Through the eyes of a “typical” young teenager, a two-week educational camp may not seem very appealing. However, to me, it was way more than “just a camp.” At a very young age, my parents instilled in me the importance of education and making the most out of every opportunity. As I grow up, all of the teachings from my early childhood register in my mind constantly whenever I participate in activities- whether they be sports, extracurricular lessons, education, church, or anything in between. (more…)
It may not be a new calendar year, but many of us are gearing up for a new school year. We have a little more than a month until students will be back on campus and parking lots will again be filled. (more…)
In exactly one month, our residence halls will be filled with new and returning students as they move in to their new homes. Last year, I asked Rikki Turner, assistant director for residence life, what are some of the most important items students should bring with them. Take a look at her list as you figure out what you’ll need to bring to your new home. (more…)
Last year we cobbled together a summer reading list complete with professor recommendations. (more…)
Some people greet the dawn like a steady friend they can’t wait to see again. I wake up at dawn ready to throttle the person who decided long ago that “normal working hours” should start so shortly after the sun has made his daily appearance to the east. (more…)
In our office we talk a lot about what’s special about UALR. “Place” always figures as a top distinction because of the large impact Little Rock and central Arkansas have on our students’ total college experience. (more…)
Spring commencement was last week and many, many came to the Jack Stephens Center and watched the more than 1,500 grads make the long-awaited walk across the stage.
About Sights & Sounds
A lot happens at UALR.
Interesting things often go unnoticed or under-reported. Think of this blog as a modest attempt at providing an inside look at the workings of our university. Continue reading…