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Little Rock family events: Nov. 7-11

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Here are some excellent events for you and your family to attend during the week:

Wed 11/7 through Sat 11/10
Junior League of Little Rock's annual Holiday House
Statehouse Convention center
Kickoff to holiday shopping season with general and private shopping events including a preview party and ladies night out and Cookies with Mrs. Claus this weekend
General admission $8.00, 3 day pass $15.00
Info: JLLR.org

Thurs 11/8
Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival
7 p.m.
Tickets range from $20.75 to 55.75
Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy will perform hits in a variety of styles...hip hop, swing, reggae and rock. Other characters will join them like Ariel, Aladdin, Woody and Buzz
Info: VerizonArena.com

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UALR names new provost

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Nov. 7, 2012) - UALR Chancellor Joel E. Anderson has announced the appointment of Zulma Toro-Ramos as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Toro-Ramos, currently dean of the College of Engineering at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, will assume the new position on Jan. 7, 2013.

In addition to her dean position, Toro-Ramos has also served as director of the Center for Innovation and Enterprise Engagement, a center aimed at escalating the development and predominance of the south central Kansas manufacturing cluster in the global economy.

Missing Little Rock man located safely

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The family of a Little Rock man who was reported missing says the man has been located safely.

Little Rock police said Tuesday that Charles David Hall, 21, of Little Rock, had not been seen since Nov. 4 around 11 p.m. near the Shell Gas Station on the intersection of Shackleford Drive and Bowman Road.

Hall's family told THV 11 on Wednesday morning that Hall was found safely and was returning home. No foul play was involved in his disappearance.

Philander Smith College celebrates 135 years

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Philander Smith College) -- Philander Smith College will celebrate the 135th anniversary of the founding of Walden Seminary on Nov. 7, with a symposium, a historical marker unveiling and a reception. From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. several guests have been invited to the Wesley Chapel and Kendall Center to commemorate this historical milestone.

A permanent placard or historical marker provided by the Arkansas Historical Commission will be unveiled near Wesley Chapel at noon. The marker captures the historical relationship between the United Methodist Church and our college. Walden Seminary was the precursor of Philander Smith College when the Methodist Episcopal Church founded the institution in 1877 under the auspices of the Freedman Aid Society. The college's origins centered on educating those who were enslaved, oppressed and subjected to societal injustices. Today, that foundation serves as the bedrock of our mission and social justice principles.

Fashion designers apply for LRFW 5

Fashion designers apply for LRFW 5

Little Rock, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting fashion design applicants, wanting to showcase their clothing lines at the fifth annual Little Rock Fashion Week, scheduled for July 15-20, 2013 at various locations in downtown Little Rock. The application postmark deadline is December 5, 2012.

Founded by entertainment producer Brandon Campbell in 2009, LRFW has showcased over 75 fashion brands by local, national, international and student designers; been attended by fashion and entertainment executives from E! Entertainment, Style Network, MTV, NBC, Dillard's, Otis School of Fashion (Los Angeles), and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

Two women killed in Little Rock Interstate wreck

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say two women are dead after an early morning crash on Interstate 630 in Little Rock.

Arkansas State Police say the crash happened at about 1 a.m. Monday on I-630 west near the Fair Park exit. A preliminary report says the driver of a Chevrolet Blazer lost control of her vehicle and overturned twice.

Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the SUV.

The passenger, 22-year-old Tawny Rodriguez of Alexander, was pronounced dead at the scene. State police say the driver, 22-year-old Sara Besancon of Mabelvale, was pronounced dead at Baptist Hospital at about 10:30 a.m. Monday.

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