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Monday, September 22, 2014
Event Image Fine Arts Center Gallery Exhibit- Stationary Realms
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Main Campus - FNAR - Fine Arts

The University of Arkansas Department of Art presents Stationary Realms from September 8 – October 24 in the Fine Arts Center Gallery. 

“The Department of Art at the University of Arkansas is thrilled to display the work of outstanding artists Jane Callister, Erin Harmon, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Mary Temple in the Stationary Realms exhibition,” said Marc Mitchell, curator and director of exhibitions for the Department. “While these acclaimed artists are all dealing with the landscape, their artworks address diverse themes within the genre.”

Stationary Realms, an exhibition curated by Cynthia Norse Thompson, addresses issues of place, loss, and beauty through disparate views of the landscape. Each artist in the exhibition utilizes scale and weight to explore both visual and conceptual implications of depicting the environment: Callister’s painterly landscapes deftly intertwine process and imagery; each painting celebrates a material investigation that generates fictional yet enchanting landscapes. Harmon creates carefully orchestrated artworks that emphasize a systematic order that is then applied to her landscapes; like a terrarium, every facet is scrutinized to the point where it becomes synthetic. Steinkamp’s video projections explore the relationship between actual and perceived space. Often focusing on trees and other natural phenomena, Steinkamp creates artworks that blur the line between observation and object. Known best for her installation work, Temple considers the boundaries between fact and fiction. Often presenting the viewer with a shadow on the wall or the silhouette of a plant, Temple creates environments that straddle the line between documentation and fabrication. 

Event Image OLLI: Understanding Comics: A Technical & Historical Perspective
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Off Campus - Global Campus

Once described as a form of mere juvenile literature, the comic book has proven to be widely successful as an object of literature and of commercial industry. Although comics continue to prove their longevity as characters from super hero comics continue to sweep over movie screens across the world, many critics still discount their literary importance. Trevor Williamson, a doctoral student at the U of A will provide a look at comics from a technical and historical standpoint, exploring what comics author and theorist Scott McCloud calls “The Invisible Art” of reading comics in order to understand why comics are important to our modern society. Students will participate in a discussion and lecture regarding comics literature, comics industry, and comics theory in an effort to “Understand Comics” and look ahead to where comics may take us in the future.

Bring a brown bag lunch for sessions 1-4. Catering will be provided on the last class date (10-13).

Cost of class includes catering on last day of class (10/13), handouts, tech fee and parking.

Instructor: Trevor Williamson, UA Doctoral Student

Event Image Integrity Awareness Week Kick-off Luncheon
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Main Campus - Arkansas Union (ARKU)

“The Moral Mind in Action” presented by Professor of Educational Leadership, Dr. John Pijanowski Academic Initiatives and Integrity is pleased to present the Integrity Awareness Week Kick-off Luncheon Monday, September 22, 12:00-1:30pm in the Arkansas Union Room 507. The event will feature Professor of Educational Leadership, John Pijanowski, Ph.D. “The Moral Mind in Action” explores the obstacles between moral decisions and moral action. It will include helping participants better understand the influence of physical experiences, emotional overload, and cognitive cues on moral action. He will also share strategies for optimizing moral behavior and responding to moral failure. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff. Lunch will be served, and RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Click here to reserve your space! This event is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.
Event Image RSO Officer Development Series: Advertising and Outreach
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Main Campus - Arkansas Union (ARKU)

The Officer Development Series focuses on student leadership development for RSO officers.  SOOIE, the Student Organization Outreach and Involvement Experience, will host these workshops that occur once a month and cover a variety of topics related to RSO's.  

The next installment in the series will take place September 22nd from 2:30 to 3:30 and discuss the topic of Advertising and Outreach.  RSO members who attend will learn about effective advertising and how to make students aware of their organization. 

All the Officer Development Workshops will be held in ARKU 308 with food provided.  Dates and times for the remaining series are:

  • Tuesday, October 7 from 1 – 2 pm (Strengths & Leadership Skills)
  • Monday, October 13 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm (RSO Collaboration)
  • Tuesday, November 4 from 1 – 2 pm (Professional Development)
  • Monday, November 17 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm (Managing Large RSO’s)

Any questions can be directed to Jalan Bennett, Coordinator of Officer Development Programs, at or call 479-575-5255. 

Event Image International Day of Peace Celebration
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Main Campus - HOLC - Holcombe Residence Hall

During this event, we will explore the topic of global peace by holding a panel discussion led by five international students who will be discussing their experiences promoting peace in their home countries and their ideas of peace on a domestic and global scale. By hosting this culturally relative discussion of peace practices, You Ought to Live Optimistically hopes to bring awareness to our global progress toward peace and encourage acceptance and tolerance among our student community. A week prior to the event, we will hold an activity booth in front of the Student Union and we want YOU to help us build a One-Thousand Crane Peace Display. Simply write out a little message on a piece of paper, fold it into a crane (we will instruct you), and mount it on our display board. The finished project will be displayed at the Student Union as a symbol of peace.
Event Image RSO Meet and Greet
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Main Campus - Arkansas Union (ARKU)

RSO members and officers are invited to attend the RSO Meet and Greet today in the Union room 312 from 5:00-6:30 pm.  This event will allow students to meet the RSO staff and representatives from SOOIE and ASG to learn more about all the options available to them as an RSO such as funding and outreach.  Information about strengths based initiatives will be given as well.   

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided and all those who attend will receive a gift – an official clipboard and flash drive loaded with the information about financial affairs discussed.  This is a great opportunity for all RSO’s that members don’t want to miss!

Any questions about this event should be directed to Rainer Gall, RSO Program Coordinator, at or call 479-575-5255. 

Event Image Andrew Freear lecture — "Rural Studio"
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Architect Andrew Freear will present a lecture titled “Rural Studio” at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Room 250 of Vol Walker Hall, on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, as part of the Fay Jones School of Architecture lecture series.

Andrew Freear, originally from Yorkshire, England, works at Auburn University Rural Studio as the Wiatt Professor. He became the director of the studio in Newbern, Alabama, in 2002.

Rural Studio is a hands-on architectural pedagogy that enables students to design and build charity homes and community projects to ultimately improve the living conditions in west Alabama. In the program, students present projects on sites such as urban and rural parks, community centers, churches, fire stations and even houses.

This is the Charles Thompson Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Cromwell Architects Engineers.

Admission is free, with limited seating. For more information, contact 479-575-4704 or

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