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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.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Two slots open at the Earle Love Child Study Center

The Earle Love Child Study Center is currently accepting applications for two slots in the toddler classroom for children ages 12-36 months.  Tuition is $125 per week.  One slot will be available May 11, and one slot will be available June 1.  For more information about these openings or to obtain an application, contact ELCSC Director Adrianne Crow by calling 501-977-2018 or emailing crow@uaccm.edu.

FREE Career Exploration events happening this summer!

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Register now by clicking here!
Join us for this FREE explosive four-day journey where you can explore several of the exciting possibilities for your future. You will gain hands-on experience and take away valuable skills as you shape your understanding of various career fields.

Participants will rotate through all of the following programs of study:
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration- Learn how to properly read, review, and draw a schematic before demonstrating your wiring skills on a practice board.
  • Automotive Collision Repair- By experimenting with mixing ratios and toners, you will discover how to create an automotive color.
  • Automotive Service Technology- While building a remote control car, you will experiment with basic parts replacement and learn about ratios used in transmissions.
  • Business – Accounting, Business Office Technology, and Retail Marketing- Enhance your critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills while participating in the creation of a business simulation.
  • Computer Information Systems Technology- Race against the clock to completely disassemble and reassemble a personal computer.
  • Drafting- You will construct a variety of 3D objects using AutoDesk Revit and AutoDesk Inventor software.
  • Health Professions – EMT, Nursing Assistant, Practical and Registered Nursing- Learn about UACCM’s health related programs while observing various nursing classes.
  • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology- After you analyze safety hazards related to working with electrical equipment, you will use a live computer program to experiment with Programmable Logic Controllers.
  • Petroleum Technology- During the hands-on mock well assembly lab, you will use pipe wrenches and Teflon tape while your critical thinking skills are being challenged.
  • Surveying- In addition to learning how a GPS system works, you will gain hands-on experience while using surveying equipment to measure angles and distances.
  • Welding- You will develop the basic proficiencies with oxy-fuel cutting and plasma systems while you cut a small metal logo during the hands-on welding session.
You may just ignite your passion for a high-demand, high-paying job that helps you soar to new heights!

Contact Information:
Kim Darling
Director of Community Education
501-977-2189
darling@uaccm.edu

Register now by clicking here!


FOR ADULTS LOOKING FOR CAREER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Participants will rotate through all of the following programs of study during this FREE workshop:
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration- Learn how to properly read, review, and draw a schematic before demonstrating your wiring skills on a practice board.
  • Automotive Collision Repair- By experimenting with mixing ratios and toners, you will discover how to create an automotive color.
  • Automotive Service Technology- While building a remote control car, you will experiment with basic parts replacement and learn about ratios used in transmissions.
  • Business – Accounting, Business Office Technology, and Retail Marketing- You will enhance your critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills while participating in the creation of a business simulation.
  • Computer Information Systems Technology- After you completely disassemble a personal computer, you will race against the clock to reassemble the pieces into a working machine before the buzzer sounds.
  • Drafting- You will construct a variety of 3D objects using AutoDesk Revit and AutoDesk Inventor software.
  • Health Professions – EMT, Nursing Assistant, Practical and Registered Nursing- By observing various nursing classes, you will become acquainted with the variety of health-related programs offered at UACCM.
  • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology- After you analyze safety hazards related to working with electrical equipment, you will use a live computer program to experiment with Programmable Logic Controllers.
  • Petroleum Technology- During the hands-on stainless steel tubing bending class, you will use crescent wrenches, tube benders and stainless steel fitting devices while your critical thinking skills are being challenged.
  • Surveying- In addition to learning how a GPS system works, you will gain hands-on experience while using surveying equipment to measure angles and distances.
  • Welding- You will develop the basic proficiencies with oxy-fuel cutting and plasma systems while you cut a small metal logo during the hands-on welding session.
Contact Information:
Kim Darling
Director of Community Education
501-977-2189
darling@uaccm.edu


Monday, March 30, 2015

7TH ANNUAL HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS

Gideon Frieder was the seventh Holocaust survivor speaker to share his story in Central Arkansas in the past seven years at a series of events hosted by the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton and the University of Central Arkansas. During his two days in Morrilton and Conway, Frieder spoke to three groups totalling more than 1,700 people.
Gideon Frieder spoke to 900 students at MHS March 10.

The event is coordinated each year by UACCM and UCA through the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Frieder is a survivor volunteer at the museum. For his first appearance in Central Arkansas, Frieder spoke at UCA's Farris Center to an estimated 600 attendees.

Due to the overwhelming interest in bringing students from surrounding counties to hear the Holocaust speaker each year, the South Conway County School District and Morrilton High School allow UACCM to host a daytime event at H.B. White Auditorium. For the past several years, the auditorium has been at full capacity with 900 students and teachers in attendance.

For the daytime event in Morrilton on March 10, attendees represented 10 schools and four counties as well as several individuals from surrounding areas. Frieder spoke with students after his presentation and took a photo with each group. UACCM would like to thank the SCCSD and MHS for allowing the continued use of the facility for the event, for providing assistance with sound and event set-up, and for working closely with the college to make the event possible each year.
Holocaust Survivor Gideon Frieder, center, personally thanked
Beryl Wolfson of Hagarville, from left, A.O. Thompson of Cleveland,
and Ray Faulk of Morrilton for their service during World War II.

The evening event on March 10 neared capacity of the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM with 240 attendees. Frieder stayed after the event for photo opportunities and to speak with guests, including three World War II veterans who participated in the liberation of Holocaust victims. Frieder thanked them for their service and proclaimed them heroes. Many people from the Morrilton area attended the event as well as a large representation from surrounding counties.

UACCM would like to thank everyone who attended one of the Holocaust survivor events. For information on next year's event, look for dates and information to be posted next spring to www.uaccm.edu.

HAGANS CONTRIBUTES $50,000 TO UACCM ‘GIVE MEANING’ CAMPAIGN, $2 MILLION MARK REACHED

The James E. “Rock” and Bonnie Hagans Irrevocable Trust and the Hagans Family made a $25,000 contribution to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation “Give Meaning” campaign last week.  Hagans Dodge Chrysler Jeep Motors made an additional pledge of $25,000 to bring the total gift to $50,000 from the Hagans Family.  The gift brings the total raised in the campaign to more than $2 million.

Jeff and Bonnie Hagans, second and third from left, presented a check to
UACCM Development Officer Morgan Zimmerman, from left, UACCM
Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, UACCM Foundation Board Member and Morrilton
Mayor Allen Lipsmeyer, and UACCM Chief Information Officer Mary Clark.
The gift will contribute to construction costs of the Workforce Training Center at UACCM and establish a maintenance fund for the new building.  A classroom to be used for the automotive service technology program will be named for the family and the late Rock Hagans in recognition of this gift.

When asked about the contribution, Jeff Hagans said, “We are committed to this community, and we want to help increase the educational opportunities available.  We also know that the students trained in the new facility will be an asset to our industry as they will be quality employees for the future.  We have been in this business for more than 40 years and we just wanted to participate in this project that we know will benefit not only our community, but our region and the entire state."

Bonnie Hagans added, “We want to continue the legacy that Rock and I started 40 years ago when we opened our first dealership in Russellville.  It’s a family business that Jeff has now been running for 25 years in this community.”  

The $13 million facility will house many of the college’s existing technical programs including automotive service technology; automotive collision repair technology; and heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology.  Also to be included in the Workforce Training Center is a proposed diesel mechanics program and a new industrial mechanics and maintenance technology program which includes many classes in the petroleum technology plan of study.

In addition to technical programs, an open space for workforce training will be included in the facility for use in recruiting new industry to the area as well as in assisting current industry with workforce development needs.

“This gift is important to our campaign for several reasons,” said UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis.  “Not only does it show support from an industry that will hire the graduates trained in the new facility, it also pushes our total raised over the $2 million mark.  This is a significant milestone for us as an institution and puts us one step closer to making the Workforce Training Center a reality."

For more information about the “Give Meaning” campaign, including ways to support the fundraising efforts, visit www.uaccm.edu/GiveToUACCM or contact Zimmerman at 501-977-2085 or zimmerman@uaccm.edu.