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April 16, 2018

Focus on Finals

Marybeth Norcross

It’s hard to believe, but finals are just a few short weeks away! which means you are probably buried in papers, projects, presentations, and unit tests. Don’t let this sneak up on you! Planning for your finals doesn’t have to be difficult. With just a few steps you can go into finals focused and prepared….


March 19, 2018

Spring Break: The Outdoors is Calling

Marybeth Norcross

Many of you at UAMS are on Spring Break! It’s the perfect time to relax, have some fun, and rest before the push to finals and the end of the semester. Everyone needs a chance to slow down, catch their breath, and enjoy some of the good things life has to offer. For me, Spring…


August 7, 2017

Welcome to UAMS: Welcome to Change

Robert Musser, Ph.D.

Welcome to UAMS, and specifically welcome to the College of Pharmacy. Soon enough you will learn the shortcut abbreviations: COP, PDA, Pharm for Pharmacology. You’ll know Rahn and I Dodd Wilson and Shorey as the names of buildings. You will be able to decipher office numbers like 3/118 in the library (my number; drop by…


May 15, 2017

Congratulations and Graduation

Robert Musser, Ph.D.

Congratulations! You made it to one degree or another.  You made it, and now it’s time to move on.  Go with our blessing.  Live well, be good, work hard, take care. To those of you graduating this semester, congratulations on this important achievement.  To those who have courses yet to come and hurdles yet to…


April 10, 2017

Planning for Finals

Marybeth Norcross

It’s hard to believe, but finals are just a few short weeks away, which means you are probably buried in papers, projects, presentations, and unit tests. Don’t let this sneak up on you! Planning for your finals doesn’t have to be difficult. With just a few steps you can go into finals focused, prepared, and…


January 30, 2017

Working Around a Holiday Cluster

Marybeth Norcross

I love vacation time. I love having time off to rest, putter around, or just have fun. I always make sure I have wrapped up my projects so I can relax and not think about work. I like holidays too. They are a gift of free time, spread out throughout the school year, that I…


October 31, 2016

The SSC Welcomes Bob Musser

Marybeth Norcross

The Student Success Center welcomes Dr. Bob Musser, our new Learning Specialist for the students in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Public Health. We asked Bob to take a minute to introduce himself to our students. Meet Dr. Bob Musser Hi, I’m Bob Musser.  I recently celebrated one of those round number birthdays and climbed Pinnacle…


September 12, 2016

Sleep for Success

Marybeth Norcross

Did you know that sleeping is important for academic success? Me either. It turns out that sleep is vital to forming long-term memory. Getting a good night’s sleep lets the brain move information from short-term to long-term memory. So, while you may think staying up late to cram is going to be helpful, you’re actually better…


September 6, 2016

Organize and Manage Your Time

Marybeth Norcross

I talk a lot about organization and time management, but the fact is that success at UAMS is dependent on organization and time management. It’s hard to keep up with multiple courses, projects, exams, and family, friends and, often, a job. Staying on top of your workload doesn’t need to be complicated. In fact, it…