Going Global

August 10, 2022

Community

Move In Week At The U of A

NWA Daily

The campus will be bustling this week as the bulk of on-campus residents moves into the dorms between Wednesday and Saturday. 

  • Welcome home: The university houses around 6,200 students on campus, and the housing department employs more than 200 students each year. 
  • Don’t get lost: With so many moving in, be sure to make a plan and be aware of parking changes, street closures, and move-in routes.

See how move-in will affect campus roads and parking HERE

Arts

Interactive Art On Display At Walton Arts Center

NWA Daily

A new exhibition featuring works by Dylan DeWitt & Kasey Ramirez opens this Friday in the Joy Pratt Markham Gallery at the Walton Arts Center. 

  • Interactive art: The exhibition will feature a large-scale interactive installation by Dewitt called Reflexion as well as prints and drawings by Ramirez that explore the tension between stability and permanence and themes of vulnerability to environmental extremes
  • Don’t miss it: The free exhibition was curated by Gerry Snyder, executive director of the U of A’s School of Art, and can be viewed Monday through Friday from 10a - 2p until September 25. 

Read more from the artists HERE

Community

Local Couple Making A Global Impact

Restore Humanity

Sarah and Herbert “Boo” Buchanan of Fayetteville are making a global impact through their organization Restore Humanity. 

  • Do something: After spending time in Africa, Sarah felt compelled to start Restore Humanity in 2008 in order to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable children in Kenya. 
  • Empowering others: Restore Humanity works to provide education to kids of complex backgrounds, many of which have no systems of support. 

Hear their story on the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast HERE

Events

Elkfest Back For Second Year In Elkins

Elkins Community Network

This Saturday is Elkfest, a community-focused event in Elkins that emphasizes fun, education, and service.

  • A little bit of everything: The day-long event will feature a wide variety of activities from a car show, silent auction, and vendor fair to a dog adoption fair, cybersecurity seminar, and a fencing demonstration. Events and activities will be hosted all over town, the majority at Bunch Park or the Elkins Community Center.
  • Supporting the community: All events requiring entry fees or ticket sales will raise funds to support important local causes in Elkins that help to make the community great.

Learn more about the event HERE

Business

Tyson Reports Q3 Earnings

NWA Daily

Tyson reported third quarter earnings yesterday recording an 8% increase in overall revenue from last year, slightly higher than estimates of 6%, and earnings per share of $1.94 versus street expectations of $1.98.

  • Appetite: While demand for chicken and beef remained strong overall throughout the quarter, there was reduced demand for pork and for premium cuts of beef.
  • Challenges: Across Tyson's business segments, volumes decreased primarily due to supply chain constraints and the "challenging labor environment". Dealing with inflationary pressures, margins were down slightly in the quarter. Going forward, the Company expects to manage margins with cost efficiency and effective revenue management.

Read more from the Company's earnings report HERE.

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