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Pulaski Technical College Foundation participating in #GivingTuesdayAR on Dec. 1

Pulaski Technical College Foundation participating in #GivingTuesdayAR on Dec. 1

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Pulaski Technical College Foundation will participate in #GivingTuesdayAR on Dec. 1, a day that focuses on holiday giving rather than holiday spending.

At PTC, more than 60 percent of students rely on financial aid through scholarships, grants and loans, while 90 percent work full- or part-time. With a somewhat small allocation from the state, tuition and fees must generate almost half of Pulaski Tech’s operating costs, whereas most colleges’ student fees account for a mere 20 percent of their budgets.

UCA STEM Institute open house

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The UCA STEM Institute open house will be held on Wednesday, November 18. 

The open house will be held in Main on UCA campus in room 212, 213 and 215. 

VIP hours will be held from 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., which will include a light lunch and a presentation of the new institute. Organizers of the event want to give the public an opportunity to tour the facilities and see the resources and programs that are available to teachers and students. 

Special guests attending the VIP luncheon are President Tom Courtway, the Provost, College Deans, various Department Chairs, and the CEO of Conway Corporation. 

For more information, visit www.uca.edu/steminstitute.

Members of Taziki’s Mediterranean Café Arkansas staff to participate in ‘No-Shave November’

Members of Taziki’s Mediterranean Café Arkansas staff to participate in ‘No-Shave November’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Several staff members of Taziki's Mediterranean Café at their locations throughout Arkansas in North Little Rock, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Conway and Little Rock have decided to participate in ‘No-Shave November,’ a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.

The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose. Participants are encouraged to donate the money they would typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle.

Taziki’s has its own ‘team’ page on No-Shave November’s website, where donations can be made to support these efforts.

Barnes & Noble Little Rock announces lineup for Retail Mini Maker Faire

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, revealed on Wednesday its impressive lineup of events, products and special guests to be featured at its stores nationwide during the first-ever retail Mini Maker Faire, from Friday, November 6, through Sunday, November 8.

Throughout the weekend, customers will have the opportunity to participate in interactive product demonstrations to learn about programming, coding and 3D printing, and to take part in collaborative hands-on experiences designed to stretch their imaginations and creative thinking as they work cooperatively to make something original. They will also be able to “Meet the Makers,” with The Innovation Hub appearing at Barnes & Noble Little Rock.

Arkansas Agriculture Department & Farm Credit announce Arkansas Grown School Gardens of the Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Among 28 school garden contestants from across Arkansas, four have been chosen as Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year contest winners. School garden criteria included any Arkansas school, grades pre-K-12, with a working school garden during the 2014-2015 school year with photo or video documentation of garden activities. 

Winning schools from Marion, Madison, Pulaski, and Hot Spring Counties are as follows:

·         Overall School Garden Winner: Yellville-Summit Schools, Yellville

·         Best Nutrition Education Based School Garden: Kingston School, Kingston (near Jasper)

·         Best Environmental Based Education School Garden: Forest Park Elementary School, Little Rock

An Evening with Grady Nichols Smooth Jazz Concert

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Tickets are now on sale for An Evening with Grady Nichols Smooth Jazz Concert at Little Rock Marriott Hotel on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

At 7:15 p.m. on August 13 in the Salon A Ballroom if the Little Rock Marriott Hotel, you can find time to relax and help raise funds for lupus. Treat yourself to the cash bar or dance the night away listening to jazz hits by Grady Nichols.  

Tickets to the event are $30 each in advance and $40 each at the door. You can buy tickets over the phone by calling (501) 525-9380 or (800) 294-8878. Tickets can be mailed upon receipt of check or money order to Lupus Foundation of Arkansas, Inc. located at 220 Mockingbird Hot Springs, AR 71913. Online tickets are being sold at http://www.eventbrite.com. Seating is limited at this time. Tickets are also non-refundable. 

Its in the Bag-Voting Rights Edition

Its in the Bag-Voting Rights Edition

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Join the Mosaic Templars for a conversation about the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

A panel will cover a variety of topics starting November 3 at 11:30 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m.  Panelists will include UALR assistant professors Dr. Brian Mitchell and Dr. Charles Romney. UAPB assistant professor Dr. Joseph Jones. Former Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee member Vivian Jones and PhD Candidate from the University of Arkansas Rodney Harris.

Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the drinks! For more information email Tameka@arkansasheritage.org or call 501.683.3620