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Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A committee of the Arkansas Lottery Commission is discussing the prospect of advertising with universities in the state.

Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Wednesday that it would be a natural fit because proceeds from the lottery fund college scholarships.

The agency surveyed other state lotteries and found that it's common for lotteries with ties to education to market through universities.

For instance, Woosley says the lottery could sell instant tickets with an Arkansas Razorbacks theme and have in-game ads that promote how much lottery money goes toward scholarships.

The idea is one of several Woosley is proposing to increase revenue.

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Educational Access conference to focus on STEM success

Educational Access conference to focus on STEM success

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host the 21st Annual Mary E. Benjamin Conference on Educational Access Wednesday, April 23, in the Kenneth L. Johnson Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Complex with the theme, “Preparing K-16 for STEM Success.”

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADH) – Children who will be 11 years of age or older on or before September 1 of each school year will be required to receive a Tdap shot in order to attend public or private school in Arkansas. This new requirement is anticipated to be effective September 1, 2014. Previously a Tdap shot was required for students entering Grade 7. Only one Tdap is required, so children who have already received the shot will not need another. Students who will be 11 years old on or before September 1 will have until October 1 to meet this new shot requirement.

Texting while driving simulator coming to Pine Bluff

Texting while driving simulator coming to Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (ATT) - AT&T continues its mission to educate and inform students across Arkansas about the dangers of texting while driving. As part of the “It Can Wait” movement, AT&T is taking the virtual texting while driving chair simulator around the state from March 28th through April 5th. On April 4th, the virtual simulator is making its way to Pine Bluff High School to provide students a 3-D driving simulation that re-creates the eyes-off-the-road and hands-off-the-wheel experience of texting while driving. The simulator is a video game driving setup that houses a chair, steering wheel, pedals, and monitor for the driver.

UAPB Professors receive grant funds to establish 3D visualization cave

UAPB Professors receive grant funds to establish 3D visualization cave

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – Imagine being able to walk through the central nervous system, forensics scene or the activity of a data stream - all of that will soon be possible thanks to the innovative minds at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). Dr. Sederick C. Rice, assistant professor of biology has been awarded a $176,000 instrumentation grant from the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Arkansas INBRE) to fund the Generating Enhanced Teaching through Science Education and Technology (GET-SET) project. Dr. Sederick C. Rice is the principal investigator (PI) and Dr. Antonie Rice, associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences is the co-principal investigator (co-PI) for the project.

Spring career fair set for April 3

Spring career fair set for April 3

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Office of Career Services at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host the 2014 Spring Career Day and Teacher Education Fair Wednesday, April 3 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the H.O. Clemmons Arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson Sr. Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) Complex. Organizations representing business, industry, government, graduate and professional schools, and school districts will be in attendance.  Current registered participants include:

AgDiscovery application deadline extended to April 7

AgDiscovery application deadline extended to April 7

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The application deadline for the AgDiscovery summer program has been extended to April 7. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will again serve as a host campus for the two-week residential program. AgDiscovery allows students to learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, regulatory science and plant pathology. The program is sponsored by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

AgDiscovery participants, ages 14-17, live on UAPB’s campus and learn about agriculture and related careers from university professors, practicing veterinarians and professionals working for the U.S. government. Students chosen for the program participate in hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other activities.