Archives for January 2013

Art Gallery Exhibit Opens Friday

Arkansas Tech’s Norman Hall Art Gallery will feature “Collaborationism: the collaborative mixed media works of John Bowitz, Corey Knedler and Shannon Sargent” throughout the month of February.

The exhibit opens Friday and will run through the end of the month.

An artist talk is scheduled for Monday, February 25 at 2:30 p.m.  The talk will be open to the public and will feature a performance from several Arkansas Tech music professors.

Admission is free to see the exhibit and attend the artist talk.  Each Monday through Friday, the gallery is open from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

The exhibit is one of several exhibits planned during the semester.

Visit the Norman Hall Gallery website for more on upcoming events.

Familiar Faces: Elaine Tise

Elaine Tise, Arkansas Tech instructor, says she enjoys working with students and helping to make a difference.

Super Bowl Watch Party

The Arkansas Tech Student Activities Board is hosting a Super Bowl Watch Party beginning Sunday at 4 p.m. in Room 242 of the Doc Bryan Student Services Building.

As part of the event, the Student Activities Board is providing free food, including chicken tenders, shrimp and cocktail sauce, buffalo wings, cake and cookies.

A jersey from each team will be given away during the game.

All is free for Tech students.

2012 Tech Graduate Picked for Peace Corps

Steven Sola, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Arkansas Tech in 2012, has been selected to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer and will depart for Indonesia in April 2013.

According to a news release from the Peace Corps West Coast recruitment offices, Sola will begin training as an English education volunteer upon his arrival in Indonesia.

“I wanted to go on a big adventure after college, along with helping people at the same time,” said Sola in the Peace Corps news release announcing his selection. “I didn’t want to settle down immediately after college. I look at the Peace Corps as something that will help me develop well into the future, as well as give me some interesting stories to tell.”

Following a period of immersion into the Indonesian culture, Sola will live and work with area residents for two years.

The Peace Corps first established operations in Indonesia in 2009. There are currently 66 volunteers on the ground in that nation and more than 8,000 Peace Corps volunteers serving in 76 countries around the globe.

Sola, who grew up in Concord, Calif., and currently resides in Benicia, Calif., was selected to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” at Arkansas Tech in 2012.

He was the 2011-12 Arkansas Tech Student Activities Board executive of the year.

Sola’s campus involvement also included serving as assistant editor of the Arka Tech student newspaper, as president of the Quidditch Club and as an officer for Alpha Phi Omega and the Vegetarian Club.

A member of the Dean’s List in multiple semesters, Sola has worked as a resident assistant in the Arkansas Tech Office of Residence Life during his time as an undergraduate student.


Davis Honored by Poultry & Egg Association

Arkansas Tech University alumnus Jock Davis received one of three 2013 Lamplighter Awards from the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association during the organization’s International Production and Processing Expo, which concludes today (Thursday, Jan. 31) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Davis (photographed, left) was presented with his award by Jim Adams (photographed, right), incoming chairman of U.S. Poultry.

According to a news release from the organization, the Lamplighter Awards pay tribute to individuals for “sustained and exemplary service” to the poultry and egg industry.

Davis, a 1950 graduate of Arkansas Tech and a 2006 inductee into the Arkansas Tech Hall of Distinction, worked in the poultry industry for 55 years.

He was engaged in sales and sales management, and he shared his experience with others by working as a recruiter, trainer and speaker.

Davis gave back to his profession by serving as photographer at the U.S. Poultry International Poultry Expo for more than 25 years, by volunteering on U.S. Poultry and Egg Association committees and by speaking at seminar programs.

A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Davis went on to serve in the Arkansas National Guard and gave a total of 37 years in military service. He retired at the rank of Major.

Davis recounted the experiences that he and his siblings had in the military in his 2011 book “Brothers Four: Reliving the Great Depression and World War II.”

The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association was founded in 1947. Its headquarters are located in Tucker, Ga.