Annual International Christmas Festival Will Be Saturday at University Baptist Church

By Allison Perkins, Lemke Newsroom. Students will gather at University Baptist Church Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6p.m for the International Christmas Fest, an annual event sponsored by international Christian campus ministries. The program will include live performances by international students and presentations about Christmas in a variety of countries, followed by a reception called Festival […]

UA One Book, One Community Committee Is Accepting 2013 Nominations

By Kristen Coppola, LEMKE NEWSROOM. The UA One Book, One Community committee is accepting nominations for the fall 2013 project. The committee, which includes UA professors David Jolliffe and Kevin Fitzpatrick and members who represent Fayetteville High School and Fayetteville Public Library, will accept nominations until Friday, Dec. 7, said Darinda Sharp, director of communications […]

Student RSO, Occam’s Razors, Will Present a Free Thinker Bible Study On Campus Thursday

By Shelby Gill, Lemke Newsroom. The secular student organization on campus will present a Free Thinker bible study from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Kimpel 105. “Anyone from any faith is invited,” said Camille Richoux, president of Occam’s Razors. Occam’s Razors members plan to join the co-founders of the Fayetteville Free Thinkers to present […]

College of Engineering Programs and Scholarships Increase Diversity in Enrollment

By Sarah Villegas, Lemke Newsroom. Diversity in the college of engineering is at an all-time high because minority scholarships and the Engineering Career Awareness Program (ECAP) offer opportunities and resources designed to retain students, UA officials said. There were 638 students enrolled in the freshman engineering program for the fall semester this year. Of those […]

Fayetteville Police Department Officials Apply to Become Nationally Accredited

By Kayli Farris, Lemke Newsroom. The Fayetteville Police Department is applying to become a nationally accredited law enforcement agency that sets high standards to help officers maintain the best department possible, officials said. A Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies assessment team will inspect the Fayetteville Police Department to determine if the division meets […]

Tune in, Drop Out; Educators Struggle to Connect to Millennial Students

By Nick Brothers, Lemke Newsroom. Bored of sitting and listening to a lecture, a UA communication major pulled out her smartphone during her Media Community and Citizenship class. She checked Facebook, Twitter and browsed Instagram to occupy her desire for something engaging while she listened to lecture. While browsing, she heard the end of something […]

Increased Popularity in Renaissance Faires Bring Fairytale Endings For Local Economies

By Karen Stigar, Lemke Newsroom. Jousting, sword fights and the renaissance era came to Fayetteville when the Ozark Renaissance and Fantasy Faire converted the Washington County Fair Grounds. Knights and belly dancers might seem an unconventional way to bring revenue to Fayetteville but visiting patrons’ need for lodging, food, entertainment, transportation and their other discretionary […]

Razorback Transit Ridership Continues to Increase Overall Despite Dips in Numbers for the Fall

By Clint Wray, Lemke Newsroom. Razorback Transit total ridership continues to rapidly increase although monthly ridership trends of decreased ridership through fall continues. The trends fluctuate, but overall they have been steady since 2007. “We do see trends from year to year,” Razorback Transit director Adam Waddell said. “We compare month to month and year […]

Students Give Feedback on Required Volunteering for Campus Organizations

By Whitney Green, Lemke Newsroom. Volunteering — for high school and college students — has gained significance because of the variety of community service hours that are often required to gain eligibility for schools, study programs, scholarships, internships and jobs, according to interviews. Required volunteering has encouraged students to get involved in the community, however […]

Not Just For Play: Research is Emphasized at the Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center

By Kristen Coppola, Lemke Newsroom. The Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center, which opened in early November, is serving not only the Dale Bumpers College of Food and Life Sciences but providing research and instruction opportunities for students and faculty in other concentrations. The Center was paid for in part by a $2.5 million gift […]