28 May 2014

How I Work: CLC Coordinator

posted by Meaghan Milliorn

We’re continuing our series of How I Work, but are putting a “Summer Edition” spin on it. This week, take a look inside the workspace of Nick Steele. (more…)

5 May 2014

Advice to grads: Chase your bliss

posted by Jennifer Godwin

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…)

28 April 2014

How UALR is helping in the tornado relief

posted by Meaghan Milliorn

When something tragic happens in Arkansas, you can always count on everyone coming together and helping in any way they can.


22 April 2014

A trip to Cash’s hometown

posted by adm_jcg22

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…)

14 April 2014

Top 5 reasons to come out for Canines on Campus

posted by UALR

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…)

7 April 2014

A mixer that could change your life

posted by Meaghan Milliorn

This week, Information Science student Debanjan Mahata tells us about a new UALR club that could change your life.


12 March 2014

Dodgeball for a cause

posted by Meaghan Milliorn
This week, we have a guest post by Emily Bruner, Vice President of Public Relations for Eta Sigma. She tells us about their annual dodgeball tournament and how you can get involved for a good cause.
10 March 2014

How I Work: Residence hall director

posted by Meaghan Milliorn
You might be surprised, but did you know some UALR employees live in their office? Leanna Payton, West Residence Hall Director and Student Development Specialist in housing, is one of the few that does. After she completed grad school at the University of Oklahoma, she landed at UALR and started working in her current position.
Today, Leanna gives us an inside look at what it’s like to both work and live on campus. (more…)
5 March 2014

How to keep your boat afloat

posted by UALR

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…)

26 February 2014

The Man in Black

posted by UALR

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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