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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

Pine Bluff employees honored with Chancellor's Awards

Pine Bluff employees honored with Chancellor's Awards

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff employees representing the School of Arts and Sciences, and Facilities Management were recently honored with Chancellor’s Awards. They each received $1,000 prizes at the Chancellor’s Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony recently. Chancellor Dr. Lawrence B. Alexander presented the awards, which recognize individual performance in areas including teaching, research, customer service, public service and global engagement.

ASMSA Science and Arts Café lecture series set

ASMSA Science and Arts Café lecture series set


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts 2015-16 Science and Arts Café lecture series will feature Henderson State University professor Dr. Travis Langley and several ASMSA faculty members.

The first lecture on Thursday, Oct. 8, features ASMSA French instructor Bryan Adams, who will present “French Crash Course Using the AIM Method.” AIM stands for Accelerative Integrated Methodology, which uses gestures, music, dance and theater to help students learn a new language. Adams’ lecture will help attendees learn some French using AIM during the session.

81-year-old with Dementia found safe


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The 81-year-old man from Pine Bluff was found safe and uninjured Saturday night

Roosevelt Hood had reportedly walked away from a residence off the 3000 block of Allister in Pine Bluff Saturday morning.

Hood was found safe and has been returned home to his family. 


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.

 

Sinkhole closes Huffs Island Park in Pine Bluff


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (September 24, 2015) - The Army Corps of Engineers' Pine Bluff Site Office advised on Thursday that Huffs Island Park on the Arkansas River is closed for repairs.

According to the Corps of Engineers, a sinkhole has formed under the access road making it unsafe for vehicle traffic. For safety concerns, the park will remain closed until the road is repaired.

The Pine Bluff Site Office staff stated that they apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are working to quickly identify the cause of the sinkhole and make repairs.

For information about other recreation areas on the Arkansas River visit http://www.swl.usace.army.mil or call the Pine Bluff Site Office at 870-534-4110, weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


Family speaks out about UAPB student's murder


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff student was found dead inside his home early Wednesday morning.

Police are searching for his killer while his family tries to wrap their heads around this tragedy.

"When is enough enough? When is enough going to be enough?" Keith Wilbert's uncle said.

"We have become so desensitized that this is a common occurrence. That we have life taken for senseless reasons." This time it is personal, and it happened to his 21–year-old nephew.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Keith Wilbert was shot and killed in his home. Pine Bluff police say three suspects wearing bandanas forced their way into this house on Boone Street, demanding money before opening fire, shooting and killing Wilbert.

The killing of the well-liked UAPB student leaves his friends and family in shock.