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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.

UAPB to host Leadership Workshop

UAPB to host Leadership Workshop

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Division of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host a leadership workshop August 8, 2014 from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Presented by The STAND Foundation, Inc., the workshop will be held in the auditorium of the Adair Human Sciences building on UAPB’s campus. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be awarded.

The morning session will feature Dr. Charity F. Smith, former Assistant Commissioner/Superintendent of Education, in Arkansan and current Principal Education Associate at Fetterman & Associates seeking to continuously improve academic performance by leading the researched-based systemic changes, intellectual renaissance, professional development, and innovative education policy initiative necessary to ensure that students are prepared for post-secondary education, career, and life in the twenty-first century global economy.

Trivia Question: What’s hidden in the UAPB logo?

Trivia Question: What’s hidden in the UAPB logo?

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Can you tell us what’s hidden in the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff golden lion?

We’ll give you a hint: It’s a mane feature.

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.

UAPB to host Rural Small Business Connection event

UAPB to host Rural Small Business Connection event

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - In support of Secretary Vilsack’s implementation of President Obama’s agenda to put Americans back to work and create an economy built to last; the Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host Rural Small Business Connections Wednesday, June 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the S.J. Parker 1890 Extension Complex Auditorium at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

This training event will provide small businesses with a series of educational networking sessions and opportunities on how to build capacity and successfully do business with USDA and other Federal agencies.

UAPB accounting chair selected for study abroad program in Scandinavia

UAPB accounting chair selected for study abroad program in Scandinavia

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Dr. Lawrence Awopetu, chair of the Department of Accounting at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) was nominated for the 2014 Faculty Study Abroad program in Scandinavia. With the theme, “Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility,” the program will take him to Stockholm and Copenhagen in Sweden and Denmark, respectively. The Professional Development in International Business (PDIB) Scandinavia faculty study abroad program is sponsored by Robert Wang Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), University of Memphis, under the CIBER-HBCU Consortium.