Last Chances to Enjoy the Sounds of Tech

The Arkansas Tech University Department of Music is down to its final four large ensemble performances of the 2017-18 academic year.

Admission to all four events will be free and open to the public.

Below is a list of the department’s remaining performances:

  • Opera Workshop, Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium
  • Symphonic and Concert Bands, Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium
  • Guitar Ensemble, Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Sunday, April 29, 2:30 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium

Visit or call (479) 968-0368 to learn more about the ATU Department of Music.

Two Leader Identified Events Coming Soon

Arkansas Tech University students will have two opportunities to build their interpersonal skills through On Track Leader Identified programs offered on Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25.

Both events will take place in Doc Bryan Student Services Center room 242. Admission will be open to all current ATU students.

“Coaching Your Peers: Effective Helping Skills” will take place from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. The discussion will be led by Linda Jackson, visiting instructor of college student personnel and Tech 1001 program coordinator. Jackson will provide tips on mentoring and guiding fellow students.

The April 24 program is sponsored by the ATU Department of College Student Personnel and the leadership minor team.

“Conflict: How to Confront, Collaborate and Craft the Best Outcome” will be presented by the ATU Office of Campus Life from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25.

Sallie Forrester and Anna Stark, graduate assistants in the Office of Campus Life, will speak on methods to confront peers and co-workers, work together to solve the conflict and create the best outcome for the group.

View the complete On Track road map for spring 2018.

Summer Send Off Promises Food, Fun

Arkansas Tech University students will bid a fond farewell to the 2017-18 academic year at Summer Send Off on Thursday, April 26.

Free T-shirts, carnival rides, funnel cakes, cotton candy, corn dogs and lemonade will be available for students with a valid ATU identification card from 6-11 p.m. at the Witherspoon Hall lower parking lot.

Event sponsors include Arkansas Tech’s National Residence Hall Honorary, Residence Hall Association, Student Activities Board, Student Government Association and Office of Residence Life.

Mystery Hike Scheduled for April 28

Arkansas Tech University’s Office of Campus Recreation will take students on a mystery hike on Saturday, April 28.

Advance registration is required through the IM Leagues portal. Participants must be registered by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.

The ATU hikers will gather at Tucker Coliseum at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event, at which time they will be notified of the location where they will be hiking. The group will depart at approximately 8:45 a.m. on April 28 and return by 3:30 p.m. or earlier that day.

Learn more about the ATU Office of Campus Recreation.

Learn About Careers in STEM April 19

The Arkansas Tech University STEM Institute and registered student organization Arkansas Tech Women in STEM will host an event entitled “The Sweet Rewards of a Career in STEM” from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19.

Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center room 300 will be the location for the event, which will raise funds for the upcoming Arkansas Tech Women in STEM study abroad trip to Japan later this summer.

Admission will be $10 for the general public and $5 for students with a valid ATU identification card.

Dr. Ron Darbeau, dean of the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith College of Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics, will be the guest speaker. There will be a post-lecture reception with desserts from local restaurants.

For more information, contact the ATU STEM Institute at (479) 880-4323.