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Female inmates being transferred to work-release program

Female inmates being transferred to work-release program

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Department of Correction will begin transferring female inmates to the agency's work-release program in Pine Bluff on Saturday. 

The Pine Bluff Re-entry Center will house 54 women. Qualifications for those able to be in the program include those that are within 30 months of parole, with non-violent convictions and have a clean disciplinary record.

As part of the program, the inmates will work paid jobs in the community under SAJ Distributors Inc., Tyson and AmeriPride. They will use their income to partially reimburse the state for their care and custody and provide one-third to any dependents. 

Governor Hutchinson to deliver UAPB commencement address

Governor Hutchinson to deliver UAPB commencement address

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - Gov. Asa Hutchinson will deliver the keynote address for spring commencement exercises for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) spring graduating class.

This event will be held Saturday, May 9 at 3:00 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center arena.

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.

LRFW accepting designers and volunteers for events

LRFW accepting designers and volunteers for events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LRFW) - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting fashion designer’s applications for the seventh annual LRFW, which is scheduled for July 13 through 18. The application deadline is April 7, 2015.

Founded by entertainment producer Brandon Campbell in 2009, LRFW has showcased over 95 fashion brands by local, national, international and student designers; been attended by fashion and entertainment executives from E! Entertainment, Style Network, MTV, NBC, Dillard's, Belk, Otis College of Art & Design (Los Angeles), Harding University, Savannah College of Art & Design and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Past designers have gone on to have their clothing lines worn by celebrities and showcased at presentations during New York Fashion Week.

Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

BENTON, Ark. - Saline County students will be showcasing their recycled material fashion designs. 

On Saturday, April 11 at 5 p.m., be a part of Re-Fashion Bash “Where Green is the New Black.” It will be held at the Benton Event Center. This event will highlight Saline County students of all ages walking the runway turning trash to treasure. Come out and support your students on this memorable red carpet night.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District Office located at 114 W. Sevier Street in downtown Benton. Top recycled designs will receive prize money, with first place receiving $500, second place $250, and third place $100.