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UAPB contends for campus-improvement grant

UAPB contends for campus-improvement grant

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Competition has begun to win one of eleven grants from The Home Depot for on-campus improvement projects. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) seeks to be one of the recipients of the grant to help improve Caldwell and Childress Halls - both National Historic Register sites on UAPB’s campus. The community can aid in this endeavor by voting online at www.homedepot.com/retoolyourschool. The institution must be listed in the top 10 to be considered for the grant.

Continuing its long-standing history of support within the African American community, The Home Depot is launching the “Retool Your School” grant program designed to provide improvements to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide.

Social work program reaccredited

Social work program reaccredited

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- The Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation (COA) voted to reaffirm the accreditation status of the baccalaureate social work program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) for eight years, ending February 2019.

‘We are very elated about the eight year reaccreditation,” says UAPB’s Chancellor Dr. Lawrence A. Davis, Jr. “It can be attributed to the excellent leadership of Dr. Stewart and her support staff.”

“[We] extend heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the University’s administrators, support faculty and staff, social work students, advisory board members, and community field education instructors,” says Dr. Andrea Stewart, Professor and Director of the Program. “The accreditation process involves a commitment to teamwork, collective bargaining and ongoing assessment.  It is truly rewarding to accomplish such an awesome task.

Kids get chance to win big at Oratorical Contest

Kids get chance to win big at Oratorical Contest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The American Legion Department of Arkansas will host the 2011 Arkansas Oratorical Competition on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. on the 4th floor of the Bank of America building at 200 West Capitol Avenue in downtown Little Rock.

The 2.7-million member American Legion has sponsored the National High School Oratorical Contest for over 70 years. The purpose of the National High School Contest is to develop a better knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students.

Sylvan Hills students attend Sharpton event

Sylvan Hills students attend Sharpton event

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Gentlemen’s  Club at Sylvan Hills Middle School, which is a group of football players who have at least a grade point average of 2.5 and good behavior, represent the Pulaski County Special School District when they attend the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Wednesday, March 2, as part of the Youth Motivational Task Force Program.

The Sylvan Hills students will attend the keynote speech of Rev. Al Sharpton, who will discuss the theme of the program, which is “A.C.T. with a Sense of Urgency: Accountability, Commitment and Tenacity.”  The students have VIP seats and will be recognized during the program for their attendance.

A short presentation to the students by PCSSD Deputy Superintendent Dr. June Elliott and Mr. Rodney Matheney will take place at 8 a.m. at the school.

Catholic school launches STEM program

Catholic school launches STEM program

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Tuesday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Catholic School will announce the first “Arts & STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program in the State of Arkansas, which will enhance the core Catholic curriculum, and prepare children to prosper in a 21st century technology-based economy.

Established relationships with Arts & STEM individuals, corporations, organizations, and university programs, will be augmented with new partnerships.  This will benefit students through in-class projects and demonstrations led by industry professionals, plus off-site field trips to experience workshops and presentations of Arts & STEM in the real world.  St. Peter’s enhanced curriculum will be customized from established Arts & STEM programs in Catholic elementary schools from across the nation.

To pre-enroll your children or for more information, please contact St.

Enjoy spring fling at ASC

Enjoy spring fling at ASC

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Take advantage of these class being offered at the Arts & Sciences Center in Pine Bluff. Each class starts at 1 p.m. for grades K-5. Costs are $100 for members, $135 for non-members for the full week.

Monday, March 21: Be an Artist to Watch: Learn and improve your artistic talents as you create, draw, color and delve into all types and media of art. Green Art is here! Renew, Reuse and Recycle objects and learn to see them as art just waiting to happen.
Tuesday, March 22: Cute Chemistry and Pretty Physics: Use everyday household items to create “sensey” bath salts, perfumes and clay masks. Learn the chemistry and physics behind these arts.
Wednesday, March 23: It Doesn’t Compute!: Want to become a human calculator?

SAU invites students for "College Day"

SAU invites students for "College Day"

Southern Arkansas University Tech invites you to join us for COLLEGE DAY on April 12 at noon in the Tech Engineering Building on the SAU Tech campus. COLLEGE DAY is a free event that gives you the opportunity to view the campus, meet instructors and discover the programs available at SAU Tech!

You’ll get free lunch and a T-shirt, tour programs and housing, talk to faculty and staff, get help with admissions and earn more about why SAU Tech is a good fit for YOU!

To join us for COLLEGE DAY complete the online registration form. If you have questions contact us at (870) 574-4712. Join us to discover the opportunities waiting for you at SAU Tech.

Click here for the Registration Form.