Archives for September 2012

Tech Story Interviews Thursday

The Arkansas Tech University Office of University Relations wants to know “What’s Your Tech Story?”

The Arkansas Tech University Office of University Relations wants to know “What’s Your Tech Story?”

University Relations will host student interviews from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Room 203 of the Baswell Techionery. The interviews will be recorded to help university personnel capture the pulse of campus and to identify students who are interested in appearing in photographs for university publications and online communications.

Interviews will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, and each interview should take approximately 20 minutes.  No advance appointments are necessary.

One lucky Arkansas Tech student who tells his or her Tech story will walk away with a free iPad2. Three additional students will win Wonder Bucks, which can be used at Baswell Techionery, Chambers Cafeteria or the Tech Bookstore.

Students can register for the door prizes before their interview, and winners will be selected at random from all students who took part in the interviews.

Some of the questions students will be asked include:

  • Why did you choose Arkansas Tech?
  • What is your favorite part of being a Tech student?
  • How has your Tech experience compared to your expectations?
  • What extracurricular activities are you involved in on campus?
  • What obstacles must you overcome to earn your degree?
  • What are your goals for after college?

Selected clips from the interviews will be placed on the Arkansas Tech website, Tech’s YouTube channel and Arkansas Tech’s Facebook page.

View previous segments from “What’s Your Tech Story?”

For more information about the “What’s Your Tech Story?” interviews, call Carrie Phillips at 479-880-4041.

Familar Faces: Heather Strasner

Arkansas Tech’s Office of Admissions is hard at work providing high school students with more information about Arkansas Tech.  Strasner joined the Office of Admissions this summer and says she hopes to help high school students learn more about Arkansas Tech University and the opportunities available to them.

Visit the Arkansas Tech Office of Admissions website to learn more.

“Pack the Stands Night” on Thursday

Arkansas Tech fans are invited to help the Golden Suns volleyball program make history on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Tech head volleyball coach Kristy Bayer has designated Thursday as “Pack the Stands Night” at Tucker Coliseum. The Golden Suns will attempt to break the school record for volleyball attendance, which is 1,045 fans.

The match between Arkansas Tech and Henderson State will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission will be free and open to the public.

Chartwells will serve a pre-match, tailgate-style meal outside Tucker Coliseum from 5-7 p.m.

Representatives from the Office of University Relations will be on hand from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to capture photos of fans for a “Green Carpet” contest. Prizes will be awarded based upon the number of “likes” each photo receives on the Arkansas Tech Facebook page.

The Golden Suns (9-5 overall, 1-1 Great American Conference) are the defending GAC regular season and postseason volleyball champions.

Learn more about Arkansas Tech volleyball.


Homecoming T-shirts Available

Arkansas Tech University 2012 Homecoming t-shirts are now available for purchase.

The design this year features a Tech green shirt with the Arkansas Tech logo on the front and Arkansas Tech Homecoming ’12 on the back.

The theme for Homecoming this year is “Go Tech, Beat the Savage Storm” as a way to take Homecoming back to the traditional themes of the past.

Cost of the shirt is $5.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the university may purchase a t-shirt from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Monday through Friday at the Arkansas Tech Alumni House, which is located at 1313 N. Arkansas Ave. between Caraway Hall and the football practice field.

Homecoming shirts can also be purchased online and at Tech home football games.

Homecoming has been set for Saturday, October 6.

For more information, call 479-968-0242 or send an email to

Centennial Bricks: A Permanent Tribute


Members of the Arkansas Tech community can leave a lasting impact at Arkansas Tech by placing a personalized brick in Centennial Plaza as part of the Centennial Brick Program.

The Centennial Brick Program began back in 2009 as a way for Arkansas Tech University alumni and friends to permanently show their support for Arkansas Tech University.

Bricks purchased through the program are displayed at Centennial Plaza, which is located between Thone Stadium and Williamson Hall.

The personalized bricks may be engraved with up to three lines of text and up to 15 characters per line.

Bricks are available for purchase for $100 each, and replica bricks are available to those purchasing bricks for an additional $50.

Bricks purchased prior to December will be installed by spring commencement at Arkansas Tech.  Since the program began, more than 300 bricks have been added as a permanent tribute.

Funds raised through the Centennial Brick Program are contributed to Tech’s greatest need.

To learn more about the program, visit the development website and select the “Bricks Button” for complete details.