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Fall Career Fair set for October 1

Fall Career Fair set for October 1

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Office of Career Services at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will be hosting the 2014 Fall UAPB/SEARK College Career Day and Teacher Education Fair Wednesday, October 1 from 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Kenneth L. Johnson Sr. Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) Complex.  Currently, more than 75 organizations representing business/industry, government, graduate and professional schools and school districts will be in attendance.  Although the list continues to grow, the current registered participants are as follows:

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Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

QUITMAN, Ark. (KTHV) – If you entered the Quitman High School gym on Friday, you would have seen a winter wonderland. A carpet of snow blanketed the gym floor, a machine pumped snow into the air, and one very popular song from the movie “Frozen” belted through the speakers as students and faculty gathered together to celebrate Emma Day.

What is Emma Day? It’s a very special celebration of one tough little girl who is battling stage-four osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. The Panama, Okla., native has been receiving treatments at UAMS right here in Little Rock and happened to meet one of Quitman’s teachers—Theresa Hawks—who was undergoing her own therapy for cervical cancer.

PHOTOS: http://on.kthv.com/1u7WF2W

Little Rock Family: Medical Monday, Annual scoliosis screenings

Little Rock Family: Medical Monday, Annual scoliosis screenings


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Exams are a part of school life for your kids, but there is one that requires no studying but may cause a little anxiety: their annual scoliosis screening.

Parents can help prepare their children for this test and alleviate some of their pre-test stress.

Little Rock Family editor Heather Bennett is here to share some tips on how to get informed and ahead of the curve.

Scoliosis is just a rotational deformity of a child's backbone, when they're bent forward it could look almost like an S or a C. And your pediatrician or your school medical professional can check this out for you.

There are types of scoliosis. There's the idiopathic which has an unknown cause, and then there's congenital which your children would be born with, or a neuromuscular scoliosis which is caused by a medical condition that impacts the nerves or the muscles.

Foundation for the Mid South announces “Males of Color: Cultivating Leaders for Today and Tomorrow”

Foundation for the Mid South announces “Males of Color: Cultivating Leaders for Today and Tomorrow”

The Foundation for the Mid South is proud to partner with Pine Bluff organizations in identifying challenges and addressing opportunities for males of color.  The groups are ensuring that males are preparing for college or careers.  The groups include: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Pine Bluff AR Alumnae Chapter; Ivy Center for Education, Incorporated; Junior Leadership Pine Bluff; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, Pine Bluff AR Alumnae Chapter; and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

WHO: Males of Color Initiative

WHERE: O'Bryant, W.E., Bell Tower

      University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

      1200 N. University Drive

      Pine Bluff, AR 71601

      (Located in the center of the campus)

WHAT: Announcement of $200,000 in grant investments with local Pine Bluff organizations.

Study sheds new light on schizophrenia

Study sheds new light on schizophrenia


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Mental health researchers here in Arkansas joining with colleagues around the world in ground-breaking new findings about schizophrenia.

They're spreading the word that the condition commonly thought of as "split personalities" is actually a cluster of 8 genetic disorders.

Doctor Pedro Delgado with UAMS said this latest study is part of a larger trend seen in other medical research.

"Genetic findings are starting to now show that what looks like a single kind of cancer is actually lots of different kinds of cancer that just look similar," said Delgado.

Doctor Delgado says that people with these genetic clusters probably won't escape schizophrenia, but the clusters will give doctors a chance at early intervention, helping them tailor treatment.


84th Miss UAPB appears in September issue of EBONY

84th Miss UAPB appears in September issue of EBONY

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) –  Alexis Cole, Spring 2014 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) graduate and 84th Miss UAPB is one of 10 campus queens to appear in the September issue of Ebony Magazine as part of their HBCU Queens feature.

“My experience being featured in Ebony Magazine as one of the Top 10 HBCU Queens was extremely overwhelming!,” exclaimed the Memphis, Tennessee native. “It was truly an honor to be in the presence of so many influential African-American young ladies."

The queens were also able to meet the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, who was extremely outgoing and charismatic. The photo shoot was also a treat, according to Alexis.

“They treated us like true royalty. From the designer clothes we wore for the shoot to the celebrity hair and make-up artist who made us look beautiful, the entire experience was amazing!”

Rev Run to begin school year at UAPB

Rev Run to begin school year at UAPB

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) –  The school year is set to begin at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) with exciting new developments and initiatives to improve the collegiate experience. Apart from an upcoming launch of a new fitness center and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy and Conference Center, the newest addition to the UAPB experience is the Pride Forum.

A collection of distinguished speakers sponsored by different organizations, the Pride Forum will begin with Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons Tuesday, August 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the H.O. Clemmons arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Complex. Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, the free, public event is the main attraction for Welcome Back Week at UAPB.