Archives for November 2011

Alumni to Serve Breakfast During Finals

The Arkansas Tech Alumni Association is recruiting alumni to assist in handing out breakfast to students taking final exams.

This treat is offered to students in hopes it will ease stress and provide a filling breakfast on their way to take important exams.

Additionally, students generally find comfort in the encouragement they receive from servers who have been in their shoes and understand the stress level associated with finals.

Muffins, apples, coffee, warm apple cider and well wishes will be available for students on their way to class.

Breakfast will be served in the following locations:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 7-Corley, McEver, Witherspoon, Dean, Rothwell
  • Thursday, Dec. 8-Corley, McEver, Witherspoon, Dean, Rothwell, Tomlinson
  • Friday, Dec. 9-Corley, McEver, Witherspoon, Dean, Rothwell, Energy Center, Williamson
  • Monday, Dec. 12-Corley, McEver, Witherspoon, Dean, Crabaugh, Rothwell

To sign up to serve, contact the Arkansas Tech Alumni Office at or call 479-968-0242.

Mock Interviews Begin Today


Numerous employers are on the Arkansas Tech campus beginning to take part in the annual “Job or No Job: Mock Interviews.”

The annual event, hosted by the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) is designed to help Arkansas Tech students prepare for the job search by practicing their interview and résumé skills with real company representatives.

Amanda Smith, project leader, says the interviews give students the chance to hear from industry professionals.  She adds, “This is a great way to simulate the type of interview students will have when they are searching for a job.  While students hear about interviews from their professors, the ability to practice these skills is very helpful.”

Students taking part will sign up for a time and then will have a mock interview with representatives from one of the companies taking part.  Following the interview, the students receive feedback on their attire and résumé.

Participating companies include St. Mary’s, Belk, ABF Freight, Bank of America, First State Bank, Nabholtz Construction, Jackson Hewitt, NEW, Conagra, May Construction and Tyson. The companies are not necessarily looking to hire based on these interviews, but have in the past.

Public Safety Collecting Toys for Tots

The Arkansas Tech Department of Public Safety has announced it will once again host a toy drive to benefit Toys for Tots.

Toy donations will be accepted until Wednesday, Dec. 21. Only new, unwrapped toys will be accepted.

The Department of Public Safety office is located at 1511 N Boulder Ave. Toys may be dropped off from 7 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday.

Toys for Tots is a foundation created by the U.S. Marine Corps. Click here for more information about the national Toys for Tots organization.

For more information about dropping off toys at Arkansas Tech, contact the Department of Public Safety at 968-0222.

Competitive Winners Announced

Winners of the 5th Annual Juried Student Competitive were announced yesterday in a formal ceremony at Norman Art Gallery.

Taking home first prize was Kelsey Gammill with “Mossy Me,” which was made from wood, moss and natural materials. She received $150.

Brian Shipman was awarded second place for “Bull Skulls” made from charcoal and conte crayon on paper. He received $100.

Travis Cody Johnson came in third place with his graphite pencil on paper work, “The Meeting.” He received $75.

Rick Brunson with “Typography” and Nick Peters with “Of the Sea” received an honorable mention. They received a $30 gift card. One was donated by Hobby Lobby and the other was donated by the Arkansas Tech Bookstore.

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

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.

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

Click here to see photos from the event and students’ work.

IEW Fashion Show

Numerous international students at Arkansas Tech donned traditional attire from their native country to take part int the International Education Week fashion show.

The event is a tradition during International Education Week, and organizers say it is a fun way to showcase the varied backgrounds of students at Arkansas Tech.

Read more about International Education Week.

See photos from the fashion show.

Learn more about the Office of International and Multicultural Student Services at Arkansas Tech.