State of the University Address Today
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. _ University of Arkansas Chancellor Joe Steinmetz plans to recap highlights from the past year and discuss where he believes the university is headed in the annual State of the University address this morning at 11 at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. The address is open to the public.
"While I feel great about where we currently stand and where we're headed as a university, I believe we should always strive to be better," Chancellor Steinmetz said. "In the State of the University address, I will review some of our recent progress while defining several key actions that would help distinguish us as a university moving forward."
Steinmetz plans to introduce 10 items he would like to see the university advance in the coming years.
A livestream of the address and later a recorded version will also be available at the University of Arkansas YouTube channel.
The State of the University address highlights One University Week, Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, which also features the introduction of core values for the campus, an academic update from the provost and other key university news including an update on planning for the university's sesquicentennial. The university will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2021.
About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 3 percent of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.
Mark Rushing, assistant vice chancellor
Celina Suarez and Glenn Sharman of the Department of Geosciences recently received a five-year, $588,000 NSF grant to research the transition period from the Early to Late Cretaceous.
U of A graduate student and saxophonist Landon Cole has been selected to advance to the regional round of the Music Teachers' National Association's Young Artist Solo Competition.
Beginning at 6 p.m. — when Mullins Library would typically close — the campus community is invited to come make some noise in the usually-quiet spaces on Levels 3 and 4 before they close for renovation.
Takama Statton-Brooks, director of residence education for U of A Housing, recently served as a mentor for the Southwestern Association of College and University Housing Offices.
All UREC facilities, including the HPER building, the UREC Fitness Center, and the UREC Sports Complex will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, and reduced hours will be set on other days.