Grad Cody Besett stands between two Arkansas Highway Patrol vehicles. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock grad uncovers history of oldest state law enforcement agency in Arkansas

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate has honored his family’s legacy by devoting his graduate research to uncovering the history of the Arkansas Highway Police.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad uncovers history of oldest state law enforcement agency in Arkansas”

University of Arkansas at Little Rock employees and students ride the 2018 Tour de Rock to raise money for CARTI in honor of Steve McClellan's brother, Bruce.

Cyclists wanted to ride Tour de Rock in support of vice chancellor’s brother

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Cycling Club is looking for 10 students, faculty, and staff members to ride the Tour de Rock on Saturday, June 1.  Continue reading “Cyclists wanted to ride Tour de Rock in support of vice chancellor’s brother”

Laura Ruiz Astorga, left, participates in the UA Little Rock commencement ceremony on May 11. Photo by Ben Krain.

International student athlete prepares for next chapter of her education

This spring, UA Little Rock Senior Laura Ruiz Astorga found herself facing the difficult choice of where to continue her education following her graduation in May. Fortunately for her, she had already been accepted to not one, but two of the top schools in her field, and this fall she will begin a master’s program at the London School of Economics. Continue reading “International student athlete prepares for next chapter of her education”

UA Little Rock Donaghey Scholars Ingrid Helgestad receives her diploma during the spring 2019 commencement ceremony. Photo by Ben Krain.

Helgestad looks forward to giving back to the community through dentistry

Ingrid Helgestad, 22, of Bryant, has been considering becoming a dentist since she was 14. To encourage this goal, Helgestad’s parents, Karl and Tara Helgestad, took her on a mission trip to Guatemala with St. James United Methodist Church when she was 17. She can remember the exact moment when she decided to become a dentist.  Continue reading “Helgestad looks forward to giving back to the community through dentistry”

Prints by professor on display at North Little Rock library

Work by Joli Livaudais, assistant professor of photography in University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Department of Art and Design, is on display through June 15 at the Argenta Branch of the William F. Laman Public Library, 420 Main St., North Little Rock. Continue reading “Prints by professor on display at North Little Rock library”

Interim Dean Julien Mirivel, middle, congratulates recipients of the Last Mile Scholarship: Christina Sanders, Elizabeth Dustonbekov, Raven Thompson, and Rosalinda Roper.

College of Social Sciences and Communications Announces Award Winners

UA Little Rock’s College of Social Sciences and Communication (CSSC) honored its students, faculty, and staff at its annual awards ceremony.

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UA Little Rock criminal justice doctoral student Marc Glidden, a visiting assistant professor of criminal justice is hooded during the commencement ceremony on May 11. Photo by Ben Krain.

Doctoral student lands criminal justice faculty position in California

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate will soon be sharing his knowledge of the criminal justice system with students on the west coast.  Continue reading “Doctoral student lands criminal justice faculty position in California”

Graduating associate dean says ‘it’s all about the students’

A well-known associate dean at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock said he is looking forward to helping the “most important people on campus” after completing his college education. Continue reading “Graduating associate dean says ‘it’s all about the students’”

Graduate Vivian Littrell, right, reacts with tears of joy after her niece Chauntee Coleman, left, makes a surprise visit to Littrell;s graduation ceremony at UA Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

Surprise family visit makes commencement even more special for UA Little Rock grad

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate got the surprise of a lifetime when her family from California flew all night to surprise her on graduation day.  Continue reading “Surprise family visit makes commencement even more special for UA Little Rock grad”