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28th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts set for February 21

28th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts set for February 21

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (University of Ark. in Pine Bluff) - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host its 28th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts February 21, 2015, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

The black tie event will salute individuals who have worked tirelessly and donated generously to promote activities and programs that benefit their communities and students attending the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Students from all over Ark. will compete in State Spelling Bee

Students from all over Ark. will compete in State Spelling Bee

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The best spellers in the state will come together to compete at the Arkansas State Spelling Bee, which could take the winner to nationals in Washington D.C.

The competition will be held Feb. 28 in the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and the competition will begin at 9 a.m. 

The competition will consist of 60 county spelling bee winners in second through eighth grade that will be competing for an all-expense-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C., in May. 

The other prizes will be Kindles for the top three finishers, Amazon gift cards and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionaries. 

 

MC Lyte to speak during YMTF program

MC Lyte to speak during YMTF program

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer will be the speaker for this year’s Youth Motivation Task Force (YMTF) Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

Sponsored by the Office of Career Services, the free, public event will be held Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the H. O. Clemmons Arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr., HPER Complex.

Benefit for the Arts honorees named

Benefit for the Arts honorees named

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - Five outstanding individuals have been named as honorees for the 28th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts.

A black tie gala that benefits performing arts programs at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), the 2015 honorees consist of entrepreneurs, humanitarians and educators. They were selected for their extensive history of community involvement, philanthropic endeavors, and their exemplary record of service to the community. 

“They are very much deserving of the honor, and they are to be lauded for setting a positive example through their hard work and dedication in promoting growth at our university and in our community,” said UAPB Chancellor Dr. Laurence B. Alexander.

UCA television station available through U-verse

UCA television station available through U-verse

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A station previously only available in Conway will no spread to various parts of Arkansas. 

The University of Central Arkansas' Channel 6 television station is now available on U-verse, Channel 99.

“I'm extremely excited to be able to reach a new audience through Channel 6's original programming,” said Chris Churchill, director of Channel 6 Television. “Now, thanks to AT&T U-verse, UCA students, family and fans can experience our programming from anywhere in central Arkansas.”

Channel 6 will cover from Little-Rock to Pine Bluff, including Benton, Bryant, Cammack Village, Conway, Haskell, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Maumelle, Pulaski County, Shannon Hills, Sherwood and Searcy.

​To access Channel 6's programming through U-verse, browse to U-verse Channel 99, which will display a list of available Public Education Government (PEG) channels. Click on Conway and then UCA Television.

31st Annual ICVR KingFest MLK Marade

31st Annual ICVR KingFest MLK Marade

Join 1,000 young people marching "Hand in Hand" with Pine Bluff Police and leading the way for a better relationship between law enforcement and city. Monday, January 19, 2015, at 2 PM in Pine Bluff. 

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AFTER THE MARADE

Have your picture taken  with: Spongebob, Dora the Explorer,  Diego, Hello Kitty and McGruff 

*This article was contributed by a community member, not produced by KTHV-TV. 

Pine Bluff school wins hundreds in national challenge

Pine Bluff school wins hundreds in national challenge

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Dollarway High School won $500 from Taco Bell's 2014 Unlock the Box Challenge.

It all started when Career Coach Candice Jones coordinated "Make the Promise" days. This was created in order to get students to make the promise to graduate high school. Each student would fill out a pledge card stating their goal of completion, and they would in turn receive a coupon for a free taco from Taco Bell. The pledge cards were returned to the contact at Taco Bell. 

Dollarway High School collected 232 pledge cards of students dedicating themselves to getting a diploma. As a result of getting over 30 percent of their students registered, they won $500.