Archives for February 2015

Ozark Campus Closing at 4 p.m. Feb. 27

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus will close at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, due to inclement weather.

Check back with arkansastechnews.com for any further information.

Regular Season Ends Saturday at UAM

Fresh from a doubleheader sweep of Harding University on Thursday night, the Arkansas Tech University basketball teams will embark upon one last regular season road trip on Saturday, Feb. 28, when they take on the University of Arkansas-Monticello.

A win would assure the Golden Suns of at least a share of the 2014-15 GAC women’s basketball regular season championship, while the men’s game will bring major seeding implications for the Wonder Boys as they prepare for the GAC Tournament.

Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (20-5, 15-4 GAC) at UAM Cotton Blossoms (13-11, 11-8 GAC)
When: Saturday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m.
Where: Steelman Fieldhouse, Monticello
Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com
Series: Tech leads 64-24

About the Golden Suns: If Arkansas Tech wins and earns at least a share of the GAC title, it would be the 24th regular season¬†conference championship in the 38-year history of intercollegiate women’s basketball at the institution. The Golden Suns defeated UA-Monticello 70-61 on Jan. 5 in Russellville. Tech held the Cotton Blossoms without a made field goal over the final 4:46 of the game. Fatima Adams scored 16 points, Caroline Eubanks had 13 points and Danielle Frachiseur added 12 points for the Golden Suns. Katrina Hayden notched 11 points, six steals and four assists. The game saw 10 ties and 16 lead changes before Arkansas Tech pulled away in the closing minutes.

About the Cotton Blossoms: UA-Monticello is enjoying its most successful women’s basketball season since 2008-09, when the Cotton Blossoms finished 21-9 overall and reached the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament. The 2014-15 UAM team is in a tie for fourth place in the GAC standings going into the final day of the regular season. Saturday will mark the Blossoms’ first home game since Feb. 12. They are 9-2 inside Steelman Fieldhouse this season, including seven consecutive home victories dating back to December. Jordan Goforth (18.4 points per game) is UAM’s leading scorer.

Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (14-13, 10-9 GAC) at UAM Boll Weevils (7-17, 3-16 GAC)
When: Saturday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m.
Where:  Steelman Fieldhouse, Monticello 
Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com
Series: Tech leads 100-51

About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech could finish as high as a tie for third in the GAC men’s basketball standings with a win on Saturday. Nick Wayman matched his career high in scoring and Clarence Willard came through with a big second half for the Wonder Boys in a 76-63 victory over UA-Monticello on Jan. 5. Wayman scored 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the field and collected a team-high eight rebounds. Willard scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half. He was 4-of-6 from the field, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range. Darrick Little notched 15 points for the Wonder Boys.

About the Boll Weevils: UA-Monticello will finish in last place in the 2014-15 GAC men’s basketball standings, which means the Boll Weevils will not advance to the GAC Tournament and their season will end on Saturday. UAM has lost four consecutive games, and it has allowed more than 100 points in back-to-back games. The Boll Weevils rank last in the conference in scoring defense (80.0 points allowed per game) and field goal percentage defense (.479). Five of the Weevils’ seven wins this season have come at home.

Tech Students Connect with Community

Arkansas Tech University students will interact with an area leader next week as part of the “Lunch with a Leader” series.

Hosted by the Office of Campus Life, the program is designed to allow students the opportunity to network and engage with community leaders.

Dr. Mary Gunter, dean of the Graduate College, will be the featured guest during next week’s event.

The discussion will take place at noon Monday in Room 242 of the Doc Bryan Student Services Center.

Learn more about the Office of Campus Life.

Career Fair, Graduation Fair, Fund Week in March

Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus is hosting a series of events in March to better prepare Arkansas Tech-Ozark students for graduation and beyond.

There will be a Career Fair on Tuesday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Student Services Conference Center. Regional business from a wide range of career fields will be on hand to discuss employment opportunities with Arkansas Tech-Ozark students and alumni. Students are encouraged to bring their resumes and dress for success!

Additionally, the Graduation Fair will be on Tuesday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SSCC. The Grad Fair is an opportunity for students to order everything for graduation: regalia (caps, gowns), announcements, rings, commencement photos and more.

Later in the month, Financial Aid will host its annual Fund Week March 17-19. Fund Week is an opportunity for students to get a head start on 2015-16 financial aid requirements.

Fund Week begins with FAFSA days March 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Computer Lab next to the Bookstore. Financial Aid representatives will be on hand to help students file the 2015-16 FAFSA. Student must have a copy of their completed 2014 taxes. No appointment is necessary, and there will be door prizes.

Fund Week will conclude with the Fund Fair on March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the SSCC. Vendors will be available to share with students information about scholarships, grants and other financial aid sources. No appointment is necessary, and there will be door prizes.

For more information on these events, contact Student Services at (479) 667-2117.

Orientation Leader Applications Due Friday

Students interested in serving as orientation leaders for the fall semester have through 5 p.m. 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.

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 be paid 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.

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 jbutler1@atu.edu.