Thursday, January 27, 2011





The City of Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas Associated Student Government are hosting a Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting to be held at the University of Arkansas at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, in the School of Law Courtroom (room 240) located at 1045 W. Maple Street. Parking is available close to the Law School at the new parking deck on Garland Avenue.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and learn about local government issues of concern to you. University of Arkansas students, faculty, staff, and administration are particularly encouraged to attend.

Mayor Lioneld Jordan will be joined by several City Department Directors to provide information for your questions, issues, and/or concerns. This is an opportunity to ask any question of your city government in a relaxing forum, as well as learn about city projects, budget information, policies, events, and other information of interest.

Short presentations will be made by Mayor Jordan and a few city staff members at the beginning of the Town Hall Meeting on topics such as the new city paid parking plan in the Dickson Street Entertainment District; trail construction located at and around the University (such as the UA Farms Trail and the Oak Ridge Trail); the City's 2030 plan and its importance to the University community; streamside protection; and ideas for student involvement in neighborhoods and an overview of activities in Fayetteville, such as those related to our 70 parks, three lakes, and the City’s active recreation program. These will be short presentations just to stimulate audience thinking about what information they want to know about their local government and to allow ample time for audience questions.

Most of the Town Hall Meeting will be dedicated to answering audience inquiries. Come and ask your questions directly to Mayor Lioneld Jordan and city department heads. They are interested in hearing from you! Refreshments will be provided by the University of Arkansas Associated Student Government .

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jordan Fellowship in Arkansas Labor History

This fellowship has been established to honor the leadership and vision of Lioneld Jordan, the current mayor of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Mr. Jordan was an undergraduate student at the University of Arkansas, a carpenter with the UA Physical Plant for 26 years, President of AFSCME Local 965, President of the Northwest Arkansas Labor Council, and he is a champion of working families.


The fellowship is intended to encourage innovative study in the historical problems, identities, philosophies, and especially, the expressive cultures of working people in Arkansas. A special purpose of the Fellowship is to support research that will result in publications (traditional or online) from scholars who are exploring important, innovative topics relative to the lives of working people that might fall outside of the parameters of traditional academic research and funding.

Allowable use

The stipend can be used for any purpose related to the research project, including reproduction of materials, oral history interviewing, and traveling and lodging. Documentation will be required for reimbursements.


The Fellowship provides financial assistance for graduate students as well as junior and senior faculty using the University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections Department collections related to Arkansas labor history, labor culture, labor education, labor lore, occupational folk life, trade union traditions, and worker culture--all broadly defined.

Applicants may be from any relevant academic discipline, including but not limited to anthropology, art, communications studies, cultural studies, drama, English, folklore, geography, history, journalism, labor studies, literature, political science, sociology, or gender studies. Persons associated with the University of Arkansas are eligible for this Fellowship.


Reimbursement for expenses up to $500.00 will be awarded for the academic year 2011-12.


Applications shall include the following:

• A written proposal, of no more than 1000 words, describing the proposed research project and its significance
• The research question and methods to be used
• A projected timeline
• An estimated budget
• A preliminary bibliography
• Applicant's curriculum vitae

Time Frame

Applications will be accepted beginning March 30, 2011 and must be postmarked no later than May 30, 2011. Fellowship awards will be announced no later than June 15, 2011. Funds will be awarded on a reimbursement basis


Send all materials in paper format to contact address.
Jordan Fellowship Committee
University of Arkansas Libraries
Special Collections Department
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
Telephone: 479-575-5577