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Faculty to be inducted into Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame

Faculty to be inducted into Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame

During an event to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, the president of the Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation announced that two UALR faculty would be inducted into the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame this summer.

Tom Richeson, associate professor of music and jazz studies coordinator and Joe Vick, instructor of music in string bass and electric bass will be honored along with six others at the induction celebration at 8 p.m. Monday, June 16, at The Afterthought in Little Rock.

AJHF President James Thomson revealed the names of the inductees during a panel discussion, “Reminiscences and Reflections by Jazz Historians and Performers of Arkansas,” held earlier this month at at the Laman Library System Argenta Branch library in North Little Rock... Read More

Earth Day recognition for Clinton School

Earth Day recognition for Clinton School

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Officials say a 115-year-old building affiliated with the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service has received an award for being environmentally friendly.

Sturgis Hall received the certification Tuesday for leadership in energy and environmental design - or LEED. It was presented by Jason Hartke - the vice president of national policy for the U.S. Green Building Council - to Clinton Center operations director Debbie Shock in Little Rock. The council is a nonprofit group that promotes environmental-friendly building construction.

Clinton Foundation executive director Stephanie Streett and school Dean Skip Rutherford also attended.

The Clinton School received a grant from Gov. Mike Beebe in 2009 to implement sustainable practices to reduce the building's environmental impact. Shock says utility costs have been lowered $38,000 annually and water usage has declined.

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 22, 2014) – Exalt Education, a Little Rock non-profit organization, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, launched on Tuesday an innovative learning program called the Learning Pass.

The Learning Pass initiative will turn the entire city into a classroom by providing middle school students with hands-on, daily, experiential, learning opportunities throughout the community. Four students from the Clinton School of Public Service have established partnerships with more than 15 community institutions to make this unique program possible.

Little Rock School District tracking bullying in schools

Little Rock School District tracking bullying in schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "More than 2 years later and nobody knows," Terry Richard explained. Richard is passionate about the fight to stop bullying within the Little Rock School District, which is why he is challenging the school board's plan of action. He said, "There's no measure of really what's going on with bullying."

According to school board president Greg Adams, the district is collecting data of bullying cases for comparison and measurement. Thursday evening the district's bullying committee met to review data and discuss their progress.

WATCH: LRSD tracking bullying in schools (http://on.kthv.com/1jdNAw4)

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A committee of the Arkansas Lottery Commission is discussing the prospect of advertising with universities in the state.

Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Wednesday that it would be a natural fit because proceeds from the lottery fund college scholarships.

The agency surveyed other state lotteries and found that it's common for lotteries with ties to education to market through universities.

For instance, Woosley says the lottery could sell instant tickets with an Arkansas Razorbacks theme and have in-game ads that promote how much lottery money goes toward scholarships.

The idea is one of several Woosley is proposing to increase revenue.

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Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADH) – Children who will be 11 years of age or older on or before September 1 of each school year will be required to receive a Tdap shot in order to attend public or private school in Arkansas. This new requirement is anticipated to be effective September 1, 2014. Previously a Tdap shot was required for students entering Grade 7. Only one Tdap is required, so children who have already received the shot will not need another. Students who will be 11 years old on or before September 1 will have until October 1 to meet this new shot requirement.

Students to showcase potential cancer treatment in Walmart competition

Students to showcase potential cancer treatment in Walmart competition

Six University of Arkansas at Little Rock students will soon present their business plan to Walmart executives, suppliers, and environmental organizations for a technology that may improve survivability in diagnosed breast cancer patients.

UALR senior and team captain Meri Calderon will be joined by her colleagues, Carlos Sepulveda, Saad Azaam, Jarques Smith, and Kolton Kulis, as well as post-baccalaureate student Max Deaton, during the Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge.

The final competition will be held Thursday, April 10, in Bentonville, and provides a way for students to transform their idea for a sustainable product or business solution into reality. The teams are vying for a grand prize of $20,000... Read More