Sonny Rhodes

Arkansas Press Association names Rhodes 2020 Educator of the Year

Sonny Rhodes, associate professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Mass Communication, is the 2020 recipient of the Arkansas Press Association Journalism Educator of the Year award. Rhodes received the award during a virtual ceremony during the Arkansas Press Association’s convention.

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Mark Giese

Announcement on Mark Giese’s Passing

Dr. Mark Giese, retired associate professor of mass communication, passed away Aug. 6 following a brief illness.   Continue reading “Announcement on Mark Giese’s Passing”

Arkansas Newspaper Foundation selects Woodson for summer internship

Jordan Woodson, a mass communication major and political science minor, is one of five college journalists selected for a summer internship by the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation. Continue reading “Arkansas Newspaper Foundation selects Woodson for summer internship”

Kolton Rutherford

Graduating student journalist selected for internship with Arkansas Newspaper Foundation

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock spring graduate with a passion for storytelling has been selected for a competitive summer internship that will serve as the next step in his promising career as a journalist.  Continue reading “Graduating student journalist selected for internship with Arkansas Newspaper Foundation”

Graduation photo of Shakayla Zoss by Hayden Valentine of Unparalleled Images.

Graduate Student Spotlight on Shakayla Zoss

Meet Shakayla Zoss, president of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and a communications intern for the Arkansas Fly Fishers. Continue reading “Graduate Student Spotlight on Shakayla Zoss”

UA Little Rock to screen “Dreamland: Little Rock’s West 9th Street”

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s School of Mass Communication, along with the Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity and the Multicultural Center will present a screening of “Dreamland: Little Rock’s West 9th Street” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Stella Boyle Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Building. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to screen “Dreamland: Little Rock’s West 9th Street””

Chelsea Bishop Ward (right), UA Little Rock's new director of admissions, is shown with her husband, Steve Ward, and children, Addison and Brady. Submitted photo.

Bishop Ward selected as UA Little Rock’s new director of admissions

After a national search, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has selected a familiar face to take over the post as the university’s new director of admissions.  Continue reading “Bishop Ward selected as UA Little Rock’s new director of admissions”

Alumna Star Tapia appears in "The Blacklist."

UA Little Rock grad appears on ‘The Blacklist’

A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock got a boon in her acting career as she appeared in the sixth season premiere of the NBC crime drama, “The Blacklist.” 
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Graduate Carlene Akins (right) receives her diploma from Dr. Julien Mirivel, dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock student fulfills dream of earning college degree

On May 15, Carlene Akins, 44, of Little Rock, fulfilled her decades-long dream of  earning a college degree as she graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication surrounded by family cheering for her.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock student fulfills dream of earning college degree”

Katherine Zambrano stands next to the university's satellite dishes. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

Venezuelan student finds new home at UA Little Rock

When Katherine Zambrano first moved to Little Rock to live with her aunt, whose husband was ill, Little Rock seemed like a different world compared to her hometown of Caracas, Venezuela, with a population of more than two million people.  Continue reading “Venezuelan student finds new home at UA Little Rock”