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Students take LSAT at UAPB Saturday

Students take LSAT at UAPB Saturday

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The next scheduled LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) for UAPB is Saturday, February 12.

SAU reports enrollment bump

SAU reports enrollment bump

CAMDEN, Ark. – Officials at Southern Arkansas University are reporting an increase in spring semester enrollment for 2011 with 3,087 students registered for classes. This marks the first time that spring semester enrollment has exceeded 3,000 on the Magnolia campus.

“We are excited to see that more of our students are choosing to continue their educations at Southern Arkansas University,” said SAU President Dr. David Rankin.

UAPB approved to offer doctorate in aquaculture

UAPB approved to offer doctorate in aquaculture

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – At its quarterly meeting Friday in Little Rock, the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) approved a request from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) for a change in role and scope to include a Ph.D. in Aquaculture and Fisheries, pending approval of the doctoral program.

Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Director Jim Purcell and staff recommended the change to authorize UAPB to offer the doctorate. 

The AQFI Center of Excellence at UAPB is recognized as a leader in aquaculture/fisheries teaching, research and extension programs. The types of fish used in program research at UAPB – funded by federal grants and state match money – vary from catfish and minnows to goldfish and include studies on ecology, pathology, production and marketing. Arkansas has a $167 million aquaculture industry with an economic impact of more than $440 million a year.

A review of the proposed Ph.D.

SAU tech puts graduates on notice

SAU tech puts graduates on notice

CAMDEN, Ark. - Attention, SAU Tech students: if you are on track to graduate in May with an Associate Degree or Technical Certificate, please come to the Registrar’s Office to apply for graduation February 7th through February 28th 2011.

Please contact Robyn Meadows (AD126), Faith Schalchlin (AD126), or Wayne Banks, registrar (AD124) to apply. If you do not apply for graduation, you will not graduate!

The $25 graduation fee is due in the Business Office by February 28th.

School able to hire new teachers thanks to grant

School able to hire new teachers thanks to grant

PINE BLUFF, Ark.The Pine Bluff School District will be able to hire five more Teach For America teachers next year thanks to a donation from the Trinity Foundation of Pine Bluff and Little Rock.  Today the Foundation announced they were donating $12,500 to match the $12,500 challenge grant made by Pine Bluff Cable Television, Inc. 

Pine Bluff currently has six Teach For America teachers working in the Pine Bluff public schools.

Saturday programs offer cash for teachers, students

Saturday programs offer cash for teachers, students

PINE BLUFF, AR - the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host a Saturday Academy for high school Math and Science teachers through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy.

Each high school can nominate two teachers from Science and Math areas to participate. Each teacher is required to bring a maximum of five (5) students with them. Participating teachers will be provided a $100.00 stipend for each faculty development day for a total of $400.00.  Participating students will receive a stipend of up to $100.00 in total for attending the Saturday Academy.

Area junior and senior high school students are invited to participate in the Academy. Interested students should contact their mathematics and science departments to register. 

The Academy will be held on the following dates from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Scholarship opportunities for males in education

Scholarship opportunities for males in education

PINE BLUFF, AR – The Pine Bluff Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is pleased to offer a $1,000 “Call Me Mister” academic scholarship for African American Male Students majoring in Teacher Education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Interested applicants must be African American male freshmen with a 3.0 GPA or higher. They must also participate in activities relevant to career goals in teacher education, have the potential to excel in this field, and demonstrate financial need.

Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application (http://www.pineblufflinksinc.org/ , click on events/meetings), transcript, financial need determination (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/), and letters of recommendation (at least 3) from instructors, counselors or principal, and community leader who can assess your professional potential in teacher education.