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UAPB Theatre Director selected for NEH fellowship

UAPB Theatre Director selected for NEH fellowship

PINE BLUFF, Ark.(UAPB) – Professor Cheryl Collins, director of theatre at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Fellow in Grambling State University's Institute on Greek Drama. The competitive program received more than 45 applications out of which they could only choose fifteen making Collins part of a distinguished group chosen from historically black colleges and universities across the country.

UAPB to honor retirees at reception May 15

UAPB to honor retirees at reception May 15

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will honor nine employees at its  Annual Retiree Celebration Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 P. M. in the L. A. Davis, Sr. Student Union Lounge.  These honorees have served the University at tenures that range from 30 years to more than 67 years.

The 2013-2014 honorees are:

Pine Bluff High School vandalized Friday

Pine Bluff High School vandalized Friday

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff High School was vandalized sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning.

Lt. David Price with the Pine Bluff Police Department said one of the security guard arrived Friday morning and found trash strewn all over campus. When the guard looked around campus, they found more damage including glued locks, graffiti on the side of the gym, decorative plants ripped from pots, overturned picnic tables, and paint on security camera lenses.

Police have not names any suspects, and efforts are already underway to correct the damage. A total on damage cost was not provided.

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A committee of the Arkansas Lottery Commission is discussing the prospect of advertising with universities in the state.

Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Wednesday that it would be a natural fit because proceeds from the lottery fund college scholarships.

The agency surveyed other state lotteries and found that it's common for lotteries with ties to education to market through universities.

For instance, Woosley says the lottery could sell instant tickets with an Arkansas Razorbacks theme and have in-game ads that promote how much lottery money goes toward scholarships.

The idea is one of several Woosley is proposing to increase revenue.

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Educational Access conference to focus on STEM success

Educational Access conference to focus on STEM success

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host the 21st Annual Mary E. Benjamin Conference on Educational Access Wednesday, April 23, in the Kenneth L. Johnson Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Complex with the theme, “Preparing K-16 for STEM Success.”

Texting while driving simulator coming to Pine Bluff

Texting while driving simulator coming to Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (ATT) - AT&T continues its mission to educate and inform students across Arkansas about the dangers of texting while driving. As part of the “It Can Wait” movement, AT&T is taking the virtual texting while driving chair simulator around the state from March 28th through April 5th. On April 4th, the virtual simulator is making its way to Pine Bluff High School to provide students a 3-D driving simulation that re-creates the eyes-off-the-road and hands-off-the-wheel experience of texting while driving. The simulator is a video game driving setup that houses a chair, steering wheel, pedals, and monitor for the driver.

UAPB Professors receive grant funds to establish 3D visualization cave

UAPB Professors receive grant funds to establish 3D visualization cave

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – Imagine being able to walk through the central nervous system, forensics scene or the activity of a data stream - all of that will soon be possible thanks to the innovative minds at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). Dr. Sederick C. Rice, assistant professor of biology has been awarded a $176,000 instrumentation grant from the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Arkansas INBRE) to fund the Generating Enhanced Teaching through Science Education and Technology (GET-SET) project. Dr. Sederick C. Rice is the principal investigator (PI) and Dr. Antonie Rice, associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences is the co-principal investigator (co-PI) for the project.