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Pine Bluff's Second Annual Pastors and Community Prayer Luncheon

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Church Outreach Committee (COC) of Pine Bluff invites all clergy, community leaders and citizens to participate in the Second Annual Pastors and Community Prayer Luncheon. 

The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, located at 1 Convention Center Drive in Pine Bluff. There is no charge for the meal. The committee is asking everyone to come, have lunch, fellowship and pray together for our government (city, county, state and national), the faith community, law enforcement, business and industry, education (children and youth), and the community.

Cousins continue family tradition with UAPB commencement

Cousins continue family tradition with UAPB commencement

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - For cousins, Cornovious Branch Jr. (CJ) and Tara A. Branch, completing a college education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a celebration of a deeply rooted family tradition.

During Spring Commencement on May 9, 2015, these millennials will follow in the footsteps of over 90 relatives who have graduated from the university. The Branch family tradition at UAPB is built upon a foundation of Faith, Family and Education. It began in the early 1920s when Annie Branch Gentry completed her studies at Branch Normal Agricultural Mechanical and Normal College, (currently known as the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff). The educational tradition has continued for decades producing a lineage of doctors, lawyers, educators, engineers, pastors, entrepreneurs, entertainers and more.

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

UAPB to mark 142 years during Founder’s Celebration

UAPB to mark 142 years during Founder’s Celebration

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - The Inaugural Founders and Honors Convocation is the beginning of a new Founder’s Celebration tradition for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. This noble event to be held Thursday, April 23 combines two time-honored activities into one momentous occasion that acknowledges University heritage and academic competence concurrently. 

The theme of the event is "Honoring the Legacy: Blending the Past and Future." Activities for the week will begin Tuesday, April 21 and continue through Sunday, April 26, according to university officials.

U.S. representatives to visit Pine Bluff Arsenal

U.S. representatives to visit Pine Bluff Arsenal

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - U.S. Representative French Hill and U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman will be touring the Pine Bluff Arsenal during the month of April.

The pair will be receiving the tours and informational briefings on Monday, April 5. The visit will include tours of manufacturing facilities and an outdoor demonstration of pyrotechnic ammunition.

French Hill is the U.S. representative for the second district in Arkansas, and Bruce Westerman is the U.S. representative for the fourth district in Arkansas. 

UAPB among schools chosen for girls in STEM grant

UAPB among schools chosen for girls in STEM grant

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Arkansas STEM Coalition, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Arkansas Department of Career Education, announces the award of $76,000 from the Carl D. Perkins Technical Education Act of 2006 to support eleven STEM Leadership for Girls Conferences held to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The one-day conferences will be held in April and May 2015.  The purpose of the grant funding is to improve opportunities and services to Arkansas female students, particularly in grades 10-12 and in grades 13-14 which are freshman and sophomore years.  In addition the conferences will promote interest in STEM career fields and ultimately reduce the stereotype that these fields are mainly for males. This program hopes to encourage young females to pursue collegiate careers in STEM related occupations.

Raye Jean Montague to speak for UAPB Lyceum event

Raye Jean Montague to speak for UAPB Lyceum event

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – Raye Jean Montague, internationally registered professional engineer, will be the keynote speaker for the Lyceum event at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).  Sponsored by the UAPB Lyceum Committee in partnership with the STEM Scholars Academy Guest Lecture Series, the free, public event will take place Thursday, April 2 at 11 a.m. in the STEM Building Conference Center.

Montague will give a presentation entitled, “Turning Obstacles into Challenging Situations” at the event to share her amazing life story as a young African-American girl growing up in Arkansas that dared to dream of one day becoming an engineer.