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UALR archivist Colin Woodward visited Dyess in early March. The conditions were much like those the Cash family endured in the 1930s — cold, with bad roads. Some of the streets in Dyess had turned into a soup of slush, mud, and snow. The road that passes by the Cash house is gravel, which makes it treacherous for anyone driving past in bad weather. Dr. Woodward was able to see the house up close. He also talked to some of the welcoming members of the community in this unique place. Read more »
Derrick Koon has the fancy title of UX/UI developer in the Department of Digital Strategy. In his free time, he drinks coffee by the gallon and is a paranormal PI. Read more »
UALR alum Christian O’Neal is an associate vice chancellor and leads the Alumni Association.
Fall’s nearly here, and what better time to travel picaresque Arkansas to meet up with high school students and parents to spread the word about UALR?
We have teamed up with UALR’s stellar recruiters to talk up our programs, our campus, and our people. And speaking of people, we’ve met some pretty terrific ones along the way, including students from Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA); Hot Springs High School; Glen Rose High School; Lakeside High School; and Malvern High School.
At our most recent meet-and-greet event, we took a trip down to the Diamond Lakes area in Hot Springs. While many of the students came undecided, after a few quality conversations with the likes of Dr. Earl Ramsey of the Donaghey Scholars Program (the state’s best honors program) and Dr. Jim Winter (co-director of the University Science Scholars Program), I think it’s fairly safe to say their decision to attend UALR in Fall 2014 became clearer.
I remember in 1994 when the decision to attend UALR became apparent to me. It was largely because of a faculty member who visited Hot Springs High School to speak to a group of students. I was looking for an institution that could offer internships in my selected field of study. What I didn’t expect to uncover was that just 50 miles from home I could have access such a wonderfully intelligent and caring campus community.
The Hot Springs open house was the first effort of the newly formed Hot Springs chapter of the UALR Alumni Association.
A special thanks to the alums who made it possible: Sue and Bob Pine, Bennie Prince, Marcia Smith, and Judge Larry Williams. We couldn’t have done it without them – and they’re great role models for future college students.
Our next road trip is to Texarkana’s Northridge Country Club for an open house at 6 p.m. Oct. 29. We’ll leave the state the following week to meet prospective students and parents at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Lichterman Nature Center in Memphis. This wouldn’t be possible without our alumni friends in these areas.
If you are a college-bound student living near Texarkana or Memphis, please join us at these fun-filled meet-and-greets. You’ll be impressed with the opportunities at UALR.
UALR junior Kari Payton enjoyed “working with her hands” in her dad’s construction business growing up in the tiny northeast Louisiana town of Bastrop. Read more »
If you’ve started college here, no doubt you have met Kim Tran, assistant director of Academic Advising. She was once an undergrad and works with students every day, so she knows first-hand about the freshman experience. She’s shared some tips for surviving your first year:
Getting an education now is more important than ever. According to a multi-year study of 10,000 people, BLS economist Chuck Pierret discovered that members of that group held, on average, 10.8 jobs between the ages of 18 and 42. If this is the case for today’s generation, that means you will need to make sure you continually evolve your self to remain employable.
First though, it is important for students to get a strong start in college.
The Little Rock Police has identified the body of the young adult white male found this morning in the Coleman Creek area near the Fine Arts Building.
University records show that he was not a UALR student.
“Our thoughts and prayers at this point are with the family of this young man,” said UALR Vice Chancellor of Student Services Charles Donaldson. Read more »
Dancers with the UALR dance troupe are holding family-friendly shopping events in June to raise travel funds for tours of New York City and Baltimore later this summer. Read more »
UALR welcomes all incoming freshmen and returning students for the Spring Semester 2013.
The Welcome Back Week celebration officially kicks off on Monday, Jan. 14. and continues throughout the week with plenty of fun, free activities filled with plenty of food and entertainment – and yes, we said free! Read more »