SOPA/PIPA

By: Chris Strange

On Wednesday, January 18th, millions of pages across the web went dark in protest of SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) in the House of Representatives and PIPA (the Protect IP Act) in the Senate. Wikipedia was a leader in the charge, beginning a total blackout of their English-language site at 9 p.m. on the 17th and continuing for 24 hours. Google also participated, though it took a more modest approach. Google’s logo was replaced with a black bar which linked to a page called EndPiracy, NotLiberty, where people had the option of signing a petition to Congress.

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Chancellor Paul Beran Gives State of the University

By: Joshua R. Barnhardt

Every year in January, the President of the United States gives a State of the Union address to the nation. He talks about the successes of the nation over the past year and lays out a plan of what he would like the government to accomplish in the year to come. With this idea in mind, Dr. Paul B. Beran gave an interview to the Lions’ Chronicle about the State of the University.

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BCM Mission Trip Brings Hope to Haiti

By: Corey Woodard

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Photo credit: Briana Allen

Over the 2011-2012 Christmas break, the UAFS Baptist Collegiate Ministries went on an evangelical mission trip to Leogane, Haiti. Students arrived in the country on December 16th and returned stateside on the 23rd. While there, the team stayed in a compound provided by the Arkansas State Baptist Convention. This act of social and spiritual outreach began as a suggestion from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s BCM director, Lynn Loyd to John Schaffner, the UAFS BCM leader. While evangelism was the main focus of the journey, participants involved themselves in social service acts to improve the welfare of the Haitian community.

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Eva Kor Comes to Speak at UAFS

By: Patricia Lopez

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Photo: Eva Kor
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http://theforgivenessproject.com

The College of Languages and Communication’s Read This!, a program which encourages literacy both on campus and in the community, has invited Eva Kor, a Holocaust survivor and forgiveness activist, to speak at UAFS about her journey to peace through forgiveness. She will discuss her book, Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz, and her documentary film, Forgiving Dr. Mengele. The event is on February 21st at 5:00p.m. in Breedlove Auditorium. She will be available after her talk for a book signing. The documentary will be shown on February 16th, at 3:30pm in the Wiedman Center,  Health Science room 133, and is open to the public.

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UAFS Cultural Network

By: Kirsten Speck

UAFS Cultural Network is a fairly new program which is about bringing exchange students and immigrants together with native English speakers to learn about each others’ cultures. It’s a program for anyone who is interested in learning about a different culture or to help someone with their English.

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