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John Brown Watson Library to host book review and signing

John Brown Watson Library to host book review and signing

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - Sheep Ears, the book by Pine Bluff author Sherry Witt, develops fascinating and true stories from her life that were the result of her using her own sheep ears.

“Everyone has the ability to hear the good Shepherd,” said Witt during a meeting recently with Georgia Watley, coordinator of Special Collections Services in the John Brown Watson Memorial library at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

This first book by Witt develops numerous real-life stories that chronicle what happened when she listened and responded with her sheep ears. Each story is accompanied with related questions and biblical answers that may be used by churches, families, or as games with friends. Her lively persona engages the reader immediately and makes the book a page-turner.

“We are guided daily to help our neighbors, friends, or even strangers,” continued Witt, “but we must listen with our sheep ears.”

Biology professor listed among top 25 for HBCUs

Biology professor listed among top 25 for HBCUs

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Biology professor Dr. Joseph Onyilagha was recognized and listed among the top 25 Professors at Affordable Historically Black Colleges at affordablecollegesonline.com for his research on the origins of the genetic code using the standard amino acid alphabet to track early and late components in code evolution.

“I am excited about the recognition,” said Onyilagha. “This is for my department (Biology) and UAPB - it shows the high quality research coming out of [the institution]. Through this research, NASA has recognized our University as an institution with serious scientific thinkers and doers”.

Works of international sculptor Basil Watson on display at UAPB

Works of international sculptor Basil Watson on display at UAPB

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB)  -The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Art Department will feature an exhibit showing the works of Basil Watson, international sculptor in the Leedell Moorehead-Graham Fine Arts Gallery located in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Building.

The works of Basil Watson is an exemplary style of modern contemporary figurative sculpture.  His interest and focus is the human form and his works are anchored with energy, vigor and the emotions of life.  Basil Watson has been able to capture the exaggeration of movement, expression and attitudes of portraying the human condition using clay, marble, stone, bronze resin casting and plaster.  These sculptures and drawings come across as being very modeled, yet subtle in plasticity and complex in design.  They serve as a palette of close observation and the natural essence of the human form.

Homeruns and Heroes event to benefit UAPB Baseball Complex

Homeruns and Heroes event to benefit UAPB Baseball Complex

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAPB) – Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe has partnered with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) to host Homeruns and Heroes, a fundraiser aimed at raising funds to complete construction at the Torii Hunter Baseball, Softball and Little League Complex on UAPB’s campus. The event is scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Governor’s Mansion. Governor Beebe will be one of the celebrities at the event along with Major League Baseball All-Stars Torii Hunter of the Detroit Tigers and Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies.  Hunter and Lee are both Arkansans.

Handel’s Messiah set for January 19

Handel’s Messiah set for January 19

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - The Department of Music at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will present the Vesper Choir in their 60th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the John McLinn Ross Theater of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Building.  The event is free and open to the public.

This annual event, originally scheduled for December 8, 2013 was postponed because of dangerous weather conditions. The January 19th performance will ensure that the performance chain of 60 years will not be broken. 

Students learn to transition from the classroom to the boardroom at career seminar

Students learn to transition from the classroom to the boardroom at career seminar

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - The theme for the Career Awareness and Planning Seminar was “From the Classroom to the Boardroom…Students in Transition”, with special emphasis being placed on the four c’s: Character, Choices, Commitment and Consequences.  The seminar is sponsored by the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) of the National Urban League.  It is presented annually by the Office of Career Services at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.  The seminar began with an orientation for the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) representatives and the student escorts. Students are selected to serve as official escorts for the representatives during their stay on the campus.  The orientation provided the representatives and students with expectations of the seminar and information about the University.

UAPB, HOPE Credit Union to have grand opening for new branch Dec 3

UAPB, HOPE Credit Union to have grand opening for new branch Dec 3

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB)  - Hope Credit Union (HOPE) and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will celebrate the opening of HOPE's newest branch within the UAPB Business Support Incubator and Office Complex at 615 South Main Street.  The free, public event will take place on Tuesday, December 3, at 9:30 a.m.

The Pine Bluff branch is the product of collaboration between the UAPB Economic Research and Development Center (ERDC) and HOPE, and is supported by several organizations that understand the vital role that development and retail financial services play in fostering broad economic prosperity in a community.  These groups include the Delta Regional Authority, NeighborWorks® America, and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.  Please join representatives of these partners, community leaders, media, and other stakeholders as we take this important step forward.