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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

UACCM to show 'Furious 7' for July's Starlight Cinema

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will show “Furious 7” Tuesday, July 14, for Starlight Cinema, a free community movie night. The movie will start at sundown, around 8:30 p.m., on the lawn outside the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM.

The free event is not ticketed, and guests should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. A free concession stand will open at 8:15 p.m. with popcorn and drinks while supplies last. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Fine Arts Auditorium.

In the movie, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his tight-knit gang of street racers must battle the brother of a defeated nemesis and rescue a software genius from terrorists. The film is dedicated to series regular Paul Walker, who died halfway through production.

In addition to the July 14 showing of “Furious 7,” UACCM’s last summer Starlight Cinema will feature “Avengers Age of Ultron” August 11 for a special back-to-school bash.

UACCM provides accommodations in the spirit of equalizing opportunity in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, including all amendments. If you have an accommodation need for any UACCM event, please contact Counseling Services at 501-977-2095.

The community is encouraged to attend this free event. For more information about Starlight Cinema, email stell@uaccm.edu or call 501-977-2142.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation’s 10th annual “Links for Learning” golf tournament fundraiser raised just over $12,500. The tournament was held May 21 at the Morrilton Country Club.

Winners each received gift boxes from Petit Jean Meats. Results from the tournament are as follows:

Forum Flow Equipment: Elvis Bridges, Corey Woodward, and Shawn Smith
Championship Flight
1st Place – Forum Flow Equipment - Elvis Bridges, Shawn Smith, Corey Woodward – Score 57
2nd Place – Farmers & Merchants Bank – Erik Hawkins, Greg Connell, Trent Tipton – Score 58
3rd Place – Nabholz Construction – Joel Blansett, Daniel Moix, and Matthew Dail – Score 59

First Flight
1st Place – Petit Jean Meats – Jon Chadek, Adam Chadek, John Erwin – Score 66
2nd Place – State Farm Insurance – Terri Bounds, Donna Zimmerman, Gary Mitchell – Score 66
3rd Place – Southwestern Energy – Grant Jacobs, David Young, Tony Fry – Score 66

Second Flight
1st Place – Wayne Smith Trucking – Jack Knapp, Mike Shoesmith, David Andrews – Score 71
2nd Place – Stanton Appraisal – Gary Stanton, Kent Griffin, Larry Graddy – Score 71
3rd Place – Koontz Electric Company – Matt Zimmerman, Greg Wiedower, Corey Steele – Score 71

Closest to the Pin contest winner Greg Connell received a $100 Visa Gift Card sponsored by East Harding Construction. Longest Putt contest winner Daniel Moix won a dozen Titleist ProV1 Golf Balls sponsored by ARVEST Bank for a distance of 27 feet three inches. Longest Drive contest winner Darrell Sitton also won a dozen Titleist ProV1 Golf Balls sponsored by ARVEST Bank.

Linda Birkner won the $1,000 cash prize for the golf ball drop when the ball she purchased, number 167, landed in the hole. Brian Rohlman won a $50 cash prize for his number 241 ball which landed furthest from the hole.

The UACCM Foundation would like to thank the 35 teams who participated in the tournament as well as the following sponsors: $2,500 Birdie Sponsor Southwestern Energy; $1,000 Tournament Sponsors Farmers and Merchants Bank and Koontz Electric Company; $500 Team Sponsors ARVEST Bank, Crow Construction, Mobley Contractors, and Petit Jean Meats; $100 Hole Sponsors Allison Ford Lincoln Company, American Realty, Representative Rick and Sheila Beck, Gary Cameron, Central Arkansas Dust Control, Conway County Farm Bureau Insurance, UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, Mike and Susie Dunaway, Farmers Insurance – Mike Palmer, Allen and Phyllis Gordon, Johnson and Ruff CPAs, Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce, ERA Team Real Estate – Kay Osborne, Gene and Raye Pearce, and Coca Cola; Hole-in-One Sponsors Hagans Dodge Chrysler Jeep and Maus Implement; Beverage Cart Sponsor East Harding Construction; Playing Card Raffle Sponsor Snap-On Tools; and Breakfast Sponsor Lipsmeyer’s Daylight Donuts.

For more information about the UACCM Foundation including fundraising events and GIVE MEANING campaign updates, visit www.uaccm.edu/GiveToUACCM.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

UACCM TO SHOW ‘GREASE’ FOR FREE MOVIE NIGHT

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will show “Grease” Tuesday, June 16, for Starlight Cinema, a free community movie night. The movie will start at sundown, around 8:15 p.m., on the lawn outside The Plaza at UACCM.

The free event is not ticketed, and guests should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. A free concession stand will open at 8:00 p.m. with popcorn and drinks while supplies last. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Fine Arts Auditorium.

Transferring its setting from Chicago to sunny California, and adding a dash of disco to the ersatz '50s score, producer Allan Carr and director Randal Kleiser turned the long-running Jim Jacobs-Warren Casey Broadway smash “Grease” into the biggest blockbuster of 1978. You probably already know the iconic story. 1950s teens Danny (John Travolta) and Australian transfer Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) spend their "Summer Nights" falling in love, but once fall comes, it's back to Rydell High and its cliques. Throughout the film, Sandy and Danny split, reconcile, and split again amidst a pep rally, dances, drive-ins, and a drag race, before deciding "You're the One That I Want" at the climactic carnival.

In addition to the June 16 showing of “Grease,” UACCM’s remaining summer Starlight Cinema events will feature “Furious 7” July 14 and “Avengers Age of Ultron” August 11.

UACCM provides accommodations in the spirit of equalizing opportunity in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, including all amendments. If you have an accommodation need for any UACCM event, please contact Counseling Services at 501-977-2095.

The community is encouraged to attend this free event. For more information about Starlight Cinema, contact Courtney Stell by email at stell@uaccm.edu or by calling 501-977-2142, or visit www.uaccm.edu.

UACCM RECEIVES ARKANSAS JOB DRIVEN NATIONAL EMERGENCY GRANT

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services has awarded the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton an Arkansas Job Driven National Emergency Grant to train jobseekers in a four-week, multi-craft program.

UACCM worked with local employers including Wonder State Box, RockTenn, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation to design a class that will meet their workforce needs. This program will provide general technical skills for individuals seeking manufacturing employment opportunities throughout the UACCM six-county service area. The pre-employment training program allows participants to gain basic skills in the following areas: basic electrical theory, electrical motors, welding, hydraulics, pneumatics, general safety protocols, soft skills, and interview skills. Unemployed or underemployed individuals can enroll in the class for free.

Lisa Ferrell of ADWS said, “UACCM has been a proven partner in offering training that leads to employment. ADWS seeks to fund effective employer-driven programs that will result in good paying jobs for Arkansans. UACCM’s partnership with area employers makes this a strong program that will result in jobs.”

Upon successful completion of the four-week program, participants will receive a certificate of completion from UACCM and three portable/stackable certifications. The certifications include an Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10-hour certification for general industry and two National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) certifications. NC3 certifications include a 504 Snap-On Multimeter certification and a 575 Clamp Meter certification.

UACCM is one of approximately 38 NC3 member schools in the United States. NC3 is a nonprofit established to facilitate the development of partnerships between industry and educational institutions. NC3 certifications are nationally recognized, stackable credentials that help to overcome skills gaps in industry.

This ADWS Arkansas Job Driven National Emergency Grant allows UACCM to provide free workforce training to unemployed and underemployed individuals. Six participants are enrolled in the first training class, which began instruction on April 20. The second training class is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 22.

Individuals interested in learning more about this program should contact UACCM Director of Community Education Kim Darling at darling@uaccm.edu or 501-977-2189, or register online now at http://www.uaccm.edu/communityed by clicking the "See All Courses" button and selecting "Pre-Employment Training Program."

Monday, May 11, 2015

UACCM CAMPUS POLICE REMINDS DRIVERS OF ‘CLICK IT OR TICKET’ ENFORCEMENT

Campus police at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton want to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. In order to enforce this reminder, UACCM public safety officers will be stepping up enforcement.

UACCM campus police officers’ efforts are part of a larger, national Click It or Ticket mobilization that runs May 18 through May 31. As motorists take to the roads, law enforcement officials across the nation will be ensuring that everyone buckles up.

“As the summer vacation season takes off, we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound,” said Senior Campus Police Officer Richard Ates. “If you are not wearing your seat belt, you will be ticketed.”

According to the new data released from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of the 21,132 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed on our nation’s roadways in 2013 were not wearing their seat belts. That is 10,566 lives lost, which is up from the year before. NHTSA data also details how more traffic vehicle deaths occur at night. In 2013, 59 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed during the nighttime hours of 6:00 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. were not wearing their seat belts.

“We are determined to help bring these numbers down,” said Campus Police Officer Wesley Martin. “There are too many people dying on the roads, and many of those deaths could have been prevented if people took the simple step of wearing their seat belt.”

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.

UACCM TO SHOW ‘AMERICAN SNIPER’ FOR FREE MOVIE NIGHT

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will show “American Sniper” next Tuesday, May 19, for Starlight Cinema, a free community movie night. The movie will start at sundown, around 8:30 p.m., on the lawn outside the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM.

The free event is not ticketed, and guests should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. A free concession stand will open at 8:15 p.m. with popcorn and drinks while supplies last. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Fine Arts Auditorium.

This film was selected for Starlight Cinema as a tribute to veterans and in honor of Memorial Day. “American Sniper” is a biopic of Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper), the most-celebrated sniper in American military history. In the aftermath of 9/11, Kyle decides to serve his country by becoming a Navy SEAL. The closer he gets to achieving his goals during repeat tours of duty, the more fellow soldiers he sees die, and the further he drifts from his wife and their two children back home. Unfortunately, all is not well as Kyle struggles to make the transition back to civilian life, but he discovers that helping his fellow veterans is an effective way to do good and make peace with his wartime experiences.

"American Sniper" is a Warner Bros. film and has been rated R by the Motion Picture Association of American for strong and disturbing war violence and language throughout including some sexual references.  The movie has a 132 minute run time.

In addition to the May 19th showing of “American Sniper,” the tentative summer lineup for Starlight Cinema at UACCM is as follows:
  • June 16- “Grease”
  • July 14- “Furious 7”
  • August 11- “Avengers Age of Ultron”
UACCM provides accommodations in the spirit of equalizing opportunity in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, including all amendments. If you have an accommodation need for any UACCM event, please contact Counseling Services at 501-977-2095.

The community is encouraged to attend this free event. For more information about Starlight Cinema, contact Courtney Stell by email at stell@uaccm.edu or by calling 501-977-2142, or visit www.uaccm.edu.

Friday, April 17, 2015

UACCM SPRING COMMENCEMENT MAY 9

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces its spring commencement, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the H.B. White Auditorium at Morrilton High School.

The schedule for the designated times for each field of study are:

May 9, 10:00 a.m. ceremony:
- Associate of Arts in General Education
- General Studies
- Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology
- Automotive Collision Repair Technology
- Automotive Service Technology
- Computer Information Systems
     -Computer Maintenance
- Drafting


May 9, 1:00 p.m. ceremony:
- Associate of Arts in Teaching (All Tracks)
- Associate of Science in Business
- Associate of Science (All Focus Areas)
- Business
     -Accounting
     -Business Office Technology
     -Retail Marketing
     -Technical Certificate
- Early Childhood Development
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Petroleum Technology
- Practical Nursing
- Surveying
- Visual Communication
- Welding

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

UACCM TO SHOW ‘BIG HERO 6’ FOR FREE MOVIE NIGHT

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces this year’s first “Starlight Cinema,” a free community movie night. The event will feature “Big Hero 6” Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the UACCM campus.

For this feature, UACCM is partnering with Community Service, Inc. to host a special smoke-free movie event.  In an effort to promote health and wellness, this unique event features a movie that depicts no use of tobacco products, a practice that is commonly shown on the silver screen.  Community Service Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Shannon Cook will be on-site with a display of literature and educational aids depicting the harmful effects of tobacco-use.  Prior to show time, ads created by Arkansas students through the Big Pitch Film Festival will be shown.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  The free event is not ticketed, and guests may seat themselves on a first-come, first-served basis.  A free concession stand will open at 6:00 p.m. with popcorn and drinks while supplies last.

In “Big Hero 6,” when a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends and his robot companion, Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), in Disney Animation's adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series.  The movie is rated PG and has a total running time of 102 minutes.

In addition to the April 28th showing of “Big Hero 6,” the tentative summer lineup for “Starlight Cinema” at UACCM has been set.  Each movie will be shown on the lawn outside of the Fine Arts Building at sundown.  In case of inclement weather, the movies will be shown inside the Fine Arts Auditorium beginning at 8:00 p.m.  Free concessions will be provided at each event.  The tentative lineup is as follows:

  • May 19- “American Sniper”
  • June 16- “Grease”
  • July 14- “Furious 7”
  • August 11- “Avengers Age of Ultron”

UACCM provides accommodations in the spirit of equalizing opportunity in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, including all amendments.  If you have an accommodation need for any UACCM event, please contact Counseling Services at 501-977-2095.

The community is encouraged to attend this free event.  For more information about “Starlight Cinema,” contact Courtney Stell by email at stell@uaccm.edu or by calling 501-977-2142, or visit www.uaccm.edu.