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Raye Jean Montague to speak for UAPB Lyceum event

Raye Jean Montague to speak for UAPB Lyceum event

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – Raye Jean Montague, internationally registered professional engineer, will be the keynote speaker for the Lyceum event at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).  Sponsored by the UAPB Lyceum Committee in partnership with the STEM Scholars Academy Guest Lecture Series, the free, public event will take place Thursday, April 2 at 11 a.m. in the STEM Building Conference Center.

Montague will give a presentation entitled, “Turning Obstacles into Challenging Situations” at the event to share her amazing life story as a young African-American girl growing up in Arkansas that dared to dream of one day becoming an engineer.

Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

BENTON, Ark. - Saline County students will be showcasing their recycled material fashion designs. 

On Saturday, April 11 at 5 p.m., be a part of Re-Fashion Bash “Where Green is the New Black.” It will be held at the Benton Event Center. This event will highlight Saline County students of all ages walking the runway turning trash to treasure. Come out and support your students on this memorable red carpet night.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District Office located at 114 W. Sevier Street in downtown Benton. Top recycled designs will receive prize money, with first place receiving $500, second place $250, and third place $100.

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.

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. 

BET Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington to headline Gospel Extravaganza

BET Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington to headline Gospel Extravaganza

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Gospel Extravaganza remains one of the most popular events at the beginning of Homecoming Week at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) for students, alumni and the community.

This year the event will feature Season 7 BET© Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington. Sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) the event will be held Sunday, November 2 in the J.M. Ross Theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Veteran gives 25K to start scholarship endowment fund

Veteran gives 25K to start scholarship endowment fund

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The love story of two veterans resulted in the culmination of a love to give an opportunity for others to be educated. 43 years ago, Rudolph Miller met his soul mate, the late Louise Henderson-Miller at Womack Army Hospital in Fort Bragg, North Carolina during military service in the United States Army.

“I admired her as she cared for seriously injured soldiers in the emergency room,” recalled Miller. “Her beautiful eyes captivated me.”

Louise wanted to become a registered nurse but didn't complete her studies. Nevertheless, she worked in health care helping senior citizens and shut-ins. She volunteered countless hours and welcomed the forgotten into their home. Through her years of service to others, it was evident that she had the heart of a nurse but had health problems of her own. As years went by, her health deteriorated and she was no longer able to help others. She passed away May 22, 2014.

2014 Homecoming Parade applications available, new route confirmed

2014 Homecoming Parade applications available, new route confirmed

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Applications for the annual UAPB/AM&N Homecoming Parade are available for pick up according to Florence Caine, Homecoming Parade chairperson. With the theme, “Fear the Roar,” the Homecoming Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 8 with a new route.

The parade will begin on 8th and Walnut streets making a right onto 3rd Street, a left onto Chestnut and then proceeding north to its end at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Barraque Street.

All fees and applications must be turned in on or before October 31 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cashier’s checks or money orders may be made payable to The UAPB Homecoming Committee (no personal checks or cash will be accepted).

The Parade is one of a series of annual events where the university joins all of its constituents in acknowledgement and celebration of its mission. This year’s theme for homecoming activities is “Fear the Roar.”