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CAMDEN, AR - The next Faculty Meeting will be at Camden Fairview Intermediate School on January 19. Also on that date, a Fireside Chat will be held at the Middle School.

UAPB extends registration deadline

UAPB extends registration deadline

PINE BLUFF, AR (AP) -- Students at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff have extra time to register due to the winter storm.

The university announced Tuesday that registration is extended until Friday. The school says Friday will also be the last day to make schedule changes and drop or add courses.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

UAPB raises $40,000 with foundation's help

UAPB raises $40,000 with foundation's help

PINE BLUFF, AR - More than $40,000 was raised for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) during the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month Initiative. UAPB was the featured institution in November 2010.

Monies raised from the effort directly benefited the UAPB Lifeline fund. The Lifeline Fund is earmarked for students in dire need of financial support – individuals who have exhausted all means for financial support and may have to end their studies at UAPB.

 “Our sincere appreciation is extended to those who responded to the Tom Joyner campaign for UAPB,” says Chancellor Lawrence A. Davis, Jr. “You are helping to make a difference for our students.”

The final confirmed amount was approximately $41, 087.83 according to Dr.

UAPB students awarded Tom Joyner scholarships

UAPB students awarded Tom Joyner scholarships

PINE BLUFF, AR – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) students Jamaal Phillips, Daren Hamlet, Xavian Thompson, Travis Adams and Rodney Ballard were awarded the Hercules scholarship from the Tom Joyner Foundation during the School of the Month Initiative. UAPB was the featured institution in November 2010.

The Tom Joyner Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 to help students continue their education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The foundation, which was created by nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, aims to bridge the financial gap that may occur after students are accepted into college and later encounter financial difficulties that force them to drop out. The Foundation provides money directly to HBCUs for the purpose of helping these students complete their education.

Science and Art exhibit to end this month

Science and Art exhibit to end this month

PINE BLUFF, AR - January is the last month for the Science and Art exhibit at the Arts and Sciences Center. The exhibit features several station, including:

“Origami sculpture work” by Robert Lang, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading origami masters with more than 500 designs catalogued and diagrammed. Visitors may fold their own work of art to take home or leave for display in the gallery’s “visitor art” section.

“Beautiful Worm,” which combines biology and photography, offering a unique window into the world of scientific research as interpreted through art. This part of the exhibit showcases research of the C. elegans worm by Ahna Skop, Ph.D., assistant professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin.

“Wearable computers” by Leah Buechley, assistant professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

UAPB registration, orientation Thursday

UAPB registration, orientation Thursday

Pine Bluff, AR- The Spring 2011 semester is set to begin at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) with registration and freshman orientation.

Scheduled for Thursday, January 6 and Friday, January 7, freshman registration will be held in the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) arena. Students with last names from A-P are designated to register on Thursday from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. and last names from Q-Z registering on Friday from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Open registration for returning students will be held January 6, 7 and 10 in Corbin Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., respectively.

For more information, call the office of Basic Academic Services at (870) 575-7098/8341.

 

UAPB Rural Life Conference registration available

UAPB Rural Life Conference registration available

The 55th annual Rural Life Conference will be held on Friday, Feb. 18 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The theme is “Building Healthy Communities by Sustaining Rural Life.” Sponsored by the UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences, the event features 10 workshops. Dr. Sherece Y. West, president and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, is the morning speaker and Dr. Cathie Woteki, under-secretary for USDA’s Research, Education and Economics, is the luncheon speaker.

Preregistration is requested of everyone even though the conference is free to producers, homemakers and retirees.