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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. 

 

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:

 

BUSINESS

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. 

JCSO launches new website feature

JCSO launches new website feature

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has recently launched a new feature on its online website that will show the public an inmate's profile. 

The department has now added a button to their inmate roster list named VINELink (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) that will give the public the ability to keep track of any charges in an inmate's custody status. Crime victims can find information about the criminal cases of these offenders at any time.

The public can even sign up for alerts on inmates through VINELink via email, phone, or teletypewriter, in addition to looking at the website.

For more information about the Website please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 870-541-5351 or visit www.jeffcoso.org