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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Use your remaining financial aid for textbooks and a meal plan


Reserve your textbooks online now, then charge to your financial aid when you pick them up. And remember, you can add a meal plan to your charges, too! Students may charge to their financial aid two times per semester. Financial aid charges may be made in the University Bookstore on the following dates:
  • Monday, August 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • August 17 to 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • August 19 to 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
If you have questions about Bookstore charges to financial aid, textbook reservations and rentals, or meal plans, call the Bookstore at 501-977-2127.

Monday, July 20, 2015

UACCM TO SHOW 'AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON' FOR STARLIGHT CINEMA AUGUST 11

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will show “Avengers Age of Ultron” Tuesday, August 11, 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. Attendees are encouraged to dress up like their favorite super hero for this family-friendly, back-to-school bash! 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 sequel to the smash-hit comic-book epic "The Avengers" finds the iconic superhero team dealing with a threat of their own making: a sentient robot called Ultron (voice of James Spader), who was originally designed as part of a peacekeeping program. Since the events of the last film, Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) have been working to take down various cells of a secret society of villains known as HYDRA. Their zeal to make the world a better, safer place inspires Tony Stark, genius billionaire and alter ego of Iron Man, to create Ultron in order to respond to additional threats that the Avengers aren't able to handle. Ultron, unfortunately, takes this directive way too seriously -- he believes that world peace can only be achieved by exterminating humanity, and he'll stop at nothing to accomplish this goal. The battle between the Avengers and Ultron is further complicated by the appearance of superpowered siblings Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), who ally themselves with the homicidal android. Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders co-star as, respectively, S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives Nick Fury and Maria Hill. Joss Whedon, writer and director of the previous Avengers movie, returns in both capacities here.

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.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

2015 Young Manufacturers Academy

2015 Young Manufacturers Academy
Funding for the Academy is provided by the Motorola Solutions Foundation.

Find out what the future holds for you in today’s high-tech workplace!

The right skills and education lead to in-demand, high-paying jobs in advanced manufacturing.
Get a head start on your career at the 2015 Young Manufacturers Academy.

  • Learn how manufacturing has changed in the 21st century.
  • Find out more about high-tech industries.
  • See how next generation manufacturing offers exciting career opportunities for young men and women.
  • Meet and work with other students.
  • Make and design products.
  • Use computer software and technology like 3D printers.
  • Visit local businesses and see first-hand what today’s manufacturing workplace is all about.
  • Hear about career and educational pathways directly from industry and education partners.
  • Find out what kind of skills you’ll need to prepare for a career in advanced manufacturing.
  • Practice your new job skills at the end-of-program industry career fair and family event.

The Academy is A FREE PROGRAM open to all students entering grades 7 to 9 in 2015.

The Academy will be held August 3 to August 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. UACCM is located at 1537 University Boulevard, Morrilton, AR, 72110. Please note that parents will need to transport their students daily.  Lunch will be provided to participants.

Apply now! Space is limited to 25 students. Registration closes July 31.

For questions, please contact Kim Darling at 501-977-2189 or darling@uaccm.edu.

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.