Decker named director of Office of Institutional Research

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Zulma Toro has announced the appointment of William C. “Cody” Decker as director of the Office of Institutional Research. He will join UALR on July 1. Continue reading “Decker named director of Office of Institutional Research”

David Mabry in Nepal

Grant-writing grad helps with quake recovery in Nepal

A recent graduate of the UALR Nonprofit Management Program contributed to writing a successful grant that is helping fund earthquake recovery efforts in Nepal. Continue reading “Grant-writing grad helps with quake recovery in Nepal”

Memorial Day 2015

Campus Memorial Day commemoration honors 15

The campus community came out for a morning observance Tuesday, May 26, to honor those with university ties who died fighting in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Continue reading “Campus Memorial Day commemoration honors 15”

Community kickball day set for June 6

UALR is partnering with area community groups to host a “Kickball and Fun” event for children and youth ages 6 to 16.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Curran-Conway Park. Water balloon fun and face painting will be included, and free food and drinks will be provided.

The event, which is sponsored by Interfaith Arkansas-Youth Link, will occur rain or shine.

Partners in the event include UALR University District, Trojan Baseball, UALR Children International, RainDrop Foundation, Faith Lutheran Church, Pulaski Heights United Methodists, Islamic Center of Little Rock, Little Rock Police Department, and Sodexo.

Food-truck event to help celebrate employees

A Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event featuring food trucks and a crowdsourced art project will take place Monday, May 4, in the Ottenheimer Library Courtyard.

Several food trucks will set up in Lot 1 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event was envisioned as a way to show appreciation for faculty and staff, who are encouraged to come and mingle over lunch. Tickets will be made available at the event.

As part of the event, participants will be invited to contribute to an art piece that celebrates the core values embraced by the UALR community. The Trojan Touchstone banner will grow and transform as people add names of campus colleagues who exemplify those core values.

Staff Senate Awards 2015

Staff Senate honors employees at annual ceremony

The Staff Senate recognized employees for years of service, retirees, UALR staff graduates, and achievement awards on Wednesday, April 15. Continue reading “Staff Senate honors employees at annual ceremony”

Brad Patterson and Jennifer Moody

Nominations sought for outstanding staff members

Nominations are open for the annual UALR Staff Achievement Awards, in recognition of three staff members who have excelled in one of three areas: personal development, contributions to the campus, or community involvement. Continue reading “Nominations sought for outstanding staff members”

Employees encouraged to apply for Staff Senate scholarships

The UALR Staff Senate is now accepting scholarship applications for benefits-eligible employees who plan to enroll at UALR for the 2015-16 academic year.

Employees may apply for one or both scholarships – the Staff Senate Scholarship of $250 and the Jerry Crittenden Book Scholarship of $75. The scholarships are awarded each year to up to four recipients.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 3. Scholarship awards will be announced at the Staff Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 15.

Employees are encouraged to apply online or send completed forms to the Staff Senate Scholarship Committee Chair Lauren Russ in the UALR Provost’s Office, Student Success Center, Room 415i.

For additional questions, email

UALR Now screenshot

UALR Now gets new digital home

Stories, photos, and videos created by the Office of Communications now have a new site to call home. The site at was introduced March 11 and features categorized content, more photos, a video feed, and a new section highlighting the successes of UALR employees. Continue reading “UALR Now gets new digital home”

Reframing disability topic of workshop

A campus workshop planned for Thursday, March 12, will encourage participants to examine their perception of disability in order to arrive at new ways of framing it.

Sharon Downs, Director for the UALR Disability Resource Center, will lead the workshop titled “Reframing Disability” from 1 – 2:30 p.m. in room 205D in the Donaghey Student Center.

In a recent blog series, Downs has talked about what informs our views about disability, and the role of media in influencing our perceptions.

During the workshop Sharon will discuss these topics and more, with opportunity for participants to explore their questions and thoughts with the group in a safe and encouraging environment. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Merlene Love at Seating is limited for the workshop.
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Reframing Disability is part of a semester-long Learning Shorts series on Accessibility and Universal Design in conjunction with the Department of Educational Leadership, the Disability Resource Center, and Scholarly Technology and Resources (STaR).