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Bayouval is a new music festival on the bayou at the University of Louisiana Monroe, combining the words "bayou" and "festival." The event on September 17 at Bayou Pointe Event Center raises funds for student scholarships in the School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA).

Dr. Derle Long, director of VAPA, expressed his enthusiasm for new the festival, "The name 'Bayouval' being the combination of a festival on the bayou is just absolutely brilliant."

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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.


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An agreement between the University of Louisiana Monroe and the Federal Aviation Administration commits the university to develop students skilled enough in drone technology to be ready for the workforce upon graduation. 

ULM is one of fewer than 100 two- and four-year institutions to join the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative, a collaborative effort begun earlier this year by the FAA. ULM officials signed an official memorandum of agreement in October. 

The University of Louisiana Monroe community mourns the loss of Michael Woodgate, the ULM water ski team head coach.  

Originally from Boroughbridge, England, Woodgate was named head coach of the champion Warhawk water ski team in May 2019. 

Prior to being named head coach, he served as a graduate assistant for the team and kinesiology department. Woodgate earned his M.S. in Exercise Science in May 2020.  

ULM extends sympathies to his family, friends, and team as they cope with this unexpected loss.


The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Construction Management received one of its most generous donations to date from the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors and Contractor’s Educational Trust Fund with a check for $250,000 presented to the ULM Foundation on Sept. 24. 


Since 2014, LSLBC/CETF has contributed more than $750,000 for program development, facilities, and equipment to the SCM. With this gift, the amount exceeds $1 million. 


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The Delta Regional Authority (DRA), in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), today announced a $14,587,500 investment into 13 organizations throughout the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt to expand the impact of workforce development efforts in a second round of grant funding through the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) initiative.

The University of Louisiana Monroe Gerontology Program is offering a four-part national educational webinar series on Alzheimer's disease, in collaboration with and sponsored by the Louisiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.   


The webinars will be available to audiences in Louisiana and other states.   



On his first day as president of the University of Louisiana Monroe, Dr. Ronald Berry, joined by his wife, Dr. Christine Berry, announced their establishment of the ULM Opportunity Fund, to be administered by the ULM Foundation.

The Berrys started the fund with a personal commitment of $100,000, with the original goal of matching that amount through alumni, community, and business support.

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Dr. Ronald Berry has been named the 9th President of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The full Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System selected Berry with a 9-3-3 vote.

Dr. Berry is the Dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. 

The selection was postponed a week because of Hurricane Laura.

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The newest leader of the Warhawks will be announced today. The full Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System will select ULM's next president Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. The selection was postponed a week because of Hurricane Laura.

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The finalists are Dr. Ronald Berry, Dr. Jeannine Kahn, and Dr. Katrice Albert.