Archives for January 2018

MARCOMM Internships Return for Spring ’18

University Marketing and Communication (MARCOMM) at Arkansas Tech University has partnered with the Office of Academic Affairs and the College of Arts and Humanities to offer 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.

Up to six interns will be selected for spring 2018, and each intern will have the opportunity to earn one credit hour as part of a condensed, eight-week course. Spring 2018 interns will be required to complete no fewer than 45 hours of internship work.

Deadline for application is noon on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Internships will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and continue through Tuesday, May 8.

Students interested in applying for the academic advertising, promotion and marketing internships may contact the College of Arts and Humanities at (479) 968-0274 or visit Witherspoon Hall room 240.

The internship application is also available on the ATU MARCOMM web presence.

Account Management Improvement at ATU

The Arkansas Tech University Office of Information Systems (OIS) has announced an enhancement to the ATU Account Management System (AMS) that will provide our users a secure and convenient new way to recover a forgotten password similar to what is used by many major websites.

Users may click on the “Forgot Password” link on the AMS page ( Doing so will require users to enter their user ID and recovery information (either cell phone or email) matching what they have previously provided and a password reset link will be sent.

OIS invites members of the university community to populate their recovery e-mail address and phone number so this new functionality will be available.

This may be achieved by clicking on the “Update Password Recovery Information” link in the personal information portlet on the home page at

With this new functionality in place, the ATU Campus Support Center will no longer be able to reset passwords. This change is planned for Feb. 1, 2018.


Arkansas Tech SWE to Perform “Standards”

Arkansas Tech University will present its Symphonic Wind Ensemble for a concert entitled “Standards” at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4.

The performance will take place in Witherspoon Auditorium, 407 West Q Street in Russellville. Admission will be free and open to the public.

Pieces scheduled for performance include “Alpina Fanfare” by Franco Cesarini, “First Suite in E-Flat” by Gustav Holst, “Holy Roller” by Libby Larson, “March Militaire Francaise” by Saint Saens and “Symphony in B-Flat” by Paul Hindemith.

For more information about the ATU Department of Music, visit

Pennington to Join National NASPA Committee

Amy Pennington, dean of students at Arkansas Tech University, has been appointed to a two-year term on the associate vice president steering committee for national professional organization NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

According to NASPA, the purpose of the organization’s associate vice president steering committee is to encourage “professional development, knowledge creation and sharing, networking opportunities and recognition aimed at the unique role of AVPs.”

The steering committee is comprised of 15 associate vice presidents who serve at a wide variety of institutional types throughout NASPA’s seven regions. Committee members are appointed by the NASPA president and serve staggered two-year terms.

Pennington has served as dean of students at ATU since 2011. She previously served as director of international and multicultural student services from 2003-11, director of housing programs in the Office of Residence Life from 2000-03 and student recruitment and publicity specialist in the Office of Admissions from 1997-2000.

A 1997 graduate of Arkansas Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, Pennington earned a Master of Education degree in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 2003.

Learn more about the ATU Division of Student Services.

Spring 2018 Research Series Begins Friday

The Arkansas Tech University Interdisciplinary Research Series will begin its spring 2018 schedule with a presentation by Dr. Joshua Lockyer, associate professor of anthropology, on Friday, Feb. 2.

The lecture will take place from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, in Dr. Robert Charles Brown and Jill Lestage Brown Hall room 134. All members of the university community are welcome to attend.

Lockyer will present the results of seven years of participatory action research to document reduced consumption patterns and experienced quality of life at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in rural, northeast Missouri.

A reception will follow the presentation.

Lockyer joined the Arkansas Tech faculty in 2011. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Arizona and his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Georgia. Lockyer earned the 2017 Arkansas Tech Faculty Award of Excellence in the scholarship and creative activity category.

For more information about the ATU Interdisciplinary Research Series, including links to past presentations and information about how to submit a proposal for the fall series, visit or send e-mail to Dr. Michael Rogers, ATU Interdisciplinary Research Series board member, at