More than a billion biological specimens are thought to be stashed away in museums and universities and other places across the United States — everything from dead fish floating in glass jars to dried plants pressed between paper to vials of microbes chilling in a freezer.

Until recently, it's been hard to for researchers to locate all the potentially useful stuff scattered around in storage, even though caretakers say these treasures are like time machines that offer an unrivaled opportunity to understand global change.

The University of Louisiana Monroe will host in-person Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. 


Separate ceremonies will be held to honor the graduates in the university’s four colleges: 

Discover Monroe-West Monroe will host the Louisiana State Games Warhawk Open Racquetball at the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Activity Center on March 26-27.


The Louisiana State Games was developed to promote amateurism in sports, paying special attention to an improved quality of life. All winners from the Louisiana State Games programs are eligible to compete in the National Congress of State Games.


Over 100 individuals will compete in this tournament. This is the largest racquetball tournament in Louisiana in over 25 years.


The University of Louisiana Monroe will host the 5th Annual Women’s Symposium virtually on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. During the awards ceremony, four awards and two student scholarships will be presented. 


There is still time to register at alumni.ulm.edu/e/women-s-symposium-2021


City of Monroe

Discover Monroe-West Monroe will host the Louisiana State Games Softball and Baseball Championship Tournaments on March 19-20.


The Softball Championship Tournament will be held at University Park on the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s campus, and the Baseball Championship Tournament will be held at the Sterlington Sports Complex.


The University of Louisiana Monroe College of Pharmacy is offering the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine to individuals at the university and in the community who are eligible to receive it under the Louisiana Department of Health's expanded criteria.  


Poor Man's Run Supports Community Pharmacy

Feb 3, 2021

The University of Louisiana Monroe College of Pharmacy will be holding the fourth-annual Poor Man’s Run on April 24th starting at 8:00 AM. The 1 Mile Fun-Run and a 5k race raise money for the St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy, a non-profit pharmacy that serves those who cannot afford their medicine.

ULM's 'Art For All' To Showcase Local Artwork

Feb 1, 2021

In honor of February as Black History Month, the University of Louisiana Monroe is hosting the “Art for All” Showcase.  


This art contest is open to current ULM students, faculty, and staff. Artists working in any medium are invited to submit one original piece of artwork inspired by the theme "Diversity, Unity, and Education."  


The two categories are Students, and Faculty and Staff. Awards in each category are $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $125 for third place. 


MONROE, La. – Bayou Park is the setting for the unveiling of the Black Lives Matter public artwork at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25. In case of rain, the unveiling will be at the library overhang and later moved to Bayou Park.


The 16 letters stand individually to spell Black Lives Matter. Each 4-by-8-foot painted letter is a different artist’s interpretation of the BLM social justice movement. 


ULM Archives

The University of Louisiana Monroe mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus Van McGraw, Ph.D., of Monroe, who died on Jan. 21, 2021. 


For more than 35 years, McGraw’s insight and expertise shaped the university’s business programs into the award-winning ULM College of Business and Social Sciences.