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The Forum takes numerous awards at annual convention
April 26, 2013 – 6:15 pm | 7 Comments
The Forum takes numerous awards at annual convention

For the second consecutive year, The Forum maintained its third place ranking in the Newspaper General Excellence category at the annual Arkansas College Media Association convention Friday, April 26 at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.
Cameron …

Athletics cuts tennis, nets $200K in savings
April 18, 2013 – 12:12 pm | 2 Comments
Athletics cuts tennis, nets $200K in savings

The UALR Athletics department announced it will discontinue the women’s tennis program at UALR at the end of the academic year, according to a press release issued April 3.
“The elimination of a sport was necessary …

Advisers to become boss over declaring a major
April 18, 2013 – 12:08 pm | Comments Off

Students who want to select or change their major will no longer be able to make the request in the Banner Online Service System, known as BOSS. Instead, beginning June 1, students will have to …

Mayflower oil spill hits home for student
April 18, 2013 – 12:07 pm | 2 Comments
Mayflower oil spill hits home for student

Mayflower residents, including one UALR commuter, are still experiencing illness and distress after last month’s pipeline rupture, according to reports.
The Exxon Mobil-owned Pegasus pipeline burst March 29 in a yard between homes in the Northwood …

Act minimizes corporate risk, jeopardizes the rest
April 18, 2013 – 12:04 pm | Comments Off

Even if you do not know exactly what GMOs are, you have probably heard of them. Genetically modified organisms and genetically engineered food have become a volatile topic. Although their purveyors tout the benefits of …

Prioritize planetary protections over profit
April 18, 2013 – 12:03 pm | Comments Off

The March 29 oil spill in Mayflower demonstrated how industry can devastate the environment. It is a particularly striking reminder because the spill happened in a residential area and humans, not just ducks and turtles, …

New student organization hosts panel discussion of LR lawyers
April 18, 2013 – 12:01 pm | Comments Off

The Pre-Law Society’s bimonthly “Law@Lunch” meeting on April 3 featured a panel of Little Rock lawyers who spoke of future law school decisions, attorney career opportunities, and personal advice.
Guest attorneys were Murad Elsaidi, staff attorney …

Winners named in annual Faculty Excellence Awards
April 18, 2013 – 12:01 pm | One Comment

Three professors were honored with top accolades at the UALR 2013 Faculty Excellence Awards held Friday, April 12.
Margaret E. McMillan, a geoscientist and professor in the College of Science, received the Bailey Teaching Award, the …

The midnight rider gets caught
April 18, 2013 – 12:00 pm | 3 Comments

In fall 1988, I signed up for driver’s education. I had to pass a written exam to obtain a learner’s permit. Little did I know it, but that little piece of paper would be the …

Vice chancellor to continue service after retiring from 40-year career dedicated to student success
April 18, 2013 – 11:59 am | Comments Off
Vice chancellor to continue service after retiring from 40-year career dedicated to student success

Charles W. Donaldson, vice chancellor for educational and student services, flipped through a binder of pictures of his extensive glass collection. He and his wife have collected American Brilliant Cut Glass, produced between 1875 and …

Religious diversity flourishes on secular campus in Bible Belt
April 18, 2013 – 11:57 am | Comments Off
Religious diversity flourishes on secular campus in Bible Belt

As a predominantly Christian state — 86 percent Christian as reported by StateGuidesUSA.com — Arkansans’ knowledge of other religions is often derived from secondary sources, rather than first-hand exposure.
“Exposure to religions other than one’s own …

Sustainability Committee plans events to encourage awareness for Earth Day
April 18, 2013 – 11:54 am | Comments Off

The Sustainability Committee has a week of activities planned to raise campus awareness of Earth Day. The committee is calling this week UALR Pre-Earth Day Week and there are several opportunities for student involvement. The …

‘Body Works’ to showcase eclectic student performances
April 18, 2013 – 11:51 am | Comments Off
‘Body Works’ to showcase eclectic student performances

The UALR theatre and dance department will showcase fresh choreography and an array of dance styles this month at “Body Works,” its spring dance concert.
The concert will be held at the Center for Performing arts …

New horror reboot brings hilarious hijinks, havoc
April 18, 2013 – 11:50 am | Comments Off

When it was announced that Sam Raimi’s 1981 horror classic “The Evil Dead” was going to be revisited, groans were heard at news of yet another Hollywood reboot. Things were further exacerbated when word got …