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Blue & You Foundation provides check to UALR nursing of more than $100,000

Blue & You Foundation provides check to UALR nursing of more than $100,000

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas presented the UALR Department of Nursing with a $102,608 check on Feb. 24.

The grant funding is for the purchase of two pediatric simulation models, to help incorporate pediatric simulation in the current clinical rotation for the UALR Department of Nursing.

Patrick O’Sullivan of The Blue & You Foundation presented the check to UALR Interim College of Science Dean Dr. Ann Bain and SimLab Director Jeff Carmack.

About 200 nursing students enrolled in the associate degree program will benefit from the additional hands-on experience that working on the models will provide, according to Carmack, an assistant professor in the department.

The funding gives SimCare educators better ability to help their students learn to care for school-age patients using appropriately sized high-fidelity mannequins, he said... Read More

Familiar campaign sounds signal start of homecoming season

Familiar campaign sounds signal start of homecoming season

Friendly chatter and the sounds of plastic beads with medallions filled the foyer at the Donaghey Student Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

The familiar sounds were the result of activity surrounding the 2014 campaign for UALR’s Homecoming Queen, an annual tradition in which several contestants vie for student votes and help promote upcoming Trojan basketball games.

The 2014 Homecoming Queen will be crowned during the Trojan Men’s Basketball Game at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8.

The queen and the top four runner-ups will comprise the homecoming court based on student votes, a first at UALR this year, according to Student Organization Program Coordinator Leah Vaughan... Read More

Arkansas A+ Schools announces new Executive Director Melanie Landrum

Arkansas A+ Schools announces new Executive Director Melanie Landrum

The Thea Foundation and Arkansas A+ Schools are pleased to announce that Melanie Landrum has joined our staff as the Executive Director of the Arkansas A+ Schools program.  Landrum has served as the principal of Pike View Elementary School, an A+ school in the North Little Rock School District, for the past two and a half years of her four-year career in the district.  Her professional experience also includes serving as a curriculum consultant for Literacy and Leadership Cluster Leader America’s Choice Inc. and the “Voices of Love and Freedom” School Design Model; serving as an adjunct professor of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership and Educational Psychology at the University of Memphis; and working as a principal, teacher and curriculum consultant in Memphis, Tenn., for over twenty-five years.

Porter Fund benefits Thea Scholarships, to be acknowledged during Portis Lifetime Achievement Gala

Porter Fund benefits Thea Scholarships, to be acknowledged during Portis Lifetime Achievement Gala

In the midst of its thirteenth annual scholarship season, the Thea Foundation is pleased and grateful to announce that the Porter Fund, an organization supporting the literary arts in Arkansas, has established a $4,000 scholarship to support the first place winner of the Foundation’s annual Creative Writing Scholarship Competition for up to four years, a total of $16,000.  The generous gift will be acknowledged during a gala to honor Arkansas native and novelist Charles Portis, recipient of the Porter Fund’s Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014.  Thea Foundation Executive Director Paul Leopoulos and 2014 Creative Writing Scholarship 1st place recipient Annika Miller of Conway High School will be invited to remark on the charitable donation.   

Three days left to vote, help UALR win scholarships

Three days left to vote, help UALR win scholarships

UALR has the chance to win $100,000 for its scholarship fund but needs the public’s help to do so.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has launched the NCAA 6th Fan contest, a nationwide online competition that will determine which Division I school has the most school pride and supportive fans.

 

The winning school will receive $100,000 to support the school’s general scholarship fund.

The top 16 will be announced Feb. 17. The universities who make it to the Sweet Sixteen will each receive $10,000.

UALR fans may vote every day through each voting method: online, Twitter, and Facebook.

Online votes may be cast at the NCAA website. Votes through Twitter and Facebook can also be submitted at the NCAA site... Read More

Minority donors needed for Remington College blood drive

Minority donors needed for Remington College blood drive

Remington College is urging people in the Little Rock area to donate blood at its upcoming 3 Lives blood drive, a national effort to recruit minority blood donors and help supply local hospitals with blood. 3 Lives is held in partnership with America's Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. The effort has resulted in more than 10,200 pints of blood collected since the program began - that's enough blood to save more than 30,000 lives!

3 Lives FAQ's

Why is it called 3 Lives?

Because ONE pint of donated blood can save as many as THREE lives

Why is there a need for minority blood donors? Isn't all blood the same? 

Robinson High to host regional archery tournament

Robinson High to host regional archery tournament

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (JTRHS) - Joe T. Robinson High School, part of the Pulaski County Special School District, will host the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools (ANASP) Region Six Archery Tournament this weekend.

More than 530 competitors from fourth-grade to high school seniors from across the region, which includes 11 counties, will compete for the opportunity to progress to the state tournament in Hot Springs in March.

The event is this Sat., Feb. 15 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Joe T. Robinson High School and is open to the public and the fee is $2 per person. Children under five are free.