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Rave Guardian hits app store shelves

guardianwelcomeThe Department of Public Safety is encouraging students to turn their phone into a personal safety device this week by downloading the free app UALR Guardian.

Much like a guardian who provides protection, the app helps a student to check in with family, friends, the public safety department, or others, to ensure he or she is safe on campus.

With the UALR Guardian safety app, students may set a safety timer to notify those they trust to check on them if they are alone or in an unfamiliar place, and to message family, friends, or others, as needed.

The app also provides an easy and convenient way to contact safety officials directly for help and send officers text tips, including photos, if suspicious activity is being noted.

UALR Guardian is available for download under the name Rave Guardian in the App Store for iPhone in the Google Play store for Android devices.

Download the iPhone app
Download the Android app

For more information, contact Officer Jennifer Lusk at or 501.683.6599.

Miller named inaugural Faculty Fellow at UALR

Dr. John Miller, an associate professor at the UALR School of Social Work, has been named UALR’s inaugural Faculty Fellow. Read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month honored through special events

The UALR Office of Campus Life in conjunction with the Hispanic/Latino Initiative is hosting several activities in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct.15.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Read more »

Chancellor’s Leadership Corps launches annual food drive

The UALR Chancellor’s Leadership Corps (CLC) launched its annual Reach 13,000 Food Drive to support the Arkansas Food Bank on Sept. 15. The goal of the drive is to provide 13,000 families with nonperishable food.

“We have reached over 13,000 in the past two years by receiving over 14,000 both years,” said CLC Coordinator Nicholas Steele. Read more »

American Chemical Society recognizes Gaffney for outstanding service

The Council of the American Chemical Society (ACS) recently recognized Dr. Jeffrey Gaffney for outstanding service to the society as a member of the Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs. Read more »

Faculty to represent UALR at upcoming Southeastern College Art Conference

Several UALR faculty will represent the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) Oct. 8-11 in Sarasota, Fla., including current SECAC president and UALR Professor of Art History Floyd Martin. Read more »

Student Philanthropy Council collects funds for student programs

UALR’s Student Philanthropy Council, Trojans Helping Trojans, has launched its third Green Piggy Bank fundraiser to collect funds supporting student scholarships and programs.

“The council was created to begin a culture of giving back to students by students,” said Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Membership Derek Boyce. “I’m incredibly impressed with the thought and motivation each member brought to the council.” Read more »

State’s economy forecasted at annual briefing Oct. 15

Dr. Michael Pakko, chief economist and state economic forecaster at UALR’s Institute for Economic Advancement, will present his annual forecast on the state’s economy on Oct. 15. Read more »

‘Meet the Author’ event to feature professor involved in civil rights

The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity will present “Meet the Author” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Engel Alumni Hall at the Bailey Alumni and Friends Center featuring University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor emeritus of Speech Communication, Dr. Allan Ward. Read more »

CelPlan Technologies and UALR enter into academic agreement

CelPlan Technologies Inc., an international leader in the wireless industry, has agreed to provide license-free, state-of-the-art radio frequency (RF) planning and optimization software and training materials to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Department of Systems Engineering. Read more »