The athletic departments from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Central Arkansas announced the formation of the Governor’s I-40 Showdown, a rivalry series established to promote the spirit of in-state competition between the Little Rock Trojans and the Central Arkansas Bears while celebrating the athletic programs of both schools. Continue reading “UA Little Rock, UCA announce Governor’s I-40 Showdown”
As Power 92 radio deejay Travis “Tre’ Day” Rowan reached his milestone 40th birthday on July 23, he decided to celebrate his big day with an investment in the future. Continue reading “Radio DJ Tre’ Day celebrates 40th birthday with $10,000 scholarship donation”
Graduates of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and new students at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law are among the 41 new students entering the Master of Public Service degree program this fall at the Clinton School of Public Service. Continue reading “UA Little Rock alumni, Bowen students join Clinton School of Public Service”
Women’s Own Worth (W.O.W.), a nonprofit organization in Arkansas dedicated to assisting victims of violence, will honor a faculty member from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as the 2018 Woman of the Year. Continue reading “UA Little Rock nursing professor to be honored as Woman of the Year”
A new art exhibit at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will display a series of underwater photographs inspired by traditional Mexican legends and culture. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host underwater photography exhibit exploring Mexican legends”
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is beginning its annual Reach 13,000 Food Drive with a dodgeball tournament on Friday, Aug. 24. Continue reading “Reach 13,000 Campaign kicks off with dodgeball tournament”
A new gallery exhibit on display at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock hosts artwork exploring the moral and political oppression of people living in Southeast Asia and India. Continue reading “New gallery exhibit explores oppression of the people of Southeast Asia”
For Zaire Husband, choosing a college was about finding a place with a program that best fit her career interests. UA Little Rock was close to home, affordable, and had a Computer Science program that fit her needs. Continue reading “Zaire Husband: Future Cyber Activist”
Artist Jowita Wyszomirska has transformed the Small Gallery in the UA Little Rock Windgate Center of Art and Design with an installation called “Water Memory.” Continue reading “Artist creates unique installation at Windgate Center of Art and Design”
For sophomore Tanner Haire, a city the size of Little Rock was the perfect place to attend college. He has family in Arkadelphia, but prefers the vibe of a larger city since he grew up in San Antonio.
Haire enrolled at UA Little Rock in August 2017 and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is on track to graduate in 2021.
He comes from a family of college-educated professionals. His father, Darrell Morrison, is an associate vice chancellor for finance at UA Little Rock, and his mother, Kelli Morrison, works at the University of Texas San Antonio. His older siblings both work in healthcare. His sister is a nurse, and his brother is a physician’s assistant in the U.S. Army.
“Seeing what they do interested me,” Haire said. “I’ve always wanted to be a travel nurse and go around the country. If I don’t end up doing that, I’d like to work in an emergency room.”
One of his favorite classes was Anatomy and Physiology with Dr. Jeremy Chamberlain.
“He made it interesting, and he’s super energetic,” Haire said.
While college can be a huge adjustment, Haire found campus life relaxing and the academic workload manageable.
“The biggest part was coming from high school and having someone remind you every day to not having someone telling you what to do,” he said.
Although he lives off-campus, he stays connected with with campus organizations. He’s a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, works in Student Affairs at the help desk, and serves on the Student Alumni Board, which assists the Alumni Association with fundraisers such as Burgers at Bailey and Taste of Little Rock.
“I’ve been able to meet people from all over the campus,” he said.