Audra McAnally opened her vinyl record store, Retro Rose, in Benton.

UA Little Rock Alum Opens Vinyl Store in Benton

Audra McAnally has been out of school for less than three years, but the 25-year old entrepreneur has already opened her second business – a stylish throwback to the popular era of vinyl stores called Retro Rose Continue reading “UA Little Rock Alum Opens Vinyl Store in Benton”

Heather Reed

Reed Recognized For Volunteer Work with Phi Kappa Phi

Heather Reed, director of student retention initiatives at UA Little Rock, is one of four Phi Kappa Phi volunteers across the nation who was highlighted in celebration of National Volunteer Week. Continue reading “Reed Recognized For Volunteer Work with Phi Kappa Phi”

Philip Huff, left, and Sandra Leiterman, right, head the UA Little Rock CyberGym. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock to host first ever NSA GenCyber Cybersecurity Camp in Arkansas

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will hold a prestigious, nationwide summer camp for junior high and high school students who want to learn the latest skills in the high-demand field of cybersecurity. The camp is offered at no-cost to students. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host first ever NSA GenCyber Cybersecurity Camp in Arkansas”

A sign in front of Little Rock Central High School declares the closing of the city’s four public high schools, thus beginning the Lost Year of 1958-1959. Photo courtesy of the Center of Arkansas History and Culture.

UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $325,043 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create a rich collection of digitized material integrated into a map-based website that tracks how urban renewal changed the City of Little Rock in the decades following the Central High School desegregation crisis.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities”

Six music students have formed a steel band ensmble. Several steel drum instruments were found in storage in the music department and refurbished by Assistant Professor of Percussion Justin Bunting, top left. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

UA Little Rock to hold Percussion Concert April 27

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a Percussion Concert on Tuesday, April 27, featuring the UA Little Rock Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to hold Percussion Concert April 27”

Charlene Fadirepo

Financial educator and entrepreneur to lead new ‘Banking in Color’ virtual boot camp

Charlene Fadirepo of Washington, D.C., will lead “Banking in Color: Banking for the Black Entrepreneur,” a four-session virtual boot camp hosted by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center that begins May 3. Continue reading “Financial educator and entrepreneur to lead new ‘Banking in Color’ virtual boot camp”

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a series of paintings by Sarah Lassiter in her thesis exhibition. “Suspension” will feature around 15 paintings and be on display from April 26 to May 7 in the Maners/Pappas Gallery in the Windgate Center of Art and Design. Lassiter, who is graduating with a Master of Arts in May, uses painted and mixed media surfaces to explore the cognitive dissonance that accompanies trying to build a life in a world that is falling apart. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock to host MA Thesis Exhibit April 26-May 7

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a series of paintings by Sarah Lassiter in her thesis exhibition. “Suspension” will feature around 15 paintings and be on display from April 26 to May 7 in the Maners/Pappas Gallery in the Windgate Center of Art and Design. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host MA Thesis Exhibit April 26-May 7”

UALR sign at the entrance on S. University Dr near University Plaza on January 28, 2016.

Three UA Little Rock students receive AGATE scholarships for gifted and talented education

Three graduate students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have been recognized for their excellence in gifted and talented education in Arkansas with scholarships from Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE). Continue reading “Three UA Little Rock students receive AGATE scholarships for gifted and talented education”