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ASP investigating after body found in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ark. — Arkansas State Police is investigating the death of a person after a body was found in Franklin County. The body of a woman was discovered Wednesday morning near the town of Wiederkehr Village. An Altus city official confirmed the body was found near Interstate 40 and Highway 186.
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Ulsperger Honored by Arkansas Community Colleges

Dr. Jason Ulsperger, professor of sociology at Arkansas Tech University, was named the 2022 outstanding alumnus of Arkansas State University-Beebe by the Arkansas Community Colleges organization. Ulsperger earned an Associate of Arts degree from ASU-Beebe. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central...

“Something Old, Something New” Exhibit Opens Aug. 15

David Mudrinich, professor emeritus of art at Arkansas Tech University, will display a collection of his works for the first exhibition of the 2022-23 academic year at ATU’s Norman Hall Art Gallery. The show, entitled “Something Old, Something New: A Retrospective,” will be open weekdays (excluding Labor Day) Aug....

Michna Takes Leadership of ATU General Education

Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe, interim vice president for academic affairs at Arkansas Tech University, has appointed Dr. Gregory Michna as ATU director of general education. Michna has served on the ATU faculty since 2017 as assistant professor of history. He is a three-time graduate of Texas Woman’s University with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in history as well as a Master of Arts degree in teaching. Michna added a Doctor of Philosophy degree in history from West Virginia University in 2016.

Remembering Patsy Faye Keith

Patsy Faye Keith, age 76, entered her heavenly home on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. Patsy was born December 9, 1945, in Altus, Arkansas. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She graduated from Coal Hill High School as Salutatorian and from Northeastern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and taught 1st grade at First Baptist. She was an active member of Blue Starr Church of Christ.

Welcome Week 2022 Activities for ATU Students

Arkansas Tech University will begin its 2022-23 academic year with a series of events designed to engage students with the institution and each other. Below is a list of activities leading up to and immediately following the first day of class on Wednesday, Aug. 17. For more about freshman orientation,...

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic August 24 at ATU

The Arkansas Department of Health will provide a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Arkansas Tech University on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The clinic will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Hull Building Student Union, 1306 N. El Paso Ave. in Russellville. Participation in the clinic is open to ATU students, faculty and staff as well as the general public.

New ATU Faculty Members Complete Orientation

Twenty-three new members of the Arkansas Tech University community participated in an orientation program for incoming faculty members in advance of the fall 2022 semester. Offered by the ATU Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the stated purpose of the program is “to inform and inspire faculty who are new to Arkansas Tech University.”

Lowrey-LaGrone Named Instructor of Health Science

Star Lowrey-LaGrone will join the University of the Ozarks faculty this fall as an instructor of health science. Lowrey-LaGrone most recently served as an adjunct faculty member teaching health courses at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. She recently completed a master’s of science in nursing degree from the University of Arkansas.

ATU Library Website Adds Features for Fall 2022

Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center has added new resources to its web presence to better serve Arkansas Tech University faculty, students, staff and guests. “Front and center-right are now the borrowing privileges and the services for the major user groups,” said Philippe Van Houtte, systems librarian at Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center. “Under that, the image carousel will include pictures of students taken in the library to illustrate the interactivity between the student body and the library. Those pictures will be changed frequently. A library blog feed, a library Twitter account feed and a list of videos made for the library complete the home page.”