Students encouraged to write the new UALR fight song
November 19, 2014 – 2:40 pm | Comments Off

With more than 100 degrees, 60 graduate programs, and seven athletic teams, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers students a quality education and college experience. However, one element, common to other universities—a fight …

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Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today
October 8, 2014 – 4:58 pm | Comments Off

Allan Ward’s book, “Civil Rights Brothers: The Journey of Albert Porter and Allan Ward” commemorates the 50 years that friends Porter and Ward fought for racial equality and civil rights. -Left to right- Trevor Collins, Allan Ward, Michael R. Twyman, Director of Institute on Race and Ethnicity. Photo courtesy of Donna L. Shelton, Web Communications Specialist at the Institute on Race and Ethnicity.

by Carmien Penny

The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity hosted a free event on Tuesday Sept. 30 at the Bailey Center to give people an opportunity to meet with Allan Ward, an author, civil rights activist, and speech communication professor emeritus. Read the full story »

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CALLING ALL TROJANS: costumed tricycle race registration now open
November 5, 2014 – 9:23 pm | 6 Comments

Junior political science major Aaron Lazenby demonstrates how difficult it is for a fully-grown adult to ride a child's tricycle. Photo by Alexis Williams

“Everyone deserves a childhood.” Read the full story »

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Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan
November 5, 2014 – 9:19 pm | One Comment

SAPAC's Summer 2014 Interns included students from around the United States

The political science department and international studies program hosted a presentation by Munawar “Sufi” Laghari on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The presentation, entitled “Pakistan-U.S. Relations: Human Rights Abuses in Sindh” gave Laghari the opportunity to discuss human rights abuses against Sindhis in Pakistan. Read the full story »

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The untold stories: From Our House to your house
November 20, 2014 – 11:18 am | One Comment

Many of us complain about little things and wish our lives could be better, or at least easier, but we often forget that some people are less fortunate. Some people do not have enough money to sustain themselves, and have to go live in a shelter. Read the full story »

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Students host first undergrad honors conference alongside faculty mentor
November 20, 2014 – 11:23 am | One Comment

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With support from their professor, four students hosted UALR’s first annual graduate and honors conference on Oct. 23, 2014 at the Arkansas Studies Institute. Read the full story »

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Best Female Athlete: Paige Mason
December 11, 2014 – 8:44 am | Comments Off

Mason plans to return to California upon graduation and pursue her dreams of illustrating for children’s books and the daily newspaper. Photo by KenDrell Collins

Senior Paige Mason was selected as the Best Female Athlete for the 2014-2015 Best of UALR Awards. Read the full story »

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BEST SORORITY: Delta Sigma Theta
December 11, 2014 – 8:43 am | Comments Off

“Delta Sigma Theta President Renata Shirlee credits their success to their collective “energy, drive, and dedication.” Photo courtesy of Renata Shirlee

The votes are in, and students voted Delta Sigma Theta as the Best Sorority on campus. Read the full story »

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Ottenheimer Library brings change Spring 2015
January 22, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

This semester, the Ottenheimer Library has put some very beneficial changes into effect. Beginning Jan. 12, the library introduced new operation hours and a coffee cart for students and other patrons.

This semester will bring just the start of many renovations and student requested assets that will be added to the facility in order to accommodate the needs of its visitors.

From Sunday to Wednesday, the library stays open until 2 a.m. for late night studying and computer use on the first and second floors. The coffee cart remains open until 11 p.m. most nights for patrons to purchase snacks and drinks after the restaurants in the Donaghey Student Center have closed. Even during the day the coffee stand is open to give options that are closer than the DSC.

“One of the things that student services wanted to expand on was the number of night options so we have that open until 11 p.m. so at least some food and drink [resources are] on campus after the sections of the DSC close.” says Director of Public Relations J.B. Hill.

“The students for a long time have been asking for later hours in the library. We had never seen the numbers to justify it. We did a survey several years ago with SGA to see what time people wanted the library to be open and the consensus was 12 a.m. and that’s actually what’s showing in the data. This year we said we were going to try for 2 a.m. and we’re just seeing what the numbers show. We’re hoping to continue it next year,” said Hill.

The Ottenheimer Library serves as a place for students to study, socialize, prepare for tests, and even just have a peaceful place to relax. It’s a place for general help and resources that isn’t department or subject specific.

“When we were asking people what they wanted… [for the library] it was 24/7 access, coffee, and food so I think that’s [the coffee stand and later hours] going to meet a big part of that demand because students aren’t having to go across to other places to get food and leave the library.” according to the Head of Circulation, Shawn Manis.

 

Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today
October 8, 2014 – 4:58 pm | Comments Off
Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today

by Carmien Penny
The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity hosted a free event on Tuesday Sept. 30 at the Bailey Center to give people an opportunity to meet with Allan Ward, an author, civil rights activist, …

CALLING ALL TROJANS: costumed tricycle race registration now open
November 5, 2014 – 9:23 pm | 6 Comments
CALLING ALL TROJANS: costumed tricycle race registration now open

“Everyone deserves a childhood.”

Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan
November 5, 2014 – 9:19 pm | One Comment
Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan

The political science department and international studies program hosted a presentation by Munawar “Sufi” Laghari on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The presentation, entitled “Pakistan-U.S. Relations: Human Rights Abuses in Sindh” gave Laghari the opportunity to …

The untold stories: From Our House to your house
November 20, 2014 – 11:18 am | One Comment

Many of us complain about little things and wish our lives could be better, or at least easier, but we often forget that some people are less fortunate. Some people do not have enough money …

Students host first undergrad honors conference alongside faculty mentor
November 20, 2014 – 11:23 am | One Comment
Students host first undergrad honors conference alongside faculty mentor

With support from their professor, four students hosted UALR’s first annual graduate and honors conference on Oct. 23, 2014 at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Best Female Athlete: Paige Mason
December 11, 2014 – 8:44 am | Comments Off
Best Female Athlete: Paige Mason

Senior Paige Mason was selected as the Best Female Athlete for the 2014-2015 Best of UALR Awards.

BEST SORORITY: Delta Sigma Theta
December 11, 2014 – 8:43 am | Comments Off
BEST SORORITY: Delta Sigma Theta

The votes are in, and students voted Delta Sigma Theta as the Best Sorority on campus.

Major Spotlight: Philosophy
January 22, 2015 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

One of the many majors offered at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is Philosophy.  Although this degree may not guarantee a job in the field, it offers valuable skills applicable in any workplace, …

Police Beat
January 22, 2015 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

Suspicious Person in Library Caught On Surveillance
“I am going to get you!”  Those are the words spoken by an unidentified suspicious male to a library employee on the first day classes this semester.
According to a …

Group fitness at UALR
January 22, 2015 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers over thirty group fitness classes to students in the D.S.C Fitness Center.
“We have a little bit of everything,” said Naomi Fletcher, fitness director. “We have Boot Camp …

Student Organization Spotlight: Lawn Chair Club by Ruth Houston
January 22, 2015 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

University of Arkansas at Little Rock students James Sellers, Michael Burke and Caleb Tibbits, formed the Lawn Chair Club last semester and it became an instant hit.  The club is for students who are looking …

Most Dedicated Student: Dustin Brown
December 15, 2014 – 4:02 pm | Comments Off

Dustin Brown was voted as UALR’s Most Dedicated Student. In hindsight of The Forum’s interview with him, that is no surprise.
Brown is a junior and will be a senior in the spring. He is double …

Best Staff Member: Leanna Payton
December 15, 2014 – 4:00 pm | Comments Off

This year the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s students have voted Leanna Payton the best staff member of the year and she cannot be more excited.

Best Female Personality-Madeline White
December 15, 2014 – 3:59 pm | Comments Off

The votes are in for UALR’s “Best of,” and Madeline White from Sherwood has been voted “Best Female Personality.”  White, a 19-year-old sophomore, graduated from Sylvan Hills High School.  White works as a daycare teacher …

Most Entertaining/Comedic Male- Eddie Lee
December 15, 2014 – 3:58 pm | Comments Off

Out of the six men entered in the most entertaining/comedic male category, UALR junior Eddie Lee pulled through for the victory. Lee said that he was overwhelmed with excitement when he found out about his …

Best Male Personality: Corrigan Revels
December 15, 2014 – 3:56 pm | Comments Off

The votes are in for the Best of UALR and the winner of Best Male Personality is Corrigan Revels.

Most school-spirited: Alexa Treml
December 15, 2014 – 3:54 pm | Comments Off

Alexa Treml, a junior double majoring in biology and music performance, came to UALR after graduating from Cabot High School. She is embracing her college life at UALR by being involved in events and organizations.

Best Fraternity: Delta Chi
December 15, 2014 – 3:52 pm | Comments Off

The Best of UALR left Delta Chi on top as the Best Fraternity.  New to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Delta Chi wasted no time leaving their mark.

Best Dressed Male: Jermaine Marshall
December 15, 2014 – 3:51 pm | Comments Off

The award for best dressed male at the UALR goes to Jermaine Marshall. The senior computer science major has a style that he says adopted just a year ago.

Most Entertaining/Comedic Female: Anesia Scott
December 15, 2014 – 3:50 pm | Comments Off

I am Anesia Scott (known on-campus as “Nesi”). I am a double major in Criminal Justice & Dance. I am also a Resident Assistant in East Hall.

Best Dressed Female: Adoree Bridges
December 15, 2014 – 3:48 pm | Comments Off

When it comes to fashion, Adoree Bridges has made it her life goal to make sure that she’s not only looking good, but that she feels good in the clothes that she is wearing. This …