MONROE, LA – The University of Louisiana Monroe First Lady Christine Berry, Ph.D., knows making a good impression is essential at a job interview. When a job candidate feels good about their appearance and attire, it comes through as confidence – which is vital in an interview. 


"Having access to a professional wardrobe will help to remove a significant barrier to ULM students when interviewing for an internship or a full-time position," Berry said. 


ULM Moon Festival Marks End of Harvest Season

Sep 21, 2021

The University of Louisiana Monroe International Student Association presents the Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Festival at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Hangar.


Also known as the Moon Cake Festival, the ISA will celebrate with refreshments, creating personalized masks, and showing the movie “Over the Moon” (2020).

University of Louisiana Monroe

MONROE, LA – The University of Louisiana Monroe Foundation announces the Dr. Alex John, Jr., Endowed Scholarship at ULM is now fully funded, thanks to generous gifts from alumni. The scholarship is in honor of Alex John, Jr., Ed.D., the first Black dean at the university. 



Bayouval is a new music festival on the bayou at the University of Louisiana Monroe, combining the words "bayou" and "festival." The event on September 17 at Bayou Pointe Event Center raises funds for student scholarships in the School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA).

Dr. Derle Long, director of VAPA, expressed his enthusiasm for new the festival, "The name 'Bayouval' being the combination of a festival on the bayou is just absolutely brilliant."

ULM Closed Monday For Hurricane Ida

Aug 29, 2021
Cory Crowe

The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts impacts of Hurricane Ida to reach Ouachita Parish late Sunday and continue into Monday afternoon. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Ouachita Parish. Rain may reach 1-2 inches in the ArkLaMiss and winds are estimated to be 30-50 mph, according to the latest NWS update.  


Not long after Ouachita Parish Junior College opened in 1931 students started a newspaper. The Pow Wow student newspaper continues today at The University of Louisiana Monroe as The Hawkeye.  A $2,200 grant has allowed the ULM Library to digitize the first 50 years of The Pow Wow. 


The extensive, nine-month executive leadership program will select 30 leaders from public, private, and nonprofit sectors for the 2022 class.

Poverty Point World Heritage Site

BATON ROUGE, La. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development’s Division of Historic Preservation and Division of Archaeology awarded a total $458,669 in Historic Preservation Fund grants for fiscal year 2021-2022 to support 14 projects, trainings, surveys, and scholarships within various communities across the state.

The Miss Louisiana Competition was held in Monroe in June. Julia Claire Williams from Kinder was crowned Miss Louisiana 2021. The recent ULM graduate talks about her plans to serve Louisiana and the upcoming Miss America competition.

The Berry-Bowden Grand Finale, combined with The Pursuit, is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. in Fant-Ewing Coliseum. 


Earlier this summer, the Berry-Bowden Roadshow, featuring first-year University of Louisiana Monroe President Dr. Ron Berry and first-year head football coach Terry Bowden, made tour stops in Dallas, Shreveport, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.