Richard Johnson

Associate Producer

Richard Johnson is a junior in the Communication program at the University of Louisiana Monroe with a concentration in Journalism. He plans to graduate in 2019 and pursue a career in creative writing.

Richard was born in Metairie, LA and raised in Jena, LA with an older brother and younger sister. He graduated from Jena High School in 2014. He enjoys nature and dislikes places that are drab and lacking in color. He likes playing video games, reading and writing, and watching television.

Richard is an associate producer at KEDM, responsible for scheduling and editing The ULM Forum.

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Judge Milton Moore has made a career out of service to his community, and urges new graduates to find a cause bigger than themselves.

The Honorable Judge Milton Moore, III, of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal will be the keynote speaker at the Spring 2018 Commencement at the University of Louisiana Monroe on Saturday, May 12.

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The University of Louisiana Monroe is hosting its annual program for academically advanced students. The President's Academy is a job training program where students select an academic track and spend a week shadowing professionals and working in groups to solve hypothetical problems.

Dr. Nick Bruno founded the President's Academy in 2012 to help give students an idea of what jobs their major encompasses and what it is actually like to work in those jobs. Dr. Joshua Stockley is an assistant professor of Political Science at ULM and organizes the President's Academy every year.

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The drone program of the University of Louisiana Monroe is working with local farmers to improve crop yields and conserve time.

Associate Professor of Geosciences Dr. Sean Chenoweth and Associate Professor of Aviation Dr. Paul Karlowitz established this program three years ago to not only help local farmers but also to make potential clients aware of the uses of drones in their businesses.  

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ULM Senior Accie Sullivan received the Dorothy Bassett Emerging Artist Award from the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. The award encourages artists to keep pursuing their career by helping fund their art. The awards were presented March 1, 2018 at the Northeast Louisiana Arts Awards.

The Monroe Symphony Chorus and University of Louisiana Monroe Concert Choir perform together at 7 on Monday, April 5, 2018. The "Souls and Sounds" concert is a collection of American folk tunes featuring around 85 choir performers.

Director of the Monroe Symphony Chorus and ULM Director of Choral Activities Dr. Deborah Chandler is combining the two groups to perform pieces that neither would be capable of alone. "There are 10 pieces, and it takes more voices because the songs are more substantial," Chandler said.

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The 2018 Women's Symposium at the University of Louisiana Monroe will be held on March 28, 2018 at 12 p.m.  A networking social begins at 5:30 p.m. for graduating students and potential employers.

Symposium committee member and Instructor for the School of Humanities Vanelis Rivera said, "We are seeking to empower, motivate, and encourage girls and women from all backgrounds and all educational and professional levels to pursue their passions and seek leadership roles in their desired career paths."

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The Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Louisiana Monroe is fully accredited through June 2022.

Dr. Glenn Anderson, who began in August 2017 as Dean of the College of Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences, initiated policies and methods to correct these issues before he even arrived in Monroe.

ULM Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Eric Pani said, "Our vision statement on the strategic plan is for ULM to be recognized in the top 200 universities in the nation for excellence in teaching research and innovation, with an emphasis on the health sciences."

The University of Louisiana Monroe hosted its 10th annual Festival of World Languages on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The festival aims to spread awareness about the applications of foreign language studies in the modern business world.

Director of the School of Humanities Dr. Ruth Smith believes that many students underestimate the usefulness of studying a foreign language. "As with all of the Humanities, the question is always, 'Well, what are you going to do with that?' And the answer is 'You're going to do everything with that,'" Smith said.

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The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – International has extended the accreditation of the University of Louisiana Monroe Business and Accounting programs.

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The Occupational Therapy program at the University of Louisiana Monroe has begun working on a change from a masters to a doctoral program. In December 2017 the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approved a letter of intent from ULM to develop the doctoral program.

According to Dr. Patti Calk, associate director of the School of Health Professions, switching to a doctoral program would mean many changes for Occupational Therapy (OT) students. The program would be expanded to include an additional class of students from 90 students in 2018 to 120 students by 2021.