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.
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…