International Enrollment Rises Above Nine Percent

By Emelie Sosa | Lemke Newsroom In the 2012-13 academic year, international enrollment in the U.S. rose to nearly 10 percent, filling the country with 250,920 incoming students from around the world, according to the Open Doors Report. Although some students choose to attend relatively close universities, the majority of international students come to the […]

My Calling: Christy’s Story


Brooke McNeely Galligan | Lemke Newsroom Christy Ray is a Springdale, Ark. native whose only dream was to be a mom one day. After trying for 10 years she finally accepted it wasn’t going to happen. To help fill the hole she decided to start babysitting. That was 12 years ago and she believes it […]

Center for Educational Access provides for disabled students

A portable package available at the CEA. It includes essential equipment for students who are visually or hearing impaired. This package, which contains around $5000 of equipment, is available to any student that requests it.

William Bowden | Lemke Newsroom The Center for Educational Access (CEA) provides assistance technology for disabled students and students who want to improve their classroom experience. Communicating the availability of technology to students has been a founding principle, CEA Associate Director Heidi A. Scher said. “Out ultimate goal is to improve the access of knowledge […]

Small Buisiness Saturday Shopping

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The Mustache owner Brian Bailey bags items for Avis Tetrault, who is visiting family in Fayetteville. The Mustache has participated in Small Business Saturday for three years. More people shopped at the store on Small Business Saturday than on Black Friday, Bailey said.

UA Professor Coordinates Archaeological Digs in Egypt

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Anthropology professor Jerry Rose has made at least 40 trips to Egypt since 1990. He now takes students to conduct archaeological research in Amarna each summer.

By Lauren Robinson | Lemke Newsroom   Despite sporadic political skirmishes just 195 miles away and a U.S. Department of State travel warning, UA anthropology professor Jerry Rose anticipates making his yearly trip to Amarna, Egypt, to conduct research at an ancient gravesite with select students. Rose said that he has never encountered danger while […]

UofA remains top Arkansas university for disabled students, despite national competition

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This DAISY device allows students to listen to audio versions of text. The user can use the numeral keys to skip to a specific chapter or page.

William Bowden | Lemke Newsroom The money invested in UA programs that provide assistance to disabled students is significantly less than programs of similar sized universities, a university official said. “We are always striving to do more,” Heidi Scher, technology director of the Center for Educational Access (CEA) said. “ We’ve been making steady progress […]

Arkansas Music Pavilion moves to Rogers, Fayetteville city officials reluctant

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Construction at the site of the new AMP in Rogers. The venue is set to open in summer 2014.

By Augusta Fields | Lemke Newsroom The Arkansas Music Pavilion, anchored for nine years in Fayetteville in close proximity to the Dickson Street music scene, will be moved to Rogers next summer. Despite initial concerns about losing the AMP, city officials have accepted the move reluctantly, with the hope that it will turn out positive […]

UofA and City Partner for Holiday Parade

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation workers decorate the town square to prepare for the Lights of the Ozarks holiday festival. The workers spend over 3,000 hours putting up lights.

By Taylor Sone | Lemke Newsroom UA students and city officials have again partnered to prepare for a parade that will kick off the Lights of the Ozarks holiday festival Nov. 23. Students in the Meetings, Events and Conventions Management class within the Hotel and Restaurant Management program take care of the administrative, operative and […]

Crystal Bridges features O’Keeffe, Stieglitz collection


By Augusta Fields | Lemke Newsroom Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Fisk University have partnered to share a collection of 101 pieces of art from the Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz collection. The exhibition, The Artists’ Eye: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Collection, opened November 9. The exhibition features the work of […]

Full Circle Food Pantry volunteer Kristen Roberts

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Kristen Roberts, a weekly volunteer at the Full Circle Food Pantry, stacks canned goods donated to the pantry. Food banks served 37 million Americans in 2010, according to Feeding America.