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The excitement was on at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Friday, Feb. 12. A new sorority was announced at a probate that night. Sigma Lambda Gamma made their debut on the Arkansas …

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Scholarships at UALR
April 28, 2016 – 2:45 pm | Comments Off

UALR provides numerous scholarships to the students each year, and for the 2016-2017 school the number of recipients is set to increase.

All you have to do to benefit is be a student at UALR with a current FAFSA application on file. After a scholarship search and submission of other required documents, you’re in the race to be awarded more money for a successful college career.

Freshman scholarships for the campus include Donaghey Scholars Program, Chancellor’s Leadership Corps, UALR Academic Achievement, Freshman Award, Engineering and Information Technology (EIT), and other private scholarships.

The school also provides a new Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award which pays 80-90% of the difference between resident and nonresident tuition. Science Scholars, EAST Scholars and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM can also be obtained.

Some scholarships based on academic department are available and may be based on performance or the submission of an essay.

Once you have declared your major, you can apply for scholarships within your particular college with their own application, committee, and selection process. Some of these include the Arkansas Real Estate Scholarship through the College of Business; the Ruby M. Duke Ancient History Award through the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences; and the BLSA Endowed Scholarship through the William H. Bowen School of Law.

There are also single parent scholarships, alumni scholarships and athletic scholarship available that are separate from the UALR private scholarships and require separate applications.

For more information on financial aid and scholarships at UALR visit ualr.edu/scholarships.

Financial aid readiness plan
April 28, 2016 – 2:44 pm | Comments Off

Passing proficiently in your college classes should be the most challenging aspect of higher education, not paying for it.
The Office of Financial Aid at the UALR knows this. That’s why they have several ways of …

Things to do in Little Rock
April 28, 2016 – 2:43 pm | Comments Off

Little Rock is home to many fun and interesting places.
For example, floating in the Arkansas River are two WWII naval ships, USS Razorback and USS Hoga. The Razorback was a submarine in the Navy from …

Destination explore: River Market
April 28, 2016 – 2:42 pm | Comments Off

One of Little Rock’s hot spots for leisure and activity is a district known for its history as much as its entertainment.
The River Market District in downtown Little Rock is a lively area whether the …

‘Escape’ with your friends at the Central Arkansas Escape Rooms
April 28, 2016 – 2:42 pm | Comments Off

Central Arkansas Escape Rooms, located at 109 E. Central Ave. in North Little Rock, offers fun puzzle rooms for a group of friends or a student organization.
An escape room is a group activity where you …

‘Hardcore Henry’ gives a new perspective to the action movie genre
April 28, 2016 – 2:40 pm | Comments Off

“Hardcore Henry” is an action movie with a few comedic twists thrown in to ease the tension and nausea.
Why did this movie make me nauseous? I’m sure you might be thinking, “It’s an action movie. …

Tech Corner: Color for the color blind
April 28, 2016 – 2:40 pm | Comments Off

The potential for those born colorblind to see the world in all its glorious hues is no longer a “pigment” of their imagination. A company called EnChroma has created a pair of glasses that will …

Classic alternatives: The stuff that dreams are made of
April 28, 2016 – 2:40 pm | Comments Off

The partnership between John Huston and Humphrey Bogart is arguably the best in the history of cinema. The two men made three of the greatest adventure stories ever filmed.
While their first collaboration was “High Sierra,” …

‘Fight Club 2′ pushes the envelope for vulgarity
April 28, 2016 – 2:39 pm | Comments Off

Sequels are seldom as good as the originals, often ineffectively trying to one-up their predecessors. “Fight Club 2,” however, is very different than most sequels, as it is presented in a different medium  than the …

What’s Happening in Little Rock April 27 editon
April 28, 2016 – 2:37 pm | Comments Off

June 4 – 5
Starting Saturday and ending on Sunday, Riverfest will be held at the Riverfront Park. Riverfest will host well known artists as well as local bands. Concerts will go from 1:00 p.m. …

Andy Mineo delivers great concert in Little Rock
April 28, 2016 – 2:36 pm | Comments Off

Rapper Andy Mineo performed in Little Rock, Arkansas, for the first time at Revolution Music Room.
This was my first time going to rap concert, so I was extremely excited. Andy Mineo is a Christian rap …

Fit tip: the final countdown
April 27, 2016 – 8:47 pm | Comments Off

Well, well, well.  The final weeks of the Spring 2016 semester are upon us, and you know what that means- TESTS! This period of increased obligations, time crunches and eight-hour cram sessions will require undivided …

Trojan’s Trending Topics: Advice from soon to be grads
April 27, 2016 – 8:46 pm | Comments Off

Michael Jackson
Major: Mass Communication
“My advice is to go to class.  It’s really that simple because if you go to class you’ll at least get a C. And if you go to class that’s half the …

Science Says: Soon organ recipients will no longer need to ‘cell’ themselves short
April 27, 2016 – 8:46 pm | Comments Off

In the U.S. alone, over 121,000 people are currently on the waiting list for an organ transplant. A new person is added every ten minutes and 22 people a day die from not receiving a …

Struggle is Real: Why women’s clothing is literally the WORST
April 27, 2016 – 8:46 pm | Comments Off

When it comes to women’s clothing, we are blessed with are a plethora of choices. Whether you’re into jeans and t-shirts or skirts and heels, there are so many styles, cuts, colors and fabrics you …