April 29, 2016

Tips from the Testing Center

Marybeth Norcross

Without question final exam week is the busiest time of the year in the Testing Center.  If you have tested with us before, you are aware we have limited space for testing. We have 24 regular testing computers, 12 reserved special testing cubicles, and hundreds of students to test. So, here are four tips to…

April 25, 2016

Virtual Hope Box: Ease the Stress of Finals

Marybeth Norcross

Finals are often a stressful time for students as they prepare to take high-stake exams. Even well-prepared students experience anxiety due to multiple tests administered during a short window of time, and many use a variety of coping tools to help them cope with the additional stress of final exams. Virtual Hope Box is a…

April 15, 2016

Organize with Evernote

Nick Larsen

You’re in 5 classes this semester, you have 5 different teachers teaching 5 unrelated subjects.  You record with your phone, tablet, laptop, and some old recorder your mom found.  You take pictures of the whiteboard when an important diagram is up just seconds before it gets wiped away.  You are, by all rights, an excellent…

April 8, 2016

Companion: Personal Security App

Marybeth Norcross

Personal security apps are becoming popular for smartphone users, as people become more nervous about walking home or to their car at night, especially on college campuses. Recently, five University of Michigan students created a free app called Companion that helps combat the issue of late-night safety. According to the website, “Companion lets you reach…

April 4, 2016

The Innovation Hub: Creativity, Collaboration, and Entrepreneurship

Marybeth Norcross

On Thursday, March 3rd, the Innovation Hub in North Little Rock invited the community to tour the Hub’s workspaces for designing, making and collaborating. Visitors were able to see the space and learn about their programs, classes, and opportunities. The Open House included tours, activities, demonstrations, and a special celebration featuring local, state, and federal…