Archives for August 2012

Familiar Faces: Lori Wineland

Arkansas Tech alumna Lori Wineland says she is excited to step into the role of director of Student Support Services.

Prior to serving in the director capacity, Wineland served as an advisor in the program.

Over the course of the year, she says she hopes to make an impact in the lives of the student she works with.

Read more about Wineland.

Learn more about Student Support Services.

Bookstore stats for beginning of semester

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The following is a list of Ozark Campus Bookstore statistics from the week leading up to the beginning of the fall 2012 semester, as well as the first week of classes.

Rentals:

  • The bookstore rented out six titles this semester;
  • It rented out a total of 241 textbooks;
  • Students saved an average of 75% on rental titles versus the regular price;
  • Rentals are due back by Tuesday, Dec.11, at the latest.

Sales:

  • The bookstore processed more than 1,400 transactions;
  • Financial aid and third party made up 79% of the total sales;
  • It sold 3,830 individual items, including textbooks, school supplies and backpacks;
  • Students spent an average of $285 this semester;
  • The Fall Bookstore Buyback will be from Wednesday, Dec. 5, through Dec. 11.

Man-power:

  • The bookstore is manned by one full-time employee, manager Mitzi Reano; one part-time student worker, Brittany Murders; and one part-time extra labor employee, Donna Woolsey. Several other full-time employees from the Office of Fiscal Affairs and Career Pathways Initiative helped out during this time period.
  • The bookstore extended hours during the first 5 days of class for a total of 48 hours open.

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IMSSO Students Visiting Chicago

Arkansas Tech International and Multicultural students (IMSSO) are visiting Chicago over the Labor Day weekend. Students departed this morning and will spend the weekend visiting tourist attractions around the city.

On Saturday they will be visiting the Chicago Sky deck, Crown fountain and Cloud Gate on a Millennium Park tour, and The River Walk, Wrigley building, and John Hancock Center on the Magnificent Mile tour. They will end the night by watching firework at Navy Pier.

Sunday, students will visit the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Cultural Center, Lincoln Park Zoo, and attend a Jazz Festival.

The trip was open to all Tech students.

Single Parent Scholarship recipients named

 

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Eight students at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus have been awarded the Franklin County Single Parent Scholarship for the fall 2012 semester.

Linda Kaufenberg of Fort Smith, executive director of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Crawford, Franklin and Sebastian counties, said her chapter awarded 57 scholarships this semester – its most ever.

She said 18 Arkansas Tech University students are being given the scholarship, which can be used “for anything, as long as it keeps them in school.”

Franklin County recipients include: Amanda McCartney, Gayla Williams, Sandy Pippin, Ashley Bland and Miranda Williamson, all of Ozark; Patricia Ihle of Ratcliff; Courtney Cole of Charleston; and Brittani Riley of Alix.

Eligibility requirements include having a 2.0 grade-point average and sole custody of a child 17 years old or younger. The scholarship is renewable, so if the GPA average is kept, recipients continue receiving the funds until graduation.

Those taking 12 or more credit hours receive $750. Students with 9-11 hours receive $625, and ones with 6-8 hours receive $437.50. Scholarship recipients are awarded half of the funding at the beginning of the semester and the rest at midterm.

The application deadline for spring 2013 Single Parent Scholarships is Monday, Dec. 3. More information is available at www.aspsf.org, or by contacting Kaufenberg at (479) 434-6171.

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Recipients of the fall 2012 Franklin County Single Parent Scholarship. From left: Linda Kaufenberg of Fort Smith, executive director of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Crawford, Franklin and Sebastian counties, Patricia Ihle of Ratcliff, Courtney Cole of Charleston, Amanda McCartney, Gayla Williams, Sandy Pippin, all of Ozark, Brittani Riley of Alix, Ashley Bland and Miranda Williamson, both of Ozark.

Students Display Tech Pride

Arkansas Tech University students showed off their campus spirit on Friday as part of College Colors Day. Students across campus donned green and gold in support of Arkansas Tech.

Earlier in the week, Russellville Mayor Bill Eaton and Pope County Judge Jim Ed Gibson proclaimed Friday Green and Gold Day as a show of local support for Arkansas Tech University. Read more about Green and Gold Day.

College Colors Day is designed as a way to show support for higher education, and it is designed to coincide with the start of intercollegiate athletics for the 2012-13 academic year.

Learn more about College Colors Day.