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. 


The HUB Construction Set For July 1

Jun 28, 2021
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Construction of The University of Louisiana Monroe's new student building, The HUB, is scheduled to begin by July 1. The HUB is being built at the corner of Northeast Drive and University Avenue. The facility is slated to open for the Fall 2022 semester.

The $11.6-million facility is a partnership with Aramark, which provides food services at ULM. Aramark will invest $6 million in the project, with the remainder coming from student facilities fees.

The HUB will be a contemporary two-story, 23,000-plus square-foot facility with seating for more than 600.

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A new approach to learning needs a new kind of classroom. 


That's the belief of Glenn Anderson, Pharm.D., Dean of the University of Louisiana Monroe's College of Pharmacy. He took that belief, and a magazine article, to Greg Andrews, ULM's classroom and audio-visual coordinator. 


He pointed to a picture accompanying the article about an active learning classroom in Cincinnati and told Andrews, "I want this." Andrews and Pharmacy manager of technology services Marcia Wells delivered. 



The University of Louisiana Monroe is now accepting credits from Bossier Parish Community College students who have completed the two-year Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program. BPCC students can transfer their credits toward three Health Studies programs in the ULM College of Health Sciences, School of Allied Health. 


ULM President Ron Berry and BPCC Chancellor Rick Bateman Jr. signed a memorandum of understanding in June. 


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University of Louisiana Monroe biology major Nautica Jones loves Louisiana’s semi-tropical climate and its variety of ecosystems, from the marshes at the Gulf of Mexico to the pine-covered hills in the northern region of the state.

Jones’ interrelated interests in climate change and nature led her to write a research grant proposal to study one of Louisiana’s threatened terrains, the chenier forests.

ULM & LDCC Flags Coming To Monroe

Jun 16, 2021

Monroe mayor Friday Ellis and the City of Monroe is announcing the installation of 300 University of Louisiana Monroe and Delta Community College flags throughout the city.


60 flags will be installed in each of the five districts. This project is a partnership with ULM and Delta Community College that promotes a relationship between the city and its colleges.




MONROE, LA –Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has added an interview agreement with Centenary College in Shreveport, LA, to its growing list of partnerships with collegiate institutions across the country. The new agreement provides a guaranteed on-campus interview at one of four VCOM campuses for Centenary students who meet both the general admission requirements for the medical college and a set of additional benchmarks, including GPA, competitive MCAT scores and community service hours.

ULM Announces Spring 2021 Graduates

Jun 7, 2021
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The University of Louisiana Monroe brought back a treasured tradition when the graduating class of Spring 2021 was recognized at commencement exercises in Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Each of the four colleges held separate ceremonies on May 15, which allowed graduates to invite up to 10 family and friends to attend the special occasion. 

Face masks and social distancing were observed for the ceremonies in May. 

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