Archives for October 2010

Mr. Tech To Be Crowned Wednesday Night

Editor’s Note: The Mr. Tech Committee notified of three more entries on Tuesday night, so this story has been updated to reflect the new total of 13 contestants. Thank you.

A field of 13 contestants is set to compete for the title of Mr. Tech 2010 on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

One of these Arkansas Tech students, listed here in alphabetical order, will be crowned Mr. Tech:

*Craig Boyle
*John Camberlen
*Travis Flower
*Tyler Harral
*Dedrick “D.J.” Henson
*Kalen Hosier
*Austin Jefferson
*John Latch
*Josh Marasko
*Derick McKinney
*Joe Means
*Trevor Miller
*Jesse Stone

The contestants will compete in four categories: casual wear/introduction, swimwear, talent and formal wear.

Mr. Tech 2010 is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Witherspoon Auditorium. Admission will be $2 per person.

Proceeds from Mr. Tech go to the Delta Zeta Foundation, which supports philanthropies such as Starkey Hearing Foundation and Gallaudet Univeristy, which is located in Washington, D.C., and is a leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students.

Lade Lamina (photographed with Miss Tech 2009 Naomi Shure) was crowned Mr. Tech 2009.

No. 10 Blazers Rally to Top Wonder Boys

Nationally 10th-ranked Valdosta State converted two fourth-quarter turnovers by Arkansas Tech into 15 points as the Blazers came from behind to defeat the Wonder Boys 21-7 at Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field in Russellville on Saturday.

Valdosta State (7-1 overall, 5-1 Gulf South Conference) trailed 7-6 after three quarters, but a muffed punt return by Arkansas Tech early in the fourth quarter gave the Blazers the opening they needed.

VSU took over at the Tech 9-yard line following the fumbled punt return, and on the next play David Arnold ran into the end zone to give the Blazers a 12-7 lead. Ronnye Nelson’s 2-point conversion run made it 14-7 with 10:19 to go.

Arkansas Tech’s fate was sealed at the 1:37 mark when Valdosta State’s Stevie Harden intercepted a pass and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown. It was Harden’s third interception return for a touchdown this season.

The Wonder Boys (3-6, 2-5) accumulated just 181 yards of total offense. Ryan Smith had 11 tackles for the Blazers.

Derandus Frye and Antonio Charles had nine tackles apiece for an Arkansas Tech defense that held VSU to 259 total yards and forced the Blazers into five turnovers.

The Wonder Boys will visit Harding University on Saturday, Nov. 6. Kickoff at First Security Stadium in Searcy is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Suns Make Quick Work of Non-League Foes

Arkansas Tech extended its volleyball winning streak to 10 matches with a pair of non-conference victories at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Friday night.

The Golden Suns (28-4) opened the evening with a 25-4, 25-5, 25-13 win over Philander Smith College.

Sara Motsinger made 10 kills and Amber Cerrillos had 29 assists for the Suns.

Tech then defeated Central Baptist College 25-9, 25-12, 25-19 to improve to 13-1 at home this season.

Kelly O’Malley notched 14 kills and Motsinger had 13 kills in the nightcap.

The Golden Suns will return to Gulf South Conference action on Tuesday, Nov. 2, with a match against the the University of Arkansas at Monticello. First serve at Steelman Field House in Monticello is set for 7 p.m.

Arkansas Tech can clinch at least a share of the GSC West Division title with a victory at UAM on Tuesday.

OG&E Roundtable Meeting

Ms. Yvonne Case, Franklin County DHS and Ms. Linda Millsap, Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce enjoy visiting at the  OG&E Roundtable Meeting held Thursday, October 28 at Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus in the Student Services and Conference Center.

CMLA Educates About MOYA


The Arkansas Tech Collegiate Middle Level Association, an affiliate of the National Middle School Association, has been working hard this month spreading the words about the Month of the Young Adolescent.

NMSA recognizes October as the official Month of the Young Adolescent. MOYA’s purpose is to promote awareness on the physical, cognitive, social, moral and emotional changes experienced by this age group.

According to NMSA, the key messages of MOYA are:

• The importance of parents being knowledgeable about young adolescents and being actively involved in their lives;
• The understanding that healthy bodies plus healthy minds equal healthy young adolescents;
• The realization that the education young adolescents experience during this formative period of life will, in large measure, determine the future for all citizens; and
• The knowledge that every young adolescent should have the opportunity to pursue his or her dreams and aspirations, and post-secondary education should be a possibility for all.

The CMLA is a professional education organization for college students preparing to become middle level (grades 5-8) teachers.

The organization participates in professional development programs, state and national conferences, events at Tech and community service projects. The executive board of CMLA includes Georgia Wyllia, Amber Davis, Mandy Wilson, Ben Hare, Anna Miller and Hannah Peckel.

Additionally, involvement in CMLA assists students in securing their decision to teach middle level students and enables networking opportunities.

“Because of the professional development opportunities I’ve gotten to experience through CMLA, I feel more prepared and motivated to go out into the field and start teaching,” said Wyllia, president of the organization.

Visit the CMLA@ATU Facebook page for more information.

Learn more about NMSA and MOYA.