Alumni Interview: a Q&A with Steve Andrews

by John Cagle // Attending a new university, especially in a new city and state that you have never seen before, can be pretty intimidating. However, that is just what University of Arkansas alumnus and career journalist Steve Andrews did, as detailed in his excellent piece in the June 2019 edition of Citiscapes magazine. Without …

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Five Ways to Spend July 4th in Northwest Arkansas

By Aaron Eley Every year on July 4th, Americans celebrate their Independence Day in style. With good food, waving flags, and grand fireworks, the holiday can be a real blast (pun intended). However, it can be a challenge to find the best shows and celebrations before they are gone, especially if you are not from …

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Guest Blog: Why International Students Should Spend Time Volunteering

by Phu Nguyen, InternationalStudent.com [Editor's Note: Today's post was written by our friends at InternationalStudent.com, who recently highlighted volunteer opportunities at the University of Arkansas on their blog] At the University of Arkansas, volunteering is a valued component of a true college experience. All students, especially international students with undecided majors, are encouraged to budget …

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Free Things to do in Fayetteville this Summer

  Life in Fayetteville slows down during the summer, but there is still plenty of fun to be had for students and their family who stick around. Every year after the spring semester ends, traffic disappears and the city may seem quite empty (especially when compared to graduation season a few weeks before). However, many …

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The Benefits of Having a Graduate Degree

by Paxton Dodd // All too often there is debate about the impact of undergraduate degrees – whether a bachelor’s degree is even required to succeed in the world. The dialogue surrounding graduate degrees is no different. As the number of people attending university and attaining graduate degrees increases, it is important to understand some …

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Five Things you Learned in Kindergarten that will help you in Graduate School

By Sydney Gower // Graduate school can seem daunting. It can feel daunting whether you have just started considering the idea or are all the way to your final semester. There may be moments where you feel unqualified, unprepared, or wonder how you are going survive on this strange planet called “higher education”. Rest assured: …

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3 Reasons to Study at the University of Arkansas (Beyond Academics)

By Ania Melgar // When it comes to choosing a place to pursue your educational goals, whether at the graduate or undergraduate level, there are many boxes to check. Things like: Does the university have a commitment to bettering the world with a strong research focus? (The U of A is one of the nation’s …

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