Jazz It Up Thursday Night at Witherspoon

Arkansas Tech University’s Jazz Ensemble will offer its final performance of the 2017-18 academic year on Thursday, April 12.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Witherspoon Auditorium. Admission will be free and open to the public.

Dr. Sean Reed, assistant professor of music, serves as director of the ATU Jazz Ensemble.

Learn more about the ATU Department of Music.

Flavors of Italy Featured at Thursday Lunch

The Arkansas Tech University Department of Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration spring 2018 lunch series will continue with an Italian-themed menu at Williamson Hall Dining Room on Thursday, April 12.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The meal, which includes soup or salad, one entrée, one dessert and beverage, will cost $8.95 per person plus tax (cash or check only).

Reservations are suggested for parties of five or more to ensure group seating. To make reservations, call (479) 968-0378 or send e-mail to khall18@atu.edu.

Below is the menu for the Williamson Hall lunch on Thursday, April 12:

Soup or Salad (choose one)
Minestrone Soup
House Salad (Dressing Choices: Ranch, Italian, French or Raspberry Vinaigrette)

Entrée (choose one)
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich (Served on Ciabatta Buns with Crispy Fried Chicken, Marinara Sauce, Fresh Basil and Melted Provolone Cheese; Served with a Side of Potato Kettle Chips, Fresh Veggies or French Fries)
Pasta with Basil Cream Sauce (Served with Grilled Chicken or Shrimp)

Dessert (choose one)
Oreo Cookies and Cream Cupcake

ATU’s Light the Night 2018 Set for Wednesday

Arkansas Tech University International Student Services will host Light the Night 2018 on Wednesday, April 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Hindsman Tower.

The annual event provides members of the campus community and beyond with an opportunity to enjoy free food and entertainment celebrating the wide variety of cultures represented at Arkansas Tech.

For more information, call (479) 964-0832 or send e-mail to imsso@atu.edu.

Walkers Show Support for Suicide Prevention

Near-freezing conditions and the occasional sleet pellet were not enough to deter 350 individuals from showing their support for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville on Saturday, April 7.

The fifth annual Out of the Darkness suicide prevention campus walk at ATU raised $13,695, bringing the five-year total for the event to $92,198. Arkansas Tech has been recognized as one of the top 10 Out of the Darkness campus walks in the nation on three occasions.

Kristy Davis, ATU associate dean for student wellness, and Tonya Oates, community education manager for Turning Point Adult Behavioral Health at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, serve as co-coordinators of the annual walk.

Those wishing to donate to the 2018 ATU Out of the Darkness walk may do so online through June 30.

Learn more about supporting the cause of suicide prevention.

2018 Out of Darkness Walk | 4/7/18

Author Series Continues April 9 at RPL

Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center will continue its second Monday of the month author series on Monday, April 9, with a presentation by Dr. William R. Eakin, author of the book series “Redgunk Tales” and short stories in numerous magazines.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Pendergraft Library room 300B. Admission will be free and open to the public.

Eakin will share tips on how to get short stories published and will be available to sign copies of his books, which will be available for purchase.

Call (479) 964-0569 or visit library.atu.edu to learn more.