Art educators from around the state participate in a free professional development summer workshop for graphic design at UA Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

Arkansas teachers learn new skills at UA Little Rock graphic design workshop

Stacy Owens, an art teacher at Pinnacle View Middle School, found the opportunity to take a free graphic design workshop for teachers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock this summer serendipitous, considering she will begin teaching graphic design again this fall after many years of not teaching the course. Continue reading “Arkansas teachers learn new skills at UA Little Rock graphic design workshop”

Photo of Vickie Austin by Ben Krain.

Great-grandmother earns bachelor’s degree after leaving high school at 15

At age 15, Vickie Austin left high school in Wynne, Arkansas, after becoming pregnant with her first child, though she always intended to finish her education.  Continue reading “Great-grandmother earns bachelor’s degree after leaving high school at 15”

UA Little Rock Children International celebrates its top supporters and partners during its 25th anniversary celebration. Those pictured (L to R) include Joseph Lampo, director of development and external relations for the UA Little Rock College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences: Little Rock School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Poore; Outstanding Volunteer Brandy Jones; Outstanding Youth De’Meir King; Chrissy Chatham and Weldon Johnson of Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation; and UA Little Rock Children International Director Ryan Davis.

UA Little Rock Children International celebrates 25 years of helping children

In 1994, Cheryl Chapman, the founding director of UA Little Rock Children International, wanted to find a way for UA Little Rock to get more involved with helping students in the Little Rock School District.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock Children International celebrates 25 years of helping children”

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Children International will celebrate the 25th anniversary of a one-of-a-kind partnership that has transformed tens of thousands of lives in central Arkansas over the past 25 years.

UA Little Rock Children International to celebrate 25th anniversary

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Children International will celebrate the 25th anniversary of a one-of-a-kind partnership that has transformed tens of thousands of lives in central Arkansas over the past 25 years.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock Children International to celebrate 25th anniversary”

Anthony Alexander. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

New degree leads to dream career for single dad

Less than 48 hours after Anthony Alexander graduates from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree in applied communication on Dec. 15, he will begin his dream job as the dean of students at eStem Elementary School in Little Rock.   Continue reading “New degree leads to dream career for single dad”

Dr. Ann Robinson.

Innovative Collaboration equals success for Award-winning STEM Starters+ Program

Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Museum of Science, Boston, are being recognized for the success of their collaborative project to bring engineering curricula coupled with biographies of famous scientists and engineers to elementary school students in Arkansas.  Continue reading “Innovative Collaboration equals success for Award-winning STEM Starters+ Program”

Little Rock students compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13-18, 2018.

Central Arkansas high school students win big at international science, engineering fair

Little Rock high school students who took top prizes at the Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair held earlier this year at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock recently advanced to the international competition where two students won big awards. Continue reading “Central Arkansas high school students win big at international science, engineering fair”

The Little Rock Writing Project, hosted by the UA Little Rock Department of Rhetoric and Writing, will hold the 2018 Invitational Summer Institute June 11-22.

Little Rock Writing Project to host institute for K-12 teachers

Arkansas teachers who instruct kindergarten through high school students are invited to learn innovative approaches to the writing process and improve their teaching practices during a summer institute at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “Little Rock Writing Project to host institute for K-12 teachers”