February 4, 2015 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

There has been an interesting development on campus, as the higher-ups at The University of Arkansas at Little Rock are in the process of hiring a Founding Dean for the new UALR Honors College. The …

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Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today
October 8, 2014 – 4:58 pm | Comments Off

Allan Ward’s book, “Civil Rights Brothers: The Journey of Albert Porter and Allan Ward” commemorates the 50 years that friends Porter and Ward fought for racial equality and civil rights. -Left to right- Trevor Collins, Allan Ward, Michael R. Twyman, Director of Institute on Race and Ethnicity. Photo courtesy of Donna L. Shelton, Web Communications Specialist at the Institute on Race and Ethnicity.

by Carmien Penny

The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity hosted a free event on Tuesday Sept. 30 at the Bailey Center to give people an opportunity to meet with Allan Ward, an author, civil rights activist, and speech communication professor emeritus. Read the full story »

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CALLING ALL TROJANS: costumed tricycle race registration now open
November 5, 2014 – 9:23 pm | 6 Comments

Junior political science major Aaron Lazenby demonstrates how difficult it is for a fully-grown adult to ride a child's tricycle. Photo by Alexis Williams

“Everyone deserves a childhood.” Read the full story »

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Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan
November 5, 2014 – 9:19 pm | One Comment

SAPAC's Summer 2014 Interns included students from around the United States

The political science department and international studies program hosted a presentation by Munawar “Sufi” Laghari on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The presentation, entitled “Pakistan-U.S. Relations: Human Rights Abuses in Sindh” gave Laghari the opportunity to discuss human rights abuses against Sindhis in Pakistan. Read the full story »

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The untold stories: From Our House to your house
November 20, 2014 – 11:18 am | One Comment

Many of us complain about little things and wish our lives could be better, or at least easier, but we often forget that some people are less fortunate. Some people do not have enough money to sustain themselves, and have to go live in a shelter. Read the full story »

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Students host first undergrad honors conference alongside faculty mentor
November 20, 2014 – 11:23 am | One Comment

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With support from their professor, four students hosted UALR’s first annual graduate and honors conference on Oct. 23, 2014 at the Arkansas Studies Institute. Read the full story »

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Best Female Athlete: Paige Mason
December 11, 2014 – 8:44 am | Comments Off

Mason plans to return to California upon graduation and pursue her dreams of illustrating for children’s books and the daily newspaper. Photo by KenDrell Collins

Senior Paige Mason was selected as the Best Female Athlete for the 2014-2015 Best of UALR Awards. Read the full story »

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BEST SORORITY: Delta Sigma Theta
December 11, 2014 – 8:43 am | Comments Off

“Delta Sigma Theta President Renata Shirlee credits their success to their collective “energy, drive, and dedication.” Photo courtesy of Renata Shirlee

The votes are in, and students voted Delta Sigma Theta as the Best Sorority on campus. Read the full story »

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UALR professor and 2 others dead in arson, murder-suicide
February 22, 2015 – 11:51 am | No Comment

Three people were killed, including a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor, in an alleged arson, murder-suicide in Maumelle on Friday night, according to a Maumelle Police Department spokesperson.

Firefighters responded to a call for a structure fire at about 9:55 p.m. at 151 Auriel Circle in Maumelle.

As firefighters entered the home of James Wilbanks, a UALR College of Business professor, they discovered an unconscious female lying on the floor, the release stated.  She was pulled from the home.  The release stated she died from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Firefighters found another woman in a bedroom of the home and a man in the living room, all deceased from apparent gunshot wounds to the head.  Additionally, two dogs were also found shot to death at the home.

The home was significantly damaged by the fire, the release said.

The two women were later identified as Wilbanks’ wife, Tatiana Wilbanks and sister Elizabeth Wilbanks.

According to the Maumelle Police Department, officers have never been called to the home for any type of domestic disturbance.

Maumelle police said they are investigating the case and the investigation is on-going.  Police have not released further details on who they think was the suspect in the slayings.

Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today
October 8, 2014 – 4:58 pm | Comments Off
Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today

by Carmien Penny
The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity hosted a free event on Tuesday Sept. 30 at the Bailey Center to give people an opportunity to meet with Allan Ward, an author, civil rights activist, …

CALLING ALL TROJANS: costumed tricycle race registration now open
November 5, 2014 – 9:23 pm | 6 Comments
CALLING ALL TROJANS: costumed tricycle race registration now open

“Everyone deserves a childhood.”

Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan
November 5, 2014 – 9:19 pm | One Comment
Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan

The political science department and international studies program hosted a presentation by Munawar “Sufi” Laghari on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The presentation, entitled “Pakistan-U.S. Relations: Human Rights Abuses in Sindh” gave Laghari the opportunity to …

The untold stories: From Our House to your house
November 20, 2014 – 11:18 am | One Comment

Many of us complain about little things and wish our lives could be better, or at least easier, but we often forget that some people are less fortunate. Some people do not have enough money …

Students host first undergrad honors conference alongside faculty mentor
November 20, 2014 – 11:23 am | One Comment
Students host first undergrad honors conference alongside faculty mentor

With support from their professor, four students hosted UALR’s first annual graduate and honors conference on Oct. 23, 2014 at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Best Female Athlete: Paige Mason
December 11, 2014 – 8:44 am | Comments Off
Best Female Athlete: Paige Mason

Senior Paige Mason was selected as the Best Female Athlete for the 2014-2015 Best of UALR Awards.

BEST SORORITY: Delta Sigma Theta
December 11, 2014 – 8:43 am | Comments Off
BEST SORORITY: Delta Sigma Theta

The votes are in, and students voted Delta Sigma Theta as the Best Sorority on campus.

Kingsman – James Bond meets Comic Books (Shashank Avvaru & Zach Martin)(1st edit GF)(In)
February 19, 2015 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

You can never go wrong with spy thrillers. Put a charming agent in the midst of a government conspiracy, add in car chases and slick action, and throw in a few supermodels … You have …

College Classics: Accepted (Shashank Avvaru & Zach Martin) (1st edit GF)(In)
February 19, 2015 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

We, the writers of College Classics, are always looking for movies that portray lives of students accurately with heart and emotion. When we discovered Accepted, an underrated 2006 comedy about a group of college rejects …

Bottoms Up: From Russia with a Touch of Autumn (1st Edit GF)(In)
February 19, 2015 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

I found myself on Valentine’s weekend relaxing in a rural countryside enjoying the warmest day of the winter to this point. Perfectly crisp air, 70 degrees, and nothing but a backyard full of leaves rustling …

Book Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler (1st edit GF)(2nd edit MR)(In)
February 19, 2015 – 3:15 pm | No Comment
Book Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler (1st edit GF)(2nd edit MR)(In)

“People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way” says Amy Poehler in her book Yes Please, when talking about her life …

Mel and Monty return to comedy (1st edit GF)(2nd edit MR)(In)
February 19, 2015 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

Louis CK, Jimmy Fallon, Patton Oswalt, Lewis Black all suck when they are compared to Monty Python and Mel Brooks. We truly live in a blessed time because both of these greats have graced us …

Taking the plunge to raise funds
February 19, 2015 – 2:12 pm | No Comment
Taking the plunge to raise funds

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s West Hall Council will be sponsoring a ‘Polar Plunge’ Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. The purpose of the event is to raise money for the Alternative Spring Break …

Police Beat
February 19, 2015 – 2:11 pm | No Comment
Police Beat

“Shoot Me In The Head!”
On Saturday, Feb. 7, after a basketball game at the Jack Stephens Center, a Pulaski Technical College student was arrested, taken to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for treatment …

Student Organization Spotlight: African Student Association
February 19, 2015 – 2:10 pm | No Comment
Student Organization Spotlight: African Student Association

A student organization that is seeking a revival on campus is the African Student Association. The ASA was started three years ago and the three primary goals are to educate, build a community, and service. …

Songwriter and athlete Markus Pearson wins fight song competition
February 19, 2015 – 2:09 pm | No Comment
Songwriter and athlete Markus Pearson wins fight song competition

 
Markus Pearson, recent graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, won the fight song contest. The contest was held by the Trojan Spirit Committee and the submission deadline was the last week of …

Sustainability Corner: Ways to Conserve Energy
February 19, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment
Sustainability Corner: Ways to Conserve Energy

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Sustainability Committee works year round to promote conversation and the preservation of the environment.
“Our goal is to decrease the carbon footprint and to increase sustainability actions in the …

Homecoming: Aqa-via (Quay) Allen-Smith
February 19, 2015 – 2:06 pm | No Comment
Homecoming: Aqa-via (Quay) Allen-Smith

Aqa-via  Allen-Smith, also known as Quay, is a business marketing major from Conway, Arkansas who was nominated by her sorority Delta Sigma Theta and the Delta Chi colony for UALR Homecoming Queen.
She enjoys working with …

Homecoming: Nora Bouzihay
February 19, 2015 – 2:05 pm | No Comment
Homecoming: Nora Bouzihay

Senior Nora Bouzihay was nominated for homecoming queen by the Student Services Success Initiative. She is majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. Born in Washington D.C. but raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Bouzihay graduated from …

Homecoming: Shante Ford
February 19, 2015 – 1:56 pm | No Comment
Homecoming: Shante Ford

Shante Ford is one of the chosen few nominated for homecoming queen of 2015. She is a nominee of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Ford is no stranger to homecoming. She was on her high …