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UAPB/SEARK career fair set for October 7

 

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Office of Career Services at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host their 2015 Fall UAPB/SEARK College Career Day and Teacher Education Fair Wednesday, October 7.

From 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the Clemmons Arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson Sr. Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) Complex, there will be more than 90 organizations representing business/industry, government, graduate/professional schools and school districts in attendance.  Although the list continues to grow, the current registered participants are as follows:

 

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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.

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.

UCA Theatre to host Katie Campbell for puppetry workshop series

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Alpha Psi Omega, University of Central Arkansas’s honorary theatre society, will host Katie Campbell to present a public lecture, “What is Puppetry?” on Saturday, September 19.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held at the Bridges/Larson Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Center at 6:00 p.m.

Campbell is a director, actor, playwright, puppeteer, and teaching artist. Her shadow puppet play, “The Ugly Duckling,” has revived a 2015 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant and national attention.

“The opportunity to have Katie Campbell teach these workshops is exciting because it explores a different facet of theatre. This knowledge will expand and diversify our theatre skills, and I know it will inspire Alpha Psi Omega, theatre students, and all who attend,” states Jordyn Daniels, UCA Theatre senior and Alpha Psi Omega president. 

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.

Pine Bluff police nowoffering emergency contact list service

Pine Bluff police nowoffering emergency contact list service

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pine Bluff Police Department is now offering to take in emergency contact lists for those taking extra precautions. 

The department will take in emergency contact lists sent to them from those in the Pine Bluff community. This service would be helpful for the elderly, anyone with no or few relatives in Pine Bluff or college students with no family in Pine Bluff. 

This will be free of charge to those who feel they need to send police their emergency contacts. 

If interested in this service, mail your lists of emergency contacts to the Pine Bluff Police Department at 200 E. 8th St, or email your list to pbpd@pbpd.org. 

They ask that you remember to include your name, birthdate, address and any and all contact information of anyone you wish us to contact in the event of an emergency. If you mail your list to the station, please note "emergency contact" on the outside of the envelope.