Faculty, Staff, Administrators Invited to August LGBTQA Monthly Happy Hour
All University of Arkansas faculty, staff and administrators are invited to join the monthly Queer Beers LGBTQA Happy Hour.
The next event will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, at Brewski's on Dickson Street. "In past years these happy hours have been held during the academic year, but this year we decided to keep them going during the more flexible summer months. This has allowed attendees to take turns planning events at their favorite local spots" said Alex Dopp, one of the event organizors and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Science within the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
Attendees do not need to identify as LGBTQ to participate — all queer folk, partners, friends and allies are welcome. The goal of the happy hour is to build a more visible community and network among faculty, staff and administration as well as provide social support.
"We want to bring people together from all across the university and surrounding Northwest Arkansas community that might not otherwise meet or might not have the space to meet," said Justin Barnum, another event organizor and an instructor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.
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Alex R. Dopp, assistant professor
Lisa M. Corrigan, professor of communication, will give the first of four lectures focusing on racism, social justice, and policing hosted by the Pryor Center. It will be at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Douglas Terrier, chief technologist for NASA, will discuss space technologies at 11:30 a.m. CDT Sept. 23. U of A students will have access to hear the discussion through the university's Rome Center.
Mary Gentile, author of Giving Voice to Values, will speak via Zoom at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, as part of the Let's Talk About Integrity and Race program.
Carl Smith will be a visiting professor at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture. He was also awarded the 2020 Green Medal Sustainability Award by Garden Communicators International.
University of Arkansas Greek Life will offer a variety of programs and activities to inform the Greek community on the dangers of hazing.