UAPB Game Week Events Continue in Central Arkansas
Helping all Arkansas students access higher education is the primary goal of a series of events scheduled in Central Arkansas this week, leading up to the first football game between the U of A and University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. Before the Razorbacks and Golden Lions meet at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 23, members of both university communities have multiple opportunities to come together in support of shared goals.
"By coming together through both work and play, we create stronger and more accessible pathways to higher education for all students in Arkansas," said Yvette Murphy-Erby, vice chancellor of diversity, equity and inclusion at the U of A. "With our friends and colleagues at our fellow land-grant institution, we are proud to collaborate on unifying weeks such as this."
“As we prepare for the inaugural matchup between the Razorbacks and the Golden Lions on the football field, we also celebrate our shared vision for diversity, equity and inclusion within the University of Arkansas System and throughout our state,” Hunter Yurachek, vice chancellor and director of athletics said. “We are excited that the football game at War Memorial Stadium can serve as the culmination to this meaningful week.”
REMAINING GAME WEEK EVENTS
Thursday, Oct. 21
Pine Bluff High School College Fair
- 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at McFadden Gym at Pine Bluff High School
- "My Purpose, My Passion, My Plan" College Fair
Hall High School College and Career Fair
- 9:12 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hall High School – Cirks Arena, 6700 H Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
BAS Board Meeting
Black Alumni Society Board of Directors from the U of A welcome Chancellor Robinson and other university leaders.
- Noon to 4 p.m. at Walton College Executive Education Center
Synetra Hughes, president, Black Alumni Society. Speakers: Chancellor Charles Robinson; Brandy Cox Jackson, associate vice chancellor, executive director of Arkansas Alumni Association; Yvette Murphy-Erby, vice chancellor, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Ron Rainey, president, Arkansas Alumni Association
Friday, Oct. 22
U of A and UAPB VIP Reception
Hear from UAPB Chancellor Alexander, U of A Chancellor Robinson and other university leaders.
- 5 - 6:30 p.m. — 3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR 72201
Additional speakers: Yvette Murphy-Erby, vice chancellor, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, U of A; George R. Cotton, Division of Institutional Advancement, UAPB; Mark Power, vice chancellor for U of A Advancement; Brandy Cox Jackson, associate vice chancellor, executive director of Arkansas Alumni Association; Ron Rainey, president, Arkansas Alumni Association.
BAS Golf Tournament
Play a morning round of golf the day before the big game and help raise money for scholarships.
- 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Country Club of Arkansas, Maumelle
- Lunch provided after the tournament.
- Registration is open for individuals and teams. Walk-ups are also welcome.
Virtual Black Business Summit
The Dr. Barbara A. Lofton Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Walton College, and the Arkansas Urban League partner with the U of A and UAPB to host a virtual business forum.
- 9 a.m to noon
- Register in advance for this meeting.
- After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The forum features Arkansas Black Mayors Association, Black business owners and former athletes Celia Anderson, Torii Hunter and Sidney Moncrief.
Saturday, Oct. 23
U of A/UAPB Tailgate
Join us for a free tailgating experience before the game. Razorbacks and Golden Lions welcome!
- 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at War Memorial Stadium, Tailgate Spots: 26 and 27
Razorbacks vs. Golden Lions
Finally, it's time to play some football!
- 11 a.m. kickoff at War Memorial Stadium.
- To purchase football tickets for $30, visit BIT.LY/HOGSPROMO (GS PROMO and enter code FBBAS).
- Note: Limited number of tickets available.
About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas' economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the top 3% of U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.
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