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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.

Pine Bluff Zebras wrap up spring practice

Pine Bluff Zebras wrap up spring practice

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pine Bluff high school football team put on their pads for the final time this spring on Tuesday.

The Zebra's had a good size crowd out to watch their spring game. The bad new this year they will be without top recruit Will Gragg.

Watch report: http://on.kthv.com/1netKo7

Gragg announced last week he would play his senior season for Dumas as a result of his father being named the superintendent. According to E-S-P-N recruiting Will Gragg is the top recruit in Arkansas and the seventh best tight end in the class of 2015. Gragg is uncommitted but has over 40 division one offers.

My Town Hero: Mom's love leads to special needs calling

My Town Hero: Mom's love leads to special needs calling

PANGBURN, Ark. (KTHV) – Carol Yarrington is a woman with ambition! She has spent the past seven years getting her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in special education all so she can be a voice for children with special needs.

Yarrington felt the calling to be someone that special needs children could rely on after she witnessed her own son, who has autism, go through school. As the years went by, she noticed that some special education teachers didn’t seem to care or did not have the appropriate training. Even if it was just in one child’s life, she was determined to make a difference.

As parents, we all have that desire to get our kids the best education possible. For parents of children with special needs, that desire can turn to frustration. Yarrington is making a difference in the lives of her students every day, but it's the journey that led her to them, that makes her extra special. She teaches students with special needs at Heber Springs Elementary.