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Foundation for the Mid South announces “Males of Color: Cultivating Leaders for Today and Tomorrow”

Foundation for the Mid South announces “Males of Color: Cultivating Leaders for Today and Tomorrow”

The Foundation for the Mid South is proud to partner with Pine Bluff organizations in identifying challenges and addressing opportunities for males of color.  The groups are ensuring that males are preparing for college or careers.  The groups include: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Pine Bluff AR Alumnae Chapter; Ivy Center for Education, Incorporated; Junior Leadership Pine Bluff; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, Pine Bluff AR Alumnae Chapter; and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

WHO: Males of Color Initiative

WHERE: O'Bryant, W.E., Bell Tower

      University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

      1200 N. University Drive

      Pine Bluff, AR 71601

      (Located in the center of the campus)

WHAT: Announcement of $200,000 in grant investments with local Pine Bluff organizations.

Arkansas ranked 38th on Yahoo’s beer list

Arkansas ranked 38th on Yahoo’s beer list

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Have you ever wondered which states have the best offerings of craft beer? Look no further because Yahoo.com has created a list telling you just where you can look.

Arkansas ranks 38th on the list with 50th being worst and first being the best.

UAPB to host Leadership Workshop

UAPB to host Leadership Workshop

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Division of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host a leadership workshop August 8, 2014 from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Presented by The STAND Foundation, Inc., the workshop will be held in the auditorium of the Adair Human Sciences building on UAPB’s campus. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be awarded.

The morning session will feature Dr. Charity F. Smith, former Assistant Commissioner/Superintendent of Education, in Arkansan and current Principal Education Associate at Fetterman & Associates seeking to continuously improve academic performance by leading the researched-based systemic changes, intellectual renaissance, professional development, and innovative education policy initiative necessary to ensure that students are prepared for post-secondary education, career, and life in the twenty-first century global economy.

NSF awards ASTA $3 million to reduce crop stress

NSF awards ASTA $3 million to reduce crop stress


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ASTA) – The National Science Foundation has awarded the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority's ASSET Initiative a $3 million dollar grant to research stress factors on plants. The money is part of a $6 million dollar multi-state award with Missouri.

The funds will be spread out over 3 years and will be used to create an interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art Bioimaging Consortium that will enable researchers to adapt food, fiber, and fuel crops to meet the challenges of a changing climate and a growing world population.

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Spurred by a recent groundswell of entrepreneurial activity in Arkansas, the Arkansas Secretary of State has partnered with the Information Network of Arkansas and created a website that helps first-time entrepreneurs find out how to open a business in the state.

ICVR sets Coffee with the Chiefs to discuss 71602, census, and tax collection

ICVR sets Coffee with the Chiefs to discuss 71602, census, and tax collection

PINE BLUFF Ark.- "There has been much discussion in Pine Bluff regarding “zip codes” particularly 71602 and the annexing of Pine Bluff to White Hall. Although there is a process in place at this time to annex communities outside the boundaries of incorporated cities like White Hall or Pine Bluff, no record exist to indicate White Hall has annexed any part of Pine Bluff." 

Model casting for Bridal Savoir Faire

Model casting for Bridal Savoir Faire

Bridal Savoir Faire takes place on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Cypress Meadows Plantation Wedding & Event Center from 3-6 PM and producers are now casting models.  This year's runway show is sponsored by Ann's Bridal in Searcy and will also showcase several local designers including fashion labels Deco Rose Couture, N’cholé Féroce, Richie Clark Clothing, LOVE R.O.C.S., AnJanell Fashion, Chavon Shree and designer Nichelle Terry.  The show will feature bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses and men's tuxedo and groom suit styles.