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No. 3 Harding Women Beat Arkansas Tech on Senior Night

No. 3 Harding Women Beat Arkansas Tech on Senior Night

SEARCY, Ark. (Harding) - The No. 3 ranked Harding women's basketball team defeated Arkansas Tech 61-54 in Great American Conference action at the Rhodes Field House on Thursday. Harding improved to 26-1 overall and 18-1 in the GAC.

The Lady Bisons' 26 wins ties the Harding record for the most wins in a season, set in 1996-97 when the Lady Bisons went 26-4. Harding's 18 conference wins is the most by a team in the three-year history of the GAC.

The Lady Bisons won their 17th straight home game breaking the Harding school record of 16 set in 1995-96.

Harding had five 3-pointers in the game bringing its season total to 217 and breaking the school record for the most in a season. The Lady Bisons had 216 twice, first in 2006-07 and in 2007-08.

Drive by Press to Visit Arkansas Tech March 3-4

Drive by Press to Visit Arkansas Tech March 3-4

The Norman Hall Art Gallery at Arkansas Tech University will host printmaking artists Drive by Press for a two-day event on March 3-4.

Founded in 2005, Drive by Press describes itself on its web site as a “group of artists who happen to own a print shop and believe that the process is just as important as the result.”

The organization has studios in New York City and Austin, Texas. Drive by Press is currently engaged in a nationwide educational and promotional tour.

Drive by Press will offer an opening reception and gallery talk at Norman Hall Art Gallery from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 3.

On Tuesday, March 4, Drive by Press will participate in a printing exhibition at Baswell Techionery (outside of the building weather permitting) from noon-4 p.m.

Woodblock hand printed T-shirts will be available for purchase. Prices are $20 to purchase a shirt and $10 if the customer supplies his or her own shirt.

Arkansas Tech Unveils Renovated Techionery Theater

Arkansas Tech Unveils Renovated Techionery Theater

The study and practice of theatre at Arkansas Tech University has a refurbished home that provides the safest and most effective learning environment in the history of the program.

Renovations at the Techionery Theater began in spring 2012 with the removal of 22 tons of debris. Construction of a performance space with seating for 144 audience members, classroom space, storage areas and space for set creation began in fall 2012 and was completed in time for the spring 2014 semester.

Classes are now meeting in the renovated space, and the remodeled Techionery Theater will host its first production, “Live/Live Online,” March 6-9.

AHECB approves two new master’s degrees at Arkansas Tech

AHECB approves two new master’s degrees at Arkansas Tech

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (ATU)--The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) has granted approval for Arkansas Tech University to establish two new master's degrees.

Arkansas Tech will begin offering a Master of Science degree in strength and conditioning studies and a Master of Science degree in applied sociology during the fall 2014 semester.

Both program proposals were previously approved by the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees, and the AHECB gave its approval during a meeting in Little Rock on Jan. 31.

According to a program proposal submitted by the Arkansas Tech Department of Health and Physical Education, the new master's degree in strength and conditioning studies was designed using standards set forth by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Kennedy elected chairman of Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees

Kennedy elected chairman of Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (ATU)--Tom Kennedy of Little Rock was elected by his fellow trustees to serve as chairman of the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees for the 2014 calendar year during a conference call board meeting on Friday. 

Kennedy graduated from Arkansas Tech in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and gain admittance to the Arkansas Bar Association in 1985.

A former prosecuting attorney, Kennedy represented District 12 in the Arkansas State Senate for four years. He has served as vice president of public affairs for Entergy Arkansas for the past 14 years.

Kennedy is married to the former Kristi Mitchell of Russellville. They have two daughters.

Member of Little Rock Nine to Speak at Arkansas Tech

Member of Little Rock Nine to Speak at Arkansas Tech

Ernest Green, one of nine African-American students who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957, will offer the keynote address for 2014 Black History Month events at Arkansas Tech University.

Green will speak in Witherspoon Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The event is sponsored by the Arkansas Tech Office of Student Services, the Arkansas Tech College of Arts and Humanities and the Arkansas Tech Department of History and Political Science with support from the Arkansas Tech African-American Student Association and Omega Psi Phi, Arkansas Tech chapter.

Arkansas Tech Faculty Member Appears in "Souvenir"

Arkansas Tech Faculty Member Appears in "Souvenir"

Dr. Timothy Smith, associate professor of music at Arkansas Tech University, will play the role of Cosme McMoon during two upcoming performances of Steven Temperley’s “Souvenir” at Witherspoon Auditorium.

The performances are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be free and open to the public.

“Souvenir” tells the story of singer Florence Foster Jenkins, a terminally off-key and wealthy socialite singer who achieved a measure of fame in the 1930s and 1940s behind a misplaced yet fervent belief in her own musical ability. McMoon served as her long-time accompanist.

In 1944, Jenkins and McMoon played for a sell-out crowd in their one and only appearance at Carnegie Hall.

Joining Smith in the two-person cast and performing the role of Jenkins will be Christine Donahue, assistant professor of voice at the University of Central Arkansas.