Archives for February 2017

Campus Master Plan Open House Wednesday

Students, faculty and staff on the Russellville campus of Arkansas Tech University are invited to attend a campus master plan open house on Wednesday, March 1.

The open house will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. in Rothwell Hall room 138.

“Students, faculty and staff will learn more about the campus master plan process and have opportunities to provide feedback on the strengths and opportunities that exist relative to facilities at Arkansas Tech University,” said Dr. Robin E. Bowen, ATU president. “Topics will include favorite spaces on campus, the biggest facility issues on campus and issues related to circulation, mobility and access. The campus master plan will make a lasting impact on our campus community. I encourage you to engage in the process and help us plan the future of Arkansas Tech University.”

Join PRHA for Lunch on Thursday

A classic cheeseburger or grilled veggie wraps will be the main course options when the Arkansas Tech University Department of Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration opens the doors to Williamson Hall Dining Room for its continuing spring 2017 lunch series on Thursday, March 2.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The meal, which includes soup or salad, one entrée, one dessert and beverage, will cost $9.95 per person plus tax.

Reservations are suggested for parties of five or more to ensure group seating. To make reservations, call (479) 968-0378 or send e-mail to

Diners will receive a punch card. Those who attend five or more lunches during the spring 2017 semester and get their card punched each time will be eligible to receive a voucher for a free meal during the fall 2017 dinner series.

Below is the menu for the Williamson Hall lunch on Thursday, March 2:

Soup or Salad (choose one)
Garden Vegetable Soup
House Salad

Entrée (choose one)
Classic Cheeseburger (Angus Beef Patty, Cheddar Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Tomatoes, Lettuce and Pickles; Served with French Fries and Spear Pickle)
Grilled Veggie Wraps (Grilled Bell Peppers, Onions, Zucchini and Mozzarella Cheese; Served with Potato Kettle Chips and Spear Pickle)

Dessert (choose one)
Chocolate Berry Trifle
Carrot Cake

International Film Festival Begins Tuesday

The second annual International Film Festival at Arkansas Tech University will begin with a showing of the 2003 film “Luther” on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center room 300 north. Admission will be free and open to the public.

The film festival, which is hosted by the ATU library staff and the Department of English and World Languages, is part of the On Track program for spring 2017. It will continue through March 16. A total of eight films will be shown during the three-week event.

View a complete schedule for the second annual International Film Festival at ATU.

Tech’s Got Talent Auditions Begin Wednesday

Arkansas Tech University students with a gift for entertaining others through music, dance and other forms of expression are encouraged to participate in auditions for the 2017 Tech’s Got Talent competition.

The auditions will take place from 6-9 p.m. in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall on Wednesday, March 1, and Monday, March 13.

The top 12 acts from the auditions will advance to perform again on Tuesday, March 28, beginning at 8 p.m. at Witherspoon Auditorium.

The Tech’s Got Talent finals are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Comedian Jessi Campbell will host the event.

Admission to all nights of Tech’s Got Talent will be free with a valid Arkansas Tech identification card.

Parash Rajbhansi and Sabina Tamang won the 2016 Tech’s Got Talent competition with a performance of a traditional Nepalese dance.

Tech’s Got Talent is presented by Student Activities Board and the ATU Office of Campus Life.

Internships with MARCOMM Coming Soon

University Marketing and Communication (MARCOMM) at Arkansas Tech University has partnered with the Office of Academic Affairs to create new academic advertising, promotion and marketing internships for ATU students.

The internships are designed to provide sophomores and juniors in good academic standing with access to professional experiences related to careers in public relations, new media, social media, web development, graphic design, advertising and marketing.

Interns will work alongside MARCOMM staff members on projects designed to increase awareness of the university and its academic programs.

Internship hours will vary from one to three credit hours. Students will be required to complete no fewer than 45 hours of internship work for each credit hour.

The Office of Academic Affairs will provide funding to cover the tuition for internship hours taken by students as part of the program. The number of internships available in a given semester will be based upon the availability of funds.

Internships will be available beginning with the second half of the spring 2017 semester. Students interested in applying for the academic advertising, promotion and marketing internships may contact the Department of Communication and Journalism in the Energy Center.