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Spring career fair set for April 3

Spring career fair set for April 3

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Office of Career Services at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host the 2014 Spring Career Day and Teacher Education Fair Wednesday, April 3 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the H.O. Clemmons Arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson Sr. Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) Complex. Organizations representing business, industry, government, graduate and professional schools, and school districts will be in attendance.  Current registered participants include:

AgDiscovery application deadline extended to April 7

AgDiscovery application deadline extended to April 7

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The application deadline for the AgDiscovery summer program has been extended to April 7. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will again serve as a host campus for the two-week residential program. AgDiscovery allows students to learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, regulatory science and plant pathology. The program is sponsored by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

AgDiscovery participants, ages 14-17, live on UAPB’s campus and learn about agriculture and related careers from university professors, practicing veterinarians and professionals working for the U.S. government. Students chosen for the program participate in hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other activities.

Engle receives U.S. Aquaculture Society Distinguished Service Award

Engle receives U.S. Aquaculture Society Distinguished Service Award

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Dr. Carole R. Engle, director of the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, has received the United States Aquaculture Society Distinguished Service Award.  

The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to the U.S. Aquaculture Society, a chapter of the World Aquaculture Society, and/or the U.S. aquaculture industry. It emphasizes significant leadership and overall impact in research, education, Extension or industry development in the field of aquaculture.

Women’s Day Celebration to feature Korto Momolu, focus on self confidence

Women’s Day Celebration to feature Korto Momolu, focus on self confidence

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host their annual Women’s Day Celebration with a focus on women loving themselves. The theme resonated from a discussion that talked about the different aspects of women.

“[The planning committee] originally wanted to discuss information about being comfortable in your skin,” said Kara Brown, associate dean of students for activities. “We formulated these different ideas knowing that women seek beauty from the three elements: Foundation, Hair, and Heels. These themes have so much value in what role women play on life and also share the many obstacles we overcome.”

UAPB Chancellor appoints leaders to key positions

UAPB Chancellor appoints leaders to key positions

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Dr. Laurence B. Alexander has been implementing his vision of increasing the institution in size and stature. Part of that vision includes the placement of leaders in key positions – Dr. Mary E. Benjamin as vice chancellor for Research; James B. Tyson, CFRE, as vice chancellor for Development/Institutional Advancement; and Dr. Jacquelyn McCray as interim vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Kirk Franklin to speak at UAPB February 25 for YMTF program

Kirk Franklin to speak at UAPB February 25 for YMTF program

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host its annual Youth Motivation Task Force (YMTF) program February 23-25. With the theme, From the Classroom to the Boardroom…Students in Transition, YMTF has become one of the most significant and exhilarating programs provided for UAPB students. The goal of the program is to encourage students to take full advantage of the benefits available, give guidance on how to succeed in their careers, and look at life in the real world of work through the experiences of seasoned professionals.

UAPB, Pine Bluff Arsenal to collaborate for Black History Program

UAPB, Pine Bluff Arsenal to collaborate for Black History Program

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has collaborated with the Pine Bluff Arsenal to present a Black History program Thursday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. The free, public event will be held in the J.M. Ross theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts building.

A Native of Stamps, Arkansas, Major General Aundre F. Piggee currently serves as the Director of Logistics & Engineering, J4, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) where he is responsible for planning, synchronizing, and controlling the efforts of the Joint Logistics and Engineering Enterprise in support of USCENTCOM missions throughout Southwest Asia (SWA), Central Asian States and the entire USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility.