Archives for August 2012

Parker Composed Recital September 5

Philip Parker, associate professor of music, will present a recital of his compositions on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Witherspoon Auditorium. The recital is being presented, in part, thanks to to a professional development grant from Arkansas Tech University.

The first piece, Games for flute and clarinet, will be performed by two Tech faculty members, Dr. Karen Futterer and Dr. Nicholas del Grazia.  The piece was a winner in the 1996 National Flute Association contest for new music.

An Entomological Suite for bassoon and piano will be featured next and will include a performance by Dr. Timothy Smith.  Each movement in the piece is designed to represent an insect.

The third piece, Alliterations, was commissioned by the Music Teachers National Association.  The final piece of the recital will feature a trio performing his composition Merry Music.

Most recently, Parker was part of the National Symphony Orchestra American Residency program, and his composition was performed by members of the National Symphony Orchestra.

The public is invited to this free event.

Red Hangtag, 37″ TV Among Prizes Saturday

The football season opener at Arkansas Tech University will be especially exciting for the four Tech students who walk away with a highly sought-after door prize.

Kickoff for the Wonder Boys’ 98th season opener is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, against the Bacone College Warriors.

Arkansas Tech students entering Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field on Saturday through the main entrance near the ticket booth will receive a prize ticket.

At the end of each quarter, students holding those prize tickets will be eligible to win one of the following prizes from the Arkansas Tech Office of Student Services:

  • End 1st Quarter: $150 Baz-Tech Gift Card
  • Halftime: 37″ LCD Television
  • End 3rd Quarter: Red Parking Hangtag for 2012-13 Academic Year
  • End of Game: $150 Baz-Tech Gift Card

Students must be present at the time of the announcement in order to win a prize. Winning ticket numbers will be announced over the stadium public address system.

Admission to regular season home athletics events at Arkansas Tech is free for those with a valid Tech identification card.

Saturday’s contest between the Wonder Boys and the Bacone Warriors will mark the first game on the new synthetic turf at Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field.

Click here to learn more about Arkansas Tech football.

Green Carpet Set for Saturday

Arkansas Tech students, alumni and friends will have an opportunity to showcase their Arkansas Tech spirit in hopes of winning prizes at several home football games this fall.

The Tech family will be able to show their Tech pride by posing on the green carpet during five of the tailgate parties.  Participants are encouraged to don their best green and gold attire, and Arkansas Tech will have green and gold accessories for those wishing to enhance their attire.

Photos from the green carpet will be divided into a current student and future student category.  The photos will be placed on the Arkansas Tech Facebook page the Monday after each game, and the photo in each category with the most likes at the end of the week will win a $50 gift certificate to the Arkansas Tech Bookstore.

The green carpet will take place at the following games:

  • September 1
  • September 6
  • September 15
  • September 29
  • October 20

Organizers say they hope to see lots of participants in their green and gold walking the green carpet before football games and then helping cheer the Wonder Boys to victory.

For more about the green carpet, email Carrie Phillips at

Trail of Tears Talk

The Arkansas River Valley Chapter of the Arkansas Archaeological Society will host “Adventures with an Adventurer” with Dusty Helbling and Dale Stewart September 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Baswell Techionery.

Dusty Helbling has spent the last two decades researching Cherokee ruins and the Trail of Tears routes in Western Arkansas. Dale Stewart is an explorer and filmmaker who has kayaked many of the world’s waterways.

For two weeks, Helbling and Stewart traveled through Cherokee landmarks from Little Rock to Fort Gibson and other regions where Cherokees lived along the water.

The program will discuss the life of the Native Americans through the Trail of Tears and the adventures that Helbing and Stewart had together as they tried to recreate and relive the experience.

The Event is hosted on behalf of the Tech Museum. For more information contact the Tech Museum at 479-964-0826 or

All University Offices Closed Monday (Labor Day)

The Arkansas Tech campus including all offices will be closed Monday (September 3) for the Labor Day holiday. The regular campus schedule will resume Tuesday morning.

For more holiday dates that campus is closed check out the 2012-2013 holiday schedule.