May 17, 2022


U of A Climbs Ranking of U.S. Research Universities

NWA Daily

Heartland Forward recently ranked the University of Arkansas 69th out of 166 research universities that creates research and integrates it into the private sector.

  • Leading the way: The study claims that the U.S. research university is one of the most important knowledge assets for economic development, and a blueprint for much of the world. The U of A’s ranking reflects its progress in technology transfer, commercialization activities, and general contribution to the economic growth of the state. 
  • Strongest areas: The report measured formal and informal tech transfer in five areas, though the U of A ranked particularly well in “Licenses and Options” and “Startups Formed.” The university was 23rd and 44th in the normalized index value for the aforementioned categories. 

For more details, click HERE

Restaurant News

New Restaurant Coming To Springdale Arts District

NWA Daily

A Le Cordon Blue-Paris certified chef and her business partner are bringing a German-style bar & outdoor biergarten to the Arts District in Downtown Springdale this summer!

  • Experience: The Bauhaus Biergarten might just be the ideal place to enjoy a beer, a brat, and an outdoor vibe this summer. The bar and biergarten will provide an array of German, European, and Wisconsin beverages and dishes as well as collaborative dinners with chefs from around the country.
  • Bring the art: Bauhaus Biergarten will have regularly scheduled visual and performing arts to accompany the tasty food and beverages too, so be on the lookout for a 1967 Airstream food truck in Downtown Springdale soon!

For more information, click HERE.

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Mount Sequoyah Seeking Feedback To Set Direction For Next 100 Years

Mount Sequoyah

Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville is 100 years old this year, and the nonprofit organization is seeking feedback through Listening Sessions or an online survey to help set the direction for the next 100 years. 

  • Showing up: There are four Listening Sessions this month, all at which food and childcare will be provided with the opportunity to win cool door prizes. The sessions are free to attend and will help Mount Sequoyah better understand how it is currently serving our community and where gaps exist.
  • Dates & locations: The first session is today at 6p in the Fayetteville Public Library. The following sessions are May 17 at 6p in the Yvonne Richardson Community Center, May 21 at 10a at the Mount Sequoyah Center, and May 22 at 2p in The Jones Center.

If you cannot attend a Listening Session, you can fill out an online survey HERE


Lady Razorbacks Claim The SEC Tournament Title

Arkansas Razorbacks

Not only did the Arkansas Razorback softball team claim the regular-season SEC title, but they topped off their season with the program’s first-ever SEC Tournament title

  • Strikeout: The big win was this past Saturday afternoon with a 4-0 win over Missouri. Chenise Delce, the SEC Pitcher of the Year, only allowed two base runners in the whole game, and both were singles. This was her fifth shutout of the season and had five strikeouts over seven scoreless innings.
  • NCAA: Last night the Hogs were announced as the No. 4 seed for the NCAA Division 1 Softball Championship and Women’s College World Series. They’ll play Princeton in the first round. 

See the full bracket HERE


Joe Martin Stage Race Begins This Week

Joe Martin Stage Race

The oldest multi-day stage cycling road race in North America is this week in Fayetteville starting Thursday, May 19. 

  • Local trials: The Joe Martin Stage Race is one of the top professional and amateur road cycling stage races in the nation and it is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. There will be four days of professional and elite amateur cycling races for men and women. The race stages will include time trials, road races, and a criterium. 
  • Overview: For the professionals, Thursday will be the Mount Gaylor & Devil’s Den Road Race. Friday will be the Mount Sequoyah Road Race. Saturday will be the Arkansas Tourism Devil’s Den Time Trial, and Sunday will the be Experience Fayetteville Criterium (1.2-mile circuit) in downtown Fayetteville.

Learn more about the event HERE

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