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helped create the prestigious international scholarship and fellowship programs that bear his name. The U of A’s distinctive Fulbright Peace Fountain, designed by architect Fay Jones, recognizes its namesake’s role in promoting peaceful resolution of world conflicts. Academically, the U of A is organized into 10 schools and colleges: the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences; the College of Education and Health Professions; the College of Engineering; the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences; and the Sam M. Walton College of Business. The university also features the Fay Jones School of Architecture, the Graduate School and International Education, the Honors College, the School of Law and the Global Campus, which provides academic outreach and programs to more than 15,000 learners a year. The U of A’s total annual operating budget for FY2012 is $528 million. Tuition and fee revenues make up the largest source of revenues, followed by an annual state appropriation. Almost 77 percent of all full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. U of A undergraduate tuition rates were ranked 38th lowest in the nation among land-grant universities, in keeping with the university’s emphasis on keeping itself accessible and affordable. In August 2011, the U of A enrolled a record 23,119 students. The student body consisted of students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More than 300 student organizations also exist on campus. There are plenty of things to do on- and offcampus. The HPER Center, the university’s state-of-the-art recreational facility, offers a great place to climb, swim, run, lift weights, do aerobics and yoga, or play basketball. Cultural and recreational options include attending lectures, readings, and theatrical performances, shopping opportunities, and listening to live music on nearby Dickson Street. In 2009, University Chancellor G. David Gearhart presented a long-range strategic plan that was formally endorsed by the elected leaders of the faculty, staff, and student body. The plan emphasizes a commitment to “students first,” and outlines goals and strategies to ensure that all students receive the resources and support they need to achieve their academic goals. The plan also emphasizes the U of A’s commitment to transparency and accountability to the people of Arkansas in its operation. More information about the U of A may be found at www.uark.edu.
SENIOR WALK The University of Arkansas is proud to be the last university in the nation maintaining what once was a common tradition of etching its graduates’ names into the campus sidewalks. The 100,000th graduate’s name went down in cement during the 1990s. The names on Senior Walk stretch over three miles of campus sidewalks. The story of Senior Walk is a perfect example of how the University of Arkansas brings its commitment to the past together with innovations for the future. When the costs involved in hand-etching names into concrete forced numerous other universities to give up, the University of Arkansas turned to its physical plant and engineering school grads to create a one-of-a-kind computerized sandblasting machine -- the SandHog. Each summer, the SandHog roars across the front lawn of Old Main, etching the names of graduates into sidewalks.
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