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UAPB freshman enrollment rises 38 Percent

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) showed a dramatic increase in freshmen enrollment and total student enrollment, according to figures released by the university.

First-time freshmen enrollment has increased by 38.1 percent, with 685 students enrolled. Overall student enrollment, including graduate students, increased by 6.1 percent, with a student population at 2,666. Last year, UAPB enrolled 496 new freshmen and 2,513 students overall.

UAPB Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander attributed the rise in enrollment to several factors, including enhanced scholarship offerings, a return of the Pre-Licensure (Generic) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, new STEM program offerings, as well as targeted marketing and recruitment efforts.

JCSO recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

JCSO recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - For the month of October, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will be writing citations in pink ink as a way to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Additionally, their female deputies have been provided pink handcuffs in lieu of the traditional stainless steel department issued handcuffs.

“The Sheriff’s Office wants to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s something when you realize that typically there exists no more than one degree of separation between someone you know who has or has had breast cancer. So, many in our communities and within the Sheriff's Office family have been personally touched by breast cancer in some way, which is why we found it appropriate to bring forth the idea of support through the "Stroking For The Cure” campaign," said Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

 

Pine Bluff employees honored with Chancellor's Awards

Pine Bluff employees honored with Chancellor's Awards

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff employees representing the School of Arts and Sciences, and Facilities Management were recently honored with Chancellor’s Awards. They each received $1,000 prizes at the Chancellor’s Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony recently. Chancellor Dr. Lawrence B. Alexander presented the awards, which recognize individual performance in areas including teaching, research, customer service, public service and global engagement.

ASMSA Science and Arts Café lecture series set

ASMSA Science and Arts Café lecture series set


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts 2015-16 Science and Arts Café lecture series will feature Henderson State University professor Dr. Travis Langley and several ASMSA faculty members.

The first lecture on Thursday, Oct. 8, features ASMSA French instructor Bryan Adams, who will present “French Crash Course Using the AIM Method.” AIM stands for Accelerative Integrated Methodology, which uses gestures, music, dance and theater to help students learn a new language. Adams’ lecture will help attendees learn some French using AIM during the session.

PBHS Marching Band invited to perform at 2017 London New Year's Day Parade

PBHS Marching Band invited to perform at 2017 London New Year's Day Parade

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - On Tuesday, September 29, the Past Lord Mayor Robert Davis of London, England, will be presenting the Pine Bluff High Marching Band with an official invitation to perform in the 2017 London New Years Day Parade.

London Dignitaries in attendance will be:

  • Past Lord Mayor Robert Davis MBE,DL
  • Robert Bone - Executive Director of LNYDP
  • Geraldine Bone - Director of LNYDP
  • Jonathan Whaley - Director Of International Participation

The Pine Bluff High Band will be the first band from the state of Arkansas to perform in London, England, according to the Pine Bluff High School officials. The band is led by Timothy Scott, Cary Clayton and Fredrick Warren.

 

PopUp West Ninth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Developed by studioMAIN and Create Little Rock, Pop Up in the Rock is a rapid community development project that focuses on illustrating underdeveloped potential in local city areas.

The next Pop Up event will take place on West Ninth Street on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The PopUp West Ninth event will focus on Little Rock’s Historic West Ninth Street and will span from the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) at Ninth and Broadway to Dreamland Ballroom at Ninth and State and across the State Street overpass to the campus of Philander Smith.

PopUp West Ninth hopes to encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic between Philander Smith College and West Ninth Street via the South State Street overpass, thereby bridging the gap that originally unraveled the urban fabric of the area.

Inspired by community feedback and the rich history of West Ninth, PopUp in the Rock hopes to demonstrate the district’s potential for a vibrant future.

UAPB gets $280k NSF grant for dedicated research network

UAPB gets $280k NSF grant for dedicated research network

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – UAPB was awarded a $281,488 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a Dedicated Research Network (DRN), making UAPB one of only two schools in the state with a network of this nature.

Over the last several years, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB)  has developed innovative and productive research groups exploring topics in bioinformatics, nanosciences, security analytics and biotechnology. One challenge that continues to confront all research groups and projects at UAPB is that of the limited ability of the campus’ network to support large science data movement between research laboratories, national and global research partners. 

The result of a collaboration between the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and Technical Services, this project is designed to enhance the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s campus network infrastructure to enabled dynamic network services for research activities.