Military Science and ATU Museum
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
1508 North Boulder Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801
(479) 498-6066 (Tech)
(501) 450-3145 (UCA)
Arkansas Tech University students may enroll in military science courses offered on the Arkansas Tech Campus. The objective of the department is to provide a basic military education and, in conjunction with the goals of Tech, to develop individual attributes essential to an Army officer. Instruction covers military fundamentals common to all branches of the military service.
Courses are open to all students. Requirements for enrollment in military science courses are as follows:
- Student must be enrolled at Tech and remain at or above the University’s probationary level.
- When contracted by the Department of Military Science, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00; ROTC scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.50 GPA or better. Registration for military science courses is accomplished at the same time and in the same manner as registration for other courses through Tech. Students interested in this program may obtain further information by contacting the ROTC Department at (479) 498-6069.
The mission of the Museum is to provide a center for collection, conservation, interpretation, and research concerned with the History of Arkansas Tech University and the stories of the people and partners that comprise that history. This knowledge and interpretation focus on the establishment, history, and development of Arkansas Tech University, seeking to tell a compelling story of the places, events, and individuals making up the University's history to the community served by Arkansas Tech University.
The museum officially opened in April 1992 and accepts visitors between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, as well as by special arrangement, for evening programming, and through events. Examples of events are Homecoming, and Art and Architecture: A Student Exhibition held each spring as a cooperative program with the Art Department. Each Spring semester, the Museum offers a course entitled Interpretation/Education through Museum Methods as MUSM (ANTH, HIST) 4403 (5403). The retail aspect of the Museum is The Museum Store, which serves as a conservation supplies and resource center providing advice and archival storage materials to care for family keepsakes and serve area nonprofits with collections storage solutions. Publications about Tech History are also carried by the Store.