Archives for March 2016

2016-17 SGA Applications Now Available

Arkansas Tech University Student Government Association has announced the procedures by which students may apply for positions on the student senate or SGA executive board for the 2016-17 academic year.

Application packets are available in Doc Bryan Student Services Center room 233. Completed packets, including signatures of 25 Arkansas Tech students, must be returned to Doc Bryan room 233 no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 8.

Eligible candidates for senate and executive board will be placed on the ballot for online voting through theLINK. Voting will take place beginning on Monday, April 11, and concluding at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13.

There will also be voting stations at Chambers Cafeteria from noon-1 p.m. during all three days of the election.

Learn more about Arkansas Tech Student Government Association.

Graduate Students Share Research Findings

Fifteen students presented their research during the inaugural Arkansas Tech Graduate Student Symposium on Wednesday in the W.O. Young Ballroom.

Poster presentations allowed graduate students to visit with members of the campus community and beyond about topics of local, state, national and global importance.

“This symposium is one of the highlights of our year in the Graduate College,” said Dr. Mary Gunter, dean of the Arkansas Tech Graduate College and College of Education. “It provides us with an opportunity to spotlight the important work our students are doing in the realms of traditional research and action research. A research agenda helps graduate students improve their critical thinking skills and add to the knowledge base of their particular discipline. Their research can improve our lives, our economy, our environment and the way we teach. Perhaps what is most meaningful is how these projects increase the confidence of our students.”

The symposium was presented by the Arkansas Tech Graduate Student Council.

Below is a listing of Arkansas Tech graduate students who presented on Wednesday, with the discipline they represent in parentheses:

  • Sean Coyle (Emergency Management and Homeland Security)
  • Xiaohan Du, Chikamso Cynthia Esiaka and Xuelin Shao (College Student Personnel)
  • Emily Blackard Frazier (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Stacy Galbo (Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Robin Gardner (College Student Personnel)
  • Bennett Grooms (Fisheries and Wildlife Science)
  • Jacob Martin (Fisheries and Wildlife Science)
  • Jericho McElroy (Sociology)
  • Tina Price-Bateson (Emergency Management and Homeland Security)
  • Weiyin Su (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Cheyenne Terry (College Student Personnel)
  • Sarah Tomke (Fisheries and Wildlife Science)
  • Dillon Webster (Psychology)

Learn more about the Arkansas Tech Graduate College.

Inaugural Graduate Student Symposium | 3/30/16

SAB Accepting Applications

The Arkansas Tech University Student Activities Board is accepting applications for the 2016-17 executive board.

Students selected will be responsible for planning the activities SAB sponsors throughout the year, and they will receive a stipend for their work.

A total of five positions are available and include:

  • Motion picture team leader
  • Social events team leader
  • Creative events team leader
  • Campus community team leader
  • Variety acts team leader

Students interested must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time student
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • 2.5 grade point average

Applications are available in Suite 233 of the Doc Bryan Student Services Center, and the application provides additional details about each position.

The deadline to apply is noon on Wednesday, April 13.

Learn more about the Student Activities Board at Arkansas Tech.

SpringFest Set for April 19

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus will hold its annual SpringFest celebration on Tuesday, April 19.

Sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), SpringFest promises to be a day of food, fun, and games. This year’s event is for students only and not open to the public.

SpringFest will officially kick off at 11 a.m. in the Student Services Conference Center with a recognition ceremony for SkillsUSA, ALPNA and PBL competition winners.

The 2016 SGA Staff Quality Service Award also will be presented.

At noon, SGA will provide a free catered lunch from El Puerto’s in the Student Conference Center.

Minute to Win It games will be played and will send three lucky winners home with either an Xbox One 500GB Gears of War Ultimate Edition, a Sceptre X405BV-F 40” LED HDTV or a Nextbook Flexx 10.1” 2-in 1 Tablet.

Four lucky winners will go home with $25 Wal-Mart gift cards, and there will be random drawings throughout the event for limited edition Springfest 2016 T-shirts.

National Poll Lists Golden Suns in Top Five

Arkansas Tech University is ranked among the top five NCAA Division II softball teams for a fifth consecutive week.

The Golden Suns (32-3 overall, 22-2 Great American Conference) are No. 5 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association NCAA Division II top 25 released on Wednesday, March 30.

Arkansas Tech slipped one spot in the poll after going 3-1 last weekend against Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The Golden Suns have since swept a doubleheader from Harding University on Tuesday, giving them a five-game winning streak.

Arkansas Tech will visit the University of Arkansas-Monticello for a four-game GAC series on Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. both days. Live coverage will be available at