This post was originally published May 2013.
UALR graduation is nearly here! The big day, which we hold twice a year, is the culmination of a long journey that for many students began years ago. For Nick Steele, director of Chancellor’s Leadership Corps here at UALR, that journey began in high school in small-town Hardin, Ark. (more…)
When something tragic happens in Arkansas, you can always count on everyone coming together and helping in any way they can.
UALR archivist Colin Woodward visited Dyess in early March. The conditions were much like those the Cash family endured in the 1930s — cold, with bad roads. Some of the streets in Dyess had turned into a soup of slush, mud, and snow. The road that passes by the Cash house is gravel, which makes it treacherous for anyone driving past in bad weather. Dr. Woodward was able to see the house up close. He also talked to some of the welcoming members of the community in this unique place. (more…)
Really, we don’t have to sell you on this event other than to screech the word DOGS. Cuddly, sweet, tail- and tongue-wagging, smart, helpful, wonderful DOGS. But we’ll still give you the Top 5 reasons to come to Ross Hall (the Arkla Room – 119) on Tuesday, April 22, at 12:30 p.m. (more…)
This week, Information Science student Debanjan Mahata tells us about a new UALR club that could change your life.
We all know that cardboard boats tend to bob, sink, and generally fall apart faster than you can say Trojan Homecoming. That’s part of what makes this Friday’s Cardboard Boat Regatta so entertaining – that we get to see these marvels of engineering hold up as long as they do before they become jetsam themselves. (more…)
He played for prisoners and the common folks of America. He was “The Man in Black,” the spokesman for blue collar workers, Native Americans, and forgotten soldiers. He recorded hundreds of songs that blended folk, country, blues, and rock and roll. He toured with Elvis and Carl Perkins. He was one of the most famous men ever to come from Arkansas. That man was Johnny Cash. (more…)
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