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Arkansas STEM students to present at State Capitol

Arkansas STEM students to present at State Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (University of Central Ark.) - More than 90 undergraduate students will present 64 posters highlighting their original research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on Wednesday, Feb.11 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Arkansas State Capitol Rotunda in Little Rock.

This is the fourth consecutive year for the Arkansas STEM Posters at the State Capitol. The University of Central Arkansas is the primary organizer of the event, with support and participation from other Arkansas colleges and universities. The Arkansas STEM Posters at the State Capitol is modeled after the STEM Posters program at Murray State University in Kentucky. Both are designed to mirror the Posters on the Hill event at the U.S. Capitol.

Central Ark. transit to change its name

Central Ark. transit to change its name

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA) board voted on Jan. 20 to begin taking steps towards becoming what will be known as the Rock Region Metropolitan Transit Authority.  

Not only will there be a name change to the transit of central Arkansas, but there also plans to change the color scheme. These changes are predicted to begin in late summer of 2015. 

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Kohls donates $147,116 to Children's for vaccination awareness

Kohls donates $147,116 to Children's for vaccination awareness

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - In support of a state-wide vaccination awareness campaign in Arkansas, Kohl's Department Store donated $147,116 to Arkansas Children's Hospital. 

Kohl's has partnered with Children's since 2002 to create the Kohl's Care Immunization Campaign in hopes to better educate parents on getting their children vaccinated. The Arkansas Children's Hospital uses the funds to create billboards, print ads and radio ads targeting the 13 Arkansas counties with the lowest immunization rates.

These counties include Benton, Conway, Cross, Garland, Hot Spring, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lonoke, Pulaski, Randolph, Union and Washington. 

For more information on this vaccination campaign, please visit the Arkansas Children's website

UCA television station available through U-verse

UCA television station available through U-verse

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A station previously only available in Conway will no spread to various parts of Arkansas. 

The University of Central Arkansas' Channel 6 television station is now available on U-verse, Channel 99.

“I'm extremely excited to be able to reach a new audience through Channel 6's original programming,” said Chris Churchill, director of Channel 6 Television. “Now, thanks to AT&T U-verse, UCA students, family and fans can experience our programming from anywhere in central Arkansas.”

Channel 6 will cover from Little-Rock to Pine Bluff, including Benton, Bryant, Cammack Village, Conway, Haskell, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Maumelle, Pulaski County, Shannon Hills, Sherwood and Searcy.

​To access Channel 6's programming through U-verse, browse to U-verse Channel 99, which will display a list of available Public Education Government (PEG) channels. Click on Conway and then UCA Television.

March for Life event marks 42nd anniversary for Roe v. Wade

March for Life event marks 42nd anniversary for Roe v. Wade

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas Right to Life will host the 37th annual March for Life on Sunday, Jan. 18 to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

The march will be located on West Capitol between Battery and Wolfe Streets, behind the State Capitol.

Wayne Mays, president of Arkansas Right to Life, will lead the march.

The keynote speaker will be Gov. Asa Hutchinson. U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, District U.S. Congressman French Hill, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and many other pro-life officials will attend the march. 

“The 2014 General Elections were very good for unborn children in our state and nation” said Executive Director Rose Mimms.  “In Arkansas we have a 100% Pro-Life Congressional representation in the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, the State Capitol and have a pro-life majority in the AR General Assembly.”

The Battle on the Boards AR AACTFEST

The Battle on the Boards AR AACTFEST

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV)- The ARCTA and Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas will host Battle on the Boards Saturday, Feb. 7. 

Arkansas AACTFEST invites local theater communities to come together and attend their day of workshops and performances. 

Their festival schedule begins at 8 a.m. and will last until 8 p.m. 

Registration fees include $10 for a festival pass which allows access to all performances and an invitation to the cast party, $15 dollars for meals and $5 for workshops.  

Sponsoring the event is Murphy USA and it will be located off 701 South Main in Pine Bluff. 

New hotel to open in West Little Rock

New hotel to open in West Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new La Quinta opening in West Little Rock. 

The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Jan. 13 at 9 Crossings Court.

There will be food and refreshments provided. Officials will also be raffling off a 42-inch flat screen TV.