A-Week Aims to Assist in Transition and Success of Newest Razorbacks
A-Week is the the newest campus-wide student transition initiative from New Student and Family Programs.
A-Week — Aug. 19-25 — is designed to aid incoming first-year students in their transition from high school to college by providing programming focused on student success inside and outside of their classroom experience. The initiative was also designed to coincide with topics covered in Destination Arkansas Blackboard Activities (DABA).
A-Week begins at the conclusion of first-year student move-in and is filled with events and activities that will provide a great foundation for their U of A experience. Incoming students are being placed in A-Teams led by upper-class mentors who will lead them in discussions and events related to program topics throughout the week.
- Monday, Aug. 19 - Welcome to the U of A
- Tuesday, Aug. 20 - Spirit and Traditions
- Wednesday, Aug. 21 - Wellness
- Thursday, Aug. 22 - Diversity and Inclusion
- Friday, Aug. 23 - Engagement
- Saturday, Aug. 24 - Community
- Sunday, Aug. 25 - Spirit and Traditions
A complete listing of the A-Week Schedule is available at aweek.uark.edu. Please join the event live on Facebook for the New Student Welcome around 6 p.m. this evening. The live broadcast will be at www.facebook.com/uarkstudentaffairs.
A-Week is being coordinated by New Student and Family Programs in conjunction with campus units including the Division of Student Affairs, Academic Colleges, Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education, Chartwells, Razorback Athletics, Student Success, University Recreation, Pat Walker Health Center, University Housing, Office of Student Activities, Center for Community Engagement, Council of Religious Organizations, Greek Life, and the Arkansas Alumni Association.
Larry Cloud, associate director
New Student and Family Programs
Jessica Mathis, a graduate student in biological anthropology, will lecture on bioarcheological applications in cultural resource management at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Discovery Hall 505.
Tomika Ferguson of Virginia Commonwealth University will present two lectures on Oct. 1, one on black women student-athletes and a second on safe spaces and visibility in the classroom.
Nearly 50 students — licensed practical nurses — from across Arkansas and beyond enrolled in the inaugural class to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing through online instruction.
Lori Birrell has been appointed associate dean for Special Collections, and Joel Thornton has been appointed interim associate dean for Research and Learning.
Evan Michelson, program director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will discuss philanthropic support for research from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in room 504 of the Arkansas Union.