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Sixth annual SpectacUALR event set for Oct. 9

The sixth annual SpectacUALR, set for Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Jack Stephens Center, will honor Betty Jo Stephens, a pioneer in women’s athletics at UALR. Read more »

American Chemical Society recognizes UALR chapter

UALR’s chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), which has been regonized nationally by the ACS and received numerous commendations, was recently recognized by the Central Arkansas Local Section of the ACS in their September newsletter for “taking initiative in continuing growth and notability around the campus.”Arkansas Chemical Society

The newsletter stated the chapter has continually conducted outreach activities for prospective UALR students and undergraduates, persuading them to take an interest in chemistry.

UALR’s ACS chapter holds regular meetings and demonstrations, providing free lunch for student attendees. Its recent campus-wide “Discover UALR” event, which included a “Clock Reaction” and “Elephant’s Toothpaste” chemical demonstrations drew a considerable crowd.

According to the newsletter, “the looks of awe that [the students] gave after each experiment and after they were told about the research information was fulfilling and reminded us that this is what the purpose of having this chapter is all about.”

For information on the UALR chapter of the ACS, visit

‘Strength in numbers,’ Campus Campaign kicks off

Beginning Sept. 15, the UALR Steering Committee and UALR Ambassadors are hosting informational sessions about the 2014 UALR Campus Campaign, with treats – free donuts to all departments provided by Sodexo. Read more »

Dr. Vander Putten collaborates with University of Bamberg officials

During a recent trip to Germany, UALR Associate Professor of Higher Education Dr. Jim Vander Putten discussed plans for international research collaborations with researchers based at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories at the University of Bamberg. Read more »

Bystander training provides recourse against on-campus assaults

Long before the White House released its report last April on sexual assaults on college campuses, UALR was taking measures to mitigate incidences of violence and sexual assaults through a program called Green Dot. Read more »

UALR names interim athletic director

Chancellor Joel Anderson has appointed Bob Denman, vice chancellor for university advancement, to serve as interim director of the UALR Department of Athletics. Denman, who came to UALR 13 years ago, will continue in his advancement position. Read more »

UALR artist named among 2014’s “Arkansas Visionaries”

David Bailin, a UALR adjunct professor in the Department of Art, was recently named among several 2014 “Arkansas Visionaries” in the Aug. 28 issue of Arkansas Times. Read more »

Show schedule set for Theatre Arts & Dance Department 2014-2015 season

UALR’s Theatre Arts & Dance Department recently released details of its 2014-2015 season.Little Shop of Horrors

The department’s first production of the season, “Little Shop of Horrors,” will open Oct. 9 at the University Theatre.

For more information on shows, auditions and scholarships, visit or e-mail Karen Harris at

Theatre Arts & Dance Department

2014-2015 Season

“Little Shop of Horrors”

Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Music by Alan Menken

October 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18

University Theatre


“Fall Dance Harvest”

November 20, 21, 22, 23

University Theatre


“Scotland Road” by Jeffrey Hatcher

February 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

University Theatre


“The Fringe Festival”

March 17, 18, 19

Haislip Arena Theatre



April 16, 17, 18, 19

University Theatre


Green named State Star by Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) named Gwen Green, Communications Coordinator for UALR’s Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC), the State Star for Arkansas at its 34th Annual Conference on Sept. 9 in Grapevine, Texas. Read more »

Graduate student scores internship through Cooperative Education Program

UALR’s Cooperative Education Program places students in internships with local companies where they can gain experience in their fields and use the skills they have learned during their studies. Read more »