‘Fitober’ Walkers OutPace Last Year

University of Arkansas students pass Brough Commons in October 2014. Ashton Eley / The Razorback Reporter

By Ashton Eley The Razorback Reporter Participation has more than doubled this year in the annual University of Arkansas campaign to get more students, faculty and staff to walk, jog, skip or do anything on foot. University Recreation’s annual “Fitober” campaign jumped from 170 participants logging their miles last year to 430 registered for this […]

Machines Dry Out Kimpel for Second Week

A contractor checks a row of dehumidifiers with fans Oct. 4 on the first floor of Kimpel Hall at the University of Arkansas. Nathan Owens / The Razorback Reporter

By Millie Hogue The Razorback Reporter Students, faculty and staff continue to navigate the obstacle course of trash-barrel-sized dehumidifiers that crowd two floors of Kimpel Hall, part of the cleanup from flooding in the building nearly two weeks ago. Related: Kimpel Power Use Spikes, Disrupts Energy Study On Sept. 28 the valve of a fourth-floor […]

Kimpel Water Leak Engulfs Energy Data

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By Nathan Owens The Razorback Reporter Kimpel Hall’s energy consumption spiked last weekend because of the massive dehumidifiers that have run non-stop since a major water leak last month, according to a University of Arkansas weekly energy report. Related: Dehumidifiers Needed for Second Week A globe valve on a chiller pipe stopped working at 1 […]

Health Center Stocks Up Doses for Flu Season

Jeff Green, R.N. displays a nasal spray vaccine.

By Ashton Eley The Razorback Reporter University of Arkansas students and faculty formed a line that stretched out the door marked “Immunization Clinic” in Pat Walker Health Center around 3 p.m. Oct. 1 during the first week of flu vaccinations. “We are at full steam,” registered nurse Jeff Green said. “We started officially on Monday. […]

Watt’s Up? Power Use on Campus

Three charts: Students and Kilowatts

By Nathan Owens The Razorback Reporter The goal is to reduce energy use. The idea is practicality. In a few buildings on campus, energy feedback charts were placed in high foot-traffic areas to raise awareness to students and faculty about the importance of energy conservation, University of Arkansas officials said. The charts plot data from […]

Campus Wellness Walk Brings Info, Health

The Wellness Walk will start and finish Oct. 8, 2014, at the Arkansas Union. Exercise and rest stations will be along the path, coursing through the heart of the Fayetteville campus.

By Ashton Eley The Razorback Reporter The Wellness Walk, part of a full day of festivities, will highlight the Path to Wellness event Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the University of Arkansas. On a day designed with employee wellness in mind, Chancellor G. David Gearhart will lead the mile-long stroll through the heart of campus starting […]

New Rain Gardens Stem Erosion on Campus Creek

Volunteers plant native varieties along a constructed rain garden along Mullins Creek on the University of Arkansas campus. Nathan Owens / The Razorback Reporter

By Nathan Owens The Razorback Reporter The Mullins Creek restoration has provided a habitat for wildlife such as fish, insects, animals and native vegetation. Still, the 1,000-foot-long segment of the creek that crosses part of the University of Arkansas campus has collected loads of plastic and glass bottles, candy bar wrappers, soda cans and assorted […]

Landscape Students Test Vision at Mt. Kessler

Guest architect Randy Hestler (left) and Professor Kimball Erdman admire a student's sketches and installation on Mt. Kessler, September 2014. Nathan Owens / The Razorback Reporter

By Nathan Owens The Razorback Reporter This semester, landscape architecture students are continually visiting Mt. Kessler, getting a sense of the environment and producing installations that evoke the poetry of the location. Titled “Patterns, Perceptions and Processes,” the exercise is part of the first vertical studio — combining two-, three- and four-year students — offered […]

Meditation Expanding Minds on Campus

Aneeqa Ishtiaq, a UA Counseling and Psychological Services clinician, uses a bell to start and end a meditation session at Pat Walker Health Center, September 2014. Ashton Eley / The Razorback Reporter

By Ashton Eley The Razorback Reporter Researchers have long identified stress as a major contributor to most illnesses. University of Arkansas health professionals are promoting what they describe as mindful stress management practices as a way to prevent student illness. “You can’t afford to have lifestyle illnesses and the primary killers in this country are […]

International Enrollment Rises Above Nine Percent

By Emelie Sosa | Lemke Newsroom In the 2012-13 academic year, international enrollment in the U.S. rose to nearly 10 percent, filling the country with 250,920 incoming students from around the world, according to the Open Doors Report. Although some students choose to attend relatively close universities, the majority of international students come to the […]