Arka Tech Newspaper to Celebrate 100 Years

Arka Tech 100th Anniversary Logo

The Arka Tech, Arkansas Tech University’s student newspaper, will mark its 100th anniversary with a come-and-go reception from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, April 10, in Chambers Cafeteria West Dining Room.

Refreshments will be served. Remarks will be made at approximately 2:30 p.m. All ATU students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as community members are invited. To RSVP, send e-mail to Megan Toland of the ATU journalism faculty at

According to Dr. Thomas A. DeBlack’s “A Century Forward: The Centennial History of Arkansas Tech University,” the Arkansas Tech school newspaper was established in 1923 under the leadership of Dean G.R. Turrentine, who served in administration and on the faculty at the institution from 1921-56.

Originally known as the Tuba Agricolae, the name was changed to the Arka Tech in 1934. The publication’s modern era has been shaped by the mentorship of two faculty advisors: Gerald Edgar, who served on the Arkansas Tech faculty from 1957-86; and Tommy Mumert, who has served on the ATU faculty since 1989.