Archives for February 2014

Familiar Faces: Dr. Killingsworth

Arkansas Tech professor Dr. Justin Killingsworth is this week’s Familiar Face.

Killingsworth currently serves as an assistant professor of agriculture education, and he said the tight-knit nature of the department is a great benefit to students enrolled in agriculture classes at Arkansas Tech.

As a professor, Killingsworth said he hopes his students better understand the various opportunities available for those with a degree in agriculture.

Learn more about the Department of Agriculture at Arkansas Tech.

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Basketball Regular Season Ends Saturday

Arkansas Tech University enters the final day of the 2013-14 basketball regular season with plenty to play for.

The Wonder Boys and the Golden Suns will face East Central University for a 2 and 4 p.m. doubleheader in Ada, Okla., on Saturday, March 1.

Arkansas Tech can clinch the 2013-14 Great American Conference men’s basketball regular season championship outright with a win in the second game of the twin bill. An Arkansas Tech win in the women’s contest would give the Golden Suns the No. 2 seed in the GAC Tournament March 6-9 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (16-9, 12-7) at ECU Lady Tigers (17-8, 12-7)
When: Saturday, March 1, 2 p.m.

Where: Kerr Activities Center, Ada, Okla.
Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/
Series: Tech leads 9-5

About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech has won 10 of its last 13 games. The Golden Suns shot 54 percent from the field and placed five players in double figures in scoring while defeating East Central 88-61 in Russellville on Dec. 7. Freshman guard Anna Lea Little notched 13 points for Arkansas Tech, while junior forward Jacinda Myers-Sanders, sophomore forward Caroline Eubanks and freshman Anissa Pounds added 11 points apiece. Pounds leads the Golden Suns in scoring this season (13.7 points per game). Arkansas Tech is 0-2 in road women’s basketball games against East Central during the GAC era. Ada is the only venue where the Golden Suns have yet to win a GAC road game during the three-year history of the conference.

About the Lady Tigers: East Central has won seven of its last nine games. The Lady Tigers defeated arch rival Southeastern Oklahoma State 81-68 on Thursday night. East Central finished the game with a 48-35 rebounding edge. The Lady Tigers lead the GAC and rank eighth in NCAA Division II in rebound margin (+8.7 rebounds per game) this season. Junior guard Erin Walling (11.1 points per game) is East Central’s top scorer in 2013-14.

Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (19-8, 14-5) at ECU Tigers (15-10, 12-7)
When: Saturday, March 1, 4 p.m.
Where: Kerr Activities Center, Ada, Okla.
Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/
Series: Tech leads 12-8

About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech has won eight of its last nine games. The Wonder Boys are led in scoring by senior guard Bobby Hatchett (11.1 points per game), junior forward Marshawn Arnold (10.3 points per game), junior forward Darrick Little (9.6 points per game) and junior guard Tyler Friedel (9.3 points per game). Arkansas Tech is 3-0 during the 2013-14 campaign in men’s basketball “revenge” games — match-ups in which the opponent has defeated the Wonder Boys earlier this season.

About the Tigers: Junior forward Brandon Lucas scored a team-high 27 points, freshman guard A.J. Moutry notched 18 points and senior guard Colby Carr added 15 points as East Central defeated Arkansas Tech 94-78 in Russellville on Dec. 7. It was the Tigers’ first men’s basketball win over the Wonder Boys since 1999. East Central snapped a three-game losing streak on Thursday with a 76-60 win over Southeastern Oklahoma State. Senior forward Henry Pwono notched 36 points and collected 15 rebounds for the Tigers in the win.

Tech Hosts Instagram Contest

Arkansas Tech students are invited to show off their confidence by participating in an Instagram contest as part of International Women’s Week.

To take part, students are encouraged to post their selfie on Instagram and tag the photo with the hashtag #selfiesforselfesteem.

The contest runs from Monday through Friday, and one photo will be selected each day.  Each daily winner will receive a $25 Visa gift card.

College Panhellenic Council is sponsoring the contest.

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RA Application Deadline Extended

Arkansas Tech University students interested in serving as resident assistants during the fall 2014 semester have additional time to apply.

The deadline for RA applications has been extended until noon on Wednesday, March 5. Qualified students may apply through theLink.

Resident assistants aid the Office of Residence Life in its mission to provide a “a comprehensive learning environment, which will promote maturity, responsibility, and above all, academic success.”

Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average and experience living in university housing.

To learn more about the position, contact the Office of Residence Life at (479) 968-0376.

Orientation Leader Applications Due Monday

Students interested in serving as orientation leaders for the fall 2014 semester have through 5 p.m. Monday to turn in their application.

Orientation leaders should be willing to assist entering students, facilitate group processes for new students, ensure new students and their families feel welcome to Tech, speak in front of both large and small groups, motivate students and attend all orientation functions.

In order to be eligible students must be full-time, degree-seeking students at Arkansas Tech in good standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Other job descriptions include familiarity with university policies and procedures, the ability to multitask, strong communication skills, positive attitude, customer relation skills, ability to work with a variety of audiences, dependability, flexibility and responsibility.

Those wishing to apply must be available during the following times:

  • Orientation leader training, Aug. 20-22
  • Opening weekend, Aug. 23-24
  • New student orientation, Aug. 25-26

Students selected to serve as orientation leaders will have the opportunity to move into the residence halls early for the fall semester, meet and interact with a variety of new people, and make connections with other student leaders and advisors on campus. Additionally, students will receive all meals during the orientation program and a $450 stipend.

Applications may be picked up in Room 233 of the Doc Bryan Student Services Center, and all applications should be returned by 5 p.m. on Monday.

In addition to completing an application, interested students will take part in a group and individual interview.

For more information about becoming a new student orientation leader, contact Jenny Butler, coordinator of student activities and orientation, at (479) 968-0235 or by e-mail to