28 May 2013

Hot town: Summer in the city

posted by Judy Williams

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…)

24 May 2013

Relive the big moment

posted by Meaghan Milliorn

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.


22 May 2013

How you can help Oklahoma tornado victims

posted by Meaghan Milliorn

The devastating tornado that hit Oklahoma on Monday, May 20, was especially hard for Leanna Payton, the West Hall Director for Student Housing who attended grad school at OU. Leanna shares her thoughts on the tornado and asks the campus community to help those in need.


16 May 2013

Advice to grads: Chase your bliss

posted by Jennifer Godwin

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…)

15 May 2013

Traveling This Summer? Snap a Pic and Win!

posted by Meaghan Milliorn

With spring classes now over, many are either starting to plan their summer vacation or are already counting down the days until they jet off on an adventure. (more…)

13 May 2013

Fare thee well, our three leaders

posted by Jennifer Godwin

Saying goodbye is never easy. Today, our campus bid farewell to three of its leaders in a touching tribute that combined grace, gratitude, and a touch of humor, courtesy of Chancellor Joel Anderson (who has a promising future as a comedian should he ever want to give up his day job, though we vehemently ask that he doesn’t). (more…)

9 May 2013

Batter up!

posted by Judy Williams

The only way the Trojans game Wednesday night against the University of Central Arkansas could have been sweeter was if my Dad were still alive to see it with me. (more…)

3 May 2013

UALR Finals Playlist: The Best Songs for Studying

posted by Meaghan Milliorn

I’m thankful that college finals are years behind me, but the memories of studying for hours while listening to music are still fresh. Certain bands or songs helped me concentrate on a tough topic, while others gave me motivation to keep going when I was definitely ready to quit. (more…)

22 April 2013

Earth Day dandies

posted by Jennifer Godwin

Celebrating Earth Day (now in its 43rd year) is as much about education as it is about tree hugging, which makes for a perfect fit at a university. (more…)

10 April 2013

Discover Day: The kid stays in the picture

posted by Jennifer Godwin

They came. They saw. They took photos with stuffed animals. (more…)

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