Monroe President Dr. Nick Bruno paused for a brief moment after delivering opening remarks in his State of The University to faculty and staff Thursday.


"The discussion over students - to recruit better prepared students and retain more students," he said.  He noted retention at ULM had been an up and down over the years.  


In 2012, changes were implemented to target retention efforts.   He says the result has been positive.—a resource for students looking to find unique degree programs and career options—ranked the University of Louisiana at Monroe as one of the “15 Best Drone Training Colleges in America.” ULM’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) concentration was ranked in the nation’s top-10.

The group considered each university’s reputation, ability to provide hands-on training in piloting and engineering, variation of course offerings, and accreditation. The rankings were also compiled using student reviews and perspectives.

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s annual spring Commencement Ceremony was held today in Fant-Ewing Coliseum in front of adoring family and friends, and ULM faculty, staff, and administration. Over 730 students earned degrees.

Dr. Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry served as the ceremony’s keynote speaker.

Strain’s ultimate message was for students to pursue their dreams, get involved, and appreciate those who helped them along the way.