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Scholarships available at Oxford American Writers' Summit

Scholarships available at Oxford American Writers' Summit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Oxford American will offer five scholarships (including tuition, room, and board) for Arkansas college students to attend the inaugural Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers occurring June 21–26, 2011, at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

"These scholarships will allow the most promising young writers at Arkansas colleges to learn from some of the best writers and editors in the nation," said Marc Smirnoff, editor of The Oxford American.  "We are pleased to be able to extend this opportunity to our home-state students."

The scholarships will be awarded to the five best student applications (as judged by the Summit’s Fiction and Creative Nonfiction admission boards) received from two- and four-year Arkansas colleges and universities.

UAPB receives NCAA recertification

UAPB receives NCAA recertification

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), along with 25 other Division I institutions have met its requirements for athletics certification, according to the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).

A designation of certified means that an institution operates its athletics program in substantial conformity with operating principles adopted by the Division I membership. All 335 active Division I members participate in the athletics certification process.

 The purpose of athletics certification is to ensure integrity in the institution’s athletics program and to assist institutions in improving their athletics departments.

University leaders renew committment to public

University leaders renew committment to public

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The presidents and chancellors of Arkansas’ 11 public universities and two university systems will announce a compact with the people of Arkansas on Tuesday, March 22 at 11 a.m. in the State Capitol Rotunda.

The leadership of the state’s baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral-training programs will make a public pledge to accountability, collaboration and cooperation aimed at addressing the state’s educational, social and economic needs and opportunities.

Speakers include University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart, Southern Arkansas University President David Rankin, and Interim Director of Education Shane Broadway.

Don't toss old textbooks

Don't toss old textbooks

CAMDEN, Ark. – SAU Tech’s spring book buyback event will be Thursday, April 28, Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3 at 8 a.m. each day.

THV Community: Teachers, students say Y.E.S. to $4,900 opportunity

THV Community: Teachers, students say Y.E.S. to $4,900 opportunity

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas teachers now have the opportunity to compete for a share of $2,200 in cash awards and student teams compete for a share of $2,700 in cash awards by participating in the new 9-12th grade business plan competition.

Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation recently launched a Youth Entrepreneur Showcase (YES) designed to expose Arkansas students and teachers to entrepreneurship.

Participating teams can win in two categories: Most Innovative Product or Service and Best Business Plan. Teachers and sponsors may go online and fill out the required Intent-to-Compete form. The innovative Y.E.S. 2.0 website is designed to help teachers and students learn to write a business plan quickly and easily.

Help UAPB "Retool Your School"

Help UAPB "Retool Your School"

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Competition has begun to win one of eleven grants from The Home Depot for on-campus improvement projects.

Nobel laureate gives laser lecture

Nobel laureate gives laser lecture

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Dr. John Hall, Nobel Laureate, will present his lecture, Proposed Space Experiment to Test Einstein’s Assumptions about Space, Time and the Speed of Light on Tuesday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sylvester Early auditorium of Henderson-Young hall. This free, public event is presented by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) STEM Scholars Academy.

Even though this is the fiftieth year of the Laser, progress in its control and application in precision measurements is still accelerating. The Optical Frequency Comb technology exploded in 1999-2000 from the synthesis of advances in independent fields of Laser Stabilization, UltraFast Lasers, and NonLinear Optical Fibers.

Dr. John L Hall was raised in Colorado and earned his PhD in 1961 at Carnegie Tech. Hall pioneered the use of stabilized lasers to accomplish measurements of unprecedented accuracy and intrinsic physical interest.