Archives for November 2011

Brass Showcase Sunday Afternoon

The Arkansas Tech University Department of Music will present the 30th annual Fall Brass Showcase Sunday afternoon in the Witherspoon Building Auditorium.

The free concert is set to begin 2:30 p.m. and will feature performances by the Arkansas Tech University Brass Choir and the Arkansas Tech Trombone Ensemble.

Volta Andy Anders, who served on the Arkansas Tech faculty for 40 years, will return to the podium as a guest conductor during the concert.

Anders served as the brass choir director beginning in 1969, and he formed the first trombone ensemble at Arkansas Tech.

He’ll join the brass choir to conduct “Voluntary on Old 100th” by Purcell.

Learn more about the Arkansas Tech Department of Music.

Wonder Boys Thump CBC 117-58

Mykel Cleveland recorded a double-double and nationally 24th-ranked Arkansas Tech shot 60 percent from the field in a 117-58 Wonder Boys’ victory over the Central Baptist College Mustangs at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Tuesday night.

Cleveland (photographed), a senior transfer from Southern Illinois University, notched 15 points, 12 assists, six steals and five rebounds in his Arkansas Tech debut.

Jeremy Hoard and Matt Haney combined to make four 3-pointers in the first two minutes to give the Wonder Boys a 12-0 lead.

The margin never dipped below 10 points the rest of the way as Arkansas Tech (1-0) won its men’s basketball season opener for a fifth consecutive year.

Hoard, Haney and Johnie Davis matched Cleveland with 15 points apiece. Blake Mitchem had 13 points and Will Paul scored 10 points to give the Wonder Boys six players in double figures in scoring.

Tommy Williams and Gavin McDaniel led Central Baptist with 14 points each. Xavier Lindsey added 13 points for the Mustangs (2-5).

Arkansas Tech made 15-of-28 (54 percent) from 3-point range. The Wonder Boys finished with a 44-35 rebounding edge. Tech forced CBC into 28 turnovers while committing just 11 of its own.

The 117 points scored by the Wonder Boys were their most during Doug Karleskint’s two-year tenure as Arkansas Tech head coach.

The Wonder Boys will travel to Oklahoma City for a 7 p.m. non-conference contest against MidAmerica Christian on Saturday, Nov. 19. The game can be heard on KWKK 100.9 FM.

Click here to access an Internet stream of the broadcast.

Click here to learn more about Arkansas Tech basketball.

Whitmore, Dampeer Named All-GAC

Two members of the 2011 Arkansas Tech University football team have been selected to the All-Great American Conference honor squad.

Senior A.J. Whitmore of Nashville (photographed, left) was named first team All-GAC as both a wide receiver and as a kick return specialist.

Junior Roland Dampeer of Mendenhall, Miss., (photographed, right) was named first team All-GAC at defensive end.

Whitmore made 46 receptions for 521 yards in his only season as a Wonder Boy. A transfer from the University of Tulsa, Whitmore ranked third in the GAC in receptions per game (4.6) and seventh in the league in receiving yards per game (52.1) this year.

But perhaps what Whitmore will be most remembered for during his brief time at Arkansas Tech was his work on kickoff returns. He averaged 26.0 yards per kickoff return — third-best in the GAC — and returned three kickoffs for touchdowns — the most on record in a single season at Arkansas Tech — in 2011.

Whitmore led the GAC in all-purpose yards (120.7 per game) in the league’s inaugural season.

Dampeer ranked among the conference leaders in quarterback sacks (T-3rd, 6.0) and tackles for a loss (T-12th, 9.5). He was credited with 23 total tackles, five quarterback hurries and one blocked kick this season.

Dampeer’s best game of the season came on Homecoming, when he made three quarterback sacks and four tackles for a loss to help the Wonder Boys defeat Southeastern Oklahoma State 28-16.

Arkansas Tech completed the 2011 football season with an overall record of 2-8 and a GAC mark of 1-4.

The Wonder Boys have won 18 conference championships and accumulated 526 wins — 10th-most in NCAA Division II — during their 97-season history.

Click here to learn more about Arkansas Tech football.

Click here to read the complete release from the league office concerning the 2011 All-GAC football team.

International Perspectives Panel Today

The International and Multicultural Student Services Office is hosting “International Perspectives” today, at which a panel of international students will discuss aspects of growing up in their native country.

“International Perspectives: Growing Up Around the World” is in honor of International Education Week 2011. Topics will include daily routine, roles of education, popular childhood games and stories and their memory of world events. This event will be held in the Doc Bryan Multipurpose Room at noon.

Other events for International Education Week include an international fashion show yesterday, a trivia competition tomorrow, a 50 Minute Tour of Saudi Arabia on Thursday and a screening of “Invisible Children” on Friday.

Activities will culminate Friday with the International Festival and Talent Expo. The winners of the “Growing Up” photo contest will be announced at the Expo.

The events are sponsored by the International and Multicultural Student Services Office.

For more information, contact Danny Eshcol, international student advisor, at deshcol@atu.eduor call 479-964-0832.

Keep logging on to arkansastechnews.com for more information about each event during International Education Week.

Click here to read more details about each event.

Click here to see photos from events throughout the week

College to Career Center to Host Open House

The College to Career Center will host an Open House extravaganza on Thursday.

The Open House will be an opportunity for students considering a career in accounting, management, marketing, economics or finance to gain a better understanding of the business field.

The Open House will be Thursday in Rothwell Hall Room 456. Sessions will be offered from 3-4 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Students in attendance will be entered into a drawing for $500 in book scholarships.

Additionally, students will be able to network with faculty and staff while enjoying refreshments during a presentation about the major programs offered by the College of Business.

At the Open House, students are invited to ask questions they have in regard to degree programs and potential career options.

For more information, contact the College to Career Center in Rothwell Hall Room 444.