20 August 2013

Welcome Wagon

posted by Meaghan Milliorn

If you were on campus during the first two days of school, there’s a good chance you saw the Welcome Wagon rolling through handing out cold bottled water and maps – and even giving the occasional ride to class. (more…)

16 August 2013

Remembering Dr. Cal Ledbetter

posted by adm_jcg22

Monica Mylonas is an archival assistant at the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture. She got to know Dr. Cal Ledbetter through his papers as well as a long conversation about his life, his time in office, and Pikes Peak.

It was an honor to be asked to process Cal Ledbetter’s legislative papers.  An honor, but a terrifying one.  (more…)

8 August 2013

My Summer as an Intern

posted by UALR

Web work, photo shoots, historical research, community events, and graphic design are just some of the things UALR students got to do while interning at the Institute on Race and Ethnicity this summer. They explain what a taste of the ”real world” was for like for them. (more…)

2 August 2013

Let’s go shopping

posted by Meaghan Milliorn

With only a few weeks until fall classes start, and the fact that tax-free shopping is this weekend, our digital team decided to do a little browsing at the campus bookstore. (more…)

30 July 2013

Why we love working here

posted by Jennifer Godwin
Recently, UALR showed up on the Arkansas Times Best of Arkansas list as one of the top places to work in the state. We’re not surprised – we come to work at a beautiful campus filled with the most fascinating people on a mission we believe in wholeheartedly. But let’s not stop here. We asked around and got these responses: (more…)
23 July 2013

Summer camp all that and more

posted by UALR

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…)

17 July 2013

Happy New {School} Year

posted by Meaghan Milliorn

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…)

15 July 2013

Packing list: Essentials for your dorm room

posted by Meaghan Milliorn

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…)

3 July 2013

Summer reading: Educate yourself

posted by Jennifer Godwin

Last year we cobbled together a summer reading list complete with professor recommendations. (more…)

14 June 2013

Celebrating our 40 Under 40

posted by Robin Mizell

As Arkansas Business has been recognizing “40 Under 40″ for 20 years, we celebrate our Grads @ Work, who have been designated “40 Under 40″ for making an impact in their fields and communities or demonstrating leadership in business or politics. (more…)

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