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New juice bar to open in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A new juice bar is set to open in Little Rock next month.

I Love Juice Bar will offer fresh juices, smoothies, power shots, salads, and healthy snacks.

THV11 affiliate, Soiree reports that I Love Juice Bar is a franchise founded in 2013 by husband-­and-­wife team Vui and John Hunt in Nashville. In less than two years, the franchise has grown to more than a two dozen locations nationwide.

It is located at 201 N. University in the Midtown Shopping Center.

They will even have an app where you can order ahead.

Special viewing of Susan Purvis Exhibit at Clinton Center

Special viewing of Susan Purvis Exhibit at Clinton Center

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Gibbs International Magnet School has scheduled a special viewing of the Susan Purvis Exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center on Monday, August 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

This special exhibit features hundreds of hand-crafted figures, created by Mrs. Purvis’ students, arranged in a display recreating President Clinton’s first Inaugural Parade in 1993. The exhibit is part of the Clinton Presidential Library’s archives.

The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Center near the Cabinet Room Exhibit.  The Susan Purvis Exhibit honors the legacy of a special art educator who taught at Gibbs Magnet School of International Studies and Foreign Languages for 28 years and influenced thousands of students, families, and teachers with her passion for learning and teaching.  

Los Lonely Boys, Keb' Mo' to headline Hot Springs Blues and BBQ Festival

Los Lonely Boys, Keb' Mo' to headline Hot Springs Blues and BBQ Festival

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The Hot Springs Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by Budweiser, will be headlined by the Los Lonely Boys Saturday, Sept. 19 and Keb’ Mo’ Sunday, Sept. 20. The event, hosted jointly by Oaklawn and the Spa City Blues Society, will take place in Oaklawn’s infield, and will also feature some of the region’s best barbeque.

“We are very excited to bring the Los Lonely Boys and Keb’ Mo’ to Hot Springs,” said Rob Pratt, President of the Spa City Blues Society. “Partnering with Oaklawn has really allowed us to take this event to a whole new level.”

UALR and eStem partner for new education model

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A public charter school announced on Monday plans to build a new high school on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

It's a new partnership between eStem Public Charter Schools and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

It's something that's never been done before in Arkansas.

"So it's been a lot of dreaming a lot of talking about what's possible," said John Bacon, the CEO of eStem Schools.

Teaming up with UALR made it possible for eStem students to get a taste of college early.

"They'll actually have the experience to be physically on a college campus and taking physical college courses," said Bacon.

Vikki Harris is an eStem mom, and her two daughters will eventually be attending the new university eStem campus.

Artist INC Live Argenta Applications Available

Artist INC Live Argenta Applications Available

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In partnership with the Arkansas Arts Council, Artist INC and the Argenta Arts Foundation, Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is now accepting applications from artists of all disciplines for Artist INC Live Argenta.

Artist INC Live Argenta is a ground-breaking program that will empower you to take control of your career and create opportunities you've only imagined. Limited to 25 participants, artists gather once a week for eight weeks to learn business
skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.

Mobile Command Center offers free services to vets at Pulaski Tech

Mobile Command Center offers free services to vets at Pulaski Tech

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ak. - The Regional Veteran Affairs Mobile Command Veteran Center will be at Pulaski Technical College's Main Campus from 8 am.to noon on Friday, August 21, to provide clinical, social and administrative services to veterans.

The unit will be parked by the Campus Center on the Main Campus, 3000 West Scenic Drive. More than 500 veterans attend PTC; however, services are available to all veterans.

The services are part of a three-day orientation for vets who will be attending PTC this fall or in the future.

For more information, contact Roslyn Tillman at (501) 812-2809 or rtillman@pulaskitech.edu.



Largest move-in day for UALR freshmen

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It was a busy and hot first day for hundreds of students moving into their college dorms at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

UALR is seeing a 50 percent increase of freshmen living on campus this year, compared to five years ago.

"We've built West Hall which houses 350 students in that building alone and it's primarily freshmen," said Rikki Tuner, Interim Executive Director of Student Housing.

More dorms means more students for UALR, which was formerly known to be a commuter campus.

800 freshmen are enrolled this year, which is one of the highest enrollments ever. 650 of those freshmen are living on-campus.

"Living on campus for your freshmen year, your GPA is higher, your more likely to graduate being close to all the resources and the community on campus," said Turner.