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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).

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.

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.

Arkansas Tech University presents Walton Leader Scholars

Arkansas Tech University presents Walton Leader Scholars

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (Arkansas Tech University) - Arkansas Tech University has selected 18 Walton Leader Scholars for the third cohort of its LEAD 21 program.

LEAD 21 is an initiative by the Arkansas Tech Center for Leadership and Learning that makes the Arkansas Tech Master of Education degree in educational leadership available to selected teachers in northwest Arkansas, Pulaski County, the Delta region and districts throughout Arkansas that have priority schools or schools in need of improvement. 

Courses are delivered through a blended format of online course offerings and seminars.

LEAD 21 is made possible through a $974,157 grant from the Walton Family Foundation. The program began in summer 2013.
   
The third class of Walton Leader Scholars (listed with the educational entity at which they serve) includes:
   

Holmes to return home for Little Rock Fashion Week

Holmes to return home for Little Rock Fashion Week

By: Marleachia McJunkins

Little Rock, Ark. – Since 2009 Brandon D. Campbell has been producing Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW), and this year will be unlike any other experience.

July 13-July 18 will be a week filled with memorable fashion moments. On July 18, LRFW will hold its BIG Night exclusive fashion event on the fourth block of Main Street in downtown Little Rock. It will mark the return of Little Rock’s very own TV news personality Keristen Holmes as the show host.

“I couldn’t be more excited to go back home to host LRFW Big Night”, says Holmes. Holmes, a local southern news anchor, is how one would describe her, “I’m just a girl from Pike who made it.”

Holmes is a North Little Rock native. Holmes states, “As a high school student, I was involved in every activity from cheerleading to competitive speech.” At North Little Rock High she was her own renaissance woman in the making.