Archives for March 2011

No Classes on Friday

Arkansas Tech University faculty and students are reminded that all classes on the Russellville and Ozark campuses have been cancelled on Friday, April 1, in honor of former president Dr. Kenneth Kersh.

Kersh, the only alumnus to ever serve as president at Arkansas Tech, died on March 23. He was 83.

The 10th president of Arkansas Tech, Kersh led the university from 1973-93. He was inducted into the Arkansas Tech Hall of Distinction in 1994.

Friends, familly and colleagues will remember Dr. Kersh during a memorial service at All Saints Episcopal Church in Russellville at 11 a.m. Friday.

The campus will be open for regular business hours on Friday, but Arkansas Tech President Dr. Robert C. Brown said that all employees who wish to attend the memorial service for Kersh are encouraged to do so.

Click here to read more about Kersh’s legacy at Arkansas Tech.

Tech Featured for Growth


Arkansas Tech University was featured on KTHV, as the university is currently undertaking two projects to increase the number of residence halls on its campus.

Read more about the new residence hall which will be built on the campus.

Registration Begins Soon

Arkansas Tech University students will soon be able to register for summer and fall courses.

Early registration begins April 4, and students are allowed to register based on the number of credit hours they have earned prior to the 2011 spring semester.

Students wishing to register for classes will need to contact their advisor in order to make an appointment.  Here is how to determine an advisor. After meeting with their advisor, students will either be registered by their advisor or they will receive a code to register for classes online using the OneTech portal.

The complete registration schedule is:

  • Students with 75 or more earned hours and graduate students—April 4, 5, 6
  • Students with 30-74  earned hours— April 7, 8, 11
  • Students with 15-29 earned hours— April 12, 13, 14
  • Students with 14 or fewer hours— April 15, 18, 19, 20

Learn more about the registration process.

SGA Applications Available


Applications are now available for those interested in serving on the 2011-2012 Student Government Association.

Application packets are available in the Office of Student Services, and completed packets must be returned by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 8.  The elections are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 13, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Doc’s Place.

As part of the packet, students wishing to serve must collect 25 signatures from their peers in order to appear on the ballot.

Students must be in good standing with the university, have a cumulative 2.25 Grade Point Average (GPA) and be enrolled as a full-time student for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Those elected will serve for one year, and the term will begin immediately following the election.

Those wishing to serve on the executive board must have at least a 2.5 GPA and have previous senate experience.

The following positions will be voted on during the election:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary of Finance/Administration
  • Secretary of Internal Affairs
  • Secretary of Student Development
  • Secretary of Public Relations
  • Three senators per class (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior)
  • Eight senators “at-large”
  • One senator from each college (Applied Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Natural and Health Sciences, Professional Studies and Community Outreach, and the Graduate College)

The Arkansas Tech Student Government Association is the governing body of the students, and SGA meets every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in the Doc Bryan Senate Room.

For more information, contact SGA President Travis Flower at

SAB Movie: True Grit


Arkansas Tech Student Activities Board will be showing “True Grit” this week.

There will be two showings on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. or on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

In the movie, which stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Hailee Steinfeld, a US Marshal helps a stubborn young woman test her “grit” as they find her father’s murderer. Parts of the movie were filmed in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Additionally, SAB is inviting faculty and staff and their immediate family members to watch “True Grit.”

The movie is free to anyone with a Tech I.D.