ATU Ozark to Host Health Information Technology Conference

The Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus Health Information Technology Department will host a conference on “Changes that Affect Quality of Health Care” from 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Student Services Conference Center at Arkansas Tech-Ozark.

This event is free and open to the public.

The conference will focus on the use of electronic health records as one of the major changes in the way health care is accessed according to Brenda Huntsinger, event organizer and health information technology instructor at Arkansas Tech-Ozark.

“We are always trying to find new ways to educate our students and the community on the future of healthcare and the changing avenues of how health information is transmitted,” Huntsinger said. “This conference furthers our mission of helping students succeed, innovation thrive and communities flourish.”

Featured Speakers include:
• Dr. Mark Miller – Dr. Miller specializes in family medicine and practices in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
• Bonnie Sher – Sher is the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus Health Information Technology Program Chair.
• Karen Hillard – Hillard is a graduate of the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus nursing program. She serves as Director of Clinical Services for Christian Healthcare at Rogers. She is responsible for seven medical facilities.

“One of the goals of electronic health records is to improve patient care and reduce costs,” Huntsinger said. “Our speakers have stayed abreast of these rapid changes and the effect it has on patient care delivery.”

For more information, contact Brenda Huntsinger at (479) 508-8500 ext. 6301 or bhuntsinger@atu.edu.

Arkansas Tech-Ozark Fall 2016 Chancellor’s List, Honor Roll

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus is pleased to announce its fall 2016 Chancellor’s List and Honor Roll, which are made up of 457 students.

Students with a 3.5-3.9 term grade point average (GPA) are named to the Honor Roll, and those with a 4.0 GPA are given the distinction of being on the Chancellor’s List.

Members of the fall 2016 Chancellor’s List and Honor Roll are listed below by city:

ALMA – Rebecca Barber, Jennifer Barnett, Tianna Barton, Summer Benson (4.0), Madison Brown, Alexandra Carty, Lacey Chitwood (4.0), Jessica Copeland (4.0), Billie Davis (4.0), Dana Davis (4.0), Hana Gatewood, Ryan Gillespie, Charles Green (4.0), Kaylinn Hutter, Madison Lane, Elmer Mayne (4.0), Cody Raybourn , Joachim Rigor (4.0), Ashley Shipp (4.0), Cory Smith, Cynthia Van Matre (4.0), Amy Watkins (4.0) Marie White;

ALTUS – Anthony Glory (4.0), Emma Knight, Braden Mitchell (4.0), Misty Sparks, Charlotte Waterman, Jonathan Williams;

BARLING – Taylor Fowler, Garret McMahan;

BELLA VISTA – Jessica Beaudry (4.0);

BOLES – Malena Gann;

BOONEVILLE – Whitney Adair, Monica Adair (4.0), James Burtrom (4.0), Alexandra Canada (4.0), Ethan Cole, Annaliz Del Carmen, Laken Dornan (4.0), Kimberly Fennell (4.0), Katelyn Friday (4.0), Beau Haines, Justin Hardin, Trina Hastings (4.0), Dara Hunt (4.0), Nikki Maness, Stacey McCollough, Jarrod Pryor, Donna Read, Katelien Shott, Misty Simpson (4.0), Craig Taylor, Braeden Upton, Kaitlin Vance (4.0), Samantha Vandiver, Michele Wells (4.0), Charles Wharton;

BRANCH – Andrew Rowe;

CECIL – Joshua Achterberg, Allyce Day (4.0);

CEDARVILLE – Dalton Hamilton;

CENTERVILLE – Kayla McKinney (4.0);

CENTRAL CITY – Christian Green, Tania Sharpton;

CHARLESTON – Jamie Bangs, Monchanh Chansysoulat (4.0), Haley Crowley (4.0), Tanya Dedmon (4.0), Lauren Gattis (4.0), Zachary Marry (4.0), Harrison Newhart (4.0), Amber Parham (4.0), Kaitlyn Ralston, Lacie Sarten, Robert White (4.0), Maci Wisdom, Brandy Wood, Gabrielle Young;

CHESTER – Shelby Shaffer;

CLARKSVILLE – Brittani Acord, Jonathan Arredondo (4.0), Julie Auterson (4.0), Zackary Barker (4.0), Ilda Barrientos, Jesse Bice (4.0), Autumn Byrd (4.0), Lucero Caro (4.0), Jessica Casillas (4.0), Kendra East (4.0), Tristan Edgmon, Ryan Eldridge (4.0), Jose Espinoza, Matthew Fox (4.0), NaKeshia Freeman (4.0), Lesli Gomez, Angela Grace (4.0), Susan Heuton (4.0), Melanie Hicks, Belinda Hinojosa-Olguin (4.0), Leanna Hoffpauir (4.0), Heather Hughes (4.0), Heather Ingram, Jeison Jeffery, Henry Lira (4.0), Edith Magdaleno-Ramirez (4.0), Maricela Martinez-Avila, Amy Murders (4.0), Dianne Nammari (4.0), Brittany Nelson, Nathan Olson (4.0), Katy Patterson, Ciara Pelts, Ryan Presson, Shawna Ritchie (4.0), Autumn Rogers, Zury Sanchez, Stephanie Sheppard, Chelsea Smith, Lacey Smith (4.0), Roger Smith (4.0), Haley Smithee, Jessica Ward (4.0), Britney Wilkerson (4.0);

COAL HILL – Adrianna Domerese, Monica Morrow (4.0), Jonathan Pelts (4.0), Miranda Thomas;

CONWAY – Wesley Hoover, Mary Johnston, Wendi Parker (4.0), Marci Sullivan (4.0);

DANVILLE – Sonya Avalos (4.0), Kelsey Fincher;

DARDANELLE – Laura Andrade, Summer Dawson, Sydney Johnson (4.0), Alma Montes (4.0), Mandy Olson (4.0), Holly Young;

DELAWARE – Corey Fink (4.0), Josiah Pierce;

DOVER – Amber Allenfort (4.0), Wesley Bradley, Brooke Gardner (4.0), Carlee Hinkle (4.0), Hannah Roberds, Shannon Summit (4.0), Tristan Teague (4.0);

FARMINGTON – Boone Ruston (4.0);

FAYETTEVILLE – Joe Burk, Robbie McMillan (4.0);

FORT SMITH – Stacey Bollin (4.0), Barbara Brown, Jennifer Bush, Connie Chanthalangsy, Joshua Davis, Jennifer Dorey (4.0), Ogechi Eke, Terra Fitch (4.0), Maria Garcia, Thomas Garcia (4.0), Tracy Garrett (4.0), Jessa Geren (4.0), Michael Gibson, Meagan Gooch (4.0), Whittney Graham, Jessica Gray, Hillary Hernandez (4.0), Jorge Hernandez (4.0), Jason Hoskins, Jeremy Jackson, Raimie Kern (4.0), Caitlyn Loftis, Nathan Lowther (4.0), Julio Murcia Galdamez (4.0), Jaimie Neal, Karen Olsen, Michelle Pearson, Rosa Perez, Elizabeth Ray (4.0), Rachel Robles, Mikol Samountry (4.0), Jodie Santillana, Brandi Scoggins (4.0), Sheila Scott, Chad Sivage, Jenny Skaggs, Venessa Torres, Jacob Veach, Dominique Waterbury (4.0), Karen West (4.0), Tamarah Wilson (4.0), Garrett Young (4.0);

FULTON – Callie Lowe;

GREENBRIER – Cody Cotton (4.0);

GREENWOOD – Donna Bridges (4.0), Macie Cox (4.0), Lindsey Creek, Bow Franklin, Wesley Herman, Zachariah Vonbargen, Whitney Weaver;

HACKETT – Michael Groomer (4.0), Cynthia King (4.0), Brenda Wiley (4.0);

HARTMAN – Ethan Kasper, Ryan Patton, Debbie Richardson, Joseph Fowler (4.0), Kellie Willis (4.0), Mckenna Mainard (4.0);

HATTIEVILLE – Whitney Coffman (4.0), Lane Harris;

HECTOR – Alyssa Millsaps, Karinda Treat (4.0), Khandie Yarber;

HINDSVILLE – Jaden Kinney;

HOT SPRINGS – Taylor Wade (4.0);

HUNTSVILLE – Melody Taylor;

KNOXVILLE – Peyton Frost, Logen Stone, Brittany Wilburn;

LAMAR – Misty Castaneda (4.0), Carrie Cowell (4.0), Manda Gosnell, Joshua Terry (4.0), Corey Wakefield (4.0), Stephen Wiles, Hannah Wiles (4.0);

LAVACA – Bethaney Blackwell, Leilaunee Cooper, Amber Michael (4.0), Caylie Murry;

LITTLE ROCK – Rebecca Pierce (4.0), Benjamin Williams;

LONDON – Tiffany Freeman (4.0), Alexander Hickey (4.0);

MAGAZINE – BreAnne Allen, Hunter Cotton, Monica Downs, Charley Emberson, Abigail Hammonds (4.0), Natosha Hammonds (4.0), Destin Kuykendall, Amy Lewis, Kelsi Parnell (4.0), Tommy Robinson (4.0), Molly Watson, Abbey Weaver (4.0);

MOUNTAINBURG – Emily Carnell, Jonathan Coulter, Kyle Robinson, Miranda Scowden;

MULBERRY – Stefen Domer, Krista Fenstermacher, Robert Harrod, Herbert Huggins, Pamela Lingo, Michael Long (4.0), Scott McKay, Melissa Mejia, Kasandra Millsap, David Silkowski (4.0);

MULDROW – Emily Martin (4.0), Glen Qualls (4.0);

NEW BLAINE – Chelsea Evans (4.0), Calista Fox (4.0), David Hamilton (4.0);

OLA – Jonathan McConnell;

OZARK – Sara Akers, Krista Alston (4.0), Sydnie Applegate, Marcus Battles, Deisy Becker (4.0), Brittany Bennett, Brianna Brison, Donna Brumley (4.0), Annalee Bullard (4.0), Blake Bynum, Reba Cain (4.0), Heather Cloos, Kyra Cunningham (4.0), Zachary Dawson (4.0), Tonya Deal, Erica Escobar (4.0), Daniel Faulkner, Clara Gable (4.0), Kiley Gillet, Jessica Gober (4.0), Jayce Hamilton (4.0), Sarah Hawkins, Celia Heffington, Colby Holzman (4.0), Stacie Howe (4.0), Karla Hufford (4.0), Haley Ingle, Brianna Ingram (4.0), Deborah Ingram (4.0), Kayla Isbell, Leslie Jobe (4.0), Misty Kesterson (4.0), Brandon King (4.0), Ashley Lambert (4.0), Cheri Lambert (4.0), Orla Larsen (4.0), Dewey Lee (4.0), Jimmy Martin (4.0), Tina Martin (4.0), Kimberly Mcgehee (4.0), Allen McIlroy (4.0), Brandon Melton, Dalton Miller, Kevin Millican, Jasmine Nava, Ramona Olson, Denise Ontman (4.0), Taylor Owen, Briyanka Patel (4.0), Ryan Pence, Tiffany Pendergrass (4.0), Tiffany Poole (4.0), Laura Powell (4.0), Debora Qualls (4.0), Brooklyn Ree (4.0), Jessie Robison (4.0), Emma Roland (4.0), Benjamin Schaffer (4.0), Chad Schluterman (4.0), Chelsea Shelton, Zackery Smither, Mattie Snyder (4.0), Sean Stamm (4.0), Cody Stovall (4.0), Shawn Teague (4.0), Kellie Tittsworth (4.0), Anna Upton (4.0), Jeremy Walker, James Wickizer (4.0), Matthew Wilson (4.0), Katie Yell (4.0);

OZONE – Vanessa Gatlin;

PARIS – Natalie Ballew, Jennifer Brittian (4.0), Cindy Crawford (4.0), Amanda Draper (4.0), Billy Faulkner, Cody Hamm, Ashley Harris (4.0), Dakota Hill, Andrew Komp (4.0), Rondney Lo (4.0), Hailey Mings, Sarah Nehus, Audre Parham, Emily Patterson (4.0), Marissa Poindexter, Blake Russell (4.0), Stephanie Schulterman (4.0), Tracy Ward (4.0), Bobby Whitecotton;

POTTSVILLE – Austin Gantt (4.0), Amber Haynes (4.0), Sarah Miller (4.0), Ashlyn Rocole (4.0), Jaimie Wyatt;

RATCLIFF – Joseph Herrin, Makaila Moody, Savannah Nye (4.0), Meleah Reames (4.0), Christian Reynolds (4.0);

ROMANCE – Madison Henry;

RUDY – Elisabeth Baugh (4.0), Kyla Hyatt, Briana Scaggs;

RUSSELLVILLE – Alexis Adair (4.0), Barbara Anderson (4.0), Vanessa Blanco, Felicia Buckner, Keila Cabrera Garcia, Chancey Collier, Sara Croom, Amanda Davis, Steven Diaz, Megan Duvall (4.0), William Granberry (4.0), Brandi Holt, Mary Hopper (4.0), Graham Lair (4.0), Christopher Lewis (4.0), Melinda Marshall, Holly Newman, Bobby Peacock (4.0), Ian Simpson (4.0), Mackenzie Skelton (4.0), Melissa Snider, Catherine Sumners (4.0), Colby Sutton (4.0), Amanda Van Es, Chasity Vargo (4.0), Terilynn Wade, Mary Williams (4.0), Kevin Wolfe (4.0);

SALLISAW – Bobby Campbell (4.0);

SCRANTON – Stephanie Beck, Keith Geels, Shelby Thomas (4.0);

SEARCY – Christine Hall (4.0);

SPARKMAN – Michael Howard (4.0);

SPRINGDALE – Brandy Merrell (4.0), April Pine (4.0), Abigail Whatley (4.0);

SUBIACO – Alecia Cornelison, Rochelle Hern (4.0), Amanda Kremers (4.0), Nichole Walker (4.0), Jarrod Weymouth;

TEXARKANA – Zachery Penny;

VAN BUREN – William Ables (4.0), Hunter Alexander, Gilberto Anaya Hernandez (4.0), Jennifer Barnhardt (4.0), Jonathon Berry (4.0), Kristen Bittle, Jonathan Brown, Donnellie Burton (4.0), Mary Curran, Ginger Dye (4.0), Michael Fisher (4.0), Ryan Franklin, Caleb Gregory, Shanae Gryner, Alyssa Hilmer (4.0), Tracey Holman (4.0), Shanda Hutson (4.0), Candace Johnson (4.0), Susan McCluney (4.0), Gary Meadows, Destiny Moses, Cassie Neighbors, Jaynie Nonnemacher (4.0), Courtnee Schaeffer (4.0), Bobbi Smith, Rebeca Stewart (4.0), Joshua Thomas (4.0), Dillon Waller (4.0), Sharenna Whitlock (4.0), Brittany Willis (4.0);

WALDRON – Tyrell King (4.0), Dakota Sims (4.0), Darren Woodral (4.0);

WINSLOW – Lana Huffman, Charlotte Pense (4.0);

ATLANTIC BEACH, FLA. – Victoria Bishop;

MULDROW, OKLA. – Michael Jackson;

ROLAND, OKLA. – Tyler Thibodeaux;

TEXARKANA, TEXAS. – Shelby Saulsbury.

Refund Check Distribution Dates Announced

The first disbursement of refund checks for the spring 2017 semester will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Checks will be available at Student Accounts located in the Office of Student Services. All students picking up a check must present a photo ID. Students may pick up checks at 2 p.m. on Wednesday or any time after.

First-time loan borrower checks will not be available until late February. Students can monitor the status of their student account by logging in to their OneTech. Those enrolled in direct deposit will not have a paper check and should watch for their check to deposit.

For more information, contact Student Accounts at ozark.stuaccounts@atu.edu or by coming into the office 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Important Dates:
• Jan. 22 – Last chance to sign up for direct deposit (if you are in refund status) to receive your first refund in your bank account on January 25.
• Jan. 25 – Direct deposit should be in your bank account if you had a refund post to your student account on Jan. 23. Paper checks will be available after 2:00pm in the Office of Student Accounts. (Future checks will follow spring refund schedule) https://www.atu.edu/stuaccts/refund-checks.php
• Feb. 8 – Drop for non-pay letter and email notifications
• Feb. 16 – Last chance to sign up for the spring payment plan
• Feb. 22 – Drop for non-pay will be processed
• Mar.1 – Drop for non-pay reinstatement deadline

Reminders:
• Get your refund faster by signing up for direct deposit. Direct deposits will be in your bank account the Wednesday after a refund appears on your student account.
• It is easy to sign up. Go to your OneTech account and click “$ Tuition & Aid,” in the “Payment Options” box, click “enroll in direct deposits” under refunds.
• Paper checks will be available for pick up in the Student Accounts office the Friday after a refund check appears on your student account. Checks not picked up will be mailed to the current address on file.
• Please update mailing address through your OneTech account.

Arkansas Tech Closed Friday, January 6

Due to inclement weather in the region, both the Russellville and Ozark campuses of Arkansas Tech University will be closed on Friday, Jan. 6.

Road condition updates are available through the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department at the following Web address: www.idrivearkansas.com.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to check www.arkansastechnews.com as well as local radio and television stations for further updates regarding any weather-related closings at Arkansas Tech.

Arkansas Tech-Ozark Inclement Weather Policy

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus is encouraging all students, faculty and staff to review the university inclement weather policy.

In the event of inclement weather, Arkansas Tech-Ozark may be unable to operate its normal schedule. The inclement weather policy details procedures that will be used to notify university personnel and students should the campus be unable to operate due to current weather conditions.

In the event inclement weather, Arkansas Tech University’s President’s Office will determine whether to close campus or enact the inclement weather policy. A decision regarding inclement weather will be announced before 6:30 a.m. if at all possible.

Additionally, in the event the university chooses to close, all university offices will be closed, and classes will be cancelled. When daytime classes are cancelled, night classes are also cancelled.

Some parts of the region experience inclement weather when the immediate Arkansas Tech-Ozark area does not. Even though campus may not be closed in these instances, all faculty, staff and students are advised to use their judgment in determining if the roads are safe to travel.

Arkansas Tech University will notify students and university personnel of inclement weather operations using several local media.

Additionally, all inclement weather closings or delays will be posted on www.atu.edu, www.ArkansasTechNews.com, the university Facebook page and the university Twitter account. Notifications will also be sent through the Campus Emergency and Outreach Notification system (CEON).

See the complete inclement weather policy.