Nick Bruno


  During a special meeting of the University of Louisiana at Monroe Foundation, the Ouachita Parish Women’s Republican Club announced that their endowed scholarship had grown to $60,000, allowing them to convert it into a First Generation Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship.

At the $60,000 level, the scholarship is now eligible to receive the Board of Regent’s $40,000 match, creating a $100,000 Endowed Scholarship through the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund.

The scholarship will serve students who are the first of their immediate family to obtain a college degree.

ULM Breaks Ground On Doppler Radar

May 7, 2015
J. Curtis

Community leaders and emergency officials joined the University of Louisiana at Monroe in breaking ground on a new Doppler radar site Wednesday.    The 70-foot tower is set for construction along Highway 80 near Johnson Farms.  Atmospheric Sciences Department Head Dr. Anne Case-Hanks says the weather tracking system fills a void between current National Weather Service radar locations.   The radar system was acquired by a $3 million dollar grant through the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

J. Curtis / KEDM

The University of Louisiana at Monroe and surrounding community opened the doors to its new International Student Center Tuesday.

The center was funded by a donation from ULM alum Eric Liew.  Liew, a CEO for a medical supply company, says the house provides many conveniences for students when they first arrive at the university.  "A large kitchen to prepare their favorite foods, TV viewing areas, bedrooms, laundry area, all convenient," says Liew.