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Arkansas Tech freshman move-in day

Arkansas Tech freshman move-in day

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - The Arkansas Tech University Class of 2019 makes its arrival on Saturday.

The Arkansas Tech Office of Residence Life will host freshman move-in day on Saturday, Aug. 22, for the members of the freshman class who will live in university housing. 

The first wave of freshmen will begin moving in at 7 a.m. Saturday. Aaron Hogan, associate dean for residence life, expects more than 1,400 Arkansas Tech freshmen to move in Saturday morning.

A volunteer move-in crew consisting of registered student organization members and student-athletes at Arkansas Tech will be there to greet the freshmen. The move-in crew will assist freshmen and their families as they move belongings into the residence halls and begin the process of making their new rooms their homes away from home.

Volunteers also lead an effort to properly process recyclable items from move-in day.

My Town Hero: Shirley Faulkner

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Hidden away in the River Valley, specifically Russellville, Ark., is a lady that never tires of giving herself to her passion; sharing the gift of music to everyone she meets.

The lady is Shirley Faulkner, the executive director of Arkansas Center for Music Education (ACME). Shirley founded ACME because of her love of music and her deep desire to bring the art of music to the community around her.

The Arkansas Center of Music Education's mission is to provide quality and affordable (free, if needed) music education in classroom instruction, instrumental and vocal ensembles to students, pre-kindergarten to adult, who would not otherwise have such an educational experience available to them. 

A Recap of LRFW 7

By: Tabitha Cooke

LITTLE ROCK, Ark - Not even a nearly record-breaking hot day could prevent the excitement around the show and entertainment behind the outdoor event on the 4th block of Main Street in downtown Little Rock at the Big Night.

Little Rock’s very own native and TV news personality, Keristen Holmes, returned home to host Big Night, presenting returning designers and new designers as they showcased their clothing lines while models strutted in the designer’s collection on the runway at the seventh annual Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW).

Friends, family remember fallen marine


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Nearly a month after four members of the military were shot and killed outside a recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tenn., the city of Russellville pays their respects.

One of the four killed, a hometown hero, was Staff Sergeat David Wyatt.

Over a thousand people attended the candlelight vigil held in Staff Sgt. Wyatt's honor, including his family, any military members from across the state, congressmen and his graduating class of 1998.

Those 1998 alumni were the organizers of the service, wanting a night to honor their classmate from the place they first met him.

"Ever since we graduated, if one thing happened to one of us, it happened to all of us. To support each other through good times and bad times. We're extended family," said Brian Duesterbeck, a friend of Staff Sgt. Wyatt, who also organized the vigil.

Arkansas Tech University leads state in STEM student recruitment

Arkansas Tech University leads state in STEM student recruitment

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (July 31, 2015) -- Data released by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education on Friday, July 31, indicates that Arkansas Tech University is the statewide leader in attracting incoming students who wish to major in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The ADHE data shows that over the past five years, 1,541 first-time entering students at Arkansas Tech chose to major in one of the STEM fields.

That figure represents 20.3 percent of all STEM students in the State of Arkansas since 2010, and it ranks Arkansas Tech ahead of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (1,239 students), Arkansas State University (1,213 students), the University of Central Arkansas (1,055 students) and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith (660 students) over the past five years.

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

UNDATED, Ark. (KTHV) - One option to take advantage of for some back-to-school shopping and during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year could be your local JCPenney store . From denim and school uniforms to dorm gear and backpacks, JCPenney is a one-stop shopping destination for all their back-to-school needs. For a limited time, kids will receive $10 haircuts at jcp salons [Valid July 15 – Aug. 31, while appointments last] and $29.99 eyeglasses at all JCPenney optical stores [Valid July 5 – Sept. 15]. 

WHEN:

July 17 - 18 – Tax holiday

*Extended store hours*

WHERE:

Local JCPenney stores. (Go to jcpenney.com and click on “find a store” for nearest location.)

Arkansas Tech student drowns in Pope Co.

Arkansas Tech student drowns in Pope Co.

POPE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - A 21-year-old Arkansas Tech University student reportedly drowned in the Long Pool Recreational Area on Sunday.

The Pope County Sheriff's Office responded to a call around 3:38 p.m. on Sunday, July 19 of a possible drowning in the Long Pool Recreational Area. When deputies arrived at the scene, the victim, Zemaric Holt, was out of the water and was being prepared for transfer to St. Mary's Hospital. He was later pronounced dead by the Pope County Coroner, Danny White.