Archives for June 2015

ASBTDC Announces July Seminars

Area business owners will learn more about resources available for small businesses during several training sessions in July.

The sessions are hosted by the Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center (ASBTDC).

The regional office of the ASBTDC at Arkansas Tech is designed to assist new, existing and expanding businesses by offering a variety of services including consulting, training and market research.

The following seminars will be offered during the month:

  • QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics – Wednesday, July 15, 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Arkansas Tech University. Cost is $65.
  • Small Business Start-up Summit – Tuesday, July 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m, at Arkansas Tech University. Cost is $75.
  • QuickBooks Beyond the Basics – Thursday, July 23, 1-4:00 p.m. at Beall Barclay & Company in Fort Smith. Cost is $65.
  • Put Your Business on the Map with Google – Tuesday, July 28, 1:30-3:0 p.m, at Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus. No cost, but registration is required.
  • Top-Notch Customer Service – Thursday, July 30, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m, at the Central Mall in Fort Smith. No cost, but registration is required.

Those wishing to attend a seminar should register by calling (479) 356-2067 or online at

Learn more about the Arkansas Tech ASBTDC.

Across Campus: New Student Advice

As Arkansas Tech University freshmen prepare to arrive on campus this fall, several current students reflect on their arrival to campus.

In today’s Across Campus segment, current students offer words of wisdom to the freshman version of themselves.

Ozark Bookstore Closed June 29-30

The Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus Bookstore will be closed Monday, June 29, and Tuesday, June 30, for end of year inventory.

Regular business hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. will resume on Wednesday, July 1.

Students charging summer II books to financial aid can do so Thursday, July 2-Wednesday, July 8, according to the schedule below:

  • Thursday, June 2: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, July 3: Campus Closed – Holiday
  • Monday, July 6 – Wednesday, July 8: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bookstore Manager Mitzi Reano said students must bring a copy of their class schedule when purchasing books.

For more information on purchasing textbooks, contact Reano at (479) 508-3337 or visit For Student Services, call (479) 667-2117.

Smith Interns in Maryland Over Summer

Arkansas Tech University sophomore Matthew Smith is learning about the agriculture and public relations industries this summer as part of his internship.

Smith is a native of Hermitage, and he is spending the summer working with Big City Farms in Maryland as a public relations intern.

“Big City Farms is an urban agriculture company in Baltimore,” said Smith. “During my internship, I’ll be working on the company’s website and be assisting with customer relations at farmers markets.”

Smith said he hopes the experience will provide insight on the opportunities that exist to utilize public relations in agriculture.

“Working in an urban farm setting is a new experience for me,” said Smith. “I hope this internship will help me to realize other opportunities that exist to combine my love of agriculture and public relations.”

In addition to assisting with public relations efforts, Smith will also have the opportunity to spend time in the greenhouses.

“I’m also looking forward to spending time working in the greenhouses harvesting local produce,” said Smith. “The produce will be sent to restaurants, grocery stores and farmers markets.”

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Spirit Squad Members Share Expertise

Several members of the Arkansas Tech University Spirit Squads are sharing their expertise with cheer and dance team members across the country this summer.

Seven members of the squads are serving on the staff of a cheer or dance camp.

The students working at various camps are as follows:

  • Sara Brians – B2
  • Rachel Wright – B2
  • Hannah Coffee – NCA
  • Macy Webb – NCA
  • KJ Thompson – NCA
  • Macey Dennis – ACE
  • Rebecca Hendrix – UDA

Learn more about the Arkansas Tech Spirit Squads.