Students encouraged to write the new UALR fight song
November 19, 2014 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

With more than 100 degrees, 60 graduate programs, and seven athletic teams, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers students a quality education and college experience. However, one element, common to other universities—a fight …

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Art after dark: Diligent artists burn the midnight oil
March 6, 2014 – 11:18 am | Comments Off

UALR students pull late nights at the Fine Arts building working on projects. The doors of the building are open until midnight so that students can work on their projects in ceramics, sculpting and print …

Spencer Lloyd-from Arkansas college student to ‘American Idol’ star
March 6, 2014 – 10:33 am | Comments Off

Imagine being a business finance major one day and a famous singer the next.  That’s what life has been like for “American Idol” contestant, Spencer Lloyd.
Lloyd is a native of Bryant and a student at the University of …

Farmers markets offer fresh local options
March 12, 2013 – 1:59 pm | Comments Off
Farmers markets offer fresh local options

Little Rock Farmers’ Market
The Farmers Market is located in the heart of downtown Little Rock on 400 Presidential Clinton Avenue at the River Market.   The actual store consists of two out door pavilions that provide …

Alum chills out in the River Market with Le Pops Gourmet Ice Lollies
March 12, 2013 – 1:56 pm | Comments Off
Alum chills out in the River Market  with Le Pops Gourmet Ice Lollies

Who hasn’t enjoyed an ice lollipop or ice cream cone at one point or another? If you’ve ever visited River Market Hall in Little Rock, then you’ve probably seen Le Pops Ice Lollies.  Started by …

Sodexo to team with Laughing Stock Farm for composting project
March 12, 2013 – 1:55 pm | Comments Off

Sodexo is considering teaming up with Laughing Stock Farm to begin a composting project, contributing to a more sustainable community. Laughing Stock Farm is a certified organic farm owned by Josh and Ann Hardin, located …

Arkansas River Trail Bicycle route becoming point of interest
March 12, 2013 – 1:49 pm | Comments Off
Arkansas River Trail Bicycle route becoming point of interest

Whether you are taking a leisurely ride or training for a cycling event, the Arkansas River Trail boasts some of the most scenic views of any biking trail in the United States. Where else can …

Michael Hibblen: A reporter returns to roots, ties up loose ends and turns to teaching
March 12, 2013 – 1:45 pm | Comments Off
Michael Hibblen: A reporter returns to roots, ties up loose ends and turns to teaching

In the southeastern corner of a modest Little Rock public radio station, he sits — adding a few details and cutting a few more — preparing for the just-after-noon broadcast. He started the day in …

Campus garden provides opportunity for education and cooperation
March 12, 2013 – 1:41 pm | Comments Off
Campus garden provides opportunity for education and cooperation

For the past year, volunteers have been transforming a vacant lot on the edge of campus in to a resource the university can use – a garden.
The garden is visibly in its early stages. The …

The Joint offers fresh mix of comedy and coffee
March 12, 2013 – 1:19 pm | Comments Off
The Joint offers fresh mix of comedy and coffee

Beyond brewing delicious coffee, The Joint is a fresh, contemporary place for students to unwind and enjoy quality entertainment. Boasting a metropolitan cafe during the day, as well as cabaret comedy at night, beer on …

Eating healthfully on a budget: Fresh ideas for the student shopper
March 9, 2012 – 3:03 pm | 5 Comments
Eating healthfully on a budget: Fresh ideas for the student shopper

We all want to eat healthy, but when our paychecks are destined for more pressing priorities, the quality of our groceries is an easy thing to let slip. If we are honest, we know eating …

Promise Neighborhood fights poverty together
March 9, 2012 – 3:02 pm | Comments Off

Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood, an organization supporting widespread literacy, kid safety and effective parenting, has made a noteworthy presence in both the city of Little Rock and the UALR campus.

Helping hands go digital
March 9, 2012 – 3:02 pm | Comments Off
Helping hands go digital

During the Fall 2011 semester, UALR’s Public Relations Writing class, taught by professor Amy Barnes, worked with the Arkansas Foodbank to help bolster the nonprofit organization’s social media campaign.

Student organization makes giving back rock
March 9, 2012 – 3:02 pm | One Comment

UALR ROCKS is a student organization that strives to give back to the community. With various events to achieve this goal, the group was started with the community and poverty in mind.

Filming for a cause
March 9, 2012 – 3:02 pm | Comments Off
Filming for a cause

Nestled in the heart of Little Rock, UALR has always been aware of the community it is a part of. Administrators and faculty make a conscious effort to teach students the importance of giving back. …