Tech Open House Set for Oct. 21

High school students and others interested in learning more about Arkansas Tech University are invited to the 21st annual Tech Open House on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The event, which is hosted by the Office of Admissions, is taking place at Tucker Coliseum from 10 a.m. to noon and includes tours of campus and the opportunity to visit with representatives from each degree program at Tech.

Additionally, personnel from several campus departments will be on hand to assist with students.

Campus departments represented include:

  • Academic Advising
  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Residence Life
  • University Honors

Current ATU students wanting information about potential majors are also invited to take part.

Prospective students attending the open house will receive free tickets to attend the Homecoming football game between Arkansas Tech and Northwestern Oklahoma State University at 2 p.m. at Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field.

The Tech Open House door prize will be a fall 2018 tuition scholarship to Arkansas Tech. The scholarship winner will be announced during the Tech-NWOSU game.

For more information about Arkansas Tech Open House, call (479) 968-0343, (800) 582-6953 or visit

Brass in the Clouds Saturday Night on Nebo

Performers from the Arkansas Tech University Department of Music will provide an evening of entertainment at one of the Arkansas River Valley’s most beautiful points of interest on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The 13th annual Brass in the Clouds concert, co-sponsored by Mount Nebo State Park and the Arkansas Tech Department of Music, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Nebo’s Sunset Point. The public is invited to attend.

Brass chamber ensembles and the ATU Brass Choir will perform under the direction of Dr. Sean Reed and Dr. T.J. Perry, assistant professors of music, as well as Clayton Maddox and Evan Mino, visiting lecturers of music.

Mount Nebo State Park recommends that audience members bring blankets or chairs for seating comfort.

For more information about Brass in the Clouds and other public performances by the Arkansas Tech Department of Music, call (479) 968-0368 or visit

College Planning Program Set for Sept. 21

High school students from throughout the Arkansas River Valley will be in Russellville on Thursday, Sept. 21, for an Arkansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (ArkACRAO) College Planning Program.

The event will be hosted by the Arkansas Tech University Office of Admissions and will expose high school students to information from universities, colleges, vocational-technical schools and military branches.

The daytime session will be from 9-11 a.m. at John E. Tucker Coliseum at 1604 Coliseum Drive in Russellville, while the evening session will be open from 5:30-7 p.m. on the third floor of the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center at 305 West Q Street in Russellville.

The evening session will also include a financial aid and scholarship information workshop. That meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center room 331.

Students from the following areas have been invited to attend the ArkACRAO College Planning Program at Arkansas Tech: Atkins, Bigelow, Booneville, Charleston, Clarksville, County Line, Danville, Dardanelle, Dover, Hector, J.D. Leftwich (Magazine), Johnson County Westside, Lamar, Morrilton, Mulberry, Nemo Vista, Oark, Ozark, Paris, Pottsville, Russellville, Sacred Heart (Morrilton), Scranton, Two Rivers, Western Yell County and Wonderview.

For more information, call (800) 582-6953 or (479) 968-0343.

Dedication for New ATCC Lab Thursday

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus will host a dedication ceremony for the Arkansas Tech Career Center’s new automation technology lab in Russellville at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21.

Those in attendance will have an opportunity to tour the lab, which is in the ATCC facility located behind Russellville High School.

After receiving a $667,000 regional workforce grant, ATU-Ozark moved forward with its program development in automation systems technology. The program will help develop industry-focused career paths that align with workforce objectives set by local workforce development boards.

“The Arkansas Tech Career Center is an impactful resource for the River Valley,” said ATU-Ozark Chancellor Bruce Sikes. “We believe that automation technology is a growing industry in our region.”

ATCC houses nine programs — automation systems technologies, automotive service technology, computer engineering, construction technology, criminal justice/law enforcement, culinary arts, cosmetology, health science technology, metal fabrication and logistics management.

The ATCC location in Russellville serves high school students from Atkins, Clarksville, Danville, Dardanelle, Dover, Hector, Lamar, Pottsville, Russellville, Western Yell County and Two Rivers.

For the current semester, there are approximately 760 students enrolled through ATCC.

Learn more about Arkansas Tech Career Center.

Ag Ambassadors Fund Raiser Sunday

The Arkansas Tech University Department of Agriculture Ag Ambassadors registered student organization will host a pancake breakfast fund raiser at Stoby’s Restaurant in Russellville on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at the door on Sunday morning for $5.