Archives for January 2011

Reminder of Inclement Weather Notices



In the event of inclement weather, Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus may be unable to operate our normal schedule. When campus is closed for inclement weather, the following television and radio stations will be notified by 6:00 a.m.:



KTCS Fort Smith

KDYN 96.7 Ozark

KHBS 40/29 Fort Smith

KFSM Channel 5 Fort Smith


KISR 93.7 Radio

B98 Radio 97.9

KMAG 99.1 Radio

Big Dog 95.9 Radio

KWHN AM 1320 Radio

When daytime classes are cancelled, night classes are also cancelled. The outlying areas sometimes experience inclement weather (snow, ice, and etc). Even though the campus is not closed in these events, all faculty, staff and students are advised to use their judgement in determining if the roads are safe to travel. Remember, your safety is our utmost concern!

Please note that our campus emergency notification text system will not be used to notify faculty, staff and students of campus closure due to inclement weather.

Spring Enrollment Up at Arkansas Tech – Ozark


Officials at Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus released the unofficial headcount for spring 2011 with 1,406 students enrolled.  This marks another year of increased enrollment for the spring semester. This time last year, enrollment figures topped 1,213.

Mr. Richard Harris, chief student officer stated, “Spring 2011 enrollment growth can be attributed to the commitment following our strategic plan.  Strong organizational planning along with relevant academic programs and good customer service allow this institution to increase its enrollment each year.  Both current and potential students know that good things are happening at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus and want to be a part of it.”

Dedication to providing the needs of the students in the area is evident. Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, chancellor observed, “Arkansas Tech-Ozark has a mission of providing access to higher education to students in our region, and they find the Ozark Campus to be a student-centered campus where they not only learn skills, but where they feel welcome.”


Franklin County Single Parent Scholarship Recipients Named


Seven individuals from Franklin County have been chosen to receive scholarships for the Spring 2011 semester.

Spring 2011 recipients are listed in alphabetical order by hometown:


Ozark: Debra Bono, Connie Melton, Whitney Morris, Wendi Robinson, Katherine Wells and Miranda Williamson

Charleston: Wimberly White

The Single Parent Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 modeled on successful incentive scholarship funds in two northwest Arkansas counties. The goal of the single parent scholarship fund is to assist single parents to complete their post secondary education in preparation for skilled employment.

Pictured (L-R): Alice Wood, Franklin County Single Parent Scholarship Board Member, Wimberly White, Katherine Wells, Connie Melton, Wendi Robinson, Whitney Morris, Miranda Williamson, and Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, Chairman of the Franklin County Single Parent Scholarship Board.  Not pictured, Debra Bono.

“Big Money Bingo-Disco Style”


Looking to win some big money at a disco-themed event? Look no further than “Big Money Bingo-Disco Style”.

Arkansas Tech Student Activities Board is hosting Big Money Bingo in Tucker Coliseum tonight at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7: 30 p.m. and officials recommend arriving early to get a bingo card.

Thousands of dollars in prizes will be given to students who call out “Bingo” in different games such as diagonal line, black out, make a “T”, or traditional bingo.

Up ‘til Dawn will be at the doors collecting donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Students who make donations will be given tickets to enter a drawing for a $250 book scholarship. The scholarship was donated by the Arkansas Tech Bookstore.

“Big Money Bingo-Disco Style” is an official WonderWeek 2011 event. A most-spirited male and female will be chosen to participate in the half-time competition at the Gold Rush basketball games on Thursday.

Read more about WonderWeek.

RA Applications Available Tomorrow


Residence Life is seeking applicants who wish to be a role model to students in the Arkansas Tech community and have a passion for encouraging academic, social and personal growth.

Students interested in applying for a resident assistant (RA) position must have a minimum of 2.5 grade point average and have experience living in university housing.

Applications will be available Tuesday, Feb. 1 in the Wilson Hall Operations Office. They are due no later than Friday, March 4, at 5 p.m. to the same location.

Informational meetings regarding the leadership positions will be held on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. in Doc Bryan Room 242.

These meetings will allow students who consider applying the opportunity to learn more about the many facets of the RA position. Residence Life staff will be available to answer any questions applicants may have.

Interested individuals are encouraged to talk to their current RA and resident director (RD) about the position.