Archives for June 2016

Moore Attends NEA Conference

Arkansas Tech University student Cheyanne Moore is in Washington D.C. to take part in the National Education Association Student Leadership conference. 

Moore, an elementary education major from Pleasant Plains, is taking part in several workshops during the conference.

“While I am here, I am getting professional development and learning skills that I will use in my classroom when I start teaching,” said Moore. “I will also be involved in a community service project that involves several activities that will benefit children.”

Moore currently serves as president of the National Education Association – Student Program at Arkansas Tech University.

Learn more about the Arkansas Tech College of Education.

Tech Students Attend Conference

Members of the Arkansas Tech University Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary recently traveled to the University of Delaware to attend the National Association of College and University Residence Halls conference.

During the conference, the students had the opportunity to network with other students active in residence hall leadership.

The students also attended sessions about leadership and ways to make a difference on campus.

Learn more about the Office of Residence Life at Arkansas Tech.

Evans Studies Hotel Industry During Internship

Smiling faces, happy patrons and a festive atmosphere are what Arkansas Tech senior Grace Evans loves about planning events.

She’ll have the opportunity help plan several this summer during an internship in her hometown of Little Rock.

Evans is studying journalism with an emphasis in public relations, and this summer she is seeing the inner workings of the hotel industry during an internship at The Capital Hotel.

“Throughout the summer, I’ll be rotating around to each department of the hotel,” said Evans. “Each area, whether it is guest services, sales, banquets or housekeeping has an important role to play in making a hotel work seamlessly. I hope to have a better understanding of the entire process.”

For now, Evans is sharing her knowledge of her hometown with guests.

“At the moment, I am in the guest services area,” said Evans. “My journalism skills are really helpful because I am serving as a concierge. I answer questions people have about the hotel, Little Rock or Arkansas. Being able to communicate with anyone is really useful.”

Her hope is to better understand all that goes into orchestrating a successful event.

“I love events. I love the rush and the excitement of people enjoying themselves,” said Evans. “Through working with all areas of the hotel, I really feel like I will have a better insight into how to coordinate all the various activities for an event.”

After graduation, Evans hopes to pursue a career in event management and hopes this internship will help her prepare for the hard work it takes to be successful.

“In this field, you have to be very detail oriented and willing to strive for perfection,” said Evans. “Seeing a project through and seeing people enjoying the experience you have worked to create, is the reward and makes all of the hard work worth it.”

Arkansas Tech University wants to feature students who are interning this summer on ArkansasTechNews.com.

To nominate a student to be featured, complete the submission form.

Be sure to log back on ArkansasTechNews.com for more on those students who are interning.

Campus Life Plans Summer Fun

The Arkansas Tech University Department of Campus Life has announced several activities taking place for students enrolled in summer courses in July.

Special activities taking place during the month include:

Movie Night at the UEC Theatres

  • Thursday, July 7
  • “Finding Dory” or “Tarzan”
  • Tickets may be picked up beginning Tuesday, July 5
  • Must have Tech ID for Tickets

Snow-Cones at the Quad

  • Wednesday, July 13
  • Hindsman Tower
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hourglass Escape Room

  • Tuesday, July 19
  • 6 p.m. or 7:15 p.m.
  • Tickets may be picked up beginning Tuesday, July 5
  • Must have Tech ID for Tickets

 

Students with a valid Arkansas Tech identification card are eligible for free check out of bicycles, canoes, kayaks, hammocks and tents in the Campus Recreation office, which is located near Tech Field at 513 West L Street. The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Passes for Arkansas Tech students with valid identification card to climb and boulder at The Wall are available in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center information booth from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. The passes may be used at The Wall, located at 1605 North Phoenix Ave., each Monday-Saturday from 5-10 p.m. and each Sunday from 1-8 p.m.

Learn more about Campus Life at Arkansas Tech.

Students Attend Veterinary Camp at Tech

Nearly fifty participants are spending part of the week at Arkansas Tech University learning more about a career in veterinary science.

The students are taking part in the 4-H Vet Science Camp, which is sponsored by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension Office.

Hosted by the Arkansas Tech Department of Agriculture, the camp is designed to help students understand what it takes to be a veterinarian.

During the camp, the students also receive hands-on experience work with several animals at Arkansas Tech.

Learn more about the Department of Agriculture at Arkansas Tech.