News Archive

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Gibson Hall

Monday, March 01, 2021

Gibson Hall was built in 1937 and provided for more men's housing when the old Buchanan Hall was torn down the same year. It is named for James Gibson, a former director of housing at the university.

Division of Student Affairs Facilities 150th Anniversary Residential Life University Housing

Arkansas Union Events Reservation Request Steps

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The Arkansas Union is now accepting reservation requests through the 2021-22 academic year. Find out how to reserve a space.

Division of Student Affairs Facilities Administrative News Arkansas Union

Facilities Management Launches New Website

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The new Facilities Management website at provides campus customers and construction partners with more resources and a better user experience.

Facilities Technology

Fine Arts Center Opens in 1950

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Fine Arts Center, designed by Edward Durell Stone, was the first academic building in the nation to combine the arts within a single connected building, from theatre, dance and music to art and architecture.

Facilities Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences 150th Anniversary Architecture Fine Arts Department of Music Department of Theatre School of Art

Original Engineering Hall

Monday, February 08, 2021

Built in 1904 by contractor Albert Byrnes for $22,500, the original Engineering Hall was southwest of Old Main and stood where the Honors College wing of Gearhart Hall is today.

Air Force ROTC Army ROTC College of Engineering Facilities Honors College 150th Anniversary

Richard Ashworth Named Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Friday, January 29, 2021

Richard Ashworth has been named director of environmental health and safety as part of ongoing efforts to support research and safety programs across campus.

Facilities Appointments Safety & Security

Congratulations Employees of the 1st Quarter

Friday, January 22, 2021

Andrea Allan, Kendall Davis, Hershel Hartford, A.J. Olsen andd Jackie Wills were named employees of the 1st Quarter for 2020-2021.

Division of Student Affairs Facilities Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Awards Points of Pride Department of Communication Pat Walker Health Center

Johnson to Retire After 17 Years as Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Mike Johnson oversaw numerous major construction projects on the U of A campus since joining the university in 2004.

Division of Finance & Administration Facilities Office of the Chancellor Administrative News Points of Pride Sustainability & Resilience

Facilities Management Offers Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Repairs

Monday, December 21, 2020

Facilities Management offers repair services for Ultra-Low Temperature departmental freezers, which may be a faster and less expensive alternative.

Facilities Administrative News
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