Archives for September 2015

Desnoyers to Speak at 2015 Krueger Lecture

Dr. Charles Desnoyers, professor of history at La Salle University, will be the guest speaker for the fifth annual David W. Krueger Lecture at Arkansas Tech University.

Desnoyers will offer a lecture entitled “The ‘Harmonious Society’ and its Discontents: China in 2015” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall. A reception will follow at 7 p.m.

The event, which is sponsored by the Arkansas Tech College of Arts and Humanities, the Arkansas Tech Department of History and Political Science and the Arkansas Tech Foundation, will be free and open to the public.

The David W. Krueger Lecture was created in 2011 in honor of the long-time faculty member. Krueger taught history at Arkansas Tech from 1960-2010 and retired at the rank of associate professor. He was named professor emeritus of history by the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees in March 2015.

Desnoyers (photographed) is a scholar in Chinese history, with specialization in diplomatic, political, cultural and intellectual issues during the period from 1860-95.

He is also versed in modern Chinese issues, including the rise of communism and ongoing evolutions in the nation’s economy and culture.

Desnoyers holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Villanova University as well as a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Temple University.

The David W. Krueger Lecture is possible because of the generosity of an anonymous donor to the Arkansas Tech College of Arts and Humanities through the Arkansas Tech Foundation.

For more information about the lecture, call (479) 968-0274.

Golf Classic Raises Funds for Scholarships

Arkansas Tech University alumni and friends will tee it up to raise money for scholarships during the 2015 Arkansas Tech Homecoming Golf Classic at Chamberlyne Country Club in Danville on Friday, Oct. 9.

Entry fee for the three-person scramble is $75 per player. Hole sponsorship opportunities are also available. Proceeds from the event benefit the Arkansas Tech Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, which provided $27,600 in scholarships to 23 Arkansas Tech freshmen during the fall 2015 semester.

To register or for more information about this year’s event, call (479) 968-0242, send e-mail to or visit

“The scholarship assistance made possible by the Homecoming Golf Classic and the Arkansas Tech license plates program is making a genuine difference in the lives of our students,” said Kelly Davis, director of alumni relations and the Tech Loyalty Fund. “We invite all Arkansas Tech alumni and friends to join us for a great day of golf and fellowship on Oct. 9.”

The day will begin with registration at 9 a.m. Brunch will be served from 9-10:15 a.m. There will be an official welcome at 10:15 a.m., and golfers will be sent out for a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start on the par-72 layout at Chamberlyne Country Club.

Alec Hemba, Todd Wojo and Jamey Young fired a 13-under par round of 59 to win the 2014 Arkansas Tech Homecoming Golf Classic.

Submit Your Campus Photos

Members of the Arkansas Tech University family are invited to take part in a campus photo competition.

Those wishing to participate are encouraged to take photos of the campus and upload the images to social media.

Uploaded photos should be tagged with the #atuphoto hashtag.

Each week in October, one winning photo will be selected to receive a prize. Additionally, all photo submissions could be featured on the main page of the Arkansas Tech website.

Golden Suns Earn Fourth Consecutive Win

Effective back row defense helped Arkansas Tech University post a 25-23, 25-20, 25-10 victory over Henderson State University in Great American Conference volleyball at the Duke Wells Center in Arkadelphia on Tuesday night.

The Golden Suns finished with a 55-44 edge in digs. Four Arkansas Tech players reached double figures in digs, led by Madison Nagel with 13. Kaci Jackson made 11 digs for the Suns, while Hunter Eshnaur and Sarita Stegall notched 10 digs apiece.

Eshnaur paced Tech’s offensive attack with 11 kills. Stegall was credited with 32 assists.

It was the fourth consecutive win for the Golden Suns (10-5 overall, 4-0 GAC), who are tied with Oklahoma Baptist University for first place in the GAC standings.

Arkansas Tech will host the University of Arkansas-Monticello for a 5 p.m. GAC match at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Friday, Oct. 2. Admission will be free.

Tech Cheerleaders Under New Leadership

The Arkansas Tech University Cheerleaders are under the helm of a new leader to help oversee day-to-day practices and preparations.

Drew Daigle has taken on the responsibilities of working with the group.

Prior to coming to Tech, he’s been active in collegiate cheer and has coached other squads.

Learn more about the Spirit Squads at Arkansas Tech.