Archives for June 2016

Athletes Participate in Summer Camp

Area youngsters are at Arkansas Tech this week learning more about basketball from members of the Wonder Boys basketball team.

During the individual camp, athletes in kindergarten through eighth grade are perfecting their basketball fundamentals.

In addition to several drills, the youngsters are also getting the opportunity to take part in basketball games with other campers.

Learn more about the other athletic camps taking place throughout the summer.

Baldor Ozark Gives $10,000 for Scholarships

A combination of excellence and generosity displayed by the employees at Baldor Electric Company Ozark has yielded $10,000 in scholarship funds for qualified Ozark High School graduates interested in continuing their studies at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus.

Baldor Electric Company Ozark earned the funds when it was named Baldor District Managers Association plant of the year. Through conversations between management and employees, it was determined that the funds would be divided into five $2,000 scholarships that will be distributed through the Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus Scholarship Foundation to Ozark High School graduates who meet the following criteria:

  • Ozark High School senior in good academic standing
  • Exceptional attendance history
  • Career orientation toward automation systems or logistics management

“Arkansas Tech University–Ozark Campus congratulates the employees and management of Baldor Electric Company Ozark for their excellence and recognizes their commitment to their local community,” said Bruce Sikes, Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus chancellor. “Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus values Baldor’s investment in education and supports their need for a skilled workforce.”

Students interested in applying for the Baldor Electric Company/BDMA Scholarship may contact the Ozark High School counselor’s office at (479) 667-4116 or Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus at (479) 667-2117.

Disability Services Upgrading Online Services

Arkansas Tech University students will have a new and easier way to initiate accommodation requests, upload documentation and schedule appointments with the Office of Disability Services beginning with the fall 2016 semester.

Liz Davis-Means, director of disability services at Arkansas Tech, said that an online portal will use software known as AIM in an effort to remove any barriers between students and the services they need.

In addition, the Arkansas Tech Office of Disability Services website is undergoing a revision that will lead to more information for students, faculty and staff.

“Our office envisions a campus community of students, faculty, and staff collaborating in a cooperative and respectful manner to ensure equitable opportunities are available to students with disabilities,” said Davis-Means. “By taking full advantage of available software capabilities and providing updated and relevant information on our website, we’ll be in a better position to proactively address equal access and coordinate connection across the campus when issues arise.”

Davis-Means went on to explain that returning students who have established their eligibility for services will be able to renew accommodation requests through the student portal and send electronic notifications directly to their professors.

“We have many individuals to thank for their assistance in making this possible,” said Davis-Means. “Specifically, the support we’ve had from Kristy Davis, associate dean for student wellness, as well as the Office of Information Systems team, led by David Waterson. They have been amazing.”

The Office of Disability Services will host a series of informational sessions for faculty and staff regarding the new procedures during the fall 2016 semester. More information about the sessions will be announced at a later time.

Visit www.atu.edu/disabilities to learn more about the Arkansas Tech Office of Disability Services.

Tech Students to Compete at Miss Arkansas

Seven Arkansas Tech University students are gearing up to compete in the Miss Arkansas pageant next week.

The students are among 44 women who will arrive in Hot Springs on Sunday to compete for the crown.

The preliminary competition will begin Wednesday, July 6, and it will run through Friday, July 8. The final competition is scheduled for Saturday, July 9.

The Tech students taking part include (from left to right):

  • Carleigh Tackett – Miss Diamond Lakes
  • McCartney Drouin – Miss Ozark Mountain
  • Haven Brock – Miss Greater Little Rock
  • Carly Copeland – Miss Arkansas Tech University
  • Brooklyn Woodworth – Miss Ozark Highlands
  • Hannah Hatchett – Miss Johnson County
  • Logan Moore – Miss Western Arkansas

Miss Arkansas is an official preliminary to the Miss America pageant.

Be sure to check back on ArkansasTechNews.com for more information about the women from Arkansas Tech who will compete in the Miss Arkansas pageant.

The Tech Two Continues Through Summer

Arkansas Tech University is working to ensure members of the Tech family are connected to the university during the summer months.

Throughout the summer, the university will post a monthly campus update for alumni, parents and friends of the university.

Updates will share campus news, upcoming events and more.

Be sure to log back on ArkansasTechNews.com to watch another update.