United Way Campaign Extended Through October
The 85th annual United Way campus campaign has been extended through the month of October. So far, over $66,000 has been raised — and your help is needed to meet the goal of raising $125,000 for children and families in Northwest Arkansas.
"How does a child who is hungry, or is not sure where they're going to sleep that night, or doesn't have access to books and after school care focus on their education?" asked Kim Needy, dean of the Graduate School and International Education and a board member for the United Way of NWA.
According to the most recent figures, one in six children in Northwest Arkansas live below the poverty level.
"I like that [the United Way] helps people of all ages, of all backgrounds, and I think it's a valuable resource for our community," said Elaine Terrell, curriculum designer for the Global Campus.
Ninety-eight percent of every donation stays right here in Northwest Arkansas, benefiting programs like the Boys & Girls Club, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
"DHS workers may come and go, foster care may come and go, you may change foster parents three, four, five times, but you're going to have one CASA," said Barri Tulgetske, intellectual property and compliance manager for the U of A Division of Agriculture. "That's that one constant that stays with that foster child during the entire process."
Hear from more U of A faculty and staff about why they donate at unitedway.uark.edu, and make your impact today.
Kelsey Lovewell Lippard, director of public relations
Julie Buntin and Gabe Habash, the 2019-20 Walton Visiting Writers in Fiction, will give readings of their work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.19th, in Gearhart Hall, 0026 on the U of A campus.
Voice students Dennese Adkins, Sophia Chiocco, Gloria Deveraux, Kyle Forehand, Ethan Godfrey, Mickel Gordon and Stacee Lyles qualified for national competition at Knoxville, Tennessee.
Chancellor Joe Steinmetz' third action item details how the university should be the graduate school of choice for students seeking to diversify and amplify their educational outcomes.
Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, the campus is invited to make some entertaining noise on the third and fourth floor of Mullins Library before they are closed for renovation.
Transit and Parking is taking the lead on a November and December food drive and is setting up sites on campus to collect items, starting on Monday, Nov. 18.