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UAPB Vesper Choir to be featured at ASO performance

UAPB Vesper Choir to be featured at ASO performance

MAUMELLE, Ark. - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir, will be the featured choir with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, Feb. 28.

The Vesper Choir has performed with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in the past and has expressed joy to have been selected for this performance opportunity again. The choir will be featured in the performance of “Chicester Psalms” by Leonard Bernstein.

Registration open for girls in STEM Leadership Conference

Registration open for girls in STEM Leadership Conference

PINE BLUFF, AR (January 28, 2016) - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) continues to expand its portfolio of innovative STEM programs to help ensure a diverse and well-prepared U.S. STEM workforce. 

UAPB received an award from the Carl D. Perkins Technical Education Act of 2006 from the Arkansas STEM Coalition, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Arkansas Department of Career Education to support the 2016 Girls in STEM Conference. With the theme, “Ladies STEMulated to Learn,” the one-day conference will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm in the STEM Building and Conference Center. The event is free, however, registration is required to attend. 

UAPB to offer new degree in biochemistry

UAPB to offer new degree in biochemistry

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will be offering a new bachelor’s degree in biochemistry beginning in the Fall 2016 semester.

Dr. Grant Wangila, interim chair of the department of is overjoyed to be part of starting the new degree track for undergraduate students. This program is an eye opener for those who have interests in many disciplines, including health professions, biomedical research, agricultural research and the pharmaceutical sciences.

“Biochemistry is a very fascinating subject and is the basis of the health sciences,” Dr. Wangila said. “This new major is the best preparation for students who wish to pursue research careers in the biomedical sciences or careers as health professionals. I am looking forward to seeing the program grow at UAPB.”

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – With more winter weather in the forecast, many will soon want to know about road conditions. Here is a look at different ways you can learn about the current road conditions in your area:

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Check out iDriveArkansas.com.

Tour for Diversity in Medicine to visit UAPB

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - A group of medical professionals from all over the U.S. are paying a visit the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff to provide free interactive workshops to high school and college students in February.

The Tour for Diversity in Medicine, a volunteer initiative developed by two young physicians to educate, inspire and cultivate the next generation of minorities in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy, will visit the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Thursday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the STEM Academy and Conference Center.

UAPB alumnus gives $300,000 for Vesper Choir endowment

UAPB alumnus gives $300,000 for Vesper Choir endowment

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Before the Christmas season began, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir received a very special gift.

The university received a $300,000 donation to establish the John E. Smith and Charlene Smith-Gaines Vesper Choir Fund. Donated by Mr. John E. Smith, a 1961 graduate of AM&N College (now UAPB), the fund will assist in taking the choir to all corners of the state of Arkansas and the nation through a variety of outreach activities.

“We are very much grateful for the incredible generosity of Mr. John E. Smith,” UAPB Chancellor Dr. Laurence B. Alexander said. “His remarkable contribution will have a profound and sustained impact on our university and, more specifically, our internationally-renowned Vesper Choir through the establishment of the fund.”

UAPB receives more than $200,000 for memorial scholarship

UAPB receives more than $200,000 for memorial scholarship

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The union of the late Herbert and Marether Herts resulted in an appreciation and support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Although neither of them attended UAPB, they both came from small towns in the South and understood the importance of being able to extend an opportunity to those that came behind them. Having passed away in 1992 and 2013 respectively, their estate bequeathed $207,643.95 to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to establish the Herbert, Marether and George Herts Scholarship.