FAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 2: General view during the game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 2, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Southern California won 50-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)We all probably should have assumed that Arkansas would have a rebuilding year. Still, Hogs fans are naturally a bit disappointed with a Week 2 loss to Colorado State.CSU had looked disappointing to start the year, with a home loss to Hawaii to start the year, and then a blowout loss at the hands of rival Colorado.Still, they were able to upend Arkansas 34-27 last weekend to pick up their first win of the year. Arkansas beat Eastern Illinois to start the year, and now has another tough Group of Five draw, with explosive North Texas.So far, Ty Storey and Cole Kelley have each started one game, only to be replaced by the other. Neither has grabbed hold of the job.Storey has had a bit more work, completing 17-of-30 throws for 297 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions, good for a strong 9.9 yards per attempt. Kelley’s YPA number is a tad lower (9.24), but he’s been more accurate, completing 71.4-percent of his throws, and is yet to throw a pick, while matching Storey’s touchdown mark.Still, some fans want to see the team’s third quarterback, Connor Noland, get involved in the ongoing QB battle.Saturday Down South writer Trent Shadid laid out the argument for getting Connor Noland some run.Noland, a two-sport star at Arkansas, was a four-star recruit in 2018.Arkansas’ chances at becoming bowl eligible took a major hit with a loss at Colorado State in Week 2. If the Hogs aren’t going to be playing this postseason, they might as well start preparing for the future. Noland is their most talented option in the hope to find a future star.He also argues that if Noland is able to compete for the starting job early on, it may help keep him with the football program, rather than jumping fully into a potential baseball career.Others agree that he should get a look:I for one am ready to see Connor Noland. Its painfully obviously that Story and Kelley are not the answer.— Layne Sanders (@watertech81) September 9, 2018We are playing North Texas I suggest that start Connor Noland or John Stephen Jones— A1vsNino OUT NOW (@KungFuMarc) September 9, 2018Connor Noland for QB ?— Trey Gentry (@trey_gentry) September 9, 2018Should Arkansas start Connor Noland Saturday against North Texas? Storey and Kelley aren’t the answer. I was about 90% sure of this before the season ever started. The last thing we need to do is throw Noland out there against Auburn on the road for his first start.— JP Baugher (@BaugherJp) September 10, 2018Mannnn I hope we see Connor Noland this Saturday— Daniel (@dboone_11) September 11, 2018QB.. Situation… Sad… If we gonna lose…. Get Connor Noland experience.. Start him for the future.. Let these recruits know you will play THE BEST no matter the Class… #WooPig https://t.co/F6WcKFt9Ca— ⛳Hole?️♂️Hawg?️♂️In?️♂️One⛳ (@hogcephus) September 13, 2018For now, it looks like Storey and Kelley will remain the top options. If the season starts to get away from Arkansas though, it wouldn’t be crazy for first-year coach Chad Morris to see what he has in the young QB.
Rafet Aktas of Turkey is one of several visiting scholars at Brock University. Rafet Aktas has high praise for Niagara.The accounting professor from Yildirim Beyazit University in Ankara, Turkey, arrived at Brock nearly six months ago with equally high hopes for the time he would spend at the University as a visiting international scholar until March 2013.After all, a colleague of his in Turkey, who had also been a visiting scholar, told him how great a time he had at Brock expanding his academic experiences.“He told me lots of great things and that people are friendly. That’s why I came to Brock University first,” Aktas said. “I found lots of strong information (on the website), I contacted the professor and I got this great opportunity.”Aktas will work with fellow accounting professor Fayaz Elayan doing research on the impact of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform while he’s at Brock.“Rafet is a hard-working and intelligent individual with good experience in the financial sector and financial performance evaluation,” Elayan said. “His research experience will contribute and enhance the quality of our research.”Aktas was one of 22 visiting international professors, scholars and mentorship participants from 12 different countries who were honoured along with their academic hosts at a recent ‘We Welcome the World’ reception at Pond Inlet. Program participants stay at Brock from as little as three weeks to up to one year, working with faculty, staff and students on campus.In addition to helping Elayan with research, Aktas will be spending as much time in undergraduate and graduate studies classes, learning new teaching methods to take home with him.“I want to improve the education system in my country,” Aktas said. “Observing the teaching methods, especially with the graduate and undergraduate students, I compare my country’s style with this style. I want to improve my teaching style and English.”About 400 international academics have come to Brock since 2000.Sheila Young, director of Brock International, said connections are often made between Brock faculty and scholars around the world at conferences.Some visiting professors come to teach courses here or pursue work with a particular faculty member or department at Brock and are usually invited if there is interest and availability. In many cases, the program participant’s home university or government will support their travels abroad.“It’s seen as quite prestigious and good for their careers to go to other places,” Young explained. “After spending a year abroad, they may It bring fresh perspectives and new ideas to their courses and campus. Their collaborative research undertaken while here also contributes to the internationalization of Brock.”The program helps Brock become known elsewhere in the world as well, she added. Participants often return home and promote the experience to their colleagues or encourage their students interested in studying abroad to come here.“They go back and they’re a Brock ambassador.”Current visiting international professors (VIP), scholars (VIS) and mentorship participants (UM) and their host departments:Mohammed Ayad (VIP), Universite du Littoral, France. MathematicsRoman Popovych Omerlyanovych (VIP), Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Austria. MathematicsSergio Alatorre-Santamaria (VIS), Canadian Bureau for International Education, Mexico. Chemistry.Rafet Aktas (VIS), Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey. Accounting.Lisha Chen (VIS), Beijing Forestry University, China. Faculty of Education.Robin Kramer (VIS), Bangor University, Gwynedd, U.K., Psychology.Xiaolan Luo (VIS), Xinzhou Teacher’s University, China. Confucius Institute.Nicole Nelson (VIS), Boston College, USA. Psychology.Takuya Sato (VIS), Chuo University, Japan. Sociology.Shuming Wang (VIS), Xinjiang University of Finance and Economics, China. Accounting.Minfen Ye (VIS), Minjiang University, China. Confucius Institute.Jinshan Zhang (VIS), Jilin University, China. Marketing, International Business and Strategy.Iris Broekhuizen (UM), Vrye Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands. Kinesiology.Emna Chalouati (UM), University of Manouba, Tunisia. Accounting.Rym Frini (UM), University of Manouba, Tunisia. Accounting.Yuki Fujiwara (UM), Kobe University, Japan. Computer Science.Mariem Khalifa (UM), University of Manouba, Tunisia. Accounting.Valentina Proietti (UM), University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. Psychology.Tamara Zwaan (UM), Vrye Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands. Kinesiology.Yasheng Wulamu (VIS), Xinjiang University of Finance and Economics, China. AccountingEmmena Paulus (UM), Anton de Kom Universiteit van Suriname, Suriname. Political ScienceMasami Asakawa (VIS), Sapporo Gakuin University, Japan, Sociology