Chancellor and New Faculty Hit the Road on Fourth Annual State Bus Tour

Photo Submitted

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – About 40 University of Arkansas faculty, Chancellor Joe and Sandy Steinmetz, Provost Jim Coleman, Dan Sui, vice chancellor for research and innovation and Margaret Sova McCabe, dean of the Law School, hit the road this morning for a three-day bus tour of southwest Arkansas.

The New Faculty bus tour tradition began in 2016, when Steinmetz joined the U of A, as a way for him to learn more about the unique places and meet the people of his new home state. After that first year, he expanded it to include faculty who have newly joined the university.

Now in its fourth year, the tour has traveled more than 2,000 miles through more than 50 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. The tour heads to southwest Arkansas this year to meet with industry, visit schools and experience the Natural State first hand.

The bus departs Fayetteville this morning and includes stops:

  • May 14: North Little Rock, Little Rock and El Dorado
  • May 15: Camden, Murfreesboro and Mena
  • May 16: Fort Smith and Alma

Each year the tour covers a different area of the state. Last year’s tour headed southeast to McGehee, Monticello and Pine Bluff. The year before traveled across north central and northeast Arkansas, through Mountain View, Batesville, Jonesboro and Forrest City.

Follow this year’s tour on the U of A’s social media, @UArkansas with #uarktour19


Amy Schlesing, director of science and research communications
University Relations


'Interpreting Kigali, Rwanda' Wins Award From Design Research Group

The book Interpreting Kigali, Rwanda was published by the University of Arkansas Press in collaboration with the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.

Projects Led by Fay Jones School Faculty Selected for New York Events in May and Into Summer

Visiting professor Cory Olsen’s interior design class and two faculty members — Jessica Colangelo and Charles Sharpless — will have projects on display in New York.

Fifth Annual Play Therapy Conference to Feature Keynote Speaker Bonnie Badenoch

The keynote speaker for the Play Therapy Conference will speak about the play can help heal trauma. The conference will be June 21-22.

Human Development and Family Sciences Students Help Parents Interact With Their Children

U of A students from the School of Human Environmental Sciences recently connected with families in Fayetteville Public Schools to help parents better interact with their children.

Board of Trustees Approves Changes to U of A Tuition and Fees

A 2.5% increase in tuition will go into effect for the fall 2019 semester.

Newswire Daily