Sources for Community and Independent Living ServicesHelping People with Disablities Live Independently

Sources for Community Independent Living Services and the University of Arkansas, along with our community partners, invite the community to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), with events that support National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October.

Employment is a fundamental theme with events that focus on disability employment and creating a strong, inclusive workforce.

Check out our fun events highlighting the significance of inclusion in sports and recreation for people with disabilities.  

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

**Requests for specific accommodations must be received by the Center for Educational Access at ada@uark.edu or 479.575.3104

Tuesday, September 27th  - CDC THE BUSINESS CAREER FAIR

Time & Location: 10am – 12pm & 1 – 3pm; Bud Walton Arena

Sponsored by the Career Development Center – The Business Career Fair is a one-day event where numerous employers provide information about job and internship opportunities with their companies, while visiting with interested students/job seekers.  Each employer/organization will have a designated table, and may provide company literature and/or giveaways to job seekers.  This event is a convenient way for employers and potential employees to meet.   All U of A students are invited to attend the Business Career Fair! 

Business Casual dress at a minimum is REQUIRED to attend.

For more information and preparation tips please visit the Career Development Center website.


Wednesday, September 28th - CDC SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM) Career Fair

Time & Location: 10am – 12pm & 1 – 4:30pm; Bud Walton Arena

Sponsored by the Career Development Center – Students are encouraged to attend the Pre-STEM Mixer. The Pre-STEM Mixer is for students and employers the night before the STEM Career Fair in the Bell Engineering Center.  This event will replace the traditional information session.  Students are encouraged to attend in order to network with employers and highlight their skills and abilities.  Students Click Here to Register for Pre-STEM Mixer.

Students should also attend the STEM Career Fair to identify employment opportunities, expand their network, polish their interview skills, learn industry information, and gather information about companies.  Students may catch a shuttle to and from Bud Walton Arena at the following location: BELL Engineering (Dickson Street side) between 10:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:30pm.

Business Casual Attire REQUIRED to attend.

For more information please visit the Career Development Center  website.


Tuesday, October 4th - COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR & ART EXHIBIT

Time & Location: 10:30am – 1pm; Arkansas Union, International Connections Lounge

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR

Designed for students, faculty, staff and the public, the Community Resource Fair will feature informational booths promoting community resources and information dedicated to inclusion and community participation. Disability service providers and agencies will be on hand to assist people with disabilities, their family members, and the public.  Also, you will have an opportunity to learn more about volunteer opportunities available within our local area disability service providers. 

ART EXHIBIT

Life Styles, Inc., a local non-profit organization serving individuals with disabilities, will exhibit artwork created by their participants in the College for Living – Art Program. 

Free popcorn!


Wednesday, October 5th  - UREC Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Game

Time & Location: 5 – 7:30pm; HPER, Gym 2

Presented by University Recreation and Sources for Community Independent Living Services. – UREC is happy to host the Wheelchair Basketball game of the century! The Northwest Arkansas Wild Wheels will be playing against our very own UREC wheelchair basketball team! Come cheer on your classmates as they square off against the region's tournament team. 

No ticket or fee is required.  Free popcorn!

For more information please contact Casey Fant at cfant@uark.edu.


Saturday, October 29th  - HOME ACCESS & REVITALIZATION PROJECT

Time & Location:  9:00am; Sources for Community Independent Living Services

Sponsored by the Volunteer Action Center and Sources for Community Independent Living Services – Some residents of Northwest Arkansas have difficulty even leaving their own homes. Helping to remove those barriers will be teams of volunteers who will build a wheelchair ramp and assist in basic home improvement for individuals with disabilities.

To volunteer for this event, please go to the Volunteer Action Center website, and select the

Volunteer Opportunities link: http://service.uark.edu/volunteeropportunities/index.php.


Tuesday, October 13th - UREC YOGA NIDRA

Time & Location: 7-8PM Pat Walker Wellness Center

Sponsored by University Recreation –

Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that is intended to fully relax the student and also bring a deep meditative conscious. Yoga Nidra literally means “Yogic Sleep.” Though you do not go to sleep, it is said that a session is worth four hours of sleep. The practice uses a variety of techniques including guided imagery and body scanning to aid relaxation. The process unwinds the nervous system leaving a sense of restfulness. If you are over stressed or having trouble sleeping this could be good for you!

No pre-registration or fee is required.

For more information please contact Casey Fant at cfant@uark.edu.


Wednesday, October 14th - DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE: A PANEL DISCUSSION OF INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

Time & Location: 4 – 5pm; Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development Auditorium 

Sponsored by Walton College of Business – The WCOB Career Development Center is proud to host “Diversity in the Workplace: A Panel Discussion of Industry Professionals.”  All students, faculty and staff are invited to learn about the importance of diversity in the workplace within corporate America and the global economy. Panelists will discuss the globalization of business and how it is changing the face of the American workforce thereby emphasizing the importance of effective leadership in managing diversity in the workplace. The presenters will also provide various ways in which they recognize and value different perspectives and talents which are vital to an organization’s survival and growth.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!


Thursday, October 27th - CDC CAREER FAIR OF AGRICULTURAL FOOD AND LIFE SCIENCES

Time & Location: 10am – 12pm & 1 – 3pm; Arkansas Union, Verizon Ballroom

Sponsored by the Career Development Center – The University of Arkansas Career Fair of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences offers cost-effective and time-efficient recruiting for full-time, part-time or internship positions.  This fair is for all Bumpers College Students who are seeking employment opportunities.

Bumpers College students, whether you are looking for a full-time position, part-time or an internship, you will find great opportunities at this fair to connect with prospective employers seeking students with your majors.  Also attend this fair to expand your network, polish your interview skills, learn industry information, and gather information about companies. 

Business Casual is required to attend.

For more information please visit the Career Development Center website.


Tuesday, October 11th - Sources Tai Chi Class

Time & Location: 3:30-5:30pm; Scull Creek Apartments -3rd Floor

Sponsored by Sources for Community Independent Living Services –

Tai Chi is an accessible form of gentle physical exercise and stretching that everyone can participate in doing, regardless your level of activity. Breathing and grounding techniques will be taught in this session by Juan Butler, who is a well-known instructor in the area who works with veterans and people with and without disabilities.