Archives for September 2012

Informational Meeting for Model UN Tomorrow

There will be an informational meeting tomorrow (September 20) at 12:30 p.m. in Rothwell 138 for students interested in Model UN or other international simulations.

The meeting will consist of an explanation of what Model UN is, what it requires, and how students can get involved.

For more information contact Dr. Housenick at

Flu Shot Clinic Next Week

The Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center has announced it will host a free flu shot clinic for students next week.

The clinic will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27 in Room 204 of the Baswell Techionery. For those students not able to attend the clinic, the vaccine will be administered at no cost through the Arkansas Tech Health and Wellness Center.

Following the clinic, students wishing to receive an injection should call Arkansas Tech Health and Wellness at 479-968-0329 to make an appointment.  The Arkansas Tech Health and Wellness Center is located in Dean Hall 126.

Once students have had an opportunity to receive a flu shot, Arkansas Tech University faculty and staff will also be able to receive a vaccination.  Faculty and staff shots will be offered in the next two-three weeks, and interested faculty and staff members must first pay a $10 charge at the student accounts office inside the Doc Bryan Student Services Building before making their appointments.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates each year in the United States 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu, and the CDC says a flu shot is one of the best ways to protect against the flu.  Read additional CDC suggestions to protect against the flu.

According to the CDC, flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May.

To find out more about the flu, visit the Centers for Disease Control website.

Harding Outlasts Golden Suns in Five Sets

Mollie Arnold made 18 kills and 15 digs to lead the Harding Lady Bisons to a come-from-behind, five-set volleyball win over the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns at Rhodes Field House in Searcy on Tuesday. 

The Lady Bisons (9-3 overall, 2-0 GAC) won 25-16, 24-26, 18-25, 26-24, 15-12 to hand the Golden Suns (9-5, 1-1) their first-ever loss in GAC volleyball action. Arkansas Tech was 16-0 during the inaugural GAC regular season in 2011.

The Suns placed four players in double figures in kills — Carly Florian (19), Sara Motsinger (16), Kaitlyn White (14) and Brittany Ryan (12). White also had 18 digs, while Ryan contributed seven blocks. Tech’s Amber Cerrillos finished with 58 assists and 11 digs. Morgan McKellar led the Suns in digs with 21.

Arkansas Tech will continue GAC play on Thursday, Sept. 20, by hosting Henderson State University for a 7 p.m. GAC match at Tucker Coliseum. Admission will be free.

Head coach Kristy Bayer has designated the evening as “Pack the Stands Night.” Fans are encouraged to help the Golden Suns attempt to break the school record for volleyball attendance of 1,045 that they set during a similar promotion in 2011.

Learn more about Arkansas Tech volleyball.

Women’s Golf Finishes 2nd at NSU

Arkansas Tech University’s women’s golf team finished second in the 14th annual Northeastern State University Classic at Cherry Springs Golf Club in Tahlequah, Okla., on Sept. 17-18.

The Golden Suns posted a 36-hole team score of 621 to finish as runner-up among a 13-team field.

Tournament host Northeastern State won the event with a 36-hole total of 605.

Arkansas Tech’s Emelie Alpe and Rebecka Surtevall both finished in the top 10 of the individual standings.

Alpe shot 75-76 for a 151 total and sole possession of fifth place. Surtevall returned scores of 77 and 75. Her 152 total was good for a share of sixth place.

Megan Jeffery (12th, 78-78-156), Taylor Kline (T-38th, 89-76-165) and Niki Possage (T-45th, 86-83-169) also contributed to the Golden Suns’ team score.

Arkansas Tech’s Megan Kelley (T-52nd, 82-91-173) competed as an individual.

Harding University’s Brittany Marquez won the individual title by four strokes. She had rounds of 71 and 72 for a 1-under par total of 143.

Learn more about Golden Suns golf.


Tech Story Interviews Thursday

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.