Archives for May 2016

Head and Shoulders Photos Scheduled

Arkansas Tech University will host an open call for head and shoulders photos for faculty and staff.

The complimentary photos will be taken Wednesday, June 1.

Faculty and staff scheduling a photo will receive a complimentary digital version of the image.

Those needing a photo should e-mail Liz Chrisman at to schedule an appointment.

View Brown Hall Construction Progress

The Arkansas Tech University Office of University Relations has compiled a time lapse showing the construction of Brown Hall.

Throughout the months the building was under construction, crews captured weekly video showcasing the progress.

The video was edited together to showcase an overall view of the construction.

Harris Interns with Brown University

Arkansas Tech University senior Mike Harris is spending the summer in Rhode Island as part of an internship.

Harris, a journalism major with an emphasis in public relations, is interning at Brown University through the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I).

According to the ACUHO-I website, member institutions post open positions for a variety of roles within student affairs, including residence life, facilities, conference services, family housing, housing assignments and food service. Individuals interested in student affairs are able to apply for the positions as part of an internship program.

Harris was selected to serve as a resident assistant for the pre-college summer program at Brown University. During the program, more than 5,000 high school students from around the world will attend courses at the university in order to learn more about college level academics.

Harris hopes to make a difference by sharing his Tech experiences.

“Having served as a resident assistant at Arkansas Tech, I am really hoping to share some of my experiences at Tech with students and provide guidance as they begin their collegiate endeavors,” said Harris

Scheduled to graduate in December, Harris hopes to pursue a career in student affairs.

“My hope is this internship will provide valuable insight as I begin my student affairs journey,” he said. “Getting to work in a housing program at an urban university will help me better understand the overall role of university housing.”

Harris said the biggest adjustment will be the distance from friends and family.

“This is my first time traveling a great distance from home without my family or any chaperones,” he added. “I’m a little nervous, but I am excited to see how this experience helps me transition to a student affairs professional.”

Arkansas Tech University wants to feature students who are interning this summer on

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Leadership Franklin Co. Prepares for 2016-17

Leadership Franklin County, a 10-month program that offers participants an overview of Franklin County and the region, is accepting nominations and applications for the 2016-17 class.

Laura Rudolph, director of public and external relations at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, serves as facilitator for the program.

“The class will focus on strengths, challenges, needs and overall issues facing our region,” said Rudolph. “Sessions will cover diverse topics such as leadership and team building skills, economy and regionalism, volunteerism and community service, healthcare, history, law, government and education.”

Rudolph added that leadership development, an in-depth knowledge of Franklin County, community impact projects and networking are the primary services that Leadership Franklin County provides to participants and the community.

Selection criteria include, but are not limited to, demonstrated leadership or potential leadership ability and commitment to the community.

“Every effort is made to build a diverse, well-rounded class representative of Franklin County and surrounding areas,” said Rudolph.

The nomination form and application are available at The deadline for application submission is June 30, 2016.

Marching Band Announces Student Leaders

The Arkansas Tech University Department of Music has announced the students selected to serve in leadership roles for the Arkansas Tech University Marching Band – Arkansas’ Band of Distinction.

Throughout the year, the students will help with learning music, perfecting marching drill and assisting in other aspects of performance preparation.

The marching band is under the direction of Dr. Daniel Belongia, director of bands and associate professor of music.

Learn more about the Arkansas Tech Department of Music.

Teaching Assistants:

  • Patrice Biittner
  • Zach Brown
  • Alex Evans
  • Jordan Ladyman

Drum Majors:

  • Emily Rachel Shain
  • Jarod Apple
  • Alex Smith


  • Ger Vang


  • Sarah King
  • Kaela Dianne Thompson


  • Patrice Biittner
  • Kelby Nordin


  • 1- Nathan Andrews
  • 2- Dalton Snow
  • 3- Jill Everton


  • Brian Wyatt


  • Alex Evans
  • Ethan Alonzo


  • Jamie Williams


  • Michael Bays
  • Justin Baggett


  • Julie Ramsey
  • Kasey Eubanks