University of Louisiana Monroe

ULM Postpones Spring/Summer 2020 Commencement

Jul 15, 2020

The unexpected summer outbreak of COVID-19 and additional orders by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to curb the spread of the virus, led the University of Louisiana Monroe to postpone the Spring/Summer 2020 Commencement Ceremony set for Aug. 8, 2020.

 

“When commencement was rescheduled for August, everyone believed we would be in a better place with COVID-19. Unfortunately, that is not the case,” said ULM Interim President Edwin Litolff, Ph.D.

 

The University of Louisiana Monroe hosted a University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Forum from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.<

The university invited students, faculty, staff, and the public to attend and share ideas on how to accelerate diversity and inclusion at the university.

Cory Crowe

Seven semifinalists have been named to be the next president of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, including three current Louisiana administrators.

Dr. Edwin Litolff Named ULM Interim President

May 12, 2020
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UPDATE:

The University of Louisiana System board named Dr. Edwin Litolff interim president of the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  The meeting was streamed live on the UL System YouTube Channel on Tuesday morning. 

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Friday, The University of Louisiana Monroe Art Program will begin to auction off medical masterpieces. Students in the program started with a blank canvas, medical masks donated by an art alumnus. The students used dyes and paints to transform the masks into wearable masterpieces.

 "Mask Up - A Wearable Masterpiece" will be an online opportunity to support ULM's Art Society, the Delta Alpha Chapter of Kappa Pi. 25 art students created two masks each. 

 

ULM Food Pantry Open To Help Students

Apr 2, 2020
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The University of Louisiana Monroe student food pantry remains open despite the ULM activity center’s closure due to COVID-19. The food pantry hours have been adjusted to noon-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Students can knock at the front door to enter or call 318-342-5305.

The food is from the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. It is available to all ULM students, with a valid ID, at no cost.

The food pantry started this semester, and at that time, students could come in and get what they needed.

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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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90.3 KEDM Public Radio will broadcast the "Holidays at ULM" concert. The recorded program will air on Thursday, December 19 at 2 p.m. and on Christmas Day,  December 25 at 2 p.m.

The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts Wind Ensemble, Choir, and small ensembles are featured in this festive holiday program hosted by KEDM News Director Cory Crowe. 

The performance includes traditional and non-traditional holiday tunes, featuring two unique arrangements by Monroe native composer Julie Giroux and an old-fashioned Christmas sing-a-long. 

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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