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The Division of Continuing Education for the University of Louisiana at Monroe is a learning organization that provides quality programs to individuals looking to enhance their professional careers or simply explore a new subject. Classes this year will be offered starting in early February and last until May. 

Ida Gaines, the program's coordinator for non-credit programs, is in charge of selecting which courses are being offered each year. She says, "The cool stuff, that's what we do."

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University of Louisiana at Monroe President Dr. Nick Bruno has announced his intention to retire June 30, 2020.

In a letter to faculty, staff, and supporters. Bruno writes that today ULM is known as a medical science center. He writes that the next opportunities for the University "will take several years of coordination and commitment to be realized," and that he cannot commit the additional time required to do so.

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Grambling State University has reached an early admissions agreement with an osteopathic medical school that's starting up classes in July at a private campus on the grounds of another public university.

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The ULM Art Department and Kappa Pi are hosting the annual ULM Holiday Art Sale this week, December 2-6, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Bry Hall on campus. The sale includes a wide variety of hand-crafted art pieces made by the university's students, faculty, and alumni. The selection ranges from Christmas ornaments and stickers to ceramics and paintings. 

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Every year, KEDM offers you the chance to make a difference to the youth of our community by helping students in need.  

This holiday season, your tax-deductible year-end gift to KEDM will enrich your life with another year of great programming while helping children gain a brighter future.

This year, your gift will give the joy of learning

Courtesy of Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Poverty Point World Heritage Site in West Carroll Parish is Northeast Louisiana’s global treasure. One of only 24 sites in the United States and 1,121 worldwide, it was approved by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2014.      

Much of the research, documentation and preservation of the site is a result of the work of station archeologist Diana Greenlee, Ph.D., an adjunct professor at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Greenlee led the process to nominate and secure the UNESCO designation. 

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The University of Louisiana Monroe announces Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed, Ph.D., will give the keynote address at Summer-Fall 2019 Commencement at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

 “Dr. Kim Hunter Reed is a national leader in higher education and we are privileged to have her speak at ULM’s Commencement ceremony,” said President Nick J. Bruno, Jr., Ph.D. “I believe the commissioner’s insight and experience will leave a lasting impression on our new graduates and their friends and family on this special occasion.”

ULM's School of Visual and Performing Arts is presenting two fantastic one act music-dramas by Gian-Carlo Menotti, The Medium and Amelia Goes to the Ball, in the ULM Spyker Theatre on October 30, 31 and November 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m. 

Ticket availability is limited, as their are only 152 seats in the Spyker Theater. Admission will be free to ULM students, $5 for faculty, and $15 for general admission. 

Services will be held Tuesday morning for University of Louisiana at Monroe President Emeritus Dr. Dwight "Del" Vines.

The University of Louisiana Monroe has lost a beloved President Emeritus and Northeast Louisiana has lost one of its most ardent supporters with the death of Dwight D. Vines, Ph.D.

Vines served as president from 1976-1991. He joined the university, then Northeast Louisiana State University, in 1958 as an instructor of management and became a full professor. Vines served as dean of the College of Business from 1964 until he was named president.

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The Louisiana Small Business Development Center offers help and support to businesses that provide services to senior citizens, according to Virendra Chhikara, director of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC).

Chhakara said the LSBDC can provide business guidance to senior citizens who want to start a business.

“We can guide them through the process if they’re looking for financial options,” said Chhikara.

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