Events & Programs

Day

Description

Every Day

Full Circle Food Pantry Mini Available every day; Graduate Student Lounge (GEAR 206)

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged “to take what you need, and give what you can!” Come by and grab food you need and, if you are in a position to donate food or personal items, please email gradsupport@uark.edu.

Every Day

Room to DefendSubject to availability; Graduate School Conference Room (GEAR 211)

Graduate students are now able to request our GSIE conference room (GEAR 211; seats 6-8 people) for thesis and dissertation defenses. For more information, email gradsupport@uark.edu.

Tuesdays

Let's Talk2pm - 4pm; Graduate Student Lounge (GEAR 206)

Free, confidential chats with a CAPS mental health counselor. No appointment needed; just walk on in!

Fridays

Free Coffee FridaysAvailable every Friday 8am - 5pm; Graduate Student Lounge (GEAR 206)

Come by and grab a cup of coffee on us.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Graduate Student Speaker Series: Marie Totten, Political Outcast: “Justice Jim” Johnson and Massive Resistance in Arkansas
5pm - 6:30pm; Walton Reading Room (lobby level of Mullins Library)

Marie Totten, a doctoral student in the Department of History, will present her research on Jin Johnson and his tremendous influence on Arkansas politics in the last half of the 20th century. "Groomed by successful segregationists, Johnson should have ousted the moderate Faubus in 1956, but Johnson never fit in to Arkansas politics. He was always the outcast, the forever candidate who Arkansas voters rejected, even when they embraced his segregationist ideas," Totten notes. "My work seeks to bring Justice Jim to the forefront of 20th century Arkansas politics, because you need to understand the villains in order to fully appreciate the heroes." This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, December 9, 2019 - Friday, December 13, 2019

De-Stress for Success Week 
Graduate Student Lounge (GEAR 206)
Stop by the lounge to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and grab donuts and snacks while they last. Coffee will be available 8a-5p; donuts and snacks are 8a until they're gone. The lounge will also be stocked with coloring pages, decks of cards, slinkies, puzzles, books, and board games.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Let's Talk: Late Night Edition5pm - 7pm; Graduate Student Lounge (GEAR 206)

Free, confidential chats with a CAPS mental health counselor. No appointment needed; just walk on in!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Let's Talk: Late Night Edition5pm - 7pm; Graduate Student Lounge (GEAR 206)

Free, confidential chats with a CAPS mental health counselor. No appointment needed; just walk on in!

Thursday, December 13, 2019

Pizza and Pups
12-1:30p; Graduate Student Lounge (GEAR 206)

Need a little study break? As part of De-Stress for Success Week, we’ll be standing by ready with pizza (first come, first served!) and puppy pets from UARK lawpaw, Oakley and friends. Petting a canine companion can help lower blood pressure and help ease depression. Pets also help decrease stress by lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and increasing levels of the neurochemical oxytocin, the love hormone. What's better than that?!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Dissertation Submission Deadline4:30 p.m.

Dissertations must be submitted in Gearhart Hall 208C.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Let's Talk: Late Night Edition5pm - 7pm; Graduate Student Lounge (GEAR 206)

Free, confidential chats with a CAPS mental health counselor. No appointment needed; just walk on in!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Let's Talk: Late Night Edition5pm - 7pm; Graduate Student Lounge (GEAR 206)

Free, confidential chats with a CAPS mental health counselor. No appointment needed; just walk on in!