Archives for October 2011

Watch Wonder Boys Highlights

The Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys closed out the home portion of their football season against East Central University.

Be sure to log back on for more video about Arkansas Tech Athletics.

Walton Foundation Gives $294K to Tech

The Walton Family Foundation has made a gift of $294,000 to Arkansas Tech University to support the development of public school leaders through the Arkansas Tech Center for Leadership and Learning (CLL).
The donation will be used to fund the Arkansas Tech CLL Leader to Leader programs for school superintendents and principals. Forty school leadership personnel from around the state are enrolled in the program during the 2011-12 academic year.

Accepting the donation on behalf of Arkansas Tech were (photographed, from left): Dr. Robert C. Brown, Arkansas Tech president; Dr. Mary Gunter, dean of the Arkansas Tech Graduate College; and Dr. John W. Watson, Arkansas Tech vice president for academic affairs.
In a letter addressed to Dr. Brown, The Walton Family Foundation Executive Director Buddy D. Philpot wrote that he was “pleased to enclose a grant from The Walton Family Foundation, Inc., in the amount of $294,000 to Arkansas Tech University to continue its work in developing strong district and school leaders for Arkansas public schools.”
Participants in the superintendent and principal Leader to Leader programs at Arkansas Tech gather for meetings throughout the academic year to learn new techniques in school administration and share information about their common challenges and solutions.
Dr. Merle Dickerson, superintendent of the Van Buren School District, serves as director for the Leader to Leader programs at Arkansas Tech. Dr. Gunter provides oversight for the university.
“On behalf of the Arkansas Tech Graduate College and the Arkansas Tech Center for Leadership and Learning, I express my appreciation to The Walton Family Foundation for its support of the Leader to Leader programs at Arkansas Tech,” said Gunter. “Leader to Leader is a professional development opportunity for school leadership personnel that is making a difference for K-12 education in our state. Arkansas Tech is proud to be in a position to offer the Leader to Leader programs, and we are grateful to The Walton Family Foundation for making it possible.”
Visit to learn more about The Walton Family Foundation, and visit to learn more about the Arkansas Tech Center for Leadership and Learning.

Juried Student Competitive Opens Next Week


Art students at Arkansas Tech finished turned in works of art last week in hopes of being selected for the 5th Annual Juried Student Competitive.

The juror is Dawn Holder, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of the Ozarks.

The show will premiere to the public next Thursday, Nov. 10. The opening reception and awards presentation will be Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m.

The first place winner will receive $150, second place will receive $100, and third place will receive $75. Additionally, two honorable mention winners will be the recipients of a $30 gift card, one to Hobby Lobby and one to the Arkansas Tech Bookstore.

The show will be open to the public until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Admission is free. The gallery is open 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All works that were not included in the exhibit must be picked up from the Art Conference Room by Friday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Neal Harrington, gallery director, at 479-964-3237.

IMSSO Announces “Growing Up” Photo Contest

The International and Multicultural Student Services Office announced they will be hosting a photo contest in honor of International Education Week.

Students will be able to win up to $100 by submitting a photo with the theme of “growing up.” Officials say the theme aims to capture the experiences, memories and feelings shared by people growing up around the world.

Photo entries will be judged on the ability to relate to the theme, creativity, photographic quality and a caption relating the picture to the theme.

Photos must be submitted in a 5X7 print format. Each person may submit up to three photos.

Winners will be announced Friday, Nov. 18 at the International Festival and Talent Expo. The first place photo will receive $100, second place will receive $75 and third place will receive $50.

The deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. For an application to submit your photos, contact Danny Eshcol at or stop by Tomlinson Room 029.

International Education Week will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 18 at Arkansas Tech.

Halloween Fun On Campus


There are several events taking place on campus this evening for Arkansas Tech students as well as the community.

The Student Activities Board will show the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 9 p.m. tonight in Young Game Room. Those in attendance will get a goody back of ingredients needed to participate during the movie.

Members of the community can “Trick or Treat the Halls” from 6-8 p.m. tonight. Children can go to each of the residence halls on campus and receive Halloween treats from students.

While trick-or-treating the halls, the ladies of Garden Park, located south of the baseball field, invite everyone to attend a haunted house.

The haunted house is open from 6-8 p.m. and is sponsored by the Garden Park hall government.