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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.

KEDM has been named as a finalist for multiple awards in the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Contest.

KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe was named a finalist in five award categories including Best Newscast.

KEDM’s national coverage of the October 2017 shooting incident at Grambling State University for NPR, “Grambling Student Shooting,” is a finalist for Breaking News Coverage.

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The 2018 ULM Composer in Residence is Dr. Baljinder Sekhon. His music is being performed Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30 in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

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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.

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In celebration of Women's History Month, the University of Louisiana at Monroe is set to host their third annual Women's Symposium in the new event center.

The symposium was created in an effort to empower girls and women to strive for their professional goals, pursue their passions and seek all leadership roles. Although the women's symposium emphasizes women empowerment, men are strongly encouraged to attend the event. The symposium will feature discussions about issues women face everyday in a panelist/moderator format as well as a keynote speaker.

ULM Ski Team Wins 28th National Championship

Nov 18, 2017
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The water ski team at the University of Louisiana at Monroe has brought home another win for the second  year in a row, making it the 28th win for the Warhawks. The tournament, which began in 1979, is judged based on 3 separate categories in competitive water skiing: slalom, trick and jumping.

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In this last segment of "The Wordsmiths" series, University of Louisiana Monroe freshman Darius Washington shares how connotative meanings of words vary from person to person due to the experiences that one associates with a word.

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Can we truly understand the definite meaning of a word?

How is it that we are able to understand other's intent when words can have a multitude of differing interpretations?

As an audience,  it’s a fact that we can never truly grasp the absolute intention regarding the meaning of written text.

Understanding our bias and common experiences can allow us to develop our own interpretations with reasonable accuracy. Often, we question the ideas within any written text of various authors in an attempt to understand, as well as possible, the author’s true intent.

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Why do different people see different shades of green?

What if someone perceived the color red like you perceived green?

Questions like these are explored by Ashish Dev in "The Wordsmiths,"  featured essays by Honors English Students at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

I see green, and you see green. We both call it green. However, there is no way to know for sure that you perceive green the same way I perceive green.

Virendra Chhikara,Center Director of The Louisiana Small Business Development Center(LSBDC) at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, says the dream of owning a profitable business is possible even with competition from major online retailers.  

Chhikara says local businesses have advantages of relationships with  loyal lifelong customers that value personal service.