Chancellor Releases Sixth Installment of 2020: Focus on the Future Series
Chancellor Joe Steinmetz released the sixth of 10 action items focusing on the future needs of the University of Arkansas.
Last fall, Chancellor Joe Steinmetz announced at his State of the University address 10 action items he wanted the university to focus on moving forward. This week he released an expanded explanation of his sixth action item, which analyzes how the univeristy can "be a catalyst and significant resource for driving entrepreneurism in the region and in the state through our faculty and our programs by aggressively forging stronger partnerships with the private sector." The sixth action item can be found here.
As Chancellor Steinmetz explained at his annual address, "The point of this exercise isn't to develop another plan or set of priorities—we have that already and these priorities continue to steer our planning. The purpose here is to shift our focus to 2020 and beyond and to reframe our continual planning efforts at every level.
In the coming months, he will release the remaining action items under the series title 2020: Focus on the Future. Each item targets specific actions the university needs to take to position itself for continued and future success. Chancellor Steinmetz encourages all supervisors to share with their staff.
Nine projects in the humanities and performing arts will receive a combined total of $532,245 in seed funding to spark creative activity.
Sentients opens today in the Fine Arts Center Gallery and will be on display through Feb. 23. All are invited to attend the opening reception from 5-7 this evening Friday, Jan. 17.
Kendra Ledbetter, a first-year graduate student in the communication sciences and disorders program, has been awarded the Benjamin Franklin Lever Tuition Fellowship.
The vigil will occur at the end of the annual march and is part of a full day's events. The march starts at 11:15 a.m. in Lot 56 on MLK Boulevard and goes to the Arkansas Union for the vigil.
Kristi Perryman, assistant professor, recently received a research award at the Association for Creativity in Counseling Conference for her work in trauma therapy.