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Registration open for alumni marching band

Registration open for alumni marching band

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Marching Musical Machine of the MidSouth at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, affectionately known as M4, is looking to continue the university's alumni involvement by opening up registration to them to perform at the 2015 homecoming. 

For the last few years, alumni of this ensemble have come back to perform during the homecoming parade and at halftime during the game. As a way to keep the relationship between the university and its alumni alive, registration is open to all former members of M4 for homecoming 2015. The fee for registration is $50 per person.

According to band officials, practice will be held Friday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. and at 11 a.m. on November 14.

Pine Bluff PD to demolish derelict housing

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Individuals who have completed probation or parole through the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections are helping the Pine Bluff Police Department demolish abandoned houses. 

The demolition of the derelict housing in Pine Bluff is set to begin on Monday, October 19 at 8 a.m. Funding for the program is administered by the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections.  Around $830,000 will be allotted to demolish 600 derelict houses in the city over the next two years. 

The address of the first demolition will be at 1506 W. 19th Street. 

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.

 

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
 
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
 
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.
 

PopUp West Ninth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Developed by studioMAIN and Create Little Rock, Pop Up in the Rock is a rapid community development project that focuses on illustrating underdeveloped potential in local city areas.

The next Pop Up event will take place on West Ninth Street on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The PopUp West Ninth event will focus on Little Rock’s Historic West Ninth Street and will span from the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) at Ninth and Broadway to Dreamland Ballroom at Ninth and State and across the State Street overpass to the campus of Philander Smith.

PopUp West Ninth hopes to encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic between Philander Smith College and West Ninth Street via the South State Street overpass, thereby bridging the gap that originally unraveled the urban fabric of the area.

Inspired by community feedback and the rich history of West Ninth, PopUp in the Rock hopes to demonstrate the district’s potential for a vibrant future.

UCA Theatre to host Katie Campbell for puppetry workshop series

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Alpha Psi Omega, University of Central Arkansas’s honorary theatre society, will host Katie Campbell to present a public lecture, “What is Puppetry?” on Saturday, September 19.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held at the Bridges/Larson Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Center at 6:00 p.m.

Campbell is a director, actor, playwright, puppeteer, and teaching artist. Her shadow puppet play, “The Ugly Duckling,” has revived a 2015 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant and national attention.

“The opportunity to have Katie Campbell teach these workshops is exciting because it explores a different facet of theatre. This knowledge will expand and diversify our theatre skills, and I know it will inspire Alpha Psi Omega, theatre students, and all who attend,” states Jordyn Daniels, UCA Theatre senior and Alpha Psi Omega president.