Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas – 2021 Jeanie Dolan Carter Memorial Collegiate Contest

Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas (PRA) is a statewide, nonprofit organization established in 1931. It is the oldest poetry organization in the state dedicated to the study of poetry and the encouragement of poets and PRA participates in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS).  PRA is again sponsoring a college student poetry contest in the upcoming year.

Download the Guidelines and Entry Form

National Federation of State Poetry Societies

NFSPS’ 2021 College Undergraduate Poetry Competition is open to students nationwide who are working toward a degree at an accredited U.S. college during the submission period of December 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021. This is an annual contest promoted by PRA as a member of NFSPS. Submission fee is $10. Students must enter a single document with ten poems through Entries via other means must be pre-approved by the NFSPS CUP Contest Chair, Steven Concert, by January 15, 2021, at or 49 Kitchen Ave., Harveys Lake PA 18618. See attached materials also posted on the PRA and NFSPS websites (

COVID-19 Screening and Testing

UAMS is constantly monitoring the current public health crisis.  For the most up to date information, please visit the UAMS COVID-19 Screening and Testing site.

Stocked and Reddie – UAMS Food Pantry

Stocked and ReddieLocated in the Distribution Center (800 Cottage Drive), Stocked and Reddie is now open and distributes nonperishable food items. The mission of Stocked and Reddie is to provide nutritious food to an estimated 800 UAMS students and employees who find it difficult to feed themselves and their families.

Registration will be required to use the food pantry. See below for the registration form. Members of Team UAMS who register for the pantry will receive enough food to cover three meals for their entire household and can receive meal kits up to twice a week. Along with the food, pantry participants will receive recipes on how to prepare each meal.

Learn More and Register

Night and Weekend Parking for Students

There are some nights and weekend parking options available to students at little or no cost.

  • Students can purchase a Student Evening Decal for $21 per year. This decal permits access to Parking 2, Level A after 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 24 hours-a-day on weekends and UAMS-observed holidays. Students must exit the lot by 7 a.m. during the week.
  • There are five campus lots available for free parking by students after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 24 hours-a-day on weekends and UAMS-observed holidays. No decal is required, though vehicles without a permit should exit the lot prior to 7:15 a.m. on weekdays.

Those lots are:

  • Lot 1
  • Lot 6
  • Lot 7E
  • Lot 10
  • Lot 18

(Parking Lot map:

For more information or other parking/transportation questions, visit the Parking Operations website ( or call (501) 526-7275 to speak with a member of the Parking Operations team.