University of Louisiana at Monroe
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|University of Louisiana at Monroe|
|Location||Monroe, Louisiana, USA Coordinates:|
Main Campus: 238 acres (0.96 km2)
|Former names||Ouachita Parish Junior College (1931–1934)
Northeast Center of Louisiana State University (1934–1949)
Northeast Junior College of Louisiana State University (1949–1950)
Northeast Louisiana State College (1950–1969)
Northeast Louisiana University (1969–1999)
|Colors||Maroon and Gold|
|Mascot||Ace the Warhawk|
|This section requires expansion with: details beyond the university's changes in name. (April 2011)|
Its name changed again in 1949, to Northeast Junior College of Louisiana State University. A year later, it became an autonomous four-year institution as Northeast Louisiana State College. In 1969, it granted doctoral degrees for the first time and was elevated to university status as Northeast Louisiana University (NLU). Much of the growth occurred during the administration of president George T. Walker from 1958 to 1976. Under Walker, enrollment increased from 2,100 to 9,700. NLU became the largest university in North Louisiana in terms of enrollment and state appropriations. Among all of the universities under the Louisiana Higher Education Board of Trustees, Northeast had the greatest percent of faculty holding terminal degrees, more nationally accredited academic programs, and offered the highest faculty salaries.
Some three decades later, NLU was in 1999 renamed ULM.
A 2002 "Reclaim Our Campus" effort targeted recovery from financial and auditing difficulties.
In the 21st century, the 75-year-old "Indians" mascot was retired because of NCAA restrictions against American Indian-themed mascots, considered "hostile and abusive" by Native Americans. A mascot committee selected Warhawks in 2006, honoring Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault's United States Army Air Corps World War II unit's Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. The university has adopted logos featuring primarily hawk (bird) imagery; "ACE" debuted later that year.
ULM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). All undergraduate programs eligible for accreditation by professional agencies are accredited. ULM is the only university in Louisiana to offer a master's in gerontology and the only public university in the state offering the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
The English department publishes Turnrow, a bi-annual journal of short fiction, poetry, visual art, and interviews.
Marriage and family therapy
Master's in marriage and family therapy is accredited by both the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education and the Council for the Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs. A doctoral program in marriage and family therapy began in 1996.
Established in 1956, the College of Pharmacy is accredited by the American Council on Pharmacy Education, including one of seven Toxicology programs in the U.S. In 2007, the College of Pharmacy moved from the main campus to the off-campus (Bienville) building. There are satellite campuses in Shreveport and Baton Rouge.
The College of Pharmacy at ULM is Louisiana's only publicly supported comprehensive center for pharmaceutical education, research, and service. The College includes several modern specialized instructional and health service facilities and numerous affiliated off-campus teaching hospitals and pharmacies throughout the state.
The practice of pharmacy is a vital part of a complete health care system. Pharmacists are professionals, uniquely prepared and available, committed to public service and the achievement of this goal. Pharmacists are the principal resource to patients and other health professionals in assuring appropriate use of and optimal therapeutic outcomes for medications.
In 1999, Milburn E. Calhoun, a New Orleans physician, philanthropist, and Pelican Books publisher endowed the million-dollar Mary E. and Darrell L. Calhoun Chair in Pharmacology, named for his late parents.
The Division of Theatre and Drama, established in 1953, was headed by George C. Brian (1919–2007), Ph.D., a Baton Rouge native who was an actor, director, filmmaker, singer, dancer, and patron of the arts. He revitalized the program and brought Broadway stars to perform with his students.
Teams participate in NCAA Division I (Division I FBS for football). ULM joined the Sun Belt Conference for all sports on July 1, 2006 after playing in the Southland Conference in all sports except football (swimming and diving team was in Sun Belt Conference, but was dropped in 2005).
ULM moved from Division I-AA (now Division I FCS) to Division I-A (now FBS) in 1994 and played as a I-A independent 1994-2000. ULM became a football-only Sun Belt Conference member in 2001 and joined as a member in all sports in 2006. ULM shared the 2005 Sun Belt Conference football championship with Arkansas State University and the University of Louisiana–Lafayette (ASU received the conference's New Orleans Bowl bid due to tiebreaking procedures). In 2012 they signed All-Dallas-Area and Texas Class 6-5A All-District star offensive guard Jimmy Chung.
The university is home to several award-winning groups including the Sound of Today and the competition cheerleading squad. The ULM water ski team is the most successful in the history of collegiate water skiing, having won 22 NCWSA national championships since 1979. Bayou Desiard was the host site of the first national championships in that year.
Since being in the Sun Belt, the Warhawks have won conference titles in men's basketball (2006-07 West Co-Champion) and baseball (2008 regular season and 2012 conference tournament).
The ULM football team posted its first six-win season since moving to Division I-A in 2007 going 6-6, which included a 21-14 victory at Alabama. On September 8, 2012, ULM beat number 8 Arkansas 34-31 in overtime to become the first Sun Belt Conference team to beat a top ten SEC team. This was also their first win ever against a ranked opponent.
The following is current as of July 15, 2008.
|Fraternities||National Pan-Hellenic Council||Pan-Hellenic Council|
Some of University of Louisiana at Monroe notable alumni include:
- Businessmen: Lloyd E. Lenard, Tim Brando, Moon Griffon, Marc Swayze, and Rob Redding
- Entertainers: Tim McGraw and Devon O'Day
- Football players: Marty Booker, Stan Humphries, and Jimmy Edwards.
- Baseball players: Ben Sheets and Chuck Finley.
- Politicians: Mike Walsworth and Jamie Mayo.
- Basketball players: Kristy Curry.
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