Archives for July 2013

Graduate Assistant Training Announced

The Arkansas Tech University Graduate College has announced the times it will host Graduate Assistant Orientation prior to the start of the fall semester.

The training sessions will take place in Room 215 of Dean Hall on Monday, August 26 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, August 27 at 5 p.m.

As part of the orientation sessions, graduate assistants will meet other assistants and learn more about the various resources available to Tech students.

Expectations of graduate students will also be covered during the sessions.

Each session will last approximately one hour and will help students become more comfortable in their role as university leaders.

Visit the Graduate College website to learn more.

Arkansas Tech Career Center hosts open house Aug. 9

The Arkansas Tech Career Center (ATCC) in Russellville will host an open house Friday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Located at 2201 S. Knoxville Ave., behind Russellville High School, ATCC is one of the largest secondary career and technical centers in Arkansas, drawing its 600-plus student enrollment from 11 area high schools in Pope, Yell and Johnson counties.

Director Pat Edmunds said, “The open house is an excellent opportunity for incoming students and parents – as well as those interested in future enrollment – to meet our instructors, see the classrooms and discuss college credit opportunities.”

The Career Center is an extension of Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus. Because of the partnership between ATCC and Arkansas Tech-Ozark, participating high school students can receive concurrent college credit for classes taken.

The following programs are offered at ATCC:

  • Automotive Service Technology;
  • Computer Engineering/Computer Information Systems;
  • Construction Technology;
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement;
  • Culinary Arts;
  • Cosmetology;
  • Drafting Technology/Engineering and Architecture;
  • Medical Professions;
  • Metal Fabrication.

Participating schools include Russellville, Dover, Pottsville, Hector, Atkins, Dardanelle, Danville, Two Rivers, Western Yell County, Lamar and Clarksville high schools.

For more information, including program descriptions and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the ATCC website,

Tech Alumni to Enjoy Baseball

Members of the Arkansas Tech University Alumni Association will head to Springdale on Friday for a night of baseball.

Alumni and friends will gather at Arvest Ballpark to watch the Northwest Arkansas Naturals face the Tulsa Drillers.

As part of the event, participants will be able to enjoy a buffet of ballpark staples prior to the start of the game.  The buffet will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the first pitch will take place at 7 p.m.

The cost to attend the game, which includes pavilion seating and the pre-game buffet, is $15 per person.  Children under the age of three may attend at no cost.

Visit the Alumni Office website or call (479) 968-0242 to purchase tickets.

Spirit Squads Attend Camp

Members of the Arkansas Tech University Spirit Squads have been hard at work honing their skills at the National Cheer Association/National Dance Association camp in Conway.

During the two-day camp, spirit squad members focused on learning new skills, leading fans and working as a team.

The groups will return to campus next month to begin preparing for fall performances.

Members of the Arkansas Tech Spirit Squads represent the university at athletic events and serve as ambassadors in the community.

Learn more about the spirit squads at Arkansas Tech.


Save on Textbooks and More August 3-4

Arkansas Tech University students will have an opportunity to save money on textbooks and other school supplies during the annual no sales tax holiday on Saturday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 4.

The Arkansas Tech Bookstore, located in the W.O. Young Building on the Arkansas Tech campus in Russellville, will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. In addition to the savings created by the no sales tax holiday, textbooks will be on sale at 10 percent off the normal prices.

The savings will also be available from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Financial aid cannot be used during the sales tax holiday event at the Arkansas Tech Bookstore.

Textbook Brokers, located at 1400 N. Arkansas Ave. in Russellville, will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 3-4. Their store will place textbooks on sale at 9 percent off the normal prices.

The no sales tax holiday specials from Textbook Brokers will also be available at