Archives for November 2016

PLC Clothing Drive Continues Through Dec. 7

Arkansas Tech University Presidential Leadership Cabinet is sponsoring its ninth annual clothing drive on the Russellville campus.

Donation boxes will be available at the Alumni House, the Arkansas Tech Bookstore in the Young Building, Baswell Techionery, Chambers Cafeteria and Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center until Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Clothing donated to the drive will be delivered to MARVA Workshop, Inc., a non-profit organization that has provided work and services to adults with developmental disabilities in the Arkansas River Valley since 1968.

For more information about the PLC clothing drive, call (479) 968-0436.

Learn more about Arkansas Tech Presidential Leadership Cabinet.

Group Gathering Items for Lucie’s Place

Arkansas Tech University Young Democrats is sponsoring a drive to collect personal items for donation to Lucie’s Place.

Lucie’s Place provides homeless LGBT youth in central Arkansas with safe living environments, job training and counseling services.

Those wishing to donate may bring the following items to a donation box positioned at Chambers Cafeteria:

  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Feminine products
  • Other hygiene items

The donation box will be available through Friday, Dec. 2.

Students Sponsoring Diaper Drive

Members of the Arkansas Tech University Medical Assistant Club are sponsoring a diaper drive to benefit the Women’s Pregnancy Help Clinic in Clarksville.

Those interested in contributing to the drive are asked to bring a package of diapers to the U.S. Post Office location in the W.O. Young Building or Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center on the Russellville campus of Arkansas Tech; to Morton Hall in Russellville; or to the Student Services Conference Center at Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus.

Donation boxes will be positioned at each location through Friday, Dec. 2.

Bookstore Holiday Open House December 6

The Arkansas Tech University Bookstore will host its 2016 holiday open house from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Located in the W.O. Young Building at 209 West O Street in Russellville, the Tech Bookstore will offer 30 percent off all regular priced gifts and apparel and 40 percent off all regular priced outerwear and winter wear (coats, knit hats, gloves, scarves, etc.) during its holiday open house.

Refreshments will be served from 2-4 p.m., and new items will be placed on clearance.

Learn more about the Arkansas Tech Bookstore.

Heading West: Tech to Visit Oklahoma Baptist

Arkansas Tech University will begin a basketball road trip through the Sooner State when it faces Oklahoma Baptist University for a twin bill in Shawnee on Thursday, Dec. 1.

The Golden Suns and the Wonder Boys will remain in Oklahoma for a doubleheader against Southern Nazarene University in Bethany on Saturday, Dec. 3. Game times at SNU will be 1 and 3 p.m.

Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (4-1, 1-1 GAC) at OBU Lady Bison (3-4, 0-2 GAC)
When: Thursday, Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Noble Complex, Shawnee, Okla.  
Radio/Internet: KCJC 102.3 FM/
Series: Tech leads 3-2

About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech, which was 10-1 in GAC games away from home last season, will be playing its first road conference game of the 2016-17 season. The Golden Suns defeated Oklahoma Baptist 106-76 in Shawnee last season behind 17 points from Anissa Pounds and 16 points from Kelsey McClure. Now seniors, McClure (15.0 points per game) and Pounds (10.8 points per game) are Tech’s top scorers this season.

About the Lady Bison: Oklahoma Baptist is on a three-game winning streak, including a 102-39 victory over Manhattan Christian College on Monday. Junior forward Tasha Edge is the top scorer (14.7 points per game) and rebounder (9.0 rebounds per game) for the Lady Bison. Edge had 17 points and 12 rebounds against Arkansas Tech when the two sides met in Shawnee last season.

Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (3-0, 2-0 GAC) at OBU Bison (1-3, 0-2 GAC)
When: Thursday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Noble Complex, Shawnee, Okla. 
Radio/Internet: KCJC 102.3 FM/
Series: OBU leads 4-2

About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech leads the GAC in scoring offense (90.7 points per game), turnover margin (+9.33 per game) and 3-point field goals made (11.3 per game). Senior forward Branden Williams is No. 1 in the conference in rebounds (10.3 per game), while senior guard Justin Graham (2nd, 5.7 assists per game) and sophomore guard Freddy Lee (6th, 4.3 assists per game) are among the GAC’s top distributors of the basketball.

About the Bison: Senior guard Kevin Franceschi leads Oklahoma Baptist and ranks second in the conference in scoring at 19 points per game. The Bison are shooting 30.2 percent from 3-point range, which ranks them last in that category among the 12 GAC members. Oklahoma Baptist has been idle from regular season action since it ended a three-game losing streak by defeating Manhattan Christian College 113-80 on Nov. 21.