Art Friends Offer ‘6×6’ Creations

UALR Friends of the Arts (FOA) will host the fundraising event “6×6 ‘at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 in the Applied Design Studio in University Plaza, Suite 300.

Foundation Supports Re-Entry Students

The Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco has designated UALR as the only institution in Arkansas to administer the group’s Re-Entry Scholars Program, providing scholarships for former students to complete their degrees.

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Campaign Dollars Grow Scholars

One of the goals of the “It’s Time for UALR” campaign was to assist Arkansas in attracting high-achieving students by increasing scholarship opportunities. Leigh Wing is one of those deserving students.

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UALR’s First Campaign Tops $103 Million

It started with a goal of $75 million and launched at the start of the worst economic climate since the Great Depression. But today, UALR officials brought the institution’s first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign to a close, announcing a final tally of $103.6 million in gifts and pledges. Continue reading “UALR’s First Campaign Tops $103 Million”

Faculty, Staff Spearhead Campaign Success

On April 11, UALR will release the results of its first comprehensive fundraiser campaign, “It’s Time for UALR,” and when the final tallies are told, much of the credit for its success will go to the institution’s faculty and staff.

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SpectacUALR to Honor Jack Kinnaman

Jack Kinnaman, a 2004 inductee into the UALR Athletics Hall of Fame and one of UALR’s most substantial supporters over the past quarter century, will be the honoree at the Department of Athletics’ fourth annual SpectacUALR on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Jack Stephens Center.

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Phonathon Raises More Than Funds

The following contribution is courtesy of Sarah Lindsey Harrison, manager of  annual giving in the Department of Development.

We’re coming to the end of The Fund for UALR Fall Phonathon, a six-week effort conducted every year where current UALR students reach out to alumni, previous donors, and friends to ask for their support of The Fund for UALR. The Fund, UALR’s Annual Fund, provides a source of unrestricted donations that go to support the needs of students on campus.

“The UALR Phonathon has provided me with a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the university, its history, and the opportunity to talk with people who want to support it,” said junior Mikelle Moore, a business management major from Milwaukee, Wis.

PhonathonIn addition to asking for donations, student callers must be prepared to answer questions about the university, its history, current events or updates on campus.

“At first, it was a little intimidating, but you get into a rhythm and feed off the energy of everyone else,” said Kimberly Gulley, a junior social work major from Magnolia. “It is really great to see that the money we are raising is directly impacting the lives of students such as myself.”

Learn more about the Fund for UALR here.

In Memoriam: Walter C. ‘Buddy’ Coleman

Walter C. “Buddy” Coleman, whose family and farm have been neighbors of UALR since the campus was established, died Monday, Oct. 24, just days after he and his family were honored for their support for Trojan athletics. He was 83.

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Rain Inaugurates New Trail of Tears Park

A deluge of rain failed to stop a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 12, to dedicate the newest piece of the UALR campus that restores and remembers — the Trail of Tears Park on the banks of Coleman Creek.

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$1.15 Million Endows Business Deanship

Trustees of The Stephen Harrow Smith Revocable Trust announced a $1.15 million gift to UALR to establish a dean’s endowment and seminar room for the College of Business that will honor the late Little Rock financier.

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