The Executive Advisory Board (EAB) for the Division of Student Affairs recently held their Spring meeting and provided funding for various projects submitted to them by department directors in Student Affairs.

The EAB consists of community leaders, alumni, parents, and professionals who are committed to programs and services benefiting University of Arkansas students. The Board serves to assist and advise the Student Affairs leadership team on long range strategic planning for the division and connect and introduce the division to new funding sources and strategic partners who share a commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of all University of Arkansas students. Board members also provide an annual financial contribution in support of the programs and services of the Division of Student Affairs.

Pat Walker Health Center-

Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Clinical Training Library

CAPS applied to receive funding to purchase a comprehensive print collection to establish a new training library. This funding will be used to secure educational resources to increase student performance, decrease demands on supervisor’s time, and increase the attractiveness of the program for future interns.

 

Pat Walker Health Center-

Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Intersectional Literacy for Health Professionals

CAPS applied to receive funding to bring a speaker on campus. Pat Walker Health Center has made it a goal to prioritize diversity and inclusion initiatives and having this presentation will foster more effective healthcare to all students. This presentation would allow staff an experience to learn more about how different groups of individuals are less likely to seek mental health care and what they can do about this issue.

Veterans Resource & Information Center

  • Mini Food Pantry

The Veterans Resource & Information Center applied for funding to replenish their food pantry. After receiving a grant for a mini food pantry in the student veteran lounge, additional funding was sought to keep the pantry stocked. Student veterans who use the study space frequent the pantry regularly. Any student or staff member in the vicinity of the Garland Center can also use the pantry.

University Career Development Center

  • Career Studio

The University Career Development Center applied for funding to implement a peer mentor service for students. Students will be able to drop in without an appointment and meet with another student about preparing for an interview, selecting a major, resume critiques, and many other aspects of building a career. The University Career Development Center plans to implement the Career Studio Fall 2019.

Student Media

  • Graduate Assistant

This funding was requested to cover the stipend required for a Graduate Assistant to assist with circulation, advertising sales, and creative services in Student Media. The student-run advertising agency is a learning lab, allowing students the opportunity for real-world experiences. Main Hill Media was launched two years ago, and the current Graduate Assistant has played a vital role in the growth of the agency.

Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education

  • Creating the College Access Corps

The College Access Initiative team seeks to build a new program called the College Access Corps. This program would consist of University of Arkansas student volunteers who will work with high school students from underrepresented regions in Arkansas to increase the number of applications submitted with the university. By engaging with these individuals, the College Access Corps hopes to illustrate that the University of Arkansas is more accessible than it may appear.