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A recent study found the University of Louisiana Monroe contributed $566.8 million to the Northeast Louisiana* economy in Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

Conducted for ULM by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), the compelling study shows how the university is unmatched in its positive impact to the students, the region and the state. The university supports a variety of businesses and it benefits society as an economic driver, among other contributions.

ULM Offers Fun/CE Classes For Spring 2019

Jan 16, 2019
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College classes don't have to be about college credit. Sometimes they can be fun or used to advance your knowledge. Ida Wilson, ULM Coordinator of Non-Credit Classes has both to offer this Spring. 

In February, Swing Dancing will be offered as well as Basic Digital Photography and Photo Editing, and Private Investigator Training.

If you're artistic, March has just what you need: Floral Design and Watercolor Painting. 

We asked local children to read their favorite Christmas books as part of the "Give the Joy of Learing" project.  The KEDM project hopes to improve reading test scores in area schools. KEDM worked with the United Way  Read, Learn, Succeed  schools. The schools underperformed  on the reading portion of standarized tests. This year, KEDM was able to provide more than 1,300 books to 2nd and 3rd graders in 13 schools.  

We asked local children to read their favorite Christmas books as part of the "Give the Joy of Learing" project.  The KEDM project hopes to improve reading test scores in area schools. KEDM worked with the United Way  Read, Learn, Succeed  schools. The schools underperformed  on the reading portion of standarized tests. This year, KEDM was able to provide more than 1,300 books to 2nd and 3rd graders in 13 schools.  

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For 13 years, the Louisiana Cancer Foundation has financially supported breast cancer research at the University of Louisiana Monroe with donations totaling $117,500. Tuesday, Dr. Paul Sylvester, Associate Dean of Research in the ULM College of Pharmacy, accepted a $10,000 donation from LCF Executive Director James Adams.

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Aging is a natural and a normal process.  Unfortunately, our society has a negative stereotype of aging.  The words “old” or “elderly” have a negative connotation for most people.   Education is the key to dispelling myths and removing stereotypes about aging.

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Over 500,000 Americans are homeless and 1.5 million have used transitional housing in the last year. 90.3 KEDM Public radio dove into the issues surrounding the problems homeless people experience at Policy and a Pint. 

Our expert panel  answered your questions on November 27 at Miletello's Sports City Grill in West Monroe.  

Panelists:

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy will host an event for helping seniors with Medicare enrollment questions on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1 to 5 p.m.  

Medicare Part D is the prescription drug benefit for people on Medicare

The annual enrollment period for Medicare prescription drug plans is October 15 through December 7 every year. Although a person’s medications may not change, the plans change every year.

ULM Homecoming: Soar with Pride

Oct 17, 2018
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University of Louisiana Monroe Homecoming is October 16-20. The 2018 theme is "Soar with Pride."

"There are a lot of things going on for our students around campus, but as far as the community and alumni are involved, we want to bring you back on campus this week as well," says Melissa Kiper, director of Alumni Affairs.

Some highlights of Homecoming Week include:

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe will offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Sciences. The announcement was made Wednesday, August 22, at the Louisiana Board of Regents meeting.

According to Dr. Ken Alford, the interim dean of the College of Health Sciences, faculty and University leaders have been working for many years to achieve this goal.

When asked what it means for rural health to have a physical therapy school at ULM, Alford was confident in the opportunity it will bring to the community.

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