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Minority teacher scholarships available at UAPB

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Applications for the Arkansas Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarship Program are now available for the spring 2016 semester at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

 

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.

Pine Bluff Hosts the 2015 Student Angler Federation Southern Conference Championship

Pine Bluff Hosts the 2015 Student Angler Federation Southern Conference Championship

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Bass Federation/Student Angler Federation is coming to the Arkansas River for their 2015 Southern Conference Regional High School Fishing Tournament on Saturday, October 17. 

The top 10 percent of teams in each state championship advance to a conference championship. Qualifiers from AR, KS, LA, MO, NE, NM, OK and TX are eligible to compete in this event.

Takeoff will be at 7 a.m., and the weigh-in is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park.

During the tournament will also be fishing clinics and demonstrations, a children’s fishing derby (at Martin Luther King Park) and activities for the public, which will take place at the Waterfront Facility in Regional Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

This event is sponsored by the UAPB Aquaculture/Fisheries Center, Pine Bluff Parks & Recreation and the Pine Bluff Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 

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:

 

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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.

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.