UofA Will Use $100,000 Bequest to Become an All-Steinway School

By Greg Tavarez Lemke Newsroom The UofA will use a $100,000 bequest to go toward the All-Steinway School initiative, which is part of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, an official said. Odell and Katherine Fry, both of whom died in 2011, “left the university an estate gift, and that gift was […]

Zombies On Bicycles Popular Halloween Activity

By Clint Wray, LEMKE NEWSROOM. Zombies are typically portrayed as slow moving, stumbling vestiges of corpses, but during Halloween, many trade that form of locomotion for two wheels. Zombie rides have become a popular Halloween activity across the U.S. for people who like to incorporate cycling into their festivities. The Washington D.C. zombie ride was […]

UA Retailers Will Pay Property Taxes After Loss of Tax Exemption Appeal

By Greg Tavarez, Lemke Newsroom. UA retailers are expected to pay property taxes after the university lost an appeal for tax exemptions, an official said, but campus growth offered an opportunity for local retailers to expand the franchise and strengthen the relationship developed with the students. With respect to Chartwells campus dining, the university receives […]

Online Courses Become a Priority with Increased Enrollment at the UofA

By Nick Brothers, Lemke Newsroom. As thousands more students are pursuing degrees online, the University of Arkansas administration and faculty are making online courses a priority for maintaining academic integrity, quality of education, and competitive pricing against other online universities, an official said. Throughout the last four years at the UofA, online enrollments have increased […]

UA Recognized Nationally for Fall Colors

By Kayli Farris, Lemke Newsroom. The UofA, known by locals for its beautiful campus, regularly attracts visitors to explore the area. The fall foliage this season, however, might not be as colorful as usual because of the summer drought. The UofA was named one of “10 Must See Campuses for Fall Fanatics,” according to Schools.com. […]

Fayetteville City Officials Plan Central Location for Recycling

By Clint Wray, Lemke Newsroom. Fayetteville residents who do not have curbside drop-off soon will have a more central location to take their recyclables. The access will help residents save disposal costs and reduce the trash that goes into a landfill, city officials said. The new recycle drop-off station has been approved for North Street […]

UofA Awarded Top “Military Friendly School” for Third Consecutive Year

By Sarah Villegas, Lemke Newsroom. For the third consecutive year the UofA has been recognized as a top “Military Friendly School” for 2013, according to GIJobs.com. The Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of schools that accommodate military students and their dependents to foster academic success while in school. The list is […]

Walton College Partners with Panama for MBA Program

By Kristen Coppola, Lemke Newsroom. Business is moving in the direction of globalization, and officials at the Sam M. Walton College of Business want to provide that knowledge for students at the Fayetteville campus and abroad. Beginning in March, Walton College will offer a master of business administration in Panama. “Globalization has been one of […]

72 Poets Compete in Fayetteville for Individual World Poetry Slam Champion

By Whitney Green Lemke Newsroom Seventy-two of the world’s greatest poets competed in the annual Individual World Poetry Slam, presented for the first time in Fayetteville. IWPS is a four-day poetry festival through the non-profit organization Poetry Slam Incorporated, where the best poets in the world compete for the title of Individual World Poetry Slam […]

UA Science Lab Combines New Technologies with Everyday Uses

By Nick Brothers, Lemke Newsroom. Students and professors in the UA Mobile, Pervasive and Sensor Systems Lab are developing technologies that will assist people in their daily lives. Projects in progress include a smartphone device that can tell if a person has the flu, a glove that controls lights from across the room and a […]