Older Adults Offer Skills Desired by Businesses

Feb 12, 2020
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Adults over the age of 60 possess skills that are consdered valuable to businesses, according to a retired director of a work program for older adults.  

“They have a lot of skills that it’s ashamed to just waste,” said Elizabeth Yielding, former director of The Older Worker Program.

Yielding explained that she saw older adults strive as loyal workers as her time as director.

“They are very loyal. They are very willing to try to accommodate for the people whom they are working for,” Yielding said.

Bruno Wins Civic Award From Monroe Chamber

Feb 7, 2020
University of Louisiana Monroe

President Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D. was the recipient of the 55th Rambin-Silverstein Memorial Civic Award at the Monroe Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet on February 6, 2020.  

The Rambin-Silverstein Memorial Civic Award recognizes a resident of Northeast Louisiana who has demonstrated achievement, leadership, and service for the benefit of the greater community.

 The award was presented by David Hampton, President of Progressive Bank and member of the ULM Foundation Board of Trustees. 


The College of Arts, Education, and Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is hosting their annual Spring Art Crawl at several campus locations on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5 - 7 p.m. The event is designed to showcase the artwork of ULM's talented students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 

Admission to the art crawl is free and the public is invited to to attend. There will also be light refreshments throughout the different locations across campus. 


Stuttering is a communication disorder that affects more than 3 million people in the United States. It is known to disrupt and cause disfluencies in a person's speech at varying degrees and makes conversation harder. 

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 Wilson, 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.


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.


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.