On a rainy Friday in October, five thankful students had lunch with a donor whose gift to the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism changed their lives. Sue Walk Burnett (B.A. ’68), a business owner with 125 full-time employees, decided she wanted to make a difference for students who were academically accomplished but needed financial assistance.
Nearly 46 years ago, Henry Woods left his hometown of Hot Springs and began what would become his legacy of outstanding leadership at the University of Arkansas. He chose to major in journalism, and as editor of the centennial edition of the Razorback yearbook in 1972, Woods left his mark on campus. Many of his friends described the publication as "the best yet," "unlike any other” and "so 'Henry.'" He highlighted the chorus of Those Were the Days, a famous song of the time, in the opening pages of the book:
The University of Arkansas and J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences are transforming a former complex into a cutting-edge educational art facility that will include sculpture workshops, classroom space and graduate student studios. The project is an effort by the faculty and staff in the Department of Art to address the need for capital renovations and equipment.
The Women’s Giving Circle awarded $140,000 to nine University of Arkansas programs at its annual voting event on Friday, Oct. 24 – a record amount of funding since the circle’s inception 12 years ago. The recipients this year represent the most geographically diverse group of projects in the organization’s history.
For the second year in a row, KUAF 91.3 FM, the local NPR affiliate, will host a short winter on-air fundraiser, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 9, through Friday, Dec. 12. This is the second winter on-air fundraiser the station has held. Last year's winter fundraiser was also four days and raised $65,000 of the $66,000 goal.