My Calling: Christy’s Story


Brooke McNeely Galligan | Lemke Newsroom Christy Ray is a Springdale, Ark. native whose only dream was to be a mom one day. After trying for 10 years she finally accepted it wasn’t going to happen. To help fill the hole she decided to start babysitting. That was 12 years ago and she believes it […]

Center for Educational Access provides for disabled students

A portable package available at the CEA. It includes essential equipment for students who are visually or hearing impaired. This package, which contains around $5000 of equipment, is available to any student that requests it.

William Bowden | Lemke Newsroom The Center for Educational Access (CEA) provides assistance technology for disabled students and students who want to improve their classroom experience. Communicating the availability of technology to students has been a founding principle, CEA Associate Director Heidi A. Scher said. “Out ultimate goal is to improve the access of knowledge […]

Fayetteville residents get totally juiced

Native Nectar owner Wilson Wood prepared fresh juice for a free yoga and detox class at Yoga Deza on Nov. 15.

By Rachel Warren | Lemke Newsroom Humans are bombarded with more than 70,000 chemicals at any given moment, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. These toxins enter the body through air, water, food, even skin care products. The skin, lungs, and liver can expel some toxins, but others that aren’t eliminated are stored as fat […]

Social Media and Online Sales Boost Student Entrepreneurship


By Jaime Dunaway | Lemke Newsroom The rise of online shopping has made it easier for student entrepreneurs to create their own businesses and sell products on social media. That convenience also has prompted some students to delay college or even drop out to work on establishing their businesses. Hannah Morehart, a UA junior apparel […]

UA Ballroom Dance Club Welcomes Students of all Experience Levels, Builds Out-Of-State Presence By Winning Multiple Awards


The UA Ballroom Dance Club has won multiple awards at out-of-state competitions. The club meets twice a week in the HPER building. Students of all levels of experience may join, and interested participants may choose whether to attend the competitive or social practices.

New local fitness center offers low-impact workout


By Rachel Warren | Lemke Newsroom Ballet-inspired fitness studios are opening across the nation and are gaining popularity because of the dancer physiques that the exercises can create. This form of exercise uses a ballet barre as a prop, but dance experience isn’t required for participation. “There’s no performance element to it,” said Megan Hurley, […]

21c, Crystal Bridges brings more tourism to region

By Augusta Fields
Northwest Arkansas, second to the Heart of Arkansas, rated as a top tourism region in 2012, according to the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

By Augusta Fields | Lemke Newsroom A Bentonville hotel that opened with much attention from area media is attracting national recognition and bringing more visitors to one of the top tourism regions in the state. The 21c Museum Hotel was named the top hot hotel in the U.S. and fourth worldwide. The rating was based […]

UA researchers concerned about students’ excessive cell phone use


  By William Bowden | Lemke Newsroom UA researchers are conflicted about the nature of excessive student cellphone use while driving; these students could be experiencing a behavior disorder or a type of addiction, researchers said. A study conducted by the Walton College of Business in 2011 surveyed more than 900 people about their cellphone […]

Card access systems in dorms not enough security


By Jaime Dunaway | Lemke Newsroom Campus residence halls are protected by card access systems that prevent nonresidents from entering, but “tailgating” into buildings is commonly practiced, despite danger caused by intruders, housing officials said. Tailgating into residence halls takes place when those who are not members of the hall community follow residents into the […]

Small businesses depend on social media

Graph by Augusta Fields | Lemke Newsroom
Seventy percent of small-business owners said they think technology, and keeping up with new technology, is important to the success of the company, according to the National Small Business Association 2013 Small-Business Technology Survey.

By Augusta Fields | Lemke Newsroom Small-business owners are depending on technology more than ever. Seventy percent of owners said that keeping up with new technology is essential to company success, according to a national survey. From smartphones and tablets to Facebook and Instagram, technology continues to play a role in the growth of small […]