It wasn’t quite bone-rattling cold, yet there was a hint of winter on a chilly Monday morning as dozens gathered to honor our nation’s veterans. (more…)
A Tour of the Japanese American Relocation Center in Rohwer
My colleagues and I traveled to Desha County on Monday, Nov. 5, to visit the Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center. Tamisha Cheatham, the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity program coordinator and a student in the UALR Master of Public History program, invited the institute staff to join her at the site. Cheatham secured a $250,000 grant from the National Park Services last year to help restore the site’s cemetery. (more…)
This guest post is from Tracy Nash, a UALR student taking the “Black Women’s Activism and Literature” course.
On October 25, there was a full house inside the University Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts. The diverse crowd buzzed with excitement while anticipating the lecture of the author, educator, and social justice activist, Dr. Angela Y. Davis. (more…)
I swell with pride.
This week, we had the ribbon cutting on the Trojan Grill, the last of four completed new building projects that began in 2010. (more…)
Amber Standridge, a senior Chancellor’s Leadership Corps scholar, wrote this guest post about hunger. With the holiday season approaching, she implores the campus community to get out and help. (more…)
No offense to Woody Allen, but we think 80 percent of life is showing up in the right outfit. At Career Connections Day on Oct. 17, you’ll want to dress for success. To do that, you’ll need to dress to impress the more than 40 employers that will be in attendance. (more…)
Chances are, some of you are reading this on a mobile device in between a Words With Friends game and checking your bank account. Smartphones have become ubiquitous, and technology has come a looooooong way since the Zack Morris phone (yeah, I went there).
We can do a lot with this little gadget, from balancing a budget to turning into amateur auteur. And has there ever been an easier way to win a trivia argument? The applications are endless, as anyone browsing iTunes or Google Play can attest. So to save you the trouble of searching for the best apps, here’s a list of favorites from a select group of tech-minded people on campus (and elsewhere):
10 Mixel - So you’ve got Instagram. Good for you. Now get Mixel, which lets you take those photos and turn them into magazine-worthy collages.
9 Waze – A crowdsourced traffic and navigation app that will tell you where to avoid driving if there is a snag or accident. Also shows gas prices!
8 iReddit - If you are a fan of the website Reddit, then iReddit is the natural next step. For those unfamiliar with Reddit, it compiles the best of the world wild web. Lots of humor, lots of snark, lots to love.
7 Pocket - Once upon a time, this app was called Read It Later. Which is exactly what it does – save anything you find online to look at later.
6 WWF - We know what you just thought. But it’s Word With Friends, only the most addictive game that is also educational.
5 WeatherBug - This app is a must-get for the alerts, which are fast and sharable.
4 DropBox - How did we ever live without this? Store photos, videos, documents to access anywhere.
3 MyFitnessPal - One of the best calorie counters out there (what Freshman 15?). It’s got more than 1.8 million foods stored in its database. If a food isn’t on the list, this app lets you scan the barcode to add the info. Bonus: Exercises, goals and reports.
2 Evernote - A life-improving app if there ever was one. Take notes, create to-do lists, record audio, save webpages and Tweets.
1 UALR Mobile - (Shameless plug) It’s pretty handy, from the map and trolley tracker to the library and directory. Those who were using the standalone Blackboard Learn app can find it (and more) in UALR Mobile.
About Sights & Sounds
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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…