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Owner of cleaning empire speaks as part of Women’s History Month

The founder of one of Florida’s largest independently-owned cleaning services will discuss how she traded happy hour for calculating payroll as part of Women’s History Month celebrations at UALR. Read more »

UALR students earn first-place awards at national research conference

Two undergraduate researchers returned home with first place awards following the annual Emerging Researchers National Conference in Washington, D.C. Read more »

Staff Senate hosting spring celebration for campus

The UALR Staff Senate will hold a spring celebration on Saturday, March 14 as a way to promote campus unity and raise funds for community outreach initiatives. Read more »

Women’s History Month celebrates Dr. Bell-Tolliver

Editor’s Note: As part of Women’s History Month in March, UALR is profiling a few of its women faculty of distinction. This article is the first in a four-part series.

The 2015 Women’s History Month theme, “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” is an opportunity to mesh women’s stories – individually and collectively – into the fabric of the nation’s history. Read more »

Queen crowned, Trojan women’s basketball secures top seed

Homecoming Queen Aqa-uia “Quay” Allen-Smith was all smiles after being crowned during halftime of the Trojan men’s basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 26.


Homecoming Queen Quay Allen-Smith

Allen-Smith, a business marketing major and a graduate of Conway High School, waved to the crowd at Jack Stephens Center for the last home basketball game of the season for the Trojans.

She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta and has served for the last two years as a resident assistant in West Hall.

The 2015 UALR Homecoming Court consists of Queen Allen-Smith, Lauren McNeaill, Maija Jones, Nora Bouzihay, and Shante Ford.

Homecoming included a great show by the UALR Trojan men’s basketball team, which upset Georgia State in a 92-83 victory on Senior Night and saw UALR seniors Ben Dillard and Gus Leeper honored in a pre-game ceremony.

The game was Dillard’s 120th, matching him with only two others for first place on the Trojans’ career games played list. Leeper is the last remaining member from UALR’s 2011 Sun Belt Tournament title and NCAA Tournament bid.

The women’s team also picked up a win against George State and finished home conference play undefeated for the second year in a row. The senior women’s players were recognized and include Ka’Neisheia Collins, Taylor Gault, and Kierra Clark.

Taylor Gault 2

Taylor Gault delivered a stellar performance this season, helping propel the women’s team to a regular-season conference championship.

The women followed that upset by defeating the University of Texas-Arlington on Feb. 28, earning the Sun Belt regular-season championship outright for the first time in school history and securing the conference tournament’s top seed.

First Bank and Trust in New Orleans is offering free fan buses to the 2015 Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship, which begins Wednesday, March 11. Space is limited to 50 people, and those riding must book a room in the vicinity of the team hotel.

For more information or to reserve your place on the bus, contact Sandy Burks at 501.569.3464 or Tickets for the 2015 Sun Belt Conference Men’s are available through the UALR ticket office by calling 501.565.UALR(8257).

In conjunction with homecoming festivities, the Office of Campus Life held its annual Homecoming Cardboard Regatta in the Donaghey Student Center Aquatic Center on March 2.

The winners of the race were:

• Pride of the Regatta, Delta Chi
• Team Spirit Award, Pi Kappa Alpha
• Titanic Award, UALR East Club
• Best Dressed Team, Biology Club: HMS Beagle 3


Onlookers cheer competitors in the annual Cardboard Regatta.


Author to present lecture on surfing and the Cold War March 5

Dr. Scott Laderman, author and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, will give a lecture on the relationship between surfing and the Cold War at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in room 122 of Ross Hall, at UALR. Read more »

Clinical tool developed by UALR professors now in Iran and Russia

The Sleep Hygiene Index, a clinical instrument developed by two UALR professors that is now the standard for measurement of adult sleep hygiene in the field of psychology, is most recently being translated for use in Iran and Russia. Read more »

Students earn more than $20,000 total in state-funded research grants

While graduate or doctoral-level research may seem out of reach for many undergraduate students, six at UALR have earned state-supported grants to continue in-depth research in their chosen fields. Read more »

Model Arab League returns from national conference

UALR students have just returned from the Bilateral Model Arab League Conference, hosted at the University of Houston, Feb. 21 to 22. Read more »

Gallery opens exhibit featuring Inuit sculptures

The UALR Dr. J.W. Wiggins Native American Art Gallery announces its newest exhibit, “Inuit Sculpture from the Top of the World.” Read more »